Trust. Worthy.


Silly question. How’s business? Could be better than now? Or, different, smarter, bigger, smaller, easier? Well, we can help you look at everything, and see the possibilities.  

Oh, and don’t worry, if you’re in denial about some stuff – we’ll be nice about it. That’s our job – here in the slipstream. And, in a short while, we’re sure you’ll see why people say that we provide Trust. Worthy. advice. At Slipstream Group, we coach the owners of accounting and financial planning businesses, and our signature coaching program is called Peloton. Learn more about it here or have a quick chat with us!

“We have absolutely loved the engagement from Slipstream for the last 3.5 years!! We will not be anywhere near where we are right now if not for the amazing team – Phil, Ash, Sharon and everyone involved. The camaraderie between us and the other firms has been instrumental in assisting us to get to where we are. Definitely life changing for me personally!”

Leong Tang

“I have learnt so much more about being a business owner and leader, that will assist me for many years to come. With Paul Little and the Slipstream team beside me, I was empowered to make decisions, that were supported by experienced minds and coaches that had already walked in my shoes. They showed me the right way and prevented me from making costly mistakes. Thanks to Paul, Sharon, Scott and the slipstream team, the future is brighter than ever, and I am once again excited about the business. I would recommend the Slipstream team to any business owner/s who want to grow their business, personally and professionally.”

PJ Byrne
Mr Insurance

“I joined Slipstream with high hopes and they have gone beyond expectations. It is amazing how devoted these guys are to getting us into the headspace and place of clarity we need to be in. Michael in particular has been just outstanding in pushing, challenging and cheerleading for us. We are so happy we joined and have now got our practice pointing where we wanted it to, onwards and upwards thanks Slipstream team! It is so empowering to know we are now in control of your own destiny”

Nathan Pearce

“To say this three year journey with Scott and the Slipstream team had a significant impact on our business and personal lives is an understatement. The guidance, planning, support and accountability from Scott were the keys to ensuring that the hard work required was focused and on track for achievement of our strategic outcomes. Scott was always willing and able through the whole journey even as the path changed over the years. Did Slipstream change our lives – ABSOLUTELY!!”

Darren and Tania Jennings
DART Business Solutions

“I’m terrified to think of where we would be now if we hadn’t employed Slipstream because in the last 15 months we have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in ongoing insurance revenue and if we hadn’t had the uplift strategy in place we would be in a very difficult position right now. Thank goodness that we made that decision. Instead we’ve been able to employ three new people, we’ve just had the best financial year we’ve ever had, and the future is looking really exciting. So, it has been life changing for Andrew and I and a game changer for the business.”

Jacqui Sherlock
Sherlock Wealth

“You have just changed our business forever.”

Glenn Malkiewicz
JBS Financial Strategists

“12 months ago, I was lost. I didn’t know what I wanted, where to go or what to change to make that happen. I can speak only positive things about my business now when people ask me how I am doing. I am looking forward with direction and purpose, rather than backwards with regret, frustration and mostly anger. Between your passion and your genuine desire to see people succeed you help them believe in themselves. The process might not be magical but you guys are.”

Chris Blake
YD Financial

“Scott, really you changed my life many years ago. We’ve doubled our business over 3 years but that’s more than 10 times what I was when we first started working together. You’ve helped our and my journey. It’s been a pleasure to work with you and may there be many more years!”

Brett Cribb
Stratus Financial Group

“Having Phil and the Slipstream team as my coach has significantly improved the quality of my life. We do things like setting 3 cool projects every 90 days which has been a game changer for my business and mindset. My coach Phil, holds me accountable and gives me practical support and advice every step of the way and I really enjoy being a part of the community. I highly recommend you speak to the Slipstream team if you want to get more out of life and your business.”

Mike Sikar
Delta Financial Group

“Mapping out a plan for my path for the future became a lot clearer to help me not only achieve my financial but life goals. After my second planning session with Paul my whole 12 months of coaching fees were recovered with 1 pricing strategy for a client. Paul took the time to not only encourage me but guide me through the biggest pricing discussions I ever had. I feel my journey has only started but I know with confidence already that this impact will change my life forever.”

Martin McGrath
Financial Edge Group

“Looking back at my 4 years so far with Fortitude, its been such a great experience to be involved with Slipstream. Being encouraged to think like a business owner has permanently changed my thinking and my life for the better, and largely contributed to my decision to become one!”

Huw Smith
Fortitude Private Wealth

“Slipstream are a group of passionate people who know their stuff. We love working with them and value their business expertise.”

Kelly Chard

“Scott, Sharon and the team are fantastic coaches. So many ideas, great service, regular follow up and genuinely nice people to work with. They helped us to enhance and improve a whole range of areas in our business, particularly around setting and achieving quarterly goals and targets that were across so many more areas than just our financial targets. They also bring in various other experts as part of their services and the group structure with other similar businesses allows you to learn ideas from others who are in your industry. I would highly recommend them!!”

