Join the Business Advisor Certification Program
The Institute of Advisors – Business Advisory certification course is a worldwide recognized credential. This course is online, self-paced and is designed for anyone looking to become an advisor, consultant or coach wanting to offer advice to small to medium sized businesses.
“The course expanded my knowledge and expertise of how to establish a successfully advisory practice. It certainly added a lot of value. What I loved the most was how practical the course was and the samples. Great course, highly recommended”
Linda Hamilton, CPA, CGMA
Business Advisor Certification Course
The Business Advisor Certification Course is an extremely practical course. You will hear advice, tips and tactics from some of the most successful Business Advisors from around the world. Unlike other online consulting courses you will be provided with and shown how to use ‘best practice’ methodology, strategic templates, market-leading advisory tools and advisory software to enhance the delivery of advisory services to help you build a successful practice.
You will learn how to engage clients, how to price your services and charge on value. You will be provided with sample marketing resources, brochures and consulting software so you can walk away from the course with a ready to go plan.
This course has been based on over 25 years of industry experience and includes a proven step-by-step methodology which anyone can follow!
Who is this course designed for?
Business Consultants and Advisors
Accountants, Bookkeepers & Planners
Ex-Executives, Business Owners & Managers
Independent Business Coaches
What advisors say about the course & what’s included
Peter Christman, Co-founder of the Exit Planning Institute – Who is the BAC for?
Dale Coutts, Founder & Director of FKM Global – Thoughts on the Institute of Advisors
Peter Hickey, Institute of Advisors’ President – What’s included in the course?
Meet Your Academic Panel & Hear Some of The Great Content
This coaching certification is developed for:
- Anyone interested in learning how to become an advisor, be a consultant or become a coach.
- Anyone that wants to build their confidence, competency and knowledge and enhance their own professional development within the advisory industry in an online coaching course.
- Anyone wanting to start a consulting business or wants to learn how to be a consultant, advisor or coach with a formal consultant certification.
- Anyone practicing in the advisory industry that is looking for a qualification to help them stand out from the crowd.
- Anyone seeking education on how to scale their practice using best of breed advisory tools and advisory software and advisory certification.
Key Certification Outcomes
About The Course
A Message from the Instructor
Join a Local Chapter
How to Use this Learning Platform
Advice on Enrollment
Professional Standards for Business Advisors
Before we Begin…
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: Confidence
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Reminding Clients
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Benefits of the Institute
Academic Panel – Fred Fardeau: Why Advisory is Great
Academic Panel – David Blair: How to be a Good Advisor
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: Institute of Advisors
Module Overview- Role of a Business Advisor
What Makes a Good Advisor
Role of an Advisor
Think of Yourself as a GP
How to be a Great Advisor
Questions a Sports Coach Asks
MAUS Iceberg Business Goals
Strategy, Execution and Accountability
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Good vs Bad Advisor
Asking Personal Questions – Peter Christman Interview
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Tips for Advisors
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Is it Just about Problem Solving?
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Business Advisors Focus
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: The Role of an Advisor
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Is Empathy Important?
Module Overview- Developing a Business Model
Business Model Basics
Simple Business Models
Sample Charge Rates
Advisory Business Models
Start Developing a Model
Face to Face or Online Coaching
Why Would a Client Buy Your Services?
Build Resources Around Your Programs
Determine the Why of Your Practice
It’s Not Always about the Money
Business Broker Sample Models
Examine the Readiness Constraints
Business Model Evolution
Sample Business Model Objectives
Leveraging Your Practice
How to Improve Practice Profitability
Barriers To Success
Sample Charge Rates and Modelling
Technology and What Will Hold You Back
Sample Marketing & Building Blocks – Peter Christman
Peter Christman Tips
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Specialisation is the 1st Key Building Block
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Standardisation is the 2nd Key Building Block
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Automation is the 3rd Key Building Block
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: Sample Client Success Stories
Academic Panel -Fred Fardeau-Example of business models
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: What is Dale Charging?
Academic Panel – David Blair – Building a Good Business Model
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: How To Build a Successful Practice
Module Overview-Client Discovery
Entire Lesson Plan
Sell Yourself, Not a Product
Look for Hot Buttons
Great Client Phrases
Confidence and Experience
Mapping Out the Client Discovery
Sample Client Discovery Template
Discussion and Advice Conducting
What’s Holding the Business Back?
