This business was established by John Symons as a niche mentoring practice for senior Finance Executives. It is distinctive through its finance pedigree and large corporate leadership experience. CFO's and Finance leaders value this specialisation which builds immediate credibility and buy in with delegates through their shared experiences and relevant, practical and holistic advice.
The notion of 'alliance' is central to the way we work. This is about collaboration for personal leverage and uplift. It means building your current leadership bench. It is not a short term training program for specific knowledge but an enduring 'alliance' which provides an expert peer in your corner for robust challenge and debate. It is all about 'with' not 'to' where the learning is in the doing.
Our mentors are all proven Finance leaders from very large corporations with over 30 years experience and the highest accounting credentials. They know leadership and they know Finance. Our associate network includes experts in a wide range of people development, OD, culture and change management skills. We work together to tailor and support client needs.
We work with a wide range of organisations across medium to large scale Corporates, for Purpose organisations (NFP's) and Government agencies.
Often the CFO reaches out to the Finance Leaders Alliance for personal and private stretch and collaboration. They are leading their Finance function but seek to enhance their influence and impact with the business executive. They intend to expand their role in Finance beyond the numbers into full Business Partnering. Many times, the CFO will also work with us to develop their direct reports and leadership bench. This may be a combination of leadership conferences, group forums and individual support.
Other approaches are made direct by CEO's and Directors looking to develop their Finance Leaders. In today's volatile business trading conditions, Owners, Directors and CEO's understand that they need to develop their top talent and ensure robust and sustainable financial assurance and governance. This is an essential retention tool for key execs with the opportunity to accelerate their potential through access to a wide range of expert peers. It is also an immediate ROI for incumbents versus expensive, lengthy and disruptive recruitment options.