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Published Tuesday Jan. 31, 2017 - "New business consultantcy offers March 7th on Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team"

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New Business Consultancy Offers March 7th Program on
“Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team”

  
Accelerate Accountability of Liberty Township to specialize in executive coaching, sales growth, and team building
  
  
Every entrepreneur seeks a competitive edge, and that edge is great sales.

Brett Harpel of Accelerate Accountability, a new business consultancy based in Liberty Township, OH, focuses on helping entrepreneurs create a competitive edge by building teams that understand how to help grow revenue and the business. Harpel specializes in executive coaching, sales growth and team building.

Harpel, 43, is a sales leader who started Accelerate Accountability after 20-plus years of experience helping companies grow. Accelerate Accountability helps teams build trust and engage in effective conflict resolution that strengthens commitment and accountability—ultimately driving results.
   
  
Accelerate Accountability will offer a breakfast seminar for business owners and human resources managers using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, a learning experience that helps people discover what it takes to achieve the competitive advantage of teamwork, on Tuesday, March 7 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman St. at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati. Cost is $20.

Focus of the program is to help people develop high-performing teams capable of using accountability to drive sales results. Startups, small business owners, family-owned businesses and small corporations will receive the most value from the seminar, he said.

Attendees will learn the value of the five behaviors of teamwork: trust, conflict resolution, commitment, accountability, and results; and strategies to build a cohesive and productive team; how personality influences behavior and impacts a team; and how to measure a team’s effectiveness using The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.
  
  
“My driving passion is to help people recognize how fear negatively impacts their business so they can experience business differently and focus on creating growth,” said Harpel. “Accelerate Accountability’s purpose is to help companies build cohesive teams that hold its members accountable for results.

“And it’s impossible to hold people accountable unless you trust each other. Engagement and education can be useless endeavors unless people learn how to connect, communicate effectively and respect each other.”

Harpel said he has partnered with Wiley, which owns the DISC personality profile system for corporate training and assessment solutions, because it has an easily-relatable personality profile that can be quickly adopted in business situations.

Harpel has developed a simplified sales model that is the basis for helping businesses grow. It is called CEED: Connect personally; Engage professionally; Educate; and Decide.

“Business owners will find that if we combine what they already know about their business with my experience in developing accountable teams, we can create growth,” he said.

Harpel helped Johnson Controls increase its regional market share from eight percent to 25 percent over three years. As a customer center manager for Ingersoll Rand responsible for western Ohio and northern Kentucky markets, he was recognized for leading his team to become the number-one ranked Ingersoll Rand customer center in North America.  

As North American sales director responsible for $60 million in sales at Standex-Meder Electronics in Cincinnati, his changes in the sales team increased new business opportunities by two times.  Harpel’s efforts were recognized and the team was awarded the Standex International Chairman’s Award for Customer Growth in 2016.

Online registration ends on March 1 and attendees will receive a copy of Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. To attend the March 7 seminar, contact Harpel via email at brett@ accelerate-accountability.com or through his website at www.accelerate-accountability.com.