As an entrepreneur, I must admit that I had not paid enough attention to hiring practices until the business was going through a rough patch. We reluctantly agreed to use Activate Group’s TopGrading selection tools and hired our first ‘A’ player shortly thereafter. What a huge difference!
Howard has masterfully identified the key leaks that every company struggles with to some degree. And not only does he identify them clearly, he has given us the roadmap to plugging the leaks.
Using a combination of tried and tested tools, experiential tactics and cutting edge approaches, Howard delivers practical guidance to help executives lead companies through various growth phases.
By using the tools, we have hired key employees that have helped our company to turn around in growth mode. Through assessments and budgets created around our Gazelles one-page plan we now have a true blueprint for success.
I am truly impressed with how focused & determined my management team has become while working with Howard Shore and the programed he customized for us. We are beginning year two under Howard's guidance, and he has all of our departments running like a well oiled machine. We are more efficient as a company, and have learned to work smarter, not harder. Profitability is up, morale has never never been better, and 2019 looks to be a record breaking year.
I've had the pleasure of participating in one of Howard's leadership development sessions, and we have also spoken one-on-one on matters related to business coaching and business development. Howard is very thoughtful, he is thought-provoking and extremely knowledgeable in a number of critical areas.
Having worked on several successful projects with Howard we continue to enjoy and value his combination of deep corporate executive history, business knowledge and practical "call it as is" wisdom. Executive leaders or corporations with a true desire to grow, learn and change will surely benefit from engaging with Howard and his team.
Howard has provided much needed guidance and tools for us to help affect organizational change. His coaching has allowed us to implement new strategies and tactics that have led to growth and revenue development. Howard is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him.
Howard has taught me more in a few short months than I have learned on my own during the past 7 years of owning my business.
Activate Group’s leadership and expertise has helped our organization to re-think our present and better imagine our future. The rigorous strategic planning process has been a catalyst for positive change in our organization, and has led to better business decisions.
Howard Shore is a stellar executive and business coach as he helped us with sales and business strategic planning. We utilized Howard’s services for over a year and found his monthly meetings to be well organized, intellectually stimulating, and results driven. I strongly recommend Howard!
Howard has provided his executive coaching services several times for our organization and each time he has met the challenge and exceeded expectations. He is a pleasure to work with and is extremely knowledgeable in the coaching space.
My coach is great when it comes to recognizing, adjusting and developing new sales strategies to fit our service and the current marketplace. I have been in outside sales for more than 22 years and my coach brought new ideas to help me deal with the everyday trials of selling a non-tangible service, mostly by phone. I would recommend him to any company that wants to grow their business from inside, with the talent they already have.
As an entrepreneur, I must admit that I had not paid enough attention to hiring practices until the business was going through a rough patch. We reluctantly agreed to use Activate Group’s TopGrading selection tools and hired our first ‘A’ player shortly thereafter. What a huge difference! Not only did we find that a true ‘A’ can perform the work of 2 or 3 employees in the same capacity, but they also become a model and motivation for others to improve. Now that we are seeing the successful results, I would not ever think of hiring anyone without the use of these tools.
Activate Group, Inc. has been instrumental in helping our company. By using the tools such as Topgrading, we have hired key employees that have helped our company to turn around in growth mode. Through assessments and budgets created around our Gazelles one-page plan we now have a true blueprint for success.