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noun | ad·min·is·triv·ia | \əd-¦mi-nə-ˈstri-vē-ə\ | Taking care of everything you don’t want to do (or know how to do, or even know you need to do!) to succeed as a business owner.
Supporting solo and small business owners to operate more strategically, skillfully and smoothly.
Helping you and your business divine your future vision, define your mission in its context, scope smart strategies to realise it, craft a thriving business model and develop detailed plans to implement it, and design processes and policies to manage the journey successfully. Your independent business confidant, a trusted adviser, an experienced strategy collaborator to navigate change with you.
Helping you and your team get up to speed with operating new technologies, collaborating smoother and smarter, being more innovative and effective, and managing your change projects for success. Results are achieved via 1on1 transformational leadership coaching, team training and professional development, multi-stakeholder group facilitation and how-to guides.
Helping your business source, customise and integrate its end-to-end technology systems for maximum efficiency, automation, and accessibility. Specializing in WordPress+Divi+AgileCRM based redevelopments of business operations from advertising to accounting and everything in between. Ecommerce products, courses, events, appointments, memberships, portals and more.
“I came to Chris when my self-employed business had become stagnant, suffering from a financial logjam and with an older style website that was clunky and no longer reflected where I wanted to take my work or how I was evolving individually and professionally. Even in our preliminary conversation, it was clear that Chris was able to not just provide the right technological support but was able to tune in very effectively to the more subtler dimensions of what I wanted to achieve, and then some. Out of our collaboration came a stunningly creative website that is very spacious, easy to use, has great fluidity and very much reflects who I am professionally at this stage of my career. The systems he has put in place have revolutionised aspects of my work that had previously contributed to the logjam and freed me to attend more to its creative dimensions. Chris is a pleasure to work with, very attentive and flexible, clear, and professional and with great integrity.”
Daniel Sowelu, Founder of DanielSowelu.com
“Chris’s detailed and methodical approach to mastering his craft is commendable. He has created two websites for me, literally bringing my vision into online clarity overnight. As a solo businesswoman, I feel like I have a team in Chris. He gets my vision, gives me options, synopsis, costs to help empower the best choices. His transparency, diligence and methodical approach are some of the strong suits. I would strongly recommend Chris to anyone needing a highly skilled, problem resolution frontier for your business.”
Helen Zee, Founder of HelenZee.com
“It’s my pleasure to wholeheartedly endorse Chris Stewart as someone who may help you achieve things in and for your business or mission in the world that you haven’t done and probably can’t do yourself or with your current team. On two occasions, mostly from across the world, Chris accomplished what were for my wife-partner Linda and me highly improbable feats. The first time he researched all the videographers in our price range in the Bay Area and then came over and himself produced and served as interviewer for our first-ever DVD set. The second time, he researched every publicist and PR person in the U.S. in our general field — more than 220 — and helped me find just exactly the right publicist to promote a novel. He did all this with great good cheer, professionalism, and speedy effect. I’m very grateful.”
Colonel Tara Bucknall
“When moving a not-for-profit from operating in the world of hard copy brochures, payments via cheques and word of mouth engagement with our clients and partners, I was blown away by the support and advice that Chris provided to me. He advised on and built our website that provides simple and effective communication with our clientele as well as enabling a non-tech person to easily maintain it. His advice and support was fundamental in providing a significant boost to our ability to engage in online world we operate in. From advice on corporate branding and messaging to best operating system to use, Chris has the knowledge, skills and networks to make it happen. We couldn’t do what we do now without him!”
Colonel Tara Bucknall, Program Director, Royal Australian Engineers Foundation
“With Chris and Administrivia I’ve found a company that can help me focus on my strengths. Chris is a highly detailed and disciplined individual whom I’ve called on repeatedly over several years for a number of business ventures where I’ve needed in-depth research and options presented for consideration. Chris takes time to understand the bigger picture, so I know that when I hand him a task it will be done right, the first time and I’m not left without a critical cog in my business growth plans. Its been my great pleasure to work with Chris over a long period and would not hesitate to recommend his skills to any business owners who want to focus on the big picture and let Chris take care of the administrivia that so often distracts us from the business of our business.”
“I worked with Chris to design and implement my new web site. It was quite a challenging brief to integrate design, online shop as well as event booking capabilities. Chris has a lot of useful technical knowledge to draw on and ways to get the maximum benefit from plugins and options for web site navigation. Chris was helpful and really offered affordable solutions. Chris has a wonderful personality and can explain technical issues at a level which made it easier for me to communicate the desired outcomes. He is an excellent communicator and I recommend Chris and his Administrivia services.”
Sara Thorn, SaraThorn.com.au
“I was introduced to Chris when a business venture I was involved in went looking for another partner to help us launch a new concept into the recruitment market. Chris soon became the driving force ensuring that we established a company with all the correct infrastructure to operate within the appropriate rules and at the best possible value for money, which was essential since there was no income during the start-up phase of the business. The partnership relied heavily on Chris’ expertise in this area and we found both his business guidance and creative input most valuable. I would strongly recommend Chris to anyone needing a focused, professional and sincerely engaged business consultant to bring the proper rigor to their business projects.”
Andrew Rickard, Recruitment Manager, Austrade
“I started working with Chris when I was at the beginning of building up my online business. I hadn’t even built my website yet. I was so overwhelmed with the complexities of everything that I was ‘ready to stick a fork in my eye.’ Chris came in like a proverbial white knight on an internet horse and has helped me set up all of my online systems, structures and website. I am deeply grateful to Chris for his extensive knowledge, skills, his patience and good humour and his ability to execute tasks whilst making it look beautiful. Thank you Chris for keeping my sanity intact!”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Chris during the start up of a consulting business. During this time Chris’s role (Director of Admin & Finance) was pivotal to the planning process. Chris’s eye for detail and methodical approach was key to the company’s launch and ongoing success, his ability to think out side the box is both refreshing while offering an educated perspective. I have no hesitation in recommending this talented individual.”
James Darling, Managing Director, Next Move Consulting
“Chris has an unusual capacity to look at a given situation from a range of different perspectives in order to develop a comprehensive strategic overview. He often surprises me with his original ideas on “what is really going on” — and this very often leads to creative and effective responses. Chris is also one of the most productive people I’ve ever worked with, and has a remarkable ability to stay focused on a task.”
Josh Floyd, Deputy Chair, CERES Community Environment Park
Chris C Stewart
Fixer & Principal @dministrivia
Chris is passionate about supporting solo and small business owners to succeed. He brings a mechanic’s mind, a warrior’s heart and a counselor’s skillful means into creative collaborations with clients. Chris has 15 years experience in strategy, operations and communications consulting to small and large organisations across private, public and community sectors, and now 7+ years focused on solo and small business technology transformation projects. Chris has a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations & Psychology), Masters of Science (Strategic Foresight), is a qualified workplace trainer and assessor, and a certified Spiral Dynamics Values Consultant (Levels 1&2). He’s played a central role in the establishment of over two dozen organisations in diverse fields such as finance, entertainment, education, construction, social justice, media, marketing, recruitment, medical products, spiritual practice, conscious sexuality and management consulting. Chris enjoys meditation, full bodied Aussie red wines and hiking with his dog Shakti.