Client Testimonials

 

“Net profit has increased 1371%”

“We were an award winning business before we ever started working with Jarrod. In the first 12 months working with him our net profit has increased 1371%. Accountant is happy.”

– J. Ruston, Speedpro Signs

 

“Our confidence in sales and marketing has skyrocketed”

In the last 3 months of working with Action Edge Business Coaching, my business CrossFit Lacombe has grown drastically. Jarrod worked closely with us to completely overhaul our sales process from initial contact with new leads to closing sales, and everything in between. Our confidence in sales and marketing has skyrocketed in the last 3 months, all because of Jarrod’s help. The last month we have closed about 90% of our sales, and we know that we have so many more improvements to make. Although all results we’ve gotten growth-wise have been great, the biggest thing we’ve noticed is that we are no longer guessing. Until working with Action Edge, we guessed how to make sales, do our marketing, and basically everything else in our business. Now we constantly have a sense of direction, as well as someone to look to for answers in those situations where we had previously been guessing. Thank you so much for all your help, and I am so excited to see where the next 3 months takes us!

– Brendan Aspenes, Crossfit Lacombe

 

“Here are the biggest reasons why a business coach (and more specifically Action Edge) can change your life”

I could write a novel about all that Action Edge has done for our firm. It has only been a year since we first met and I feel like Action Edge has been part of our Exceedia story forever. Here are the biggest reasons why a business coach (and more specifically Action Edge) can change your life:

1. Clarity – you think you’re special with your unique ideas and unique problems, but every business has the same needs – vision, mission, business plans, workflows – Kevin has really helped us build us from self employed entrepreneur to true business owners by helping define each step

2. Living what you preach – Kevin and Jarrod are constantly growing themselves, which means that you can watch them live the strategies they are asking you to implement

3. True networking and business relationships – Jarrod and Kevin believe in the people and businesses they coach and you can see it in how they use the services and products of the people they coach – not as a ‘favor’ but to truly give you feedback as a real customer. Many of the things that were recommended by Kevin helped us implement a more robust client experience. They are always introducing us to other Action Edge clients to strengthen our community together.

4. Profitability – Because of Kevin’s one on one guidance and Jarrod’s workshops once a month, we grew our gross revenue by $200,000 in less than a year

Thank you for being such thoughtful, insightful coaches and our team at Exceedia would follow you to the ends of the earth! If you are looking for business coaching with real, tangible, financial return in your investment, Action Edge is your answer!

– Jesse Vu, Exceedia

 

“Our business had more than doubled our revenue”

Have been receiving coaching from Kevin Simpson at Action Edge for a few months and we love working with Kevin & enjoy the group training sessions that they host each month. Our business had more than doubled our revenue in our second month with Action Edge. We recommend having coaching for any business owner! The expense for coaching is paid out of the new revenue that you generate through applying their suggestions 🙂

– Adam & Veronica, BOCC Inspections

 

“The changes were more than the total changes we made for the last 5 years”

I started my own accounting practice 5 years ago. I love saving people taxes and playing with numbers, and that’s why I started my own business at first place. However, after working for myself for 5 years, even though I still love what I do, and I did save people lots of taxes, I felt my business is not going anywhere. Year after year, I was doing exactly the same thing, still working in my home office and by myself. I’m stuck! I hate that! I want to grow, but I have no direction. Fortunately, I had a meeting with Jarrod Stanton right after the 2015 tax season. His vision struck me right away, and I decided to give him a try. Now, 7 months down the road, I have re-branded my company, a new business model that we truly believe in, a new external office, a new full time employee and my husband also joined us to take care of the marketing side. Now, when I look back, just 7 months, the changes we had were more than the total changes we made for the last 5 years. I feel like I have wasted 5 years, and I should have hired Jarrod from Day 1 to point me to the right direction.

