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Tacori Launches Leadership Consultancy Program for Retail Jewelry Industry

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(Press Release) LOS ANGELES — Tacori has announced its sponsorship of Insiders Institute: The Program, a new consultancy exclusive this year to the retail jewelry industry.

Insiders Institute: The Program is designed to reinvent the retail world and light up the jewelry industry. Backed by leading-edge neuroscience, it’s organized and structured to create doable, efficient changes that can 2x your efforts.

Seats are limited to 100 stores with an annual membership fee of $20,000. Backed by a 2x ROI, there’s a money-back guarantee for participating partners who meet their commitments outlined in The Program.

This 10-month break-through program is led by neuroscientist Dr. Robert Cooper, CEO of the Insiders Institute. Cooper is head of a global consulting firm that draws on a peak performance database with more than 1 million leaders, professionals and teams — and he brings a long history of working with elite performers and top leaders using neuroscience to get the most out of their brains, their time and their performance.

For five straight years he was the highest-rated faculty member in the Lessons in Leadership Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by top universities and business schools. Called “a national treasure” by Professor Emeritus Michael Ray of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Cooper emphasizes scientifically based insights, ultra-practical tools, counterintuitive wisdom, and disciplined metrics.

“The jewelry industry is notoriously behind the times in terms of innovation,” Tacori CEO Paul Tacorian said. “The goal behind The Program is to create an opportunity for people in our Industry to access the high caliber of leadership and sales effectiveness trainings that companies like General Motors, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Apple, NASA, 3M, Nike and others have developed by working with the Cooper Strategic team.”

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“At a conference last year, I heard Dr. Cooper present a 12 minute Keynote Speech to more than 1,500 company Presidents or CEOs,” Tacorian said. “From those 12 minutes, I was able to use his unique insights to set in motion a series of powerful changes in our business across last year.”

“After seeing our own success with Dr. Cooper, I knew that our industry as a whole was missing an opportunity to connect to leading-edge insights that they don’t traditionally have access to,” Tacorian said. “So we partnered with Dr. Cooper to create a program that could address the Retail Jewelry Industry specifically. Extending beyond the reach of just TACORI partners, we feel strongly that our entire industry needs to re-invent our retail industry in order to survive and thrive into the next generations. Insiders Institute: The Program, offers practical, do-able ways for our industry to prosper.”

“Retail has changed more in the past five years than in the past 200 years,” Cooper said. “Half of today’s brands and retailers will likely disappear in the next five years. One percent of today’s brands and retailers will thrive, and that’s where The Program will help the industry win the future of retail. We’ve created a unique opportunity for breakthrough leaders and teams who are each fully committed to their store’s success and future.”

Cooper added: “When retailers switch from selling to serving, and begin to understand how to be trusted advisors to each unique customer for the best gift choices and experiences, sales grow for all the right reasons. Jewelry gifts can be truly meaningful to individuals and families, not just at the time they are chosen and received, but across generations. Yet research shows that many, or even most, gifts today are mis-calibrated—meaning they are not being chosen or given in the best way for the recipient, which hurts relationships and future sales. This is an unseen missed opportunity for retailers. The Program by Insiders Institute is designed to help them win this vast opportunity.”

The Launch Event for the Insiders Institute kicked off on Jan. 9 in Los Angeles at Platform Greenhouse LA. The room was filled to capacity with top innovators and rising stars in the retail jewelry industry, such as industry luminary Scott Udell and his team from London Jewelers.

“We’ve spent nine decades building Long Island’s premier, independent family of luxury boutiques,” said Udell, vice president, London Jewelers, and inaugural member of the Insiders Institute. “If we want to continue for another nine decades, our industry needs to innovate and take advantage of cutting edge resources. I’m thrilled to be part of the first Insiders Institute: The Program because there’s no other company or consultancy that’s doing what Robert Cooper and the Insiders Institute is doing, and I want to take my stores to a place that no one else in our industry is going.”

