3 ways to differentiate your service with coaching

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Liz Garster Liz Garster is AVP of Marketing & Client Services at TwoScore, a firm dedicated to helping credit unions achieve their strategic goals through marketing. Working in credit unions for over … Web: www.twoscore.com Details Ask a credit union’s leadership or staff what truly sets them apart from a bank and they’ll almost always drop the S word: Service. Go a step further by asking them how their service delivery makes them different and you’ll probably hear lines like, “People are more than just a number here,” or  “We truly care about seeing our members succeed.”But you know what? I would wager that bank employees would say similar things.While it’s true that banks answer to their stockholders, they also know that being profitable requires having customers to serve, and you don’t maintain a customer base by being heinous. Just like with credit unions, their employees care about the financial well-being of their customers and, because they’ve entered the service industry, are likely motivated by helping others. Sure, banks may charge more fees and higher interest rates than credit unions, but the intent to deliver a positive service experience is still there. This means having employees who are nice and helpful is no longer a novelty, or perhaps it never was. You may have heard of, or worked with, an executive coach, health coach, or life coach. Financial coaches exist, too! They work with clients one-on-one to educate them on the basics of finance and develop a plan that reflects their values and aspirations. The coaching relationship includes elements of support, behavioral change, and accountability. While sending your entire frontline staff through a certification program might not be an option, there are elements of coaching that can easily be incorporated into member interactions, and doing so is a great way to create a culture that stands out from both the financial industry and others. Here are 3 easy ways you can blend coaching strategies with member service:1.)  Believe in the member you’re serving.  Members can tell when someone is in their corner, and are more likely to open up to employees who convey this. Encourage your staff to set aside judgments during service interactions and begin the member relationship by truly believing the person in front of them has the capability to succeed financially. When someone is approved for a product or service, that’s a victory worth celebrating; when they’re not, frame the answer as “not yet” instead of “no way.”2.)  Get curious. It’s difficult to act in the best interest of the member without knowing much about them. Go beyond the standard application questions of “what’s your annual income?” and “how long have you lived at your current address?” to get a fuller picture of your membership’s financial goals. This will help both the employee and the member get clearer about what products and services might be a good match, and because the member has done a little bit of introspection in the process, they’ll be more receptive to those recommendations. Some questions to work in might include:What does financial success look like for you?What challenges are you currently facing with your money?What financial goals are you trying to achieve?3.)  Take notes and follow up. While building a relationship of accountability can’t happen at the credit union level like it can at the individual coaching level, employees can take notes on the questions they ask members and follow up at a later date. Doing so communicates the credit union values the members’ financial goals just as much as they do. For example, if a member tells a Member Service Representative that financial success looks like home ownership within the next year, the MSR could send an email 6 months later to ask how that goal is progressing and if the member is interested in learning more about mortgages at the credit union to help make it happen.In the red ocean that is the financial services industry, it’s more important than ever that credit unions find a way to differentiate and deliver an experience like no other. Supporting members with a marriage of exceptional service and coaching techniques will help them feel empowered and confident with their money, and encourage them to bring their friends, family, and neighbors, too.last_img read more

