Tim Noye

Tim is a highly experienced and accredited business coach with over twenty-five years diverse experience in hospitality, entrepreneurship and business management consulting including advisory across major government infrastructure projects.

Starting out as a classically educated and award-winning chef, he then established his own hospitality and logistics businesses and therefore brings a grounded, practical and pragmatic perspective to the table. He has extensive experience in the creative, technical, strategic and operational facets of business consulting and has gained a notable track record of saving his clients time and money through real and impactful change.

Also, a certified life coach, Tim is passionate about coaching aspiring entrepreneurs in developing extraordinary businesses that will endure the test of time while maintaining a rich, meaningful and healthy work-life balance.

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Chris Shaw

With over 30 years of business experience across Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand Chris has held numerous senior commercial leadership roles including marketing, sales, business development and operations, leading business units sized from a few million dollars sales up to 100’s of millions.

Chris can help you with strategies to grow your business, improve profitability and realise the value you want to achieve as a business owner. From launching a new brand or business unit to turning around performance, Chris has developed expertise across many aspects of delivering business results.

Although gaining significant experience in the corporate world, Chris’s first career was as a consultant in a firm of accountants advising small businesses on business planning, financing, grants, sale and purchase of businesses and was also an advisor to a number of venture capital and regional economic development firms. This gave him a passion not only for all types of business but, in particular, helping small businesses owners.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • General Management
  • Business Planning
  • People Management / Leadership
  • Finance
  • Business Improvement projects
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Design

Industry Experience

  • Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturing


  • BSc Management Science
  • MBA – Master’s in Business Administration
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Lean Six Sigma certification

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Elecia Douglas

Elecia brings over 13 years’ multi-disciplinary marketing experience to Realise Business Academy, across B2B and B2C marketing, digital and content marketing, membership marketing, brand, corporate communications, public relations, sponsorship and event management.

Purpose driven and passionate about working for organisations who enhance people’s lives, Elecia has worked in many different industries, including sport, entertainment, mental health and education, both here in Australia and overseas.

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Geoff Silk

Geoff is a businessman and coach who provides business advice based on his many years of experience working with new, developing and established businesses. 

He interacts diligently with business owners selling products and/or services to achieve their aspirations and goals and his pragmatic approach has helped hundreds of businesses to flourish and perform successfully. 

In 2016, Geoff was recognized as Best Metropolitan Advisor in Australia by Business Enterprise Centres, Australia.

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Naomi Matcham

Naomi has extensive experience working in the disability sector, from owning and operating her own small business in the NDIS space, to supporting organisations navigate national disability reform both in Australia and the UK.

Naomi’s strengths lie in her ability to analyse a business and quickly identify what’s working and what’s not working, and what can be done about it; providing business owners with the tools, resources and guidance they require to foster change and achieve business success over the longer term.

Naomi is passionate about working with existing and emerging small businesses to identify and articulate their niche, create value, and thrive under the NDIS.

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