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Life Lessons Learned on the Road

The 2019 IWCA Annual Convention & Trade Show opening keynote address will be delivered by Steve Walther, founding principal of Eagle Financial Group, LLC, and National Training Director for the Alliance Group, Inc.   Steve will share some of his experiences that will inspire, encourage and guide you through the challenges faced in both your business and personal lives. Through lessons learned on his travels and his unique sense of humor, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to look at your business differently & learn to enjoy the journey in your own personal life.

 

Steve Walther, founding principal of Eagle Financial Group, LLC, earned his bachelors’ degrees in Geography & Art from Humboldt State University, CA, in 1991.  He also studied language at La Universidad de Granada in Spain and studied higher education at Simpson College in Redding, CA.    His travels for both work & pleasure have brought him to all 50 states and 25 countries. 
Steve is a financial advisor and national guest speaker & trainer.  In addition to working with his own personal clients, Steve speaks to financial professionals, CPA’s, Estate Planning Attorneys and business owners.  When not on the road, Steve enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, Boise State football and spending time with his wonderful wife, Maria, and daughter and son, Danielle and Paul, in Eagle, ID.
  

 

The 3 Keys to Getting Out of the Day-to-Day

in Your Window Cleaning Business

In our closing general session keynote, Danny Kerr, the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Breakthrough Academy, will cover the three most important aspects of creating a business that fulfills your vision and runs like a well-oiled machine without your constant involvement. Most business owners are experts in their field but often lack the people and systems required to grow their business to its full potential.

You’ll leave the convention with the tangible tools to develop a highly effective organization, including:

·       The unusual planning methodology that will align your staff towards one common goal

·       A proven system for recruiting top talent in your industry

·       A defined process to track your numbers on every job and control how much profit you will make this year

·       And as a bonus, the exact forms and templates we’ve used to profitably scale nationwide trades businesses

Danny learned two important things as a young age: to work hard and be humble in everything he does. As a Dyslexic student in school, he was treated differently throughout his upbringing and his potential was questioned by everyone around him. From a struggling middle school student, Danny graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA, and started his own trades business, employing 12 full time staff. By age 20, Danny had taken a leadership position for a franchise company and grew sales by 225% in one year, ultimately operating 100 staff and helping the organization develop its presence in Western Canada. This inspired him to take what he had learned, and help entrepreneurs all over North America move past adversity and reach their full potential. In 2015, Danny started Breakthrough Academy, a company made to help entrepreneurs in the trades grow their company’s profitability, while taking back control of their time. Breakthrough Academy is currently working with over 220 business owners across the continent, managing over $400 million worth of revenue, and was rated as Canada’s 16th fastest startup by MacLean’s magazine in 2018. Danny lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his wife and three beautiful young daughters. When he’s not helping prospective BTA members, you can usually find Danny exploring mountains in his Jeep.