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How an electrician and small business coach lit up Melbourne’s clean energy scene

How an electrician and small business coach lit up Melbourne’s clean energy sceneBy Ben Madden

After working as a domestic electrician for ten years, Adam Bau started Chief Electricians, armed with an unmatched work ethic, an eye for quality and a wealth of industry knowledge. Amongst his mates in the industry, Adam had the sort of intangible entrepreneurial talent that others don’t have. However, all businesses hit bumps in the road at one point or another, and Adam was no different.  A few years in, he had hit a proverbial wall and was out of answers.  He was experiencing the harsh realities that so many small businesses face. 

Intuitively, he knew he had gaps in his operating plan, business strategy and infrastructure, but he didn’t have the time or the experience to address it. Frustrated, he turned to Google looking for answers. As it turns out, teaming up with small business coach David Taubman would change Adam’s life, and prove to be a masterstroke.  David gave Adam a performance edge from his years as an executive coach, human resources manager, management consultant, commercial litigation solicitor, executive recruiter and mediator, providing experience that can’t be faked.

Speaking about working with David, Adam says that he’s helped to transform Chief Electricians. Adam explains, “With David’s drive and energy behind me, I went from having a business to being a businessman. Since bringing him on board he has helped me change just about everything, from scheduling, profit margins, supplier management, cash flow, strategy, customer service, website, uniforms, logo design, team structure and technology. You name it and he has helped me use every little bit of leverage at my disposal. I’m now running a consistent profit and team morale has never been better. Without having David on my team, I wouldn’t be where I am today, that’s a fact!”

Adam points to a quote from author Tim Ferriss as an illustration of the way he was able to adapt and shift his business approach. In The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim writes, “The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.” Adam didn’t wait for the universe to give him what he wanted – he teamed up with David, and he hasn’t looked back.

David lights up when talking about Adam and is full of praise for the work they’ve done together. He says, “Adam is a joy. A great human being who cares deeply about his team and customers. Adam is a perfectionist, a natural grinder and is prepared to take on feedback, regardless of how harsh it might seem at times. That is his special quality. He either wins or learns and grows. He has all the technical skills in the world and is a natural leader. But he recognised that his business had gaps and was prepared to do anything to take that next step. Watch this space. Adam is well on his way to be a major force in the electrical services industry.”   

As Australia’s focus continues to shift towards renewable energy, the future of Chief Electricians has never looked brighter. A Clean Energy Council-accredited designer and installer the business have made a name for themselves in renewable energy, including solar installation, maintenance and batteries, as well as split air-conditioning systems.

They’re now recognised as one of the go-to electrical contracting companies in Melbourne, having worked with the likes of Tesla, Huawei, QCELL, Mitsubishi, Bonaire and more. The success of the business is testament to Adam’s drive and work ethic, as well as what’s possible when teaming up with a small business coach that understands your particular skillset, as well as the areas where your business can grow. If you’re looking for a small business coach that can help you achieve your goals, however lofty they may be, then reach out to David Taubman here. It might just be the best decision you ever make.

David Taubman | Business Coach

David Taubman | Business Coach

David provides 1-on-1 business coaching for with a focus on doing, not delivering theory.

David helps business owners across different industry sectors, people from all backgrounds, personalities, pressures and mindsets. From the first minute of the first session, David will share the tricks, tools and tips learnt from 20 years’ practical, hands-on experience growing businesses.

David Taubman is a highly qualified business coach
- Executive Coaching accreditation from the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL)
- Bachelor of Law from Deakin University
- Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and History) from Deakin University
- Human Resources Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management
- Marketing Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management
- Nationally Accredited Mediator via LEADR (the Association of Dispute Resolvers).

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