Biography of Tony Inman and What I Can Bring to Your Table
A Combination of Ethical Family Values and 'Hands-on' Business Experience
Raised in family hotel businesses, and now as an entrepreneur with over 43 years management experience in numerous companies in Europe and Australia, including over 35 years creating and managing over 20 of my own business ventures, generating millions of dollars in revenues and creating hundreds of jobs. I have helped thousands of staff, customers and clients to set new goals and create and fulfill their dreams.
I began with a career in retail management, initially in Jersey, Channel Islands, winning a UK business award, and becoming the youngest Deputy Store Manager at 19, whilst also gaining a Private Pilot's Licence, before migrating to Australia in 1985. My retail career continued as a Sales Manager with Target, Store Manager / Licensee with Wonderland of Toys, Deputy Store Manager at Big W and Founding Store Manager of Red Dot Stores and Trainer of multiple Store Managers, before spells selling insurance products, multi-level marketing and management consulting.
In 1996, I then developed my own chain of businesses under my Club Red brand, encompassing tourist accommodation, hospitality, adventure tourism, transport - car sales, servicing and rentals, towing, office relocations, cleaning and event management. I even co-founded a film production company specifically to produce two documentary films.
After selling my core business in tourism that I had operated for over 14 years, I decided to set up a business where I could consult to, and mentor, owners of small businesses and executives, plus use my coaching skills to help them develop strategies for success in business and in life.
Since 2010, I've personally invested over $100,000 in personal development programmes, business seminars and training courses so that I could provide a better and more complete service to my clients, both in business growth and personal development areas.
To continue my theme of multiple sources of income, in 2009, I set up another cleaning business, Club Red Strata Cleaning, which specialises in taking care of strata complexes. That business has steadily grown to look after a diverse portfolio of properties around greater Perth, in Western Australia, so I not only teach leadership and management skills, but I also continue to practice them in my own ventures.
Specialised Coaching and Training Skills and Experience
I've been certified as a...
- Master Coach under the 'UpCoach' programme in Sydney and Melbourne,
- Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) studying under numerous excellent trainers from California, Hawaii and Australia.
- Trainer and Assessor, with a Cert. IV TAE
- Plus, I have studied the Ancient Hawaiian esoteric principles of Huna from a Huna Grand Master.
- Additionally, I have also worked as an approved Mentor at Curtin University's Centre of Entrepreneurship in Perth on the Curtin Growth Programme.
Walking the Talk - My Work / Life Balance Philosophy
After operating a 24/7 tourism business for fourteen years, I know all to well what it's like to deal with business pressure. I've also learned why it's vital to balance your life and to have fun in both your work and your recreational and family time.
My hobbies include:
- Travel - I'm working through my 'bucket list'
- Scuba Diving - see my scuba story
- Soccer (football)
- Walks in Nature
- Beach volleyball
- Music - I sing and play guitar
- The study of crystals and essential oils for health and well-being
- Reading - especially about mindset, philosophy, business success and biographies
Let Me Help You...
With a lifetime of experience, I feel aptly qualified to help people to manage change and move forwards. If you're curious, let's organise a chat over a coffee. (Or a green smoothie, if you prefer!)
Feel free to contact me via this website or to leave me a message on 0419 860 382 and we'll have a curiosity catch-up.