Imagine finance had written Steve’s slide…
Well it would have been a massive table of numbers comparing actual, budget and last year wouldn’t it. Probably a few graphs and charts from the analytics. A dashboard maybe.
Inspired? Me neither. He actually said:
“2 billion songs purchased and downloaded”
The best way to bring numbers to life and tell the story behind them, is to not use any numbers. We’ll show you how.
How it works
Over 7,000 people have graduated from our FBP Academy in the last 7 years, across over 200 businesses Worldwide. And since lockdown we've perfected our new online model and trained over 1,000 people so far.
Way more than just finance training, we’ll show your people everything we learned in sales and marketing that we wish we’d known when we worked in finance.
Imagine The Financial Times meets the Apprentice and you’ll get an idea of the stretch we’ll give your people.
Capability surveys, on-demand video lessons, live Zoom application workshops, and INSIGHTS®. Yep we’ve got all bases covered for you!
We’ve trained over 7,000 FBPs in over 200 companies across the World in the last 7 years. So we’ve taken our proven in-house model and made it available publically – perfect for individuals and smaller teams.
We start with a quick online survey against our 16 behaviours of World Class FBPs. Why? You’ve got to know where you are today before you can decide where you want to go.
Learning is so much more effective when broken down into bite-sized chunks with time between to do it for real. So we run your FBPACADEMY® over between 7 to 10 weeks, and it’s all online.
And you’ll learn all this not through slides and group discussions. You’ll learn it the single best way to learn anything. By doing it, for real. First in the workshops and then at work. I mean you don’t learn to ride a bike by watching a Powerpoint presentation.
To take your influence to truely World class we add 2 extra Insights® 90 minute live online workshops, to help you understand your communication style, strengths and the value you bring to the team.
Data means nothing without the story…
“Usain Bolt has a top-speed of 44.72 kph, weighs 94 kg and is 1.95m tall. He hold the World 100m record of 9.58 seconds and the World 200m record of 19.19.”
Inspired? Me neither. We prefer:
“He’s the fastest man on the planet”
Data means nothing without the story that makes it meaninful, memorable and inspirational. We’ll show you how.
Check out the video content
Check out a sample of the video content included in your FBP Academy.
CFO SVP, CHEP North America
When I was CFO in Europe I worked with Andy and my broader leadership team. Andy is a great communicator and provides a broader perspective on how finance interacts with different stakeholders and how finance could interact differently with the many business partners. I highly recommend him and his team to develop our broad finance teams - from transactional to commercial - new skills to engage differently with the different functions & leaders. Being now CFO for North America I've engaged with Andy to develop my North American finance teams and it's being received very well. As a business we get a great value out of the new capabilities the teams learn to apply.
CFO, Barts Charity
Andy worked with our finance business partner team and has transformed the way we approach the role. By emphasising the importance of relationship building and looking at things from the perspective of our stakeholders the team are now able to provide significantly better service.
FP&A Director, CMS Legal
I have worked with Andy and the team twice and have been very impressed with his ability to deliver relevant content in a way that is engaging from start to finish. Andy’s unique sales and finance background really brings something to the table and I would thoroughly recommend his expertise to develop any business partnering capability.
Group CFO, Metamorph
Andy has taken me & our team on a journey of self learning, enabling a transformation which has resulted in turning dull, low value information into insight and influence. The learning has opened our eyes to a different way of communication and we are excited to continue this journey and see what we can achieve – thanks Andy!
We’ve been finance directors, but you probably know enough about finance already. So we’ll show you what we learned in sales and marketing that we wish we’d learned when we were in finance.
Andrew Jepson FCA
I’m Andrew and I’ll be hosting your live virtual workshops. I’ve been a senior finance leader but it was when I became a general manager that I really got what finance business partnering is all about. Based in Sydney, I’ve been running FBP training for over 7 years, plus I wrote the book ‘Compliance to Commercial – The QUIET approach to FBP’.
Andy Shambrook FCA
I used to be a finance director, then I became a sales director, plus I founded a VC-back start-up. I’ll show you everything I learned in sales, marketing and a VC start-up that I wish I’d known when I worked in finance. I’m based in the UK, but you’ll have me for your video lessons.