Thought I was quite clear on my business direction until I had a session with Gordon Stone. The things that emerged from left field amazed me. Gordon has a natural gift for prizing things out of a person – then putting them into the right context – so the client can see where they are heading with their business.
Building business skills across the agribusiness sector
Helping you access niche markets
Tailored business solutions to give you more
money and more time
Agri-Business Development Programs
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The ABDI 1-day health check workshop is a dynamic, thought provoking workshop in an environment designed to kick start your business development ideas.
*$695 as a couple or
2x business partners
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12 Month Agri-business CEO Mentoring Program
12 month intensive CEO Mentoring Program – transform your agribusiness into a best in class, high performing enterprise that works for you!
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Specialist Advisory Services
The extensive experience of the ABDI Team, in a broad range of agri-business disciplines, is available for key clients through a range of specific consultation services
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For a quick update on the Critical Issues facing you and your Business
It’s not about working longer hours, growing more produce or getting more staff, it’s easier than that!
We teach you about internal profitability, getting you to think differently and get you to work on your
business, not in your business. ABDI specialise in business development and coaching, a formula for
success built from decades of working with leading agribusiness.
Can ABDI help you?
Ask yourself these 3 questions:
1. Is my business helping me achieve what I set out to?
2. Are there aspects of my business that I am not happy with, and is it providing more hassles than opportu-nities?
3. Is financial freedom, or the freedom to do what I want with my personal life, realistic in the near future?
If these questions trigger you because you know your business is not everything you want it to be, then talk to us.
ABDI genuinely believe that by taking things back to first principles and making some simple changes that have seen
proven success in leading agribusinesses, your business can be everything you want it to be and you can have the life
that you want and deserve.
Book one of our workshops and kickstart your agribusiness transformation.
What people are saying...
Martin Urban – Inspired Focus International – Queensland, Australia
I recently participated in a major industry forum in Canberra, as both speaker and participant, which was facilitated by Gordon Stone. Although I was representing the private sector there was a large cross section of delegates from various public and private sector agencies, both large and small. I found Gordon was able to facilitate outcomes by encouraging all points of views to be tabled and respectfully acknowledged. I was particularly impressed with Gordon’s ability to summarise each speaker and ensure the significant points made were emphasised and recorded.Ian Macleod – Managing Director, Peracto Pty Ltd. – Australia
When I sold my irrigation manufacturing business I knew I wanted to stay in the industry. However I wasn’t sure where to direct my efforts to achieve the income and quality of life that I knew I wanted. Gordon Stone was recommended to me as a person who could assist in establishing a new business model that would fit exactly what I wanted. Over the last 18 months we have gone through a system of clarifying my expectations of this new business, creating a business that now meets those criteria, establishing a sales and marketing program, defining my financial expectations, considering how to leverage different parts of the business, looking at alliances, etc. Above all I appreciated how Gordon was able to support and guide me through this development process. We now keep in touch on an occasional basis and discuss opportunities that emerge to grow the business. I am very happy to recommend the business coaching and business development program used by Gordon and the Corporate Development Institute.ȋMalcolm Thompson – Director, Freedom Irrigation – Toowoomba, Australia
We’ve already taken the first step, and what we did is we reached out, and incorporated Mark and his team (ABDI) to be a business coach. … We were getting angry, because we felt like we weren’t moving forward, and we needed to turn around and look outside that circle, and it went from narrow tunnel vision, to ‘let’s see where we can go’, and the mind shift in a very short period of time has been phenomenal, and (coming) to this event here (ADBI One Day Workshop), which has given us further mind shifts.Danny Hood – Rural Boss. Queensland, Australia
The face-to-face meetings have been excellent – as I can interact with other like-minded people in agriculture who face similar challenges. The program is thought provoking and has delivered clear key take-home messages that I can and have put into action – and I can see will make a huge difference to our future. Thanks Gordon!Michael McMahon – Abbotsleigh Citrus
I found the ‘Taking a Leap’ Mastermind program helped me become crystal clear on where to head the business. After being involved in the personal work we had to do as part of the program, it became very apparent that the direction of the business was too diverse – as a result of working it through, I am now very clear about EXACTLY what the business will do for its clients, exactly where the business is headed and I now have very clear goals and a pathway to get there. This is a vastly different position from when I started the program. Thanks so much.Chris Temsen – Regional Manager, Peracto
I found the workshop extremely helpful, however, three quarters of the way through the day, a light bulb turned on and I realised I was in focusing on completely the wrong things. I wish we had started the afternoon session first. Both facilitators were brilliant and I especially enjoyed Mark stories to help us understand his points. We will go home and complete our “work-Ons” and we will make a decision regarding converting our business across.Elisabeth Greet – The Certifier