5 Steps to Small Business Recovery After a Hurricane

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We are #HoustonStrong and proud to live in a city with so many kind, generous people who are working hard to help Harvey victims. In a show of true kindness and patriotism, the city has banded together to provide relief to those affected by this record-breaking storm. Not only were home owners affected, but so were many businesses across the Houston area. Doug Winnie, Houston small business coach, is ready to help those affected by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. Read More

Stuck? 5 Small Business Coaching Tips to Get Unstuck

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Small business coaching from someone like Houston business coach Doug Winnie can help you get unstuck. Feeling stuck can mean a lot of things, such as: Very few new leads Little revenue growth Losing business Inactivity Not knowing what to do next Employees that are bored Employees that are too busy and burnt out There are various reasons a Houston business owner can feel like their company is stuck. Whatever the cause, once you recognize the feeling is there, it Read More

4 Misconceptions About Corporate Sales Training

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No matter whether your sales team is struggling to stay afloat or remaining steady on the right path, corporate sales training is an absolute must. It’s clear that providing your team with the necessary skills in order to effectively sell your products or services is essential – these programs will help you do that. If you value your team and want to boost sales and overall business success, finding a corporate sales training program is the best choice you could Read More

How a Business Coach Can Motivate You

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Get Your Head in the Game Every journey to success is hard, but a business coach can help you out. Running a business doesn’t have to be difficult. Everyone knows that through every successful journey, there’s ups and downs. You’re going to go up and down more times than someone taking an elevator. But don’t lose your motivation. With the help of a business coach, you can get the motivation you need to keep going. But how? How do you keep Read More

6 Ways a Small Business Coach Can Help You

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Help Better Your Business When it comes to owning a small business, hiring a small business coach can be the deciding factor on whether you create a legacy or shut down a failed business. People often ask why they should hire a small business coach? Small businesses are the backbone of many communities. In order to thrive, a business needs to be able to utilize different tools and reach out to as many prospective customers as cost effectively as possible. A Read More

Why Training and Development Programs in Houston are Great

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Build Your Powerhouse Training and development programs in Houston are a great way to help transform your business. There are multiple ways how our programs can help you and your employees. We want to not only increase your business’s  productivity but also your efficiency as well. So, you’re probably wondering how we can do that? There’s a lot to do, but we can help. Leadership Training It’s not always easy being a leader. Being a leader, whether as a manager Read More

5 Ways a Houston Business Coach Can Bring You Success

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Rising to the Top The business world is very competitive, which is why you need a Houston business coach to help guide you to the top. No matter what field of work you’re in, there’s always someone else. Business is nothing more than competition. It often comes down to who’s the best, who’s number one. There’s always going to be someone pushing themselves to the top. It’s a never ending battle. That’s why you need someone to push you to Read More

I Quit

Let Me Tell You… I quit today. Really, I quit three times today! Now let me tell you why… I am writing this from Phoenix, where I arrived yesterday evening for a Marshall Goldsmith event. To my great surprise, I arrived a day early due to a scheduling oversight on my part. This gave me today as a gift. An entirely unscheduled, unplanned day to do virtually anything I might want. Unknowingly, this ‘oversight’ would soon become one of the most Read More

Our Future Gets Shorter and Shorter with Each Passing Day

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  From James Dean who died at only 24 to John Lennon who made it until 40 years old, no one knows when our future here on this planet, in this physical form, will end. When your story is told, after your future becomes your past, what will your story say? An inventor of great things, unable to influence people to buy, is what some of a couple of our past clients’ stories will read. Cared for many, tried so Read More

Business Coaching for Franchise – Beyond the Basics

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Let Us Coach You to Success Running a franchise can be very challenging. When you’ve bought into one, you want to be as profitable as possible. So, it is important to make sure that each section of your business runs smoothly. In times of trouble, it’s okay to look for help. A great way to improve your business is to think about business coaching for franchise. This is a great way to get beyond the basics of running your business. Reasons How Read More

Adjusting Your Communication Skills

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Do you have good communication skills? The holidays can be a stressful time for business owners and employees. For one thing, business owners have to ensure that they are sending out a positive message to their clients as well as their employees. As a business owner, you’ll want to leave a lasting good impression, so that people think positively of you during their downtime. Employees tend to leave businesses where they feel undervalued and clients don’t return to companies where Read More

Team Compatibility

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Team compatibility can influence how well your team creatively solves problems and makes effective decisions. Nevertheless, getting dissimilar individuals to work together can be challenging, but worthwhile. Why? The more effectively your team can collaborate, the better they can meet the needs of your customers and create a delightful customer experience that accelerates your business past your competition. How can you cultivate team compatibility and collaboration? Create and support an environment that accepts new ideas. If you’re too focused on doing things Read More

Communicating Team Support

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Does your business cultivate a culture of compassion for your team? When business leaders show their team how much they care, their team feels more confident in following them. Teams need that sense of camaraderie to support the views and beliefs of the business owner/leader. In Jen Sincero’s You are a Badass, she states that “…giving is one of our greatest joys. It’s also one of the most powerful gestures there is.” After experiencing and seeing the effects of Hurricane Read More

Company Culture and Hiring

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When you consider hiring that new employee, it’s important to understand your company culture. Many organizations don’t pay attention to their culture, so it just develops over time. The problem is that the culture that develops may not be one that you, the owner, envisioned. So what can you do to ensure that your company culture is one that reflects your vision? The first step is to define your culture and make sure that you’re hiring individuals that fit the Read More

Creating Impactful Emails

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Did you know that 92% of adults still send emails? Email is not a dead medium. Moreover, email is 40 times more effective in acquiring new customers than social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Social media tends to be too broad because you’re trying to talk to the masses instead of creating a bond with just 1 person. With the built-in personalization of e-mail, the direct connection that you establish with the reader builds more impact and trust. You can also build Read More

Just Leave A Message

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Recently, I missed a call from a number that I had never seen before. I’m looking at my cell phone and it has that missed call red icon next to the number. That was it. You’re probably wondering what the big deal is about this situation. Well, it’s the fact that the person that called (whoever they were) didn’t leave a message. Of course, I figured it was a telemarketer, but that’s not the point. You have no idea how Read More

Cultural Diversity

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With roughly 1 in 4 individuals within Houston being foreign born, there’s likely to be cultural diversity issues within the workplace. For instance, there is a cowboy culture within Houston that is very unique. These cowboys tend to value hard work, which translates into waking up early and staying up late. Now what do you think would happen if someone from the cowboy culture happened to meet a millennial in the workplace? It’s likely that they’ll have differences in opinions Read More

Overcoming Your Fear

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Is fear standing in the way of your success? After attending the Houston Business Journal’s BizWomen Mentoring Monday event, I learned that sometimes you just have to do things afraid. One of the mentors, Karee Laing, stated that “nothing’s impossible if you try it [and] it isn’t failure if you learned something.” The key to being successful is to overcome your fear and take a leap of faith. To be honest, I fear networking events from time to time. Going Read More

Effective Communication and DISC

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Good teamwork tends to require not only effective communication skills, but also dedication to being a team player. Every person on the team needs to be committed to doing their part because that will impact how well the job gets done. My job is to play quarterback, and I’m going to do that the best way I know how, because I owe that to my teammates regardless of who is out there on the field with me. Tom Brady That’s Read More