Margaret Reynolds

Master Growth Catalyst

Margaret Reynolds

Since founding her own company in 2001, Margaret has presented keynotes and workshops to business leaders and entrepreneurs challenged with taking their organizations to the next level, providing education, entertainment and inspiration in corporate, round table and association settings. Breakthrough Masters Unlimited has a strong track record helping organizations achieve breakthrough growth.

Margaret’s book: Boost Your GrowthDNA.

Margaret is adept at encouraging leaders to “see through a different lens” as they approach the challenge of accelerating their organization’s growth. She stretches their thinking and builds confidence in their ability to successfully execute the solutions. She will help you get the results you want.

These talks are based on the ideas presented in Margaret’s book, Reignite: How Everyday Companies Spark Next Stage Growth, and proven over 15 years with her clients’ results.

All talks include audience interaction designed to engage participants in assimilating information, make the session highly memorable and provide takeaways that can be immediately applied to any organization. Each is also customized to reflect your audience’s market challenges.

Margaret, thank you for coming in and spending a couple hours with us. I have sat through a lot of strategy discussions and this short meeting was one of the better meetings I’ve attended. The case studies of others and how you weaved that into our model was great. I felt like for the first time in a long time we are thinking bigger and are more apt to change based on what our customers are telling us. It was once said that Wayne Gretzky was a great hockey player because he anticipated where the puck was going to be. In my opinion we as a management team need to come to the realization the puck might be further down the ice than we had originally thought. As those before me at Tractor Supply have always said, “What got us here won’t get us to where we want to be”. This is pivotal time in the growth of the company and it is likely time for a step function.

Thanks for stimulating our thinking.

Steve Barbarick

President, Tractor Supply Company

“Excellent presentation. Spoke to some of the existing challenges we face at this time. I am excited to read Margaret’s book.”  

CEO participant, Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program

It’s rare to attend a conference that is valuable for any company, no matter the industry or size; this was that conference!

Lorie Whitaker

Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Explore Speaking Topics

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Topic 1: Boost Your GrowthDNA to Achieve Sustainable High Performance

GrowthDNA™ is the missing link to more profit, stronger culture, and sustainable high performance. Like people, organizations have DNA. And it explains why hard work & investments don’t always pay off. Discover the four strands of GrowthDNA™ essential for growth-minded companies, what your company’s “gene code” is, the self-limiting behaviors your organization unwittingly perpetuates & how to modify it to achieve record-breaking growth year after year. Attendees are invited to take the no- charge GrowthDNA Scorecard Assessment before they come to get their company “gene code” and will be able to compare it with peers. (See ___ video below) Data shows that high performance companies score 26% better than average and those who have worked to modify their business genetics score another 15% higher. Based on the book of this same title, Boost Your GrowthDNA: How Strategic Leaders use Growth Genetics to Drive Sustainable Business Performance, this highly rated content-rich program provides specific actions for success.

Attendees will discover:
• Why traditional tools don’t work
• Information specific to their organization on what is holding it back from maximizing performance
• An easy-to-use framework for leading growth activities
• Tools and techniques for company leadership to use in generating stronger performance
• Insights on how this framework has been used by other companies and results achieved

Topic 2: From Contender to Champion: Moneyball Builds Confidence for the Win

In business, what we don’t know will hurt us. Data enables leaders to challenge the status quo and make bolder decisions about the company’s future. And yet, many of us are overwhelmed with data and not sure what matters. Many businesses lean hard on operational and financial data and yet the higher return comes from “outside-in” market intelligence. External information can help organizations identify and evaluate new growth opportunities that already exist, waiting to be addressed. In this session discover how the right data can transform your business and improve short and long-term financial success. This entertaining session provides real business examples, shares what data you need, where to find the data, and how to apply it to both operating and strategic decisions. 

Participants will discover:

  • What types of data yield the biggest return
  • What information is needed to make bold decisions confidently
  • How to identify the sweet spot for growth that enables growth acceleration
  • How data can be applied for business impact
Topic 3: What is Your Strategy? Creating Strategic Clarity Improves Results

Most companies take the time to create a strategy and it can be a big investment of time and resources. But is the strategy clear enough to help the company reach the future vision? In order to change company results, strategy must have enough clarity to ensure those required to implement it understand it, along with what they need to do to achieve it. In this session, participants will learn how to create clear strategy that changes the work of the organization.

Participants will discover:

  • What is the “right” question to ask on the strategic journey—and why most don’t ask it
  • The impact of clear strategy on results
  • How organizations know if they have an effective strategy
  • What essential strategic decisions they must make to have a clear strategy
Topic 4: Leaders Achieve Business Value Through Organizational Commitment
Most strategic plans fail to drive business value and yet people are working harder than ever. What creates the gap between goals and results? Announcements of a new strategic plan or growth initiative don’t always change the work of the organization. Leaders must effectively translate strategy into action, secure stakeholder commitment to the plan, and engage the entire organization to contribute to results. Achieving organizational commitment is the number one goal of leaders in growth-minded organizations.

Participants will discover:
• How to change how leaders lead to drive more business value
• The role of communication in achieving organizational commitment and how to improve it
• How to connect strategic goals to department and individual accountabilities
• Why metrics matter and how to make them more effective

Topic 5: What Growth-Minded Cultures Do Differently
Committed people are critical to performance success. While leaders recognize that, they also know achieving employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges they face. Creating value-driven cultures is a good start but it doesn’t necessarily correlate with strong business performance. Companies who are able to improve and sustain performance have a growth-minded culture. In this session, learn what a growth-minded culture is, how it generates and sustains improved business value, and how to create it.

Participants will discover:
• Why a value-driven culture doesn’t translate into business success
• How culture correlates to business value and success
• What a growth-minded culture looks like
• How to extend leadership bandwidth
• How to engage employees in achieving business performance goals

See Margaret’s Delivery

A 45-minute sample of Margaret’s compelling presentation, ‘Simple Truths’.”

Know Your Business’ DNA

This two-minute video describes Margaret’s GrowthDNA framework and introduces a free online assessment tool that will help you identify where you are in your business GrowthDNA and ideas for improvement.

9 minute video of FAQs

FAQs about strategic planning that Margaret fields on a regular basis from her clients.

I personally and professionally have gained actionable, intelligent insight on specific actions I can take to improve my business both short-term and long. David Strickland

Vice President, Kenton Brothers Inc.

“Your approach to growth planning makes more sense than anything I have seen in years.”

Executive Team Leader, Arkansas Department of Education