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Meet the Certified 7 Stage Advisors

Carl Gould Certified 7 Stage Advisor & Accredited Executive Coach

Background

Executive, Life and Business Coaching, Serial Entrepreneur, Training, Business Management, Accounting, Horticulture.

Areas of Expertise 

Construction, Real Estate, Professional Coaching & Consulting. Author of The 7 Stages of Small Business Success.

Personal Highlights

I believe in giving back. Others helped me, now it’s my turn. I like reading, hiking, baseball, listening to music and attending live concerts. My favorite quote is by John Mellencamp, “It’s what you do and not what you say. If you’re not part of the future, then get out of the way.” 

Willard Barth Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Founder of Willard Barth Enterprises, Co-Creator of Neuro Associative Programming (N.A.P.), Co-Founder of The N.A.P. Leadership and Coaching Academy, Founder of Hawkeye Entertainment, Strategist and Corporate Facilitator for Anthony Robbins & Associates, Corporate Facilitator for Robbins Research International, Co-Founder of Results International (Seminar Company), Co-Founder of IEx2 Technologies (Software Development Company), Co-Founder of Partner In Results (Real Estate Investments), Founder of Data Pro Marketing (Software development and Internet Marketing).

Areas of Expertise  

Certified Trainer of N.A.P. and NLP, Human Behavior, Psychology, Team Building & Leadership, Sales Training, Real Estate Investing, Software Development, Music Production, Live Event Performances and Promotions.

Personal Highlights

My life and businesses were dramatically impacted because of mentorship and coaching that I received from others. I coach because I believe that I was given a tremendous gift from my mentors of both their time and their knowledge. I know the value of what they shared with me and there is a responsibility for me to pass that knowledge on. I bring real world, real life experiences to business owners that allow them to take more control of their businesses and their lives. The alliances I have made on my own journey allow me to bring the right resources and the right people together at the right time.I enjoy traveling, I travel the country full-time living and working in a 40-foot MotorHome, writing and performing music. I like history and enjoy volunteering. My favorite quote is by Neale Donald Walsch, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Allan Berger Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

30 years of experience as an award winning business development consultant and advisor. Alan is responsible for a multitude of successful projects involving leadership and employee development, project management consulting, and information technology solutions. He began his career as a work-flow systems analyst at a Fortune 500 company. His career migrated into project and product management at a retail automation company. Over time, this evolved into marketing management with a computer manufacturer. Subsequently, Allan focused on business development and account management as a partner in a training company and then later as a managing director for a leadership development consulting firm providing coaching and training to Fortune 500 firms.

Areas of Expertise

Allan has worked with a wide variety of different size businesses from closely held companies to Fortune 500 sized firms. He has worked with a wide variety of companies in computer services, distribution, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, professional services, telecommunications, retail, and utilities.

Personal Highlights

I help business owners think “outside the box” to develop and implement new revenue streams for their business. I enjoy helping business owners grow their business through both strategic planning and tactical implementation. I look forward to helping you take your business to the next stage in its life cycle.

I love to spend time with my family, exercise and travel. My favorite quote is, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

Daniel Bohman Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

I started my first business, Energy Concepts, in 1976, and while I have been involved in a half a dozen other small business start-ups over the years, the bulk of my career has been spent developing remote operations and assisting customers in the expansion and startup of Chip Fabrication Plants, for Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 company in the semiconductor industry. Over the last 30 years I have had the unique opportunity to both be involved in Applied Materials as it grew from ~600 to over 20,000 employees while helping a number of different businesses to start to grow. I received my Bachelors in Business Administration from Florida Metropolitan University and most recently my Masters in the Management of Science and Technology from Oregon Health & Science University in 2004. The last several years of my corporate career were spent turning around troubled organizations and projects that were failing to meet corporate or customer expectations. Today in addition to being the owner of Practical Business Concepts, I am an active member of both the Organization for Entrepreneurial Development (OED) and the Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE).

Areas of Expertise 

While as a certified 7 Stage Consultant, I have access to a complete array of business experts, my personal expertise and strengths lie in Operations and Systems planning and development, Logistics, Personnel management and growth, Customer Satisfaction, Negotiations, Safety, Quality, and Training. I am certified in the 7 Stage Turnaround Process, I have to say, it is a very powerful tool for stimulating change and I love using it to benefit my clients.

Personal Highlights

I coach and consult because it is a passion, I am good at it, and I enjoy helping others.  I love to play golf, cycle, go sports fishing, and being around horses. My favorite quote is by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!”

Mark Chin Certified 7 Stage Advisor

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Bill Donnelly Certified 7 Stage Advisor & Accredited Master Mentor

Background

Diverse background in corporate level finance and operations, turnaround, coaching, accounting, sales, mentoring, consulting, growth.

Areas of Expertise 

Wholesale, Supply Chain, Import/Export, Distribution, Manufacturing and Retail.

Personal Highlights

It’s about the future, not the past. Challenge your limiting beliefs, your assumptions and your interpretations. Give them names and dispatch them every time they appear! I love playing golf, running, reading and traveling. My favorite quote is, “Focus on what you want to create.”

