Business Owners Hit the Ground Running After 90 Day Planning Session


COON RAPIDS, MN—April 16, 2015—ActionCOACH MetroNorth presented their 30th consecutive GrowthCLUB-90 Day Planning workshop for over 50 business owners, leaders, and team members at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, MN on Friday, April 10, 2015. GrowthCLUB is designed for business owners, and their team, to take a half day out of their business to work on their business.

David and Tracy Ford, Certified Business Coaches and owners of ActionCOACH MetroNorth, organize the event once a quarter at various locations around the Twin Cities.

“This is an open event for business owners, and their team, to slow down in order to speed up and gain momentum in the upcoming quarter,” said Tracy.  “Only 3% of the population will take the time to write goals and intentionally plan what they want to accomplish.  Because ‘any road will get you there, if you don’t know where you’re going’, it’s vital to write them down and do it in an environment outside of your business.”

“Don’t stop at writing down your goals; write out an action plan of ‘who does what by when’ in order to move yourself and your business forward,” said Dave.  “Lastly, you need to hang the goals where you will see them daily and tell someone — accountability is the cornerstone.”

In addition to the planning portion, there is a second part of the day carved out for education.  This educational piece is designed to stretch, challenge, and inspire the audience.  This quarter was Strong Team = Strong Business, focusing on Maselow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  The emphasis was on the social and esteem needs, however, you have to be aware which level each of your team members are on to know where they are fulfilled and where there is a deficiency.   

Our Community Champion and Keynote Speaker, Alan Delage, CPA, JD, LLM of Froehing Anderson, gave us an idea of how to literally have invested team members through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  Community Advocate Sponsors included: Franklin Outdoor Advertising, BizzyWeb, HR&Q, Freedom Strategy Group, and RB’s Computer Service.

Check out GrowthCLUB photos on our Facebook Page.

If you’re interested in attending our Q3 GrowthCLUB or becoming a Q3 GrowthCLUB Sponsor on Friday, July 10, 2015, there’s more information on our event calendar.