Business Coaching & Business Consultancy 

Network member firms enjoy the following benefits.

We provide our network member firms with training, software and support. We provide you with a turnkey marketing solution, an instant web presence and a methodology that helps you to build a profitable practice.

Why become a network member

  1. We will help you to generate new leads for your business. Every day we will email you with any new consulting and coaching leads, if they have originated from your site.
  2. We will actually sit down with you, talk about your skills and help you to structure your business. We will teach you what to do and say to win clients.
  3. We will help you to structure a detailed marketing plan for your business then actively help you to implement it.
  4. We will teach you how to structure your business. How to consult and coach. We will provide you with a step by step proven framework and methodology.
  5. We will actually help you to generate leads for your business and provide you with a fully automated turnkey marketing system that will follow up all your enquires every 20 days.
  6. We will set up a website with your business name. The website will be totally personalized to your business.
  7. When we follow up enquires and influencers on your behalf we do so in your business name. We provide your clients with a new profit improvement tip every 20 days. If your clients clicks on any of the links they are taken to a web page with your business name.

What can you expect when you become a network member.

  1. You will receive a welcome kit that includes the Become a Coach pack, the marketing toolkit and the Business Coach consultants version.
  2. You will receive a personal Business Coach that will be assigned to you to welcome you into the program and talk to you about your skills and the direction you should be headed.
  3. You will receive notification of the next induction course which will consist of a half day workshop that will review the business model and instruct you on some proven methodologies.
  4. We will customize a website and provide you with a link that you can send potential clients.
  5. We will capture leads from this website and email them on an ongoing basis.
  6. We will provide you with introductions to other network members and encourage you to attend the free ongoing monthly “get togethers”.
  7. When you need us we are there to support you.

Our methodology and software can be very helpful in building your practice and giving you a point of differentiation over other Business Coaches, consultants and accountants. Our systems will help you to

  1. Create recurring revenue. The scorecard can be established as a monthly service. This means that you would set up a regular review of your client’s performance.
  2. Vary your role: You could either act as a facilitator, a trainer or as a consultant. You could help your client collect the data and prepare the scorecard or review the results at the end of the month and supply strategic guidance and advice.
  3. Win new clients: Not only does the scorecard service give you a point of differentiation but the presentation of a simple methodology and a laminated copy of a scorecard can help to win new clients.
  4. Up-sell existing clients: If you have an existing accountancy or consultancy practice, the scorecard is a great way to upsell your existing clients to new work.
  5. Stay within your Comfort zone: The scorecard type approach allows accountants and consultants to stay within their comfort zone. The conversation can be steered around performance, what went wrong, what were the obstacles and what is the action plan for next month. Your main role is to help focus, motivate and encourage and at the same time to provide sound business advice and direction.
  6. Profitability: The software provides you with a tool that can manage your client information and produce scorecards. The objective of any service based business is to maximize revenue and to minimize labour time. The software allows you to produce nice presentations and monthly scorecards in a short period of time. Most importantly the service that you can charge may be billed at very profitable rates.
  7. Delegation: Some of the administration aspects of the scorecard service may be delegated to junior staff members. This means that you can build up your service based business relying on other members of your staff to earn revenue.
  8. National Advertising: The One Page Business Coach concept is being nationally advertised to thousands of organisations. The software is being retailed through the Institute of Management bookshops and the Australian Institute of Company Directors Bookshop.

How to become a coach or consultant & build a profitable practice!

Are you thinking about starting a new coaching business or consultancy business but not sure where to start. Have you already started a consultancy/coaching business and struggling with how to win clients and build the practice. We have a number of different resources available depending on your situation.

Click button below for a list of all products targeted to coaches and consultants.

Click on the links below for more information on:

  • Newstart business coaching and consultancy businesses.
  • Free Advice: Where can you get free advice
  • Existing consultancy practices that want to examine the possibility of adding business coaching?
  • Accountancy practices that would like to include a business coaching arm?
  • Partners (coaching or consultancy networks or other training organisations). If you are a member or part of another group then we would like to partner with you.


Become a coach, win new clients and build your practice

This software and videos actually shows you how to setup your practice. Based on years of research, this software will give you a running start.

How to get clients to come to you. How to position your practice, how to cost yourself. How to get leads walking in the door, Differences between coaching and consulting, how to turn clients into profit making machines.

Download a FREE copy of the "Become a Coach" Software package



How do I setup a newstart coaching and consultancy business.

Starting any business can be quite daunting. You are going to have to leave the comfort of your regular paying job to start a high risk venture.

