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Steve Hillis, CEO

rshillis123@gmail.com | Phone: (678) 899-1290

Atlanta, GA

  • Steve is a dedicated business professional specializing in business coaching and sales strategy development with 35 years’ experience in Sales Leadership

  • Built a commercial flooring company called Metro Flooring Companies

  • Served as President of Beaulieu Group and led the turn-around of Bolyu Commercial business

  • Mohawk Commercial Group served as Sr. VP of Marketing and then a business turnaround at Durkan Hospitality

  • Steve is CEO of Empower Partners and a coach, trainer, consultant & key speaker

Ben Banks, Coach

benlbanks48@yahoo.com | Phone: (417) 299-4623

St. Louis, Missouri

  • Ben is a seasoned sales training and coach with 30 years’ experience in leading sales organizations in the Flooring Industry

  • National Sales Training Manager for Development Dimensions International

  • Top Producer in sales awards from Mohawk and Shaw Industries (Fortune 500)

  • National Sales person of the year for Whitecrest Carpets

  • Entrepreneur in developing SuperFloors in Oregon

  • Training and coaching of hundreds of flooring sales people

Jeff Rodencal, Coach

jrodencal1@gmail.com | Phone: (404) 395-5547

Sarasota, Florida

  • Bill has over 39 years experience in the Flooring Industry with leading manufacturers including Armstrong World Industries, Burlington Industries and Mohawk Industries.

  • Earned top salesperson awards at all three companies.

  • Held key positions, for the highly regarded Karastan carpet and rug brands, including Director of Marketing and Senior Vice President/General Manager.

  • Spent over 15 years as SVP  leading the turnaround of both the Karastan rug and broadloom businesses.

  • Founded and launched the original Karastan Gallery of Design Program as well the highly successful National Karastan Month Promotion.

  • Bill has spent his entire career working with the premier Floorcovering retailers across North America.

  • Jeff has over 25 years of sales management experience in the construction products industry

  • Extensive experience in the sales of value added solutions including engineering services and products

  • Expertise in turning around underperforming construction product sales teams in the US and Latin America achieving 20% annualized growth in sales

  • Former Sales and General Manager – NAFTA and Andina, for Bekaert Corporation, the largest concrete flooring steel fiber supplier in the world

Bob Broda, Coach

bobbroda@gmail.com | Phone: (413) 351-1706

Boston, MA

Harold Chapman, CFE

haroldchapman1954@gmail.com | Phone: (864) 616-1956

Greenville, SC

  • Bob has over 30 years of leadership in the flooring industry

  • Served as COO of major Starnet commercial flooring company in Boston for 11 years

  • Chairman of the Starnet Vendor Partnership committee and involved with Starnet for 14 years with training & development committees and Starnet Floor Care Advisory Board.

  • Over 20 years of experience working with Shaw Flooring, Lees Carpet & Collins & Aikman Flooring. 

  • Experienced business consultant and sales coach

  • Harold is one of the Flooring Industry’s most respected individuals with over 40 years experience in Sales and Management Leadership

  • Built Bonitz Flooring Group into the Nation’s most successful Commercial Flooring Company

  • Chairman Emeritus of StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative

  • Past Chair of the World Floor Covering Association

  • Member of the WFCA Hall of Fame

  • Member of the Carolinas IIDA Hall of Fame

Kirk Williams, Coach

williams.kirk.j@gmail.com| Phone: (801) 491-2080

Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Kirk has 22 years of Sales, Sales Development, and Sales Training in the Flooring Industry

  • Former Director of National Sales for the largest Manufacturer of Flooring in the World

  • Trained over 70,000 Sales People face-to-face throughout United States and Canada for some of the largest Flooring Corporations in North America

  • 18 Years’ Experience in Developing Sales Teams through Training and Recruiting of Teams

Bruce Glines, Coach

bruceglines@comcast.net | Phone: (530) 300-8999

Northern California

John Kimmel, Coach

 john@johnjkimmel.com | Phone: (972) 971-7505

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

  • John has over 35 years of experience in sales, sales management and sales training.

  • As the COO and co-owner of Floors to go, John was instrumental in launching the company as a franchise and build it to well over 200 stores

  • Former Senior Business Advisor for a major consulting firm specializing in working with CEO's of petroleum companies

  • Expertise in national accounts including Interceramic National Dealer Manager for the US market

  • Author of Selling with Power, published in 2016

  • John speaks all over the United States and overseas as an expert in sales, leadership, communication, human behavior, and business culture

  • Bruce is a committed and dedicated business professional

  • with over 35 years experience encouraging, consulting and coaching leaders in the for-profit, non-profit and public business arenas.

  • Founded and served 15 years as CEO, Glines Carpet One located in the Greater Sacramento area of Northern California specializing in residential and commercial flooring,

  • ceramic tile, stone, area rugs and window coverings.

  • With education in leadership, organizational management and organizational psychology, Bruce has a unique background of day to day business experience and education to provide workable solutions, applications, systems and direction for successful businesses today.

  • Bruce has traveled internationally to 12 nations speaking and consulting with business, academia, government and faith based organizational leadership.

  • Founded and served as Executive Director of Serve International Meeting the needs of the underserved and forgotten indigenous People of Latin America primarily through healthcare, counseling Education and building projects.

Chris Gingrasso, Coach

 gingrasso65@gmail.com | Phone: (352) 988-8475 Cell

Orlando, Florida

  • Chris has over 20 years in the flooring business

  • He understands the wholesale and retail environments.

  • Worked for flooring distributors and Shaw/ COREtec/ US Floors

  • Won MVP for sales 2 years in a row

  • Multi-million dollar sales producer with yearly growth

  • Has trained sales professionals as a Master Coach

  • He is an energetic, inspiring Keynote speaker (CFI, Shaw, US

  • Floors, Accu-cut, WFCA)

  • I served as a rep for - Interceramic, Graniti Ferande', Alloc, Portobello Tile, Azrock VCT, Taylor Adhesives, Mapi, Roppe, Green Mountain Hardwood

  • Chris is an author of 4 books

  • Father of 5 amazing kids and 1 dog

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