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If you want to:

  • Expose and eliminate the things stealing your power and profit

  • Improve your communication, organization, relationships, engagement

  • Invigorate broken people/processes by refreshing their purpose

  • Provoke powerful thoughts to increase performance and productivity

  • Re-ignite your passion to restore your team’s WOW factor

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Get to Know Carla

Carla Neer is the founder and CEO of Clear Cut Strategies.

With a degree in Organizational Leadership/Business Management and a love of behavioral psychology, Carla has been passionately involved in executive leadership and strategic organizational development for over 25 years.

After managing several family-owned businesses, Carla transitioned into a sales role for one of the nation’s leading distributors of shooting sports products. At a young age, she was quickly promoted to become one of the first nationally recognized female executives.

Carla’s client base spans many market segments and includes manufacturers, distributors, software & technology companies, consulting firms, franchisees and independent business owners.

Prior to starting Clear Cut Strategies, Carla established a multitude of successful strategic partnerships with large corporations such as Wendy’sNEC CorporationPopeyes, CheckersBass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Gander Mountain, Dunham’s, MC Sports, Scheels All Sports, Remington, Ruger, and Smith and Wesson, just to name a few.

Carla’s mission is to replace chaos with results through her exceptional abilities to clearly organize and strategically lead people and businesses to their fullest potential.

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“The training was a challenging, thought provoking, useful and a powerful exploration of my personal and vocational experiences. With Carla’s guidance I was able to experience how this understanding inspires my professional development.”

Kevin Ryan
Sales Manager – Performance Auto Spa

“Thought Provoking”

“I found the training to be extremely thought provoking… It was a fun interactive experience that helps define where you are currently and also gives you the tools to succeed in the future.”

Jason Schwalm
Field Supervisor – Bo Lacey Construction

“Teaches from experience”

The great thing about Carla is that she teaches from experience. In my opinion there’s no better teacher than someone who has lived it. I walked away from her course with knowledge I could use to be a better asset to my company.

Travis Heuser
Technician – Tru Performance

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We’ve worked with Carla for many years.  Most recently, we invited her to guide and support our executive team in a massive project:  transitioning from several disconnected technologies into a unified E.R.P. system.  She executed the knowledge transfer of existing processes from our controller, who retired, to a new CIO; participated in countless demos with Oracle and Microsoft to support the selection process; and passionately shared her servant leadership techniques with every member of our team along the way.

Carla’s expertise in business, process, and technology; combined with her passion for people to succeed, provides an exceptional experience for the team. Her organizational and facilitation skill accompanied by a hands-on approach with leadership training, provides a refreshing and extremely valuable experience for me as a business owner.  Carla already understands – you can trust her to facilitate the organization of your company with ease!

 Mike Goschinski
President, Owner – Fin Feather Fur Outfitters

The moment I met Carla, I knew there was something special about her. I was fairly new to the company and fresh out of college when Carla and CCS began working with us. I was asked to participate in a meeting to discuss the Employee Sensing Survey that I and the rest of my fellow employees had just completed. When I entered that meeting I did not know what I was getting myself into, but when I exited the meeting I realized that I had become a completely different person.

Being a young woman in the business environment, I didn’t know where my place was, but Carla and CCS have given me the tools and the confidence that I needed to become a better me.

Using kind, but effective words, Carla gave me the push I needed to become the best I can be, not only in the business environment, but in life. Thank you Carla and Clear Cut Strategies for all you have done for the company and for me. It has been an honor and a blessing working with you.

 Bri Woycehoski
Project Manager – Productivity Team

I love working with Carla, she completely takes me out of my comfort zone and forces me to think outside the box. She has a very strategic way of presenting servant leadership and continuous improvement. Carla completely understands the mindset of all employees she encounters and is able to lead employees to open up and share.

Carla has a skill that many people say they have but few actually do. Passion for Servant Leadership, This could be the single most important tool for management. Empower employees, support employees, promote vision with employees, trust employees, and most of all serve employees. I firmly believe in servant leadership and Carla can coach this path quickly and smoothly.

I can’t say enough positive comments about Carla and the ownership for allowing us to work with her. I truly believe in Clear Cut Strategies and the principles they promote. I look forward to working with Carla in the future and I can honestly say we will be successful because of the tools she has given us. Thank you Carla

 Jeffrey Almy
Project Manager

When I was introduced to Clear Cut Strategies: I was unsure of what I wanted to do moving forward in our company.  On rocky ground with some relationships in both my business and personal life, I felt hopeless. I knew that there were different personality types; however. I honestly didn’t know that there is a technique to communicating with those in different personality “boxes”. CCS hit all of the areas that I needed and then some.

Carla really helped me turn my life around.  She gave me the tools to decide for myself what I really wanted in my life as well as how to move forward in the business.  Sure, you’ll have to look hard and deep and get out of your comfort zone at times; however it was worth every bit of it.

Mary Brown
Vice President – Brown Dairy Equipment Company, Inc.

“If I had to sum up the High Test – Peak Performance™ training class that I attended in a few words I would describe it as thought-provoking, educational, and worthwhile.

