Success Stories

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


Carol Broemelling,  "Thank you for helping me find my strength and my weaknesses I was able to work on both. You encouraged me to be the best I can be. I highly recommend your service."

 

James Michael Thomas,  "I met Wendie over social media this last year. Quickly I knew that we would enjoy chatting in person. The day we met we spent a great honest time together and I knew she was going to be an amazing mentor/coach for me. I say "honest" because she is such an authentic person. No bs, herself, friendly, and just pure awesome.  I am an honest and upfront person. I needed that right back and needed someone willing to take the reins and call me out on any bullshit/excuses I had/have. She simplifies things perfectly at times. It is almost a slap in my face when she explains something that finally clicks in my head. I usually shout out "I FINALLY UNDERSTAND!" She is great at understanding and reading the people she works with.  Her business coaching is phenomenal..........."

 

Kristin Wilman, "I had my first meeting with her today and I'm even more excited for my future! She will ask you the tough question but it's because she really wants to help and see you achieve your dreams. If you want to grow I think you will need her in your back pocket."

SALES PROFESSIONALS


Century 21 Price Right RealtyTami Meyers, Realtor-Century 21 Price Right, Photographer, Wellness Consultant

It was a lesson in how all parts of one’s life can empower or impede the rest. I first commissioned Wendie to assist me in getting organized in my multiple businesses and help developing my sales and leadership abilities. She is fantastic with putting systems in place and digging in to find the root of the problems. I found my meetings with her to be refreshingly direct but not unpleasant, even though I found myself with questions that had answers outside of my comfort zone.  What I discovered is that Wendie Kause is more than a force to move your business forward but also a compassionate “Life Guide”.  She has a unique way of growing with you, providing much opportunity for personal development as well as being a powerful accountability partner. She helped me move in the right direction and I will be forever grateful!"


Windermere All Star Realty, Dina Pisani, Realtor, Windermere All Star Realty

"I have known Wendie Kause for many years both business and personal.  People in your life come and go and although I lost contact a few times with Wendie, I always thought about her and had always respected her. When we ran into each other this last time and re-kindled our friendship I was ever so grateful to have her back in my life for many reasons.

Wendie e-mailed me one day introducing her new business, Kause Success Management. A day that has changed my Professional Life.

 I have been selling real estate since 2004 and had seen a few good years before the economy tanked in 2008.  I had struggled mentally with whether to stay in the business and blamed a great deal of my lack of success on the trying economy.  While the economy played a  roll, it was not all to blame! I knew I needed help but I had a lot more learning and growing ahead of me than I realized.  I was my own worst enemy and I was holding myself back but blaming everything else around me was easier than looking within.

Kause Success Management helped me to do this and so much more.

I had thought of professional coaching before but the expense as well as the commercial style Real Estate coaching companies just wasn’t comfortable or personal enough for me. As I said earlier I had known Wendie for a long time and I trusted her so I e-mailed her to get more information.  We had a meeting set up within a day met for the first time within that week.

Best and Worst week of my Life.  Why?  Best decision I ever made was to work with Kause Success Management and Wendie Kause…Worst?   She asked me some tough questions that made me take a good hard look at what I was doing or better, not doing!!!

I knew right away this is what I needed and committed to work with Wendie for only 3 months.  (That’s all I felt I could afford at the time).  Our coaching sessions were amazing and hard.  There were times I didn’t like Wendie at the moment, she was my mirror and did not like what I was seeing.  I was learning and  growing and began to understand so many things about business, mechanics of business, accountability within myself and confidence(this would prove to be harder but it did come in time).

At the end of three months I just could not stop and thought I would go just a few more…..well we are into our 2nd year of coaching and I have no intention of stopping.  I have exceeded my Goals and Doubled my Income since working with Wendie!! It’s hard work on both the coach and student but together and with her guidance it has proven to be the best investment I have ever made in myself and my business.  I am not the same person I was 2 years ago.  I have grown professionally by leaps and bounds and the Confidence I now have is empowering, both in my Professional Life as well as Personal Life.

