Design your business so it can grow without you.
The majority of SME owners have worked tirelessly to build a successful business, but despite all their progress they are still stuck in the day-to-day grind. The problem is – they have to be. Otherwise the organisation would fall apart …
What if there was a way for you to step outside of that day-to-day grind? Build a business that grows on its own? That consciously nurtures its culture and people? A business that just works so that you can focus on the bigger picture and the elements of your business that you are genuinely passionate about.
While it may seem that your business is reliant on you, it does not need to be. In fact, to continue to grow long term, it simply can’t be. We have spent years working with business owners to help them achieve that reality using the ADAPT Framework.
The ADAPT Framework breaks down the four major functions of your business and embeds the leadership, culture, systems and habits for it to run on its own. Without you. It is ideal for owners looking to achieve growth and succession for their business and live the life they have always envisioned.
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The ADAPT Framework supports business owners to finally step out of the day-to-day grind of running their business.
The ADAPT Framework builds capability in the four key zones of your business: Healthy Culture, Organisation Design, Economic Engine and Financial Security. These four zones are the ones business owners desperately need to have running on their own in order to be able to step outside of the grind and into areas that matter most.
The ADAPT Foundations program
The ADAPT Foundations program brings the ADAPT Framework to life in your business. It is an 18-month program that builds the foundations in leadership, culture, systems and habits that business owners need to be able to take some of those hats off and start achieving their vision for the future.
A proven journey
The ADAPT Foundations program has a proven process that builds capability across the four biggest zones of your business. We work closely with you to develop your leadership team, build your resilient business strategy, engage your people and then build the cadence to keep these changes alive and your business thriving.
The support of an experienced coach
In the ADAPT Foundations program, you will work closely with a dedicated and experienced coach that brings the ADAPT Framework to life in your business. You coach becomes your trusted guide and a member of your team, remaining by your side for the entire journey and beyond to support you to achieve your business vision.
Over 22 years, Bill built a software company called acQuire, servicing the global mining industry. Because of the boom and bust nature of mining, he discovered the need for a total systems approach to building business to ensure resilience.
Bill has deep empathy for entrepreneurs and values 'having a fair go' in life. He enjoys coaching and mentoring others so that they too can meet their aspirations.
Bill has won numerous awards in his time as a business owner, including Austmine Champion of Innovation Award, Best SME Succession Plan and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Technology and Emerging Industries).
Suzanne's experience running these companies has given her insight and empathy for the many challenges owners of SME's face and a passion for supporting them.
Her experience has shown her that most businesses would fall apart without the owner holding it all together. She works with companies across many industries to transform their business to be less reliant on the owner, giving them the time to work on what matters.
Whether your goal is more freedom, succession, selling your business or growth, Suzanne is committed to helping you achieve it.
In Tadhg's previous role at acQuire, he pioneered the implementation of Lean and Agile. Some of these principles underpin the work we do in the ADAPT Foundations program.
Tadhg approaches his customers with a curious mind to understand their strengths and weaknesses. He is passionate about continually building their resilience. For Tadhg, there is no more rewarding or purposeful work than seeing the impact of this; Leaders making real progress within their organisation.
Tadhg values fairness and equal opportunity for all and is proud of the fact ADAPT can provide a service to SME leaders that was only previously available in the corporate world. He has over six years' experience coaching the ADAPT Way, with customers ranging from software to scaffolding.
Gillian is an experienced trainer, mentor, and facilitator, qualified in leadership coaching with a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Her qualifications, along with her strong skills in facilitation, training and change management have helped Gillian successfully tailor and deploy business improvement systems with many diverse teams in many industries, ranging from health to mining, engineering to software.
Merinda Smith has 30 years’ experience in dealing with people, managing teams across training, sales, and operations. During this time, she has set up business structures to support ongoing success, increased revenue through marketing strategies and successfully achieved operational results. Since 2009 she commenced her journey into mentoring, coaching and running a consultancy practice which has assisted numerous businesses to achieve success, and compliance around Australia.
