About KONA

Meet your trainers, coaches, mentors and support crew

Passionate, professional people with real-world experience

Our team offers diverse experiences and skill sets, allowing us to match the right trainer, coach, mentor or support person to your organisation’s needs. 

But there are some things we all have in common: a passion for what we do, a commitment to support others to be their best and real-world experience in the trenches. We truly get you, and we’ve got your back.

Garret Norris

CEO/Co-founder

Unlike many CEOs, Garret is extremely hands-on as KONA’s chief Sales Training, Call Centre Training, DISC, Strategic Planning and Negotiation Skills expert. He has run several successful businesses, led sales and marketing teams globally and regularly consults to some of the world’s leading brands, including multi-billion-dollar multinationals. A practitioner who speaks from the heart and his experience at the coalface, Garret is a straight shooter whose lessons are real, raw, immediately actionable and transformative. He is commonly referred to as a ‘business engineer’ due to his outstanding track record of transforming the bottom line and culture of the organisations he supports.

Glenn Dobson

Senior Mentor/Co-founder

Glenn is the man behind the KONA name, inspired by the infamous KONA Ironman Challenge in Hawaii, which he has conquered along with many other global endurance events. He brings the tenacity and resilience he has learned from the sporting arena and in business – having started, grown and sold several highly successful companies – into his role as KONA’s Senior Mentor. In this role, Glenn supports individuals, teams and leaders to achieve goals they never thought were possible. He is also an engaging and inspiring conference and keynote speaker.

John Wright

Strategic Growth

John’s mantra is ‘What gets measured gets managed, and what gets managed improves’. His extensive background driving strategic growth within the blue-chip corporate environment and proven track record with multimillion-dollar international organisations makes him one of our most sought trainers and mentors, particularly in the sales arena.

Brett Murray

ICT, People and Culture

Brett is passionate about culture in the workplace and the impact this has on individual and organisational performance. Knowing people skills are commonly downplayed and lacking in the ICT sector, Brett combines his extensive experience with some of the world’s largest ICT brands and his genuine passion for people as the cornerstone motivators in achieving growth and aspirations for the organisations he supports.

Sienna Anderson

Customer Support/EA to CEO

Sienna is an accomplished and customer-focused administration professional with extensive experience in delivering exceptional service. With a keen eye for detail and strong organisational skills, she excels at streamlining processes and enhancing operational efficiency. Sienna’s ability to build rapport with clients and understand their unique needs sets her apart, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction. Her expertise spans a range of administrative tasks, including calendar management, travel coordination, and document preparation. Throughout her career, Sienna has consistently demonstrated her dedication to providing outstanding support and fostering positive relationships. With her strong work ethic and passion for customer service, Sienna is an invaluable asset to The KONA Group and wider HBB AUS Team.

Afra Abdeen

Innovation and Sustainability

Afra supports clients by diving into her unique multi-industry experience in lean innovation, design thinking, sales and marketing and overlaying it with every client’s needs. She is passionate about unlocking innovative, sustainable approaches for organisations to champion new and more effective ways of thinking and working.

Timothy Kitching

Sales, Leadership and Culture

Tim firmly believes that ‘culture eats strategy for breakfast’ and must be the number one driver for organisational excellence. His extensive experience on Boards, leading teams and businesses, combined with his academic qualifications in Law and Psychology, has given him powerful insights into human behaviour and its relationship to individual and collective performance.

Jan Marsden

HR, People and Performance

Jan is an experienced HR specialist with a broad business background in senior and executive management roles across various industries. She deploys practical leadership strategies, effective change management instruction and critical operational knowledge that positively impacts people, performance and culture.

Sarah El-Mosehli

Communications and Customer Engagement

Sarah’s extensive media and communications background, infectious enthusiasm, and strong work ethic make her an incredible asset to our team and clients. Her core areas of expertise include customer, employee and stakeholder engagement, brand storytelling, journalism and digital content creation.

Caroline Arnold

Diversity and Inclusion

Operating from our London office, Caroline works collaboratively with clients in supporting them to overcome the diversity challenges within their organisations. She has proven experience working with major brands in designing and delivering engaging diversity and unconscious bias training programs with measurable outcomes.

