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The right decisions took Joniec Plumbing to the next level

Joniec Plumbing owners Blake and Sharee were working hard to grow their business. But their efforts weren’t showing in their bank account. They knew their business had to be better.

Hear how Tenfold Business Coaching took their business to the next level.

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Smart strategies took Comvision Australia from good to great

Comvision Australia had the right skills but the wrong strategy. With smart strategies from Tenfold, they took their business to the next level. Hear how they were able to increase revenue 4 times over, and increase profit 7 times.

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Real coaching results for Costas Constructions

George has been running a successful construction business for 20 years. He reached out to Tenfold Business Coaching to help take his business to the next level.

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Testimonials

Ask anyone about us and they’ll tell you it’s not in our nature to brag. Sure, we’re pleased with what we’ve achieved but our biggest source of pride is the results we help our business coaching clients achieve.

So we ask that when you read the testimonials here, please focus on their results and the pride they have in their business. And if that sounds like something you want too, well, we’d be proud to be on your side as your business coach.

Select the success stories you want to find out more about

Shane Smillie – Melbourne Energy Group

Shane was sceptical about coaching but was curious to see what it could do for his electrical contracting business.

He explains where the business was and how coaching took his business to the next level.

Key points:
• He had built a good business but his time was spent on the tools, not on the business.
• The business relied on Shane for everything
• Coaching helped him lead the business from the front
• The changes he made with coaching set the business up to run independently
• With the extra time, Shane started an additional company and took a 10-week holiday with his family

Read how Shane went from sceptical to successful.

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Kathryn Kennedy – PM Kennedy Land Surveyors

Family businesses can be complicated. When her father died, Kathryn was part of the ownership group that inherited the business. The processes had been cobbled together over years, and there was no clear direction.
She engaged Tenfold Business Coaching to transform the business and learn how to lead from the front.

Key points:
• Complex family business with competing shareholders
• Processes hadn’t kept up with business growth
• Coaching turned the business around
• Now attracting the best talent in the market
• Making progress towards the big picture for the business, while working less

Read Kathryn’s view of how she and her Tenfold Business Coach have revitalised the business and positioned it for continued growth.

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Matt Rickard – Concretum

Matt is a very ambitious person with big goals. So when a former boss mentioned the results he was getting with Tenfold Business Coaching, Matt looked into it for himself.

He explains why he now recommends Tenfold to other ambitious business owners.

Key points:
• Specialist concreting business serving the civil construction sector
• Business had potential but cash flow was lumpy and jobs were hit and miss
• Coaching put Matt in control and gave him the confidence to make profitable decisions
• Business has grown x4
• Now in high demand with the clients he once chased – gets to pick the jobs he wants to win

Read Matt’s story of how he and his Tenfold Business Coach are getting the results Matt wants.

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Alex Lamblin – Prolux Electrical

Alex Lamblin runs Prolux, an electrical contracting business, and has used Tenfold Business Coaching to rapidly grow his business.

Key points:
• Established electrical business conducting insurance work and some large commercial work
• Profitability was hard to measure. With his coach, learnt how to analyse where the potential profits were, and to focus his effort in that area
• Doubled the business in 12 months
• Sees coaching as an investment in the future

Learn more about Alex and his experience with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Ryan McKenzie – Rycon Building Group

Ryan McKenzie, founder of award-winning Rycon Building Group, speaks about his experience with Tenfold Business Coaching.

Key points:
• Established high-end residential building business in Melbourne
• Payment cycles in the building industry are complicated to manage
• Hard to know what financial information is important to decision-making
• Coaching was a bit of a challenge – sharing the reins
• Worth the investment of time and money

Read Ryan’s honest perspective on the challenges he and his coach have worked through.

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Chris Malcolmson – Reliable Plumbing

Reliable Plumbing is the industry-leader in commercial plumbing and maintenance in Melbourne. Director, Chris Malcolmson speaks about how Tenfold Business Coaching has helped take their business from good to great – and still growing.

Key points:
• Business has been performing well since it started 40 years ago
• Director learnt the job on the tools, sought help to learn how to grow and manage the business
• Coaching provides clarity and a sounding board for tough issues
• With Tenfold Business Coaching, business turnover has tripled and profits have increased x5

Read Chris’ honest view on how coaching has made a difference to their business and his plans for the future.

