Connect . Command . Compel


Avante were instrumental in helping us recognise our strengths and weaknesses by immersing its highly skilled team into the bloodstream of our business, giving us added confidence and focus to build better partnerships (Click here to view more)

Tom Monaghan

VP Alberto Culver - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Carat New Zealand has had a strong, productive relationship with Avante for nearly 5 years. In that time, they have assisted us in several key areas of our business...

 ...Our ongoing 80% success rate of pitching is further evidence that Avante's contribution is working for us. (Click here to view more).

Robert Roydhouse

Managing Director - Carat New Zealand

...As a direct result of their (Avantes') input we've been able to clearly articulate and create a compelling, differentiated sales proposition for Virgin Radio in the UK - one that separates us from a crowded and increasingly commoditised market place. (Click here to view more)

Nick Hewat - Sales Director

Virgin Radio UK 

In both territories (Australia and New Zealand), Avantes' input assisted the companies for which I had responsibility in achieving the most rapid growth rates of any life and related financial services organizations in their respective markets. (Click here to view more).

David Whyte M.A. (Hons), DipBusAdmin, M.Mgt.

Managing Director - W A Taylor & Associates (Int) Pty Ltd

Having worked with Gretchen Darling over several years and in two different professional service firms, the key factors that would lead me to recommend her and Avante are:

* constant adding of value to every project she has acted on with me.
* very pragmatic and practical at working out solutions on a wide variety of problems.
* never afraid to challenge or deliver some hard truths when needed yet work with you to achieve consensus and success.

Quality and Risk Partner 

'Top Four' UK Tax & Audit Group

Avante has helped us on several occasions to develop our management and business skills and has been instrumental to our success over the years - not only as training managers but in also understanding our needs and helping us to prioritise our development programmes. They have the cultural skills and network to do this across many parts of the world. (Click here to view more)

Patrick Stahle

CEO - Aegis Media APAC

I would recommend the Avante team to any organisation looking to build profitable and high achieving businesses. They differentiate themselves from others in the market by truly partnering with their clients and delivering results from within. (Click here to read more)

Brent Wright

Head of Distribution - Tower Life & Health (NZ) Ltd

It (Avante Coaching) gave me unwavering belief in what I wanted to achieve and the path to those achievements. A belief that I could express to colleagues and peers to garner their support. It created an infectious enthusiasm for change, in an industry that has seen little change. The successful implementation of part of the change strategy has seen a team of experienced and talented professionals operate in a new and profitable way, focused on future developments not historical hurdles. (Click here to read more).

James Parkinson

Group M - Trading Director Australia