– Ada, Streamline Accounting

 

“I climbed the ranks as the top sales person of the year”

Have you ever seen an NHL team without a coach? Or an Olympic athlete train without a coach? So why would you run your business without a coach? My business coach Jarrod Stanton from Action Coach has not only enhanced my professional life; he has positively impacted my personal life. Jarrod became my coach over a year ago. Jarrod was not my first business coach; I had another coach for four years. Although my first coach was a great man, I did not feel that I was gaining from this experience. Finding a coach is like finding a husband, there are many great men out there but you have to find one that you are compatible with. I found this with Jarrod. Although our personalities are different, we are well balanced. He is a great listener and a great educator. He is calm and patient. This past year has been one of my most successful years at the Calgary Sport and Entertainment. I climbed the ranks as the top sales person of the year and exceeded past all my targets. We were awarded Account Executive of the year. Although the award only has my name on it, I truly believe that my business coach Jarrod and I won this award together. I am grateful to Jarrod for his business knowledge and tools. It is refreshing to have someone to bounce ideas with that is not in my industry but is well informed of the sport industry. He has great business sense and a fresh outlook on my industry and my career. He always comes to our meetings with great insight and ideas. Jarrod challenges me, he has assisted me in conquering areas that I felt I was awkward and insecure in. One of my favourite things about Jarrod is that he always has these fun equations that show what my end result will be from the amount of effort I put in. He takes the time to learn about me to present ideas to meet my sense of style. My Action Coach Jarrod suggested that I take the 90 Day Planning. I have taken many sales training courses and seminars but this was like no other I have taken before. You do not have to be in sales to take the 90 Day Planning session. This helped me iron out the wrinkles of what was holding me back from my full potential. It assisted with breaking old habits and to recharge my thought process. I truly believe that the 90 Day Planning has helped me work smarter and not harder. I am truly blessed that I have my business coach Jarrod Stanton on my team. I know that he has contributed to my great success this year. The best investment you could give yourself and your business is having a business coach. Thank you Jarrod, I am extremely grateful for you.

– Jodie Schreiner, Calgary Flames

 

“A healthy amount of growth in our business during the 10 Months we have been coached…”

“To business owners who recognize the value in a team;

At Great Scott! Construction Inc. we are investing in our own success by enrolling in Action Edge Business Coaching’s Profit Club. At Profit Club’s bi-monthly meetings we discuss the art of sales, staffing, contracting, systems and a great many more business practises that lead to success.

Action Coach’s 90 Day planning workshop and tools is a perfect way for my wife Sheila and I to commit to working on our business. 90-day planning helps us define our goals, needs and solutions to challenges we face. The numerous other focus seminars we have access to at Action Edge help us map out our priorities to develop our business, and tackle those priorities systematically. Sheila and I have seen a healthy amount of growth in our business during the 10 Months we have been coached by Laura Bechard and the team at Action Edge. Much of our successes are results of implementing the policies, practices, systems and decision-making guidelines that are part of the Action Coach system.

A good sign of a positive and healthy Business Coaching Firm is one that has defined systems of its own, a culture of honesty, accountability, recognition of others’ successes, and a well-rounded team with varying skills and insights on offer.

Beer on Tap is a welcome perk.

At Action Edge, Sheila and I have found a place where we are guided to make our family business flourish and where we can see these lessons exemplified in front of us in the coaches’ keen interest for our successes, in our challenges, and in our family. Our business family includes Action Edge Business Coaching, and we know that over the coming years, we will continue to find value in our relationship with Action Edge.”

– S.T. Sauer, Great Scott Construction Inc.

 

“In my first year working with my coach, I had my best year ever. …”

“In my first year working with my coach, Jarrod Stanton, I had my best year ever. Now seven months into year two, I’ve already matched last year! Before I got into real estate I was a Tennis Professional. I spent my career in tennis always having a coach, and so do all professional athletes. As I reflect on my career as a Realtor, I can’t believe it took me 10 years in the business before I considered a business coach. It’s no different than professional sports, if you want to be successful, or be the best in your profession, get a business coach, get Jarrod Stanton. Coaching is not just for sports!”

– Robin Spiers, Robin Spiers and Associates

 

“Our coach is one of the most indispensable parts of our business”

“My husband, James and I use Action Edge Coaching for our business. Our coach, Jarrod is one of the most indispensable parts of our business. He has helped us move from a small, Calgary based company, to a nation-wide Franchise organization. Without the assistance of Jarrod this vision would not have become a reality. We couldn’t recommend this service enough. Thanks Jarrod!”

– Jana, Learn Photography Canada

 

“My business will never be the same”

“They helped me with so many things there’s to many to list them all. My business will never be the same !!! Thank you.”