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Mark Slefendorfas – Brocor Landscape Construction

Mark Slefendorfas, owner of Brocor Landscape Construction, discusses how his business has grown with Tenfold Business Coaching.

Key points:
• Established commercial landscape construction business, specialising in the Education and Aged Care markets
• Referred to Tenfold Business Coaching by his bookkeeper
• Had to let go of his ‘tradie’ mentality, and get off the tools, for his own health and the health of the business
• Coaching has seen his turnover increase by 146%
• He believes the cost of coaching is a worthy investment

Learn more about how Mark’s Tenfold Business coach is helping him drive business growth, and free up time.

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Linda and Nigel Pemberton – Vine and Vault

Vine and Vault manufacture bespoke wine racks and climate controlled cellars. Owners, Linda and Nigel Pemberton, knew they made a premium product but it wasn’t showing on their bottom line. The business was always busy but wasn’t growing.

Linda speaks about how Tenfold Business Coaching has helped give them clarity, put them in control and increase their profit (and bank balance).

Key points:
• Business has been manufacturing high end products for 20+ years
• Nigel was skeptical about the value of coaching – didn’t think they could afford it or needed it
• Coaching provides clarity and practical advice that gets real results
• With Tenfold Business Coaching, business is under control and profitable, and continuing to grow

Read how Linda tricked Nigel into meeting a business coach, and what got Nigel over the line.

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Jason Dean – SS Benching

Manufacturing is complex and hard, so Jason wasn’t sure what business coaching could do for his fabrication business.

Key points:
• He saw other manufacturing businesses getting ahead with coaching
• Coaching helped him be in control of the pipeline and pricing
• All functions of the business benefit from coaching: financial, manufacturing production, sales, recruitment and team management

Read how Jason is leading from the front with coaching

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Owen Johnson – Comvision Australia

Owen’s business was getting by but not growing. Like many businesses, they were caught in the trap of saying yes to every job without knowing how much money each job would make (if any!). Frustrated by being out of control and only seeing one week ahead, Owen knew that we needed help to take the business to the next level and plan for the big picture.

Hear how the changes Owen made with his business coach helped:

• Assess which jobs make the most profit, and get more of them
• Specialise in a niche with good profit and high barriers to entry
• Double sales, then double them again, and increase net profit x7
• Expand their business into Sydney
• Become the leader of a firm that consistently ranks in the top 50 of the fastest growing IT companies in Australia
• Take extended holidays with his family while the business continued to run seamlessly while he was away

Read Owen’s success story here.

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Brett Franklin – Franklin Plumbing

After moving his family to Torquay, Brett Franklin had to restart his business. Hear how the expert advice of his mentor at Tenfold Business Coaching helped:

• Win work with marketing strategies to attract good quality jobs
• Improve job profit
• Build the confidence to plan for the future

Read Brett’s success story here.

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Scott Upston – Primal Health

Scott and his partner had a built business and had bought another. They knew that to take their business to the next level, they’d need new thinking and experience. Hear how the expert advice of their business mentor at Tenfold Business Coaching helped:

• Stop doing the things that were holding them back, start doing the things that drive the business forward
• Achieve their targets
• Build a foolproof process for recruiting the best talent

Read Scott’s success story here.

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George Costas – Costas Constructions

George Costas, founder of Costas Constructions, explains why he chose Tenfold Business Coaching.

Key points:
• Established business serving sophisticated residential investors in Melbourne
• Business was in control of owner
• Hard to make the tough decisions alone
• Mapped out strategies for marketing, sales, operations, productivity and growth

Read how Tenfold business mentoring helped George steer his business in the right direction.

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Diccon Voller – Voller Builders

Diccon Voller, owner of Voller Builders, is proud of the business he is building with Tenfold Business Coaching.

Key points:
• Architectural residential building business in Mornington Peninsula
• Had previous experience with a tradie coach but it fell short of what he needed
• Since working with Tenfold business has grown by x4
• His coach has helped recruit a high performing team
• Worth the investment to grow a sustainable business

Hear from Diccon how his Tenfold Business Coach is making a real difference to his business.

