Business Coaching at ThistleSea Business Development, LLC can help you retain repeat customers and gain referrals through implementing systems that provide consistent customer service but more important great customer experiences.Read More
Ultimate Defensive Driving School LLC.
25 February 2011
Mr. John Laslavic Thistle Sea Business Development 7500 Brooktree Rd Wexford, PA 15090
I just wanted to take a moment and express my sincere gratitude for your service. We have come a long way in a short period of time in putting systems in place. My business has evolved into a premiere driver safety training company. We have expanded our business solely on our discussions and implementation of solid rules and sticking with them. You have a good product and service and are easily accessible. Our discussions at 10pm on several occasions have paid dividends many times. Furthermore, you also continue to expand and provide top shelf service as well. Recently, you added an information technology person to help with state of the art web design. Alex Lau has brought a whole new facet to your company. I now have a state of the art website.
As for Ultimate Defensive Driving we have had explosive growth in the safe driver training arena. We have grown over 30 percent for the past 2 years, added 5 employees and instructed well over 300 young drivers and 250 drivers of companies in our region. You can rest assured that our growth can be attributed to your diligence in keeping us on track. Thanks again and continued success with your company!
Respectfully, James A. Clair President/ Founder
720 Hartland Drive Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724.321.5655 firstname.lastname@example.org
By: Wendy Lydon, LPBC As we proceed during the year, we sometimes focus on all of the stuff we need to do to be successful. We establish goals and sometimes do stuff and sometimes don’t do the stuff we planned to for a whole variety of reasons. But we sometimes forget to look at our attitude to make sure we put ourselves in a position to succeed. Let me tell you a story that might help.
At a recent networking group, the speaker asked each of the members of the audience after he had passed out stickers for each of them to wear, “So what are you?” We all were wearing a sticker and one said Gottu and the other said Gettu. No one knew what the heck he was talking about and that’s what made his presentation even better. Of course, he had prepped the group with some ringers to make his point and that’s OK since he went on to make his point with incredible effectiveness.
He proceeded and asked a second series of questions. “What are you expecting to get out of today’s session? Who would like to go first?” Then he pointed to someone (a shill) and said, “Come on Joe, why don’t we start with you?” The expected response was, “Oh, man do I gotta go first.” The speaker stopped him and said “No, that’s OK Joe, not to worry,” turning to another, he asked, “How about Mary, why you don’t start?” Mary (the second shill), leaped to her feet and said with great enthusiasm, “Great, now, I gettu go first.” Can you see the difference, and allowing for the grammatical assault, his point was made.
Quite simply put, some of us are Gottu people and some of us are Gettu. Many of us are frequently thinking, “Oh boy, I’ve got to do this or I have to do that,” and it really colors the way we go about doing things and it makes us in almost all cases that much less effective. Others cannot wait to sink their teeth into new or even every day projects and frequently and conversely exclaim, “YES, I gettu start working with this client, or I gettu finish up this project.” Ask yourself, who would you want to spend any time with if given the choice? That’s right, the gettu people every time. Do you think anyone chooses to work with those Debbie Downers of the world? No way!!! This relates to our personal life also. I recently thought that I get to help my daughter clean her room (haha) and I get to drive my parents to the doctors. I shutter to think – what if I didn’t get to do these things?!!
As you can imagine when I write this, I can’t wait to get to it! Hopefully you’ll think about this the next time you need to do something because, here’s the beauty of all this, you GETTU choose who you are going to be each and every day in 2011. Why not make it the most effective choice you can make?
Wendy Lydon is a Licensed Professional Business Coach and Vice President of ThistleSea Business Development, LLC, located in Wexford, PA. You can contact her at 724.935.1930 or by email at email@example.com.
When Might You Want To Recommend Or Seek Assistance from A Licensed Professional Business Coach?
Many life events occur that impact business owners, business partners, business investors and business executives. When should you seek help from an experienced business coach or mentor? And why would you look for one?
ThistleSea Business Developments’ clients come from many different skills, educational backgrounds, careers, geographic locations and types of businesses. But are there some things they have in common? Yes, a few include:
- A strong desire to succeed!
- Knowledge that they might not know everything!
- Some degree of lacking a completely clear vision of the future!
- Experiencing some type of frustration, failure and/or pain!
- A gradual or a sudden change of circumstances in their business or personal life!
- An unending need or desire to learn more and get it right!
So what are some of the types of circumstances you might recognize in others or in your own business that could encourage you to recommend a business coach to another or seek assistance yourself?
Below are some reasons that we see at ThistleSea Business Development that might help you:
- Business is growing too fast for the owner to keep up with the changes needed.
- Owner losing control.
- Lack of business sales growth.
- Desire to sell and/or realizing the business has little value.
- Disputes within the business.
- Son(s) or daughter(s) taking over the reins of the business.
- Family issues in the business.
- Junior partner takes over the business,
- Business begins to fail after 16, 32 or more years of a successful business.
- Owner ends up in the emergency room because of the business pressures.
- Not enough income to earn a profit.
- Bank loan requirements that suggest a higher success rate when owners hire a licensed professional business coach.
- Owner cannot find employees who care.
- Owner 2 years in business and the business not working.
- A monumental mistake that puts their business at extreme risk.
- Owner failed in one business and not wanting to fail again.
- Looking for a new location to establish or re-establish the business.
- Retirement of a senior owner or partner.
- Co-owner not fulfilling their responsibilities.
- Theft of business assets by a co-owner or employee.
- Owner continues to self-sabotage.
- Competition from other businesses or individuals.
- Franchise model broken because of owner’s success.
- Added additional locations and owner(s) are out of control.
- Death of the owner or key employee.
- Loss of key customer(s) severely impacting revenue / cash flow.
If you are experiencing any of these situations in your business or others, be encouraged that there is help and these situations have answers and can be resolved for business improvement.
Our staff and allies at ThistleSea Business Development can help you identify the best way to start, resolve these issues and help you gain clarity and take action. We encourage contacting us at 724.935.1930 for a free initial consultation.
By John D. Laslavic, LPBC, President
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