Reaching the Summit: MLP Business-Building Seminar

December 05, 2018
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Forefront Conference Center
404 Wyman Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Be among the first to sign up for this transformative gathering of forward-thinking landscape professionals. 

Go well beyond the basics. Expect bold thinking, thoughtful analysis and concrete strategies that you can use to future-proof your business today. Ditch your preconceptions and take a deep dive into conversations like:

• Small changes that deliver big results
• How to get the best out of your crew
• Finding and keeping a winning team
• Measuring for success
• Making sure bigger is better

Learn from the top coaches in the industry and hear directly from local landscape leaders who are shaping Massachusetts’ green industry.

About our Coaches

     Marty Grunder                    Jim Cali                                           Jason New

Marty Grunder
As an innovative entrepreneur and CEO of a multi-million dollar landscape company, Marty is one of our industry’s most noted authorities on leadership, team building, sales and marketing, as well as professional and personal success. A preeminent consultant, Marty regularly advises some of the country’s top landscape companies. As a working landscape professional, Marty shares the same struggles as everyone in today’s green industry: to sell, manage, motivate, and satisfy customers and employees.  He’s been there and he’s doing that!

Jim Cali
Jim Cali is a Grow Group executive coach, where he draws on his more than 25 years of executive leadership experience within the professional services industry to help business owners develop and execute strategy. Having helped lead a landscape firm from $3M to more than $28M in annual revenue, he is a master tactician whose focus on consistent planning, accountability, and finance drives green-industry companies forward. In addition
to his work with The Grow Group, he co-leads McFarlin Stanford, a professional bookkeeping and recruiting firm, and is the former chairman of NALP’s government affairs committee. A graduate of the University of New Orleans with an MBA from Southern Methodist University, Jim is based in Dallas, Texas.

First Step to Accountability: Lead by example—as goes the leader, so goes the firm. Which translates to: Do what you say you’re going to do and hold your team accountable to do the same. As an owner or CEO, that’s your job!

Jason New
Jason New is a Grow Group executive coach, where he helps landscaping companies around the country build high-performing teams focused on accountability, improving services during growth, and standardizing processes. With more than 15 years’ hands-on experience in green-industry operations, Jason dives head-first into clients’ processes, diagnosing pain points and working with company leaders to create an effective plan for change, train their teams to adopt it, and ensure successful and consistent execution. In addition to his work with The Grow Group, he co-leads
McFarlin Stanford, a professional bookkeeping and recruiting firm, and is former chairman of NALP’s education committee. A graduate of Tartleton State University, Jason is based in Dallas, Texas.

Quality High-Performing Teams Share: To a tee, they recognize there’s always room for improvement. They get the whole team on board, set big goals, realign expectations, create realistic timelines for implementation—and make no excuses.

To learn more about Marty Grunder and his team of expert coaches click here


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MLP Members $545.00
Non-Members $645.00

Seats are limited at this Reaching the Summit seminar.  Register today!


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7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast

8:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

8:30 a.m. Five Steps to Becoming the Leader Your Company Needs

10:00 a.m. Networking Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. Operating at Peak Efficiency: Small Changes that Deliver Big Results

12:00 n Learning Lunch

1:00 p.m. Keep the Front Door Open & The Back Door Closed: Finding and Keeping a Winning Team

2:30 p.m. Coaching Your Sales Team for Success

3:30 p.m. Networking Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. Making 2019 Your Best Year Yet!

5:00 p.m. Closing Comments/Seminar Ends

Directions & Parking

Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences
404 Wyman Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

The Forefront Conference Center is conveniently located off Route 128 in Waltham, MA.  The conference center is found within an office complex. Use first entrance for parking garage and follow MLP Seminar signs.

Local Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott 
387 Winter Street
Waltham, MA
(781) 419-0900

Holiday Inn Express
385 Winter Street 
Waltham, MA
(781) 890-2800

Best Western Plus
380 Winter Street
Waltham, MA
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$545.00 Full Day (Members)
$495.00 Earlybird rate before November 20

$545.00 Employee of Member Company
$495.00 Earlybird rate before November 20

$645.00 Full Day (Non-Members)
$595.00 Earlybird rate before November 20