Sometimes we take the easy way out and see the worst in a situation and just give up. I now embrace and use the tools I learned in the seminar to diffuse and coach myself through tough situations.

Carla encouraged me to take a step back and analyze situations before acting/speaking impulsively to deal with customers in a friendly, effective, and professional way. This course also gave me a lot of insight as to how/why people or customers may perceive my actions or words and to be more in tune with how I am trying to communicate with people in general.

If you are looking for improvement in the areas of communication and all around human interaction in the business or social world I would highly recommend this course.”

Jessica Goggin
Credit Manager – E.J. Thomas

The first minute I met Carla Neer, she had my attention front and center!  This amazing bundle of energy, compassion, determination and love, instantly made me want to improve myself and interpersonal skills.

Typically, relating and getting along with people has always been easy for me, but I really struggled with confrontation.   Case in point; during one of our sessions with CCS an unplanned confrontation occurred before my eyes. I watched Carla skillfully stop the current session and take the session to a completely new unplanned learning experience.

Most importantly, I watched her listen….  That’s what struck a chord with me.  In that situation, I would always be trying to fix the situation or perhaps have all the answers.  I learned the most important aspect a Manager can have is the ability to listen and not have the answers.  Now, for a guy, that’s a tough pill to swallow!

 Scott Schmitt
Technical Training Specialist

If you are truly ready to make some changes, Carla can help. Carla has a very diverse background in several businesses and can help you get what you want. She is able to cut through the chaos we owners deal with every day.  She’ll teach you how to hold people accountable, structure your company to run smoother, and make your life more organized.

Carla helped us with communication with our employees; we now have better accountability, more structure, and have everyone working towards the same goal.

After a day with Carla you will walk away very tired. Carla works with a very high energy level, and will work with you as fast as your team can handle the information. So if you are really ready for growth and improvement I will give you her number, but you need to be 100% committed to succeed.

Dennis Brown
President, Owner – Brown Dairy Equipment Company, Inc.

Carla was contracted to provide expert insight with some tough executive-level decisions I was facing.  Her proficiency at evaluating capabilities; helping to focus my priorities and confirming my thoughts was top notch.  Her recap strategy was so detailed and thorough; it could be used to compliment even the best executive coaching engagement.    Carla delivered a grade “A” experience.

 Michael James
CEO at Fireproof

Our growing company needed a professional outsider to reorganize our structure and Carla was an excellent choice.  The organizational problems we are facing were identified by the employees and managers in a confidential survey; once the survey results were reviewed, it was discovered that there were many areas of concern that need significant change.

Carla worked side by side with our President and Vice President making sure our topics were carefully discussed.  Carla holds herself to a very high standard of professionalism and continues to provide us with a roadmap of clarity.  I would highly recommend Carla for any organization with a desire to make positive changes.

Paul Seeley
Brown Dairy Equipment


Replacing Chaos with Results™

Does Your Company Need

  • To refresh your culture
  • Improved communication
  • Teams/boards that collaborate rather than cause chaos
  • Powerful thought-provoking meetings that are engaging and educational
  • A clear cut strategy for growth

Do You Need

  • A trusted adviser to re-ignite your passion
  • Clarity to make important decisions
  • Powerful, yet safe, exploration of self to gain awareness
  • Clear understanding of your team to perform better
  • Tools for stronger relationships and leadership


Executive coaching for effective transformation of power thoughts into action and measurable results.

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A partnership style coaching approach to create a Clear Cut Strategy by replacing chaos with results.

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Customized Organizational Development to align your team’s CORE for powerful results.

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Unique Team Building

Custom events on the range that will safely expand your team’s comfort zones while having a blast.

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Technology Integration

Achieve maximum return on investment by preparing your team for a smooth system transition.

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Hear captivating stories of leadership in the firearms industry and business ownership.

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What questions need to be asked to influence and sustain productive behaviors?


What changes are feared rather than embraced?


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What chaos should you replace with results?


What’s the secret to executing your next great idea?


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What is “it” that you want?


How do you leverage the connection between thought, communication and performance?


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Is your strategy powerful; pitiful or non-existent?


How do you create and retain high performers?


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What questions drive higher performance, productivity and a culture of excellence?


If you wanted to sell your company – would investors be lining up to buy?


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Experiencing difficult family or position transition?


Looking to integrate new software / technology?


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What’s your strategy for tackling and resolving tough issues?


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Is your team serving and leading or taking and leaving?

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A Clear Cut Process


When you focus on the right things you get the right results.

Do you see incredible potential; however the lights just won’t turn on?

Can your team see the outlet; yet their cord is severed, burned out, or just too short to reach it?

As a leader, are you fully “plugged in” to the power residing deep inside your personal core or secretly exhausted from the battle?

Through training on Leadership, Culture, and Sales; we’ll align your team’s Communication, Organization, Relationships and Engagement (CORE). We’ll help you develop a clear cut strategy designed to remove the chaos and connect you to the real POWER you’ve been searching for.

We’ll focus on closing the gaps within your People, Purpose, and Process, providing immediate relief; the right tools to practice with; and ultimately, sustainable power in: Productivity, Performance and Profit.

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