Karl Gibbons Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

President, Problem Solver & Rainmaker at Third Eye Management. A serial and award winning entrepreneur and creative and commercially adept individual with a wide range of business experience. Karl created four million dollar businesses by the age of 40 including: Tie Rack, Flash Trash, Theodore’s Bear Emporium and Classic Collections! Third Eye Management was founded in England in 1988 and has established a proven history of working with companies that require marketing development and communications to improve performance, productivity and profit. Karl is a world renowned motivational speaker and coach, he has documented and shared his principles and insights on management and leadership with thousands of people around the globe. If all that were not enough, he is also co-host of “QUIT & GET RICH WITH GIBBONS & GOULD” – on G Team Radio the premier internet B2B radio show for aspiring, emerging and experienced entrepreneurs, experts and executives and syndicated worldwide on iHeart Radio and iTunes and is chairman of the Entrepreneur Society of America. Here’s how one of his clients described him: “I must confess to being a little apprehensive at first by his methods but realized very quickly that his approach and company name are in total sync – third eye management sees things from a different perspective! Karl is the Simon Cowell of business advisors. Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore him! He is astute, incisive, doesn’t pull his punches and is always right on the money!” 

Personal Highlights

In 2002 he made Naples, Florida his home and in August 2008 he became a US Citizen. When he is not working he loves to fly hot air balloons, play drums and collect Beatles memorabilia.

Chandra Gould Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

British, moved here in 2004. Graduated from University of E London BA (Hons) SW & Psychology & Approved MH Law. Fitness & Personal Trainer Accredited 1990.

Areas of Expertise

Business Consulting, Results Coaching, Mental Health Law, Health & Fitness, Sales, Financial Coaching.

Personal Highlights

‘Success’ is a series of Actions, take consistent daily action and you will achieve whatever you decide to be Possible! I coach because I love to help business owners make More Money & create the life they really want. I enjoy yoga, travel, skiing and chocolate! My favorite quote is, “Attitude is Altitude.”

Eric Illowski Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

25 years of corporate experience in business development, sales, marketing, finance, and analysis. Business degrees from Wharton and UCLA. Positions held: Business Development and Sales Consultant For Energy Conservation (“Green”) Initiatives at Multichannel Insights and EVIA LLC; President, Development, Hollywood Media; President/General Manager, Baseline Research (Hollywood Media); Executive Vice President, Business Development, Hollywood.com (Hollywood Media); Principal, Cable Network Insights; Vice President of National Accounts, USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel (aka “Syfy”); Senior Vice President of Programming and Distribution, Sci-Fi Channel; Director, Marketing Development, Cox Communications; Manager of Program Analysis, The Disney Channel, Manager of Marketing Analysis and Planning, Times Mirror Cable TV; Direct Sales Representative and Asst. Sales Manager for Telemarketing and Direct Sales, American Television & Communications.

Areas of Expertise

Satellite TV, video-on-demand, interactive television, Internet, social media), in recent years I have been involved with energy conservation and sales and marketing of related products to commercial and municipal customers. This diverse exposure has helped me understand how the business skills and knowledge base I have developed over the years are applicable (read: exploitable) on behalf of any industry. My abilities are deployable to help make life better for business owners and their employees. It’s very gratifying to see people making progress towards their goals, and being a contributing partner in that process is self-actualizing beyond large corporate involvements. With smaller businesses, I am able to operate as an in-house professional across a variety of functions as needed.

Personal Highlights

For a BOE (Business Owner Entrepreneur), getting a coach/consultant is the one best and likely only way to have a confidant you can really bounce things off, who can see things objectively, and can take you to a growth path beyond your day-to-day distractions. To relax, I watch television, raise my kids and train the dog! My favorite quote is my grandfather’s version of the Golden Rule, “Everyone is my friend.”

Darryl Jefferson Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

25+ years of corporate experience in Business and Operations management, Business Process development, medium and large scale project deployments, IT project implementation, Training development and delivery, Business Analytics, Service Engineering.

Areas of Expertise 

Semiconductor manufacturing and engineering, Quality management systems, Customer Service, SAP, 8D and DMAIC problem solving methods. I have a natural inclination for organizing and improving processes, and I find a great deal of satisfaction from teaching others what I’ve learned.

Personal Highlights

In my free time I enjoy music (keyboards), photography and watching classic movies. My favorite quote is by Maya Angelou , “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

Mark Komen Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

30-year career in engineering design and management in the defense and telecommunications industries.  Owner of The Alternative Board – TAB Twin Cities, Minneapolis North/Central, providing peer advisory and coaching services to the owners of small-to-midsize businesses.  Accredited Consultant with Human Synergistics, International for organizational culture and management/leadership impact. Evaluator with the Malcolm Baldrige program for organizational excellence.

Areas of Expertise 

Consultant and coach specializing in organization development, management and leadership development, strategic planning, organizational culture assessment, business processes and systems for excellence.  

Personal Highlights 

It’s tough to “go it alone.” Harnessing the power of connecting with others builds long-lasting friendships and uncovers possibilities you’d likely never see on your own. In my free time I enjoy basketball, golf, guitar, Latin dance (salsa, bachata, merengue, rueda) and Argentine tango.

Kim Logsdon Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Business Consultant with Financial Expertise with experience gained as a Small Family Business Owner and Credit Risk & Relationship Manager with three Global Financial Institutions.

Areas of Expertise

Manufacturing, Chemicals, Service Businesses, Private Equity Groups.

Personal Highlights

I want to help others achieve their dream lifestyle. I used to say “Do one thing each day that scares you.” Now I say “Be Brave Today.” Wake up each day and be brave, not scared. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, running, swimming and photography.

