PORTFOLIO ENTREPRENEUR + INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COACH

Since 2005, I have worked with more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia and the UK (where I have alternated my time), North America and Asia. My clients are private enterprises generating $1.5m-$17m in annual revenue, who average 30% revenue or profit growth working with me (depending on which is their focus).

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADVISOR + RECESSION-ERA EXPERT

The Business you had at the start of 2020 is not the business you will have at the end of the COVID-19 Recession.

How you respond now will determine whether you Dive, Survive, or Thrive between today and the end of 2021.

I remember my first recession as a business coach, working in London and across Europe and North America during the global financial crisis. While today may seem unprecedented, experience has given us a roadmap to the other side and continued success.

This experience makes me one of the youngest advisors working in Australia to have actually helped small and medium-sized businesses (from $750,000 - $20 million) grow through a Recession. And I continue to work with and learn from companies around the world.

If you want energy, solutions, and expertise on your side - Let's Chat.

ABOUT ME

Business advisor, Professional speaker, published author, world-traveller, TV-show host, podcaster, Guinness World Record holder, amazing father and loving husband.

I live an outrageous life, by helping others to do the same.

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I'm the smart and quirky business guy
who wants to to improve your life.

HOW COACHING WORKS

Pure business coaching is a waste of money.

Today, the term "business coach" just means "generic, unqualified consultant". Would you prefer something different?

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From Recession experience to a Comprehensive Business Methodology, I'm the different you need.

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Whether you want to Start-up, Scale-up, Step-up, or Sell-up, let's chat!

QUIRKY BUSINESS BLOG

Good Recession Presentation #4 09.04.2020

“Leaders Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway.” This is the fourth of our regular pandemic recession reality videos, hosted by international business advisor Jacob Aldridge: Welcome 00:00 Meditation 00:35 Economic Snapshot 04:17 How to Respond Priorities for NEXT week 06:12 Review the Previous Priorities – Are you up to date? 07:00 How to Respond…

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IN THE MEDIA: Crooning and Grooving in Virginia

Source: Slate I’m not much of a ‘Dear Abby’ fan, but Slate‘s ‘Care and Feeding’ column seemed like the perfect place to ask a critical parenting question of mine! As the father of a newborn daughter, I’m loving all the opportunities to lullaby her to sleep. However, I didn’t see the point in learning a…

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Good Recession Presentation #3 03.04.2020

“LOST? Strengthen Your Client, Community, and Advisory Tribe.” This is the third of our regular pandemic recession reality videos, hosted by international business advisor Jacob Aldridge: Welcome 00:00 Meditation 00:45 Economic Snapshot 05:50 The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 10:53 How to Respond NEXT week 19:20 How to Pivot your Product in a Recession…

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Don't waste a good recession

Good Recession Presentation #2 29.03.2020

Supporting documents from Webinar 2 Here are the supporting documents from Webinar #2 of the “Don’t Waste a Good Recession” program. The Webinar ran in a Live Facebook Group discussion on Friday 27/03/2020 and related to the week commencing Sunday 29/03/2020. If you find these valuable, please join our Facebook Group (and share with your…

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Novel Corona Virus

IN THE MEDIA: 5 Ways Managing Partners Must Respond

Source: Lawyers Weekly The sudden collapse of global share markets, supply chains, and consumer confidence linked to the COVID-19 outbreak risks creating the fastest economic downturn and first Australia recession in three decades. Law firm partners, particularly managing partners and those who own boutique firms, must respond now to reduce their fallout, writes advisor Jacob…

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IN THE MEDIA: I was on FM104 Radio in Dublin, Ireland

This Man Spent 60 Hours Watching Movies Back To Back Source: The Room on FM104 Imagine my surprise to receive an email from the team behind Dublin’s top-rating evening radio program ‘The Room’. In the Coronavirus Lockdown world, they’ve been talking a LOT about binge-watching everyone’s favourite shows on Netflix et al … and it…

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How does a Recession Typically Progress

How does a Recession Typically Progress? How is the Coronavirus Recession Different?

Good Recession Presentation #9 15.05.2020 Since this week’s final feature-length presentation ended up also being our longest yet, I am presenting it here in sections. How does a Typical Recession Progress? How is the Coronavirus Recession Different? What does that mean in practice for your Business? Plus, as always, our Weekly Economic Snapshot and Welcome…

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SHAMELESS PRAISE

Some business people share "endorsements", "testimonials", or "what people are saying". Me? I'm shameless - I love being praised, and I love sharing the love.

If you want to know what awesome looks like, read on...

“The value that Jacob added to our business is twofold. He lives the bigger game bringing a strong strategic perspective together with the ability to build process and structure to support the implementation of the strategy. Secondly his energy – he is always happy, always sees the positive and always happy to get his sleeves rolled up and get stuck in. He is a real asset to any business that has a passion to grow and make a difference.”

Juliet Turnbull,
2to3days.com

“Jacob’s energy is boundless and his coaching capability immense. He is also a man of many talents. He was instrumental in devising and introducing our new newsletter across the business which has now touched several hundred of my clients and enabled me to connect with new friends. I value Jacob for the positive difference he has made for my business.”

Jim Henderson, Management Consultant,
Harrison James Partnership

“Jacob’s business insights and experiences are world-class. Great facilitator and invaluable as a coach.”

Jenny Vandyke, Principal Consultant, 
Zumbara Consulting

“His motivation and dedication are second to none and his personal and communication skills are really superb. I would recommend Jacob to anyone who wants to have absolute confidence that things – and the right things – will get done; and have a good time doing it.
Our only complaints remain his choice of jokes and ties.”

John Rosling, CEO, 
Contexis