Episode 7: Want to Unleash Your Employees’ Potential? Coach ’em up!

On this episode of Grow Your Damn Business!, we are joined by Tom Healy. Tom shares his experience and insights on overcoming imposter syndrome, improving presentation skills, and navigating leadership challenges in small to medium-sized businesses.

He emphasizes the importance of practice, knowing one’s material, and applying college education to real-world situations. Tom also discusses the lack of formal leadership training in SMBs and how coaching can impact managers’ performance.

Key Moments

[00:02:52] Young entrepreneur turned educator and online pioneer.

[00:06:12] Business owners either don’t have time for coaching, are not good at it, or employees won’t be honest.

[00:10:12] Important qualities in a great coach.

[00:13:47] Coaches assist with task execution and goals. Personal well-being matters to business success.

[00:16:49] Coaching is crucial for managers in SMBs.

[00:20:38] Coaches help improve productivity at affordable rates.

[00:24:13] Entrepreneurial role models inspired personal success.

[00:26:53] Networking and practical skills are lacking in college.

[00:34:51] Overcoming impostor syndrome: Believe, practice, repeat.

[00:40:03] “Know what you want in every room.”

About Tom Healy

Tom Healy is passionate about helping people & organizations become extraordinary.

As a teenager, Tom started his first business and his entrepreneurial spirit has only grown. Over his professional career, Tom has founded multiple successful companies, published three books, developed online education used on over 100 college campuses, delivered over 1,000 presentations and helped hundreds of organizations get better, faster. Anyone who has worked with Tom will tell you that he relentlessly pushed them through actionable ideas, not a warm and fuzzy pep talk. Tom has been fortunate to help a wide range of organizations, including startups, rapidly scaling companies, national non-profits, the United States Navy, the Harvard Medical School and Fortune 500 companies.

Tom is an active member of his community and has spent his entire professional life in Scottsdale, AZ. His community involvement includes serving on multiple boards and volunteering his time for non-profits. In his free time, Tom enjoys traveling with his family and is an avid golfer.

Connect with Tom Healy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetomhealy/

Website: https://thetomhealy.com/

Mentumm: https://mentumm.com/

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Meet our Host

Scott has an entrepreneurial spirit that’s been burning since his teenage years. Back then, he was mowing lawns, managing paper routes, and selling greeting cards door to door – always finding different ways to put some cash in his pocket! After graduating college, Scott had a successful career in sales and operations leadership, but his desire to be a business owner was never far from his heart. Seven years ago, he and his wife, Jenn, took the plunge and started their own business. Like many others, they spent all their time on the struggle bus – dealing with cash flow, payroll, and questioning whether their doors could even stay open. Ultimately, they persevered and learned some incredibly valuable lessons along the way.

Now, Scott is dedicated to helping others avoid the pitfalls he faced, fulfilling his purpose as a coach, and helping owners and teams achieve their dreams. When he’s not guiding businesses toward success, Scott can be found hitting the gym, on the golf course, or racking up miles on his Peloton.

As an EOS Implementer, Scott is passionate about helping business owners build a solid foundation and clear vision, empowering them to achieve growth, balance, and financial freedom – all while enjoying the ride.

Scott Goodrich

HOST & PROFESSIONAL EOS IMPLEMENTER