Wendie’s proven techniques will guide you towards success but more than that her insight, business sense and intuition will propel your business beyond your expectations.

I would highly recommend Kause Success Management if you are considering Professional Coaching or Guidance."


  McClure Honda, Corey Sandstrom, Sales Representative

After nearly 20 years in the automotive sales business as a sales consultant I felt it was time for a "check up from the neck up". I could not have chosen a better sales coach to not only help refine some of the things I was doing for the better but also remind me of all the things I was doing right. I cannot express how helpful Wendie was to my career and would recommend her to anyone from a beginner in sales to the veteran of the team. Let he help you become better than you ever thought was possible as she did for me.   Corey Sandstrom, Sales Representative, McClure Honda

Lewiston Morning Tribune, Jennifer Baker, Digital Marketing Specialist, Lewiston Tribune

“The day I hired Wendie as my success coach was the day I made the best business decision of my life. She has been an absolute joy to work with; not only has she given me a vast amount of inspiration, direction, and professional advice.  The knowledge Wendie shares in each of our meetings ranges from networking, sales performance, sales strategies, customer services, problem solving, time management, client list management, and much more. On top of getting great advice, I have experienced incredible results. With some hard work and Wendie’s guidance I have doubled my sales in the last 6 months. If you are struggling, have flat lined or regressed in your sales, or just need that extra push; I strongly suggest hiring Wendie Kause.”


HomeStreet Bank, Gina Lewis, Loan Manager

My name is Gina Lewis and I am a Home Mortgage Loan Officer for HomeStreet Bank.  The purpose of this letter is to provide a recommendation for Wendie Kause of Kause Success Management.  I hired Wendie to be my business coach from October to April.  This was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.  Wendie is not only amazing at what she does, she is also an incredible person.  I have not only become more open minded, I have figured out what I need to do to increase my business.  If my predictions are correct, by the end of this year I will almost double my income.

If in the future I find myself getting way off track, I know who to call.  I would highly recommend Wendie to anyone who needs any type of business coaching." Gina Lewis, Loan Officer, HomeStreet Bank

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Sales/Leadership


Pomeroy Grain Growers, Inc., Bob Cox, CEO

As an employer, I knew I could do a better job being a boss and make our company stronger.  There was some dysfunction between me and my supervisors and also with our customer service.  I knew I could fix it, but I needed help to implement a plan.  I had been to a few coaching meetings myself and evn though i would get excited about implementing some of the ideas when I got back to work, my ideas would fade very quickly after I got back to work and nothing ever come of my training.  I felt like I needed a coach and not one for a week or two, one for a while longer who could instill in me a game plan to help me with my company vision.

I heard of Wendie Kause through a friend that heard her speak at an employment seminar.  I set up an appointment to meet with Wendie to see if she could help me.  It didn't take me long to figure out that Wendie was a good fit for me.  She preached leadership, sales team goals and customer service, everything that I wanted for PGG.  Wendie convinced me that leadership and employee attitudes started with me.  I needed to earn the right to be a good leader and her plan was going to help me get there.

Wendie always told me that my supervisors should take away at least one thing from each of our meetings.  I realized that I was taking away more than one thing each time I met with Wendie.  She always would find something that went clear to my soul, something that I would use later in my meetings to help me be a better manager.  My attention span isn't the best, but Wendie always would keep me engaged during our meetings.

I am setting expectations with my sales staff now and rewarding them when I should and letting them know that there are consequences when they dont meet them.  Happy employees work smarter and we are striving to work together now in the same direction.

I feel the time and money I spent with Kause Success Management was a big win for Pomeroy Grain Growers.  Her skills are very valuable whether it is leadership, sales team coaching or customer service meetings with all the employees.  Wendie earned my respect and I hope if you too are having some of the same struggles that I am trying to fix, you would consider sitting down with Wendie and talking about long term problem solving that she brings to the table."

