As humans, one of biggest challenges we face is change. It is a disturbance to our comfortable routines and requires practice, patience, and persistence to adapt to. But something that has proven true in life and business, is that although change isn’t always easy, it’s necessary for growth and development.
The newest feature of MGS, which was released on Sunday Nov. 11th, is the long awaited “SWIMLANES”. We are so excited to have this feature on the platform as it now supports the visualization and operationalization of Shannon Susko’s 3HAG! This is a big deal for MGS Coaches, as their client are now able to align their 3HAG with their 1HAG through the use of SWIMLANES.
The success of a business is never a fluke. There are numerous checklist items that every company and its team must have to be in the running for an overall WIN. One of which is strategic planning. Without a long term, midterm, and current plan, the drive to any goal will go off course. You wouldn’t drive to a desired destination with no road signs, directions, or compass, so why operate a business without a plan in place?
Having a company strategic plan also means having a plan for meetings. When used correctly, meetings can be the key tool that turn goals into achievable goals. But how do you master meetings and take control of a company’s narrative? We have some best practices to help! MGS was created to be the map, and the key elements of a meeting are the signs and directions getting your companies to their destination.
RHYTHM – Setting consistent Rhythms for a company meeting is extremely important. Having these meeting rhythms in place helps provide structure for the team. They know that, they are required to speak to their teammates and report on the status of all the things they are accountable for. This helps build and maintain the lines of communication with their colleagues. In MGS, setting your meeting rhythms is easy! When you create a meeting, you can set its reoccurrence schedule to accommodate any agenda you would like the team to follow.
CONTENT – Are the meetings built on a strong strategic plan? Or is the agenda a reflection of reaction? Reviewing a company’s priorities and metrics on a regular basis allows you to see if they are on track. When creating a meeting in MGS, you can select priorities and metrics to review in that meeting. This is a great way to not only have verbal communication on who is doing what, but also see the status of the priorities and metrics as they stand at the time of the meeting. Once a meeting has been created, you can customize the content of your meetings. With the help of MGS, you and your companies are able to customize the agenda to fit your needs and ensure proper actions are taken as a result of the discussion it creates.
ACCOUNTABILITY – Setting goals, having company priorities and identifying metrics is essential, but mean nothing for the team if there is no accountability. Team members must know what priorities they are responsible for, how to measure them, and know how they contribute to reaching company goals. Accountability identifies the who, what, and when and assigns action items from your meetings. Metronome Growth Systems meetings tool allows users to capture the details of the meetings and what was said in one place, like seeing if an action item was completed since the last meeting occurrence and discussing if it was not done and why.
All together the communication helps to keep you on track, and if you’re straying, look at why and what can be modified before the end of the quarter – instead of waiting until the end of the period to see where you end up.
Whether it is for a one-on-one meeting with a direct report, daily huddle, weekly meeting, monthly team meeting or quarterly planning sessions, MGS is built to make meetings more efficient, structured, and where the outcome is always captured and archived.
As a business coach, having and using the right tools is essential for achieving wins.
"The most successful and effective coaches come to every client meeting prepared with stacks of Post-It notes, a handful of sharpies, and their laptop logged into Metronome Growth Systems." says co-founder and MGS Member, Shannon Byrne Susko.
"This online cloud based system is elevating the business coaching world by bringing reliable tech to the industry, filling a need that has been left neglected for far too long."
Coaches on the MGS platform, like Byrne Susko, have found that by incorporating this software into their Business Models, they are increasing the value and confidence of their services exponentially and their clients growth. We have asked our coach members to share their feedback on how to best work MGS into your coaching practice.
Metronome Growth Systems Coach Dashboard allows coaches to understand how all of their client business’ are performing at a glance. It shows how each company is tracking towards BHAG, 3HAG, 12 month and quarterly priorities. It lets you quickly get up to speed on the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Its a fast and simple way to check in on your client and add value in-between your client focused meetings. (below is an example of a company on your dashboard)
Access to concise and timely information makes you a more efficient coach and helps you manage more clients. Time is your most valuable asset as a coach and with MGS, you can have more of it available for what matters most to you, whether that is managing another client, reading and learning or personal time! Your clients will also save time too by having all company information on a single cloud based tool, utilizing features like meeting templates, One Page Plans, and more. (below is an example of a daily huddle meeting template)
MGS FITS YOUR COACHING STYLE
Metronome Growth Systems helps you do things your way. The platform is flexible to fit your coaching style, provides an adaptable coaching plan for each client, flexible meeting rhythms and agendas, and more to ensure you can coach the way you want to and add the most value to your clients! In MGS it is easy to create your own custom templates to then share with your clients. Not only can you customize your One Page Plan template, but also your meeting templates and more! (below is an example of a customized One Page Plan)
By incorporating MGS into your Business Model, you add incredible value to your services as a coach. By including it in her offering, every client of Shannon Byrne Susko gets that added value of the platform and she gets the added value as a coach. When clients work with MGS Coaches, they know they are getting the most unique technology positioned to support their growth plans.
“Metronome Growth Systems has been a game-changer for me and many other coaches that are wanting to ensure they have the tools to add the most value to their clients.” - Shannon Byrne Susko.
How are you using MGS in your coaching practice? What has the platform helped you with the MOST with? Have ideas for how we can improve? Send us your feedback! We love to hear directly from coaches. This platform was created BY coaches FOR coaches and will continue to evolve in that way.