Julian Khursigara

Business Growth and SaaS Sales

Julian’s unique superpowers see him mainly supporting the hospitality, airline, customer engagement, CX and fintech industries. His stand-out achievements include using his exceptional data insights to develop effective sales and P&L management strategies and building profitable partnerships across Australia and the Asia Pacific.

See how KONA can help you


What KONA can do for you
BMT Tax Depreciation

Definitely the best training session I have attended (including my own ha ), I could relate to the methods conveyed to us very easily. Well done Garrett and look forward to another head bashing

Gary Tozer
Tax Depreciation Specialist
Flexirent

The development programmes have had an outstanding effect on our business and results, and on the way our sales people treat our customers.

Frank Morberger
State Manager
SMC

Glenn is one person who knows how cut through to the real issues facing sales organizations of today, unearth the real potentials of a market of opportunity and help managers develop their companies unique "point of difference" to increase sales beyond what they ever thought possible. Glenn is a master coach for both business and life's goals.

Paul Winter
QLD State Manager
Lipa

Being relatively new to this industry I was a little apprehensive going into my company training day, I thought it may have been scientific and technical and it's an area where I feel a teeny bit inadequate. The relief I felt when Garret started "warming up" the room was ridiculous. He made everyone feel comfortable, relaxed and engaged. At times I feel we over complicate things to make ourselves feel more important or special. In the end, Garret reinforced the need to slow down, fully engage, leave the ego at the door and listen. This training is a must have for all teams, no matter the level. It will make you stop, think and love sales again. Can't wait until the next one.

Stacey Taylor
Account Executive
Altura Learning

Garret has a gift which enables him to connect and engage with everybody in the room. Although he is very accomplished, he is very down to earth and uses his Irish charm and humour to put everyone at ease. His delivery of the training was excellent and kept our groups attention for the whole 2 days which is no easy feat! The tools learned in the workshop re-ignited my passion for the sales environment - which is exactly what I was hoping for. All feedback from our team was positive and I would not hesitate to recommend Garret and his team.

Jaime Reid
Senior Business Development & Training Manager
Plumbing World

KONA has provided a unique sales program to the Sales Team at Plumbing World, with an in depth knowledge of the subject and passion for sales that has ensured that the key tools required to be a successful sale person and build business to business relationships has already started to occur in the company in only a short period of time.

Casey Stuart
Regional Manager New Zealand
AgTrade

Thank you for the most insightful and relatable professional workshop session. It was gratifying, and I feel empowered and more confident.

Thank you so much for delivering such a valuable and engaging session. It was certainly in the spirit we intended. I have had positive feedback, and the team mentioned how valuable they found your session specifically.

Ekta Manwal
HR Advisor
BMT

Again I found the training session really engaging, you can tell that Garret is very passionate about what he does. It may sound cheesy, but I left feeling inspired and refreshed.

Kimberly Britts
Recruitment Solutions

You'll only meet one Glenn Dobson of this caliber. Glenn is an International Ironman, Businessman and Sales Guru. With an extensive career in sales across UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. Glenn is a consummate professional who has 'been there and done it all' when it comes to competitive sales environments. Commercially aggressive, his ability to identify growth opportunities and drive activity to deliver results for his clients is astounding. The energy and discipline required to compete as an athlete at the elite level is evident in everything he does. As a Speaker, Glenn is inspiring, direct and highly motivating. All his business engagements are conducted with the highest level of integrity and results are always the number one priority.

Sue Thompson
Business Manager
Nova Employment

I would like to recommend The Kona Group for sales training that is succinct and professional and works. I would have to say that after the training that we had received we have noticed a huge difference to our KPI's and have made for the great results that we are now seeing.

Belinda Hamburger
Branch Manager
Xerox

Not only has our partnership with KONA proven to be highly beneficial for our management team… it has also proven to be an enormous return on investment with sales improving by over 23%.

Mark Lucas
Director XEROX UK
CGU Insurance

Thanks Garret Norris & the KONA Group for an awesome day yesterday! We learned a lot, but also has so much fun along the way. We look forward to working with you again.

Peg Vaghaye
Executive Manager, Broker Relationships
BMT Tax Depreciation

Thank you again for spending time with our team over past 2 days. Some valuable tips learnt and looking forward to seeing the impact it has on our team moving forward.