Nevine Neill Certified 7 Stage Advisor

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David Rgosa Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Serial entrepreneur for over 20 years on all levels. Focused on startups to businesses that stall. Have a strong background in operations, business development and sales/marketing.

Areas of Expertise 

Health & Fitness, Food & Beverage, Technology, Business Development Franchise Systems

Personal Highlights 

I have a desire to have an “Impact” & Help Companies Grow! In my free time I enjoy health & fitness, food & beverage, technology, and business development franchise systems.

Doran Rand Certified 7 Stage Advisor

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Randall Reardon Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

I’ve spent most of my life living and working in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, although I spent more than ten years of it overseas in Europe, Asia and Africa. For many years I was employed in the U.S. Intelligence Community, and had the opportunity to work in a variety of positions as well as travel to some interesting places. I have a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in Management from the University Of Maryland University College.

Areas of Expertise 

During my government service I managed information technology and communications programs, projects and activities in support of intelligence operations. I also developed policies, improved processes and metrics, and conducted analysis on selected topics. I was the business manager for one government working capital fund, and the business planner for another. I am trained in Six Sigma techniques. I enjoy driving change and improvement, and believe that planning is essential to success. I look forward to helping you achieve your professional goals.

Personal Highlights 

I want to help others achieve their promise and potential by working with them to improve their ability to succeed. I enjoy reading, writing and collecting stamps. My favorite quote is by Albert Einstein, “Nothing happens until something moves.”

Brennan Rylie Certified 7 Stage Advisor

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David Strack Certified 7 Stage Advisor & Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Building New Businesses, Business Strategy, Marketing, Sales Facilitator.

Areas of Expertise 

Telecommunications, Retail, Construction.

Personal Highlights

I enjoy tennis, sailing, photography and cars. I coach because I enjoy the challenge and the reward. Think before you speak listen before you answer. My favorite quote is, “What me worry”? (If you have to ask, WHERE have you BEEN!)

Conan Cole Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Executive, Business Coach, Serial Entrepreneur, turnaround strategist.

Areas of Expertise 

Outsourced Multi Services, Real estate, Coaching and consulting, integrated service selling.

Personal Highlights

I coach because I want to give back and share as much as I can. Seize every moment as if it were your last. I enjoy walking, reading, fishing and cycling. My favorite quote is, “Success does not come to you, you go to it.”

Warwick Corder Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Marketing, sales and general management.

Areas of Expertise 

Media, research and packaged goods retailing.

Personal Highlights

Available for any project and willing to travel. I believe I can make a tangible difference to people’s lives. I enjoy cycling and watching sports. My favorite quote is, “There is no future in history.”

Andre Dippenaar Certified 7 Stage Advisor & Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

South African born. Qualified as an aircraft technician. Obtained technical diploma, obtained BCOM in transport economics.

Areas of Expertise

Aviation, technical for last 35 years.

Personal Highlights 

It motivates one when companies take your advice and improve, and make money! It’s a lot of fun. I enjoy flying model aircraft, and building models. My favorite quote is, “Nothing happens if you don’t make the effort.”

Gavin Douglass Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

I matriculated in 1988 at Christian Brothers College in Boksburg. I spent 18 months in military service which was compulsory at the time, before attending the University of Witwatersrand, where I achieved BCom and BAcc Degrees. I joined Deloitte in 1996 and completed my articles and CA(SA) designation in 1999.

Areas of Expertise 

I have been in the Auditing profession from 1996, performing articles at Deloitte till the present as a partner at Mazars. During this time I have been involved with senior level management and owners of listed companies and small to medium sized businesses. During my time as article clerk and manager in both Deloitte and Mazars, the focus was always the technical aspects of audit and accounting. The move to partnership in 2004 provided greater insight into the strategic side of business. As well as involvement in the running of an audit practice, I was exposed to the intricacies of, in particular, small to medium sized businesses. I have been involved with owners and managers in startup business as well as established businesses.

Personal Highlights 

The value added to the client is measured by positive reactions. I enjoy knowing that I have made a positive contribution to each client’s success. I believe that making a positive contribution to someone’s life, leaves a lasting impression that will create a future relationship with those people. I like off and on Road MotorCycling and Boating. My favorite quote is, “Make a positive contribution.”

Johan Eloff Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

I matriculated in 1988 at Christian Brothers College in Boksburg. I spent 18 months in military service which was compulsory at the time, before attending the University of Witwatersrand, where I achieved BCom and BAcc Degrees. I joined Deloitte in 1996 and completed my articles and CA(SA) designation in 1999.

Areas of Expertise 

I have been in the Auditing profession from 1996, performing articles at Deloitte till the present as a partner at Mazars. During this time I have been involved with senior level management and owners of listed companies and small to medium sized businesses. During my time as article clerk and manager in both Deloitte and Mazars, the focus was always the technical aspects of audit and accounting. The move to partnership in 2004 provided greater insight into the strategic side of business. As well as involvement in the running of an audit practice, I was exposed to the intricacies of, in particular, small to medium sized businesses. I have been involved with owners and managers in startup business as well as established businesses.

Personal Highlights 

The value added to the client is measured by positive reactions. I enjoy knowing that I have made a positive contribution to each client’s success. I believe that making a positive contribution to someone’s life, leaves a lasting impression that will create a future relationship with those people. I like off and on Road MotorCycling and Boating. My favorite quote is, “Make a positive contribution.”

Ken Lawrence Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Law, legal compliance.

