New Partner Coaching

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...
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Team Strength Analysis

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...
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Influence and your Personal Brand

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...
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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...
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Marketing Audits

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

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...
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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...
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Coaching in Confidence

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...
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Business Planning

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...
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How to win a tender

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...
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Succession Planning

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...
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Tip 2: Have a game plan

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...
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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...
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Turbo charging your business

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...
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