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I first met Vince Fowler in the Spring of 2016 when we were planning our first annual Franchise Partner conference. We chose a location in Canmore, AB, that was a unique venue and somewhat central for Franchise Partners coming from BC, Ontario, and Alberta. The challenge we had was a limited budget yet a desire to create the most impactful and effective conference possible and we knew we needed help.
I conducted a search on LinkedIn for Calgary using keywords such as coach, mentor, Franchise systems, motivation, team building, and facilitation. When I saw Vince’s profile I was excited, and then from my first meeting with him, I knew he was the right fit for us.
Vince’s combination of military training, competitive sports, business experience and coaching is a powerful combination that we knew would add value.
Vince spent considerable time with both myself and my business partner to understand our company and our culture. He also provided the guidance we needed to clarify the outcomes we wanted to achieve. He then developed his ½ day agenda around our requirements. The program included DISC profiles that the team completed prior to arrival. The topics chosen, the group exercises and the facilitation of some difficult discussions were exactly what we needed as a group. Vince facilitated the first ½ day with us and built a solid and productive foundation for the next two days of our conference.
The results that we had from Vince’s session were extremely positive and productive. In the days following his session, there were many references from all participants back to the concepts and frameworks that Vince had provided. Vince has a natural ability to explain complex and potentially contentious notions in simple and non-threatening ways. In addition to the great work that Vince has done with our group, he has also proven to be an invaluable leadership coach for Doug and I on the journey of building our brand.
I love working with Vince for his practical and no-nonsense approach to challenges. The variety of experiences that he has to draw upon create powerful analogies that different people can relate to. Vince is patient, yet firm and has a very calming and credible demeanour. I am grateful to have met Vince and look forward to working with him for many years to come.
As Clinic Director for a bustling health care centre, it’s always a challenge to get my full team together to enhance communication and build inter-personal trust. One way I achieve this is with an annual team retreat; its focus being to build relationships, re-examine our vision, and delve into what we fundamentally value.
Enlisting Vince Fowler as a Moderator for my team’s getaway retreat to Montana in 2015 was one of the best business decisions of my life.
During the 2 day retreat, Vince’s patience, expertise, and commitment to ensure our team’s success helped us create mission and vision statements, as well as clearly defining our core values. With crystal clear instructions and his keen ability to make us ‘vulnerable’, we were able to really come together as a team. Team building exercises and experiencing sharing exercises worked wonders for building team morale and enhancing personal and inter-professional relationships.
Since Montana, we all have a better understanding and appreciation for one another. Working together as a team has been so beneficial to building our business. We see the growth every day and constantly remind each other to instil our values in our daily routine. Thank you, Vince! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
I recently attended Vince and Donita’s full day workshop on mastering LinkedIn. Going into the workshop, I thought that I was quite proficient in using LinkedIn, however, found that there were still many things to learn. Vince and Donita are masters at the use of LinkedIn and I highly recommend their workshop.
Calgary was our top performing unit in Canada in our last fiscal year and is currently performing above target in tough economic times.
What was your contribution to this? Upon reflection, I believe you helped us all move beyond the emotion and focus on the happiness that comes from applying our unique talents to the task at hand. Rob Dale (Regional Manager – Calgary) and Candice Huston (Recruiting Manager – Calgary) are working as a high functioning team and have found that work/life balance that we all want in our lives.
They continue to post results that are inspiring to the colleagues and remain grateful for their success.
Vince, in closing, thank you for the help and I wish you continued success.
I met Vince in 2015 at several networking events including the Small Business Awards held by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
Vince was introduced to me as a LinkedIn expert. The timing was good. The problem I had was that I felt like I was under-utilizing LinkedIn – or at the very least, not using it in as optimized a fashion as I could.
My spouse, also a contractor who works from a home office, was actually resistant to using it, even though it was part of her mandate in her role.
When I explored Vince’s company Vested Interest Group Inc. services related to LinkedIn, I saw a combined opportunity for my spouse and my business and jumped at it.
Vince and his partner Donita sat down with us at our home offices and went through our respective LinkedIn profiles with a fine tooth comb. We optimized section by section, and were left with several proactive tips and tricks, and a couple of “homework pieces”. The tips and tricks resulted in increased profile views and additional connection requests within hours from each of our target groups of customers and peers in our respective sectors.
I’d recommend VIG’s services unconditionally to anyone looking for insights into the most important business platform on the Internet (other than your own site), and your overall business strategies and tactics.
I’m not sure how to tell you the value that Vince has brought to my company, to me and my team at ESPS. I have been working with Vince for only 2-3 months and look forward to working with him well into the future as my company grows.
Vince has helped me identify my leadership weaknesses and thus opportunities for improvement and growth. He has helped me review the health of my company and provide expert advice on how to ensure ESPS is poised for growth and continued success. Vince is helping me with my personal well being, my mental and physical health to ensure that I can continue to grow as a leader and drive the continued success of my company.
Vince is always there when you need him – I call him at night and he picks up the phone to support me.
Vince has a wealth of tools developed to work through the processes and systems he has that will help you learn what you need to do. He has a network of connections to assist you with implementation e.g. office organizing, process mapping, etc.
