Before joining ATI, Geoff Berman worked in his family business for 16 years and had realized that the changes I wanted to make in the business were never going to happen under the current leadership. I hit the lottery when I found ATI. Now I can influence many businesses, not just the one I work in. I found very quickly how much I loved helping shop owners and their staff change their lives.
Key Talking Points:
- Employee Engagement Class
- Positive feedback from students
- Animated and emotional presentation- effective because coming from the heart and passion from Geoff
- Top problem with the industry
- Tech shortage due to the ego- need to communicate better with the younger generation
- Becoming a coach
- Started working at the family business
- Sent Geoff to classes and schools but wouldn’t let him implement changes
- Left family business and replied to an ad in the newspaper as a manager for ATI- able to finally impact so many lives as a coach
- 16 years at ATI
- As a coach you need to be patient, looking past own ego as coach- humbling experience
- Husband and wife duos- can be challenging working and living together 24/7, successful ones have strategies in place for it
- Succession planning- most shop owners have skewed ideas of their shop’s worth, if you’re an intricate part of the business all you have to sell is a job. Replace yourself in business first.
- Thanks to Geoff Berman for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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