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Ed Attanasio

Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco. Ed enjoys sports of all kinds and is a part time stand-up comedian.

 

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Monday, 08 March 2021 09:26

Rick Selover Paints a Positive Picture on a Podcast for Shop Owners/Managers

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Industry veteran Rick Selover produces a weekly podcast, "The Mind Wrench," to help shop owners/managers be better leaders. Industry veteran Rick Selover produces a weekly podcast, "The Mind Wrench," to help shop owners/managers be better leaders.

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...coaching, training and guidance that specifically addressed ‘soft skills.' I knew someone needed to step up into this space, and I thought why not me?”

 

Selover fell in love with teaching during his time as a refinish Instructor at a local community college. He earned top CSI scores from his college students, several of whom now have a career in the automotive repair industry.

 

In his 28 years as a sales leader for two national distributors, Selover is an AMi graduate and PPG Green Belt alumni, and has consulted and advised hundreds of collision centers and body shop professionals. He has helped them to improve their processes, production capabilities and overall profitability.

 

As a certified KBB, Selover produces and teaches live and virtual courses and offers one-on-one coaching sessions, in addition to hosting his new personal and professional development podcast series, "The Mind Wrench."

 

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Selover has observed many leaders over the years and borrowed from each, including Mike Anderson, right, president of Collision Advice.

 

Every episode has its message and more than a few takeaways that can be used immediately.

 

Some episodes are industry-specific, like one of Selover’s more popular podcasts, “Stop Treating Your Shop’s Cash Register Like a Clunker."

 

“I have seen this 100 times---shops don’t maintain their paint booths and then wonder why they won’t work correctly,” Selover said. “The paint booth is maybe one of the most important pieces of equipment in a shop because everything has to eventually go through it at some point. The message here is...