Concussions: Past, present and uncertain future

first_imgFormer Wisconsin offensive lineman and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Webster starred on the Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, and with 177 consecutive games played to start his career, was best remembered for his grit and toughness — two golden adjectives when it comes to football.“Iron Mike” died at age 50 from a heart attack after suffering complications from the multiple concussions he sustained in his playing days. By the end of his life, the brain damage to his frontal lobe had led to unemployment and debt, significantly deteriorating his quality of life.Former Wisconsin wide receiver Al Toon left Wisconsin as one of the most prolific pass catchers in school history to become a first-round pick in the NFL.After playing eight years in the pros, nine total concussions forced him to retire at age 29.In more recent Wisconsin history, Kyle Jefferson suffered in 2007 one of the most gruesome concussions that ESPN has ever shown on “SportsCenter” — type Kyle Jefferson into YouTube to view the carnage — and the now-junior receiver has seen his playing time severely decline ever since.Like most schools, Wisconsin has seen its fair share of problems caused by brain injuries.This year, the Badgers’ list of victims felled for at least one game by a head injury include All-Big Ten tight end Garrett Graham, running back Zach Brown and full back Bradie Ewing.“I see myself watching ESPN, and then, if somebody has a concussion, I may look into it,” Brown said. “It just sticks out to me more when I see somebody get a concussion where before, I didn’t really think nothing of it.“I was nervous to get out there and see how that first hit feels. Just to make sure that I’m OK, because you always hear about how if you get hit again that can put you out for the rest of your career and stuff.”The processSo, what is the difference between a hit that just leaves you stunned and one that puts a permanent mark on your brain?Unfortunately, players rarely know the difference.In Brown’s case, the junior running back played for two more quarters against Ohio State before permanently being pulled from the game.“The hit that caused the concussion was real early in the game,” Brown said. “It really didn’t put me out until the second half when I got hit again. At first, I definitely didn’t know I had a concussion.”According to Dennis Helwig, the assistant AD for athletic medicine, Brown’s case is more the rule than the exception, and continuing to play with a concussion before noticing is not uncommon.“A lot of times we see it first,” Helwig said of concussions suffered during a game. “We are observing the athletes as they come off the sidelines after they collide heads and watching their movements. Sometimes then athletes will self-report.”“With me, they just noticed I wasn’t the same,” Brown added. “I guess they saw me rocking side to side, not able to focus.”The treatmentAt Wisconsin, treatment for concussions starts the day an athlete dons the cardinal and white.Along with adjusting to a new city, new classes and new teammates, UW players are given a simple test to be kept on record for their next four years — a neuropsych exam called an “ImPACT test.”“For all of our contact sports, we do a neuropsych testing called ‘ImPACT,’” Helwig said. “We pre-baseline test all of our athletes that are any way involved in contact sports. So, if they do have an injury, we can go back and look at what their baselines are.”The day after a brain injury starts a process of checking on symptoms typically associated with concussions, stimulating the body and brain through exercise, and then repeating the whole process over again.Depending on how severe the injury is, the process can repeat itself multiple times a day for up to a week.“I just took one test where you rate from one to 10 how your symptoms are feeling,” Brown said. “It’s a one to 10 on certain questions like ‘Are you dizzy, feeling nauseous, headache?’ — stuff like that. Then I would ride the bike for 10 minutes. Then tell them my symptoms.”After an athlete “passes” the symptoms check, it is time to take yet another “ImPACT test.”“What we have been finding is a lot of brain activity after a concussion can actually increase your symptoms,” Helwig said. “What we do is monitor the reporting of the symptoms. When those symptoms seem to level off, that is when we will administer the ‘ImPACT’ test again, and we will take a look at that, which really tells us more about how the brain is functioning and how far they are away from baseline. That is usually done after the first 48 hours.”Once symptoms have returned to normal levels, UW athletes are gradually allowed to return to practice — but only after passing another test each step of the way.Finally, when the symptoms have completely subsided, the player is allowed to return to full contact.“Bigger changes over the last five years is there have been some changes in how we manage [concussions],” David Smith, an MD serving a two-year fellowship in sports medicine with an emphasis on concussions, said. “There used to be a couple of rules that we had to follow. … Basically, what they tried to do before is if someone has symptoms ‘x,’ ‘y’ and ‘z,’ you would hold them out longer or shorter. We looked back at those rules and they really aren’t based in anything. Now, if you have a concussion, you will be held out until symptoms are completely gone.”For Brown, it took a week to return to the practice field and three games before he touched the ball again.The junior laughed when he recalled all the tests he had to go through before being cleared to play again.To this point, Brown says he hasn’t felt any recurring symptoms.“With me, I waited a whole week [before contact],” Brown said. “It took a whole week for my symptoms to go away and for me to feel like I was ready to hit again.”Hopeful preventionPleasant for most of the discussion, Helwig only flares up when it is suggested concussions becoming a recent “hot button” issue in the media has spurred athletic medicine to start taking the injuries more seriously.A part of the UW staff for 20-plus years, he says brain injuries have been an important ongoing concern from day one.“Understand that we have been concerned about this for a long period of time, not just since it entered the popular press,” Helwig said. “It doesn’t raise anymore concern now than it did before. We have always been concerned about it.“I certainly have been going to professional meetings where this has been the big topic for a long time.”So, what has been coming out of these meetings?The effects of multiple concussions, for one.“In general, the question of multiple brain injuries is kind of interesting,” Helwig said. “One has to look at concussions as a single event. In and of itself, the brain is very sensitive and what we have to determine and do a better job of is where in the brain has the injury occurred. It would be like saying, this football player has had multiple bruises. OK, well is one bruise on his thigh and the other on his shoulder? Now does all of that add up to something that’s bad? The brain has a lot of different areas, and it depends upon the type of force and the resultant injury that takes part in a very specific part of the brain. Just saying they have had multiple concussions in and of itself doesn’t tell you anything.”According to Helwig, there have been two important advancements to help prevent brain injuries in football — the sport receiving the most notoriety right now in the “popular press.”Advancement in helmet technology — the materials used, the helmet shape and the way it fits — have led to more-protected players.More importantly, helmets at Wisconsin are fitted by the equipment staff, not allowing players to choose how loose they would like it as is allowed in the NFL.“We are in the best situation possible with full-time equipment managers who fit the helmets, and the helmets are obviously certified with all the research that is going into the new technology,” Helwig said.Helwig also happily concedes that with concussions becoming a big issue recently in the mainstream media, high school sports have begun to look at the issue more seriously.According to Smith, the more attention the “concussion issue in football” receives, the more money is poured into research and prevention.Giving high school athletes more information has been a big key for limiting permanent effects from brain injuries.“Before, we would have no idea about these kids’ histories, but now, high schools are doing a much better job treating it and testing for it, and that kind of thing,” Helwig said. “If we can see their baseline in high school, that gives us more information for how serious the injury is.”Still, with all of the attention paid to concussions in the past five years, our knowledge about the long-term effects of these brain injuries remain woefully incomplete.Although diseases such as dementia, schizophrenia and the extremely vague “post-concussion syndrome” have all been linked to concussions, no definitive data has come to light yet.“The simple answer is we really don’t know,” Smith said about the aftereffect of concussions. “Concussions are very common — I believe it’s around 300,000 a year in U.S. sports. But how many of those lead to more problems we don’t know yet.”last_img read more

