In my work as an independent management consultant, I have been fortunate. I am most grateful to say that my experience with my clients over almost fifteen years has been wonderful. My clients have been with few exceptions men and women of courage, competence and grit who have with determination and integrity faced their challenges, worked with me to find solutions, and took actions on strategies we developed together. From their renewed clarity of direction and the results of their actions with my support, they have pulled themselves and their companies forward to uplift their people, performance and profit to higher levels. For many of them, these changes were transforming. For their appreciation of my work and their relationship with me, I am grateful. I have been honored to be of service to them.
Jerry Llewellyn, CEO, JLL Consulting Group
To Whom It May Concern With Reference to Jerry Llewellyn:
In my role as Director of IRA Services, and now CEO here at Goldco, I have worked closely with and observed Jerry Llewellyn in every aspect of his consulting work with our company throughout 2016. During this year with Jerry’s support, we have grown our business from $53 million to $85 million in gross sales, reaching record breaking monthly sales multiple times.
Jerry has been instrumental in helping to minimize the challenges associated with this type of growth. He has consistently demonstrated his ability to draw out the best in others – their best ideas and their best efforts to build teamwork and high levels of performance. He is extremely professional, laser sharp, and a phenomenal communicator. Jerry has also provided executive coaching to the leadership at Goldco, generating new ideas and initiatives for the success of the company. His assignments included:
- Identifying and developing the sales management team;
- Designing and supporting the reorganization of the sales department;
- Developing an effective sales management system including a sales coaching and training program;
- Designing and implementing a strategic plan and performance criteria for meeting sales goals;
- Resolutions of various interdepartmental problems and concerns.
Additionally, he has assisted and influenced the culture of the Company by helping to clarify and develop the Company values, as well as our vision and mission statements. Through a process he calls “knowledge integration”, Jerry drew out our owner’s master management plan for our Company called “The Goldco Way”, which was crafted into a visual format and is now framed on the walls of our offices, serving as a powerful guidepost for our team members and management.
Jerry has bolted solid leadership and action strategies in place resulting in a clear path for our future growth and success. I highly recommend Jerry to any company that wants to grow rapidly and profitably based on a solid culture of teamwork and excellence.
Brenda J. Whitman, CEO, Goldco Precious Metals
From a solid foundation of an organization structure that Jerry helped us build, we have been able to grow from $6 Million in 2013 to $18 Million in 2017. We have leveraged this framework Jerry provided such that our somewhat empty offices at the time are now full with people that know clearly what their priorities are and what they are accountable to achieve. This rapid growth would have been impossible without the organization structure that Jerry helped us build.
I highly recommend Jerry to any company wanting to grow and to be fully prepared to do so.
Rick Vavro, Owner, Austin Underground
Jerry created systems and organizational processes that freed up my time and allowed me to work on the business instead of so much in the business. This allowed us to double in size in the last four years! I highly recommend Jerry Llewellyn to any professional or business owner wanting to become more successful.
Scott Brown, Founder & Managing Partner of Scott Brown & Associates, Attorneys at Law
Last year we basically broke-even or lost a little. We have been that way for the last fifteen years. This year using the initiatives and plans developed with by Jerry Llewellyn with only a few weeks to go in this year we expect a 72% annual revenue increase with over 15 % net profit! Now we are really on a roll
Roger Blaine, CEO, Blaine Heating & Air Conditioning
You are the rock of my practice, the sounding board I go to when I need input on any and all aspects of my business. You are thoughtful, thorough, and dependable – and one of the few people I can trust to give a logical, well-thought-out, and honest answer. I am very thankful you are part of my team.
Kevin R. Smith, MD
Your objectivity and training to help me become more objective helped me correct a personnel problem that could easily have buried my company. Your showing me both my strengths and limitations is invaluable to me. I have a growing company again, but more importantly I have a life again – Thanks to you.
What you have done with our management team is almost miraculous. Everyone is so enthusiastic now and loves coming to work, including me! Our goals are clearly achievable now, our growth and profitability are up, and there are no obstacles that we cannot overcome.
Not only that: every employee has blossomed and responded to the new challenges enthusiastically. My employees now have opportunities for both professional and personal growth that I had been denying them. I have never seen them happier. I can’t thank you enough for the giving these new opportunities to me, to my company, and to these employees that I care deeply about.
As a result of the sales and management team changes you helped us put into place and the new level of performance from my team, I recently had to face an unusual problem. Mid-year our net profits were six times what they had ever had been & I had to figure out what to do with the money! Thanks again.
Mark Walsh, CEO, Rogue Engineering
I contracted with Jerry Llewellyn in 2007 to provide business consulting services for my food manufacturing company, White Mountain Foods. I had recently taken over control of the family business and wanted to grow it, but had no clear path forward. I knew where I wanted to go but did not know how to get there. Mr. Llewellyn provided me with the tools and the industry standard information that gave me the confidence of a firm foundation in business structure and finance, accounting, budgeting, sales, and staffing. Within three years my profit grew by 1000% allowing me to add and keep quality critical staff which led to even greater profit, currently at a 2000% increase over the 2007 level.
Mr. Llewellyn’s bedside manner is well honed, easy to get along with, unassuming, and non-threatening all at the same time. His personality is such that he can point out your weaknesses and failings in a supportive way. I was thoroughly impressed with his performance and the information he gave me at every point along the way.
