Chris Whelan (MInstD, Mphil, BBusSci)

The Vision You'll Support...

Business Empowering a Prosperous World

We're all about one thing: making your business more profitable, true to its values, and a positive force in your industry, built on the fundamental belief that when businesses are run well, everyone wins.

Whether you're a startup looking to build a solid foundation for growth, an established business looking to scale up and expand, or a company looking to pivot and adapt to changing market conditions, we have the expertise and experience to help you succeed.  We're here to boost your impact.

Key Facts About Chris

  • Certified Business and Leadership Coach who GUARANTEES results
  • Subject matter expert in strategy and vision setting, change delivery, and leadership growth
  • Qualified futurist, with over 25 years of cross-industry business experience
  • Powered by ActionCOACH, the world's leading business coaching franchise

As a certified Business and Leadership Coach, I'm passionate about building better businesses and through that creating prosperous futures in my community.  I'm dedicated to helping leaders by drawing on 25 years' of global experience to drive growth, foster innovation and effect change.

I work with business owners to give them the success they deserve and the lifestyle they want.  For me, better businesses are ones that make more money through better business systems, better performing teams and better management processes so that the businesses become the assets that give their owners more life!

For over 25 years I've worked globally guiding business improvement across industries.  I have well-honed instincts to lead organizations through change, gained through two Chief Executive roles and my own ownership of four businesses - starting in hospitality and stretching to IT and professional services along the way.

I'm a certified Coach and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team, helping leaders better serve their stakeholders and communities.

In my spare time, I have plenty to keep me out of mischief.  If I'm not playing chess or spending time with family or my local church, you’ll find me in the hills and mountains surrounding Wellington, my home city. 

Contact me directly on +64 222 332 669.

We Guarantee Results

We care about your results and know our strategies and processes work. In fact, we are so passionately committed that we GUARANTEE you will benefit!


1 - Find Our Fee

We Guarantee to get results, and that you’ll be able to “Find our Fee” in your business within 17-weeks of ActionCOACH coaching your company, or your coaching is FREE (until we do).

Whether it is in terms of more time, a better team or more money … if you are making a good-faith effort and doing the required work assigned to you, you attend all coaching sessions and agreed-upon events and workshops and you complete all of your committed decisions and homework assignments on agreed-upon dates … and you are STILL not satisfied or seeing results by the 17th week, we will coach you FREE until you do … no questions asked!

Our coaching programs have been tested and proven all over the world, so when you hire an ActionCOACH, you WILL get results. 

2 - We Are Honest

We Guarantee to tell the truth about you and your business no matter how uncomfortable it may be, or how hard it is to share with you the realities of your business and the changes you need to make.

You will have the “unreasonable friend” and the personal business mentor you and your business need to succeed. You will be accountable for everything you say you will do, and your business will get the push it needs so you can get the results you want.

3 - We Give Business Re-Education

We Guarantee you a “business re-education” about how your business really works and how to successfully grow your company, as well as how to apply your new education and knowledge to any business situation.

We will guide you with proven systems and strategies that will allow you to make more profit whether you need more time, a better team, and more money. 

Not only will you be able to unlock the true growth potential of your company, but you’ll also be in the “driver’s seat” of your own business.

4 -Complete Confidentiality

We Guarantee complete confidentiality. Our Coaching relationship with you will involve trust and understanding about the nature of our strategy and of your business. We guarantee the privacy of our work together.

5 - Personalised Approach

We Guarantee a personalised approach to your business. Your business is unique, and since you are relying on our vast business experience, we guarantee a full disclosure of the programs we recommend to you. 

6 - Proven Systems and Methods

We Guarantee a system and methodology that is designed to increase your profits. You will have complete access to proven strategies and tactics that make up our entire proprietary business coaching system, along with several methodological ways to successfully build your business.

7 - Hands-free Efficiency

We Guarantee to show you how ActionCOACH defines business success, and how to build a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you

Even if you are an owner who loves business and who loves working “in” your business every day, ActionCOACH will show you how to build a company you can work “on” whether you show up every day or not. 

Regardless of your ultimate goals, you will learn the strategies, systems, and advantages of the ActionCOACH definition of a successful business.

ActionCOACH was founded in 1993 by Australian-born entrepreneur Brad Sugars and is one of world’s #1 business coaching franchises.

Now in over 80 countries ActionCOACH business coaches help business owners in nearly every industry imaginable. Our network of business coaches cover every issue a business owners has to contend with.

We also have regular training and mentorship programs for our coaches keeping them up to date and relevant.