Business Traction Forum, Entrepreneurial business leaders share their experiences from the Business
Traction Forum on October 20, 2016.
About Business Traction Forum:
With thousands of people who have read the books (Traction, Get A Grip, Rocket Fuel), downloaded the Entrepreneurial Operating System Tools, and are implementing the tools without help from a Certified EOS Implementer, I recently had an “aha” that several entrepreneurial business leaders are still frustrated, not getting everything they want from their businesses.
As a result, I delivered an impactful workshop with one objective: to help entrepreneurial leaders use the EOS Tools under the purest context. I am passionate about helping Entrepreneurial Leadership Teams to become their best!
Jeffrey W. Zindel - President, Association of Teleservices International
We hired Mike to speak at two conferences for our business owner members of the Association of Teleservices International (ATSI). Our intent was to offer educational sessions that could provide continuity from year to year that provided a deep dive into a topic or subject. I was fortunate to have attended both sessions and I implemented a number of the EOS Tools as a result of Mike’s workshop. The EOS Tools area a simple, yet powerful approach to getting more of what you want from your business.
Mike is an engaging and outstanding speaker, and does an outstanding job presenting real world examples of how to implement the EOS tools. I highly recommend Mike to any organization that is looking to add value to their business owner members through Mike’s workshop. Our members were thrilled to attend both of Mike’s presentations. Our member survey rated both of Mike’s sessions 5 out of 5. Excellent!
Karena Mills - President / CEO at OSB Community Bank
OSB Community Bank has utilized Mike Kotsis and his team on several occasions ranging from large group small business summits to working individually with our clients. Mike is an innovator for small business. Our clients scream accolades of his knowledge as I do personally.
Andrea Kaczmarek - Marketing & Event Manager, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
Coordinating the speaking engagement with Mike was a dream. He’s truly the “model” speaker and expert in his field. He adhered to deadlines and went above and beyond to promote the event within his circle of influence. Mike is organized, well-spoken and kept the audience engaged. Our survey results from the attendees at the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Professional Edge Workshop (Are you running your business or is it running you?) are positive. If you’re looking for a business counselor to get you or keep you on track, look no further!
Jim Lange - Truth@Work, Five Feet Twenty President, Author, Speaker
Mike recently presented his Entrepreneurial Operating System to one of our Truth@Work roundtable groups in Toledo. He was very well prepared and shared some incredible truths that were very helpful to the entire group (who happened to be pretty seasoned business owners). I highly recommend Mike!
Camille Walker Banks - Executive Director at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Wayne State University
Mike is one of Detroit’s brightest stars! He is a premier strategist with the business acumen that is beyond his years. I would recommend Mike Kotsis and the GPS for Small Business program to all of my Stage 2 business clients.
Roger Norberg - Encouraging Business Owners & CEO's in Peer Roundtable Forums with C12 Group
We invited Mike to speak at a special C12 Group half day workshop at the Wyndgate Country Club. He gave his introduction to Entrepreneurial Operating System. Several of our members and at least one guest pursued Mike for additional coaching and instruction to implement EOS in their companies, with excellent results. EOS aligns exceptionally well with our ‘teaching’ in C12. We still talk about EOS at almost every C12 Group meeting.
Mike has been instrumental in helping our leadership team get to the next level. He’s helping us master both the science and art of EOS, and we just held our first Annual Session where everyone on the team gave it a perfect 10 rating!
Mike has been very patient with us and he never makes us feel badly about the things that we didn’t do right when we were self-implementing EOS. It turns out my team didn’t feel as comfortable challenging me on certain aspects of our vision and issues that we were having as I thought they were. So when Mike was in the room and sensed some of that tension, he was able to dive deeper into those issues and draw people out so that we were having more honest conversations than we had before.
While working with Mike, I’ve reduced the number of hours that I’m working to closer to 30 hours a week, from a high of probably 60 or 70 when I first started with all of this. I’m down to wearing only two hats, and both of those I’m wearing by choice. I’m operating much more in my unique ability on a daily basis, which is a lot more enjoyable – and I don’t feel as tired at the end of the day because the things that I’m spending my time on are the things that I truly enjoy.
If we had hired Mike from the beginning we would be a lot further ahead than where we are now. I’d recommend Mike to any company looking for an expert guide on their EOS journey!
Marisa Smith, Head Brainiac, The Whole Brain Group