For 22 years, The Resultants have been privileged to serve entrepreneurial owners and their leadership teams as facilitators, advisors and coaches. Learn more about how it all began and view some of the highlights that brought us here.
Steve and Terri Wilcox founded Resultants For Business, Inc.® (RFB) in 1999, after 25 years of developing, growing and selling multiple businesses of their own. True entrepreneurs with a passion for business, they set out to help other owners get what they want out of their business – both personally and professionally. Having been on all levels of the entrepreneurial playing field, they understand and appreciate the unique needs of owners and the teams they rely on. Incorporating time-tested concepts, systems and tools from the likes of Jim Collins, Verne Harnish and Patrick Lencioni, the Wilcox’s launched a non-traditional business advisory firm that has served hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals over the years.
From its inception, RFB sought to fill a void in the marketplace created by “traditional business consultants” who focused exclusively on Strategic Planning and neglected the most important part of all… the implementation or the strategic EXECUTION of the plan. The Wilcox’s positioned RFB as the Team Behind Your Team™, coaching leadership beyond the planning process, diving into the “trenches” and delivering a proven system with customized tools for developing high-performing teams.
Steve explains, “Looking back, I remember how much I wanted to help entrepreneurs and their families leverage their businesses to make a difference, not only for themselves, but for others. As we’ve grown and evolved, our foundational core values have helped guide us and have attracted like-minded team members and partners. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing and we’ve hit the ceiling ourselves so many times that you’d think we’d have permanent concussions. But that’s the unique gift most entrepreneurs have in common … we bounce back. We learn, grow, re-invent, rebuild, find new momentum, push boundaries and break through barriers. And we proudly redefine ‘resiliency’ as we go.”
After a little over a decade of serving clients, Steve was challenged by a long-time business associate as to the future state of the firm … would he and Terri simply close the doors someday, or would they expand, bring on partners and create a transferrable asset? Steve says this question hit him like a lightning bolt between the eyes. It prompted him to re-examine and re-imagine his vision for the company. This was the catalyst that triggered the evolution of today’s scalable firm model and cloud-based service platform.
And what a journey it has been! The team has grown as we’ve expanded our services and our reach. Our passion for business and improving the lives of those we serve remains stronger than ever and we are excited for all that the future holds. Marking our 20th Anniversary in 2019, we freshened up our look and trimmed down our name to The Resultants™. Of course, The Resultants are still “FOR” Business. That will never change.
April 1, 1999
Our first client engagement kicks off (no foolin’). Our name was created because Steve and Terri did not want to be consultants (defined as individuals who step in to do projects and hand off binders full of strategic advice for a fee). We’re all about building long term relationships with owners and understand what it’s like to walk in their shoes.