Who We Are


Judy Reynolds is a highly sought-after speaker with over 25 years' experience as a highly regarded consultant to businesses from a diverse range of industry sectors. Her very successful clients have embraced Judy’s advice and support to take their businesses, their wealth and their lifestyles to new levels.

Judy ReynoldsJudy founded her consulting firm after selling her award-winning accounting and financial planning business. The impetus behind this new chapter was to enable her to more effectively work on her passion – Judy believes that you do not have to lose in life to win in business. She knows that it is possible to design a really powerful business that enables the owners to live the lives to which they aspire.

Judy believes that enjoying a life well-lived and building a very successful business are not mutually exclusive – she has demonstrated through her many client successes that enjoying life and achieving personal goals is, in fact, a prerequisite for maximising the performance of the business.

Judy takes business owners through her unique process to design and build a business that works for them. She sees profit as an enabler – it enables the owners to create the wealth necessary to fund their lifestyle of choice.

Given Judy’s diverse skills base and experience, she is able to provide practical high level advice on how to maximise financial outcomes in business and to inspire those people in business to build their business acumen and to achieve their personal goals.

Judy also works with professional women who are keen to discover how to win in life and to progress their chosen careers – to be the very best they can be, to create their own definitions of who they are and who they want to be. Judy is renowned for her mentoring and people development.

Judy provides expert opinion and comment to national publications and is a regular columnist. She is a sought-after speaker, sharing her proven business building strategies and inspiring others to recognise and achieve their potential.

She is a chartered accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (with Distinction).

Judy currently holds a board position and has been a director and advisor to numerous organisations including chairing the National Sothertons’ Group of Chartered Accountants and the Rio Tinto Alcan Community Fund.  This experience provides a large corporate and global perspective – a skill set which enables Judy to add even more value in the client relationship.

“Judy has a passion for people and for business, a practical understanding of business and how it works, a strong desire to make a real difference and an ability to give tough love when it is needed.  This makes for someone who has not just motivated me to take my business to extraordinary levels, but who has been transformational – my vision for the world has changed, I am on purpose, I am excited about what’s possible for me … my new business energy is back!”


Sarah is our facilitator extraordinaire – she is totally committed to delivering the very best outcomes for our clients and those we connect with. And because Sarah is passionate about what we do she delivers with integrity, enthusiasm and high energy – it is contagious.

Sarah PetrieSarah believes what we believe – that you don’t have to lose in life to win in business or at work – and she plays an integral and active role in promoting this vision.

Sarah is a remarkable implementer – she does what she says she will do when she says she will do it. Her attention to detail is superb.  Sarah uses these skills to ensure that our innovative ideas are transformed into practical solutions for our clients.

Sarah brings a unique blend of skills to Opening Gates and to our clients.  Prior to joining our team, Sarah was a corporate lawyer with an international law firm, with experience in banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.  Sarah also owns her own business, is a qualified business mentor, an internationally awarded photographer and an advanced open water diver.

This experience demonstrates that Sarah is not afraid to take on new challenges and is willing to embrace change.  It has provided Sarah with a rare insight into the world of business.  So she is well qualified to keep our clients accountable, to encourage and support them through their own challenges and to re-ignite the passion for their purpose.  Sarah walks our talk.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Bachelor of International Business, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, is an admitted lawyer and is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.