“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
– Robin Jones Gunn, Author
“Tom is an extra ordinary person and has assisted us in many facets of our business including marketing.
On a scale of 1 to 10, Tom is a 15.
Tom is priceless and his life experiences and knowledge have served our business and our personnel well.
Sam and I consider Tom a mentor and a friend. If we had a board of directors Tom would be on it.”
Before working with Tom Barrett, I was a ship without a rudder. I did not have any clear direction. After working with Tom I now have focus and direction. The resulting sales increase has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Working with Tom changed my business over night. The ideas and action items put in place after our engagement started was a blessing I never saw coming. The platform his team helped me build inspired us to look at our business from a different perspective. I believe the tools we now have will help us achieve our long term goals. Tom has my highest recommendation.
High Performers Need A Coach
- Steve Jobs had Bill Campell
- Warren Buffet had Benjamin Graham and Charles Monger
- Michael Jordan had Dean Smith
High performing people have a trusted advisor, a mentor, a coach. Regardless of their current accomplishment they continually refine and improve their work.
Do you need a business coach?
A good business coach can make all the difference between being mediocre and high performance. First, ask yourself these three questions:
1. Are you highly motivate to change?
Executives and leaders who have a passionate desire to continually grow and develop get the most out of coaching.
2. Do you need experienced outside objective feedback?
The issues you deal with can be intense and deeply felt. It is important to have relationships built on candor and confidentiality. Working with a trusted advisor you will develop a relationship where it is safe not to have all the answers.
3. Do you need commitment for action?
Accountability is a key factor in your relationship with your business coach. Working with Tom Barrett you will develop a clear focus, a prioritized plan, and a commitment to get it done.
Who Can You Turn To for Real Advice?
Business coaching is not therapy. Business coaching is not consulting. Most business owners want long-term success and they can’t get there without some help. Coaching will:
- Focus on the future;
- Develop strategy;
- Foster performance;
- Ask the hard questions;
- Discover your path;
- Advise on business matters; and
- Set goals.
Meet R.G. Smith
R.G. Smith is consulting company that represents interior seating and decor packages for fast food restaurants. In 2009 the economic recession had devastated sales. Robin Smith, the president, realized doing business based upon new restaurant construction had disappeared completely, almost overnight. For the next several months, Robin, together with his business coach, Tom Barrett, strategized on how to redeploy his company’s expertise in developing restaurant interior decor packages. Realizing, that although new restaurant construction was nonexistent, existing restaurants needed to keep up and even refurbish their existing interior seating and decor. Through research, Robin learned that in the fast food industry a refurbished interior customer seating area will, on average, result in a 20% increase in revenue. Introducing interior seating and decor refurbishment. Out with the old in with the new. Over the next year, R.G. Smith focused on offering existing restaurant owners a lobby cleaning and upholstery service. A restaurant lobby can now be refreshed for a fraction of the cost of new construction and receive the same upturn in sales. Robin says, “Before working with Tom Barrett, I was a ship without a rudder. I did not have any clear direction. After working with Tom I now have focus and direction. The resulting sales increase has been nothing short of phenomenal.” R.G. Smith is in business today because of their work with Tom Barrett.