Creating the New Year
2015 is here. A new year of possibilities to be created and acted upon!
How will you make it happen?
What support do you need to identify the ‘Big Rocks’, design an action plan, put it on a calendar, and hold yourself accountable for results?
I love that you read my blog and find it helpful, I really do. And consider that to stay on track and hit your targets, the Blog may not be enough. I have provided individualized coaching to everyone from top executives at some of our industry’s premier firms to fledging designers defining their professional path. I would love to work with you as a coach to help you to create an amazing year of stretches and accomplishments…to help you to shift what needs to move in order to have those goals be achieved.
If you haven’t worked with a coach before, please consider it. It’s not a sign of weakness, but rather an indication of true commitment – that you would seek assistance to make your goals a reality. Think about it and don’t just take my word… read some of the comments below from folks whom I have had the pleasure of working with!
Be safe tonight and courageous in looking into the future and imagining something magical.
Jody Seivert of One X One Companies did a fantastic job of presenting BE Bold! Managing Challenging Conversations during our September networking event. Thank you Jody for giving us great information to think about as we conduct our day to day business. Read More!
I have had the pleasure of partnering with Jody Seivert for the past 5 years. During that time she has played an integral role in helping me to develop focused, sales-driven teams; rather than a collection of order-takers. She has an unmatchable blend of interior design experience, design center sales experience, relationship/personal development, and structured sales training. So unlike other sales development trainers, she “gets” our industry and tailors her teachings appropriately. She is truly one-of-a-kind and her teachings absolutely, unequivocally produce results. (But only if you execute what she teaches!!)
I started with her at one company where we fully implemented her teachings and as a result doubled our business in the first year. We developed a group of associates who believed in Jody, we had leadership that executed what she taught, and we blossomed. Since joining Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman I have used Jody extensively to train my team, and the selling teams at my rep showrooms around the country. Once again, we doubled our business under her guidance due to both her technical teachings and her unbridled enthusiasm.
And the wonderful part about Jody is that she truly believes and acts as though she is part of your team. She is always there to guide and mentor my team and me. I am honored to have her as a mentor and now consider her a dear friend. She has changed the way that I approach my business and helped me to become more successful in my career.
I can’t thank Jody enough for all the coaching help she provided for our company. Not only was I impressed, but even our designers made a point of commenting on her knowledge and thoroughness. We hired another person to do a personal seminar on “Referral Training” for our staff, and when I asked one of our designers what they thought of the presentation they said, “Well nobody stacks up very well if you compare them to Jody!”
For me personally what I loved about working with her was her ability to help us focus on issues, yet also make us think long term, and consider options we would never have imagined. Her suggestions have helped us enormously in streamlining our processing of information and paperwork, along with showroom etiquette and procedures.
I know when the economy improves we will be working with her again to help us take advantage of the new opportunities that will inevitably be available in our industry, and help us address any new challenges.
Jody Seivert’s Sales Training was, in a word, “priceless” for our company. Jody’s straightforward and common sense approach to selling made it easy and fun to take the tools she provided us with and integrate them into our process. Our entire staff implemented several techniques we learned at Jody’s seminar series and we realized immediate results. The first month after our training, we had our largest volume month year to date. We have continued to increase volume month after month since then. Increasing our sales volume is always our main objective, but we have also experienced other unexpected positive results by putting our knowledge from the training into practice. The whole staff has bonded on a more meaningful level, which has strengthened the team. Our team now has a single-minded focus in conducting our business, which is evident in our client satisfaction, as well as the bottom line.
Within 20 minutes of any seminar, I typically lose interest and I have an overwhelming feeling of “get me out of here”! However, when I attended Jody Seivert’s Interior Design Boot Camp, I was amazed that I could not stop listening to her. By the end of the three hours, I was hooked on her no nonsense, no excuse approach to the design business. Since then, I have worked with Jody one on one and it has been awesome. She understands the design mind and has taught me invaluable concepts, techniques and brought out my confidence like I never imagined. I have been in the design field for over 18 years and Jody has helped me take my business to the next level and beyond. Plus, I am having a great time in the process!
Our store has utilized Jody’s training program on numerous occasions. Each and every time we’ve had revitalized staff, inspired ideas and record breaking months of sales. The training has been absolutely invaluable to our team especially because of the training’s relevance to the furniture industry. I would highly recommend the training on both the management and sales end to any store looking to increase sales, improve customer relations and selling efficiencies and enhance management accountability.
Jody – Your “Probing and Prioritizing / Pricing and Profitability” seminar was the best I have ever attended! You gave us concrete numbers of what we should be charging as an hourly rate and you provided actual comparisons on the different ways of charging for goods. Other seminars I have attended on the same topic have never provided concrete numbers. When I started my business 6 1/2 years ago I basically pulled numbers out of thin air. The “interview with the client” questions are also extremely helpful. My primary client base are health care facilities (I was a Nursing Home Administrator for 20 years prior) and I do have the occasional residential client. The questions you provided will help me dramatically and I can weed out the people looking for free advice. I have had my share of those. Thank you so much!!!