Family Business Australia

Family Business Austalia

Building Family Business

Over the years, many family-owned businesses have benefited from the Owner Manager Program and OM Leadership Program. To further help and connect with family businesses, Australian Owner Manager has partnered with Family Business Australia (FBA).

FBA is recognised as the pre-eminent organisation representing the needs of family-owned businesses in Australia. For 20 years FBA has been successfully helping family businesses to harness their unique competitive advantage.


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Completed by more than 800 super busy business owners in Australia and New Zealand


96% of participants reported a positive impact on their company’s performance

Triple profits

On average, Owner Manager Program Alumni triple their profits every 4 years


66% of participants reported an improved work-life balance after the course

Owner Manager Program
for Family Businesses

Owner Manager Program (OMP) is a practical, compressed, residential development program designed exclusively for private and family business owners. It follows a proven philosophy and process that has been tested and refined for more than a decade.

The core of the program includes five x three-day monthly residential workshops where business owners are challenged by their peers, facilitators, subject experts, coaches and mentors across a broad range of business topics.

Why do family business owners do the Owner Manager Program?

The Owner Manager Program (OMP) has been specifically designed for the owners of established businesses with revenues of $3m – $100m. Almost 20 years of experience has shown us that family business owners face challenges not only of commercial and personal growth, but also family dynamics. The proven process that the Program follows creates a unique environment where lateral thinking helps to unlock potential and resolve issues that are broader than the business itself. Hear raw feedback from Wroxton and Amanda Innes (FBA members) on their Owner Manager Program experience.

Who is it for?

I am a
Successful Business Owner
I need to
the business in some way
I want
Clarity, Confidence and Motivation
I want to
Learn and Grow Myself
and the business
I feel isolated and want to know
Where to Next
for my business
I work
Long Hours
and have poor life/work balance
I want to spend
More time working ON the business
rather than in it
I see
Greater Potential
and opportunity for my business
I need to
Lead Well and Keep My Team
engaged and successful

Become the business owner you want to be. Build the business you want to own.

2022 is the perfect time for business owners to step back, reflect, adapt, and build a better business in a changing world. The owner manager program is designed to help you do just that.

The program will guide you to become the owner you want to be and continue to develop the business that you own. The clarity, confidence, and connections will change you and your business.

“Decades of experience has shown us that if we can challenge an owner to reflect, change, and improve, we arm them with greater clarity, confidence, skills, and connections to move their business forward. We take great care to connect a diverse group of business owners from a range of different industries that are looking to improve themselves and their business.”

Rob Douglas | Executive Director

Alumni Stories

Over 240 business owners have completed the Australian Owner Manager Program, many of them family businesses. The program has an NPS score averaging 93. Below is some feedback from alumni in family businesses who have completed the program.

Adrian Connors | NE FOOD GROUP

Marco & Riccardo Bianchi | Eurofurn

David & Prue | Postform Laminating

NAB Scholarships available

NAB are offering a limited number of part scholarships for the Owner Manager Program to their business banking customers. There is a $5,000 + GST part scholarships towards the program fee and some additional part scholarships available for female business owners. Register your interest to receive a NAB Scholarship.

OMP Brochure

Program Overview!

For program details and to see if the Owner Manager Program is right for you and your business please download the program overview. Includes program structure, locations, facilitators, speakers, fees and dates.

Next steps and more information

Would you like more information, including program information, specific dates, locations, fees, payment plans, etc.? Please complete the form below to access the quick look brochure and more information will be emailed to you.

You can also schedule a phone call with the Program Director, Rob Douglas, to discuss how the program aligns with your current business situation or register for a NAB part scholarship. This is not a bums-on-seats program, we carefully select those who participate to ensure a committed, engaged and motivated group.

Schedule a phone call with the Program Director
Register for a NAB Scholarship