November 01, 2011 03:00 ET Launches Edmonton's First "Fitness Centre" for Businesses

Helping Transform Business Potential into Extraordinary Results

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2011) - Today,, the global expert in business execution, opens Edmonton's first Business Fitness Centre, designed to help mid-sized firms develop the execution disciplines to perform at their highest levels.

Using the "fitness centre" approach, business leaders and their management teams attend weekly structured "workouts" with their business fitness specialists (Business Execution Specialists) to make strategic decisions, execute on key priorities, and hold one another and their employees accountable for results. Through the program, companies turn their business potential into extraordinary results.

Clients in Edmonton are already seeing the benefit

Can Traffic Services is one of a number of Edmonton companies currently benefiting from the program; they have been working with since December 2010. According to owner Mike Kelly, " has provided the tools for our new managers to positively go forward, where before there was a certain amount of floundering. We also had a crisis in human resources, and, with the new tools, we were able to understand the problem, come up with a strategy, execute the strategy, and now eliminate the problem. concepts will work for any company."

Edmonton, Canada's leading entrepreneurial centre

"Edmonton is a significant market for us because of its entrepreneurial culture," says Scott Morris, CEO of Canada. "We estimate there are over 3,000 mid-sized firms in the city and neighboring communities, many of which are led by ambitious, open-minded business leaders who are seeking better results."

The Edmonton Economic Development Corporation agrees, stating that GDP growth in Edmonton is the highest in the history of Canada, and investment in the economy is currently over $100 billion.

Taking companies to the next level

"Making good companies great is why we exist," says Jeff Tetz, Practice Manager for's Edmonton branch. "We are excited to see the progress we are making with several firms here already. The opening of our new Business Growth Centre will enable us to support even more organizations, and further drive Edmonton's reputation as an economic powerhouse."

Over the next several months, will be interviewing candidate firms to evaluate their fit with its program. It will also be hosting a Grand Opening event on November 24, 2011, where guests will have an opportunity to put their firms through a "business fitness test" and learn about their unique opportunities for better performance.

About is the Business Execution Experts , with offices in Canada, the USA, and New Zealand. It aggregates global research and best practices, and provides client organizations with education, coaching, and consulting in areas of business execution including vision, strategy, employee engagement, and accountability. It has been in operation since 1996 and has worked with thousands of client organizations.

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