Who - Companies and leaders with a passion for growth or change. External factors or Internal challenges that need a new approach. My sweet spot seems to be $5-40m companies navigating the changes from small to medium or working on the next leap. Outside of that, my work takes me from startups with a good attitude through to $500m+ who yearn for some of the agility of smaller business. I used to list specific industries here but I'm constantly invited to work in industries I've never experienced. If it's important to you that I know and have experience of the specifics of your industry, just ask.
What -My projects are typically around strategically managing changes to your business and your life. My team and I take complex problems or difficult challenges and make them simple. Our work is commercially driven but there's always human challenges in there somewhere. People often refer me for:
How - I work alongside you and your team, not across the table like a traditional consultant. We'll agree to a target together. We will generally run a discovery process for both us and you so we know what's really going on and you'll get a chance to see things from a totally different perspective. You will get me and I will bring in partners or members of my team with specialist expertise if required.
Darren gives sound advice, clear direction and confidence that enables you to take the right steps.
I've gone to many seminars, trainings, business coaches and read widely, but Darren has helped me more than all of those put together. Darren showed me that the only thing holding my business back was me. He shifted my ideas of what was possible and keeps me on track to keep improving. We've grown over 50% as a result of his advice and my team are more inspired and growing into leadership as I teach them the lessons Darren has taught me. I find everything in my work and life is easier with someone there I can trust who knows what it’s like to be the guy at the top. His contacts and knowledge and passion for what he does are unparalleled. He could obviously be just doing the company thing himself but he's out there helping people like me to help people. I consider it an honour to have him as my coach.
Alwyn Biase - Allied Aged Care
Darren was able guide us successfully through this process by offering new thought processes, whilst giving us the tools to monitor sustainable growth, financial stability and forward predictions whilst entering a changing and diversified market. His personal interest in our business and his ongoing support is testament to the professionalism and dedication of Darren as a person and business coach. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
Rob and Brony Franzolini - Bronlie Constructions
Darren is the most authentic and selfless person in my network. His genuine approach to every person he comes into contact with is not only very rare but means that he gets more out of businesses in return. I am lucky to have him part of my network and wish I could have his advice on tap.
Darren has been an integral part of my development over recent years. Through his coaching he has been able to provide me with the knowledge and insights to see things from a different perspective, which has helped me to be able to make the best decisions possible. He always seems to know the things that I need to hear at the time I need to hear them.
Petrina Stamos, Snelleman Tom