SA set for R47bn in energy investments

first_img30 October 2012 South Africa’s Energy Department says it is expecting R47-billion to be invested in the country through the first window of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers. The department received bids for the first window, which seeks 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy, in November 2011 and announced the first 28 preferred bidders in December. The outline for the first 28 preferred bidders is now in place and the department says it is ready to sign contracts, unlocking the investments. Briefing reporters in Pretoria on Monday, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said the department had been working closely with the preferred bidders to conclude the contract documentation, including the power purchase and implementation agreements. “The delay for financial close was largely related to government approvals. We apologise for shifting the timeframes,” Peters said, adding that the delays in government approvals had caused by the need to have fully populated contracts to be presented to the relevant structures within the government for approval.Job opportunities in rural areas “I’m pleased to announce that the country will receive about R47-billion of investment in renewable power generation through window 1 preferred bidders,” Peters said. The investment will provide job opportunities, especially for those in rural areas where renewable power plants are located. According to the government’s Integrated Resource Plan, a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand, about 42% of electricity generated in South Africa will be required to come from renewable resources. The plan places specific emphasis on broadening electricity supply technologies to include gas, imports, nuclear, biomass, and renewables (wind, solar and hydro) both to meet the country’s future electricity needs and to reduce its carbon emissions. Originally, 53 bids amounting to 2 128 MW were received across wind, photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, concentrated solar power (CSP) and small hydro. The evaluation resulted in 28 bids, with a total of 1 416 MW being selected as preferred bidders in the first window. The wind and solar PV projects are expected to be integrated into the country’s national energy grid during 2014. “The signing of agreements for window 1 preferred bidders will take place on 5 November,” Peters said, adding that bidders were expected to honour the commitments made in their bids. Should bidders fail to comply with their commitments, penalties such as the termination of the power purchase agreement would be implemented. Peters said she had received concurrence from the National Energy Regulator of SA for additional allocations to the renewable programme, base load generation and the medium-term risk mitigation plan generation. Earlier this month, Peters said she was considering a second determination that would provide additional megawatts in the renewable energy space. “I will be promulgating these determinations before the end of the year,” she said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

