The premier business coaching company for 7- & 8-figure entrepreneurs looking for more predictability, scalability, and profitability.
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Since we started working together, I’ve got to say your coaching and mentorship delivered the exact strategy, perspective and accountability we needed!
Last year, we ranked as the #1 fastest-growing video marketing company in the US and we’re certain to be among the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies for the 3rd straight year!
Just think, since we started working with you, we went from just over $1MM three years ago to now hitting over $24.1MM this year! A 1,500% increase and there’s still plenty of growth waiting for us!
The point is, I’m truly grateful for the work we’ve done together. Hiring you was easily the best decision I’ve made for my company and I’m excited to see what we’re going to do together next!
CEO, Crisp Media Group
Within 90 days of working with them, our Q1 revenue beat out our entire previous year’s revenue. This happened during the COVID-19 crisis when the world was practically shut down.
Predictable Profits is the real deal.”
CEO, Zen Media
I learn more from you in a simple 1-hour phone call about marketing than if I were to spend 48 hours reading about it. Our time together is one of the best investments of my time when it comes to growing my business.”
CEO, June, Inc.
When you work with [Predictable Profits], everyone on the team performs at a higher level. You get strategies that help you think differently and results come quickly. With the their help, we exceeded our goals this year and look forward to his continued help as we grow.
CEO, Community Co
Thirty years ago I started a niche business and sold it. It is still generating revenue today. If I had [Predictable Profits] as my guide back then I would be very rich today. Don’t miss this.”
Author, Target Marketing Magazine
I’ve worked with some extraordinary people in this world, and Charles Gaudet is no exception. He sits among an exclusive list of positive deviants who are changing the world and opening up new possibilities for innovation, growth, and contribution. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Charles Gaudet or his company will certainly find the experience rewarding.
Author, Be Unreasonable
The more time I spend with Charlie, the more I appreciate his wisdom and experience.
A true giver, Charlie will do what it takes to help anyone succeed. He is a rare person who makes a difference.”
NBA All-Star, Entrepreneur
I’m neurotically picky about who I work with. I’m looking for excellence, nuance, deep care, and someone who is relentless about getting it jusssst right. Charles Gaudet and the Predictable Profits Team is exactly that. Highly recommend!
Founder of Youth Speaker University
…The effect that [Predictable Profits]’s tactics and tools can have on your business far exceed what you can imagine now, because you simply can’t imagine the level to which [Predictable Profits] will take your thinking. This is a man who not only wakes up thinking about how he can help increase his value to you – I am convinced it is built into his DNA, and that he is consumed by that thought throughout the day…
I’ve worked with some extraordinary people in this world, and Charles Gaudet is no exception. He sits among an exclusive list of positive deviants who are changing the world and opening up new possibilities for innovation, growth, and contribution.
Serial Entrepreneur, Visionary and Author
…[I found value in] figuring out generally where to spend my time as an entrepreneur to get the most value and business growth out of my daily activities. We recently went through an exercise where I realized I was fishing in the wrong pond. That one exercise will probably save me 6-months of working my business…”
Jen Gordon, CEO of The Hope Deck
Since bringing [Predictable Profits] onboard to help us, he’s been amazing to work with. He helps us see and think about things that we haven’t considered or thought about when it comes to growing the business. He has helped us stay focused on our primary goals and objectives in order to hit and exceed our KPI’s. He has significantly helped us improve the business in very tangible ways (read increased revenue and better metrics). He’s results oriented and believes in applying a critical thought to the process to create lift on the metrics that are important to you and the company as a whole.
If you’re stuck in growing your business or moving the needle in specific areas, call [Predictable Profits]. The ROI is a no brainer and we’ll continue working with him beyond every shadow of a doubt.
CRO, Community Co
Working in the trading niche for the past 7 years has exposed me to some above average marketing minds, and I can say without a doubt that you’re the best hands down!
In the 7 months we’ve worked together (and the 7 figures we’ve made together), you’ve allowed me to focus on my job and even push what I thought was possible HIGHER!
Being able to trust that the copy you delivered would be on point, and that affiliates will make money, was the KEY to my success over the past 7 months. Happy to be working with you, and looking forward to ALL our projects in the near and distant future…
CEO, Financial Marketers & Publishing Group
The first time I worked with him on a project, I knew from the start that we would be successful, and we were. He was so impactful for me that I am confident that his special abilities in business will make a huge difference for anyone!
