What We Do

| Success Is Not By Accident

 

Many Kiwi Business Owners and Leaders have found success.
Not flash-in-the-pan, easy come easy go, overnight success. The real kind.

It wasn’t brains. Or beauty. Or luck. Or God-given gifts.

It was grit. And grit pays off.

Eventually, that grit asks ‘what’s next?’, how can we go further?

That's where The Icehouse comes in. Supporting Kiwi businesses to learn from the best, and from each other and keep succeeding. 

As we’ve seen from the more than 4,000 Kiwi Business Owner Managers and Leaders who’ve experienced The Icehouse since 2001, when they come together in this way, they go on to grow at a rate that’s two and a half times the average business.

 

Go far, far further, with The Icehouse

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Kiwi Business Owner
Take yourself & your business to the next level
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Kiwi Business Leader
Develop further as a senior business leader

| Success Is Not An Accident

 

Many Kiwi Business Owners and Leaders have found success.
Not flash-in-the-pan, easy come easy go, overnight success. The real kind.

It wasn’t brains. Or beauty. Or luck. Or God-given gifts.

It was grit. And grit pays off.

Eventually, that grit asks ‘what’s next?’, how can we go further?

That's where The Icehouse comes in. Supporting Kiwi businesses to learn from the best, and from each other and keep succeeding. 

As we’ve seen from the more than 4,000 Kiwi Business Owner Managers and Leaders who’ve experienced The Icehouse since 2001, when they come together in this way, they go on to grow at a rate that’s two and a half times the average business.

 

Go far, far further, with The Icehouse

Sarah_2100x1177_Clear_Cut
Kiwi Business Owner
Take yourself & your business to the next level
Mike_2100x1177_Clear_Cut_2
Kiwi Business Leader
Develop further as a senior business leader
Not sure where to start?
Let us help find you the right solution by telling us a little more about you and your business.

Kiwi Business Owner

Pictured: Shane Anselmi (Overland) & Mel Spencer (Socialites)

Capability Development Programmes For

Owners of Kiwi Businesses

As a Kiwi business owner, you’re probably used to doing most things yourself. Overseeing every aspect of your growing organisation is exhausting, demanding and can be a lonely experience. However, one day you just have to hold up your hands and say: ‘I can’t do all this myself’.

There are countless courses, qualifications, and online capability development tools such as automated software solutions for accounting, sales and marketing teams to skill up and learn, and make the daily grind more bearable. But where can owners turn for advice and education?

The best owners are objective and agile; quick-thinking enough to understand that there are smart ways to fix problems, and that obstacles are easier to overcome with a little bit of assistance. They also understand that seeking advice is a positive step in the ownership journey.

From topic specific workshops to transformative business development programmes and customised business coaching, it can take new skills, clarity and support to achieve your goals.

Owner Manager Programme


Our flagship capability development solution for Kiwi Business Owners

The programme in a nut-shell? Real skills. Development. New opportunities. A challenge. Refreshed perspective. Significant changes. Better results.

On this residential programme you’ll attend sessions over the course of five months to help you explore new ideas, have your assumptions challenged, and develop new skills to give you the confidence to drive progress and achieve better results for you and your business.

We’ve combined the best in academic teaching and practical learning to develop a unique experience which has a big impact.

 

Explore Solution

Established Kiwi Businesses

 

These are the best solutions tailored to businesses whos revenue is between $3M and $50M annually.

 

Develop the skills, tools and strategies to make the leap from established to enterprise size-business. Discover how to work on the business and not in it, to empower you to make better, smarter decisions to positively transform all areas of your organisation for long-term success.

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Owner Manager Programme

Our flagship experience. Develop your skills, address issues in the business, hone your strategic plan and drive forward to greater success.

Explore Solution
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Coaching and Advisory

Engaging with a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals now and for the short and long-term.

Explore Solution
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Owner Manager Exchange

For alumni of the Owner Manager Programme

Refresh your thinking about yourself and the business and re-immerse yourself in The Icehouse.

Explore Solution
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Customised Programmes

Icehouse customised training creates a high-impact learning experience tailored to the specific needs and delivered right in your business where the biggest impact can be made.

Explore Solution
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Knowing Your Numbers Workshop

Being able to analyse, control, and then make the right decisions based on your financial information is critical for business success.

Explore Solution
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Building Sales Structure & Skills Workshop

Learn to pitch yourself, your business and structure a good sales conversation.

Explore Solution

Emerging Kiwi Businesses

 

These are the best solutions tailored to businesses whos revenue is between $500K and $3M annually.

 

Emerging businesses are often held back from next-level growth because one aspect of the business is misfiring or underperformingIdentify the specific areas which are underperforming – from sales to financial literacy – with real-world and customised capability building.

