What People Say

Advisory, Coaching and Facilitation Services

“John has an incredible understanding of families in business – what makes families tick, and what sometimes drives them apart. John recently did a fantastic presentation to the Family Business Australia Advisers Network on Genograms. He showed a simple and powerful way of presenting family relationships both current and historical on one sheet of paper. It is an amazing way of easily seeing the complexity of the family and how it fits together. It highlights where the issues are and where they have arisen, and opens up a possibility for conversations that have probably never been aired. Thanks John.”
Jayne Griffiths, Managing Director, My HR Adviser
John currently facilitates two Family Business Australia Forum Groups. His expert skills as a facilitator, coupled with his knowledge and understand of issues affecting family businesses have added a great deal of value to the support and services we offer our members. John conducts himself with calm professionalism, is always positive and supportive, and maintains a high level of confidentiality. Top qualities: Personable, expert and high integrity
Lorraine Willis, Family Business Australia
Brilliant but simple presentation on the benefits of forward planning to avoid disaster. Essential for people in business to begin the conversations with family and business partners.
Antony Vidray, Partner, Anderson Vidray
“John helped me recognize my ability, and encouraged me through some difficult situations. He facilitated the necessary steps towards my success and stretched me beyond my comfort level, providing feedback in ways that challenged and supported my development. I found John a trusted guide with whom to share all my hopes and aspirations, while adopting the role of a mentor. John has a library of knowledge and is a persistent motivator. Always an educator.”
David Hepburn, Managing Director, K-One Fluid Power
“Working with John Broons has been rewarding not only for me but our mutual client. John understood the needs of the client, his family and their family business. Working with all generations in this family business, and across multiple levels of authority, he collaboratively involved the services of accountants, lawyers and other financial disciplines. John has become the client’s true trusted family adviser.”
Mauri Mucciacciaro, Partner, Grant Thornton Australia
Advising a family business on succession planning can be a delicate business. The one shoe fits all formula had not worked for us on two previous occasions. Previous attempts using a fixed format with little regard for existing systems left us with massive duplication and not being able to deal with the original request. John had the ability to listen to what was required and then provide the format, facilitation skills and outside perspective needed to bring our project to a conclusion. Thank you John.
Peter Hondema, Managing Director, Hycon Hydraulic Systems
John has the capacity to help me attain amazing clarity when assisting me work through business issues. He does this without the need to offer short term silver bullet solutions or become prescriptive. It results in a better long term outcome.
David Egerton-Warburton, Managing Director, Agrimaster

What People Say

Speaking and Conference Workshops

“Brilliant but simple presentation on the benefits of forward planning to avoid disaster. Essential for people in business to begin the conversations with family and business partners.”

– Antony Vidray, Partner, Anderson Vidray.

“The presentation gave me a lot of questions that I need to answer in order for my death to run smoothly! It is a trigger for me to start planning so my family understand what my wishes are in the event of my untimely death.”

– Anthony Kerr, Managing Director, Howards Storage World.

“I now realise the importance of letting people know and the process of who does what if I die tomorrow.”

– Steve Rollings, CEO, Anytime Fitness.

“An excellent “Hit List” of issues that need to be thought about, and then addressed, both in the business and at home.”

–Ross Howard, General Manager, Graph Building.

“Even though I had done most of the things in review, there are still many things to think about.”

– Kent Ireland, Managing Director, Kentan Machinery.

“A very thorough starting point for some very important discussions to be had – not just with business people, but for all families. I would have liked some more case studies to work through.”

– David Freakley, Financial Planner, Capital Partners.

“Certainly made me think not only about my circumstances but also about – if my children predecease me.”

– Bob Kerr, Chairman TEC 48.

“I found the workshop very relevant to both myself and my clients with whom I work. Also, it is a little confronting, which is what gets the message across.”

– Anthony Raykos, Chartered Accountant, Senior Manager Privately Held Business, Grant Thornton.

“Highlights the areas I have forgotten (or chosen not to remember) because of my belief it will not happen to me for a long time!!! An excellent wake up call to reality.”

– Michael Pugh, Managing Director, Western Advance.

“Assisted me to have valuable conversations with clients and connect with subject matter. Experts I can refer to. A great use of my time.”

– James McLeod, Financial Adviser, Capital Partners.

What People Say

The Executive Connection – TEC