The Power & Benefits of Private Business Clubs—With Martin Hess

November 4, 2022
Hosted by Patrick Laing

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On today's episode of Finding Certainty, headliner host, Patrick Laing, visits with Martin Hess, President of the The American Club Association (a.k.a. ACA) about his personal journey as a professional tennis player and sports marketer initially and, later, the success he and his team have experienced, building one of the premier private business clubs in North America (with additional exclusive access to over 80 clubs in the U.S. and 62 international clubs in 16 different countries as of the time of this write-up). ACA Business Club is a private club dedicated to serving professionals, executives and business owners. They have a passion for helping their members succeed and reach their goals in both their personal and professional life, and believe in the power of relationships to accomplish these objectives. ACA's vision is to help you accomplish YOUR vision, whatever that is. Far more than simply joining an organization, membership in the ACA is a lifestyle. The ACA Business Club provides a warm venue to meet clients and colleagues, connect with fellow members, get some work done, or simply a place to relax between meetings. It’s a friendly environment to build relationships and celebrate life’s journey with fellow members committed to your success. Patrick and Martin chat about ACA and its story as well as the power of relationships, professional development, and marketing, and the inherent value in doing it together with colleagues versus trying to go at it alone. Learn more about ACA at

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Patrick Laing

Founder and managing partner of Certainty Management, a Nevada based cost-reduction firm that helps raise zero-cost funding for U.S. nonprofits, Patrick Laing has 30+ years of business experience. A former Dale Carnegie instructor, his sales teams have achieved national recognition. One example: Patrick helped LeafGuard NW raise sales from $3.5MM to $20MM annually in just 3 years. They became # 1 in the country out of 65 offices. Promoted to National Trainer, he traveled nationwide, raising close rates 2-3 x at multiple offices. A U.S. Army veteran, Patrick worked in counter intelligence, held a Top-Secret clearance, and also served as a linguist in Italian. A graduate of BYU-Provo, Patrick served a two-year service mission for his church in Italy (‘89-90). While working for Delta Airlines, he received their top award, The Customer Service Citation. In addition to hosting Finding Certainty, Patrick is a contributing author to the Mission Matters series, a collection of lessons from CEOs whose companies are making a difference. Married to Tessha Laing, they live in Las Vegas and are proud dad and step-mom to 4 scholarship winners: in tumbling (U. of Oregon), diving (Cal State-Bakersfield), and academics x 2 (U. of OR & Wellesley College). Their youngest son, Evan, is a sponsored mountain bike racer. Patrick enjoys fly fishing, traveling, and time with his family. His proudest achievement, other than dad and husband, is the free nonprofit fundraising help his company provides.

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