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A few weeks ago I had the unfortunate experience of plummeting to the ground while on a ladder sixteen feet above the Earth’s surface in my own backyard. I didn’t have much time to think as I fell (it was a quick ride) but I do recall hearing my wife’s voice in the...
As an industry we spend a lot of time on ‘transactional planning’. Budgets, scheduling, fleet maintenance, marketing events that fall in our laps and participating in local disaster preparedness events. Yet, the vast majority of services spend little to no time...
All too often, as we get wrapped up with the day-to-day grind running our agencies, the real reason or reasons that we started down our EMS career path gets lost in the hundreds of things competing for our attention. Heavy call volumes, dealing with HR issues,...
Bob Holdsworth, President
EMS Consultant, Entrepreneur & Paramedic
Bob Holdsworth is the founder of The Holdsworth Group, an international consulting firm, that has been providing marketing, management, strategic planning and revenue management services to clients in the EMS, Fire service and healthcare industries since 1988.
Bob’s been leading customer-focused organizations since he was 18 (a while now). In each position, he’s been responsible for overseeing high performance operations, producing maximum revenue, building solid teams, new member orientation and education, as well as motivating folks to provide high levels of customer service in demanding, fast-paced, people-focused environments.
He is a veteran paramedic and entrepreneur. He has been in emergency services for more than 38 years with a diverse background that includes 4½ years in prison…as a medic and corrections officer with the Connecticut Department of Correction, executive management positions in the several for-profit EMS agencies, volunteer positions in both EMS and Fire agencies and the role of EMS Coordinator at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital where developed and ran a hospital based, regional ALS service.
He is a sought after speaker, author of the #1 Amazon.com HOT Release EMS book: Wading Into Chaos: Inside the Life of a Paramedic and is a co-author of Secrets of Peak Performers Wealth Creating Strategies from the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs. He has presented to numerous regional, state and national conference audiences since 1988 and has been honored as a biographee in Who’s Who in Healthcare and Who’s Who in the World.
Bob is a happily married husband and the dad of two awesome twin boys. He’s also a dangerously bad golfer, an avid reader and is severely allergic to neckties!
Industries our consultants have served:
- Advertising specialties
- Ambulance service
- Audio-visual equipment sales
- Boat building & sales
- Chemical research
- Consumer products (new development)
- Financial planning services
- Fire departments
- Fund raising for charities
- Governmental agencies
- Graphic design
- Hotels & hospitality
- Information product development
- Insurance brokerage
- Law enforcement/security
- Massage therapy/wellness
- Medical products
- Military installations
- Military support groups
- Network marketing
- Personal leasing
- Personal training
- Picture framing
- Real estate/developer
- Restaurants/food service
- Training & education
- Website development