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Cathy and Ralf Thesing – Leading Nutrition

Read how Leading Nutrition grew from a 6-person team in a cramped Camberwell clinic to a national team of 30+. This is a story of effort that paid off. The owners took their business to the next level and now have complete financial freedom.

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Mark Silver – Future Business Systems

Mark Silver founded Future Business Systems, a software solution business when he was 17. After running the business for 15 years, he engaged Tenfold Business Coaching to learn how to manage it more effectively, and to turn his business around.

Key points:
• Established IT business
• Owner needed guidance on how to guide his business from a loss to sustainable profit
• With the help of his coach, he has expanded the business and hired ten+ staff
• Now experiencing profit growth of around 100% per annum, while working less hours
• Sold the business to a global company for double-digit multiplier of earnings

Read Mark’s account of how he got his business back on track with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Sharon Pearson – The Coaching Institute

Sharon Pearson runs The Coaching Institute, a life coaching and executive training organisation. She sought out Tenfold Business Coaching after realising her business model wasn’t working.

Key points:
• Established coaching and training business
• Realised her business was too reliant on her – if she went away, her business would effectively shut down
• Her coach helped her put systems in place, ensuring she had better staff
• Increased her turnover from $270K to $1.2M with coaching
• Found getting an outside perspective essential to the ongoing success of her business
Find out more about how Sharon achieved rapid growth in her business using Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Peter Watson – Provider Assist

Peter Watson of Provider Assist has experienced the value of using an experienced business coach from Tenfold Business Coaching.

Key points:
• Through coaching, his business grew from 2 staff to over 40, and his client base grew from 10 to over 500
• Coaching allowed him to stop being bogged down working ‘in’ the business, to working ‘on’ the business
• Sees coaching as great value, that will grow your confidence and your knowledge

Read Peter’s honest account of working with Tenfold Business Coaching to learn more.

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Andrew and Victoria Wynd – Balwyn Sports and Physiotherapy Centre

Professional skier/Physiotherapist, Andrew Wynd, and qualified Chartered Accountant, Victoria Wynd, know about discipline. They speak about their experience working with Tenfold Business Coaching to take their business, Balwyn Sports and Physiotherapy Centre, to the next level.
Key points:
• Experienced and qualified business owners (husband and wife team) who had used a coach in the past
• Business was going well, ready to go to the next level
• Coaching has been integral to recruiting the right people and building a high performing team
• Net profit has increased 30% while also growing top line sales.

Read about Andrew and Victoria’s coaching journey from good to great.

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Brian Emberson – Mobile Electrics (2016 update)

When the GFC hit in 2008, there was a massive downturn across the economy. Of the competitors we had at that time, I’d say 2 out of 3 went out of business. The decisions I made then with our business coach at Tenfold meant that we survived and then thrived. And we’re still going strong.

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Clint Joyce – Yarra Painting and Maintenance

Clint Joyce of Yarra Painting was working 80 hours a week but his business was still making a loss. He came to Tenfold Business Coaching to transform his business.

Key points:
– Business had been running for 9 years but going nowhere fast
– Clint had learnt the trade but didn’t know how to fix his business
– Working with a Tenfold Business Coach has shown Clint how to make more money and work less
– The business is now profitable and enjoyable. And Clint’s in control.

Discover more about the changes Clint made with his Tenfold Business Coach to turn his business around completely.

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Jasmin Meaker – Skylark Sports

Jasmin Meaker, owner and operator of Skylark Sports talks about how Tenfold Business Coaching has helped her achieve success.

Key points:
• Established business dedicated to providing gymnastics and child development opportunities
• She had tried group coaching but it hadn’t been successful
• She needed a tailored approach, specific to her unique business
• Net profit doubled in first 2 years of coaching
• The systems her coach put in place were a major reason for the success of the business

Discover more about how Jasmin worked with Tenfold Business Coaching to change her approach, and free up her time.

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Anthony Green – Tiger Tribe

Anthony Green, co-owner of Tiger Tribe, is a better leader thanks to the coaching he did with Tenfold Business Coaching.

