services and offerings
Coaching & Training
One on one leadership coaching, strategic coaching, goal setting, accountability. Team sales & marketing training. Customer Service and operations training.
Getting the right people into the right seats is critical. We recruit for any position and focus on core value fit, skill set and attitude. We filter out the knuckleheads and crazies.
You focus on your core business while we take care of the software migration, web site development, employee training, inventory, audit or other important short term project.
Bookkeeping & Budgets
Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly or as needed. We help get your numbers in order so you can make better decisions and be ready for your accountant at tax time.
What makes a good coach?
A good coach asks the right questions and listens to the answers. Well formulated plans are created. Specific benchmark goals are established with clear metrics. Accountability and a good meeting rhythm are the coaches best tools.
There are thousands and thousands of solutions and strategies used by many companies the world over. The holistic coach brings unique solutions to apply to specific challenges faced by unique clients. A coach with only a hammer will only see every problem as a nail.
The best coaches invariably put themselves out of a job. It should not work any other way.
Our (small, formidable) Team
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Blog posts & articles
I do a lot of recruiting and recently posted a job for a part time administrative assistant. Many people may turn their noses up at a part time Admin position, but I always get a lot of applications for open administrative positions. Why? Well, first off: they have a relatively low barrier of entry (typically Read more about My best advice for job seekers[…]
“If you can differentiate a dead chicken, you can differentiate anything.” – Frank Perdue Before Perdue, there was no recognizable “chicken brand”, and no differentiation between chicken sources. If you wanted chicken, you would get whatever your local farmer, butcher or grocery store had available for sale. If the chicken was any good, it was Read more about Differentiation and Dead Chickens[…]
What do you think of my decision? I wanted to buy a new USB thumb drive. I did a lot of research. I wanted something that had a lot of space, wouldn’t break with repeated use and was reasonably priced. After much searching and comparing, I found this little beauty and bought it right away. Read more about A good decision?[…]
Your hard work is paying off and customers like what you have to offer. More and more business is coming your way. To say you’re busy is an understatement. Client meetings, job proposals, handling production…not to mention the bookkeeping, invoicing, marketing and scheduling that is taking up more and more of your time. It’s not Read more about Reducing overhead: Virtual Assistants[…]
“I will never catch up, not until I’m dead”. – former employer of mine. “Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few”- Robert A. Heinlein Today will be our last meeting. Last week, I fired a client. Later, discussing my decision with a friend and trusted adviser, she asked Read more about I fired a client, a tale of time management[…]
What kills most companies? It’s not low profits or shrinking market share. It’s not government regulations or taxes. It’s cashflow. If it’s positive, life is good. If it’s negative, your company’s days are numbered. It seems simple at first. How much money do we have in the account? If you have more money coming than Read more about Cashflow, killer of companies.[…]
Can you see through the swirling mystery inside the crystal ball? Interpret the pattern of tea leaves? Maybe you have mystical powers handed down by your clairvoyant grandmother? Are you the victim of a secret government project that left you able to see the future? (Really? That’s weird.) As unbelievable as it seems, I can Read more about Seeing the future[…]
Marco is a salesman. He makes $60,000 a year. Marco has been working the same territory for almost 15 years and consistently brings in about $1M in gross revenue annually. By the numbers, he’s a solid player, but never in the top 10 in his company. Marco’s company is happy. Marco is happy. All good, Read more about Why fix it if it’s not broken?[…]
Banks of indicator lights twinkle while columns of numbers rumble past indicating that thousands of remote sensors are dutifully transmitting their telemetry. Top down, birds-eye view maps display the overall strategic situation. The latest intelligence reports are close at hand. Second by second updates flash on the main tactical display. Overhead, a worrisome alarm klaxon Read more about The Control Center[…]
I’ve met many frustrated business owners, managers and supervisors who have some incredible “worst employee ever” stories. Some of my favorites: The accountant who put her vacation on the company credit card. The tale of the abandoned work van. “I refuse to give up my right to facebook!” The customer service rep who enjoyed asking Read more about My employees are driving me crazy![…]