In 300 businesses, across 10 countries, business owners have engaged me to eject anxiety from their lives. I implement commercial AND cultural growth management systems to release them from their business's demands and then uncover the hidden intellectual property that delivers passive income and long term wealth.

Laughter guaranteed or your money back.

So who am I?

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 advisory practice first with Shirlaws Group and more recently based at 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.

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Who I work with

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.

Conor Murdock Stellar Recruitment

I wholeheartedly recommend Jacob to any business. His passionate, realistic and forward-thinking style was invaluable.

Conor Murdock

Vice President, Business Development at Stellar Recruitment

Belinda Vesey-Brown, Founder Brio Group

Working with Jacob, I have clarity on each of the steps I need to take, and an action plan I am now implementing.

Belinda Vesey-Brown

Founder, Brio Group

John Rosling CEO contexis

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.

John Rosling

CEO, Contexis

The business of being International

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. In the past five years, I've worked face-to-face with clients in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as across the UK, North America, Hong Kong and Fiji. Remote coaching services are also available.


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