YourBusinessPeople are fascinating aren’t they? Park yourself at any mall and you can watch people interacting with others.  You will begin to notice similar types of behaviours… Some smile and chat easily, others listen intently with interest.  You’ll notice some being very direct and forceful, while others reacting in a precise objective way.

Now take a leap into another city across the world, and you’ll notice the same types of behaviour.

Find out why that is in Grant’s new article published in the March edition of Your Business magazine.

Check out his awesome article here.

YourBusinessArticleWhen it comes to managing change in your business, the guys on the front line are the ones who should belt it out…

… and keep in mind that your sales team are the front line!

Jules’ new article, published in the Your Business magazine (January edition), gives some crucial hints and tips on how to best manage change within your organisation.  Every company deals with some level of change on a daily basis, but big change can quickly snowball out of control if it’s not managed correctly from the get-go.

Click here to read the full article.

TFM MagazineDoes South Africa still discriminate as a society?

The desired outcome of diversity is a path of engagement; shifting all preconceived notions, of our ‘learned behaviour’. This will nurture and promote equality, providing all with the potential to succeed.  Although companies are obligated to pull resources from a wide pool of potential employees, promoting diversity and integrating people with disabilities is more than legislative compliance, it is a moral issue with ethical significance.

Jules’ latest article was published in TFM Magazine this month.

Check it out here.

Budgeting ArticleTwo of our trainers Mpho Mohatle and Fana Usiba represented Avo in Business Training at the Florida Regional Library, Mpho presented most of the programme and had his audience in stitches with his realistic, go-getter approach about money and the way South Africans interact with it.”Some South Africans earn R40 000 a month and are poor at the end of the month because they don’t take care of themselves and their hard-earned cash.  You are the person who works; you make the effort, you earn the money - so pay yourself first.”

Does that sound unusual to you?

Click here and find out how this interesting approach to budgeting is unpacked.

From Big to Small

ArticleMany small businesses are like families and when the owner or head of the family is pushed into sacrificing some for the greater good of all, the guilt and loss of faith can be devastating for the business.

In her new article, published in the Your Business Magazine, Jules Newton shares some essential tips on how to down-size your business and survive the process.

She shares some top tips - like brainstorming as a team, being honest and taking care of your team.  Have a look and see it’s all just a click away.

Employees“The best line of defence for employers is to educate employees as much as possible. Training employees to either avoid debt or get out of it as quickly as possible is one of the best gifts an employer can give.”

Lyndy van den Barselaar, MD of Manpower South Africa shared this article published in Engineering News with the masses, and we wanted to pass it on for you to read too.

She urges companies to take active interest in their employees’ financial wellbeing.

This is a must read.

Jules Newton‘It’s all terribly simple’, says Jules Newton.  We know not everything is in the hands of a manager so the team needs to understand this little nugget.  There are systems and processes that cannot be changed, but communication between manager and team is vital and should stay open without any agenda.

Jules points out 5 simple points which a manager should be doing to help improve the performance of a reluctant team:

  1. Listen more than you talk
  2. Ask questions and then listen
  3. Remove the obstacles to your team’s productivity and empower
  4. Delegate in order to empower
  5. Keep learning

HR Pulse has published Jules’ new article… It’s all just a click away.

E-Learning Article

‘E-learning has it’s role to play and one which, if developed correctly, can add immeasurable value to our teams.’

Jules’ new article about e-Learning has just been published in The Star Workplace.

In this article Jules Newton explains how relying purely on e-learning to train staff was a mistake and how the Avocado Vision Team, through it’s assumptions, but with age and the level of industry maturity has made them a little wiser.

Have a squiz here.

Sunday Times - Avo Providing Training Products

One of the most common questions asked when it comes to running a business is ‘How Did You Grow’??

Many business owners have their own challenges which they experience and Jules is no different.

Here’s an article written by Jules Newton where she shares some light on how Avocado Vision grew as an organization and what the biggest challenge was.

It’s just a click away.

TFM Article

It has been 18 years since Jules had a vision, an Avocado vision. From humble beginnings, the core focus of the business was training, in essence empowering people to develop skills.

Avocado Vision has stood the test of time, it has evolved as it has grown and embraced the principles of Transformation. Over the past five years, Jules and her Team have spearheaded an Enterprise and Supplier Development model which is unique, workable and replicable.

Check out the article here.


Building and delivering training solutions that empower people with skills and insight to make better choices and live bigger lives. Being brave enough to take on the challenges at a scale that makes a significant impact in SA and beyond

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