KMG Consultants Meet The Team- Xavier Fust

xavier-fust-kmg-consultants-incKMG Consultants Inc, a marketing and sales firm located in Roseville, Minnesota, we believe that our ability to work as a team will help the company and our team achieve professional and personal goals. Each member in the office works closely together and in this atmosphere created by the team, each member has the opportunity to step up and lead. We take a moment each month to recognize one person who decides to go the extra mile and give them recognition. This month Xavier Fust has earned this feature.

Xavier is a Minneapolis native who attended Totino-Grace Highschool and then attended Gustavus Adolphus College where he majored in Business Management. Once Xavier graduated, he looked to gain experience where he landed a corporate job. After working there for 14 months, he was looking for something different. After interviewing at KMG Consultants Inc., Xavier liked the opportunities at the company and joined the team. He liked that the company gives him the opportunity to gain skills in leadership and that he has the opportunity to develop his own team. In that, he aims to help KMG Consultants Inc. grow the team to help end the 2016 year strong. We also are excited to have his help in a 2017 office expansion.

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KMG Consultants Meet the Team- Jason Spars

jason-spars-kmg-consultants-incK.M.G. Consultants, Inc. works with one of the largest online office supply retailers and is based in Roseville, MN.  Based on our client’s investment and growth expectation, we are focused on developing our team members, both professionally and personally.  Our goal is to help our staff gain not only sales and customer service experience, but the leadership and management skills that will allow for advancement in the industry.  It’s with this responsibility that having members of our team willing to step into leadership roles are crucial. Each month, the management team at K.M.G. Consultants, Inc. celebrates the members of our team who step up in “Meet the Team.” For October, the company is featuring Jason Spars!

Jason, who is a recent addition to the K.M.G. Consultants Inc. personally recruited by Leah Iverson, leadership team, has a background in restaurant and catering management. Being able to work in a fast paced environment combined with his experience in training others proved useful when he moved into sales and K.M.G. Consultants Inc. management development program. Jason is focusing on developing the new comers to the office. For November, Jason aims to have 2 of the company’s entry level account managers earn their first promotion in the Management Development program. He also aims to aide Sam, K.M.G. Consultants Inc.’s president, in building and maintaining every team member’s consistency and performance using metrics the company defines as the trend. Jason wants to dominate the northern markets and is working towards opening an office in Minneapolis in the next year.

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Meet The Team-Angie Jo Lockwood

img_2782Every month, the leadership at KMG Consultants Inc. selects one of our peers to feature in “Meet the Team”. For the month of October, Angie Jo Lockwood receives the honor. Angie has been featured on the client’s top 50 club multiple times and also was the KMG Top Rep in August.

Angie joined the only just this summer and has already made an immense impact on the team. Before joining KMG Consultants Inc, Angie worked in both the restaurant and medical fields. She was able to channel her experience from both industries to quickly learn the ins and outs of being successful at KMG Consultants. The inviting atmosphere and opportunity to grow and lead as a business professional drew her starting her career at KMG Consultants. She was able to move quickly through the Leadership Development Program and has also become an integral part of the training team. In the next month, Angie plans to mentor and on board two account executives and also aims to top the client’s top 50 club before the year ends. She is also committed to helping KMG Consultants Inc. expand to three new locations by 2018.

“I love how hard we work and how we constantly motivate each other. The job is not easy but the people that we work with make it worth it. Compassion, brutal honesty, and resilience is why I love KMG!”

-Angie Jo Lockwood

Angie studied and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Catherine University. She has a passion for child care and one of her long term goals is to open a clinic for foster children. Before joining the KMG Consultants team, Angie was a yoga instructor. 

Meet the Team- Leah Iverson

leah-iverson-kmg-consultants-incK.M.G. Consultants Inc., located in Roseville, MN, Partners with the largest office supplies retailer in the nation. As such, it’s important that the team at K.M.G. Consultants Inc. is able to take lead and show professionalism. The team at our Minneapolis, MN location exceeds our expectations and the client’s as well. We are able to train and develop a fantastic team, in most part, due to our great leaders at our office. One of these top leaders at K.M.G. Consultants is newcomer Leah Iverson, who came in and took charge as a top performer.

Leah, who joined K.M.G. Consultants this past summer, has incredibly diverse experience in the education, business administration, real estate, and interior design fields. She was able to mesh this experience with the training that K.M.G. Consultants Inc. provides and was able to become a top performer that K.M.G. Consultants’ can rely on. With her ability to learn the position quickly, Leah was also able start training and developing new team members as well.

“I value the chance to grow within a company within a short amount of time with out climbing the corporate ladder for 10-15 years before getting to a place of ownership.”

