A Bit of Our History

The seed that grew into Straight Talk was planted 30 years ago, when Geoff started his own accounting practice.

As the director of 2IC Management, one of Geoff’s big goals was to be a trusted advisor, and proactive, supportive member of each of his client’s teams – not just a number cruncher.

Geoff and his team worked hard to arm their clients with strategies to enhance their results, but were often disappointed to find that many brilliant ideas that were born in meetings – never made it off the drawing table.

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In other words, they remained only ideas…. and never became actions or outcomes.

This led Geoff to partner with a Coach to add Coaching and Marketing to his portfolio of services. This was to add another valued skill set as well as keep his clients accountable to implementing the great idea they had, and the necessary (but sometimes tough or scary) actions that their business needed to take – to move forward.

From there, the Straight Talk team evolved to a stand-alone coaching and consulting practice so that we could be more accessible and flexible in how and when our clients could call on us. This led to us overseeing an ever increasing quantity of great results for our clients.

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Over many years, we’ve developed the Straight Talk business coaching and mentoring expertise to create action plans that work, and we can help you too.

We work alongside you, analysing and customising your coaching program to get you the results YOU want, no matter what challenges you face.

Management Accountant, Marketing Consultant

Geoff Richmond

Management Accountant is just the start to explaining what Geoff does, and how he helps our clients.

Not your average “bean counter”, Geoff is an experienced and results driven business veteran, a financial strategist, entrepreneur, business owner, and all round nice guy.

Many Adelaide business owners have been long term clients (over 25 years in fact!) and that says a lot for the value he brings to their success.

Geoff, with support from his wife Gerry, regularly entertains at their home/office for the Straight Talk Group. They are both avid golfers, and are regularly involved with fundraising for the Royal Flying Doctors.

Business Coach, Marketing Consultant

Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa is considered one of Adelaide’s best business coaches.

Her seasoned skills helps you to gain your momentum, and rapidly transform your big ideas into step by step actions.

From strategy to mindset and back again, Lisa knows how to cut through the head space business owners find themselves tripping over, and get them back on track.

Having someone with a birds-eye view of your business is valuable. Knowing Lisa will tell it to you straight, is therefore priceless.

As a natural creative, and for fun - Lisa plays keyboards in a band. She also combines her creativity and intuition and works as an artist in her spare time.

“We’ve been working with Lisa from Straight Talk for the past few months. Not only did she take time to understand where our business currently was, but she showed a genuine interest in how we were feeling about the recent changes we’ve gone through.

Through deep questions, useful resources and insightful suggestions, Lisa helped us gain a vision for what we want in the future for our business.

If you’ve lost clarity or your passion has dwindled, then Lisa can help guide you back onto the path to enjoy a fulfilling business.”

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