We take time to understand your vision, your goals, and your business. Your success is a direct measure of our success.
HPBS was created to be the high-level solution for Owners of California Environmental Planning, Engineering, and Science Firms, and their supporting industries,by strengthening the foundation of their businesses and helping them define their keystone in order to achieve long-term business success.
In this area, HPBS helps environmental firms establish and strengthen their reputation and brand image by developing effective strategies and communication plans to reach their target audience.
This includes conducting market research and competitive analysis, developing a unique value proposition and messaging, creating a visual identity, and implementing a consistent brand voice across all communication channels.
By building a strong reputation and brand image, environmental firms can differentiate themselves from competitors and attract more clients.
When evaluating the overall cost of your Revenue Growth and Sustainability Strategy, it’s important to consider more than just price. You must also take into account the costs associated with uncertainty. This is where HPBS can help. As your partner, we can eliminate the need for you to be a jack of all trades.
With our acute attention to detail, extensive experience, innovative culture, and communication skills, you can have peace of mind and confidence in our ability to help you build a blueprint for long-term revenue growth. We will provide accountability and guidance along the way, so you can focus on what you do best – serving your clients.
We understand that efficient communication is crucial to the success of any project, which is why we prioritize being available to you when it matters most.
Our on-call support team is here to provide the support and results you need, even outside our regular business hours. Whether it’s proactively solving issues or accommodating new ideas to your original plan, we are committed to being flexible and responsive to your needs.
At HPBS, we take pride in our agility, innovation, and creativity. As your Business Operations Partner, we anticipate your needs and deliver a truly customized experience that simply cannot be found anywhere else.
Our 90% business referral rate speaks to our passion for consulting and consistent results. We align our agile and innovative approach with your success, which is our success. Our team is designed to provide you with a seamless and efficient experience that enables you to achieve your goals and realize your vision.
Dennis M. Kearney is a true environmental trailblazer, as well as the founder and CEO of High Performance Business Strategies. With over 20 years of experience in environmental planning and senior project management, Dennis is not only an expert in his field, but also much more. His passion for protecting the planet and his innovative approach to business consulting have propelled him to the forefront of the industry. As an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, and having completed graduate-level studies at Stanford University, Dennis’ talent, education, and experience have uniquely fostered the skills needed to lead his innovative team at High Performance Business Strategies. Now, Dennis and his crew are excited to introduce their flagship holistic consulting program, which is set to inspire, guide, and help countless professionals towards a more sustainable and brighter business future while maximizing their revenue and creating time freedom.
Joshua Pinheiro, the charismatic President and COO at High Performance Business Strategies, possesses a unique blend of leadership, operations management, and strategic planning expertise. His strategic foundation was laid during six years of active duty in the US Army Infantry, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his service, Joshua earned a Bachelor of Science in Theology with a minor in Psychology, as well as completing graduate-level coursework in Educational Psychology. His academic accomplishments have provided him with distinct insights into human behavior and motivation, making him a more empathetic and effective leader in guiding businesses to achieve operational excellence. His diverse professional background, including COO positions in real estate and freight logistics, has honed his skills in strategy and operations. Now at the helm of High Performance Business Strategies, Joshua’s relentless pursuit of excellence, razor-sharp strategic insight, and unwavering dedication to clients make him the ideal leader and partner to Dennis as they guide environmental and engineering businesses towards unprecedented success.
As a small business owner focused on the day to day project work and meeting client needs I often neglect the important business management measures to ensure profitability and business success. I highly recommend working with Dennis Kearney of High Performance Business Strategies as he is able to step in and immediately identify those needs and work with you to integrate simple measures to save on costs, increase revenue, and identify and secure a pathway to achieve your professional and personal vision.
Wildscape Engineering, Inc.
I had the pleasure of working with Dennis on a “Breakthrough” session and as the name implies, it’s a deep-dive meeting into the issues that are keeping me from performing at my best in my business; issues that I was not fully aware of until he helped me fully flesh them out. And he also reminded me of the importance of working ON my business as opposed to just IN my business if I want it to grow.
Before working with Dennis, I felt a bit lost and needed guidance on how to best use my time, how to monetize my blog, and how to set realistic professional and personal goals. Without Dennis' patient guidance, I don't think I would have seen my project through to completion. Additionally, each week, I came away with helpful tools, meaningful suggestions, and actionable steps, but most importantly, I gained self-introspection and self-knowledge that I can apply to any new business.
Dennis helped me realize the “…importance of connecting with other local businesses, he showed us the importance of keeping track of our food costs in inflationary times, he showed us promotional techniques I had never heard of, and he helped us understand the importance of the [business] owner working on the business instead of in the business”
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Running a successful civil engineering or environmental planning firm requires a delicate balance of technical expertise...
