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The Port X Journey with Dr. Dionne Kress

“I call this a journey of leadership, success, and gratification that has changed the lives of so many people.  When many organizations think of a leadership coach or a leadership retreat, they think of 1 off meetings and ask what is the ROI.  

When Port X was in its first year we saw great success, but also great chaos.  We quickly realized that we needed to bring order to that chaos and support the leadership team personally and professionally.  Over the next year we got everyone in their lanes and set an organization structure for success.  The Port X business and leadership team continued to flourish.  We realized that it was not just the leadership team who could benefit, but the entire organization.  We rolled it out to support the people.  Not just at work but helping them on their own personal journeys, some business and some personal.

Port X is now closing in on our 4th anniversary and we have more than doubled our revenue every year and will eclipse the $100 Million milestone in 2021.  Quite an impressive task for a bunch of hard working, get after it, doers.  No VC, no fancy degrees, just people on a mission to be the absolute best in their industry, while creating an aspirational brand, and changing lives.  

Dionne has helped me and helped the team stay on track, stick to the plan, be accountable, and lead with the heart.  It’s a story of massive success and we could not be more grateful for her help on this journey.  I have asked many, from people in the industry, to financial experts, to accountants if they have ever seen anything transform and grow like Port X Logistics.  The answer is always NO.

In my mind the keys to success have been keeping everything raw and real.  Dionne makes us do that.  Digging deep to help people accomplish amazing things over the long haul and maintaining everyone’s accountability.  Everything we do is HARD.  Its hard for a reason.  To help people realize they can accomplish amazing things.  For example our leadership retreats come with no guide, no fancy hotel, no boardroom.  They are held in the mountains of Montana and designed to push people mentally and physically.  You have to prepare for the 10 mile hike, prepare to sleep in the elements, carry all of your gear, and be prepared with our individual plans and stories to push Port X to new heights.  

The Port X Logistics journey has been the most amazing thing I have accomplished in my life.  We have stayed true to our declaration of independence, our business plan, and our success factors.  With Dionne helping us to navigate the journey I can certainly say we have accomplished what we have set out to do.  We have changed lives and laid the foundation for a very successful and sustainable company.  

Thank you Dee for helping us accomplish our goals.”

The Port X Journey with Dr. Dionne Kress (click to expand)

“I call this a journey of leadership, success, and gratification that has changed the lives of so many people.  When many organizations think of a leadership coach or a leadership retreat, they think of 1 off meetings and ask what is the ROI.  

When Port X was in its first year we saw great success, but also great chaos.  We quickly realized that we needed to bring order to that chaos and support the leadership team personally and professionally.  Over the next year we got everyone in their lanes and set an organization structure for success.  The Port X business and leadership team continued to flourish.  We realized that it was not just the leadership team who could benefit, but the entire organization.  We rolled it out to support the people.  Not just at work but helping them on their own personal journeys, some business and some personal.

Port X is now closing in on our 4th anniversary and we have more than doubled our revenue every year and will eclipse the $100 Million milestone in 2021.  Quite an impressive task for a bunch of hard working, get after it, doers.  No VC, no fancy degrees, just people on a mission to be the absolute best in their industry, while creating an aspirational brand, and changing lives.  

Dionne has helped me and helped the team stay on track, stick to the plan, be accountable, and lead with the heart.  It’s a story of massive success and we could not be more grateful for her help on this journey.  I have asked many, from people in the industry, to financial experts, to accountants if they have ever seen anything transform and grow like Port X Logistics.  The answer is always NO.

In my mind the keys to success have been keeping everything raw and real.  Dionne makes us do that.  Digging deep to help people accomplish amazing things over the long haul and maintaining everyone’s accountability.  Everything we do is HARD.  Its hard for a reason.  To help people realize they can accomplish amazing things.  For example our leadership retreats come with no guide, no fancy hotel, no boardroom.  They are held in the mountains of Montana and designed to push people mentally and physically.  You have to prepare for the 10 mile hike, prepare to sleep in the elements, carry all of your gear, and be prepared with our individual plans and stories to push Port X to new heights.  

The Port X Logistics journey has been the most amazing thing I have accomplished in my life.  We have stayed true to our declaration of independence, our business plan, and our success factors.  With Dionne helping us to navigate the journey I can certainly say we have accomplished what we have set out to do.  We have changed lives and laid the foundation for a very successful and sustainable company.  

Thank you Dee for helping us accomplish our goals.”

