Julie E. Poland is a nationally known author, certified business coach and facilitator. Since 1990 Ms. Poland has worked with individuals and groups from the boardroom to the front lines to define desired outcomes and achieve them.
Julie's passion is helping individuals build upon their strengths to create their most desirable future. She engages clients in a multi-phase coaching process through which they can build greater awareness, purpose, competence, well-being, and best of all—results.
Julie, like other executive women, has had to juggle the multiple fulltime jobs of work and home. Her background that includes both corporate management and independent business ownership allows her to explore the full range of options with executive women who want to be effective in all of their life roles.
Business Results Improvement
Business success starts with a strategy and is supported by management and operational systems. Julie has worked with all of these pieces of the company success puzzle. With a diversified background that includes management, product development, marketing, sales, and strategic planning, Ms. Poland has applied her proven processes and facilitation skills in more than 30 industries.
Ms. Poland is a certified facilitator for Achievement Seminars International, Resource Associates Corporation, and Total Quality Institute.
Mike is an entrepreneur who started a business in his living room and grew it to #208 on the INC 500 list of the fastest growing companies. Mike understands the mind of the business owner and the steps necessary to create fast, sustainable growth.
Mike's specialty is working one-on-one with business owners and their key people to develop the attitudes, behaviors, and goal achievement practices that keep the business humming while keeping their personal lives satisfying. He is particularly interested in values-based leadership.
An effective sales machine requires the right people, skills, processes, and market focus. Mike's approach to sales is to create an "assistant buyer" mentality which enables his clients to help customers achieve their goals. He helps to instill productive habits that keep the sales funnel full. The outcome is loyal, repeat business from clients who become active advocates for your business.
Jim is Summitís creative engine and coach extraordinaire. He specializes in client cases where strategic idea generation is central to the project. Mr. Poland is a certified facilitator for Resource Associates Corporation and Total Quality Institute.
Sometimes the issues blocking peak performance revolve around people, and Jim stands prepared to provide support for the company's goals. Goal planning and achievement, attitude development, and the formation of successful work habits enable Jim's clients to create sustainable improvement.
Closely Held Businesses
One of Jim's areas of focus is working with owners and key leaders in family owned or other closely held businesses. He helps owners plan for their futures, and prepares tomorrow's leaders for expanded roles. He can also assist an owner in developing a strategy for achieving his or her next set of life goals, where travel or other non-business activities become increasingly important. Jim can also help closely held businesses navigate the interpersonal and management issues characteristic of a closely held work setting.