Areas of Expertise 

Short term insurance.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy helping companies to thrive and playing tennis!

Kevin Loader Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Helping people solve business problems using a combination of strategic and financial modeling techniques. Over 20 years consulting experience plus a wealth of operational experience as a financial manager in commerce.

Areas of Expertise 

My industry experience has been with ferro-chrome and brewing. Consulting has covered a range of industries from banking to automotive, from charities to local government.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy variety and new challenges, listening, observing, asking the right questions and then using pictures and numbers to paint positive futures for people and organizations. Plus a word of “thanks” once a problem is resolved. In my free time I enjoy classic cars and photography. My favorite quote is by Mark Twain, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” I also like, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell.

P. Jim Mampye Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Helping people solve business problems using a combination of strategic and financial modeling techniques. Over 20 years consulting experience plus a wealth of operational experience as a financial manager in commerce.

Areas of Expertise 

My industry experience has been with ferro-chrome and brewing. Consulting has covered a range of industries from banking to automotive, from charities to local government.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy variety and new challenges, listening, observing, asking the right questions and then using pictures and numbers to paint positive futures for people and organizations. Plus a word of “thanks” once a problem is resolved. In my free time I enjoy classic cars and photography. My favorite quote is by Mark Twain, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” I also like, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell.

Alfons Mauchle Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Electrical engineer with MBA moved into a family business.

Areas of Expertise 

Automotive component manufacturer, global business development for Bosal, British Aerospace, Deloitte.

Personal Highlights 

I coach because the reward of seeing a person grow and develop into themselves is a huge motivator and reward. I enjoy photography, travel, philatelies, ornithology shooting, Swiss history, Reformation/Renaissance studies. My favorite quote is, “I can only give what I have in my pocket.”

Anton Naberman Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

47-year old partner at Mazars Lauteni, and head of the owner-managed business unit in Lauteni.

Areas of Expertise 

Chartered accountant and auditor

Personal Highlights 

I have a passion for helping businesses build a sustainable relationship with clients. I enjoy reading, cycling and gardening. My favorite quote is, “I can do anything if I put my mind to it.”

Daniel Nel Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Entrepreneur; Electronic Engineer; MBA; EO leadership.

Areas of Expertise 

Daniel Nel founded Nebula in 1997 a leading South African telecoms innovation services firm, redefining how high performance telecoms can play a role in successful business strategies. He has guided the organization for almost two decades to deliver sustainable client relationships. Daniel Nel holds a degree in electronic engineering and a masters degree in business administration. He has guest-lectured in Information Technology at numerous Master of Business Administration programs around South Africa and is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, and the Entrepreneurs Organization. He is a past board member of the Cape Town chapter of the global business-owners’ network, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). During his tenure as a board member, he held the positions of president and mentorship chair. He is passionate about growing talent and is the current EO Regional Director for GSEA in the MEPA Region.

Personal Highlights 

Coaching skills is a key ingredient to leadership. My purpose in life is to inspire people through my leadership and values to discover their full potential. Being a coach gives me the platform to share my skills with other members and be a catalyst for personal growth. I have a great passion for learning and growth and the best way to continuously learn and give back is to be a coach/mentor. I enjoy MTB Cycling, food/cognac and flying drones. My favorite quote is by Cardinal Newman, “Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.”

Charles Nel Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Certificate in Training Management, 2 years CFA, BRE courses, advanced strategic management, UNISA.

Areas of Expertise 

Merchant banking, investment analysis, asset management, credit rating, BEE verification, BEE consulting, IIB Business Advisor, portfolio management, agriculture, Open Circle advisor.

Personal Highlights 

I coach to contribute in a hands-on way to the progress of a client, wide ranging business analysis. I offer general management advice to clients in several areas and projects, including BEE finance and other business improvements. I enjoy fly fishing, reading and music.

Thys Redelinghuys Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Mechanical engineer, MBA.

Areas of Expertise 

Plant engineer, operational director, multiple facilities, food industry, manufacturing excellence consultant, leadership development, results coach.

Personal Highlights 

I love helping people and companies to be the best they can be. In my free time I enjoy Bible distribution, wildlife and travel. My favorite quote is, “I would rather be inspiring than be inspired.”

Rory Simpson Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Since 2003, Business Turnaround & Executive Coaching to local & international companies in a range of industries. Previously, Senior Director (MD) with Unilever International for 25 years.

Areas of Expertise 

Fast Moving Consumer Goods & Industrial Chemicals.

Personal Highlights 

I coach because I feel good when people grow and prosper from a relationship with me. Technology has enabled Coaching to be a truly Global service. This has the potential to change our world. I enjoy sailing, surfing, fly fishing, birding and reading. My favorite quote is, “Success breeds Success.”

Leon Theron Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

Leadership positions in many large corporations, served on the board of directors of listed and private companies, enjoyed both good times and bad.

Areas of Expertise 

IT hardware and software, heavy vehicle manufacturing, industrial fastener manufacturing.

Personal Highlights 

I coach because I am able to bring hope to business leaders. I strive to be a trusted person and trusted advisor. I’d love my clients to refer to me as they refer to Ram Charan: he’s my secret weapon. I enjoy cycling, golf and reading. My favorite quote is by Abraham Lincoln, “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”

Garth Trumble Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Branch banking, HO credit, corporate banking, electronic banking, product management, systems design, project management (Nedbank), head of Saswitch, project director (Dimension Data), business coach.

