International business coaching

24.08.2017 Lisa McAuley
International business coaching

The ECA’s International Business Coaching service is a one-on-one matching service that aligns the specific needs of an individual company with the services of a subject expert. The ECA has an arsenal of experts in the field of international business, these experts include ECA staff members, ECA Directors, industry professionals and academics.

Expert advice can be offered in a range of subject areas, including: 

  • Introduction to growing a global business
  • Export planning and strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Developing presentation and pitching skills
  • Developing a market entry strategy
  • Export documentation and procedures
  • Shipping and freight procedures
  • Trade finance
  • Navigating Free Trade Agreements
  • Navigating regulations and compliance (Defence sector)
  • Navigating regulations and compliance (Agribusiness sector)
  • Navigating domestic regulation and compliance for export
  • Understanding Trade Policy
  • eCommerce
  • Review of export plan
  • New market entry planning
  • Market entry strategy, (including China, India, ASEAN, USA, Middle East, UK, Canada, Korea, Iran, South America, Japan)
  • Planning your international human resources strategy for international expansion for overseas expansion
  • Navigating immigration and Visa requirements
  • Managing the relationship with Australian Customs and Border Protection Services
  • The Australian Trusted Trader Program
  • Effective FX management for maximum profitability 
Don’t see a topic that covers your requirements? No problem! Call us to discuss your needs, and we’ll find an expert who can help.

  1. Choose one of the above topics
  2. Call our friendly skills team on (02) 8243 7400
  3. Complete a short questionnaire, giving us the needed information about your business and your specific needs
  4. Be matched with an expert
  5. Schedule a date and time for your International Business Coaching session
  6. Get the information and guidance you require! 
Once we know what your needs are, the ECA will take care of everything, leaving you free to concentrate on growing your business.


As a guide, we recommend:
  • 8 hours minimum to develop a comprehensive export strategy
  • 5 hours minimum to develop a marketing strategy
  • 5 hours minimum per market to develop a market entry strategy
  • 5 hours minimum to review export documentation and procedures
  • 4 hours minimum to develop presentation skills
  • 3 hours minimum to review freight and shipping procedures

The ECA is committed to helping grow the capability and capacity of Australian SMEs. For this reason, we have negotiated the best possible rates with our expert International Business Coaches, who have agreed to assist far below their usual market rates. And that means we can offer you a superior International Business Coaching service at an affordable rate. 
You don’t have to be a Member of the ECA to access International Business Coaching, but our Members qualify for a substantial discount.

Our rates:
  • ECA Business Members: $144 + GST to $240 + GST per hour of coaching
  • ECA Individual Members: $162 + GST to $270 + GST per hour of coaching
  • Non-ECA Members: $180 + GST to $300 + GST per hour of coaching
Please note: Face-to-face International Business Coaching rates exclude any travel and accommodation that may be required. Any necessary travel and accommodation will be charged at cost, plus a 10% administration fee.


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