Nice Bike! – Making Meaningful Connections

What you might be wondering, do the words “nice bike” have to do with creating meaningful relationships in franchising (and in every other aspect of our lives)?

Mark Scharenbroich and his Nice Bike principle simply and skillfully reminds us how to connect authentically and deeply with each other – as franchisor to franchisee, franchisees to their management and staff, and management to their front-line employees.

Quite by accident, Mark stumbled into the Harley-Davidson company’s 100th year anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Driving his beige rental car around thousands of black leather, bandana wearing, hardcore Harley riders, he kept noticing the two words that really connected rider to rider…”nice bike.” 

More than a passing compliment, Nice Bike is a powerful, memorable philosophy that acts as a catalyst to help build stronger, more effective teams.  The Nice Bike principle helps individuals to become more engaged and passionate about serving others – in every aspect of the franchise system. 


“Nice Bike” is going out of your way to let people know that they matter.  It’s saying something positive to someone instead of just thinking about it.  It’s noticing others’ contributions.  It’s listening.  It’s taking action.  It’s connecting genuinely with those around you… 


Don’t miss an opportunity to say, “Nice Bike” to those you work with. A little bit of recognition goes a long way.

Nice Bike, Mark!


P.S.  Here’s what a recent client had to say about Mark’s session with their team:

“Our conference attendees gave Mark rave reviews. He made us laugh and he made us cry. But most importantly, he made us think. Everyone loved him!”

— Jack Riggs, CEO, Pita Pit USA

“Mark was GREAT!  He really took our entire team on a fantastic ride and we were flooded with positive feedback from our franchisees. By carefully listening and intertwining comments from our CEO and founder into his sessions, Mark made it clear that he genuinely cared about connecting with our team.  If you want a gifted speaker to deliver a perfectly memorable, inspirational, fun, and practical message which will set a positive and high energy tone for the rest of your event, Mark Scharenbroich is the one!   This was our best conference yet and Mark’s presentation was greatly responsible for our success. I can’t wait to bring him back!”

— Paul Erwin, VP of Administration, Pita Pit USA


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