Barclay Hope, Former President, Albert's Organics
"We have continued our outstanding year with another excellent month in June. . . But the story here goes beyond what we have done; what is really interesting is how we are doing it. The A&R Executive Coaching Program, which began last year with a few members of our management team, has been expanded to include key members from the accounting, quality control, purchasing, and sales departments. "As more people are exposed to the program and this type of work, the impact on everyone has become dramatic. "We have begun to realize that teamwork and a collaborative effort can significantly compound the contribution of even the strongest individual performances. "The program has encouraged us to adopt a more open and genuine way of communicating. We are quick to acknowledge the effort of others, enthusiastically celebrate when we succeed, and directly discuss the issues when things go wrong. "We expect to surpass our goals and have set our sights beyond outstanding as we aspire to build the foundation that will support us becoming a truly extraordinary company!"