Josh Pennell
Prosper Advisory

“Even Olympians need a coach! Slipstream challenge your thoughts and offer direction.”

Leanne Bryand
q4 financial

“These guys will help you get to where you want your business to be. They will keep you accountable and give you lots of examples how.”

Ania Smith
BML Partners

“I can’t advocate enough for how good Sharon and her team of coaches are and the benefits of the Slipstream model. If you undertake the program, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t do it years ago.”

Colin Lea
Carey Group

“We are now back in control of our own destiny…”

Peter Caddy
Symes Accountants

“I always come away from a Slipstream session reenergised and ready to implement brilliant ideas in our own business. The sharing culture of the Slipstream team and the members means we are constantly improving or knowing that when we get to that we’ve got great contacts and guidance already, leading to better outcomes.”

Fiona Ettles
Accru Group

“Open your mind to the possibilities. Small wins compound to major changes…”

Sean Minetti
Longboard Accountants

“The Slipstream community is a GREAT group. The collaboration and comradery is unprecedented and something that really appeals to my ideology of business and life. The community is a product of what you have created at Slipstream Group. You have a wonderful Team and we are very grateful for you hard work with us. Our business and our lives are better for having worked with you. THANK YOU.”

Brent West

“The best word to describe our Slipstream journey is “transformational”. When we started our board had a lot of ideas but could not agree on which direction to head, even when we did agree on a strategic direction nobody was held accountable to execute it. Thanks to Michael and the Slipstream Team there is far greater accountability and as a result our business has achieved so much in such a short time, with much more to come!”

Dan McGrath
WLM Financial Services

“It’s given me even more passion to keep changing our business with the expert guidance of ‘Sergeant Spinks’. It was so good to see the impact you guys have had on other businesses too. We are so glad that we found you guys and signed-up…life changing!”

Dan McGrath
WLM Financial Services

“As a business and as an individual I know we would not be where we are right now without your input and guidance. In addition to this I love being able to look over the fence and seeing the great things that Slipstream have achieved and continue to achieve.”

Melissa Voss

“Slipstream provides an important opportunity to step away from the office, plan for the future and realise what’s really important for your business.”

Shannon Norton
Prosper Advisory

“It’s been really amazing to be involved with a high-quality outfit that is Slipstream. I’ve learned a hell of a lot and the business we have today is a reflection of our combined efforts.”

Aaron Steer
Collective Wealth Advisers

“Don’t think twice – the enthusiasm that I have looking forward to what is possible is hard to contain!”

Megan Dirou
Blackburn Prior

“Even if you think you’re doing ok, are profitable and successful – Slipstream really delivers on how you can still improve and grow more.”

Rachel Caldwell
Hart Accountants

“Pretty sure partnering with Slipstream Group is the best business decision I’ve ever made. Onward and upward and many thanks to the Slipstream team!”

John Heckenberg
Heckenberg Accounting

“The calibre of coaches at Slipstream is pretty awesome. They deliver an essential element that you just cannot find within your own business.

If you’re serious about building a business that gives you the life you deserve, then take the plunge and join.”

Naomi Rosenthal
Professional Wealth Services

“It’s difficulty for clients to run their business on their own. It’s the same for us. It’s been great to have so much support from Scott & the Slipstream team.”

Justin Searle
ClearVision Accountancy Group

“For me Slipstream have helped me move from a perspective where I felt the business was controlling me to a point where I am now in control. There continue to obstacles to deal with but now I feel Slipstream have given us a very strong framework to handle these and drive the business forward, and for that I will be forever grateful. The financial performance of my business is undoubtedly stronger, but more importantly for me the intrinsic benefits have been profound.”

Hayden Ross
Pacesetter Financial Services

“These guys are massively credited with how my business is traveling. Thank you so much Slipstream.”

Peter Johnson
Advisers Digest

“Don’t contemplate whether or not you can afford to do it, think about whether you can afford not to do it!”

Luke Naughtin
Cygnet Group

“Our coach is Scott Charlton, Scott is probably one of the greatest mentors that I’ve had in a 30-year business career. He cares deeply about what we do. He not only asks us questions and challenges us around the things that we should do, as a good coach would, but he always offers support. He checks back in regularly and he has always got a suggestion about how you may go about something. His depth of experience is outstanding but his level of care is even higher than that. The investment we’ve made in Slipstream has paid itself back several times.”

Matt Gardiner
Notion Five

“Our participation in Slipstream Group has kept us accountable and will see us this year having our BEST YEAR EVER…”

Sue Mackenzie-Smith
DLA Partners

“Scott Charlton recently delivered an ID profile identification session for our team. The engaging way that this was presented to the team was very different to anything I had in mind when I thought “personality” or “strength” finding session, and has led to a huge boost in our ability to understand each other and work better as a team.”