  Fast Signs, Barbara Craigie, Owner

"I am writing to recommend Wendie Kause of Kause Success Management.  I hired Wendie last November to work with me and my outside sales person to increase sales and the sales process.  I was very impressed with the amount of time that Wendie to to understand my business and the dynamics of our team.  She attended several work meetings and researched my industry.  Armed with this information, she added her expertise in Sales, Sales Management and Leadership to guide us to increased sales.

Wendie worked with the sales persona teaching all aspects of the sales process and worked with him to incorporate the theory into his work flow.  She worked with him to identify glitches, bottlenecks and problem areas and then problem solved with him for solutions. 

As for me, I have never been in a  professional sales role before and had only a rudimentary idea of the sales process and what the sales manager needs to do.  Wendie went through the sales process with me and taught me how to be an effective sales manager.  She helped me to figure out what the important things to focus on and how to coach a salesperson to excellence.  She helped me to put processes in place to keep the momentum.

Many things changed for us.  While I was having regular sales meetings with the staff, they became more effective.  I started being consistent with one-on-one meetings which gave the opportunity to coach, teach and set expectations.  My interactions with all staff members became more positive as I learned to ask good questions and seek their input about problems.  Overall my stress has gone down and the effectiveness of the team has increased.

Sales have increased dramatically.  Wendie warned me that I would need at least three months to start seeing results.  In Month 3 the salesperson had a 436% increase in sales.  The average increase for the last 4 months have been a 255% increase over the sales for October 2015.  Next month the projection is for a 700% increase over baseline numbers.

Probably the best part of hiring Wendie as my coach is that she taught me the basics and helped me to put a process in place that was sustainable.  The results and the growth in sales continued after the coaching was over.  I would have been disappointed if sales had only increased while Wendie was working with me.  However the opposite is true.  Sales have continued to increase.

I wholeheartedly recommend Wendie Kause as a coach.  I believe that she can help you see the sustainable results that i have seen.  And best of all, you will enjoy the process."    

Nez Perce Tribal Enterprises, Jamie K Olson, Executive Officer

The Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise engaged Wendie Kause (Kause Success Management) to provide sales training and sales operation coordination for the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Event Center (CRC) in November 2013. 

Through the expansion of the facility the casino added over 23,770 square feet of space to be utilized for meetings, conferences, trade shows, banquets and events.  The CRC hired three sales team members who were all new to their positions with limited to no sales experience.  Kause Success Management pursued our business through learning what our training needs were to meet the business strategy of the Event Center.  Wendie Kause tailored a sales program to meet the professional development of the team within a sharp ramp up period of six months.  This included teach a Sales 101 Class to team members engaged in "selling" the property which was primarily focused on coordinated sales strategy.  This training covered each step of successful selling:  Product Knowledge, The Sales Process, Building Client Relationships and Goal Setting.

Wendie Kause provided direct leadership and mentorship to the staff through team meetings, on-on-one coaching and participation on sales calls and facility tours with clients.  She provided direction and guidance through managing sales team as a group then transitioned the sales management to the Sales Manager.  Ms. Kause also provided direct assistance in coordination of the internal operations of event planning with Food & Beverage, Marketing, CRC Lodge, Human Resources and Finance with the sales team.

Wendie reported directly to me all progress, achievements, recommendations and concerns in regularly scheduled meetings, providing written reports on sales training activities.

Through this sales program Wendie had the ability to personal connections and earn the trust of the sales team in a short period of time which allowed the process to gain commitment, confidence and engagement of the team early on in the process.  The team learned sales basics and began actively calling and closing sales, networking and bringing in new business in the month of December 2013.

Based on my experience in working with Wendie and watching our sales team grow, I would recommend Kause Success Management to any other business or company that is seeking a high-energy, motivated, effective communicator and knowledgeable sale advisor and trainer."  

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TEAM BUILDING


Rustebakke Veterinary Service, Jon Davis, Practice Manager

Our business was growing way beyond what we thought would be possible and during this growth we had a lot of internal conflict between employees disrupting the entire business.  After months of meeting and group discussion, we decided to get help from outside the business structure. 

