You Can Achieve Anything in 5 Years

And we're here to help you get there...


Reaching your goals depends on a few key things.

1. Leverage

2. Leadership

3. Longevity

4. Legacy

I have been lucky enough to grow more in the last 10 years of my life than ever before and I owe it all to those four things. I’ve also built relationships with some of the brightest minds in real estate and we've built Growthward Consulting to help you grow more than you ever have too.

Rest assured that we’ve been where you are and can show you the path forward. We're committed to making a lasting impact in your life.

And if your committed to reaching your goals, I invite you register for a free consultation.

You'll meet with our Vice President, Shana Ackles, to create a plan to reach your goals. Once we've created your plan, we can help execute that plan if you like.

We have options for every person, business, and budget. AND don't worry, your consultation is just that  - a consultation.

We're here to help!

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 
Schedule a Consulation

Brought to you by...

 

Kristan has 36 years of real estate experience and her team, The Kristan Cole Network, sells more than 2000 homes a year.

Shana Ackles, VP of Growthward Consulting

Shana has over 20 years of experience doing nearly every job in real estate and most recently she helped grow a brokerage from 200 to 400 agents.

Kristan Cole


 

Shana Ackles


 

Stacey Essers Five-Star Review

Stacey Esser

"I coach with Kristan personally and run a team in New Jersey. We've been in the top 1% of our market for almost 10 years now and I'm always looking for a competitive edge.

That's why I love Kristan and her team. They are leaders in the industry and she helps me stay on top of my game so that I constantly improve, do a better job for my clients, and sell more homes!"

Barb Huntleys Five-Start Review

Alison Bradley

"Shana is marvelously committed to those she works with and the causes to which she chooses to devote her time. When she decides she's going to do something, she does it with an all encompassing passion.

I have personally seen the great work that Shana does and the affect she can have on a team and a business."

Schedule a Free Consultation

There's a Lot to Work On

Growthward Consulting is more than just accountability and systems. View our menu of services to get an idea of how we can help...

Performance Consulting

Strategic planning to achieve your goals with personal and professional accountability. Performance coaching will stretch your ability and push you forward.

Executive Consulting

Designed for anyone that wants to gain self awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives and unlock their true potential.

Career Consulting

Practice your skills, mindset, and disciplines with an expert in your field and clearly define your career path to accomplish your goals.

Life Consulting

Clarify your goals, not just as an entrepreneur, in your whole life, so we can identify obstacles that are holding you back and create strategies to work past them.

Business Consulting

Business coaching is tailored to the individual/team to ensure a company is operating effectively and efficiently for sustained business growth.

Employee Consulting

Designed to address performance needs, requirements, and process for achievement. Within the company thru meeting and exceeding role expectations.

Schedule a Free Consulation

Marcy Singleton

"Shana is an inspiring leader and friend. I met her 8 years ago.... we both worked at the same office and became friends quickly. Shana was the team leader in Alaska and I always paid close attention to how professional she was with the agents in the office. Being a Team Leader is difficult and Shana did it with grace.

Later in my career I became a team leader too and really leaned on her during that time. I remember calling her out of the blue, often, to ask for help and she always made time for me. No matter what she had going on, she always made time for everyone... That's difficult to find in our industry and I admire Shana for it.

If I had to describe her in one word, I'd use the word "present" because she makes people feel like they are the most important thing when she's with them."

Meet Your Consulting Team

Shana Ackles

Vice President

Shana is on a mission to leave an impact on others and that has pushed her to grow as an entrepreneur and leader. She started her career as an administrative assistant over 20 years ago and has done virtually every job in real estate. From a top producing agent to most recently, she was on the Leadership team for Keller Williams Alaska Group for 7 years, during that time sharing in the growth from 200 to over 400 agents and a thriving culture of productivity and service.

