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Registered Corporate Coach™ RCC™ | Certified Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles
As a performance coach and trainer, I work with businesses, professionals, and organizations to increase sales, improve performance, and generate higher profits through efficiency and empowered teams.
Contractor Consulting That Will Provide Results
For years, Certified Contractors Network (CCN) has proven to be the highest quality, most effective, contractor consulting available to both small and large contractors.
Contractor failure, or dissatisfaction with the performance of the business, is at an all time high. In addition, the highly fragmented construction industry is starting to consolidate. The combination of these two factors creates an opportunity for CCN, contractor members, and investors.
“The biggest failing of contractors is that they get so busy running their businesses that they don’t have the time to train themselves, their sub contractors, or employees. They often become prisoners of their business.”
If you are a contractor, you will find that CCN addresses both the training gap and industry consolidation.
To enhance the professionalism, performance and perception of the construction industry. We promote ethics, education, leadership and innovation, so that the construction industry and the community achieve mutual benefit. All members are held to a Code of Ethics and aim to deliver 100% client satisfaction.
The Mission of CCN is to make its independent contractor members more successful and profitable, while assisting them to provide better and more professional services and products for their customers.
This goal will be achieved by providing training, guidance, motivation and support, and CCN will serve as the catalyst for networking (sharing ideas between members) and arranging group purchase discounts when applicable.
Services are available to members and their employees.
CCN’s “Secondary Mission” is to provide an alternative to industry consolidation, whereby, the CCN members maintain their independence, but have the benefits of a national organization along with national name awareness.
Our goal is to bring you one step closer to your dream home. Whether it is through a touch up in the kitchen, a new garage door, or a full home renovation, we are here to provide you with your every construction need. We strive for excellence in every project, and through this excellence, we have gained our customers’ trust and respect. With our foundation of integrity, we aim to work diligently and efficiently to get the job done in the best way possible. We hold communication and transparency in high regard, checking in with our customers frequently to make sure they are satisfied every step of the way. It is through these qualities that we turn your construction visions into realities.
CPA, Tax Consultant & Tax Planning
I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. In between doing what average suburban kids do, I spent much of my childhood at the heels of my father who retired from the New York City Police Department after 33 years.
My interest in money and business led me to major in Economics at Cortland College. At 21, following in my father’s footsteps, I began my 17 year career with the New York City Police Department.
I retired as a Lieutenant in September 2000. I had an opportunity to pursue my interest in the financial industry and joined an international CPA firm. For many, my career change seems drastic and curious, “I can’t believe you used to be a cop!” and “How did you go from police officer to accountant?” have become almost synonymous among clients and colleagues in realizing my former profession. While I’m no longer chasing “perps” down the streets of New York City, I still maintain the same type of rush and dedication to saving clients thousands of dollars in tax and seeing the look of delight on their faces.
The way I run my practice is rooted in tax planning. Our philosophy is to find ways to legally reduce tax liabilities and keep more of what our clients earn in their own pockets. Each new client, corporate and personal, is given a tax analysis in which we review prior tax returns as well as current financials in order to identify missed opportunities and prior mistakes which resulted in unnecessary tax expenditures. From there, we implement a personalized plan to save the client thousands.
As a Certified Tax Coach™, I belong to a select group of practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies in order to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization I have co-authored an Amazon best seller, Secrets of a Tax Free Life.
In addition to tax planning, my practice offers traditional tax services as well as off site CFO services. With my dedicated and passionate team we are able to provide daily guidance and advice to business clients. Our efficiency is embedded in our team concept. Our clients include, but are not limited to, Medical Professionals, Clothing Sourcing Businesses and Commercial Electrical Companies.
Brigham Dickinson is president and founder of Power Selling Pros, a leading coaching and training firm dedicated to teaching call handling teams to wow more customers in the Residential HVAC Industry. In 2009, Power Selling Pros trained six call handlers – now they’re up to 450, from more than 130 companies around the globe. Power Selling Pros’ growth comes mostly through referrals, thanks to their proven call-handling certification process and their high level of customer satisfaction.
It was ten years ago now. I was managing the pay-per-click advertising for a Utah based plumbing, heating, and cooling company, and I thought things were going really well. That was until the owner fired me.
"These leads are no good" he said. I was confused! If the people that are calling in as a result of MY advertising have a plumbing, heating, or cooling issue, then how could they be "no good"???
"These people just want a ball park price... they want everything now, and that doesn't work for us" he went on.
The panic began to stir within me. I could NOT lose this account. I had already suffered through one failed business and lost everything, and there was NO WAY I would let that happen again. Generating more of the leads they didn't like wasn't the answer... neither was getting down on my knees and begging for him to keep me (though it was tempting).
My mind was taken back to a time a few years before when I worked for another service business in Chico, California. I wasn't just managing the advertising there, I also answered phones. While I was always looking for new and creative ways to acquire new customers, my boss at that company had a fascination with customer service. He would make me practice phone calls with him, which felt awkward at first to me. He would even call in pretending to be a customer just to see how I would treat him!
