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What is business coaching?


Coaching, and Creating a Sustainable Business LifeStyle.

As a creative professional it’s always hard keeping up with all the changes and pressures in today’s fast paced world, let alone finding the time to devote to sales, marketing, systems development, business planning and team management. And all that while working in, and operating, your art practice… all day… every day!

As the world moves faster and faster, becoming ever more demanding and competitive… Having a coach is no longer a luxury… It’s fast becoming a necessity!

Elite athletes have a coach. And now, in this difficult and demanding time for artists and designers around Australia and around the world, it’s the turn of artists, designers, and creative professionals to have a business coach too.

A sporting coach will work with an athlete in establishing training routines and developing habits that mean that the athlete can achieve optimum performance. A sporting coach provides support, motivation, and encouragement. A sporting coach is there when the athlete starts the training day, and is there when the athlete runs across that finish line.

It’s the coach that works with the athlete on the big picture. Works with the athlete on strategies that the athlete needs to earn a place on the winner’s podium. It’s the coach that works with the athlete to keep them going when energies are low and the hurdles seem to high.

In the same way as a sporting coach will work with an elite athlete, we’ll work with you as your Coach and walk alongside you as we create a sustainable business that supports you in your creative practice… Thus creating what we call a “Business LifeStyle”.

Here at Quantum Compass we’re not about growth for growth’s sake. We’re not advocates for “Work / Life Balance”. In fact, it’s just the opposite! For us it’s about getting better, not getting bigger. For us it’s about creating a “whole of life”, or “portfolio” approach to work. It’s about creating a Business LifeStyle, and designing a sustainable art & design practice that supports you the creative professional in life and, supports you in work as well.

Our role as your coach is to guide, support and encourage…

We’re here to work with you to create a change in your life and in your business…

Quantum Compass is a boutique business coaching practice based in Sydney, Australia. Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex are passionate about small business enterprise.Quantum Compass provides business coaching, mentoring, business advisory, & new enterprise facilitation.Our coach partners and associate catalysts have decades of hands on, real world experience to share.

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What is the OPIC™ System?



“How to create a successful business
from doing what you love”


OPIC is a system to guide to setting some goals for yourself. Detailed goals that are realistic and achievable. Goals that, while specific and measured, are still exciting and inspirational.

 Here at Quantum Compass and ArtSHINE  we work with our clients on what we call the “OPIC” system.

 OPIC stands for:  Objective, Planning, Implementation, Commitment

 As Business LifeStyle coaches and work extensively with clients, also drawing upon the knowledge industry professional. We want to develop a system that we can teach in the ArtShine program. We focus our coaching and working along side with the artists, designers, artisans and the creative communities.

 The OPIC™ system was inspired from working with creative clients. We work with Artists, designers, graphic Artists, craft people, Textile designers and illustrator to name a few.

 We want to create a system that creative people can pick it up and apply it into their creative business. A program that can motivate them and to take charge of their Business Lifestyle.

 OPIC™ Business model is a system that resonate with artists and designers and it’s specially created with creative passion in mind.

 A system that help you to define your strengths and weaknesses

 A system where you learn to understand what aspects of business you need to focus in order to be successful.

 A system that keep you on track and still have time to create arts and designs

 A system where you can execute, review and follow up with your desires & passions

 A system that help you to hit your goals every time and be excited and you want to do more.

 A system that help you priortise and organise your creative business and keep you on track with your business lifestyle goals