What Our Clients Say
It’s no exaggeration to say that EOS has changed our company in more positive ways than I could have ever imagined – and it’s literally changed my life. I went from working until 9, 10 or even 11 at night many nights to working a normal schedule with less stress, and having time to come back to volunteer work and other personal activities that I had neglected for 10 years.
The EOS structure has provided the clarity and the tools to make real progress at our company. The accountability the system helps create has also proven invaluable to me as an owner. Adding to the EOS system is all of your experience, wisdom, unbiased perspective and personal style. You complement the Concare team, and have helped to elevate our abilities. I especially appreciate your followup calls to myself and the other members of our management group to keep us on track!
After reading the book Traction, I tried self-implementing EOS at our company. Although we made some progress, it wasn’t until we partnered with Paul (as Implementer) that our meetings became efficient and ultra-productive. Paul not only governs our meetings to keep us on track, but also when appropriate, he lends ideas from his vast consulting experience.
The Prestwick Group
The Prestwick Group was founded in 2002 to focus on the needs of small and mid-sized businesses and their owners. The firm began providing peer advisory and coaching services in 2002 in affiliation with The Alternative Board (TAB), as well as people assessment and development services. The Prestwick Group developed a proprietary job benchmarking and recruiting process in 2007, and added implementation services for the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) in 2010. The firm’s offices are near O’Hare airport in Des Plaines, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.
Paul Detlefs has spent nearly his entire 35-year career advising small and mid-sized businesses and their owners, working with over 200 companies over that time. He spent 24 years at Andersen Consulting/Accenture, where he was Managing Partner of the Chicago-based Middle Markets group, and expanded it to six other Midwest locations. He was also responsible for a software line of business and led projects at several large companies, including Caterpillar and Whirlpool. He worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, construction, and professional services. He led projects in business systems design and implementation, business process improvement, and supply chain management, including implementation of lean concepts on the factory floor. In 2002, he founded The Prestwick Group, a consulting and advisory firm focused on small and mid-sized businesses and their owners.
Paul is an honors graduate of DePauw University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds additional certifications in Production/Inventory Management (CFPIM), Behavioral Analysis (CPBA), Values Analysis (CPVA), TriMetrix HD (CPHDA) and Guerrilla Marketing (GMC). He is also a Professional Implementer of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).