How to have Fun in Business and build a Sustaining Business for Years to Come


Introducing Roland Hanekroot , owner of the company New Perspectives, has an extensive small to medium business background. Roland is the founder and CEO of two successful businesses in the building and construction industry with over 20 years experience. He was originally trained as a Journalist in Holland and worked for a national daily newspaper in Amsterdam and then came to Australia and started a carpentry and later building company. Since leaving the building industry Roland was involved in IT and network administration for a number of medium sized organisations.

Roland founded New Perspectives on my background and experience in small business together with deep study and training in business management, psychology, counselling and coaching. The result is an unique approach and methodology that leads small business owners back to having more Fun in business.

Building a Fun business that sustains you for years to come takes guts, because it invariably means Change (with a capital “C”). Nothing inspires me more than seeing people step out of their comfort zone and stay there in order to make the changes they need to make.
The Questions Roland Answers are:

1. Building a Fun business and needing to go out of your comfort zone – these seem to be opposites – what is this about?

2. Are there stages to work through?

3. Building a “tribe” can be a challenge – what approach do you recommend to building a tribe?

4. Building a business can be frustrating, need perseverance and challenging. What are your approaches to make it fun?

5. I ask all our guests this – As a Business Owner , what is your advice about promoting your business by speaking?

There’s some incredibly sound and valuable advice in this discussion – well worth putting 30 minutes aside to listen and absorb – if you’re in business this is wonderful advice – Thanks Roland Hanekroot for your time and sharing your expertise!

Meaningful Conversations with Glenda Thompson


Our guest Glenda Thompson is a connection and communication specialist and the founder of her company, Flourisheer.

Glenda works with successful people who want to connect to others more effectively.

If they’re ready to speak out to influence, Glenda has the tools and skills to partner with them to achieve that.

Glenda works with individuals, drives interactive group sessions and also acts as a catalyst at retreats.

Previously, she was a journalist at The Australian Financial Review. She lives in Manly with her husband and snorkels for fun. Find Glenda online at

Glenda answers these questions about handling of conversations –

1. When do you use Meaningful Conversations?

2. What’s the first step?

(After we’ve done quite a bit of the framework or all of it):

3. Do you have to tell the other person you’re using a tool?

4. What if you don’t get through all the steps in one meeting?