"I can hand-on-heart tell you these two non-executive advisors have made a huge impact on both myself and our company - including:
1. Playing a bigger game: For example, at one stage I had a deal fall through and felt like I should throw in the towel.
They helped me “reset” and complete another deal 2 ½ times the size within 6 months.
2. Building a more cohesive team: Gone is the suspicion and manipulation you’ll find in many organizations, and so has the need to look over my shoulder to check on my team.
It was replaced by more trust and less friction, which allowed us to achieve our objectives faster, and with less stress.
3. Focusing on the right things: As CEOs, it’s so easy to get caught up in “task-oriented” issues.
They’ve helped me focus on the things that generate far greater results.
Essentially, they made my thinking sharper, helped me see more clearly & make better decisions – unlike any coach or consultant I’ve ever worked with.
Former Chairman & CEO
of EBOS Group
New Zealand CEO of Year 2010 & Business Hall of Fame 2019