– Ryan Fields, Rareform

 

“The workshops and seminars are all great”

Jarrod was my coach, he was very knowledgable helping me find ways to manage my business more efficiently. I now spend less hours working and feel that my business is running more smoothly with the tools that I was given from Action Edge. The workshops and seminars are all great. There are even workshops for employees. I Highly recommend Action Edge for anyone that owns a business.

– Brandi, Human Kanvas

 

“Helped show us where to look to find out what metrics we need to track…”

“Jarrod at Action Edge has not only given us a look under the hood of how our business works but has taught us some of the key tools we needed to make it more profitable. He’s also helped show us where to look to find out what metrics we need to track to keep our business headed in the right direction. We recommend Action Edge very highly!”

– Jim Bourne, Nerd Roller-Skates

 

“Years later we’ll still implementing…”

“Absolutely fabulous. Knowledgeable, practical, no nonsense advice. Years later we’re still implementing day to day lessons into our business. ActionCOACH taught us to really start treating our business as a business – as well as our passion. Highly recommend their services.”

– Trish Boyko, F8 Photography

 

“200% ROI in 8 weeks…”

“I had the pleasure of working with Jarrod Stanton as my business coach a couple of years ago and he not only had a significant influence on making my start up business a huge success but also instilled me with lessons about business and life that I still hold in high regard today. Jarrod worked with me to create a business model that created over 200% ROI in 8 weeks with only 4 days of work. Now that is an exceptional KPI! On a personal level, Jarrod has the uncanny ability to calmly and patiently work with his clients to help them discover their strengths and weaknesses then empowers them with the tools they need to succeed. Working with Jarrod was a pleasure and I would highly recommend him as a business coach.”

– Miryah Scott, Freedom Fit Pass

 

“It’s never convenient to attend the 90 day planning meetings, but I never miss one because …”

“Before I started working with Jarrod I spent the majority of my time blindly working, dealing with jobs and problems as they came to me, never goal setting and just punching the clock. It’s never convenient to attend the 90 day planning meetings, but I never miss one because the work I put in there – goes straight to my bottom line. Five 90 day planning sessions over the past 15 months has resulted in an income increase of over 60%. This impact has spread from business skill, to life planning, and has me constantly setting goals for the future and breaking down how to work towards them. I can honestly say without Jarrod Stanton at ActionCOACH I would not be able to do what I love today.”

– Tavish Bochek, The Athlete Factory

 

“The Gift Designers has increased its net profit by 281%”

I can get all emotional about what coaching with Jarrod has meant to me personally, but first let’s talk about the stats (the part that Jarrod really enjoys!!).

Last night Jarrod & I reviewed The Gift Designers financial report, and here is our financial story for the past year:

  • The Gift Designers has increased its net profit by 281%
  • The Gift Designers has increased its revenue by 52%
  • The Gift Designers has increased its GPM by 2.3%

On top of large financial accomplishments I have the “mushy” accomplishments to report as well, here is the emotional story:

I chose to enlist Jarrod as my business coach 2 years ago after choosing to “give the biz a good go” versus turning in the towel after 9 years in business. The last two years have been difficult, good, and all very rewarding. Jarrod has challenged my way of thinking & doing business. Jarrod has supported me in ways that I cannot completely articulate except to say that in the shop and in friendship circles people know that “I’ll ask Jarrod” will be a standard reply. When I plan our staff parties and functions, Jarrod now gets an invitation.

From Jarrod’s support and coaching I have been able to accomplish these financial results and I have a renewed vision for The Gift Designers and a stream lined focus on what needs to get done to accomplish our mission. I have received invaluable staffing advice, the much needed ‘kick in the rear’ when required, marketing input & feedback, strategies for implementing systems, what to report on & what the reports mean :), input on how to manage my time and many, many more. I have an increased confidence that is difficult to describe and far too many shifts in my thinking to document.

Thank you Coach, I appreciate you.”

– Noreen J. Ward, The Gift Designers INC

 

“Kevin has an amazing ability…”

“Kevin did a presentation for my staff about customer service and sales. He was very engaging by getting feedback and goals from each staff member. As the owner of a business it was valuable for me to sit back and listen to what each of my staff had to say about their goals and how they fit into the business. Kevin has an amazing ability to take that information and then have us all of hone in on our core values and the direction we want to take with our careers.”

