With The Helpful Academy, you never have to feel lost growing your business again!

We're passionate about quality and accessible business education.
Not just for the sake of learning,

- For the sake of growing your business faster and more effortlessly!

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Starting or growing a business can be hard!

But many small business owners make it harder than it needs to be. Searching for hours trying to find the answers to setting up platforms, systems and strategies.

Imagine having a step-by-step framework to follow

Then you can turn your fears, frustrations (and tears) around, by having an easy to follow action plan to grow a profitable business.

Introducing our 6 Step In-Flight Framework™

It's designed to help you:

  • Feel confident you're on the right track
  • Save time, money and overwhelm
  • Get results faster
  • Spend more time with your family or doing what you love
  • STEP 1

  • STEP 2

  • STEP 3

  • STEP 4

  • STEP 5

  • STEP 6

STEP 1: Mindset and Commitment

Step 1 is all about believing in your ability to create success in your business with absolute abundant certainty. This is because "whether you think you can, or you can't, you're right" and your mindset sets you up for success.

In Step 1 we also help you pay attention to:

  • How you manage your time
  • How your business affects your health

Growing your business with the In-Flight Framework™ is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Take our In-Flight Audit™ to find out what to prioritise first

Take the course or program recommended for your next business growth step

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Follow your personalised plan and grow your business with confidence

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Haven't yet done an In-Flight Audit™?

Feel confident about what to work on in your business next -

The In-Flight Audit™ assesses 26 areas of your business within 20 minutes, and provides you with a step-by-step personalised plan for taking FLIGHT!


I'm Kat

The Helpful Academy is the resource I WISHED I had back when I started my business!

I’ve been in your shoes, and know how overwhelming it can be to learn all the different facets to running a business (while still mostly working IN the business)

Now over a decade later, it’s a joy to share all the shortcuts and cheats that I’ve learned with you during my time in business.

What makes me happiest about our Academy, are the transformations that I get to see happen every day inside our online school from our students, because we help them save time and earn more money.

I look forward to getting to know you and your business, and helping you grow your dream too!

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When I started The Helpful Academy, I knew I couldn't bring the vision to life alone!

In addition to my business strategy expertise, I partner with other small business experts to bring you quality education you can trust.


Head Trainer

Iona elwood-smith

Website Expert

Katrina Pace

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Copy Expert

Michelle sokolich

Video Expert


Digital Advertising Expert

natalie tolhopf

Mindset Expert

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Making a difference together....

At The Helpful Academy, our aim is to make a global impact. We are proud of the impact we are having through our work on our client’s businesses, lives, and families.

However, we don’t want to stop there…

Your Purchase With Purpose

Through our partnership with B1G1, we love that we get to be part of a Global Legacy, and make an even BIGGER impact. 

In 2018, we joined the B1G1 initiative. From this moment on, all our professional services, event tickets, online courses, membership subscriptions and other products purchased, will assist to impact a person in need.

See the impact you are helping create...

No need to go round and round in frustrated circles

Follow a step-by-step proven framework

The Helpful Academy offers services which are registered with the Regional Business Partner Network

Small businesses (within New Zealand) may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching. For more information contact us, your Growth Advisor, or check out www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz