Events, Workshops, Seminars

Advisory.Works deliver seminars and webinars providing proven strategies, thought-provoking ideas and new opportunities for business leadership, growth, strategy execution and succession. These events are for clients and non-clients alike and we have an incredible network of leaders that attend our events. If you’d like to take part just get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.


Christchurch Lunch Seminar
with Westpac

Topic: Navigating a Challenging Market

This focused, by invite only, lunch seminar is most beneficial when attended by Business Owners/CEO’s/GMs who want insights as to how to lead and successfully navigate, or to take advantage of a challenging or closing market. All insights presented are based on research, experience and insights from the last economic cycle.

Among other things, you will learn:

  • How to build resilience in your business
  • The levers that drive your strategic options
  • Key actions to consider to respond to a challenging market
  • Driving sales in a challenging market

Look out for future events or to talk to someone about this event contact: or 03 353 4490

About the presenter

Greg Allnutt



Greg Allnutt is a Partner and Strategic Advisor with Advisory.Works.  He has been in leadership positions for over 30 years and has led organisations up to 500 strong, having been a Regional Manger, General Manager, CE and Partner.  He is also a graduate of Massey and Canberra Universities with a Masters Degree in Management and a PostGrad in Business.

Greg has facilitated, lead and coached considerable strategy and executive leadership work to get great results. Notably he was appointed as a Member of NZ Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2006 New Years Honours for his strategy and execution work with Afghan security forces supporting successful Presidential elections in Bamyan Province.

Greg’s expertise is founded in strategic and operations planning and management; coaching, training and facilitation; leadership of change and transformation; and the development and maintenance of key stakeholder relationships.  He is known for being an engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker.


Auckland Seminar
with ASB

Topic: Leveraging The ‘Value-Based’ Economy

Businesses are about to go through a rapid shift in the way we work. The trend toward the gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicts that within 2 years, up to 40 percent of workers will likely be independent contractors.

Among other things, you will learn:

  • Why businesses need to think like Uber
  • Leveraging the gig economy (the next business as usual)
  • Forming an aligned tribe
  • Dealing with The Millennial Problem (aka opportunity)
  • Why retention is the new growth strategy
  • The 8 Levers of Sales Growth you can control
  • Retaining; People, Customers, & Suppliers in a rapidly commoditising world
  • Discovering your company’s core purpose and why it’s becoming increasingly influential to business success
  • Creating ‘culture’ in a remote world
  • Re-assessing the 9-5 Business Model
  • Which jobs will be replaced by AI (or disappear) and what new jobs will become mainstream?
  • Why businesses must play the infinite game, and how to play it

Look out for future events

About the presenter



Simon is the Founding Director of Advisory.Works. One of the highest rated presenters globally for the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation, he presents around the world helping business owners to simplify their business.

At a young age Simon rapidly moved through the ranks to become General Manager for a multi-national company by the age of 25.  He was sought-after as an astute corporate trouble-shooter, due to his ability to transform struggling businesses into profitable enterprises.

In 1994 he left the corporate sector and set up his own business and went on to establish businesses in New Zealand, the USA and Europe, including two that grew to No1 in their category.

Simon is also a familiar face on the global speaking circuit having presented to tens of thousands of business leaders through-out the world.  He presents at the EO Entrepreneurial Masters Program and Key Executive Program at MIT in Boston and is a regular presenter at Bank, Industry and Business Innovation events and conferences.

presents Profit Mastery
with Steve LeFever

Topic: Profit Mastery

Why ​Profit ​Mastery?

Starting ​and ​running ​a ​business ​is ​always ​a ​challenge, ​given ​the ​failure ​rate ​of ​50-70% ​in ​the ​first ​four ​years. ​ ​The ​economic ​volatility ​of ​the ​last ​few ​years ​has ​only ​increased ​that ​challenge.

Profit ​Mastery ​is ​a ​leading ​financial ​management ​program ​that ​gives ​participants ​the ​tools ​and ​confidence ​needed ​to ​manage ​their ​businesses ​by ​the ​numbers. ​ ​The ​program ​provides ​independent ​business ​owners ​unparalleled ​financial ​perspective ​and ​tools ​to ​take ​advantage ​of ​opportunities. ​ ​Starting ​and ​running ​a ​business ​without ​Profit ​Mastery ​is ​like ​setting ​out ​for ​an ​unfamiliar ​destination ​without ​a ​road ​map. ​ ​You’ll ​be ​introduced ​to ​invaluable ​management ​resources ​that ​should ​be ​part ​of ​every ​business ​owner’s ​tool ​kit. ​ ​You ​will ​laugh ​too, ​we ​promise!

Content: This two-day case-study driven program turns ordinary financial statements into powerful financial intelligence. You’ll be introduced to the “Scorecard”, the “Road May”, the “Cups” and the “Gap”. And you’ll be able to apply these tools immediately.

Look out for future events like this!

About the presenter



Steve LeFever, MBA, CFE, is the founder of Profit Mastery and one of the most unusual bank managers you’ll ever come across. He is arguably the most dynamic financial and independent business advocate working in the business marketplace today, and he is amazingly adept at presenting sophisticated financial concepts and tools in practical, understandable language. This is finance like you’ve never seen it before!

Steve LeFever has developed a unique way of providing education that thousands of business owners have described as “the best program they have ever attended” and “they never look at their businesses the same way again!”. He’s accomplished this by utilising a unique combination of information, motivation…and humour!

Steve, part comedian, part financial manager, former commercial banker, and successful entrepreneur – and 100% world-class presenter. Steve drives home his message with a no-nonsense, laugh-out-loud approach that makes him the top-rated presenter at virtually every conference he attends (see below for some previous attendees comments).

Driving financial discipline can be a big challenge – and in this area, Steve LeFever can do it like no one else. The thousands who hear him speak every year in the USA, and around the world, applaud his distinct “tell it like it is” perspective but it’s his interaction and connection with his audiences that brings his message home.

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