Donna Stone is a business coach with three decades of experience. She grew her own business from a garage to be a multi-award winning operation that spanned five locations nationally. For almost a decade she has been sharing this knowledge and expertise with clients to guide them in their own success. Donna works with business owners and other business coaches, consultants and trainers to help them build their own success. Her Coach the Coach ™ program has proved exceedingly popular, as has her life coaching services. Donna is a prolific writer with hundreds of articles written and seven books published. Visit www.donna-stone.com.au.

Money is Not A Dirty Word!

Money is Not a Dirty Word! 

Dealing with a love-hate relationship with money.   It’s interesting how many people have a love / hate relationship with money.  A number of other people see ‘money’ as a dirty word.  Sadly, some of us were raised where “money is the root of all evil” and “money cannot make you happy”.  I’ve coached (business…

How To Be A Crummy Boss

How To Be A Crummy Boss

Now, just to clarify; I’m NOT encouraging business owners to be crummy, lousy and bad bosses.  Everything I say here are the things that I’ve found business owners do, but sometimes are not aware.  Perhaps showing it in the negative will help some people see that what they are doing is wrong, or at least…

Gender Differences

Gender Differences

Men and women are different – it’s reality – in life and in business.  This article isn’t about being sexist, but about remembering that different genders do often operate in different ways.  I think we sometimes forget this – or feel we cannot acknowledge it (or even talk about it) because of gender equality. I’ve…

Career Advancement Tips

Career Advancement Tips

For some of you, you may well be seeking to have a career, more than a job.  Often embarking on a career can be a long-term plan and even take years to achieve.  If you’re thinking career is your priority for you, keep reading.   Set your goals Before you get started on career advancement,…

Dealing with Difficult People

Dealing With Difficult People

In both business and life, we regularly have to deal with difficult people.  That’s just life (and business).  Often difficult people are out of our control; their bad behaviour, bad mood or unreasonable expectations are often not things we can totally control.  However, how we respond – that we can control.   Before I start…

Value of Innovation in Business

Value of Innovation in Business

It is a common misconception that businesses fail just because “it is inevitable” or because of “bad luck” or “it’s just the current economy”.  We have heard of news about certain companies running out of money because competitors emerged and attained their customers, leaving them with no sales and no income.  In fact, and this…