Scott Barber
O’Connells OBM

“You have to engage the best possible people in your life to help you get from a to b. With your business you need the best people and Slipstream have been an amazing group to involve in our business journey and we would not be a fraction of where we are now without Slipstream. We’ve loved the journey!”

Luke Rathborne
Fortitude Private Wealth

“I just liked Slipstream from the very first moment. They genuinely care about me and my team and my business and that’s the feeling we get with Slipstream. The only thing that they have said to me that I don’t believe is that I won’t need them forever. I can’t thank Slipstream enough for what they have done for me and my business.”

Leah Oliver
Minnik Integrated Financial Solutions

“Great sharing of ideas from around the table. Challenges us to keep pushing the boundaries.”

Jenny Brown
JBS Financial Strategists

“I’m glad I just jumped in. I didn’t think about and I didn’t hesitate. I think if you take that approach then you won’t regret it. If I had ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

Adam Dierselhuis
O’Connells OBM

“Biggest outcome for us was the first time ever in a business that I have been a part of, which is nearly 20 years, is that we have had a six-figure sum sitting in our bank account.”

Brett Hansen

“Slipstream have absolutely delivered for us. They’re genuine, they’re passionate about what they do, and they go above and beyond any coaching we’ve done previously.”

Sue Voss
Robinson Voss Partners

“We actually took a holiday from coaching. For two or three years we thought we could do it ourselves and for that two or three years we stagnated, we did nothing. And we weren’t accountable to anyone. So, we joined Slipstream and we are kicking goals. Results speak for themselves.”

Garry Anderson
A+ Business Advisors

“I truly believe that without Scott we’d be wavering and little bit lost. We’re forever indebted. It’s pushed us further then we probably would’ve thought.”

Craig Robinson
Robinson Voss Partners

“The thing I love about our Slipstream Coach the most is he’s sat in the hot seat himself. There is no ‘I haven’t been in business’. He’s done what we’re doing. He understands the challenges that we face. To me, he just gets it. That’s the great thing about Slipstream that they understand your business. I think sometimes our coach gets more joy out of our successes than we do.”

Rohan Wills
Navigator Accountants

“Do it sooner rather than later. I wish I had joined 12 months ago.”

Krys Canny-Smith
Canny Group

“Phil is amazing! He is always available and is there to give us constructive criticism when needed. Our business is moving forward more quickly than we expected and we would not have done that without his help. We needed the external review and business plan to map our future. He also can explain an issue we’ll spend way too long on, perhaps because he’s been there previously as well.”

Anne Williamson
Ord Minnett

“We make 90 day plans every 3 months, we have targets and goals, and we have 3 projects a quarter we need to get done. These projects are continually improving our business. I followed the program to the letter of the law. I did every challenge thrown at me even though at times I doubted Scott’s sanity on wanting things done his way. But it worked and I’m eternally grateful to the support along the way.”

Linda Crawford
LCA Accounting

“Better than business changing…life changing. Sat down with Phil and he just cut to the chase and solved a problem I was so freaked out about in about 30 seconds. I can honestly say I know Phil has been there and done that and it is evidenced by the sharp insight that he’s been able to provide into our business.”

Gavin Lamb
Navigate Advisors

“The deciding factor of becoming a slipstream client was finding out that my coach had actually run his own business.”

Dom Schuh
Schuh Group

“The thing I love about Phil is anytime we’ve got a question I know I can ring him, and he is a great sounding board. He’s awesome and he’s always got an answer. He’s very calm and especially when we’re feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed, he manages to just tease out what needs to be done and gives me the motivation to keep going. We’ve just had the best 15 months that we’ve ever had, and we have just clocked in the best financial year we’ve ever had and hopefully we’re going to continue.”

Jacqui Sherlock
Sherlock Wealth

“Slipstream coach Paul have helped our business to become more focused, guided us through difficult decision making and helped execute key projects.”

Rodney Rossi
q4 financial

“Slipstream and Paul Little have been amazing in supporting our business. The one on one coaching and the group meetings are a massive value add and we are thrilled to have partnered with such a quality coaching company to guide our business through the ups and downs of managing and growing a business.”

Patricia Garcia
Your Vision Financial Solutions

“I am so glad I took the Slipstream journey. Loved it and still loving it.”

Shane Kouros
Cornerman Accounting & Advisory

“Just do it. The benefits you receive by actually planning makes a huge difference.”

Justin Flavel
Omnis Group

“If you are looking for ideas to take your business to the next level and you want accountability around this, Slipstream is for you.”

Grant Titman
q4 financial

“It’s taken 16 years to finally feel like we are in control thanks to Slipstream.”

Nikkki Mackenzie
Wardle Partners

“It will be the best thing you ever do.”

Natalie Lennon
Two Sides Accounting

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