I would highly recommend Mr. Llewellyn to anyone seeking help with any size business, from simple advice and consulting, to running your company for you.
Jeff Murray, President, CEO, White Mountain Foods
At a time when my company needed a pivotal move, Jerry Llewellyn, with Amera Business Consulting (DBA Business Whisperer), offered personalized, structural reorganization plans to properly advance my business with both employees and clients. I began working with him at a crucial point and at a time of potential growth. With his guidance, we developed a working plan that was practical and attentive to my specific business needs.
Jerry was reliable, understanding, genuine and very attentive to the needs of my niche company. He created a comfortable mentorship that kept me on the path of development and great efficiency. Efficiency directly translates to profitability, and advancing my staff through constructive protocols has translated as well.
Jerry guided me through the initial reorganization and implementation, and still consults with me. His services and pragmatic approach have created a tremendously positive effect on my ability to advance my company with the confidence and knowledge I needed to move to the next level. I highly recommend Jerry Llewellyn with Amera Consulting (DBA Business Whisperer) for all services aimed to develop and advance a company for efficiency, greater profitability, and successful growth.
Kyle Young, CEO, TYart LLC
We all see your work on the strategic plan for us as “golden” and it has helped us so much. It gives us the confidence and direction to help grow the business safely and controlled.
Alan Jenks, Owner, Gulf Coast Flooring
Things are different around here; People are now working together in a collaborative way I didn’t see before. This place is alive all of a sudden! When I came here the place was like a morgue! Now there’s a buzz, an excitement that is permeating the place. What did you do? The difference is palpable.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me change my business attitude through your Leadership course and executive coaching. Your process taught me that I must first learn to lead myself before I can learn to lead others. The goal planning session has helped me know where I want our business to take me in the future. Your sincere concern for our business success is what sets you apart from other consultants.
Mike Zimmerlee, COO, Rogue Engineering
We are not accustomed to dealing with people who appreciate our efforts as you do, and the manifestation of that appreciation leaves us very humble, with the feeling that we do not deserve it because we realize our limitations and faults. Therefore, instead of efforts being classed as work, they have seemed a pleasure.
Cheryl Brubaker, Production Manager, Rogue Engineering
You have been able to put into words problems that have been causing us trouble for years and found solutions where none were thought possible. Thanks so much for helping us see our way clear of these difficulties.
Jerry, I would be happy to recommend you to anyone. There have been a lot of other consultants talk to me over time, even ones specifically from my industry, and no one else has given me the kind of insights that you have. Your perceptions, knowledge and ability to communicate knowledge of how business really works are at a whole different level, deeper than anyone else. I would be so happy to talk to anyone about you.
Also, you made us $50,000 in the first four hours of consulting. How do you do that? Keep up the good work!
David Wostarek, Owner, Northwest Imports
You helped us establish our vision, our mission, and importantly, got us to roll up our sleeves and get down to the tough task of addressing our specific critical goals and the action steps we need to take to obtain them. Thanks to you we are no longer stuck, but moving forward with confidence.
John Leiter, John M. Leiter & Associates Law Offices, PA
After our time together yesterday, I got more work done today than I have in the last three months. I am so happy how this is working for me. I see now that I can increase my productivity, have much more satisfaction, and get far greater results using my strengths in the right way for me. Thanks for your help!
Ken Stocker, Owner, Premier Medical Transport
Jerry, after spending just two days with you and one with Randy, I am 100% convinced that we made the right selection in hiring you. I am honored to be working with you both and feel really blessed that somehow you two have been brought into our lives at this time. After only two days, I trust each of you completely and know that you can and will help us and help our company. Because of you, I am more relaxed today than I have been in more than two years.
Jennifer Stocker, Owner, Premier Medical Transport
I was initially impressed with Jerry Llewellyn’s enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor when I hired him last month as a business consultant. During the time Jerry was consulting in our offices, he consistently demonstrated a knowledgeable and calming attitude. We feel Jerry’s attitude is upbeat and he always knows the best way to diffuse a situation.
As he committed to do, Jerry successfully delivered on his commitment to advise and guide our company as we position ourselves for growth. Organized and diligent, Jerry quickly learned terms about the flooring industry and our software, which had been unknown to him.
We, at Gulf Coast Flooring, feel we are in a much better position to meet the demands of the future due to Jerry’s business acumen. For this reason Jerry has my highest recommendation, and I am happy to furnish more details if you would like.”
Jordan Jenks, Managing Partner, Gulf Coast Flooring
Our firm recently engaged Jerry Llewellyn and Amera Consulting Group (DBA Business Whisperer) to help us put into place an Employee Incentive Plan for our Operations and Administrative group. Jerry spent two weeks in our office and was actively engaged in creating the new plan. He interviewed each team member and facilitated brainstorming sessions that allowed the team to have input in building the incentive plan. Once the plan was created, Jerry facilitated the communications with each person through individual and team meetings. By the end of the two weeks, we had a plan document that outlined the guidelines for participation in the plan, a performance evaluation system and a well thought-out model for the allocation of the team’s bonus pool.
Jerry is a consummate professional with a significant amount of experience in performance and human resources management. Throughout the process, he continually engaged and encouraged me and the members of my team. The final output from the project far exceeded our expectations, and I highly recommend Jerry Llewellyn and Amera Consulting Group (DBA Business Whisperer) for the work that they do.
Gary Bronner, Chief Operating Officer, Avalon Advisors