Stressing the need to critique and elevate communication to target markets


Stressing the need to critique and elevate communication to target markets

By , June 9, 2021
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CEO and Founder of Appellon Sue Jauncey joins this week’s episode. Not only did Sue grow her company from a small boutique consulting business to a global organisation, but she also has a fascinating career history, working as a forensic Psychologist across the Australian Prison system. Sue gained a deep understanding of human behaviour, and her 25-year experience measuring behavioural and performance outputs has earned her great recognition. Sue has worked with global institutes such as the Royal Australian Navy, Northern Territory Health and The National Health Service, England. She is passionate about supporting individuals who want to live better, healthier, wiser lives and organisations who seek to promote collective achievement, connection and performance innovation.

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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