ExecutiveHQ Forums

START 2022 BETTER, STRONGER AND GREATER. ExecutiveHQ brings together Leaders, Founders, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Managing Directors from SME's and Start-ups, into an advisory board process through which thousands of leaders gain fresh ideas and new insights through our forums, thought leadership and networking.

About the Forums

Membership in the ExecutiveHQ provides leaders and business owners the tools, resources and opportunities to Learn and Grow. Learning is a central theme of the forums and is one of the primary reasons Leaders, Entrepreneurs and SME's choose to join. Members meet once a month for a half day with groups being a maximum of 12-16. Led by your Forum Leader, this environment is designed to address the unique opportunities and challenges you face as a top executive and business leader. These forums has distinct components such as educational, strategy and leadership.

Pricing Options

Incredible Value of Strategy, Leadership, Education, Support and Networking



11 x Monthly Forum Meetings for 3 hours 

Brisbane CBD Location 9am Start 

Educational Component

Deep Dive

Interactive Peer Review

Resources and Tools

One on One Support

Business Books x 4

Online Community

Guest Speakers

Leadership Membership worth $397

Quarterly networking evenings




11 x Monthly Forum Meeting for 3 hours 

Brisbane CBD Location 9am Start 

Educational Component

Deep Dive

Interactive Peer Review

Resources and Tools

One on One Support


Online Community

Guest Speakers

Leadership Membership 

RRP $397

Quarterly networking evenings 


Join the our Mailing List

Free Weekly Leadership and Business Tools and Inspiration. 

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Why Join?

With markets changing fast there is little time to sort through ideas and figure out what to do – especially since you must keep your hands on the wheel right now. We will be covering “what we do right now” in People, Strategy, Sales, Marketing, HR, Execution, and Cash. In turn, we will help you with the best actionable ideas that you can use immediately. We will focus on supporting participants to survive now and to grow their companies with confidence and ease. We also offer a space for leaders to share any successes and challenges they may be going through. We will provide valuable feedback and advice from our Scaling Up Coaches & Leadership Coaches and other participants. We will help you become braver, stronger and better than before!


Ted Bonel and Sonia McDonald


Ted Bonel B.Eng (Hons) is a strategic advisor & coach to CEOs and Executive Teams across Australia. Driven by a relentless passion for learning and helping business leaders develop and execute strategy to deliver profitable, sustainable growth. Ted provides organisations and their leaders with facilitation support and executive education which is focused on Strategy Development & Strategy Execution.

His expertise is based on a mixture of wide business experience (with over 20 years of practical experience in various industries and as CEO of a Fast Growth Private & Public Company), effective tools, as well as a great deal of consulting and executive education – all centred around Strategy Development & Strategy Execution. Ted’s approach to working with clients is as unique as his specialist focus. Always seeking to challenge clients’ thinking – but equally unafraid to roll up his sleeves and help execute the ideas generated.

Sonia McDonald believes we should lead with kindness and courage, from the heart, doing rather than telling and is known for her mantra ‘Just Lead’. She leads by example in all these areas and through her one on one practical coaching, leadership training for teams and organisations encourages others to do the same. Sonia has helped thousands of people on their leadership journey to become the best version of themselves and in turn, inspire and bring out the best in others.

Sonia is a founder and CEO of McDonald Inc. and LeadershipHQ and for more than 25 years, Sonia has been on the front lines of leadership. She has held leadership positions worldwide and through experience, research and study come to realise what it takes to be a truly great leader.

Sonia has an ability to speak bravely and authentically about her own development as a leader, personal and career challenges in a way which resonates with her audience. She is a leading coach, an award-winning published author of Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It! and has become an in-demand keynote speaker on leadership, kindness and courage.

Sonia has become recognised for her commentary around the topic of leadership, championing the up and coming leaders of tomorrow, advocating for women in leadership as well as building leaders in small business.


What are ExecutiveHQ Forums about?

