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- Collin Jacobson

K.M.G. Consultants Inc., located in Roseville, MN, meets and exceeds the needs of our client with great assistance from our team. 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 KMG Consultants is Collin Jacobson, who is a cornerstone to our training team.

Collin hails from Atlanta and is from a family of entrepreneurs. He plans on running his own company, which K.M.G. Consultants Inc. will help facilitate, and believes that entrepreneurship is key to fulfilling his dreams and wants.  Collin, who was initially looking for experience, joined K.M.G. Consultants at our Michigan location and was a key person in our expansion to Minnesota. Over the past few months, Collin has been able to on board and develop great assets to our team and is a go to in our company. He plans on earning his promotion to Assistant Manager this month and continue to develop our team here in Roseville.

Collin has been a consistent top performer at K.M.G. Consultants Inc. and is setting the pace for our team. His family, who are all entreprenuers and also owns 2 bars in belieze, have helped instill an incredible work ethic and impressive leadership. Instead of taking up the family business, Collin chose to pave his own path. He aims to help K.M.G. Consultants expand to 3 different locations in the next year and aims to retire at the age of thirty. 


Meet the Team: Bailey Lund

Bailey KMG Consultants Inc.pngAt KMG Consultants, we are driven to outperform for our clients and provide our people the best resources and development. We also know that our people are our best resource and by helping them reach their full potential, they help our firm become best in the nation. Last month, KMG Consultants brought on Bailey Lund as a full time Summer intern while on break from the University of Minnesota. When she joined the team, Bailey took the training provided and has since become a top performer.
Bailey, who is from Moorhead, MN, is currently a Junior at University of Minnesota and is studying economics. She is involved in Colleges Against Cancer, Women in Business, the Economic Student Organization, and she volunteers with the YMCA mentoring program. She choose to work with KMG Consultants for her internship because she enjoyed the laid back yet serious atmosphere. She also liked that she and the team had fun and got along really well. In the office, she is known as the Keurig queen. Her passions include shopping and volleyball.

Bailey plans to keep outperforming for our firm and learning as much as possible while she continues her internship. She is starting to learn how to talent scout and on-board new team members along with learning how to train. She aims to personally train and develop at least one new team member before her internship ends. She aims to continue gaining her degree in Economics and achieve a 4.0.


Earning the Trust of Your Team at Work

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As a leader in the workplace, it can be hard to remember how important it is to build trust with your team members, especially during busy times. However, trust is the key to successful relationships at work; if you can’t trust your employees, and they can’t trust you, there is undoubtedly going to be conflict. If your employees trust you, then they will support your decisions and will feel that the choices you make are in their best interest. They will be happy, feel appreciated, and ready to work hard.

If you are looking to build trust as a leader at work, here are a few tips to get you started:

Share Knowledge

Sharing informative articles you come across, ideas, and past experiences with your employees is important. Good leaders produce even greater ones because they are able to pass on their experiences and knowledge. Giving your team advice and mentoring them will not only benefit them, but you as well. Sharing knowledge will show that you care about their success and will ultimately build trust.

Be Honest

Always be honest with your employees, even if it’s about something they don’t want to hear. Finding out that you were dishonest with them will completely break the trust in your relationship. Always remember to only make promises that can keep, and to be transparent whenever possible.

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Show Genuine Interest in Your Employees

Asking how their weekend was or what they do outside of work will prove to your employees that you genuinely care about them. Employees are much more likely to trust a leader who is nice and friendly as opposed to one that appears cold and distant. Maintaining a level of professionalism while finding appropriate times to inquire about more personal things will help foster trust.

Don’t Place Blame

Small mistakes are going to be made here and there, and how you respond to these mistakes is important. Pointing fingers at someone or aggressively singling out an employee for something small is not the answer. Take the person at fault aside, discuss what can be done better next time, and move on. Handling mistakes in this way will encourage your employees to be honest with you, instead of afraid of your reaction when goals are not met or errors occur.

Working at KMG Consultants Inc. by Ashley

KMG-Consultants-TeamMy name is Ashley and I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor in Human Biology. Shortly after graduating college my main goal was to find a pharmaceutical sales job. However, without at least a year to two years of B2B sales experience, it was nearly impossible to even get recognition of my resume by companies. When KMG Consultants Inc., based in Southfield, MI, approached me with a job offer, I quickly took the opportunity for business to business experience.

After starting with KMG Consultants, my vision of just using KMG as an experience to enhance my business skill set had dramatically changed. I realized the growth opportunity within the company and valued the knowledge I was gaining through KMG Consultants Inc. The job was dynamic. There was a satisfying mix of competitiveness and a source of friendship within the office.

Now, only being with KMG Consultants for roughly a month and a half now, I have changed my career focus. I am self motivated everyday to keep moving forward and set my determination to the top. My goal within the company is to become a promoting owner of a bigger business campaign. It is with the help of Samuel Striker and all of my fellow coworkers that I will be instilled with the information and growth I need to be successful in my own office. It is a rewarding feeling knowing that each day you are in charge of your own success, but a push in the right direction can definitely be accomplished by working at KMG Consultants.

KMG Consultants Is Hiring! Do You Have What It Takes?

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As a sales and business consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 companies for customer retention, there’s no doubt that KMG Consultants need to have the best team possible. Currently, we are looking to fill a few positions that will make our team stronger and more personal. We seek employees that have vision and a desire to develop their business skills for continuing success.

Full Time Account Manager – Entry Level

This position calls for an individual that is internally motivated and success-driven with a no-excuses mentality. This is an entry-level position that will be trained by our best staff. Communication skills in both written and verbal areas are required. The main thing that will be forced on is a desire to develop oneself, and one day be able to take a role in leadership of the company. If you think you are ready to delve into the business and sales world, then this position is a great place to start.

Sales & Customer Service Business Consultant – Entry Level

KMG Consultants is looking to hire an entry-level position for an individual with a customer service and sales background. Our company focuses on face-to-face interaction with customers, so we are looking for candidates that have experience in restaurant, hospitality or retail environments. We are willing to train people for management and customer service opportunities but they must be willing to work hard. This opening is ideal for recent graduates looking for a career in a brand new industry. Candidates with interest in customer relations, satisfaction, and acquisition should apply.

Outside Sales Representative – Experienced

If you are a motivated professional looking to fill challenging sale quotas, than KMG Consultants may want you for this position. We are currently seeking a person in the Detroit-Metro area with previous sales experience. We hold integrity, loyalty, and interpersonal communications skills valuable in seeking a candidate for this position. We will offer full training and benefit packages, as well as career advancement in the near future.