Consultant and Coach
I consult and coach exclusively for the owners, presidents, CEOs and partners who bear personal responsibility for the organizational success of closely held companies. I am passionate about working with business owners who compete aggressively, play fair, and work to improve their community and the lives of their employees.
My Consulting Approach
All businesses exist to fulfill the vision of their owners. Those objectives may include financial security, generational wealth, opportunities for others or benefits to the community. In many cases, it is a combination of all these things. Any plan of action starts by defining that vision, which may or may not be shared publicly. A personal vision is different from a company vision.
As a nationally recognized authority on the impending tidal wave of Baby Boomer exits, I help coordinate the operational and financial complexities of business transfers. Comprehensive exit planning is much more than tax and estate advice. I’ve developed a tool set designed specifically for collaboration between business owners and their professional advisors in assessing the practical business obstacles that might impact a lucrative transition. Try the ExitMap Assessment (FREE).
As one of the most successful operators of business owner peer groups in the country; I passed the 10,000 hour mark for personal coaching at the beginning of this decade. I coach both owners and professional advisors who are actively working with an owner. Coaching may be arranged in person or via telephone and video links.
Engagements and Fees
I engage only after acceptance of a written proposal defining the client’s objectives. Compensation is typically via monthly retainer or scope of work fee, with occasional contingency compensation in a transaction. I do not seek hourly “fix-it project” assignments.