Business Success Partner, South Canterbury
Alice’s professional experience, training and education is in business management and accounting, but her personal passions, experience, training and education are in human development, personal management and success coaching. Alice pairs her business success and accreditation with her natural drive for growth and her desire to make a contribution. Her aim is to give her clients the knowledge, skills and management resources they need to reach their goals, improve their businesses and create more personal freedom.
Over the last decade, Alice has held positions in both the public and private sectors. During this time she has accumulated a solid knowledge of effective business practices in a broad range of industries. She has a wealth of simple organisational skills and methodologies to free management from the stresses of lost time and revenue due to “chaos”.
Alice has a unique love of learning, in all its forms. She gets a great deal of satisfaction from being able to pass her knowledge and skills on to others, and has developed a natural ability to facilitate change quickly. Combining Alice’s skills and experience with the Compass South Business Success Programme will ensure change is positive, targeted and measured. This allows her to focus on supporting businesses to manage the resulting growth.
Alice is based in Timaru, with her husband; they have a son, now a young adult, and a teenage daughter. As a family they have a creative “get your hands dirty” nature. They each have their own hobby projects; model car building for her husband, actual car building for her son and her daughter is building her own house. Alice designs and builds furniture and enjoys regularly helping out with the other projects.
Through the Compass South Business Diagnostic Tool I could see where to focus on my business to achieve a $200,000 plus improvement in profitability. That was achieved in the first year and since then we have achieved a further increase of that amount again through positive marketing and business growth. I can’t see us having done this without the guidance of our Compass South consultant.
For most of us, being in business isn’t a walk in the park. We found ourselves asking questions like ‘have we found our target market, is our pricing correct, what is our “big” picture and do we really understand the figures in financial reports and fully understand what they really mean’. So we went looking for a business coach - one who we could connect with and who could connect with us. Compass South ticked all the boxes and has been invaluable ever since. Their business knowledge and experience in business in vast – all backed up with facts and figures. They're also very patient and determined to help you succeed. Priceless…
We first started working with Compass South in July 2014. Our business was growing rapidly and we did not feel that we were in control. They worked with us to develop strategic and business plans so that our personal and business goals were understood and aligned with each other. They also worked with us to develop and implement systems and reporting to improve administration efficiency and staff productivity. Since we started working together, our business has more than doubled. Having someone independent with the skills and experience of Compass South sitting around our board table is proving invaluable.