Author Archives: Debra

Top 10 tips on how to get into & stay in a business that you love

The following article was written for & published in the Verve Magazine – May 2019. In it, I talk about the things that I have learnt about running a business that is profitable, sustainable & that you love… They didn’t publish the full article, so I am sharing it below… Running a successful business can […]

Advisory Boards: Are you getting the right advice?

Below is an article that Debra Chantry, Our Principal & Business Coach, wrote the following article for The Icehouse…   Debra Chantry, Business Coach and Mentor at The Icehouse, sheds light on the importance of an Advisory Board – How an Advisory Board can impact your business, how your business can tell whether your Advisory […]

Core competencies & Competitive Advantage: What makes your business different?

Below is an article that Debra Chantry, Our Principal & Business Coach, wrote the following article for The Icehouse…     Debra Chantry, Business Coach at The Icehouse, shares her insights on how your business can develop its core competencies to increase your competitive advantage. Debra touches on the power of defining your competencies and […]

Business Made Easy – Busting through the bullshit that keeps us stuck

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fiona Hall from We talked about breaking through the bullshit that keeps you stuck. I shared my top 3 tips on: 1. Earn what you’re worth 2. Get the sales that you need with the right activity 3. Overcome the Overwhelm We chatted about […]

Office Administrator / Production Coordinator Role

One of our amazing Business Coaching clients is on the hunt for an exceptional… Office Administrator / Production Coordinator to be part of our team. If you worked for us, THIS is what you would have done last month… Wowed our clients and suppliers with your outstanding customer service whilst being courteous,responsive and resourceful Juggled […]

Digital Strategy for Kiwi Businesses

6 dimensions of digital maturity - Business Coach | Digital Strategy

Today the NZ Herald published an article, based on an interview with our Business Coach & Principal, Debra Chantry, about Digital Strategy:   It talks about one of the clients, Baby Sleep Consultant that Debra works with as a Business Coach. Debra has worked with Baby Sleep Consultant to develop their Business Strategy […]

Nelson Investment Opportunity

“Imagine, Nelson as New Zealand’s Premier Outdoor Concert Location” If you have a soft spot for Nelson, then this investment opportunity could be for you… A closed group investment proposition opportunity exists through one of our clients for you to invest in Showcase Nelson. Showcase Nelson Proposition Document   The Core Purpose of Showcase Nelson: […]

The importance of googling yourself

Google Debra Chantry - Business Coach | Leadership Coach | Keynote Speaker | Workshop Facilitator

Today, I was trying to work out how a potential client had contacted us to do a workshop / speaker event for them. I tried googling all sorts of key terms to see what came up… Still can’t work it out, but very grateful that they did find me & really looking forward to working […]

Love being a Business Coach?

We are expanding & looking for people to join our team…   Love being a business coach? Not earning what you are worth? Fed up with the stresses that come with running a business?   We are looking for dynamic coaches to come and work with the Ventell brand, using the Evolved Leadership philosophy.  Evolved […]