Frequently Asked Questions


I’m burnt out, tired of corporate life and want to quit the Corporate rat-race. Can you help?

In order to get out of the corporate world and quit your corporate job, it’s important to have a backup plan in place so that your income is secure. You can achieve this by either having an alternative income source in place, i.e., from investments or through a business. Leaving the corporate world is not easy as we get trained to depend on that steady paycheck and we can get so used to it, our life revolves around our job. We then become prisoners to our jobs and get stuck in the rat race.

In order to escape corporate life, you will need to change your mindset and forge a new path. We teach you how to turn your ideas and skills into a business that can provide you an income that can help you eventually break free from corporate and be your own boss.

What are the benefits of leaving corporate and being your own boss?

Being in corporate life can be exhilarating and exciting for many people. There is a usually a structured career pathway you follow, and it can often be very rewarding. On the flip side, there are many benefits of leaving corporate and being your own boss. The biggest benefit is having the freedom to do what you want, wherever you want to and when you want. It’s having time AND financial freedom. It’s having choices you wouldn’t have if you were on a tight budget. It’s being able to have 3 or 4 months off in a year, travelling when you want to, even going to the beach during the week instead of the weekend. It’s not having to deal with commuting to and from work during peak hour traffic, resulting in less stress.

Being your own boss gives you the flexibility and responsibility of taking control of your financial future, with the ability to grow and scale a lifestyle business that is aligned to your values and purpose.

How risky is it to leave my job and change careers? Is it worth it?

Everything in life carries a risk element to it. Ultimately you have the weight up the pros and the cons of any decision you make. Your career is a choice. How you wish to live your life is a choice. The level of income you wish to have is also a choice. If your corporate career can tick most of the boxes you need to have a happy and fulfilled life, then that’s great. However, a job is not as secure as it may have been in the past. If you were to lose your job for any reason, do you have a plan B or a backup plan? If not, that is a risk you need to contend with.

If you decide that your corporate job is holding you back and you know you deserve better and can achieve more, earn more and contribute more, then pursue those dreams and make it happen. Create the business that will help you live life to your potential.

Can anyone start a business?

Yes, anyone can start a business. All you need is a strong purpose and vision. We often refer to this as your WHY. The stronger your WHY, the better the odds you will succeed in your business. We help you to understand your values and what you want to achieve in life. By mapping these together, we help you explore how you can apply your knowledge and skills to solve real world problems and add value to the community and marketplace. By you helping others get what they want, you will be able to achieve the things you want.

Why do most start-ups fail? Is it risky to start a business?

Most start-ups fail because of lack of preparation and guidance. Some start-ups invest too much time and money into projects that are not needed or wanted by the market. The old saying ‘build it and they will come’ is no longer a viable option. The marketplace is sophisticated, and you need to know where the gaps are, where the pain points and how best to offer your services to meet these needs. Other than this major issue, the inability to manage cashflow and effectively plan are other reasons why most start-ups fail. Yes, it is risky to start a business, however it is in understanding and mitigating this risk where the opportunity lies.

We help you in each of these areas so that you are ‘guided’ through the process and not skipping steps along the way. Research has shown that with the proper help and support, your chances of succeeding in business are exponentially higher than if you were to do it on your own.

How do I start a business in Australia?

The fundamentals of starting a business in Australia is the same as starting a business in the US or any other country. Yes, there are nuances and regulations that are specific to the region where you are located, however the foundational aspects are always the same. At Break Free From Corporate, we teach you business fundamentals and more importantly the psychology of business, which involves understanding your core values, beliefs, having a strong purpose and vision for what you want and importantly WHY you want it. Our program builds on each of these concepts to help you lay a solid foundation to set up your business anywhere in the world.

Where can I get ideas to start my own business or side-hustle?

You can get ideas from anywhere. Look around you and start to ask questions. Notice the opportunities available that are apparent and those that are hidden in inconsistencies and gaps in services and lack of products. You can do this within your own industry or workplace and expand this out to areas you have an interest in. Look at your talent and skills and identify ways in which you can best fill a need or provide a useful service. The more research you do and the more questions you ask, the more you will learn. We always recommend you get to know your marketplace well to identify where you can make your mark.

Is it expensive to start a business?