She has a unique view of business development because of her diverse professional background. Throughout her career she has studied the mindset, habits, and systems required to build a successful business, regardless of industry. Shana believes that your business will grow to the extent that you do. On average, her consulting clients have seen year-over-year business growth of 30%. More importantly they have found deep satisfaction from their careers because of the balance that Shana has helped them introduce into their lives.

Shana is a board member for the Christopher Walden Foundation of Hope with a mission to provide addiction recovery and rehabilitation facilities. Shana also has three beautiful daughters, two grandchildren and a mini Aussie named Lucy. Living in Alaska nearly her entire life, Shana is a bit of a health and fitness nut, and a lover of the outdoors.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 
 

Luis Carmona

Lead Growth Consultant

Luis Started his real estate career in Los Angeles during 2007 at the onset of the financial crisis. During his first few years in the business he represented bank REOs and helped clients with loan modifications and short sales. Since then he has built a real estate team that specializes in complex transactions, investments, and creating win-win solutions.

He’s also completed 40 fix-and-flip projects in the ultra-competitive LA market. Now he uses that experience to help investors source, analyze and manage remodel investment projects.

He also owns a tax resolution company and a construction company, is the Director of Expansion for a nationwide real estate network and is the President of the Los Feliz Lions Club, a local nonprofit organization.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Joe Quattrucci

Lead Sales Management Consultant

Joe was born and raised in Portland, Maine and upon graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Marines. He served nearly ten years on active duty as an air traffic controller.

Then, Joe moved back to Maine and began his career in real estate. He quickly started investing in real estate and completed several fix and flip projects in his first year. After just one year in the business, Joe accepted a position as the Market Center Productivity Coach and grew his coaching program to 70 agents selling 30+ homes per month.

Now, Joe is KCN’s Director of Growth. He creates more efficient and effective training and onboarding processes and is focused on increasing agent production.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 
 

 

Teagen Tanner

Lead Event Consultant

Teagen has been organizing and hosting events for 10 years and she’s held many other administrative positions including Interim Director of Operations.

She’s currently the Director of Events for The Kristan Cole Network and regularly plans events for up to 400 people. Recently she’s built organizational systems to help Kristan hold events despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

She’s also the Founding CEO of Helmets On Heads, a non-profit dedicated to spread awareness about the importance of safety for extreme sports enthusiasts. Her organization helps others avoid injuries that come from riding without a helmet and provides helmets to those who need them.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation

Chase Delperdang

Lead Productivity Consultant

Chase spent 15 years as a pastor and speaker that worked with students and grew established churches. Most recently he served as the CEO/Team Leader for Keller Williams Southern Arizona. Now he's the Director of Growth for Team Integrity and he is an expert at increasing agent productivity. The agents he coaches at Team Integrity are on track to close 700 transactions in 2020.

Chase is a San Diego native and 3rd generation real estate businessman. He has lived in Tucson for over two decades and is happily married to his wife Jennie with 3 children. His passion is leading trips to Mexico to build houses for families living in poverty through 1Mission where he is a board member.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 
 

Jenny Adams

Lead Operational Consultant

Jenny Adams brings a wealth of operational experience to Growthward Consulting. She has spent 9 years working in nearly every position on the operational side of real estate. She’s currently the Director of Operations for Team Integrity and oversees over 700 transactions each year.

She is a master at creating systems, models, policies and procedures required for a rapidly growing business. She has been with the team since day one and has a deep understanding of what it takes to start a highly productive and profitable real estate sales team.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Patrick James

Lead Growth Consultant

Born and raised in Anchorage, Patrick is proudly a 4th generation Alaskan. He grew up in a supportive family where integrity, love, and support were core to his family values. He currently  lives in Denver with his family.