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Taking Your Business Forward

Our remote learning solution for Kiwi business owners. Benefit from real-time, discussion-based sessions with an Icehouse facilitator and fellow business owners.

Explore Solution
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Coaching and Advisory

Engaging with a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals now and for the short and long-term.

Explore Solution
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Knowing Your Numbers Workshop

Being able to analyse, control, and then make the right decisions based on your financial information is critical for business success.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_11

 

Building Sales Structure & Skills Workshop

Learn to pitch yourself, your business and structure a good sales conversation.

Explore Solution

Regional Kiwi Businesses

 

These are the best solutions tailored to businesses in specific regions of the country.

 

Address and overcome your regional challenges with small-group collaborative programmes in Hawke’s Bay and the Bay of Plenty – for owners and senior leaders needing to get an edge on the local competition and establish a platform for national growth.

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Owner Operator Programme

For Hawke's Bay Business Owners

The Owner Operator Programme provides a collaborative learning environment for owners of successful Hawke’s Bay businesses who find the business is relying too heavily on them.

Explore Solution
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Business Owner Programme

For Bay Of Plenty Business Owners

This is a practical 6-month academy for business owners with revenue less than $3M – where you’ll have the opportunity to learn new business skills, network and redesign your business for the future.

Explore Solution
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Effective Leadership Programme

For Hawke's Bay Senior Leaders

The Effective Leadership Programme provides a collaborative learning environment for leaders within SME Kiwi businesses to build their influence and have a positive impact on the performance of the business.

Explore Solution

Owner Manager Programme


Our flagship capability development solution for Kiwi Business Owners

The programme in a nut-shell? Real skills. Development. New opportunities. A challenge. Refreshed perspective. Significant changes. Better results.

On this residential programme you’ll attend sessions over the course of five months to help you explore new ideas, have your assumptions challenged, and develop new skills to give you the confidence to drive progress and achieve better results for you and your business.

We’ve combined the best in academic teaching and practical learning to develop a unique experience which has a big impact.

 

Explore Solution

 

Established Kiwi Businesses

 

These are the best solutions tailored to businesses whos revenue is between $3M and $50M annually.

 

Develop the skills, tools and strategies to make the leap from established to enterprise size-business. Discover how to work on the business and not in it, to empower you to make better, smarter decisions to positively transform all areas of your organisation for long-term success.

Grit_Campaign_2100x1177_Group_Homepage_1

 

Owner Manager Programme

Our flagship experience. Develop your skills, address issues in the business, hone your strategic plan and drive forward to greater success.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_8

 

Coaching and Advisory

Engaging with a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals now and for the short and long-term.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_1

 

Owner Manager Exchange

For alumni of the Owner Manager Programme

Refresh your thinking about yourself and the business and re-immerse yourself in The Icehouse.

Explore Solution
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Customised Programmes

Icehouse customised training creates a high-impact learning experience tailored to the specific needs and delivered right in your business where the biggest impact can be made.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_9

 

Knowing Your Numbers Workshop

Being able to analyse, control, and then make the right decisions based on your financial information is critical for business success.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_11

 

Building Sales Structure & Skills Workshop

Learn to pitch yourself, your business and structure a good sales conversation.

Explore Solution

Emerging Kiwi Businesses

 

These are the best solutions tailored to businesses whos revenue is between $500K and $3M annually.

 

Emerging businesses are often held back from next-level growth because one aspect of the business is misfiring or underperforming. Identify the specific areas which are underperforming – from sales to financial literacy – with real-world and customised capability building.

Grit_2100x1177_Clean_10

 

Taking Your Business Forward

Our remote learning solution for Kiwi business owners. Benefit from real-time, discussion-based sessions with an Icehouse facilitator and fellow business owners.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_8

 

Coaching and Advisory

Engaging with a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals now and for the short and long-term.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_9

 

Knowing Your Numbers Workshop

Being able to analyse, control, and then make the right decisions based on your financial information is critical for business success.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_11

 

Building Sales Structure & Skills Workshop

Learn to pitch yourself, your business and structure a good sales conversation.

Explore Solution

Regional Kiwi Businesses

 

These are the best solutions tailored to businesses in specific regions of the country.

 

Address and overcome your regional challenges with small-group collaborative programmes in Hawke’s Bay and the Bay of Plenty – for owners and senior leaders needing to get an edge on the local competition and establish a platform for national growth.

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Owner Operator Programme

For Hawke's Bay Business Owners

The Owner Operator Programme provides a collaborative learning environment for owners of successful Hawke’s Bay businesses who find the business is relying too heavily on them.

