Business Focus Weekly
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Upcoming Events:
Seminar: How to Attract the Right Customer: Marketing Matters
- August 26, 2021
GrowthClub - September 24, 2021

Andy Johnston with Johnston Engineering

Cathy Franklin with Premier Financial Alliance
Katie Getman with Getman Design

Facebook - What's Brewing with Kendra
Useful Business Thought of the Week - Networking
Quote of the week:
"Learn as if you'll live forever"
- Gandhi
Current & Future Events:
Lunch + Learn - August
How to Attract the Right Customer -
Marketing Matters!
When: August 26, 2021
Where: SHBA Building
Large Conference Room
Time:12PM - 1:30PM
Save the Date: September 24, 2021. Free to clients,
only $99 per company.
Spotlighting individuals that work with and alongside us!

Andy Johnston with
Johnston Engineering

Congratulations to Andy Johnston on being featured in the Journal of Business Spokane! The article shares about Andy's outstanding growth over the past few years. According to Johnston, the company has seen 30% growth every year. In 2020 their growth increased by 60%! The whole ActionCOACH team is proud of all the work that Andy has put into his business. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Johnston Engineering!

(To learn more about Andy Johnston and his business check out the Journal of Business Spokane on page B15)
Interview Cathy Franklin with Premier Financial Alliance

Premier Finacial Alliance works on protecting the dreams of the most underserved sector of the country. They disrupt the status quo by simplifying financial services through life insurance you don't have to die to use. Cathy ensures that her clients have financial peace in the event that they are diagnosed with cancer, have a heart attack, or stroke.
Cathy's ideal target Clients are individuals who already have life insurance and are looking for more protection when it comes to illnesses. Usually, individuals who have a family and are between the ages of 30-50. 
Covid-19 has affected businesses in different ways. Cathy has found success connecting with her clients online through the use of Zoom and other online platforms. She has enjoyed being able to connect with her clients virtually!
When owning a business it is important to take action. Since Cathy's business is online she has been making connections through online networking and Facebook! This has given her the opportunity to connect with other female business owners. 
We all face challenges with our business. Cathy shared that one thing she learned is that planning ahead is important! Creating an effective schedule is very important as a business owner. 
What is inspiring Cathy: "Being able to connect with other businesswomen who are thriving, inspires me to keep going! I have found so many amazing women that I can look to for support!"
Cathy Franklin
(509) 944-6459
Interview Katie Getman with Getman Design

A quality interior designer provides more than a technical eye for color, they provide artistry that smoothly blends your personality into a pleasing and sometimes life-changing environment. Katie Getman is that artist! Based in the Spokane area, Katie’s designs have improved both small and large projects. Creating artistic environments within a budget may be challenging for many but Katie somehow manages to continually impress. One of the greatest joys Katie finds in life is experiencing the joy and satisfaction of her clients for a job well done. She started her business 4 years ago to fill a niche of enhancing the lives of her clients through blending personalization with form, function, design, and beauty. 
Katie’s professional advice is most often sought by those seeking to invest in themselves, and their quality of life, by investing in their home. Her clientele ranges from business professionals to retirees and families who are looking for better functionality and design that fits their active personality and lifestyle. An interesting demographic she also has found success for are bachelors who want their space to work for them, but don't know how or what to do. 
It is no surprise that 2020 was a challenging year for many. Katie used the COVID-19 shutdown as a time for reflection, education, and personal growth; a foundation that has been a major influence for her extraordinary business in 2021. With societal restrictions easing, Katie has found enormous value in building relationships with individuals and businesses alike. Learning the “why” that drives a person and/or business is a pleasure that Katie has found through intentional conversations with business peers, architects, complimentary business relationships, friends, acquaintances, and business peers. Being a positive influence for others to experience and live their dreams through beautiful and functional environments is more than a job…it’s a passion for Katie. 
As a business owner, one will face challenges. The key to overcoming challenges is not in being perfect but in learning, adapting, and persevering. Katie shares that her largest mistake in developing a successful business was allowing fear and conformity to rule her life. She would watch others to learn but was afraid to implement it into her business model for fear of making a mistake and being judged for the mistake instead of her talent. Katie shared "We are living in an environment that is rapidly evolving, and I'm sorry to tell you this, but there is no way to "know it all" before you get out there. Stop being afraid of making a mistake - in general - and get out there to learn some hard lessons. You WILL be okay!"  
We asked Katie what is inspiring her: "Service to others after a year of having very little contact with people. If you are out there volunteering your time to people in need - you inspire me! I'm inspired by those showing up in a real way about how our environments are changing and impacting us, learning to tell a story instead of having a "perfect" thread! We need to value one another more than what we can do to "perform" or look perfect."  
Katie Getman 
A Book recommendation from your Coach:
How to Win Friends & Influence People
Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:
-Six ways to make people like you
-Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
-Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
Facebook - What's Brewing with Kendra
Useful Business Thought of the Week