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We've helped dropzones and manufacturers of all sizes grow and steer their skydiving businesses. We're proud of the work we've accomplished with our clients, and we're honored to share their testimonials and reviews with you!

Greg Upper, Triangle Skydiving

Triangle Skydiving Center | Consulting

"If you need help Improving your business, give James a call...YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......:-)"

WOW what an Amazing afternoon and evening we had with James La Barrie from Beyond Marketing ... We're officially working with James to improve our customer service so as not to just "Satisfy" our customers, but to "AMAZE" them......Our goal has always been to have great customer service, but I think James is going to help us take it to the next level.....Keep your eyes open for some improvements that we'll be making to our processes over the coming weeks and see if you're not as Impressed as I am......

If you need help Improving your business, give James a call...YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......:-)

Nick Wimmer, Camp Canaan

Canaan Zip Lining | Workshops

"James helped remind our team that our customer, our camper, our adventure participant should be at the center of everything that we do. He taught us that our marketing edge in a competitive world is great customer service-- not slick advertising."

James La Barrie gave new life to our organization! When we brought James in to consult with our management team we were in that four-year rut of operational burnout and exhaustion that companies typically fall into. We were stretched thin and struggling to keep things fresh and creative in our programs.

James understood where we were as a small non-profit camp and retreat center and quickly assessed both our greatest weaknesses and our potential strengths in an effort to help us see the best version of our organization. His method is simple but effective in that we take an honest evaluation of who we are and what we do and make sure that this fits with the audience we are serving. Then James began to help us work through the "How" we do what we do by creating efficient systems that we can deliver on consistently every time.

James helped remind our team that our customer, our camper, our adventure participant should be at the center of everything that we do. He taught us that our marketing edge in a competitive world is great customer service-- not slick advertising. He motivated and inspired our team to think differently about what we do and how we do it and helped us connect it all back to our vision of why we started the organization in the first place.

Working with James has been a remarkable milestone in our company's journey. Through his consultation, training and coaching we have experienced a dynamic shift in our work culture and gained new perspective on how we can deliver excellence in everything we do.

Melissa Nelson Lowe

"Even though I was the daughter of a man (Roger Nelson) who pioneered how we perceive skydiving from the 'tent-and-trailer' to the 'resort-like' facilities, I know times have changed and there's always room to learn. With the encouragement of my husband, I recently attended James La Barrie's, "DZ Marketing Mastermind" seminar and was simply - amazed!"

Even though I was the daughter of a man (Roger Nelson) who pioneered how we perceive skydiving from the 'tent-and-trailer' to the 'resort-like' facilities, I know times have changed and there's always room to learn. With the encouragement of my husband, I recently attended James La Barrie's, "DZ Marketing Mastermind" seminar and was simply - amazed!

From the moment I signed up, James personally made sure that I had my accommodations squared away and offered himself to help if I needed anymore logistical help with my trip. He also provided plenty of information beforehand including hotel information, directions, parking information and food.

James gave an engaging presentation in a comfortable conference room conveniently located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The information is designed to help Drop Zone Owners see the current marketing trends and how to create an attractive culture for their businesses to grow. Not only was his seminar impressive, he followed up with us to see how we were moving forward with the new information. James also is a wealth of information and freely gives tips in his blog.

As a long time professional skydiver, I am so happy to see someone spreading this kind of information to drop zones to re-think strategy in an era where skydiving is experiencing so many changes with social media and skydiving as a sport becoming more established.

If you are a Drop Zone Owner or Manager or Marketer, this seminar is worth every dollar! Be prepared to be amazed!

Andy Simmons, San Jose Skydiving Ctr

San Jose Skydiving Center | Web Design

"Your team has helped my business achieve what feels like an overnight success. With your help, on our second full month of being in business, we were able to turn a profit in April. Out of the red and into the black in two months, I am amazed! I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship between our businesses."

I would like to thank you... While I felt that I was prepared to start an aviation based business and accept all of the heavy costs and challenges of dealing with large government agencies, I was not well prepared to handle all of the intricacies associated with actually getting customers into my storefront.

After reading numerous articles written by the Beyond Marketing team I was privileged enough to hear James La Barrie speak at a small personalized venue in New York. The concepts in Beyond Marketing's articles and the passion expressed in James's presentation truly resonated with me and seamlessly coincided with the vision that I had for my business. When I contacted James and began working with the Beyond Marketing team I realized two very important facts. I first noticed that the marketing world is complex and ever-changing and unless marketing is your field of expertise you will find yourself struggling to stay up to date with the effective trends.

I also noticed that I simply did not have enough hours in the day to cover all of the daily operations and still have time to market to new customers. I cannot imagine trying to do this without the Beyond Marketing team!

I would like to say thank you for taking this huge burden off of my shoulders. You have continually educated me along the way and helped me ask myself the right questions about how to proceed efficiently.

Your team has helped my business achieve what feels like an overnight success. With your help, on our second full month of being in business, we were able to turn a profit in April. Out of the red and into the black in two months, I am amazed!

I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship between our businesses.
Thanks again, -Andrew L. Simmons Owner of The San Jose Skydiving Center

Rob Libeau, Australian Parachute Federation

Australian Parachute Federation | Consulting

"The APF continues to appreciate our relationship with James and Beyond Marketing and absolutely recommends that if you are running a DZ, then you need a sit - down with James."

The Australian Parachute Federation was introduced to James by one of our members who saw one of his presentations overseas. Since that introduction, James has been integral to the strategies we are implementing to support the growth of our drop zones.

James and the Beyond Marketing Team quickly assessed the needs and trends of the Australian landscape and has helped to develop and deliver solid marketing strategies to APF organisations.

James has also been to the Australian Symposium on several occasions and delivered Keynote Speeches that have been thoroughly enjoyed and completely engaged by our members.

The APF continues to appreciate our relationship with James and Beyond Marketing and absolutely recommends that if you are running a DZ, then you need a sit - down with James.

Not only was your presentation spot on, but your real life experience and real time knowledge of dealing with a crisis situation have helped our newer team members and, even the more seasoned members such as myself... thank you for your professionalism, knowledge, and real world experience to help educate the team with an outside perspective to help us grow!

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