Ben Ridler launched his first company in his early twenties. Before he sold it, he groomed it into a successful franchise operation with over twenty-five locations.
A professional epiphany came a couple companies later. While listening to a motivational speaker, he realized that his true calling was to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses.
He joined every coaching venue he could find, expanding his knowledge and backing it up with his own experience. From this, he created The Results Group, a consulting company that eventually expanded across Australasia, North America and Europe.
They did “business coaching” before the term “business coaching” existed. They won numerous awards and skyrocketed to the ninth position in the Deloitte Fast 50.
He worked with hundreds of different sized clients facing diverse challenges, and found that practically all businesses had two major problems:
First, they struggled to engage employees in the pursuit of business goals.
And second, managers did not have real-time insight into what was working and what wasn’t.
His consulting company’s methods helped. But he knew more was possible. He tracked the development of SaaS technology until it reached the point where a web-based application could draw data from several other applications -- sales force automation, marketing automation, accounting, etc. -- and effectively relate them to give management unprecedented insight.
He invested in the domain name "Results.com" and started his latest company. Consolidating all he learned as an entrepreneur and as a business coach, he built the business management application he wished he’d had when he started out.
Today a world-class implementation team helps every Results.com client transform their corporate culture. They’re not satisfied until their client sees dramatic gains in people performance and the long-term profitability that comes from engagement and alignment.
Named one of the "Worlds Top 50 Startups" by the Silicon Valley's Tie50 Awards, RESULTS.com now serves businesses across Australasia, North America and Europe.
Today, Ridler speaks to business groups worldwide about the fundamental shifts currently taking place in business, management and communications.
Subscription Business Model Talk Track
"Transform Your Valuation from 4x Profit to 10x Revenue"
The subscription business model has been gaining strength since the 1980s, and now it is taking over industries as diverse as construction equipment and health care.
It's going to affect your industry one way or another.
Ridler saw this transition coming years ago, which is why he transformed his global experience running a business coaching firm into a Software as a Service (SaaS) company.
RESULTS.com offers its customers more for less, making it extremely difficult for others to compete against it while simultaneously creating a customer base of passionate advocates who aid in the company's exapnsion.
In this talk, Ridler will explain why valuations for subscription companies are so much higher, and will provide a roadmap as to how you can use the subscription model in your industry to achieve the same result.
Meetings Talk Track
“Better Meetings = Better Everything.”
Any leader will tell you that meetings are a crucial part of running an effective organization. But it can be a real challenge to hold ones that truly communicate, inspire and direct those attending.
In fact, the Harvard Business Review discovered:
- 67% of meetings are rated “ineffective”
- Even though employees spend 15% their time in them
- So 92% of people multitask while they’re there
- Resulting in $32 billion dollars worth of waste every year
You can reverse that last statistic in your own business. Effective meetings save companies an average $2,600 per employee per year.
In this talk, Ridler will show you how to run meetings that advance your business. There actually is a magic bullet, but it took fifteen years of research and investigation to define. Ridler will show you how to apply it to your team immediately.
Strategic Planning Talk Track
"Find the missing link between strategy and execution."
The majority of business leaders struggle to set a clear and differentiating strategy, struggle to ensure that their day-to-day activities execute their strategy, and struggle to allocate resources to support their strategy.
No wonder only 5% of employees understand their company's strategy, leading directly to the dismal fact that 71% of employees feel "disengaged."
In this talk, Ben will reveal a methodology, fifteen years in the making, that he’s taught at the prestigious MIT Entrepreneurial Masters’ Program.
It will help you create your own winning strategy. But even more significantly, Ben will show you how to implement your strategy so that your employees understand it, embrace it, and know how to align their work with it.
Companies that have used these techniques have the most vibrant workplaces and outperform their competitors by as much as 200%.
Few speakers can connect inspiration and tactics as elegantly and effectively as Ben. Let him help you transform your corporate culture to drive bottom-line results.
Employee ENGAGEMENT TALK TRACK
“Prepare to create a high performance culture.”
Over the last three years, “corporate culture” has leaped to the top of most CEO’s list of priorities because of the overwhelming evidence that employee engagement changes everything from a company’s competitive advantage to its revenue.
But if you want to capture the full potential of the great people you hired, beware. There’s a right way to do it -- and a wrong way.
Reading the deluge of articles in the media won’t help you act upon the wisdom they contain. In fact, simply misconstruing some of the alphabet soup -- like the difference between KPIs and OKRs -- can negatively impact your efforts. So can misunderstanding the differences between Millennials and Baby Boomers.
To help you get it right the first time, Ridler will reveal the results of his fifteen years of experience as an entrepreneur and business coach. “Ideas are easy, but execution is everything,” they say, so Ridler will show you the tangible things you can do to engage your employees immediately.