Our Purpose / Our Mission

Our purpose and passion is to “GROW REMARKABLE – Companies and Leaders”. We help entrepreneurial CEOs & business owners achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals as fast and impactfully as they can.

What Makes Us Who We Are …Our Values

These are the values that guide our business, and our brand. They guide what we do, and who we hire.


At Scale Up Growth Partners we don’t make excuses—we make progress. We look at each challenge as a new level of growth that only makes each of us better. Nothing is left undone here; we finish what we start and we do what we say—we don’t try.


Our clients are part of our family, and we care deeply about their success. Whether it is a late night call to help them with an urgent matter or offering to spend additional time with a team member that is struggling, we go the 2nd mile because it is who we are.


We will guide you to define a clear and measurable set of priorities (the most important thing to focus on during a given time period). We will guide you to will implement a system to ensure these priorities get done! And we guide you to build a culture of Purpose, Alignment and Accountability, and have fun doing it!


We never feel like we know everything and have arrived. We never accept things as they are. We are forever learning! We seek constant improvement in ourselves, in those around us, in our process, in everything. We ask, “Why does it need to be done this way?” and seek ways to improve. This helps us give our clients a consistent flow of ideas and patterns to grow their business.


Along with the joy of making our business successful, our team is passionate about their family and friends, and making new friends. As a team, we work together to make sure that work is covered so people can be there for the special moments – the important rugby game or ballet concert, a graduation, a family reunion or a sick child that needs you.


Our team’s great, but we’ve got room for one more if you’re interested.

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Do I or my company need a Mentor/Coach/Growth Advisor? - “Everybody Needs a Coach”

Everybody needs a coach
– Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google.

“Great coaches lie awake at night thinking about how to make you better. They relish creating an environment where you get more out of yourself. Coaches are like great artists getting the stroke exactly right on a painting. They are painting relationships. Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how they are going to make someone else better. But that’s what coaches do.” – Ronnie Lott describing Bill Campbell, Coach to Apple and Google leadership teams, amongst many others.

Meet our Founder, CEO & Chief Advisor

Jonathan Herps

Jonathan is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Growth Partners which was recently shortlisted as one of the Top 10 Leadership Development Training/Coaching Companies in APAC 2020 by HR Tech Outlook.

Jonathan has 35+ years’ business and leadership experience in Australia and Internationally in the capacity of Founder, Managing Director, Business Adviser, Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Chair, CEO & Senior Executive. I understand your situation because I have been in your situation. It can be lonely at the top and for the leaders I work with, they know that I’ve got their back.

He is a strategic advisor and coach to CEOs and executive teams across Australia, Asia and the Middle East. He brings to the table the IP, frameworks & tools of world-leading business thinkers such as Verne Harnish (Scaling Up & the Rockefeller Habits), Jim Collins (Good to Great), Brad Smart (Topgrading), Patrick Lencioni (Five Dysfunctions of a Team), Patrick Thean (Rhythm Systems), Ismail Salim (Exponential Organisations), Kaihan Krippendorff (Outthink the Competition).

Jonathan’s experience includes:

  • Non-Executive Director, IVCM Australia
  • Certified Rhythm Systems Coach
  • Gazelles Scaling Up Coach for 5 years
  • CEO, Australia Gulf Council & Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Executive Director (CEO), Abu Dhabi Capital
  • Principal Investment Advisor to eldest son of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi
  • Non-Executive Director, Dome Gold Mines
  • Founder/Managing Director, Alumni Trust
  • Senior Executive, Lend Lease Corporation, EDS, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Squadron Commander, Australian Army Reserve

He is committed to giving back and has held the following pro bono roles:

  • Advisory Board Chair, Dignity
  • Trustee – MV Krait Project, National Maritime Museum
  • Director, Sunrise Children’s Villages
  • Member Citizens Committee, Sydney Legacy

He holds an LLB and MBA from Bond University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia. He is currently close to completing the Master of Business Dynamics through the growth Institute. He averages professional development hours per year 300+.

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What our CEO clients are saying

  • Jonathan is very skilful at helping clients implement Scaling Up \ Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, particularly for businesses wishing to scale to the next level of success. He is a wonderful blend of experience, skill and keeping a positive (accountable) edge with clients!
    Verne Harnish
    Author of Scaling Up & Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
  • Jonathan has delivered tremendous value in a short period of time to my business. He has years of practical experience in the tools and frameworks that he coaches. This combined with his enthusiasm and commitment make him a valued long-term strategic partner.
    Lachy Gray
    Co-founder & Head of Product, Yarno
  • Jonathan and Scaling Up Advisers added real value to our company by quickly aligning our team toward a real agreed purpose and helped us to refine our long term goals. Critical for My Local Foodie he gave us the tools to uncover and focus on our imperative quarterly priorities to enable us to gain the momentum we need to grow.
    Glen Harris
    General Manager, My Local Foodie
  • Our team has never been more aligned and focused – after just one workshop with Jonathan
    Sam Aloschi
    Head of Site, Coles Retail Ready Operations Australia
  • Jonathan is forward-thinking, intrepid and has a willingness to take calculated risks. He has a bias toward thoughtful action. He is strategic yet tactical – he has a vision and is able to execute. He is decisive yet inclusive. In all situations, Jonathan has exceeded my expectations.
    Hon. Michael Yabsley
    Chairman, Australia Gulf Council, ex NSW Minister of State for State Development, Tourism & Corrective Services, ex Federal Treasurer of Liberal Party of Australia
  • In my career, I have dealt with and/or done business with a considerable number of persons … Many were ordinary, some were good, but only a few were truly excellent; Jonathan Herps is one of these few truly excellent people. He is a very enthusiastic, extremely articulate, numerate and truly dedicated professional. He is an excellent team player and a first rate business man of the highest standing.
    Chris Slims
    Former CEO of Aldar Properties and Naseej BSC
  • The secret to success is that there really are no secrets. However, there is certainly a framework and Jonathan has spent a lifetime studying just this. Not only can Jonathan help you build the right team, but he will also keep you honest on the journey from strategy to execution – ensuring you build healthy and repeatable rhythms to profitably scale your business. Along the way, he is sure to become an insightful colleague, an experienced ear and cohort you can depend on when you most need sage counsel. I’d cheerfully recommend his team to yours.”
    Andre Wyzenbeek
    Managing Director, John Morris Scientific
  • In every case, Jonathan met his Highness’ expectation of exemplary ethical behaviour and world-class business standards.
    Eyhab Jumean
    Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Capital and SBK Holdings
  • Jonathan is both grounded and visionary with an energy that provides those around him with inspiration and confidence. He has a naturally innovative “DNA” which is highly complementary to his strategic development capabilities. One can be assured of timely and well-rounded delivery from him together with superb relationship management skills.
    Nicola Pero
  • Jonathan is a regular speaker and panel participant in our conferences in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Asia. His inputs to these sessions are always highly intellectual, visionary and thought-provoking – which is no surprise that he is widely and highly respected within the industry.
    Saudin Dungog-Noddings
    Conferences Manager – Cityscape, IIR Middle East

Get your free business growth assessment

Spend 15 minutes to complete this survey. You’ll receive your summary output. We offer a free 30 minute debrief to help your business find clarity and assess how you may grow without pain.