Seminars

Putting your Business on Autopilot

Whatever reasons you had for going into business for yourself, these were two of them: to eventually enjoy a flexible schedule and to have the opportunity to name your own income.

At the end of our discussion, I want you to be in love with the three terms: Systemize, Prioritize, and Capitalize. This is one of the most gratifying seminars for business owners because it turns on that famous "light at the end of the tunnel" and gives you practical steps to really grow your business in your absence.

Managing Workflow

Perhaps this is the manufacturer coming out in me, but this is a topic for which I am particularly passionate. I can’t tell you how many times companies want me to come and find the new product or service that will improve their bottom line. If that’s your goal, I am telling you right now to look within your own walls.

Managing Workflow is a seminar dedicated to internal systems, process improvement, production, communication and inventory efficiency. I want to provoke thoughts and action items that you can implement today to start saving X % towards your bottom line.

Business Model Definition

Everyone has heard, at one point, a dismal statistic regarding the percentage of new businesses that fail in their first year. There are hoards of good ideas out there, but all too often, entrepreneurs ask themselves questions #1, #27, #96, and then quickly venture to make their fortune. In many cases, they don’t realize that there were dozens of other questions to address, or they felt the others were minor details that could be tidied in the aftermath.

Creating and defining your business model takes more than an afternoon brainstorm, and in this seminar, I present and dissect the powerful, foundational areas of your model.

Partnerships

Unfortunately, a warm handshake does not mean the same thing in the 21st century as it did in the 19th. Business partnerships can provide awesome and soaring benefits to your model, but at the same time, we are not naïve to the fact that the wrong partnership can spell disaster for your growth.

In this seminar, I walk you through the varying styles of partnerships and give key insights to help you not only identify your best fit, but how to springboard that partnership into rock-star proportions.

Investing In Culture

Culture is too often neglected because of its intangible qualities, but it is vital that you view company culture as impactful rather than intangible. Bottom line, it will define your business, decrease your variable costs and improve your revenue.

For this seminar, I dive into the importance of building a winning culture and arm you with fresh know-how to begin implementing that immediately into your workplace.

Art of Accountability

As human beings, we are enchanted with the blame-game. It is comfortable and convenient, along with every other self-serving synonym that could be used. Accountability, in my opinion, is one of the more monumental makers or breakers of growth. Practicing it from the top down sounds elementary, but to do it correctly, it takes collective understanding from management and careful, transparent methods to put it in place.

This is a great seminar for your managerial core. We cover the important steps to holding your team accountable, and we materialize the short and long-term rewards for doing so.

Know Your Principles

Principles are what we believe to be true about ourselves, the world and our place in it. Everyone you work with carries these principles in their own "belief window". Whether similar, opposite, or indifferent to yours, you cannot hope to build up exceptional employees without understanding what they bring to the table.

This presentation demonstrates the "belief window" model and helps you know how to respectfully align the relative principles of your employees with your company mission statement.

Innovate or Dissipate!

Yes, New Product Development can give you an edge on the competition.

Ok, now that the obvious is out of the way, we really must grasp that innovation is something that should spill into every corner of your business. It should nag you into treating your customers better, drive you to understand their psyche, and excite you to fill those needs like no one else.

In this seminar, we will explore the different ways to innovate, developing an innovative staff, and the rewards that flow to innovators.

My story

I am 41 years old. Early on, I committed myself to a fast track of no excuses and believed that my family could be successful.

In this session, I do not want to engage your time for the mere sake of storytelling. I offer my triumphs and stumbling blocks as a huge resource for your ventures, assuming you also desire some type of fast track for yourself.