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A second Launch Session is being planned for March in Los Angeles. A trailer video is here: http://www.insidersinstitute.com/

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Diamond Empowerment Fund Now Doing Business As Diamonds Do Good

The change will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Seizing on the simplicity, significance and resonance of its “Diamonds Do Good” tagline, the Diamond Empowerment Fund announced that it will evolve its business name to Diamonds Do Good. In keeping with the change, the non-profit organization has reimagined its logo and will be doing the same to its signature Las Vegas event held on the eve of the opening of the JCK Show.

Inspired by Nelson Mandela in 2007, over the past 12+ years the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s mission has supported programs that develop and empower people in diamond communities around the world. In recent years, its mission expanded to exemplify and tell the stories of the good that natural diamonds do for people in the communities where they’re mined, cut, polished, and sold. Those stories have resonated with consumers and the trade alike: consumers have a better image of the natural diamond industry, and are more interested in purchasing a natural diamond after reading the ‘do good’ stories hosted on diamondsdogood.com. Likewise, members of the industry now identify their own sustainability programs under the ‘do good’ banner and use #diamondsdogood in their social media outreach, further building on the message and ensuring that diamonds continue to be a source of sustained economic development around the world.

Having created and trademarked the Diamonds Do Good name in 2014, the organization will now identify itself under this moniker moving forward, and has rebranded itself with a fresh, new look to mark this evolution. It will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas, as a reimagined evening and experience that draws the industry’s top global leaders.

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Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair to Be back in February 2020

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Apart from showcasing extravagant collections of jewelry and offering an international trading platform twice a year, the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair has become a place where trust is established, and where business partners have turned into friends from long years of trading.

With quality products from manufacturers, traders and designers, lasting relations could be enhanced at the 65th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair from February 25 to 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

For the pre-registration form, click here. Email the form back at ttclausa@att.net or FAX: 323 466 1559.

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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Jewelers Mutual Donates $500,000 to Three Organizations in Charitable Campaign for 2019

The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEENAH, WI — In honor of Giving Tuesday, Jewelers Mutual Group announced the culmination of its charitable campaign for 2019, resulting in $500,000 in donations to three deserving organizations. Funds were distributed this week to Feeding America, the Kids In Need Foundation and Special Olympics. The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

“It is important to have our policyholders be a part of our give back efforts because we share a mutual passion to help others in need. By encouraging them to vote, they made their voices heard, and were able to support the causes they are passionate about,” said Scott Murphy, Jewelers Mutual president and CEO. “Together, we really can do more, and we’re thrilled with the interest, engagement and the results this campaign has received both locally and on a national level.”

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More than 40,000 votes were made by Jewelers Mutual policyholders during the five-month voting period. Based on policyholder votes, Feeding America received $178,300, Kids In Need Foundation received $169,500, and Special Olympics received $147,200. Donations will also be made to Canadian organizations with similar missions.

How policyholders’ votes and corresponding Jewelers Mutual donations impacted the three organizations:

  • Feeding America
    The donation of $178,300 helps provide at least 1,783,000 meals.*
  • Kids In Need Foundation
    The donation of $169,395 supplies over 820 classrooms and 21,000 under-served students with supplies and resources. Additionally, Jewelers Mutual became the first national sponsor of GiftATeacher.org, a program which funds and provides enough school supplies to supply an entire classroom for a full semester.
  • Special Olympics
    The donation of $147,200 by Jewelers Mutual helped train approximately 2,450 Special Olympics athletes and provide a significant and life changing impact for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Jewelers Mutual encourages and supports its employees to be socially responsible and involved in their community. In addition to the dollars being donated, employees volunteered their time to assist all three organizations in 2019– sorting meals and stocking food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, a member of the Feeding America network; taking part in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics; and, packing and distributing 2,000 backpacks for the Kids In Need Foundation.

Jewelers Mutual looks forward to continuing its philanthropic pursuits in 2020 to support charitable organizations important to its employees and policyholders. For more information on how Jewelers Mutual gives back, visit JewelersMutual.com/social-responsibility and check out this video and infographic highlighting the past year.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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