Who We Are

Teach it Forward  is… a unique Business Development company who work with Accounting firms and their teams in a tailored, collaborative and fun approach. We help Accounting firm owners smash through their self-created glass ceilings and transform their fear into confidence to build their business to the next level.

Our Founder

Trent Taylor founded Teach it Forward back in 2010.  Trent works with and teaches leading Accounting firms how to grow their businesses with a powerful mix of training, coaching and mentoring, producing compelling results.

He has been working with Accounting firms for 14 years with firms choosing to work with him an average of 8 years.

Why do our clients stay so long?  They are getting results far beyond what they expected, personally and financially; and can see with more clarity as to what is possible and HOW to get there with Trent’s guidance.

Our Purpose

We believe there is enormous untapped potential in individuals and firms within the Accounting industry. Uncovering this potential in a step by step, manageable way, enables individuals to feel more fulfilled, companies more profitable and families more connected. And connecting families is at the heart of everything we do.

What We Do

Our team is committed to partnering with positive and professional Accounting business owners who are always striving to be innovative, open, insightful, balanced and honest.  We work closely with those accounting firms who seek to do more in the Business Development space.

We come from an abundant mentality and believe there is enough work for everyone, so through our Collaboration Group Program, our accounting firm clients always work in co-opetition with each other, as these firm owners are all aligned in the same direction, yet still serving their own core purpose.

50% of our Accounting clients start with our Discovery Day, where Trent gets to see within the business after some comprehensive pre-work done by the partners, to find the BEST 7-12 things that should be focused on to make the firm do what the partners want it to do. Firms who choose this want an objective opinion as to where they are now, where they want to go (high level) and HOW to get there in a simplified way over 1 day in person.

50% of our Accounting clients start with our 3 Day Strategic Planning Retreat, where all partners come together to get aligned and create the direction for the business for the next 5 years, and then working back to 1 year and next 90 days.  If your partners are not aligned and working towards the same common goal, then your business will not grow to where you want it to.

We then see these clients continue to growth with us through their 1on1 Coaching with Trent, whether it be fortnightly, monthly, 1 day or quarterly sessions.  This is where leaders within your team can also be involved and mentored if you so desire.

A lot of Accountants resist the all-important sales element of their business, which can be easily realised through your tax planning sessions, annual re-engagement meets or referral meets. Not realising these 3 golden opportunities and then being upskilled and confident to make the most of these critical meets is leaving tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table.  To help you overcome your fears around sales and learn how to have empowering (versus aggressive sales meets) conversations we have the Convert with Confidence Program with the effervescent Sharon.

Lastly, but certainly not the least, we have an amazing program run by Lisa, called the Business Efficiency Assistant Program (BEAP), that helps the Admin Team of Accounting firms to gain more confidence and be upskilled so they can support the rest of the team to a whole new level.  After all they are the back bone of the business.  If you want business success you need to support and train your team.

Our Values

The team at Teach it Forward live by our ‘6 Core Values’ and love sharing these with our community!


Definition: living our dreams with courage


Definition: allowing the brilliance


Definition: sincerely acknowledging life’s gifts


Definition: choosing what is truly important


Definition: being congruent to my true self


Definition: nothing without joy

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