Joe Grushkin was very well received at the recent Yarn Market News Smart Business conference in Seattle. Positive, energizing and motivating, he really connected with the audience – a room full of entrepreneurs and business owners (yarn shop proprietors and yarn company executives, to be precise) and scored high on our post-conference survey.
Indeed, the word that came up most often in describing Joe Grushkin was “inspirational.” He spent what seemed like five minutes (because it went by so fast), but was actually over an hour, addressing the topic of attaining more balance with practicality and passion, providing both concrete resources and a refreshing point of view.
“He enticed his audience, caught our attention and kept us interested.” I would have to agree – I’m still applying suggestions Joe made in his talk to my own life --- and would recommend him wholeheartedly as a keynote speaker.
Karin StromEditor in Chief | Yarn Market News
Though Joe Grushkin calls himself a Business coach, you could also say he is a Personal Development or “Life” Coach. He has opened my eyes to the abundance in life and the power of controlling my mindset to handle the challenges life puts before me. Through our work I have been able to tap into my inner self to fully develop my potential. Joe goes out of his way to assist others, sharing his knowledge and time to the betterment of all. He is a true leader. The knowledge learned and advice received from Joe will assist me throughout the rest of my business career and in all aspects of life. I am truly grateful and blessed to have Joe as a mentor and a friend.
Sherry LingenfelterSenior IT Project Manager | Overland Park, KS
Joe Grushkin is an excellent business coach. His caring and sense of humor make him so easy to approach, but it’s his no nonsense style, that makes him great, and his true ability to motivate. He challenges his clients for a bigger dream, and he manages to improve their self-esteem.
After each session I felt more empowered to achieve; he inspired me to reach farther than I could believe. Joe has a passion for knowledge and a yearning to learn, he’s dedicated to increasing what his clients will earn, he combines his coaching skills with the “law of attraction”, showing how abundance is possible, with the right action. Joe’s committed to making your business expand. he gives real strategies, not just holding your hand.
So if you really want your business to grow, I highly recommend you start working with Joe!
Joe Grushkin is an outstanding business coach. He not only brings an experienced depth of knowledge to our coaching relationship but he will cut to the chase and tell it like it is. He tells the truth. Joe’s commitment to nurturing and growing both our business and personal relationship has been extra-ordinary. His availability to take calls outside of the actual coaching sessions is what makes Joe an exceptional coach. He has always been there for me. He is not only very intuitive, but he is an excellent listener. Joe is among the best that I have seen in the industry. As a result of Joe's coaching, I had my best year in 23 years of business.
From the heart -
G. Scott DiddelFinancial Adviser | Diddel & Diddel, LLC | www.diddel.com Stamford, CT
I just wanted to take time to let you know how much your coaching with me one on one is viewed in my eye's, it is PRICELESS!!!!!!
When we started out I knew I was a good person, but with your leadership mentoring and training I am now a leader!!!! My life has taken a 180-degree change since I began working with you and everyone around me has noticed. I am now hearing things like, "wow Cindy you were great at that program" or "you handle that like a pro", I even had a Captain say... "you are riding a white horse" in response to my work ethic and attitude.
I can never put into words how much your coaching and developing friendship has really touch me down deep in my soul and no amount of money will ever be able to pay you or could truly pay you what that is worth in my eyes.
The one thing I knw is that I feel like I won the lotto with having you as my coach. I know every thing you have taught me and helped me to discover inside myself will only improve who I am as a human and help me to pay it forward to others. This, again, is in my eyes PRICELESS that no amount of money could ever match.
I can say without a doubt you are the best coach I have ever had in my life. I would recommend you "in a New York second" to anyone looking for a coach, to grow personally or professionally...you give way more than you charge in fees. I would feel sorry for someone if they didn't have an opportunity to be coached by you, in my eyes they are missing out on the true secret in life!!!!
Thanks again for everything - as I said...you are PRICELESS!!!!!
Cindy BrownFire Fighter | Paramedic | Florida
Joe Grushkin gave me muchmore than I hired him for. Initially, we were supposed to work on ideas on how to move my business forward. Joe developed strategies and worked through each one with me that not only helped my company to grow, but also set a good pace for future expansion.
On top of that, he really taught me about the importance of self-value and how much your time is worth. This is a vital factor in running a successful business that many people never learn. Joe Grushkin gave me my life back! He showed me many ways to take more time for myself and in addition, proved to me that this made a stronger, more confident and more cohesive staff. I never would have believed it if I didn't experience it myself. would write more, but packing to leave on vacation. My family and i thank Joe Grushkin all the time. Our business has never been more successful. It continues to grow and I have taken off more time in the past six months than I did in the past four years.
