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We provide the practical education, coaching and tools to give professionals the confidence to create profitable and valuable businesses.

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Upcoming Workshops For Your Leadership Team

Leadership for Profitable Professional Service Firms

5-6 August, Brisbane

Work on a new strategic business improvement plan with your senior leadership team together. It could be the start of a successful succession solution for you.

Scaling Up Masterclasses 2020


Masterclasses have been postponed due to the COVID-19 meeting restrictions. We can run webinars on components of Scaling Up for you on request. Watch our video on “Scaling Up skills for accountants to help their clients”.


Grow your leadership team

1. Planning for and facilitating a Strategic Planning Retreat.

We can help you plan for a successful strategic planning meeting by researching attitudes and concerns of your directors, team members and clients.

2. Building a Senior Leadership Team.

Involving team members in defining development direction (vision) and purpose (outcomes for clients) gives them ownership of their work.

3. Planning for and managing a successful Succession Solution.

Involving colleagues in business planning, budgeting and reviewing financial performance equips them with the experience and confidence to buy equity.

4. Independent Chairman.

Do you need the discipline of regular board meetings to review strategy, business improvement project groups and financial performance?

5. Governance and Financial Management.

We run education sessions on understanding financial performance, cash flow management and job pricing using actual results from your company.

6. Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising.

New legislation has been passed allowing small businesses to raise capital in several ways (Section 708 of the Corporation Act and Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising).


Our history and why we do what we do

We believe in revolutionising financial performance in firms.

We do this by teaching what you don’t learn at university…

  • How to attract and retain a highly productive team of professionals
  • How to build a senior leadership group who can scale up profitable growth
  • How to plan and implement actions to improve performance
  • How to win and manage profitable jobs
  • How to plan for and manage your eventual firm exit/legacy

Very effective (Profitable Business Management Workshop). With a captivating delivery making it hard to get bored with having to go over the process of planning to improve our business.

Alethia MartinezGiarola Architects, Brisbane QLD.

Some very good and challenging ideas and suggestions from the Profitable Business Management Workshop.

Anthony CoyleTraffix Group (engineers), Melbourne VIC.

Fantastic week (SME Leadership Forum Niseko Japan)...lots of very valuable information. Thank you, Andrew.

Chris BrownCEO, Clubsail International, Pittwater, Sydney.

Andrew pulled together an interesting group of people in a fantastic location for an educational course (SME Leadership Forum Niseko Japan) and great leisure activities too!

Chris PickeringDirector, HT Holidays, Niseko, Japan.

G’day Geddes…thanks for the assistance with our director's planning meeting. We now have a new national company in Vekta!!! Great work.

David SinclairFormer MD QASCO, Brisbane.

The course content (Profitable Business Management Workshop) was extremely relevant and was presented in a most entertaining (but still professional) manner by both Andrew and his foil Robert.

Don RobertsonTraffix Group (Engineers) Melbourne VIC.

I brought my senior engineer and office manager to the workshop…it has provided the knowledge and enthusiasm to implement strategic changes in the way we do business, to improve productivity, profitability and exposure of our business. Thanks.

Geoff RyanRyacon Engineers Pty Ltd, Beaudesert, QLD.

I have encouraged my younger senior management to attend the Profitable Business Management Workshop and they and I have greatly benefited from the experience. I now have a company that is in good hands and surrounded by a team with shared objectives."

Howard C MitchellEPCAD landscape architects Perth WA.

Thanks for the sounding board assistance over the last five years Andrew. It has been a changing market and we have managed to move well with the ebbs and flows of the economy.

John CarrollMD North Group, Brisbane and Gladstone.

We enjoyed the workshop so much that we decided to get you involved with our strategic planning day with our team down at Binna Burra…everyone enjoyed the working sessions and we believe they are all on board for our business improvement initiatives for 2014.

Jono Medhurst and Brad Mullerdm2 architects, Brisbane.

A great workshop (Profitable Business Management) that has provided inspiration and enthusiasm to improve our business. A few light bulb moments thank you. It was my second workshop...I think there will be a third in another couple of years.

Karen LowndesEPCAD landscape architects, Perth WA.

A great forum (SME Leadership Forum Niseko Japan) in which to think, learn and discuss issues with successful and smart business leaders about fundamental issues and problems associated with building, running and exiting a successful business.

Matt DeningCEO, HT Holidays, Niseko, Japan.

Great format, great location, great company (SME Leadership Forum Niseko Japan). Group discussion amongst others was good...real experiences are beneficial as you learn a lot from other people's journeys.

Mick NelmesADW Johnson engineers, Warners Bay, NSW.

Andrew Geddes was recommended to me by another architect. I also would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew and his team.

Ray GiarolaGiarola Architects Brisbane QLD.

Very informative workshop with a high standard of presentation making the topics accessible and understandable and very enjoyable!

Robin BurnageEPCAD Landscape Architects, Perth WA.

Hi Andrew, thanks for the webinar- a good refresher for stuff I learnt (and implemented) all those years ago in 1989 with you. I still consider it the best course I ever did!

Scott RobinsonADW Johnson Pty Ltd, Hunter region, NSW.

Very valuable information delivered clearly; was also very beneficial to discuss ideas/issues with other business owners.

Sean HenryGM, CLL civil engineering, Auckland, NZ.

The SME Leadership Forum in Niseko, Japan, has exceeded my expectations. The content plus participation of the attendees added considerably to my knowledge and understanding...and will be invaluable in implementing future strategies in our business.

Stephen NobleMD, SJN CA, Accountants and Financial Advisers, Adelaide SA.

Very informative. Great workshop.

Victor De OcampoCFO, EPCAD Landscape Architects, Perth WA.


Over 40 years experience

We have run our own successful management consulting, training and benchmarking company for 40 years.

We have served on boards of professional service firms and listed companies as independent directors and chairmen.

We have coached managing directors and CEO’s of professional service firms.

As professionals, we owe it to our communities to lead them into prosperity given the educational advantages we have enjoyed. After all, we are the backbone of regional and suburban economies in most places so have a unique opportunity to do good.


Meet our experienced team

Andrew Geddes
B.Com., Dip. Fin. Mgt., M.Ec., FCPA, FAICD.

Andrew Geddes

Andrew has run Management and Development workshops for professional firm executives for 35 years.

Andrew has run Management and Development workshops for professional firm executives for 35 years.

He has served on dozens of boards as an independent director and chairman including nine years as chairman of Greencross Limited, a top 200 ASX company.

He is celebrated as a practical teacher and coach by hundreds of successful businessmen and women.

He can facilitate a strategic planning retreat, help plan for your succession and management transition, build a senior management team or improve your firm's governance with a review of your budgetary process and meeting content/rhythm.

"Bring your senior managers to our Profitable Business Management Workshop and start working as a team. It will refresh your business plan and improve the implementation of actions within your business."

Josephine Manjaji
B.SpThy.; Dip. Aud.; M.Phil.(Aud); JP.

Josephine Manjaji

Josephine specialises in testing an executive’s leadership and behavioural styles.

Josephine specialises in testing an executive’s leadership and behavioural styles. This assists them in teamwork and building senior executive leadership groups.
Robert Drum
B.Comm.; CA.

Robert Drum

Robert is a specialist external CFO and business coach.

Robert is a specialist external CFO and business coach.

He has clients in the design professions including large manufacturing engineering businesses.

He has helped firms craft succession solutions, business improvement programs and better job costing systems to improve job profitability.

He meets regularly with his clients as part of their advisory boards.


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