OABA 2019 winners announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Industry Excellence Awards. They are: 2020 Excellence in Customer Service – Charles Hebble, Mid-Wood, Inc.; 2020 Achievement as an Emerging Leader – Karie Staley, Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Inc.; and 2020 Excellence in Safety & Stewardship – Cindy Ridzon, Witmer’s Feed & Grain, Inc. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2020 OABA Industry Conference on Jan. 30. Winners will receive a plaque and $1,000 cash award, sponsored by ABIS/J.H. Ward Agency.OABA has a distinguished history of serving the agricultural industry and its members through advocacy, policy leadership and educational programs. The Industry Excellence Awards honor excellence, professionalism and achievement among OABA member companies and their employees, and thereby encourage that same excellence in others.“It is a great honor to recognize outstanding individuals in our industry,” said Chris Henney, OABA president and CEO. “These leaders set a high standard that agribusiness employees across all levels should aspire to achieve.”Excellence in Customer ServiceThe Excellence in Customer Service Award is presented to an individual who goes “above and beyond” in their service to customers, in order to define what excellent customer service looks like and recognize those whose contributions may often go unnoticed. The 2020 award recipient is Charles Hebble of Shelby, Ohio.Hebble, Crop Specialist at Mid-Wood, Inc., makes seed, crop nutrient and crop protection recommendations for grower customers in Central Ohio. His customer-first attitude drives his daily interactions at work, whether it is scouting fields and reporting back to customers, delivering needed supplies outside regular business hours, or periodically calling to check on overwhelmed farmers.“His relationship with the farmer customer is very important to him,” said Ed Miller, vice president of agronomy at Mid-Wood. “This guy goes the extra mile, it doesn’t matter if it’s one acre or ten thousand acres, he cares about every single acre, every single customer.”Achievement as an Emerging LeaderThe Achievement as an Emerging Leader Award is presented to an individual who represents the spirit of leadership as a growing agribusiness professional. Leadership is often difficult to define in everyday business activities, but it remains an important ability to cultivate. The 2020 award recipient is Karie Staley of Mount Gilead, Ohio.Staley, recently promoted to Branch Manager of Central Ohio Farmers Co-op’s Mount Gilead facility, now oversees all aspects of the facility’s operations, expanding her role and responsibilities after more than 20 years on COFC’s agronomy staff. Staley continually demonstrates a servant leader approach, putting the needs of the organization, her employees and customers above her own.“The primary thing that makes Karie stand out is her relationship with the customers,” said Scott Crowder, President & CEO of Central Ohio Farmers Co-op. “The way that they trust her, they know that the guidance she’s going to give them will make them successful. And that’s what we’re all about: making our members and farmers successful.”Excellence in Safety & StewardshipThe Excellence in Safety & Stewardship Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates safety and stewardship in day-to-day activities and interactions with customers, encouraging others to put safety first and be good stewards of equipment and land. The 2020 award recipient is Cindy Ridzon of New Waterford, Ohio.Ridzon, Office Manager and Safety Coordinator for Witmer’s Feed & Grain, Inc., oversees office functions, develops and maintains safety policies and procedures, and ensures Witmer’s stays in regulatory compliance. Ridzon empowers employees to make safety their number one priority every day and encourages them to identify and address any safety risks before they cause an issue.“Cindy’s concern for the safety and well-being of employees is authentic,” said Jeff Carr, Controller at Witmer’s Feed & Grain. “She’s been paramount in establishing a safety-minded culture here at Witmer’s. It empowers everyone here personally to take ownership of that safety-mindedness, knowing that safety is first and foremost.”2020 OABA Industry ConferenceThe three-day Industry Conference event, Jan. 29-31 at the Columbus Renaissance Westerville, is packed with widely-respected speakers and industry professionals, sharing their expertise on a variety of topics relating to agronomy, grain and feed, safety and more. More details will be made available at www.oaba.net/events_conference.last_img read more

‘Superteams’ rise to challenge Warriors for crown

first_imgThe superteams will be tested on opening night with Boston visiting Cleveland and Houston at Golden State. Oklahoma City will open Thursday at home against New York, Anthony’s former club.’James says that despite potential issues with 2011 MVP Rose, 2006 MVP Wade, himself, Love, Crowder and teammates relegated to reserve duties, the Cavaliers will come together and again be a championship threat.“At the end of the day when guys sign here and wanted to come here, we all know what we’re here for,” James said. “So there’s no ego. The only ego is bring your game, which these guys know how to do. We all have a common goal, so none of that other stuff matters.” View comments “Just because you compile a team of superstars don’t mean it’s going to work, because it’s a lot of ego,” Green told GQ magazine.”And we just happen to have a perfect group to where it works.”Las Vegas oddsmakers agree. The Warriors are a runaway favorite to repeat as champion at about 2-1 with Cleveland next at 4-1 ahead of Boston at 10-1 with Houston and San Antonio at 15-1 just ahead of Oklahoma City at 16-1. ‘They don’t stand a chance’ It’s the NBA version of a nuclear arms race, complete with a fistful of teams stockpiling top talent and legend Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion with Chicago who owns the Charlotte Hornets, warning of mutually assured destruction.ADVERTISEMENT “I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” Jordan told Cigar Aficionado magazine.“You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great, and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage. Or they’re going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.”In the wake of a heartbreaking seventh-game loss to Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Finals after a record 73-9 season, the Warriors recruited Durant, the former MVP who opted out of Oklahoma City. They rolled through the playoffs with a 16-1 record.It’s a follow-on to the escalation James helped spark in 2010 when he left Cleveland for Miami to join Wade and Chris Bosh in a “Big Three” that reached four NBA Finals in a row, winning in 2012 and 2013.When he returned to the Cavaliers in 2014, he matched up with Irving and added Kevin Love for a new “Big Three” and now such trios abound.“It’s pretty… sick to see how everybody is just in a … panic about what to do,” Green told GQ. “That’s the fun part about it — they know they don’t stand a chance.”Green said the Warriors were inspired by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s comments after last June’s NBA Finals, when he said the Warriors “are not unbeatable. There have been bigger upsets in sports history. We are going to keep improving our roster. We’re used to long odds. If Golden State makes the odds longer, we might up our risk profile and get even more aggressive. We have something up our sleeves.”That proved to be pairing Paul and Harden, two of the NBA’s best, in the Houston backcourt.“They are really trying to rethink their whole strategy,” Green told GQ. ‘Only ego is bring your game’  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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10 months agoReal Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane had no problem with his placing in the Ballon d’Or vote.Varane finished seventh in this year’s running.He said, “It’s (Luka) Modric, a friend, who won. So I can only be very happy for him. “There are only great players in the race. If I had been told a few years ago that I would be disappointed if I did not have the Ballon d’Or, I’d have signed for that right away (laughs). “No, frankly, I cannot be disappointed because my year for 2018 was fantastic. And for me, the most beautiful reward, it is the comments of some people in the world of football which were expressed.” last_img read more

