Welcome to Margaret Walsh Consulting
Margaret Walsh is a beauty therapy specialist , educationalist and business leader whose enormous success in beauty therapies has made her an icon in the New Zealand industry and helped her become a model of business success to the wider New Zealand business community. Margaret’s award winning company has grown from a small boutique into one of the largest full service beauty therapy businesses in the region.
Margaret Walsh Consulting has unique strategies for growth, tried and tested running a multi-award-winning business over 30 years.
As an award-winning business owner and entrepreneur, Margaret Walsh knows what it takes to succeed.
Working with you as a trusted confidante, Margaret can provide business coaching tailored to your particular needs.
Focusing on you, your staff and your customer base, she can help you achieve your business dreams.
Read on to learn about the different small business development services on offer.
One on One Consulting
Working with you at your own pace, at a time and place that fits around your schedule, business consultant Margaret Walsh will provide concise information and direction…
Are you struggling with your staff? Margaret Walsh has a solution. With the right recruitment processes, staff training, staff coaching and management techniques…
Hair and Beauty Training
Margaret Walsh Consulting offers a range of courses that can be customised to suit your individual business requirements. Covering topics including customer service, VIP evenings…
– Debbie Barron, Waikato School of Hairdressing Ltd
Penni and I would like to say a very big thank you for your contribution at our conference. Given your time to prepare and to deliver such a full presentation was most appreciated. We received excellent feedback – in particular, you were identified in our feedback forms as being of most value to a number of delegates.
– Nicole, Belle Visage Beauty Therapy
Regarding your feedback for your FANTASTIC leadership course, where do I start!
This was an absolutely amazing course, I would recommend it to anyone and have told anyone that will listen all about it. I gained so much knowledge and skills that I will surely be putting to good use (and already have!). I left Nelson so motivated and inspired, you are truly one inspirational woman! I look forward to seeing you in the near future.
– Bridie, former Face and Body employee
Thank you for supporting and encouraging me in my return to full-time study to complete my degree. It has been an honour to have worked for you. You are one of the people who trained when beauty therapy was first introduced to New Zealand and throughout your time as an outstanding beauty therapist and owner/ manager of various clinics you have continually up skilled and increased your experience and knowledge of specialised treatments, and recent discoveries within the beauty therapy world. You have then imparted your knowledge onto your staff and encouraged them to also share with the team their own talents and areas of interest and experience. Your care and managerial technique brings out the best in those you employ and installs a greater confidence and realisation of what they personally have to offer the industry.
It is rare to have a manager who is not only trained within the beauty therapy industry but also a great teacher who is incredibly talented and passionate about encouraging staff to continually increase their skills and better themselves. Not only are you supportive of ongoing training but you also encourage the utilisation of various talents that both you and your team of therapists, hairdressers and receptionist have to offer. I really appreciate all the time and training you have given me, and I have learnt a lot both professionally and personally during my time of working for you.
Thank you for all the opportunities you have given me during the four years that I have been a beauty therapist at Face and Body. I have enjoyed working for you and being part of such an incredible team.
Margaret, I wish you every success for the future. You are an exceptional lady whose talents and abilities will give distinction to any endeavours you undertake.
– Reika Roberts, Managing Director, Derma Aesthetics Pty Ltd
Margaret, thank you so much. You were a pleasure to have both professionally and personally. Simone and I loved the fact that we could rely on your expertise to run a corporate strategy day that would involve all team members, and engage everyone’s expertise. We have such a talented bunch – absolutely every individual brings so much expertise in every different dimension and your ability to draw on this was exceptional. Not only did you add a fun component, your ‘coaching’ nature is a concept we value. You truly enjoy what you do and this shines through. We know our team all enjoy what they do too, and together I think we have created something very special. Look out world!
Yvonne de Faria – About Face Trainer
We just wanted to let you know how fantastic your training was last Monday. We have had nothing but positive feedback form all the girls who attended. They feel more knowledgeable and confident and thoroughly enjoyed learning.
