Scott Charlton

Business coach, author, consultant and director of Slipstream Coaching, Scott Charlton has been described as “a highly intelligent thinker who delivers practical and structured advice”.



Scott is a prolific author, producing books, strategy papers, guides and articles, all dedicated to assisting accountants and financial planners in practice.
Scott’s books are Your Professional Headspace; Partnering with Financial Planners and Partnering with Accountants.

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Business Coach

Scott is a sought after business coach who works with professionals in practice – accountants, financial advisers, partners, executive managers and business owners. For these stakeholders Scott provides guidance and a proven framework for them to improve business outcomes and achieve enhanced personal success.



A former accountant in practice, Scott has coached over 300 accounting and financial planning firms in Australia and New Zealand.  This experience has positioned him as a credible commentator in matters such as FOFA, referral relationships and business growth for accounting and financial advice professionals.

Success Stories

Through Scott’s coaching process, practitioners come to appreciate that, the time they invest working on their business and in recharging their own batteries is just as important as the time they devote to their clients.


Leah Oliver

With Scott’s help we have not only increased our revenue and profitability,
but we are having fun at work!

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Sandra Wills

Scott challenged and broadened my thinking as a practitioner and business owner, he listened and he added value with his profound knowledge, tips and resources.

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Gareth Colgan

Scott is one of those people whose enthusiasm for finding a better way is contagious.

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Mark Abfalter

Scott Charlton’s coaching has made a significant impact on me both personally and professionally.

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Jaeneen & Paul Cunningham

There aren’t too many moments in your business life when someone comes along and makes an impact on you like Scott did to us.

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Speaking & Workshops

Scott has spoken at dozens events including conferences, workshops and panel discussions including these leading organisations.

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Pleased to report that my latest book, "The Bold Accountant" is to hand. The first of a series of three official launches will be held this coming Wednesday, 1 March in Brisbane. The launch will be part of a half day workshop which will focus upon being a Bold Accountant. The other launches will be held in Sydney and Melbourne later this year. If you are interested in attending a workshop or getting a copy of the book, please let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to kicking off my coaching year with a round of group meetings in Adelaide and Brisbane in coming weeks.
At two of these meetings, I'll be unveiling some bold new content, comprising "Your Marketing Master Plan", together with accompanying explanatory notes. I'm hoping that this Master Plan will enable practitioners to be much more strategic in their approach to marketing - recognising what they currently do well (and not so well), identifying the next aspects to be working on and also those aspects which they choose not to do. The latter could be because it's not relevant to the firm's target market.
Out of all this, I'm optimistic that the firms I'm working with will achieve great outcomes with their marketing in the year ahead.
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Partnering with Accountants

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It’s a very constructed, practical guide for financial planners Michael Spinks, CEO, Collins SBA

little attention has been given to this issue that is, until now! Wayne Leggett, Principal, Paramount Wealth Management

informative insights and extremely useful practical tips ” Stephen Nicholas, Financial Adviser, Stratus Financial Group

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The BOLD Accountant

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A timely and insightful read that will help accountants focus on a broader range of client needs. ” Raul Valois, Partner with Rosenfeld Kant & Co, Chartered Accountants

loved  the case study based on  A stranger in the office next door” Scott Kay, Chartered Accountant

Your Professional Headspace

Your Professional Headspace

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I certainly related to a lot of the comments and the stories.Ray Miles, Fortnum Financial Advisers

The book is brilliant!Margaret Gimpel, Findlay & Co, Chartered Accountants

This book will allow advisers to re-engage with their purpose in life.” Johan Maree, financial services professional.