Learn More About Our Unique Approach: Helping You Transform Your Profitability In 6 Easy Steps

Using our signature 6 Step In-Flight Profitability Framework + affordable templates, courses, and business coaching...

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happy clients + students


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of students come back for more!

Ready to takeoff towards greater profitability, efficiency and results?

There are so many moving parts affecting your profitability and sales. So, it often feels hard like you need an MBA just to figure out what's not working and where the quickest wins are.

But, what small business owner has a spare $40,000 and years to dedicate to an MBA, when all you want is to start experiencing results today?!

Introducing your new co-pilot: The Helpful Academy

With our signature In-Flight Audit® and 6 Step In-Flight Profitability Framework®, The Helpful Academy is your one-stop shop for helping you fly further, faster and reach your dream destination. 


I'm Kat,

Founder of The Helpful Academy, with a heart to help you grow a profitable business...

I’ve been in your shoes, and know how lonely, overwhelming (and expensive!) it can be to learn how to grow a profitable small business. Especially if numbers and tech don't come naturally to you...

I started The Helpful Academy back in 2015 because it's the resource I wish I had when I first started:

Somewhere to make it simple and affordable to learn how to improve my business. So that my business could fly further, faster.

Fast forward a few years and with the help of other industry experts, we've now launched over 40 business courses and helped over 1000 businesses grow their businesses more effortlessly.

I look forward to sharing what I know to help you and your business profitability FLY!

What makes The Helpful Academy different from other business coaches and training companies is our signature In-Flight Profit Detector® and  6 Step Profitability Framework®

Our online training, templates and calculators allow you to get results faster, and reduce the required investment of working with a business coach - #WinningCombination!!!

Here's our unique way of helping you:

STEP 1. We help you detect the untapped potential in your business

Frustrated with your business results?

There are five common culprits behind why small businesses aren’t making as much profit as they desire. With the help of our affordable In-Flight Profit Detector®, we can help you figure out which of the problems affects your business in minutes. 

After completing the multiple-choice survey, you'll receive instant-access to a colour-coded personalised In-Flight Profit Plan®.

Once the In-Flight Profit Detector® has detected the problem: 

Our easy-to-follow Frameworks become like a GPS, helping you take the shortest flight to your dream destination.

We have 3 signature Frameworks to help you grow your business success more effortlessly:

Our 6 Step In-Flight Profit Framework®

This is the foundation for everything we do in our Academy. All our other training is designed to help you save time and overwhelm implementing one of these 6 steps. 

Download our free business growth manual:
'6 Steps For Taking Flight In Your Business'

Our 5 Step Profit Formula

If the In-Flight Profit Predictor® reveals you have a foundational profitability problem, the 5 Step Profit Formula is designed to help you improve your profitability within 30 days. 

Take our Free Profit Class to learn how.

Our ‘Sell Without Selling System’

If the In-Flight Profit Detector® reveals you're ready to scale your sales results, this is the system for you... Many clients have been able to improve their sales within 24 hours implementing this system.

Learn how with our Free Art of Selling Without Selling Class

STEP 3. Choose the combination of training and support perfect for your budget, goal and preferred learning style


Choose one or more of our affordable DIY templates and courses.

Templates start from $17 NZD, Courses start from $67 NZD


Take one or more of my short, done-with-you accelerator programs. These include the templates and training you'll need + a minimum of 8 weeks of 1:1 support from me, to help you achieve lift off.

Accelerator programs start from $1500 NZD


If there's more than one big goal you'd like help with, the most cost-effective way to work with me is usually with my signature program Flight Club. This includes ALL the online training to implement my signature 6 Step Framework, and options for ongoing support.

Flight Club starts from $1800 NZD

Kat Soper Nailed It

Ready to take flight?

Discover the untapped potential in your business with an In-Flight Profit Detector®. 

Then follow your personalised plan to take flight to your dream destination.

Making your income dreams a reality with The Helpful Academy is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Diagnose why you’re not achieving the profit or sales you want/need with our signature In-Flight Profit Detector®.

Choose from one or more of our affordable templates, courses or coaching services, according to your budget, to help you fix any inefficiencies.

The Helpful Academy Online Courses

Follow your personalised plan, and confidently fly further, faster

Kat Soper Nailed It

Meet our Expert Instructors

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

katrina pace

Copy Expert

Michelle sokolich

Video Expert


Digital Advertising Expert

natalie tolhopf

Mindset Expert

Causes we're passionate about...

Kat firmly believes that quality education should be accessible to all, not a privilege. She lives these values by contributing a percentage of all revenue to fund education for the underprivileged.

Kat also supports Fuel the Need, a local charity providing lunches for primary school children, so that they can concentrate on learning over being hungry.



Join over 1,000 other small businesses who've found our resources helpful:

Between 2015 and when these screen shots were taken in June 2023, we've only ever received 5 star reviews from our students and clients on both Facebook and Google. I don't think many businesses could boast achieving this after being in business for 8 years (and who knows how long it will last for now that I've drawn attention to it because = #InternetTrolls)

Want to have a chat first, to decide the best pathway for you?

Let's have a virtual cuppa. Choose a time below and let's book a quick chat, so you can be sure the service you choose is the best first step for you.

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