Today a lot of businesses start in someone’s bedroom or garage, with little to no capital. So no, it is not expensive to start a business. It also depends on what type of business you are looking to start. The more complex, the greater the cost and longer it takes to get off the ground. We recommend keeping things very simple at the start. Our program teaches you how to start a part-time business from home, using little more than a computer, the internet so that your business is online and a mobile phone for communication. This will limit your risk, lower your cost and reduce the time taken to get your idea moving forward.

We believe in not spending unnecessary money on things you don’t need, especially in times where you need to be mindful of cashflow. Over time, you will generate funds that can be reinvested into the business to build better systems, leverage technology and build your team. However, we help you plan and stage this carefully from the very beginning, so that you are moving in the right direction.

What is the difference between a coach and mentor?

A coach and/or mentor is someone who has the knowledge and/or experience you are looking for to guide you towards an outcome you desire. Mentors are usually people who have been there and done it before you, so they know the pitfalls and what to look out for. They can guide you and help you navigate tricky situations and help facilitate your growth through their extensive experience and knowledge. A coach has the technical training and expertise, sometimes the experience as well to help you put the right steps in place so that you are using a structured and disciplined approach, rather than flying blind.

What makes a good business coach/mentor?

A good business coach and/or mentor will help you with accountability and be there to push you when you need it and help you develop the fortitude to keep moving forward. They act as a ‘guide’ on your team and are invaluable for bouncing ideas and helping make tough decisions. They do not do the work for you; however, they arm you with the knowledge, insights and tools to make good business decisions. Having a business coach and/or mentor can be one of the very best investments you EVER make in your business.


What is a mentoring program?

A mentoring program is a structured approach where help and support are available to those looking to do things faster, better, more economically and most importantly where they can leverage the brains trust of people who have successfully done what they are trying to do. Often this is a one-to-one relationship, however it can involve others as well. Our mentoring program is involving a combination of both online and offline support to helping you increase your knowledge and build skills to help you achieve future milestones.

What is ‘Corporate Escape Accelerator’?

Corporate Escape Accelerator is the name of the mentoring program here at Break Free From Corporate. It was designed with one purpose in mind – to help you develop a business on the side that you can grow and scale with our support, develop an alternate and additional income stream and give you the option to eventually break free from corporate and be your own boss.

How does Corporate Escape Accelerator work?

Simple. From day one you are given access to our private and secure online membership and learning hub. This is a combination of videos, templates, tools and resources, including podcast interviews all at your disposal 24/7. These resources are reinforced with weekly calls with your coach to extrapolate learnings and help you implement best practices from day 1.

Once the foundation has been laid, we work closely with you on a monthly/fortnightly basis for the remainder of the year to ensure that you are implementing your plan to the best of your ability with the backing of resources around you to help. This program can be done 100% remotely and offers maximum flexibility to do what you want, when you to, at your own pace.

I’ve worked in business for 20 years or more. Is this program still relevant for me?

Yes, it is. Many members of Break Free From Corporate have worked for most of their lives in major corporate, government agencies and multinationals. Their business acumen is high, but they recognise they need to adopt new ideas to start and grow a small business from scratch. They’re also looking for ways to leverage their time and they’re hungry to learn clever ways to do this – all of which Break Free From Corporate offers. It’s quite common for corporate business people of many years’ standings to arrive in the program feeling like they’re on top of most concepts. And yet, time and time again, we hear them say they’re blown away by the insights and ideas that are revealed from their very first day.

The other big benefit is in the excitement they feel in learning about the latest tools and strategies that we share – it’s like they’re seeing possibilities through fresh eyes! Most members take this energy and momentum back with them into their business, and it’s contagious.

What makes Break Free From Corporate’s Corporate Escape Accelerator the Number 1 business mentoring program of its kind?

This is a big claim we realise; however, we remain confident saying this for the following reasons:

• We are the ONLY business mentoring program of its kind that specialises in helping people from corporate backgrounds to build a lifestyle of their dreams. We get you. We understand what you are going through, because we’ve been there.

• Our program is unique because it is a blend of online and offline support. The online membership hub contains specialised help that is relevant to all our members no matter what their background or experience. It focuses on the 6 stages of growth that EVERY entrepreneur goes through. This foundation sets you up for success from day 1.

