SPIRIT OF BUSINESS 

A monthly program at Emporium Hotel Brisbane for business owners and corporate leaders to develop strategic thinking skills and grow a sustainable business.

Spirit of Business offers ten intensive workshops to develop strategic thinking skills and grow a sustainable business.

This workshop series is held at Emporium Hotel Brisbane with gourmet lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and end-of-day refreshments. Optional accommodation for out-of-town participants includes a 15% corporate discount.
 
Gold Pass Special to all 10 workshops
‘The Gold Pass was the best investment I made this year. Brilliant.’ - Nick Lake, Founder Nickel Energy. 
$5950
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Six Pack Special select 6 workshops  
‘The Six Pack let me customise around the growth needs of my business.’ -  Amelia Ahern, Director, Powermax.
$3750
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A. Strategic Mission, Mantra, Brand and Values | Wed 1 Feb 2023 or 7 Feb 2024 or 5 Feb 2025 | 9am-5pm
Design an enduring purpose that encourages employees and inspires customer loyalty.
A1. Craft bold, valuable and target-driven mission and mantra statements
A2. Create a brand that positively affects consumer behaviour and aligns with your strategic intent
A3. Gain clarity by closing gaps between your stated values, ethics and actions
$795
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B. Predicting Your Business Future | Wed 8 Mar 2023 or 6 Mar 2024 or 5 Mar 2025 | 9am-5pm
Learn how to leverage and hedge in an external environment of mega-trends and radical uncertainties.
B1. Safeguard your success by assessing how your business should react under five possible futures
B2. Calculate Expected Monetary Values to help choose between potential options
B3. Reduce risk by applying a Barbell Approach to your strategy
$795
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C. Winning Workforce Strategies | Wed 19 Apr 2023 or 17 Apr 2024 or 2 Apr 2025 | 9am-5pm
Learn the cultural drivers of employee performance and the power of Equity Theory and predictor neurons.
C1. Learn the seven sources of employee power and the collective beliefs to challenge for greater success
C2. Master the drivers of employee performance to maximise results
C3. Expert tips on employee turnover, termination and team building to give you peace of mind
$795
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D. Business Strategy Skills | Wed 10 May 2023 or 8 May 2024 or 7 May 2025 | 9am-5pm
Cultivate a Strategic Mindset and future-proof your business. 
D1. Sense your environment and see beyond the next horizon to create better options
D2. Connect deliberately with stakeholders to create and capture even more value
D3. Combine focus, speed and influence to scale your business profitably
$795
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E. Digital Business Strategies and Cyber Protection | Wed 7 Jun 2023 or 5 Jun 2024 or 4 Jun 2025 | 9am-5pm 
Configure your business with digital strategies that drive value and mitigate cyber-attacks.
E1. Ways to thwart the seven bad cyber actors and enhance data security
E2. Transform your business with the five digital wings and capture advantages via tech adoption, substitution and upgrades
E3. Ensure success with omnichannel, supplier, modular-producer and ecosystem-driver approaches 
$795
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F. Strategic Leadership Skills | Wed 23 Aug 2023 or 21 Aug 2024 or 20 Aug 2025 | 9am-5pm
Learn the nine secrets of leadership shared by GE, Disney, the FBI and the Vatican. 
F1. Foster a greater understanding of natural change cycles to seize opportunities sooner
F2. Determine your Ennea-type and dominant instinctual variant to emerge as a more effective leader 
F3. Create the awareness needed to reduce negative conflict and foster cooperation
$795
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G. Financial Strategies for Business and Life | Wed 13 Sep 2023 or 11 Sep 2024 or 17 Sep 2025 | 9am-5pm
Learn financial planning methods and metrics for both business and life.
G1. Understand formal efficiency, stability and performance ratios that give you control of your business
G2. Discover your personality based financial temperament to attract greater wealth
G3. Learn the mechanics of money and achieve financial independence
$795
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H. Strategic Negotiation Skills | Wed 4 Oct 2023 or 9 Oct 2024 or 15 Oct | 9am-5pm 
Master powerful negotiation skills that are rarely taught.
H1. Enhance your ability to master pure-price negotiations and not leave money on the table
H2. Understand and role play multi-party negotiations to create more value
H3. Gain superior skills in negotiating packaged deals to reach optimal win-win outcomes
$795
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I. Strategic Pitching and Selling Skills | Wed 15 Nov 2023 or 13 Nov 2024 or 12 Nov 2025 | 9am-5pm
Envision and craft the perfect entrepreneurial pitch. Discover secret formulas from the top salespeople.
I1. Get the most from your pitch and get more funding by saying less
I2. Learn the science of selling and the art of influence to grow your sales
I3. Master the power of non-verbal communication to overcome objections
$795
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J. Strategic Goal Setting and Personal Productivity | Wed 6 Dec 2023 or 4 Dec 2024 or 3 Dec 2025 | 9am-5pm
Position yourself with a life and business plan for the year ahead that's right for you. 
J1. Analyse which are right-for-you goals using your intuition and intention
J2. Apply Pareto logic to prioritise your schedule and activities
J3. Complete a Personal Development Profile to set better standards for your business and life
 $795
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Rare Opportunity 

Spirit of Business is a rare opportunity for business leaders to enjoy greater success and experience working with top strategic advisor and business educator John Hale. John is a highly sought after motivational speaker who presents at hundreds of business conferences, forums and events each year around the globe. 

John has worked as an early-stage investor, educated hundreds of start-ups and is a trusted advisor for some of the world’s biggest firms, including Shell, Toyota, Dulux, Hewlett Packard, ALDI, Westpac and Telstra. He is the author of three popular strategy books and a Visiting Professor who has taught strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics, accounting and project management in five business schools.

'Thinking and acting strategically are powerful ways to change the world.'  
- John Hale
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