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“A Trustworthy and Committed Professional…” – Kim Jewell, Queensland, Australia

Kim Jewell -Owner, Inner Stillness-Integrative Wellness Practice

Kim Jewell -Owner, Inner Stillness-Integrative Wellness Practice

“I met Tony (Inman) when we were both receiving our Certification as NLP Trainers in Sydney.

During the course we often had to work together in teams to help refine our ability to present on the topic in front of groups.

Tony is a conscientious and charismatic leader and speaker with great compassion for and interest in, his fellow teammates.

I have kept in touch with Tony since the course and I would highly recommend him as a trustworthy and committed professional, whom I am certain would go above and beyond to help his clients.”


Kim Jewell

Owner, Inner Stillness-Integrative Wellness Practice

If you would like to claim a free discovery session (valued at $150), call today on (08) 9328 2203 or contact Tony Inman- click here

“A Great Guy with a Genuine Love of Life and Humanity” – Bernie Krokzec, Perth WA


Bernie Kroczek

Bernie Kroczek recommends Tony Inman

Tony Inman is a guy who has no limits.

I’m amazed at some of the things he does, like running in the City to Surf, still playing soccer at 50+, diving, travelling to exotic places and now business and personal coaching.

He is prepared to travel all over the country for training and to improve his knowledge and, most importantly his willingness to share is quite rare in the modern world.

Above all else Tony is a great guy with a genuine love of life and humanity.

Having initially met in a business relationship, I now count him as a genuine friend.

He is also a Man U supporter so that says something about his impeccable taste for fine things.”


Bernie Kroczek – Proprietor of Bernie Croczek Real Estate


If you would like to claim a free discovery session (valued at $150), call today on (08) 9328 2203 or contact Tony Inman- click here

“Tony Assisted Me with Achieving my Goals in Work and Life” – Cuong Tran, Perth WA

Cuong Tran, Managing Director, CT Squared

Cuong Tran, Managing Director, CT Squared

“Tony helped me with an Entrepreneurship unit at University. He was an excellent mentor and his vast knowledge of business assisted us greatly in achieving success with our project.

I have maintained contact with Tony in the following years and he has been a terrific coach assisting me with achieving my goals in work and life.”

Cuong Tran

Managing Director, CT Squared

(At the time was a student at Curtin University)


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“My quality of life, confidence and skills have certainly improved” – Joanne Small, Perth WA

Joanne Small

Joanne Small – Recruitment Administrator, JHG Perth

“During the last six years Tony has been my career and life mentor.

He has encouraged and coached me to achieve two diplomas, successfully improve my career path and to confidently purchase two investment properties.

My quality of life, confidence and skills have certainly improved due to the patience, kindness and invaluable advice of this professional and inspirational man.”


Joanne Small – Recruitment Administrator, John Holland Group


If you would like to claim a free discovery session (valued at $150), call today on (08) 9328 2203 or contact Tony Inman- click here

“Clarity on her Goals in Business and Life…” – John Denton, Perth WA

John Denton

John Denton – Business Ready for Sale Consultant

“Some weeks ago I referred a business owner to Tony.

This lady wanted to sell her business but I was unable to help her due to the nature and size of the business.

The owner also had a lot of “stuff” going on in her life and I definitely didn’t want to go there!

Knowing how good Tony is in ‘life coaching’ I made the referral.

Since Tony has worked with her the owner has got clarity on her goals in business and life and is now making progress in both areas.

Good job Tony!”


John Denton – Business Ready For Sale Consultant and Business Mentoring Group Facilitator at Denton & Associates


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“He kept me focused on achieving the goals…” – Kym Chomley, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Kym Chomley – Director at Wishlist – Sunshine Coast Health Foundation

“Tony Inman has been my life coach for the past 10 months while I have been redesigning my career, lifestyle and personal life.

During this time he has successfully kept me focused on achieving the goals that I established both at the outset of the coaching and also as additional goals were identified.

His support, ability to cut to the core issues and highlight areas that I have yet to recognise and address have been invaluable during this time. I am delighted with my continued development.


Kym Chomley -Catalyst for personal, business and global change

‘Why Loving The Work You Do Makes A Difference…’ – Claire Boardman, England

I thought I’d share this testimonial from the past because it demonstrates the way I have always run my businesses – I have always believed that it is all about the people.

From 1996 to 2010, one of my main businesses was a budget accommodation lodge for tourists, or as we call them in Australia, a backpackers hostel. In those 14 years, I met in excess of 35,000 people, a significant number of whom I befriended. Many of these amazing people have stayed in touch, for which I feel truly blessed.