Areas of Expertise 

Banking and Information Technology.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy talking to people; I like to help people; I like talking about business issues; I seem to have a natural talent for coaching and consulting; coaching energizes and inspires me. I enjoy reading, playing the piano, computer games and cosmology. I’m a Rotarian. My favorite quote is by Garth Trumble, “At my age people tell me I have wisdom. The only problem is I can’t remember any of it.” 

Jan Van Der Molen Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

Born in Zimbabwe, citizen of RSA. A management generalist, specialist in turnaround strategy and implementation.

Areas of Expertise 

Grain milling.

Personal Highlights

I enjoy coaching because the diversity is fun and stimulating, it’s what drives me. In my free time I play golf. My favorite quote is, “Business is like a wheelbarrow…If you do not push it forward, it goes nowhere.”

Geordie Van Der Nest Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background

Business management, business advisor, ERP,BRP, business development manager, training manager, sales manager, director (corporate governance)

Areas of Expertise 

Business advisor, coach, mentor, mentor, consultant, information technology, training, telecommunications, event management, construction, pharmaceutical, and military.

Personal Highlights 

I am your “miracle” 1% advisor, good at systems and controls, business process modeling/re-engineering, organizational purchase and organizational culture design and development, corporate governance, director with responsibilities for board leadership. I love helping people and love improving things. I have significant experience, and am good at teaching, coaching and mentoring. I enjoy the theatre. My favorite quote is, “Life is only as good as you make it.

Annemarie Van Der Walt Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Pharmacist, general management in manufacturing and IT industries, CIO of Development for Saab Aero-structures, executive management, coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

IT, insurance, manufacturing, academic institutions.

Personal Highlights 

I am passionate about people and have a compelling need to fix problems and grow performance-oriented teams. I enjoy reading and gardening. My favorite quote is, “What cannot be measured cannot be managed.”

J. P. Venter Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Industrial Psychologist, Organization Development (OD), productivity improvement training, organization restructuring.

Areas of Expertise 

Productivity improvement for organizations (national), applying it in all industries from financial/banking to mining/manufacturing.

Personal Highlights

I like coaching and it makes me tick. I have a passion for making things simple and clear, and yet showing you how to make more money. I like to play guitar, the motorcycle club and Christian activities. My favorite quote is, “Seek to understand, not to be understood.”

Peter Zachariou Certified 7 Stage Advisor

Background 

Accountant, articles, commerce, consulting practice (2008)

Areas of Expertise 

Auditing/accounting, SMEs/SMMEs, retail motor industry (specialist), general industries (retail, wholesale, manufacturing).

Personal Highlights

I enjoy interacting with people, enjoy imparting my knowledge and seeing the results! I like sports, movies and the theatre. My favorite quote is, “We are what we repeatedly do.”

Meet the Accredited Executive Coaches

Debbie Abdool Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Trusted Mentor & Advisor providing one-on-one coaching, mentoring and advice to business owners and leadership. Debbie has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management with strategic planning and management of corporate strategic initiatives for more than 17 years. Her background reflects a history of leveraging synergies and strategic negotiations which reach across countries and the globe developing successful, performance based partnerships, strategic alliances and business processes. Her clients benefit from long-term, sustainable efficiencies, improved service levels, and overall profitability and performance.

Areas of Expertise 

Public & Private Sectors, in both Service and Manufacturing: Health Care (Hospitals and Long Term Care), Medical Diagnostics / R&D, Medical Devices, Chemicals & Resins

Personal Highlights

Informal mentors have played a significant role in my career and I believe everyone should have at least one mentor/coach in their professional or personal life, but ideally one at different stages in their lives to help them make the shifts they need in order to achieve their greatest potential. One of my greatest aha moments is when I realized I will never arrive – there is no plateau of attainment that will ever satisfy me – for me, to stop learning is to stop living. I enjoy metaphysical learning, meditation, movies – especially forensics & suspense, theatre, fine dining, reading, listening to music, swimming and bike riding. My favorite quote is by Orison Swett Marden, “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” I also like, “Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.” François Duc de La Rochefoucauld.

Ken Alderson Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Accountant, articles, commerce, consulting practice (2008)

Areas of Expertise 

Auditing/accounting, SMEs/SMMEs, retail motor industry (specialist), general industries (retail, wholesale, manufacturing).

Personal Highlights

I enjoy interacting with people, enjoy imparting my knowledge and seeing the results! I like sports, movies and the theatre. My favorite quote is, “We are what we repeatedly do.”

Eriko Augustus Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Brokerage Industry, environmental Technology Industry, High-tech Industry.

Personal Highlights 

I can see through problems and can guide individuals respecting their objectives and path in life. I enjoy reading, cooking, being a great soccer mom. My favorite quote is from Galaxy Song by Monty Python, “You are what you think.”

Stephen Balemi Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Having spent over 30 years as Managing Director, major shareholder and company Chairman of an International family owned group of companies. J B Group Ltd, Stephen’s experience includes all aspects of Executive Management, business development and company growth, with the entrepreneurial skills required to grow a diverse group of companies operating in NZ, Australia, USA, UK and the Middle East, establishing International Dealerships, Agents and Distribution channels. International Patent and Trademark experience.

