Spike is an awesome person. He has mentored me and some of my key employees since 2011. He was instrumental in our company gaining a new banking relationship. We went from having no operating lines of credit to a $1,000,000+ credit line. With this additional financing we were able to double our business in 24 months. His faith, positive attitude, communication skills, expertise, work history, family owned company background, and overall knowledge, has been a key to our success! I recommend Spike to any company or business owner in need of help with growing their company, or with personal development.”
We have a fast growing business we opened in 2008 and what we started as a small family business turned into one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Oregon(according to the Portland Business Journal).The problem was we were not growing in our skills as managers as fast as the company was and this turned us in to FULL TIME FIRE FIGHTERS!! About this time and Thanks to our Bank we Met Spike. This was a Great day and a tide changer for us! With his help he not only helped us understand the need for a completely different management style and type but he taught us how to manage that way and implement many tools that took the emotion out of the job and made the employees responsible for their own success or failure and I hardly had to say a word??? Another blessing Spike brought to our world other than his vast knowledge of business and process based management was his inexhaustible Black book of friends who will do anything for him! We saw this over and over where we had some odd need like a code writer or a builder or office design and on and on! They would rush over to help us with the task or point us in the right direction. We even made what we feel was the best hire we had ever made when he called a friend who came over a few days later and we hired him on the spot, he know nothing about our industry and in a few week he was taking over job after job and begging for more! We can’t thank him enough for what he did for us! Thank you and God Bless your work! Roxanne and Joe Gillis
In my business and professional career, nobody has made a greater impact on myself and company more than Spike Bailey. He was able to tell the financial narrative of my company and help construct our first written business plan. Within three months he was able to step into the vision and discover the strengths, weaknesses, obstacles, and threats – giving the perfect amount of direction and encouragement that was needed to move forward in the plan. Not only will your business benefit with Spike involved, but as a leader and business owner, you will personally be challenged and grow in ways you’ve yet to discover!
During the time I have worked with Spike and he has changed my mindset, my business, and my life – for the better! I have worked with numerous coaches and Spike is different. He has so much experience that he brings to the table, he really instills confidence in me and guides me sweetly, but firmly to taking action. I can’t say enough how grateful I am for Spike. You will be too!
Spike’s coaching was invaluable to me and to my business. I learned to identify issues, establish key performance indicators, measure them and use them to lever my business forward. Spike was not going to let me off easily. He just kept asking me the tough questions that helped me see things more clearly, less emotionally and more broadly. Then he held me accountable for achieving the goals that emerged. Spike is not only insightful and inspiring but also truly empathetic. His great business instincts and years of “in the trenches” knowledge go hand in hand with his positive attitude, listening skills and giving nature. And at bottom of all these is the humility which only the great ones exercise. He’s rare bird. Nearly every day I thank goodness that he’s on my side. And when Spike’s on your side, he’s all in! His coaching will fit any business leader or executive manager who really wants to perform at a higher level.
We have worked closely with Spike for over a year. Not only is he a very smart business man with creative entrepreneurial ideas, but he also has a good heart and strong sense of ethics. We have learned a great deal on how to communicate effectively with employees and manage our business efficiently, which has greatly improved our profit. We have also gained a better knowledge on how to make complex decisions in an organized and effective manner. We absolutely feel that Spike has put a lot of thought and energy into our success and for that, we will always be extremely grateful. He has become like family to us! Thank you, Spike, for all that you do for us.
Spike took a bunch of employees with negative habit patterns, and wore them down, with kindness, into submission. His tenacity changed the culture of the organization forever. Lots of common sense, combined with multi-faceted experience, delivered with style and passion.
Ted Adams CEO Tagquest Marketing
Spike has helped me in SO MANY WAYS as an entrepreneur and as a man. He is genuinely the best leader and Christian man I know. He has a real care interest in the people that he is helping and their ability to truly succeed. He has helped me to face many scary situations that I had no idea how to handle and has given me a back bone as a Christian man in business.
Spike has helped me to free up much of my time to be able to focus on working on the business instead of in the business, which freed up much of my time to be more present and focused with my family.
- Helped to get my 5 cubits (Key Performance Indicators) in place which my team consistently reports to me and so that I can keep tabs on my business.
- Helped me position and sell my 5 million dollar company (this is the first time I have personally sold one of my businesses)
And most importantly I love the time and the conversations that I have with Spike. He truly enjoys business and makes helping me fun! Thanks Spike you ROCK!
During a time of need, Spike came became an instructional and supportive “rock” for my husband and me. Our business was in need of some basic, yet very crucial prioritizing and rebuilding. Spike has the gift of being able to hear well and to navigate through confusing issues. He offered sincere and intelligent ideas for us to implement. My husband’s need for business information were well fulfilled and my need for understanding and compassion were fulfilled. Spike was able to speak to both of us in ways that we could both understand. We were able to build a more stable foundation for our business and continue to grow for this new, more solid foundation. With the ideas and support we gained from Spike, I am happy to say that our business was able to make it through a very challenging time and we are well on our way to fulfilling our business goals and dreams!