Whether it is persuasion strategies to influence and motivate a team, or tactics that accelerate cash flow, the ground-breaking philosophies of The Persuader are revolutionising business across the country. Armed with entertaining war-stories from a highly successful career spanning the IT, retail, training, government and finance sectors, The Persuader is the alter-ego of respected business consultant Steve Semmens.
With over 30 years of experience specialising in sales, networking, business consulting, and leadership, Steve has built an outstanding reputation for his ability to influence and provide strategies that generate effective, win-win outcomes.
Steve has ten years’ experience in the corporate arena, ten year managing other entrepreneur’s businesses, and over fourteen years running his own successful enterprises.
As the Managing Director of The Persuader, Steve specialises in helping Corporations steadily increase their sales revenues through Networking and building long term relationships with clients. He has a keen sense of the cash flow, leadership, and personnel issues that challenge organisations, and brings a wealth of expertise to his corporate presentations. Steve is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is on the Board of the Bathurst Business Chamber.
Steve has a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Business (Hons) where he wrote an enlightening thesis on, “How do childhood experiences and formative events influence the perspectives of Australian Indigenous entrepreneurs?”
As a Business Coach, he assists start – up’s and burgeoning businesses to grow organically through carefully planned and practical strategies, accelerating sustainable and controlled growth through incremental continuous improvement whilst utilising the latest and best leadership and business systems methodologies.
Specialities: Keynote Speaking, Networking Skills, Informal Strategic Alliances, Strategic Networking, Word of Mouth Referrals, Business Coach, Facilitator, Start-ups, Effective Recruitment Skills, Cash Flow Management, Conference Speaker, Relationship Selling
Growing successful businesses through the power of positive persuasion!
NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards 2018
Finalist in TransGrid Leadership Award
Peak Connect Carillon Business Awards 2018:
Finalist in Excellence in Education
Finalist in Excellence in Professional and Financial Services
Finalist in Excellence in Micro Business