We’ve teamed up with CAANZ to show you everything we learned in sales and marketing that we wish we’d known when we worked in finance.

You’ll learn how to build relationships, turn data into insights and bring numbers to life.

Capability surveys, on-demand video lessons, live Zoom application workshops, and Insights psychometric profiling. All online, in bite-sized chunks over 9 weeks.

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.

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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.

FBP Ignite

development plan

Start with our FBP Ignite online survey to see where you sit against our 16 behaviours of World Class FBPs.

We use the results of this to tailor the rest of the programme, plus you take it again at the end to measure improvement and set new onoing development goals.

7 on-demand video lessons 

You'll learn the principles, tools and models in over 7 hours of on-demand video lessons. With case-studies, examples, and self-study exercises - all at your own pace.

All the content from our Academy is available in a stand-alone video FBP Bootcamp course, perfect for individuals and teams.

7 live Zoom
workshops

The videos cover the core content, so the live workshops are all about applying it to your role today. No death by Powerpoint online, this is group exercises and presenting back!

When available we also offer in-person simulation days.

7 live Zoom
workshops

Choose our Insihts, DiSC or MBTi add on to maximise beahvioural change and turbo-charge your communication and influence.

You'll join an addition 2 live Zoom workshops where we'll show you how to flex your style to different people, as well as make the very most of your preferences.

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! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

What is FBP?

Explore our Calculator to Coach model, the QUIET approach to FBP, and create your personalised development plan.

 

Bring Numbers To Life

Learn how to take dull, boring tables of numbers and turn them into an interesting, engaging and fun dashboard in just 10 minutes.

 

Turn Data into Insights

Learn how to turn data into genuine insights. Explore Insights Mountain and how to use the 5 WHYs to uncover root cause.

 

Relationships & Challenge

Learn how to build fast-track rapport, challenge elegantly, and deal with any conflict. You’ll map out your relationships and make a plan to improve them.

 

Super Hero Influence

Learn the 5 step universal sales process used by professional sales people and how to apply it to your role.

 

Tell Stories With Data

Learn how to tell the story behind your numbers using 3 storyline structures, the top 10 finance charts, and the 5 charts not to use!

 

Present & Communicate

Learn how to engage your audience, and feel more confident presenting face-to-face, remotely and…virtually.

VIDEO FBP BOOTCAMP

All the content from our in-house FBP Academy in over 7 hours of on-demand video lessons for just £399. With immediate access, what better time to take your career to the next level.

Your hosts

 

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.