Here are some of Our Client’s Success Stories
Breakthrough Business Solutions quickly identify areas of growth for your business, put practical plans into place, and help motivate your team to get results and MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!
Here’s what some business owners had to say after using the strategies we recommend:
Jessica Grobbelaar – Jingerlee Design
Virginia Stallard – Vision Accounting Solutions
John Cullen – Queen Street Osteopaths
Anita Gatley – Anita Gatley Travel
30% increase in Sales in 6 months
I worked with Fiona because I felt stuck and wasn’t sure how to grow my business. We quickly put simple systems and processes in place with existing and new clients and sales grew rapidly. I created new information and marketing material which clearly explained what I do and the benefits to my patients, and this has led to me being invited to attend events and speak about my products and what I do. All of this means a huge increase in self-belief when you see these good things happening. My income has also increased by around 30% this year. I could not recommend Fiona and what she does enough, it has been so valuable to me and my business.
– Leanne Koorey, Director – Family Focus Remedial Therapies
Already Seeing Results!
Fiona has helped me with a strategy plan for the next 12 months of my new business. she took the time to truly understand my business and has come up with an action plan that is already seeing results. The action / activity plan is easy to follow and I can’t wait to see the results that will follow. I can’t recommend Fiona from BreakThrough Business Solutions highly enough.
– Samantha Ebel-Brown, Director – Oil Tribe
Sales Module is a GAME CHANGER!
Since joining the Fast Track Start Up Program™ I have written myself a comprehensive 90-day action plan and am actively checking in on it to make sure I’m on target. The systems module helped me realise that I’m more of a visual tactile person so I’ve created a post-it note wall with my sales targets and pipeline – now it’s not hidden away on my computer and I look at it much more often. I’m also actually excited about sales!!! It doesn’t feel half as scary anymore and I’m even looking forward to following up leads and putting my new skills into practice! The sales module has been a game changer for me. I’ve realised there were so many holes in my sales process that was losing me a lot of money! I’m now feeling really confident about bringing in more business, and actually converting it when I do. I’m also going to follow up proposals now rather than just leaving them with the client.
– Michelle Sokolich, Director – Show & Tell
The Fast Track Start Up Program™ Member
Downloads Are Great!
“Module One was all about creating an action plan, and I think the downloads are great.
I will put the ones that are relevant to me on the wall in my office so I make sure I stay on track with my priorities and new things for me to remember. This will be really helpful!”
– Leanne Koorey, Director – Family Focus Remedial Therapy
The Fast Track Start Up Program™ Member
Turned a part-time business into a full-time reality!
I was looking for a business coach to help me figure out how to reach my goal of taking my part-time business and making it full-time employment for myself. I came across Fiona and we worked together to develop a detailed plan for the next 12 months, with monthly tasks that will enable me to reach that goal. After using Fiona’s services I now have a clear plan for the coming months which I feel is very achievable. I can’t wait to come back again to see Fiona next year when I’m ready to tackle the next stage in growing my business!
– Jeanine Pickford, Director – Creative Web Designs
Your advice is exactly what is needed!
When we started working together – I soon realised how much value your Women in Business Program would add to my business. You have great practical systems with templates, processes and a sharp sense of what I should do next to grow my business. Your advice is exactly what is needed and you help me stay motivated through the challenges too – thank you!
– Anne Perrat, Director – èlanne Personal Branding
Helped me understand my business…
When I first heard Fiona speak at the launch of her BreakThrough Women in Business Program, her energy and enthusiasm caught my attention. But her practical expertise and results driven strategies struck a cord with me. I have been working with Fiona for 6 months and she has really helped me understand my business, and focus on sales and marketing strategies. I rely on Fiona’s guidance and practical advice and look forward to continue working with her as my strategy business coach.
– Carolyn Skilling – Director – Carolyn Skilling Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
Sales have increased tenfold!
We have worked with Fiona and Bella from BreakThrough Business Solutions for the past year to enhance the performance of our sales team. The results have been exceptional with the team exceeding sales targets and expectations. Our sales have increased tenfold even while we have been integrating new sales people into the team. The tools and techniques provided in the sessions have been critical to the success of the team. The sales team have largely enjoyed the process and look forward to working with both Fiona and Bella over the long term.