Cynthia CrescenzoRetail Business Owner, Knitting Central | Westport CT
Joe Grushkin brings a unique spirit to everything he touches. His passion for excellence and commitment to his convictions are at the highest levels. He helped bring out the best in me and I am forever thankful.
Joe CardilloNational Sales Manager | Vector Marketing Canada, LTD
Joe Grushkin is a man of honor, character and integrity. He can help anyone who wants to be helped. He is so humble that I would have never imagined how successful he is if I didn’t already know. He never once bragged or boasted about his accomplishments or about his material things. He did not only suggest reading material, but he also answered questions I would ask and he brainstormed with me when I came up with ideas to improve my business. Joe worked very hard and was very dedicated to me. I emailed him on several different occasions and many times there was a reply before I even logged off of the computer.
In summary, my coaching/mentoring sessions with Joe Grushkin have helped me change my outlook on life and change my life itself. I am very thankful for the opportunity that Joe was available and willing to coach/mentor me. It has been one of the most positive experiences in my life thus far.
Thank you Joe!!
Dennis Schnathorst Iowa State Police officer / Internet Marketer
Joe Grushkin came into our wellness center, Dorr Way To Health, during our holiday party in 2005. Our staff consisted of 3 main players being a nutritional counselor, a massage therapist, and a personal trainer. Our business was doing well, but we knew an element was missing from the mix. We knew we were not as organized as we needed to be, both individually and as a group.
Joe came in and helped to bring us all together. He worked with us as a group and also separately. He made himself available to us by phone and also email, which he promptly returned when we left him messages. He helped us to formalize our thoughts and goals. He also helped us with our marketing ideas; he is really good at wording promotional pieces.
We have since grown in staff as well as clients!
Laura DorrDorrway to Health | President
I started working with Joe in 1984 as a sales rep while in college. Followed him into sales management and can honestly say that I do not believe I would be running my own company today if it were not for the experience and education I received while working with Joe. Always the leader, always out in front, always looking to make people, products and programs better.
Perry BigelowBusiness Owner - Kommunity Kiosk
Without a doubt, meeting you in 1987 forever changed my professional life. You exposed me - and many, many others - to new ideas and improved our skills. You expanded our personal perceptions and helped us realize limits are something we impose on ourselves. Every conversation yielded new insights that challenged our thinking and uncovered new opportunities to improve. You taught us the importance of passion and attitude. I am grateful for that initial meeting and the 20+ years of continuous interaction, support and friendship.
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward
You are a great teacher. Thank you.
Angelo SimaoDirector, National Accounts, KeyIT | Boston, MA
I met Joe about 3 yrs. ago through some mutual business associates. I took a liking to him immediately. Joe came off as a very powerful and influential type of person. He knew where he was going, and how to get there. Joe and I spent many hours together or on the phone conquering all types of business challenges. Joe always had time for me and returned phone calls no matter what he was doing. I have a lot of respect for him as a businessman and a friend.
Jim TomaselliBusiness Owner - Tile and Flooring Retail/Commercial Sales | Norwalk CT
As a recent keynote speaker on the National Association of Local Businesses platform Onward and Upward
I’d like to thank founder, Joe Grushkin for the invitation to connect with his network of business leaders.
Starting new conversations is a great way to support and learn from each other and meeting new people
creates a dialogue that opens doors to new possibilities. A great platform to share expertise! With thanks and gratitude.
Trish Tonaj, Phaze2inc. - Business Marketing Consultant, Master Coach, Author, Speaker and Mentor
Trish TonajBusiness Owner
You probably don’t remember me, Lance Rodgers, from the Stamford Ooooze team with Vector Marketing back in 1984, which crushed the other local Vector marketing team in a softball game that year. I’m the one who wrote and recorded a song, “Cutco is the finest set of cutlery…sell the homemaker set and you can call Don Freda on the phone…” We got the DJ to play the song at the one-day sales conference.
My wife and I still regularly use the Cutco knives I had from my sales kit. A few months ago, the handle on one of my meat knives snapped, and I sent it back under the guarantee. Yesterday, I received the Annual Sales catalog in the mail and woke up this morning thinking about my summer with Vector Marketing. “You had made such an impact from a summer job 37 years ago, that somehow, I was able to recall your name,” and Google helped me find your email address. I was not surprised to see how successful you have been with your sales and business career, so feel free to use the quote in your advertising. I just wanted to say, congratulations and thank you. Though I ended up doing a career in the Air Force in healthcare administration vs direct sales, I found myself using some of the techniques you taught us to help influence decisions or steer the direction of discussions throughout my career. I am now a consultant for the US Navy medical headquarters in the Washington DC area.
Onward and upward,