Founding a business is a unique responsibility. No matter your area of expertise or the size of your team, as the owner you are ultimately responsible for every area of your business.
No business owner has the time or budget to engage 28 different specialists. You need 1 person you can trust, who can show you how all 28 areas of a business are connected and therefore where you need to focus your energy now.
That one person is Jacob Aldridge.
In 350 businesses, across 14 countries, business owners have engaged me to turn their ambition into reality. Make no mistake – while some business coaches will talk, I’m here to help you get shit done.
Want it done with you? Want it done for you? Want to do it yourself? Over the past 20 years I have built, tested, and proven the small business methodology that turns good businesses into great businesses and dreams into fact.
You started your business in pursuit of some combination of Higher Income, Greater Wealth, or the Family Lifestyle you always wanted. Maybe now you’ve grown past that, with pursuits of Freedom or Impact. Whatever it is that’s holding you and your team back, let me show you the way forward.
My first job required me to work alongside Sean Penn, Audrey Hepburn, and Robert Downey Jr. I was a clerk in a video store that, like almost every other video store from my youth, has long since closed forever. I never set out to have the title ‘entrepreneur’, but in pursuit of business ownership, I realised most small business owners simply buy themselves a job, hoping they retire before – like the video store owner – they become obsolete.
Since I sought wealth, not job security, this traditional experience failed to appeal. Researching a better way led me to my career as a business advisor, first as a corporate employee and, since 2006, building my own business coaching practice (alongside my beautiful wife, and at times as a Partner at Shirlaws Group in London and businessDEPOT in Australia).
I am privileged so many business owners have opened their door to me, sharing the reality of their lives and seeking different choices. In return, I help them achieve revenue and profit growth, more free time, and a better environment for their whole team. Whether you want to be bigger, be better, or be both, my team’s ‘Business by Design’ methodology gives you an easier approach to building enterprise and legacy.
Most business owners will never achieve their financial ambitions because they fail to grow beyond being small business owners. They live in an anxious and hopeful world with just one business, one primary income stream, unaware of how to change their mindset and their business practices.
They feel lonely or alone, believing they’re on the right track but feeling they have to do it all themselves. I bring the strategy and foresight so you can once again feel you are being fully authentic, fully you. If it’s what you desire, I can help you become secure, relaxed, and able to enjoy the money, time, and lifestyle that business ownership can deliver.
I wholeheartedly recommend Jacob to any business. His passionate, realistic and forward-thinking style was invaluable.
Working with Jacob, I have clarity on each of the steps I need to take, and an action plan I am now implementing.
I would recommend Jacob to anyone who wants to have absolute confidence that the right things will get done and, have a good time doing it.
When seeking the best mix of capability and personality to work with your business, geography is a limiting belief not a limiting factor.
I call myself an international business coach, but as you’ll see in that link pure business coaching is a waste of money. Your team already demand you have all the answers – only a muppet would pay someone to bring them just more questions. That’s why I adopt a hybrid approach, to provide personalised consulting or training solutions as well as the coaching approach to help rapidly transfer business skills.
And while I am currently based in Brisbane, Australia, my clients don’t need to be. I have worked face-to-face with clients in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as across the UK, North America, Dubai, Hong Kong and Fiji. And since my first remote coaching engagement in 2010, I have increasingly worked with business owners and leadership teams around the world where none of us need to commute – in 2022 I was even nominated for the Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame.