There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived. The entrepreneurial genius, who has founded and nurtured thirteen businesses over two decades, has turned around businesses that were making enormous losses and has consulted to countless successful companies including Goodyear, Baskin Robbins, Subway, Fisher & Paykel and many more.
Through his business career, he has owned a diverse range of businesses including a recording studio, an advertising agency, a pizza restaurant franchise, real estate brokerage, property development company, pool and spa service company, leading franchise consulting business, a technology business, and a television production and broadcast facility.
Hazard's business talents earned him international respect, so much so that he was elected by the worlds foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, a role he says was one of his greatest challenges.
"That was by far the toughest leadership position I have held," he admits, speaking of an organization that represents a global community of successful business owners. "I was leading leaders who lead leaders who lead people - a large collection of the world's most brilliant business minds, it was extremely challenging, rewarding, and thrilling at the same time."
Hazard's experiences in the business world have allowed him valuable insight into the workings of organizations and the minds of customers. His particular area of specialty is in the franchise sector where he has been a leading consultant for almost 30 years working with over 300 brands in 16 different countries. He is currently Chairman of the board of Poolwerx, a retail and service pool business with 140 retail stores, 600+ service vehicles, and franchise partners in 3 countries. He has also been a franchisee twice, and the host of two national network television shows on franchising, 'Inside Franchising' and 'Don't Come Monday.'
He has also hosted his own Cable TV talk show in the USA - 'Gettin' Down 2 Business', on the BizTV Cable Network and TiVo broadcasting into 30 million homes each week, and a regular Co-Host on 'The Big Biz Show' on the CBS Talk Radio Network and the Business Talk Radio Network broadcasting to 1.5 Million Radio Listeners, and simulcast the BizTV Cable Network.
Troy's lessons from the edge provide businesses with potent and refined tools, a collection of which you will find in his Amazon bestselling business book, Future-Proofing Your Business: Real Life Strategies to Prepare Your Business for Tomorrow, Today!
Future-Proofing Your Business
Prepare your business for tomorrow, today
Troy Hazard had bought, grown and sold more companies before his 40th birthday than some business people would even consider in a lifetime.
Troy's real-world experience is the foundation of this keynote presentation, his Amazon bestselling business book of the same title, and his National Network Cable TV Business Talk show in the USA. And it is what has kept audiences engaged in 23 countries.
Through his businesses and working as a consultant for some of the world's biggest brands Troy has developed proven strategies to predict issues in business before you need to experience them.
This entrepreneurial experience was recognized when he became a leader of leaders as the Global President of The Entrepreneurs' Organization (www.eonetwork.org).
In this presentation, Troy will step through a process to identify if you are driving your business into the future, or into the ground. And he will send participants out the door with actionable tactical ideas they can apply instantly.
Troy's presentation delivers answers on how to:
- Identify the opportunity in an obstacle to take responsibility for your future.
- Break down business barriers created by bad beliefs.
- Review you and identify your personal purpose as a path to profit.
- Create a culture of collaboration.
- Use rhythm to create revenue resilience Embrace evolution to lead the revolution.
Purpose, Passion, People and Profits
Guiding your business with clarity and vision to a more profitable future
What if you knew the 'one thing' that would show your business the path out of the GLOOM and into the BOOM? Serial entrepreneur Troy Hazard believes the answer is not found within something you seek, but more in something you already have and may have forgotten.
Troy is an entrepreneurial veteran who had bought, sold and grown more companies before his 40th birthday than some business people would even consider in a lifetime. As a result he has seen his fair share of cycles in the economy. In the first recession of the late eighties he lost $250,000. In the second one in the mid 90's the amount was closer to $1 million. In the tech wreck and the more recent correction of 2008, it was an entirely different outcome!
It was through these tough lessons early in his business career, that he developed a powerful personal strategy that helped him unlock greater purpose. This strategy reignited his passion and in turn that of the people he led, so he could go on to grow and develop a series of successful profitable companies over the course of a decade.
In this keynote Troy provides simple steps to the clarity of vision you need to give your business a more purposeful view of the future.
In this presentation Troy will show you how to:
- Unlock the true value of the clarity of vision.
- Find your personal purpose.
- Use passion to drive power.
- Inspire the people you lead to have the same vision, purpose and passion.
- Master the strategy of profits to the POWER of 3.
Revenue Through Relationships
Developing significant customer connection
In a world of connectivity, why is it that we sometimes fail to really 'connect' as humans? In our personal lives, we all enjoy relationships that revolve around authenticity, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and respect. Yet in business, we often treat the development of key relationships as a mechanical, somewhat technical event, as opposed to an emotional bond with another person. Why?
Given the new normal for business is faster, better, yesterday, it's no surprise that the way we interact with our customer base has changed. However, the core reason for them wanting to connect has not.
Troy will demonstrate how to develop effective and efficient strategies to embrace the true emotion of a relationship in business and harness that with the technology we have come to rely on so heavily.
He will offer real-world examples of what he has done in his businesses to not only stay relevant to his customer base but also remain significant, in turn facilitating extraordinary growth.
Troy's presentation delivers answers for how to:
- Identify the 5 key reasons why people do business with you.
- Use the new voice of word of mouth.
- Talk TO your customers not AT them.
- Maintain relationships that are emotive, distinctive, and collaborative.
- Develop the 6 relationships that drive revenue in your business.
Be first to change or first to die!
It's a fact - change is constant, change is inevitable, change is good... Unless, of course, it's forced.
As business leaders, we'd all love to tell our team to Change or DIE! For many years this was the catch cry in Troy Hazard's businesses - until he learned that the more effective way to facilitate change was to 'embrace evolution'.
Through his 25 years as a business consultant and business owner of twelve companies, Troy has turned around countless businesses. His philosophy is that you make change consciousness in the business, not just an action. And to do that, you need to embrace evolution.
In this presentation, Troy will walk you down the path to conscious change. He will identify the killers of change and how to avoid them, the drivers of change and how to harness them, the facilitators of change and how to inspire them, and how to put this all into your master P.L.A.N.
Troy's presentation delivers real-life lessons for how to:
- Avoid things that cripple a culture of conscious change.
- Develop evolutionary awareness in your business.
- Create a culture in your business that drives change.
- Hire and inspire team members to be evolutionary.
How to become a better leader faster
Leading people is tough, particularly in changing times. Everyone has an opinion on how to lead, and what makes a good leader. So, what is the best way to become a better leader, faster? Ask a leader of leaders. Troy Hazard is a business veteran with twelve companies he has founded, built and sold over 25 years.
His entrepreneurial and leadership excellence was recognized when he was elected Global President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (http://www.eonetwork.org). This group is comprised of some of the world's greatest business leaders, employing 1.7 million people around the world with combined revenue of $160 billion. In short, Troy has proven himself in one of the toughest leadership roles on the planet.
In this session, Troy will explain why the speedof your personal evolution as a leader has a direct impact on the evolution of your business and those you lead.
Armed with this information you will quickly become more focused, balanced, aware and effective. Troy's presentation delivers real life leadership strategies to maximize your impact as a leader, faster. Learn how to:
- Become aware of your own leadership evolution.
- Lead in truth, not fear.
- Implement the 4 key character traits of a true leader.
- Hire, inspire, and emotionally engage staff.
- Share and create a culture of conscious collaboration.
- Manage personal growth with business growth.
- Lead, with speed
The street fighters guide to the global economy
It's a question that is on everyone's mind. How am I going to compete in a global economy? Should I be focusing on defending my ground against global predators, or attacking them on their turf?
For many, the thought of competing in a global economy is nothing more than a nervous distraction. Do you simply circle the wagons, or face the challenge of time zones, long flights, and language misinterpretations. Or should you be doing both?
Troy Hazard has lived some of those frustrations. And from that has developed some simple street fighting steps to take your business to the suburbs and cities of another country, all the while keeping a watchful eye on your backyard.
Through his 20 years as a business consultant and business owner of twelve companies Troy has worked and consulted in 16 countries, and spoken on international business in 23 countries around the world.
