Andy Bailey can cut through organizational BS faster than a hot knife through butter, showing organizations the logjams thwarting their success and coaching them past the excuses we all use to avoid doing what needs to be done. He doesn’t ask for what’s easy, only what’s possible, and with his assistance the possible often expands to include the formerly impossible, as organizations learn that one step at a time gets you a long way when you step up to the challenge everyday. After all, as he tells his clients, 100% annual growth is only 2% growth every week. It’s not easy. But certainly possible.Andy learned how to build great organizations by building a great business, which he started in college then, grew into an Inc. 500 multi-million dollar national company that he successfully sold and exited. He founded Petra to pass on to other entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders the principles and practices he used to build his successful enterprise, which are rooted in the Rockefeller Habits methodology.
In addition to building a successful company, Andy founded the Wireless Reseller Council and served as the regional membership director for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization East Region, encompassing 18 chapters in the eastern U.S. Recently he was named the new Membership Director for EO’s West Coast Region, and currently serves as president of the EO Nashville Chapter, named one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the world. He is a two-time finalist for Nashville Executive of the Year and has been honored as Nashville’s Volunteer of the Year.
Mandy Burage is the official DiSC GURU and Align Accountability Coach for Petra Coach. After taking the DiSC assessment for herself in 2007 and learning both herself and other communication styles the love affair with DiSC began. Mandy also caught on to the Align system quickly after seeing the ease in which it helped clients move their businesses forward. The Rockefeller Habits has been a part of Mandy’s working environment since she started her professional career and she continues to help clients “get it done” today.Prior to working with Petra Coach Mandy lead the inside sales team at Resource Communications Group (formally NationLink Wireless) for 4 years. Using Rockefeller Habits Mandy was able to double her team’s sales numbers the first year by focusing on what needed to get done by whom and by when. While at RCG Mandy managed all aspect of marketing for the company via quarterly events, Emma Newsletters and social media.
When Mandy is not pushing clients to be their very best you can find her running the streets of Nashville with her dog Murphy in tow or cheering on her Auburn Tigers. Since moving to Nashville in 2005 Mandy has continued to connect with new faces and share the Rockefeller Habits with new clients.
Gary Minor doesn’t just talk about management theories; he has the business experience and know-how to get your company on track. Gary will help your organization develop practical solutions that fit YOU and increase performance at all levels. If your leadership team is not continually questioning the way you do business, how will you know if you are achieving the best results possible? Gary’s experience allows him to quickly assess your company’s challenges and develop a program to meet your needs. He is known as the definitive “roll-up your sleeves” guy that helps organizations like yours get to the real issues, helping you remove the obstacles that separate you from your highest level of success. Gary served for 13 years as a trial lawyer and in ‘92 founded the 21st Century Leadership Institute. As an international coach Gary has helped business leaders around the globe, from South Korea to Scotland. He has served as the director for 4 in-house leadership universities in 4 different industries and is currently a member of the coaching panel for the Executive Leadership Experience at Belmont Universities’ School of Business. He is a member and past state president of The National Speakers Association.
Drawing upon his 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, brand expert and business coach, Rob Simons knows how to build a plan with consensus and accountability from the entire team. And with his extensive background in brand messaging, Rob can help bring a brand, or “story,” to life. He starts by asking the right questions to drill down to the elusive “Why?” that everyone and every business needs to answer. For Rob, his purpose is to help people see the important things they may have missed or simply can’t recognize.
Rob is a 1989 graduate of Auburn University, and while a student, he established himself as a consultant, speaker and freelancer in the desktop publishing industry. In 1993, Rob founded PixelWorks Corporation to serve the interactive advertising industry, and three years later he founded Toolbox Studios, Inc., one of the most respected branded content marketing firms in Texas. Toolbox has received numerous awards for work in the areas of Christian publishing, financial services and branding.
Rob has held numerous local, regional and global positions for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and is a trained EO Strategy Summit Facilitator and an EO Accelerator Instructor. In 2007, the San Antonio Business Journal selected Rob as one of San Antonio’s “40 Under 40.” In his spare time, Rob enjoys entertaining at his lake house where he typically treats guests to his slow cooked barbecue. And if he’s not at the lake house, you’ll likely find him working on lowering his golf handicap or traveling to some exotic location.
Lindsay Nickell is the “wizard behind the curtain” for Petra Coach. Lindsay helps the Petra team with company planning, communicating and goal setting. She is the master at prepping for client-planning meetings, churning out office work, expanding Petra’s social media reach, strengthening client relationships and promoting Petra’s online business management software, aligntoday.com.
Prior to joining the Petra team, Lindsay taught first grade at Oak View Elementary in Franklin for four years. A Williamson County native, Lindsay earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from Middle Tennessee State University. Her teaching background has emboldened her organizational and goal-setting skills which are traits that align perfectly with Petra’s mission to help companies identify and reach their wildest ambitions!
Gene Robertson has lived a life of constant goal setting and achievement. He loves to help people uncover the goals they need in life and business that will guide them in drawing closer to their purpose. A natural big picture thinker, he constantly asks the hard questions that get to the heart of the matter. When he rolls up his sleeves and begins dissecting a business problem no stone is left unturned and no sacred cow is left standing. He questions everything and everyone relentlessly until the problem is laid bare. But that is just the beginning of the process, from there he is skilled at leading in the rebuilding of the problem to turn it from a problem into a process for achieving the goal. Gene learned this relentless goal setting style early in life through attending an alternative school where grades and rewards were based entirely on setting and achieving daily, weekly, quarterly and yearly goals. After graduating from high school Gene went on to a degree in History and Philosophy that further refined his ability to ask tough questions and uncover deep answers. After graduation he had 3 basic goals, learn a trade, build a business around it and retire from this business by age 35. With only two skills out of college, washing dishes and cutting grass, he chose to build a business around cutting grass. Through his goal setting and constant systemization he was able to take the simple skill of grass cutting and build a multi-million dollar business around it by age 35 and “retire” from it to pursue other interests. One of the tools he found along the way and implemented was the Rockefeller Habits methods for goal setting and long term planning. Now he is a constant evangelist of this strategic planning and goal setting process.
Gene owns three landscape companies and has won many business awards including, Rookie of the Year, The All American Award, The All Star Award, he has achieved 4 diamonds in his Gold Ring Award, the GNAA Beautification Award, The Good Neighbor Award and the Million Dollar Club. He is an active member in the Nashville Chapter of EO, GNAA, BOMA and CAI. He was elected to the U.S. Lawns Advisory Council for 6 years and served as its chairman for 3 years.
Camille is a high-spirited coach coordinator behind the Petra Curtain. She lives the “Can-Do” mentality and goes above and beyond to put our members first. She is a true optimist, the glass (or pitcher) is always half full. Camille genuinely enjoys building relationships, both personally and professionally. She has a strong desire to learn and understand your business as well as getting to know your family.
Camille began living the Rockefeller Habits in 2007 while leading a Client Support group at NationLink Wireless. She encouraged her team to always do what’s best for the client and to never take “NO” for an answer. Camille was known as the go-to for any challenge, her creative, outside the box thinking helped move her business forward and inspired others to do the same. She was always planning social events for team building and could often be found making margaritas on Friday afternoons for the office. When Camille is off-duty she spends all her time with her toddler Sean. Like his mom, he is high-spirited and full of energy, which makes for busy weekends! Her other passions are cooking, working out and LSU football, Geaux Tigers!