Business Growth Specialist and Real Estate Consultant for top agents. He is blessed to be a Realtor Consultant who specializes in consulting top single agents and teams with 30-60-90 success plans to complement existing business plans!! A Realtor since 2006, from being a top single agent to owning/operating a high-performing real estate team to leadership roles. 2001-2005 he was in the leasing and property management in Tampa, as a top leasing agent and leading teams. 2005-2008 he operated and managed a state-of-the-art storage company which led him into residential real estate sales. Even during the Great Recession, he achieved incredible success because of coaching and networking relationships. For the past 4.6 years, he led and coached the top Realtors at KW Executives in Denver, Colorado, as a Team Leader, which was an incredible life-changing experience. Throughout these roles, he has been blessed with incredible relationships and life-long friends. From both personal experience and international network, he understands the opportunities and the obstacles that he faces and how to succeed through strengths. Customizable Consulting Plans are open to all real estate brokers and brokerages.

Schedule a Free Consultation
 

Consulting vs. Coaching

Simply put coaching requires you to explore possibilities and consulting provides you with possibilities. Consulting gives us the opportunity to genuinely help our clients and make an impact on their lives.

Each of our consultants possess the expertise and skill to assist you in achieving your goals. Our consultants take into account the whole picture. That means they ask you about your professional life, your personal life, and everything in between. They understand that your business and life will grow to the extent that you do.

Whether its a one-hour phone call, ongoing relationship, or business planning clinic for your entire team - Growthward Consulting is designed to give you only what you need and nothing more. Sometimes growing your business requires you to ask yourself hard questions and do some soul searching. Sometimes it doesn't. At Growthward Consulting we can help you identify the difference and guide you along your journey.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Reviews and Recommendations

Dar Waldens Five Star Review of Growthward Consulting

Dar Walden

"Shana is a logical, inspirational and genuinely kind human being.

I met her because she was the broker in my Market Center in Alaska. Our team sells 500-600 homes a year and I don't often need to speak to a broker, but when I did, Shana always had a logical point of view. There wasn't a problem that she and I couldn't solve together.

For example, there was an instance where a high-profile deal went south. I was working with two powerful parties and one of them was unhappy with how the deal turned out and threatened to sue. I brought the problem to Shana and she went with me to meet with the sellers and find a resolution. It's that sort of dedication that sets Shana apart from others.

She also has an understanding of how humans work and can cast a vision for you that you might not see. That's why she's an amazing consultant... because after she paints a vision for you, she has a way of encouraging you so that you overcome your fear of failure and reach your vision.

Shana has done exactly that for me and helped paint the vision for the Christopher Walden House of Hope, an addiction-recovery/rehabilitation facility we're starting in honor of my son. And in all honesty, I could not have done it without her. She took the time to understand what I wanted to do, encouraged me to overcome my fear of failure, and kept me focused on our goal of completing the Christopher Walden House of Hope by September 21st, 2021.

She has taken the bull by the horns and been a constant source of optimism, logic, and positivity throughout one the most difficult projects of my life.

If you get the opportunity to consult with Shana, take it. She has a clear picture of life and brings positivity wherever she goes. If she wasn't my close friend I would hire her as my consultant and you should too."

Matt Dimmick

"I have been working with Shana Ackles for many years, in many capacities.

She is an extremely intelligent, hard working, and most of all caring person. I have seen Shana work tirelessly on fundraising, culture building, and coaching. Her care for others is always evident.

Shana would be an awesome addition to any leadership, consulting or coaching team. She has always gone above and beyond. Also, she is one of the few people, that I can text at 5 am and she responds enthusiastically."

Alison Bradley

"Shana is marvelously committed to those she works with and the causes to which she chooses to devote her time. When she decides she's going to do something, she does it with an all encompassing passion.

I have personally seen the great work that Shana does and the affect she can have on a team and a business. When Shana came to Keller Williams as a productivity coach many years ago, she filled a gap in the delivery of our value proposition and a leadership role on our team. During our time working together we were able to leave an impact on the Alaska Market Center that I believe is still evident today.

We wanted Shana to be a part of our team because she had a reputation of integrity, performance, and excellent customer service not just with those who worked with her - but her competitors as well."

