When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go for Coffee

A Robust Blend of Business Turn-Around Tactics and Common Sense

Go beyond theory with Richard J. Bryan and re-live the business turn-around tactics he learned over coffee (lots of coffee) with his brilliant, common-sense, business mentor Frank. Richard became the reluctant CEO of his family’s high-profile business at the age of 28, after his father became ill. He was facing $5 million of company debt, tough competition, unhappy manufacturer partners and, to top it off, the business was losing $3.5 million a year! He looked around and decided he needed help. Enter Frank.

Fill your cup, pull up a chair and learn the top 10 road-tested, turn-around tactics that saved the business. With the help of the right mentor, Richard took his family business from near-bankruptcy to profitable sale over the course of 10 years. He has gathered his key learnings (the good, the bad and the ugly) in his no-nonsense, leadership book Being Frank. He will share select excerpts from his book with you, in this value-packed, reality-tested, freshly-brewed program.

Key Takeaways

  • The Perils of Indecision: Trust your gut and stop second-guessing yourself
  • Find Your Focus: Remain laser-focused on your end goal, amid organizational chaos
  • The Power of a Plan: Strengthen your resolve to make the tough decisions
If you are looking for a speaker who inspires you to “do something today to improve my business” then you should book Richard J. Bryan.
— Nigel Risner, Owner, Nigel Risner & Associates
Richard Bryan is an excellent speaker who engages with the audience and delivers his message with clarity and humor. His presentation style is professional, polished and entertaining. I found that his stories, which come from his own personal experience, contain a great deal of valuable information and common sense solutions which can be applied to business dilemmas or work/life issues in general. I have no hesitation in recommending Richard – you will not be disappointed.
— Jean Guest, Operations Director, BBH Properties