Our Services

Purpose

Finding your Ikigai

Finding your purpose provides context for decision making, helping you to understand why you do what you do, and how it is expressed in your business. In a larger business, this concept of purpose may otherwise be called the mission. Arriving at your purpose can be quite the intuitive exercise, and your coach will help to guide and assist.

Another way to facilitate the approach to your purpose is via the card game, Ikigai. Developed by Ten Company in The Netherlands to assist clients in career transition, we are pleased to support it in Australia.

This card game is developed to inspire, to open your mind and to challenge thinking. The purpose of the game is aimed to assist in making meaningful choices about what to do with the rest of your professional life. Ikigai, a reason for being, comes from Japanese, where 'iki' refers to 'life' and 'kai' to the 'realisation of what one expects and hopes for. It's no co-incidence that in the Okinawan Island culture, renowned for their longevity, everyone knows their Ikigai.

For more information on the Ikigai card game, or to purchase a set, click here

 

Our Coaches

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Steve Goddard

Steve, formerly a partner of a significant accounting practice, became a business coach in 2002. In that time, he has conducted numerous leadership and management workshops, specialising in strategic planning for small to medium sized firms. Steve has also completed an instructors course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and balances his significant commercial acumen with an acute understanding of challenges that face business owners, both professionally and personally.

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Robert Bentley

Robert has been a business coach since 2003, following a successful military and corporate career.  Running a small business since 1999, Robert has an affinity for small business owners, and the challenges they face. Rob has studied at Harvard Business School and also developed the Acuity Leadership Program in 2007. Robert has also completed an instructors course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), so is able to assist his clients not only with their commercial challenges, but with the significant stress that can accompany business ownership.

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Oscar Pellizzon

Oscar, formerly a partner of a successful boutique accounting firm, understands the requirements of selling a professional service, and the need to develop referral relationships that generate new business. He now applies his twenty years experience helping businesses grow, and assisting owners and staff to balance the need to perform with managing the energy required to sustain it. As a trained Mindfulness instructor, Oscar shares a unique skillset with his fellow Acuity colleagues, in being able to assist clients cope with the stresses of business ownership in the twenty-first century.