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7 Strategies To Build An Amazing Team

How important is it to have your team functioning at their highest potential? Any experienced business owner knows the answer to that one – ESSENTIAL! Employee salaries is one of the largest expenses of a business and has one of the highest potential for return… if you know how to harness your investment!  Coach Barb Kyes delivers the TOP 7 STRATEGIES TO BUILD AN AMAZING TEAM in SEVEN MINUTES: Is Your Payroll Your Biggest ROI or Your Biggest Expense? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I the hardest working employee in my company?”  Learn 7 Strategies for taking your… Continue Reading

Book Review: How Full Is Your Bucket?

by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. The Authors and How the Book and Research Came About… Donald Clifton, cited by the American Psychological Association as the grandfather of Positive Psychology, once discovered that our lives are shaped by our interactions with others. A long conversation with a friend or short interactions with a stranger both make a difference – sometimes positive and sometimes negative. Although these interactions might seem to be ineffectual, Clifton believed that they accumulate and profoundly affect our lives. Before his death from cancer in September 2003, he and his grandson, Tom Rath, wrote How… Continue Reading

Orange Blossom Catering: Navigating the Sale of a Successful Business

  We recently interviewed former owner of Orange Blossom Catering , Ed Shamas on video to let him share his experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay in coaching for multiple years as the owner and with the recent assistance with the sale of his business… Life Before and After Business Coaching Ed’s coach Ford Kyes and the firm’s Managing Partner, Barb Kyes, both worked with Ed’s wife Betty for many years in their volunteer work with non-profit boards while Ford was still at St. Anthony’s Hopital in the early 2000’s.  Shortly after Ford and Barb founded the ActionCOACH firm in 2007,… Continue Reading

Case Study: Justin Lee

We recently sat down with Justin Lee, owner of All Phase General Contractors to discuss his experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay.  Life Before Business Coaching Justin was recommended to coaching about a year ago by a mutual colleague that knew Juliet Kyes. The mere thought of coaching was out of Justin’s comfort zone, but he decided to take the initial meeting because he knew how hectic it was becoming to run his growing business and it needed to be addressed. While the business was growing and the team expanding, being a father with active children and a business owner was a definite… Continue Reading

Book Review: 101 Ways To Promote Yourself (Business)

This month Ford reviews 101 Ways To Promote Yourself By: Raleigh Pinskey You may have the most outstanding business, product, idea or talent in the world, but in order to be successful, you have to let the world know about it. Raleigh Pinskey offers you a crash course on how to get the attention you need. 101 Ways to Promote Yourself reveals the insider secrets learned from years of experience and how these low-cost, high-powered techniques can carry you to the top of your market and beyond. Raleigh illustrates throughout this book that “Every minute you’re not engaging in visibility marketing you may… Continue Reading

ActionCOACH Tampa Bay’s Juliet Kyes is a St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce “Good ‘Burger” Nominee for Most Valuable ‘Burger Award

July 26, 2017 – Tampa Bay, FL – ActionCOACH Tampa Bay, a leading business coaching franchise, proudly announces the nomination of Juliet Kyes as Most Valuable Burger for the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce “Good ‘Burger Awards. The “Good ‘Burger” Awards are given out to the businesses, organizations, and individuals in greater St. Pete making a positive impact in our community. This year, Juliet Kyes earned a nomination for the “Most Valuable ‘Burger” category alongside ten other finalists. The “Good ‘Burger” Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The State Theatre in St. Petersburg…. Continue Reading

Book Review: Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness

This month Barb Kyes reviews Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness from Jeffrey Gitomer. This short, sweet, and to the point book has been used by companies across the world for over a decade. It’s packed with answers that people are searching for in order to help them make sales for the moment―and the rest of their lives. Little Red Book of Selling’s objectives are based on real life experiences and can be applied to any sales driven organization: Think End of Time NOT End of Quarter: Long-term, relationship driven, and referral oriented Plans and goals in front of… Continue Reading

Case Study: Jeremy Jenkins—His & Hers Limo

We recently sat down with Jeremy Jenkins, owner of His & Hers Limo/Tampa Airport Limo to discuss his experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay. Life Before Business Coaching Prior to coaching Jeremy was looking to take his business to the next level. “I had purchased an established business a number of years ago, which had been in business since 1979, and I needed fresh ideas. I felt like something was lacking with the ‘cool factor’ of owning a business,” says Jenkins.  A year and a half ago, Jeremy met Juliet through the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and decided to give… Continue Reading

9 Things to Increase Your ROI After Networking

9 Things to Increase Your ROI After Networking

Networking is the most important way to build business relationships. How else will you meet the people who will become your customers or people who can help build your business? But how often have you gone to a networking event or a business conference, brought back a handful of business cards and done nothing with them? How would that increase your return on investment? It wouldn’t! How often have you given up before you should with that hot prospect you met? It happens a lot. The National Association of Sales Professionals reports 48 percent of salespeople never follow-up. They also… Continue Reading

Case Study: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group

We recently sat down with Alex Cramer, CFO, and Dewey Mitchell, Owner/Broker, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group (BHHS) to discuss their experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay.   Life Before Business Coaching BHHS’ coaching journey began in 2012 starting with one-on-one coaching with their Executive and Senior Management Teams of their various divisions.  A lot of good things were happening in the organization says Alex, they just needed to tighten some things up.  “Our needs for coaching were related to coordination and communication with the various business groups. We needed to gain a better focus on setting strategic plans and… Continue Reading

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