Entrepreneur, Olympian, 9X National Champion
Working with Predictable Profits has been outstanding! His copywriting skills are matched only by his professionalism. He approaches each project with a strong marketing perspective and brings great ideas to the table!
CEO, Simpson Direct, Inc.
“Since I started working with you, I’ve made more money in that time span than any other time since I’ve been in business.”
CEO, Trading Concepts, Inc.
[Predictable Profits] has an amazing ability to understand complex marketing challenges, to find the key selling points, and then to put it all together in a highly effective marketing campaign.
He has the special gift of seeing what others cannot.
He is a person who really understands business. He is passionate about life and has the highest integrity.
I highly recommend [Predictable Profits] on both a personal and professional level.
Principal, Sandler Sales Training
The folks at Predictable Profits have been incredible… I was amazed at how easy they made it, and how fast the results came. Definitely someone you can trust.
CEO, Total Health Chiropractic
I recently had the pleasure of working with [Predictable Profits] on an outrageously successful product launch.
His steady guidance and encouraging enthusiasm lifted the performance level on the entire team; everyone started to deliver at a higher level than they were accustomed to, and it was effortless.
That’s the kind of impact he makes.
Charlie’s motto is ‘Together we’re better,’ and it’s absolutely true. However, after a while you realize that the common element to the positive attitudes and great results is Charlie himself.
I’ve worked with some extraordinary people in t
Charlie is definitely someone who walks first, executes, and produces nothing short of massive results.
Not only does Charlie prove over and over that he knows what works, he also always turns around and brings the willing with him. It’s extremely rare to meet someone who is more committed to your success than he is. I have met this person through Charlie Gaudet.
The world needs to see what he has to share.
CEO, Quantum Tactics
“Working with [Predictable Profits] has been one of the best things I’ve ever done from a business standpoint… we’ll double our business for one reason, because we’ve had the opportunity to work with [Predictable Profits].”
Founder, Media Buyers Association
Many thanks to you and Heather for realigning Claudia and I to mount onto the ‘BULLET TRAIN TRACKS’ to success!
Founder, Alliance Management Group
Charles is an exceptionally talented businessman. He makes the best of any situation, and isn’t afraid to try new things to create even better results. I’ve worked with him for over three years and am looking forward to many more! Charles comes highly recommended.
Director of Marketing, GetAds
Predictable Profits was a pleasure to work with!!! Their professionalism and work ethic are above and beyond!
Thank you Charlie for a breath of fresh air in the marketing world!
CEO, Luxury Destination Travel
If anyone knew how hard a worker and how passionate you are, they would buy-in immediately…I do know, and although we are in different sectors, I would bank my homes on your enthusiasm and your family stock!
Chief of Police, Roswell New Mexico
Thanks so much for all your tips ‘el guru.’ You are a serious legend and hope to be able to return the favor in some way.
Predictable Profits is the real deal.”
CEO, Green Arrow Digital
I’ve sat on the board of companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars, worked with some of the smartest business people on the planet, and when it comes to marketing, Charlie could go toe-to-toe with any one of those guys!
Founder, Hubcast, Inc.
Charles has an incredibly quick intellect and sees the entire playing field. He’s one of my most important thought partners, and it’s safe to say that my business wouldn’t be where it is without his razor sharp insights and feedback. I look forward to working with him well into the future.
CEO, Watermark International
We got to such a terrific place – a lot of clarity…We LOVE working with you!
We feel so fortunate that you have come into our lives!!
CEO, Paul Hertz Group | Co-Founder Deming Institute
“Can you imagine running a travel company in the middle of COVID?
When the pandemic struck and the world practically shut down, I called [Predictable Profits]. Right away, he assured me: ‘This will be one of the BEST time’s for you to be in business.’ Lo-and-behold, he was right!
While my competitors were going out of business, with [Predictable Profits] guidance we experienced (and continue to experience) record e-commerce sales month-after-month!