Add to that he is a past global president for the Entrepreneurs' Organization (www.eonetwork.org) and you have a wealth of knowledge that will cut days and months off your strategic development on how to compete in a global economy.
In this presentation, Troy will offer up answers to some of the questions that are on your mind and give you a roadmap on how you can approach a strategy to go global.
Troy's presentation delivers street fighting solutions for how to:
- Be 'open' for business on a global platform.
- Avoid the 6 rookie mistakes when considering a global strategy.
- Navigate the 6 keys on how to raise money for international expansion.
- Develop a cross country culture in your business.
- Identify the difference between right time and time is right.
Leading your business through the crisis
It's no secret, businesses are getting hammered right across the country. So many business owners and leaders are scrambling to find a way to deal with the ever-changing landscape of how we can do business.
Like you, Troy Hazard is living it. He is the chairman of the board of a business with 410 franchise territories employing 1,100 people across three countries, that operate 160 retail stores, and over 600 mobile service units. Right now, he is working with the leadership team in the business making daily decisions to keep these families employed, and as safe as they can be.
In this program, Troy will share some of the strategic plans he and the team are putting into place right now! How they are managing the daily update to the strategy, and how some of those disciplines, habits and behaviours can apply to your business.
Following his presentation, he will take questions from your leadership so he can drill into the specific needs of your business, in your industry, in your County. Things you can do right now to influence your outcome in your business and ride out the storm.
Then, we'll open up the conversation to your participants' questions. To talk about the things that are keeping them up at night, and the things that are close to their hearts and minds.
This is not a keynote, this is not a 'program', this is a highly customized interactive fireside chat with a serial entrepreneur that has owned 13 companies over 30 years and has taken the rollercoaster through 4 significant economic corrections in his businesses. So, expect to hear the up close and personal stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly as we all learn from the past, apply it to the present, to protect the future.
In this virtual experience, your participants will learn the 6 key steps to lead their business through this crisis.
1. The TREND is your friend - Right now, life, in general, is a moving target, but as business leaders, it's our job to pick the trend. Troy will teach you how to pick it quickly and efficiently.
2. Create consumer and employee confidence NOW - Have consumers ready to buy even if the reopening date in your industry or County is delayed. You will learn how proactive actions instil calmness in your consumer and your team.
3. Upskill your team for the upswing - There will be a resurgence in the economy and history will tell us it will happen quickly. Will your team be trained and ready for that? Troy will share how he is keeping his team sharp, for the economic shift.
4. Have everything fight its way BACK into the strategy - No doubt in recent weeks you've been very closely monitoring your cash flow, and your budgets for the year - and for sure they have changed. Troy will share his process to create a rolling review of your strategy to adapt to the changing landscape.
5. Countdown to a kickoff - He will share his unique discipline to manage all of the things you need to do to reopen, so you have focus and don't paralyze yourself in the process.
6. Rhythm + Routine - Right now, your consistency as a leader is more important than ever. If your team sees fear and chaos in your actions, they too will panic. Learn how to set meaningful interactions with your team so they do not lose 'mental momentum' through this time.
What clients are saying about Troy's virtual experience...
"Troy delivered his virtual experience to our group of franchisors with amazing impact. Immediately after the event I had people emailing me to say thank you for such great relevant information. Troy had their attention from start to finish. His leadership insights were spot on, especially the real-life examples of what our franchisors could do in their business TODAY to navigate this crisis. Outstanding!"
- Brian Schnell, Partner, Faegre Drinker
Troy is the ONLY speaker on the American circuit that has been a franchisee twice, a franchisor once, hosted two national network television shows on franchising, and been a leading franchise consultant to more than 300 franchise brands in 16 countries over two decades! He has more personal franchise experience than any other professional speaker in the United States, full-stop!
The program development committee spent 15 months finding the right people to create a memorable main platform program, clearly they made a great choice in selecting YOU! We appreciate the enormous effort you put into preparing your message and delivering it with passion to the MDRT audience.
