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Speaker: John Kennedy, Owner at John Kennedy Consulting

Session Title: Creating a Culture of Metrics

Sunday, July 11  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Description:  There’s an old saying, "You can't expect what you cannot inspect." Don’t wait for an economic correction to force you to focus and measure cost management and revenue generation. This session will provide the momentum and direction that you need to affect dramatic, accountable, and measurable change in your team, your company, and your clients. Come find out, “What the heck is EOS?" and how this simple way of operating can drive enthusiasm and engagement into your workplace culture. 

Level: All Audiences         Type: Business Operations

Session: Title: Creating & Providing Effective Performance Reviews

Sunday, July 11  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:  Don’t wait until your employees leave to finally ask them, "Why?" Performance reviews are a great way to approach the retention and elevation of your team and talent, while at the same time driving them to higher levels of performance, productivity, and professional development. This session will provide a five-step process for performance reviews and introduce you to an easy to use 360 degree feedback tool that allows maximum feedback with minimum time invested. 

Level: All Audiences             Type: Business Operations

Session: Title: Dealing with Difficult Employees

Sunday, July 11  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Description:  We shouldn’t let one bad apple ruin the entire bunch. The strength needed in leadership to address issues head-on, set a road map for correction and change management, and the courage to make tough choices will not only affect your lower-performing employees, it will also show accountability to the higher-performing employees who are tired of carrying the weight. Don’t wait for the good ones to quit before you address the tough ones who stay. 

Level: All Audiences          Type: Business Operations

Session Title: Transformational Sales

Sunday, July 11  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Description:  Your clients' expectations continue to change each year, and great salespeople know how to deliver the right message to the right client in the right amount to close the most sales opportunities. Join this session for a master class on sales. From what your time is worth, to overcoming objections, to driving clients’ needs, and prospecting key accounts, the speaker will take their years of sales tools and techniques and share them with the Cultivate attendees. 

Level: All Audiences         Type: Business Operations

Session:  Title: Setting Up Your Crew Leaders and Crew for Success

Monday, July 12  9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Description:  There is a distinct difference between Leadership and Management. Many landscape foreman are good at the project side of the landscaping business and this session is dedicated to learning a little more about the people side of the business…We may plant trees, but we should always grow our people. Join us as we balance both training and facilitation to dissect and discuss the steps needed to set up your crews for success. There are three key elements that should be packed in your toolbox each day to ensure that you can maximize the performance (and production) of your crew. 

Level: Progressive           Type: Business Operations

Session Title: Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Monday, July 12 • 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Description:  This engaging and fun workshop will stretch your thoughts and levels of learning from the comfort zone to the growth zone. You will be challenged to approach your life both personally and professionally with a new outlook of Magical Thinking. We all have it…we just left it behind when we "grew up”.  Don’t wait to change your outlook on life… become comfortable being uncomfortable. 

Level: All Audiences          Type: Business Operations

John Kennedy

Owner at John Kennedy Consulting 

Speaker, author and strategist John Kennedy has presented to over 500,000 audience members over the last 20 years including countless audiences in the landscape and green industry.

His extensive client list includes Master Nursery Garden Centers, Denison Landscaping, American Nursery & Landscape Association, OFA, American Plant Landscaping, AmericanHort, Armstrong Garden Centers, Lancaster Farms, Parsons Nursery, Manor View Farm, Marina del Rey Garden Center, Walters Gardens, Riverbend Nursery, SummerWinds Garden Centers,  Bennett’s Creek Landscape Nursery & Wholesale, Walters Gardens, McHale Landscape Design, Prides Nursery,  L & L Nursery Supply, as well as state associations including Florida, West Virginia, New England, California, Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Wisconsin and North Carolina … just to name a few.

John’s reputation as a sales strategist and customer consultant to our industry continues to grow, as does his proven track record of success and repeat partnerships.

John specializes in leadership development, teamwork, and creating sales and service cultures and has a new on line subscription video training program called The Leadership Academy found at www.johnkennedyondemand.com.

Dedicated to enhancing lives both personally and professionally by delivering world-class presentations with integrity, passion and results.
For nearly two decades, John Kennedy has inspired well over 250,000 audience members throughout North America, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. John's success was galvanized in the hospitality & tourism industry as a restaurant & hotel executive with a strong sense of teamwork, sales and leadership. He learned from the best and now speaks to many who want to be their best. John's topics include: "Creating World-Class Teams," "Total Leadership Development" (from his book Management That Cooks!), "Non-Stop Customer Awareness" (from his book Fantastic Customer Service...Inside and Out!), and "Building The Optimal Workplace Culture" - a highly sought after consulting program. John's success list includes: American Bus Association, The Baltimore Ravens, Marriott Hotels, Orvis, U.S. Air Force, Bermuda Gas, Elizabeth Arden, Taco Bell, Canada Bread - along with over one hundred local, state and federal government agencies and associations. John's greatest offering to his clients is his total immersion into their culture, issues and interests. He then creates a program targeted directly to the audience.

Address:     6505 Marvin Ave. Sykesville, MD 21784
Email:    john@IShakeItUp.com     Contact:   John Kennedy
Phone:    443.605.7095   FAX: 


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