Are you ready for the best podcast of your life? Today I have a very special guest who has been an Icon it the automotive industry for over five decades! This guest has been a strong voice for so many incredible changes that have taken place in the automotive industry. In this episode, he will be exclusively sharing some of the incredible lessons he has learned along the way. So relax, get comfortable, and get ready to find out just who this incredible mystery guest is and the wisdom he has to share. You’ll be glad you didn’t miss this one!
22 – Has COVID got your vehicle visit frequency down? – Driving Change from ATI Podcast – Joanne Corniola and Russ Crosby
Have you noticed your vehicle visit frequency eroding in recent years? Has COVID caused it to erode even further? It wasn’t that long ago when most shops were seeing vehicles an average of 2½ to 3 times a year. Now we consider ourselves lucky if we average 1½ times a year per vehicle. Well if this sounds like your shop, you are not alone, and you're gonna love this month's podcast. Today, shop manager Joanne Corniola and shop owner Russ Crosby share what they have done and are doing to turn their downward visit frequency spiral around.
21 – What will you do if you lose a technician? Do you have a plan? – Driving Change from ATI Podcast – Bill Snow
Are you finding it increasingly difficult to find and hire the staff you want? Do you feel like there is no good people left to hire? If you feel you have tried everything, but more and more it seems hopeless, then you can’t miss this podcast. The employment challenges in our industry are only going to get worse in the coming years, resulting in many shops going out of business. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way for you. In this episode, you will hear fellow shop owner Bill Snow talk about who your competition really is when it comes to staffing, what he is doing about it, and how you can stand out as the premier business to work for in your community in what seems like an impossible hiring environment.
I just found out that Bill has created a program to inspire kids to get into the trades, specifically the automotive aftermarket trade. His program is called Rising Stars Racing Series and its Awesome.
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Two minute video of Bill explaining the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rzq3VRNAu4&feature=youtu.be
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Do you have Balance in your life? What's the conversation you are having with yourself and how much of it is negative? Are you bringing energy home everyday to the ones you love? On todays program, these along with many other important life questions will be answered by everyone's favorite Superconference speaker Bryan Dodge.
One of the biggest things that hold us back in life is ego. Learning how to let that go and become a student of life, instead of the know it all professor, is a challenge that eludes so many of us our entire lives. In this episode you will hear my friend Geoff Topps share how his ego held him back and how he learned to think through and eventually overcome it. His story is a must for anyone in management or sales.
Are you a fixer? Of course you are? We all are, aren't we? That's likely what led us to the Auto Repair Industry in the first place. That and our love of cars. Today you will hear a tremendous story from my friend John Byler where he learned that fixing things doesn't always fix things. Sometimes having the skill and the answers, forces us to carry a weight that is extremely difficult and unnecessary to bear.
17 – Is your business prepared for the unexpected? – Driving Change from ATI Podcast – Eddie Cleveland
What If suddenly you were gone? What would happen to your business? Will it Survive? How will run it and how will those left behind know what to do? Today fellow shop owner Eddie Cleveland shares how he is preparing his business for his departure and what he has learned along the way.
16 – How do you give back to your community? What impact does it really have? It may be more than you think. – Driving Change from ATI Podcast – Scott Bonnell
What impact can giving really have on your staff, your business and your community as a whole? Today my gust Scott Bonnell tells a compelling story of engagement that will inspire every listener. If your're a giver, and I know you are, you're not gonna wanna miss this compelling story of how Scott and his staff have inspired their entire community.
15 – Is your shop headed in the right direction? How do you know? – Driving Change from ATI Podcast – Fred and Jessica Gestwicki
Have you set goals this year? Has your staff set goals as well? On this episode, hear how fellow shop owners Fred and Jessica Gestwicki changed the direction of their business just by setting goals.
14 – Do you know the three letter word holding you back? – Driving Change from ATI Podcast – Jeff Keeney
Do you know what really holds you back? My friend Jeff Keeney did! Today on the program, Jeff shares a powerful story of what he learned when he took over his family business. He quickly discovered that what brought his dad success so many years ago, was not going to work for him. His journey led him down a path of introspection that changed his life forever.