Public Advance

 

We’ll show you everything we learned in sales and marketing that we wish we’d known when we worked in finance.


Andy Shambrook FCA, Founder

Who is it for?

For individuals and small teams

We’ll 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.
FBP Ignite capability survey, on-demand video lessons, and live Zoom application workshops. All the content from our flagship in-house FBP Advance for individuals and small teams, on global time zones.

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How it works

What you’ll be doing

Over 7,000 people have graduated from our FBP Advance 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 Advance is available in a stand-alone video FBP Online On Demand 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.

Personal insights

Choose our Insights, 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.

What it’s all about

What we show you

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 holds 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 meaningful, memorable and inspirational. We’ll show you how.

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,

Sneak peek

Take our video tour

Check out a sample of the video content included in your FBP Advance. You’ve got 7 hours of video content, broken down into short clips so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.

GET STARTED

FBP Public Advance

We’ve partnered with ICAEW, CAANZ, and HOFT to offer our programme globally. Choose a time zone to register for your FBP Academy.

If you’re looking for online on demand instead, all the content from our in-house FBP Advance is 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.

Why academy?

What sets us apart

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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 FBP Advance 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. Currently only available for Sydney time zones.

The team

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.

Iain Dewson

Iain Dewson

Partner Europe & Americas

I’ve been a finance leader and run a global finance academy for 2,000 people across 28 countries from the L&D function. I saw first-hand the positive impact on people and teams FBP has. So much so that in 2019 I joined as a full-time partner to help spread the message.

Andrew Jepsen

Andrew Jepsen

Founder, Asia Pacific

It was when I became a general manager that I really got what finance business partnering is all about. Based in Sydney, I designed and run Australia’s most popular public finance business partner training course, plus I wrote the book ‘Compliance to Commercial’.

Oliver Deacon

Oliver Deacon

Associate Partner, Europe

I’m a former Microsoft Finance Director and a qualified PCC Executive Coach. I bring a refreshing and inspiring perspective to modern finance, helping teams to manage change through integrating the skills of the next generation of finance.

Get to know you

What's your influence style?

Calculator, Dashboard, Coach, or Leader?

Take our FBP Ignite survey to learn more about your FBP style and create your personalised development plan