Jeremy Sinclair
Team Leader, Business Development
James Hardie

During my tenure in the building and construction industry the KONA Group was engaged to help align the sales function with the business and marketing strategy - a major shift in how we presented to market. KONA’s Hearts and Minds program challenged past paradigms and equipped our sales resource with a robust sales strategy, along with sustainable sales management and tactical skills which continued to deliver year on year growth.

Linda Ginger
Marketing and Branding Director
Sales Matrix

Glenn is one of those clients that truly partners with you and adds value back to you as a service provider. He's not a slave to his own views, nor is he a passenger in the process. He's very outcome focused and understands the core drivers of personality and individual values in achieving goals. That said, this is a man that no doubts lives by the virtue that profit, without honour, is loss. There's nothing manufactured or contrived about his work, quite simply he is inherently like this by nature. His background and experience speaks volumes. Over and above that he is a quality person.

Craig White
Director
Schneider Electric

KONA has a passion for seeing both people and business's improve through the process of training and educating staff. They will encourage and coach the business and your people to become better at what they do and to improve your "bottom line. I have known Glenn both professionally and as a friend for 13 years now, and I have no hesitation in recommending KONA as a Business professional and also as person who commits fully to whatever challenge, be it business or physical such, as Ironman triathlon or running across the Sahara desert.

Robert George
Team Leader Inventory Control
Alsco

Glenn is one of those fearless "can-do" high achievers that every business needs. His team at KONA make a valuable blend of skills and experience that deliver Sales results fast and ongoing. The hands on approach makes the KONA business a Sales consultancy suited to SMB up to large corporate, because it is all about people and their activity. Highly recommended regardless how good you think you are!

Paul Scanlan
General Manager
Rexel

Glenn is high highly talented leader who has assisted us in defining industry leading strategy. I would recommend KONA to anyone requiring an honest, intelligent, strategic, motivating and hard working business leader.

Troy Dawson
Chief Information Officer
Immersion Learning Systems

Glenn Dobson is a rare individual worthy of being on anybody's list of potential mentors. Glenn is an entrepreneur, successful business-operator, world-class Ironman Triathlete, terrific father and rumour has it, a pretty good husband! We have worked together on various projects over the last decade and I continue to marvel at his pragmatic ability. Glenn is a master at taking any 'theory' in the field of sales and translating them into immediately applicable methods for any client. He truly understands that "Results Count" and has consistently been able to cut through the bullshit in our project work, for his clients and in his own businesses. If you ever wanted to see a living breathing example of a 'balanced' individual who exemplifies Covey's "Important vs. Urgent" Glenn is your man. Add to that Collins' "Disciplined (person), applying disciplined thought and taking disciplined action." and you've found yourself a winner! Good on you Glenn. You really are a role model.

James Michael
Founder and CEO
Campbells

Dear Glenn As we complete stage one of the Campbell’s and John Lewis learning and development programs, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thankyou to you and the KONA team for all of your time, commitment and energy to the project. The response from our managers and sales team has been absolutely outstanding and everyone has benefited immensely from your involvement. I agreed with both Brian and Geoff at the time when they stressed the importance of developing a program tailored to our business and you more than achieved our expectations. I know you invested a lot of time in preparation and the time you spent with our people out on the road, visiting customers, was obviously well worth it. Included in the feedback from participants from around the country are, amongst many others, the following quotes: “Already I am putting some of the new techniques we learnt into practise and getting results from them” “ I now feel as if I have greater control and structure over my sales approach and customers” “I am communicating with my customers like never before and they are telling me things about their businesses that prior to the course I didn’t have a clue about” “I am managing my people in a far more effective and productive way and I feel that I can now start to see the light at the end of the tunnel” Once again Glenn, thankyou very much for all of your efforts and I personally can’t wait for the next stage!

Kurt Wilson
National Training Manager
BMT

As always I thought Garret was amazing and motivational, great refresher and gave me some new ideas to try and apply to what I do. Always great to participate in these sessions.

Stuart Gill
Colliers

Right from my first call to the actual day of DiSC profiling session, the KONA group were fantastic and provided excellent service. Garret facilitated the session, and his delivery technique was impactful and valuable to all attendees.

