We challenge and inspire ambitious business owners to achieve greater reward and meaning 

Helping transform businesses and lives through a unique Business Development process based on the four key disciplines of Awareness, Clarity, Commitment and Action.
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I wish I could

Right now entrepreneurs and business owners across every sector are making vital decisions. They're deciding how to respond to our rapidly changing market.  Most are pretty sure it's all possible but just not quite sure how to do it quickly.


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You Can!

Times of great change require bold thinking and action. The way we see it there are only two choices (well, just one really). We can become victims of change. Or we can use this unique moment in time as a powerful motivator.

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Here's How

We are passionate about working with ambitious, dynamic fellow entrepreneurs and leaders of mid-sized companies - who have a strong desire to transform - and be in a very different place  '3 Years Out' from today.


What others are saying about 3YO ...

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Keith Summer Managing Director

Gilpin Corporate Travel

Kevin has helped to breathe new life into our company. Not only is he organised and enthusiastic but he has brought real clarity to our planning and execution. I thoroughly recommend Kevin and enjoy working with him.


I wish I could

Right now entrepreneurs and business owners across every sector are making vital decisions. They're deciding how to respond to our rapidly changing market. Most are pretty sure it's all possible but just not quite sure how to do it quickly - and while still running their business.

We hear a lot of business owners telling us they'd like to:

  • Have more time off
  • Clone themselves
    (at least three times)
  • Let go and step back from the 'day to day'
  • Open new markets
  • Go global
  • Unlock strategic value
  • Access more capital
  • Realise some cash
  • Leverage their IP (or even identify some IP)
  • Take their business model online
  • Diversify revenue streams
  • Partner more
  • Rediscover the passion they had when they first went in to business
  • Open new channels and develop new business models  
  • Exit their business (or at least have a succession plan)
  • Leverage the business
  • Create a legacy
  • Use their knowledge, 
  • experience and connections to "make a difference"
  • Play at the next level of business (e.g. the capital markets, channel partnerships with global companies, international licensing deals, IPO)
  • Scale

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Diane Bussey Managing Director

FACT Solutions Ltd

Challenger, questioner, supporter, motivator, ideas provider - having Kevin on my team is like having the top 100 business advice books on my shelf - opened to the right page.


You Can!

Times of great change require bold thinking and action. The way we see it there are only two choices (well, just one really). We can become victims of change. Or we can use this unique moment in time as a powerful motivator and catalyst to innovate, invigorate and transform our businesses.

We know a lot can happen in three years in your business too!

Satisfied Clients

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Lance Best Managing Director

Voyager Luggage

Kevin is an inspiring business partner. I say partner because he has a genuine passion for the businesses he works with and the people in them. He makes it his goal to understand all the dynamics involved. Kevin is never afraid to challenge or question decisions, offer perspective and he gives incredible insight and direction. My personal and professional growth from working with Kevin has been immense and our company would not be where it is today without having him involved.

Here's How

Ambitious business owners and entrepreneurs aim to create outcomes worth millions, and tens of millions $$ more than ‘business as usual’. So why not you! 3 Years Out is here to inspire and challenge ambitious business owners and entrepreneurs just like you to achieve greater reward and meaning.


We help transform businesses and lives through a powerful Business Development process. Our process is intensive, our work is inspired, fun and rewarding and we believe that your work should be too! Working through a unique partnering model we show business owners how to achieve levels of Awareness, Clarity, Commitment and Action that businesses rarely experience, and access channels and business models that deliver exponential results.


Having identified the strategic value in the current business model we develop, test and implement a range of strategies to leverage that potential in the rapidly shifting domestic and international marketplace.

What do you want your business to look  like 3 Years Out from now?

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Stephen Dench General Manager

Fresh Connection Ltd

Kevin has a unique ability to deeply understand what is really important to your success and then distil business down to simple processes that help you to focus on those things that drive performance. Kevin also has an amazing understanding of customers and the sales process, and that has been hugely beneficial to me in business.

Where Kevin is unlike any other advisor I have ever worked with is that he takes a genuine interest in all facets of your 'world' - both personal and business and offers sound, practical advice that you can actually implement. Both I and my management teams have benefited greatly from Kevin's advice and I thoroughly recommend him to any organisation wanting to stand out from the crowd.

About You

If you are reading this the chances are you are someone with considerable ambition and you have a vision to do something significant within the next 3 years.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to connect and hear your story.

We're great listeners, we ask powerful and insightful questions, we have a gift for helping people bring their vision to life, we have expansive networks and are renowned for our ability to 'connect' and we have a knack for seeing growth opportunities most people miss. 

Your Vision

Does this sound familiar?

