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Jim Welch  

"The Practical Growth Leader"

As President and Founder of “The Growth Leader, Inc.”, Jim is a member of the National Speakers Association working with many Fortune 500 global clients and organizations across several industries.

Jim brings over 25 years of marketing leadership passion working for Hallmark and Procter & Gamble, two of America’s iconic companies.  Jim’s hands-on leadership experience and consistent track record of utilizing proven techniques effectively has consistently produced winning top line and bottom line results.  His teams have consistently ranked in the top five percent of Gallup survey scores of engaged employees at all levels!

Jim was elected by Hallmark’s Board of Directors to the position of Corporate Officer as the Senior Vice-President of Marketing responsible for brand strategy and portfolio management, advertising, promotion, the Hallmark Hall of Fame, market research, Hallmark.com, licensing partnerships, retailer marketing, and customer loyalty programs. Jim and his teams created compelling and innovative marketing initiatives with key partners that consistently produced strong retail results including the Hallmark Gold Crown independent store network, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, Disney, Mattel, Warner Brothers and many others.

Jim' s new book "GROW NOW- 8 Essential Steps to Flex Your Leadership Muscles” was released earlier this year. Jim has made book appearances recently on the Lifetime Radio Network, The Voice Of America, and The Oprah & Friends Radio Network. The book is widely available, including on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

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Leading Growth During Economic Downturns

Jim Welch will take your audience on a journey delivering 8 Real World Leadership Techniques to motivate your leaders and teams right now to grow your business during the toughest of economic times. Jim will also highlight the 5 critical growth barriers that must be avoided or they will kill growth momentum with your leaders and employees. These techniques and barriers directly relate to our tough economic times. Jim's real world insights, humor, and energy will make your Event something special. More importantly, Jim's real world leadership and growth techniques will provide immediate top line and bottom line value for your team that they can begin using the next day.

Sail The Seven C's Of Emotional Team Building Connections

How do you connect with your front line employees? How do you retain and win the hearts of your team so they in turn emotionally connect with your customers every day building and sustaining their loyalty? Get ready to sail the Seven C's of emotional Leadership where you will discover new ways to build your team loyalty every day.This will be a dynamic, high energy, interactive, and fun leadership session that will share new techniques with real world applications you can begin using the next day.

Cutting Edge Generational Leadership Growth

How do you enable your Business to exceed business growth objectives with a rapidly changing workforce, which cuts across multiple generations?  Specific creative leadership ideas and techniques will be shared to help employees across generations build great teams, exceed growth objectives and have fun doing it! This session does not focus on only the generational differences, but how the similarities can be leveraged across the organization to create sustainable growth.

Becoming A True Growth Leader

What are the five major steps you must take to successfully leverage “what matters” and become a true growth leader in your organization?  What are the key characteristics of successful growth leaders that consistently win?  We will design an effective growth leader blueprint, which can be directly applied to your business.  You will learn the key  characteristics the most successful growth leaders employ to make results happen.

Exceptional Innovation Through Customer Insights

How do you “Ladder up” to higher level customer insights?  How do you create growth through innovation?  We will review a template for how to discover new customer insights in a rapidly changing marketplace. These are not the typical customer insights you leverage everyday in running your business.  They are discovered by focusing on growth through innovation in new ways while still leveraging your core capabilities.

Discover New Emotional Connections That Build Customer Loyalty

How do you increase and sustain customer loyalty?  Do you have a specific plan in place?  We will review the steps of how to build a high-impact customer loyalty growth plan focused around unique, higher level, emotional connections with your customers.  You will learn how to apply cutting edge, sustainable growth strategies that drive real world results.

Dynamic Growth Through Your Employer Branding

How do you win on the front line with Employer Branding?  This directly impacts the acquisition, engagement and retention of top talent in your organization.  Several studies indicate that front-line employee engagement and commitment with your Brand directly impacts innovation, improves execution, and grows customer loyalty.  You will build a specific work plan that outlines the steps to utilize Employer Branding to create sustainable growth throughout your organization.

Sales Training Workshop

How do you drive sales every day? Experience Sales Training from a seasoned professional with over 30 years of real world experience and instant audience credibility. Jim Welch started over 30 years ago carrying a sales bag for Procter & Gamble and later became a Hallmark Marketing and Sales Vice-President responsible for driving over $2.5 billion in sales. Jim was personally responsible for leading over 600 sales people focused on delivering "stretch" results. Jim also worked directly with and trained over 3500 Independent Gold Crown Retailers  on how to create a  selling advantage to achieve high impact, measureable results. Jim is THE Practical Growth Leader who will show you 8 powerful techniques for building short-term sales while at the same time building long-term customer loyalty. Jim will also highlight the 5 Sales Sand Traps that get sales people in trouble with their c ustomers and kill sales momentum. Learn from someone who has actually done it for 30 years and knows how to help you gain a real sales advantage for your independent business. Jim will be publishing through Henchard Press the book " Grow Now..8 Essential steps to Flex Your Leadership Muscles" which begins shipping to book stores on 10/1. Jim is a high energy, interactive speaker who emotionally connects with audiences with both humor and powerful content.

Strategic Planning Workshop

Jim Welch conducts a "Real World" Strategic Planning Workshop that focuses Independent businesses against "What Matters". This is not an academic or theory approach to strategy with alto of jargon which leaves the participant with another binder to put on the shelve. It is a dynamic, practical Step By Step Construct that builds over the 7 strategic growth drivers that make a difference. Learn how to chase the "Gold Segments" of your business, go "Speeding with Your Strengths" and find the "Fast Strategy Passing Zones" to finish first. Also, discover the 6 Reefs and Barriers that will derail your strategic plan and learn how to avoid them. Learn how to strategically leverage you sustainable competitive advantage by focusing your resources against the top two to three key growth drivers. Jim Welch currently is a Strategic Planning business advisor who consults with Fortune 500 Companies across a number of industries including agriculture, on- line commerce,  quick service restaurants and many others. Learn from THE Practical Growth Leader how to create a strategy for your business as well as how to bring it alive throughout your Company with 30, 60,and 90 flex strategy implementation plans. Jim Welch delivers a Strategic Planning Workshop that is actionable and delivers a construct that the business owner can begin using tomorrow morning.

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