Jade Chang Sheppard
Jonathan and Paul have been my dream team to grow Gideon USA. Working with Jonathan, we’ve clarified our vision, simplified our scorecard, and our meetings have gone from boring to Wow! Along the way, Paul has provided strategic guidance and helped ensure we’re working on the right goals to take Gideon to the next level.
President & CEO
Welty Building Company
Jonathan worked for me at Welty Building Company. During his time with my business, he added tremendous value by helping us consider acquisition opportunities, create financial models to build a five-year plan for our future, and provide candid feedback to me and the rest of my team. Even after Jonathan left Welty to pursue his passion of working with construction management teams, we immediately hired him as an independent contractor to continue advising us and he works on projects for us to this day! I think that tells you how much we value his contribution and wish him success in any venture he pursues.”
Founder & Owner
EO & YPO Member
Jonathan has added massive value to my business as our Traction facilitator. Frankly, I think of him more as a part-time member of our management team than a consultant. Beyond Traction, he has helped me think about succession planning for Pinnacle and my long-term life plan. Plus, he specializes in working with contractors, so I haven’t had to waste time explaining to Jonathan what a PM does or how our industry is unique. He just gets it!
Owner & CEO
As a company with over 250 employees, we were surprised at how quickly Jonathan was able to help us make an impact . Using Traction, we’ve massively improved our communication, vision, and team health. Jonathan cuts to the core of issues and provides a guiding hand to keep us on track. I credit Jonathan with helping to start our turnaround in 2017 and we are now on track for a very profitable year.
Before starting my disaster restoration firm, I worked at GE and I have met a fair number of consultants. Jonathan is different. He has worked with us at Carrara for a long time in many capacities. Along the way, he’s helped us strategize for future growth, implement Traction, and served as my trusted advisor – a consigliere. He customizes the program to fit our needs and he really understands my construction business, so I don’t have to waste time explaining how the industry works. In fact, Jonathan has helped me explain the disaster restoration business to our bankers, which has been very helpful!
Jonathan was referred to me by a construction industry forum mate in YPO and I am very thankful. Over the past six months, our management team has evolved so much. I wasn’t sure if my parents, the owners of the company, were going to take to the Traction process, but Jonathan sold them and now he’s delivered. We’re looking forward to him attending our first ever State of the Company Address because he has helped transform our vision and develop core values that we really believe in.
Founder & Owner
Before Jonathan, our homebuilding company in Scottsdale was doing pretty good, but since Jonathan joined our team, it’s added rocket fuel to our vision, values, and company meetings. We’ve never been so confident that we’ll hit our big hairy audacious goals. And, I’m always surprised at how fast the days with Jonathan go by!
The Atrium Group
Jon and I have worked together for several years now. He has been a part of growing my business, adding divisions, removing divisions, adding people, removing people. At times, he’s rolled up his sleeves to help craft spreadsheets to manage time and materials projects for disasters that we’ve helped clean up. Thru it all, he’s been a steady hand when we’ve encountered turbulence. Heading into any storm, I’m glad he’s on my team.
Vice President of Operations
Winsupply of Shelton
We’ve worked with other consultants, but Jonathan is different. He’s far more energetic and able to hold people’s attention than anyone we’ve met so far. Plus, he’s helped prepare me for tough conversations that I’d needed to have for a long time. He’s not afraid to enter the danger when it comes to difficult issues.
Aaron Carlson Corporation
Our woodworking company has been implementing Traction for over 7 years now. About 3-4 years ago, we stopped working with our original Traction implementer and decided to do Traction on our own. Recently, a friend referred Jonathan to us and we decided to jumpstart our own Traction process by bringing him in. In our first 6 months of working together he has made a tremendous impact on our company. For the first time in a while, we’re working as a cohesive leadership team and seeing bright light at the end of the tunnel! We owe a lot of that new found hope and courage to Jonathan. There’s no better Traction guy in the business!
Owner & Managing Director
What I love about Jonathan is that he listens. From day 1, he has been engaged with our family business. We look forward to our Traction meetings! He keeps us on track at the meetings (no easy feat) and checks-in with us regularly in-between to make sure we’re staying accountable to the process. Jonathan’s so much more than a hired gun, last time he was in town, we all went indoor skydiving together! I’d recommend that anyone considering hiring him just take the plunge!
CEO, YPO Member
Entrepreneurs need to know when they have hit the revenue wall and are struggling to move their firm to the next revenue level. That happened at McIntyre and Jonathan has helped us overcome the hurdles and challenges that have prevented us from growing. He has helped us create a vision and strategy that will allow us to grow quickly and efficiently. Additionally, he has shown us how much we have accomplished to date by ensuring we follow a valuable and important process. To date, I have referred Jonathan to two firms to help him guide them to their next revenue levels. I will happily continue to refer Jonathan to firms that want to be more successful and grow.
Selectemp Employment Services
I am the type of person who likes to get [email protected]&* done! That’s why I love working with Jonathan. He does not mince words and he doesn’t waste time. My entire management team is currently made up of women and Jonathan totally rolls with us. We are constantly engaging with him outside of our meetings and consider him a part of the Selectemp family!
Thanks to Jonathan, everyone at Allbrite Construction is completely in sync at this point! Our Vision, Directions, and Path are clearly defined. It is a pleasure now to come to work!