"We have been working with The Opus One nearly four years. The Opus One Group joins us for quarterly visits in California and have at least weekly phone coaching with all of our key team leaders. They have been a great asset to our company.
Through many non-work activities, The Opus One Group have been influential in building departmental unity and teamwork. ln August, we completed our third annual Customer Appreciation Day. This was an idea that was developed by the Kellys after an employee BBQ was posted on Facebook and customers reposted that they did not receive their invite. This event brought employees from all departments team together to show appreciation for our customers.
The Opus One Group has helped us with vision and "out of the box" thinking. It has been very useful to have a new set of eyes looking in. We have implemented ideas from the many businesses that Opus One coaches.
The Opus One Group is a great asset to our associates business and personal lives.
The Opus One Group has been instrumental in the advancement of Toyota
of Whittier. Shortly after teaming up with the Opus One Group, one of the largest automotive recalls in history was announced for Toyota products. Their vision helped our team members take a negatively publicized situation and turn it into a positive business opportunity.
We had many guests that were unhappy, confused and fearful. With their assistance our team gained new clients and gained additional confidence with our existing guests.The Opus Group have been helpful in bringing all departments unified. Communication has been improved and teamwork has grown. They are very accessible and have been extremely helpful with some of our associate's personal situations.
Jack has made me think outside the box and challenge me to address situations I'm not comfortable with. I have grown in my business and personal life. I would highly recommend Opus One Coaching. I feel I have gained a new business."
Curt JamesVP & GM
Toyota of Whittier
"The Opus One Group is a top notch company. I have referred over 200 clients to them, and they have delivered every time. The personal attention they give to each client and the dedication to seeing results goes above and beyond what other executive coaching companies could deliver. I have personally watched Jack Kelly, Russell Bennett, and Julia Kelly under promise and over deliver for almost 5 years as we worked together. If you want someone to help you or your team define objectives, set goals, and road map the path to achieve success, Opus One Coaching is the company to take you there."Susan Clark
"I work in Operations Management, own a small business, serve in my church and am a father of two and husband of one. Needless to say, this keeps me very busy, often with just that, “busy” work. With all of this going on, it is easy to get in a routine and lose sight of what is most important. Russell has helped me to set goals in the key areas of my life, determine where my time goes and evaluate the effectiveness of the things that take up most of my time. This has had a positive impact on both my professional and personal life allowing me to be a better employee, business-owner, deacon, Sunday School teacher, father and husband, while staying focused on my long range personal goals. Life is a journey and the coaching time that Russell and I spend together allows me to do the driving instead of feeling that I am just being taken on a wild ride with no specific destination in mind. Thanks Russell! "Rodney Babb, Calhoun, GA
"In the previous 3 years with my company I have always been under plan, and have been frustrated and angry. When I began coaching in November I was at 63% to plan for the year. Since then, and this is March, I am at 140% to plan. My progression has been steady and consistent. The coaching has helped me stay focused, explore my strengths and weaknesses, focus on my strengths and enhance them. I have gotten my confidence back, when I say I can do it, it is not just words coming from my mouth, but a desire and passion to do it. It is an internal force that I have found and didn’t know I had."Kelly KruseAccount Executive, Florida
"I wanted to drop you this note to tell you how helpful your coaching service has been to me and my business. When you first started coaching me there was a lot of changes I needed to make in my business to run it more efficiently. This involved making some dreaded personnel changes that I had been avoiding. Your coaching helped me zero in on what needed to be done, gave me a deadline to accomplish certain tasks and to actually execute the plans. Your gentle pressure helped me follow through.
Another area we worked on together surrounded my conversations with customers. Being the lone decision maker sometimes puts you in a harder position with the customer. By using you as my “partner”, I was able to leverage that when talking to my customers about certain decisions that my partner and I had come to and not back down.
It has been great to have someone to bounce ideas around with and get such great advice. I am sure that I will continue to reap the benefits of all our calls over the coming years as things that have been put into action come to fruition. I look forward to a long, rewarding relationship and would definitely recommend you to anyone that wants to get the most out of their personal and business lives.
All the best," Elaine Pirango
"For me, having a coach has felt like someone has thrown a life preserver to a drowning person. After 11 years in my current position I felt very depleted and stale, personally and professionally. After completing my initial packet of questions and information, my coach helped me see where I needed to shift and make some changes. I found that what was happening in my personal life was spilling over into my professional life. After 2 sessions with her I was feeling alive and energized again. She helped me identify and set a plan in place that helped me make some positive changes. In a short time, I became more productive, more energetic and a better all around person. I have developed into a person that I love and think most people like, and love also."Sue Ellen MeadowsClinical Support Manager, Arizona
"My benefits from coaching have been ( my top 10) and there are more: A cheerleader for those days filled with rejections or Murphy’s laws day, if it can go wrong it will. A sounding board. An objective person to problem solve and brainstorm when I am stuck or create a new vision or purpose. I am reminded I am part of a great team. Someone to reflect to me and remind me to ask myself, "Am I doing all that I can"? Someone to help me see the whole picture, not just the problems. Someone to help me stay focused and on track. Someone who is committed to my success as well as the company. Someone who challenges and polishes me and my skills. Inspires me to be more than I am and to be all that I dream to be. A friend."Shary ConnellaAccount Executive, N.Y.