The positive: The corporate and business coaching market is one of the fastest growing industry categories and represents an excellent opportunity for people that are wishing to establish themselves in a new business. It is estimated that the total industry grosses $1 billion dollars worldwide and there are over 10,000 full and part time business coaches.

There are many types of coaching assignments and coaching packages. According to the International Coaching Federation website a business coach could typically expect to charge between $300 and $500 per month. And experienced certified coaches, or those that work with executives or entrepreneurs start at $500 and go up from there. The work could typically be performed by a ½ hour phone call per week or packages can be designed to suit both the candidate and the coach.

It is a low capital based business that means that you do not need a great deal of money to tie up in stock, shop premises and fittings.

The Negatives: Many newstart coaching and consultancy businesses fail. Every month the dreams of those new start operators are shattered. One of the major problems that most newstart operators have is in winning new clients. This is partly due to

  • Low confidence levels
  • Lack of understanding of the marketing process
  • Trying to sell rather than build a brand
  • Lack of knowing how to network
  • Lack of drive to regularly network
  • Lack of a support group
  • Cash flow problems
  • Poor systems and positioning of the practice.

Corprat is fortunate to have the expertise of Peter Hickey who founded and built a consultancy/coaching practice and transformed it into a multi million dollar enterprise. Peter over the years has talked to hundred of newstart consultants and coaches and from this broad experience set developed a series of systems and process to help consultants and coaches get through this transitional stage.

We would like to offer you a complimentary coaching session where we will examine your skills, give you some free advice and point you in the right direction. Click here for a complimentary coaching session. There is no obligation.

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How do I add coaching to my existing consultancy business

Coaching is a slightly different concept to consulting. We explain this in further detail later in this page. But in a nutshell, consulting implies that you identify a problem that a client has and you propose a solution. Coaching is more about the facilitation of a process so that the client can self help.

In reality, the more business and consulting experience you have then the more that you will interplay both disciplines in the one assignment. You will both coach and at the same time steer your client toward a solution that from your experience you know is the best option.

Our philosophy at Corprat is to ignore the constraints of definitions and concentrate on the one thing that you were employed for....to make your client money. And I don't think that either you or your client will care whether this is done through coaching, consulting, mentoring or training. At the end of the day it is what makes you and your client comfortable.

The important part about coaching is that it can increase dramatically the profitability of your business. Let me explain. As a consultancy, you need to first find a pliable client and then find someone with a problem that falls within your expertise. This limits your market size and then when you win the assignment your revenue is limited to solving the problem.

Coaching on the other hand broadens your entire market and offers you a different framework to market your services. In coaching your marketing communication is all about..."Have you achieved what you wanted to achieve, I can help by acting as a coach". Your methodology then revolves around diagnostics, goal setting and action planning. And from a billing perspective you bill on a monthly regular basis. You provide regular management guidance that covers broader issues and problem solves along the way.

So there are two major things you will need to do if you are to transform your business. You will need to improve your understanding of the coaching process, you will need to study and understand the marketing process (how to win clients) and how you gear your company towards this opportunity and you will need to implement a set of systems and processes to transform your business.

Fortunately we have done most of the hard work for you. I would suggest you contact us and set up a free coaching session. We will examine your skills, give you some free advice and point you in the right direction. Click here for a complimentary coaching session.

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I am an accountant, how do I add coaching to my existing business

For years accountants have been trying to diversify their business away from just compliance work. In fact business coaching can be highly rewarding and highly profitable.

We have recently talked with 5 practices (2-5 partners) that have all decided that they want to get into the area of "management guidance and advice".

The biggest barriers stopping any accountancy firm from moving into this area is confidence, processes and the gearing of the business.

Out of the five practices that we recently held talks with, all had geared their business so that one of the partners had more time available to expand the practice in a new area. But each was holding back because the partner was not feeling confident enough to dive into the area of business coaching. This lack of confidence was also highlighted because of the lack of business coaching processes.

Corprat is not an accountancy business and does not have any qualified accountants that works as advisors. We understand business coaching, we understand the processes and systems to make coaching work.

Over the years through the experience of Peter Hickey, who successfully authored and launched products that have been sold to thousands of accountants (including MAUS Profit Builder, The Consultants Guide to Business Planning and MAUS KPI Manager) Peter has a unique understanding of the barriers that confront an accounting practice in this transitional period.

If you are serious about adding a business coaching business to your practice we can provide you with some free advice that may make your starting point much easier. Click here for a complimentary coaching session. There is no obligation.

