I’m open for business! Appointments can be via phone, Zoom or in person. However I ask if you are wanting to meet in person that you only do so if you’ve not experienced COVID-19 like symptoms in the last two weeks, not returned from overseas recently and not been exposed to anyone who has been tested COVID-19 positive. Let’s keep each other safe.
Australia Wide Business Coaching
Although Brisbane-based, I service clients Australia-wide. With technology ever advancing, I can effectively and positively look after clients within Redland City, Brisbane region or beyond to other areas of Queensland and interstate. For those businesses in remote areas, small towns (where everyone knows everyone else’s business or options are limited), or in more expensive cities, I can help.
With me, you will access through my business coaching all of the following:
- One on one time with me each week
- Email, text or phone support
- Detailed business analysis
- Review of your online presence
- Accountability actions to keep you on track
- Business Essentials Checklist
- Full SWOT Analysis including Review
- Business Training
- Access to my contacts – everyone from SEO experts to lawyers and accountants
- Resources including budgets, marketing plans, time planning schedules, templates etc
- Access to business education, reading and business knowledge
- And much more, that’s in my smallest package. Larger packages include even more!
What I don’t do…
- I don’t do Group coaching. To me, your coaching is not a social activity; it’s about getting results for you. No two people (or businesses) are the same in a group; the group might not cover what you want, or at a speed that is optimal for you.
- I don’t lock clients into long-term contracts. In fact, other than notice required (to stop or pause) I have no contract term periods and work month by month.
- I don’t employ other coaches; when you sign up with me – you get me.
- I don’t take on every client and when I am reaching capacity – I do close the books. I work specifically in service-based businesses.
Tap into my motivation, experience, passion and guidance to affect a positive change for your business today! The best way to predict the future is to create it. My passion is your potential.
• Australian Institute of Management (Member 20+ years)
• International Institute of Directors & Managers
• Institute of Learning Professionals
• Institute of Public Accountants
• Redland City Chamber of Commerce
• Australian Society of Authors
• My Networking Group
Results are a huge part of my focus when working with my business coaching clients. It’s more than talking; its affecting positive change. My service varies according to client needs and is flexible with a range of packages. I’m intently passionate about business and goal achievement, with an approach that is guiding, teaching, motivational and hands-on. Whether it’s putting together a marketing plan, minimising risk, improving cash-flow, increasing sales or solving a problem, I use my 30+ years of experience to help other businesses (and business coaches) do what needs to get done. My clients are my biggest fans – but don’t just take my word for it – see the testimonials below.
Whilst I have qualifications (Accounting, Management, Marketing & Training) it’s the decades of real-world business experience which makes me an expert. I expanded my own business from a garage to a national business in five locations, which I then successfully sold and have been coaching businesses for over a decade as well as other coaches through my Coach the Coach ™ program. Additionally, I’ve won dozens of Business Awards – the latest being Small Business Coach of the Year – Australia. I’ve sat on grant and award judging panels, published six business tips books and written for numerous publications. I sit on a number of Boards and Committees and am active in my community. Needless to say; I’ve got great strategies around time management.
Yes, this section has been about me, however, my business coaching is all about you. When it comes to your business coaching, you want to know it will represent value for money. By not locking you into long term contracts, that’s my guarantee to you. I blend real-world experience, formal qualifications, excellent listening skills and service that goes above and beyond to help you achieve your goals and assist you in having a business you love.
If you’d like to know more about me, visit my LinkedIn profile page.
Business Coaching That Gets Results For You
Less Stress. More Money. Problems Solved!
Business Coaching Testimonials
Donna has done more in a few weeks than several other coaches have done in several months; WOW I was amazed at how personalized and to the point Donna’s methods were. I would encourage anybody who is looking to move on in business to contact Donna, you will not be disappointed.
Every week I have the pleasure to be coached by Donna! I’m so impressed by her expertize and passion in coaching me and others to greater success! Her attention to detail and drive to give you the advice and strategic actions to move forward and grow your business is brilliant! It’s also the genuine care for your clients Donna and the Joy you show in your work that is priceless! Thank you for being Amazing!!
