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Sarah Drysdale


Head Coach

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Sarah Drysdale


Head Coach

I want to help everyone to be as successful as they can be. I want everyone to feel the joy and freedom that comes from having your own business.
— Sarah Drysdale

Sarah Drysdale - B Comm, M Comm, Grad Dip Education, Cert Business Coaching, Marie Forelo Bschool Trainee

Head Coach - Sarah Drysdale

I have run my own online store - cornflowerblue. This gives me a unique perspective.  I understand the challenges of online trading and start ups, and can share my expertise. I know exactly what you need to make your business a success!

I have 20 years business coaching and consulting experience with 4 years running my own online store - cornflowerblue. I own a successful bricks and mortar store and I am busy working on an app. I have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, a Master of Commerce Degree in Strategic Value Management, a Graduate Diploma of Education, Certificate in Business Coaching and was a CPA (2000 to 2009). I am a Marie Forelo Bschool Trainee. I have worked with some of the world’s largest organisations developing and implementing ebusiness solutions and processes. I have worked with over 150 small business entrepreneurs.

My vision is to see all businesses succeed in the competitive online world. Success requires you to think about things differently (be innovative) and quick to change and adapt (agile).  You need to begin with a desire to know and love your customer (to create a customer centric business), with an innovative business model, a well structured and designed website, and a product desired by the customers you know and love. Couple this with proven marketing practices and an understanding that you need to continuously evolve your offering (product and online service) in line with the market and technology and you're on your way to a successful business! No small task!

That's why I am here to help.

I love coaching and mentoring new entrepreneurs. I share my invaluable experience which can save new start-ups thousands of dollars in mistakes avoided. I have a passion to see online stores come alive on leading e-commerce platforms like Shopify and service based businesses on Squarespace.

I am an Australian entrepreneur based in Sydney and I work with businesses all over the world.

 

She was able to explain things well and understand where I was coming from and sought to provide our business with the best possible solutions.
— Jean - Jean's Family Store

The Power of 3


The Power of 3


3 is an important number of me. I grew up in a family of 3 girls, I have 3 girls and I work in 3 different businesses. I am one of those naughty Bschool graduates who goes against the advice and doesn't focus down onto one thing. So you can get to know me better I thought I would share a little about the 3 businesses.

 

Sarah Drysdale - Coach.Mentor.Trainer

Well this one you know a little bit about already! This business is my heart. This is where I get to be me and pursue the one thing I love in life. Helping people to achieve business success. This business is where I get to share all my insights, knowledge, thoughts and know-how. 4 years ago in Hong Kong I did a life planning course. One of the key parts of the course was to work out your own core process. This core process is only two words. Its the two words that sum up your existence. Mine was Sharing Insights. At the time I was still working on cornflowerblue. This course helped me to realise that they while cornflowerblue was successful it wasn't what I was meant to be doing with my life. This is what I am meant to be doing. It is liberating when you realise your calling in life. This is what I hope you will discover as we work together.

Sarah Drysdale - Owner Fowlers Carpets + Blinds

Fowlers Carpets + Blinds is a large successful bricks & mortar flooring and blind retailer in Sydney. The business was started by John and Mrs Fowler over 40 years ago. My father eventually bought the business 30 years ago and now I have bought the business. I call it my "family business", because I work there with my husband and my business partner Dave.  Fowlers Carpets has always been a successful business that was built on the philosophy of buying huge amounts of stock flooring so we can pass the savings onto our customers.

The App - Co Founder

I am co-founder for a brand new app that we hope we will change the world. We are developing a platform that allows people to connect in new ways to help people and organisations they really care about. We are still in the development phase and we are yet to finalise our branding. I will be sharing more on this in the coming months!

More About Sarah


Sarah has spent the last 3 years helping entrepreneurs start their business. Firstly through her web development business - Boutique Business Consulting and now as Sarah Drysdale - Coach.Mentor.Trainer

More About Sarah


Sarah has spent the last 3 years helping entrepreneurs start their business. Firstly through her web development business - Boutique Business Consulting and now as Sarah Drysdale - Coach.Mentor.Trainer

My History

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

University of New South Wales - Bachelor of Commerce Degree - 1998

University of New South Wales - Master of Commerce Degree - 2003

University of New England - Graduate Diploma of Education Secondary - 2004

Certificate in Business Coaching - 2015

Certified Practicing Accountant CPA - 1999-2008

BSchool - Marie Forelo - Trainee

Consulting Career

I have worked for some of the largest consulting firms and banks on the planet. I worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Andersen Consulting and KPMG Consulting. My specialty was e-business and business improvement consulting to large Financial organisations like HSBC, Macquarie Bank and Commonwealth Bank.

Cornflowerblue

cornflowerblue was my first foray into entrepreneurship. cornflowerblue was an online baby and kids clothing store that sold organic and ethically produced clothing, toys and accessories. cornflowerblue was launched in 2009 as an online store and kids clothing label. Over the 4 years that I ran cornflowerblue I grew it to a 5 figure business. cornflowerblue was one of the brands selected to sell on Westfield online - which was a big achievement for a small online store. Our clothing label was stocked in over 20 store in Australia and sold via Zulily in the US.

Boutique Business COnsulting

Boutique Business Consulting was founded in 2013 in Hong Kong. At the time Sarah Drysdale, the Managing Director was based in Hong Kong. The business predominately focused on deliver fast effective ecommerce website to clients. The websites were created on great platforms like Shopify, Wordpress and Squarespace. Boutique Business Consulting grew quickly off the back of fabulous reviews from clients. Boutique Business Consulting has delivered over 100 fantastic websites. Sarah moved back to Australia in 2014. Boutique Business Consulting was then operated out of our Camden offices. The team grew. In 2015 Sarah reached the point where the business had grown to such a point she need to join forces to with another team to see her vision for the business become a reality. In May 2015 Sarah sold the web development business to The Hope Factory. The Hope Factory is a digital agency in Melbourne. If you are looking for robust, imaginative and beautiful websites - contact Andrew at The Hope Factory. 

The sale of the web development business to The Hope Factory means that Sarah can now focus on what she loves. Helping men and women to succeed in business. Sarah's focus is now on the coaching and coaching programs. She can't wait to work with you!

My Clients


My Clients


I love every one of the clients I have worked with both during my time as Boutique Business Consulting and now as Sarah Drysdale.

Here is some of my recent work with clients.

Squarespace Websites

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Shopify WebsiteS

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