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

Virginia Hargreaves: A Focus on Personal Development

We recently interviewed Virginia Hargreaves, senior accountant at a CPA firm, to discuss her experience working with Ford Kyes at ActionCOACH Tampa Bay. Virginia, while fairly new to coaching, cannot stop saying great things about her experience with the ActionCOACH Tampa Bay team! She was excited to share that “Coaching with Ford has been the best thing I could have ever done in my career!” Why were you looking for a professional coach? Virginia works for a CPA firm who focuses on family accounting, mostly high net worth individuals and all their financial needs. She was introduced to Ford Kyes… 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

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

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