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By ASOG Podcast
The advice to think like a CEO is often given to shop owners as it forces you to think outside the day-to-day operations of your shop. David & Lucas had a chance ...
By ASOG Podcast
The advice to think like a CEO is often given to shop owners as it forces you to think outside the day-to-day operations of your shop.
David & Lucas had a chance to sit down and have a conversation with Carolyn Coquillette, who is a technician, a shop owner, and a CEO.
They cover several topics, including technician training and whether or not the move to all-electric vehicles will spell the end of the industry as we know it.
Listen to how Carolyn approaches these issues as it is abundantly clear she thinks far outside day-to-day operations.
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Greg Buckley is the CEO of the 50 + year young Buckley Personalized Auto Care in Wilmington, DE. He’s a member of ASA, an ATI Coach, a member of the Delaware Automotive Service Professionals, past member of the NAPA advisory board council, is vice-president of NAPA business development groups, and is involved as an advisory board member of Kukui, along with AutoVitals. Hear Greg’s previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
Get involved with associationsNetworking, training, being heard in your community and in the industry Getting inspired National Geographic- learning the root of how thought is generated Nature produces- we translate and learn Communication- being relatable and understanding how to communicate with the person across from you Open yourself up and look from different perspectives Everything you do is negotiable- have upper hand by knowing what other person is thinking and understand each other Body language- observe customer body language as they get out of the car , walk in, and express themselves initially. Be able to control the conversation. People speak more than they listen- we have two eyes and two ears for a reason. Listen to learn, not to reply. OctopusEach tentacle is almost independent of itself Neurological makeup is similar to a network Tentacle will regenerate itself Resources:
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By Joe Marconi
Our industry has many shop owners well into their 60s and 70s, some even older. For many, they have taken a secondary role and have handed the business off to a younger family member. For others, they know that there are more years behind them then in front of them and planning their exit plan or succession plan.
A question for all the senior shop owners out there. What are your plans for future? Sell the business? Keep it in the family? Continue to work as long as your can? Or something else?