As a civil engineering or environmental planning firm, your business success relies on effective and efficient operations.
In the first two parts of our series, we explored the importance of building effective business systems and leveraging software tools...
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Dennis M. Kearney, Founder and CEO of his groundbreaking environmental business consulting firm, is a
charismatic and dynamic environmental planner and project manager who has been captivating the industry for over two decades. Known for his exceptional work in transportation, utilities, and natural resource management, Dennis’ innate ability to innovate and drive sustainable solutions has garnered him a reputation as a thought leader and problem solver among his peers.
Dennis’ gift for bringing people together is truly remarkable. His expertise in developing and executing stakeholder engagement programs, public outreach, and construction education initiatives has fostered strong relationships and built trust among diverse stakeholder interests. His extensive experience in environmental planning, restoration ecology, biology, and permitting showcases not only the depth but also the breadth of his expertise in the environmental field.
A passionate advocate for our planet, Dennis has contributed to the creation of guidance documents for coral reef protection in U.S. national parks, and trained groups of college students who were interested in habitat restoration ecology. His unwavering dedication to preserving our natural world extends to his work in fire damage assessment and habitat restoration, highlighting his commitment to environmental stewardship during the early days of his career.
Dennis’s educational background is truly impressive. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Resource Studies from the prestigious University of California, Berkeley. He further expanded his knowledge by pursuing graduate-level coursework in a variety of fields, including Energy Innovation & Emerging Technologies at Stanford University, often referred to as the “Ivy League of the west.” His insatiable thirst for learning has led him to attend numerous trainings on environmental regulations, wetland delineation, stormwater pollution prevention, and sustainability management.
As a proud and active member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP), Dennis consistently stays at the forefront of industry trends and best practices. His warm personality, genuine passion for the environment, and unwavering commitment to excellence have made him a beloved figure in the environmental community.
In summary, Dennis M. Kearney’s multifaceted experience, educational background, and professional affiliations, combined with his infectious enthusiasm and dedication to environmental sustainability, solidify his status as a leading expert and true pioneer in the field of environmental planning and project management. Dennis’s unrelenting drive to educate and empower business owners in the environmental sector and his personal touch have made him an invaluable resource and cherished friend to many that he has worked with. His visionary leadership has not only shaped the future of his consulting firm but has also inspired countless professionals to strive for a more sustainable world.
Get ready to be inspired by Joshua Pinheiro, the charismatic President and COO at High Performance Business Strategies! With his exceptional leadership, operations management, and strategic planning expertise, Joshua has been a game-changer in helping his clients in the service industries reach unprecedented levels of success.
Joshua’s operations and strategy story began when he served six years of active duty in the US Army Infantry, courageously deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. His time in the military instilled in him invaluable strategic planning, implementation, and leadership skills that would later become the cornerstone of his professional achievements.
After his honorable discharge, Joshua pursued higher education and earned a Bachelor of Science in Theology with a minor in Psychology. To enhance his knowledge, he pursued graduate-level coursework specifically in Educational Psychology. His academic accomplishments have provided him with unique insights into human behavior and motivation, making him a more empathetic and effective leader in guiding businesses to achieve operational excellence.
Joshua’s journey took him through a variety of professional endeavors, including an associate real estate broker followed by becoming the COO of Bergorf Realty. While these experiences contributed to his strategic planning and operational management prowess, it was clear that Joshua’s true passion lay in coaching and guiding businesses to achieve operational excellence.
Determined to make a difference, Joshua took the reins as COO at OnDeck Freight Systems, where he dedicated three transformative years to B2B business development and operations. It was during this time that he refined his skills in strategy and operations, cultivating a deep understanding of the intricacies of business processes and management. This experience proved invaluable, guiding him back to his ultimate calling – coaching and consulting.
Joshua’s time at Partnership RE, a Beta ISA company, was nothing short of extraordinary. His innovative thinking and unwavering drive led the company through rapid growth, expanding from 6 ISAs and 30 clients to a staggering 65 ISAs and over 300 clients. Recognizing the need for a full-service Virtual Assistant model, Joshua boldly forged his own path, focusing on consulting projects and building operations for Ambitious Edge, a full-service VA company.
Now, as President and COO of High Performance Business Strategies, Joshua brings his unique blend of experiences and innovation to the table, guiding environmental and engineering businesses towards unparalleled operational success. His relentless pursuit of excellence, coupled with his razor-sharp strategic insight and robust operational background, allows him to craft tailored solutions that propel clients to new heights in the environmental sector.
