WK director Neil Sinclair and WK Mindshop advisors Hamish Morrow, Kim Marshall and Lisa Mortensen travelled to Sydney last week for the Mindshop 2017 Conference, where Neil picked up the Mindshop Rising Star award for his efforts.
He was surprised to receive the award, and attributed it to the work of the whole WK team.
“I didn’t even have the foggiest idea that we would be in for it, let alone win it,” he says.
“I just happen to be the leader of it, but it’s a WK initiative, it’s the WK team that won it.”
Mindshop is a learning and development organisation which supports businesses like WK to become more than just accountants, enabling them to offer a complete business advisory service.
The Rising Star Award recognises a business or advisor who is reasonably new to Mindshop, but who has the potential to make a big impact within Mindshop and for their clients in the future.
WK joined Mindshop about 18 months ago and has put four consultants through official training to become accredited Mindshop facilitators.
“They are people that have gone through a series of training courses and passed a series of exercises to show they are competent in providing advisory services to our clients,” Neil says.
Those staff members have also been involved in sharing their knowledge with the rest of the WK team, in order to arm them with the skills they need to provide clients with advisory services.
Mindshop managing director James Mason says Neil and the WK team have joined a network of more than 1000 business advisors globally, and are accelerating at a good level.
“WK have sort of adopted everything we are looking for at a pace to really achieve the goals they are setting,” he says. “Neil actually lead the way and said ‘I will build these new capabilities’.”
The WK team is still new to the Mindshop community, but have shown that they are serious about becoming leaders in the field of business advisory, James says.
“Neil and the team just did a great job of putting one foot in front of the other … I think that’s a trait of what is keeping them at the forefront of their industry; they’re prepared to go that extra mile.
“They have the tenacity to actually do what they say they are going to do.”
Pictured: Neil receives his Rising Star Award from Mindshop Founder Dr Chris Mason.