Scaling Up
Take Control Of Your Business & Enjoy The Ride

Scaling Up your business - are you on track?

  • Business not performing to expectations?
  • Not enough time in the day to achieve your goals?
  • Lacking a clear cohesive strategy?
  • Are you, your people, your business stressed?
  • Are you struggling to execute the plans you’ve got?
  • Running short on cash?

If you answered YES to any of above questions, then Scaling Up Growth Platform is a must for you and your team!


What is Scaling Up?

What is Scaling Up?

Scaling Up is a proven growth platform used by tens of thousands of mid-market businesses world-wide. 

It is designed to help CEOs and their teams build strong, scalable and enduring businesses. 

The platform covers 4 distinct areas critical for growth:

People – how to attract and retain the best people and to build a bullet-proof team culture. 

Strategy – how to create the strategy that propels sustainable growth.

Execution – how to implement the focus and disciplines necessary to turn your strategy into industry leading profitability.

Cash – how to ensure you have access to the cash necessary to fuel your growth.

The platform includes content from the world’s most influential business thought leaders, access to Scaling Up Growth Tools and the Scaling Up Assessment Toolkit.

It’s about making better decisions faster.

Can you honestly answer the following questions..

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Take Control, Grow Your Business and Enjoy The Ride

Take Control, Grow Your Business and Enjoy The Ride

What our clients say...

Allied Medical has been in the process of implementing the Scaling Up growth platform for the last 2 years with significant impact on how we strategise and implement our plan. The process has brought direction, clarity, alignment and focus at all levels in the business - ingredients critical to scaling our business.
Katie Noble
Managing Director, Allied Medical NZ
If you are leading a mid-sized company, then Scaling Up is something you need to do. Using the Scaling Up methodology has transformed our company in ways I couldn’t have imagined.
Kim Bevins
General Manager, Bridge It NZ
The framework, tools, content and coaching provided in the Scaling Up system have been central to our growth and success over the years. It brought us precisely the discipline and focus necessary to scale at the pace we have.
David Smith
Co-Founder, FAB Group NZ

You're a PERFECT FIT for Scaling Up if:

You're a PERFECT FIT for Scaling Up if:

Accelerate the Process with a Certified Scaling Up Coach

Accelerate the Process with a Certified Scaling Up Coach

The world’s top performers (athlete’s, sportspeople, rockstars, actors, writers…) ALL HAVE COACHES to help them achieve more…

And so should you.

We are New Zealand-based Certified Scaling Up Coaches.

We are experienced Business Leaders, Owners and Entrepreneurs.

We understand what you are going through.

Adrian Pickstock
Certified Scaling Up Coach

Adrian is a highly experienced and certified strategy and planning coach to entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior management teams in New Zealand.  He is a natural facilitator enabling teams to adopt and embrace change, new challenges and their growth goals.

Certified in the Scaling Up and 3HAG Way growth platforms he has worked with dozens of mid-market business - helping their leadership teams create, amplify and then execute their growth plans.

With 20 years executive leadership experience in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Dubai and South Africa, Adrian has successfully led medium to large corporations through significant growth and change.  His areas of expertise include strategic thinking, execution planning and leadership development.

John McConnell
Certified Scaling Up Coach

John has over 30 years’ experience running multiple businesses, including one of New Zealand’s largest construction and property groups. He is a certified Scaling Up coach.

John’s corporate and business career spans multiple family-owned businesses (McConnell Group) in the construction (Hawkins Group), infrastructure (Steelpipe) and property development (McConnell Property) sectors, investment banking in New Zealand (Jarden Group) and on Wall Street (Merrill Lynch) and engineering (NZ Synthetic Fuels, McConnell Dowell).

In John’s experience of running business, “it’s hard work and running them can be a lonely task. There are huge pressures to perform while making judgement calls without all the information.

John says that when asked about their daily pressures, CEOs often tell him: “I am the only one making all the decisions, working 24/7 with never enough time for myself or my family”.