Umesh Datwani
Operations Manager | Investment Services
Happy Customers

Glenn is one of those rare individuals that makes you feel positive about life, just by being in the same room with him. I have known Glenn for a couple of years now and I am constantly amazed at the total energy output this man has. A true strategic thinker who has the ability to spot a great idea and turn his skills into a passion that is so infectious. If you are considering getting alongside this true gentleman, then I would say that this is one of the best things you will do today, if not the week, month or even year.

Greg Gillespie
Owner
Primo

Garrett is a great coach/mentor, it was an honour having him here, and the progress was WAYYY more than I had anticipated, so I am very thankful.Hope you guys have an awesome day, just like you! ☺

Hana Hellou
Customer Support Manager
Martec

Hi Garret, I would like to say thank you for your time and effort last week at the Martec sales conference. The session from you went beyond my expectations in both your delivery and the involvement from my team. Thank you once again!

Ken Dick
General Manager
Altura Learning

Thanks Garret Norris for a fun filled 2 days with not only lots of laughs but lots of valuable lessons on how to improve our skills when communicating with our customers and fellow work mates. I know all of us are excited about putting all we’ve learnt into practice.

Heather Priest
Head of Sales APAC at Altura Learning
Siltech

Glenn is an effective business owner and trainer, he is clearly passionate about his company and the services Kona provides. Glenn has an energy and enthusiasm that is both infectious and motivating, which leads to confidence in his delivery and professionalism.

Nick James
National Sales Manager
Canstar

My team and I had the pleasure of hosting Garret for Sales Training and it was absolutely fantastic. A thoroughly enjoyable day as we tackled key concepts, engaged in role play and absorbed the benefit of Garret's extensive experience. We look forward to working with Garret and his team again in the future.

Melanie Pritchard
Group Manager - Digital Revenue
Jabra

Garret Norris is a rock star coach. He has transformed our Inside Sales team. Love his work!

David Piggott
Managing Director
St Nicholas

Hi Garret, I just wanted to say thank you again for today the feedback I was given this afternoon was that it far surpassed what they expected and that it was completely different to expectations but it covered everything in such an immersive and engaging way. I hope you had a safe trip home. And I will be in touch for some more future training opportunities!

Erica Wilkinson
Pathways Business Manager
Vic Dep of Education

Hi John, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the sessions and contribution in our journey towards service excellence. The sessions were very well planned and relevant to our modus operandi. The team is very appreciative of your guiding principles and quick lessons from the sessions. The immediate display of the lessons learnt will be witnessed during our current peak time. I’m definitely a better listener now Thank you.

Aakanksh Nyayapati
Senior Analyst, IT Service Delivery
Fairfax

As a consequence of KONA’s efforts and commitment very quickly we have seen some explosive changes with the team through the introduction of various client focussed and sales strategies, measurements and skills. Their motivation, direction and activity have all increased… and we expect our profits to escalate accordingly.

Ian Crowther
General Manager
CBA

Throughout my career with Commonwealth Bank I met several business coaches, but 'Glenn Dobson' is the only name that I don't need to challenge my memory to remember. Glenn is an amazing coach with unique techniques; structured and interactive. He is one of the most positive people I have ever met, his amazing achievements are certainly as a result of his dedication, his commitment and his 'can do' attitude.

Odette Shahnazari
Manager
Batger Furniture

Garret took our team of 10 (experienced) sales consultants for the day looking at profiling and strategic sales techniques.
It was motivating, insightful and fun. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Garrett and Kona - we will be back.

Stephen Richards
Director Sales Marketing
Speller International

Excellent session with you both Garret and John. Really appreciate the insights into delivering a better experience for all parties involved in a negotiation. Couldn't recommend KONA enough for anyone looking to enhance their Sales and Negotiation capability.

Luke Day
Business Development Lead
RBS

I had the pleasure of meeting Glenn Dobson through our participation in one of the toughest footraces on the planet, The Marathon De Sables. In the time we spent together leading up to the race I became quickly aware that Glenn was an extraordinary human being. His athleticism and endurance not only humbled me but inspired me to push myself to peg new boundaries. Whilst Glenn's achievements in Ironman and other endurance events puts him in a very small minority group his drive, motivation, energy and business knowledge puts him amongst an even smaller elite group of people. I have been fortunate to have been a professional in the financial markets for close to 20 years and this has exposed me to a vast array of individuals, their ethics and work practices. During this period I don't think I have meet a person with the focus and drive to consistently deliver quality outcomes to his clients and business associates. Having an opportunity to interact with Glenn on any level whether it be business or social is something that will ultimately make you a better person. I have been fortunate to have shared an extraordinary challenge with Glenn but have been as equally enriched by the relationship we now share as a result of the race.

