"Evan Rubenstein truly walks-the-talk and has helped our business produce results that frankly, we didn’t think we were capable of achieving. During the course of our coaching, our team of 10 has grown to 40 with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and London. Our revenue has grown by 310% and profit has increased by 185%. The exciting thing is; it feels like we are just getting started. Evan has helped us lay a foundation that will allow us to double our profit again within the next 2-3 years."
Tim Fouhy, Reactive Media
“We’ve been working with Evan since 2002 and he has played a huge part in assisting us in our operations and growth. We’ve expanded our team from 3 to 15, multiplied our revenue five fold and have a large growth agenda that Evan has played an important part in putting together. Evan always has an answer to the specific challenges we face in our business and can guide us in the right direction – often realising we have issues even before we do. Evan is a valuable part of our management team.”
Heath Kilgour & Nathan Isterling, Footytips.com.au
My evolution from a sole trader who “just fell into” my business to being a company owner with 10 employees has been led by my journey with Evan as my business coach…..Evan showed me how to systemise my recruitment (which alone has saved me thousands of dollars), training, our service, our reporting, my financials, our marketing, our IT – every aspect of my business. What this means is that much of what I used to do can now be delegated, while at the same time, enabling me to have my finger on the pulse of every aspect of the business to determine the success of key performance areas….. after 2 years, my reward is a 374% increase in my net profit, and a 76% increase in my revenue. My team has also doubled in size in the last 12 months.
Having someone to be accountable to keeps me focussed on the important, strategic aspects of my business so that it continues to move forward…. I’m transferring Evan’s approach with my own team as a leader. I will continue to work with Evan, as I continue to set goals for myself to achieve, and know that Harvest is just the starting point for me in my personal growth journey. Thank you Evan.
Ingrid Maynard, Harvest Management
Working with Evan has enabled our business to grow at an accelerated pace. The process of setting goals and developing a plan to achieve them and then seeing it through, has left me extremely pleased with the rapid progress we have made.No matter how busy I have been,
Evan has held me accountable to my goals and kept me focused, which has ensured that I have invested the required time working on my business required to produce the results. Rather than learning by trial and error, Evan has ensured that I have invested time on learning what I need to learn, when I need to learn it. This knowledge has been of significant value to my development.
It is quite clear when working with Evan, that he has considerable business experience. Having someone such as Evan whose knowledge base you can tap into, and to exchange ideas with, is very valuable and rewarding.
Tino Filippelli, Liberty Builders
I had been in my own business for over ten years with nine employees. I was resigned to the fact that I needed to be involved in all the day-to-day aspects of the business. This required me to work 60-70 hours per week and although I was earning a reasonable living, there was minimal profit and growth.
At the start of coaching I set a goal of $500,000 in profit within 5 years. After just a few months of coaching with Evan, I was astonished at how the business was progressing without my daily input. After some training and restructuring, my staff became a team and I became a leader.
At the end of the financial year following the start of coaching, the business’s profit had grown about 400% and my personal income had doubled. I had reached my 5-year goal within 18 months of the start of coaching! I was much more relaxed and working far fewer hours. A bout of pneumonia, which saw me off work for about two months, finally proved to me that I was no longer needed in the business! Something that was beyond my wildest dreams before I started coaching.
I look back and cannot believe that I was concerned that I could not afford the monthly coaching fee. The return on my investment in the coaching program was over 2500% within a year. Considering that I will continue to capitalize on this investment for many years to come, I cannot think of anything I could have invested in that would have had a better result or higher return!"
Paul Cowan, Cowan Air
"One day I received a letter from a business coach offering to help me develop my business. I had seen this type of thing before so I did nothing about it. When Evan Rubenstein rang me up a few days later, I could hear that he knew what he was talking about and so I agreed to see him. That meeting started me and my furniture manufacturing business on an incredible journey!
My goal for the business was to grow it by 30% percent per year for the next 5 years. By the 9th month of coaching sales were up 250%; a lot quicker than we had anticipated! Further growth was limited simply by lack of manufacturing capacity.
Our team has grown from 15 to over 25 and we have moved from our 8,200 square foot factory into a new 22,000 square foot facility. All this has all happened while there has been a big downturn in the local furniture industry!
Having a coach has helped me to learn a huge amount about how to run my business more effectively. The coaching sessions are interesting and very motivational. I have learned how to think like a businessman and am now focused on building the business rather than simply building furniture.
Getting Evan as my business coach has been a dramatic turning point for the business. and has been one of the best decisions and investments I ever made for my business and for myself."
Paul Cutting, Heritage Furniture Pty Ltd
"Having worked together with you, we have seen some great changes in specific areas. With a specific strategy in one of our markets we were able to increase sales by 150%. We have a clearer focus on what the business requires from us as owners and managers as well as where we want the business to be and be able to provide us with.
We have also been able to create a marvellous team atmosphere where our staff value and enjoy working together with us. Staff satisfaction is very important to us and we have achieved a high level. We are also better equipped on how to promote our business and advertise more effectively. We have also instituted a great recruitment process, which all participants have enjoyed thoroughly."
Simon Weinstein, Perfect Blinds Australia
"When we first spoke, I relayed to you the perceived difficulties in systemising the business. Months later, after following your instructions, we now have a business that I believe if I chose to, I could cut my hours in half.
Further to this, your marketing ideas that I did not agree with have worked exceptionally brilliantly…."
Alan Nankin, Mortgage Masters
"At all times Evan showed great business knowledge, he taught me things in areas that were not apparent, and that are not taught in universities. If you are contemplating the services of Evan in the future I would like to highly recommend him."
Chad Warden, Barry Plant Doherty Real Estate
"Ampi Plastics is experiencing significant improvements in the way we are marketing the company in general, and in sales in particular. For the first time in 30 years, we are advertising effectively. We have put systems in place that allow us to run the company with far more professionalism. This area has had an enormous impact on our new and existing customers.
Thank you for working with us in helping to develop Ampi Plastics inta a more professional Business. It has been a good experience in developing the business and planning for the future growth of the company."
Anthony Restaino, Ampi Plastics
"Evan has been a great asset to our business and has been fundamental to our growing success. Providing an external independent perspective, he has guided us to make informed strategic decisions about the way we operate, act and plan. After every meeting we walk away with a bit of valuable knowledge or advice that we have applied into real business scenarios that ultimately have made a huge difference to all aspects of our business.
We have exceeded our own expectations in our growth and profitability in the business and look forward to much more”.
Josh Cohen, Lemonade
“At first I was quite guarded about having a business coach, but I quickly learnt the qualities and knowledge base Evan brought were invaluable!
The knowledge and accountability that I have adopted in my business in the past year has given me a springboard for rapid growth over the next couple of years. The professionalism Evan has instilled in me has transformed my business, we now have a plan and procedure for all tasks in our business.
Evan truly knows what he is talking about. For any issues that may arise in my business he has an answer, which saves me money and more importantly time! He makes you think outside the box and gives you the confidence to pursue all business goals you wish to achieve.”
Evan’sexcellent experience and guidance plus the Action systems, processes and learnings have resulted in many positive returns in our business. Our business to business sales are up, we have a real marketing strategy in place, with the collateral and systems to support it, we’re building a strong team to deliver the work, and best of all our business confidence is up.
We’ve really enjoyed the process of Evan pushing us along and setting the goal post for our business planning –we’ve achieved so much more in terms of establishing a professionally structured business in a year and a half than we could have ever imagined possible. Looking back, I was the business and the business was me, covering too many roles, wearing too many hats! Now we have a real business that operates with or without my energy and efforts”