About Us

At SSBG we provide you with a proven path to profitable growth.

Kiwi businesses are some of the most innovative and progressive in the world. Our business leaders must be flexible, adaptable, hands on and determined to standout so far away from the rest of the world. How do we know this? Because we work with them. We are one of them.

We are driven, passionate and experts in our field of mid-market business growth consulting. For over 30 years we have honed our business skills, keeping up to date internationally proven business growth strategies. SSBG Director Leigh Paulden is the only senior certified Gravitas Impact business consultant in New Zealand and one of only 6 Outthinker Growth Strategists in Australasia.

We understand that the best business advice comes from being more than a subject matter expert, it’s about energising, motivating and inspiring business leaders.

We know what is required to turn a good business into a great business – a proven path to profitable growth.

Our clients agree.

At SSBG, we will ask you some hard questions and we will help you delve deep into what it is exactly that makes your company tick. We will uncover the bottlenecks in your business that are stopping you from achieving your goal. We will be by your side as you grow your company into the business you envision.

Leigh Paulden
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Purpose & Core Values

Every company starts with a purpose and a set of core values. These are ours.

Our Purpose

To motivate, educate and inspire mid-market business leaders to become business champions.

Our Core Values

Being open to change

No one ever made progress by standing still. We will stimulate, motivate and build capability in your business. All we ask is that you be open to change.

Honour the evolution of people

Together everyone achieves more. It’s a well-worn cliché but scalable, sustainable business growth comes from leveraging the collaborative power of people.

Courage to tell the truth

We will ask the hard questions, help you delve deep, uncover the real problems and follow through on your insight.

Never, ever give up

Energising business leaders to realise sustainable business growth requires an ability to see all challenges as stepping stones to achieving a long-term goal. Giving up is not in our nature. We can help you achieve your goals and find the clarity you need to carry on, using our insight, experience and time-tested tools for business success.

Always learning

We have a thirst for knowledge and consider ourselves to be on a continuous learning journey. We will expertly translate leading world business strategies into a NZ context, because we have a passion for business and helping others succeed.

Ego free zone

From the boardroom to the staff room, everyone deserves to be respected. No one can truly walk in another’s shoes because we all have slightly different sized feet. But we can walk beside them and understand the path that they are on. We are here to help, not judge or preach.

  • Who are we?

    Leigh Paulden is the Director of SSBG and he works with business leaders who are seeking a proven framework and expert guidance to keep growing. As a senior certified GI consultant and growth strategist, Leigh energises business champions to drive and manage growth; build capability and stimulate a productive and happy work culture. His aim – to help you achieve scalable and sustainable success.