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Sally Dillon: Winner of the 2024 Great Companies International Women Entrepreneur Award

Name: Sally Dillon

Business Name: Revolution Consulting Group

Location: Wollongong, New South Wales , Australia

Establishment (Year): 2021

Category: Employment Activities

Profession/ Specialty: Human Resources Consulting

Social Media : LinkedIn

Company Detail:

After ascending the corporate ladder and cultivating a successful career, the realization dawned that effecting significant industry change was elusive while occupying a subordinate role within a larger organizational framework. Towards the conclusion of the second wave of the pandemic in 2021, a glaring gap in HR and WHS systems for businesses of all sizes became apparent. With many entities transitioning to hybrid operational models, workforce safety and compliance issues loomed large, compounded by evolving workplace laws and regulations.

This pivotal juncture prompted the establishment of Revolution Consulting Group, a comprehensive HR consultancy primarily serving small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Specializing in seven key service areas, the company provides tailored solutions to address diverse needs:

  • HR Health Check: Ensuring HR and WHS practices align with compliance standards while enhancing overall business performance.

  • HR Consulting Advice and Frameworks: Crafting simple, customized HR solutions to suit the unique requirements of each business.

  • WHS Consulting Advice and Frameworks: Prioritizing workplace safety through tailored advisory services.

  • Recruitment: Facilitating the identification and seamless onboarding of top-tier talent.

  • Training: Offering a range of group and individual training programs encompassing compliance, leadership, workplace culture, communication, and more.

  • Coaching for Excellence: Providing specialized coaching services in leadership, personal development, women in business, and organizational development.

  • Events: Extending expertise for speaking engagements, hosting, or master of ceremonies duties at various events.

Revolution Consulting Group stands as a comprehensive resource dedicated to addressing the multifaceted HR and WHS needs of its clientele, fostering business growth and success through tailored solutions and expert guidance.

Unique Selling Proposition or Competitive Advantage:

The backbone of the business, with a relentless focus on win-win solutions and business excellence, sets Revolution Consulting Group apart. Sally Dillon's straightforward approach to HR, devoid of fluff and industry jargon, simplifies and optimizes HR frameworks for businesses of all sizes. The consultancy's unwavering commitment to transformation and empowerment, embodied in their FORCE values, distinguishes them further:

·         Facilitating Growth: Driven by a passion for fostering the growth of businesses, leaders, and teams, Revolution Consulting Group's holistic approach ensures sustained success and expansion.

·         Operating with Integrity: Transparency, ethical decision-making, and delivering on promises define the cornerstone of their practices, earning clients' trust through unwavering honesty.

·         Responsive Collaboration: With responsiveness as a key principle, the consultancy actively listens to clients, adapts to their evolving needs, and tailors solutions for maximum impact.

·         Championing Change: Embracing change wholeheartedly, Revolution Consulting Group guides clients through transformations, helping them navigate challenges and seize opportunities for positive change.

·         Empowering Success: Equipping leaders and teams with tools, mindset, and strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve aspirations underscores their commitment to empowering success at every level.

This winning formula, rooted in their core values, drives Revolution Consulting Group's mission to elevate businesses to new heights. Additionally, Sally Dillon's creation of the HR Amplify Blueprint revolutionizes HR support for small and medium businesses, addressing key challenges such as finding and retaining great staff, resolving time-consuming staff issues, streamlining compliance processes, and promoting a safe work environment. By embracing the HR Amplify Blueprint, clients unlock benefits including higher staff retention, engagement, productivity, enhanced workplace culture, and ensured compliance.

Challenges Faced During the Journey:

The journey of Revolution Consulting Group over the past two and a half years has been a testament to their unwavering resilience, particularly as the consultancy was launched during the challenging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in November 2021. Amidst uncertainty, seeking guidance from experienced mentors and engaging with the business community provided invaluable insights into navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Early guidance from their business coach, Megan Jaworski, proved instrumental in equipping them with the tools for success and fostering connections within a supportive mastermind community.

Initially operating remotely with clients outside their local area in Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, Revolution Consulting Group recognized the importance of connecting with their local Wollongong community to establish trust and expertise locally. Joining the local BNI networking chapter enabled them to refine their offerings and build impactful relationships within the community. Through collective wisdom and determination, they not only survived but thrived, showcasing how resilience and collaboration can lead to remarkable success, even in the face of adversity.

Sally Dillon's unwavering belief in herself and her vision, coupled with tenacity and reinvestment of every dollar back into the business during its infancy, laid the foundation for success. Despite facing financial and physical challenges, Sally remained emotionally robust, confident in the value she delivers. With mindset as the backbone of her resilience, she remained committed to sticking to the plan, even when faced with tough circumstances. Supported by her husband, Sally persevered through difficult times, recognizing the intrinsic connection between her self-worth and net worth and refusing to give up on her entrepreneurial dream.

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs:

Sally Dillon's advice to fellow entrepreneurs is to aspire to be more than just business owners but change-makers who empower individuals and businesses to unlock their full potential. Serving others with compassion and integrity, she emphasizes, is the key to enduring success.



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