Paul Farmer is a strong business coach who stands beside you offering tools, support, vision and clarity. He is vital if you want to grow and evolve your business but you are just not sure how or where to start first. I met Paul prior to commencing my business and I would not be where I am today without him.
- Katrina Robbins, Principal, Ausure Financial Group
“We at BMM Group worked with Paul at Mentoris to reset our Corporate Strategy when we incorporated a new partner in to our organisation in 2017. Having an agreed purpose, direction and clear next steps was key to allowing the BMM Group to be fully aligned in our proposed growth. The half day workshop was pitched at the right level and well facilitated. It’s given us a great base to now deliver on.”
- Ben McDonnell, Director, BMM Group
We have used Paul for over 12 months now as an external sounding board, and strategist for our business. The results speak for themselves; with an increase in profit of nearly 50% last FY. This corresponded with a decrease in hours worked by myself as a director. This has been achieved through the objectivity of Paul as an external source, and his ability to crystallise our own ideas and combine them with his own strategic approach. His fees more than pay for themselves exponentially.
- Joe Ward, Owner, Boss Pest & Termite Solutions
Since working with Paul at the Mentoris Group we have been able to open up new pathways and develop new thinking about our business which has been invaluable in a great number of ways. We would recommend anyone needing a new point of view and great, honest conversation about your business to speak with Paul about getting clarity and direction on your business strategy.
- Saul Edmonds, Owner, Roundhouse Creative
I have had the pleasure of working with Paul over the course of several years with Repsol (formally Talisman Energy) in the Papua New Guinea exploration and development assets.
During this time, I witnessed Paul to be an enthusiastic, reliable, honest and integral member of the extended leadership team who led teams through his values and was held in high regard by his team members, peers and the senior leadership team. In particular I worked closely with Paul to facilitate senior leadership team quarterly strategic workshops, designed to challenge the way we were thinking, how we were achieving results, and what further scenarios could improve or challenge the business goals. Paul was invaluable in this process as he was able to take his strengths and apply them to challenge the way leadership was performing and in turn helped create a culture within the business that was focused on the total wellbeing of the people within the business.
I have followed Paul’s progress with Mentoris Group and would not hesitate to bring Paul back into the business to support team and individual development, fulfilment and refocus on what’s important to the business, the wellbeing of its people.
- David Lester, Chief Office Representative, Repsol (PNG)
Paul Farmer is a Genius and I am so grateful!
Paul and I have been working together for twelve months now with Mentoring and Accountability work for my business. Initially weekly, now fortnightly I am totally stoked with the results I have to date. Paul has the ability to see through a different set of eyes, whatever it is I’m trying to achieve, and can offer me a different way of doing things to achieve the results I actually want.
Clarity is so important in a business, especially when you are the only one in it. That’s where I have found Paul’s mentoring and thought process to be most helpful. He’s a great “sounding board” for when I’m mulling over an issue, and his experiences allow him to tap in to a vast pool of knowledge to throw out a pearl of wisdom, to help solve any situation.
Paul is curious, intelligent, witty and tough when he needs to be…(with me that’s been often!) My business is in a much better place now, largely in part due to the work I’ve put in with Paul.
Like I said… truly grateful. Thank you, for all you are and all you bring to our coaching and mentoring sessions.
- Belinda Shaw, Director, No BS Business Strategies
Being a small business owner I’d reached a point where I always seemed to be busy, yet wasn’t seeing the results and growth. I spoke to Paul and we quickly implemented an accountability system, whereby I prepare and share my weekly goals each Sunday night and we have a call each Friday to discuss my week's successes. Paul challenges me on my standards, beliefs, strategies and time management which is exactly what I was looking for. It’s taken my focus to a new level and can’t thank Paul enough for helping me step up.
- Richard Comer, Owner, The Vehicle Broker
Paul was engaged by Bennett and Bennett Group to facilitate our recent 3-year business plan strategy session.
