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Our Team

Empower Coaches and Life Coaches

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Steve Hillis, CEO

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

Atlanta, GA

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Ben Banks, Coach

benlbanks48@yahoo.com | 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

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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

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Bob Broda, Coach

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

Boston, MA

  • 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

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Harold Chapman, CFE

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

Greenville, SC

  • 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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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

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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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Earl Wasserman, Customer Exp. Coach

earl@c1xmatters.com| Phone 770-855-6655

Atlanta, GA

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Ron Rose, Coach

 ronrose10@gmail.com | 404-307-1156

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

  • 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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Ray Thornton, Coach

imustownit@gmail.com | (205) 337-7892

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Bruce Glines, Coach

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

Northern California

  • Our industry has a vast delta in our sales and management process, at all levels. It is being addressed by bringing back the “oldest” sales tool we’ve ever known. I can help you with that, for yours and your teams sake.

  • A uniquely diverse vantage point in our industry with Over 37 years of flooring experience and Sales Leadership due to incredible opportunities at almost every level of the flooring industry.

  • Opportunities Include Retail Sales/Sales management and ownership. Installation management with up to 30 crews, developed and sold a remodeling division, Hard surface importer, Certified Commercial and Residential industry Inspector, Distributor Rep, Manufacturers Rep., Consultant, National sales trainer and team builder.

  • Currently Develop import products for retail partners, distributors and manufacturers with products available in all flooring categories up to and including solid surface counter tops.

  • Served as Buying groups director for the U.S. with two different global flooring manufacturers.

  • Business consultant and sales team builder/development for many of the countries largest individual retailers as well as regional and national flooring groups.

  • Served as hiring consultant for retail partners and distributors for new hires of Sales Managers, Territory managers, Retail Sales associates and Regional managers.

  • 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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  • With over 45 years experience in the floorcovering industry, Mark has a vast knowledge in all facets of the trade. Growing up working in a floorcovering retail environment, eventually achieving Vice President status, he understands what it takes to operate a profitable retail business.

  • Mark decided to branch out and successfully managed a multi-state distributor territory with a proven track record of expanding not only sales but acquisition of additional customers.

  • During his professional career he has been acknowledge for his expertise in trade magazines articles and professional industry publications.

  • Realizing his breadth of knowledge he had gained, and after consulting with a multi chain retailer, Mark decided to take the consulting package that he provided and develop it into a training offering for others in the profession.

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Paul C. Hayes, Consultant

formulav40@gmail.com | 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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Deyaa Fathy, Coach

deyacatex@yahoo.com | +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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Gary Garcia, Life Coach

garysteve.g@gmail.com 

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

schwenklersteven@gmail.com | (352) 224-9137

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

haroldpattillo@outlook.com | (470) 597-8415

Atlanta, GA

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Najwa Ahmed, Life Coach

coachnajwa@gmail.com | 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

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Kristin Fox, Life Coach

 kristinmarlenefox@gmail.com | 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

 sweetenedsoul123@gmail.com | 660953985073 

Thailand

  • 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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Jana Antoni, Coach

 contact@janaantoni.com |  

Switzerland 

  • 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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