Joshua’s infectious enthusiasm, warm personality, and unwavering dedication to his clients make him the ideal leader for High Performance Business Strategies. With Joshua in their corner, clients can rest assured that they have a partner who will stop at nothing to help them not only succeed, but truly thrive.
Running a successful civil engineering or environmental planning firm requires a delicate balance of technical expertise and effective business operations. While your team’s skills and knowledge are essential for delivering high-quality projects, efficient operations are critical to ensuring long-term success. In this three-part blog series, we’ll explore key areas of business operations and provide practical tips to help you optimize your workflows, systems, and staffing to drive revenue and enhance project delivery.
Part 1: Building Effective Business Systems
Effective business systems are the backbone of any successful organization. They streamline your workflows, ensure consistency and quality, and enable you to focus on your core competencies. In this first part of our series, we’ll discuss the importance of business systems and share practical tips for building and optimizing them.
We’ll start by exploring the benefits of having documented procedures and standardized workflows. We’ll discuss how you can create a culture of continuous improvement by identifying areas for optimization and leveraging technology to streamline your processes. We’ll also look at the critical role of data in optimizing your business systems, including the importance of data analysis and the use of key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor your progress.
Part 2: Leveraging Software to Streamline Operations
In today’s digital age, technology plays a vital role in enabling businesses to operate efficiently and effectively. In this second part of our series, we’ll explore how you can leverage software tools to streamline your operations and optimize your workflows.
We’ll discuss the various types of software that can benefit civil engineering and environmental planning firms, from project management tools to specialized software for tasks like environmental modeling and analysis. We’ll also look at the key considerations for choosing and implementing software, including user adoption, data integration, and security.
Part 3: Staffing and Project Delivery
Finally, in the third part of our series, we’ll focus on staffing and project delivery. We’ll explore how you can optimize your staffing strategies to ensure that you have the right team in place to deliver your projects effectively. We’ll discuss the critical role of project management in ensuring successful project delivery, including the importance of communication, risk management, and quality assurance.
We’ll also explore how you can optimize your revenue streams by identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, including cross-selling and upselling to existing clients and diversifying your services.
Effective business operations are essential for the long-term success of any civil engineering or environmental planning firm. By optimizing your workflows, systems, and staffing, you can enhance project delivery, drive revenue, and build a competitive advantage. In this three-part blog series, we’ll explore key areas of business operations and provide practical tips to help you optimize your operations and achieve your business goals. Stay tuned for the first post in this series, where we’ll explore building effective business systems.
As a civil engineering or environmental planning firm, your business success relies on effective and efficient operations. One of the most critical components of operational excellence is the development of effective business systems. These systems streamline workflows, promote consistency and quality, and provide a framework for continuous improvement.
In this first part of our three-part series, we’ll explore the importance of building effective business systems and provide practical tips for creating and optimizing them.
Why Effective Business Systems Matter:
Effective business systems are essential for your firm’s success for several reasons:
How to Build Effective Business Systems:
Building effective business systems requires a systematic approach. Here are some practical steps to help you create and optimize your workflows:
Effective business systems are essential for optimizing your civil engineering or environmental planning firm. By documenting your procedures, standardizing your workflows, identifying areas for optimization, leveraging technology, and monitoring your progress, you can streamline your operations, enhance project delivery, and drive revenue. In the next part of our series, we’ll explore how you can leverage software to streamline your operations even further.
In the first two parts of our series, we explored the importance of building effective business systems and leveraging software tools to streamline your operations in your civil engineering or environmental planning firm. In this final part, we’ll focus on optimizing your staffing and project delivery to drive revenue and achieve your business goals.
Effective staffing and project delivery are critical to delivering high-quality projects, building a competitive advantage, and enhancing your firm’s reputation. Here are some practical tips for optimizing your staffing and project delivery:
Optimizing your staffing strategies involves identifying the right team for your projects, managing your resources effectively, and developing your team’s skills and expertise. Here are some tips:
Optimizing your project delivery involves managing your projects effectively, ensuring quality and consistency, and leveraging technology and data to enhance your workflows. Here are some tips:
Optimizing your revenue involves identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, cross-selling and upselling to existing clients, and diversifying your services. Here are some tips:
Optimizing your staffing and project delivery is essential for driving revenue and achieving your business goals in your civil engineering or environmental planning firm. By identifying the right team for your projects, managing your resources effectively, ensuring quality and consistency, leveraging technology and data, and pursuing new business opportunities, you can build a competitive advantage, enhance your reputation, and achieve long-term success.