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.
I have attended Howard's workshops with much excitement and anticipation as he coaches "C" level executives to scale growth companies. 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. I particularly enjoyed Howard's personal coaching techniques using focused questions and real life examples in order to enable participant learning. I thoroughly recommend Howard's workshops to any C-Level Executive looking for a roadmap to profitable growth while enjoying the journey.
Bringing Howard into my company was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Howard recognized the potential in my executive team and in 1 year has transformed it into a well-oiled machine. I have seen tremendous growth from the members of my executive team. I attribute this growth to the personal coaching sessions and the time Howard spends with the members of my team. During the coaching sessions, he holds us accountable to our commitments and goals. He offers help and advice on meeting those commitments and goals. He makes sure we don't back down from those commitments and goals when we feel overwhelmed and lovingly helps us find solutions to get us back on track.
Our annual and quarterly planning meetings are magical. Howard is able to help us find and identify the items we need to work on, that will impact our business the most. He does this with insightful questions and comments. Once those items are clearly identified, his brilliance in strategy and execution helps us identify a simple execution plan and measurements to keep us laser focused on the plan.
Thank you, Howard!! Running my business is fun again!
Howard Shore was engaged by Air Compressor Works Inc. to orient the business for profitable growth. Everything he promised, he delivered, and more. Howard is an insightful, thoughtful and experienced business coach, you will not be disappointed if you work with him. Not only is Howard a man of integrity he is a superb influencer and enables clients to understand the business process and come to their own conclusions. I highly recommend Howard Shore for any enterprise that plans to grow and thrive.
After 60 days of working together you have turned us into a ‘High Velocity’ company. I am thankful for this!!!
For over 2 years, our Executive Team has had the opportunity to work with Howard on a variety of business processes and proven systems designed to help our firm accelerate growth and scale up. With Howard’s support, our Leadership Team has begun to implement a variety of crucial elements that have raised our Agency’s capacity for accountability, strategic thinking and planning. We started to incorporate the Rockefeller Habits in an effort to hone our business in the areas that we must simply get right: People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. I would highly recommend the services of Howard Shore for any organization that is looking to improve their operation through disciplined Executive and Sales coaching while learning about your Team and yourself, every step of the way!