“Thanks for the work you did implementing EOS and facilitating some of the transformation we have seen over the past few years. Your Traction skills were valuable, but I also appreciated the fact that you genuinely cared about us and were interested in helping us be better.”
Mike Lehn, recently retired from Catholic Charities, St. Cloud
“After reading the book, Traction, we attempted to implement the program on our own. After a few months, it became apparent to us that we would benefit from the assistance of a facilitator to help us truly understand and implement the concepts. Currently, we are only 6 weeks out from our first session with Mike, and the changes have been remarkable. The organization of tasks into rocks, issues, and to-do items has been a key component for our team in getting work done and moving our company towards our vision. This has also been instrumental for me, personally, in prioritizing my tasks and pacing my own workflow. In the past, I would get caught up thinking about all of the things that needed to be done, which reduced my ability to work productively. Now, I know exactly what tasks need attention, the timeline of the completion of those tasks, and I can dig in and get right to work on them. I would highly recommend Mike Roth as a facilitator. He has a very good way of knowing when to give the group freedom to discuss issues and when to rein the group in to ensure that the group is staying focused.”
Robbie Holen, Integrator SPOT Rehabilitation & Home Health Care
“We were a growing and profitable company before doing EOS. When we learned what EOS was, we were really intrigued as to whether EOS could help us execute even better. With Mike’s help, we were able to openly discuss our structure and clarify everyone’s responsibilities. The EOS Process has helped our management team grow and become more trusting of each other. As a result, we are able to get through tough issues in a constructive, healthy manner.
The EOS tool set is holistic system that is practical and simple to understand so it is easy to cascade throughout the organization. It has really helped everyone get on the same page with regard to vision and priorities.
Since we implemented EOS, our cross functional communication has improved as has our overall performance. I would recommend EOS to any business that is truly interested in executing better.”
Brad Goskowicz, Chief Executive Officer at Microbiologics, Inc., St. Cloud, MN
“We are very pleased with the EOS processes that Mike helped bring to life at AgVenture. Being in growth mode and knowing that we needed to do more in-depth strategic planning seemed like a daunting task. Mike’s professionalism and experience served as a great guide to lead conversations and assist management and staff with sorting through top priorities for focus. Furthermore, Mike has a calm presence that allows group interaction to be maximized. The EOS process is simple yet dynamic enough to be a highly effective and successful tool in creating results.”
Sandy Hansen-Wolff, Owner/President, AgVenture Feed & Seed Inc., Watkins, MN
“Working with Mike Roth and the EOS program helped me focus in on what my company does best and articulate that in a way that we can use in marketing, company operations and interaction with customers and vendors. We found the meetings to be invaluable to build teamwork, leadership and organization in all areas of my business. When I first heard about EOS, I bought the book (Traction) and thought I could do this myself. After reading the book, but implementing very little in practice, I knew I needed help. Working with Mike is the best thing I’ve done for my business in quite a while…we are now working as a team, setting Rocks and reaching goals.”
Cherie Landwehr, Owner, Landwehr Financial Solutions, LLC., St. Cloud, MN
“We have hired consultants in the past to help us develop a mission statement and then put together a five to ten year strategic plan. When it came time to assess the previous plan and begin creating another, we were blessed enough to receive Mike’s invitation to think differently about how we can grow and enliven our parish community. The EOS journey with Mike as our guide has been a very challenging, and rewarding process. We are excited about how this will always keep us focused on what matters and seeking to build and grow in our community.”
Father Matthew Luft, OSB, Pastor at St. Boniface Parish, Cold Spring, MN
“Brenny Transportation, Inc. hired Mike Roth to help our company get on the right growth track. Mike brought vision and detail to our strategic plan. With Mike’s direction we were able to organize our leadership meetings and develop a format that fit with our culture.
I recommend Mr. Roth for companies who feel stalled with their growth. If you need help getting your leadership team talking the same language, Mike is great at calling out excuses and will drill down on issues until a solution is discovered!
Mike was the catalyst our company needed to move ahead!”
