Ray Strongman2019-08-09T10:37:49+10:00

Ray Strongman

Business Coach
I work with business owners to get them working IN their business less and ON their business more, and in the process discover ways the business can grow and become a better version of itself. With experience as a chef and a teacher, I am a people person, and my specialty is knowing exactly how to work with all different personality types to get the best out of them. 

Spend More Time Off The Tools

Being a business owner for 35 years, it was instinctive for me to find ways to stay ahead of the pack.

My experience running businesses has led to me owning hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues. Being a head chef and a teacher, I also was involved in training some of the best apprentices in Australia. This led me down the path of business coaching. 

I specialize in working with ‘hands-on’ businesses such as tradies, medical practitioners and hospitality. Why? Well, Having owned restaurants, bars and entertainment venues across Melbourne, I know it is not only important but necessary for business owners in these industries especially to take themselves away from the day-to-day operations to focus on growing the business. 

Being a people person, I believe there is no magic formula for people, we are all different. I’m a qualified DISC profile assessor and specialize in understanding people to be able to ask the right questions, and get the right answers that will take your business to the next level.  

My Background

Meet Ray

I have over 40 years of broad experience across hospitality, entertainment, management and of course business coaching

Been in Business since I was 18 years old promoting dinner dances.

I’m a qualified chef, and have been in various head chef roles, including an executive chef managing 4 hotels.

I have owned Hotels and Entertainment Venues including:

The Eastern Hill Hotel, East Melbourne.

The Grand Central Hotel in Hamilton, Victoria.

A Food Court restaurant.

A Wedding Reception Venue that has hosted over 500 weddings.

And I am an Entrepreneur:

Created a line of pasta sauce sold at supermarkets nationally: Pasta Specialty.

I have been a Business Coach for the last 15 years.

My Qualifications:

Qualified Chef

Qualified TAFE Teacher

Certified Action Business Coach

Certified Disc Trainer



Hear from some of my past clients and be inspired to make a change in your business today!

Brad founded Walk-on podiatry in 2005 and found that even as he worked harder and harder, more money coming in meant more expenses and stressful long hours. Something had to change if he was to continue running the business. That change came through coaching, and as his business coach took him ‘off the tools’ and encouraged him to work on the business, he started to see massive growth. Since starting coaching, the business has grown from 1 to 4 clinics, 3 to 12 podiatrists and seen a 300% increase in revenue, as well as allowing Brad to spend more time at home with his baby daughter while his business continues to grow in the background
Brad Dredge, Walk On Podiatry

Get In Contact

I’d love to hear from you and find out how we can work together to grow your business.

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