The Team


Sam Bowden


Sam has devoted his last 12 years to helping practice owners increase their happiness, work life balance and profitability. His skillset is in fashioning long-lasting mindset changes in individuals and teams, so they can enjoy extraordinary lives and experience their true potential.


Shane Barker


Shane is a highly qualified and experienced Business Consultant and Advisor. Often referred to as the ‘The Enforcer’; he is skilled at working with business owners to efficiently implement and achieve their goals.


Kelly Hart

Client Liaison

Kelly has a massive background in managing large teams to deliver special projects ranging from systems implementation for practices to running events. She is about the nicest human being you’ll ever meet and her ability to find solutions to any problem is incredible. She’s your go to for anything you need to know and manages the day to day admin functions and coordinates our special projects.


Brock Wieland

Business Development

Brock has a background in practice management and business development. Having seen firsthand the impact of APA programs in his practice, he is now the “Chief Encourager” to help you start your journey in creating your remarkable practice.


Lisa Scheepers


Lisa has training and experience across a number of sectors including small business, counselling, psychology and education. This provides her with a unique perspective on what drives human behaviour, leadership, team dynamics, training and development to move from the ordinary to the extraordinary.


Samuel Christie


Samuel strongly believes in the power of mindset and it’s inextricable link to the happiness, improvement, productivity and profit with in the thriving Veterinary and Health Care businesses we work with. He has 16 years’ experience as the director of PodMED Podiatry Centre and 19 years of clinical experience.


John Gabriel

Back-end Support

John is the technical wizard here at Accelerate Practice Academy. He manages the website and database. He has 8 years well-rounded experience strong troubleshooting skills and is our go-to person for any tech-related issues.