– Daniel Hunt, Company Director – The Career Academy
Truly exceeded our expectations…
Fiona was recommended to me by a colleague who had attended one of her women’s events. We were looking for a different “voice” to address our Franchisees at our annual conference. HomeTech has been having its annual conference for over 20 years so we are very particular and focused on who we get as our Keynote speaker. HomeTech is in the service business installing Solatube skylights and ventilation nationwide through its franchised installation network. Fiona’s was fantastic. Rather than delivering a generic message, Fiona spent a lot of time prior to the conference probing into how the business ticks and our expectations and the message we wanted to be delivered. This also involved interviewing several Franchisees before the conference. In Fiona’s presentations over two days, there was a lot of interaction with the team and breakout exercises. Fiona not only delivered the message; she took it to another level and well and truly exceeded our expectations. We have seen significant improvement in some of our franchisee’s performance in a short time. HomeTech is extremely pleased with the successful conference Fiona created for us. I would recommend Fiona’s services to any company that wants practicality, energy, and value for money. We are extremely pleased with our investment.
– Paul Nielsen, Director – HomeTech
Fiona is by far the best coach I’ve had!
Before working with Fiona, my biggest fear/worry about hiring a coach was that I’d end up spending a lot of money & not getting much out of it.
I chose Fiona & her BreakThrough Women in Business Program after researching a huge number of coaches, because it was important for me to find someone who was capable & able to make a measurable difference to my business.
I’ve worked with mentors in the past but Fiona is by far the best coach I have had! I definitely made the right choice!
The results from working with Fiona & the BreakThrough Women in Business Program were a total success!
Fiona has helped me organize, structure, set & meet targets, clarify and the amount that I’ve achieved working alongside her has been amazing!
I have received real value working together with Fiona & I say if you are thinking of getting Fiona on board, “Do it! You’ll see results quickly!
– Sharlene Ferguson, Director – Focal Point Photos
An expert in her field proven time and time again…
When I met Fiona I knew instantly that in front of me was a very savvy and commercially astute business coach and consultant. Fiona’s personable nature and genuine passion for her clients and their business success, is evident. Offering bespoke solutions for any business owner, as well as innovative and targeted programmes designed specifically for women. They say the proof is in the pudding and having had the pleasure of working directly with Fiona’s clients, they are a true testament to the exponential impact her systems and approach have had not only on their business, but with staff and their own professional development. An expert in her field proven time and time again, Fiona is the accountability partner and support structure every business owner needs. One to ‘walk the talk’, Fiona is a business coach and consultant that I am happy to recommend without hesitation.”
– Samara Brown, Director – Connex Recruitment
No other business advisors/coaches come close to Fiona…
I have been working with Fiona just over a year and she has helped me build my business to what it is today. I have had a 75% increase in turnover. I would highly recommend taking the steps to bring Fiona on board in your business. I have come across many business advisors/coaches but no one comes close to the service and hands on approach like Fiona.
– Pauline Stockhausen, Director – Pauline Stockhausen
She gave me my road map to success…
I contacted Fiona when I needed to gain clarity of where to take my business next. I was feeling overwhelmed and suffering from the “paralysis by analysis” phenomena with no idea where to start to reach my business bliss. After completing my business audit with Fiona, I had a clear vision of where I was headed and was given detailed steps on how to get there. She gave me a road map to my success. I’ve gone from feeling terrified and confused to being clear and purposeful. Fiona understood what I wanted and gave me great ideas and inspiration to follow. I highly recommend her!
– Dr. Shira Michaeli, Director – The Chiropractice
Fiona gave us the simple steps and practical strategies to succeed…
We contracted Fiona to help formulate a practical Business Plan for the next 12 months. She was generous with her time and expertise, quickly grasping the nature of our business and identifying the main issues needing attention. Fiona is highly organised and motivated, with a great sense of humour and a determination to see her clients succeed. We have enjoyed working with her and now have a clear step-by-step plan to implement, along with practical strategies to make it easy.
– Sonya Berger, General Manager – South Trade
We’re set up for the future and expanding even further…
When deciding to grow our firm, we needed to know how to go about it in a sustainable way. During the time we worked with Fiona we developed a Business Plan, Action Plan, created marketing material, identified who to target our business towards and achieved great results. Better systems helped us to set aside time to focus on the running of the business – something we had previously struggled to do. We have now set our business up for the future and are looking at expanding further in the next 12 months, comfortable in the knowledge that we have the skills and procedures in place to do so.
– Jeff Cook, Director – Jenco Electrical
We have increased turnover by 30-40% in 3 months!!!
Fiona was recommended to me by a colleague of mine, and I am very pleased I made contact with her. She has helped me come up with new strategies and a new way of thinking to help increase my business. Now instead of patchy bookings, the clinic has solid bookings in advance and turnover has increased 30 – 40% in 3 months.
