Welcome to the Propelling Performance Podcast, an in-depth interview series with top business experts and leaders from across the globe. In conversation with host, Rob Nankervis, each guest shares their insights and experiences to help founders, owners and leaders drive the performance, growth and valuation of their mid-tier businesses.

Your Propelling Performance Podcast host, Rob Nankervis is a business coach, speaker and author. One of Australia’s most respected Scaling Up coaches, Rob draws on over 30 years’ experience across a range of sectors, organisation sizes, ownership structures, and lifecycle stages to offer strategic growth programs, 1:1 executive coaching sessions, public Scaling Up Workshops and Masterclasses. Rob’s first business book, Propelling Performance, was published in February 2021.

As we begin Season Two of the Propelling Performance Podcast, Tom Bosna shares timely insights into the need for leaders to focus on wellbeing in the workplace. He talks us through some of the common mistakes and misunderstandings around wellbeing programs, the questions leaders should be asking of themselves and their teams and how to take the first steps to develop your own effective wellbeing strategy. Tom says there’s no better time to ‘show up and show leadership in this space’ and offers examples of two successful wellbeing programs in action.

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Each fortnight, Rob’s Insights delivers you ideas, resources, articles, trends, podcasts, and best practices needed to lead and grow your organisation. It’s topical and to the point, and best of all it’s free.


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In Episode Eight, Ken shares his advice on the best approach to embedding good governance into your mid-tier business, by considering governance as a strategic approach to shaping the future of your organisation. Ken details some of the fears that hold organisations back, real-life examples of bad governance we have seen in the last 12-18 months and the key actions you can take to get started. He simplifies the process, concepts and language surrounding governance, so it is relevant and relatable – ‘keep it simple and use concepts that your organisation lives and breathes.”

In Episode Seven, Warren shares his wealth of experience in strategic business growth through acquisition and how mid-tier businesses can benefit through adopting acquisition as a growth strategy. He reveals the lessons learned through his own successes (and failures) in the manufacturing sector and how he now assists clients through the strategic acquisition process. Warren takes the ‘mystery’ out of acquisitions, exploring key points for businesses looking to grow, how to evaluate and maximise opportunities.


"I strongly believe trust is earned. It is generated through consistent demonstration of both great character and competence. Rob has oodles of both! Rob Nankervis is a rock star… and more importantly, a valued and trusted friend.”
Nick Beckett
Consultant & Strategic Advisor, ex-CEO of Dimple
"Rob is one of those people who will go the extra mile and bring his knowledge, experience and network to the table, adding massive value to his clients and colleagues. As a fellow Business Coach I recommend Rob as a great source of guidance and wisdom.”
Andres Zylberberg
Business Growth Coach and Scaling Up Certified Coach
"Rob has helped our Management Team focus on strategic planning and establishing more rigorous goal setting processes through quarterly workshops. His personality and skill sets have made this an enjoyable journey and the outcomes are flowing through to our day to day business.”
Daniel Crawford
General Manager Hallam Truck Centre