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Empower Your Team to Exceed Sales Goals and Maximize Profitability.

Helping companies improve their profits. Coaching sales leaders and sales people to achieve their goals to accomplish more!

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Our Team

Empower Coaches and Life Coaches

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Steve Hillis, CEO | Phone: (678) 899-1290

Atlanta, GA

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Ben Banks, Coach | Phone: (417) 299-4623

St. Louis, Missouri

  • 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 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

Bob Broda, Coach | Phone: (413) 351-1706

Boston, MA

Harold Chapman, CFE | 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

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Jerry Caito, Coach | Phone: 904-838-5266

Jacksonville, Florida

  • Jerry has over 35 years of experience in the Flooring Industry with leading manufacturers and flooring contractors earning top awards at all companies.

  • Held key positions with Bolyu Commercial and EF Contract including VP of Sales and spent over 16 years as Flooring Division Manager for a top interior finish contractor, responsible for the exponential growth of the flooring division.

  • Experience with company mergers and acquisitions. 

  • Through his years of immersion in the flooring industry, mentoring other sales leaders has been one of his greatest professional satisfactions. 

Ron Rose, Coach | 404-307-1156

Atlanta, GA

  • Wealth of experience as General Manager, Executive VP Sales, President, Board member and being involved in business start-ups, turnarounds, and high-growth strategies in both private and public companies.

  • Senior Advisor with G2 Capital Advisors, Boston, MA, as part of their team of consultants providing sales and marketing services.

  • Involved in the commercial interiors business for 30 years, holding senior level positions with flooring distributors, a manufacturing company, and the largest commercial flooring service/distribution company in the industry.

  • Excellent sales training skills with a passion for developing people where value-based selling is important and complex-selling processes involving multiple decision makers are required.

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration and an MBA with emphasis in Marketing and Statistics.

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Kirk Williams, Coach| 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

Brandon Berger, Coach | (312) 399-2490

Nashville, Tennessee

  • Over 25 years’ experience with professional services representation in flooring, furniture and commercial real estate industries.

  • Provided brokerage services at Cushman & Wakefield & Bradford Allen TCN Worldwide

  • Sales experience as top producer and managed reps with Collins & Aikman Flooring, Design-Weave, SMED International-Haworth, Kimball-Transwall

  • Created and managed his own commercial real estate firm, flooring dealership, and project management firm.

  • Past Board Member of IIDA- International Interior Design Assoc.

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Earl Wasserman, Customer Exp. Coach| Phone 770-855-6655

Atlanta, GA

  • Earl has always been customer-obsessed, over 50 years in the flooring, wall, and interior finishes industry.

  • Partnered with global and domestic retailers such as Burberry, Coach, Kate Spade, Montblanc, Chanel, Foot Locker, The Mattress Firm, Under Armour, J Crew, Michael Kors, Nike, Warby Parker, The Paradies Shops, as well as hospitality clients Walt Disney, Hard Rock Hotel and Fogo de Chao.

  • Started 3 businesses from the ground up, requiring capitalization, strategy, management, operations, marketing, sales training, and executive coaching.

  • Earl has built all his organizations focused first on his customer’s experience. He brings a passion for service and making his customers number one.

  • Competing with flooring manufacturers, wholesale distributors and national flooring contractors for much of his career, Earl understands customer experience is a different mindset in those business environments.

  • A keen understanding of how extraordinary customer experience annuitizes customer relationships, drives revenue, and margins.

  • A member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association

Bruce Glines, Coach | Phone: (530) 300-8999

Northern California

  • 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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Deyaa Fathy, Coach | +201013124950 (EGY)

Cairo, Egypt

  • Senior Development Manager for Woven Carpets (Research and Development)

  • Flooring Design and Export to Egypt, USA, Germany, Italy, KSA, Oman, Kuwait, China, Singapore, and Turkey

  • Manufacturing Efficiency Consulting as well as Sales Planning and Machinery and Production Line Upgrade Planner.

  • Contract Flooring Business Development for Woven, Aximinster, Printed and Hand-Tufted Carpets, Vinyl, LVT, SPC, Rubber, and Reclaimed.

  • Design and Certification in Textile CAD/CAM Systems.

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Jana Antoni, Coach |  


  • You know when having a lack of confidence holds you back and makes you play small in your life. That’s where I come in. I use Neuroscience to build that self-esteem and claim your life.

  • Licensed Neuroencoding Specialist

  • Licensed Brain Health Trainer

  • Certified EFT-Trainer

  • Certified Life Coach coupled with spiritual aspects of healing

  • 15 years of experience as a teacher

  • Founding member of Brain Revolution includes Neuroencoding and Brain Health

  • Owner and CEO of JA Coaching, specializing in Brain Health and Mindset.

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David Koenig, Coach & Consultant | 512-565-2403

Naples, FL

  • Over 35 years of leadership experience in the flooring and woodworking industries through retail and distribution channels.

  • Served as President of Case Supply, ISC Surfaces and Design Materials Inc., providing award-winning distribution of leading brands of decorative surface products serving the flooring and woodworking markets through the Midwest and Mountain regions.

  • Served as Vice President for Crossville Studios, leading the team through rapid growth and expansion with an emphasis on talent
    development and sales management effectiveness.