Justin Gallagher
Head of Equities Sales Trading and Execution
Sektor

It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to participate in a number of Garret's training and skill enhancing workshops and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Even as an experienced sales professional I always learn new things from him, think harder about what I do, and become more effective in my role. Garret's presentation style is both unique and genuine, honest to the core, while his role play and coaching principles are easy to understand and extremely worthwhile. For anyone who needs to hone or develop sales and negotiation skills Kona, and particularly Garret, are certainly the RIGHT choice.

Craig Alderson
Business Manager
Caesarstone

Having just competed a national customised training program where we engaged Garret and KONA all I can say is thank you Garret does his homework and prepares. The impact we were able to achieve with our teams in rolling out a game changer was fantastic. Thanks Garret appreciate the effort and the results to date.

Iain Whyley
National Sales Manager
BMT Tax Depreciation

If we have the opportunity to have more sessions, I think it would be very beneficial. I have found that the concepts presented and the skills we are working on are quickly delivering results and are relevant to us, not simply adapted from their usual clientele. He is much more engaging than other speakers we have had in the past, and from the way other members of the team have been speaking about him it’s a feeling and opinion shared by many others. Also : if he can turn skeptics like Palagy around, I feel that says something!

Rebecca Landers
Tax Depreciation Specialist
Rhodan

Glenn is a master at focusing the attention of any sales team, business owner or sales manager on the importance of having a strong sales pipeline to the future prosperity of any business. He lives and breathes what he teaches and is able to succinctly and very effectively impart his extensive knowledge of how to establish and then manage a sales pipeline that will continually deliver new and profitable business. If your business needs a significant improvement in its sales performance Glenn should be the first person that you contact. I recommend him highly for any size business or corporate enterprise.

Daniel Watson
Managing Director
Plumbing World

I have been lucky enough to attend B2B sales training run by the KONA Group. I have found Glenn to bring the same drive and passion that he applies to Iron Man training across in his training sessions. His training is not something you could read straight out of a text book - there is no "turn to page three". Glenn delivers real world pointers that are applicable in the changing workforce of today. The tools that he gives you, help you go through the door to be become a true business/strategic partner for your customers. Without these tools you would be standing on the curb, looking in, being a 3 P flogger! I would highly recommend attending a training session if you get the opportunity.

Keith Geenty
Sales Representative
Jobadder

Glenn Dobson is the most charismatic and inspirational sales training and business development coach I have ever had the pleasure of working with. At times confronting, Glenn breaks down your current sales process and delivers honest direct feedback! With a thorough understanding of your customers, product and industry, Glenn provides you with the necessary tools and roadmap to be more effective in professional sales. Glenn's material is all his own and is presented in an easy to understand format, tailored for your business. I look forward to working with Glenn in the future. Ps, all the best for the IronMan world champs Glenn!

Graham Winder
BDM
MTA

Thank you Garret Norris. Your dissemination of knowledge was inspiring, insightful, thought provoking and lot of Fun! Your ability to create a safe, relaxed & energetic environment in which to deliver & demonstrate your ideas and knowledge is remarkable! Made for lots of learning and had a positive impact on us all! Thank you

Melissa Peace
Strategic Partnership Expert
Plumbing World

KONA professional sales and sales management training has been an excellent educational journey on how to enter the Hearts and Minds of our customers and Shareholders. To become business resources and strategic advisors. To build a relationship that understands our customer’s hopes, fears, dreams and vision to create opportunities for future growth that we can be a part of. The course has been taught in detail that can easily be implemented and has brought the entire sales and management team at Plumbing World into focus looking to achieve a common goal. I highly recommend any time spent with the KONA Group.