Fitness & Nutrition Coach
I highly recommend Donna for her awesome services, direction and support. Donna continually gives and genuinely cares about you and the success and integrity of your business. She always has solutions to assist moving forward and taking action. When needed (and every time), Donna also was able to recommend other necessary business contacts to assist and support the growth and expansion of my business. Oceans of gratitude for this lady.
As an accountant I understand the value a business coach can bring to all types of businesses. Whether it’s having an advisor to bounce ideas off, to compliment a skillset you lack, make connections you don’t have or to provide accountability, Donna ticks all the boxes. That’s why I recommend her to any of my clients seeking a business coach and engage her in my own business.
Southern Cross Accounting
Fantastic, friendly business coaching. Donna has lots of great ideas and is very helpful. I attended a one on one Planning Day with Donna and now receive regular business coaching. I have a much better idea of how I need to go about achieving my goal of an increased income and how to put strategies and systems in place to grow my business successfully.
Balance Well Bookkeeping
Donna Stone is by far one of the most clued on Business Coaches I have had the pleasure to work with. She knows how to keep the businesses she mentors on track and her ideas on marketing are fresh and easily executed … sometimes as a business owner you just need to be reminded of the things that you do well and how to approach the things you don’t. A five star rating from me!
Studio 4 Media
Donna’s mentoring and coaching approach is thorough and systematic – from the ground up. Her professional manner is both encouraging and constructively challenging – as a coach she wants you to be the best you can be. She commits her energy, skill and personal insight into helping you find what will really work for you in business. Donna is like an extra partner in your business who will help you go the extra mile. With the tools Donna has given me, I have found myself working in a much more focussed way to plan, structure and review my business activities – to make sure I am on track for success.
The Arts Table & Musical with ‘The Jam Tarts’
Donna will show you how to recognise the areas of your business that can be improved and then help you implement more effective procedures. As small business owners we don’t know everything but it sure helps when you have a great coach that can point you in the right direction. Thanks Donna.
Suncoast Outdoor Living
Donna has great insight into small business and gives very practical coaching advice to help move your business forward. The systems and practices that she has helped me to identify and establish, have really streamlined our communication and increased our productivity. I highly recommend her services to others.
I highly recommend Donna Stone, business coach. Donna provides comprehensive tailored solutions for business growth and success. As a Chartered Accountant, I have crossed paths with many business coaches over the years, but Donna is the only coach that I recommend.
Chan & Naylor, Redlands & Brisbane
I have known Donna as a business woman for over a year and recently engaged her as my coach. All I can say is Wow! As a person Donna is always caring and sharing, uplifting and is quick to smile. Now I know her as a coach and yes Donna is all those things but so much more! She doesn’t only advise and share her vast experience but is so helpful in a practical sense.
I engaged Donna’s coaching when I re-launched my business. Her practical and bite sized do-able strategies have enabled me to consistently complete tasks in my business. Her wealth of knowledge, friendly, professional manner were a breath of fresh air, as I had other coaches in the past that didn’t deliver. Donna not only delivers but goes the extra mile. Highly recommend no matter what stage of business you may be in.
I would highly recommend Donna to anyone who has their own business. Her coaching skills, knowledge and network base is great. She has helped us over the last 6 months achieve things we never thought we would in such a short amount of time. Thanks again Donna.
Right Roofing Restorations
As a Business Coach Donna is very good and helping you find direction, set goals and my favourite make you accountable! Donna has helped us implement procedures that have streamlined our business and has taken a lot of the pain and worry out of a running a business. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to get on top of things and take their business to the next level.
Zach and I thank you so much for all of your great coaching and support over the last few years. You have helped us start and grow our businesses to where they are today. We can’t thank you enough for all of your commitment to our projects, and for your insight into what we needed to focus on each step along the way. We couldn’t have gotten here without you.
Mandy & Zach Dexter
ISM (NDIS) and nFlow
Donna Stone is the Business Coach you want if you want to push yourself and your business to the next level. Her experience will help you build your leads, improve your processes, team engagement and get a real understanding of how action improves the bottom line. You owe it to yourself. I can highly recommend her and her books for practical “do able things” to improve your business.
