Entrepreneur - MARKETING PRO
Meet Tim, who has owned and built six service businesses.
Tim's first started his own business in the tree service industry in the 80's. It took him seven years of stress and struggle to realise he didn't know much about running a business.
That started to change after attending The E-Myth weekend workshop with the famous book Michael Gerber, who talked about working on your business and all the topics of success business, including automating it with systems, to work without the owner.
His next learning experience was with Marketing with the great Jab Abraham, the world's highest paid marketer and then Chris Newton the Australian CEO of Results Corp.
By applying what he was fast learning, Tim tripled his business profits, while working half as many hours. Two years later he became a pioneer in the business coaching industry, starting in 1997 before the words business and coach had been put together.
Tim is now recognised internationally as a business coaching pioneer. He has trained hundreds of coaches across the world, his knowledge is printed in the books of Brad Sugars and thousands of businesses benefit from his business methodologies and systems.
Tim is the Managing Director of Profit Transformations, a business mentor and business growth an expert in sales, website optimisation, team development including recruitment with his system and digital online and offline marketing.
He has been mentoring business owners in the cities of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to name a few, as well as with businesses in USA and Canada. Most times it's with business owners he hasn't ever met face to face.
He has lived in Brisbane since 2004 with his wife and two children, after moving up from Penrith NSW where his previous business coaching business operated.
Tim grew up in Camden where he went to school and enjoyed playing hockey and chess against other schools and it's where he started his first business.
Tim's first two businesses were in the tree service industry where he started new businesses in different locations while studying to become a qualified arborist.
After 15 years of developing his business, he decided to share his success insights by becoming a pioneer in the business coaching industry starting in 1997. At the time there weren't any business coaches and he had to explain what his profession was.
While leaving Penrith to move to QLD he started his third business with a partner - a wealth creation education company that held 5-day workshops, promoted through his free seminars held in cities across QLD and NSW.
He started business coaching again in Brisbane while venturing into his next business, personal development and spiritual workshops where he became a shareholding partner and developed the systems to franchise it.
Tim won the first prestigious award of "Worldwide Business Coach of the Year 2000" for Action International (now ActionCoach) as the first NSW business coach franchisee thanks to the systems and content he developed, which was used by hundreds of business coaches and thousands of businesses in the world.
Currently, Tim calls himself a business mentor and operating from Brisbane, is a registered Queensland Government Mentoring for Growth M4G mentor and a select mentor of the Lord Mayor's Brisbane Business Hub where he provides free mentoring sessions for business owners.
Tim has also been a professional speaker and marketer of his own seminars, workshops and courses educating business owners on all aspects of business growth and entrepreneurship.
Tim has spoken at Chamber of Commerce events, national conferences, asociations, been a guest for various podcasts and live webinars.
Free Business Coaching
Tim's exposure and features in magazines began in May 1999 when he gave away six months of business coaching for free. His coaching was covered by the national business magazine - Inside Business Success.
The magazine found the business for Tim to coach by phone, which was a plant and gift retailer in Parramatta. Each month the magazine wrote up the strategies he implemented with the owner along with the difference in the business and the results.
By month five the turnover had doubled and increased again in month six at the conclusion of the free business coaching program.
1,200% Growth in 7 Months
In June 2002 My Business Success magazine published a story about a bathroom renovator whose business had grown by 1,000% in five months and by 1,200% in seven months thanks to Tim's phone coaching.
The owners were cautious and frustrated after previously spending $30,000 with experts and advisors with nothing to see by way of growth results.
SPEAKING AND TRAINING
Since 1999 Tim has marketed his own business seminars and workshops. He has spoken to thousands of businesses across the east coast of Australia in his own free business seminars, workshops, business courses and events.
He has been a featured speaker at private events including international and national conferences, expos, accounting groups and Chambers of Commerce.
With more than two decades of working with clients one on one and in small group mentoring and business course, below is a very small cross section of some of the hundreds of businesses mentored.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CLIENTS
Other countries include; Singapore, India, South Africa, and the UK
The United States
Tim Stokes is one of Australia's most experienced small business entrepreneurs, coaches and mentors. He's built six businesses over his 40+ years in business and worked with thousands of businesses in four countries.
He's a full-time researcher into entrepreneurship, extreme business success and setting businesses up so that working can become optional. He has invested over $150,000 in learning from marketing experts, entrepreneurs, business gurus and legends of international business.
With over 20,000 hours of research, development and refinement of his strategies, systems, management tools and methodology, he is respected and recommended by dozens of accounting firms, who see his results in their client's financial reports.
Tim was a pioneer in the business coaching industry being one of the very first, starting in 1997 as a "pilot" franchisee. He became the "Worldwide Business Coach of the Year in 2000" with ActionCoach, the first time they created the award. ActionCoach is the largest business coaching organisation in the world.
Tim has also spoken to thousands of business owners in self-marketed seminars, webinars, workshops, and courses. He has worked one-on-one delivering business mentoring programs in 4 countries, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. He is highly respected by leading accounting firms with dozens referring hundreds of their clients to his programs.
PO Box 789 Kenmore
QLD 4069 Australia
P: +61 7 3194 0477