Testimonials

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

My name is Judd Borakove. I am Partner at Red Monkey Consulting. Brad is our coach and he’s helping us to scale our recruiting firm. Working with Brad’s been great. We have been able to scale, improve our hiring process, improve our time to fill, everything you could ever ask for really… it’s been great!

Brad’s helped us the most, honestly, in thinking through a lot of the problems. His experience has really helped us shorten the testing phase of new things, which really saves us a ton of money. Brad is dialed, very straightforward, to the point, makes sure that you understand what he’s trying to get across and makes sure to work at your pace.

Really it’s just been simple. It’s easy. He’s there when you need him. And he disappears when you don’t, which is great. We know we have access to his knowledge, his background, and his connections. Who would benefit the most working with Brad? Anybody in staffing and recruiting who is looking to take their company to the next level.

Judd Borakove
Partner, Red Monkey Consulting

I’m Nicole Magaddino and I am the founder, President of Propel Recruitment out here in the San Francisco Bay area. Brad and I have been working together for a little over a year. He is my coach and advisor business owner to business owner in the recruitment field.

I really enjoy working with Brad because he gives me a different perspective on various areas such as hiring, infrastructure,  processes, as well as my approach into the marketplace with recruitment and business development.

And in other areas, Brad gives me that reassurance and affirms what we’re doing. This way we continue to stay on course in some areas, and then course-correct in other areas. This has been really helpful and has resulted in some great results.

I really enjoy how Brad listens. He’s real and he’ll hold me accountable. I need that tough-love sometimes, but he really understands and has empathy .I could feel the passion and that he just wants us to succeed.

If you work with Brad, you would benefit in so many different areas, I was in the recruitment field here for 17 years and I thought I knew a lot, which I think I do. But Brad will really give you a lot of different perspectives and things to think about and make improvements. And even just tweaks to really elevate your business and work in a more efficient manner.

Nicole Magaddino
President of Propel Recruitment

I’m Chris Nace and I am the founder and CEO of Nace Partners. I have been working with Brad for about six months to help define some of the pressing issues around challenges that we have as a company and within recruiting in general. And coming up with creative ways to address those problems and look at them through different lenses. We’ve been able to tackle a couple of different things with Brad.

One is, is taking a different approach to how we look at people that we’re hiring internally into the firm and what their strengths and weaknesses might be. Two is looking at different approaches to problems. As a founder I don’t always have people to bounce ideas off of. Seeing it through an objective lens that’s outside of the organization is always really helpful.

And I’d say the biggest thing is process improvements. Looking at the processes that we have and how they can be improved. And more importantly, looking at the processes that we don’t have and helping us install those into the organization,

Working with Brad’s really easy. It’s sort of like a work psychologist where you can come in, you talk about the problems or the challenges that you’re facing on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to address them. You have a dialogue about what to do and not to do. You walk away from each meeting with some action items to follow up on.

A wide range of people could benefit from working at Brad. I took the approach or at least always thought that I knew a lot or everything that needed to be known about the recruiting business. I think that no matter how many years of experience you have in the business, being able to sit down with Brad and talk about different areas of your business and let him make suggestions and identify areas for change and process improvement could benefit literally anybody out there.

Chris Nace
CEO of Nace Partners

I’m Mark Whitman, the founder of TeamBuilder Search. Brad is my coach and business adviser. When I met Brad, I had been in business for 13 years and was feeling stuck in my business. Brad’s like having a one-man advisory board. He’s been there, done that. He’s walked in my shoes before, and he’s got a bigger view of the industry.

Brad has a tremendous amount of knowledge, not only from a practitioner standpoint, but from working with a lot of people in addition to me. From the landscape of having this greater view. This really comes in handy to help you think through your options and to know where you can go. The value that he brings in helping you determine how to get there is just tremendous.

If you have a recruiting firm and you know it can be better, or like me you grow, change, and go through different seasons in life and aren’t sure what you want to do next; that’s a great time to engage with Brad. Anytime you need some outside input and outside view, it’s a good opportunity to talk to Brad.

I’m very, thrilled and excited about where we are and where we’re headed. I don’t think I’ve been this excited about my business since I started the business. And that’s been a result of working with Brad!

Mark Whitman
Founder of TeamBuilder Search

I’m Fred Williams, the founder and CEO of BWG talent. Brad is my advisor. I started this firm a year and a half ago, and I first started off with him in one of his mastermind groups, which was great. Then I realized that I needed more direct, intimate,one-on-one discussions with him on a weekly basis.

