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My approach to business turnarounds is focused as much on the owner as it is the business’ position, activity and process. Why? Because you are the leader, you set the vision, tone and expectations for everyone else. Together we will dig deep to uncover the subtle and not so subtle causes of your issues so we can create sustainable solutions for both the problems and behavior that created them. So I ask you... How do you feel about your business? I mean really feel about it? What keeps you up at night? What do you think is in your way? If you are ready for this conversation, if you really want a business you can be proud of, read on.

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You

A business owner who is afraid that you could lose your business and the life it provides you and those you care about.

An entrepreneur who is falling out of love with the company you own. The business that’s draining the life out of you.

A CEO bound by the Catch 22 of being so entrenched in the day to day battle that you can’t give time and energy to the future vision you so desperately want.

A Family Business powered by the desire to run a business that provides an incredible life for yourself, your family, and the people you employ.

Brave leaders with businesses over 5 years old, more than 10 employees and over $3 million in revenue who are willing to raise their hand and ask for help in order to create real and lasting change.

Me

I work as a catalyst to create and facilitate massive change that will show up in the cash account. Anything else is just talk and wasted time.

There’s very little in business that I haven’t personally experienced, especially the hard stuff. If you’re willing to talk about it and put it all out on the table, I will support you to change it.

I know where your struggles and hang-ups are because I have run a business, at scale, of 140+ people, 6 offices, 40 agents around the world and $150 Million in revenue - a business that endured profound struggle.

As that business came under pressure from the economic downturn of the late ’90s, the choice became we’re either going to lose it or fix it.

I lead that company out of those treacherous times by returning to the basics that make every business great and adjusting our approach so that we started winning way more business than we were losing. We clearly separated ourselves in the market so we consistently beat our competitors. The profits followed.

We sold the business in January of 2000.

It is my purpose, passion, and commitment to help other business owners avoid the misery I experienced.

You don’t need more to do, you need to get more done.

You need strategies and innovation hidden within your business, you need the ideas that you can execute with confidence and someone who will take action right alongside of you.

Why I'm different

The typical approach to turning around a struggling business broken. Too much listening and not enough doing. It lacks a true understanding of your business, your competitors and your clients.

My approach dives deep into your business, and how you are feeling about it, upfront so we craft a bulletproof strategy and then I take action alongside you to double speed and impact. Talking AND doing. Never one without the other.

I’m not a yes man, I’ll dig into your ideas for the why behind them so that we make sure the rationale is pure and clean and unencumbered by emotion. I’ll hold up a mirror to your intentions to make sure that what you say you want to get done supports what you really want to happen. I’ve been where you are, and, because of my experience, I deliver a certainty of direction. I become your confidante and consigliere.

We keep no secrets and operate in total confidentiality and commitment to your business. I am laser-focused on what we agree has to get done for your business to strongly return to growth and profitability. Forever.

Honesty and empathy don’t often get a seat in the business boardroom, but they are two of my fiercest weapons. What separates my work from everyone else is I’m not here to just make your business perform, I’m here to make the business perform for you.

Every business owner hits a point where they feel stuck or stalled. The ones that are truly tired of carrying all the stress and worry around and want to get their mojo back call me.

If you are feeling stuck or stalled in your business and not sure where to turn or who you can talk to with total confidentialisty, apply for a free 45 minute strategy session with me right here. I’ll do my homework before we speak and we’ll run through what is working, what is not and figure out what is holding you and your business back.

What I don't do

I don’t work with everyone.

I will not recommend a plan of attack that does not return at least 20X my fees to the business over the next 2-3 years.

I will not work with business owners who are unwilling to have the hard conversations and do the hard work it takes to uncover the right issues that are holding them and their business back.

I will not work with business owners who stand in the way of progress on the things that need to get done. The future of your business is at stake here. No politics or indecision!

Most of all, I will never let your pride get in the way

Fuck your pride and book your strategy session with me today

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