To the best of my knowledge, we’ve built the most successful travel company in the world within our niche. Working with [Predictable Profits] is a clear advantage to anyone wanting to grow their company. It’s easily been one of the best investments I’ve made in our business and I look forward to working with him to help us realize our ambitions of hitting the 9-figure annual revenue target.“
CEO, Global Work & Travel Group
Predictable Profits is one of the best marketing investments we have ever engaged in!
The marketing efforts produced a positive response from our clients.
In addition to that, we also learned some very valuable marketing insight and some helpful strategies.
Predictable Profits is a tremendous company, and I can’t give them a high enough recommendation. We will definitely use them again.
CEO, Digital Management Solutions, Inc.
In addition to uncovering multiple income streams for my business, [Predictable Profits] helped me discover ways to further optimize by profits.
He not only identifies important profit centers for creating predictable profits, [Predictable Profits]also gives you the truth about your business and shows you how to get more out of it. He’s a powerful thought leader who has transformed the way I’m building my business.
[Predictable Profits] helps you figure out what you want, and then fuels the entrepreneurial engine that gets you to your destination!
CEO, Write Way Solutions
Predictable Profits has been one of the wisest investments of time and money I’ve ever spent on my business.
Not only did the campaign produce a 100% increase in sales, but the coaching, support, education, and hand-in-hand mentoring provided was far and above what was required or even expected.
I cannot recommend them highly enough. In fact, I wish I could keep them all for myself!
Predictable Profits is a tremendous company, and I can’t give them a high enough recommendation. We will definitely use them again.
CEO, CreataVision Enterprises
After less than two months of the Predictable Profit Academy, I know with absolute certainty that participating in the program is one of the best decisions our company has made to date. We have already been able to identify and build several automated sales and marketing strategies that will allow us to yield exponential returns over their individual investments and the cost of this program. Most importantly, it is helping me become a better CEO and leader.
CEO, Pinpoint Software
Over my continuing years of business – including the presidency of a major, independent oil and gas corporation, association with a top fifty CBS Television affiliate, and currently spending twelve years with Trading Concepts, now as the Chief Operations Officer – I have seen much wisdom, knowledge, and skill pass my way. Without question, the one impression, the one talent, the one person – he who encompasses all the above attributes, who makes the greatest impact, and who brings, almost beyond measure, the largest positive results to the balance sheet – is Charlie Gaudet.
I have seen his work, I have witnessed his abilities, I have felt his impact, and I am a pleased recipient of his results.No company, no atmosphere, no employee, no enthusiasm level, no profit margin will ever remain the same after a touch from Mr. Gaudet’s handiwork.
For as long as I can remember, Charlie has always signed his letters, “With gratitude.” Today, I am returning his words, and “with gratitude,” I thank him for all the positive accomplishments and give him “my best” as he continues to embark on transforming the needs, wants, and issues of companies worldwide.
COO, Trading Concepts Inc.
I referred one of my clients to [Predictable Profits] because of his track record of success across industries and across decades.
[Predictable Profits] wins million dollar results for his clients, and that means to me that I can trust both his approach and his gut on the best way forward.
I find his lack of ego and total focus on winning big for his clients in an ethical manner to be just the kind of person I want to work with.
I’m working with a large client now where, once we get the basics out of the way, I’ll be referring them to [Predictable Profits] so he can take them above and beyond their wildest dreams.
While [Predictable Profits] is selective on the projects he takes on, I have no doubt that he’ll achieve whatever results he promises.
Heck, when I get my mother’s company to the half million mark, I’ll probably refer her as well.
[Predictable Profits] is reassuringly expensive. I wouldn’t want anything less in someone I entrust with the marketing strategy of my clients.
CEO, Red Beard Consulting
“If you’re feeling stuck in the mud with any of your sales or marketing efforts, Charlie Gaudet with Predictable Profits has proven himself as a strategic partner to us here at ConsultWebs. Charlie is intentional. He’s methodical with the strategies and ideas he lays out. I’ve found him to be very thought-provoking. He challenges ideas and brings those ideas to a greater level. In fact, in that process, brings everyone up to a greater level.
He’s helped us achieve unbelievable results. In fact, we had a record year despite a global pandemic.
If you’re looking to make a change – to make a positive impact in what doesn’t seem to be working for you – I strongly enough you to reach out to [Predictable Profits]. It’s been one of the best decisions we’ve made as an agency.”
