Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo, CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’ and co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is also a mentor, keynote speaker and artist. She is passionate about exploring worlds of creativity and business. READ MORE

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  1. Grant Hyman

    I agree, Valerie, and believe that the best consultant is the one who is your totally trusted business partner for the duration of the association. I always strongly recommend deleting from your shortlist any adviser who wants a contract longer than 30 days notice from the very beginning so that they have to continuously perform to expectations!

  2. Alan Blair

    Have to admit, Valerie – as a consultant, the first thing that screams to me “I don’t get it” is a business owner that asks about the costs straight out of the gate. If you’re thinking in terms of cost instead of investment, it says to me that you’re stuck in a “job” mentality and, as far as running a business, you’re just not ready to be my client. Getting the right advice at the right time can be a powerful boost for your business. If your one and only concern is what it will “cost”, you’re missing the point.