What Do You Need To Change To Be More Successful?

WHAT I DO: I help credit union executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve professional growth, career advancement, increased earnings and work-life balancer by providing a customized developmental process based upon their unique needs.

WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with executives, business owners and senior-level managers including:

• Credit Unions
• CPA firms
• Auto Repair
• Publishing
• Hospital CEO’s.
• Chambers of Commerce
• Non-profits

WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with me, you get the most efficient, effective and affordable executive coaching and strategic planning processes that leaders like you are looking for right now.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT? I have run a business and faced many of the challenges you now face. I was for 29 years a credit union CEO, and prior to that in in consumer finance. I am a Vietnam Vet. My knowledge has been acquired over a long haul. I do not offer cookie-cutter solutions. In fact, I do not even suggest a solution until I understand you, your organization and your needs. No prescriptions without a diagnosis.

HOW IT WORKS: We begin by talking by telephone about your organization, your vision, and what does success look like. I start with a blank page and simply listen. I request 30-minutes initially, and then schedule a follow-up call to share what I feel is the best solution for you.

READY TO TALK? Reach out to me here on LinkedIn, e-mail me at tom@kesgroupllc.com, visit online at www.kesgroupllc.com or call me direct at 941-650-9027.
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3 Characteristics of Great Team Members


A successful team is one in which everyone pulls their weight to create the best possible results. The strong qualities that team members need to have can be nurtured through encouragement and growth, but they should also be existing innately. Every one of these three characteristics should be exhibited by all of your team members.


Truly admirable people aren't the ones who get everything right on their first try. They're the ones who, even if they make mistakes the first time, refuse to give up. They're enthusiastic about every part of the process and are willing to accept criticism. Dedication isn't something that can be faked. You can assemble a quality team by considering how each member has shown their dedication in the past. Whether it's coming to work early or pitching in to complete projects that others were struggling with, dedication means give things your all as much as you can. When you have a team full of dedicated individuals, everyone can feel all the more inspired.

Attentive to Detail

Team members need to be able to think in the big and small picture. Attention to detail is crucial because it shows who's going to be able to catch issues before they can really spread. Before ultimately deciding who you want as your teammate, test them to determine their level of attention to detail. You could present them with a document that needs to be edited or software with glitches that need to be fixed. These should be subtle enough to require a particularly well-trained eye to catch. The more attention to detail your team has, the more you can see effective results.


Great team members say what they mean and mean what they say. They won't try to use manipulative tactics to sabotage other teammates. When they make a mistake, they'll own up to it. When choosing people for your team, ask them to describe things like loyalty in their own words. See how it compares with what your definitions are. This should help you with making your final decision. 

Think of great sports teams of the past. How did the players come together to bring their talents into one cohesive whole? There needs to be cooperation, but there also needs to be individual determination and strength. When you multiply these qualities across your whole team, you end up with a team you can be proud of.

If you find your business needs some guidance or if you feel underqualified to lead, make sure to set up some coaching!

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Sunday, 16 June 2019


“As a Senior Executive in the Credit Union industry - I have personally experienced along with my staff - what Tom brings to the table as a Coach. Tom is uniquely qualified from his experiences as CEO and President of a Credit Union and brings not only that experience but has a special way of identifying unique qualities that we all have but sometimes have not fully realized and utilized in the work place and in our personal lives. Tom delivers in such a way that exhibits high integrity and a genuine concern for his clients -- I strongly recommend Tom for your organization if you are looking for ways to inspire and motivate your staff to reach to the next level.”…Tim Smith

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