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James Steedman

James is an experienced manager who has overseen a variety of projects both locally and internationally as well as having experience in start-ups and small business management.

From creating and managing small businesses through to advising foreign governments James has attained requisite professional and academic skills to enable him to provide sound advice in a clear and constructive manner.

Having a broad knowledge and skills-base, James is approachable, understanding and will share with you his varied management experience, keen insight, creative thinking, issue identification and problem-solving skills to enable you to fully leverage opportunities and develop your business.


  • Planning-
  • Management-
  • Relationships-
  • Governance-
  • Exit/Succession-
  • Import/Export-
  • Grants-


  • Public administration inc. Government relationships-
  • Professional, scientific and technical services-
  • Education and training-
  • Construction-
  • Rental, hiring and real estate services-
  • Retail trade-
  • Wholesale trade-

Spoken Languages:

State: Victoria

Primary Locations:

  • Melbourne South East-
  • Melbourne South-
  • Melbourne CBD-
  • Mornington Peninsula-

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Victoria) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Business Management Consultant: specialising as a Business Health Counsellor, Lead Management Advisor, CEO Sounding-board & Business Function Analyst

Detailed CV:

In his work with not-for-profits, in private industry, and in myriad activities involving State, Federal and International Governments, James has energetically and strategically created and shaped businesses operations across multiple disciplines.

From managing his own multi-disciplinary enterprises to advising other businesses and governments on,  strategic planning, organisational structure and restructure, change management, project management, funding of operations and initiatives, to mentoring management and by coaching team members, James had gained a broad insight to the multi-faceted challenges business owners and business start-up aspirants face.

James' speciality lies in conducting operational audits whereby he will assist you to determine whether your business activities align with your aspirational goals and accord with organisational philosophy. Equally applicable to all size and manners of business, operational or function audits allow management to review where they are at presently and identify service gaps and leverage opportunities to do better. 

Most businesses suffer from lack of sufficient cash flow from time to time and particularly when they are looking to grow most will look to increasing sales to overcome financial difficulties. However, there are other ways to ease the financial burden. There is a range of state and federal government initiatives in the form of grant funding and low-interest loans for local development through to export market activities. James can advise you how to identify relevant funded opportunities and to explore new markets, rather than just trying to increase current market share but there is more to it than that.

At the end of the day, businesses, be they large, medium, or small, will not realise their full potential if the fundamentals haven't been well founded initially, or have drifted into irrelevance as the business has evolved. James can advise you how to review your operations to gain the information required to enable you to mould your business to achieve your professional ambitions, attain your financial goals, and hopefully to satisfy your business dream.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Politics and History)
  • Diploma of Frontline Management
  • Metizo Certificate, Mentoring & Coaching
  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Master of Diplomacy and Trade
  • William Glasser Institute, Certificate - Choice Theory, Reality Therapy & Lead Management
  • Beyond Blue, Mental Wellbeing: yourself and small business