The Predictable Profits Academy was a great tool for learning how to grow our business. In a former life, I was a Social Worker, and running a business was never in my life path, however, each week I have received fantastic coaching and an opportunity to ask questions spurred by the valuable lessons. The best part is the modules have actionable advice and tools that I can use in my business. So glad I made the investment!
Director of Operations, Rose Garden Consulting
As a participant in the Predictable Profits Academy, I am continually impressed by the quality and straightforward application of the content. [Predictable Profits] is able to make what can be daunting business challenges understandable and manageable while always focusing on growth. His style is so down-to-earth you don’t even realize how much experience is behind it. Unlike other programs I’ve seen with so much hype, [Predictable Profits] just gets it done, and I have seen the principles work in my own business.
CEO, Happy Hour Coach®
I’m no stranger to growing a business and, yet, each time I get off the phone with [Predictable Profits], I walk away with pages of notes. He’s one of my most important thought partners and will provide you with insights you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking for a business coach that can help take you to the next level, he comes highly recommended.
When you work with [Predictable Profits], you’ll learn strategies and a formula that allows you to play on a much higher level than your competitors. With [Predictable Profits] help, I believe we’ll have our best year ever! He’s one of my most important thought-partners, and I look forward to a long and profitable relationship with him.
CEO, Campus Commandos
I cannot say enough about the team at Predictable Profits. Anytime I have a question, I can speak to a real person who gives me an actual answer. I have relied heavily on Zach & Charles along with others at the firm. I can confidently say, Zach and Charles have prevented many mistakes and missteps on my part. The Academy has provided valuable insight into the foundation of a successful business. Keep up the great work!
CEO, Rose Garden Consulting
My experience with [Predictable Profits] has been nothing short of extraordinary. I’ve never met anyone who makes such a personal investment in the success of others. When they made [Predictable Profits] they broke the mold!
I want to say a heartfelt Thank You from me and my team at Juti Organics for all the time, energy, and focused effort you have invested in creating the Predictable Profits Academy…and the entire company growth system you have built, actually!
I am very impressed with the level of detail and thought that went into making each module in the program. Today I’m doing Module 1.3 and I’m very excited to create a company growth dashboard for Juti! I’ve imagined having a dashboard like this for a while, and the template you put together to bring this into reality is amazing!
Can you tell I’m excited?!?!
My intuition is telling me that our relationship is going to carry on well beyond these first 365 days, and it’s going to keep getting better and better. If there is ever anything I can do to help you, please let me know.
Thank you again for everything!
CEO, Juti Organics
I have been running my own practice for over 15 years now. I connected with [Predictable Profits] because I knew that my business had the potential, but just wasn’t sure what was prohibiting my growth. Working with [Predictable Profits] has been a life changing experience. He helped me to realize that I was acting like a high paid employee, and not the owner of my business.
Through his guidance, I have become more empowered, structured and mindful of my every move.
Not only has it helped my business grow, it has given me a greater sense of passion, excitement and commitment to my work.
[Predictable Profits] has helped me to understand the importance of doing things with intention – its a lesson I’ve learned to utilize in both my professional and personal life. I knew that my business was unique and could be more than it was; but working with [Predictable Profits]s, I am now able to visualize just how successful this business can be.
I am proud to announce that since starting with [Predictable Profits], there has been consistent and steady growth, having just closed out on our most successful month to date!
I am forever grateful for the guidance, support and encouragement that [Predictable Profits] provides each and every day.
CEO, Navesink Wellness
We work with a number of the leading 7 & 8 figure companies in the world – and we’ve had the high pleasure of working with [Predictable Profits]. Over the years, I’ve personally witnessed the impact of his work – including, a marketing strategy he architected that resulted in one of the HIGHEST performing funnels we’ve seen to date. It’s not often you come across someone like [Predictable Profits]. He’s definitely someone you can trust to deliver.
CEO, Darwin List Network
Working with [Predictable Profits] is a major way to increase both your productivity and revenue. He helps you find the gaps in where your business is leaking and seal them.
I found him to be a coach who is willing to give you inventive solutions and clear direction. Being a busy entrepreneur it’s invaluable to have a coach who can see the bigger picture.
We are often so busy working in the business we can’t see what needs to be done to propel us forward.
I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to increase their bottom line.
