CASE STUDIES & TESTIMONIALS

Bulu

Subscription box & ecommerce fulfillment

Summit Contracting

Premier agricultural building contractor in South Dakota & Nebraska

Kana Systems

Software Development

EyeCare Specialties

Optometry practice & eyewear
retail with four locations

Capital Cigar Lounge

Cigar lounge & cocktail bar

MultiMechanics

Software Development

White Castle Roofing

Family Owned Roofing Company

SIRE

Ethanol Producer

Ironhide Construction

General contractor specializing in pre-engineered steel buildings

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Montag Manufacturing

Manufactures the nation’s leading dry fertilizer application system

CompanyCam

Visual communication for contractors

TESTIMONIALS

“You really hold us accountable for doing the work, and the results we get are the result of what we put into it. That’s different from just leading us through the program and just taking the check. You’re more like the person who’s more invested in our outcome.”

Christine Robinson

InnovaPrep

“I appreciate your energy and your genuine interest in working through this stuff.”

Luke Hansen

CompanyCam

“We would not be where we are today without the structure John’s coaching and our business operating system provide.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“Another great session. Really amped about our Rocks, more so than ever before. I’ve never seen our team collaborate this way, challenge each other, push us forward.”

Chris Burma

Kana Systems

“John, we’ve been able to stay focused where we can have the most impact because of the support you’ve given me as my coach and friend.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“I would prefer to always have the independent facilitator who knows us and our business. You can make the most of our day. You’re a powerful weapon for us.”

Tim Hoffman

DataVizion

“We’re finally putting time into solving issues we’ve been talking about for years.”
Traci Matthew

McKinnis

“Though our team gets along really well, it is still nice to have someone guide us.”

Zoë Scharf

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“Our coaching calls are such an amazing tool. I would not have gotten there on my own. It’s so helpful for you to hear what I’m saying, then help me find something that’s worked for me in the past and fits my style.”

Brittany Wells

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“John, we’ve been able to stay focused where we can have the most impact because of the support you’ve given me as my coach and friend.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“It’s the most functional meeting I’ve ever been in. I have worked for 3 Fortune 500 companies. We set goals and we were all lied to and left.”
Jared Loudy

White Castle Roofing

“John really helps us focus on not getting lost in the weeds outside our core business focus.”

Anthony Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“You are the right level of implementing rules but not being fucking crazy about it. You do a great job, you apply pressure and keep us in line but allow us some flexibility.”

Paul Jarrett

Bulu

“Now that we have figured out this process, we can grow dramatically by leaps and bounds because we have a purpose.”

Ted Glaser

Summit Lawns

“Trying to implement a business operating system without a guide is like trying to be a doctor without getting a medical degree. You cannot practice this discipline without going through the training. You just can’t do it.”

Tony Goins

Capital Cigar Lounge

“I make things hard, you make things easy .”

Corey Rabenberg

Summit Contracting

“We accomplish great things every time. We’re stronger as a team. I like the clear expectations. It’s worth every dime we pay you.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“John Fulwider’s help is 33% of our success.”

Paul Jarrett

Bulu

“You’re a talented facilitator, I appreciate you.”

Luke Hansen

CompanyCam

“I really think the transparency around our conversations was really good. I respect we can have those conversations, a lot of partners can’t.”

Tony Goins

Capital Cigar Lounge

“As a team, we have agreement on our scorecard. With the knowledge that we are all focused on the same thing, that allows each of us as individuals to relax more.”

Mike Jerke

SIRE

2021 was an extremely good year filled with an immense amount of challenges. As a team we faced those challenges early, honestly, and well. Dealers told us we’re the best company for how we deal with the issues that come up.”

Anthony Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“I think you’re exceptional. Just in the last six months my level of satisfaction with life has increased 70-80% and it’s a result of little changes we have made in here.” 

Troy Bridgford

Ironhide Construction

“What I like most about what you do is pulling us back in, organizing the whole shebang. You simplify that big mess for us. You’re really good at it.”

Della Johns

Summit Lawns

“This not having to deal with the day to day of our company, and finding significant time to work on visionary opportunities, oh, it’s liberating. It feels like I’m never rushed.”

Tyler Samuelson

Summit Contracting

“The whole process of coming up with our what and our why was very impressive to me. In the past we haven’t had a fine-tuned idea of our why and our what.”

William Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“Running on a business operating system makes us more attentive to details and quicker to react.”

Anthony Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“As a team, we have agreement on our scorecard. With the knowledge that we are all focused on the same thing, that allows each of us as individuals to relax more.”

Mike Jerke

SIRE

“Before we started working with John, everyone was marching to their own drumbeat. We realize that we can collectively make a bigger impact marching in the same direction.”
Traci Matthew

McKinnis

“This was our best session to date. John, you are good at your job.”

Paul Jarrett

Bulu Group

“I firmly believe we would not have survived the current realities if we had not come together as a team and worked the realities every week.”

Anthony Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“We got a lot of people who want to sprint, we just don’t know which direction to point them.”

Jared Loudy

White Castle Roofing

“These are good exercises. It’s nice to be facilitated. Otherwise, we’d just sit around.”

Luke Hansen

CompanyCam

“There are lots of fabulous business books. Without a coach it’s just a fabulous business book like all the others. You need a coach to hold you accountable.”

Anthony Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“I always leave these conversations feeling better than when I started.”

Jeromie Luginbill

Integrated Behavioral Health Services

“We love the weekly meetings. They bring the Leadership Team together. We never did that in the past. There wasn’t a big-picture meeting to bring it all together.”
Traci Matthew

McKinnis

“I’m always excited about coming down here and what we leave with!”