• We run live events in major capital cities where we have members and we also have online help and support through our community group on Facebook.

• In addition, you get specialised one-on-one coaching and mentoring from your transition coach. Learn from the experts as they show you how to develop your skills, position your product or service and package it in a way to add maximum value to your audience.

• Combined, we have over 15 years’ experience having worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs all over Australia and internationally as well. You will be learning and doing at an accelerated pace as you are building on knowledge from a multitude of experts all rolled into one neat program!

• Our partner network is huge! We can introduce you to people and businesses that can help you in virtually any area you need from accounting, finance, HR, technology and social media, franchising, you name it!

• Unlike other programs and course that cover just one area of business or one industry sector, Break Free From Corporate runs across the board. The Corporate Escape Accelerator is the most complete mentoring program of its type in Australia. We assist business owners across the board from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

• Our program is designed to empower you as the business owner and entrepreneur, to develop a mindset and skillset for success. We show you how to develop critical thinking, ask the right questions, be solution oriented and develop business ideas that closely align to your values, because we understand that your BIGGEST driving force in your business will be what ultimately drives you as a person and human being.

• We have a powerful referral network and affiliate program that is built on a win-win-win philosophy. As a referrer, you get a monetary incentive to refer us to your network – a win for you. The person you refer to us will receive an ‘equal’ monetary discount into our program – a win for them. Finally, we benefit from new members coming in through trusted sources and this is a win for us.

• Plus, as a business owner we know you can’t do everything yourself. That’s why we focus heavily on working smarter not harder. We show you proven ways that will save you countless hours and money as you grow and scale your business. Through the clever adoption of systems, technology and people, you will develop a 21st century style business, that can be operated from anywhere and will give you the freedom and peace of mind you need as you transition yourself out of corporate once and for all.

Break Free From Corporate and Corporate Escape Accelerator sound amazing – but will it work for me?

Break Free From Corporate has been the catalyst for success for hundreds of business owners for over the years. Spend a moment looking at our success stories and you’ll see a multitude of examples where business owners have created huge improvements by applying the insights, they’ve learnt through our Corporate Escape Accelerator program. Many have created significant new and recurring sources of revenue, giving them options they never had before. Many have regained their spark and loosened the stress of just going to their day job with no end in sight. This lease on freedom has allowed them to plan holidays sometimes for the first time in years.

Because of our track record of success, we’re confident that Break Free From Corporate offers massive value for anyone in corporate who’s open to new ideas, and who’s willing to roll their sleeves up and implement the ideas they’re exposed to in the program. So, if you’re tired of constantly struggling with your corporate job that is controlling you, then get the results you deserve at Break Free From Corporate – the fastest way to break through and create meaningful and enduring success.

My business is not very typical. Will Break Free From Corporate work for it?

Absolutely. We’ve worked with hundreds of businesses across a huge variety of industries. Our experience shows us there’s no one we can’t help. While we recognise everyone’s business is different, we know there are core issues common to all. Challenges such as how to attract and convert new prospects, convert leads into customers, build great systems, create a strong online presence, become a better leader, and be more productive with your time (to name just a very small sample) are issues that affect EVER business owner – and we can definitely help you navigate these challenging areas.

I’m starting from scratch. In fact, I don’t even have a solid business idea yet. Will Break Free From Corporate work for me?

Totally. In fact, being a start-up means you get to embed world-class ideas in your business right from the start, so you really make the most of its potential. If you think about it, without help, it’s easy to make a lot of mistakes that cost you plenty in terms of dollars and time. But with Break Free From Corporate, you have a proven recipe for success. In short, Break Free From Corporate helps you shave years off the learning curve, possibly saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Many people’s starting point is their formal education, which is predominantly designed for people intending to work in the corporate world. These institutions are typically slow in adopting new technologies, but that’s what makes Break Free From Corporate unique. We’re constantly researching cutting edge business ideas and incorporating the very best into our program. We nurture and support your entrepreneurial spark, helping you to embed smart ideas into your business from the start.

What is the investment for the Corporate Escape Accelerator program?

There are different ways to join the Break Free From Corporate mentoring program. You can save by paying a one-off annual fee, or you can spread your payments across the year by paying monthly. Contact us for full details on by email at [email protected], and a member of the Break Free From Corporate team will be in touch to assist.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes, we do. You can choose to pay via a monthly instalment which we process seamlessly through globally recognised secure payment gateway Stripe, which is both safe and comes with amazing customer service support.