Areas of Expertise 

Industries include Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Construction, Commercial Property Development, Steel Fabrication, Equipment Hire, Pipeline Rehabilitation, Construction Equipment Import/Export Sales and Service, Tunneling and Underground Utility Infrastructure, Electrical Contracting, Switchboard Manufacturing, and Grey Water Recycling Systems.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy being part of other’s challenges and assisting them to achieve to their greatest potential. I am currently based in Australia, and spend time in Europe operating as an International Business Coach and Business Recruitment Facilitator at Board level, I also assist manufacturers to secure International distribution networks. I like to Paint, cycle, play golf and yacht sailing. My favorite quote is by Peter Drucker, “Whenever you see a successful business, someone has made a courageous decision.”

Olivier Bamberger Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Sales Management, Business Management, Commercial Management, Business Advisor, Mediation, Recruitment.

Areas of Expertise 

IT, Telecom, Outsourcing.

Personal Highlights 

I empathise with people and genuinely desire their success. And I always learn so much from them in the process! I enjoy history. My favorite quote is by Guillaume d’Orange, “Nul n’est besoin d’espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer.” 

Jeremy Barton Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Director of Operations, Africa for the Institute for Independent Business, CEO IIB Business Support South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Assistant Training Director for the Institute for Independent Business, Internationally Accredited Executive, Business and Life Coach, Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business in the UK, Founder Coach of the Institute for Independent Business, Lead Trainer for Institute for Independent Business’ Residential Business School, Non Exec/Associate Director roles for SMEs in the UK and South Africa, Coach and Mentor to SMEs in the UK and South Africa.

Areas of Expertise 

Information Technology, Internet and e-commerce,Energy, Public Sector,Electronics Government,Motor Components, FMCG, Shipping, Beverage, Banking and Franchising.

Personal Highlights 

I get great pleasure helping people improve themselves and having fun in everything they choose to do. I like playing golf and squash.

Rob Cornelissen Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Director of Industrial Companies, Business Support for MDO’s of SME.

Areas of Expertise 

Make and assemble industry, plastics and metalware; machinery.

Personal Highlights 

I like coaching, and people want it. I enjoy playing music. My favorite quote is, “I give the business back to the owner.”

Jane Domhill Accredited Executive Coach & Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Executive and Business Coaching, Management and Soft Skills Training, Human Resources/ Employment issues hands-on help to SME business.

Areas of Expertise 

Media-TV Production and Costing Techniques, MD, Executive Director and HR Director Roles.

Personal Highlights 

I love facilitating people to reach new horizons, expand their lives and enrich mine through learning. If you want to get somewhere new you have to open the door and step outside. I love horses, especially riding and showing them, animal welfare, flying in single engine aircraft, travel, reading, movies and learning new things. My favorite quote is, “Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”

Graeme Drummond Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Research scientist, plant manager, Business unit manager, Owner.

Areas of Expertise 

Industrial manufacturing, Automotive & Plastics Industry President, General management, analyst.

Personal Highlights 

I have the time and motivation to ensure Owners and Executives can achieve their Business potential. I love sailing. My favorite quote is, “Why, Why, Why, Why, Why?”

Albert S. Ekels Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Technical sales expanding into sales management developing into change management, consultancy and coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

Mechanical Engineering, Ship building, Service Industry.

Personal Highlights

I enjoy Regatta sailing and recreational golf. I like to help people go forward in their lives, both financially and personally. My favorite quote is by Sir Winston Churchill,  KBO “Keep Buggering On.”

Jos Goffin Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Management, Director, Board and Interim management functions with a constant element emphasis on people management, coaching and managing change: also strong engagement in not for profit organizations.

Areas of Expertise 

Engineering, IT, Publishing, Health Care, IT Services, Social Security, Consulting, Insurance, Education, Government, Non-profit.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people to reach their top potential and help executives to further improve their professional ambitions and changes they are going through. I enjoy golf, squash, walking, reading and spending time with family and I have a strong engagement in Rotary. My favorite quote is by Herge, “By believing in its dreams, men make them become.” I also like, “Nunc ipsum tempus gaudere est.”

Dori Hadari Accredited Executive Coach & Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Founder, Shareholder, CEO, Director and Chairman of the Board of Private and Public traded Companies, for more than 35 years.

Areas of Expertise 

Startups, Commercial Organizations and IT Companies, International Trade & Business.

Alan S. Hall Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Founder, Shareholder, CEO, Director and Chairman of the Board of Private and Public traded Companies, for more than 35 years.

Areas of Expertise 

Startups, Commercial Organizations and IT Companies, International Trade & Business.

Tiina Hellgren Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Lawyer, Manager, Lobbyist, MD, Senior Vice President, Board Member, Business Coach, Trainer.

Areas of Expertise 

Telecommunication, Insurance, Life-insurance, Golf-company, Consultancy Business

Personal Highlights 

I once would have needed a mentor but did not find one. Now I want to help others to develop their leadership skills. I enjoy music, opera, golf, slalom and cross country skiing. My favorite quote is, “Nothing is impossible, some things just take more time.”

Rein Huisman Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

MD of 4 SMEs; Manager; Business Owner; Business Advisor.

Areas of Expertise 

International Oil company; Trading Company; Car Business, Management, Sales, Marketing

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people grow in their life. I enjoy Formula 1, cars, books and jogging. My favorite quote is, “Use all your talents in your life.”

Kim Huynh Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Born in Vietnam, grew up in the USA, educated in the USA and in Europe, lived and worked professionally in Asia.

Areas of Expertise 

Expert in learning solutions that target business results, started and ran two divisions within large organizations, advise and coach small to medium size CEOs and Owners.

