Tabatha Coffey

Once the Tim mad his vision for Sweetgrass clear, his staff stepped up.

on Mar 20, 20120

 

Tim had a really interesting vision for his business, a Holistic Wellness centre that offered clients not just hair and spa services but nutrition advice and chiropractic services to encompass inner and outer wellness. I thought  he idea was unique and well-suited to the area of Atlanta that Sweetgrass was located in.

The problem was the staff weren't aware of Tim's vision. Tim's idea of leadership was to form a community where everyone was responsible for themselves, people fired themselves, and basically they had no rules! And as we all know that doesn't work.

Nobody treated Tim like a boss. He didn't act like a boss, and he sure as hell didn't dress like a boss. His communication skills were abysmal.

Brian the manager was more involved with his social media, online shopping, and working on his side business than booking appointments properly, taking care of staff and clients, and being negative!

20 comments
paigemichelle
paigemichelle

i was so surprised u didnt plow into Brian...i mean anyone else that behaved that way u would have their head on a plate! This guy was either on drugs or has a manic disorder. he was all over the place, couldnt look u in the eye, stand still, and his hands would be constantly moving. u nailed it with that guy at Bridgette's Salon, i thought u would call this guy out also! he was seriously the worse manager i have ever seen on ur show or have encountered anywhere! This guy has some serious problems!

Kaci Tamblyn
Kaci Tamblyn

Tabitha, I love your show, watch it every week. I also love the hair, it rocks. Personally Tim had a great concept for his holistic center, I would love to see something like that in Idaho. Tim seemed to have great ideas, but lacked the umph to make it happen. With your knowledge and expertise I think he will be on to great things. A business like that has much potential, as long as the staff continues to cross promote the other services. The added bonus is Brian not being there.

oxjr
oxjr

I feel sorry for Brian, he honestly felt like the salon's hero (and its victim). He was probably an average or slightly poor manager who developed some very poor habits under Tim's lassie fair style. I think he even realized it to some degree - but unfortunately having the salon succeed after Tabath's reset would have been too much of a blow to his ego. He would have subconsciously sabotaged everyone's effort and been a toxic employee. We will never know if Brian was always like that or if he turned into that - but at the end of day the business needed to move on. Hopefully Brian will realize that.

Brynda
Brynda

I love the show. As a manager at my company, I see the importance of how leaders need to lead. I wish we could see you handle more troublesome staff and in fighting. I could learn so much from you.

cathystyle
cathystyle

Absolutely love your style!!!. I would love to have you cut my hair!!

Beyond Hair Customer
Beyond Hair Customer

Hi: I have been a fan for a long time. Today, I was informed at Beyond Hair ( my beauty salon) that your visit has resulted in a major increase in new clients. I am so glad that you supported my salon.

I was surprised and disappointed with the H- Hair salon owner who was not receptive to your suggestions. What a waste of your time and investment in his shop. Hopefully, more of his operators will jump ship and he will realize that he needs to change or sell the shop

BankChick
BankChick

I SO look forward to a new episode each week!! When I watch this show and see how little some of these business owners care about their businesses, it pisses me off and makes me think "why are you in business for yourself?" I absolutely love the way Tabatha stands her ground and tells it like it is, even if it is painful to hear. That Brian guy on the Sweetgrass episode was worse than any teenage girl-full of drama!! So glad Tim fired his unhappy ass! Tabatha, you rock, girl!!

Carolyn L
Carolyn L

Hi Tabatha, Glad that brian is gone, there is nothing worse when someone constantly the victim card and gets away with it. hopefully tim continues to stay on the right track and hire a manager who is reliable land hardworking.

Lindzex
Lindzex

Great Episode Tabither! I liked when you told him that he's anoying!! Can't wait to see next week's...... " I know riiiight"?

Tabatha W.
Tabatha W.

I've been watching Tabatha since her maiden show and ironically, we always assess with the same viewpoint. She needs to pay a visit to our Senate and House of Reps, and whip those cats into shape!!

Bravo Fan
Bravo Fan

Love the show, Tabatha! It is refreshing to see a show about people helping people. Shows like yours and Jeff Lewis’ are such a nice departure of those awful Housewives. I am so tired of shows about affluent women behaving badly.

TammyGr29
TammyGr29

Oh I was so hoping Tim would fire Brian & was mad that he didnt. Then when u went back after 6 weeks I was so happy he left! He was so negative about everything & acted like the world owed him something. I think Tim's business will strive now that Brians out of the picture!!

seasoned viewer
seasoned viewer

Brian is a little boy who hasn't grown up and faced reality. He will fail time and time again until he does. I like the concept for the business and hope it all works out. I thought Jaklin would have come back with Brian gone.

Fabea
Fabea

Hi Tabatha, Love your show and it has become more interesting with you fixing other business. The hair salon H-Hair salon was so disapointing to watch. That owner of the salon wouldn't change for anything! What a waste of your time, but you did the best you could. Some people you just can't help.

GGC-FLA
GGC-FLA

I honestly thought you were going to pinch Brian's head off. While I don't like someone being unemployed, I was truly happy to see him gone when you revisited in 6 weeks. Tim really took your advice & it was good to see. I have watched you since the beginning of Tabitha Takes Over and when I see small minded, ungrateful people calling you names and acting fools it disgusts me. You are there to save the business and their jobs. Your quick wit and straight shooting comments are the best. I love when you call them "F Wits" and they just don't get it. Look forward to new episodes and always watch the marathons of your shows.

sweetnessnbubba
sweetnessnbubba

I dont think Brian truly could see where he was the issue. He was pretty invested in making himself the victim and tim and the others the problem.. when someone is like that, they really cant change. Hopefully being let go and watching himself on tv will give him some insight into his issues.

this is one business I would love for Tabitha to do an update on, because Tims ideas make for a very interesting business.. Hope he can make a go of it.

Live-Laugh-Love
Live-Laugh-Love

I love your show Tabatha, but this week was not the greatest. I think it was due to the awful people who were responsible for running the salon when you first arrived. I was happy that you turned it around and hope it stays that way. Good Job!

extraad
extraad

The whole time I was watching this I thought, "Tim looks just like Alexander Bard from that '90s group Army of Lovers!"

Ralpho
Ralpho

Brian had to go! He didn't care for the business AT ALL! All Brian cared about was himself. Selfish wuss. He wasted more time on the job, falsely believing that the boss would never fire him! Now he can waste time elsewhere.