Is the investment payment in this program tax deductible?

We recommend you speak with your accountant, however if you are using the knowledge you’ll gain to run and grow your business, then most likely, the answer will be yes.

I live overseas or I’m planning to move. Can I still join the program?

Yes. We have had many international members and we can offer special packages for people outside Australia and New Zealand. As a member of Break Free From Corporate, your coach is available to answer questions and discuss your plans via phone, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or email.

Do you offer a money back guarantee?

We know from experience that members who actively participate in the program, and implement the ideas and strategies they gain, create powerful and sustained improvements in their business and their lives. So we know our program works. But at the end of the day, it’s up to you whether you step up and take the actions you learn about to create meaningful change in your business. And because making this happen is ultimately in your hands, we do not offer a money back guarantee. However, from the moment you join, you do start to reap the rewards. We will help you clarify the current challenges you face and the goals you’d like to achieve.

We will also help you identify how you can get some quick wins to start creating the transformations you’re seeking. You also gain immediate access to our online membership hub – from training videos, templates, and podcasts. This means from day one, you have access to all our intellectual property, which you are free to share with other members of your team or partners in your business. There is untold value in this information – and you can begin to apply the insights and tools straight away. And because this is all available to you from the very start, it is not possible for us to offer a money back guarantee.

Before applying to join Break Free From Corporate, we recommend you seriously consider how committed you are to creating and embracing change in your business. If you’re ready to step up and apply what you’ll learn, we’re confident you’ll fast track your success in a similar way to those who have gone before you.

How much money can I make by applying the program?

Many members have generated 5 and 6 figures in additional revenue in their first year of the program by applying the knowledge they gain. This really varies between members, and we must stress that not all results are identical or predictable and should only be used as a rough guide on what is possible. Break Free From Corporate helps you create a robust and agile platform for ongoing success in your business.

By implementing the ideas and insights you learn, you’ll ingrain smart practices and thinking in your business that you will continue to leverage in the years to come. In short, the sky’s the limit. It’s really up to you how actively you deploy the tools and strategies that are presented to you.

How much time do I need to commit to make the program work for me?

Break Free From Corporate is a program that definitely lives by the motto, ‘the more you put in, the more you get out’. To get maximum value from the program, you really do need to prioritise it by setting aside time in your diary. We recommend you dedicate at least 3-5 hours each week to learning and/or applying the principles you learn. We recognise you’re busy, so we want to help you to be as smart with your time as possible. Some of our online material can be digested whilst you’re driving, walking, exercising or at your leisure.

One of the practical ways we help you is by showing you how to hire a virtual assistant to do odd jobs and admin work. We do this early in the peace because you don’t need to do everything yourself. Once you are freed up in this way, you’ll multiply your effectiveness, and you’ll find your progress starts to skyrocket.

Should I wait until my idea or business is up and running?

If you don’t have an idea for your business yet, don’t worry. Almost half of our members don’t initially have any idea or business to work with. They are starting from scratch and that’s what we specialise in. We will help you develop the right mindset, vision and goals YOU want to achieve in life. We’ll show you how to align this with your values and work/life experience.

Based on this approach, you will develop plenty of good ideas to run with and through various strategies, you can stress test your idea in the marketplace as well as with other members and get valuable market feedback. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll know whether to continue with your original plan, modify it, or pivot to something even better. This happens quite often and is a natural part of the process.

Will the Corporate Escape Accelerator program be personalised to help me?

At Break Free From Corporate, we know our success is tied to your success. This means we want you to achieve everything you can. We’re passionate, involved, friendly and caring – something members regularly compliment us on. From the very start, we want to get to know you. We want to understand exactly what you want to attain in your business and in your life. We want to know what challenges you face – and more importantly – we want to equip you with tools and ideas so you can leverage as much value as possible from the program. With some other programs, it’s difficult to speak one-on-one with a program leader or coach if you have problems.

However, at Break Free From Corporate, your transition coach takes a personal interest in your journey. They can assist with any questions or talk over any concerns you have about your business. The Corporate Escape Accelerator program is designed to get you answers when you need it most, so you can power through any obstacles and accomplish all your goals.

