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Business Consulting

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version of yourself?

Let’s take the first step towards your goals.

Are you looking for a proven way to achieve your business objections?

Business consulting is a holistic education service which focuses on the most critical issues and opportunities facing businesses today.

As a consulting service I will optimise every aspect of your business, including marketing, strategy, operations, organisation, technology, analytics, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and sustainability.

As an experienced business consultant I will provide you with expert advice in specific areas, such as accounting, management, security, legal, finance, HR and many other specialty fields.

Located in Wollongong for in-person sessions, with digital sessions available to assist you anywhere in the world, I work with clients both locally and internationally, with additional accreditation to deliver online coaching and counselling.

Don’t defer your business dreams.

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The importance of business consulting

A business consulting service examines your business from a holistic perspective.

This way, they capture value throughout every department of your organisation, from marketing, sales, and HR to accounting, legal and more.

A business consultant works with you on business strategy, planning and problem solving.

During this process, they help you develop practical business skills and knowledge.

Helping to develop your business from the ground up, a business consultant can design your business model and marketing plan, determine the most effective marketing techniques and how to use them.

In this role, I will help you plan and implement projects, give practical advice, and brainstorm solutions with you to produce creative and practical results that enhance new-world strategic thinking.

A business consultant’s key tasks include:

  • ✓ Coordinating with business owners to ensure solutions are implemented
  • ✓ Building rapport with internal and external vendors to support business objectives
  • ✓ Developing and implementing business initiatives and goals, and;
  • ✓ Modifying business programs to ensure goals are met

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Helps with: Anxiety, bereavement, grief, loss, bullying, mental health, relationships, trauma, stress.

Counselling falls under the umbrella term of ‘talking therapies’.

Counselling gives people the opportunity to talk openly about their challenges and feelings, while being heard and understood. Counselling tends to be short-term and I tend to use solution-focused, existential and person-centred short-term methods. Counselling aims to help you live a more productive life in your own way.

If you are looking to make a positive change in your life, or would like to explore and understand your feelings in more depth, please explore my counselling services further.


Helps with: Mental health, wellness goals, fear and insecurities, stress, relationships, destructive habits, childhood trauma, grief, loss, anxiety and depression.

Psychotherapy is a collection of therapies designed to help you with the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are affecting you. I am trained in integrative, existential and humanistic psychotherapies. This means I work with you wherever your headspace is.

Psychotherapy is more long-term work and gives you the necessary skills to cope with challenges in a healthy and empowering way.

If you are looking to take control of your life and move forward with confidence and resilience, please explore my psychotherapy services further.

Life Coaching

Helps with: Confidence, career choices, accountability, goal setting, relationships, meaning, purpose, happiness.

Life coaching is a broad term that includes the support and guidance to live the life you crave.

If you feel disheartened, disillusioned, struggling with self-esteem, or any negative perception of your day to day routine, life coaching can assist.

Like a sculptor seeing a statue inside a block of clay, a life coach can challenge, motivate, support and inspire you.

If you are looking to return the spark to your life and power towards clearly defined goals, please explore my life coaching services further.

Business Consulting

Helps with: Changing workloads, business growth, training, upskilling, performance management, financial planning.

Are you satisfied with the current performance of your business? Or the people within your business? Business consulting provides objective support to ensure maximum productivity, efficiency and a confident workforce.

As an experienced business consultant I’m able to identify markets, bring niche expertise, action change, provide objectivity, and develop lasting professional solutions.

My expertise is in the area of assisting you to gain the best effort from your staff in order to achieve your professional goals.

If you are looking to increase business and achieve success, please explore my business consulting services further.

Business and Executive Coaching

Helps with: Productivity, motivation, leadership skills, performance, staff morale, communication, marketing, goal setting.

Business and executive coaching are two methods with the same goal – to solve business related issues and help clients get more from their business.

While business coaching has a focus on the metrics of success for a business: strategy, market needs, organisation and so on; executive coaching deals with personal growth.

Blended together these skills offer dynamic and multi-dimensional approaches, ideal for businesses looking to stabilise or grow.

I have extensive experience working with small businesses and professional practitioners to improve their mindsets, and as a result, increase their profits.

If you are looking to maximise the potential of your business, please explore my business and executive coaching services further.

Online Therapist Training

Helps with: Mentoring, digital familiarity, digital therapeutic holding, feedback, communication, disinhibition effect, written communication, audio and video tools.

Are you looking to take your real world therapeutic skills to the online environment?

The continued progression of technology has allowed for traditional therapeutic practice to move to the digital space, with client lives accessible in a dynamic and modern way.

Across email, audio, and video connectivity, the ability to connect with and heal clients wherever they are has never been more available.

Over the past three years, I have been training online therapists with my online therapy training solutions. This has expanded to become Australian Online Therapy Training.

If you are looking to succeed in the online therapy world, please explore my online therapist training services further.

Corporate Training

Helps with: Closing skill gaps, engaged employees, industry changes, technological development, job satisfaction.

A business that stands still is one that falls behind its competition.

With your staff the key to your success or failure as a business owner, it’s vital to ensure they experience regular training.

As an experienced coach, psychotherapist and mentor I can assist you to take your business to the next level.

If you are looking to achieve or retain your competitive edge, please explore my corporate training services further.

How do business consultants engage with their clients?

Good business consultants favour a collaborative approach to consulting, ensuring that clients are kept in the loop at every stage of the consulting process.

Constant communication with your business consultant enables you to get actionable solutions which are specifically tailored to your needs.

The key to a valuable consultant-client relationship is based on the quality of communication.

