Out of the Hourglass, presented by Nolan Consulting Group, is here to help Small Business Owners and Contractors alike visualize their goals, develop their team & build sustainable growth. You'll hear from our panel of NCG Coaches on a variety of topics, guest speakers from top industry resources, Business Owners sharing best practices and a focus on strategies across sales, marketing, business planning, human resources and more. We're here to take you "out of the hourglass" and reach YOUR Summit.
Ep 114: Recruiting & Retention at Nolan Painting
Description: This week's podcast episode features a topic that has been an ongoing challenge for businesses across all industries - Recruiting and Retaining employees. Molly is joined by Kevin Nolan, CEO of Nolan Paining and Colleen Nolan, Director of Human Resources at Nolan Painting as they share how they have been working to combat this issue at their organization, brainstorming and grinding in the day to day to make sure they have the team to in place to fulfill the high demand of work that keeps the phones ringing.
The discussion reveals how they have shifted perceptive, learned to welcome new ways of thought and agility in decision making, leaned into creativity, invested in their people, and continue to go after the long game by focusing on bringing young people into the trades. They have finally found success in increasing their FOS numbers over the last few months and while they know they've tapped into a strategy that is working, they also realize the need to stay on their toes - since nothing is a constant in this environment!
Ep 113: NCG Book Club ~ Coaching for Breakthrough Success
The NCG Book Club returns again! This month, we're discussing Part 1 of Coaching for Breakthrough Success ~ Proven Techniques for Making Impossible Dreams Possible by Jack Canfield and Dr. Peter Chee.
In the book, Canfield & Dr. Chee deliver what they believe to be the Top 30 Coaching Principals that every coach needs to practice in order to succeed. The principals are all encompassing - from breaking down the critical steps needed to build relationship and trust, to what it means to have a coaching spirit, to the power of listening, intuition and asking the right type of questions.
In the discussion, our team highlights what principals have the greatest impact on them and how they apply to their own practices. In sharing this book with you, our team encourages our listeners to apply these principles to strengthen your own coaching skills.
Ep 112: Mid Year Planning Status Check
Since we are about halfway through 2022, today's podcast features a Mid-Year Planning Status Check! NCG's Director of Finance & Sr. Business Coach, Andrew Amrhein reminds listeners of the importance of keeping a pulse of the metrics and reviewing where you stand in the plan that you set at the beginning of this year. During this crazy busy time of year, how do we take the time to make sure we’re not making decisions that are taking us off track? Andrew highlights the metrics to stay on top of, the conversations that need to happen and gives recommendations for working through the uncertainty of what the months ahead may bring.
We hope that this mid-year status check helps you stay dialed on the health of your organization and sets the tone for a successful second half of 2022!
Ep 111: Disc Foundations
If you are an avid Out of the Hourglass podcast listener or are working with our team, "DISC" is a term you have heard frequently. In today's Out of the Hourglass podcast, Molly Nolan is joined by NCG's Business Systems Specialist Sydney Bates for an in-depth unraveling of DISC.
Listen and learn as Sydney breaks down DISC concepts by highlighting the behaviors and motivators revealed through the DISC assessment, what they actually mean, and how they work together. Molly and Sydney apply these concepts to training conversations, hiring and recruiting, organizational role deep dives and communication. If you’ve taken the DISC before, find your results after listening to this episode and see what new insight you've gained!
Ep 110: A Member Story ~ Building Stewart Painting's Board of Directors
In today's podcast, we have the pleasure of hearing some powerful and practical insight from Sheldon Stewart, Summit Member & NCG Member Coach and President of Stewart Painting based in Hyannis & Hingham, Massachusetts. Sheldon shares with us his experience through the process of creating the Board of Directors at Stewart Painting and where he is at in the journey. It's process that has been incredibly well thought out and reflects his succession plan for his business.
We’ve worked with Sheldon and his team for over a decade which makes this current topic and his planning for retirement both rewarding and humbling. We have much respect for Sheldon and his business and hope this conversation will inspire you to be intentional about planning for your own future along with the future of your business.
Ep. 109 The Role of the Coach
Our podcast today features a topic that is near and dear to our hearts, the role of the Coach. This powerful conversation with two respected leaders, Brian Nolan, Managing Partner at Nolan Consulting Group, and Paul Cook, VP of Painters USA, Summit Member and Member Coach, will challenge you to think about who is looking to YOU as a coach.
At NCG, we have the immense privilege to work with many business owners and organizational leaders in a coaching capacity to help them achieve their desired visions and accomplish their personal and organizational goals. It’s a position that is both incredibly rewarding and challenging. This conversation centers on the skills and behaviors that are critical to succeed in the role of the coach. As you listen, consider who is looking to YOU as a coach. As a leader, business owner, or manager of people, you have a coaching responsibility - you just might not realize it.
Great mixture of strategic advice and tactical tools
A goldmine of sales and management tools.
I am the marketing manager of a growing painting company on the west coast. I have know listened to 10 or 12 episodes of this podcast and have already implemented the things I learned from this podcast. This podcast by Nolan Consulting Group is the best kept secret in podcast world. They are producing top tier content.
Tons of info
Just an awesome podcast full of good info.
Great insight and worth the listen!
Nolan provides a clear vision and process in their teachings and it shows through on their podcasts.