Climate Technology Grows Stronger Thanks to ActionCOACH Janna Hoiberg
Sometimes owning your own business can feel like banging your head against a wall.
When you own the business and dread going in everyday, there is no escape, but there is a solution.
For the owners of Climate Technology, that solution was bringing ActionCOACH Business Coach Janna Hoiberg into the fold to help the company become what the owners had always hoped it would be: the best place they, and their team members, ever worked.
“Work wasn’t fun anymore,” Lisa Coffy said. She, along with her husband co-owns Climate Technology. “We were going backwards. Personnel was a big issue and the business wasn’t growing like we thought it should. We’d built the business to the level our skills would allow, but we knew to be happy and fulfilled, we had to go to the next and that was when we found Janna.”
In January of 2010, Coffy was at a networking event in Colorado Springs, where she met Janna.
Coffy was already familiar with ActionCOACH and the connection Coffy felt with Hoiberg was immediate.
“We were ready for coaching. We had to trust in someone to improve our business, so we really didn’t have a choice,” Coffy said. “And the fact that ActionCOACH had a guarantee on coaching made the decision a no-brainer.”
While many business owners take their time getting involved in coaching, beginning with group coaching and then moving on to 1-on-1 coaching, Coffy and Climate Technology went straight into 1-on-1 coaching. However, Coffy still finds time to attend as many of Hoiberg’s group coaching seminars as possible.
“I feel it’s important to go to as many of Janna’s events as I can. I really respect and appreciate the message she delivers and it reinforces what we need to do as a company to continue moving forward.”
The changes Hoiberg helped make to Climate Technology were many, including goal setting and leadership.
“Our business is 180 degrees from where it was before Janna. We weren’t accustomed to even setting goals. We weren’t enjoying work, and felt drained by some customers and a couple of employees. To put it simply, we were too nice and needed to start running the business like a business. Janna gave us that push. Today the quality of life at work and our work itself, is better than ever.”
So what do you need for a Business Coach like Janna Hoiberg to change your business and your life?
According to Coffy, all it takes is a realization that things aren’t as good as they could be and, of course, a commitment to change for the good.
“The success we’ve had with Janna isn’t about changing one or two things in our business. It was the culmination of changing a million little things and the most important change was the change in our mindset. Now we think as business owners,” she said.
Of course, the relationship a client has with their Business Coach is vital to the success of the coaching process.
According to Coffy, Hoiberg’s personality is one of her greatest strengths and a key to her success as a coach.
“What makes Janna so effective is she is strong in many ways. She is empathetic, but never coddles you and her personality brings an element of fun to coaching. She knows when to push us and she is tough, but I always look forward to seeing her and hearing what she has to say. Most importantly, the accountability is there with Janna,” she said.
“I have her ear for business and life and she’s been a great role model for me to aspire to. She is truly someone you can learn and grow from and I really admire and respect her and what she does.”
Thanks to Janna Hoiberg for giving us this great ActionCOACH Review.