Business Consulting & Strategic Planning to get your business performing at its peak.

Meet Justin McGurgan

Business Consultant, Project Manager, “Cornerman”

Coaching a business, is much like a Cornerman working with a fighter. You want to make sure they have the skills, the strength, the endurance, and the right attitude. The Cornerman also needs to understand the opponent and what will be required for victory.

Justin loves working with motivated business owners or managers who are good at what they do but may have a poor performing business because their strategic or operational actions are not optimised. He loves to help business owners to increase their profitability and the sustainability of the business.

Justin wants better strategic success for all Australian businesses, now and for future generations.

Consulting and coaching allow me to help unlock the potential of businesses. I love the business of being in business. I specialise in planning, prioritising, project management and getting things done. 
Making stuff happen is what I do that others don’t. Not just theory but action.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” I specialise in helping businesses go from good to great…from where they are now to where they want to be…from now town to paradise city. With a Strategic Plan, a business owner gains clarity, certainty, and confidence.

For my hospitality mates, liquor and/or gaming licences are the lifeblood of their business. For over 20 years I have prepared hundreds of applications that allows them to diversify and grow their revenues. New licences, transfers, or increased area or hours of trade. 


As a busy GM of a large manufacturing business, the demands on my time mean my ability to be as efficient and effective as possible are very important. After meeting Justin McGurgan -The Business Cornermen, I knew that he would be able to help me optimise my time and actions to get the best results out of myself, my team and ultimately, the business.  

Justin was laser focused on helping me improve my leadership and management skills in the following areas: Time management, Organisation, Planning, Accountability, Prioritisation & Delegation

His coaching style is very direct and addressed each area through a process of regular meetings, practical demonstrations, and follow up. During the process, Justin helped me implement some simple rules that help to ‘get things done’.

After working with Justin, I am achieving my goal of being Pure, Calm, and Assertive…a better me. Thank you so much Justin!

– Kathy Bartley, General Manager / Newmann Steel


For well over 10 years, Twin Towns Clubs and Resorts has used the consulting services of Justin McGurgan for our business. As a large, multi-site and multi-faceted business, Twin Towns has always engaged professional third-party services for specialist needs. Justin has previously coordinated our corporate compliance program, assisted with development our functions and events business, Director workshops, team development and liquor licensing. We appreciate his willingness to meet our business needs as they occur.

– Rob Smith, Chief Executive Officer / Twin Towns Clubs and Resorts


We are very excited about our new and exciting plans for the future. North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club worked with Justin McGurgan on our Strategic Plan. Following a half-day workshop, we have embarked on some solid future action plans with diversified revenue streams that are already generating significant income. It has given us a hunger for more diversification both internally and externally.

The outcome of a focused workshop with Justin has been a clear plan for the future that will allow us to grow and achieve sustainable new business. The future is looking bright.

– Matthew Dagg ACCM / General Manager / North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club


We have a long relationship with Justin McGurgan who has provided our business with a range of consulting services. Justin has facilitated Strategic Planning and Corporate Governance workshops with our Board, coordinated Executive Recruitment, and prepared licensing applications. His knowledge and professionalism make him the obvious choice for Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning for clubs of all sizes. His ability to engage with Committees and Boards generates a lot of trust and goodwill and we look forward to working with him again.

– Tim Wright, General Manager / Greenbank RSL


The Surf Club Nobbys Beach engaged Justin McGurgan and his team to provide us with contract management services to assist our management team to stabilise our supporters club business after some significant past events. Their team were able to support our new manager in individual operational areas of the club that required specialist attention to improve results and achieve targets. They provided a Strategic Review, Operational Overview, Operational Plan Development, Implementation, and Monthly & Quarterly Management Reports. It provided us a great platform for the future and we recommend their services to other clubs wholeheartedly.

– Greg Lindores / President / The Surf Club Nobbys Beach


We used Justin McGurgan for our liquor licensing application for our hotel. We found his team extremely professional, prompt, and helpful in ensuring our licence application was handled quickly and most importantly successfully. Gaining prompt approval was important to our business plans, and we were thrilled with Justin’s attitude and delivery of a positive outcome. We will continue to use them for all of our licensing needs and recommend them to anyone seeking affordable and professional licensing services.

– Shane Rettke / General Manager / SERVACO


We engaged Justin McGurgan to assist our growing business with Strategic Planning. We loved his non-nonsense, down to earth approach, and quickly got to the big, long-term goals we have for the business. We looked at our 1-3 year horizons and mapped out eight big goals. Then with Justin’s guidance, we created action steps to achieve each of the goals, then prioritised these and assigned them to key team members. We are well on our way to achieving our business goals, and thank Justin for helping us with clarity on how to get there. We look forward to working with Justin again soon, to get further traction on our business future.

– Dr Nick Bradley / Optimum Wellbeing Centre


We have used Justin McGurgan as our business consultant over many years. With his broad background and business experience, he has assisted us with operational consulting, licence applications, management team training, as well as Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning. His skill set allows us to tap into his knowledge and expertise whenever we need to. We are fortunate to have won many business awards in recent years, have just completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment, and have master plans for extensive new building. We are currently achieving record trading figures, and look forward to working Justin again soon.

– Nigel de Ryck / General Manager / Capalaba Sports Club


Justin McGurgan has assisted our award- winning club for the last two years with our Strategic Planning Workshops. Justin has worked with our Board of Directors and Executive Management Team, to help us identify our key objectives and how to achieve these. We are very financially successful club, and our strategy has included a multi-million dollar refurbishment and we have a master plan for the future development of the club. Whilst we are not-for-profit business, we are also not for loss, and Justin’s business experience has helped us form our plan and the action steps required.

– Anton Mogg / General Manager / Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Supporters Club Inc