I’ve achieved better processes and streamlined the overall development of my pipeline of candidates to grow out my firm. He’s helped with my overall thought track and my head space… how I think about the growth and cultivation of my firm.

Brad’s helped me the most in the area of processes. I had a career change. I was on Wall Street for 15 years. This was a little different and he helped me streamline processes that really helped me hammer down the growth of my firm.

He’s great to work with. I really feel like he is speaking to me as an individual in a way that’s catered only to me and my specific needs on any given day. I think the most beneficial thing that people would get out of working with Brad is observation of blind spots. We all have them and he really helps hammer them down and challenges you on the things that you really need to get better at.

Fred Williams
Founder and CEO of BWG talent

 

I’m Rob Murphy and I’m the president of Affinity Recruiting in Huntsville, Alabama, I found Brad on LinkedIn right around the time that I was starting the firm. I got into the industry with no real experience, but I knew that I needed to find people who could tell me what to do because I really didn’t know what to do.

I came across the content Brad was putting out there and knew that I needed to make that connection, given his experience and success. And it’s been, it’s been a great ride with Brad.

He’s been extremely helpful to me. Biggest thing that Brad’s done for me is that he’s allowed me to recognize what mistakes I’m about to make before I make them. And he’s also given me tactics and strategies to put in place to maximize our production.

As a owner, you don’t know what you don’t know. And so it’s very important to get somebody in your business circle who’s walked the road before you and is gonna share that. And Brad has made a huge impact from it. He’s helped me the most with :

  • Calculating bill rates for temp workers. When we made the transition from just direct hire into the temp work, he really helped me to look out for the landmines there.
  • Building partnerships with clients as opposed to being the commodity recruiter. He’s shared with me not only how to sell that, but even how to go back to existing clients and increase the revenue and the value of the partnership.

Working with Brad is easy. It’s very convenient. Brad’s always been very understanding and flexible with me. He’s found a way to always deliver in a way that works for me.

Whoever is either an owner or in a leadership role in a recruiting firm should definitely spend time with Brad. It’ll be more than worth the investment.

Rob Murphy
president of Affinity Recruiting in Huntsville, Alabama

My name is Julian Schrenzel. I’m President, CEO, and Owner of DyNexus Recruiting.

I retained Brad to help me scale my practice, especially this year. He’s helped me to really clarify the highest-level understanding around what my company is and how to take this company from where it is to where I want to go. I started this engagement really focused on some of the smaller aspects inside of the business.

But what Brad has helped me to do is to wrap my mind around the highest levels, the most comprehensive levels of this business. And to attack the incremental improvements of this company by touching a lot of small things, rather than trying to move a few big things.

He’s an easy-going guy. He’s easy to talk to, easy to work with, and fun to have a conversation with. He’s not afraid to disagree or to be disagreed with which in my case is really helpful to have someone that I can challenge. And that can challenge me, so that’s a great aspect about Brad. He’s a good listener. He’s thoughtful and engaging and, comprehensive around using a lot of different tools to achieve the outcomes that are needed.

I think that people who have a company that has a long way to go, someone who has a big vision for a company, and needs to achieve big steps to get to that vision. I think that Brad can be very helpful in that process of moving from here to there.

Julian Schrenzel
President, CEO and Owner of DyNexus Recruiting

“I have been working with Brad Wolff of PeopleMax for about five to six months now and it’s been an incredible experience. Brad’s really good at helping find clarity, working with accountability, and problem-solving. He really helps me look at behavioral patterns and open my eyes to certain things that I do and things for me to work on. Overall, my experience has been really great, and it’s been impactful in my business. I’m grateful for his coaching and if you decide to work with him, he’d be a great coach for you as well.”

Melissa Davis,
Founder of Elev8 Hire Solution

“We’ve been working with Brad for training and development and as a mentor and business advisor to us for a while. He’s helped us with:

  • Onboarding and training
  • Providing us actual documentation and plans for how we go about bringing new people on board
  • How we develop our own practices each week
  • What our plans and our agenda are
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And, he keeps us committed. He gives us an outline of what we’re going to do and when we’re going to do it. It’s helped us during a very difficult market that we’ve never experienced. And it’s given us hope and plans. Beyond that, got a lot of integrity and is very trustworthy. He’s very responsive…he’s answered any questions we have right away. He always does what he says he’ll do and provides substance that’s detailed and very strategic.

