Forward March Inc. Partners with Indigo Sky Casino and D-Day Adventure Park for a 2 Day Elite Leader

elite leader back Do you want to be an Elite Leader? Are you looking to grow and cultivate your leaders and future leaders with proven leadership training? Gone are the days of “death by Power Point”, and “Trust Fall” leadership training and team building. Forward March Inc. presents: ELITE LEADER (Emerge-Evolve-Excel)

November 2nd and 3rd, Forward March Inc. is conducting a 2-day static Elite Leader Event for the first 50 people that sign up, who have made that decision to themselves they want to become a better leader. That they want their future leaders, and current leaders to become better versions of themselves in a fun, fast paced and exciting environment.

Take yourself and your leaders to that next level by clicking on the link below or call 888-723-6223 ext 225 to receive more information or sign up now!

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Send 5 or more to the Elite Leader Event and save $100 on each leader you send. Sign up today, seats are going fast!

***Testimonials***

You are surrounded in an environment where people want to see you succeed, an environment that allows you to recognize your fears and then run right through them. The FMI experience was about as far as you can get from my personal comfort zone. I was forced to expand my mind and adapt to my surroundings. Now there’s no forcing to be done; I’m ready, willing and able dive into the next training exercise. I came away with a renewed sense of confidence, an awakening of my passion for excellence and a deepened appreciation of teamwork. I learned the true meaning of “got your six” and am proud to be a member of my Elite Leader Team. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to shake things up a bit in their organization. You won’t be disappointed.

-Laurie Chaput, HR Manager, Alorica

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If you want a training session that will motivate your teams or leaders, build their confidence, not only in themselves but their peers and seniors, and bring out the absolute best in them, then Forward March Inc. is right for you. Thanks guys at FMI, we hope to see you guys again.

-Christopher M Hooks, South Regional Manager VGT, an Aristocrat Company

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Strong Leaders = Strong Businesses

Leaders create the standard, enforce and execute the standard - Lead by example.

Leadership Development

Leader development refers to enhancing leadership effectiveness, both at the individual and organization as a whole. Leadership development activities range from MBA style programs offered at university business schools to action learning, high-ropes courses and executive retreats.

Traditionally, leadership development has focused on developing the leadership abilities and attitudes of individuals. Just as people are not all born with the ability or desire to play sports, not all people are natural born leaders. Different personal traits and characteristics can help or hinder a person’s leadership effectiveness and require formalized programs for developing leadership competencies. Everyone can develop his or her leadership effectiveness which takes focus, practice and persistence more akin to learning a musical instrument than reading a book.

Classroom-style training and associated reading is effective in helping leaders to know more about what is involved in leading well. However, knowing what to do and doing what you know are two very different outcomes. It is estimated that as little as 15% of learning from traditional classroom style training results in sustained behavioral change within the workplace.

Training For Results

Changing the behavior for maximum performance. We work collaboratively with your management team to increase your bottom line by increasing productivity while building an environment, beginning with a mindset which flows to an organizational mindset to set a new standard of excellence. Our team has extensive experience in training and development, workflow analysis, change management, leadership, and performance management. We’re ready to assist your organization in assessing goals and aligning behaviors to meet those goals.

We offer varied types of training courses tailored around your needs, ranging from one-on-one professional coaching to on-site group training, some that bring a “boot-camp” level of training style with a fun flair. Please refer to our program page to find out the best program for you.

Transformation

Developing a mission-focused mindset at all levels beginning with Leadership of team and the members of the team, aligning its energy to work together. Transformation of a team involves re-energized sense of purpose, identify, and performance of team members through a variety of proven mechanisms. These include aligning a team member’s identity (self) to the mission and the collective identity of the organization. Leaders serve as role models and catalysts for change, challenging members to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the team to better align efforts, tasks, and enhance operational performance.

Performance

Out performing your competitor while increasing the bottom line profit! Your team will out perform by its more effective leadership and teams who execute with precision, understanding their role and that of the team. We will change your organization’s mindset to work smarter and by leveraging the strengths (both seen and yet to be seen) of their team. An organization often has the skills, talents, and competencies it needs to push a higher lever of performance, and doesn’t have to look outside its walls to get what it already has within them.

Execution

Learn how to execute the mission effectively while building team cohesiveness and assigning tasks with clarity of role and expectation, including overcoming unexpected obstacles. Making the decision to execute and the act of execution itself is where most companies lose its competitive edge (and sliding profit margin). Turn your business intentions into action — the right action! This business essential concept is the way that increases your bottom line — it‘s completing the mission!

