E33 Scott Payne with PM Master Prep Tom Wesner with Traction Squared and Chris Spear with Traction Point
Listen to this episode and learn how EOS ® (Entrepreneurial Operating System) and Project Management both can help organizations successfully deliver on Strategic initiatives. We learn about EOS from Chris Spear, Founder of Traction Point and Tom Wesner, Founder of TractionSquared. We also learn about an alternative to traditional PMP certification training from Scott Payne, Founder of PM Master Prep.
Tom and Chris share their stories which include time running successful start-ups, leadership roles within large corporations and now running EOS Coaching businesses. At the core of EOS is the Traction book and the processes within. We also hear the similarities and shared leadership practices of EOS and Project Management. Scott and PM Master Prep are sponsors of Project Management Office Hours and it was great to have Scott share his story. We hear how PM Master Prep came to be and why they have a unique model with the PMP training industry. We also get to hear plans for Scott’s upcoming podcast.
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PM Master Prep is the world’s only case story focused PMP training company. PM Master Prep both teaches courses and partners with great companies to bolster their PMOs and provide PMP training that not only prepares students to succeed on the exam, but also improves their project management skills. PM Master Prep is offering 2 free online or live-online training seats to their groundbreaking case story focused PMP classes to any organization serious about transforming their PMP training program. Email Scott Payne (Founder PM Master Prep) directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your 2 free training seats.
Scott Payne has reinvented the process and focus of PMP preparation. Abandoning the traditional memorization focused methods, Scott created an entirely case story focused PMP training method. The power of this method is that it not only helps students learn faster and retain more, but it also drastically improves the student’s skills as a project manager.
Scott has published a best-selling PMP book, The PMP Exam Master Prep Manual, and created the world’s first case story focused video eCourse that flows in the order of a real project. In addition to his book, eCourse, and simulator, Scott leads students to success through focused Live and Live-Online classes weekly.
Traction Squared coaches / teaches leadership teams how to run on a holistic business system called the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). Through EOS, your leadership team will be equipped with a simple set tools to achieve the following:
- Vision. First, I’ll help your leaders to get 100% on the same page with a vision for your organization.
- Traction®. Your leaders will become self-disciplined and accountable.
- Healthy. Your leaders will become an open, honest and cohesive team. From there, as goes your leadership team, so goes the rest of your organization. Your entire company will become crystal clear on your vision.
People at every level will grow more disciplined and accountable in executing your vision. Your company will achieve consistent traction and drive forward as a healthy, functional, cohesive team. Our sweet spot is companies with 10-500 employees, that are open minded, and looking to get more of what they want out of their business. There are no contracts, and our time spent together is 100% guaranteed.
Tom Wesner is Co-Founder & CEO of Traction Squared, Professional EOS Implementer For over 25 years Tom’s passion has been helping people achieve BREAKTHROUGHS and take their lives to the next level – no matter how successful they already are – in the areas that matter most: doing what they love for work, with people they enjoy, making a difference in the world, being appropriately compensated and having the time to pursue other passions.
Tom has helped many people from a multitude of companies transform their lives and their businesses through his approach to leadership and personal coaching. He’s worked with CEO’s of Fortune 100 companies, CEO’s of Not-For Profit organizations and world class leaders in the entrepreneurial world. Over the past few decade, he’s developed a passion for helping small business owners, entrepreneurial leaders and not-for-profit organizations.
Most of his core strategies for creating breakthroughs have come from his work within really successful businesses. He has learned, applied and modeled the art and science of growing a profitable business from some of the most renowned leaders and businesses in the world. He uses these distinctions to help optimize and grow enterprises to new and more profitable levels.
Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.
Traction Point helps small and medium sized businesses to Create Success Faster! Every successful business needs an operating system. EOS, The Entrepreneurial Operating System, is a way of harmonizing and orchestrating all the moving parts of your business to help you run a better business and live a better life!
Chris provides professional training to give your team a proven system and the leadership skills they need to take you to the next level! They coach companies that are ready for transformation! You’re not just looking to dabble or pick up a few ideas from a seminar. You are committed to growth. Your team is willing to be open, honest and vulnerable with themselves and the people around them! You’re more afraid of the status quo than you are of change!
A few years out of college, Chris Spear did something everyone told him was stupid! He walked away from a great job and co-founded a software company. The team “bootstrapped” to $2 million dollars in revenue, a dozen employees, and was acquired in year three by a public company. This launched Chris into roles at a few really big companies.
At IKON/Ricoh, he led sales and marketing process implementation for a field sales organization of over 5000 reps. At Extra Space Storage, a real estate company, he led sales and operations process implementation as the company grew from 300 to over 700 locations. Through all this Chris learned he had a “superpower” for scaling businesses. But he didn’t want to just do something big, he wanted to do something that mattered! This is when he found a growing software company called Infusionsoft. Their purpose “To Help Small Businesses Succeed” was so compelling to him, that he joined them to lead operations and systems as they grew from $50M to more than $100M in revenue.
With a “small business success” fire in his belly, Chris happened on the EOS book “Traction.” He was truly shocked to find that everything he had learned about how to scale a business through years of painful trial and error was there in one harmonious system. Chris was hooked and is now on a mission to help hundreds of small businesses change the world and get more of what they want from their businesses!
ABOUT THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE HOURS SERIES
Project Management Office Hours is intended to provide Project Management professionals a place to drop in and discuss Success Stories, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned. Project Management Consultant Joy Gumz has shared with us, “Operations keep the lights on, strategy provides the light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.”
Each of us has a unique story to tell, but collectively we share a message that organizations who embrace Project Management Best Practices perform better than those which don’t. Organizations which align Projects to Strategy perform better. Organizations with Engage Executive Sponsors deliver better results. Organizations which measure Project Management performance outperform those which don’t.
During our Project Management Office Hours, we hear directly from Industry leaders how to make an impact in our profession. How we, collectively, will Advance Project Management Best Practices, One Listener at a time!
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Joe Pusz started THE PMO SQUAD to bring real world PMO Leadership experience to the consulting space and to advocate for Project Management through his blog PMOJOE.com. The old saying is “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Following this mindset Joe left Corporate America in 2013 to start THE PMO SQUAD and work with fellow Natural Born Project Managers to advance Project Management Best Practices.
THE PMO SQUAD focuses exclusively on PMO and Project Management consulting. Corporate America is full of Accidental Project Managers running projects who haven’t been trained to be PMs. To help solve this problem THE PMO SQUAD is on the Leading Edge with PMO As a Service. PMO As a Service allows our clients to focus on their respective core competencies while THE PMO SQUAD delivers Project Management expertise. Contact Joe at 678-591-7868. Follow The PMO Squad on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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