Here's What I Know for Sure.....
"At some time in every business, an entrepreneur bumps up against the ceiling of complexity, limiting growth. I'm there to help take them to the next level, to be stronger in leadership and profitability."
~Jolene McDonough, President of Systems Success, Inc.
What We Do
Systems Success works with companies, team leaders and individuals in implementing key operational efficiencies so leaders can focus their time on where they are adding the most value. Our goal is to build an infrastructure that is not only capable of handling, but inherently encourages, profitable growth. Our primary focus is on four operational cornerstones that support sustainable growth and profits:
Financial and Production
Keeping more in your pocket
Staffing and People
Honoring unique talent and abilities to create an amazing team
Organizational Systems and Process
Integrating the vision through efficient system & strategies
Leadership, Management and Relationships
Caring for your people
Managing your Risk
The Intangible...Spirit of the Business
Manifesting your Vision
Legal and Compliance
Protecting your business
Who We Are
System Success is dedicated to helping individual entrepreneurs and business owners by providing proactive
solutions and strategies, freeing management and business owners to do what they do best.
Meet Jolene McDonough
President of Systems Success, Inc.
Business & Operations Specialist. Helping Increase Profits for Over 25 Years by Building Strong Foundations and Systems
Before Systems Success, Jolene spent over 20 years as the Co-Owner/COO of Prudential California Realty, Coronado Financial Corp. and various real estate entities. She helped grow the real estate company from 35 agents and $1.5M in gross income, to over 350 agents and over $29M in gross income. How did she do it? By putting in place processes and procedures that created essential efficiencies. By hiring the right people to support massive growth. By creating a strong foundation so they could go out and do more business with less worry about the back office. These are the systems that MUST be established before your company can handle key growth.
Since founding Systems Success in 2008, Jolene has been able to focus on her own strategic initiatives by putting her passion for business to work as a “COO for Hire”. She consults with various entrepreneurs and companies, delivering the type of services and support that drove her success in her previous company. She is the consummate Visionary’s Visionary, working behind the scenes, providing unique understanding and listening support for the Visionary at the helm. Her happiest days are when she is actively supporting those leaders in delivering and implementing their unique ideas and products.
In her free time, you can find her exploring the Pacific Northwest or soaking up precious time with granddaughter, Avery. She recently moved from San Diego, CA to Vancouver/Portland area to be closer to daughter, Haley. A big transition from sunny San Diego (home for 30+ years), but nothing can compare to spending precious “Mimi" time with Avery.
A sample of the various projects Systems Success has undertaken for our clients
CFO and Client Care Management - Medical Industry
Real Estate Projects
Real Estate Professional Since 1985
Worked closely for 2 years as a Senior Account Manager with Bullseye Hiring, a source for Real Estate Administrative Professionals
Developed a Mastermind Group for Real Estate Administrative Professionals
Consultant to a national industry leader in documenting and reorganizing the corporate and reporting structure for over 15 locations
A Spa-Inspired Co-working space for Women
American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches
Creator of Staffology
Creator of Staffology, a training and mentor program for back office staff of accounting, CPA and financial management firms
Resources for Real Estate Agents and their Admin Assistants
Invaluable Resources & Trainings for the Real Estate Professional Agent or Broker
Don't have the time or resources to train your new assistant?
We understand what it’s like to onboard new assistants. And, training a new assistant can be so overwhelming especially when you’re still trying to run a business, prospect and support existing contracted clients. If it’s your first-ever assistant, you probably haven’t even put together a training manual with checklists and other repeatable systems specific to your business. You'll need our roadmap to effectively train your assistants!
Let our team give you and your assistant structure, tools, resources, templates, scripts, and best practices tips for your business to have greater success. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Alliance by Atlas:
A Workshop for Agents and their Administrative Assistants
Why Attend Alliance by Atlas? If you’re a real estate agent who works closely with an admin, you want to be at this two-day workshop. Alliance by Atlas will deliver the implementation tools and ideas you need to create a complete roadmap to success for you and your admin.
We know that a productive and efficient support staff who understands your business is essential for a successful agent. At this workshop, we’ll guide you with practical tools to get your admin on board and make sure you both benefit from your professional relationship.
What Clients Say
Oriana Shea, Oriana Shea & Co., Seal Beach, CA
It is a great pleasure to recommend Jolene McDonough as a top notch consultant in employment development. My business was growing rapidly growing and I had some serious staffing issues. Jolene came in, quickly assessed whether they were the right fit and personality for the positions they were in. She worked diligently to first define the roles that I needed to grow my business, and then fine tune the job descriptions.
Jolene took the burden of looking for the right talent, screening resumes and possible candidates off of me and for that I am truly grateful. Jolene was well worth the investment in my business and thanks to her I now have two very high functioning team members. I would absolutely recommend her and I would not hesitate to work with her again in the future.
Russell Barnett, EA, CTC. Silicon Valley Tax Coach
Finding, interviewing, and hiring an executive assistant was a very daunting task for me, as I had not ever had an assistant before. Jolene was an invaluable part of this process for me from beginning to end - she coached me on what tasks I should expect my assistant to take over for me, on what skills and personality traits I should be looking for, helped me write and publish the job ad, assisted with screening candidates, provided some interview question guidelines, and even did a short follow up interview with my preferred candidate for me to make sure I didn't miss anything. All of this help resulted in hiring a great assistant, and I would not have had such success in finding one without Jolene's help. Thank you!
George Hetzel, Associate Broker
Andrew Arroyo Real Estate, San Diego, CA
As a practicing real estate broker, I have used Jolene to help me resolve issues that I cannot work out on my own. First of all, Jolene has the ability to listen thoroughly and clarify what the real issues are. Once I can see clearly what I am dealing with, Jolene works with me to come up with the most productive solutions. Her coaching is extremely effective and takes me from anxiety to satisfaction and profitability. I highly recommend her services.
Ronald Greenwald, MBA, SRES. Member of Management Board at YMCA of San Diego County
Thank you Jolene. Your hard work, diligence, and dedication to this project is producing and will produce tremendous and sustainable growth to my real estate practice. Hiring the right people is an art and you are the Van Gogh. Most of all your excitement for what you do and your enthusiasm for my business model showed through each and every moment. Looking forward to moving forward together.
Sara Wilensky Napoli, President & CEO at San Diego Police Foundation -- Every Dime Fights Crime
Jolene came to me highly recommended and, after retaining her services, I can tell you why. She embodies the perfect combination of organization and inspiration that makes working with her a pleasure. He ability to anticipate challenges, keep a process moving, and communicate effectively would complement any entrepreneur's effort. Because she can give other business owners an competitive edge, it is my pleasure to recommend her highly.
Christina Banaga, Elite CEO Coach, Team Manager, Lead System Developer & Realtor
For many years now, Jolene has provided excellent guidance on financial growth for myself and my team and has assisted greatly in our growth and profitability!
Jolene Tells All (about hiring) in these Informative Videos and Interviews