Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know you would be a good business coach-consultant for me?
The best way to experience my approach to coaching and assess the chemistry between us is to take advantage of a complimentary 30-minute, one-on-one consulting call with me (Thomas).To schedule a complimentary call, click HERE.
How would a business coach-consultant help me?
By ensuring that you are focusing on the things you need to do to make sure you are building a business that will provide the life you want—not just a bigger business.
Great athletes find success by following the advice of a coach with a winning approach to their sport. Business owners turn to coach-consultants to help them develop winning game plans for their businesses. You know from your own experience that running a business is very demanding and it can be very difficult to keep up with all the changes in your industry while running your business every day. A good business coach will not hesitate to tell you the blunt and honest truth and bring powerful tools and solutions to help you take your business to the next level of performance.To read how other business owners have benefited from working with me, click HERE .
How do I know if your system will actually help me in my industry and in my business?
You are the expert in your industry. We bring a toolbox, an integrated business development system comprised of 25 proven industry-independent tools used by Fortune 500 companies and adapted for private business owners.
We are the experts in applying those tools in the key operational areas of leadership development, business strategy, marketing, team building and business process improvements. By working together we will leverage your industry knowledge and our system to your business to ensure it will provide the life you want.
To see the improvements you can expect to realize in your business, click HERE.
Take a look at the list of industries we have successfully served by clicking HERE.
What is your basic approach to business coaching?
Helping my clients build a business that will provide the life they want, (not just a bigger business with more headaches, etc.)
In most cases, that means we will work through an integrated, 5-stage process that can take from 12 to 18 months to complete.
Stage 1: Set expectations around the life you want your business to provide you
Stage 2: Align your vision for your business to accomplish your ideal lifestyle
Stage 3: Develop a strategy that will enable you to achieve your business vision
Stage 4: Establish a rhythm of execution by installing critical processes
Stage 5: Maintain momentum by quarterly and annual monitoring and planning
Throughout these stages, I wear many hats, at times I am a coach, a trainer, a consultant, an implementor and a friend.
What will I actually ‘do’ if I am enrolled in one of your programs?
You will work one-on-one with me through a step-by-step program that is broken down into easy to digest and easy to implement steps. Regularly scheduled meetings, either in person or via Zoom, can include training, coaching, review of homework or actual roll up our sleeves activities to get work done.
Won’t this mean “more work?”
You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in just one hour a week when you are following a simple system and have someone leading you through it. If you are able to invest a little more time, we can do it faster. You set the pace; we can run as fast or as slow as you choose.
Our ultimate goal is to help you build a profitable business that will provide the life you want. That means that you’ll have more time to spend doing what you want to do while the business serves you, instead of the other way around.
What does ‘success’ look like as I’m going through your program?
Week by week you will start to see a plan emerge that is getting your business on track to deliver for you the future you want.
see your team getting aligned around your priorities
have order where there was once chaos.
begin to understand your financial numbers with deeper insight and discernment
start to see improvements to your bottom line
identify where your growth is going to come from and have a plan to achieve it
see your meetings start to produce the results you want
have engineered your organization for growth and everyone will know their role in the company’s success
sleep better at night because you have a plan to build your business to provide the life you want. ;-)
What is the financial investment to begin this program? What is your fee structure?
The investment to begin this program depends on the program you have selected. We understand everyone’s situation is different, so we offer a variety of programs at different investment levels based on the need and complexity of your business. The one-on-one programs are paid on a retained basis, either month-to-month, quarterly or six-month intervals. On-demand workshops are price based on scope.
If you have a business with $1M in sales, you would have to find a place to save 2% of sales through reducing wasteful spending or grow your revenue 4%, to afford our typical program. One, if not both of these typically happen as we start to work together.
To see the one-on-one programs, we offer and their pricing, click HERE.
To see the leadership and team programs we offer, click HERE.
How will I know that what I am sharing will remain only between us?
The cornerstone of an effective coaching relationship is trust. It is critical that the confidentiality of our conversations be totally protected.
To see our one-on-one engagement Confidentiality Agreement, click HERE.
Do you ever fire a client?
Yes, I have fired clients in a limited number of cases, for very specific reasons. I never fire a client without discussing the situation beforehand and giving them a chance to take corrective action. Reasons include:
- Repeatedly missing sessions without calling first
- Doing something illegal
- Not taking responsibility for their own decisions
- Not taking action on their decisions
- Not paying on time
- Need support outside my area of expertise
Do you serve clients outside the San Francisco Bay Area?
Yes, all our one-on-one work can be done over Zoom Video Conferencing.
Is your system available if I want to do it on my own?
Yes, an online, self-paced course with one-on-one coaching support is available. Click on, Business Growth Execution System, to learn all about it.
I want to congratulate you on being in the top 1% of business owners for asking these questions and looking for resources to help you achieve remarkable business results.
It would be an honor to help you build your business to provide the life you want.
Take advantage of a complimentary 30-minute, one-on-one consulting call with me (Thomas).
To schedule a complimentary call, click HERE.
Do you work with just me or can my team be involved?
That is entirely up to you and your specific situation. In some cases, I work with an individual owner and we bring in members of their team for specific activites. In other cases, I am working through the entire process with the owner(s) and all their direct reports.