He’s a very smart and I know we could trust working with him. He’s held us accountable in many ways and given us hope through a difficult time. I would highly, highly recommend working with him and have highly recommended people working with them.”

Robin Wilson Payne,
Co – Owner of McNeal & Payne Talent

I’ve been working with Brad Wolff as my business advisor and coach. Some of the specific benefits that I’ve received through working with Brad would be accountability to our processes, clarity and purpose within our business, best practices for developing our new strategic business strategies, and tightening up some individual and team processes which are vital to our operation.

I would highly recommend Brad to anyone who may be stuck within their business and searching to move their efficiency and processes to the next level.

Andrew Lavoie,
President & CEO of Next Level Group

“I’m Christopher Drew. I’m a president of a company called A – R – T and Associates in Atlanta. I’ve been working with Brad for a couple of years. He is very client focused. He allows our sessions to be client directed.  The things that have personally helped me, is that he helped me identify the vision and direction in which I’m going to lead the company. It’s what helped me work through some interpersonal issues and how I relate with the dynamics of having employees.  That has been quite helpful for me to not be confrontational, but to be more of a leader. And finally, he’s helped in improving the quality of work/life balance. The quality of life is a little bit better. I worry less about work when I’m not at work and I worry less that I’m not fulfilling things at home when I’m at work. And so overall, my whole life has been more productive.”

Christopher Drew,
CEO of A – R – T & Associates

“I’m Danny Timblin. I am the Chief Growth Officer for Life and Specialty Ventures. I first met Brad Wolff about 15 years ago in his capacity as a recruiter. I worked with him both as a client of his and then also as a candidate with him helping me out, over that 15 year period. I’ve come to appreciate the relationship with Brad more so in a leadership coaching capacity simply because he’s helped me navigate some very complex, professional and impersonal situations that led to some great outcomes, not only for my career, but also for my family. I would highly recommend Brad not only because of the the leadership coaching expertise that he brings, but also the deep experience and expertise that he has on the staffing and recruiting side of this industry.”

Danny Timblin,
Chief Growth Officer for Life and Specialty Ventures

“Brad and his coaching programs have helped me visualize my goals and allow me to create great plans to stay on track for success. We have developed a comprehensive program to deliver a series of goals over 2 years covering health, fitness and career. I am a much more patient and thoughtful leader under his guidance. I also follow through and take action on things that I could easily not do without his support and accountability.”

Dan Marx,
Finance and Operations Leader of multiple companies

“I’ve worked with Brad in various capacities over the past several years. He’s helped me do a better job as a leader in terms of defining and clarifying what’s important to me , getting better results with my employees, and hiring the right people. Brad brings a broad range of experience and a commitment to listen and understand his client’s needs. His knowledge, perception, depth and objectivity have helped us succeed. I recommend Brad to organizations that want to improve their results.”

Garret Massey,
President, Cortex and Polyglot Labs

My name is Dr. Eric Janowitz . I own and operate Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic. And I have had the privilege of coaching under Brad and he has really helped me out in a lot of critical ways. Anyone who owns and operates a practice runs into the daily issues that can occur in a business. And it’s really important to have a sounding board and Brad really served in that capacity. So if you’re looking to have Leadership Development and Training and really learning how to unlock your potential, I strongly encourage you to pursue Brad and to meet with him!”

Dr. Eric Janowit,
Owner at Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic

“This is Cara Stein from 17,000 Days. I’d like to talk a little bit about Brad Wolff and how his coaching has really helped me and transformed my business. When I first met Brad, I was working really, really hard to create a business that was  really somebody else’s vision that I was trying to make myself want and trying to make myself create. In working with Brad, I came to realize what I really wanted. There were just a few really crucial insights that I needed to have in order to get out of my own way and start building the business of my dreams and actually let the success in. A lot of times it’s easy to miss the fact that that’s an issue, but you can’t see your own stuff.

That’s why it’s helpful to have a coach. They can help you see it because they’re outside of your situation. And one of Brad’s greatest strengths, is really helping you come to the realizations that you need in order to move forward and be your greatest self. And I really couldn’t be where I am without having the work that Brad and I did together. I really appreciate everything that he helped me learn and helped me to see.

Since our work together and as a result of our work together, I’ve created the business that I always dreamed of having and that I was trying for years to build. I’ve actually got that now and it’s working and I’m really grateful. For anybody who’s thinking of working with Brad, I definitely, can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Cara Stein
Owner of Project Bestseller