Off the shelf and bespoke solutions
We can make blinds to fit any window whatever the shape or size. Our aim is to meet your blind or awning needs at a price that’s right for you. If our off the shelf products will do the job, we promise we won’t convince you that you need our bespoke services.
Off the shelf and bespoke solutions
Grooves and Miters
How to accurately install hinges and add a shop-made ebony lift in part six of our video workshop on box making.
Test your mettle with a challenging new twist on dovetails. It’s part three in our video workshop on box making.
Top and Bottom Panels
How to make floating panels to accommodate seasonal wood movement. It’s episode four in our video series on box making.
I have been working with Ann for over a year now. Her approach forced me to ask the hard questions - the ones we often avoid answering or even acknowledging. Being a leader is hard work and if you love people and want to help them grow and blossom it is extremely rewarding. Ann has a very direct and no-nonsense approach. She is passionate and authentic. Some feel uncomfortable with that. In my opinion it is those with self esteem issues who struggle the most. Ann challenges you to discover yourself, your potential, what is holding you back and helps you discover who you want to be. I treasure each coaching session and learn every day and the more I learn the more I want to learn.
We had very low productivity, growing staff numbers and a toxic team. With Ann’s help, we discovered what we were good at and became more understanding and accepting of others. We got rid of the toxic elements and got the right mix of people on our team. We built a healthy, trusting work environment which lead to much higher productivity for everyone! All of the above, is now seen in our bottom-line. If I had known, what I know now about getting the people aspect right, I would had gotten Ann in from the beginning of my business. It would have saved me a lot of time and energy over the years. Not to mention, a better bottom line.
We had a toxic work environment. There was a lot of conflict between team members, we had disciplinary and recruitment issues. Ann started off by getting our team to play to their strengths and helping the business get clear on it’s “why” (reason for being). She also helped us create a better culture. I can now feel the difference when I walk through the front door every morning. People are positive, happy and engaged. I now have time to dream big and grow the business because the people aspect is sorted.
We were having scaling issues. As the founder, I was getting frustrated with people’s lack of execution. What I was seeing was lack of initiative, lack of accountability and negative outlooks from my team. I felt exhausted and unable to motivate a positive culture. Initially, Ann helped me to recruit and get people working to their strengths. The real difference was when Ann started working on site with our team and sitting in on our meetings. There is a marked increase in engagement and energy from my team and they hold themselves accountable to achieving their goals. I can now focus on the things that matter and the bigger picture, instead of dealing with “people issues” and feeling frustrated with my team.
We were rubbish at communicating/filtering our strategy down into the company. Ann helped everyone to embrace the strategy and implement it! She changed the interaction in meetings, so people listened more and achieved the outcomes in meetings. Everyone had more clarity about what was needed and where we were going. Her biggest strength is being able to cut through the noise and get to the point or cause of the problem! This has been crucial in helping us implement our strategy. It is rare to find someone in the consulting/coaching space who has both the ability to understand business from an operational/financial aspect, as well as be so strong from the people aspect.
We were feeling stuck and frustrated with the lack of growth. We wanted to get to the next level but could never seem to execute on that strategy. Ann started off by helping us get the right people in place and better cohesion between our departments. She then helped us improve our communication of this strategy to the whole team, as well as increase our accountability to our key performance indicators. We are now executing on our strategy and starting to grow.
Our team had lost motivation. We needed more people on board and we needed a map in place to fix everything. Ann literally saved our business! She helped us get clear on our “bigger purpose” for the business. She got the right people in place, by profiling their strengths and values as a fit for the respective roles, business culture and purpose. She helped improve communication between team members. Through coaching, she increased everyone’s accountability to delivering on their goals. We now have a team who is “with us”, not “against us”. Having a motivated team frees up much more of my time to spend on my skills and truly focusing and growing the business.