– John Cullen, Queen Street Osteopaths
I’m excited again about my business
As a small business owner Fiona gave me the confidence to think about my business differently. I have been in the Travel Industry nearly 20 years, and after working with Fiona I have increased the leads I am getting and turning those leads into actual sales. She has helped me identify new opportunities, put good structures and processes in place, and take control of my business which has had a huge impact. She has enabled me to get excited again about my business and working with her is the best thing I could have done.”
– Anita Gatley, Anita Gatley Travel
Huge Growth Rate in my business…
I started working with Fiona in October 2012 on my 2 Physiotherapy clinics in Christchurch and Auckland. Since working with her, she has helped me achieve a huge growth rate in terms of patient numbers, resulting in an increase in turnover. I love working with Fiona as she has reputable experience as well as strategies that really work. She is also innovative and motivating, which I believe has helped me to see the increase in my business that I wished. I highly recommend her to anyone as a business consultant!
– Ariel Chuang, LifePhysio
Seen a marked increase in turnover of more than 40%
After working with Fiona for the past eight months I have seen a marked increase in the turnover of my business of more than 40%. Fiona has helped to develop clear strategies for marketing and put in place a structured approach that will allow the business to continue to grow long after the association with her ends. The strategies suggested by Fiona were low cost (some around $50) and produced an impressive return on investment. Fiona’s influence has helped to give greater direction, focus, and results to my business.
– James Hutchinson, Total Osteo
Our Bank Manager wanted to know how we got these results!!
In the past couple of years, we have had changes in ACC funding which affected our business and resulted in a large decline in turnover. We needed to change the way we did things and look at our business differently. We got Fiona on board and started developing new ideas and growth strategies. We have a number of staff and needed to work on establishing a more sales rather and service mindset. Our turnover increased to the point our Bank Manager noticed the results and wanted to know how we were increasing business! And Fiona has also given us a new skill set we didn’t have before, which adds strength to our business.
– Jo Kitchen, Northcross Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Grateful to have her ‘On My Team’
Fiona has the incredible ability to completely focus on you and your business, making you feel as if you are her only client! She is super organised, incredibly knowledgeable, focused and wonderfully supportive. After attending meetings with Fiona I come away more focused, energised and excited about my business. I’m so grateful to have her “on my team” and see her as an integral part of my business.
– Sharyn Baines, Director – Sharyn Baines Consulting
I’ve taken massive action….
Fiona has a great system of finding out where a business is at and where you want it to go in an easy and inspiring way. She breaks down the steps to achieve goals into manageable chunks and celebrates with you along the way.
I have taken massive action in my business since working with Fiona and using the strategies she has shared with me. I am so grateful to her for her caring and motivating work…helping me to serve more people with more ease and clarity. And this is only the beginning!
– Dr Aimee Davis – Chiropractor
The best investment we could have made…
We are a new (very new) business and hiring Fiona to ensure that we have the groundwork to get our business established has been the best investment we could have made. Fiona has given us focus, structured plans, KPI’s and goals to ensure our business continues to succeed. She is generous with her time and is instrumental in our future growth and success. Whether established or just starting out, she WILL help and guide you through the areas that you need assistance with.
– Joanna Clough, Director – Pet First Aid and Training NZ
I was thrilled with my results…
Fiona is fantastic….! Being in my first year of business Fiona helped me get on the right track fast, and without floundering around trying to figure things out for myself. Fiona helped me set goals and plan for my first year taking into consideration what were the main priorities and also gave me tips and tricks to achieve my goals. And guess what I did….!!!! I have just clicked over the first year and was thrilled with my results.
– Shannon Pepper, Director – Shannon Pepper Design
Recently expanded my business
I have recently moved into a beautiful new Beauty Therapy Salon, and it is all since working with Fiona Clark from BreakThrough Business Solutions. She has given me the confidence to set goals, to have a vision and to believe in myself. The Business Planning process and strategies she developed were unbelievable, and my business has successfully expanded. I have a great business that I love coming to every day. I am so grateful for all the help and support I’ve had. Thank you!
– Christina Boyd, Director – Esetic Beauty Therapy
Fiona has assisted me in taking my business to the next level. Although we were doing all the right things we weren’t getting the results we wanted. Fiona helped us to do everything better. From planning, strategy to follow through, she has helped us achieve better results overall and the results are above expectations! I highly recommend you talk to Fiona if you are considering looking for a business coach who will give you value for money, and great results.
– Jess Daniell, Director – Sendsational Gifts
We now have a plan that will ENSURE Success!
