Creating a High-Performance Culture with Chuck Runyon: Episode 220 of The Action Catalyst Podcast
Summary: Chuck Runyon is the CEO at Self Esteem Brands: Anytime Fitness & Waxing The City. With more than 20 years of experience managing, owning and franchising health clubs, Chuck Runyon has distinguished himself as a leading authority in the field of fitness. Runyon revolutionized the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness – an alternative to big-box gyms which typically feature expensive “frills” that few members actually use or need.<br> <br> Under Runyon’s leadership, Anytime Fitness has earned numerous industry accolades, including the #1 Franchise on the planet, according to Entrepreneur magazine in 2015 & 2016, “One of America’s Most Promising Companies,” according to Forbes, and the “Fastest-Growing Fitness Club in the world,” according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). Additionally, Anytime Fitness has been honored as a “Top Franchise for Minorities” and “The Best Place to Work in Minnesota” three years in a row.<br> <br> In 2012, Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness, acquired Waxing the City under Chuck’s leadership. Waxing the City specializes in providing outstanding, high-quality facial and body waxing services for women and men. Waxing the City has been named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top New Franchise” list.<br> Show Highlights:<br> <br> <br> A business can do more than just make money. @chuckrunyon<br> This is more than just treadmills running 24/7. It is really about changing lives. @chuckrunyon<br> ROEI: Return on Emotional Investment. @chuckrunyon<br> We want to help people get to their best selves. @chuckrunyon<br> The 4 P’s are a formula that must be linked together. @chuckrunyon<br> Most small businesses aren’t very good at financial strategic planning. @chuckrunyon<br> If your business didn’t exist, who would be impacted? @chuckrunyon<br> The role of leadership is to share the story of the organization and the transformation you provide. @chuckrunyon<br> Take work seriously without taking ourselves seriously. @chuckrunyon<br> Be transparent, vulnerable, and connect with your team. @chuckrunyon<br> <br> <br> The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!