Small Business Forums are for

Small Business Owners

Growing Start-Up's



Managing Directors



Small Business Forums are ideal for:

Those who own or run a small business or start up

Those currently leading teams that want to improve, inspire and deliver great outcomes

Small business owners wanting to learn how to lead their team to success

Those who lack the leadership skills and tools to drive the culture

Those struggling with the stress and overwhelm that comes with the day to day management of staff.

Business owners who lack strategy and execution in their business


Benefits & Outcomes

Address issues, opportunities, and challenges

Different perspectives on the issues and challenges

Occasionally break-through ideas!

No-holds-barred advice from peers who have fought similar battles

Advice that is unfiltered and unbiased

Challenging questions from peers

Leverage collective experience and expertise

Build communication bridges from those that have the knowledge and experience on an issue to those that need it

Alternative or adjunct to traditional board




Leadership Culture People Strategy Execution Cash


Understand your Leadership 

Discover your Values and Goals

Discover your Leadership Purpose and Philosophy

Understand your Life Map and Authentic Leadership

Build a Leadership Action Plan 

Define your Vision and Mission




Increase Accountability and Results (FACe).

Determine and allocate Functional Accountability (PACe).

Build Accountability in Key Roles

Assess Your Team Talent

Build High Performance Teams

Strengthen Authenticity and Trust

Grow Your Team



Clarify Your Core Values

Discover Your Strengths, Weaknesses and Trends.

Determine Your 3-5 Year Winning Strategies

Identify Your Core Customer

Identify your Brand Promise.

Determine Your 3-5 Year Strategic Targets

Define Your Core Purpose.

Develop Your Company’s Profit Per X.

Create Your Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG).

Define Your Core Competencies.

Develop Your 3-5 Differentiating Activities

Develop your One Phrase Strategy

Define the X – Factor your 10 times advantage

Apply the Innovation Growth Process



Learn and Apply the Rockefeller Habits.

Create a Culture of Accountability

Develop Your Top 5 Annual and Quarterly Priorities

Set Metrics (KPIs) for Your Leadership Team.

Develop Your Individual Priorities and Quarterly Plan

Accelerate Cash Flow through Execution Disciplines

Strengthen Execution with Communication Rhythms

Align Everyone Around the Top Priority with Themes

Measure Customer and Employee Feedback with NPS


Determine Actions to Accelerate Cash Flow

Improve Your Sales Cycle

Identify 7 Levers to Increase Cash

Measure and Improve Labour Productivity

Increase Your Profitability

Accelerate Cash Flow through Execution Disciplines

Define, assign and implement Balanced Metrics.

Company Value/Fundability Checklist


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Frequently Asked Questions

Membership in ExecutiveHQ provides leaders the tools, resources and opportunities to Learn & Grow. Learning is a central theme of the forums and is one of the primary reasons leaders choose to join.

Members inThe Executive Inc. meet once a month for a half day. Led by your Forum Leader, this environment is designed to address the unique opportunities and challenges you face as a top executive. This monthly meeting has distinct components such as educational, strategy and leadership.

Your Forum Leader will deliver an Educational Component in most monthly forum meetings. These workshops are focused on Global Thought Leaders, Leadership Development and provide overviews of new management tools and strategic concepts including Decisions One Page Plan.

These forums are highly interactive, they move beyond theory to practical application.

Each month you will attend a three hour face to face workshop in Brisbane on the first Wednesday of every month between 9am-12pm.


  • An extensive range of tools and resources for you to implement in your Leadership role. 
  • An extensive hand-picked library of resources, including open-access to research papers, books, TEDx talks, articles and interviews. 
  • Private forum only community for networking, topic discussion and Q&A with the team.

Plan to set aside about 6-8 hours per month for the program which includes the workshops, homework, planning and learning between each workshop. The more you put into these forums, the more you will get out of them.

ExecutiveHQ consists of 11 face to face three hour workshops over 11 months held in Brisbane CBDon the second Monday of every month. Locations and dates for Sydney and Melbourne will be launched soon. 

Good written and oral English language skills are required.

No background in business management or leadership is needed for this program. We have designed the workshops for professionals working in small to medium sized organisations.

But anyone with an interest in learning about business and leadership is more than welcome.


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