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Bringing Clarity to Your Vision: Donald Cooper in the Globe & Mail

Donald Cooper, business innovator and thought leader, was featured in Sunday’s Globe and Mail. Founder of the highly successful Cooper Canada Ltd (a sporting goods manufacturing company), he also holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and spent 14 years as one of Canada’s most innovative retailers.

Clearly, he is a knowledgeable consultant, one whose chief aim is to help your company clarify its vision.

He starts by building a clear, understandable vision that can inspire others. Many companies, he notes, cram their vision statements with motherhood statements like “honouring their customers” or “having fun” that offer no real direction to employees…

When that’s completed, you can develop your mission statement: A clear, one-page statement of what you commit to do, this year, in every part of the business, to move toward the three- to five-year vision. You should create a fresh mission statement about two months before the end of each fiscal year, so you know what you intend to accomplish in the coming year. (from the Globe and Mail)

 

Too many companies have muddled their vision, overcomplicated their mission, and are floundering as a result, he believes.

Does your company have clear, identifiable goals? Are your central purpose and values practical and concise? Could Donald help bring clarity and direction?

 

For more information on booking Donald for your company, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or contact us via our website.

 

Barbara Crowhurst Gets You Better Business Results

Barbara Crowhurst

Barbara Crowhurst is a retail specialist, business coach, writer, international speaker and trainer. Her comprehensive and detailed approach to retail comes from years of working in the industry. She recently provided us with the Top Ten Comments From Retailers regarding her business coaching services:

 

10 Cash flow has improved.

9 We are moving more merchandise through our store.

8 We under stand where our business is coming from and have a more effective marketing strategy.

7 We understand what our merchandise mix should be.

6 We are on a budget and controlling our buying.

5 Our operating expenses are under control.

4 We are attracting a better level of staff keeping them longer.

3 Our store is designed more effectively; traffic flows better.

2 Sales are up 20% within the first few months of working with Barbara.

1 I am finally paying myself and I know I can face the challenges ahead with Barbara as my retail business coach.

 

If you’d like to see some of these same results, contact us today to book Barbara’s consulting services.

 

 

(comments provided by Barbara Crowhurst)

 

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Seven September Speakers: New Books, Olympians, Leaders
We may hesitate to admit that September is here, but the return of autumn can be positive! Lots of good things are in store. So as kids head back to school and offices fill up with returning vacationers, here is just a glimpse of what prospeakers.com has to offer you this fall:

  • Three popular speakers with brand new books,
  • Two incredible Olympic athletes, and
  • Two leadership experts we’ve recently added to our roster.
Scott Stratten Scott StrattenUn-marketer, Business Expert, AuthorScott Stratten’s new book, The Book of Business (Un)Awesome, is now out. An expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing, Scott cites this as “one of the only business flip books in the world!” His engaging, often humorous perspective on businesses that triumph and fail also provides actionable input on increasing customer and employee engagement to help your business thrive.

If you’d like more info on booking Scott to help your business boom, just click here.

Catherine Kaputa Catherine KaputaBrand Strategist, Speaker, Coach, AuthorCatherine Kaputa has had a long and noteworthy career in brand strategy, leading the award-winning “I Love NY” campaign and teaching at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Her most recent book, Breakthrough Branding: How Smart Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Transform a Small Idea into a Big Brand, demonstrates what makes a brand thrive, as seen in the stories of US and international brands, and provides you with tools to build the brand you need.

To have Catherine coach your team, visit her page on our website.

Jeffrey Simpson Jeffrey SimpsonAuthor, Journalist, TV personality, Member of the Order of Canada.Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail‘s national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada’s leading literary prizes: the Governor-General’s award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing (twice), and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. His newest book, Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Healthcare System Needs to be Dragged Into the 21st Century is a head-on exploration of the “huge changes and real choices” that our country faces.

To hear Jeffrey’s perspective on updating our healthcare system, book him here.

Rosie MacLennan Rosie MacLennanLondon 2012 Gold MedalistFour months ago, Rosie MacLennan was virtually unknown. Today, she is Canada’s Gold Medal Girl, the only athlete to bring home the gold from the London 2012 games with a first place finish in Women’s Trampoline. A graduate from the University of Toronto and an athlete with over a decade of international experience, Rosie is a well-spoken and incredibly talented young leader.

If you’re interested in hosting Rosie at an upcoming event, her details are all right here.

Simon Whitfield Simon WhitfieldOlympic TriathleteSimon Whitfield’s Olympic career has spanned four games, from Sydney to London. As a leader within the triathlon world, an advocate for amateur sport and an experienced speaker, he is a man of international influence.

To have him come share his Olympic stories and lessons-learned along the way with your company, visit us here.

Robert Murray Robert MurrayStrategy and Leadership DevelopmentRobert Murray is a passionate storyteller and leadership mentor with more than twenty years of Senior Executive Business experience in Fortune 100 and small start-up organizations over 12 countries. Robert is, among other roles, Board Director for Russell Breweries, Associate Professor at the Sauder School of Business and the BCIT School of Business, Executive Advisor and Strategic Facilitator to many companies and author of the highly acclaimed book on leadership, It’s Already Inside.

His leadership insights will be of undeniable value to your business. Find out more about booking him here.

Chantal Vallee Chantal ValléeSports Psychologist and Transformational CoachChantal Vallée is the Head Coach of the University of two-time Canadian University Champion Windsor Lancers Women’s Basketball, and has a winning percentage of 90%; in the 2 years prior to Chantal’s arrival, the team had won only 8 of their 60+ games. Chantal is fluent in French, English and Spanish and has a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology. She is a talented coach and dynamic leader whose passion for excellence and pride in performance can change the way that teams and individuals see themselves and their potential.

If you’d like to bring her performance & leadership expertise to your team, click here.

Please call us or be in touch if you would like more information on these or any other speakers. As always, we look forward to working with you to create dynamic and engaging events.