After more than 25 years as a a successful manager and leader in high-tech, Dr. Kirch now focuses his passion for people and organizations to help entrepreneurs take their small businesses to the next level. The PROtivitySM Growth System is a unique blend of enhancing profit, accelerating productivity, and building robust business process for scale – all with the goal of putting more money in his clients’ pockets. His passion is to help serious small-business owners increase their overall revenue and profits using time-test strategies. As a certified facilitator of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People© for more than 20 years, he works alongside his clients to develop methodologies to implement these strategies in their business. He also helps devise robust business processes to enable scale for the small business owner – to break through what’s holding them back. And, he seamlessly moves between these coaching modalities of profit, productivity and process as fits his clients’ needs.
In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for The Gratitude Network (www.gratitude-network.org) – a leadership development organization which works with social entrepreneurs around the world to enable growth of these innovative companies that are changing the lives of children and youth everywhere.
Dr Kirch also has a passion for music and sings with the San Francisco-based a cappella chorus, the Fog City Singers. He has appeared on stage in local theater company productions and, when not busy with music, you can find him on his bicycle or on the golf course. He has been married to his wife, Donna, for more than 40 years and they have two wonderfully intelligent and talented daughters who are making their own way in the world.
Randy Haykin is a seasoned change agent and expert in coaching and growing companies, with over 35 years of experience in driving growth and development within for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. With a strong focus on gratitude and generosity, he has emerged as a prominent figure in nurturing and empowering impactful leaders.
Randy is widely recognized for his expertise in coaching high-impact CEOs. He chairs a group of CEOs, where he facilitates monthly meetings and offers personalized coaching to enhance their leadership skills. His coaching style emphasizes mental fitness, ensuring that CEOs and leaders cultivate a positive, productive, and impactful mindset.
As the founder of The Gratitude Network, a non-profit organization, Randy is deeply passionate about working with social entrepreneurs from around the world. Through this initiative, he provides invaluable support and guidance, helping these individuals realize their potential and foster positive change in society.
With a diverse portfolio, Randy has worked with over 120 entrepreneurial organizations as an investor, advisor, board member, and coach. He is renowned for his ability to connect great minds and mentor leaders with a growth mindset. His expertise encompasses vital areas such as sales and marketing, branding, fundraising, and vision/strategy development.
Furthermore, he has established the GOLD Program, which is dedicated to accelerating the development of high-performing leadership teams. Through this program, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience, helping organizations create strong and cohesive leadership structures that drive success.
Randy’s commitment to making a difference extends beyond the business realm. Through his work with The Gratitude Network and his passion for philanthropy, he actively contributes to creating a better world, using his expertise and resources to support social entrepreneurs and their initiatives.
Kevin has held executive positions in both large and small companies and in all cases, has driven dramatic growth at these firms.
At Xradia (acquired by ZEISS) and FEI (acquired by ThermoFisher), Kevin grew the business of each by more than 4X within 4 years. He led their entry into new markets and established efficient sales, marketing, and management systems that enabled these businesses to scale into the future.
Kevin also successfully pivoted ESI, KMLabs, and ZEISS into new markets, creating new business lines and implementing integrated sales and marketing channels that produced rapid sales increases.
Kevin holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.