Upon hiring Kause Success Management we were able to bring light to the internal conflict and help our employees grow with the company.  The problem with almost any business is we forget to communicate even the very minimal task that need to be performed on a daily basis.  Communication is the key to any successful business and the more information you can share with the employees the smoother the business will run. We now have several meetings per week, keeping the employees up to date on changes and new ideas coming in the future. 

I would recommend Kause Success Management to anyone who is struggling with growing pains or just everyday management problems. Wendie has a great skill set for coming up with the right approach to get your business back on track."

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Alternative Nursing Services Branden Beier, President, ANS

"I acquired the services of Wendie, Owner of Kause Success Management to assist Alternative Nursing Service in Team Building. Initially it was to speak at our Annual Meeting in July.  After experience the professionalism, energy and understanding of our needs and responsiveness from my team, I decided to bring her in for a  three month plan to work directly with my office in Lewiston, ID.

Her ability to understand my teams needs and direct them to create a more harmonious and openly communicative staff has created an environment of better cooperation and efficiency.

She took the time to ask all the right questions, discover our very specific needs and build a strategic plan that was designed to assist our particular needs.  She consistently performed and supplied me with reports of action plans and was direct and honest.  She recommended areas that she felt needed to be addressed and did not sugar coat any issue.  This was very refreshing as it is easy to find individuals who will tell you exactly what you want to hear, but ultimately can be ineffective.  I appreciate her forthrightness

If you are considering Kause Success Management for motivational speaking, direct training or leadership consultation, I highly recommend that you do not hesitate to contact her right away and be prepared for directness, honesty and a level of professionalism wrapped up in a relaxed and real approach that gets results."

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Customer Service and Training


Lewist-Clark State College Lewis-Clark State College, Workforce Training, Dan Faller, Trainer/ Coordinator

"I invited Wendie, Owner of Kause Success Management to teach Customer Service classes at Lewis Clark State College, Workforce Training and could not be happier with the results. 

She took the basic curriculum and recreated a format all her own and the results have been wonderful for both LCSC Workforce Training and our students.  She receives consistent high marks and comments at each class that she has taught.

I knew that I wanted to replace myself as a teacher in the customer service for years, but was unable to find a teach that I was comfortable with.  When Wendie approached me with an interest of teaching I was more than excited to offer her the opportunity.  I have not been sorry.

She teaches with excitement and enthusiasm, drawing her students in and getting them to open up and participate in the class.  I have observed her during class and find her to be energetic, humorous while teaching the fundamentals right up to the hard to classify concepts of Customer Service.  All done in easy to relate to manner that engages her students.

If you are considering Wendie of Kause Success Management for consultation or other assistance with your organization, I could not recommend her enough.  Be ready to be entertained as well as learning in a relaxed yet effective atmosphere.  If you are looking for a formal, stoic attitude, keep looking, she's not the gal for you, but if you want an interactive memorable experience that can be utilized in your day to day operations immediately, let Kause Success Management take the lead and guide you down the path of success and new understanding of business and its customers."

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Business SuccessSeminar/Workshop - Comments

  • LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
  • Very prepared, material was well done and presented
  • Totally enjoyed myself
  • Taught without a "Script" NICE!
  • One of the best sessions!  Loved it!
  • Very Down to earth with great tools to share
  • Making people comfortable enough to share
  • I'll definitely attend if she facilitates next year!
  • Great Team Building exercises!
  • The group session was fantastic!
  • Very Helpful and valuable information
  • Solid presenter who is warmly direct and refreshing
  • Awesome session!
  • Passionate speaker!
  • Very Fun Learning Experience
  • Excellent!  Loved the interactive Workshop!
  • Inspirational, Fun, Interactive!
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING
  • Absolutely must take this class if you work in customer service
  • One of the best customer service classes I have ever taken!
  • Wendie was fabulous!
  • If other classes were taught like Wendie taught, they would be great.
  • Wendie was charismatic, dynamic and very smart in this topic
  • Fun course and good information in a relaxed environment
  • She did an amazing job
  • New ways to take customer service and teach or apply the principles!

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