Speaking & Workshops

Ken and Ben offer a wide range of business and leadership presentations to the industry. Please see our topics listed below and please check our Events Calendar to see where we are currently scheduled to present.

Speaking Topics

Life Cycle of a Landscape Business


Every phase of business brings its unique struggles and challenges. Envisor shares experiences and strategies in dealing with the unique challenges of each stage.



The Essentials of Business Success


Why do some companies become successful market leaders while others get stuck along the way? Let’s cut to the chase about what it takes to build a successful business.



The Value of a Good Mistake

We all have great success stories that make us look good. But the truth is we learn the most from our mistakes. Ken Thomas shares some of the biggest mistakes he and many business owners make. Learn lessons that will help you to identify some of the biggest challenges in business ownership and how to overcome them. Topics include:

  • Leadership Gaffs – Your role as a leader and how you can screw it up.
  • Vision and Strategy – If you don’t know where you’re going, you can’t get there!
  • Building a Winning Team – Replicating yourself is not the answer.
  • Financial Measurements – Taking care of the golden goose.
  • Standard Operation Procedures – Chaos or organized: How do you want to live?
  • Client Relations – The customer isn’t always right.
  • Work/Life Balance – If mama ain’t happy, nobody is happy.

Lean in the Landscape


Can lean manufacturing practices be used in landscape work? You bet. A lean culture can be an advantage that leaves your competitors in the dust. Get lean or get left behind.


The Gap Trap

Unpredictable landscape sales cycles can crush hard earned results. Learn how to anticipate the ups and downs, and react to make the most of the opportunities and minimize the down side

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Start Clean Finish Clean

It’s complicated. Overlaying process in a chaotic environment makes sense, but where do you start? We break it down into discrete steps and outline the requirements of each step. Just as critical, we talk about the handoff – progressing from step to step with integrity.

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Account Managers Masters Training

Understanding the life cycle of a client with building blocks for onboarding new clients, providing exceptional customer service, service recovery tactics, enhancement sales strategies, effective site walk tactics, personality profile introduction, and time management lessons