We have recently received some business planning and growth advice from Fiona Clark from BreakThrough Business Solutions. Fiona was amazing to work with. She was well organised, had some great strategic initiatives and helped us articulate a workable business plan. We have always tended to be reactive, rather than proactive and Fiona has helped us put together a business plan for the future which will ensure success. If you’re serious about planning and growing your business, I highly recommend that you talk to Fiona now!
– Daniel Hunt, Managing Director – Daniel Hunt & Associates Limited (DHA)
Opened my eyes to different strategies
Today’s economic situation is tough for a lot of us, so it made sense to me to bring in outside expertise to help me increase the practice. Fiona has shown me simple, cost effective ways to increase my business and get results. We have achieved an awful lot since working together and she has opened my eyes to using different strategies which has had a great impact. I would recommend talking to Fiona who really knows what she is talking about.”
– Dr R Taylor
Fiona ‘GOT’ my business and what it was about’’
Fiona was highly recommended to me by another business person who said to me “Fiona turned my business around”. So I met with Fiona and knew instantly that she “got my business and what it was about”. I was drawn to Fiona also by her expert knowledge and experience in sales and marketing. Fiona is thorough, detailed and very personable. She is a pleasure to work with.
– Kirsten Laurence, Managing Director – Proficient Debt Recovery
Now we are more customer focused rather than product focused
We have worked with Fiona to help increase our business and also for Staff Sales Training in our retail stores. We have good staff and have done training ourselves in the past, but it has been more product focused rather than customer focused. Fiona has helped us to work on our approach, add value to our customers, recommend the ‘right’ kind of product and change the way we focus on targets with staff. Her support and attending of staff meetings has been great and her advice invaluable.
– Sarah Dodson, Director – The Prenzel Shop
On – the – mark Business Planning!
Fiona has been providing me with on-the-mark advice around my business development for the coming year. It’s her determination to see her clients succeed that makes Fiona stand out. Not for her ‘advise . . . and walk away.’ Fiona follows up, provides the structure and advice founded in experience to develop a strong business plan that works.
Of course, it’s over to her clients to actually do the doing – and Fiona’s got the systems at her fingertips and the ability to whip-crack (nicely) so we develop that self-discipline to carry out the required actions.
Value? Yes. Great to deal with? Yes. Results? Yes – if you follow Fiona’s advice.
– Helen Slater, Strata Communications
New Clients and Secured Stronger relationships…
We hired Fiona from June 2012 through to December 2012 to upgrade our business systems and implement new strategies to increase our company profile and client base.
A Business plan was developed that when followed enabled the admin side of the business to become more efficient. This, in turn, allowed us to focus more on creating and distributing new marketing material to new clients.
As a result of the knowledge and expertise that BreakThough Business Solutions has shared, our business has secured new clients and solidified relationships with existing ones.
We have experienced growth throughout our time working together and there is no doubt that we will continue to do so in the future.
– Stu Finch, Elixir Events
Staff have really stepped up and even surprised themselves…
Fiona has helped us look at our business from a totally different perspective. She has helped us to develop new strategies and approaches and we are working more ‘on’ the business rather than being consumed by it. The staff training we have had has gone very well and the staff have really stepped up and even surprised themselves by what they have achieved. Fiona makes you accountable to yourself and has a fabulous way of working. I would definitely recommend her.
– Mavis Griffiths, The Prenzel Shop
Simple but effective ways to get new customers
Fiona helped me to stay on track with my business; put good systems in place, identified opportunities for growth, and implemented various strategies to increase the business. Fiona showed me what steps to take to improve and grow my business. She created a simple but effective way to help new customers with decision making which led to increased orders of product. She is absolutely passionate about what she does and helps business owners to get there.
– Marina Korovkina, Basilur Tea New Zealand
Staff Training / Seminar
“Fiona has been great to work with. When we met she listened well and grasped the nature of our business quickly, and then worked closely with us to plan an effective staff team day. Her communication was prompt and clear, and the programme she mapped out was spot on for what we wanted. The actual day was delivered professionally, with warmth and fun. Staff enjoyed themselves and learned lots at the same time. I would highly recommend Fiona and we are looking at how we can work with her again.”
– Vicki Sykes, CEO – Friendship House
Our business has benefited significantly…
I would recommend Fiona’s seminars and training to anyone regardless of the nature of their business, be it a new business or established one. Fiona’s training sessions with our staff were incredibly enjoyable, motivating and thought provoking. She bought fresh and strategic ideas for our marketing. Her vast experience in business is evident in her sessions and our staff were keen to put her ideas into practice. Fiona’s educational material was invaluable for our staff to assist our clients in the most effective and productive way.
As a manager I can relax and know that my staff are using this training to enhance and grow the business. Our already established business has benefited significantly with the correct training, so a big thank you to Fiona and her team!
