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The Alternative Board – Christchurch NZ
Provider of business advice, planning, and coaching solutions to business owners, CEO’s, and managing directors in Christchurch. Our business owner Advisory Boards and Virtual Boards expand your thinking beyond your particular industry providing different perspectives to spur new ways of doing business based on real-world experience. We encourage and empower our members to achieve their business and personal visions.
Business Coach & Facilitator Christchurch & South Canterbury
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His roles have included all areas of business management including operations, directorships and ownership as a Joint Venture Partner. He has always succeeded through effective team management and loves to see people and teams grow and prosper.
Craig has successfully guided two businesses from inception to multi-million dollar companies. During the last decade, Craig’s greatest challenges came from the Christchurch earthquake, where he helped his own business and many of his customers adapt to the new environment and achieve rapid growth and business success. He says: “As a business owner myself, I’m well aware of the challenges all business owners face on a daily basis, and how unforeseen events can rapidly change a business for the better or worse. Teamwork, planning and achievement of both personal and business goals need to be at the forefront of our thinking”.
Craig is enjoying the new challenge of taking business owners on a journey to live their dreams, get the most out of life, prosper and have fun.
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Craig is a business coach of high quality & I would certainly recommend him to anyone in business that wants to get the best out of their business.
I have been involved with Craig and The Alternative Board for about 2 years. The regular board meetings and coaching sessions are invaluable. Meeting with other business owners and discussing relevant business issues, with Craig as the mentor has benefitted me and my businesses greatly.
Business Coach & Facilitator for Christchurch & North Canterbury
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His broad commercial skillset has been developed through exposure to a wide variety of industries including, banking and finance, automotive, hospitality and property. His responsibilities have included developing and managing the execution of strategic plans, financial management, and developing, motivating and managing staff levels ranging in size from 10-200.
During his time in the banking and finance sector, Steve was heavily involved in lending to small to medium-sized businesses. He says: “Working in this area necessitated the need to clearly understand how such businesses operate and the challenges and opportunities that small to medium-sized business owners face in their day to day activities. This understanding is invaluable when helping members of The Alternative Board.”
In addition to his executive roles, Steve has gained board room experience through chairing two not-for-profit organisations, over a combined period of twelve years, gaining valuable insight into the key differences between the governance and operational aspects of a business. Now as the owner of The Alternative Board in Christchurch and North Canterbury, Steve relishes the opportunity to use his background and experience to provide a rewarding membership experience to local business owners and business leaders.
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Steve has worked with my team and I as a Business Coach and Mentor since the very start of 43South, four years ago. His previous experience in running a number of companies gives him a heap of practical knowledge that we have found really valuable, especially as we grow.
Read Marty's full testimonial
He has taught us that we do not need to do everything the hard way!
Steve’s work with us in developing our longer-term strategies and helping us stay on track has been invaluable. His depth of experience across a wide range of business disciplines provides the independent advice and accountabilities that have helped drive the business onwards and upwards.
If you are a business owner who wants help with developing your business strategy and then keeping you accountable for what has been agreed, I would highly recommend Steve as a great option.
I just want to express my sincere gratitude for all that you have done for me and my family.
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It must be over 5 years now since we started this journey together and I remember at that time, you got me to fill out a questionnaire asking what I wanted to achieve and how you could help me. As usual, I set lofty goals both personally and professionally. You understood what I wanted, and you got me there – easy.
And this is what continually blew my mind, just how easy you made it look, even with the continual changing of the goal posts within my industry and more importantly within me.
I know you must have done a lot of work for me behind the scenes, to understand my business and the ever-evolving market. For that, I am eternally grateful.
Steve, you probably will never understand just how much you have changed my life for the better.
I look forward to continuing our most excellent journey together through 2021.
Steve Wilkinson has been our Business Mentor for the past two years. He has been an invaluable asset to our company as we worked through a number of strategic organisational changes and business upgrades. Steve’s insight, wisdom, and financial acumen have helped give us the confidence to continue to move forward.
I have had the pleasure of having Steve as my business coach and mentor over the past five years. The support and mentoring that I have received over this time has been outstanding which has been reflected both in the growth of my business and the enjoyment in the work I do.
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It’s been a steep learning curve at times but Steve has gone over and beyond to listen, help develop strategic plans and processes with my staff and I. It’s also great to have the accountability of both the individual mentoring sessions and the monthly board meetings which keeps me focused.
I really enjoy Steve’s empathetic and non-judgemental nature. He has a great sense of humour so there’s never a dull moment. Every business ‘needs a Steve’. Thanks so much!!
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