Performance Excellence Development makes companies, teams, and athletes better than they ever thought they could be using our Property Straight A Process. We customize our proven Process to fit the strategic advantages, challenges, and competitive situations of businesses and athletes. The Straight-A Process™ has delivered breakthrough results for startup-to-medium-sized businesses in healthcare, hospitality, real estate, consumer products, and non-profit business in addition to individual and team sport athletes and coaches across the world.
Rooted in the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework, American Association of Entrepreneurs Mentoring, and the United States Olympic Committee Quality Coaching Framework, The Straight-A Process™ creates and accomplishes cycles of improvement that result in clarity, agility, and improvement in the measures that matter most to your success.
What is your company description and what makes your company unique?
How did you get into entrepreneurship?
You could say it's the family business. My father and grandfather were entrepreneurs. I always know I would lead my own business and looked at every job I have ever had as a way to learn the skills abilities it takes to be successful in everything I do and use my failures to learn and improve.
Why do you do what you do?
In Business, I have launched multiple companies and products by raising over $50 million in investor capital and generating record sales that lead to mergers and acquisitions. Ben is a member of the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners, was inducted into the American Academy of Entrepreneurs, and is a graduate of the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Business.
As an athlete, I won Gold at the 2001 World Water Ski Championships, 2002 Pan Am Championships, and multiple Professional & National Championships setting several records. He is a certified Mental Toughness Coach, United States Olympic Committee Kids Coach, and Program Director for Orlando Area Rowing Society.
Performance Excellence Development allows me to use everything I have learned to help others have the Gold Medal moment in business or sports.
What tools, resources or books have you used to start and/or grow your business?
The Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework, American Academy of Entrepreneurs, and the United States Olympic Committee Quality Coaching Framework are at the root of our programs. The Positive Performance Certified Mindset Coach course as well as a book, The Obstacle is the Way, has taught me the mental toughness it takes to overcome challenges and continuously learn and improve.
Why did you choose to locate your business in Florida?
There were only three places I considered living when I got out of college, Florida, Colorado, and California. I love the outdoor lifestyle. I was fortunate to get a job with Pfizer in West Palm Beach and can not imagine living anywhere other than Florida.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?
You are capable and can accomplish MORE than you believe. It takes sacrifice, discipline, and a willingness to make tough choices.
How can other entrepreneurs help you?
Everyone has a story that can inspire, teach and be transferable to others. I learn from everyone in every situation.