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Hi, we’re Edward and Rebecca Plant, founders of the Institute for Couples in Business.

We’re so glad you’ve found us and the Community that we have created specifically for Couples in Business like you.

The fact that you’re on this page means you’re motivated to take action to grow your business in a way that affords you more income, more time, a strong team and more freedom.

The Couples in Business Community, our extensive resources, and training programs are here to make that happen!

At ICB we believe in working smarter, not harder, and the ‘Start Here’ page is your first step.

We know that you love what you do and you’re good at it. We know that you started your business so that you would have the freedom to choose — your income, your hours, your team, and your lifestyle. Except that’s not what’s happened, is it?

Somewhere along the line your vision of freedom got lost in the never-ending demands on your time, crappy, underperforming staff, and a business growing faster than you know how to handle (or not fast enough?). You’re fighting with your partner, there’s no time for life outside of work, and even when you are home the work is right there with you, invading your home, your bedroom and putting pressure on your relationship.

We’re so glad you’ve found us and the Community that we have created specifically for Couples in Business like you.

The fact that you’re on this page means you’re motivated to take action to grow your business in a way that affords you more income, more time, a strong team and more freedom.

The Couples in Business Community, our extensive resources, and training programs are here to make that happen!

At ICB we believe in working smarter, not harder, and the ‘Start Here’ page is your first step.

We know that you love what you do and you’re good at it. We know that you started your business so that you would have the freedom to choose — your income, your hours, your team, and your lifestyle. Except that’s not what’s happened, is it?

We’re so glad you’ve found us and the Community that we have created specifically for Couples in Business like you.

The fact that you’re on this page means you’re motivated to take action to grow your business in a way that affords you more income, more time, a strong team and more freedom.

The Couples in Business Community, our extensive resources, and training programs are here to make that happen!

At ICB we believe in working smarter, not harder, and the ‘Start Here’ page is your first step.

We know that you love what you do and you’re good at it. We know that you started your business so that you would have the freedom to choose — your income, your hours, your team, and your lifestyle. Except that’s not what’s happened, is it?

Somewhere along the line your vision of freedom got lost in the never-ending demands on your time, crappy, underperforming staff, and a business growing faster than you know how to handle (or not fast enough?). You’re fighting with your partner, there’s no time for life outside of work, and even when you are home the work is right there with you, invading your home, your bedroom and putting pressure on your relationship.

Somewhere along the line your vision of freedom got lost in the never-ending demands on your time, crappy, underperforming staff, and a business growing faster than you know how to handle (or not fast enough?). You’re fighting with your partner, there’s no time for life outside of work, and even when you are home the work is right there with you, invading your home, your bedroom and putting pressure on your relationship.

Using a coaching service helps you to close the gap between where you are at in your business to where you want to be, fast. Our method for taking you from here to there focuses on the 3Ps — Plan, Lead, Balance. 

If you would like to learn more about the benefits using a coaching program, then read on to the Q&A section below. Also, check out our interview on Sunrise (right) where we raise awareness around the challenges that Couples in Business face. 

We're super excited that you found us and we look forward to being able to help you, whatever stage you are at in your business journey.

Take care,

Ed and Bec

Using a coaching service helps you to close the gap between where you are at in your business to where you want to be, fast. Our method for taking you from here to there focuses on the 3Ps — Plan, Perform, Process. We explain those in more detail here.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits using a coaching program, then read on to the Q&A section below.

If you like what you’ve read so far and want to check out what being a member of our Institute is all about, then click here.

We're super excited that you found us and we look forward to being able to help you, whatever stage you are at in your business journey.

Take care,

Ed and Bec

Your Questions answered

DO I REALLY NEED TO PAY A BUSINESS COACH TO GROW MY BUSINESS?

There are most definitely other ways to improve your business   we’re not going to pretend our programs are your only option 
(although our members tell us it is the best option out there for Couples in Business!).

If you have the time and the motivation to go it alone, there are lots of free resources and training available via our blogs, podcasts and weekly emails, plus there’s lots of knowledge, resources and support shared via the free Couples in Business Facebook Group [link]. We strongly encourage you to access these — they are created specifically for you!

The big difference between the DIY route and joining the ICB Community is ease and speed — it’s kind of like riding a tandem bicycle versus jumping on our Harley. ICB Members get the benefit of our extensive experience and expertise in working with Couples in Business around the globe (plus that of other members and our Institute partners) to identify your main challenges quickly, design the best strategies to overcome them, and work with you to take massive action NOW.

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    If you want to double (or even triple) your revenue in 6-12 months — we can make that happen for you.
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    If you want to halve the hours that you work in 6-12 months — we can make that happen for you.
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    If you want to learn the skills to lead a strong, reliable team and create the culture to keep them — we can make that happen for you.
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    If you want to have fun working with your partner and understand the strategies to reduce conflict and maintain a happy, healthy relationship — we can make that possible for you.

"There were three immediate big shifts for us...We grew in size, we got the right people on board (and got rid of dead wood), and got us a real focus on where we wanted to be."

~ Warren Galliano, PGP Plastering

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE ICB COMMUNITY?

Working in isolation as a Couple in Business can take you to a lonely, frustrating place. It’s also slow, hard slog that can wear you down day-on-day, year-on-year. We’ve seen plenty of businesses and relationships fail under this pressure-cooker existence.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

The ICB Community opens up your eyes to another way. A smarter, smoother, sustainable way of working together and creating a culture that you and your team can thrive in.

As a member of ICB affords you access to high-level coaching specifically for Couples in Business, the combined expertise of our Institute Partners, other Couples in Business who have and are experiencing the same problems as you (this is invaluable), training, resources, and support, to transform the way you work and live.

