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Coaching & Consulting

Are you ready to make a move?

Have you ever wanted to change direction or step up into an opportunity but not been sure of the next step? From my experience there are four major transitions when navigating a career in accounting and finance.

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Financial Coaching

The role of the CFO in private business

10 Tips for the new or emerging CFO to transition from beancounter to valued business partner What is a “good” CFO supposed to do? As a relatively new or emerging CFO, no one necessarily tells you what you should be doing differently from your previous role as a Finance Manager or Financial Controller, do they?

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Financial Coaching

Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail

Financial Forecasting lessons learnt from the Winter Olympics Inspired by the Winter Olympics I admire the dedication and the commitment that has made the athletes Olympians. Devoting everything to the pursuit of a four year goal, the outcome of which can be determined in split seconds.  Watching the Women’s Ski Aerials last night, as Lydia

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Financial Coaching

Having the courage to ask for help

What happened to the margin? As the Owner of the Business, have you created the expectation that you should be good at everything – the operational and technical stuff, sales and marketing, business development, managing people, IT and be responsible for the budget and make financial decisions? Or is it just that as the Owner

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Coaching & Consulting

Welcome to autonomy

Just stepped into your first CFO role, be it a promotion from a 2IC Finance Manager role, or your first move out of professional services into commerce, and got that sense of unease because you are unsure what you are supposed to do?  In fact, could be any leadership role.  Welcome to autonomy that comes

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Business Coaching

Keep It Simple

Finding it difficult to understand the numbers? Ever considered that perhaps the reason you find numbers difficult and confusing is because you are being given numbers that are either irrelevant, too much information, or presented in a format that you cannot relate to? This is not your weakness, but a weakness of your finance team.

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Business Coaching

It’s all about cash

How much do you have in the piggy bank? If worrying about the cashflow within the business is not keeping you awake at night that’s a good thing.    We have all heard that businesses fail through lack of cash as opposed to lack of profits.  But we cannot assume all people in business understand

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Business Coaching

Making friends with finance

Cross eyed and confused by numbers? As the Leader or Owner of a business you need to be on top of your numbers to enable informed and timely decisions when building the foundations for a resilient business.  Following on from the 5 Key Questions we started with last week, here are another 5 that I

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Governance

Culture eats strategy for breakfast

The tone is set at the top; whilst the Board is responsible for determining the culture, embedding the culture sits with all leaders. Alignment of our own values with the culture of the organisation is key.

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Business Coaching

Staying Connected

Social isolation has reinforced the value of being connected. and the benefit of reaching out to others. Continue to value this connectivity as social distancing measures relax.

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Business Coaching

Values Based Leadership

Every organisation needs a road map – it’s Purpose, Vision & Values. Those Values need to be embedded within an organisation

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Coaching & Consulting

Cash is King

Practical guidance on Managing cash and working capital. TIps from the AICD combined with my own experience

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Business Coaching

My Values

Values reflect who we are, how we show up & how we do business. A business is lost without them. Debbie Millard shares her values.

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Coaching & Consulting

My Story

Sharing more about who I am and why I do what I do through My Own Story

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Coaching & Consulting

Keep doing the same thing and expect a different result?

We all know that we we will continue to get the same outcome if we continue to do the same thing, yet so many of us, purportedly intelligent people have great difficulty shifting our mindset, and shifting ourselves into a different gear to try a different approach. As a Coach I have seen this frequently.

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