Motivation

Starts from the top of the organization! The mindset to change and develop your team will be the driving force to complete the mission. How do you get your team rallied around your mission and have the right attitude to embrace your new motivation and renewed commitment? Create the higher standard of excellence while changing the lives of your team and those they come into contact with, most often their colleagues and customers/clients.

Values

Core values are the guiding principles of your organization and its leaders which become a visible part of how you operate and are interwoven throughout every interaction and every member of your team. Teams with operating values and those that do not will both have visible signs of this within their organization.

We want to help find out the values of your organization to help facilitate incorporating these into your team’s foundation — your culture. Too often, companies do not spend enough time setting their values in motion, which become the influencing “force” behind all of its dealings and relationships. Values (or lack thereof) may be the root cause behind employees and organizations not reaching their full potential.

We grow leaders, organizations and bottom line like no other!

Contact Forward March Inc today!

Get Your Team Motivated and Improve Business with Leadership Training and Business Bootcamps

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. “
– Douglas McArthur

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Companies and organizations rise or fall on the leadership abilities of those who are in charge within the organization. Leaders in business today come in a wide variety of types, each seeming to bring their own leadership style to the table. Anyone who has worked for a company will be well aware of the successes or failures of various people in leadership positions. While everyone seems to enjoy the successes of a particular leader, it’s the failures that haunt the workplace for much longer. It goes without saying that quality leaders provide not only good morale and workplace organization, they also directly affect the company’s bottom line.

Just as people are not all born with the ability or desire to play sports, not all people are natural born leaders. Different personal traits and characteristics can help or hinder a person’s leadership effectiveness and require formalized programs for developing leadership competencies. Everyone can develop his or her leadership effectiveness, which takes focus, practice and persistence more akin to learning a musical instrument than reading a book.

What we have learned in business is that classroom-style training and associated reading is effective in helping leaders to know more about what is involved in leading well. However, knowing what to do and doing what you know are two very different outcomes. It is estimated that as little as 15% of learning from traditional classroom style training results in sustained behavioral change within the workplace.

So what is the best form of leadership training? That question probably has a variety of differing answers depending upon who you ask. At Forward March Inc. (FMI) we are less concerned with the variety of answers and more concerned with documented methodologies for achieving high quality leadership training. As they say, opinions are like belly-buttons, but at the end of the day what any company or organization needs is high quality proven leadership training and not opinions or half-baked theories. FMI focuses on training for results.

Training for results starts with changing the behavior for maximum performance. FMI collaborates with your management team to increase your bottom line while building an environment. This environment starts with a mindset which flows to an organizational mindset thus setting a new standard of excellence. Our team has extensive experience in:

  • Training and development
  • Workflow analysis
  • Change management
  • Leadership
  • Performance Management

We offer varied types of training courses tailored around your needs, ranging from one-on-one professional coaching to on-site group training, some that bring a “boot-camp” level of training style with a fun flair. Please refer to our program page to find out the best program for you.

Our program will help your company or organization to develop strong leaders that will be equipped to drastically change the culture of your team. Your team can expect growth in:

  • Transformation
  • Performance
  • Motivation
  • Values

We grow leaders, organizations and bottom line like no other!

Contact us today to start your transformative leadership training!

Learn more about our leadership training HERE. 

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Forward March Inc also offers Business Bootcamps. These events, which we can customize for your organization, are extremely fun and will help motivate your organization. Looking to get your management team firing on all 8 cylinders? Business Bootcamps from FMI can be customized to not only peg your fun meter but also increase performance in your business teams. Contact us today to learn more. Phone: 1-888-723-6223
Fax: 1-888-803-7687

The Weekly Roundup – Careers, Education and More! – 13 March 15

What an Outstanding Week!!!! Hooah!

OPPORTUNITY

Job Searching?

You can do a search of this blog and find lots of resources for helping with resumes, networking, managing your communications and job interviewing. There is more on the HERE on our website.

Networking is a powerful tool to help you get the job you want. Check out THIS site for a list of Veteran Owned Businesses in San Antonio. Not in San Antonio? No problem, less than five minutes on Google will help you find such lists in your area, or the areas you want to locate yourself to for employment. Veteran owned businesses are often apt to hire veterans and great places to make strong networking connections.

If you are looking for companies looking to hire veterans here is another resource. We Hire Heroes. You can utilize resources like this in your job search but do read our posts on networking, working on your resume, etc. These posts will give you a roadmap to getting the kind of job you want, where you want it.

Make sure you read the whole post, we have JOB POSTS for those of you looking for a new career.

Veteran’s Village and San Antonio Military Job Fair – Thursday March 19th 2015 – click here for more info


JOB OPENING:

Looking for a military veteran who is a graphic artist that knows or is willing to learn autocad.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


JOB OPENING:

Full or Part Time- Government Employee Benefits Specialist

Financial Group is interested in Active and Retired Government Employees across the country to become part of its team of Government Employee Benefit Specialists.

Compliment your existing career through supplemental income by providing support and benefit services to individuals struggling to understand the complex nature of the government benefit structure.

By partnering with our Financial Group’s expert benefit counselors, you will be equipped to review, diagnose, and resolve issues within the government benefit structure.

You will receive: Licensing, training, and the support of a company rated excellent by A.M. Best with over #1.3 billion in assets.

Job Requirements

  • Actively employed federal, postal, or military personnel
  • As a Government Benefits Specialist, you must have strong organizational and time management skills as well as exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.
  • We are seeking individuals with a willingness to work hard and are able to commit themselves to the success of this business opportunity
  • Must be able to convey routine and complex information to customers in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to exercise superior judgment with regard to confidential information
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be flexible and have a strong multitask ability.
  • Life insurance license is preferred but not required.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


Drivers Wanted!

We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today if you are interested.  – Send Email
Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

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Here is something I bet you did not know. Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company. What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

Instructor/Trainer

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Management

Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

Franchise/Ownership

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  


Job Search Resources

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.


RED FRIDAY COPTERS
Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts! R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Learn more about RED Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

Jobs, Opportunities, and More – The Weekly Roundup – 6 February 2015

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Hope everyone had nothing short of an outstanding week! Its time once again for the FMI Weekly Roundup.

Here are some informative articles to help your job search:

If you are thinking about starting your own Veteran Owned business then you should check out this article from the San Antonio Business Journal on a possible way to fund your business. Read the article here…

Also check out The Bunker for more Veteran entrepreneurial resources. Read more here...

2014: Tesla Motors on a mission to hire American veterans – Read the article here…

Starbucks Opens Local Coffee Shop Dedicated to Hiring Veterans – Read the article here…

If you are looking for companies looking to hire veterans here is another resource. We Hire Heroes. You can utilize resources like this in your job search but do read our posts on networking, working on your resume, etc. These posts will give you a roadmap to getting the kind of job you want, where you want it.

Make sure you read the whole post, we have JOB POSTS for those of you looking for a new career.


JOB OPENING:

Looking for a military veteran who is a graphic artist that knows or is willing to learn autocad.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


JOB OPENING:

Full or Part Time- Government Employee Benefits Specialist

Financial Group is interested in Active and Retired Government Employees across the country to become part of its team of Government Employee Benefit Specialists.

Compliment your existing career through supplemental income by providing support and benefit services to individuals struggling to understand the complex nature of the government benefit structure.

By partnering with our Financial Group’s expert benefit counselors, you will be equipped to review, diagnose, and resolve issues within the government benefit structure.

You will receive: Licensing, training, and the support of a company rated excellent by A.M. Best with over #1.3 billion in assets.

Job Requirements

  • Actively employed federal, postal, or military personnel
  • As a Government Benefits Specialist, you must have strong organizational and time management skills as well as exceptional interpersonal communication abilities.
  • We are seeking individuals with a willingness to work hard and are able to commit themselves to the success of this business opportunity
  • Must be able to convey routine and complex information to customers in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.
  • Ability to exercise superior judgment with regard to confidential information
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be flexible and have a strong multitask ability.
  • Life insurance license is preferred but not required.

You can Email your Resume to Emma  – Send Email


We have positions available for drivers/truck drivers.

Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today if you are interested.  – Send Email
Delivery Driver San Antonio, Austin, Victoria and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Shuttle DriverLaredo and Temple (Sign On Bonus Available)
Recruit Military also has a nice list of veteran job fairs which you can find here… 

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Here is something I bet you did not know. Some military personnel who have transitioned out of the military have taken a fast-track training program at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. In just a few months (that’s right MONTHS) they have gone from knowing little-to-nothing about dance to being actual dance instructors. In a VERY short amount of time they moved up to managing, owning a franchise and now to being among the top producing studios in the company. What we have found at Forward March Inc. is that military personnel are especially suited not only for the training and becoming instructors themselves, but becoming highly successful in the company.  Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

Instructor/Trainer

We are looking for high-energy individuals who enjoy personal training and working in the fitness industry for positions in our company. This career includes paid travel and a schedule where most of your mornings are free. All of our training and certificates will be paid by the company. You can continue your career into management and ownership with franchise opportunities. These instructor/trainer positions can earn up to $75,000 per year.

Management

Do you have strong leadership and management skills and training? You will need to be able to lead small teams of 5 to 7 instructors/trainers on a daily schedule. You will also need to be able to present packages to clients and enroll them into our programs. Career advancement is available. You can also further your career through franchise opportunities. Income potential can be up to $100,000.

