Athena Alliance Members –
A Closer Look at Scott Kress
Since I started the Athena Alliance blog talk radio show I have had the opportunity to share with our listeners the expertise of our diverse group of trainers, facilitators, coaches and consultants. Each member has a profile featured on our website and for upcoming blogs I will share with our readers a more personal look at some of our partners and in no particular order.
When I first sat down to determine the types of training that I would need to offer though my alliance, I knew immediately that team building was something I absolutely must have. I started asking around to the other trainers and coaches I knew if they could recommend anyone. Within one week I had four people recommend Scott Kress. I immediately called Scott to set up a time to meet. He was clearly passionate about what he did. Before meeting Scott I really didn’t fully understand the depth that a properly designed team building program could produce. Scott and his team deliver showcases several times a year so people can actually experience their programs. I found out the date of the next showcase and registered.
The morning went fast and I was amazed at how effectively he facilitated all the activities to real life experiences. I brought Scott into the alliance the following week. A few months after I brought Scott and his team on board, I got a call from a client who was having challenges with his inside and outside sales teams. During the assessment I discovered that the inside sales people thought the outside sales people didn’t really work (mostly smoozed and played golf) and the outside sales people thought the inside people were slow and incompetent. The manager shared that these attitudes were having a negative impact on customer service and sales in general. He asked for my recommendation, and I recommended an high ropes course with Scott’s team. I made the introduction and Scott delivered an exceptional program. I got a call from my client and he said that Scott and his team moved his team forward at least six to eight months in only two says. He said he could have looked for days on the internet and not found a better connection.
As if he wasn’t busy enough, Scott was the 51st Canadian to summit Mount Everest and the 18th Canadian to climb the 7 summits (the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents). He brings his climbing experience to all that he teaches. Scott is no ordinary facilitator!!!!
To review Scott’s Profile click here: www.athenatrainingandconsulting.com/alliance-partners/scott-kress