Russell Thomas
Branch Manager
Nova Employment

The KONA Group has provided excellent customised training and coaching for our managers and staff at Nova Employment. First of all the KONA team gave a vast amount of knowledge to our managers on how to manage their staff. They then educated the employment consultants on how to handle difficult employers when telemarketing for jobs, before also giving them the skills on how to hold a face to face sales meeting. KONA have increased our jobs by 50% ever since they have been providing Nova managers and staff training and coaching. They are always willing to provide assistance when needed and are always available to call if we need any further help. Their training has been very successful for our organization and has been able to put Nova Employment in an extremely strong position. I highly recommend the KONA training and coaching as they are very good mentors in providing the best outcomes.

Peter Delimitrou
Employment Service Manager
4Life

I was so fortunate to be able to attend the KONA training workshop at the 4life office in Sydney in February. I cannot begin to tell you how motivating and inspiring I found it to be. You gave me tools that I can use for both my personal and business growth. You demonstrated in a very simple manner how to set short and long range goals that are attainable. As you said hope is not a business strategy. The day spent training with you was so worthwhile I have been implementing some of the strategies and am passing it to my downline. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who is serious about business building.

Jyoti Sidhu
MLA

Garret is a true professional and constantly challenges the norm which creates the high performing teams we have at MLA. Garret has lead and coached our team to deliver outcomes that make a difference. The approach from Healthy Business Builder was unique to our business and it has proven to be successful for MLA. I would highly recommend Garret for any other business wanting positive, successful outcomes for your business.

Lisa Sharp
Chief Marketing Officer
Lomas Recruitment

I was introduced to the KONA Group some five years ago through a mutual and respected business contact. My first impression was that Glenn has a unique sense of purpose, he is driven, motivated and passionate about achieving results personally but also in supporting others to achieve beyond their own expectations. Over the past five years I have witnessed KONA in many business scenarios including business consulting, change management projects, sales management projects and executive level leadership programs. Glenn is a natural leader and a manager in these environments. People respond well to him and his down to earth style. Personally Glenn has an engaging communication style, an unstoppable enthusiasm to exceed expectations and first class networking skills. I am proud to call him a friend, colleague and business partner and would recommend you consider his services when required.

Susie Lomas
Director
BHP

I have recommended Garret and the team at Healthy Business Builder to many organisations I have worked with. Their methods constantly challenge the norm, creating and supporting high performing teams. Garret has lead and coached our team to deliver positive and sustainable outcomes that make a difference to our teams and stakeholders. The approach from Healthy Business Builder is unique to each business or organisation and it has proven to be successful time and time again. I have witnessed many dysfunctional teams make changes to the way they operate after sessions with Garret and it is such a delight to see our teams work collaboratively and cohesively. They begin to communicate in new ways due to the deeper understanding of how individuals operate, communicate and learn. I would highly recommend Garret and the team at Healthy Business Builder if you are wanting positive, sustainable and successful outcomes for your business.

Kathryn Emmett
Executive Assistant to Head of Asset Projects | Olympic DamExecutive Assistant to Head of Technical Portfolio
BMT Tax Depreciation

I really thought Garret was brilliant, its not just about selling, its about getting the conversation started. I felt it was really good. I have started using some of the techniques already and adapting to my style. 1 – First call Thursday, did a different approach, lady called in, started the chat by tell me about the property, then went onto telling me the info on the house, I went over everything, she was sounding relaxed, got her remaining details and said “lets get this started today for you” response Great lets do it. 2 – next call was a guy, same style all went well, then the Cost question, Ï can get this for $660.00 from another company” My response, that’s great, Do you want to save $100 today or save $thousands more in deductions with us in the long term, slight silence, then said good point, went ahead!

Stewart Gill
Tax Depreciation Specialist
Siniat

Engaged Kona Group to deliver account training workshop for Etex - Siniat. Great collaborative approach to course preparation and workshop execution very effective and extremely engaging for all participants. Great job Garret!!

Joe Mori
National Business Development Manager
Nova Employment

Since NOVA and KONA started working together we have almost doubled our results in less than 9 months! I had identified a need for developing our sales skills, but KONA delivered so much more than sales training to our business. Glenn encouraged us to take a step back, analyse our methods and develop a performance culture. As a manager responsible for performance, I appreciated that he clearly and fearless articulated our performance gaps from an outsider’s perspective to our management team, helped us to reverse engineer our results so that we could clearly identify what was needed to achieve performance KPI’s, and delivered practical, real world and customised training based on our business. I look forward to a continuation of our partnership with KONA and learning more to help NOVA move forward and be even more successful.