  • Served as VP of Business Development SSC Channel at Dal-Tile collaborating with corporate and regional leadership in sales, operational strategies, sales management practices and brand expansion.

  • Former member of the Distributor Advisory Council’s for manufacturers: American Olean, Crossville Ceramics and Wilsonart International.

  • Spanning his career, David has achieved success in Mergers and Acquisitions by focusing on strategic alignment and driving due diligence and transformation teams.

Tom Budetti, Coach | 914-584-9390

Atlanta, GA

  • Floor covering professional with over 40 years’ experience in installation, sales, product, warehousing, training, and inspection.

  • Extensive product knowledge in Woven Wilton, Velvet, and Axminster as well as Hand Tufted, Hand Loomed, Hand Knotted, Flat Woven, Natural Fiber, and Machine Tufted Carpet.

  • Served as President and founder of Carpet Fabrications International quickly becoming one of the leading specialty workrooms in the USA catering to the installation and fabrication of high-end handmade and woven carpet.

  • Joined Seldom Seen Designs in 2006 as General Manager.

  • Joined Stark Carpet as an Operations Manager and became the VP of Warehouse Operations for Stark and Prestige Mills.

  • CFI Certified Master Installer, ARDEX Substrate Preparation, OSHA Trainer for General Industry, and IICRC Senior Carpet Inspector.

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Charlotte Mattson, Coach & Creative Director | 941-224-9815

Dalton, GA

  • Originally from Bradenton, FL, Charlotte started her banking career with BayFirst National Bank in September of 2021 after making a career change from the world of education. 

  • Working remotely from Dalton, GA, Charlotte brings fifteen years of management and instructional design experience, which she applies directly to her work every day as one of Learning and Development’s main content creators, the LMS manager, and even a pinch-hitting facilitator!

  • Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her three children, singing with her church's worship team, volunteering in her community, and whipping up delicious meals in the kitchen!

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.)- University of Tampa in Elementary Education

  • Master’s Degree (M.A.)- University of South Florida in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.)- Capella University in Leadership and Administration

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Paul C. Hayes, Consultant | 706-955-6206

Dalton, GA

  • More than 35 years in the commercial carpet industry including product and design development, mechanical engineering, and quality management.

  • Led research & development efforts for C&A Floor coverings nationally for 21 years and the Al-Sorayai Group in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for 13 years.

  • Experienced in customer/vendor communication including multiple overseas markets.

  • A Patent Holder for a unique printed woven carpet product developed in 2011 that allows yarn shrinkage factors to become design elements.

  • Lifelong resident of Dalton, Georgia with his lovely wife, 6 grown children, and 5 grandchildren.

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Gary Garcia, Life Coach 

Washington, DC

  • Gary has over 10 years in the Information Technology and Network Security business

  • Understands the configuring and management of computer networks.

  • Worked for Software and Hardware Technology companies 

  • Has over 10 years in Federal Service

  • Has reviewed and examined patent applications within federal service

  • Has been a board member for two non-profit organizations

  • He is an energetic, inspiring Keynote speaker 

  • Has been a business manager for church organization

  • Plays multiple instruments and plays for churches 

  • Is currently being trained for ICF coaching certification 

  • Father of 3 amazing kids and a wonderful wive

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Steven Schwenkler, Life Coach | (352) 224-9137

Ocala, Florida

  • Steven is a business professional and life coach, specializing in helping small business and career professionals overcomes obstacles, advance in their careers, and achieve a higher quality of life.

  • Has an MBA degree from Saint Leo University and has trained under the National Financial Educators Council to become a Certified Professional Financial Wellness Consultant.

  • Worked across multiple industries with over 10 years’ experience in roles, including financial analyst, financial advisor, consultant, and manager. Key accomplishments include improving efficiency, boosting team-morale, and enhancing profitability for multiple companies.

  • Dedicated to health and wellness pursuit, incorporating these concepts into his life coaching approach.

  • Family man with 2 kids and incredible wife.

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Harold Pattillo, Life Coach | (470) 597-8415

Atlanta, GA

Najwa Ahmed, Life Coach | 404-957-8941

Douglasville, GA

  •  23 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer

  •  Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech

  •  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

  •  Certified Recovery Coach

  • Certified Life Coach who is passionate about helping people get out of their own way and realize their potential

  • Mom of 3 plus one furbaby who loves the outdoors, shopping and building furniture

  • Leadership Development Coach 

  • Avid reader with a fondest for personal development and romance novel

Kristin Fox, Life Coach | 531-225-8982 

Omaha, Nebraska

  • 13 years of Client Services Experience in Retail Sales, Communications, and Logistics

  • Certified Health and Life Coach by Health Coach Institute 

  • Owner and CEO of Fox Transformation Life Coaching 

  • Board Member for a local non-profit, Women of Wisdom, Inc.

  • Volunteer Party Planner and Sponsor for Simon Says: Live A Better Life, in Omaha, Nebraska

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Diane Nnaemeka, Life Coach | 660953985073 


  • I'm from Maryland, USA and I currently live in Thailand.

  • I am an ESL teacher, and I have coached my students on skills they can bring into the workforce, such as: job interview skills, confidence, and writing profile descriptions.

  • I am very passionate about helping people, and helping them succeed in their endeavors.

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