Each of our Founding Partners is a highly experienced mature business owner in their own right. They are here to deliver our coaching and advisory services.

If you are mature age and either running an existing business and struggling or you want to start your first business at 40 and beyond, you’ll gain amazing
value from engaging one of our advisors.

We recommend you first purchase and read the book – Generation Experience – or attend one of our Business Ready Workshops where you’ll meet the
advisor from your state – we currently service QLD, NSW and VIC with face to face workshops.

You can purchase a book or enrol in a workshop here on this site, and once you are ready please reach out to one of our talented advisors.

Services we offer:

• FREE Mini Business Owners Course
• Generation Experience Book – $34.95
• Business Ready Workshop $197+gst
• Basics of Business Ownership Course $995+gst
• Advanced Business Ownership Program – three streams
from $4947+gst (do it yourself) to $14497+gst (done with you) to $34,947+gst(done for you)


► Interested to know more?
NSW – Christopher Mooney
Call: ☎ 0408 665 456
Email: ✉ chris@silverandwise.org.au
Visit: ☞ www.silverandwise.org.au

VIC – Ashley Hayden
Call: ☎ 0400 975 036
Email: ✉ ashley@silverandwise.org.au
Visit: ☞ www.silverandwise.org.au

QLD – Douglas Bates
Call: ☎ 0400 299 424
Email: ✉ doug@silverandwise.org.au
Visit: ☞ www.silverandwise.org.au

National HQ
Call: ☎ 0400 237 647
Email: ✉ hunter@silverandwise.org.au
Visit: ☞ www.silverandwise.org.au

Profile – Chris Mooney – NSW

Chris Mooney is our Founding Partner in NSW.  One of Australia’s most experienced and trusted business to business specialists with a substantial international trade and business development background. Bringing a unique strategic lens to Operational, Marketing, Sales and Customer challenges.

Chris has a consistent track record of accomplishment through advanced senior executive expertise in strategy formulation, business transformation, business development, strategic marketing, communications and sales in a diverse range of industries across multiple geographies and cultures.

He has managed large and mid-sized businesses and multiple product portfolios to optimise returns and turn around performance through effective leadership and coaching. His career so far includes over 37 years with BHP comprising broad executive level experience across International markets, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Business Strategy.

More recently Chris was CMO for a large family conglomerate and Managing Director for 6 businesses operating across 7 countries. We’re fortunate to have his experience available to our existing and aspiring mature age business owners in NSW and beyond.

Profile Doug Bates – QLD

Doug Bates – who is our founding partner in Queensland for Silver & Wise. He completes the trifecta – joining Chris Mooney in NSW and Ashley Hayden in Vic as our Founding Partners.

Doug describes himself as a business transformation specialist and he is very experienced – having worked in multiple senior strategic management roles throughout his career. Drawing upon his understanding of human behaviour, his humble yet practical, systematic approach supports people solve problems, develop opportunities, creating real and sustainable change opportunities.

His passion focuses on helping clients seriously accelerate their results. Douglas Bates is a graduate of multiple academic courses and the University of life. An entrepreneur, starting a number of his own companies at various times throughout his career, he has extensive experience working with SME business owners, including multinationals and large international Corporations.

With over 12 years independent business consulting, every day provides new learning experiences as helps people solve all manner of business challenges. A highly competent generalist, he embraces, uses and recommends various technology platforms to boost his clients performance.

Please join me in welcoming Doug, and this new phase in our national expansion. We are now ready and able to deliver all our programs from workshops, online learning and experienced advisory services to new and existing mature age business owners right up the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Profile – Ashley Hayden – Vic

Ashley has a strong background in strategic marketing roles with well-known Blue Chip brands including Bunnings and Stanley Black and Decker.

He has also held executive positions in corporate and not for profit enterprises.

Amongst his many passions, Ashley is also into developing property, and making his own wine under the label Mr Velvet Ears.

With his broad experience and interests, he makes the perfect coach and advisor to small business, and has a great affinity for the challenges and opportunities of business ownership.