- President, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
Troy delivered a highly effective and engaging presentation as part of the US SMB Keynote Address at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. He was able to align to the key themes of our overall program while bringing his own flavor and keeping his agenda highly relevant to our audience. His anecdotes landed well thanks to a great balance of business acumen, energy and humour. I've received tremendously positive feedback from our attendees who found Troy's presentation to be enjoyable and applicable to their own businesses. Above all, I personally enjoyed working with Troy. It's a tall task to energize an audience at 8:30 in the morning on the final day of a week-long conference, but Troy pulled it off, and I'd recommend him to any organization seeking to inspire a conscious change!
- VP US SMB & Distribution, Microsoft Corporation
Troy expertly crafted a solid platform of tactical, practical business tools that really resonated. The icing on the cake was the very real and authentic delivery of that message. I think that's why he had such a powerful impact on our group.
- VP Operations, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Troy Hazard's presentation on how to Future-Proof Your Business was fantastic! I think his high-energy delivery and actionable content had an impact on all of us. It certainly did on me. I was impressed how nuggets from his session continued to be discussed throughout the conference. Troy has a unique way of making learning fun while delivering concrete steps that can help transform anyone's business. If you'd like to catapult your franchisees into a new way of thinking, I recommend Troy.
- Donn R. Wilson, Former Head of McDonalds Training and Operations, and Senior Executive at Wendy's.
Troy Hazard is by far and away the very best convention speaker we have ever had. His session went way beyond my expectations and our franchisees LOVED him! They continued to talk about Troy's message for the rest of the event and we are still hearing about how great they thought he was. The thing that impressed me the most was Troy's extensive preparation. The effort that he put forth to really understand our culture and the objectives we set for the conference and the coming year was fantastic.
- President & CEO, The Little Gym International
Troy closed our meeting and he was fantastic! He brought everything together in a seamless way. We can't wait to bring him back for more.
- 7-Eleven, USA
He challenged them to examine themselves, their goals and their future and WOW, did they resonate and respond to his session. Troy's session was an absolute home run in every way!
Awesome... Fabulous... Huge Success... Overwhelmingly Great!... This is how I'd describe Troy Hazard's recent keynote to our franchisees
- Senior Director of Marketing TBC Group / Big O Tires
Troy's personal experiences proved to us his extreme talent.
- Cartridge World
Outstanding content, highly relevant to the audience. The perfect balance of business and motivation.
- Choice Hotels
Troy did an outstanding job. There has been a buzz around the world!
- Corporate Division Flight Centre Limited
One of the few speakers in this world who truly understands franchising. His depth of experience is without question
- Past Chairman World Franchise Council
A great contribution to our program, poignant, entertaining and on point.
- Maaco Franchising Inc.
WOW what fantastic results! The positive energy that Troy created in the room was remarkable.
- Pita Pit USA, Inc.
An exceptional keynote speaker, he turned an excellent conference into a memorable experience. -
Project Management Institute, USA
He tailored the content of his presentation to our audience. Troy is a fun, engaging and knowledgeable independent business expert.
- ACP Magazines
Troy certainly engaged our delegates and made us think differently about the businesses. A top class speaker who put a lot of thought into our business
- Red Rooster
He literally set the tone for a great event. AMAZING! Troy is OUTSTANDING!
- Pita Pit USA, Inc.
I would highly recommend Troy to any franchisor looking to really ignite and inspire their franchisees.
- Jan-Pro International
Troy was a perfect '10'. We hope to have Troy share his unique wisdom with more of the 7-Eleven team in the coming months!
- Master Franchisee 7-Eleven, USA
You know the message has landed when participants continue to quote the speaker throughout the conference.
- Plan Ahead Events, Tampa Bay
Troy gets it. He tailors his messaging appropriately, he gets straight to the point and drives it home
- Vice President, Events, Entrepreneurs' Organization
''Troy's evaluations highlighted the preparation he undertook and the professionalism he possesses.''
- Harcourts Real Estate
Troy is smart, real and authentically cares about the clients he serves.
- Murphy Business & Financial, Tampa Bay