“I first worked with Fiona through setting up the strategic planning for the Not For Profit I am secretary for – Support For Mums & their families. I was very impressed at not only the level of skill and ability to see the big picture, but how it all connected to help us make the day to day decisions that were right for SFM’s and the overall vision. I immediately asked Fiona to work her magic in my own business – mishfit franchise pty ltd and since then we have devised mishfit biz club – where we help the mishfit franchisees take their business to the next level. None of this would have been possible, if I had not met Fiona, and seen her passion, vision and positivity at work. I can not recommend her skills highly enough.”
– Michelle Wright, Founder & CEO, mishfit franchising pty ltd
“Fiona has been instrumental in growing my business, offering sound advice that is delivered with integrity and compassion. Trustworthy and astute, Fiona has a knack of getting to the heart of the issue and bringing clarity to business decisions. I would highly recommend Fiona as a business coach/consultant who delivers consistent results in a friendly, practical way.”
Business with Vivacity and Adore Yoga featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age online 8th July 2013
Nik Ellis, Director, Adore Yoga
“Fiona facilitated an initial strategic planning session with the Stake holders witn our business Hire for Baby. The process she undertook included a review of existing documents and any relevant information.
During this process she facilitated a process to ensure Hire for Baby had clarity (and agreement!) on the following:
– mid – long term high level and holistic vision for Hire for Baby
– map out all of the goals and activities to be done over the next 2 years
– prioiritise, cost and determine internal or external delivery (to determine a rough implentation plan and budget)
– change management approach for the new system
Since our session with the stakeholders we have been able to commit to our goals and implement changes required and this has had a positive impact on our business in both commercial and strategic thinking perspective. Highly recommended and will continue to engage her services.”
Marianna Barba, Hire for Baby
“I first met Fiona after winning an award and a mentoring session with Fiona was my prize. The timing for me was significant. I had been sitting on an idea for a new income stream for my business for some months and I had not been able to gain clarity on it. There was considerable risk in confusing my community and lead to a significant loss in sales. Our conversation was like nothing I had had with any other business mentor or consultant. Fiona understood my predicament within minutes, we spoke extensively about the pros and cons and I walked away with my decision made – I would do it. The results were significant. We immediately started attracting a new group of clients whom we never would have worked with previously and we increased our community engagement. Within six months this new income stream represents 30-50% of our monthly income. Fiona was quick to understand the vision, identify opportunities and assist create the path forward.”
Katrina McCarter, Bubbler
“Thanks Fiona for all your help and support with my new business. There were a lot of challenges, changes and frustrations and you helped me get through them by offering sound advice, strategies and process recommendations. The initial 2 hour meeting was very valuable to ensure we were well suited and to formulate a good plan of attack. I would have no hesitation in continuing to work with you, and appreciate you taking a genuine interest in me, my business and doing so in such an approachable but professional manner.”
Paul Friedman, Founder, Max Entertainment Pty Ltd
“We were delighted to have Fiona work with us to fine tune our processes and be guided by her expertise in assisting us to move forward. Fiona never lost sight of our not for profit community focus and guided us accordingly with new directions and ideas to ensure we remain competitive and sustainable. We would not hesitate to recommend Fiona to any prospective clients and will certainly use her services again in the future.”
– Jude Rangitaawa, House Co-ordinator, Moongala Neighbourhood House
“Fiona helped me establish the direction I wanted to take my business venture in. She took time to understand my market, met me on my level of technical understanding and established a warm and friendly connection from the outset. I walked away from our meetings feeling empowered, confident and excited about being a small business owner. I encourage anyone starting out in business, whether small or big, to consider connecting with Vivacity.”
Lauren Brabham, Director, Growing Together Psychology
“I have also attended Fiona’s Life & Business Strategy Workshop. That was an amazing day of picking apart my business and life to gain clarity around the best way forward for me personally. Fiona has continued to support me in that journey since that event.
I believe so strongly in Fiona and the work she is doing to create a paradigm shift for business that we have now started collaborating together on other projects. I can’t wait to see where those opportunities take us in the future.”
– Loren Bartley, Impactiv8
Fiona’s authentic approach and deep understanding of business processes meant she could provide me with the structure and strategy needed to take my business to the next level. She uncovered ideas that I hadn’t yet thought of and ensured they were aligned with my business vision.
Working with her has been invaluable and I highly recommend Fiona, particularly for her authentic approach and professional knowledge.”
– Karen Valekoulis, Connected Communications
“Working with Fiona helped me become clear on what was most important in life and business and how to integrate this moving forward in a way that aligns with my values and vision. She is full of new ideas, and her authenticity and down to earth attitude is really refreshing.”
– Christine Ford, Life in Sync
“I GOT MY DREAM JOB!!
A few months ago I did the boot camp with Fiona. I have always been a fairly positive person but had a really hard year and was feeling very stuck on my life. I was going in circles trying to figure out what I wanted but the problem was I couldn’t have the answers till I cleared all the shit! Thanks to Fiona the main thing I learnt was to actually figure out EVERYTHING that I wanted- btw you cannot want too much so get specific with it all! Write it down often! The next thing that I was not good at was living in the present moment – I learnt how to feel genuine gratitude for my life as it was but at the same time, KNOWING that I can have the life/career etc that was truly in my heart! I also learnt patience as this process for getting my dream job was almost 3 months until I got the official letter of offer!
Go for your dreams and don’t settle for something that you know is not right purely out of fear. Be patient as the answers come. Put the effort into YOURSELF! Enjoy and appreciate.
Thank you so much Fiona”
– Ingrid Bloom
Fiona spent time in a one on one coaching capacity and whilst I initially thought much of the focus would be on work it was actually the process of sorting things at home that freed up the opportunity and space to make a plan to deal with the myriad of challenges at work. In many ways it was always stuff I knew I had to do but it was the process of making a plan, getting it out of my head and having it available visually.
In many ways she also gave me permission to put down the superwoman cape and admit – without any sense of defeat – that I couldn’t do it all. What is really great about Fiona’s work was the simple follow up that helped to keep my on track. We’d break things down into a manageable to do list which I received almost straight after our meeting. She’d then check in with me in between meetings and the process of updating her helped me to keep focus on what was ultimately important. But it was unlike a to do list I would have created for myself. The space its created allowed me to deal with the stresses at work myself and has generated a calmer, more supported home life and a more creative vision for what my future will be.”