Since I started working with Alison, my company’s revenues have increased 34% and EBITDA has nearly doubled. Our work together helps me stay focused on the bigger picture, on the strategic initiatives that are going to drive growth and profitability. Also, my emotional intelligence has increased and my team has noticed. I’m much more open in dealing with conflict. I’ve become more self-aware and engaged with my team at a new level.
Alison has helped me grow as a leader. Since working with Alison, I have transitioned from a leader of a department, to a leader of a practice to leader and President of the company. Alison has helped me see how I can positively impact the company’s results by creating a vision, setting a course toward it, and communicating the vision and course to my team. She’s helped me stay focused on the things that I can impact the most and will have the greatest impact on our results.
I started working with Alison and Vistage because, as a business owner, I didn’t have a mentor to learn from or peers I could talk to. I was bored and my company was stagnating. Through Vistage, I have a sounding board for everything from how to hire and fire people to how to think strategically. I’ve made friends and developed peers to bounce ideas off of, broadening my exposure to other ways of doing things. Plus, there’s an accountability in the group that I don’t find anywhere else. When you say you’re gonna do something in front of a group or your coach, you tend to do it.
Alison and Vistage have propelled me and my company forward. I’m now launched on a very fast, aggressive, and exciting path. If I hadn’t had Alison and the group, I wouldn’t have been able to know how to go about building this company. Also, I’m more enthused and engaged in my daily life. Because of some of the tools Alison has presented I have a better awareness of myself and my blind spots, allowing me to be a better person, husband, and father.
The Vistage organization, our group and most importantly Alison Whitmire have been an incredible influence on not only my business, but on my personal growth and success as an entrepreneur.
Alison’s empathic yet practical business style has been invaluable in assisting me to grow and lead my business. Her broad knowledge base has exposed me to concepts and techniques during our coaching sessions that I had not previously used. These techniques have vastly improved my ability to predict and manage business cycles and enhanced my skills with finance and banking, dealing with employee issues and handling the numerous other challenges that business owners run into daily. She has an incredible network which has given me access to a variety of additional resources and specialists to assist me in both business and personal projects and issues. Without a doubt, Alison Whitmire has contributed greatly to our success!!!
Since working with Alison and Vistage, my company has grown considerably, to the point that now we are turning away business. Vistage provides me with an opportunity to discuss business topics in a forum that is not otherwise available. It’s a place where I can go work with the real issues facing me and my business. The experience Alison’s provides consistently and significantly impacts my professional life.”