Bruce Hodes

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Topics: Business, Business Building, Leadership, Organizational Change

Areas: Illinois

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Business consultant and former psychotherapist shows how to grow a powerful, profitable business and achieve sustainable growth in these challenging times. 

Can you grow a powerful, profitable organization in these challenging times? “Yes, but it takes courage, determination, and actionable techniques that work,” says business coach and consultant Bruce Hodes, who has 30 years’ experience working with privately held companies from five to 100 million dollars in size. As a business consultant, author, and former psychotherapist, Bruce brings a diverse blend of skills and education to his work with teams, business leaders and executives, and as President and Founder of CMI, he’s dedicated to helping companies grow.

The author of Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami by Developing Performance Oriented Cultures, his entertaining talks are powerful experiences as Bruce illustrates his strategies with real-life stories and provides step-by-step guides that create outstanding results.

Your group or organization will learn how to:

  • Eliminate mediocrity from employee performance—for good
  • Transform groups into high-performance teams
  • Make mission, values, and BHAGS relevant to daily organizational life
  • Implement 7 essential rules for effective strategic planning
  • Resolve the 4 enigmas of strategy execution management
  • Start using practical, critical techniques today to tap into your company’s true potential

CEOs, managers, team leaders and staffers alike leave Bruce Hodes’ presentations armed with the tools they need to stop playing victim to the times and achieve sustainable business growth.

Best-fit Audiences:

  • Business and civic groups
  • Business groups,
  • Corporations,
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Executive managers
  • Non-profits
  • Sales reps
  • Small offices

Presentations:

Presented as Keynotes, Breakouts, Seminars or Workshops (½ day, full-day), Retreats, Trainings, and Webinars. Bruce Hodes is also available as a Panel Guest or Moderator.

Battling the Business Tsunami with Performance-Oriented Cultures

Best fit audiences: Business Groups, Corporations, CEOs, Executive Managers, Business and Civic Groups, Entrepreneurs, Small Offices

It is possible to develop powerful organizations in challenging times, but it takes courage, determination, and actionable techniques that work. This interactive workshop is a powerful experience, introducing tools and techniques for driving out mediocrity, creating high performance work teams and effectively implementing your business strategy. Participants practice the skills taught so they can effectively replicate them with their organization.

It’s All About the Middle

Best fit audiences: Business Groups, Corporations, CEOs, Executive Managers, Business and Civic Groups, Entrepreneurs, Small Offices

How can a company dealing with today’s myriad challenges also develop a strong middle that aspires to leadership? Coordinating efforts between top execs, front-line staff and mid-level managers can play a key role in growth. This workshop presents three strategies utilized by successful companies.

Let’s Take the Family Out of Business

Best fit audiences: Family Business Groups

If you have family members in your company, proceed with caution, for there are clear pitfalls. This program is geared towards family businesses and offers both clarity and a foundation that will make your company a healthy place for optimal growth. Participants gain insight to better manage both family and business systems. They learn work skills to disengage and separate the family and business systems for optimal growth.

Differentiation: Creating Your Position in the Marketplace

Best-fit audiences: Business Groups, Corporations, CEOs, Executive Managers, Business and Civic Groups, Entrepreneurs, Small Offices

How can your organization stand out in the industry and attract customers? During this presentation, participants learn about customer intimacy, product innovation and operational excellence. Participants will be asked to define their strategic competencies, and branding and icons will be used in this process. Bruce draws on his experience working with various companies to illuminate this presentation, making it practical and full of “take home” value.

Creating “Raving Fan” Customer Service

Best-fit audiences: Business Groups, Corporations, CEOs, Executive Managers, Business and Civic Groups, Entrepreneurs, Small Offices

How can your organization deliver extraordinary customer service on a consistent basis while maintaining growth? In this highly-interactive session, participants will gain the following: 1. Tools and techniques with which to build customer-focused work groups; 2. Exercises that create awareness and enthusiasm regarding customer focus and service; and 3. Models and methods for groups to design, implement and monitor their own strategies for improving customer service. You’ll leave with applicable and relevant tools and techniques to build customer-focused teams in your workplace.

About Bruce Hodes…

As a business consultant and former psychotherapist, Bruce Hodes brings a diverse blend of skills and education to his work with teams, business leaders and executives. The President and Founder of CMI, he’s dedicated to helping companies grow and developing work teams, business leaders and executives into powerful performers. Bruce has an MBA from Northwestern University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. Known for his Breakthrough Strategic Business Planning, a planning format specifically designed for small and mid-sized companies, and useful for departments and corporate divisions, Bruce also coaches business executives in CEO Peer and Individual Advisory Sessions.

Bruce has 30 years of experience working extensively with privately held companies from five to 100 million dollars in size. He’s an expert in growing family-owned businesses and coaching second and third generations CEOs to become powerful leaders. Bruce’s diverse skill set and adaptable approach allows him to work with a wide variety of companies including food processing, manufacturing, insurance, health care administration, technology, staffing and commercial laundry sectors. He has coached and planned with numerous companies that have experienced real tangible revenue growth. Bruce has also coached employees of the Chicago Public School System, and other not-for-profit organizations.

Bruce is a prolific writer. His first book, Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami by Developing Performance Oriented Cultures was published in February of 2012, and his writing has appeared in numerous magazines, including Textile Services, Training, and Sales and Service Excellence. He also publishes regularly on the CMI blog and is featured as a guest blogger on Strategy Driven, Illinois Manufacturer’s Association, Devin Hughes, and TLNT.

Partial Client List: Affiliated Staffing Group, Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA), TEC Canada

What people are saying…

“If Bruce Hodes was a physician, he’d have the skills of a neurosurgeon, the wisdom of an internist, the insight of a pathologist, and the bedside manner of a general practitioner. As such, he is the perfect healer for whatever ails your company.”

– Bob Clouston, Retired Corporate Executive (formerly President and Chief Customer Officer, Sargento Foods, Inc.)

“Bruce has a unique way of sharing ideas about leading people and organizations. His methods will challenge your thinking and beliefs in a way that brings positive results. Bruce was a very valuable resource as we grew our company.”
− Rick Carpenter CEO, Central States Mfg., Inc.

“Bruce has the unique ability to competently address cultural shortcomings of any corporation, to quickly absorb the details and then provide a practical outline of solution, taking the problem very seriously without taking himself seriously, keeping his response simple but not simplistic − a whip without the sting.”
− Ron Kotecki, President, Integrated Building Systems, Inc.


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