"My coaching has helped me continue to grow and be more effective as a sales trainer/coach to the sales people I work with. We have had some great brainstorming sessions regarding my ideas on how to develop these and implement these into the system. One of my greatest challenges has been to communicate these ideas and changes, but coaching has helped me do this. I have been able to identify special criteria to help change behavior in the development of more sales effectiveness. I am able to stay more clear and fresh with new ideas by having a coach to work with."AnonymousNational Sales Trainer, Colorado
"Coaching has presented a venue in which a free flow of communication is encouraged without fear of misrepresentation or misunderstanding -- communication not usually reserved for the professional environment can be realized. Through your insight and guidance, coaching has enabled me to maintain a healthy vision for growth, a new way of approaching the business through a better understanding of myself and the way I have conducted my professional affairs. Coaching has helped me identify from where I have come, to where I am, and where I need to go to maintain my growth and continue to promote a healthy vision. All in all -- to help me work through issues with clarity so that I may better reach my goals. I feel more balanced. I continually refresh my perspective. I am motivated. I look forward to and welcome the challenges before me, and to the successes (even the failures) that await."AnonymousMidwest Account Executive
"I've been working with my coach since returning from our team meeting. Since that time I have received some excellent insights, which I've been able to apply in my personal and professional life. In addition, I've found the preparation process for our sessions has helped me to stay focused on what we've discussed previously and what I need to do to be prepared for our next session. This has helped me to prepare more strategically and execute more effectively. He has provided me with excellent rewarding materials, audiotapes, etc., which help me to improve all aspects of my life. Finally, having a highly trained and impartial professional with whom I can speak completely openly has raised my enthusiasm level and enhanced my overall motivation."AnonymousNE Sales Account Executive
"Your coaching has been a big part of my success and I want to thank you for all of your efforts and patience. I would highly recommend you to anyone. Last year I was the #1 Industrial Broker in Atlanta as elected by the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. I was also the #1 industrial Broker in the country for the worlds largest commercial real estate firm and member of the Colbert Caldwell Circle which is the top 3% of our brokers around the world. My title has been elevated to Senior Vice President and Partner of the Global Logistics Group. I look forward to the coming years and consider you an important part of my life plan."AnonymousSenior Vice President and Partner
Global Logistics Group
"I would like to express my appreciation for the Opus One Coaching Group program and what it has done for me. As the President of a growing non-traditional college, I was becoming overwhelmed by an ever expanding job portfolio. I was introduced to the Opus One Coaching Group program and started to be coached. The difference that just three months in the program have made is unbelievable. My focus on my time and priorities has improved. I am learning to say "no", and to discipline my work and personal life. I would highly recommend this program to anyone wishing to improve their personal, family and work experiences."Dr. Charles TravisPresident
Non Traditional College
"I have noticed positive improvements in my boss since he has been involved in the Opus One Coaching Program. He is more focused while in the office, and has been able to discipline his personal life with his work. His work day has also become prioritized and organized and as a result each day is productive. I highly recommend the Opus One Coaching Group Program to anyone who would like to enhance their spiritual growth, health, and family life."AnonymousAA to President of College
"I was almost ready to give up on being an entrepreneur until Russell began coaching me. As an entrepreneur I was having a hard time prioritizing my role as mother and homemaker and thought I could no longer pursue my goal to earn an extra income inside my home. With Russell’s help I have learned that my way of doing business was not working. Russell has shown me how to successfully reach my goals in my business. I am earning the income I choose while allowing me to be the mother and homemaker I want to be for my family." Tabitha Gallman
"Sometimes we are hesitant to admit to a partner, or wife, or any of the others you might normally seek counsel about a concern. So… perhaps they do not get either planned for as expeditiously as they should, or as well. Having someone outside your circle, whom you can quietly talk through a plan of how to achieve and realize your dreams, manage your fears, and achieve your goals, can be extremely useful.
Russell asks questions, making you think about your challenges in a new and different light. He may make a suggestion, but often his method is to question your plan, supposition, view of reality.
Finally, having drawn up a plan, and put it on paper, one tends to not want to have to explain why at the next coaching session you did not accomplish your plan.
Russell Bennett does not tell you what to do. Rather he encourages you to clarify your thought process. I have had several coaches/mentors, but I feel that Russell to date has been one of the best. Most telling perhaps, I have taken part of my operations 180 degrees in a different direction, and started two new operations, and continued with Russell. "Russ GibsonManufacturers Rep, Los Angeles, CA
"I just want to thank you for your professional coaching experience. You not only helped me further my business, but also helped me improve people to people relationships."William L.
"Russell has managed to create a nice balance of business advice and personal interest. We told him we were mostly interested in keeping our business on track. He's done a great job of that, while also exploring the different personalities and individual dynamics within the group.
Russell is extremely available to us. He is always prompt for our appointments and returns our emails and phone calls in a timely manner. He seems genuinely interested in our success. He is exactly what we are looking for in a coach, and we put a great amount of stock and trust in his advice."Tami L.
"Being new to the industry, [your coaching support] has been instrumental in keeping our business on track and producing those items that are going to either make us money or propel our business to the next level.
Working from our home office and managing three kids, your support has helped us to maintain the balance we need in our lives to manage both business and family effectively. The confidence you instill in us gives us the opportunity to keep the boundaries set that will enable us to continue to grow our business and not get caught up in menial tasks that are unproductive and time wasters.
"Over the past year our business has grown and we have been able to follow our goals we set early on. Through your assistance we have hired staff to help us in our daily functions and allow us to really run the business efficiently without always trying to catch our breath."Marc and Pennye M.