Skip's sixteen seasons as CEO for five professional baseball teams provides him with the ideal background to be a business coach that helps small businesses create championship companies. From 1986-2001 Skip served as CEO for five different professional baseball teams affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, and Texas Rangers.
As CEO, Skip’s primary role was to put butts in seats, keep the beer cold, and the bathrooms clean at his stadiums to keep fans coming back night after night. Twice in his baseball career his franchise won “Organization of the Year” Awards from the primary industry publications, The Sporting News and Baseball America.
Since 2002 Skip has been a keynote speaker, author, and small business coach working with business owners and their employees to create championship company cultures and work environments. His clients report more positive, more productive, and even more profitable companies after working together.
Skip’s first book Overcoming The 7 Deadliest Communication SINs: A New Standard for Workplace Communication (www.7DeadliestCommunicationSins.com) was published in May, 2018 and is the foundation of one of his signature programs for keynote speeches, workshops and seminars at corporate employee events and industry associations.
Since 2012 Skip has been a main stage keynote speaker and workshop presenter to audiences from 15-to-1500 in virtually every industry including manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, and financial services.
It takes a long time to develop good distributor-supplier relationships; unfortunately, it only takes a short time to destroy them. Best seller Working at Cross-Purposes, written by Mike Marks, Tim Horan, and Mike Emerson, takes a look at what really drives these relationships, how often they go bad, and why.