I spent the day at The Growth Coach with Phill Manker. It was a great session. I learned that I need to take time every day to focus on myself, on how to work on my business reather than for my business.
Phill did a great job of working with me to see what is important to me and what I need to do to make myself more productive. He puts the responsibility on you and he has the accountability portion to make sure you are doing what you need to do.
I would recommend The Growth Coach to any business owner that is looking to own a business rather than their business owning them.
Chaz Elsten - Agent - Farmers Insurance
I want to take a minute to speak about the 1st of an 8 part curriculum. In my line of work, goals and dreams are a big influence of if individuals make it in the business or not. The problem lies when individuals have the dreams, but don't have the systems in place to follow-up what needs to be done to accomplish those dreams.
I have a couple of internal coaches that help me with what I need to keep me accountable. It is a different dynamic to have an outside coach that isn't biased to the Northwestern Mutual way.
You have helped me take myself outside of the business and spend a day thinking about what I really want and set up a system of accountability. Thank you Phill, and I look forward to the sessions to follow.
Jason Robinson - Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Tucson
I am happy to recommend Phill Manker as a dynamic Business Coach. I am half way through my first 90 days of Phills' Growth Coach program.
So far, I am beginning to assign value to my personal and business goals, and determine which ones are attainable within the first 90 days of my year long program.
In our first day long group session of The Growth Coach, I found Phill to be courteous, prompt, inspiring, and organized. Because the discussions about your business and personal growth are personal, I find Phill has the utmost professionalism in his work to help you stay focused and accountable.
Jen O'Brien - Long Realty Company
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the privilege of attending Growth Coach. I would also like to recommend the Growth Coach process under your tutelage to anybody who may be considering utilizing your services.
I personally have found in very short time that the principles you teach combined with the dynamic planner you provided me have given me tools to help me in many areas of both my business and my personal life. My time management has already seen great improvements. My productivity has increased greatly due to the strategic approach I take today in running my business. I also find that I am no longer busy for the sake of being busy, but rather I am busily involved in targeted areas of my business and focusing on those things which will grow my business and in turn provide much greater stability and income.
It has been amazing to me to realize that while I may have been surviving in business and even growing my business, I was not actively growing the business as I could have been. In just two short weeks, we have made certain changes in the way we do our day to day tasks and who is in charge of those tasks. I find myself now focused much more on those things which cause my business to grow, rather than those things which simply allowed my business to maintain.
I can’t wait to attend the 2nd class and I look forward to working much more closely with you on a very regular basis.
Jason Watson - Executive Director - Intelligent Office
Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into the room that first day but was pleasantly surprised by all the tools that were given to me. Accountability is not my strong suit but I know that the more I use the planner & go over the material given to me, those skills will be sharpened & fine tuned.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to experience The Growth Coach and your passion for helping my business function at a higher level. After just one class, I feel like I have an idea of how to accomplish some of the goals that have eluded me for years. I am excited about using the planner and although it’s definitely not something that comes naturally to me, I now have a map of how to use my time more wisely. I know that by reorganizing my personal & business life both will become more prosperous & fulfilling.
Chrisie Koury - Executive BNI Director Southern Arizona Region
Don't be fooled by his relaxed style and easy smile. Phill Manker is THE man.
When was the last time you spent time with a coach and began applying what you learned the very next day? When was the last time you saw three of your classmates do the same thing?
Phill doesn't just give you good information, he makes you want to run out and apply it.
I have wasted days of my life in training programs. I look forward to seeing Phill. My advice, don't take my word, find out for yourself.
Nohl Lyons - owner - Focus Web Works
January 26, 2011
I am writing to you today to talk about the value that I have gathered from participating in the Growth Coach Program, taught by yourself. Last month we completed the 3rd Quarter Session and as I look back at what I am planning quarter by quarter I can see a steady progress in my strategic mindset as well as my actions contributing to be a business owner working "on" my business vs. "in" my business.
As you are well aware it is most difficult for small business owners or 2nd Level Managers to separate the strategic from the tactical as where we are in our career and business life journey necessitates acting both strategically and tactically at times. However, in participating in the Growth Coach I have the ability to have a quarterly strategic plan that is created from taking time out of my busy life to think and plan strategically.
The other added benefit is from getting input from the other business owners in the course. Since we are all at different places on our journey (to an extent) it is nice to get tips from people who have already gone through a particular challenge as well as it feels good to provide the same to others for areas that I have already accomplished success.
I would recommend this course for every business owner who really is looking to grow their business or simply grow their time for themselves while maintaining the business. I would also recommend this course for any mid level manager who needs to learn how to manage other managers by looking at themselves more strategically and putting the processes in place to ensure the tactical running of the business is happening with their direct reports. As a senior leader in a corporation I have found that middle level managers have the hardest time with that transition more so than anything else.
Amayea Maat - Owner of Cybertary Tucson