What our members say...

"Having you look in from the outside and, most importantly, identify how to unlock our real potential is infinitely valuable."

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Doug Hanna
Terabyte Interactive

"Since I've been working with Mike, I've been much more ambitious to grow the business. I'm happy to say that our revenue has quadrupled and our staff numbers have tripled since joining the programme in 2007."

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Bob Weston
Entec

"You need to take time out of the business to focus on what you're trying to achieve."

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Heidi Johnston
Windowmakers

"Joining the programme has enabled us to break through the glass ceiling. We now have confidence in our strategies, setting goals and sticking with it. Turnover has tripled and staff doubled over the last 3 years. "

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Harley Prowse
Geographic Business Solutions

"The [workshop] sessions and getting feedback from other similar businesses has been invaluable to helping us have the tools to grow our business"

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Lloyd Stevenson
Lloyd Stevenson Boat Builders

"Without the programme, I believe we would still be floundering as a very small business trying so hard to keep our heads above water to make ends meet."

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Sam & Lee Tyson
Climate

"It has been about the journey rather than the end game. The programme has made me step out of my comfort zone. If it's not hard, why do it?"

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Brendon Cutler
Hayes Knight

"We've taken our business to the next level. I feel like we have a business now, not just a job, because of the adopted systems and processes. "

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Barbara Martin
Kings Seeds (NZ) Ltd

"When I started on The Breakthrough Company programme, I knew I needed to make changes within my business, but I wasn't sure what I needed to do or how to implement the changes. The tools that were provided allowed me to set big goals, but created a system"

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Mary MacGregor-Reid
Black Robin Design

"It’s really easy to be too busy for the Action Group meetings, but they are not like the workshops where you learn something new - they ensure good habits. They provide perspective and insight, and an opportunity to share useful information"

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Nurit Zubery
SP Blinds

"We have had a lot of benefit personally and professionally from our involvement with The Breakthrough team. The most benefit we have gained has been the friendship, learnings and support you ALL have given us (our fortnightly sessions). Chris [Agius of So"

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Martin Plom
Elite Kitchen & Cabinets

"The programme has given me a purpose and defined why we are in business. I have learned to focus and delegate more. I love the workshop days - they empower me to take things a step further."

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Gerard Martin
Kings Seeds (NZ) Ltd

"Working with Mike Ashby has been a great experience and positive result for me. (And I’m very hard to please.) I’ve doubled the size of the business and it’s still growing. I also have a better perspective on time with my family and pursuing my interests."

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Robert Creemers
Property Management, Auckland

"I have received numerous benefits from working with Dr Mike Ashby, including: increased turnover through better focus and new ideas, increased profit from eliminating low value activities, products and clients. Fun, clarity and getting more done in less t"

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Bruce Davies
Manufacturing and Export, Auckland

"I now have less stress, more energy, thought clarity and a three day working week."

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Sue Mill
Engineering, Auckland

"I would highly recommend Mike Ashby’s programme because it gives you exposure to a great bunch of like-minded people who are all looking to strive ahead. We have had an amazing amount of growth, income, family, personal recreation etc, - all sectors have "

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Kevin Deane
Real Estate, Morrinsville

"Mike’s programmes offer a broad perspective on life, work and self, to assist in achieving goals to build a successful life. In some ways the turnover increases are only a small part of the overall benefit. "

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David Neal
Financial Advisory, Auckland

"I had a relatively new business and I wanted to fast track increasing my profitability and efficiencies. I wished to learn from others rather than fumbling about with ‘trial and error’. "

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Jeff de Leeuw
Construction, Hamilton

"The programme makes you look into yourself and your business and gives you good ideas on ways to improve. I now take more time off with a 15-20% increase in income at the same time. "

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Gary Robertson
Financial Advisory, Hamilton

"Our margins have increased by 20% in a tough market and I have more than 10 weeks off a year. Rubbing shoulders with very successful business people is very inspiring."

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Gordon Laurie
IT, Auckland

"I would highly recommend Mike Ashby’s programmes as I don’t know how many business people balance their time over managing their health and relationships as well as their business. "

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Brian Webster
Freight, Auckland

"The programme has changed my mindset as a company owner as to how I work with my staff and how to change an ingrained attitude of being 'in' the business rather than directing it."

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Alan Day
Import and Distribution, Hamilton

"As a result of the programme I have had to do some rather uncomfortable self-analysis and commit to change that is now very clear to me."

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Gary Smith
Retail, Hamilton

"We now look at life and business in a different light: we are not alone, we can do it, and we can pass it on."

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Jeanette Flynn
Commercial Cleaning, Auckland

"The best thing about working with the programme is knowing how to work on the business instead of in it. The Breakthrough Company gives us the tools to do that."

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Karen McConnell
Accounting, Auckland

"I'm on my way to a better life, and that is all thanks to you."

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Wayne Alexander
Construction, Auckland

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