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I am part of a network

We would like to see all coaches and consultants running a profitable practice. Our processes and methodologies may help and may add in nicely to the existing processes that are available through your network.

We do not see ourselves as competitive to any other network or franchise. In fact we are open to supplying our products and even mentoring processes to these networks at discount prices. Why not give us a call and we can discuss further.

We are in the process of negotiating with some international partners about licensing our material for worldwide distribution. Call our head office on +61 2 8233 9228 for partnering opportunities.


Setup your coaching and consultancy arm for as little as $500.

We have a number of different packages available depending on your circumstances

1. Get started: If you think it is time to get started then set up a "one on one" meeting. During this meeting we will help to guide you on the best way to start your practice. We will help you to self appraise whether we feel you have the qualities to build a successful practice and what you will need to work on. We will give you practical advice. We will evaluate your current expertise and help you identify your weaknesses. We will provide you with an outline of a methodology to follow. We will explain to you how to charge your clients, how to market your practice and how to avoid the pitfalls of newstart businesses. We will then follow up in a months time to see how you have gone and give you hints to keep you on track. Cost $500.

2. Monthly mentor support groups : We can provide monthly mentoring and support. Prices start at $500 per month.

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What is coaching?

Business Coaching is a fairly new profession that has started to entrench itself in the business sector. Its origins of course come from the sporting arena where coaches have for centuries helped athletes achieve their goals.

Coaching is a slightly different concept to consulting. But in a nutshell, consulting implies that you identify a problem that a client has and you propose a solution. Coaching is more about the facilitation of a process so that the client can self help.

The analogy to sport is a good one and also helps us to understand the difference between consulting and coaching.

Imagine a tennis coach for instance. The coach talks to the athlete, shows the athlete where their skill levels are inadequate and then sets over a period of time a plan for the athlete to improve. The plan would enable the athlete to think for him or herself in pressure situations and determine the correct shot to play. This is called coaching.

If the coach on the other hand instructed the athlete to play a particular shot (rather than having the athlete decide on the best shot) or took the tennis racket and played a few sets for the athlete then this would be an extreme version of consulting.

Business Coaching therefore is about collaboratively seeking a solution and formulating an action plan. It looks probably at a more broader perspective and helps in the development of a process for that business to proceed. Whereas consulting is more defined around problem solving and the suggestion of specific solutions.


So what does this mean?

We should not concern ourselves with trying to define a label as to whether we are performing mentoring, consulting, coaching or facilitation. Our prime goal should be to make the client money.

In reality, the more business and consulting experience you have then the more that you will interplay multiple disciplines in the one assignment. You will both coach and at the same time steer your client toward a solution that from your experience you know is the best option. You may mentor and train.

Our philosophy at Corprat is to ignore the constraints of definitions and concentrate on the one thing that you were employed for....to make your client money. And I don't think that either you or your client will care whether this is done through coaching, consulting, mentoring or training. At the end of the day it is what makes you and your client comfortable.

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How does coaching make your business more profitable?

Some people see themselves as a consultant, others as a coach. There are definitions that separate the two.

Consultants generally deal with identifying problems and then proposing solutions that they actually implement. A coach helps the client find the solutions to the problem themselves by adopting a methodology of questions and in depth exploration that leads to the solution.

In our videos we are concerned more with you making a profit and you helping your clients to make a profit. Clients do not hire a coach, a consultant or a mentor. They hire someone to help them improve their business. They hire someone that btthey feel comfortable with. And in fact many coaches and consultants will often consult and coach in the same assignment.

If we forget about definitions for the moment and look at the processes and profitability, we believe that by adopting a coaching framework you could most likely build a more profitable practice.

Let me explain. As a consultancy, you need to first find a client that understands that they have a problem. They then need to perceive you as an expert and they need to beleive that you can solve their problem. This limits your market size and then when you win the assignment your revenue is limited to solving the problem.

Coaching on the other hand broadens your entire market and offers you a different framework to market your services. In coaching your marketing communication is all about..."Have you achieved what you wanted to achieve in the last year" ... and when the answer inevitably comes back as NO, then your response is " I can help by keeping you focussed on your goals and actions. I can help by offering you simple proceeses to ensure that you achieve these goals and I can be there as a confidant, advisor and sometimes as a mentor to help you to succeed."

Your methodology then revolves around diagnostics, goal setting and action planning. And from a billing perspective you bill on a monthly regular basis. You provide regular management guidance that covers broader issues and problem solves along the way.

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