Running a business is tough work. It requires passion, dedication and diligence. Having worked with business owners for 40 years we're very clear on this point. We're also clear about something else: Not having the right advice or the right support can make it an exhausting uphill battle.
At Full Focus, we’re very keen on making things easier for business owners. We do all our work with this in mind.
Our independent position allows us to give advice that is completely untainted. It's advice given only in the best interests of the business owner. There are no hidden agendas. No under-the-table payoffs.
We look at the “big picture” of business owners’ lives, taking account of everything. We bring together and coordinate the narrow focus of different professionals. This ensures every facet fits and works together. We treat nothing in isolation.
Our independence and integrity is something we're very proud of. We also pride ourselves on our ability to stand up in the face of anything or anyone that gets in the way of our clients’ success. We’re staunch, we don’t back down and above all, we talk straight … and tell it like it is.
We'd like to think we take the hard work out of being a business owner. But that's a tall order. What we can do though, is ensure business owners have the right support and the right things in place. They can then run their business with confidence and move forward in the direction they want.
Based in Takapuna, on Auckland’s North Shore, our small privately owned New Zealand company is a discrete team of people. The core operators are:
David Martin - Front-man & Director
David's role in the business is at a hands-on level. He spends a great deal of each day interacting with our clients. He loves nothing better than meeting with them in their own industry/places of work.
David’s the “front man” of Full Focus. He has a huge commitment to people succeeding. A great thinker, quick on his feet and always ready with a joke, David is a great asset not only to Full Focus but to the business owners he works with.
David excels in getting the best results for our clients. But beware. David is a straight shooter. His integrity is unquestionable and as such he never brushes the dust under the rug. He says it how it is. If it’s a spade, he’ll call it a spade. He is passionate about being on our client’s side. He’s a true champion in our client’s corner.
In his spare time Dave’s an avid reader, Tai Chi master in training and keen rugby follower. In fact he’s convinced that rugby is the true meaning of life!
David’s career began with 3 years in the N.Z. Army at Waiouru Military Camp. He then pursued a successful career in the life insurance industry. After establishing several Life Brokerage operations these were ultimately capitalised. For the last 35 years he has honed his skills working alongside business owners and shareholders of private companies.
David is an Accredited Business Mentor (Business Mentors New Zealand), and is a member of the Institute of Accredited Business Consultants (NZ) Inc.
Mobile: 0274 902 401
Kathy Martin - General Manager
Kathy is an implementation specialist and an expert in the business of getting things done. Her wide ranging experience makes her a skilful manager and administrator. Kathy specialises in SME businesses, particularly family run businesses.
Her expertise in project and goals management brings structure and precision, which many clients have come to rely on. She has also had great success with developing and implementing marketing strategies for a number of clients.
Kathy is also responsible for marketing, day-to-day running of the company and keeping Dave under control (in itself a full-time job). She is constantly up-to-date and involved with client projects and events. Kathy is able to work in areas as diverse as helping put client's strategic planning in place to keeping their debtors up-to-date.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys a good novel, keeping fit and spending time in the outdoors. She is also an accomplished artist, having sold many paintings locally and further afield. Currently she paints for pleasure and gets a real buzz out of using her talent to transform the spaces inside and outside her home.
Kathy’s career includes holding several high level positions as Personal Assistant to CEO’s of large NZ corporates, Australian conglomerates and London stockbroking institutions.
For the last 30 years she has continued to develop her talents as an administrator and manager. At the same time she has achieved success in areas such as team building, public relations and project management.
Mobile: 027 2800 564