Introducing the Tenfold Business Coaching Team
Experts in results, growth, discovery and results (yes, we said 'results' twice).
We have business coach professionals with hands-on experience across all stages of the business life cycle. But that’s what you’d expect when you’re looking for specialists in business coaching, right?
So what sets Tenfold apart from the run-of-the-mill business coach? We think what makes us special is, well…, us. And our clients agree.
See, when you have a Tenfold business mentor and coach, not only do you get an expert who is committed to your business’ success, you also get a world-class support team. Each member of our team has been carefully selected for their professional experience and knowledge in key areas including sales, marketing, HR and recruitment, contracts and finance, project management, and systems.
Meet Business Coach Lee Dore: soccer player, foodie, outcomes driver
I’ve always been motivated in life by getting out of my comfort zone. Whether that’s moving to the other side of the world (I’m originally from the UK), taking up a new sport like boxing or just challenging myself in an environment that I’m not used to, it’s something that I believe brings out the best in people.
The same goes for when I’m coaching. It can be quite scary as a business owner to take a leap of faith into something you’ve never done before. It’s often easier to stick with what you know. But as long as the risks are calculated and there’s some science behind the strategy, the reward is always worth it!
People describe me as: hardworking, competitive, genuine
Qualifications: Bachelor of Business & Human Resource Management
My key areas of expertise: For over a decade now I’ve been helping scale businesses and improve their profitability. Whether it’s a new start up or a mature business looking to take that next step, I’m able to dissect a business and identify the areas of opportunity. Knowing what levers to pull and when to pull them is what can make all the difference.
What I love about being a business coach: Working in an environment where every day we challenge ourselves to be better. Always striving to improve so we can continue to help our clients achieve their goals and dreams.
Beyond the office: I’m all about making the most of life. So if I’m not off holidaying with the family somewhere, I’m likely enjoying Melbourne’s food scene with a nice breaky or out to dinner. And you’re always likely to find me watching or playing some kind of sport!
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Meet Business Coach Arjen van den Broek: sales superhero in a SCUBA suit.
Salt water runs through my veins. Ever since my first SCUBA dive, I’ve been fascinated with life below the waves. When you take time to explore – whether it’s the ocean or a business or a team – you can be amazed at the possibilities you discover.
With business mentoring, I love to dive into a business and see potential that has never been examined before.”
People describe me as: trustworthy, sales superhero, mentor.
Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Business / Marketing, Post Graduate Degree in International Business and Economics and Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources.
My key areas of expertise: Having worked as a business mentor in Melbourne with many businesses at different stages in different industries, I know what to focus on to get real results. My clients say I’m great at defining a clear path to achieve the outcomes they want.
What I love about my work: Getting a postcard from my business coaching clients when they’re on holiday and knowing that the team and systems we have implemented enable their business to run profitably without them.
Beyond the office: When I’m not in the water, you can find me with my family at the South Melbourne market stocking up on delicacies to enjoy over a fun filled weekend.
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Meet Managing Director Ashley Thomson: mountain hiker, bike rider, results driver
“I haven’t met a mountain I didn’t want to hike up and ride down. Naturally, there’s the buzz of adrenalin when you speed down rocky terrain or the thrill when you reach a new summit – those are pretty awesome sensations – but what makes the complete experience great for me is the planning and the preparation to make each hike and ride a success.
And it’s the same with providing coaching for my clients. I love mapping out the path and selecting the right strategies that help my clients achieve their business goals. And when they do achieve them, now that’s a buzz!”
People describe me as: enthusiastic about detail, focused, committed.
Qualifications: Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Graduate Diploma of Business Management.
My key areas of expertise: Passionate about the numbers in the business, I focus strategies for mature-stage businesses.
What I love about being a business coach: Since becoming a qualified business coach, I’ve conducted over 10,000 coaching sessions, possibly more than any other business coach in the world. I was pretty chuffed to be awarded the Coach of the Year again in 2015 (a follow on from my win in 2012), which I attribute to the consistent success I help my clients achieve in their businesses. What I love the most though, is seeing my clients win awards for their great efforts and outcomes.
Beyond the office: I love wrapping up a busy week with a trip out of Melbourne with my family to enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking or skiing.
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Meet Business Development Executive Fiona Leeder: renovator, energiser, connector
“I love the smell of new plaster, the *pop* of opening a fresh tin of paint, the whir of an electric drill. To me they signify possibility, which is what I love about renovating. I’m inspired by the opportunity of taking something with untapped potential and creating a great lasting impression.
In my role as Business Development Executive, I get to speak with small business owners who feel like their business is a “fixer-upper”. They know their business has potential but they just don’t know where to start chipping away, and that’s where I can help.
People describe me as: optimistic, perceptive, genuine.
My key areas of expertise: Having worked for 11 years in recruitment, my insight and knowledge supports our clients across all stages of hiring new team members.
What I love about my work: Hearing clients who are new to Tenfold Coaching say “I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner!”
