Quantcast
Jump to content

The Power of Transformational Coaching [THA 242]


Recommended Posts

Patrick McHugh always tinkered with ‘stuff’. His dad bought an ’85 BMW. They learned all about that car together. A friend, Eric, had a lift and was a BMW person who helped Patrick and his dad learn everything about the CAR. At 15 years old he started working in an airport, doing odd jobs, to earn credits to learn to be a pilot. He soloed at 16 years old. The day before college he got his pilot’s license Patrick attended Purdue University where he studied aeronautical technology. He kept flying and earned his instrument license and became an instructor. He loves to teach. As fate would have it, he became a pilot upon college graduation from Trans State Airlines a regional carrier for United. He was based in Richmond Virginia. With normal pilot downtime, he continued to tinker with BMW’s. He discovered that being a pilot was not for him, so he went into avionics and shade tree work at home. There were too many cars in the driveway, so he had to decide to stop or go into business. Bimmer Rescue was created in 2008 in Richmond Virginia and generates a big portion of its business through referrals. They earn their business through their professional service and attention given to each customer. Patrick’s goal is to develop a relationship with BMW, Mini, Audi, and Volkswagen owners that allows them to get the maximum amount of value from their vehicle rather than buying a new one. Listen to Patrick’s previous episodes HERE. David Askwith, Managing Director, Auto Stream Car Care, MD. David oversees all of the daily sales, operations, personnel and marketing functions.  Responsible for six locations, with 39 bays and annual revenue of 9.4 million dollars.  Responsible for 11 direct reports with a company of 53 employees. Jon Kloosterman, Director of Operations WestSide Auto Group, Zeeland, MI, 3 Locations. Jon started in the Automotive Industry in 2008 as a General Service Technician for Westside Auto Group. In 2012 he became a full time Service Advisor as Westside Auto Group expanded their original location from 3 to 7 bays. He has been part of Westside Auto Group's growth process holding Manager positions in multiple locations. In 2020 he became the Director of Operations for what is now a 3 location operation that serves communities in West Michigan. He holds multiple ASE Certifications and has had the opportunity to serve on multiple different panels in West Michigan's Independent world. Key Talking Points

  • Transformers Institute- Dan Taylor stood on a table about “Transformational Coaching”  
  • Annual emotional intelligence review- what are your accomplishments? What are your misses? What do you want to do better? Obtain their feedback and learn about the goals they want to achieve. All-encompassing. “Sitting on the same side of the table together.” Employees feel a part of the business processes/procedures. Ownership of their own growth.  Let people write their own story, this will be the easiest path for them and you.  Don’t push a square peg round hole. Leaders encourage feedback.  
  • Practicing active listening: "Unpack" what people say.  Get used to saying, "What did you mean when you wrote XYX" or “Can you please expand on this statement.” Listening doesn’t always mean you sit quiet, you also guide them along the way.  
  • As an owner take notes and start the employee on their goal paths. 
  • Goal posters- dreams and visions. Walk alongside your employees.  
  • Believe it will work before you implement it. Listen to what your coaches and coaching groups are saying. Start with the employee you’re most comfortable with first.  
  • “Write your own story” to grow in the shop
  • A special thanks to Patrick McHugh, David Askwith and Jon Kloosterman for their contribution to the aftermarket.

Facebook   Twitter  LinkedIn   Instagram  Youtube   Email   Mobile Listening APP’s HERE Join the Ecosystem – Subscribe to the INSIDER NEWSLETTER HERE. Buy Carm a Cup of Coffee  Shop-Ware-Call-To-Action-Graphic-v3.png This episode is brought to you by Shop-Ware Shop Management. It’s time to run your business at its fullest potential with the industry’s leading technology. Shop-Ware Shop Management will increase your efficiency with lightning-fast workflows, help your staff capture more sales every day, and create very happy customers who promote your business. Shops running Shop-Ware have More Time and generate More Profit—join them! Schedule a free live demonstration and find out how 30 minutes can transform your shop at getshopware.com Broadly-Sponsor-Graphic-for-Show-Page.png Are you seeing auto shops in your area get hundreds of 5-star Google reviews and are you feeling left behind because your shop only has a few? Hey look, Broadly is your answer to getting more online reviews. With more reviews, your business will rank higher in search results — and that means more customers coming into your shop every day. Broadly helps you automatically request reviews so that your customers can promote your business with just one click. When you immediately ask for a review after service, when the experience is still fresh in their mind, you’re more likely to get a 5-star positive review. Plus, asking for feedback makes your customer feel valued and more connected to your business. Isn’t that what you want a connected customer? See how Broadly can help grow your auto shop.  Visit www.getbroadly.com/chat to learn more.

Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio

Link to comment
Share on other sites



Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Topics

    • By danilredko
      Hello everyone, 

      I have an idea of a software that can be used to charge a customer a monthly fee. 

      For example, you could have different tiers: 

      Maintenance Lite - 15$ a month: low monthly payment for all of the conventional oil changes required by the average driver each year.

      Maintenance Basic - 20$ a month: Maintenance Basic includes everything you'll find in Lite, but adds... Unlimited Synthetic Oil Changes (as needed), On Rim (Seasonal) Tire Rotations (as needed), Complimentary Re-Torquing after changeover.

      Maintenance Plus - 40$ a month:  includes all services from Ultimate Maintenance Basic, plus the following...
      - Off Rim Seasonal Tire Rotations (as needed)
      - Seasonal Tire Storage
      - Flat-Tire Repair (excluding roadside assistance)
      - Up to four General Service Calls (diagnoses, bulb replacements, filters, etc...)
      - Battery Boost/Replacement (excluding roadside assistance)
      - Priority Scheduling Service (For seasonal tire changeover)

      What do you think about it? 

      Thank you! 
    • By Joe Marconi
      Years back, customers brought their cars in to us 3 to 4 times a year for an oil change. About every 3 to 4,000 miles. That simple service gave us the perfect opportunity to inspect their car and sell needed services and repairs. It also sustained healthy car counts. Today, we see more and more customers ignoring the shop's windshield lube sticker, and willing to wait for that "Oil Maintenance" light to come on. Many times that could be over 10,000 miles on a Honda civic! This, plus the fact that car makers have been preaching to consumers that their cars need little to no maintenance, is a major contributing factor in lower car counts.  
      If shops are not taking a proactive approach and adopt a culture of total car care, shops will find it very difficult to stay profitable in the coming years. It's crucial today to educate your customers, promote preventive maintenance, perform detailed multipoint inspections on every car, and make sure you get paid what you are worth. 
      What tips to you have to be more proactive and maintain healthy car counts and a healthy business? 
    • By Joe Marconi
      One of the thing that has been brought to the forefront during this employee-shortage era, is the fact that we need to increase the pay salaries of the average technician and service advisor.  In my opinion, we need to increase the pay for entry level people also. Other industries have done, we must also. 
      If we are to attract quality people and retain who we have employed, we need to address this issue now. 
    • By Joe Marconi
      This Sept 11 marks 20 year when four planes were hijacked, the Twin Towers were destroyed and 3000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attack.
      The day after, Sept 12, Americans came to together as one.  Let us all once-again reunite as Americans.  
      Let us never forget what happened on September 11, 2001. 
    • By Joe Marconi
      Let's face it, we all know you can't find techs, and it's time that we do something about it.  We all need to implement an apprentice program at our shops and hire entry level techs. And we need to start tomorrow.  
      I know many of you are saying that you don't need a tech right now. Well, trust me. You will.  And I don't want to hear you can't afford to do this either. 
      No one is going to help us, and the best techs have jobs. 
      If everyone in the industry commits to hiring an apprentice, we will solve the this shortage in a few years.
      There are many apprenticeship programs available, like the NAPA program, and more. 
      Oh....worried that you train someone and they leave. Let me ask you, How Did You Start Out? 
       


  • Our Sponsors



×
×
  • Create New...