“Brett does a great job effectively connecting with his clients, sharing concepts and strategies that propel them past whatever challenges they are facing”
★★★★★ 5/5David Meltzer, Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and Former CEO of The Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment Agency
I had the true pleasure of working with Brett while at the Equinox flagship Columbus Circle location in NYC. Brett’s leadership skills are diverse and multifaceted. Brett has a high degree of emotional intelligence which gives him the ability to build strong personal relationships with his employees, peers and executives.
Brett has the ability to easily identify business opportunities/challenges and strategically create a methodical plan to take the business to the next level. Brett’s strongest skill set is to make everyone around him better I have witnessed how his presence and approach has developed and enhanced many co workers leadership, life management and business management skills, including my own.Han Pee, Regional Director, EQUINOX
Under Brett Knopf’s guidance for over two years, I was given the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. I worked under Brett during this time, however with his exceptional leadership skills every day it felt like he worked for me. A principal that Brett preached was to lead from the front, which he did day in and day out. What had an immense impact on me was every week working together, he would take time out of his day to assist me in becoming a stronger leader professionally and in my personal life. He showed me the importance of communicating with interest and curiosity. Brett’s guidance and expertise has lead me to a successful Sales Management career. I have the utmost confidence in Brett that he will continue to make an impact in countless lives.
★★★★★ 5/5Mike Schwer, Territory Manager, American Orthodontics
Brett Knopf has always been exactly what I needed from a teacher, a colleague, and a friend. Brett’s genuine character and unflappable loyalty underpins his personal and professional success, which speaks for itself. If I could select the perfect mentoring companion on my journey to success, Brett would be my first call. As a matter of fact, he WAS my first call. As a result, my life has never been better. Do yourself a favor and simply talk to him. You will get tremendous value from that alone.
★★★★★ 5/5Ross Anti, Owner, THE ANTIDOTE
I had been a trainer for over 10 years when I started working with Brett Knopf. I thought I was already fairly organized in the way I ran my business but Brett opened my eyes to how I could be optimizing things. The systematic practices I learned from Brett helped me in my professional life and had a permeating effect on my personal life as well!
Brett helped me immeasurably with my sales strategy. As a fitness coach, I do not like the sales aspect of the job; I just want to train my clients. However, Brett helped me reframe my approach to ensure that it was still in line with my desire to help people first and foremost.
Years later, I am still implemented what I learned from Brett. The good business practices Brett shared with me have no become automatic in my work and they help me run a smooth, successful business. Such practices also enable me to rely on a more consistent income. Work with him. You will not regret a second of time and money spent in doing so.Marsha Regis, Actor + Owner, Pulse Fitness
“Brett is an exceptional leader who is always a pleasure to work with. His drive, passion and vision for success is contagious!”
★★★★★ 5/5Mili Ristic, Leadership Consultant with Proctor Gallagher Institute and Founder of Milor Coaching
Whenever people find themselves on a path where purpose and passion align; where they feel that their contribution is there to feed the greater good in this realm; where they strive to make a lifetime career out of it; the first step is someone taking a chance on you.
When I met Brett, I immediately got the sense that this man genuinely wants to help those around him-- It was contagious. I knew that if he took a chance on me, I'd be working WITH someone who only wanted to see me reach my true potential. I can say from the bottom of my heart that I never once looked at Brett as a boss (insert the eye rolling, scoffing type.) Rather, I look/looked at him as a mentor: Someone that was going to be honest with me when I wasn't working towards my potential; someone who wasn't going to beat around the bush; and most importantly, someone who would take my strengths and help me hone those skills to become a better trainer, businessman, and friend.
Life is hard, and everyone has something to offer. But what separates you from everyone else? A Lot of us have no idea because we have not fully understood who we are, our strengths, and ultimately our potential. By working with Brett, I can assure that all of these points will be answered, and you will have a successful life and career when you choose to continue to grow and learn.Patrick Daily, Founder, P.A.T. LIFE Podcast
Working with Brett was one of the most beneficial times in my career. Not only is he a great person, but he’s a very knowledgeable business builder. Every conversation and task we did had a purpose, and I learned more from him than any other coach or mentor I’ve had. One of the things I appreciated most when I fist started working with Brett was our goal setting meeting. In this meeting we set realistic goals for me to achieve and we did check back on those goals periodically to see where we stood. Having someone keeping me accountable to those goals was the best thing for me and my success. Before working directly with Brett, I believe I had the knowledge of what I needed to do, but had difficulty putting that knowledge into practical application. After just a few weeks of working directly with him I was able to see things from a slightly different perspective, and learned better ways to manage my time. This new perspective allowed me to tackle my obstacles, giving me the opportunity to better manage my business. For example, we discussed ways to really dig deep and understand what motivates a person. As a trainer, understanding what a person wants to achieve is important, but not as important as why they want to achieve that specific goal. Once you understand a person’s “why”, you are able to connect with them on a different level, which for me, lead to an increase in client retention. Additionally, time management skill development was a game changer for me. Once I learned how to prioritize my tasks more efficiently, I suddenly realized I had more time for myself, I no longer got rattled when something unexpected came up, and extra time allowed me to do things that I kept putting off (like reading the book that’s been on my nIghtstand for months). Needless to say, Brett helped me so much professionally, that it spilled over into my personal life as well. I highly recommend taking any and all of the coaching you can get from him!
★★★★★ 5/5Evie Lamont, Owner, Lift Evie
Brett has been a tremendous support in my growth and development into a leadership position. Not only does Brett exude the qualities of a successful leader, he teaches and develops those skills/qualities in others. While under the direct leadership of Brett, I was given constant feedback on my business systems, my approach to life in general and my skills to be able to lead others on our team. The combination of those helped me successfully build a thriving business quickly and develop strong relationships with the team members. I would not have been able to have a successful transition into a leadership role if Brett had not led by example and always offered his support
★★★★★ 5/5Zach Gray, Fitness Manager, EQUINOX