Joyce Sauer Brenny, President/CEO, Brenny Transportation, Inc., St. Joseph, MN
“Since we started doing Traction I have better balance in my life and better control of my business. I tell everyone about it . I do it because I believe in it and know it will benefit other companies if they do it.”
Kurt Scepaniak, President Horizon Roofing
“We had been self-implementing EOS for two years but felt like we just weren’t getting the most out of it. We brought in Mike and he walked through everything we were doing, explained to us what “EOS Pure” looked like, and really helped us get rolling. We are more excited than ever about how EOS helps us make our good company great!”
Bob Leighton, President, Leighton Enterprises, St. Cloud, MN
“I would highly recommend the use of an EOS facilitator – and Mike Roth in particular – when implementing Traction within your organization. Mike has done an excellent job of working with our team to implement the model within GeoComm. He is knowledgeable, direct, on-task and effective. He has a very strong business acumen from all of his years leading teams within small and large organization. Mike has been able to leverage this experience for the benefit of GeoComm.
Traction – the EOS model – was attractive to us because of its:
- Relative simplicity
- Use of best practices
- Systems approach, integrating the best practices across six key execution dimensions
Given this, we considered implementing Traction on our own. While the ‘tried and true’ best practices are straight forward and relatively simple to implement, what we have learned is that it’s the systems approach which makes the real difference. The ‘chain really is only as strong as its weakest link.’ Without Mike’s leadership and facilitation through the process, we would have attempted to implement Traction only to have sub-optimal results, wasting a great deal of people’s time and commitment.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend the use of an EOS facilitator – and Mike Roth in particular – when implementing Traction within your organization.”
John Bryant, President at Geo-Comm, Inc., St. Cloud, MN
“Mike facilitated our company group in EOS for two years. He helped our business succeed and put us on a path for a bright future. I appreciate his skills and candor while engaging with top management. If your business has become stagnant and you are looking for a way to revitalize it, do not hesitate to call Mike, we are certainly glad we did. Thanks Mike!”
Dean Josephson, Plant Manager at Waltek, Inc., Ramsey, MN
“The EOS process coupled with Mike’s business acumen has really helped our leadership team to quickly create a clear vision for our company and focus on the most important issues in our business. Before working with Mike, we felt like we were working hard but not making any much progress. Now we have the right structure and a plan to achieve our goals.”
Steve McClintick, Co-Owner, FlexMation, Inc., Burnsville, MN
“Through Mike’s facilitation, our management team was able to fully implement EOS in a short period of time. EOS has enabled our entire management team to develop a shared vision and shared goals. It has given us a methodology to communicate direction to ensure we have the right people in the right roles within our organization and that we are focused on solving important company issues. Mike’s business knowledge and experience helped us by facilitating discussions so we could focus energy on the appropriate activities and it did not feel like directives coming from ownership – it is a shared vision. We have been able to successfully implement EOS through our entire organization and Mike is always available for questions and support.”
Dave Nemec, Co-Owner, St. Croix Cleaners, Stillwater, MN
“We were doing most of this stuff before we started implementing EOS. However, EOS helped us pull it all together with a structure and a discipline to move forward. In our first 60 days, we accomplished some big things that were lingering for a long time. We also, clarified our vision, team roles and accountability so everyone knows their role and is on the same page. I am really pleased with how much we got done in a short time.”
Mark Muller, President TelCom Construction, Inc., Clearwater, MN
“EOS has given us a much clearer vision and enabled us to start moving ahead with our plans using a highly efficient method. We now have the tools we need to quickly and effectively analyze our organization, and more so, our people. It has helped us make tough decisions and stay focused on what we do best. Thanks to Mike and EOS, we now clearly see exactly what needs to be done to reach our goals and we have the discipline to do it.”
Jim Janochoski, President, Stone Holding Company, Waite Park, MN
“Every company has growing pains. As we continue to grow, we have experienced what it is like to “Hit the Ceiling”. Since we implemented EOS, we have learned how to clarify a vision that everyone understands and supports. Everyone is clear on “who is doing what” and we tackle issues faster allowing us to achieve our growth plans.”
Loren Viere, Partner, BerganKDV, St. Cloud, MN