RR 096: Jeff Peevy of AMI on Creating A Learning Culture

Meet Jeff Peevy, President of the Automotive Management Institute (AMI), a 34-year industry veteran who has spent the past 20 years involved with education and research.

Jeff discusses and drives home an important strategy on ‘Building A Learning Culture’ in your business. This episode can be distilled down to four words: Let’s Go Learn Something!

Why listen?

Realize why a Culture of Learning is a sustainable competitive advantage.

Appreciate how encouraging your staff to think holistically with ‘Systems Think’ and improve your business.

Find out that learning is not just training, but everything that increases knowledge.

Learn how to encourage millennials to come to and work in your business.


Jeff Peevy is giving you about 30 solid take-a-ways to help you create a strong learning culture. Be sure to get out your pad or digital voice recorder. You may just have a personal epiphany. Here are just a few:

  • The best shops have a version of the learning culture.
  • Replace the word training with the word learning
  • Hire with your core beliefs highlighted.
  • Learn about a study on the wording of a help wanted ad to attract top talent

Jeff Peevy Email:  jpeevy@amionline.org

AMI web site HERE.

AMI Face Book Page HERE.

Book mentioned:  The Living Company by Arie de Geur

Jeff is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Collision Industry Foundation and Board of Directors for the National Auto Body Council. He is also an active member of the Society of Organizational Learning.

AMI was founded in 1989 to provide management education for automotive service and collision repair professionals. Its accredited curriculum consists of more than 700 courses taught by more than 150 faculty members. Courses are related to five areas of business management from marketing and sales to operations and service, to personnel and human resource development. ASA and its members played an important role in the initial funding of AMI and have a vested interest in growing AMI in the future, ensuring that it continues to deliver relevant training and courses amid an evolving training and education landscape with new media technologies.

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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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