SkillMasters Vision

To be recognised as the regions leading

provider of business support and education.

It doesn’t matter if you are someone just getting started or if you have been in business for over 30 years... a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals.


Question: Why Have a Coach?

Answer: Because a coach will:

  • Help provide direction and focus …
  • Help provide a plan …
  • Help with and guide you through the implementation   of your plan …
  • Keep everyone on the team accountable …
  • Give feedback …
  • Give an outsiders point of view …

Question: What does a coach do?

Answer: A coach works one on one with you to help refine your processes. They will...

  • Coach in Sales …
  • Coach on Marketing …
  • Coach on Systems …
  • Coach on Finance …
  • Coach on Team Building …

In Summary...

A coach will provide you with a fresh perspective because he/she isn’t caught up in the politics of your industry.

A coach will hold you accountable by making sure you focus on the things that matter most to the success of your business.

Being a business owner can be a lonely occupation! A coach is someone you can talk too, someone who celebrates your wins with you and encourages and supports you when the going is tough.



                                                                                                                                              Introducing Rob McTague

Introducing Rob McTague                                                                           


An international award winning business coach of 14+ years, Rob has successfully worked with business owners in a broad range of industries including…     Panelbeaters, Bakeries, Pharmacies, Joiners, Gymnasiums, Childcare Centres, Food Manufacturers, Florists, Hair and Beauty Salons, Hardware / Decorating Stores, Security and Importing, Cycle Retailer, Clothing Hire, Physiotherapist and Homeopaths, Consultants, Travel Agents, Building Companies, Web Site Builders and Finance Brokers to name but a few.

  To quote him…

 “Being in business is like playing a game. You can participate and have a bit of fun. You can compete and have a win or two but it will always be a tough and close fort battle or, you can dominate the opposition in all facets and win hands down.

 As a business owner, you have the same 3 choices... you can participate in your market, you can compete in your market or you can DOMINATE your market. It is simply a choice. If you want to get the jump on your competition and DOMINATE your market, the driving factor for your success will be your ability to differentiate yourself from the crowd”.

 As the economic climate has impacted on cash flow and profitability, it has made it more and more difficult for business owners to grow their business.

As he says… “There are only 2 ways you can increase profits... reduce costs or increase revenues. If you are choosing to increase revenues, it is important to understand marketing isn’t just advertising in the Newspaper or in the Yellow Pages. You have to market yourself, your team and your business service. If you aren’t marketing the first two elements as a part of the package, you are wasting good money marketing the third. I know we have succeeded when I hear a customer/client say you would be mad to go anywhere else!”

Robs 30 years prior to coaching gained him the practical experience required working both ‘on the floor’ and in management positions within a range of occupations from farming and labouring to warehousing, wholesaling and retailing. This experience has placed him in a position that enables him to relate in a practical manner to the day to day challenges managers and business owners have with managing themselves, their team and associated relationships within and between the different divisions within corporate organisations or just on the floor within an SME business.

His ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels is one of his key strengths.

As a Social Entrepreneur committed to making a difference, Rob initiated and co-founded a Registered Charitable Trust focussing on educating teenagers and young adults in business, entrepreneurism, life-skills and self-esteem. This Foundation was a key sponsor of the very successful "YES" programme, run in NZ Secondary schools.

During his career, Rob has achieved the following Awards:

  •  NZ Innovative Marketing Award 2010
  • Global Brand Coach Award 2009
  • Australasian Brand Coach Award 2008
  • Finalist Australasian Coaches Choice Forum Coach Award 2008
  • New Zealand Team Player 2007
  • NZ Education Foundation Supreme Award 2006
  • Australasian Action Man Award 2004.
  • Global Action Man Award 2004.
  • New Zealand Team Player 2003.
  • New Zealand Rookie of the Year 2001.



Our Values and Culture

When you engage SkillMasters to assist you with your personal or business growth, it is important to us that you are aware of the Values and  Organisational Culture we bring to your table... 


Commitment We give ourselves and everything we commit to 100% until we succeed. We are committed to the Vision, Mission, Culture and success of SkillMasters, its current and future team, and its clients at all times.

Ownership We are truly responsible for our actions and outcomes and own everything that takes place in our work and our life. We are accountable for our results and we know that for things to change, first we must change.

Integrity We always speak the truth. What we promise is what we deliver. We only ever make agreements with ourselves and others that we are willing and intend to keep. We communicate potential broken agreements at the first opportunity and we clear up all broken agreements immediately.

Excellence Good enough isn't. We always deliver products and services of exceptional quality that add value to all involved for the long term. We look for ways to do more with less and stay on a path of constant and never ending improvement and innovation.

Communication We speak positively of our fellow team members, our clients and SkillMasters in both public and private. We speak with good purpose using empowering and positive conversation. We never use or listen to sarcasm or gossip. We acknowledge what is being said as true for the speaker at that moment and we take responsibility for responses to our communication. We greet and farewell people using their name. We always apologize for any upsets first and then look for a solution. We only discuss concerns in private with the person involved.

Success We totally focus our thoughts, energy and attention on the successful outcome of whatever we are doing. We are willing to win and allow others to win: Win/Win. At all times, we display our inner pride, prosperity, competence and personal confidence. We are successful people.

Education We learn from our mistakes. We consistently learn, grow and master so that we can help our fellow team members and clients learn, grow and master too. We are educators and allow our clients to make their own intelligent decisions about their future remembering that it is their future. We impart practical and useable knowledge rather than just theory.

Team Work We are team players and leaders. We do whatever it takes to stay together and achieve team goals. We focus on co-operation and always come to a resolution, not a compromise. We are flexible in our work and are able to change if what we are doing is not working. We ask for help when we need it and we are compassionate to others who ask us.

Balance We have a balanced approach to life, remembering that our spiritual, social, physical and family aspects are just as important as our financial and intellectual. We complete our work and our most important tasks first, so we can have quality time to ourselves, with our family and also to renew.

Fun We view life as a journey to be enjoyed and appreciated and we create an atmosphere of fun and happiness, so all around us enjoy it as well.

Systems We always look to the system for a solution. If a challenge arises we use a system correction before we look for a people correction. We use a system solution in our innovation rather than a people solution. We follow the system exactly until a new system is introduced. We suggest system improvements at the first opportunity.

Consistency We are consistent in our actions, so our clients and team mates can feel comfortable in dealing with us at all times. We are disciplined in our work, so our results, growth and success are consistent.

Gratitude We are truly grateful people. We say thank you and show appreciation often and in many ways, so that all around us know how much we appreciate everything and everyone we have in our lives. We celebrate our wins and the wins of our clients, and team. We consistently catch ourselves and other people doing things right.

Abundance We are abundant people, we deserve our abundance and we are easily able to both give and receive it. We allow abundance in all areas of our lives by respecting our own self worth and that of all others. We are rewarded to the level that we create abundance for others and we accept that abundance only shows up in our lives to the level at which we show up.

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