About Great Performances Group

Our Mission

Our mission as the Great Performances Group is to improve the lives of business owners and their communities by improving the success of their businesses. We believe that business is a primary contributor to the health of any community. We believe we can support business at every level, strategically and operationally, and in any place. Our daily work is to improve the profitability and accelerate the growth of our clients.

Our Clients

Not every client is a Great Performances client. For us to make the maximum difference we know there has to be a fit between us. If any of the following describe you, we can help you grow.


You are considering starting a business and understand that investing in training now will help you grow faster and minimize risks. It is estimated 80% of all businesses fail out of the gate. We can help you become one of the 20% that succeed.

We provide training in a growing number of communities and through distance education tools for any business owner who understands the need to master the five foundations of business: marketing, human resources, management, finances, and operations.

Coaching and Advising

Business Foundations Program – You are the owner of a newer business (less than 5 years) and you know that in order to grow you need to move from working in the business to working on the business. We help you maximize sales and profitability while laying the groundwork for growing your team. We help you develop tools like budgets and marketing strategies.

Business Growth Program – You are the owner of an established business with 3 – 5 years of consistent and even growing sales. You know that to take the next step you have to start delegating major functions in your business. We help you grow your team and your systems to maximize your internal capacity for growth. Budgets, marketing strategies, team development, standardized operations, manuals, training… we work with you to develop these tools.

Business Expansion Program – You have worked with us through level two, or you are the owner of a successful business that has been around for at least 5 – 10 years. You are ready to expand your business into new models or new markets. You understand and are looking for opportunities for non-linear growth and scaling.

At Great Performances Group, we help you develop greater momentum in your businesses by designing and implementing

  • healthy productive culture
  • solid written and software-supported systems
  • maximum alignment of mission, values, marketing, culture, and operations
  • opportunities for non-linear growth through franchising, licensing, and expansion into new markets (product or geograpy)
  • opportunities for external capital including equity partners, and major loans

Our Other Services

We undertake turn-arounds for organizations in trouble. We provide support in both the purchase and sale of businesses. We support employers in conflict with employees and former employees, and in developing respectful and productive workplace cultures in both unionized and non-unionized environments.

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Clemens, I have gained a healthy level of respect for the breadth of your business knowledge. A couple of months ago I retained you as a business coach. I run a strong business, but I have always had nagging doubts about the way I do things, and where my focus should be. You spent a great deal of time up front gaining an understanding of my business, as well as the industry as a whole and the environment I work in. Once you had that down, you turned your attention to me.I’m happy to say that I can now move forward with my business development, comfortable in the knowledge that the path I have chosen is the correct one. You have helped me to refine the focus of my clientele, recognize the market that has the highest potential for development, and bolster my brand and image.Thank you so much for all of the support and encouragement.

Michael Watkins

As my business and personal Coach, Clemens has moved me out of the realm of “comfortable” and into uncomfortable. It is during this state where I find my greatest occurrences of growth, both personally and professionally. Specifically, in the past 2 years he has recommended and directed me in implementing two very difficult changes which have had significant positive impacts in my life. I know without doubt that I would not have made these changes without Clemens’ expert advice and because of this I recommend him to all who seek such a professional. My life is so much better because of him.

Tony Joe

Then Clemens Rettich got up to speak – wow he was off to a fast start, challenging the old models of business, bringing us up to date and acknowledging the changes that are unfolding in our society and business relationships. It was stimulating, provocative and belief shattering! As you can imagine it also stirred quite the discussion after wards. Today I ordered Clemens book “Great Performances” I am inspired.

Geoffrey X Lane