Key points:
• Established business was still growing
• Business owner recognised he needed to improve
• Since working with Tenfold he is making better decisions faster
• His team is performing better
• Worth the investment in his own professional development

Hear from Anthony how his Tenfold Business Coach is helping him be the best leader to grow his business.

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Bryce Norton – Mainphase

Bryce Norton had over 20-years experience running his business, but felt he lacked the training and skills to help his company reach its potential. He engaged Tenfold Business Coaching to help.

Key points:
• Experienced business owner
• Coach helped him change his company structure, to drive expansion
• Got great benefit from working with his coach to drive sales and marketing, which the owner had limited training in
• Thanks to his coaching, his stress levels have now greatly reduced, and he can work less hours

Learn more about Bryce’s journey working with Tenfold Business Coaching to drive business growth

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Peter Schelfhout and Michael Simpson – Perennial Kitchens

Peter Schelfhout and Michael Simpson of Perennial Kitchens started working with Tenfold Business Coaching because they felt their business wasn’t moving in the direction that they needed.

Key points:
• Established medium sized business, producing kitchens for the domestic market
• Were frustrated with their business, and were working too many hours
• Tenfold Business Coaching increased their productivity and helped them to avoid costly mistakes
• New procedures and systems have put them in control
• Wouldn’t start another business without using a business coach

Read more about Peter and Michael’s experience with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Gary & Jan Herzig – Dueltek

Gary and Jan Herzig have run Dueltek, Australia’s number one cable store for over 27 years. They approached Tenfold Business Coaching to take their business to the next level.

Key points:
• Well established, successful business
• Year on year growth had slowed
• Their Tenfold Business Coach gave them the extra skills and discipline that the business needed
• Coaching implemented changes to drive sales growth
• Coach has helped them free up their time to work on their business, not just work in it

Hear more of Gary and Jan’s candid account of how Tenfold Business Coaching helped them to increase turnover and gross profit.

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Bill Sides – Sides Engineering Drilling Services

Bill Sides of Sides Engineering Drilling Services sought out Tenfold Business Coaching to help him prepare his long-term family business for sale.

Key points:
• Successful, medium sized business, which had been in the family for over 80 years
• Had no experience in preparing the business for sale, or for creating a successful succession plan
• Needed an independent, experienced coach to guide him through the process
• His Tenfold Business Coach was instrumental in ensuring a successful exit from the business

Read more about Bill’s positive experience with Tenfold Coaching.

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Kent Fisher – Access Scaffolding

Kent Fisher of Access Scaffolding approached Tenfold Business Coaching when he was struggling to make the challenging transition from tradesman to business manager.

Key points:

• Established scaffolding business with two branches and ten employees
• Was struggling to adjust from his previous role as an experienced tradesman, to business owner & leader
• Found the Tenfold program to be well structured and extremely professional
• Now has the skills to lead the business
• His coach helped him to find the right staff, so now he can safely cut back his hours

Discover more about Kent’s journey with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Fiona Chin – Vitalchi Wellness Sanctuary

Fiona Chin of Vitalchi Wellness Sanctuary, a large natural therapies clinic, has seen first-hand the difference tailored coaching from an experienced Tenfold Business Coach can make.

Key points:
• Established natural therapies business
• Had tried group coaching but found it unsuccessful
• After engaging Tenfold Business Coaching, she achieved a 3-fold difference in her takings
• Is now working ‘on’ the business, rather than just ‘in’ the business
• Believes if you want to be good in your field, you need a top coach

Discover more about Fiona’s experience growing her business with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Jim Stewart – StewartArtMedia

See Jim on YouTube , excited about his business coach achieving Top 1% in the world ranking.

Geoff O’Brien – Roadsigns (Australia)

Geoff O’Brien runs Roadsigns (Australia), a line marking business. Whilst the business was running well, they knew they could do things better, and they engaged Tenfold Business Coaching to help.

Key points:
• Established business with experienced owners
• Business was breaking even and making wages. With Tenfold Business Coaching is started turning a profit
• Marketing and recruiting have improved markedly
• 1600% increase in profits over five years
• He can now pullback from day to day work, and choose what he’d like to work on

Read more about the business growth that Geoff achieved with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Carolyn & Richie Miles – Surrey Hills Garden Supplies

Carolyn and Richie Miles of Surrey Hills Garden Supplies know the difference an experienced business coach can make to a small business owner.