Rob Morris
Certified Scaling Up Coach

Rob spent 18 years at global communications company Ericsson, based predominantly in Stockholm, in leadership roles across strategy, business development, and finance. Returning to NZ, he spent 3 years as CFO and GM Strategy & Commercial at Spark Digital, before founding his own consulting and coaching business in 2017.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Auckland and is lucky enough to have graduated from one of the world’s leading MBA programs at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has held previous Advisory Board roles for two mid-market New Zealand companies; Revera and Computer Concepts Ltd (CCL).

As a certified Scaling Up Coach, Rob draws on a wealth of global best practice resources, IP, and tools to complement his own 20 years of senior leadership experience. He loves putting this into practice to help business leaders achieve strategic clarity, align and engage their teams, and drive step-change improvements in results and value.

Glenn Marvin Scaling Up Coach
Glenn Marvin
Certified Scaling Up Coach

Glenn has implemented the Scaling Up methodologies for over 17 years.

He left the NZ Police in 2005, thinking he had no transferable skills in the corporate world.

At the time, he had no idea the years of policing the streets had given him some incredibly powerful insights and experience in human behaviour that would transform his career.

In 2006 he was introduced to the Scaling Up performance platform and has implemented this in all his corporate roles and businesses he has owned ever since.

Joining the team at SureFire Search Marketing in 2011 as director of sales, he built an entirely new division focused on SME businesses. In a 3.5yr period, he built a 25-strong sales team and made the Deloitte Fast 500 tech firms in Asia in 2014 and led them through an acquisition process in which the company was acquired by a US Tech marketing firm.

Since then, Glenn has owned and consulted with high-growth firms on implementing Scaling Up systems to increase profits and valuations with less drama and is a certified Scaling Up Coach and practitioner.

The Scaling Up Performance Platform, alongside his open, honest and often unorthodox approach to utilising Social Media was a cornerstone strategy to build the business, and in 2017 founded Connect The Dots, which is a business with the express purpose of educating and supporting high-growth businesses.

Glenn is now also frequently asked to coach & train organisations at private events & conferences around NZ with topics ranging from Scaling Business, LinkedIn, ‘Social Selling’ & Why Every Business Owner Should Run an Ultra Marathon Run.

Professional Highlights
Deloitte Fast 500 Tech recipient for the Asia Pacific Region, Multiple nominations for leadership awards.

Personal Highlights
Glenn is a father of four with a family passion for travel and adventures. For 5 years their family holidays replicated "The Amazing Race" adventures in third world countries teaching his children and those of other families that joined them invaluable communication and leadership skills through exciting travel adventures.

John Fraser-MacKenzie
John Fraser-MacKenzie
Certified Scaling Up Coach

John has a rich history as a business leader across many continents and companies which he brings to his role as an inspiring and authentic coach. He is a natural connector with a strong commercial acumen and thrives on working with highly engaged teams and businesses to achieve their full potential.

John has implemented Scaling Up processes in businesses that he has worked in and as a business owner, so he is able to bring practical experience to his clients. His experience spans from executive roles in global corporates to hands on involvement in smaller owner operated businesses, as well as corporate and not-for-profit governance roles.

John brings a blend of professionalism, debate and humour to all of his Scaling Up engagements. He is passionate about working with companies and organisations that are committed to improving people and the planet.

Professional Highlights
Over a 25 year corporate career he has held leadership roles in Africa, Europe and Australia including as the CFO and interim CEO of a listed trans-Tasman glass company with operations across Australia and New Zealand.

More recently John has been advising family and owner operated companies going through periods of growth and change. He is also a co-owner of a high growth health food business selling into Australia and New Zealand markets.

John has an Honours degree in Finance and Accounting and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. As a rehabilitated accountant John has been involved across all facets of business and has deep experience in execution and cash management.

Personal Highlights
Married with 3 children, John loves time spent with family, travel, new experiences and the outdoors lifestyle that New Zealand offers. He is an enthusiastic (but amateur) carpenter, gardener and cook and is inspired to make a positive impact on the world.

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