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New Partner Coaching

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

Identifying, developing and promoting people is an essential part of a professional service firm’s growth strategy. For the individual, the transition from employee to Partner can be the most rewarding and challenging time in their career. The Fastlane Partner Coaching & Mentoring Program has been designed to support new Partners during their first 12 months in the role.  Coaching is delivered one-on-one, is tailored specifically for the individual and their needs and is completely confidential.  For information on the topics we...

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Team Strength Analysis

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

The key to developing high performing teams, is to identify the strengths of your people.  We do this for our clients using the Extended DISC profiling tool. Organisations should be made up of great diversity of knowledge and talent and not run like sausage machine factories – we shouldn’t try and make everyone the same.  Too many organisations worry too much about people’s weaknesses and spend time and money trying to fix them.  The key is if everyone is playing to their strengths and doing what they love, the rest will...

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Influence and your Personal Brand

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

The one thing we hear the most is ‘ I wish I had known that when I was starting out in my career’. Our work with senior executives, CEOs, and Partners of law and accounting firms assists them on building their practice, leading their teams, communicating and importantly on the art of business etiquette.  For information about our Influence and your Personal Brand; Coaching in Confidence; Business Communication & Etiquette, and please contact Deanna Lane on 0416295898.

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CEO in a Partnership

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

CEO in a Partnership

Being CEO can be one of the most rewarding milestones of your career… it can also be one of the most demanding and stressful, not to mention lonely and it is without question a unique experience.   Whether they are called Managing Partners or CEOs, they are mostly voted in by their fellow Partners – some without any previous management or leadership experience and then required to run a several hundred million dollar business perfectly. Once their time is up (and quite often before) they can often be unceremoniously booted out...

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Marketing Audits

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Growing a business, Latest Posts | 0 comments

An essential tool for business today, particularly where there has been a high churn rate in marketing staff.  Our proven methodology enables us to advise clients on where to spend their marketing dollar and where it can be saved. For more information please contact Deanna Lane on 0416 295 898.

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Tip 4: Understand yourself

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

One of the most important life skills for anyone to have is a clear insight into your strengths and an understanding of your development areas.   Often referred to as  Emotional Intelligence, being aware of yourself and how you are perceived is a skill that can either be a natural part of your behaviour or it can be taught.  Understanding yourself clearly can help learn techniques when negotiating pay increases, seeking promotion, navigating difficult conversations or speaking in public – it’s about having someone in your corner...

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Tip 3: Be interesting

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

Tip 3:  Be interesting

—We always remember interesting people who have a clever introduction that makes us want to know more. It’s about your ‘sentence’ and what you want to be known for, what drives, you, what are you passionate about. Funnily enough, people are often more interested in what you are planning to do…than listening to a shopping list of what you have already done. —One of the most important things to learn is to be a great listener, it’s about asking questions and then really paying attention to their response. —Important Tip:...

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Coaching in Confidence

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

How many times have you heard someone say “you just have to be confident”  or “be more confident!” as if it were something you can just take like a vitamin… but no-one seems to tell you how.  The key has to be in knowing yourself, understanding your talents and abilities and having someone support you in playing to to your strengths.  There will be many circumstances that will have caused you to temporarily lose confidence, we also know that some people are naturally confident outgoing people – but not...

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Business Planning

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

A well written business plan is essential to good business. It can be used when starting a business, seeking to expand, when considering a merger or acquisition; or approaching your bank for funding a major expansion.  We love helping our clients to put these important documents together.   We facilitate a strategic review, write the plan, have it beautifully published and take pride in the successful outcome achieved for our clients.

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How to win a tender

Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

How to Win a Tender Tenders play a key strategic role in the business growth of organisations.  Whether competing for a new panel appointment or re-bidding to existing clients, if it’s done well, a new business tender can be a great opportunity to acquire new business. We have often seen organisations waste hours of valuable time trying to retro-fit a potential client’s needs into a tender document they have used before … it doesn’t work for the simple reason that clients are smart, they can tell when they’ve been sent a standard template and...

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Succession Planning

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

Businesses no matter how small or large need a succession plan… however most are reluctant to discuss the subject with their CEO, Board or family members if it is a privately owned business.  A succession plan is a standard part of business practice and if done well can set the business up for a strong future.  We are happy to provide testimonials from our clients who have experienced our skill in this area.

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Tip 2: Have a game plan

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

So many people get called into meetings without any idea who they are meeting with, what they are discussing, what they want to take away from the meeting or what to do to impress the person they are meeting with. Clients often walk out from a meeting thinking ‘what was that all about’.  Take a few minutes to research the client, find out what they need.  Have a purpose or intended outcome for every meeting and interaction, and then wow them with your interest in them....

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Tip 1: Strategic Planning

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

Tip 1: Strategic Planning

A good strategic plan provides a roadmap for the future, guiding activities, measuring progress and moving your business forward.  It doesn’t however, have to be a long drawn out process that results in a weighty document that no-one ever sees again. Tips: Get a good facilitator who can draw out the knowledge and expertise of your team; Involve some of your valued clients to get a temperature check on aligning your services with their needs, your delivery performance and raise new ideas and innovations with them; Make it short sharp and...

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Turbo charging your business

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Latest Posts | 0 comments

When an organisation has been travelling along over a period, it can be forgiven for losing sight of changes in the market, changes to what clients need or changes in the industry.  There has never been a more dynamic time than now in terms of advances in technology which have made massive changes to the way we communicate and do business.  Banks no longer enjoy the status of being the main source of lending, taxis aren’t the main form of our personal transport, movie theatres are not the main place to watch movies – in fact...

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