Remember Aesop’s Fable: The Hare and The Tortoise?  

Well would it surprise you to know that most people running RTOs, be it Owners, CEOs or Managers, are running their business like the Hare in the race instead of the Tortoise?

They never stop because they believe they don’t have time to, they believe they’ve mastered multitasking and are proud of that fact, and they are in reaction mode rather than being proactive (because they don’t have time!) 

Why? Most often, people say it’s because:

  • Turnover is great but cashflow and profit aren’t as much

  • Their time is spent troubleshooting, putting out fires and managing staff and students

  • Compliance is the thorn in their side

  • They’re feeling controlled by:

  • Students’ and clients’ needs

  • Demands from the team

  • Everything else including email

Result: They’re feeling burnt out and disenchanted with working in ‘RTO Land’ because they are doing lots but getting nowhere.

Sound familiar?

If there’s any part of the above that rings true with you, it might be time for some ‘slow and steady wins the race’ thinking.

Consider trading the frenzied daily frazzle with a new sense of order, structure and calmness.

Join this session to hear about:          

  • Impact of reactive responses over proactive planning

  • The 1 game changer for everyone working in RTO Land

  •  Why it’s critical to know your sweet spot 

  • 1 simple system to become the Tortoise so you can manage interruptions and distractions

Walk away from this session with practical ideas to identify, fix or at least help ease any frustrations within your RTO.

Included in the registration for this session are:

  • Participant handouts

  • Access to a recording of the session for 30 days

  • Record of Participation

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About your presenter

Tamara Simon

Tamara Simon is the founder of Take Another Look, which is the place for professional development which isn't about compliance!

She is also Australia's Only Dedicated RTO Business Coach totally focused on providing professional development and support to people who have roles where they need to manage - people, processes and/or businesses. As part of this, Tamara runs the RTO Business Club targeted at helping RTO Owners and CEOs manage their growing RTO business to create sustainable enterprises.

Tamara is all about the HOW so her sessions are known for practical ideas you can immediately implement and some tough love when needed. 

Her energy and understanding of the challenges and unique considerations for anyone running an RTO as they manage time, staff, systems and compliance AND growing the business is evident in her stories and ability to problem solve on the go.

With 24 years of VET and business management experience including FITAB’s CEO, Tamara’s mantra is “if you don’t like compliance and don’t like change, then don’t work for an RTO or be one”.

Tamara has provided numerous firsts for the VET sector including:

  • Her acclaimed RTO business book: The Five Little RTO Pigs
  • RTO Grow - Australia’s Only PD Program providing information and tools to manage and grow an RTO business (12 modules)
  • RTO Business Club - This club is for anyone who:
    • owns an RTO
    • runs an RTO
    • wants to own or run an RTO

Tamara’s leadership was recognised as a Queensland Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Women’s Awards and IML’s Excellence Awards; and receiving QITC’s ‘Leadership in VET’ Award.

Contact and connect with Tamara:




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