Psychology at Every Touchpoint in Business


Psychology at Every Touchpoint in Business

By , December 28, 2020
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Behaviour specialist, Bri Williams from People Patterns, joins this week’s episode to discuss behaviour change. Bri’s reputation has gained her the title of “The Behaviour Explainer”, as she specialises in working with clients to maximise interaction using behavioural economics. People Patterns is one of Australia’s first consultancies to apply behavioural economics to everyday business and personal effectiveness. Primarily, Bri identifies how to get people to do what you want them to do. This not only helps overcome resistance, but also makes business less frustrating and projects better results. Her expertise lies in the knowledge of making or breaking habits, influencing internal stakeholders and investors and delivering better conversion from sales and marketing activities.

With an extensive background in finance, accounting, HR and product management, Bri has recognised a through line in all of these fields: psychology. However usually, this dimension is overlooked. She claims that at the core of every challenge we face in business is changing someone’s behaviour from what they are currently doing, to what you want them to do. This lens brings human resistance to the fore so you can easily identify the issue, and how you are going to address it. Bri’s experience lies in the best and most efficient way to accomplish this.


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Craig West

Craig West

Executive Chairman | Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant with over 20 years of experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice has provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners.

In March 2014, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of the SME Association of Australia, Australia’s largest small business organisation representing over 300,000 business owners.

In October 2014, he was awarded the Exit Planner of the Year at the Exit Planning Institute Annual Conference in Texas, USA, due to his innovative development of an exit planning process to help business owners maximise business value and achieve a successful exit.

Craig’s proprietary structure - a Peak Performance Trust - has won the Australia-wide award for the Employee Share Ownership Plan of the year twice in four years.

In November 2018, Craig launched SME Experts in partnership with Mark Bouris’ Mentored on Podcast One and quickly grew the monthly podcast audience to over 26,500 downloads; in October 2019, he released a new podcast focused on medium-sized businesses - Mid-Market Matters.

In July 2021, Craig joined the NSW Committee for STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) – focusing on advising families across generations.

Craig has also launched a SaaS platform, Capitaliz (which captures the 21-step process), to assist other advisers internationally deliver advisory services at scale.

In November 2021, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of NSW Leaders, a business mentoring group for leading NSW businesses.

In July 2022, Craig West received the award of Doctor of Business Administration for his research thesis titled “Examination of the key factors driving business exit options in Australian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

Craig is passionate about encouraging business owners to think strategically, maximise the value of their business and achieve a successful exit.

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