Search results for: Jeanie Wells



13th May, 2021

GM Development Program

By |2022-05-31T10:09:08-04:00May 13th, 2021|

Leaders in the co-op industry have long identified the challenge of finding General Managers with the skills to successfully lead a co-op. Even the best candidate in a board’s qualified candidate pool likely lacks some of the skills necessary to lead and manage a successful food co-op. Columinate’s experienced team of grocery retail experts is well qualified to address [...]

29th Nov, 2015

The Decision Matrix

By |2019-09-09T19:31:31-04:00November 29th, 2015|

By: Carolee Colter & Jeanie Wells   When an organization is going through rapid change, roles within the organization change, too, and not always in a consciously thought-through manner. Expansions can result in forming new layers of positions. For example, opening a second store creates the necessity for new approaches to buying. Relocating to a new facility with a much-expanded food service leads to [...]

26th May, 2022

General Manager Development Program Supports New and Veteran GMs

By |2022-05-31T09:48:15-04:00May 26th, 2022|

Managing a food co-op takes a large and varied set of skills, some of which even a highly talented general manager might need help developing. With an updated curriculum and a roster of talented instructors, the GM Development Program provides both new and veteran GMs with the support and the tools they need to successfully manage and lead their food co-op.

1st Feb, 2022

Supporting New General Managers

By |2022-03-02T08:15:38-05:00February 1st, 2022|

When a co-op board hires a new general manager, the directors know that there’s seldom an “ideal candidate” out there waiting. Instead, they choose the candidate who offers the best potential to meet the specific qualifications that the board has decided will advance the vision for their co-op. Since boards often realize that their new general manager may be lacking in certain key areas, they may look for resources to help mitigate the new leader’s deficits and build on their strengths.

21st Apr, 2020

Coaching for Excellence: Building a Support Team During Times of Crisis

By |2021-12-08T11:12:00-05:00April 21st, 2020|

Leading a purpose-driven organization takes work and vision — and it’s worth the hustle. But nobody said it was easy. In uncertain times, especially, finding support is vital. Find your advocate in a coach. Columinate’s executive coaches zero-in on you — not your bottom line, not your people, not your operations (although all of those will benefit) — to encourage your fullest potential.

9th May, 2018

Capital Campaign Funding Builds Expansion Momentum

By |2022-01-18T10:22:28-05:00May 9th, 2018|

The town of Astoria, Oregon has a strong independent streak. While other nearby areas are overrun with chain stores, their town has not sustained that level of attention or development. That doesn’t mean the 10,000 people who live there don’t want nice amenities, efficiency and convenience. The difference is that they are willing to create those opportunities for development from within their own community.

Announcing: Mighty Community Markets, presented by Jeanie Wells.
Comprehensive, accessible training for small grocery stores.