Key points:
• Experienced business owners of a paving and landscaping business, and then a garden supply business
• Was already achieving steady growth on their own
• Used their Tenfold Business Coach to double their rate of growth in just three months

See Carolyn and Richie’s testimonial in full.

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Jacqui Banham – Provider Assist

Jacqui Banham of Provider Assist discovered how an experienced Tenfold Business Coach helped her deal with rapid growth, by recruiting the right staff and using the best systems.

Key points:
• Introduced to Tenfold Business Coaching by her Managing Director
• Was struggling to manage an expanding team of remote workers on top of her own work load
• With her coaches help, recruited an EA with project management skills, to ease her load
• Used coaching to develop her team, and to utilise their strengths
• Now has a clear systematic approach to grow the business

Learn more about Jacqui’s experience tackling rapid business growth, with the help of Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Brian Emberson – Mobile Electrics (2011)

Brian Emberson of Mobile Electrics has broadened his opinion of what his business is capable of, after working with his Tenfold Business Coach for over six years.

Key points:
• Established industrial electrician and automation specialist
• Needed some guidance on how to get to the next level
• With his coach, implemented multiple changes to the company structure
• Can now rapidly increase the workforce as the workload increases
• Would recommend Tenfold, in particular to those who’ve come up from being ‘on the tools’

Read more about how Brian used Tenfold Business Coaching to achieve lasting growth in his business.

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Luke Cefai – Automotive Diagnostics and Repairs

Luke Cefai from Automotive Diagnostics and Repairs has experienced first-hand the benefit of using an experienced Tenfold Business Coach.

Key points:
• Their Tenfold Business Coach has helped him rapidly grow the business
• After around two years of coaching, business turnover is now over $1M, which greatly surpassed their expectations

Learn more about Luke and the ADR team.

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David Russo – Ion Security

David Russo runs Ion Security, a business specialising in commercial security installations. David’s business was at breaking point, and he engaged Tenfold Business Coaching to help the business get back on track.

Key points:
• Recommended to Tenfold Business Coaching by his accountant
• His coach has made a big impact on improving the business’s profit and driving efficiency; he can do more jobs with less staff
• Feels he now has someone to talk business decisions over with
• Can now choose the jobs they do

Discover more about how David used Tenfold Business Coaching to drive profit growth.

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Doug Lord – Yellowstone Landscaping

Doug Lord runs Yellowstone Landscaping, an established Melbourne commercial and civil landscaping business.

Key points:
• Established landscaping business that was lacking direction
• Were very experienced trades people, but lacked the knowledge of how to grow the business
• With their business coach, they are working towards getting ‘off the tools’
• Since starting coaching, they have grown from 4 to 16 staff members!
• Can now work when they choose

Learn more about how Tenfold Business Coaching helped Doug achieve real results.

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John Damianidis – BM Autowerks

John Damianidis runs BM Autowerks, a specialist service centre for BMW and Mini. John engaged Tenfold Business Coaching to help him make the difficult transition from tradesman to profitable business owner.

Key points:

• Experienced tradesman, with limited training or experience in managing a business and staff
• His Tenfold Business Coach had a huge impact on helping him to understand the financial side of the business
• Coaching has greatly improved the efficiency of his business
• Now has more time with his family

Learn more about John’s journey with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Cathy Thesing – The Melbourne Dietetic Centre

Cathy Thesing founder of Leading Nutrition, a dietetic consulting business sought out Tenfold Business Coaching to improve accountability in her business.

Key points:
• Coaching has allowed her to move from just working ‘in’ the business to working ‘on’ the business
• Coaching improved the business’ stability, consistency and reliability
• The bottom line increased 2-fold
• A lot of the stress of running a business has now gone

Read Cathy’s account of how coaching from Tenfold paid for itself many times over.

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Phillip & Karen Theodore – Apple Print

Phillip and Karen Theodore run Apple Print, and contacted Tenfold Business Coaching to help them turn their business around.