This message from Claire seemed to sum it up pretty well. For me, if you love what you do for a living, and you focus on helping those around you, it often doesn’t really feel like work at all!


Claire Boardman from Stoke, UK

“As one of the most life changing experiences was due to you (Tony) having run your tourist accommodation business, I’ve thought I really should take the time to tell you how absolutely amazing my few times staying at your premises back then, actually were…

I remember arriving in Perth Airport with Jadie and Sarah in Feb 2006, overwhelmed by the heat and quite anxious as completely unaware of what to expect..

Sarah had randomly come across your business online and booked us in for I think around a week or two, on day one of our adventures I knew I’d be staying for a lot longer than anticipated.. Around 7 months in total I think we stayed with you!!

Swedish Dan came in the company van and whisked us off to the ‘Hotel California…’ I celebrated my 19th birthday in your bar.

You were like a father pickin me up from the bus/train station after I went galavanting working random pubs those few weeks (quite skimpily haha)… We have spent hundreds of nights sitting around singing til the early hours of the morning while you played your guitar… Harrassed you in your office with those cans of red bull haha… I’ve worked for you, laughed with you and loved every minute of time with you..

Basically Tone I just want to say that you really are one of the best people I met on my travels and I will never forget you.. And if it weren’t for you making this place such a great home to live in I would never have gotten so close to the people I did, we only stayed because it was our home…

So basically thank you for everything and I am sooooooo happy that next time I finally make it over I may still have a chance of catching up with you in Perth again…

Lots of love and hugs from around the world…”

Claire Boardman

Stoke-on-Trent England

Thank you Claire for your kind words and friendship.

If you are reading this and you would like some help with designing your life so that you feel like you are living your dream, then please contact me to arrange a chat.

“He really cares about people…” – Halle Yilmaz, Melbourne, Victoria

image-withheld“You can have an open communication with Tony easily.

He really cares about people and he is committed to make a contribution to other people’s life and happiness.

He is a great life coach.”


Halle Yilmaz

Managing Director, HQ Business Consulting & HQ Financial Solutions, Melbourne

“From All Over to All Over Australia” – George Barr, Free to Surf the World

George Barr - From Breaking Point to Point Break

George Barr – From Breaking Point to Point Break

Less than two years ago, George Barr was lying on his death bed and literally thought that it was all over for him.

For a middle aged man, he has a very young outlook on life, yet on that fateful day, his heart disagreed.

That’s somewhat ironic, given that he is one of the most good-hearted guys I know.

George was working for me in both the Tourism and Cleaning Divisions of my company, Club Red at the time of his heart attack and has remained a close friend, despite continuing his travels.

This week he wrote down his story for me, to help endorse my life coaching skills for any prospective new clients,  who might be seeking background information.

I hope you find it as moving as I did.

Life coaching  -what is it?
This really happened to me but imagine this as being you.
You’re on a plane just taking off from Hong Kong international headed back to Australia.
Ahead is the beach and working with a mate you have known for a few years.
He owned a good business, a backpackers-that’s how I first met “Tony Inman”.
On my return from an extended overseas trip I was going to the backpackers hostel business that Tony owned at that time, ”Planet Inn” to live and do a little part time work.

I got there and started going the basic routine and eventually was driving great, enthusiastic people to the beach and generally getting immersed in the business.
Tony was keeping a watchful eye on things, and I think that he soon picked up that I was not all on deck health wise as I had been helping out with another aspect of his enterprise, the cleaning contracting.
I helped out with this occasionally too, but my standards had slipped due to something I could not personally pin down.
I had to admit I was not up to speed, I couldn’t pin it down I just was not myself, and I knew it.
Standing in the backpackers one day, I went really cold and had symptoms of a heart attack.
One of our mates, being on hand, drove me straight to ICU and WOW… all the bells and whistles went off.
I lay on the gurney signing the paper for the Doctor to go ahead with extreme life saving measures like stoppping the heart, injections of adrenalin and god knows what else.

“I knew I was as good as dead.”

I had been down this road before at age 32 and recovered.
This time I did not feel confident at all, after all how can you when red lights are flashing and half a dozen people are looking really serious and you know it’s not a joke?
Basically it’s game over.
I actually surprised myself and everyone else I think, as I walked away with this as a memory and a need to recover.
This happened twice in the space of two weeks.
So enter Tony.
He sat me down and gave me a brief talk and ahead we went, with me still working but in a supervisory capacity. I had backpackers to do the muscle side and Tony gave me advice on how to keep it organised.
He was coaching me as we went along, feeding me the information and advice as required.

