Ken is a professional business consultant providing educational programs, financial and business process analysis, leadership development and executive coaching.
His three decades of rich vocational experiences lend insight and clarity to topics spanning the entire scope of product and sales, operational training, merchandising, marketing, finance and team development.
The in-person and online programs Ken develops and presents are specifically designed to bring an increased level of professionalism, enthusiasm and profitability to individuals and teams of any size.
Whatever the challenge, Ken Wilbanks will offer insights and creative solutions that help organizations establish and keep their competitive edge. From sales people to senior executives, team members at any level will be enriched by Ken’s dynamic programs.
Ken’s specialty – the lumber, building materials and home center industry.
As a veteran of Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ernst Home and Nursery, EBS Building Supply and other fine building material, hardware and lumber organizations throughout the nation, Ken understands the unique challenges found in every area of this challenging business, especially the complex and rich opportunities faced by multi-location mixed dealers in this time of unprecedented industry reinvention.
His career extends from entry level to executive responsibility. With over forty-five years in the industry, his varied experience in both pro and consumer sectors of the home channel, his mastery of the basics, and his dynamic communications style form a powerful catalyst for immediate and lasting transformation for individuals and organizations of any size.
I want to give a shout out to Mr. Ken for being the guest speaker and enlightening our own hotel team throughout his stay. I am a bit jealous that your team was able to soak up such amazing and crucial awareness of what It takes from each of us individually to keep a company running for long term benefits.
Kevin Nall was managing our Freer location at the time he attended your first seminar with us. One of his major takeaways was “find your spot on the floor.” Kevin has been doing it for 10 years and is now our Merchandise Manager. When I recently mentioned how he used your phrase “find your spot on the floor” he replied, “ I still do!”
Your teaching phrases and tools have stuck with us. Classic behaviors for building a good culture. Thank you, sir!
Ken Wilbanks is an amazingly gifted individual. His byline of “Advisor, Educator and Coach” is a most fitting description of what he does better than most – yet it does not even begin to describe “who” Ken is. A man of stalwart character, Ken is deeply compassionate, giving graciously and abundantly to those in his community and life circle, committed to lifting up everyone he encounters, undergirding those willing to “walk the walk” to reach their fullest potential, and drawing out the best in each person and organization that has the good fortune of partnering with him in reshaping their future. I am proud to regard Ken as a great friend and brother and can never thank him enough for the positive influence he has had on my life.
Ken was the spark that ignited an organization to reach past its potential. And that fire still very much burns today. Thank you very much Ken for helping HPM get to the next level in its evolution. I am thankful for your influence in helping me grow as a human being and many others across HPM.
Ken’s experience & wealth of knowledge of the building material industry has helped me work through multiple issues and different scenarios. It has been very helpful to talk things through with someone that understands what you are going through, because he has either gone through it himself, or has helped someone go through it already.
I am certain that Ken’s ‘always positive energy’ is the main reason why folks like having him around their employees. He is a virus that kills complacency and motivates the soul.
Ken, thank you for your time last week. We left very uplifted with many ideas of how to change our operation and philosophy. We spent most of the 3 hour trip discussing what we have learned and ideas for implementing.
Ken is a very dynamic individual and brings a lot of aggressiveness to the leadership/sales side of the business. Alexander Lumber got really good at being defensive with our strategies and frugal with our overhead. We have since begun to change our company’s vision to more of a proactive sales-driven model and we are starting to see positive growth not because of the economy but more so because of our habits. Ken is the reason we’ve seen success with this new model. I would not only recommend Ken Wilbanks for any facilitator position but also as a business consultant.