Your GroupSpace – A Preview for The Fall Event 2022

Your GroupSpace – A Preview for The Fall Event 2022

by John Kennedy

As we inch closer to The Fall Event 2022, we wanted to highlight some of the presentations, people and products that will join us in Kansas City.

As you may have known from previous GROUPtalks, John & Souny Kennedy have created a wonderful digital platform that allows a busy Garden Center to run at maximum efficiency and engagement. It was originally created specifically for our Garden Center Group Clients and is called GroupSpace.

Now with over a dozen early adapters, the platform continues to improve and enhance employee engagement while reducing wasted time and stress…and offering a greater customer experience.

Since we introduced it to you last year, there have been many new additions to the platform that will be highlighted at the Fall Event 2022. A “Special Order Form and Dashboard” to track each and every special order that is needed to be filled, an “Employee Scheduling” program, “Maintenance Requests” to keep your equipment and tools up to date, “Employee & Vendor Directory” for easy look up/contact information, The new “Plant Your People” attraction and retention program, A “Mini-game and Sales Tracker” Dashboard”, and new video programs are also available as part of the package.

Some of our Group Clients have offered their feedback on GroupSpace in the spirit of sharing: Here’s what they are saying:

Reston Farm Garden Market – Khalil Nelson, General Manager
“John & Souny have created something awesome for our team. We track our mini-games, training and on-boarding, scheduling, special orders (big!), updates of SOP’s and our daily/weekly huddles all from our GroupSpace. It will be even more efficient to operate our garden center and farm market with the introduction of OrderEase to have our vendors all accessible to order from in one place…GroupSpace!”

Louisiana Nursery Inc. – Ben Pecnik, Vice President
“We at Louisiana Nursery are still in the beginning stages of creating our GroupSpace. I have full confidence not only in the product, but the full service and implementation that backs it up. For those in our business that have gotten a sneak peak of what our GroupSpace will be capable of, they couldn't be more excited for what this will do to their day-to-day routines and their overall efficiency. I would highly encourage others to take the opportunity to see what this program can do for your team and your business.”

Lindley's Nursery & Garden Center – Debbie and Jenni Pell, Owners
“After 6 months using GroupSpace it continues to evolve. It has definitely improved employee communications as well as customer service. As an owner/manager, I especially like seeing the team coordinate their day without interrupting MINE! I could go on and on with the plans we have for Lindley's GroupSpace. John and Souny got it all started, now it's up to us to keep the momentum going… So far, so good!”

Rockledge Gardens – Liz Lark-Riley, Managing Director
“All of our important info is contained in one central digital space that the whole team can access. The North Drive (GroupSpace) contains training, timely need-to-knows, sales goal tracking, the schedule, upcoming events' details, HR documents and forms, supply request forms, Farmer's Market Speed Codes, employee and vendor directories, links to info we're sharing with our customer base via newsletters and blogs, a digital suggestion box, and so much more. The team is more empowered and less at sea when it comes to the information they need to serve our guests' needs.”

You can look forward to meeting with the Kennedy’s at The Fall Event 2022, at Cultivate'22, or anytime you choose…they are just a phone call or email away.

In the interim, check out to test drive the new and improved platform and see what our Clients are experiencing.


Want to discuss a Team-Building opportunity with John Kennedy? Call or email him!

John Kennedy
[email protected]
Cell: ‭443-605-7095

REMEMBER: Your interaction (by phone and email) with Group Service Providers such as John Kennedy, Tim Quebedeaux, Sid Raisch and Jean Seawright, are included in your retainer!

John Kennedy is a strategist, author and Service Provider to The Garden Center Group. John and his wife Souny offer innovative tools and digital solutions that accelerate change in the green industry. Their new “YourGroupSpace” intranet platform can be found at   They are also the co-founders of --A search engine and digital magazine that promotes farms, garden centers and wineries of the agritourism industry of North America.

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