Fast Pace Ep 84 – Pricing services

In today’s episode of Fast Pace, Dean Mackie and Josh Phegan get clear on the process of pricing services. They examine factors to consider for setting values, pricing models and price points, demonstrating market value, and learning what’s valuable for the customer.

Fast Pace Ep 83 – Brand positioning

In this Fast Pace episode, Dean Mackie and Josh Phegan look at brand positioning, why it’s important and how to do it right. They discuss the difference between marketing and brand positioning, setting your brand story, identity, values and customer expectations, creating scalability, and working in collaboration.


There is conflict everywhere in business today. In my Growth, Leadership and Management Tip, I’ll show you what it means to be valueless, how to integrate your value set into all areas of your organisation, and to empower your people, so you’re free to do your own best work.

Fast Pace Ep 73 – Simple rules for big results

In this Fast Pace episode, Dean Mackie and Josh Phegan discuss simple rules that work inside any business. They note the need for a clear alignment of vision and values, having the best interests at heart, roles and responsibilities, the 9/14 rule, specific rules for rising and declining markets, and learning to both recognise what works and pivot when the market changes.

Performance planning

How will you increase performance over the next year? My Growth, Leadership and Management Tip today is all about performance planning. I’ll show you how to build a growth plan so you and your team will know what to do, how to improve and where to find opportunities.

Fast Pace Ep 35 – Platforms for scale

In this Fast Pace podcast, Dean Mackie and Josh Phegan define and discuss platforms and scales and how they relate, how applications differ and change with growth, why change takes time and patience and you need to prepare your people for it, deciding whether to buy or build your platform, and making sure everyone is aligned on your vision and values. 

Fast Pace Ep 27 – Why the vision comes first (before brand, before market, before anything else)

This episode of Fast Pace features Dean Mackie and Josh Phegan on why the vision comes first, before brand, market, or anything else. They discuss how vision defines everything you do, why a rebrand alone isn’t enough, how vision is fundamental to serving the customer, what can limit vision, and why you need a sense of growth and alignment with a long term vision.

Values evidenced

Your values set the rules for the game and this Growth, Leadership and Management Tip is about values evidenced by behaviours. I’ll show you how to get clear on your values, communicate them every day, and make sure your people are living out the culture you want to create.

Fast Pace Ep 9 – Values in business

This week Dean Mackie and Josh Phegan discuss and define values in business, and illustrate the benefits of those values in decision making. Dean lists quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom as foundational values, and Josh shares a team exercise in living out those values. They talk about health and fitness as values that impact performance, and the necessity that everyone in the organisation knows its values.

Getting back the routine

Your calendar defines what your priorities are, and in this Coaching Tip I’ll show you how getting back the routine will set you free by understanding what you can do, building momentum and consistency for the work you must do, and keeping your days active and fun.