PROFESSIONAL BUILDER SECRETS PODCAST

Episode 17: Building A Winning Team With Jacob Oelofse

Builders are very good at building houses, but often fall short in analysing numbers. Finance comes up often; it's about interpreting the numbers and making them simple.

In episode 17 of the Professional Builders Secrets podcast, we’re joined by one of the executive business coaches at APB, Jacob Oelofse. Throughout this episode, Jacob shares the secrets to building a winning team for a building company.

key moments

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  • 1:05 Jacob’s background.
  • 4:00 What Jacob loves about coaching builders.
  • 6:55 The pain points Jacob sees in the industry.
  • 9:16 The challenges that come with building a winning team.
  • 11:11 Why it’s crucial to invest time to build your winning team.
  • 13:26 The most important roles you must employ now.
  • 15:08 Where and how to start building your winning team.
  • 20:48 How coaching can help build you and your team up.
  • 24:07 What’s surprised Jacob the most about the residential construction industry.
  • 25:31 Blindspots builders need to be paying attention to.
  • 27:24 Successful habits for successful builders.
  • 29:30 Jacob’s advice to builders.
  • 31:13 Why builders need to hire slow and fire fast.
  • 34:31 Jacob’s recommended reading.

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key moments

  • 1:05 Jacob’s background.
  • 4:00 What Jacob loves about coaching builders.
  • 6:55 The pain points Jacob sees in the industry.
  • 9:16 The challenges that come with building a winning team.
  • 11:11 Why it’s crucial to invest time to build your winning team.
  • 13:26 The most important roles you must employ now.
  • 15:08 Where and how to start building your winning team.
  • 20:48 How coaching can help build you and your team up.
  • 24:07 What’s surprised Jacob the most about the residential construction industry.
  • 25:31 Blindspots builders need to be paying attention to.
  • 27:24 Successful habits for successful builders.
  • 29:30 Jacob’s advice to builders.
  • 31:13 Why builders need to hire slow and fire fast.
  • 34:31 Jacob’s recommended reading.

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Jacob joined the APB team in 2021 when he moved his family from South Africa to Sydney. Jacob has coached hundreds of building company owners over the last 15 years. He enjoys stakeholder relations, financials and risk, sustainability, growth, marketing, and maximising profit margins in a company.

“A specialised podcast made just for the owners of custom home building companies. Extraordinary guests, valuable content and  amazing stories from other builders.”

Cheri K

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