Growing Australia's Companies Program

This program consists of two parts: the Assessment Clinic and the Growth Modules

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Program Overview

The Growing Australia’s Companies Program consists of two parts: the Assessment Clinic for the CEO/MD only (one-day commitment) and the Growth Modules for the CEO/MD plus two members of the executive team (three, three-day modules, over approximately a nine-month period). The program is underpinned by our Knowledge Framework for Growth – our guiding framework that enables CEOs/MDs and executives to understand how their company works and the changes they need to make to grow their company.

Our secret sauce is our integrated and comprehensive Knowledge Framework for Growth, which underpins the knowledge and skills CEOs/MDs and executives need to know to grow their company. Our Framework will help you understand what you need to do, when, and in what order to grow your company and enable you to develop a strategic framework for making decisions, formulating strategies and implementing organisational change. The framework consists of six parts, plus strategy across all components:

Products and Services
What to sell and how to design it, develop and manufacture it.

Marketing and Sales
Who to sell to, at what price, using which channels

Dealing with Externalities
Tracking things that impact your business over which you have no control

Building the Organisation
How to build an organisation that represents your values but can operate without you

Financing Growth
When to take on debt or equity, from whom, under what conditions

Managing yourself as a Leader
How to keep growing as a leader and person throughout your whole life


About The Assessment Clinic


CEOs/MDs of Australian companies with 5 – 200 full-time employees.

Program Fee:

$5,000 (excl GST) for the CEO/MD. Please contact the Australian Centre for Business Growth team to find out about scholarships that may be available to your company.


One-day (9am – 5pm).

What You Can Expect


Based on our Knowledge Framework for Growth, learn from and work with Growth Experts (all of whom have started, grown and exited their own companies) to understand what happens during growth, how your role changes as CEO/MD, responsibilities as a leader, and what you can do to fast-track growth.


Identify what is preventing growth in your company and what you can do to accelerate growth. The Growth Experts will review your Assessment Clinic prep-work, provide feedback, and help you develop a Company Growth Action Plan as well as a personal Leadership Development Plan.


Connect with other like-minded CEOs/MDs of small and medium companies attending the Clinic; learn from each other’s experiences; discuss your company’s inhibitors and opportunities as well as the results of your pre-Assessment Clinic diagnostic with the Growth Experts and your peers.


Use our comprehensive Action Planner with growth content, tools and resources to understand your company’s strengths and weaknesses. Gain access to growth refresher content after you attend the Assessment Clinic which is designed to keep you on track with your goals.

Growing Australia's Companies Growth Clinics

companies have attended an Assessment Clinic AU wide


would recommend the Assessment Clinic to other CEOs/MDs*


now believe their company has opportunities & potential to accelerate its growth*


of executives would recommended the Growth Modules to another CEO**

*Of those who attended an Assessment Clinic and responded to an evaluation to date. **Of those who have attended the Growth Modules and responded to an evaluation.

Who we've worked with

Lee Munro, Styling Services

Lee Munro Managing Director

“The Clinic was an excellent opportunity to stop, look and assess my business and myself as a leader. With the assistance of the experts who had vast experience in business growth, I was able to validate that I was on the right path to growth, improve my leadership and learn the skills and knowledge required to take my business to the next level.”

Matthew Stead, Resonate Acoustics

Matthew Stead CEO

“The Assessment Clinic was very helpful to identify weaknesses in our company and to also reinforce the things we were doing right. As a result of the Clinic, I’ll be implementing more KPI’s for our team and work to improve clarity around processes. We now have a more robust plan for achieving growth.”

David Hart, Dematec

David Hart CEO

“The Clinic challenges CEOs to think deeply about the performance of their organisation and the factors that are holding back improved performance. The excellent facilitation and open dialogue with other attending CEOs helps to identify issues and develop an action plan. I would highly recommend the Clinic to CEOs and business owners.”

David Worth, Go Natural

David Worth CEO

“The Clinic was a tremendous opportunity to reflect on the future of our business and impediments to growth. Rather than leaving with an idea of what we needed to grow, I left with an action plan for growth. I realised that I need to spend more time on business strategy, work with my team to re-set our company’s vision and make bold decisions that will lead to rapid growth.”

About The Growth Modules

Companies that benefit most from the Growth Modules are those with 5-200 full-time employees and a burning desire to grow. They have experienced some growth and are ready to step up to the next level. They need to make changes in the company (organisational, people, market, product and financial) in order to achieve growth.

Program Fee:
As of July 1 2019, the cost for the CEO/MD and two executives to attend all three, three-day Growth Modules is $38,250 (excl GST) per company. Please contact the Australian Centre for Business Growth team to find out about scholarships that may be available to your company.

Three, three-day modules, delivered over approximately nine months.

What You Can Expect

Based on our Knowledge Framework for Growth, learn from and work with Growth Experts (all of whom have started, grown and exited their own companies) on what you can do to lead, manage and accelerate business growth. Dive deep into what it takes to build a strong organisation that can sustain growth, explore different financing options, choose appropriate marketing and sales strategies, understand how to develop innovative products or services, learn how to track externalities that impact your business, and how to manage yourself as a leader through all four stages of growth.

The Growth Modules are for the CEO/MD who attended the Assessment Clinic plus at least two additional members of his or her Executive Team. Attend the program together, learn together, plan together and then execute growth plans together to keep your company aligned and moving up the growth curve.

Participate in a dynamic and interactive learning environment, with up to 10 other small and medium companies. Listen to expert presentations, participate in peer-to-peer learning and group discussions, then develop growth Action Plans based on your learning. Finish off each module by working together with your Executive Team to align and set your company’s growth goals for the next few months, and then report to the Growth Experts and other program participants on what you are going to do to grow the company between now and the next module – outlining time-frames, resources, and who is responsible for each goal. You are then held accountable for your progress in between modules.

Our program has a built-in accountability process to help you and your Executive Team stay on track in achieving your growth goals. Our Growth Experts hold you accountable for your progress between modules, provide feedback on your growth plans, and help you “de-risk” your growth strategies to support your company’s success.

Use our comprehensive Learning Journal with growth content, tools and resources to record notes, create action plans and identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses. Gain access to growth refresher content including webinars, interactive tools, and fortnightly “Dr Jana Refresher” emails to help you stay on track with your growth goals.


revenue increase*


profit increase*


FTE jobs created*


companies have attended Growth Modules throughout Australia

*Aggregate FY19 results of the 265 companies who responded to our FY19 longitudinal study.

Who we've worked with

Dale Roberts, Kojo

Dale Roberts CEO

“I highly recommend the Growth Modules. They enabled our team to align on our company’s key issues and growth inhibitors. I like how the modules have built in accountability for when we go back to our company. I have studied many courses that feel great at the time but didn’t challenge us when we didn’t implement our plans. This accountability gives the course credibility.”

Tom Thorn, Total Result Ag Consulting

Tom Thorn Managing Director

“To other companies considering enrolling in the Growth Modules, go for it! It makes you review, rest and think”.

Karen Tsonidis, Energetiks

Karen Tsonidis CEO

“The program was mind-blowingly amazing. We were provided with tools we’d never seen before, and it’s completely changed the way that we operate our business. Absolutely every tool and piece of knowledge we were given has helped us to grow way beyond what we thought was possible. We literally applied everything we’d been taught. We couldn’t ignore it.”

Wayne Gerard, RedEye Apps

Wayne Gerard Co-Founder and CEO

“The program was great, our lead team took away so many practical ideas that we have actioned in our business. Our business grew from 9 to more than 30 staff in 7 months, thanks to Dr Jana Matthews and her team.”