CHICAGO BUSINESS COACHING
Expert and proven business and executive coaching designed to accelerate the growth of your business.
Business coaching is one of the leading tools that successful organizations use to improve employee performance, increase profit margins, and achieve their targets. If you’re an ambitious leader looking to achieve extraordinary results in your business, Activate Group’s business coaching services in Chicago are the solution.
With extensive business experience, our coaches have worked with businesses in a host of industries to apply effective strategies that help leaders reach their goals. Every member of our team has managed thriving businesses that have achieved great success, bringing in millions in revenue and tripling employee engagement, so we have the expertise to help organizations like yours achieve the same.
WHAT WE DO
We help leaders to implement strategies, systems and software to scale up faster for lucrative rewards and streamlined processes that work. Every member of our coaching team has independently managed a business with at least $50m in annual revenue, so we know which strategies provide the best results for your organization and team.
At Activate Group, our passion is helping businesses succeed. We want to help leaders uncover the true potential of their business and achieve results they previously only dreamed of, and we offer several services to help Chicago business achieve this. Along with our customized business coaching and mentorship services, we also provide online resources and digital courses that will help you discover the untapped potential of your team to exceed your targets as quickly as possible.
- Accelerate Growth
- Increase Productivity
- Scale by Systemizing
- Increase Profit Margins
- Increase Business Valuation
- Improve Predictability of Results
- Create a Dynamic Culture
- Nurture Effective Leadership
- Improve Communication
- Reduce Stress
Howard provided me with so many valuable insights that I haven’t heard from anyone else in a single meeting. Your ability to inspire and assist others is remarkable. Thank you!
We hired Activate Group to help us get in line and dialed is as a company a while back, ever since then we have grown to new heights that I never thought was possible. Advanced Restoration owes all our growth and success to Activate Group. We truly appreciate them challenging the way we think and for pushing our limits to grow.
Our experience with coach Mo Rousso and the team at Activate Group has been a good one! We are super thankful for their wisdom and guidance as we have worked to grow our REI business. Thanks Mo and Activate Group!
I have been working with Mo Rousso of Activate Group, Inc. for the past 18 months and have been extremely impressed with his knowledge and support. Mo has helped me identify areas of weakness in my business and provided suggestions for improvement, which has led to increased efficiency and revenue. His expertise with DISC assessments has also been invaluable in finding the right people for the right jobs when hiring. We have regular quarterly planning meetings, which help us set and track important metrics such as number of jobs booked, incoming phone traffic, and hiring quotas.
Not only is Mo knowledgeable and professional, but he has also made himself available anytime I need him and is just a call or text away. As someone who has built a successful business in a related industry, Mo has a unique perspective and has been able to offer valuable insights based on his persona experience.
I highly recommend Mo as a coach and mentor. His guidance has been invaluable in helping my business grow and improve.
We run a fairly large private equity-backed company with around 2,000 employees. Our executive team has used Howard and Activate for the past year. He has been instrumental in providing structure for our team around quarterly meetings, planning, strategy, etc. Highly recommend Howard and his company regardless of your company size. We have received a huge return on investment.
Just want to reach out to you and reiterate how excited we are about our coaching from Larry. It is just amazing how he is leading us in the right direction. I am sure we are a challenging client, but hiring Activate and engaging Larry as our coach is probably the best decision we have made in our 32 years of being in business. Just incredible!
Thanks to you and your team!
Over two years ago, we partnered with Activate Group to help us establish core values, create a company culture, and future enhances our growing business. I continue to be amazed by all the benefits that our coach Larry Rutkowski provides our company. He is an integral part of our business now and I could not imagine not having him on the team. Our monthly calls and quarterly in person leadership meetings have enabled all members of our team to be focused and engaged on the common task at hand. I could not recommend Larry as a coach strong enough to any potential company or executive looking to go to the next level.
Larry Rutkowski was brought into our group of companies during a time of rapid expansion. He was instrumental in helping me professionalize the businesses and manage the growth. He helped create a company culture, implement core values, and accountability structures, set annual and quarterly metrics as well as coach existing senior management in the scaling up model. I recommend him to anyone trying to grow and improve the health of their business.
Our eNPS is really high if you compare that to last year, the business is in a lot different shape and we’ve come a long way. I want to say Thank You Larry for all your hard work, who knows where we would be without you. Obviously, the success of the business, our cash position, our net income position, our eNPS, our collaboration, our leadership team improvements, all that kinda stuff is vastly different and you were certainly a huge part of bringing that all together to have us perform the way we are now. Thank you again and looking forward to making more great successes for our company in the future!”
It has been a privilege to work with Activate Group, Inc, in assessing our sales talent and capabilities. They bring in industry expertise and provide valuable insight to our organization. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with our coach Howard!
After several years of break-even and lackluster growth, I knew my team could produce much better results. After working with numerous advisors, I found the process, coach, and software that could help our company break through the chasm. In one year, we well exceeded our industry’s profitability. In the second year, growth is accelerating, and we are on track to increase net profitability beyond what we thought we could do. Most importantly, I have not felt this in control of my business and am as excited about the future of our company. Activate Group brought us the scalable strategic accountability process and the tough coaching needed to get ahead of our competition. Everyone needs a coach and Activate Group delivers the goods!
Howard is an excellent business coach! He has helped me in the areas of practice development and management and I would recommend him to others.
Howard is a dynamic speaker and appeals to all management levels with his straightforward style. He is a consultant who has experienced the challenges of business and sales. He conveys this through the way he guides executives to the solutions without providing the answer but rather through provoking thought with questions and helpful commentary. I would recommend Howard to any organization looking to increase their bottom line, enhance strategic planning, or simply provide an entertaining and useful analysis of each manager within their organization. After giving our Business Leaders an in-depth questionnaire, he was able to provide reports to each individual and their superiors to assist us in understanding better communication methods and ways to get the most out of each personality type we had in our organization. The biggest plus was that he was fun in doing so, and he became the hit at our business planning meeting last year!
I am truly impressed with how focused & determined my management team has become while working with Howard Shore and the program 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 been better, and 2019 looks to be a record-breaking year.
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 one year has transformed it into a well-oiled machine. 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 for 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.
Thank you, Howard!! Running my business is fun again!
Every Activate Group coach has led at least one organization from start-up to $20B in revenue before ever becoming a coach