As an experienced business consultant, I am committed to doing more than provide industry expertise – I will work directly with you to produce the best possible outcome.

Isn’t it time you put your business first?

What to expect

One of the most difficult things about hiring a business consultant is finding a professional that can take your business exactly where you want it to go.

Whether that’s increasing profit, improving team performance, optimising your business strategy or performing vital market research, with the right business consultant, your business will thrive.

Fortunately, finding the perfect consultant for your business is simple.

Just call or email to set up a discussion about how I can help you move your business where you want to go.

With face-to-face meetings available in Wollongong or Thirroul, my services are also accessible online for your convenience.

Together we will discuss your needs, and implement the right strategies and programs to achieve and exceed your business goals.

Don’t wait. Claim your FREE 15 minute strategy session over the phone today.

What business consulting can do for you

Whether you’re a new business owner, or want to expand your business, a business consultant can take your business to the next level.

I will work with you on strategy, planning and problem solving to help you develop useful business skills and knowledge.

As your business consultant I can perform a range of tasks to improve your business’ performance, profits and market share, to name a few.

These tasks include:

  • – Determining the best marketing techniques to use
  • – How to use them effectively
  • – Setting achievable long and short-term goals
  • – Developing your business strategy
  • – Creating a customised business plan
  • – And more

Who will benefit from business consulting?

As business consulting encompasses all aspects of your organisation, small and large businesses are able to reap great benefits.

Hiring a business consultant is one of the first investments a start-up business owner should make.

These professionals have the experience and expertise to advise you on the creation and execution of your business plan.

Whether you are a local business based in the Wollongong area or located elsewhere in Australia, this will potentially save you time, frustration and thousands of dollars in the long run.

As your business consultant, I provide priceless support and guidance across a range of specialties, and provide practical training on what further action you need to take.

I am able to review your business plan, compare it with your long- and short-term business goals, and make improvements to enhance your chances of success.

What is the difference between business consulting and business development?

While they may sound similar, business consulting and business development are very different fields.

Put simply, business consulting involves assisting a business with their niche.

As a business consultant I am able to specialise in a particular area (i.e. HR, marketing, management, etc.) and as the name suggests, provide an outside expertise when recruited by companies to work on particular projects.

By contrast, business development helps to grow a business from the ground up.

Business development is a function which is primarily performed by employees, directly for the employer. This involves bringing in new sources of revenue and customers.

Business coaching is another valuable tool, with a focus on one-on-one guidance to create the conditions for success, rather than solve a niche business problem.

Looking for more ways to improve your business performance?

Why choose me?

  • ✔ Increasing profit
  • ✔ Improving team performance
  • ✔ Optimising business strategy
  • ✔ Improving your company culture
  • ✔ Retaining customers, and;
  • ✔ Optimising the performance of every department, such as marketing and sales, finance, legal, IT, and more.

What makes me different from the rest

The key difference between my business consulting service and competing business consultants lies in the way I value communication with clients.

Unlike competitors who often instill their beliefs from the top down, I favour a collaborative approach to consulting, ensuring you are kept in the loop at every stage of the consulting process.

I provide you with constant communication, which provides you with actionable solutions specifically tailored to your needs.

And, unlike other business consulting firms, I give you much more than industry expertise.

At all times I work directly with you to produce the best possible outcome.

At the heart of successful business consulting is a partnership.

Let’s work together to turn your business around.

Business consulting prices

Business coaching sessions are $260 each.

Coaching packages can also be purchased upon request.

Other prices available upon request.


"I hired Renee McDonald as my business coach and I can highly recommend her. She gave me the clarity, focus and contacts I needed to take my practice to a level I wanted. She basically gave me the courage and confidence to build a practice that suits me next to the contacts needed. I'm still in my early days but Renee showed me the way and it's working".
Annette E.
Counsellor and Career Coach

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Questions to ask before hiring a business consultant

What do business consultants charge?

Some business consultants charge flat fees for specific consulting services, and others charge an hourly rate.

Please reach out and contact me for your complimentary 15 minute phone consultation and quotes.

What is business strategy consulting?

Business strategy consulting involves assisting business leaders to develop their business strategy. Consultants walk you through the process of determining who you are as a leader, where you want to go, how to get there, and your definition of success.

Business strategy consultants can help you make strategic planning decisions, such as where to allocate time, money and resources to achieve your organisational objectives.

They also help you determine which strategic initiatives to pursue, and which initiatives are not worth investing your time, money and resources in.

I can work with you to determine these factors through market research, scenario planning, competitive analysis and professional experience.

With a business strategy consultant, you will achieve sustained growth, optimal team performance and leadership development.

How long does the business consulting process take?

The length of time that consultants are employed depends on the needs of the business and how much money they are willing to invest.

Typically, consultants can spend anywhere between a few weeks and a few months giving advice and putting plans into action to improve business outcomes.

In many cases, business consulting can be paired with life coaching to solve both personal and professional problems in sync.

What types of business consulting are there?

This industry is incredibly diverse, with a wide variety of consulting types to suit the needs of any business, large or small.

The main types of business consulting include:

  • – Strategy consulting
  • – Management consulting
  • – Operations consulting
  • – Financial advisory consulting
  • – Human resources consulting, and;
  • – IT consulting, to name a few.

How do I find the best consultant?

I will provide you with the skills and knowledge to successfully execute your business plan, while saving you time and money.

Where are you located?

Based in New South Wales, I offer face-to-face meetings in Wollongong and Thirroul. I also offer international and online business consulting services online.

How do I book?

To reserve your first business consulting session, just click on the “Book Now” button.