Jerad Hutchens

Summit Contracting

“When you read the long-term vision out loud, it gave me chills. I appreciate the flexibility; you were very adaptable. It helped us get where we needed to get.”

Carissa Castro

MultiMechanics

“The hospitality here is just exceptional!”

Zoë Scharf

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“In the few short months I’ve worked with John, the time he’s given me is frankly amazing. You gave me time to be with my family.”
Tyler Samuelson

Summit Contracting

“It you set a high high goal, some things become unimportant. We’re light years ahead of where we were a year ago.”

Tami Holley

Paraclipse

“We would have hit a brick wall. It absolutely came at the right time. You’re what we needed.”

Carissa Castro

MultiMechanics

“Sometimes I just need a sounding board. You get thoughts flowing for me.”

Abby Storm

Summit Contracting

“It sucks but it’s good. Definitely a lot of things we’ve never talked about before. This is the most we’ve ever worked on the business together, we’ve never done this as a team.” 

Leandro Castro

MultiMechanics

“Your coaching last time was really effective. I’m more patient, more understanding.”

Corey Rabenberg

Summit Contracting

“The problem with you John is you’ve set the bar so high. You’re so good at what you do.” 

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“We had a lot of challenges at EyeCare Specialties. John Fulwider guided us to the right decisions to solve each challenge—the dollar investment we made looks tiny next to the growth we’ve achieved. John has a real gift for coaching strong leaders who are decisive and want to grow. Hiring him is a no-brainer.” 

Dr. Brian Brightman

EyeCare Specialities

“Implementing a business operating system is much more intense than I expected, and I couldn’t imagine doing it without John. We have been growing significantly. I feel like we’re on a rocket ship.”

Leandro Castro

MultiMechanics

“Accountability Chart gives you wings.”

Luke Hansen

CompanyCam

“You do a great job of listening, then asking pointed questions that elicit action commitments from us.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“By setting a number of different overlapping Scorecard items, Rocks, weekly meetings, in combination, we are working on the right things to move our company forward.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“The future’s not optional, being in the future is.”

Jared Loudy

White Castle Roofing

“If you are in growth mode, Pinnacle and John Fulwider are for you.”

Tony Goins

Capital Cigar Lounge

“I have a clearer head right now than I have had in years. For the first time in years, I don’t feel like I’m drowning in a million tasks.”

Zoë Scharf

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“I trust what you say significantly.”
Ted Glaser

Summit Lawns

“This operating system works, but more importantly you as our facilitator works. You help others flourish. You bring out the best in our team. This isn’t something we will outgrow.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“The best thing about your program is we are focused and on task.”

Dennis Metz

Brehmer

“Our leadership team would not be where we are at if not for John’s guidance and coaching.”

Mike Jerke

SIRE

“I need to bring John around with me. He’s the glue in between my thoughts.” 

Paul Jarrett

Bulu

“You got the conversation started. Everyone’s excited and energized. Having an outside party is just exactly what we needed.”

Doug Huffaker

Wilson Case

“You challenged us today and made us uncomfortable. Without getting uncomfortable, we’re not going to grow.”

Corey Rabenberg

Summit Contracting

“I hired you as a coach to coach me, and coaching me is telling me what I do not want to hear sometimes.”

Ted Glaser

Summit Lawns

“You pull me out of the weeds and make me think big picture. I need to be out of the weeds more and more.”

Jake Hansen

White Castle Roofing

“Awesome to see the team working together, challenging each other, and collaborating in a healthy and respectful manner. You did a masterful job leading, setting the boundaries on Accountability Chart and our major project this quarter.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“This year we set the foundation for growing in the future.”

Pat Beans

Paraclipse

“You challenged us today and made us uncomfortable. Without getting uncomfortable, we’re not going to grow.” 

Corey Rabenberg

Summit Contracting

“One of our Top 5 decisions is to work with you, John Fulwider, and a business operating system. What got us into Oren Klaff’s Braintrust group? It’s because we were able to rapidly build and scale a business because of John Fulwider and his facilitation of our business operating system.”

Mailani Veney

Kana Systems

“Our short conversation has been incredibly impactful. Your walking me through the D.O.S. Conversation helped me realize I need to critically analyze all the different types of recurring meetings on my calendar and decide if they are fully aligned with my overarching goals and
aspirations. The day after we met I canceled a weekly meeting that had been a source of struggle for me.
Now, I can better contribute my strategic talents on an as-needed basis.  I also looked at other recurring meetings on my calendar with the same frame of mind that we
spoke about, which was comparing the time invested to a cash-flowing company that I might better spend my time on. This has allowed me to quickly identify which meetings are worth continuing and which are not. Again, thank you for the incredibly enlightening coaching session!

Paul Dworianyn

Founder, Awesome Dynamic

“Though our team gets along really well, it is still nice to have someone guide us.”

Zoë Scharf

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“You can’t self-implement a business operating system. It’s like a football game. You can play the game without a coach, but if you want to play the game well and to the team’s fullest potential you need a great coach. Besides, if self-implementing worked well, wouldn’t you already be where you wanted to be at with your business?”

Anthony Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“Since I’ve engaged with John, now we’re talking about more than one business. After the brain exercises he’s given me, all of a sudden there is more time. John can show you that there are things you may not want to do in your business. There is someone who can do those things for you.”

Tyler Samuelson

Summit Contracting

“The strength of a business operating system is clear. It shines a bright light on your strengths and weaknesses.”

Rebecca Montag

Montag Manufacturing

“When you buy into it, you see the ridiculous progress we made. I’m amazed how much we have done since the winter.”

Nick Tarlowski

Summit Lawns