Coaching

If you are using a coach already, but think there might be a better way, or if you are curious about how you might work with a coach and mentor, please call 780-908-0309 and speak with Mary Lou Gutscher directly, or request more information here: MaryLou@MagneticBusinessSolutions.com

 

3 Management Secrets From the One-Minute Manager

3 Management Secrets From the One-Minute Manager

I don’t know about you, but people-management for me has always been a challenge. That’s why my first hire with two of my companies was a General Manager. In both cases, finding a GM was an accident. The first time was when I started a different kind of telemarketing business from the run-of-the-mill boiler room model. We only worked with clients whose call lists were “warm”. That is, that they had either already done business with them (publication subscribers, former or current clients, workshop attendees, etc.) or...

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Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

I’ve learned the hard way what works and what doesn’t in sales. Once in a while, I luck onto a process, a mindset, a bit of insight that seems to work magic. Does that mean that I make a sale 100% of the time? Not by a long shot. But with this process, when I do make a sale, I keep my clients for a much longer time than otherwise. Why is that? Because when a prospective client is willing to share enough information for me to offer this as a solution, they have already come to know, like and trust me enough to entertain the suggestion that...

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It’s Up To Us (To Plan Ahead)

It’s Up To Us (To Plan Ahead)

The other day, as I was preparing to head out to the KVR trail for a stress-relieving hike, I saw a neighbour fiddling with something under the hood of her car. I asked if she needed any help, but she was almost finished what she was doing. She closed the hood, cleaned off her headlights, then turned to me and said, “I fixed it! I fixed my car myself, without the help of a man!” Then with a grin and with a spring in her step, she headed back to her condo. This is not about male/female roles but about the excitement we feel as we tackle new...

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Productivity
Matters

ProductivityMatters

What is your Productivity Plan?  Over the years, I’ve had some inspiring, brilliantly satirical quotes tacked to my office walls. This was one of my favorites as like all entrepreneurs I was facing that intimate relationship with the end of the month with payroll and a stack of other expenses to be paid before I could take anything home myself. “All you have to do to run a successful business is to sell something for more than it costs you to produce it. (That and a million other small details, but who’s counting.)”  –...

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Clear Vision Strategy Session

Clear Vision Strategy Session

Regardless of what stage your business is at, we design our coaching program around you. Whether you are: • starting up a new business • getting serious about a change in direction • identifying a new marketing or packaging strategy • looking for a mentor or help establishing a good succession plan • beefing up your business model to prepare for an eventual sale of your company Whatever the issue, our Clear Vision Strategy Session™ will help bring clarity to the situation and make it easy to see where to focus attention for the...

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Transition Business Coaching

Transition Business Coaching

If you’ve ever thought you’d like to work ON your business instead of IN your business… Our Transition Business Coaching program is for you. Led by a seasoned and serial entrepreneur, you’ll join a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs in focusing on your business and your work-life balance – goals, strategies, action plans and more. It’s like a bi-monthly boot camp for your business to create clarity in five key areas: 1) Create compelling customer value and experiences that give you a clear competitive...

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