My coach is my weekly boost! She inspires and motivates me. I have renewed confidence and drive every time we speak. My business and personal life has been completely transformed as a result of having a business coach. As an interior designer, I had lots of creativity but very little business structure. In my first year of coaching I have set up systems, understand my financials for the first time, increased my staff, work with budgets and increased my profits in 2007 by 250%! When I started coaching, I was in personal debt and now I am debt free! My coach has empowered me in every area of life, I am very grateful. Thank you
We hired Jody three years ago in helping us overcome the setback we experienced from the recession. This included helping us restructure our business and shift our strategic direction.
The experience has been amazing! Jody has worked with us side by side to transform our business and turn it around. She helped us to get a handle on and better understand cashflow and create a strategic plan. One of the most important things was helping us to understand that our job as owners is to grow the business and to grow our team members which freed up our time as the owners from estimating late into the night by creating an estimating department so we can focus on training and developing our team and system as well as business development. We also created an accounting department that has given us the numbers so we can truly understand the profitability and margins on our products, this helped us adjust our pricing to reach our target margins and at the same time remain competitive.
Our revenues have increased by 194% in three years. Profit just under 219% while created 20 new jobs for people in our community of which we are very proud. I’d also like to add that the biggest payoff was to not only establish a great working relationship with Jody but to establish a friendship that will last a lifetime.
The reason Eric’s Outboard hired a business coach was that our business was expanding at such a rapid rate and we could not get a handle on navigating the expansion.
Our coaching experience has been truly transformative. Although there have been people on our team that have been resistance to this endeavor, the results we produced speak for themselves. Through this experience I have been introduced to such phenomenal speakers and leaders in the business community. The ideas and knowledge gained in the last 18 months have been life changing. The relationship I have developed with our business coach; I believe will be a lifelong friendship.
The payoff from our business coaching experience has been tremendous. I now have clarity around our margins, discounting, inventory and the importance of having the right team members in place. We have created systems and implemented them which has streamlined our business processes. Multiple jobs have been created and we are providing a career ladder through employee training. Our revenue growth from 2014 to 2015 was an increased by 50% and our profit increased by 436%. We created a culture by design that attracts potential employees and Yamaha USA has taken notice and commended us for being a model dealership in our industry.
What has most impressed me about having an ActionCOACH is the ability to “see” in me what I cannot see myself. This might be something that is keeping me from achieving my goals or something I truly desire. Either way, I inevitably leave the session with a breakthrough.
Premier Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. has been using ActionCOACH for 6 months. Our business has been open for 15 years. We wanted to take our business from a small business to an Elite Company, with the help of Jody Johnson we are working towards our goal. One of our priorities was working the numbers, knowing what to look for in our job costing, profit and loss, and budgeting maximizing profit. I am proud to say we have accomplished this. I not only value the gain in the company, but personal development too.
Hi Jody and Doug! I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you both the very best for Thanksgiving. This is a time when we all look back at the past year and think about our blessings. Top of mind was the two of you.
Jody you took the time last year to listen and make recommendations that helped our business. Doug you led us thru the exercises that again helped our business. After a few years of struggling and accumulating debt it was our experience with ActionCOACH that made us realize that we were not “bad business owners” but rather uneducated ones. We should of folded and we are still hanging on and I really feel like it was the ActionCLUB that gave us a boost. Times are tough for all but as we enjoy Thanksgiving this year with our daughter I know that we are blessed and have the two of you to thank for that. Words can not say enough THANK YOU for all that you do.
I want to thank you for the difference our coaching relationship has made in both my business and personal life. It’s hard to believe that in less than three months, we have come from being an awkward, fly by the seat of your pants organization to a structured, mature enterprise, and I have more time on my hands. As you know, making money was not a problem for us. We struggled with the predictability of our income and cash flow and were constantly working late and reacting to what each day brought us. Because of your objective perspective and insightfulness, you were able to guide my partner and I through rough transitions to get exactly what WE want for our company. I am constantly surprised by the vast resources you have made available to us as tools to make the most overwhelming jobs do-able. For the first time in the life of the company we have accurate financial reports, structure for recurring invoicing, reliable forecasting tools, streamlined (and measurable) structures to manage client needs and complaints, structured and measurable marketing strategies and more. All this in addition to the positional contracts, employee handbook, and policy and procedure books we have written. We are truly on a path that is a plan and not just a dream. What it all boils down to is that we have a significant increase in our productivity, profitability, peace of mind and leisure time. Who knew that was possible?
As a small business owner working with ActionCOACH has had a very positive effect on our business and on us as individuals. We’re now in a position were we can forecast financial situations, make any adjustments deemed necessary ahead of time leaving us with peace of mind. After the many challenges our small business has dealt with, competing with large chains and government cutbacks in the last 2 years, we are finally making large strides in getting our business back into our control. ActionCOACH has helped us stay focused on our most important priorities, while at the same time maintaining focus on growth. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with our coach and to the endless opportunities that lie ahead.
Through working with ActionCOACH, I have been able to grow my business, build a tremendous team, and truly understand my numbers. However, the biggest benefit of working with ActionCOACH has undoubtedly been having peace of mind throughout the process!
I am a sole practitioner and I have practiced law in Miami-Dade County for 32 years. While I consider myself extremely proficient from the professional side of the practice, I realized that I had little understanding of the business side of my practice, other than the amount of money I had in the bank and the amount of money I needed to pay my bills each week. ActionCOACH has enabled me to develop an awareness and understanding of the business side of the practice of law, something I was neither trained for nor fully understood before their evaluation of my business. As a result of goals and practices put in place by the team at Action, my practice is now generating more dollars and I am able to put in fewer hours as I work towards a steady cash flow and financial security.
I went on a pilgrimage to India… Since my return I have been challenged and confronted on many different levels. I met with my coach with much emotion and tears and through the tears came a vision and a mission that I powerfully created for the children that I work with and my company. As a result of this vision I created, I am able to stand in my vision in the times of uncertainty and the I don’t wanna’s’ and carry forth the work that I am so passionate about. I thank you for the unwavering committed stand you are for me and the children. Through working with my Coach, I have increased my profits over 200% and I’ve decreased the hours that I work from 60 hrs/wk to 25 hrs/wk.!
I’ve been in business for over 10 years and have a growing company. But over the last year I have taken my company to a new level because of Doug Barra and his staff. ActionCOACH has helped me to focus on certain areas in my business that were not generating as much business as it should have. I strongly recommend anyone that wants to break through to call Doug and have a one on one session with him.