I've worked with a bunch of companies on a range of finance and strategy-related projects and always had fun simplifying, structuring and solving complex problems. I've worked with advisory boards of start-ups on developing winning strategies and helped corporate CEOs create business cases for multi-million dollar investments. What I’ve discovered that I most enjoy though is working with passionate business owners who want to make truly good products – not just financially successful, but also socially and environmentally responsible.
I always seek out new opportunities to help business owners to look at their business from a fresh angle, and turn problems into opportunities. And when I’m not doing that, I’m probably out trying to catch a wave. We’re lucky to have some world-class surf on our doorstep – if you’re the kind of person who would love to do a meeting over a strong Raglan Roast coffee and a surf session, then hit me up: email@example.com
My first business venture (if you don't count street-side bake sales!) was buying and selling cellphones on TradeMe at age 12. Ever since then I've been hooked on business; reading and learning everything I can about the different areas of business, helping launch and run a few start-ups, interviewing inspiring people for magazines like Idealog and NZ Entrepreneur, self-publishing my first children's book, ‘Button Thief’ when I was 19, and then recently launching my second story, ‘Abigail Knightly’ with RSVP Publishing.
I’m known around town here in Raglan as ‘Mrs Coconut’; Seb & I launched our own foodie venture in January 2015 producing handmade coconut yoghurt for the locals, and since then we’ve seen it stocked in stores from Kerikeri to Queenstown and everywhere in between.
We love living in a place that celebrates nature, community, and encourages people to find good ways to contribute to a better world. If you share these values, then I’d love to help you with your business: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Winston Churchill ~
We think this quote is spot on and apply this principle to the way we do business and relate with others.
For us, karma is real – you get back what you what give, and we’ve built our lives around wanting to create a lot of good karma! If a project isn’t a fit for us then we won’t be taking it on … it needs to be good for people and the planet, not just a way to make money.
We choose to bring people into our team who are not only very good at what they do, but are also just genuinely great to work with - positive, interesting folks who care about making a difference.
A fellow Raglan-dweller, Amy uses her love of words to help out with all sorts of Good Agency projects - copywriting, marketing, social media, and recipe development are just some of the ways she's put her creativity to use over the past couple of years. Amy's flexibility also shines through at The Yoga Loft, where her relaxing classes help the locals find their inner zen in the midst of busy weeks. There really isn't anything Amy can't do; with a CV that includes bread-baking, furniture-making, painting, poetry, and even flying planes, she's a perfect fit for our eclectically-awesome bunch.
This guy is a bit of a whizz kid and loves solving problems. He started building websites when he was just 14 years old, and now works with us on WordPress website projects alongside completing his degree in Computer Science. Not only is he great at coding, he's also a talented writer, debater, and really enjoys the challenge of long-distance running.
From our very first chat with Alex we knew she'd be the right fit for The Good Agency. A creative designer, she's helped us bring many branding projects to life, and is equally adept at designing for both web and print. We have been trying (unsuccessfully!) for some time to convince her to move to Raglan - as a vegan, beach-loving hippie at heart we know she'd fit right in.
There's not much Josh doesn't know about Google AdWords and SEO - and if he does come across something new, you can bet he'll be researching it in seconds. Josh has perhaps an unhealthy attachment to his laptop, but we love his enthusiasm for getting great results with search engines and PPC campaigns. Josh has known us since before we became 'Seb & Tesh', and enjoys cracking jokes about our yurt-loving Raglan lifestyle at any opportunity - we know he's secretly just jealous.