You built your business through sheer hard work, by acting on a hunch, making bold decisions, by leading from the front foot, refusing to give in even when the going got really tough, but most of all because you never gave up on your dream of creating a business that was a bit special. 


You might have even had timing and a bit of 'luck' on your side and today you've probably ended up with a nice 'solid' business that affords you a reasonable lifestyle and even a level of comfort. But deep inside you know that despite your outward success, you never really tapped the full potential of your idea or business. And if you are like many of the entrepreneurs we meet, that nagging doubt never subsides when you know that there is still more to achieve. Most of your current focus is on simply managing the day-to-day running of the business.  It feels as if it takes all the collective energy and resource in your business just to keep the status quo.


Whilst you don't want to put at risk or detract from your core business, deep down you know you must keep innovating and developing your business to at least keep your edge. You know the world is moving faster every day and if you don't keep pace then you'll wear the consequences. Secretly you might even long for those earlier days when you felt the freedom and exhilaration of an early stage business.

Deep down you know 3 things:

  1. There's an ocean of emerging businesses and trends out there eating at your market.  To make 
    your current business sustainable and set the platform to keep growing strongly you need to continue to stay ahead of the market curve 
  2. There's at least one big piece of strategic value lying idle inside your business that you'd love to tap. It could be worth an awful lot but you simply don't have the time, energy, expertise or resources to realise it
  3. You want to exit your business one day and whilst extracting top $$ is high on your importance list,
    so too is seeing an orderly transition that ensures your business will continue to prosper for years
    long after you have moved on. After all, this is your legacy we are talking about and successfully
    transitioning your business will be one of your most significant life events

That's where 3 Years Out comes in.  With our unique partnering model we can show you how to achieve the last major step that your business needs to truly reach its potential. In fact we won't just show you - we'll be there alongside you to see the process through.

What others are saying about 3YO ...

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Ashley Berrysmith Governing Director

Snap Fresh Foods

I have known Kevin since 2005. He has been an inspiration for the directors and management team of New Zealand Fresh Cuts. I struggled for years trying to articulate my Vision for the company and deliver a clear message around which Values were really important to us. Kevin managed to extract from me what our company stands for, where we want to take it and how to get there as a team. Even today we still reward our employees who are true and passionate about the company Values from the living document that Kevin put together for the company over 6 years ago

What others are saying about 3YO...

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Greenstone Group

Kevin has made an invaluable contribution to the development of the strategy and vision of the Greenstone brand and business

John Abel-Pattinson , Managing Director
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St John New Zealand Priory Trust

Kevin helped St John to develop clear strategies at board and management levels in a very challenging health sector environment. His guidance and involvement are highly regarded at all levels at St John.Kevin’s skill base and experience are just as relevant for business and not-for-profit organisations. You will not be disappointed by involving Kevin in your organisation.

Lee Short , Board Member
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Voyager Luggage

Kevin is an inspiring business partner. I say partner because he has a genuine passion for the businesses he works with and the people in them. He makes it his goal to understand all the dynamics involved. Kevin is never afraid to challenge or question decisions, offer perspective and he gives incredible insight and direction. My personal and professional growth from working with Kevin has been immense and our company would not be where it is today without having him involved.

Lance Best , Managing Director
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Fresh Connection Ltd

Kevin has a unique ability to deeply understand what is really important to your success and then distil business down to simple processes that help you to focus on those things that drive performance. Kevin also has an amazing understanding of customers and the sales process, and that has been hugely beneficial to me in business.

Where Kevin is unlike any other advisor I have ever worked with is that he takes a genuine interest in all facets of your 'world' - both personal and business and offers sound, practical advice that you can actually implement. Both I and my management teams have benefited greatly from Kevin's advice and I thoroughly recommend him to any organisation wanting to stand out from the crowd.

Stephen Dench , General Manager
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Auckland City Council

I consider my time working with Kevin to be one of the most life rewarding experiences I have ever had…

Elaine Gallagher-Dekker , Senior Organisational Development Advisor
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FACT Solutions Ltd

Challenger, questioner, supporter, motivator, ideas provider - having Kevin on my team is like having the top 100 business advice books on my shelf - opened to the right page.

Diane Bussey , Managing Director
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The Right Staff Recruitment, Tauranga

Kevin is unique - never have a I met anyone able to inspire business people and give true meaning to business the way Kevin does.

Claudia Nelson , Owner

Some recent posts from our Blog...

For the 3Y0 crew 2019 was a thoroughly fascinating and rewarding year.  Like everyone else we had to get our heads around the fact that 2019 was a year that once again rebased many businesses (how many on the trot is that now?)Globally and locally

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