– Vanessa, Back at It Massage

 

“It really gives you a chance to step back from your business …”

“I would recommend the 90 day planning session to any entrepreneur or business owner because it really gives you a chance to step back from your business and take a long term view, focus on what your priorities are for the upcoming months and really re-align with your objectives.”

– Lisa Rushka, Momentum Communications

 

“The way it brings our staff together and makes us a team rather then a bunch of individuals is one of …”

“As a coach at The Athlete Factory, I feel it would have been nearly impossible, to achieve what I have achieved, with out the help from Jarrod Stanton and Action Coach. Jarrod has helped me become a better business man and a better leader, which in turn has played a crucial role in my success as an Athlete Factory coach. His understanding of business and his patience with my lack of understanding has made my life a whole lot easier to manage. The 90 day planning sessions we do with Jarrod are unlike anything I have done or even heard of before. I feel that if a company wants to go from good to great or even succeeded at any level, it has to take part in the 90 day planning session. The way it brings our staff together and makes us a team rather then a bunch of individuals is one of the key reasons of our success as a business. The feeling you get when sitting beside your superiors and feeling that your all on the same level and on the same path is something you can only get at the 90 planning sessions.”

– Sandro Rajic, The Athlete Factory

 

“You will not be disappointed …”

“Jarrod worked with our company doing an employee survey and gained the confidence of our staff quickly. He was able to find out information that employees were not comfortable sharing with management. We have used ActionCOACH for many projects in the last 10 years and would recommend Jarrod Stanton to any company for their coaching or business actions required. You will not be disappointed.”

– Nancy Schmautz, TD Industries

 

“We have actually doubled our commercial sales in one year!”

Jarrod Stanton has been our Business Coach for over a year, and as a result of our weekly meetings we have increased our sales most significantly.

Unfortunately, the principles of business growth and development are something which eludes many people and usually requires a constant refocusing on the objective, plan, attitude and basic skills. The “default” for many owners seems to be a return to methods that impede growth when the work is tedious or a bit overwhelming.

Jarrod has always brought us back into focus whether it relates to re-focusing on our objective, building customer relationships, acting on our goals, leading our team and even valuable marketing advice and critique.

Our initial goal at the beginning of the year was to increase our commercial sales, and we are ecstatic to report that we have experienced an increase of 100%! We have actually doubled our commercial sales in one year!

We are thankful to Jarrod for the exceptional support that he brought to our company and for continually guiding our focus in order to enact sound principles of business.”

– Pat & Benita Nickel, Nu-Life Carpet Care Inc.

 

“It is great to be in a room working with other business owners …”

“As a small business owner, I am always looking for ways to improve my business. Action Coach, Group Coaching Sessions allow me to work on my business in a positive and encouraging environment. The idea of being in a session with other business owners was my main reason for signing up. I like idea of being able to hear other business owner’s successes and solutions to solve issues in their own businesses. It is great to be in a room working with other business owners who are passionate about their business and an Action Coach equally as passionate to help us all succeed.”

– Joe Yee, Next Level Marketing

 

“This one was the best”

“I found the PlanningCLUB tool to be a great help. I’ve used a number of different planning tools and this one was the best. It provides a full look at all aspects of the business while allowing you to focus on those key action plans that will really drive your business. And it provides plenty of actionable ideas to choose from.”

– Mike Moser, Echelon Foods

 

“The seminar was like a ‘Red Bull’ …”

The 6 Step Seminar was a great positive experience and it was good to hear from a professional like Jarrod that we are heading down the right road.

The seminar was like a ‘Red Bull’ for Rich and I. We were so pumped yesterday after leaving. We were having a little lull with things but the excitement is right back to where we need it to be to finally complete this business plan, move along, and continue to grow.

Rich is pumped…I’m motivated…we really want this to happen, and the seminar assures us it’s possible if we just climb the steps.

Again, thanks so much for pumping some blood into our veins again, and knowledge into our heads.”