Barb Huntley

"Shana has a love for people and a drive to grow. I have known her since she started her career in real estate over 20 years ago. When we met, I was her sales manager. Since then she has been my Team Leader and I have been her Operating Principal. It has been a real pleasure to watch Shana grow her career in real estate. I'm a high D and I've always respected Shana because if there's something that needs to get done, she's the person that gets it done."

Schedule a Free Consultation

You Can Achieve Anything in 5 Years

And we're here to help you get there...


Reaching your goals depends on a few simple things.

1. Leverage

2. Leadership

3. Longevity

4. Legacy

I have been lucky enough to grow more in the last 10 years of my life than ever before and I owe it all to those four things. I’ve also built relationships with some of the brightest minds in real estate and we've built Growthward Consulting to help you grow more than you ever have too.

Rest assured that we’ve been where you are and can show you the path forward. We're committed to making a lasting impact in your life.

And if your committed to reaching your goals, I invite you register for a free consultation.

You'll meet with our Vice President, Shana Ackles, to create a plan to reach your goals. Once we've created your plan, we can help execute that plan if you like.

We have options for every person, business, and budget. AND don't worry, your consultation is just that  - a consultation.

We're here to help!

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 
Schedule a Free Consultation

Brought to you by...


 

Kristan Cole, Chairman of Growthward Consulting

Kristan has 36 years of real estate experience and her team, The Kristan Cole Network, sells more than 2000 homes a year.

Kristan Cole


 

Shana Ackles, VP Growthward Consulting

Shana has over 20 years of experience doing nearly every job in real estate and most recently she helped grow a brokerage from 200 to 400 agents.

Shana Ackles


 

Stacey Essers Five-Star Review

Stacey Esser

"I coach with Kristan personally and run a team in New Jersey. We've been in the top 1% of our market for almost 10 years now and I'm always looking for a competitive edge.

That's why I love Kristan and her team. They are leaders in the industry and she helps me stay on top of my game so that I constantly improve, do a better job for my clients, and sell more homes!"

Barb Huntleys Five-Start Review

Alison Bradley

"Shana is marvelously committed to those she works with and the causes to which she chooses to devote her time. When she decides she's going to do something, she does it with an all encompassing passion.

I have personally seen the great work that Shana does and the affect she can have on a team and a business."

Schedule a Free Consultation

There's a Lot to Work On

Growthward Consulting is more than just accountability and systems. View our menu of services to get an idea of how we can help...

Performance Consulting

Strategic planning to achieve your goals with personal and professional accountability. Performance coaching will stretch your ability and push you forward.

Executive Consulting

Designed for anyone that wants to gain self awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives and unlock their true potential.

Career Consulting

Practice your skills, mindset, and disciplines with an expert in your field and clearly define your career path to accomplish your goals.

Life Consulting

Clarify your goals, not just as an entrepreneur, in your whole life, so we can identify obstacles that are holding you back and create strategies to work past them.

Business Consulting

Business coaching is tailored to the individual/team to ensure a company is operating effectively and efficiently for sustained business growth.

Employee Consulting

Designed to address performance needs, requirements, and process for achievement. Within the company thru meeting and exceeding role expectations.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Marcy Singleton

"Shana is an inspiring leader and friend. I met her 8 years ago.... we both worked at the same office and became friends quickly. Shana was the team leader in Alaska and I always paid close attention to how professional she was with the agents in the office. Being a Team Leader is difficult and Shana did it with grace.

Later in my career I became a team leader too and really leaned on her during that time. I remember calling her out of the blue, often, to ask for help and she always made time for me. No matter what she had going on, she always made time for everyone... That's difficult to find in our industry and I admire Shana for it.

If I had to describe her in one word, I'd use the word "present" because she makes people feel like they are the most important thing when she's with them."

