One-on-One Coaching Testimonials
Sometimes you get so focused on the doing part of the business that you can't see the big picture. I used Greg as a coach to help me stay disciplined and make sure I was on my way to the next goal. With his help, our sales were tracking at $1 million after just 1 year in business. Following the principles and techniques that he taught us for the last 3 years, our sales have improved every month and we're now over $3,000,000 in sales per year!
Wayne Lowe, Granite Transformations, Oakville
This Testing and Measuring is awesome; I've learned more in 10 weeks about my business than I have in 10 years. I now look at my business totally differently and I finally have a plan that's working. I've been trying to hire a new locksmith for years. Using one of his recruiting strategies, I hired a new team member in only a few weeks. After only 4 months of working with Greg, our sales are up 31% over this time last year. And that's our first revenue increase in over 10 years!
Norm Kurczyk, Oaktown Lock and Hardware, Oakville
Greg outlined a very comprehensive and structured approach to developing a solid marketing and daily sales calling strategy. He worked with us through every step to ensure that we stuck to the plan. His process works, and we were able to develop and implement a sales and marketing program that is proving successful. Greg is an excellent coach with a wealth of knowledge, and he takes a personal interest in his clients to ensure that the program is adapted to fit each individual client's needs. I am convinced that without Greg's direction and support, we would still be floundering and making many of the mistakes that had led to minimal success. I am pleased to recommend Greg to any entrepreneur.
Gary Busteed, Newsource Management Consultants, Oakville
What is my job? Am I always doing what I should be doing? Am I doing the work that my staff should be doing? What value do I bring to my clients? Are the things that we are doing cost effective? Greg Peterson has helped us identify our goals, implement an effective strategy and make sure that we spend our time on activities that will achieve our goals. Greg is a great coach and I highly recommend his services.
Joe Czerlau, Investment Planning Counsel of Canada, Oakville
When I first started working with Greg about 4 years ago, we were really struggling with cash flow problems and I really had no idea how we were doing. Since then, we've implemented a complete accounting system and I get monthly financials, key performance indicators and cash flow forecasting. Now I am on top of everything, everyday. Our revenues are up 282% and our profits have grown a whopping 953%. More importantly, I've gone from working over 80 hours a week to less than 40 hours. I now have a life besides work. I even eat dinner with my kids everyday for the first time in their lives! I took a summer vacation this year for the first time ever. My entire family, including my parents and my brother's family, went to Italy for 3 weeks. When I came back, my managers had things working better than before I left. If you are thinking about working with Greg, stop thinking and get going!
Louie Liberta, Linclon Paving, Etobicoke
I was quite impressed with how you handled and facilitated the strategic planning at LaserNetworks. Well done. I would have no reservation at all in recommending you to any contacts of mine.
Ron Guest, Bottom Line HR, Oakville
Working with Greg has given me the confidence to take my business to the next level. I have always been too worried about getting bigger. With our new systems and processes, I now know that I can do it successfully. For example, we used to spend 2-3 hours to do an estimate. Now it only takes about 10 minutes and we are much more accurate. Last week we quoted over $1,000,000 in new business and we won all of it! It would have taken us 6 months to do that before. We've already sold enough to double our revenues this year, and we are on track to triple them!
Walter Piersanti, WP Stucco, Hamilton
Growth Academy Testimonials
"I like the positive acknowledgement that I can do it! I now have a plan to succeed. My revenues and profits are both up 50% this year."
David Males, Northern Edge Construction
"I am very satisfied with the Growth Academy. I especially like the class setting. The greatest benefit I have received is the self-realization of my potential. My revenues are up 25% and profits about 15%."
David Spinelli, Spinelli Construction
"This program has given me hope for great success. My revenues and profits are up 60%! I definitely recommend Growth Advisors."
Mark Jackson, Jackson and Associates
"I appreciate having access to an experienced opinion. Your guidance and your positive support gives me confidence".