Merinda says “One of my passions is to assist clients in being confident in themselves and their systems whilst helping them to increase profits. Ultimately, I leave my clients feeling like they finally have the business and lifestyle they want.”
Her formal qualifications include the Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, Diploma of Training and Assessment, Diploma in Business (Management) and Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practise.
In 2009 Andrew shifted focus to work almost exclusively with small to medium businesses that were more aligned to what he values; building long-term trusting relationships through sustainable, transparent and resilient business systems, enabled by honest and constructive individual behaviours. He is most energised by working to create organisational strategies and goals, helping to develop constructive cultures, coaching individuals, instructional design, and facilitating high impact experiential learning events.
Andrew holds many qualifications and certifications applicable to the areas he works within and has been recognised by his customers through satisfaction ratings consistently above the 90th percentile and through their repeat business. His peers also recognise his value, resulting in an invitation to deliver a speech at the National Learning and Development forum in Sydney.
Mike has 29 years' experience working in financial services, an area and profession which he is passionate about. His experience ranges from advisory to business development and sales management and overall played a significant role in progressing strategies and structures of many of Perth's leading financial advisory SME's.
Additionally, and what Mike considers a career highlight, he has been a part of one of the world's leading executive coaching organisations, TEC, for ten years. Experiencing first-hand the impacts of exceptional coaching and how this can enhance the lives of business leaders is what gets Mike's blood pumping. In building trusted relationships, Mike will increase the effectiveness of your business and get things flowing seamlessly.
Dom’s journey towards becoming a business coach stems from his career as an elite athlete where he experienced both the highs of attaining his goal of representing his country but also the challenges of missing Olympic selection. His subsequent battle with Leukaemia interrupted his swimming for two years during his prime.
While his experiences as a swimmer are integral to his approach to performance and coaching, it was the impact of his battle with Leukaemia and return to competitive swimming that most equips Dom as a Resilient Business Coach.
Given Dom’s experiences and his genuine and authentic approach, he’s able to empathise with the huge challenges (not only to our intellect but also to our ego and sense of self) and to help business leaders and teams develop a sustainable approach to business success.
Throughout his 22 year career, Dom has maintained long term relationships with organisations. He consistently receives outstanding feedback for his ability to create an environment of safety through which individuals and teams can explore and grow.
As Chief Financial Officer and a member of the leadership team of a large WA family business for 15 years, Debbie understands the specific nuances, challenges, and rewards of family business. Her career journey began in global consulting and accounting firms, complemented by certification as an Executive and Organisational Coach so she brings experience from a diverse array of businesses to her clients.
Debbie values herself as a professional, always striving for continuous improvement, challenging the status quo, and developing high performers. As a Coach, she can be relied upon to support you on your journey, empathise, but also hold you to account, challenge your thoughts and perhaps ask you some difficult questions. She can help you demystify the numbers and make better decisions, empowering you to build a strong, resilient, and sustainable business.
The online platform that keeps you on track
The ADAPT Foundations program includes access to our unique online platform. The ADAPT platform was developed specifically to embed the ADAPT Framework into your day-to-day business. It enables your entire team to come on the ADAPT journey and capture the data that you need to keep your strategy on track, align the organisation, and make great decisions.
“After only 18 months with ADAPT, we have undertaken the most significant transfer of decision rights and ownership in our 40 year history.”Dean GilkisonGilkison Investments
“Our ADAPT coach has become a mentor, a confidant, a supporter and one of our most trusted advisors. She embodies the ADAPT values and has helped guide us through both the ADAPT process and some pretty difficult times.”JulieChemo@Home
“I really appreciate the support we get from ADAPT, both face-to-face and online. They travel along the journey with us facilitating, coaching and helping us as we learn.”SheinaSentient
“We are finally getting to the point where the Founder can achieve his succession goals.”ClaudiaESM Strata
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