Meet Your Consulting Team

 

Shana Ackles

Vice President


Shana is on a mission to leave an impact on others and that has pushed her to grow as an entrepreneur and leader. She started her career as an administrative assistant over 20 years ago and has done virtually every job in real estate. From a top producing agent to most recently, she was on the Leadership team for Keller Williams Alaska Group for 7 years, during that time sharing in the growth from 200 to over 400 agents and a thriving culture of productivity and service.

She has a unique view of business development because of her diverse professional background. Throughout her career she has studied the mindset, habits, and systems required to build a successful business, regardless of industry. Shana believes that your business will grow to the extent that you do. On average, her consulting clients have seen year-over-year business growth of 30%. More importantly they have found deep satisfaction from their careers because of the balance that Shana has helped them introduce into their lives.

Shana is a board member for the Christopher Walden Foundation of Hope with a mission to provide addiction recovery and rehabilitation facilities. Shana also has three beautiful daughters, two grandchildren and a mini Aussie named Lucy. Living in Alaska nearly her entire life, Shana is a bit of a health and fitness nut, and a lover of the outdoors.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 

Luis Carmona

Lead Growth Consultant


Luis Started his real estate career in Los Angeles during 2007 at the onset of the financial crisis. During his first few years in the business he represented bank REOs and helped clients with loan modifications and short sales. Since then he has built a real estate team that specializes in complex transactions, investments, and creating win-win solutions.

He’s also completed 40 fix-and-flip projects in the ultra-competitive LA market. Now he uses that experience to help investors source, analyze and manage remodel investment projects.

He also owns a tax resolution company and a construction company, is the Director of Expansion for a nationwide real estate network and is the President of the Los Feliz Lions Club, a local nonprofit organization.

Schedule a Free Consultation
 

Joe Quattrucci

Lead Sales Management Consultant


Joe was born and raised in Portland, Maine and upon graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Marines. He served nearly ten years on active duty as an air traffic controller.

Then, Joe moved back to Maine and began his career in real estate. He quickly started investing in real estate and completed several fix and flip projects in his first year. After just one year in the business, Joe accepted a position as the Market Center Productivity Coach and grew his coaching program to 70 agents selling 30+ homes per month.

Now, Joe is KCN’s Director of Growth. He creates more efficient and effective training and onboarding processes and is focused on increasing agent production.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 

Teagen Tanner

Lead Event Consultant


Teagen has been organizing and hosting events for 10 years and she’s held many other administrative positions including Interim Director of Operations.

She’s currently the Director of Events for The Kristan Cole Network and regularly plans events for up to 400 people. Recently she’s built organizational systems to help Kristan hold events despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

She’s also the Founding CEO of Helmets On Heads, a non-profit dedicated to spread awareness about the importance of safety for extreme sports enthusiasts. Her organization helps others avoid injuries that come from riding without a helmet and provides helmets to those who need them.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 

Chase Delperdang

Lead Productivity Consultant


Chase spent 15 years as a pastor and speaker that worked with students and grew established churches. Most recently he served as the CEO/Team Leader for Keller Williams Southern Arizona. Now he's the Director of Growth for Team Integrity and he is an expert at increasing agent productivity. The agents he coaches at Team Integrity are on track to close 700 transactions in 2020.

Chase is a San Diego native and 3rd generation real estate businessman. He has lived in Tucson for over two decades and is happily married to his wife Jennie with 3 children. His passion is leading trips to Mexico to build houses for families living in poverty through 1Mission where he is a board member.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation
 

Jenny Adams

Lead Operational Consultant


Jenny Adams brings a wealth of operational experience to Growthward Consulting. She has spent 9 years working in nearly every position on the operational side of real estate. She’s currently the Director of Operations for Team Integrity and oversees over 700 transactions each year.

She is a master at creating systems, models, policies and procedures required for a rapidly growing business. She has been with the team since day one and has a deep understanding of what it takes to start a highly productive and profitable real estate sales team.

