I own and operate a small home improvement company. I am a driven individual and knew that I was going to reach my personal and business goals out of sheer determination. What I also knew was that there are plenty of obstacles, pitfalls, and other things that would slow my pace. I was tired of the "1 step forward 2 steps back" trial and error method that was my business. I was searching for a mentor that could help me be better.
I stumbled upon a LinkedIn post by Steve Chiama that discussed 3 questions about better marketing strategies which hit a nerve since marketing is such a large portion of my budget. During an initial lunch meet up with Steve we discussed several aspects of who I was, where my business was, and my near term goals. We talked about his history and some of the basics of the Action Coach model. Everything Steve said really grabbed my attention because it made sense. I felt that I could learn to be better with his tools and guidance.
I decided to make an investment in myself as an owner and hired Steve to be my coach. I am soooooo happy that we met. Steve has helped me focus on defining the company structure and vision. We looked at the financials together and found where things were working and where we needed to tweak. He has helped me understand myself and my true role as a business owner.
At times it is a frustrating experience, but when the breakthroughs happen it's amazing! Today my business is more than healthy. I feel more in control and I am confidently adding new team members into my profitable business.
As with anything the results you get are a direct result of the effort you put in. If you are seriously sick of treading water as a business owner and have the fortitude to listen, learn, and implement needed changes, then I highly recommend Steve and the Action Coach team.
Invest in yourself you won't regret it.
Meet your host...
Steve Chiama has been growing businesses for over 30 years. His experience includes growing customer service businesses for large industrial equipment manufacturing and construction companies, through to his own business coaching business today.
One of his highlights was increasing sales for his business unit at a large industrial company by over 300% in just a 3 year period. To achieve these sales and profit growth goals, he recruited, trained, and led a team of people with a focus on building high performance through strong communication and powerful target-orientation.
Steve has owned an ActionCOACH business coaching franchise located in Fairfax, VA since 2010. He uses the vast ActionCOACH system that was developed and proven by helping owners of hundreds of thousands of businesses, plus his own past experience leading marketing and sales teams, to help business owners achieve growth and control in their businesses. His clients report gains in excess of 40% in revenue per year, as well as gaining free time back from their business life.
His education includes a BSEE degree from Clarkson University and an MSBA from Bucknell University.