Key points:
• Established print and copy centre in the south-eastern suburbs
• Needed guidance to set business goals to track their business
• Coaching has driven growth, and they are now moving from losses into profits for the first time

Learn more about Phillip and Karen’s progress using Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Narelle Wyrsch – Burwood Plumbing

Family-owned plumbing business was in need of help to sell the asset they had built up over 40 years.

Key points:
• Long-standing domestic plumbing, service and supply business, based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
• Uncertain of how to sell the business and realise its full value.
• Unsure of what steps to take to find a good buyer prepared to meet their terms.
• Tenfold Business Coaching was instrumental in guiding them through the process.
• Great result was achieved!

Narelle talks about how having a Tenfold Business Coach on her side made all the difference.

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Teree Clare – Red Flag Systems

Husband and wife team, Matt and Teree Clare run Red Flag Systems, a specialist security solutions business. They have seen how an experienced Tenfold Business Coach can deliver immediate results.

Key points:

• Their established business had plateaued
• Matt was working all day ‘on the tools’ and up all hours catching up on paperwork
• They were initially sceptical about whether their business could afford a coach
• Used their coach’s knowledge to immediately improve their quoting and pricing
• Since engaging Tenfold, they have seen sales increase by 82%

Find out more about how Matt and Teree are using Tenfold Business Coaching to expand their business.

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James McHugh – Blue Flame IT

James McHugh runs Blue Flame IT Consulting, a business offering IT services. He needed help transitioning from a ‘hands on’ technician role to a true business manager role. After having limited success with other business coaching firms, he turned to Tenfold Business Coaching.

Key points:
• Established IT consulting business
• Had outgrown his previous business coach at another firm
• Tenfold coach helped him understand the financials of his business
• Tenfold Business Coaching has now improved his bottom line and billable hours
• See his coach as a mentor to ‘keep him on track’

Learn more about James’s journey with Tenfold Business Coaching.

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Brij Purohit – Keen To Clean

Brij Purohit runs a successful cleaning business. In this testimonial Brij talks about how he found his Tenfold Business Coach essential in guiding him through the process of franchising his business.

Key points:

• He was new to Australia, and needed guidance on how the Australian system and market worked
• He needed help growing his business to the point of franchising
• Feels he gets valuable and honest advice from his business coach, and that this has saved him time and money
• Believes that most business owners know what they are doing, but could benefit from a coach giving them direction and keeping them on track

Find out more about Brij’s successful journey to franchise his business.

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Glen Clark – Glen Clark and Co

Glen Clark had been successfully running his specialist electrical contractor and solar power installation business. In this testimonial, Glen speaks about the differences his Tenfold Business Coach made to improve profits by 30% within the first year of coaching.

Key points:
Established business in outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne
Glen knew some of the areas for improvement; coaching helped him to plan and implement to achieve results
His Tenfold coach helped recruit the right team members at the right time
They are on track to double the business both in staff and profits in the next twelve months

Read more about Glen’s experience here.

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John and Maggie – Rapid Cold Air Conditioning

John and Maggie of Rapid Cold Air Conditioning sought help from Tenfold Business Coaching to turn their HVAC business around.

Key points:

• Small residential air-conditioning sales and installation business
• Working long hours, and had lots of work, but were only just ‘surviving’
• Had previously worked with a business coach from another firm but still weren’t making a profit
• Working with a Tenfold Business Coach doubled their turnover, and gross profit has increased by 40%
• They now feel in control of their business

Discover more about why John and Maggie feel lucky to have a Tenfold Business Coach on their side.

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Gene Onyschko – Sanitaire Bio-Products

Gene Onyschko, owner of Sanitaire Bio-Products, import and distribution business, has seen great benefits from using an experienced Tenfold Business Coach.

Key points:
• Experience operator, with over 19 years running his own business
• Felt there were still areas of his business that were holiding him back, such as sales & marketing
• Needed an experienced coach that offered a tailored program
• His coach has kept him focussed and has held him accountable
• Believes that even successful businesses would benefit & grown by using an experienced Tenfold Business Coach

Read Gene’s honest perspective of how he is achieving rapid results through Tenfold Business Coaching.

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