– Marvin Malinis, Deli Salon

 

“I walk out of every meeting thinking: That was the best ProfitCLUB ever …”

“I truly believe that meeting Jarrod and joining ProfitCLUB was the best thing that could have happened to me in regards to my business. Prior to that, I was felt like my business was slowly taking over the rest of my life. I find your workshops and profit club meetings therapeutic, as they have put me back in control of my business and enabled me to get a better perspective of my life as a whole. I walk out of every meeting thinking: That was the best ProfitCLUB  ever.”

– Moli Ajele, Acuity Signs & Seals

 

“I quickly recognized his uncanny ability …”

“As a former professional business coach, I have had the pleasure of working with a number of talented colleagues. Having personally teamed up on assignments with Jarrod, I quickly recognized his uncanny ability to understand people, his brilliant approach to problem solving, complemented by a genuine calmness and sincere concern to help others achieve their goals.”

– Carol, CEO PBA Canada

 

“It might be the best call you ever make!”

“Jarrod Stanton of Action Coach Calgary has been our coach at Priority Leasing for the past three years. Over this time I have come to appreciate Jarrod’s insight, wisdom, creativity, patience and humour. Through Action Coach I have learned to do a detailed analysis of every aspect of my business from systems and processes, to team management, financial mastery and much more. The Action Coach team has a saying…. ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’. And it’s true. Although many of the principles of running a successful business stay the same, many of them are changing at lightning speed. It’s important to have another set of eyes, another viewpoint and a patient mentor who can tactfully point it all out. Jarrod is all of that and a good friend as well. Even if you just want to explore the role of a business coach over a cup of coffee, give Jarrod a call. It might be the best call you ever make!”

– Deb Sands, Priority Leasing Inc.

 

“This is a great place to start …”

“It was a great session and I would recommend the 90 day planning session to anyone, in any size of business because some people think they know it all but they really don’t, so this is a great place to start!”

– Judy Conrad, Osborne Interim Management Group

 

“The structure allows me to understand where I can further improve …”

“I have been going to Action Edge Coaching for almost a year now. In my field, technical skills are not enough if you want to thrive, business skills are essential to differentiate yourself from the competition and to survive in a market with a huge number of options for clients to choose from. My coach provides clear and concise guidance on how to attract new clients, improve rapport with existing clients, attract great referrals, create realistic goals and milestones for my business, and track and measure the results. This structure allows me to understand where I can further improve my ability to turn leads into clients, and clients into fans. I have learned a lot about how to build a successful business, and the regular sessions keep me focused on my goals and hold me accountable. I would wholeheartedly recommend Action Edge Coaching to anyone looking to grow their business!”

– Claire Lacey

 

“Don’t assume it’s not for you …”

“I would recommend ActionCOACH to anyone with a small business or anyone who is looking to better their performance on the job or even in life in general. And I would just say – don’t assume it’s not for you, it’s something that you really got to try out.”

– Rob Segal, Real World Mortgage

 

 

“I don’t care what level you’re at …”

“The planning session is awesome. Even if you think you know everything and have your business really solid, I think it’s a great reminder first of all. I kind of came in with knowing a lot of things all over the place and this really helped put things into line. It made me look at my business more solidly, and really helps to focus where you are going so that going forward things aren’t as scary as in reality – as I think it is for all of us. I definitely recommend it for anybody, I don’t care what level you’re at, there’s so much you can actually bring back into your business, and help you succeed.”

– Greg T, The Image Stop

 

“Highly recommend it!”

“I would recommend any business owner coming to this, it provides that necessary energy, camaraderie, and people to turn to in case you need assistance. Highly recommend it!”

– Jeff McGinn, Life Unlimited Coaching

 

“I began interviewing Coaches that were very expressive about why they were going to do for me …”

13 years ago when I decided to venture out of the Corporate world and become an Entrepreneur, I believed that all I needed to become successful was my 18 years of experience in the Insurance industry, my knowledge, my skills and my passion. WRONG!

In the early years of building my business I was very fortunate to have strong and effective Communication skills that allowed me to become financially secure in a very competitive and commission based business. However, my business changed direction very early in its infancy from being strictly commission based to becoming a monthly revenue generating operation and I continued to be successful in spite of myself. As the company continued to grow, I began to realize that I was now in the next stage of business building and I knew that I needed to search out professional business mentoring and education. Over a four year period of time I began interviewing Coaches that were very expressive about what they were going to do for me, but I was unable to feel a connection with any of them that made me feel assured that they actually knew what they were talking about! That is, until I met Jarrod Stanton of Action Coach Business Coaching!

