Jon Bockman owns two locations; Bockman’s Auto Care in Sycamore, IL and the newly opened Bockman’s Truck & Fleet in DeKalb, IL. Jon is a second-generation owner of a business that has been around since 1964. He is a member of ASA and sits on the local college advisory board. He is the treasurer of a NAPA Business Development Group and is the winner of the 2019 NAPA AutoCare’s Shop of the Year.
Jim Hayes is originally from North Carolina, but spent time in various places growing up and has lived in the Monterey Bay area for the past 23 years. He grew up playing sports and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors; hunting and camping are among his favorite pastimes. After high school, Jim joined the United States Army where he served with elements of the Intelligence and Special Forces communities. After completing his goals in the Army, he moved to the Monterey Peninsula where he turned his focus toward becoming a golf professional. As a member of the PGA, Jim held the title of Manager of Instruction for the Pebble Beach Golf Academy, where he taught golf to individuals from around the world. True to form, after achieving what he set out to accomplish in the world of golf, Jim made a transition to the automotive industry where he currently serves as General Manager of Pacific Motor Service. His background keeps him dedicated to the building and development of the most important asset any company has: its team. With a strong desire to maximize the potential of those around him, Jim has created a leadership and personal development course that is attended on a volunteer basis by 90% of the company’s staff. Jim’s goal for the business is to optimize performance and maximize efficient profitability by using the fundamentals of business finance, strategic planning and by creating a culture built on a foundation of principle-centered leadership.
Gerry Frank has been in the auto repair industry for over 39 years, Gerry has worn all the hats. From technician, manager, owner and now business coach. Gerry still owns his repair shop in Cleveland OH and is a principal member in Repair Shop Coach, helping repair shop owners to work smarter, not harder. Gerry started working in a Shell station while in high school when gas was 69 cents a gallon.
Garry is known as the numbers guy – They say everybody has a special god given talent or superpower and for Gerry, that’s the ability to see the holes in the bucket in any business by examining a few financial reports. Look for Gerry’s other episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
6 steps to overcoming shop owner burnout.
I have gone from working 50+ hours a week at the shop, barely paying the bills. To now working 5Hrs per week at the shop in strictly a leadership role, and the shop continues to thrive. I now love helping other shop owners, get out of the trenches & create the life of their dreams.
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and protracted periods of negative stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet demands.
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