Paul handled the session professionally and kept all 13 participants on track and accountable. We were extremely happy with the value Paul provided on the day and look forward to working with him again in the near future.
We recommend any company who needs a neutral voice to steer their strategy sessions, to seriously consider using Paul. He was excellent!
- Mark Billsborough, Managing Director, Bennett & Bennett
Paul did a great job running a workshop for our team. Paul is authentic and insightful and able to engage the room.
- Ash Nelson, Co Founder, Biarri Group
Our small business was fortunate enough to have Paul come and run a DISC profile session at our recent team day. His calm and fun approach had our team enthralled and no doubt the business will reap the benefits for many years to come.
We can't recommend Paul or The Mentoris Group highly enough. We hope to make them a regular contributor at our team days moving forward.
- Laura Bartlett, Manager, Rayell
Paul led our firm through a Goals Workshop which was interactive and intuitive. More importantly, the staff were able to get a lot out of it – giving them guidance and the necessary momentum to put down their career and personal goals. In addition, Paul was able to masterfully ensure that the goals set up by staff were interwoven with the goals of NB Lawyers.
I was very impressed and I recommend Paul to any company especially businesses looking to grow and retain their staff.
- Jonathan Mamaril, Principal and Director, NB Lawyers
One of the common issues that small business owners have is they often feel isolated, without the ability to ‘bounce ideas’ off those who have empathy and understanding of their position. This was me and it was frustrating.
Paul not only provides a space to safely share whatever you are currently experiencing, he also responds with effective, simple and instantly applicable advice, which allows you to clearly focus on what you need to do next and also what you need to do strategically. I’m now taking more action and getting even more quality results as a result of our work. The Mentoris Group is the ultimate business advice sounding board and I cannot recommend Paul’s services highly enough.
Brendan Bolton – Bolton Coaching & Consulting
I was at a crossroads in my consultancy career when I caught up with Paul to have a chat & coffee.
We discussed my proposals for future career moves & the Industry I wanted to focus on...my options became much clearer with Paul’s down-to-earth independent opinion & a reminder to believe in my choices.
I’ve now signed a new contract and thoroughly enjoying the new path I’m heading down…Thanks!
Jacque Healy – Jacque Healy Consulting
Working with Paul over a 6 month period has changed me and my perspective on what it means to live life on my terms. I felt I was losing control of my hectic schedule including long work hours, a young family and a not so healthy lifestyle, which Paul quickly identified and set about having me change. His ability to help me refocus on what mattered, through adding structure and accountability, meant I have been able to create momentum in all areas of my life. Paul has such a positive, easy going, empathetic style, that makes challenging situations so much easier to work through. I highly recommend working with Paul and will be referring him to those in my networks.
Nathan Wunsch, Partner, Property Pursuit Buyer's Agent
"Paul helped change my life. I was in a rut and felt like I was drowning in a career I didn’t love or have a passion for anymore. After several one-on-one consultations, I had clarity of what I wanted to achieve, my confidence increased in making a decision and I was able to move forward. I ended up changing my career direction by Paul helping me narrow down my true passions and defining my skill set… and now I have the job of my dreams being Marketing Manager for a Travel Agency. I never imagined what working with Paul would have done. A great and necessary experience, essential to make things happen in my life. I can't thank him enough."
"Paul initially helped me understand what was most important in my life and then design a broken down plan to achieve each of the goals in the different areas in life. It was about looking at what was in balance and what what out of balance and designing an action plan to bring the entire life structure together. The systems and tools were well thought out and easy to follow. I'm now refocused and have a clear path moving forward with accountability action steps along the way. Exactly what I need!"
Chris Williams (Paddington PT)
"I would like to thank you immensely for the opportunity. For me it was a process of becoming aware of many things in my personal life and learning at the same time along the way. My experience as your client was very good. Thank you for conducting the sessions with such respect, ethic, care and great sense of humor. Thank you for helping me think and reflect demonstrating in a practical way the importance of focus, discipline and awareness of what you want. Thank you for your time and dedication."
Milena Pilla Widholzer