Brian Kempisty AKA BK
Founder, Port X Logistics

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The Port X Journey with Dr. Dionne Kress

“I call this a journey of leadership, success, and gratification that has changed the lives of so many people.  When many organizations think of a leadership coach or a leadership retreat, they think of 1 off meetings and ask what is the ROI.  

When Port X was in its first year we saw great success, but also great chaos.  We quickly realized that we needed to bring order to that chaos and support the leadership team personally and professionally.  Over the next year we got everyone in their lanes and set an organization structure for success.  The Port X business and leadership team continued to flourish.  We realized that it was not just the leadership team who could benefit, but the entire organization.  We rolled it out to support the people.  Not just at work but helping them on their own personal journeys, some business and some personal.

Port X is now closing in on our 4th anniversary and we have more than doubled our revenue every year and will eclipse the $100 Million milestone in 2021.  Quite an impressive task for a bunch of hard working, get after it, doers.  No VC, no fancy degrees, just people on a mission to be the absolute best in their industry, while creating an aspirational brand, and changing lives.  

Dionne has helped me and helped the team stay on track, stick to the plan, be accountable, and lead with the heart.  It’s a story of massive success and we could not be more grateful for her help on this journey.  I have asked many, from people in the industry, to financial experts, to accountants if they have ever seen anything transform and grow like Port X Logistics.  The answer is always NO.

In my mind the keys to success have been keeping everything raw and real.  Dionne makes us do that.  Digging deep to help people accomplish amazing things over the long haul and maintaining everyone’s accountability.  Everything we do is HARD.  Its hard for a reason.  To help people realize they can accomplish amazing things.  For example our leadership retreats come with no guide, no fancy hotel, no boardroom.  They are held in the mountains of Montana and designed to push people mentally and physically.  You have to prepare for the 10 mile hike, prepare to sleep in the elements, carry all of your gear, and be prepared with our individual plans and stories to push Port X to new heights.  

The Port X Logistics journey has been the most amazing thing I have accomplished in my life.  We have stayed true to our declaration of independence, our business plan, and our success factors.  With Dionne helping us to navigate the journey I can certainly say we have accomplished what we have set out to do.  We have changed lives and laid the foundation for a very successful and sustainable company.  

Thank you Dee for helping us accomplish our goals.”

"If you want to be transformed, Dionne will be your guide (click to expand)

“I first approached Dionne for direction when one of our larger departments at CCA needed a morale boost.  Dr. Kress laid out a plan that involved leadership coaching for three influencers in the department, including myself.  The plan also included a retreat for the members of the department and the administration of the Clifton Strengths Finder.  The experience for everyone involved was uplifting, with a focus on healing and connection.  For the leaders participating in coaching, the experience was transformative. I had not been sure what to expect, but the results were so positive that our next step was to schedule a similar retreat for our entire Management Team.  And that, in turn, was impactful enough that we also had three newly installed leaders participate in coaching, just this past year. Our plan is to continue this relationship as long as we have leaders emerging into their own time and space.

 

Dionne will not have you sit in comfort, she will not use traditional methods.  What she will do is urge you to become a better version of yourself, a person ready to look your challenges in the face, a person who builds strength through vulnerability, a person who embraces transparency, and a person whose light becomes visible to everyone else around them.  If you want to simply check the box to say you’ve sent your team through training, don’t hire Dionne.  If you want your team to be transformed, she will be your guide.”

Tina G. Zerbian, MSEd, CCAP, NCRI
CEO, CCA: Connecting Communities in Action

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“Dionne has vastly improved all of us that serve on the Port X Leadership team she is experienced in business ethics, sales and with our personal growth mentally and physically – we are so excited for the next step of helping to build our employees confidence, drive and help them achieve all the goals they set for themselves – thank you for all you do Dr. Dionne Kress – you really change lives!”

Jill Rice, Partner at Port X Logistics

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Things move quickly in the transportation industry, even for those of us in finance. Meeting with Dionne, our Chief Heart Officer, is a way to prioritize my growth both professionally and personally. It’s scheduled time to focus, think, plan and recharge. Port X understands that working on our strengths and setting goals as individuals makes for a stronger team and company. Our CHO is leading that charge. Thanks Dionne for all that you do!

Nick Fabozzi, Assistant Controller Port X Logisitics

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What is most authentic about Dionne is that not only does she push us to be curious, honest, and intentional in our daily work, she lives those things in our office environment too! She is constantly also bettering herself in addition to bettering us, by gaining knowledge of our industry by taking honest interest in what we do. I love our conversations, and she truly adds heart to Port X!

Tessie Greedfield, Operations Coordinator Port X Logisitics