If you need help in Business Coaching, professional and personal growth, you need to call Vince.
Just finished the full day workshop on mastering LinkedIn. Wow, so much great info. I would highly recommend taking this one day course – it will save you hours of your time trying to figure out these simple, easy to follow instructions. Implement the tips and starting purposeful networking immediately. Thank you!!
In the fall of 2013 it became painfully obvious to me that I needed to learn more about business if I wanted both my profits and my company to grow.
I found Vince Fowler through a google search and was immediately comfortable with contacting him once I had read his approach to business coaching. Vince truly has become part of my team of experts and I rely on his advice to continue to push me, educate me, and guide me towards achieving my goals.
Since our initial meeting Vince has had me account for my decisions in all areas of the business. We have created systems for the hiring process, operations and training. The financials have become much more involved with assessing KPI’s, pricing tools, and budgets. As a result of these initiatives in the past year I saw an increase in revenue by 100%. Vince Fowler’s skill and knowledge has resulted in greater financial outcomes but most importantly my confidence in making business decisions.
I know the success I have had to date has been a direct result of my time with Vince Fowler and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to take their business to another level.
When you first start a new company you need to make lots of decisions quickly and you don’t always know whether you have made the right decision. It is a very steep learning curve. Knowing what I know now, my only regret is that we didn’t know Vince Fowler when we started Navigational Sales and we didn’t have a chance to use his extensive executive coaching skills.
That being said we are working with him now and very happy with the support and mentoring we have received, I would highly recommend Vince to New business owners or established business owners looking to take their business to the next level.
Vince Fowler is a compassionate and straight shooting coach. He helped me increase my income in the first session after showing me strategies on how to work with clients in a different manner (financially and personally) than I ever would have thought of in a million years!
Vince really works at understanding you – the individual and how you work and understand things then puts a firm action plan in place which works!
I’m a no-nonsense kind of guy when it comes to business. When Vince gave me suggestions – I “got it” and used them. If you want to take that next step in your business, but don’t quite know what it is… go see Vince!
Vince Fowler is a fantastic guy, a genuine human being, a caring soul and a wealth of information when it comes to sales, business and creating value for the customer. I would recommend Vince to anyone that needs help in one of the following areas:
1. Developing and defining the ‘vision’.
2. Managing people, systems, projects.
3. Generating and maintaining clients that YOU want.
Keep at it Vince, you’re an inspiration to me and many others!
Vince Fowler is an accomplished Business Coach who has been working with me personally since January 2012. Throughout 2012, Vince worked with me to focus in on the important aspects of my business and has contributed to making 2012 the best year ever.
Vince, thanks for the awesome guidance in 2014 as well! It was my business’s 2nd best year ever (just short of the best). It was also my biggest travel year ever!
I recently met Vince Fowler at a day conference I was speaking at (May 2014). In the span of just a few minutes, I was hooked. Vince’s charisma and confidence came through in each word, each gesture. His essence exudes success. Just spend some time with him, even just a few moments and you’ll know and feel what I’m talking about. Vince is the man you will want on your personal development team in any capacity. He is authentic, genuine and I proudly recommend him.
I believe everyone needs a person in their corner to motivate, drive, and provide the tools to improve oneself and ultimately succeed. I believe that everyone requires an outside proponent and guide to help navigate hurdles, provide perspective, assist in gaining clarity and provide you with the tools and support to execute plans and goals. Vince Fowler is my executive business coach. Vince has provided me with all these things. I have achieved great results and improved many parts of my business and myself as an entrepreneur as a result.
I met Vince at a social function in the summer of 2012. He was a natural person to gravitate to in a room full of strangers. Welcoming and inviting, Vince quickly puts you at ease and asks great questions. He established a personable rapport very quickly and became a contact of mine on LinkedIn thereafter. I followed Vince’s posts thereafter and was invited to a networking function as his guest.
As I struggled with what seemed like an overwhelming task of establishing a new business, I engaged Vince as my coach in May of 2013. He guided me through various steps and re-established my interest in learning, reading and self-improvement. I became better focused and learned the processes and strategies to move forward and achieve results. Not only did the 1- on-1 sessions and constant contact with Vince provide me with an arsenal of ideas, tools and support, but I was also invited to attend numerous presentations (via The Measurable Difference and Forzani Group) and other related topics that he hosted and presented on. These learning sessions allowed me the ongoing opportunity to explore and learn concepts and provided me with the time to implement the change I needed.
Since partnering with Vince to assist my business venture, I have doubled my sales, established a better brand and have gained clarity on my “why” and vision for the future, all the while controlling expenses and employing fiscal prudence. I have a road map, some tools and a renewed strong desire for continual learning and betterment. Although I am a university grad with experience in the business world, Vince provided me with some implemented concepts and real world advice to achieve far more than I ever thought I could.
I would recommend Vince as an executive coach to anyone wishing to improve and succeed. As a speaker, Vince is engaging and a leader. I never tire of seeing his presentations and take away something every single time. As contributor, Vince sets the standard for connection, providing knowledge and propelling the world of business and betterment.
