“Qnity is just different. I take classes all the time, I seriously spend thousands and thousands of dollars on education. There is absolutely nothing out there like Qnity that understands visual and creative learning, and makes it all SO simple.”
Hear from Andrea Swanson, Owner of Taylor Stevens SalonSpa on her Qnity journey
As a stylist by training, and now as a business owner with a business partner who is not a stylist, I’ve always felt there was a disconnect on how to effectively deliver information – particularly related to the business side – to my team. We have always been great with systems, Strategies, 4Mat, you name it. While both of those are great, it still seemed like we weren’t connecting the information to the team. That was until I found Qnity.
Being an education junkie, I heard of Qnity several times through the grapevine. While I always heard great things, I honestly didn’t really “get” what it was until I experienced it firsthand. I took a leap of faith, and brought Qnity in privately to my business to work with my entire staff. Immediately I knew this was what was missing. Instantly, I saw the light-bulbs in my team and that the information was actually resonating. They finally were able to SEE it. My staff is growing financially and professionally; and as a business owner, this has allowed me to provide them with more opportunities for continued prosperity. There’s been so many other positive impacts, here’s just a few of the areas we’ve seen results in.
Communication: Transforming our morning huddles through use of the 9Grid
Literally right after the program, we implemented the 9Grid as a way to simplify and structure our daily morning huddles. It was so simple, but magical. Prior to Qnity, our morning huddles were SO analytical and linear. We changed the morning huddle to be on one single 9grid, and it was an INSTANT success. Everyone picked it up right away.
Execution: Simplifying our monthly meetings to follow the 8 Seasons Calendar
This is one of my FAVORITE things about Qnity. This system/tool was so simple and so intuitive for me. In the past, we used to do monthly meetings, and nothing would actually get done. Meetings would come so quickly that it felt like we were always pulling things out of left field. Moving to Qnity’s 8 Seasons, so 8 meetings – (which is about every 6 weeks) just makes so much sense. It follows a client and product lifestyle. Everyone is now connected to the “why” around this system, because there’s actually a sense of purpose for each meeting. It’s incredibly grounding for us. Our team used to DREAD meetings, but now following this system, my staff LOVES coming to them!
Engagement: ACCE-ing as a key part of our culture
Before Qnity, I would completely forget to acknowledge birthdays and anniversaries. By no means was this intentional, they would just go by unnoticed! After reaching a certain amount of employees, it just started getting lost. Qnity teaches the practice of ACCE-ing – Appreciate, Care, Challenge and Encourage. I began to structure this, including ALWAYS appreciating people on their anniversaries and birthdays. Now, ACCE is just a part of who we are. It doesn’t even have to be expensive! I am so organized with this now, I personally shop for them, and I never spend more than $10. Each person on my team has ZERO doubt they are appreciated. Qnity reminded me how much we as humans need be appreciated and cared for. Especially creative people. And it doesn’t have to be money! I may not always be able to pay my staff more money, but I can ALWAYS appreciate them. It’s really as simple as that.
Qnity is just different. I take classes all the time, I seriously spend thousands and thousands of dollars on education. There is absolutely nothing out there like Qnity that understands visual and creative learning, and makes it all SO simple. Some classes you go to once, and you take some good notes and that’s about it. With Qnity, it’s a constant learning and supportive environment, everything and everyone in the community supports one another. There will always be more to learn and more to grow with.
I recently became certified with Qnity as a certified trainer, so I can truly know the Qnity tools and curriculum inside out. The education is key and you can ALWAYS reintroduce Qnity in a different way. With the support Qnity gives, there’s so much information and there’s so much to give, and I am looking forward to continuing the Qnity journey within my business and as an individual.