Bart Szoke, Szoke Design
The Growth Academy is consistently high quality and is good value for the money. I especially appreciate how you make each session interesting and dynamic. I've learned a tremendous amount and my business is now poised to soar in 2007.
Erin Zagar, EZ Dimensions
"The Growth Academy enables us to learn about our business in a manner that we could not have done by ourselves. We especially benefit from the interaction with other companies. We definitely recommend Growth Advisors!"
Daniella and Randy Baryla, New Home Services
"I like the group sessions and dynamics. The discussions give me a sense of not being alone. I now understand what my margins must be and what needs to be done to make my business successful. My revenues are up 30% and my profits are also up about 15%. I definitely recommend Growth Advisors".
Susan Harvey, Colours and Concepts
eLearning Client Testimonials
"Attracting and retaining good employees is the key to LaserNetworks’ future growth. The Chamber eLearning Centre is an innovative, high tech training solution. We expect it to improve employee retention, increase employee productivity, enhance our capabilities and improve competitiveness.
Chris Stoate, President, LaserNetworks, Oakville, ON
"I never even used a computer until 4 weeks ago. With the eLearning courses I can now do email and write a letter to our customers. I’ve completed the Track Selling sales videos and I’m prepared to start making calls to increase our business. The courses were easy to understand and follow. Elearning is fantastic! It’s going to help me improve my skills and contribute more to our business".
Marino Liberta, Lincoln Paving, Toronto, ON
"I heard about Growth Advisors through the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and had the pleasure of meeting Greg Peterson to discuss e-learning. I started taking e-learning courses in December, 2006. I had the opportunity to try out a few courses and was surprised as to how much I have learned. My biggest challenge at first was finding the time to take these courses. I then realized that doing these courses on-line was much more beneficial than a full day course which requires me to take a day away from my business and transportation.
I have taken 18 courses to date, and have really learned a lot. The variety of courses is absolutely incredible. I now prioritize my week to allow time to take these courses because of their value. I would highly recommend to anyone that e-learning is the way to go. The courses are fun, interactive and very satisfying in what you achieve at the end of each course.
Nicole Porlier, The Glass Half Full, Oakville, Ontario
As a HR consultant and trainer, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the e-training solutions offered by your company. Your e-learning offering is a viable solution for those with limited funds for training. In addition, the convenience of taking courses 24/7 in short segments does not disrupt the workday and improves retention. The program can be used as a stand-alone solution or part of a blended learning solution to reinforce classroom or facilitator led workshop training. Joanne Royce, Royce & Associates, Human Resources and Training Solutions
I completed a skills assessment and took an Excel lesson on the Growth Advisors E-Learning site this morning. Feedback: After completing the skills assessment for Excel 2003 I was surprised at how poorly my scores were. Since I use Excel almost daily I feel comfortable with creating basic spreadsheets and formulas however I was not up to par on the definitions and alternative methods available. Once I was able to determine my weaknesses I completed Lesson #3 to review the fundamentals of Excel.I thought the lesson was interesting and helpful in updating my knowledge of Excel's capabilities. Having both visual and audio components makes the lesson well suited for different learning styles. In addition, I enjoyed that the skills assessment was not simply multiple choice questions but included questions in which the user selects the correct answer on an example window. I think taking these courses will help me to stay current and expand my understanding of programs that I use every day. This will not only help me to create better presentations and proposals to clients but it will also make me more efficient in performing simple tasks. Heather Gatt, Account Manager, LaserNetworks Inc.
"I’ve had our four key supervisors take a series of management and leadership courses over the last 3 months. I can’t believe how much of a difference it has made to their attitudes, teamwork and motivation. Now that they have taken the training, they have confidence in themselves and their abilities to effectively manage their staff. It has definitely changed the atmosphere in the company and has created a very positive culture. I highly recommend the Growth Advisors eLearning Centre."
Louie Liberta, Lincoln Paving, Toronto