PersonaI Highlights 

I am a caretaker for my mother, who is 92 years old. I never thought doing this would turn out to be the most rewarding experience in my life – to help another human being continue to grow in so many different ways even toward the end of their life. I enjoy seeing other people grow and achieve their life dream goals. I enjoy bicycling, swimming and surfing. My favorite quote is by Mother Teresa, “Do small things with great love.”

Steve Jardine Accredited Executive Coach

Background

I am a Christian businessman with specialist experience in supply chain management, and dealing with and integrating people across international borders. I believe in the value of people and have been a key role player in promoting diversity. These experiences have helped me to hone my skills, and provide me special insights that add terrific value in my coaching business.

Areas of Expertise 

Automotive, Manufacturing, Consulting, Coaching.

Personal Highlights 

I love people and am able to make a difference in people’s lives by equipping them for their business. In my free time I like to help at my church, spend time with my family and enjoy the outdoors. I am Chapter President for Truth@Work. My favorite quote is by Nelson Mandela, “A good head and a good heart are a formidable combination.

John Jeckmans Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Business to Business (B2B); Marketing & Sales; (new) business development; strategy development; from vision to practical organizational lay out; general management; coaching & counseling; Product Development (QFD); Project Management: Change Management; training; 25 years in export market and company development (former Eastern-Europe; India, Africa); private label programs; sales promotion; product management, exits.

Areas of Expertise 

Business to business mainly; turnkey installations for floor-coverings, wall-coverings and technical coatings; offset printing equipment (Japanese); standard and engineer-to-order centrifugal pumps for power stations; petrochemical plants; drinking & waste water equipment; navy and commercial marine. Outside work experience in building lay societies; professionalizing non-profit organizations such as church societies, tourist board, city centrum management, etc.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people help themselves. Bring it on! If it does, know you can handle it otherwise it wouldn’t show up anyhow. I like books, movies, music, social business networking and my future work with you. My favorite quote is, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Kobie Kotze Accredited Executive Coach & Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Extensive International experience. Live and worked in 3 countries. Did business in 18 countries,of the 24 or so countries visited. Lecturing, Negotiation, Mediation, Facilitation, Mentoring.

Areas of Expertise 

Small Business. Industrial Automation, Broadcasting.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help other people improve their lot. I have a knack for dealing with people. I derive joy from seeing improvement in results. I enjoy music (Blues, Rock & Choral), sport (rugby, cricket), reading (history, business). My favorite quote is, “You cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that got you into it in the first place.”

Rob Langendoen Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

MD, Senior Management, Interim Management, Business Owner, Business Advisor, Consulting

Areas of Expertise 

Industrial Supplies, Hardware, Tools, Wholesale.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people grow in life. Do what you have to do and follow your heart. I enjoy golf, reading, walking and cooking. My favorite quote is, “A trip is never too long if you have the right company.”

George Lianos Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Bachelor of Business (International Business), Bachelor of Business (E-Commerce), Diploma Business Administration. I am a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales, and have been so since 1986 Information and Communications Technology, Mining & Energy, Education, Not for Profit, FMCG, Electronics, Government, Tourism.

Areas of Expertise 

Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Training, Business Analysis Organizational Development, Environmental management (water), Exporting of mining technologies and services into China through a Joint Venture with the Chinese government’s coal ministry.

Personal Highlights

Coaching is one of my core strengths and it adds significant value to my community and region. I am accredited as a Founding Coach for the IIB Executive Coaching Program. I enjoy music, golf and horses. My favorite quote is, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’ll always be right.”

Musa Makhunga Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Over twenty years experience in both transactional and transformational HR Management and Leadership.

Areas of Expertise 

Teaching, Manufacturing, Mining, Financial Services and Retail and Consulting.

Personal Highlights 

I believe human beings are capable of being more than they realize. I enjoy coaching, fitness, soccer, good music, reading and doing things I love doing, keeping up to date with current affairs. 

My favorite quote is, “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu…You are, therefore I am/No wo/man is an island!

Glen Mezher Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Physics Masters, MBA, worked in Brazil, California and England, mainly in the technology sector.

Areas of Expertise

Technology.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy working with people, especially engaging in one-on-one. I like walking, music and reading.

Christopher Neve Accredited Executive Coach & Associate Mentor

Background 

Business Turnarounds, General Management, TroubleShooting, VC Fundraising, Angel Finance, Franchise Experience, Business Planning, Sales Management, Sales Director Property Company, Commercial Director Software Company, Purchasing & Strategic Procurement Strategies.

Areas of Expertise 

Property and Software.

Personal Highlights 

I believe in and have successfully helped others in the past , so want to continue helping others as I am told I am good at it and obviously enjoy it. I enjoy reading, sailing and surfing. My favorite quote is by Walter Elias Disney, “Of All the things I’ve done, the most vital is co-ordinating the talents of those that work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.” 

Gene Paplanus Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Experience in various executive positions has resulted in record levels of team productivity in manufacturing, distribution and internet companies.

Areas of Expertise 

Business experience has been successfully utilized in companies that serve the Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Distribution, OEM, Petroleum, Industrial User and Business Internet markets.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy working with people to better understand their focus and limitations in order to build upon successful planning to achieve their vision. Helping other people achieve happiness and fulfillment in their business, brings fulfillment to me. I enjoy golf and model trains. My favorite quote is, “Some men see things as they are and say why…I dream things that never were and ask why not.”