18 days agoLucas Vazquez confident Real Madrid fans behind him

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lucas Vazquez confident Real Madrid fans behind himby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLucas Vazquez is confident Real Madrid fans are behind him.The midfielder has been jeered by the home support this season.”I have always felt the support of the Bernabeu during these five seasons,” Vazquez intimated in an interview with MARCA.”I always notice when the crowd shows me affection, I’m very happy with that.”We know that we’re at Real Madrid and that we are exposed to people’s opinions, you have to be calm.” last_img

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller Accepts Fan’s Challenge To A Race

first_imgOSU 40-Yard DashOSU 40-Yard DashBraxton Miller’s throwing arm is yet to reach full strength – the Ohio State senior quarterback is working his way back from a torn labrum – but his legs appear to be good-to-go. Saturday afternoon, the two-time Big Ten MVP accepted on Twitter a fan’s challenge to a race. We’re not sure if Miller is joking or serious. Hopefully he’s the latter.  @BraxtonMiller5 you ready to race big dog— Alex Gies (@AGies3) April 11, 2015You think u gonna win? https://t.co/KlFfvFomED— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Next Saturday? https://t.co/idlmES3Gi0— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, [email protected] I’ll give you a 10 yard head start pic.twitter.com/VizcXE35Dt— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Please let this happen, Ohio State. The Buckeyes spring game is set to occur next Saturday at Ohio Stadium.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Compared Today’s Camp At New Jersey Power Paramus Catholic To The Super Bowl

first_imgjim harbaugh paramus catholicTwitter/@Mark__SnyderParamus Catholic has been very kind to the Michigan football program. The New Jersey football power produced Michigan star Jabrill Peppers, as well as Rashan Gary, the No. 1 player in the class of 2016 and top Michigan signee. Today, Harbaugh’s never-ending satellite camp tour makes a high-profile stop at the school, and he did not hesitate to make a ridiculous comparison.Harbaugh moving with the mic, said he feels like he did going into the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/Gv4Y0s5Yra— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) June 8, 2016Harbaugh coached in Super Bowl XLVII, where his San Francisco 49ers lost to his brother’s Baltimore Ravens, so technically ‘he would know.’ Never stop selling, Harbaugh.As for #HarbaughJerseyWatch, after rocking an Archie Manning jersey in Mississippi this morning, Harbaugh went with Derek Jeter this evening. Pretty appropriate for the greater New York City area.As he promised, Harbaugh with Jeter jersey pic.twitter.com/1eqhImhYww— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) June 8, 2016We’re not sure about the Super Bowl comparison, but if Harbaugh makes inroads with another Peppers or Gary, it will have been a day well spent for Michigan football.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:Predicting The Next 5 CFP Fields5 Reasons Jim Harbaugh Is Great For College FootballCollege Football’s 8 “Blue Bloods”last_img read more

AG Fraser says she cant release final version of controversial report

first_imgAPTN National NewsAuditor General Sheila Fraser tells APTN National News there is no chance she can release the final version of her office’s report on the Conservative’s G8 and G20 spending.A draft version of the report caused a firestorm earlier this week after it was obtained by The Canadian Press. The Conservative party leaked a later version to reporters.The draft version said the government mislead Parliament by spending millions of dollars on projects that had nothing to do with the summits.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll spoke with Fraser.last_img