Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Wow! What a year! On behalf of The Rainmaker Companies, I want to take a moment to thank all of our clients, friends, resource members and colleagues as we reflect on the events of the past year. As I write this, I am sitting in our new office space with gorgeous views of Nashville’s midtown with visions of upcoming innovation and strategic planning sessions held right here in our new state-of-the-art training facility. I think of The Rainmaker Academy students and the Enterprise Worldwide members, the niche association members and forward-thinking firms gathering with one common goal – to raise their own bars. The future of the profession is bright and I am thrilled that we can be a part of it.
This year proved to be one full of change and excitement here at Rainmaker. Our mission is transformation and this year has been full of both internal and external transformation. In the past year, we have grown and expanded in each of our service lines. We had record attendance at our NicheWorks Conference this fall, as well as strong attendance and feedback from our SuperConference, our International Services Forum and our various fly-in meetings. We’re thrilled that our events are meeting, and exceeding, our clients’ expectations.
We launched customized business development, leadership, women initiative, and facilitation and communication programs for top firms on the cutting edge. We introduced a niche growth playbook, new consulting packages, new specific member groups and conference tracks. We have continued to develop and update curriculum with our continued goal to help firms win in the marketplace by equipping them with the tools, training, community and support they need to be successful. We even grew our own internal team by adding talent with diverse backgrounds from across the country.
So, what does the future look like? We have some great ideas and big things in the works. We can’t wait to share them with all of you in 2016. This next year will prove to be even bigger, and we hope you stick around to see what’s in store and get involved! Thank you for your support and for allowing us into your firm to help you innovate and grow. We truly appreciate you and everyone on your team. Again, we wouldn’t be where we are without the support of each of you.
Many thanks and Happy Holidays to all!
Angie Grissom, President
The Rainmaker Companies