Anne Goyer
Training & Development Manager
MSD

The team loved the day and were raving about it to our marketing colleagues and managers who were unable to make the session. Garret, you were an amazing and engaging presenter.”

Dominic Taafe
Oncology Portfolio Manager
MTA

A fantastic 3 days, you had us engaged, interacting, learning and threw us out of our comfort zones in the best possible way. I echo what my colleagues have said below, all of which is 100% true. Implementing these three days into what we do is now the focus and I look forward to connecting again soon, and look forward to more sessions where we can continue to learn, develop and and thrive in what we do, whilst living and breathing our WHY. Still buzzing, thank you!

Hessa Robinson
Education Sales Manager
Canstar

Truly the most insightful and relatable training/professional course I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. Absolutely will leave a review - 5 stars

Narissa Chan
Senior Digital Account Manager
BMT Tax Depreciation

We certainly appreciate the time and effort and will be making sure we include some of the hints and tips into our processes moving forward.

Matt Jenkin
Team Leader, Business Development
Xpand

I have worked with the KONA Group for over 6 years and have found them to be some of the most consistent and driven people ever! A dynamic trainers with a strong emphasis on activity and results, KONA has brought invaluable experience to my own, and my staff's training. If you are involved in any Sales capacity, or are managing a team involved in Sales, then KONA Group is a "must call" individual.

Aaron Williams
Founder and Managing Director
Nova Employment

I have been in Glenn's training groups for the past 10 months, 4 to 5 sessions. I have found him to be a very enthusiastic speaker with a wealth of knowledge for us to take on board and work with. His presentation is hands on and easy to work with. Working with KONA has had a huge impact on the Nova's business as we have increased results in some areas by between 50 -100%. I would highly recommend him and his business.

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Skills Certified

Garret and Healthy Business Builder has been a huge influence on our business and its staff, The results have drastically increased thanks to his techniques and on going support. Very impressed with the overall service and I look forward to continuing our partnership in the future. Highly Recommended.

Johnny Justic
Founder and Managing Director
Next

Next Business Solutions used the team at KONA to take us through their Hearts and Minds training. Great team at KONA of people who are not only very experienced their product but they also bring their people skills that have been developed through their extensive global activities.

Rob Clydesdale
Microsoft Next Business Solutions Franchisee
HP

I have enjoyed working with KONA several times. KONA have worked with my sales team strategically to raise the bar on their performance and belief in their ability to deliver results. As personal coaches the HBB Group have guided me through my career by reminding me to clear away the clutter and keep it simple Sam. Keep on running Glenn.

Frank Courtney-Jay
Sales and Marketing Manager HP Singapore
AMP

We have been very impressed with your capabilities and see you as a key player in rolling out our customer service programmes.

Andrea Westwood
Capability Development
Austral Bricks

As a sales and negotiation professional, I have been involved in a few courses. I am very impressed by the way Garrett gets to the point directly and I know he speaks from experience. He has lived it. I would like to work with Garrett more in the future as I believe we speak the same language in business. I’ll be in touch soon. Thanks Garret.

Shane Campbell
Senior Key Account Manager
Brickworks

KONA Group’s services were used by Brickworks Ltd in the form of Sales Management training. Glenn is unlike any other in his ability to connect with the audience. Glenn motivated me so much during a session. I decided at that point I would change my life forever. There was a group of us, that very moment who decided it was a time for change. Glenn explained the model for change and by using this model, it was possible to increase your chances of success 10 fold in anything you wished to achieve. The change we wanted to make was a healthier lifestyle. We decided to embark on a weight loss challenge. Using the attributes of the model, many achieved their ideal weight within months. My personal journey has seen me continue with the challenge and have now lost 29kgs, with 10 kgs until I am at my ideal weight. My lifestyle is now very different, being very careful with what I eat, walking approximately 50kms per week and doing Crossfit 3 times a week. I am on the way to fantastic health. my dad said to me yesterday, son you are looking the best you have in 30 years. They were great words to hear considering I am only 44 years old. I am healthier, I am stronger than I have ever been, I am more motivated, I am more focused and feel like a real winner. I don't believe I could have achieved this without using Glenn's model for change. Thanks Glenn, I would not have been able to do this without you, you have changed my life.