CEO, Leigh Daniel Law
Since meeting [Predictable Profits], we’ve been able to make incremental improvements to various aspects of the business to pick up easy revenue that we’d been overlooking previously.Last year we increased our global revenue by over 20% which represents multiple 7-figures in itself and I’ve no doubt that [Predictable Profits]’ influence, motivation, inspiration and guidance has helped us then, will help us again this year, and will help us for future years as we realise our ambitions to hit the 9-figure annual revenue target.
CEO, Global Work & Travel
[Predictable Profits] can help you catapult your business to heights that you’ve never envisioned.
When I first began working with [Predictable Profits], I was stressed, depressed, and my business was sinking! Prior to hiring him as a coach, he listened and gave me advice that allowed me to shift my mindset, then things started to change…
After we began 1 on 1 coaching, the results were almost instant. He taught me to be fearless, get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and to prioritize focusing on the single important thing that will make the most significant impact to my business. Not to mention the vault of resources and contacts at your disposal!
If you are someone that’s seeking to take your business to the next level and dominate your industry, I highly recommend contacting Mr. Predictable Profits himself NOW!!
CEO, Flip Funding
Before we starting working with you, we were hitting a .5% lead rate. Just two days into this new system, we are at a 5% lead rate and thats just from email 1. So in two days we went from .5% to 5%, that’s a 10X increase!”
CEO, Grow Enrollments
Since working with [Predictable Profits], we posted the highest quarterly revenue and have the most MRR in the company history!”
CEO, eSoftware Associates, Inc.
“You have always provided so many valuable take-aways. Thank you! You’re a great mentor.”
Director of Manufacturing, Granverg International
We flatlined with sales so we shifted to a new market and now, even in the middle of a pandemic, had one of our best months ever…
We were testing the new market when I hired you. [My coach has] been all hands on deck helping me manage/communicate to employees.
Working with my Predictable Profits business coach has been awesome.”
CEO, Grypmat (Seen on SharkTank)
“Since working with Predictable Profits, our revenue has increased consistently from one record-breaking month to another (even during the pandemic!). In fact, we just closed our best back-to-back quarters in company history (by a lot!)! The actionable guidance and support that I get from Predictable Profits is exactly what we need. I look forward to continuing my work with Predictable Profits . This has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for my business. Thank you.”
CEO, Grow Enrollments
“[Predictable Profits] is the most insightful business coach I’ve worked with since Brian Tracy quadrupled my income 15 years ago. I’ve been a marketer for over 20 years, yet he sees what I’m doing from a very different — and profitable — perspective. His probing questions and accountability more than paid for his services. He’s outstanding!”
CEO, Client Cloning Systems
“I just wanted to let you know that I have seen big improvements in my company in the 4-weeks that I have been working with [Predictable Profits]. Our team is already more inspired and selling at a much higher level. I cannot thank [Predictable Profits] enough for what she has helped me achieve in a short amount of time. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”
“I’ve been working with the Predictable Profits for over 2 years now and the organization is incredible from top to bottom. Not only is everyone gifted and has the business acumen of a Fortune CEO. [Predictable Profits] is like a heat-seeking missile for your business. I think of having these folks on my side similar to using cheat codes in a video game.
No more guessing what to do in situations, just ask your coach they have the right answers. Day-to-day life has become exponentially easier after retaining them.
Not only do we look forward to our calls and daily discussion, we look forward to the happiness of our staff and P/L!
It is incredible what these coaches can have done for our business, which ultimately has transcended to simply a better life.”
CEO, ESW Assoc
“Hands down, the top rated business coach out there! I’ve had the pleasure of working with [Predictable Profits] for the past year and I can’t thank him enough for the knowledge and impact his strategies and coaching style has done for our business.”
VP of Marketing, Zen Media
“Predictable Profits transformed our sales team and grew our revenue 40% in the first year that we worked with them. Having Predictable Profits as an objective, trusted advisor who can look at your company from the outside in has been invaluable. They are able to pinpoint the exact issues that are holding you back from a goal and develop actionable tactics for overcoming them.”
CEO, Fifth Avenue Brands
“Since working with Predictable Profits, our revenue has dramatically increased. In fact, we’re on track to having our best year ever! The support and guidance is exactly what we need as we continue to scale and expand into new verticals. Hiring Predictable Profits was easily the best decision we’ve made for our business, and I hope to continue working with them for many, many years to come.”
