Being married and the mother of 5 children, Mariejan is very conscious of the need for a healthy balance between work, family and friends; and of keeping a sense of humour and sanity.
Mariejan has a Bachelor of International Business and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. She has made good use of both in her varied career. Mariejan’s clients benefit from the same high level analytical skills and attention to detail that are usually only available to the big corporate players.
Mariejan has worked as a speculative foreign exchange trader in the money markets of Hong Kong, Account Manager in the treasury at the National, and managed the wholesale energy pricing book for Energex Retail. She has managed a medium sized, non-profit childcare business and undertaken project management contracts with Suncorp and Bank of Queensland, helping them develop products and marketing strategies and the back office systems to support and direct the growth and expansion of their business.
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Mariejan Bigby: 0488 185 695
Post Address: 10 Beck St, Mt Lofty QLD 4350
Read what some of Mariejan’s customers have to say about her and their experience with business coaching.
“We had used a business coach previously, and were not happy. Mainly because they did not know our business/industry, nor come up with any fresh ideas.
Mariejan, on the other hand, knows the financial planning industry and did come up with fresh ideas. Her approach and careful implementation of goals has certainly helped to restore our faith in business coaches. They are obviously all not the same.
The business is going well and I have become more conscious of the “time on the business” rather than “time in the business.” For me, this is an ongoing journey, as you know.
Thank you again for your assistance and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other business owners, in particular other financial planners.”
“Being in the financial planning industry has provided many challenges over the last few years. Not only have we had to deal with the great financial crisis with the share market volatility, the industry is also undergoing government review.
In 2008, I embraced these changes when I decided to transition my business from a commission based income structure that was established in 1983 to a fee for advice based income structure. Clearly after 25 years, this transition needed a lot of research and strategic planning, all of which was done by Mariejan.
Mariejan displayed her drive for change, challenging the ‘norm’ in the industry to help propel our business forward.
Mariejan is a fantastic motivator, inspirational with her energy and I am blessed to work alongside Mariejan. As a business coach and mentor, she can assist anyone to achieve your business goals.”
“Small Fish Business Coaching came into our lives as a result of contact made through BNI the Range.
We are a small, one person business, operating from home supplying expertise to other small businesses in the field of “Appreciation Marketing”.
We have had favorable experiences with business coaches in the past, however without consistent mentoring and monitoring by a third non-involved party, we tended to slip into bad habits and began to lose direction.
We recognized this was happening to us, so we enlisted the services of Mariejan Bigby with her Small Fish Business Coaching platform. Mariejan has the “where with all” to understand your ideas, goals and aspirations then help us produce a plan of action that is feasible for success.
What is more exceptional is that she is very much a “hands on” active participant in the process to make sure of the implementation of those action plans. Many other business coaches provide the action plan then leave it to you to make sure it is done.
Mariejan has helped bring back that discipline into our business that is making our business life enjoyable again.
If you are considering a business professional to help with your business, we are extremely enthusiastic to recommend Mariejan.”
Alan & Sharyn Gray
07 4613 0225
“I can honestly say working through the state of my business with Mariejan made me feel at ease. She asked questions that were confronting yet essential to get me thinking towards my expected outcome. She delivered a plan within the stated timeframe and offered two solutions that gave me options in terms of how to turn my business around. I am really looking forward to having Mariejan working with me during the next phase of my business growth.”
“In my opinion, if you are a small business, it is good to have a professional coach to assess your business. Mariejan sees opportunities from a different perspective and is able to help guide you to where you want to be. With Mariejan’s thorough audit, plan and action, I was able to prioritise what I had to do next in my business to move it forward. Thank you for your guidance and personal service.”