Our Unique Methodology

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Our coaching process helps business owners make the critical pivot from manager and doer, to leader and delegator. ​

Transitioning is challenging. Be it from child to adolescent, adolescent to teenager, teenager to adult. Similarly, it is often difficult to transition well from the practice of management to that of leadership. This happens either when your company has grown and different forms of leadership are required, or key staff are promoted. It is often hard to let go of ‘what was’, as these practices may have worked well.

In addition, a degree of proficiency and competence evolves through learning and making mistakes. The questions leaders often ask themselves in this situation is: ” if things are working well at this level, surely they work will at another, so why change?”

We positively challenge you with issues such as:

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Tolerance for discomfort

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Openness to experimentation, creativity & innovation

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Ability to look beyond the rational

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Willingness to be held accountable

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Capacity to forgive yourself and others

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Self-discipline

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Ability to ask for support

Regardless, it’s critical for a leader to let go of ‘what was’ and to embrace ‘what is needed now’ if they are to grow and be a leader of vision and impact. A leader who others want to trust and work with.

Throughout the coaching process we will challenge you to identify and positively transform past working practices, and embrace new ways of leading and coaching your people.

This simple chart illustrates areas of focus and emphasis of a Manager versus a Leader:

ManagerLeader
CoordinatesInspires a compelling vision
PlansCoaches (asks "how"/"what" questions)
Develops policyChallenges employees (sets stretch goals)
ControlsEmpowers employees (with accountability)
Develops systems & proceduresDevelops and sustains relationships
Develops structureCommunicates, communicates, communicates
Follows-upConsistent (Principled leadership; Walking The Talk)
ExecutesTrusts and cultivates trust
Completes lots of tasksInstills culture of collaboration


Andrew
Hurrell

Bio

After two rewarding decades in high finance, where as Treasurer and MD for Société Générale Australia I managed a $50 billion balance sheet, a desire to focus on helping others within business motivated me to undertake a Master of Business Coaching.

I went on to establish Game Changer Consulting – a coaching and consulting services business that draws on evidence based coaching process to improve individual, team and business performance. This morphed into Business Coach Sydney, a partnership with other leading business coaches that offers a wide range of coaching experience within a single hub, capable of meeting all the needs of medium size businesses.

I have spent the past decade mentoring, consulting, and coaching businesses, from small to large, across numerous industries. I have seen, and know, how overwhelming and challenging managing a business is, specifically, when there are limited resources available to deal with unlimited issues.

As a business coach, I passionately believe that providing a sounding board and broadening perspective leads to insight and options for new strategies and behaviours, congruent with our own personal desires. A sense of being and feeling purposeful, energetic, and productive (PEP) makes obstacles surmountable, progress sustainable and goals achievable. My coaching aims to put the “pep” back in your step’.

Expertise

Over 20 years in executive management

Financial markets, balance sheet and risk management expert

Business strategy, leadership development and team building

Personal productivity and wellbeing

Communications, people management, relationship coaching

Designations and Certifications

Realise2Practitioner Accreditation, Emotional Intelligence Worldwide

Process Communication Model, Parts 1 & 2, Wayne Pearce Advantage

Civil Marriage Celebrant

Lifeline Crisis Counsellor

Education

MSc Business Coaching, University of Wollongong

MBA, Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Business, University of South Australia

Peter Cheel

Peter Cheel The Business Coach
Peter is a Business Coach, Facilitator and Consultant with significant experience, working at and with different levels of leadership in Australasia, Africa and Europe.

Peter passionately believes in the power of business coaching to optimize and positively impact leaders, such that their organisations realize a positive return on investment. Peter firmly believes that leadership drives culture and culture drives performance.

From start-ups to NFP’s to complex global entities, Peter has led and supported senior leadership teams; developing strategy, driving growth, organisational change and sustainable performance.

Prior to Sydney Business Coach Peter worked as a CEO in the Not-for-Profit Sector and as a commercial Human Resources Director in the following sectors: Pharmaceuticals, IT & Telecommunications, Outsourcing, Global Logistics and Petroleum.

Expertise

Business Coaching

Career Transition Coaching

Retirement Coaching

Leadership Team Alignment Consultation and Facilitation

Business Planning Consultation and Facilitation

Designations and Certifications

Hogan Personality Assessments (HPI; HDS; MVPI; HBRI)

Hogan 360 feedback

Resilience at Work (RAW)

TLC: The Leadership Circle

Member: USCMA

Member: IOC

Education

MSc, Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Arts (double major: Psych, Sociology), UNISA

Advanced Diploma HRM, IPM

Advanced Diploma OD, IPM