Trevor Marshall
Sales Manager
Bigwave

Glenn Dobson and Garret Norris are coaches that really stands out to me as they take pride in what they do and deliver. I first utilised KONA around 7 years ago when he evaluated our business which ended up delivering some hard hitting facts , as a result changes needed to be made BUT as a consequence of those initial chats KONA helped set up a sales pipeline where we could track our activity and results which led to a 300% increase in sales within the first 6 months of implementing his sales tools.I HIGHLY recommend KONA but don't want the world to know what they can provide a business as this will give other companies an unfair advantage like we have !Glenn is now a mentor, a friend and above all someone that inspires you to always achieve your best.

Keiran Hathorn
Managing Director
James Hardie

I was so impressed with your training programmes, I felt compelled to write to you in appreciation. Although it was blatantly obvious you were a professional outfit right from our first meeting, your services have far surpassed my expectations. I have been in sales and sales management for 15 years with 5 different companies and have attended many quality-training programs. During this time I have never experienced a program that adapted its philosophies and methodology so succinctly with a companies industry, market, products and value proposition. Ultimately! The test of any training program is the results it delivers. Since KONA has worked with James Hardie the sales effectiveness of the team has increased dramatically. But an even more noticeable improvement is the quality of leadership displayed by the sales management team.

Glen Doherty
General Manager Sales
Advanced

Following the reorganisation of the field sales force, the KONA Group provided a number of workshops and coaching sessions in order to improve the understanding of how the company was changing the way that it operated. KONA supported us with the change by building trust and gaining buy-in from the team. KONA did an excellent job of emphasising the role of the field force in developing new business and building the sales and performance culture.

Jonathan Shinn
Operations Manager
BMT

Honestly I don’t think it matters his cost as always has something insightful and thought-provoking to leave you with no matter how many times you’ve seen him or your position or length of tenure. I would love to see what he could offer the wider company (not just sales) from a psychology point of view because I feel that the provocation he provides is beneficial to all he comes in contact with. I really enjoy it because we just get each other.

Daniel Jura
Plumbing World

KONA has a unique approach to sales training, which has allowed Plumbing World to make a significant step change with its sales team. The training is fully customised for Plumbing World, which is important, as the it has developed far more engagement and buy-in from the sales team. The results have been immediate, giving Plumbing World a better understanding of and relationship with, our customers. Leading to new accounts being opened and an increase in sales from existing customers. For example as a direct result of the KONA training, a customer who's spend had dropped away for the previous 12 months, has increased their spend 16 fold.

Mike Dyer
Sales & Operations Manager
BMT Tax Depreciation

I enjoy his take on what to say to clients who have been given the wrong free from their accountant. He said not to apologise and don’t get stuck on it and simply say that the fee is $770 and that you’ll call the accountant afterwards to make sure they know the fee’s, but then move on straight away. It was refreshing to have an outsider’s perspective on that. I tried it yesterday and didn’t apologise to a client when the accountant gave them the wrong fee. Not sure if it was just luck, or if Garrett is a genius or if it made me sound more confident or what but she converted.

Sarah Jackson
Tax Depreciation Specialist
Speller International

Thanks so much Garret Norris and John Wright. It was great training and the team have been talking about it all week. Just what we needed! We will definitely be getting KONA back again!

Judy Cole
Managing Director
OMG

Garrett and Sienna at KONA group, were absolutely fantastic from appointment right through to the follow up of initiatives post workshop. Both had communicated effectively prior to the workshop and made sure the day was a phenomenal success for our Leaders at Openmarkets Group. Most importantly, Garrett is very engaging and all our leaders were switched on throughout the session with some key insights. I highly recommend Garrett, Sienna and the KONA Group.

Heidi Mehl
Executive Assistant to CEO
Advanced

KONA Group facilitated several workshops at the Advanced Group of companies for both the sales and operations teams. They are highly motivational and provided the teams with tools and techniques to improve their ability to connect with customers in both business development and service delivery roles. KONA is very business focused and pragmatic and focuses on what gets results. I would recommend KONA to any other business that is looking to improve their sales capability or turn their project managers and operations managers into customer champions.

Jonathan Shinn
National Operations Manager
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