– Sher Hosen, Director – Travel Clinic
Feedback From Our Seminars:
“Getting a room full of people who are facing many of the challenges you are experiencing is magic! – Kirsty Dove – The Caper Web Solutions
“The seminar was informative, confidence inspiring and had us evaluate our sales methods” – Dara Olsen – The Caper Web Solutions
“Fiona is an awesome passionate speaker! I’m pretty pleased with my golden nuggets :)” – Vanessa Grant – Orewa Framing Studio
“Coming from a business of 2 and a half years, yes, I already knew plenty but I received the systems to now have a Sales Process in writing for my team” – Sarah Burrows – Sarah Burrows Design
“Informative, high energy & relevant to my business” – Melanie Mitt – AER Group Ltd
“Thanks so much Fiona, some great tips and ideas, really got me thinking” – Liz Fry – Liz Fry
“I loved Fiona’s stories and real life examples. The depth of knowledge and level of information was just right” – Fiona Hall – Kiffin Ltd
“Very informative. Easy to relate to the information, loved meeting with likeminded ladies, learning new things and also getting reminded of some things that I already knew but don’t always do!” – Shannon Pepper – Shannon Pepper Design
“Excellent seminar! Informative and provided great new ideas and inspiration” – Maree McLeay – Progression & Professional Supervision
“The seminar was in a very relaxed environment” – Elaine Joseph – Allsure Financial Solutions
“Learning was fun. Meeting other business people and being put out of your comfort zone was great!” – Marsha Ma – Massey University Student
“I enjoyed this seminar because it was empowering, encouraging and opened my mind to rather simple yet effective strategies that I would have otherwise overlooked” – Natalie Brookes – Massey University Student
“The seminar was filled with experience and knowledge, a lot of things to take away and useful things to action in my business” – Susy Egnues – Bodyworkz Corporate Massage
“Really informative and interactive with other women in the room. Great afternoon!” – Joanna Magdziarz – Urban Dogs
“I enjoyed being able to network with other women in business” – Laurelin Okon – The Career Academy
“Very informative! Great information to take away and use in my business!” – Georgia Rosso – Red Robin Nanny Agency
“Informative, clear, interesting and motivating!” – Julia Ross – Red Robin Nanny Agency
“Love the combination of networking, information, inspirational ideas and practical work to take back home” – Nicole Brown – Pet & Vet Milford
“I enjoyed getting ideas through Fiona and other women and the end workshop/brainstorming part” – Casey Ward – Pet & Vet Milford
“I can relate to the content and there are real ideas that I can use and apply to my business to improve it” – Juliette Henderson – All About Property Management
Thanks Fiona, lots of inspiration for me today, Can’t think of any more information today, Great start for me to turn my business around. “Fresh, informative, great value, lots of energy, very helpful” – Marina Hay – Pukeko Au Pairs New Zealand
“Engaging, informative, practical” – Rebecca Armstrong – Shine Hypnosis
“It was great, I got lots of inspiration and practical ideas to take home and action. I really enjoyed it – thanks so much!” – Michelle Sokolich – Michelle Sokolich
“I loved the common sense strategies that Fiona has recommended” – Michelle Moorcroft – Insurance People
“Fantastic as always Fiona – inspirational and reminds me / reinforces where I need to focus” – Caroline Sandford – Career Clinic
“As a university student, it gave me great motivation and inspiration to be with such empowering women in business. I very much look forward to the future” – Helena Ogden – Massey University Student
“Food for thought and plenty of content and strategies to take home to implement” – Carolyn Skilling – Carolyn Skilling Chartered Accountants
“Love what you’re doing – putting like-minded women together and supplying future networks” – Liz Scott – Premier Osteo
An amazing seminar with a knowledgeable and generous speaker!
Another fantastic seminar from Fiona at Breakthrough Business Solutions. I have been to many seminars but Fiona certainly stands out from the crowd. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge and winning strategies, I look forward to implementing these and reaping the rewards!!!
Sara Morles – Business Development Manager
Knowledgeable and Passionate…
“Fiona is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about how she can assist business owners in growing their business as well as having time to enjoy life” –Virginia Stallard – Vision Accounting Solutions
“Practical real strategies, great to meet other business focused women” – Carolyn Skilling – Carolyn Skilling Ltd Chartered Accountant
A lot of material!
“Just what I was looking for to really focus and build our business. A lot of material!” – Caroline Sandford – Career Clinic
If you are serious about growing your business, check out our Business Solutions or contact us NOW for a FREE 60-minute consultation! Phone (021) 991 917 or email at [email protected]