“Amanda has worked with the CV Services Executive Team since 2016. She has facilitated our strategic planning workshops across our five divisions and helped grow our General Managers through leadership coaching. Her facilitation skills have amped up the effectiveness of our internal communication, helped our team build a deeper level of trust and focussed our strategy to enable solid growth and consistent returns. Most importantly we have seen significant change in the thinking of the Managers, she has worked with which has enabled them to grow their capability and inspire their direct reports.”
Andrew McMaster, CV Services

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What our clients are saying…. 

Amanda has facilitated our last three annual strategy meetings involving Board and Management The days are always a success and result in clear outcomes and plans. Amanda’s preparation, planning and understanding of our business plays a key role in ensuring each day runs on time, covers the planned agenda and delivers the results we need.”
Shayne Christensen CEO Abacus

Amanda is a resourceful and thoughtful advisor to businesses and business people as individuals. She is a great strategist, has lots of energy, and asks all the right questions to help people in business do/be at their best. I’ve found Amanda very knowledgeable about resources and techniques to build businesses, and a terrific and purposeful facilitator and coach.
Caroline Stalker Director Architectus

Our management conference is the best thing we’ve ever done in the seven years I’ve worked here. This the first time we’ve seen the business get to the top of the ski jump. I see greater communication and focus than ever before.
Colin Fraser Production Manager GJI

“Amanda has worked with the CV Services Executive Team since 2016. She has facilitated our strategic planning workshops across our five divisions and helped grow our General Managers through leadership coaching. Her facilitation skills have amped up the effectiveness of our internal communication, helped our team build a deeper level of trust and focussed our strategy to enable solid growth and consistent returns. Most importantly we have seen significant change in the thinking of the Managers, she has worked with which has enabled them to grow their capability and inspire their direct reports.
Andrew McMaster, CV Services

“Amanda started working with Shadforths facilitating our strategic planning workshop. We had had facilitators previously who just didn’t gel with the team. Amanda spoke our language and helped us to clarify what was really important to us. Whilst it was at times a frustrating process we have been able to complete key initiatives we’ve had in the plan for many years. Amanda has provided a level of support to the team and has coached them to think at a much deeper strategic level. She is structured, provides insight and regularly challenges me to think  about my decisions. Amanda has also assisted me to set up and Chair our advisory board. Whilst early days the rigour of that process has had a huge impact on the team and helped everyone lift their game.”
Ray Shadforth, Shadforth Civil Contractors

“Amanda has been part of the Edible Blooms team, as a key strategic advisor, since 2006. Amanda has both coached me and led our management team strategic planning meetings through year on year growth averaging 35% per annum.  When reflecting on what I most value from Amanda’s input to our business, it is that she always asks the right questions and ensures that we remain forward focused and proactive in our strategic development. Amanda Cole always asks the right questions and this is why I highly recommend her as a mentor and strategic business advisor…
I have worked with Amanda as an advisor to my business since 2006 and our growth journey wouldn’t have been the same without her involved in Edible Blooms. If there were more Amanda’s in the world, Australian businesses would be in great hands! Thank you Amanda for your advice and guidance, I highly recommend your expertise and sharp mind to others.”
Kelly Baker-Jamieson – Managing Director Edible Blooms
 
Amanda first started working with entrepreneur Kelly Baker-Jamieson when she joined her TECR group in 2006. Kelly then left the group to move back to Melbourne and continued to have ongoing coaching with Amanda. Since 2009 Amanda has facilitated an annual strategic planning session with the executive team, regular coaching with Kelly, and two annual all-of-staff training conferences.
 
Alexandra Andre, Edible Blooms’ Marketing Manager, has this to say about working with Amanda:
“Since leaving the corporate world and joining the Edible Blooms team I’ve had the pleasure of being exposed to Amanda’s consulting expertise in the strategic planning sessions she runs for us.  The frameworks Amanda uses are the best I’ve come across, particularly the ‘make or break’ concept.  The focus and practicality of the take-away actions we all walked away with at the end of the day was just amazing, and I’m still blown away by the amount of content we covered during the session!  Wind the clock on 6 months, and I’m pleased to say that focus we established on our ‘make or break’ lives on and is continuing to strengthen through the team, and most of the actions have been rolled out and we’re reaping the benefits of them.  Amanda’s experience, knowledge and the frameworks she uses have certainly brought a lot of value to our organisation.”
Edible Blooms is on online gifting company of fresh edible arrangements ranging from chocolate, to fruit, cookies cake pops and recently donuts. Edible Blooms is an award winning business – having won 2009 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year and 2009 Telstra National MYOB Small Business of the Year and featured as the face of Telstra Small Business in 2016 .

“Amanda has been our go-to person over the last 5 years when we have needed external help with our company strategy. In one-on-one conversations, her sharp business acumen and coaching style quickly leads you to the heart of an issue and focuses your efforts on real problem solving. She is an experienced facilitator and has led multiple day workshops with our staff on a broad range of topics including strategy, culture and performance. Amanda has an authentic passion for business and getting the best out of teams of all sizes, she is fun to work with, and her deep technical expertise in this field is unique.”
Paul Sernia Founder Tritium
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