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Book Review: Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More by Morten Hansen

This month Ford Kyes outlines Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better and Achieve More by Morten Hansen. In Jim Collin’s highly successful books (Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice) he studied super high performing companies to learn the common factors that defined their success.  For each of these books, he amassed a team of researchers who spent about 5 years each to collect extensive data through interviews, assessment tools and deep reviews of performance data.  Using sophisticated statistical methodologies they were able to identify the critical factors that… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Purple Cow by Seth Godin

This month Juliet Kyes outlines The Purple Cow by Seth Godin. This is the book that made Seth Godin a power player in the marketing world. Although it was written in 2002, it’s powerful message about what makes you valuable and noticeable still holds true in a market that is even more full of options and distractions sixteen years later. Through real life examples and fun analogies, Godin outlines what creates remarkable companies that are truly growing by being remarked about by their customers and end users. “Not Enough Ps” most marketers and business owners are familiar with the traditional… Continue Reading

Amy Marshall: Growing, growing, gone for now!

We recently sat down with Amy Marshall, owner of Strands of Sunshine which is a handmade jewelry and locally made gift store, discuss her experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay. Business and Life Before Coaching…. When Amy started coaching, she had just moved her store into a space on Central Avenue with triple the space and an equally triple-sized rent. She knew that with the extra financial responsibility, she wanted to have an extra level of financial understanding because as she put it “that was always the most intimidating part to me of business ownership”. In the beginning years of the… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes

This month Barb Kyes outlines The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes. In this book, Chet walks us through a handful of things  that most of us are not doing that will absolutely, positively double or triple your sales in 6-12 months. Chet Holmes helps his clients blow away both their competition and their own expectations. His advice starts with one simple concept: FOCUS! Instead of trying to master four-thousand strategies to improve your business, he suggests zeroing in on the handful of essential skill areas that make the biggest difference. The Ultimate Sales Machine shows you how to tune up… Continue Reading

Attitude that Gives You Latitude – Monthly Training

Current Clients attend for FREE! Call 727-487-1887 or Click here to Register Today!! Who should attend? + Business Owners + Executives + Entrepreneurs + Future Leaders + Key Managers This every month training is around a topic that is key to the success of any business owner or leader. These training sessions are perfect for leaders, managers, employees, and owners who are looking for a sharing of best practices in the areas of financials, marketing, sales, systems, recruitment, leadership, communication, planning, time management, online marketing, and much more!

Barb Kyes Business Coach

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: Your Brain At Work by David Rock

This month Ford reviews the book Your Brain At Work by David Rock: Your Brain At Work, helps you discover how to fit your brain into your business. Imagine if you understood the limitations of your brain – yes, it has limits – and instead of fighting those limits only to become frustrated, you instead used that information to your advantage. Well, that’s the power of knowing how your brain works and that’s the knowledge this book delivers! David Rock knows a little bit about the business mind. For many years, he has been studying the brain and how the… Continue Reading

Tony Utegaard: Fine Tuning the Engine of Success!

We recently sat down with Tony Utegaard, owner of Ps133, Inc. (a local business management firm), to discuss his experience with ActionCOACH Tampa Bay. Business and Life Before Coaching…. Tony started with ActionCOACH two and a half years ago when he realized he was at a point with his five companies that he could not go much further by himself.  Having met Ford Kyes nearly 10 years prior at BNI, Tony was aware Ford was experienced in orchestrating large companies and could provide a strong foundation to launch the companies into a direction, not even Tony himself could imagine.  “After knowing… 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

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