"work smarter" - time management training


“Time-management is the best kept secret of the rich.” ― Jim Rohn

The impact of the pandemic has carried with it unprecedented increases in volume and a challenging labor shortage to the golf industry.  No group is more aware of this than PGA Professionals.  However, even with success most clubs are experiencing, the Golf Professionals are challenged more than ever.  Customer service expectations remain high, which means more effort, more time, and more stress as you work to meet the demands you’re facing every day.

Therefore, managing all of your priorities, responsibilities, and tasks so nothing is slipping through the cracks is critical.

For some, this may seem like a monumental task in itself.  For others, you’re already doing well but know you still could be better in this area.

The key in both cases, is understanding the fundamentals of productivity, so you can:

    • gain control of your work-load,
  • feel confident that you can get everything done…and
  • rest easy knowing nothing is being missed


It’s possible!

There’s huge opportunity in the golf boom we’re now experiencing.  As we progress, continued success will rely on our ability to retain golfers, not just attract them.  That means, the most successful facilities, and therefore the most successful Golf Professionals, will be living in this busy environment for years to come.  Understanding how to succeed in this climate is a must for long-term sustainability.

The “Work Smarter” training from GBN University will coach you to understand how to grab a hold of your most important responsibilities and work with a calm confidence so you can handle everything that’s coming at you.  You will learn how to create a system that works best FOR YOU, based on your needs and the needs of the people around you.  While you can’t stop the golfers from playing, the emails from flowing in, or the phone from ringing, you can build a process that allows you to manage it all….in the hours that you’re already working.


“””Work Smarter” is made up of 15 video lessons broken up into digestible trainings that you can watch, listen to, and rewatch at your convenience. Over the course of the training you’ll learn the principles of “Healthy Productivity“, including:

  1. You’ll understand the mindset that the most productive people share and build your productivity “muscles”
  2. You’ll build a system that will allow you to work with confidence & comfort knowing you’re getting everything done for everyone that needs it.
  3. You’ll build the habits that generate change and will take you from “stressed to success”.

“Healthy Productivity”:

the mindset that empowers users to take control by eliminating the need to remember, avoiding distraction, and prioritizing tasks with the highest impact first, ultimately providing the freedom to succeed in work and in life.

Here’s what Work Smarter Students are saying after investing in the course.

“The Work Smarter class was a great investment in my personal development and I strongly recommend it to anyone that is trying to improve their productivity. Dean does a fantastic job communicating the information and systems. In the two months since starting the class I feel more organized and in control at work. It has helped me stay on task and prioritize my work. Thank you Dean.”

“Dean offered valuable and actionable advice to help balance the busy lifestyle that golf pros face. In an industry where the word “no” doesn’t exist, it is often hard to achieve a meaningful work/life balance. The Work Smarter Program provided me more “tools” for my tool box to achieve a better balance.”

“Great Workshop! Very well done and beneficial information delivered excellently. The experience was a thought-provoking program that left me inspired.”

“The Work Smarter program Dean presented was exactly what I was hoping for. It was a step by step system for golf professionals to help take control of our days and lower our stress levels while enhancing our work/life balance. With three young boys at home and work being busier and more demanding than ever, the systems and concepts Dean taught are already paying dividends both at work and home. Thank you Dean and GBN!”

Less than 3 hours of time invested in developing the systems and methods that could transform your ability to achieve your goals. When you feel the freedom of being in control of your time and your priorities, it will unlock a newfound sense of confidence.

When you look back, all that you achieve (or fail to achieve) in your career will be based on the decisions you make everyday. And the decisions you make are based on your priorities. It’s time to start focusing on making an impact.  

Work Smarter is an exclusive benefit for GBN Members.

Tuition: $149

enroll in “work smarter on demand” NOW

Your Coach: Dean Kandle, PGA

With over two decades in the golf industry and 15 seasons as a Head Golf Professional, Dean not only brings his knowledge and expertise but a sincere passion for Professional Development. Dean has written over 50,000 words on the topic of Professional Development in articles and blog posts, as well as hosted 50 podcast episodes with industry leaders, authors and experts.  

He has carefully crafted and curated the educational content in each of his programs to specifically benefit PGA Professionals with practical and actionable information.

Dean’s Highlights:

St. Davids GC (Wayne, PA), Head Golf Professional, 2011-2021

Philadelphia Cricket Club (Flourtown, PA), Head Golf Professional, 2009-2010

Trump National, Bedminster (Bedminster, NJ) Head Golf Professional, 2008-2009

2020 Philadelphia PGA Golf Professional of the Year – 2019 & 2020 Philadelphia PGA Professional Development Award – 2018 Philadelphia PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award – PGA Certified, Golf Operations