May 8, 2018

DEA Meeting: Peopleistic LLC

Michael Bosco introduced Gary De Rodriguez with Peopleistic.  Safe Haven Pest Control has used Gary and it has been fantastic!  Gary has done extended DISC assessments with Michael’s whole team along with a half-day event and they have become a much stronger team!  It was fun and extremely educational.

Gary is CEO of Peopleistic USA.  Having moved from Australia 3.5 years ago back to the States, he began Peopleistic USA in Dallas.  Peopleistic is a Coaching and Consulting organization which provides services to multiple markets from Youth Leadership Certification programs and working with Multiple ISD’s to Fortune 500 companies to small business Entrepreneurs.  They build leadership competencies and team performance from the ground up and at the C-Suite levels.  Their objective is to increase profit through people performance, strategy execution and brand power.

Peopleistic has offices in Perth, Australia, Dallas and Singapore.  They have done in-depth work with many companies, but no matter where they train, the premise is to make a cultural difference and to empower the teams to higher performance.

Gary presented The Six Strategies Leaders use to Increase Profitability by 75%.

STRATEGY 1  The fish rots from the head down!  If the CEO does not have the culture between their ears right, nothing else works!  The effect of dysfunction reverberating down from the top gets bigger and more toxic.  First, Gary works with the C-Suite level with Executive coaching.

Strategy 2  Hiring the right people: DISC and DISC training and Meta Programs.  One toxic team-member will destroy a high-functioning team in no more than 3 months.…

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DEA Meeting: Halo Branded Solutions

Next Meeting:

Halo Branded Solutions

Chris Boots with Halo Branded Solutions will be giving the presentation!


5 Stand Shooting & BBQ

We had a BLAST!!!  Great BBQ and lots of fun! We were at Elm Fork Shooting Sports with 5-Stand Shooting and BBQ jalapeno poppers and chopped brisket sandwiches from Michael Bosco's brother!  

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Great B2B First Meeting!

The first B2B sub-group had a great meeting today!  If you have expressed interest in this group, please watch for an email later today.  If you would like to be part of this group but did not receive an email, please let Brian, Brad or Dianna know.


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,617 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $459,086 and Money Spent is $241,524!

Thanks to Tessa Bache-Wiig with Alamo Title for a great program last week!


Good News Stories!

Gary De Rodriguez, Peopleistic, has been working with the Texas Can Academy with his Youth Leadership Certification program and he just graduated his first group of kids!


Membership Proposal

The following firm has been approved for publication by the Board of Directors.  If you have an objection to this firm it must be submitted in writing to the DEA office no later than noon on May 21, 2018.

Infused Oils and vinegars

Michelle Spangler

5225 Belt Line Road #208, Dallas 75254
Classification:  Gourmet Gifts
Sponsor:  Maude Cejudo


The category of Catering is now open, vacated by Remarkable Affairs Catering.

If you know someone you think might be a good fit for the DEA, bring them!


Austin Owens, Cornerstone Chem-Dry, has graciously offered to help those of us struggling with the "posting", "liking", "checking in", and finding where it is really "@"!  He will be available right after the 1st and last meetings of each month, or by scheduled appointment.  If you would like to sign up to be in one of his groups, email Austin or Dianna.

Austin's contact information is on the DEA website!


Julie Grant, Julie Grant Interiors, introduced our guest today:

• Lloyd Limpkins with Lumpkins Architects;, recommended to us by Rick Baker.


Book Club #2: Originals by Adam Grant!

The Book Club had so much fun with our first book, we are moving on!  Our second book will be Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.  This #1 New York Times bestseller examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B.

We will meet to discuss the book June 18th at 6:30pm.  Join us!

DEA Golf Outing

Golf Outing

Join us at Cowboy's Golf Club on June 26th for a 1:30 shot-gun start!  For golfers, the fees include lunch, dinner and a great afternoon of golfing in between!  Prizes and raffle drawings at dinner!  Register today, just reply to this email!  

Golfers:  $135.00 (if registered before 5/15) 
              $145.00 (registered after 5/15) 
Hole Sponsor – $150.00
Lunch only – $37.50
Dinner only – $37.50
Lunch & Dinner – $62.50


Nominating Committee Announced!

The Nominating Committee for the next 6 month term of the Board of Directors is:  Barbara Scribner, Mariann Montgomery, Jennifer Blakeney, Mike Moore and Marcello Guercini.

If you would like to be nominated to serve, make a recommendation of someone else to serve on the Board, or give other input to the committee, please do so!  The nominees for the Board election will be announced May 22nd.


Get on the Calendar!

We are scheduling presentations for the summer, starting July 10th!  Don't let your best date get away!


2018 IEA Conference

The 2018 IEA Conference is in Charlotte, NC, September 26-28, 2018.  If you are interested, more information is available in their video!


Board Report

Chris Boots, Halo Branded Solutions, presented the Board report for May 1st, indicating there was a total of 34 present with 1 guest recording:

• 27 “A” leads

• 31 “B” leads

• 39 “C” leads

• 4 One-on-One’s 

• 15 Leads Received

• $14,441 results

• $21,985 spent with members

The Big Results-getter was Remarkable Painting.  The Big Spender was TEKS, Inc.



There were 2 raffles today!

Gary De Rodriguez, Peopleistic, raffled a signed copy of his book, Humanistic Business: Profit Through People with Passion and Purpose, which was won by Mike Moore, Moore Insurance!

The $35.00 raffle drawing was won by Brad Swann, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions!


• May 8, B2B Group, noon at Complete Supply

• May 15, Halo Branded Solutions

• May 22, Guaranteed Express Courier

• May 22, Board Nominees Announced

• May 29, No DEA Meeting:  Memorial Day Holiday


18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9317
Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018