“Tired and not wanting to be a burden, I actually wanted to crawl into a hole and just go away as I felt that was it, I had after all been technically gone(dead) twice in a month, and I had a new shiny machine implanted in the chest as a medal, my reward from God for not filling a seat in paradise.”

But Tony kept me inspired, mainly due to his own diligence in heading up the numerous branches of his business.
What I learned took me forward further than I could have imagined at the time.
Initially, I was not skilled in the running of business or dealing with people in that certain way that you need when working at the coal face.
I became adept at handling difficulties and difficult people, an essential quality when working with the public or supervising staff.

Have bike - will travel

Have bike – will travel

When Tony sold this aspect of his enterprise, I went road tripping, reasonably well recovered on a road trip to Broome.
On arrival, I headed into a life of beach, sun and surf, money of course is not in never ending supply.
So I went looking for bar work, hopefully it would workout at the local pub called the “Famous Beer and Satay Hut”.
On my CV was mentioned that I had been an approved bar manager at Tony’s licensed backpackers.
Tony had of course endeavoured to make sure that this part of the business was covered and I had done the relevant courses and studied for it.
So there I was, trained and experienced under the watchful eye of Tony, two and a half thousand kilometers away, looking for bar work.
They actually required a bar manager and I just happened to be there at that time and place.
Now that’s is a combination.

The life skills that Tony employed and his coaching under the most extreme and difficult circumstances put me there at the right time and place.
I stayed at the job until my feet and surf board were in demand on another part of the continent, that’s the life I lead, and it is a life to wish for.
Some call it ‘living the dream!’

Uncle George spends time with nephew Jeremy

Uncle George spends time with nephew Jeremy

In the last three months I have surfed more beaches than I could name, driven in excess of twenty thousand kilometers and have travelled across the Nullarbor twice in as many months.
I have great prospects and no doubt there’s a beach or point break waiting for me over the horizon.
Take the hint and get with Tony, his skills are solid and the life coaching? Well the facts of my story say it all.
If you’re at breaking point, look for your point break.
Go surf life and have Tony assist.


A short reply from me, Club Red CEO, Tony Inman:

George’s story is an inspiration to us all and I am proud to count him as a friend.

For me, business was always about the people, and always will be. It’s about helping your customers and nurturing your staff.

If you don’t look after your staff, and put time and effort into developing and training them, you won’t have a business.

I knew that the last thing George needed was to wallow and feel sorry for himself.

I also knew that George was a guy who wouldn’t sit still, so we had to keep a very close eye on not letting him overdo it. Fortunately, we got the balance right and he was able to pick himself up and find a new purpose for his new direction.

I consider myself very fortunate to have been in a position to help George through one of the most significant and challenging times in his life. The irony is that in helping other people, we learn more about ourselves.

This is one of the reasons that my mission today is now to help people with business and life coaching, and having reinvented myself on several occasions, it’s why I became ‘The Reinvention Specialist’.

So, thank you George, for your support and friendship.

I have many similar stories of people like George from the fourteen years that I owned and operated my backpacker hostel business.

If any of you good people out there would like to remind us of them, I’m sure that my readers would be really interested. They might even form a chapter of the book I plan to write next year.

Until then, if you need any help with finding your personal ‘wave of success’, don’t hesitate to call me for a chat.

Seize the day!

Tony Inman

“I’ll never forget the people we met there…” Natalie Miller, Scotland


Nat from Scotland

Another young lady who stayed in Tony’s Perth-based tourism business was Natalie from Scotland, who wrote:

“I can truly say this hostel made my time in Oz the best. It was like making a new family.

I only planned to stay a week while visiting relatives and ended up staying for 3. I was so upset when we had to leave! Everyone was brilliant, the guests and the staff.

When we arrived it seemed like we were already part of them. Instead of going out with your friends you go out as a family. I noticed it was the only hostel in Perth that seemed to be that way!! I loved it so much and can’t wait to go back. If you’re thinking of going definitely do! We thought we had landed lucky with such an amazing place and I’ll never forget the people we met there.”

Natalie Miller AKA Scottish Nat…, November 2005


Nat made a really important point that is one of the greatest benefits of travelling the world – the people you meet can change your life.

The places you visit and the things you see will also change your life.

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