– Coleen Shaw, Executive Officer, Advanced Association of Beauty Therapists
On behalf of the AABTh I would like to say thank you for the fantastic day on Sunday 10th April. We have received some fantastic feedback, some salon owners who said it was a day well worth spent. On behalf of myself and Sue, a big thank you for your time and understanding leading up to the event.
– Namiko, small business owner, neuromuscular and massage therapist
I very much appreciate the valuable input I received from you regarding my business.
It was clear to me that your suggestions came from a wealth of business and personal experience rather than the standard textbook information some mentors provide. Also, thanks for being a good listener and allowing me to bounce my ideas as well as receive your suggestions and opinions. I recommend your service to anyone wanting professional advice regarding their business.
– Lisa, clinic owner, Tauranga
Having owned my beauty therapy clinic for just over two years, I decided it was time for me to get in a business consultant. My business was plodding along, but I decided that I wanted to start 2008 with more systems and organisation in my business. Margaret came to visit me in my clinic and we discussed where I wanted to go with my business and what I felt I needed help with. We didn’t just talk business, we discussed other commitments and priorities in my life, because it is necessary to have a balance – which is something that Margaret understands. We went right back to basics which was fantastic! I have now got systems and records in place that I wish I had implemented at the very beginning. Everything she taught me made absolute sense and I am already seeing results with the changes I have made. I highly recommend her to everyone I talk to who is in the beauty therapy/hairdressing industry because she has so many years experience and has been where we are! I think it is fantastic that she is now available to share her knowledge with us!
– Bev, Titirangi
I just wanted to extend a personal thank you to you. My daughter Lauren spent some time with you and one of your staff yesterday afternoon, finding all about a career in beauty therapy and Lauren was full of enthusiasm when she was telling me about it last night. She is quite a quiet girl so it was refreshing to hear her speak so positively. She mentioned your name and I have heard of you before and know that your business has won many awards in the past. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to speak with Lauren, as she now has a clear picture of what she needs to do, if she wishes to pursue a career in that direction. I have many students come for work experience in my business and it is great to give them that opportunity.
– Julie Stevens, Business Awards and Networks Coordinator
I would like to thank you for all your assistance and support with our entrant’s tutorial last night. It is great to have a great support behind you, which makes these events the success that they are. The comments we received from the attendees were that the night was a great success and that they are interested in being apart of this year’s awards. This was very much assisted by you sharing your tips on putting your entry together and your story of what this very process had meant for you as a business. Once again thank you.
– Veronica, New Lynn
I wanted to pass on my personal congratulations following the Pathways to the Future Awards ceremony last week. Your staff are a credit to you and they clearly respect and admire you. I have only recently taken up the role of General Manager at Prestige Services, and I would very much like to see one of our employees up there accepting an award next year. You have certainly inspired that goal.
Thanks for the opportunity to work with you and your team. You’re doing amazing work and I do consider it an honour and privilege to be of service to such a fine organisation. Best wishes to you all in your continuing journey to the fulfilment of your vision and aspirations.
After a very successful teaching career, Margaret decided to enter the beauty therapy industry, and went on to establish one of Auckland’s most awarded beauty therapy and hairdressing businesses. The NZ Waitakere City Business Awards has recognised Margaret with four prestigious awards, and her business was also awarded runner-up for the NZ Beauty Marketing Excellence Award (July 2013). This is a testament to Margaret’s enthusiasm for actively engaging with customers, and the excellent customer retention program she has developed with a rebooking rate of 86%.
Along- side her successful Beauty Therapy Salon ; Face & Body Titirangi, Margaret began importing and distributing the OBSERV Skin Diagnostic Device from the Netherlands 7 years ago.
2021 sees Margaret focussing exclusively on providing all New Zealand Clinics ,Spas and Medical practices with an OBSERV skin analysis device – She continues to educate all to become #skinnerds who share the journey beneath the skin with their patients and clients alike.
Her Successful Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing salon has a new Leader with the ownership changing hands in 2020. Those 39 years of creating and implementing business protocols and practices, including excellent HR team management of up to 17 staff , are now available for you ! Contact Margaret now.