Bula is a Fiji term analogous to “aloha” in Hawaiian meaning both hello and goodbye. It also means “life” and carries with it the connotation that life is good.
Network is all about people. They make the difference. YOU make the difference. The power is in the collective – some of us, many of us, all of us – working together.
Great leadership begins with compassion. Connection, collaboration and conversation fuel the most powerful resource available, people. Roll it all up and you define your culture.
Speed is key, but not frenzy. Thoughtful consideration. Purposeful intent.
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
leveraging connection & collaboration for improved performance
“If your end of the boat sinks, so does mine.”
It’s all about hitting the trifecta of successful business building:
a) getting new customers,
b) serving existing customers better and
c) not going crazy in the process.
Randy Cantrell started Bula Network to help CEOs, business owners, executives, and leaders grow, improve and transform.
I’m an operator, a practitioner. I’m not a pundit. As for being a thought leader, I am. I lead my own thoughts, but you’re in charge of your own. I’ve got my hands full. The bottom line is I do it, I practice it and I talk and write about it. I’m highly motivated to learn from you because I know what I know and that’s severely limiting. The more I learn from others, the more I grow, improve and transform. Lifelong curiosity is a blessing.
Business, organization, leadership, life – I serve companies, organizations, and teams.
Organization coaching is customized for every client, and always focused on those 5 C’s –
Compassion • Connection • Communication
Collaboration • Culture
These 5 C’s comprise the biggest one of all – CHANGE. I’m an experienced Change Management guy, but…
Private, Confidential Executive Coaching
This work is just you and me. One on one. If you’re in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, it’s done mostly in person. If you’re outside DFW, then it’s online via a video conferencing platform. Every engagement is tailored to fit the client’s needs. Call me at (214) 736-4406 and we’ll talk. Mostly I’ll listen and ask questions. We’ll figure out if what I do, how I do it, and who I am, fit your needs.
If you’re looking for somebody who thinks they’ve got all the answers, I’m not your guy. It’s your life and your organization. You likely already have the answers, even if they’re buried underneath all the stuff that makes up your daily grind. Questions provoke deeper insights. This is about YOU and your higher human performance. My role is to help you speed up the process so growth, improvement, and transformation can happen. Effective coaching is a judgment-free zone focused on confidentiality, respect, understanding and helping clients figure out for themselves how to achieve more.
Half-Day Training Workshops
A half-day workshop designed to help leaders and executives say what they mean and mean what they say. Get rid of ambiguity. Stop avoiding difficult conversations. Serve your team members with clarity so they fully understand what you expect and how to deliver the results you want. Many organizations lack the candor necessary for top performance. Don’t let your organization be one of them.
Leaders, especially top leaders, can find improved productivity (and quality of life) by embracing an evidence-based strategy. Stop letting rumors, myths and nonsense rule your work. Improve decision making, problem-solving and personal interactions by relying on evidence that leads to truth. This half-day workshop is especially helpful for leaders of departments, divisions or entire organizations.
Where Do I Fit? Giving People A Story
Leaders must give their team members a story – a story of how and where they fit. Everybody wants to know how their work matters. Do your people know that? Do they know how their work impacts the rest of the organization? Do they know why their work matters? If you don’t tell them the story, they’ll write their own. And the story they craft won’t be nearly as good, or accurate as the one you can give them. This half-day workshop is designed to serve leaders no matter how many direct reports they have, or the size of their team.
THE PEER ADVANTAGE by BULA NETWORK
Bula Network is about one singular pursuit – higher human performance. Specifically, it’s about YOUR higher human performance.
This charter group will serve SMB owners from around the United States in a virtual/online peer advisory group.
It’s about growing your business – revenues and profits. It’s about growing your leadership and ability to manage the work in your company. It’s about your life. All of you, the complete humanity that is YOU.
The methodology is proven and sound — it’s about surrounding you with other small business owners who will help you grow and improve. Who you surround yourself with makes all the difference – my friend Leo Bottary (co-author of the book, The Power Of Peers) often says, “Who you surround yourself with matters!” Bula Network gives you the opportunity to be surrounded by other SMB owners who want to achieve more. As part of The Peer Advantage by Bula Network, you’re surrounded by other SMB owners driven to achieve greater success.
Proverbs 15:22 “Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counselors they are established.”
Forbes published an article entitled, 10 Reasons To Join A CEO Peer Group. The article cites Richard Franzi, author of the book “Critical Mass The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO PEER GROUPS.” Here’s his list of 10 reasons:
1. Safe Haven
Confidentiality allows each member to be totally open about issues. It provides a safe environment where a CEO can work through topics that he or she is unable to discuss with others directly associated with their business.
2. Solid Reasoning
When a CEO peer group is working on a challenge for one of their members, having diverse perspectives can pay huge dividends for the quality of the discussion and the depth of the exploration undertaken.
3. Real Feedback
When a peer member asks for unfiltered feedback, he or she gets just that. Truth can be hard to swallow sometimes, but it is good for business leaders to have their ideas challenged sometimes.
The CEO peer group allows the executive to create their own personal guidance system. This steering committee of seasoned pros can be helpful when charting a course through difficult waters.
The element of accountability can be underestimated by members when they are new to a CEO peer group. Everyone, from time to time, can benefit from having a respected peer hold their feet to the fire.
The power of a CEO peer group includes the ability to focus the collective awareness of many executives on one specific issue. The result is an intensity of thought capable of delivering much greater mental energy.
An ever-present challenge for CEOs is to continue to discover information previously not known to them. When a member receives new information from the group, it is as if a light goes on for them and they can see clearer.
The power a CEO peer group creates in its members a new structure for gathering fresh insights The groups not only help solve problems, they help members grow as a leader and as a person.
Most businesses, even successful ones, can develop organizational inertia that is hard to overcome. A CEO peer group can give members “escape velocity” to free them from earthbound issues (at least for half a day each month).
The majority of new businesses fail. By sharing in the wisdom of others, the CEO can increase the chance of the firm to survive and thrive. By taking this one simple act, CEOs begin to turn the odds in their favor.
The Peer Advantage by Bula Network is underway to launch the first group, the charter group. This first group will provide business owners with the same advantages available to many top-level CEOs. It will consist of 8 SMB owners from the United States. The work is about hitting the trifecta of successful business building:
Here’s how the business world refers to these:
- Business Development / Marketing / Sales / Referrals
- Management / Leadership / Operations
- Systems / Processes / Work Flow / Mental & Emotional Health (balance)
The construction of future groups is to be determined. If you’re an SMB owner interested in discussing this charter group, go here to apply.
I’m fanatical about:
– Servant leadership
– Efficient and effective processes
– Extraordinary customer experiences
– Building solid customer bases with consistent referrals
– Growth, learning, and constant improvement
Connect With Me
- Connect with me on Twitter (@RandyCantrell)
- Check out the Bula Network Facebook page
- Connect with me on Linkedin
- Email me using the Contact page
- Call me 24/7/365: (214) 736-4406
NOTE: All coaching is confidential. Stories include fictionalized accounts of real-world incidents in order to maintain the security of confidential engagements.