Your Resilient Business Coach
Our expert business coaches work closely with you as your guide throughout your entire journey to build a solid foundation for success.
The ADAPT process begins with your business coach. They are your guide through the ADAPT journey and remain by your side to discover, diagnose and challenge you and your business so you can take it from where it is now, to where you want it to be.
Your business coach wants to learn as much about your business as you do. They bring to the table a wealth of experience and knowledge in how to create a resilient business.
Our business coaches have decades of experience working with business owners on what has the most impact on culture, organisation design, your economic engine, finance and ownership. You and your business are guided through the ADAPT Way Foundations process by your dedicated coach, who works closely with you to set and implement your strategy.
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).
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.
We work with lots of SME's just like yours. Hear some of their feedback about the ADAPT journey.
“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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