The outcomes and results of building a sustainable business are endless… 

"I remember sharing a conversation with Ed about the first night that Adam and I didn't have to sit up and work. Just that feeling of coming home and having free time... I was honestly lost. I didn't know what to do with myself! I felt relieved and relaxed."

~ Jess Merritt, ProActive Electrical

HOW DOES ICB DIFFER FROM OTHER 'COACHING' SERVICES?

The institute for Couples in Business is a community, a tool box and a set of systems designed by husband-and-wife team specifically for Couples in Business.

To be honest, we don't use the word 'coaching' for what we do. We are not a traditional coaching company. Fundamentally, we are a blend of training, processes, support, mentoring and coaching. Our focus is not on what we do (or what we call it), our focus is on the results you want and are getting.

We understand what it's like to work with the same person you sleep, parent and play with - the dynamics of mixing Boardrooms and Bedrooms are complex and unique.

We understand where you're hurting and why (the truth about this may surprise you) and, having worked with hundreds of other couples in business, we know what needs to be done to support you to step up and Super Power Couple status.

The ICB philosophy goes beyond systems and processes - we support you to master 'The Art of Working Together'.

"Art isn't pretty.
Art isn't painting.
Art isn't something you hang on a wall.
Art is what you do when we're truly alive...
Art is who we are and what we do and what we need.
An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it (all of it, the work, the process, the feedback from those we seek to connect with) personally.
Art isn't a result; it's a journey. The challenge of our time is to find a journey worthy of your heart and soul." 

- "The Incarus Deception", Seth Godin

What could be more worthy than sharing your business journey with the same person with whom you share your life's journey? We provide the strategies, the processes and the support to achieve major impact in your business together, but make not mistake - it's your passion, your commitment and your vision that will drive it.

There are lots of broad scope business coaching services out there who can install out-of-the-box systems to improve the mechanics of your business operation. We are not that service.

We are the Community for Couples in Business who are serious about designing a business that affords you a life you love.

“When we first started working with Ed and Bec there was structure to the way we were doing things. Getting clear processes in place maximised our productivity and reduced the margin for error and conflict along the way.”

~ Matthew Whyatt, Velocity Sales Training

Here are a few of the highlights that ICB members report:

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    “We tripled our revenue within 12 months”
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    “I play golf every Friday afternoon.”
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    “We had our first holiday since our honeymoon.”
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    “He’s home for dinner most nights.”
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    “He’s around to drop the kids to school some mornings.”
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    “I no longer have to sit up working in the office at night.”
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    “We paid off our mortgage in half the time.”
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    “I got to see my son take his first steps.”
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    “We have time to go on regular date nights.”
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    “I went from working 85+ hours per week down to 40-hours per week.”
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    “The stress is just so much less; I can breath again.”

Here are a few of the highlights that ICB members report:

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    “We tripled our revenue within 12 months”
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    “I play golf every Friday afternoon.”
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    “We had our first holiday since our honeymoon.”
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    “He’s home for dinner most nights.”
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    “He’s around to drop the kids to school some mornings.”
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    “I no longer have to sit up working in the office at night.”
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    “We paid off our mortgage in half the time.”
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    “I got to see my son take his first steps.”
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    “We have time to go on regular date nights.”
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    “I went from working 85+ hours per week down to 40-hours per week.”
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    “The stress is just so much less; I can breath again.”

YOUR FIRST STEPS​​​​


​Join the 
Couples in Business
FACEBOOK GROUP

Get instant access to loads of relevant resources including our weekly blogs, podcasts and event information. You can also share and learn from other couples in business who are facing the same challenges as you. We also like to have a laugh, where possible, to remind us all this working with your partner can and should be fun. And it’s free!

​Discover ​the benefits
from the institute
Membership program

Be a full-fledged part of the Couples in Business Community. Next level access to resources including our members only resource library which is fully stocked with our best training checklists, Blueprints, eBooks and more. Get essential online training to overcome the key challenges that all Couples in Business face.

​Imagine a better way...
Boardrooms and Bedrooms

When you consider the vision for your business and your life, what does it look like…

Are you getting reliable revenue results that are growing

month-on-month? Are you turning over six or even seven figures per year?

Do you have a clear plan and systems in place which make it play out seamlessly?

​Not sure 
what’s
RIGHT FOR YOU

We offer a complimentary 10-minute Clarity Call to help you get clear on where your business is at, what you need to overcome obstacles and what we can offer to make that happen. When you’re ready, you can book your call here.


YOUR FIRST STEPS​​​​


​Join the 
Couples in Business
FACEBOOK GROUP

Get instant access to loads of relevant resources including our weekly blogs, podcasts and event information. You can also share and learn from other couples in business who are facing the same challenges as you. We also like to have a laugh, where possible, to remind us all that working with your partner can and should be fun. 

 MILLION DOLLAR 
PLAYBOOK  
free TRAINING

We share the 4 Frameworks all couples in business need to grow your business with less friction and more ease. 
We'll be talking take-home tactics you can apply immediately to diffuse fights fast, get on the Same Page, and fuel rapid, reliable results in your business. This is essential training for couples in business.

​Imagine a better way...
POWERHOUSE

When you consider the vision for your business and your life, what does it look like…?

Are you getting reliable revenue results that are growing month-on-month? Are you turning over six or even seven figures per year?

Do you have a clear plan and systems in place which make it play out seamlessly?

Boardroom will deliver.

​Not sure 
what to do?
book a call

We offer a complimentary 
15-minute Ignite Your Super Powers! call to help you get clear on where your business is at, what you need to overcome obstacles and what we can offer to make that happen. This is a no nonsense, all-focus obligation-free opportunity to access the next steps to move your business forward.

Your 5-step blueprint
for balancing business and marriage