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Scott Simons is the General Manager and Managing Partner at Valley Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Jeep, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, and VW of Staunton, VA.

Scott is an Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Market Planning, Warranty, Business Planning, and Operations Management. Strong business development professional with a MBA focused in Master of Business Administration from Radford University.

What We Discuss In This Episode:

Have you ever wondered what it takes to turn a challenging childhood in one of America’s poorest counties into a thriving career as an automotive dealer? Or how a relentless ambition can lead to unstoppable success? In this episode, I sat down with Scott Simons, the Managing Partner and Executive Director of CMA’s Valley dealerships, to dive deep into his remarkable journey.

We explore Scott’s fascinating journey from humble beginnings to becoming a successful dealer and leader in the automotive world. We’ll explore his unique perspective on leadership, mentorship, and the importance of empowering your team. Scott shares insightful stories and wisdom that will resonate with anyone striving for success in this ever-evolving industry.

But what makes this episode truly captivating isn’t just Scott’s incredible journey; it’s also a revealing look at CMA’s unique philosophy. Discover how they put their values and people ahead of profits, embodying the spirit of true leadership in the automotive world. CMA is unique in several ways. First, it’s employee-owned, with 26 percent of the group owned by its employees. Second, CMA’s track record of success stretches back nearly 100 years, a testament to its enduring excellence.

Episode Highlights:

The Power of Clarity and Vision

  • Learn from Scott’s experience about the importance of having a clear vision for your life and business.
  • Understand how unwavering clarity and a strong partnership can lead to exponential growth and success.

Building a Strong and Empowered Team

  • Hear about Scott’s unique approach to mentoring and developing his team members.
  • Find out why Scott believes in empowering his associates and creating an environment where they can thrive.

The Challenge of Industry Transformation

  • Explore the transformative challenges facing the automotive industry, including electrification and changing customer preferences.
  • Gain insights into how dealerships can adapt, pivot, and thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape.

If you’ve ever faced obstacles on your path to success, or if you simply want to understand how unwavering determination can lead to extraordinary achievements, this episode is a must-listen. Join us in this episode as we journey through Scott Simons’ incredible life and career in the automotive industry.

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