Interestingly, Jarrod did not resemble any of the prior Coaches in any way and yet during our first interview I felt that he was finally someone who had the ability to “put his money where his mouth was”! He actually owns his own businesses and has obviously been in the trenches with the rest of us … that made all the difference for me to be able to trust his coaching and recommendation skills. Although I have been working with Jarrod for only 8 months, I believe that he has assisted me in so many ways of how I actually view my business and myself in the business. He is helping me to “work on my business rather than in my business” by teaching me of the importance of goal setting and accountability. As business owners, we all need that Guru to provide us with direction, support and that slap on the back for a job well done … Jarrod has become my Business Guru!

Thank You Jarrod for the business mentoring and the support of my beliefs in ‘the sky is the limit for HRS’!”

– Luene La Fontaine, Health Risk Services, Inc.

 

“Jarrod [My Coach] is teaching me to think of my business as a business and not a hobby …”

“”I own a small retail store called “The Scrap Yard” where creative people gather to do all sorts of art projects. My coach is Jarrod Stanton. He is teaching me to think of my business as a business and not a hobby. Over the past few years he has given me great ideas to grow my business, implement procedures, helped with tough situations and be accountable to someone every week when we meet. I really need that!!! Thanks Jarrod.”

– Lori Wilson-Bunda, The Scrap Yard

 

“… I cannot give higher praise to a business coach …”

“This is a testimonial to the business coaching ability of Jarrod Stanton. I was coached as the owner of Learn Photography Canada, a photography lesson company that provides hands-on classes in the cities of Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

Jarrod is an amazing business coach. He continually provides Learn Photography Canada with practical, realistic, and appropriate solutions. This may sound unenthusiastic, however I cannot give higher praise to a business coach and one whose recommendations are so actionable. Unlike other recommmendations we have had from executives, consultants and other coaches, Jarrod’s advice has produced many positive project returns, strengthened our systems and diversified our revenue streams.

Jarrod has an amazing personality that creates an open air of communication. Jarrod acts not only as a business coach but also friend, psychologist, ally, and counsellor sometimes! No topic is taboo and our coaching sessions are incredibly open – a necessity I believe for achieving the very best with a business coach.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Jarrod as a business coach for executives and owners. Our company has momentum and direction, something that we would have been hard pressed to find before we began coaching with Jarrod at Action Edge Coaching.”

– James Lam, Director – Learn Photography Canada

 

“I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without Jarrod’s [My Coach’s] guidance …”

“My experience with Jarrod has been fantastic. I find that with his help I can focus my energy more effectively and prioritize and build actionable plans. I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without his guidance, support and his in depth understanding of what it takes to be successful in business.”

– Rich Hodgkinson, Cozy Cupcakes

 

“The services they provide can simply be described in 2 words ‘extremely valuable!”

“Sceptre Communications has used Action Coach over the years for business coaching, workshops & new hire recruitment. The services they provide can simply be described in 2 words ‘extremely valuable’! The coaches are caring, supportive and knowledgeable and hold us accountable for our goals and plans for success. I would highly recommend meeting with a coach to learn how Action Coach can take your business to the next level!”

– Melissa Gregory, Sceptre Communications

 

“This was an incredible day!”

“This was an incredible day! So, so worth the time. I have a strong, attainable and organized 90 days to work with. Thank you so much you guys! Look forward to more workshops!”

– S. Lawrence, Baby & Me Maternity

 

“”(…) I left charged up, excited and with 4 or 5 strategies they had given me for free to go back and start implementing right away …”

“I went to Action Edge and met with members of their team because I was interested in learning more about how I could work on my business and grow my revenues. I had $50 in the bank on that day and was stressed about the amount of work I left behind at the shop to go to that meeting. The coaches at business met with me for about 90 minutes, and I left charged up, excited and with 4 or 5 strategies they had given me for free to go back and start implementing right away. I’m proud to say that when they stopped in for a visit less then two months later I had over $30,000 in my bank account, my office had never been more organized, and I was set up to handle the work that I had coming in the shop that week and for the near future.”

– Sam Hutchinson, Sam’s Epic Rods and Customs

 

 


 

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