Well you have to start somewhere… This is my first ever blog. I have and do write for magazines (eg. currently writing monthly for Apparel, M2 and Retail magazines). Now I am a blogger! It is pretty exciting to have got here!!!
Ok. Why “Business Changing”?
From a personal career perspective I have built up some experience around business improvement, profit growth and leadership and team development. Pretty much every aspect of business could fit into these areas. I do not profess to be an expert on everything though. I would rather master a few areas and that is where I’m at…
I have been really lucky to have been involved in some very successful companies, like Barkers, Flight Centre, House of Travel, Deloittes, Moochi, Gullivers and some. Each place I have worked I have made plenty of mistakes, usually learnt from them (unluckily I am not perfect and the odd mistake has re-occurred!), and have also been lucky to have been part of some great teams so learnt some fascinating, world-class “stuff” along the ride!
I have evolved in my own career from a graduate, to a technician to a team leader, to a leader of medium to large organizations. I am now working for myself, just little old me, funny how life goes around in swings and round-abouts.
What have I done?!?! It was not an easy decision to move on from the secure salary approach to life, but if I did not give “Business Changing” a go now, at this stage of my life, I would have had regrets. Forever! I have longed to help other businesses in their business evolution… To improve, become a better business, hopefully world-class. I have helped many companies over the past several years and have loved the part time nature of this. It always was so awesome when an owner said “hey thanks Zac, for that advice, we will give it a go”. There was nothing that would make me more happy in a business sense, than getting feedback from the “random” that I had had a coffee with, when they said “thanks Zac, that advice actually did work!”.
So I figured that maybe I have a little to give to some businesses who are wanting their business to change… Thus the name, “Business Changing”. I was astounded when I was able to get the .com url address for my business. Who knows what my future holds, it’d be so awesome to be able to maximise such a worldwide reach!
My website “sells my virtues” or what I can or could do for you and your business or your place in life… The great thing is that most of what I “preach” in business, can more than likely be applied into your personal life also.
I am a great believer in this saying… “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, you feed him for life”. That is what Business Changing wants to impact on for you… To work with you and help take your business forward. To help you achieve all that you can. Maybe you are unsure of how to get there and might even be unsure on what levels of greatness you can hit! Help is here.
Wishing you every success in your business and your career. The buck stops with you, full stop… There is nothing wrong with asking for a little help or advice though! I would love to help you… Perhaps I will hear from you at some stage. My door is always open – there to help you with business planning, business coaching and business advice on many facets of business including customer experience and best workplaces…
Until I blog again… May the business changing force be with you…
Chris Hill says
Good stuff Zac, I know that you will add some great value to businesses around the world. Thank you for your great input into my business over the years…
Zac de Silva says
Thanks Chris, been a blast working with you on Hands Up Holidays over the years! Keep up the good work…
Nathan Seaward says
Looks great Zac, good luck!
Anne-Marie Hollifield says
WOW that’s awesome Zac. I have said to Eden so many times that this is something you should do and for him to contact you for advice but didn’t want to take up your time – this way he can as its ligit (sp?) haha. I am sure he will be in touch as he has his fingers in a lot of pies at the moment and often needs that other perspective – yay go Team Zac.
Andrea Charlton says
Awesome – I have added this to favourites! Yes I’m a geek! ha
Sheryl Fonoti says
Looks great, good luck!!!!
Mj Mumford says
Go you clever clogs, share the wisdom
Mirjam McLiver says
Awesome Zac, go get ’em!
Sarah Hilligan says
Thanks Zac for all the great work that you did at Barkers. Every person at Barkers who I have talked to in the two years I have been there has learnt something from you. They have admired you for your focus and support that you have given over the period of time you were with us.
This retail support network is exactly what retail stores will need and you are surely the best man for the job.
Zac de Silva says
Thanks for that Sarah. It was great being able to do what we all achieved as a team! Treat people with respect and inspire them with some passion, and it goes very far!