Co-Founder, Main & Rose
“If you have the option, hire Predictable Profits. It’s a GAME CHANGER.
Predictable Profits is one of the most ethical and effective sales organizations I have ever hired. I would highly, highly recommend.”
CEO, Maly Marketing
“If you want more people responding to your marketing, you need [Predictable Profits]. It’s really that simple. He’s been instrumental in crafting our messaging, building our brand identity, developing sales strategies, preparing for a course launch, as well as helping us implement marketing strategies that drive engagement and attract buyers. With [Predictable Profits], we make smarter decisions and see success faster, while also avoiding costly mistakes. Lastly, I know [Predictable Profits] will handle my project as if it was his own — he’s one of the few who actually care and aren’t just motivated by money. I highly recommend [Predictable Profits] to any and everyone looking to scale their business!”
CEO, Flip Funding
“We’ve been working with Predictable Profits for several years now and it’s helped myself and my team take the company to the next level (even during the pandemic!). In fact, we just had the BEST quarter in our company history – exceeding every KPI we set to achieve! I can confidently say working with Predictable Profits was one of the best decisions we’ve made!”
“Working with [my coach] and Predictable Profits was one of the best decisions I have made for my company. From the start he had tactical ideas to help increase my brand presence and profits. My sales have almost doubled. Do yourself a favor and hire [Predictable Profits]!”
CEO, eLuminate Marketing
“Our business underwent a transformative experience with the introduction of the Predictable Business Systems course. At the time when we were focused on systematizing our operations and documenting our processes, we stumbled upon this course, which turned out to be an absolute game-changer.
Compared to all the other resources we had explored to establish a framework and cultivate a culture of replicable processes within our organization, this course stood out as the most comprehensive and effective solution.”
Co-Founder, AdBox Acquisitions
“We’ve seen huge growth since working with Predictable Profits. [Predictable Profits] constantly challenges us to think outside of the box and be our best. What’s more, he truly cares about our team and success. If you’re looking for a business coach, look no further! “
Creative Director, Zen Media
“I am a huge believer that every moment in life has a meaning and a purpose, so long as you keep your mind open to the possibilities.
When we made the decision to engage in a business relationship with Predictable Profits, the door was merely cracked open. We were skeptical and apprehensive, to be honest. Needless to say, we have been blown away!
[Our coach] came into our lives and helped us bust that door wide open. And we couldn’t be more grateful for the success we’ve experienced.
In just under 5 months, we saw our monthly revenue tripled right before our eyes.
[Our coach]’s professionalism and mentoring must be praised. Our business had been doing alright but we admittedly needed to polish up our act and, more importantly, we needed the confidence boost to ACT on those pieces that needed the most work.
We were challenged and forced to face the junk we had been ignoring for years. It’s quite amazing what a little nudge can do to turn a business around.
One year ago, we were nervous to consider hiring a full-time team member and today, we have 4 full-timers, an intern and are still looking to fill a job opening!
Our business is growing, clients are happy, and our team is getting stronger. All of this was possible because we took a chance. And all of this has become real because [our coach] took a chance on us.”
President, Bear Icebox
“Working with [our coach] at Predicable Profits was refreshing and insightful. [Our coach] helped us focus on crucial issues our business needed to remedy. What I appreciated most was his background in marketing and our work together on executing concrete actions.
I highly recommend working with them for your business.”
President, Social Motion Films
“From the outset with Predictable Profits, I was taken with their unique hands-on approach. Their actions showed that they were invested in my success. While I initially approached the program with caution due to past experiences with coaching services, [Predictable Profits] quickly surpassed my expectations with their passion and insight.
Just three months in, the Board of Directors program had significantly improved my sales and marketing acumen and now after 7 months I can say that remains true!
The program’s obvious value even had me suggesting to Charles it could be priced higher (though I was happy it wasn’t!) The real magic of Predictable Profits is unlocked by fully committing to, embracing, and acting on its teachings. Having experienced this first-hand, I wholeheartedly recommend those aiming to boost their sales and marketing to consider Predictable Profits.”
CEO, Allied Telecom Group
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