Education & Training with Performance Development Strategies

I work with organizations on developing their culture and now I have an opportunity to expand on that.

I have been a member BNI for over 10 years.  BNI is the most successful network organization of it's kind.  Each chapter has one exclusive member from each profession.  I know that many Active Rainers are members also since the real estate profession does very well in this networking group.  Well now I am having an opportunity to take my relationship with BNI to the next level.

I am spending this week training to become a BNI Director/Consultant.

BNI Director Consultant Training

BNI is an organization like any other business.  It's mission is to help members become successful and make more money.  This is not the prime business of anyone in this role.  We all have our professions but I have to say that this role fits what I do very well.  I am looking forward to helping more BNI members succeed by developing their referral skills and making more money.



If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me.


Grant Schneider

Performance Development Strategies





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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Grant. I think you are certainly well suited to this and congratulations on your stretch.

May 08, 2019 04:52 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Grant... having been a start-up and turn-around specialist in corporate finance for almost 20 years, I get how hard it is to change an ingrained culture in a company, especially a company that's been around for a long, long time.

As for BNI, I expect it's perfect for what you do. For me, not so much... I was kicked out of a BNI chapter years ago for being "too independent and outspoken." One of my issues was that they expected me to refer business to the chapter's mortgage lender member, who was an idiot... and everyone knew he was an idiot. I already has a connection with his firm with their top lender who did a masterful job for my clients... I work with her now 20 years later... this guy is no longer in the business. Got kicked out and never looked back.... when I hand out referrals my name goes with that referred business... I don't ever want anyone dictating to me whom I should refer just because they belong to a group with me.

May 08, 2019 05:39 AM #5
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Ashburn, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Grant, congratulations! Anyone that has the opportunity to learn from you is blessed. You are the best of the best and have years of experience. I'm very happy for you!

May 08, 2019 06:10 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Congrats to you my friend!  I have never been in a BNI group, but I have certainly heard of the organization.

May 08, 2019 07:04 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Congratulations on your work for BNI.  Ron and I did a study of all the referral groups and there is no doubt about it, BNI is one of the most successful out there.  We went to a couple of meetings, and found it like Nina Hollander not for us.  We applaud all those who have garnered value from BNI, and with your expertise,  I am certain they will be even more successful.  Happy Wednesday!

May 08, 2019 08:10 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Grant Schneider,

Congratulations!  As you said, this is right up your alley and will be a huge benefit for all those associated with BNI.  I wish you the very best in your new responsibilities.  

May 08, 2019 09:11 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant I am confident that the BNI Group is going to find your presentation very beneficial.

May 08, 2019 11:59 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Barbara - thank you. You are so kind.

Sheila - I am looking forward to it.

Nina - I remember your story.  Too bad that things worked out that way.

Amanda - thanks.  I do love to teach.

Brian  - If you have a chance do visit one chapter.

Ron and Alexandra - its certainly does not have to be for everyone and that's ok.

Sheri - thank you very much.

George  -  thanks and it is all about helping them with their presentations too.

May 08, 2019 03:48 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Grant, for telling us about your training to become a BNI Director/Consultant.

May 09, 2019 06:07 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Grant- and this is a perfect match!!! Congratulations to you and to BNI. 

May 09, 2019 07:25 PM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds like a great fit, Grant. Congratulations and I know you are going to help a lot of business owners. 

May 10, 2019 06:49 AM #14
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant and good for you to be connected with this group.  You will be a great Director for sure!!!

May 10, 2019 06:54 AM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - thanks.  Have a great weekend.

Kathy - it is a great match and I am excited about it.

Debb and Bernie - thanks.  Looking forward to it.

Will - thanks.  i appreciate it.

May 10, 2019 03:15 PM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Grant.

Have a lovely weekend.

May 11, 2019 07:10 AM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations, Grant. That sounds very exciting and a great opportunity. I'll look forward to hearing more.


May 12, 2019 03:22 PM #18
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Grant, Congratulations sounds like a perfect match.

May 12, 2019 05:36 PM #19
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - I hope you had a great weekend.

Jeff - thanks, I am excited about it.

Rebecca - I appreciarte that.

May 13, 2019 04:30 AM #20
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, have not ever been a part of a leads group, so good luck with finishing your training.

May 17, 2019 03:44 PM #21
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Joan - BNI is the most successful.  I now have four chapters that i am responsible for.

May 18, 2019 03:48 AM #22
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, that is such exciting news, Grant! You are the perfect person for this and how fortunate those who participate are to have you at the helm.

The BNIs here are all 'stocked' with real estate agents so, I've never had the opportunity to join one but, I will say that those who are members, do quite well when it comes to referrals. 

May 18, 2019 05:48 AM #23
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