The event included a session led by Tim Ronak, senior services consultant for AkzoNobel, who shared information about overcoming objections to payment for needed repair procedures. In addition, Dan Carranza, AkzoNobel’s sales leader for Vehicle Refinishes U.S. West — Mexico gave a motivational presentation about operating with an owner’s’ mindset. Scotty Carlisle also talked about overcoming adversity.
Part of the event included a timed team-building activity led by Ronak that involved everyone standing in a circle, passing around a tennis ball and then dropping it into a box.
“I felt the team-building activity brought a lot of people together,” said Khouri, who coordinated the event. “They were able to work together as a team, put their minds together and make it work.”
By bringing employees together for team-building events such as this one, Khouri said the goal is for employees to understand how much they are valued.
“People are going to come to work motivated, knowing that management and the owners care for them as much as they care for their jobs,” she said. “Employees will also want to help each other more.”