We had the good fortune of connecting with Randy Ross and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Randy, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
The name of our company is Remarkable! Remarkable means that you offer a service or a product in such a way that you blow people away; you deliver world-class service; you exceed expectations; you impact people’s lives in such a positive way that when they leave your presence they have an irrepressible desire to talk about you and the difference that you’ve made in their lives. And when others are talking about you, then you indeed have become remarkable. We exist to help organizations create movements of good that can change the world by changing the nature of business.

People like to do good business with businesses that do good. We like to call that kind of business “on purpose for profit.” It means that there is an intentional focus on putting “making a difference” above “making a dollar.” When organizations discover the power of value creation, then they will come to realize that people will gladly pay full price for those things that they deem bring true value to life. When people like what they do, they do it better. When they like those they do it with , they work better together. When they like the impact that they are having, they find meaning and fulfillment in their work. Remarkable provides resources for organizations to help them craft a compelling culture that inspires people to bring their best to work every day.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Remarkable provides training and developmental content for corporations and individuals. We help leaders craft a culture that elevates engagement, accelerates performance and helps team members find meaning and fulfillment in their work.

On a personal level, our content will make your life, love and leadership soar. I spent the first decade of my career working in the non-profit world. There I discovered powerful principles that drove volunteerism. People gave their time, energy and resources to causes that they believed in, with a passion that went beyond remuneration. They did what they did for a purpose that went beyond self and was not motivated by money.

What I try to do is to translate that same sense of purpose and passion into the for-profit marketplace. When people can find an organization that aligns with their personal values and they believe that what they do makes a difference in the lives of others, then they are willing to expend their discretionary effort willingly.

The most impactful organizations that I know have been able to harness the power of purpose and demonstrate the impact that a business can have when they are intent on making the stories of others just a little bit better. The purpose of business is to improve the human condition. When an organization is driven by a calling to make the lives of others better, even if just for a moment, then they can truly become Remarkable!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
On the first night of their visit, we would go to Grace 17/20 at The Forum in Peachtree Corners. It’s one of our favorite restaurants. The food is fabulous and the wait staff is like family. The atmosphere reminds me of Tuscany, enjoying fine food and good wine on their patio by the fireplace. A trip to the mountains of north Georgia would be next.

Hiking trails and waterfalls abound along the motorways toward the North and South Carolina borders. Quaint towns and vineyards are scattered across the hill country, making frequent stops a necessity.

Some of our favorites include Amicalola Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, DeSoto Falls and Tallulah Falls. Some of our favorite vineyards include Wolf Mountain, Habersham, Frogtown and Three Sisters.

A trip to Atlanta wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Chick-fil-A. This iconic fast-casual restaurant has become synonymous with impeccable customer service and quality chicken sandwiches.

A trip to the corporate headquarters would be a fun adventure for business owners who truly value customer service, as their mantra is to “be Remarkable!” The Georgia Aquarium would certainly be on the list, as well as the College Football Hall of Fame. Both are centrally located in downtown Atlanta and offer a wealth of eye candy for both fish and football lovers.

And lastly, it would be well worthwhile to take in a performance at the historic Fox Theater. This beautiful venue takes one back to a bygone era of elegance. With its star-strewn ceiling and red-velvet curtains, the Fox Theater is the perfect place to take in a show from Broadway Across America.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Life is a composite of relationships. Those who are relationally rich are blessed indeed. I am tremendously grateful and forever indebted to my countless friends and clients who have shaped my character and my communication. Beginning with my parents, Bob and Barbara, I was fortunate to have been reared in an environment that gave me the confidence to craft a vision of a future that was inspirational. The love and support of my wife, LuAnne, has kept me steadily on course. My mentors across the years have invested selflessly to help me shape and hone my messaging. And, countless friends across the years have been cheerleaders and encouragers who have challenged me to run the race of life well. I am truly relationally rich.

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