Explore Solution
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Business Owner Programme

For Bay Of Plenty Business Owners

This is a practical 6-month academy for business owners with revenue less than $3M – where you’ll have the opportunity to learn new business skills, network and redesign your business for the future.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_19

 

Effective Leadership Programme

For Hawke's Bay Senior Leaders

The Effective Leadership Programme provides a collaborative learning environment for leaders within SME Kiwi businesses to build their influence and have a positive impact on the performance of the business.

Explore Solution

Kiwi Business Leader

Pictured: Mike Shin (Pocha), Sarah Ramsey (United Machinists), Hamish Pinkham (Rhythm & Vines)

Capability Development Programmes For

Leaders of Kiwi Businesses

Kiwi business leaders are understandably more receptive to learning when the textbook they’re reading from is their business. Applying what you’re learning as you go – implementing these ideas into your world is the best case scenario.

Furthermore, you need refreshers to reflect on what worked well, to question old ideas, and to have your assumptions constantly challenged.

Introducing new skills and frameworks to apply to the business can weigh heavily on leaders, but reflection, reassessment and rethinking is a critical part of the process in creating habit-forming behaviours, so making difficult decisions comes as second-nature – and make you a better leader.

Advice is out there for leaders, but sometimes it’s difficult to know where to look.

Leadership Development Programme

 

Our flagship capability development solution for Kiwi Business Leaders

The programme allows you to take seven days away from the business over three months, so you can reflect and learn. In a unique practical learning environment, you’ll develop yourself, refine your skills as a leader, and focus on what drives success in your role, your team and the business.

On the programme you’ll refine your leadership style, complete a project to add real value to your business, and build a strong network of other senior leaders from a range of industries. You’ll develop your personal and business skills, and become empowered to play a greater role in the growth and direction of the business you’re working in.

The Leadership Development Programme is designed specifically for managers in privately-owned businesses who want to refine their leadership skills and contribute more to the success of the business.

 

Explore Solution

Leadership Solutions

 

At The Icehouse, we combine the best in academic teachings and practical learning to offer unique and lasting ownership experiences, based on immediate and relevant advice for your business. What could be better than using your personal business challenges as a template for learning?

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Leadership Development Programme

Become a better leader, communicator and more involved in the growth and direction of the business.

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Leaders Exchange

For alumni of the Leadership Development Programme

Leaders need to continue to evolve and adapt, regain perspective and reflect on the most pressing leadership challenges.

Explore Solution
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Coaching and Advisory

Engaging with a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals now and for the short and long-term.

Explore Solution
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Customised Programmes

Icehouse customised training creates a high-impact learning experience tailored to the specific needs and delivered right in your business where the biggest impact can be made.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_9

 

Knowing Your Numbers Workshop

Being able to analyse, control, and then make the right decisions based on your financial information is critical for business success.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_11

 

Building Sales Structure & Skills Workshop

Learn to pitch yourself, your business and structure a good sales conversation.

Explore Solution

Leadership Development Programme


Our flagship capability development solution for Kiwi Business Leaders

The programme allows you to take seven days away from the business over three months, so you can reflect and learn. In a unique practical learning environment, you’ll develop yourself, refine your skills as a leader, and focus on what drives success in your role, your team and the business.

On the programme you’ll refine your leadership style, complete a project to add real value to your business, and build a strong network of other senior leaders from a range of industries. You’ll develop your personal and business skills, and become empowered to play a greater role in the growth and direction of the business you’re working in.

The Leadership Development Programme is designed specifically for managers in privately-owned businesses who want to refine their leadership skills and contribute more to the success of the business.

 

Explore Solution

 

Leadership Solutions

 

At The Icehouse, we combine the best in academic teachings and practical learning to offer unique and lasting leadership development experiences, based on immediate and relevant advice for your business. What could be better than using your personal business challenges as a template for learning?

Grit_2100x1177_Clean_12

 

Leadership Development Programme

Engaging with a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals now and for the short and long-term.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_7

 

Leaders Exchange

For alumni of the Leadership Development Programme

Leaders need to continue to evolve and adapt, regain perspective and reflect on the most pressing leadership challenges.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_8

 

Coaching and Advisory

Engaging with a business coach can help you refine your strategy, keep you on track and achieve your business goals now and for the short and long-term.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_16

 

Customised Programmes

Icehouse customised training creates a high-impact learning experience tailored to the specific needs and delivered right in your business where the biggest impact can be made.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_9

 

Knowing Your Numbers Workshop

Being able to analyse, control, and then make the right decisions based on your financial information is critical for business success.

Explore Solution
Grit_2100x1177_Clean_11

 

Building Sales Structure & Skills Workshop

Learn to pitch yourself, your business and structure a good sales conversation.

Explore Solution

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where to start?

 

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Let us help find you the right solution by telling us a little more about you and your business.

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Not sure
where to start?

 

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Let us help find you the right solution by telling us a little more about you and your business.

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where to start?

 

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