What Clients Say About Us
He was phenomenal… outside speakers’ material is often too easy or too complicated, but Dave met the needs of everyone. The material was easy to implement and they loved the simplicity of it.
– Operations Technology Leader at Fortune 100 transportation company
Les McKeown may be the most reliable crowd pleaser ever to grace our Inc. events programs. His message about leadership styles and business cycles hits unerringly home with our audience of founders and top officers at fast-growing private businesses. Business leaders clearly recognize their own colleagues and their own companies in the archetypes that Les describes, and his informal, humor-leavened delivery makes what turns out to be seriously useful content go down easy. The strongest testimony to Les’s performance is this: After he appears on our main stage, his breakout session is inevitably the hottest ticket in the house.
– Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Inc.
I first encountered Les and his book, Predictable Success, five years ago as we were dealing with the ramifications of the economic crises. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that he probably saved our organization.
It was Les’ methodology of ‘Predictable Success’ and ‘The Synergist’, specifically his philosophy about how to approach business, that truly made a difference. When facing the challenges of trying to balance growth and innovation with the processes and procedures required to run any business, Les has a way of helping you to focus and understand what’s truly important.
The first time we heard Les speak at a conference, we walked away with the best takeaway we’d received in over a decade of attending speeches and presentations. Les McKeown will change your life.
– Chance Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO, NGLCC
As Operators, we tend to naturally ‘go for the kill’ in business and expect that everyone else intuitively knows how to do the same. Thanks to the Predictable Success model, we learned that systems and processes had to be put in place for our employees if we wanted them to execute effectively and our business to succeed.
Through his workshop, Dave McKeown gave us the tools, guidance, and the kick in the pants to do what we knew we needed to, but hadn’t.
– Michael Paradise, CEO, Sysazzle, Inc.
After having Les McKeown speak at our annual Scaling New Heights conference, the response from attendees has been nothing short of remarkable. His Predictable Success and Synergist models are truly eye-opening and transformative. Not only did our participants have a clearer understanding of how their own businesses change and develop, they also left with a valuable new set of tools for use when consulting with their small business clients.
If you have an opportunity to have the Predictable Success team come to your event, don’t hesitate. Your audience will be most appreciative.
– Joe Woodard, CEO, Woodard Events
On behalf of myself and my senior management team who were in attendance for your speaking event at Professional Physical Therapy, we would like to thank Predictable Success for the words of wisdom and guidance you so skillfully provided.
Your perspective and insights into a company’s life cycle proved to be spot on, and easily relatable to our organization. As a result, our team is now on the same page, and I believe, will have an easier time working together to navigate toward our own “Predictable Success”.
– Adam Elberg, Founder, President & CEO, Professional Physical Therapy
Les McKeown presented a thought-provoking and immensely useful model that will enable our leadership team to guide our organization where we want it to be. The Predictable Success framework has quickly become part of the language of our leadership team and we are looking forward to moving PSCU into Predictable Success. In addition to the intellectual content, Les presented in a truly entertaining fashion that engaged the entire team.
– Lynn Heckler, EVP of Human Resources, PSCU
Just a note of thanks to Dave McKeown for gracing our GrowCo conference in Nashville. I heard firsthand (and unbidden) so many great things about his .edu session, I could only think that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Predictable success resonates so thoroughly (not to say predictably) with our audience, that it is a constant source of wonder to me. I can’t say too often how much I value our partnership and how much I appreciate how you come through for us time and again.
– Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief, Inc.
– Eric Watson, President & CEO, Carolinas-Virginia MSDC
Les’s ability to move seamlessly between teacher and facilitator with executives at the highest level in the organization made our strategic offsite one of the most valuable, results-oriented team experiences our senior executive group has had to date.
– Jeff Stanley, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Wells Dairy, Inc.
As we implemented the Predictable Success program over a number of years, we totally transformed how our business is managed.
If you’re a business owner or a CEO looking to take your business to the next level, the best investment you can make in your future growth is in the Predictable Success program.
– John Higman, President, Pacific Architectural Millwork, Inc.
Les has a unique ability to lock in to an organization’s needs and deliver precisely-targeted content in a lucid, disarming, entertaining, yet highly content-rich manner.
We are a better organization for Les’ involvement with us.
– Al Carlson, PDSN HR Director, Pella Corporation
I feel comfortable ranking Les as the very best in the field…
– Lord Tim Bell, co-Founder, Saatchi and Saatchi, Member of British House of Lords
I learned more from Les than in my cumulative 15 years previous business experience.
Les came in from the outside and was able to both accurately identify our current and future business challenges as well as provide us with strategies and solutions for dealing with them effectively.
It was like he had been there all along!
– Gregg White, Vice President, Finials Doors & Windows
Quite simply – there is no better, more intuitive, results-focused business growth process than Predictable Success.
– Chan Lundy, President, Pella Products of Kansas City, Inc.
Les really captures the integration of key business processes, people, and leadership to consistently deliver a compelling vision, comprehensive plan, and profitable growth for the benefit of all stakeholders.
– Alan Mullaly, President & CEO, Ford Motor Co.
Les McKeown has clearly bridged the digital divide through his groundbreaking work.
He has helped us understand our own business from a profound angle.
– President/CEO, Overture Services, Inc, a Yahoo! Company
I can state unequivocally that Les is one of the foremost experts in his field.
– Sean P. Lance, (then) Chairman and CEO, Chiron Corporation
Les McKeown is absolutely on top of his game.
Les not only knows – and shows – how your businesses can grow and succeed, he explains it in a way that is intuitive, entertaining and immediately actionable.
– Darryl Hutson, CEO, American Express Incentive Services