Testimonials

“John Corban has helped Harrison’s Landscaping grow into one of Sydney’s leading landscaping companies”

“John Corban has helped Harrison’s Landscaping grow into one of Sydney’s leading landscaping companies.  Over the year that John has helped to systemise and generally improve our business it has occurred to me that, just because we were good landscapers and had great customer service, didn’t mean that I had any training in business. Working with John has been my apprenticeship in business and I would highly recommend any business owner passionate about succeeding to do the same. Harrison’s would not be where it is today without John’s help.”

Josh Harrison – Harrisons Landscaping

“Since engaging John’s services we have improved the way we work and that has resulted in a 300% increase in net profits”

“His commitment to supporting our company and assisting it in overcoming hurdles has been crucial in  taking the business forward. Since engaging his services we have improved the way we work and that has  resulted in a 300% in net profits. John Corban has become an important part of our team.”

(Matt and the Landart Directors were coached between 2010 – 2013).

Matt Leacy, Landart Landscapes

John gave me a simple but very effective system for quoting, tracking job profit and winning better clients”.

“John gave me a simple but very effective system for quoting, tracking job profit and targeting better clients. The efficiency within each job has drastically improved by using John’s simple Project Management system. Sales increased by 53%, profit increased by 115% within 12 months. We also significantly increased the amount of ideal clients that contacted us and the average spend on each job. Now, I am not working at night and can spend time with my kids and wife because everything works so much better. “

Antony Aris, Bondi Landscapes

“He showed me how to develop my brand and market it, so I attracted the clients I wanted”

“John created a plan to help me develop my business the way I envisioned. That plan involved many things but the key ones were he showed me were – how I should be quoting to make a good profit and how to track  the progress I each job so it made the profit I intended. He showed me how to develop my brand and market it, so I attracted the clients I wanted. John also showed me how to present a design proposal and win a greater number of quotes.

During a 3 year period I grew my profits and sales by over 500%. “

Grant Boyle, Fig Landscapes

“The quoting template has been fantastic taking us from sq m rates to separately costing materials, equipment and labour costs accurately per job. Tracking a job has allowed us to know where we are at on a job. Our profits have increased significantly over the last 8 months, our lines of communication among all staff members is much better and being accountable to the plan definitely works. 2019 will be another great year working with the Landscapers Coach.”

Shannon Decker, Now and Zen Landscapes

“We achieved a 5,900% increase in profit in 6 months”

“John’s approach to coaching brought our company immediate benefits, from his initial evaluation we received meaningful information and feedback that we could act upon right away, during our work with John that meaningful and useful information has remained constant.  John has made our interests and our success his paramount concern.

Thanks to his expertise, we analyse staff issues in performance-based terms, instead of allowing personalities and politics to blur our perspective. We now understand the correct methods of quoting and have a sound understanding of our critical numbers.

John has guided us through defining each staff member’s role while at the same time aligning our core business model with our long-term vision.  Our well-paced business growth has all come from the vision and the goals that we’ve set out with John, this has guided us to a master plan of where we want to be. The systems and processes John has guided us to set in place have not only doubled our yearly turn over in the first 6 months, but we have achieved a 5,900% increase in profit, Yes! You read that correctly.

We have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone else looking for a business coach and mentor. If you want help to increase your business’s productivity, decrease your stress levels and create the desired profits that we all deserve for the hours we put into to our business we highly recommend giving John a call.”

Steve Gattor & Simon Wellard, Outdoor Vision Landscaping

“I found John to have a deep understanding of the landscaping industry with a lot of helpful and practical information that I could apply to my business. He is very amenable and can be a real asset to anyone wishing to structure or grow their business.”

Hanna Gammon, Junglefy

“After working with John for just 14 months we have doubled our workforce, doubled our sales and nearly trebled our profits”

“After 7 years in business, we found that Impressions Landscape – Design had stalled at a level that we were completely unsatisfied with. We knew where we wanted to go, and we thought we knew what we had to do to get there, but in reality we had no idea of how to put it all together.

After working with John for just 14 months we have doubled our workforce, doubled our sales and nearly trebled our profits.

John’s coaching sessions have given us a blue print of how our business should be working and how to attain the goals we have set for our company. He coaches us on business systems, sales and marketing strategies, staffing, leadership, project management and time management. John constantly motivates us to drive the business forward. After 2 years of working with John we now have 6 months worth of projects booked. If you are serious about improving your business, John Corban will give you the focus and direction to take your landscaping business to the next level.”

Adam Tanko and Adam McDonald, Impressions Landscaping

“Since hiring John we have come to rely on his monthly advice. John provides the steps to work on reaching our Business Vision. He has helped to improve the business by implementing systems and he motivates us to keep on track and focused on our goals.

John’s knowledge and understanding of the landscape industry is second to none among business coaches. John knows how small/medium businesses operate and allows you to progress a rate that suits your business and needs.

We look forward to continuing John’s ‘coaching’ to reach our ultimate goals of working smarter, gaining more profit, and having more time to spend with our family. I can recommend John without hesitation.”

Glenn Roberts, Sydney Garden Works

“My water management co – Watermatic has doubled sales in the first 12mths since John started helping me”

“I first started working with John Corban in November 2010 to assist me in growing my businesses. John’s program is structured, although his approach is flexible. He has worked with me on improving our marketing, financial and general business systems which has lead to a noticeable increase in efficiency, increased sales and accountability within my business. Watermatic doubled in sales in the first 12mths John started helping me and profits have progressively increased. His systems and guidance has made a huge difference to the way I run my business. John’s approach will help any business owner focus on doing the right things in the right order to get maximum results.”

James Simpson-Lee, Watermatic

“I have noted the intangible benefits that I have gained through working with John, which I really value. Specifically, gaining confidence in myself and what I have achieved.”

“I have always loved working for myself. But when my wife Kirsten and I stood back to look at what we were doing day-to-day and where we wanted to be – they were seemingly miles apart. We weren’t confident in how to make changes and needed some guidance.

After meeting with John, I felt confident & enthusiastic about what could be achieved but also nervous as I was really placing my trust in John & his approach. It’s more than just a business when it’s your business!

John assisted with the total re-branding of my business.  This incorporated a new website, new company name and new logo. I also wanted to promote a staff member into a management position to allow more of my time to be spent on design & the management of construction projects.

There are a lot of facets to all these points that John assisted and guided my wife Kirsten and I through. Specifically, Understanding the financials to pinpoint any areas of concern, Correct charge out rates for the services that we offer, Developing & implementing a systems-based business that would have a recruitment process for staff, classification of clients, better management of staff, tracking of construction projects via a new quoting system.

Johns practical experience in a lot of these areas has really appealed to me as he is very personable & hands on as he has run his own business so he understands my stresses and concerns. Throughout the whole process with John, from discussing what to do, deciding on a course of action, implementing it and then seeing it materialise and succeed!

I have noted the intangible benefits that I have gained through working with John, which I really value. Specifically, gaining confidence in myself and what I have achieved. It’s a couple of years into our relationship now and my wife and I are very satisfied and will continue to regularly catch up with John”.

Sam and Kirsten Egan, Sam Egan Gardens

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