Schedule a Free Consultation
 

Patrick James

Lead Growth Consultant


Born and raised in Anchorage, Patrick is proudly a 4th generation Alaskan. He grew up in a supportive family where integrity, love, and support were core to his family values. He currently  lives in Denver with his family. Patrick has run a top producing team and has more than 20 years of real estate experience. Currently he is the  CEO of his local brokerage where he helps his agents sell more homes year after year through cutting edge training and an energetic office environment.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Consulting vs. Coaching


 

Simply put coaching requires you to explore possibilities and consulting provides you with possibilities. Consulting gives us the opportunity to genuinely help our clients and make an impact on their lives.

Each of our consultants possess the expertise and skill to assist you in achieving your goals. Our consultants take into account the whole picture. That means they ask you about your professional life, your personal life, and everything in between. They understand that your business and life will grow to the extent that you do.

Whether its a one-hour phone call, ongoing relationship, or business planning clinic for your entire team - Growthward Consulting is designed to give you only what you need and nothing more. Sometimes growing your business requires you to ask yourself hard questions and do some soul searching. Sometimes it doesn't. At Growthward Consulting we can help you identify the difference and guide you along your journey.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Reviews and Recommendations

Dar Waldens Five Star Review of Growthward Consulting

Dar Walden

"Shana is a logical, inspirational and genuinely kind human being.

I met her because she was the broker in my Market Center in Alaska. Our team sells 500-600 homes a year and I don't often need to speak to a broker, but when I did, Shana always had a logical point of view. There wasn't a problem that she and I couldn't solve together.

For example, there was an instance where a high-profile deal went south. I was working with two powerful parties and one of them was unhappy with how the deal turned out and threatened to sue. I brought the problem to Shana and she went with me to meet with the sellers and find a resolution. It's that sort of dedication that sets Shana apart from others.

She also has an understanding of how humans work and can cast a vision for you that you might not see. That's why she's an amazing consultant... because after she paints a vision for you, she has a way of encouraging you so that you overcome your fear of failure and reach your vision.

Shana has done exactly that for me and helped paint the vision for the Christopher Walden House of Hope, an addiction-recovery/rehabilitation facility we're starting in honor of my son. And in all honesty, I could not have done it without her. She took the time to understand what I wanted to do, encouraged me to overcome my fear of failure, and kept me focused on our goal of completing the Christopher Walden House of Hope by September 21st, 2021.

She has taken the bull by the horns and been a constant source of optimism, logic, and positivity throughout one the most difficult projects of my life.

If you get the opportunity to consult with Shana, take it. She has a clear picture of life and brings positivity wherever she goes. If she wasn't my close friend I would hire her as my consultant and you should too."

Matt Dimmick

"I have been working with Shana Ackles for many years, in many capacities.

She is an extremely intelligent, hard working, and most of all caring person. I have seen Shana work tirelessly on fundraising, culture building, and coaching. Her care for others is always evident.

Shana would be an awesome addition to any leadership, consulting or coaching team. She has always gone above and beyond. Also, she is one of the few people, that I can text at 5 am and she responds enthusiastically."

Alison Bradley

"Shana is marvelously committed to those she works with and the causes to which she chooses to devote her time. When she decides she's going to do something, she does it with an all encompassing passion.

I have personally seen the great work that Shana does and the affect she can have on a team and a business. When Shana came to Keller Williams as a productivity coach many years ago, she filled a gap in the delivery of our value proposition and a leadership role on our team. During our time working together we were able to leave an impact on the Alaska Market Center that I believe is still evident today.

We wanted Shana to be a part of our team because she had a reputation of integrity, performance, and excellent customer service not just with those who worked with her - but her competitors as well."

Barb Huntley

"Shana has a love for people and a drive to grow. I have known her since she started her career in real estate over 20 years ago. When we met, I was her sales manager. Since then she has been my Team Leader and I have been her Operating Principal. It has been a real pleasure to watch Shana grow her career in real estate. I'm a high D and I've always respected Shana because if there's something that needs to get done, she's the person that gets it done."

Schedule a Free Consultation