Beyond the office: My family and I love to entertain friends – and imagine our next renovation project!Talk with Fiona today
Meet Business Coach Mace Rushgrove: global adventurer turned business strategist
“It’s all about that next big adventure – If you’re not excited about something right this minute, then this minute is the perfect time for you to find something that you are excited about!”
From working and living on the snowfields of Colorado to mining for copper 1.5kms underground in the Australian outback, Mace is focused on making the most of his life experience and that includes helping business owners to make the most of theirs.
People describe me as: energetic, compassionate, motivational.
Qualifications: Registered Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia / Bachelor of Business and Commerce from Monash University.
My key areas of expertise: Having worked for over 10 years as a Chartered Accountant within world class organisations, my financial insight and understanding are first class. My career background coupled with my passion for personal development have afforded me a uniquely powerful perspective which I passionately apply to business coaching.
What I love about being a business coach: Watching clients take their first “dream holiday” and knowing that the work and planning we put in together has truly allowed them seize the day!
Beyond the office: I always enjoy planning and taking that next big adventure with my wife and my 3 daughters. But even more than that, I love watching my family grow and develop. Whether it be via a game of chess, basketball or simply an interesting book, I get the most out of seeing the people around me learn and apply something new.
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Meet Business Manager Michele Fountain: Weaver extraordinaire, systems developer, IT geek.
“ ‘Weaving?’ I often hear people say. Yes, weaving. Some people might only see the scarf or the shawl as the end result but I delight in looking at the separate strands of yarn and carefully considering the perfect order and combination to produce something special.
And for me it’s the same with developing streamlined processes. Looking at all the parts, steps and requirements, I craft reliable systems that save time, improve productivity and produce measurable results.”
People describe me as: thorough, knowledgable, smiley.
My key areas of expertise: My penchant for a great system – whether it’s to benefit time, money, or team – comes in handy in my role as coach support.
What I love about my work: Working with a team of professionals who support each other to achieve greatness.
Beyond the office: When I’m not weaving or walking my dog with my partner, I’m admiring the wonder of nature in a national park or botanical garden. BlissChat with Michele today
Meet Practice Manager Tania Baker: avid reader, marketing nerd, people person.
I’m captivated by stories, whether they’re imagined in a novel or experienced in the real world. I often have three books on the go, all of different genres and topics, and each one is a journey of learning and enjoyment page by page.
Talking to our clients, I hear great stories of how they started in business and where their journey is taking them. And those are the best stories of all: choose your own adventure.
People describe me as: friendly, insightful, quick-witted.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), Certificate V in Project Management.
My key areas of expertise: My background in B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to consumer) marketing provides valuable input to our clients’ marketing strategies and plans.
What I love about my work: Collaborating with an amazing team who encourage and inspire each other every day.
Beyond the office: One of my all-time favourite book genres is the cook book so you’ll often find me preparing a feast for my family. Yum!Speak with Tania today
Meet Executive Assistant Kirsten Matthews: Administration extraordinaire, beach goer, system enhancer
I love sitting on the beach to listen and watch the waves roll in and out. It relaxes me, allows me to re-group and cut out all the life noise. I remind myself of what is important and use the down time to think about the next steps to achieving my goals and how I will continue to make them a priority.
As an Executive Assistant, I assist the coaches with cutting out some of the noise by taking on supportive tasks. My role allows the coaches to maintain their focus on the clients and to continuously think about the path to achieving the next step in growing the client’s business.
People describe me as: reliable, organised, supportive.
My key areas of expertise: My enjoyment of administration and understanding systems means I can quickly create reports that help coaches and clients with the information they need.
What I love about my work: positively contributing to a streamlined team which supports us all to focus on the best outcomes for clients and help them take their business to the next level.
Beyond the office: When I’m not bingeing the latest TV series on Netflix or online shopping, I’m relaxing at the beach, or sitting under a big tree in a park appreciating all the greenery.
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Meet Client Coordinator Samantha Pollock: Events planner, organiser, team player
I love the creativity of interior design and the synergy when carefully selected pieces come together to create a harmoniously styled space. Organising events can be a lot like interior design; when they’re both done well, guests feel at ease and able to enjoy the whole experience.
Having coordinated many events both professionally and personally over the years I’m an organised person who is focused on producing seamless results. I love the challenge of carefully coordinating all the moving parts to make an event feel completely seamless to the participants.
People describe me as: flexible, organised, easy to get along with.
My key areas of expertise: With a corporate background in marketing and events, I have gained a diverse skill set to maximise client outcomes and satisfaction. I aim to ensure professionalism and competence in every client interaction.
What I love about my work: I enjoy being able to play a role in ensuring client satisfaction in their working relationship with the Tenfold team.
The team of business coaches and specialists I work with at Tenfold are first-rate and we work really closely together. We support one another and we all work towards the same goals
Beyond the office: In my down-time I enjoy entertaining with family and friends and getting down to the coast on weekends for long walks and bike rides. (And visiting a winery or two!)Speak with Samantha today