Thanks Vince, you assisted me greatly during a time of confusion and stress. I look forward to the future based on our discoveries and learnings. You have become not only a trusted and strategic part of my business, but a good friend and support in my life. Keep up the fantastic work and all the best in your dreams and aspirations! I have no doubt they will be achieved.
Vince Fowler is a very memorable person (for all the right reasons). Vince and I met briefly at an executive briefing and stayed in touch following the event. Vince always managed to stay top of mind for me, which is why I ended up taking his course: “LinkedIn – How to Create Presence, Build Influence and Earn More Business“.
The facilitation of the day was great – engaging and informative. I walked away with a bunch of great learning that I was able to start implementing right in the classroom! It’s been just over one week since attending Vince’s workshop and I’ve already seen business result from my learning. Now that’s amazing ROI! Looking forward to future workshops!
With all the tools out there to connect with your potential client, Vince Fowler brings the humanity back to earth. Vince is a true gift to a business and friendship, I highly recommend Vince for his skills which are a lot more than a business coach but yet someone you can look up to and know you are in trusting hands. Keeps you on the move with a high level of energy and motivation that keeps me going till I see him the next time and it starts again. Thanks Coach !!!
I look forward to every event Vince Fowler and his wife, Donita, create… from his bi-monthly TMD (The Measurable Difference) workshops to small group trainings. I always learn several key skills and principles that I can apply in my business and personal life and pass on to others. I also get to meet exceptional people that he attracts to the work.
Vince is a talented, dedicated and passionate professional who is committed to helping others and making our world a better place. He’s also a lot of FUN!!! Thanks Vince! I am looking forward to more!
I am writing this recommendation to share my deepest appreciation and gratitude for the changes that working with Vince Fowler has brought to my business.
From the onset, Vince took the time to authentically grasp what my business means to me and offered immediate solutions to help me get organized. Taking my business management skills back to the basics has essentially reinvented the foundation that my business is built on. This is resulting in a stronger personal connection to why I created my business to begin with.
I am impressed in how efficient Vince’s service is and how much I’ve benefited in my analysis sessions and strategies workshops. His personal business insight is refreshing, extremely candid and very inspiring. Vince’s passion for what he does is evident in every meeting and email. I really feel like he is a member on my team and that makes, for me, the measureable difference!
I attended Vince Fowler’s seminar on LinkedIn and was impressed with his delivery style, patience and knowledge of the subject. I came away with more than I expected – Thank You Vince.
With Vince Fowler, you walk away inspired, enthusiastic and having learned more than you thought you would.
I attended one of his LinkedIn seminars and not only did I learn how to use LinkedIn more effectively, I become aware of how little of the functionality I even knew about it. Plus, we made profile changes on the spot. But even more that LinkedIn knowledge, Vince shared his knowledge as a Business Coach. I walked away with pages of notes and a desire to get to work on my business.
Vince’s experience and knowledge, coupled with authenticity and a sense of humour make him an excellent and engaging speaker and teacher.
LinkedIn is a social media outlet that I have struggled to comprehend for a while. So, when Vested Interest Group hosted a workshop to get to understand how it works, I jumped at the opportunity. Not only was I able to remove the fear I had of using LinkedIn, I was able to put the whole purpose of LinkedIn in perspective – finally! Team Fowler are just that – A team. Vince and Donita combined bring the right balance of knowledge and clarity to a workshop. The workshop was professionally delivered, with a touch of humor and reality to ensure that what you learn can be used immediately.
I had the pleasure of working with Vince Fowler in the months leading up to a talk at TEDx Calgary. Vince served as my Speaker Coach but quickly proved himself to be much more.
As a speaker coach, Vince was invaluable. He guided me and provided tons of useful insight without being overbearing in any way. The TEDx environment is stressful for most speakers and Vince was great at putting me at ease. The advice he provided in the months leading up to the talk was very applicable to every aspect. He assured me in areas I needed more confidence to move forward on and directed me to new areas or thoughts that wouldn’t have crossed my mind.
Beyond our preparations for the TEDx talk, Vince provided me with great insight for my business. His ideas on social media, leadership, and high-performance organizational skills have proven extremely valuable and I was able to put many of the ideas into immediate action. I cannot recommend Vince more highly as a speaker or business coach.
I attended yet another outstanding training session with Vince and Donita Fowler and like all the others, this one was outstanding. Vince Fowler is knowledgeable, passionate and experienced and I gain so much every time I attend one of his sessions. Thanks, Vince!
We hired Vince Fowler after struggling for years with the leadership style of a foreman. Vince worked with both the foreman and his team with impressive results. Vince’s tools, materials, strategies and recommendations were easy to comprehend, practical and implementable. If you want results (which he’ll make you work for) I highly recommend giving Vince a call.
Vince Fowler is a natural storyteller and an engaging speaker. He didn’t lose my attention even for a minute. Vince is candid, intelligent, funny and has a meaningful and powerful message to share. If you need an excellent speaker for an entrepreneurial, business, or sales-oriented event, give Vince Fowler a call.
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