Finance Specialist – Precision Loans & President of the Redland City Chamber of Commerce
Donna has been coaching me for 6 months now.. Donna is a professional business coach who has helped me go from a studying a bachelor of business to opening my first business in this short period time. Her (continued) weekly guidance has helped me in ways that only someone with decades of business experience can offer. Without Donna I would have skipped over numerous big and small things that could make or break a business/start-up. I will continue to use her services into the future as her insight is fresh and ordered in such a way that suits every stage of a business’s life-cycle. Her network of experts is worth its weight in gold. I highly recommend her services if you are an existing business owner looking for a leg-up or a newly formed start-up that wants to cover all bases and hit the ground running. 10/10.
Our business has never been busier and I have been working my butt off, but Donna has also helped us through this growth phase and assisted us with the appointment of an additional staff member to join our team. We couldn’t recommend Donna highly enough as a business coach, she is very professional and we feel as though the financial outlay to work with Donna, has been money very well spent.
I had a business coaching session with Donna having switched from an employee to starting up my own business I felt very lost and desperately needed clarity and a plan. What I got from Donna was so MUCH more. The session with Donna was a wonderful mix of her business experience but also her understanding, her ability to focus on the issues and her guidance. Donna clarified my priorities, gave me valuable tools and outlined a plan specifically for my business. I will forever be grateful for the guidance that Donna gave me and together with her support I know I will have an amazing business. A Business Coaching session with Donna is simply the BEST thing you can do for yourself!
We engaged Donna as a business coach a couple of months ago. It wasn’t that our business was in trouble, or wasn’t already ticking along fine, but we thought it could do better. Donna was very thorough in checking all aspects of our business, from the office processes through to our customer service and marketing, and everything in between. Her experience highlighted areas that we could improve and she suggested things that we hadn’t even thought of.
Reliable Property Repairs
Thank you Donna for coordinating a confidential survey amongst our team to gather some honest feedback relative to how we are travelling as a business, the insight gained was most valuable in determine our plans for the future. Also a big thank you for the day you spent with us in determining our further direction and Business Plans, you were an excellent coordinator, providing inspired thinking.
HM Advisory Services & Henderson Matusch Pty Ltd
As the owner and practice principal of a large privately owned Medical Centre, I have had the opportunity to seek the business coaching services of Donna Stone for many years. Donna has been meticulous, thorough and determined in her efforts to assist us. I highly recommend her services to all who plan for a more secure and lucrative future.
Doctor’s name withheld – AMA restricts Doctors giving testimonials
Before I started working with Donna I had no business plan and no sales process. I thought I was doing alright but I had no time for myself as I worked long hours. Thanks to Donna’s guidance and persistence in making me implement some valuable rules into my business, I now have more time for myself and my family and I have more clients. Thank you Donna!
In the 2 years that I’ve known Donna, I’ve been continually impressed with the way she interacts with her clients, potential clients and people in general. I have found Donna to be honest and reliable and has a determination to get the job done right the first time. Donna is well known for her skills. I highly recommend Donna if you are looking for someone who is professional and knowledgeable and is honest and reliable in all her dealings.
Hi I’m Di from Blitzin Books. I’ve just completed the Writing Workshop with Donna Stone in Vietnam. It’s been a beautiful week. I didn’t expect to come out with so much from the workshop; Donna really value added. She taught me how to write an eBook, produce an instructional manual and write several blogs for my website. She’s been very patient; I wouldn’t have done it without her. When I’ve been to other workshops before, the teachers usually show you how to do things, but don’t actually take you to that next step to produce a result. Previously I’d come away from a course and expected to work at home alone and invariably I’d have just stuck the book on the shelf, got busy and not have the confidence to do anything further. Initially I was struggling with some aspects, but with Donna’s practical hands on help, and some hand holding, it’s given me great confidence. Having walked away with so many pieced done and finished has been great. Now I’m in the mode and ready to produce some great business content. Loved the course recommend it to anyone who’s interested in doing a writing workshop.
Highly Recommend! Donna’s passion towards helping my small business has recharged my own enthusiasm! Her tailored business plan keeps me focused on my long-term goals and helps me to appreciate my progress along the way. I am very thankful for her guidance and encouragement!
Love It Landscapes
I highly recommend Donna Stone as a business coach. I have been working with her clients for several years and was so impressed with the way their businesses changed that I had to try her out for my business. I came away from my first meeting with a different view on my business. I am no longer just working in my business but on my business and I am confident that Donna will guide me through this change. Thank you Donna!