Franchise/Ownership

Would you like to be your own boss? Are you looking for real opportunities that present long term careers and financial freedom? Come and join the ranks of those who work for themselves. Join this franchise system and start living your dream. This franchise started in 1947 and has been one of the top franchise systems in the country since. We will train you in how to run the day to day operations to how to become a multi unit owner and build your legacy.

Currently we are looking for Instructors, Managers, Assistant Managers and more. Contact Emma at Forward March Inc. today to learn more!!!!  – Send Email

Learn about the great work Forward March Inc. is doing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have worked together to raise over $300,000.00 for The Fisher House Foundation and the USO.  


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For veterans who want to learn a new skill, or expand on a skill-set should check out the fine folks over at Workforce Solutions Alamo and Alamo Colleges are collaborating to offer short-term skills development programs in the areas of Information Technology, the Manufacturing Industry and Aerospace. Learn more here. 

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.


RED FRIDAY COPTERS
Its Friday again, so break out those red shirts! R.E.D. Friday is here so remember everyone deployed!

Learn more about RED Fridays:

http://redshirtfridays.org/  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Support_our_troops

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Our-Troops-Wear-Red-Fridays/188809874489323

Moving Forward with Forward March Inc.

Yesterday’s Military Hiring 101 Workshop and the Hawaiian Mixer were a success despite the threat of very cold (by San Antonio standards) weather moving in. Those who attended our Military Hiring 101 Workshop left with everything they need to form a solid veteran hiring strategy for their company or organization.

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Of course after all that training people can work up an appetite so its a good thing we have Chef Richard, our resident chef, to make sure we are all well fed and in good spirits.

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Forward March Inc. can make your veteran hiring plan a reality by giving you all the information, processes and tools you need to create a robust military talent pipeline for your company or organization. We can bring the Military Hiring 101 workshop to you and customize it for your company needs. We also have a Military Hiring Guide which we customize for our customers to give them an incredibly valuable resource for hiring military talent.

Contact Forward March Inc. today to see what we can do for you!

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Today is the Day! Come Join Us for TWO Great Events!

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We will be posting pics and posts through out the afternoon and evening of the events so stay tuned…

Join Forward March Inc. and local businesses and organizations in an exciting FREE workshop which will help you learn how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent. This powerful training will get you up and running very quickly which will make your job of finding, hiring and retaining top talent so much easier.

MILITARY HIRING 101 WORKSHOP

Nobody trains like Forward March Inc!

“This is one of, if not the best military recruiting seminar I have participated in. I can appreciate the validity of the information not only because of the initiative to support our American Heroes’ transition into the civilian world, but also because it is put together by some of our American Heroes. The military background your team possesses inspires us to believe in the message and motivates a person to want to do more!”
– Military Hiring 101 Workshop participant

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1pm to 4pm

Where: 11710 Warfield St, San Antonio, TX, 78216

Get the information and tools you need to succeed in hiring the very best military candidates for your company or organization. Our highly successful solutions are base on the proven military leadership models and systematic approach to organizational growth that Forward March Inc. is known for.

Military Hiring 101 Workshop Agenda:

• Where to find Military Talent
• Attracting Military
• Hiring Military
• Retaining Military
• Practical Exercises
• Access to professionals with over 35 years of experience connecting companies and veterans
• Network with other companies and organizations committed to the cause of hiring veterans

Forward March Inc. is a company of veterans committed to help veterans. There is NO COMMITMENT NECESSARY TO PURCHASE/BUY/USE OUR SERVICES WITH THIS TRAINING WORKSHOP. Yes, we would like to have you as a customer, but our commitment is to getting veterans into careers. That is why we are committed to getting this powerful training in as many businesses as we can.

Space is limited and these workshops fill up fast so contact Forward March Inc. today!

Please RSVP – Contact Emma at Forward March Inc.  – Send Email

Sign up online here…

…BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE!

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Forward March Inc. is also hosting a Hawaiian Mixer at our Worldwide Headquarters

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Where: 11710 Warfield St, San Antonio, TX, 78216

Come and meet other people and companies who have a passion for helping veterans. This is a chance to relax and have some fun while networking with other companies and organizations who share your desire to help our nation’s wounded warriors. 

Just ask anyone who has come to any Forward March Inc. event, they are always glad they came. Come join us for good food, great networking, and an outstanding time.

We will be selling raffle tickets for a door prize. All the money raised will go to ourOperation Outreach Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation. This vacation gives selected wounded warriors the opportunity to go to Maui for an all expenses paid vacation. You can learn more about this Operation Outreach project HERE and HERE.

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