Where are live events held and who can attend?

All live events are held in Australian capital cities where we have members. We encourage members from various cities to attend events in another city and meet new members, socialise and build strong networks. Past and present Break Free From Corporate members and their partners are free to attend all live events at no extra cost.

Who has access to the Corporate Escape Accelerator online membership hub?

We know it would be challenging to single-handedly implement all the strategies you’ll learn about. So, for this reason, we give you along with all employees or partners on your team full access to our private online learning hub. Through it, you can access all the online training including videos, templates and checklists as well as easy access to podcasts and interviews to inspire you. This can be accessed and viewed at any time throughout your membership.

We encourage you to share this knowledge with your team, ingrain smarter practices across the business and get high quality results faster. The beauty of the Corporate Escape Accelerator is that you can revisit the online membership hub as often as needed. After 12 months in the program, all members get lifetime access to this online content, which is extremely useful as information is easily forgotten over time. It may also serve you if you are starting a new business and simply want a refresher.

Do you offer any special pricing for my partner to join me?

Yes, once you have joined the Corporate Escape Accelerator program, your partner (life or business) can have access to the online membership hub 100% free, as long as they are working on the same business as you. This is a special offer not seen in any other mentoring program. We believe in empowering you and giving you every opportunity to succeed and this involves empowering the people closest to you helping you build your business.

I don’t have a lot of spare time. Will the Corporate Escape Accelerator program still help me?

Absolutely! The Corporate Escape Accelerator program was designed for the busiest of professionals out there. As long as you are dedicated to seeing your goals through to completion, you can implement things at your own pace in the little time you have each week. We will show you ways to leverage your time by working smarter not harder, with the aid of systems, technology and outsourcing, possibly getting a VA to help you to substantially boost the productivity and capability of your business.

Why is the program a 12-month commitment?

The reason for this is that it takes 12 months to learn and implement the ideas you’ll learn in your business. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand we can wave. However, you’ll find results start coming your way incrementally when you commit a few hours each week to implementing it. Our experience shows that 12 months is a reasonable time frame to achieve many significant wins, and to see a transformation in your business (and your life too).

What happens if I quit the program before 12 months?

We encourage you to carefully weigh up your commitment to the 12-month program prior to joining. Other than the fact that it is a contracted timeframe, you would need to prioritise this into your existing lifestyle. It’s a commitment to yourself to make this work and we arm you with all the tools and resources to make it work. Life will throw several challenges your way – you can almost count on it!

We are sympathetic to situations that are outside your control, i.e., marriages, divorces, death in family, pregnancies, travel, sickness and other health related issues. For these types of situations, we are happy to pause your membership for a few weeks or couple of months to help you deal with your existing life situation. However, breaking the 12-month contract would result in a liability on your end to pay-out the remainder agreed period.

What happens after the first 12 months?

You can stop your membership after 12 months; however, most people choose to continue into year 2 and beyond. They do this because they learn and apply so much in that first year, that they really begin to take the business to another whole level in year 2. For members in year 2 and beyond, you automatically become an elite member, giving you access to VIP pricing. You’ll learn more closer to the time so you can make the decision whether it’s right for you.

What if I have a question from time to time?

There are a few ways you can seek help. Many people enjoy using the dedicated Facebook group page to pose a question. You can phone or email if that is more your style. As a member of our program, you will have dedicated 1:1 time with your business coach to discuss anything you like. Either way, we look forward to answering any questions you have.

Do you have a referral program in place?

Yes we do. Once you become a Break Free From Corporate member, we will show you how people you refer also benefit from your introduction. We will introduce you to our affiliate program. In short, you and the people you introduce each benefit from the introduction. Everyone wins.

To help make my decision, can I talk to a current member?

Yes, we can put you in contact with a current member of the Break Free From Corporate program. Let us know what industry you’re in and the questions you have, and we will put you in touch with someone relevant that can help you.

I’m excited and I’d like to apply to become a Break Free From Corporate member. What’s my next step?

Congratulations! You’re about to begin a journey that will not only transform your business, but also your life. We look forward to getting to know you personally and shining a light on what’s possible for you to achieve. If you have any questions, or you’d like to know more about our membership options, please register your interest here and we will be in touch:

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