-Leah Iverson

Leah’s goal with the team is to help develop and grow the team by five new members in the next month and aims to head up an expansion team by February 2017. Leah’s hobbies include yoga and meditating. She also enjoys being outdoors and exploring. She has the best rescue dog ever. Learn more about the team at K.M.G. Consultants Inc. and the training and management development program here. 

3 Things to Make Time for Every Day

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If you are looking for ways to motivate yourself, try adding these 3 things to your daily routine that KMG Consultants uses every day. They will help you to increase your productivity, motivation, and will ultimately lead to a healthier you—both physically and mentally.

Become an early riser and early sleeper.

As the saying goes, “early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Getting enough sleep is incredibly important for maintaining physical and mental health, and going to bed early helps ensure that you are getting enough rest.

Starting your day off earlier also has a large number of benefits. First, it will provide you with adequate time in the morning to prepare for work and the rest of your day. Don’t skip your breakfast, shower, morning coffee, or other essential things in your morning routine because you stayed up late! Additionally, waking up early will give you time to fully wake up and get your mind working at peak efficiency. At KMG Consultants, we believe an early riser always gets the worm!

Start every day with meditation or focused thought.

Does your mind tend to wander during the day? Meditation or other focusing exercises can help clear your mind of distractions and fill it instead with motivation and purpose. This is a great way to start your day, and it can also be an effective tool to use during the middle of your workday if you start to lose focus.

Make time for regular physical activity.

Exercising regularly is important to maintaining personal health. You don’t have to exercise every single day, but you should try to add exercise to your normal schedule to ensure that you are getting active enough. If your schedule is jam packed, consider simply adding in a brisk 15-30 minute walk during your lunch hour or break.

On top of the obvious physical benefits of physical activity and exercise, there are mental benefits as well. For starters, exercise releases endorphins in your body, which trigger positive emotions.

Getting your blood flowing can also be an excellent way to release physical and emotional stress—making you more prepared to take each day head on. Regularly scheduled exercise time provides an opportunity for solace and introspection while improving physical health at the same time.

What essential things do you make time for everyday?

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Perfect Spending Your Time Wisely

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Improving time management is one of the easiest and most often overlooked ways to increase productivity in the workplace. When you know how to spend your time wisely, your productivity will increase and you will benefit from being able to get more work done in a shorter amount of time.

A good first step is to perform an audit on the ways you are currently spending your time and compare that with what you are accomplishing, and what you ought to be accomplishing. This auditing process is useful because it can help you determine how you can improve your schedule to maximize your time.

Next, consider creating to-do lists. Efficient organization and planning are essential to creating a useful plan for your time. To that end, making a to-do list is a great way to invest time from the present into your productivity in the future. You can create a to-do list at the beginning of your day to help determine what you should complete during the day, allowing you to strategically tackle your tasks in a reasonable way. Additionally, if you are left with a few minutes at the end of the day with nothing to do, try making a to-do list for the next day so that once you get into the office, you know where to begin.

Rank everything on your to-do lists in order of importance and when it needs to be completed. In addition, estimate how long each activity will take to complete. Not only will having an amount of time make it easier to plan out your day, but it can also motivate you to complete each task in a given amount of time.

Once you have a routine of tasks you regularly complete, you can try creating a regular schedule (weekly or monthly, for example) and sticking to that schedule. The importance of your schedule is that it is a guideline for spending your time in the most efficient way possible. While it might take a considerable amount of time to perfect your schedule, the rewards will be immense once you get into the groove.

Always find something to do. When you aren’t taking a break, try to keep constantly work, doing your best to ignore unnecessary interruptions or distractions. This method of work will keep you focused, as well as keeping up your momentum and thereby increasing your productivity. Of course, don’t forget to take breaks when necessary and appropriate – recharge time is also an incredibly valuable thing!

5 Quotes To Bring You Back On Track

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We’re KMG Consultants, a business consulting firm based in Metro Detroit.

With 2015 already off to a busy start, are you looking to be an inspiring leader in your team and community? If the answer is yes a good place to begin is to look towards the advice of the inspirational leaders of our past. Here are 5 quotes to bring you back on track with your aspirational goals.

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom

What has been holding you back in your career? By identifying your fears you can make efforts to leave them behind in 2015. Remember, the things you are most afraid of are often the things most worth undertaking.

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

Life hacks have been around for ages and this one provides key insights into our former President’s productivity. Before you embark on any new project make sure that your skills are honed towards success.

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“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is the marriage between ambition and hard work. If you have the courage to dream big and the tenacity to work hard then you’ll be able to make your dreams a reality.

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” – Roger Staubach

Speaking of hard work, going the extra mile is the best way to achieve your goals. No one has ever made it big without going above and beyond those of their peers.

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

Slow days should be avoided not looked forward to. The most successful amongst us thrive when things get hectic in the office. If you constantly strive to challenge yourself to be better then eventually you will be recognized as the best.

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