We bring passion to strategy and strategy to passion

AltusQ is a coaching firm that delivers performance improvement for people and organisations across Australia. Our coaches are all expert facilitators skilled in the art of guiding businesses, teams and individuals at any level to powerful strategic, functional and cultural outcomes.


Growing Businesses


Woven Image

Tony Sutton

AltusQ coach Stephen Shepherd has worked with Woven Image over many years - in fact they're in the middle of the relationship's third long-term planning cycle. Growth, for both the business overall and for the CEO personally, has been the consistent, sustainable result.

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ESV Accounting and Business Advisors

Kurt Baker

Facilitating the development of business vision and strategy was the first step, followed by executive coaching to develop and support leaders and emerging leaders.

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Genesis IT

Jon Hampson

Get the leader right and the business will follow - that's what Jon Hampson, NSW State Manager of Genesis IT and his coach believe. It's an approach that already paying big dividends.

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Uniting Church in Australia

Heather den Houting

We provided executive coaching support for Heather den Houting, General Secretary of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod.

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Andrew Barham from Brickworks

AltusQ developed and delivered a managed mentoring program pilot for Brickworks where 100% of the participants ended up saying they would recommend the program to a colleague. As a result 2019's follow-up program has been massively over-subscribed. A good problem to have!

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Growing People


Leffler Simes

Chris Goodman - Leffler Simes

Creating and growing a successful business is an impressive achievement but it can all be wasted if you can't eventually exit the business with an appropriate reward for your efforts. Luckily this is a "solved problem" that a good coach can guide you through.

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Reliable Food Distributors

Ben Gullo

There's nothing new about emerging businesses experience growing pains of some sort. For Reliable Food Distributors the key was finding a coach who had seen it all before and could guide them past the pitfalls.

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Gate 7

Jo Palmer

What do you do when your business is thriving but the workload is grinding you down? For Jo Palmer, founder and MD of multi-award-winning tourism marketing agency Gate 7 the answer was simple - get a coach!

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Access Corporate Group

Livia Wang

5 years ago Livia Wang, CEO of Access Corporate Group, had an idea of helping Australian Businesses into China. She wanted some support in turning the idea into a reality with sustainable and manageable growth.  That was the start of a very successful and rewarding coaching relationship.

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Cottee Parker

Kirrily Murphy

AltusQ has broad and deep experience designing and administering mentoring programs at every scale. We provide tailored training that ensures participating mentors and mentees get the greatest possible benefit from their mentoring experience.

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Case Studies

  • FinTech industry

    Achieving strategic clarity.

  • Entertainment industry

    Creating accountability and owner choices.

  • Civil construction industry

    Enabling family succession.

  • Building product manufacturing

    Business turn-around.

  • Professional services

    Partnership succession.

  • Consumer goods industry

    Sales growth via distribution.

Your Guarantee of Coaching Quality

AltusQ is closely aligned with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), an international peak body for coaching that promotes the highest possible standards for coaching quality. We are playing a leading role in establishing EMCC APR (EMCC in the Asia Pacific Region).

We have received European Quality Awards for our coaching skills training.

Our coaches adhere to the EMCC Code of Ethics.

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Our clients say...

"AltusQ enabled me to clarify my exit expectations, provided me with the capability to create and implement plans that more than doubled the valuation multiple of the business….and I got a succession plan that saw me go from working seven days a week, to three days and ultimately to a complete exit and complete freedom to choose my next path in life.”

~ Michael Wade, (former) owner of Earth Data

"AltusQ's leadership program has been a life changing process for me."

~ Participant, Qld Dept. of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (12-month leadership program)

"The overall return to our business from this program has been hugely positive, with a big focus on staff developing high performing teams from their learnings, complimented by their new understanding of self-awareness and personal ownership."

~ Referee Report. NSW Government Performance and Management Services Scheme for NSW Department of Industry

“This training program was a great investment...Everyone felt [the AltusQ facilitator] was armed with techniques to improve and capture their self awareness and ability to coach. Everyone has benefited from this…”

~ Nichola McAlpine, Executive Manager, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines

“AltusQ has created a unique, experiential, and accelerated learning experience that is transforming our people.”          

~ Vanessa Parkin, Think Education

"We overplay our strengths, underestimate our development needs, repeat patterns and biases, and misjudge how others perceive our actions.  You provide a forum and an approach to improve self-awareness along those dimensions to help us bring a more balanced approach to their work and relationships which in turn makes us happier, better leaders."

~ Chris Hill, CEO University of Europe, Laureate Digital

“As Program Manager I could not have asked for better support…to ensure success for the individuals, the program and myself.”

~ Fiona Estella, Principal Project Officer, Queensland Government Chief Information Office

“The feedback we have had from the mentors and mentees has been overwhelming…”

~ Fundraising Institute of Australia

“The skills gained through coaching were not only powerful in the team’s professional lives, the benefits flowed into their personal lives in many cases with startling results.”

~ Karin Hawkins, Former Executive Manager, Mortgages, ANZ