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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.

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