High Performance Business Quiz
Client Needs Analysis Software
Conduct Client Discovery Meeting
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: How to Appropriately Give Feedback
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: Discussion with Clients
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Phrases
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: How to Build Rapport
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Be Genuine and Passionate
Module Overview- Strategic Planning
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Strategic Plan Benefit
Well Thought Through Business Plan
Introduction of the Business Plan
Business Planning Process
One Page Strategy
The Analysis – Customer Analysis
The Analysis – Competitor
People Alignment & Culture
Goals with the Biggest Impact
Accountability is the Key to Success
Sample Business Plan
Sample Strategic Plan Client Template
Prepare a Business Plan for a Client
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Planning is about Efficiency
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: You Must Invest in a Plan
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Strategic Metrics
Module Overview- Client Review Meetings
Case Study on KPI’s
Lessons from the Case Study
Strategies Linked to KPI’s
Developing a Business Scorecard
Reviewing Strategies and Actions in the Scorecard
Monthly or Quarterly Review Meeting
Entire Lesson Plan
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Sport and Delegation Story
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: What Does Dale Do?
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Monthly Review Meeting
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: Establishing Key Performance Indicators
Academic Panel – Joe Woodard: Why Have Accountability Meetings?
Module Overview- Marketing Your Practice
Developing Marketing Advisory Material
External & Internal Analysis
7 Keys To Winning New Clients
Business Model – The How
Tips For First Starting
Academic Panel -Fred Fardeau-Marketing
Prospect Engagement – Client Discovery
Methodologies & Programs Add Credibility
Networking & Positioning
Pete’s Example – Case Study
Partner with Other Advisors
Spicing up the Marketing
Selling Yourself Tips
High Performance Business Score – Quiz
7 Step – Business Success Program
How Do We Get Leads To Come To You
Position Your Practice
The Marketing System – Build Relationship
How Do People Choose Business Advisors
What Must You Have
What Unsuccessful Advisors Do
What Successful Advisors Do
What Will Hold You Back
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Building a Business for an Advisor
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Transition from First Starting to Now
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: Referrals
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: How do you Win New Clients?
Academic Panel – Phil Roberts: Ideal Target
Academic Panel – Dale Coutts: What Works?
Crisis Management Workbook
Business Resilience Overview
External & Internal Analysis
Business Resilience Step 1
Business Resilience Step 2
Business Resilience Step 3
Business Resilience Step 4
Business Resilience Step 5
Business Resilience Step 6
Business Resilience Step 7
Business Resilience Step 8
Business Resilience Step 9
Business Resilience Step 10
Business Resilience Step 11
Business Resilience Step 12
Business Resilience Step 13
Business Resilience Step 14
Business Resilience Step 15
Business Resilience Step 16
Business Resilience Step 17 – Business Resilience
Business & Personal Resilience Overview
Sue Wilde – The Importance of Resilience
Sue Wilde – Leadership and Resilience
Business Owners & Their Employees
7 Step Plan
Step 1 – Coping with Stress
Step 2 – Embracing Change
Step 3 – Taking Charge
Step 4 – Thinking Positive
Step 5 – Creating Balance
Step 6 – Personal Plan
Step 7 – Support
Congrats, Here is What’s Next
More Resources for You
Before You Go…
Business Planning Assignment
Phil Roberts – Why Become a Chapter Leader?
- Learn from a self-paced online program (approx. 40 hours of content).
- Practical assessments designed to build your confidence and competence conducting client engagement meetings.
- Participate in a one day live workshop to review the key takeaways from the course. (currently facilitated as live online workshops).
- Access to our regularly updated Resource Centre to further develop your business consultant training.
Practical Tools & Resources
- Forms, questionnaires and templates to use in your practice
- Access to the Institute of Advisors Resource Centre
- Recommended you use our partners MAUS Client Needs Analysis Software throughout duration of course
- Recommended you use our partners MAUS MasterPlan Lean Software throughout duration of course
- Discounts on other partner software for ongoing use
Logo, Certification & Credibility
- 12 month membership to the Institute of Advisors
- Use of the BAC Business Advisor Certified logo whilst membership is active
- Certificate of completion
- Listing on Institute Member Directory
- Access to the local chapter meetings and webinars, option to nominate in chapter leadership roles and explore host certification workshops through a train the trainer program.
What our Graduates say
Fill in your details in the contact form and we will rush you our more info kit. This will include sample material from the online business advisor course in the form of lessons, videos, brochures and other resources that you can use with your clients straight away!
In this consultant certification kit, you will receive:
- Free information kit on the Business Advisor Certification Course
- Access to any special offers and next course details
- Sample of 10 videos on successful consultant & advisors giving tips and advice
- Our NEW 24 step Business Survival Program with 144 page workbook
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