That's when it HIT me like a ton of bricks. I knew how to help this owner who was about to fire me, and I was prepared to offer my solution.
I would coach his CSRs - free of charge!
I used my experience from California answering phones to help his CSRs book the calls that were coming in. I needed to show him that these leads were good, and that with a little help and training his call handling team could turn them into booked appointments.
After a few coaching sessions, they started booking these calls. 10 years later, we help businesses all over the world.
Join us: https://ru146-9863e8.pages.infusionsoft.net
Founder and Principal of Michael Baldwin Inc.
Michael Baldwin is an accomplished leader in the communications industry with more than 35 years of top 10 advertising agency experience in building global brands, leading global teams, solving complex strategic problems, and developing world-class creative campaigns.
He is the founder and principal of MICHAEL BALDWIN INC, which offers best-in-class corporate and personal branding and executive coaching. Michael helps individuals, companies, and brands Be better ®.
Michael spent eight years with Ogilvy & Mather New York, where he was the Worldwide Account Director for the $500 million IBM account. He also managed the global SAP account, where he led the integrated communications campaign and built a global team in over 40 countries.
He is a highly decorated creative professional, having won the David Ogilvy Award for his leadership on the SAP global brand campaign and a Cannes Gold Lion, Clio, British D&AD Silver, and Ad Age’s “Best of the Year” TV Campaign award for copywriting on Apple.
Michael has held posts at other top agencies, such as Ammirati & Puris, BBDO, and FCB, where he headed up campaigns for Apple, Compaq, Ashton-Tate, and NeXT.
Michael also offers a one-of-a-kind presentation workshop that turns presenters into truly effective communicators. He has developed an entirely original way of enabling people to put the focus of a presentation back where it belongs—on the presenter. He is the author of Just Add Water ®: An incredibly easy guide for creating simple, powerful presentations.
Michel has a B.S. in Chemistry from Beloit College in Wisconsin, studied professional acting at the William Esper Studio, and lives in New York.
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 dedicated to helping companies with continuous improvement and their pursuit of excellence. Whether looking to learn about lean manufacturing or one of the continuous improvement tools like value stream mapping, kaizen, lean supply chain, lean new product development, lean accounting, or leadership of lean transformation you've come to the right place. AME is practitioner based which means our events and workshops are hands-on and taught by others who have “been there” and want to share their experiences. Visit our site to obtain more information on all of our educational opportunities or join AME and start receiving the many benefits of membership including our award-winning Target magazine. Don't miss our next conference, AME Chicago 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, from November 4-7, 2019.
We are Shawn, Neil and Ryan Reynolds, three close-knit brothers who joined together to start up our own family owned and operated eavestrough & exteriors company. Each of us are also homeowners, thus Reynolds Brothers Exteriors can relate to how much your home means to you. There are so many options out there it is difficult to know who to trust when it comes to working on your home.
We have grown our business through the power of word of mouth based on courteous, skilled installers as well as our considerate customer service. Check out our reviews!
Our Commitment – We are committed to treating your home as if we were working on our own. In the years since we launched, we have become one of the most reputable and award-winning exterior companies in our area. We were awarded “Best of 2017” by HomeStars, which we are so proud and appreciative of. We also received recognition from Consumers Choice Awards for years 2016 and 2017 for our customer service, workmanship, and reputation.
At Reynolds Brothers Exteriors we pride ourselves in offering you the best rainwater management systems on the market today. Our mission is to provide you with the following:
Best Products Available Today – We only source and use top quality materials to ensure your job is done right the first time and that it will stay that way for years to come. Our installation and workmanship standards are known to be among the best in the industry. These standards ensure that only top-rated products will be used and installed on your home.
Dependable Warranty – Reynolds Brothers Exteriors is proud to have one of the best warranty in the industry. We stand behind our work with excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail. Compare our 20 – year material warranty and 5 – year workmanship warranty to other eavestrough and exterior companies. Our pledge is to complete the work properly the first time, however, if there is a problem take comfort in knowing that we will be there to make things right for you.
Exceptional Customer Service – You can have confidence in knowing that only highly trained and professional staff will visit your home. This ensures you get the quality work that you deserve. Your experience with RBE will be a positive one from the first contact, through installation, work completion, inspection and clean up. Our goal is to have a satisfied customer each and every time by always treating and your property with the utmost care and respect.
Confidence Check List – You can have confidence in Reynolds Brothers Exteriors and the work that we do:
- We maintain all required Insurances, including WSIB
- RBE estimates itemize every product simply in a list format, with separate line items. This keeps it clear exactly each product you’ve chosen
- We provide you with a written or electronic estimate
- Our installations are performed in a safe, courteous and timely manner
- We ensure that we resolve any clients issues in a timely manner