Jerry Pradier Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

US Military, Personal and Home Security.

Areas of Expertise 

Security.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy cycling. My favorite quote is, E=MC2.

Renaat Vanheessen Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

M.Sc Engineering, MBA.

Areas of Expertise 

Manufacturing.

Jan WM Verstijnen Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Managing director of SME, Landmark Educations.

Areas of Expertise 

Design, installation and maintenance of underground pipes in District Heating, contracting, safety and environmental rules.

Personal Highlights

I want to give people Access to Progress (AtoP). I enjoy jogging, hiking, being a board member of associations, giving guided tours in a restored church. My favorite quote is, “Success is a Choice. Your Choice.”

Bob Vinson Accredited Executive Coach

Background 
20 years Sales and Marketing Management, 5 years Professional Services Management, 3 years Adjunct Professor Business and Management.
 
Areas of Expertise 

Computers, high tech, systems development, systems integration.

Personal Highlights 

I am a member of the founding class of the IIB Executive Coach Business Development Program. I enjoy music, golf and travel. My favorite quote is, “Everyone speaks of changing the world, no one thinks of changing themselves.”

Simon Williamson Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

A business consultant specializing in improving companies’ profits by increasing revenue through sales and marketing, reducing costs, developing a clear strategy and enhancing the skills of employees. A well-organized, positive and enthusiastic person with over 20 years’ experience in the motor trade. Fully able to make high-level decisions on both strategic and operational issues. Adaptable, forward thinking and committed to self-development and the development of others. An Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business. A founding coach of the Executive Coach Business Development Program.

Areas of Expertise 

Boardroom Consulting positions itself as being ‘your virtual board of directors’ i.e. We can provide help, advice and experience at board level on a part time basis from two hours per month to two days per week and anything in-between. This provides a very cost effective way of developing a business and for the owner/managing director to have someone independent to talk to, bounce ideas off and receive help in areas where there may be a shortage of resources eg. time or skills.As Managing Director of a medium sized motor group my role was extremely varied and included: Decision-making at the highest level in respect of budgets, advertising, staffing levels etc. Performance reviews with key stakeholders. Dealing with seven direct reports. Delegation of tasks through Departmental Managers at regular weekly meetings. Regular communication with the Dealerships regarding promotions, finance offers etc. Regular staff team briefings to keep everyone informed of all company news. Issuing employee Terms & Conditions of employment and updating the Staff Handbook to reflect current legislation. Creating Job Descriptions and interviewing prospective candidates. Overseeing Staff Development Reviews. Liaising with advertising and media companies to promote the company. Liaising with vehicle manufacturers and funding providers. Excellent leadership skills. Able to build, develop, motivate and coach high performing teams. A consummate communicator at all levels. Imparting information regularly and efficiently to ensure that the desired objectives throughout an organization are fully understood and progress towards those objectives are conveyed effectively.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy skiing, shooting, cricket and golf.

Sue Wright Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Training, Mentoring and Coaching, Management and Leadership Education, Team Building, Problem Solving and Process Improvement.

Areas of Expertise 

International Blue Chip companies in range of sectors. Public Sector (Government, Local Authorities and Councils, Charity/Not For Profit. Last 6 years also work with SMEs.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy seeing people grow and achieve their dreams. I like squash, tennis, sailing, international travel and gardening. My favorite quote is,  “We can achieve the impossible here, but miracles take a little longer!”

Jaap Zwart Accredited Executive Coach

Background 

Md, business owner, sales and marketing director.

Areas of Expertise 

Cars, motorbikes, clothing, shoes, wholesale, retail.

Personal Highlights 

Let’s bring the best out of you. You can have it if you want it. I enjoy sailing, golf, traveling and motorbikes. My favorite quote is, “think global act local.”

Meet the Accredited Master Mentors

Richard Antonoff Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Former CEO familiar with management issues facing companies. Experienced in helping companies grow, taking advantage of opportunities, and targeting and achieving profits.

Areas of Expertise 
Owned and built various turnarounds over the course of my career. Companies included manufacturing and service. The largest went from approximately $4 million to just under $100 million US dollars.

Debbi Bifulco Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Traditional and Guerilla Marketing.

Areas of Expertise 

Hotels & Franchising.

Personal Highlights

I enjoy helping people unlock the door to success. I published a chapter in “Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines.” I enjoy reading, photography, travel, gardening and yoga. My favorite quote is by Steven Covey, “Begin with the end in mind.”

Alistair Cox Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Recruitment, Executive Training, Coaching and Consulting.

Areas of Expertise 

Manufacturing (Aerospace), Call Centers both Inbound and Outbound, Consulting, Recruitment.

Personal Highlights 

Coaching allows me to give individuals the support they need and want to achieve their goals.I enjoy football (soccer), reading and cooking. My favorite quote is, “When attempting the difficult, we achieve the impossible.”

Edward Dolan Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

20+ years experience as a Senior Executive (CEO, aka MD, GM, VP Sales and Marketing, VP Operations) identifying market trends, developing new products and services to capitalize on those trends, developing personnel and management teams, training and developing sales teams, coaching and mentoring managers, growing profit margins, leading technology and service companies to achieve breakthrough performance in sales and profitability, unparalleled levels of customer satisfaction, strategic advantage through innovative new products and services, penetration of new international markets…to make rapid changes and get things done. BA and an MS in Mathematics, advanced graduate work (all but dissertation) in Operations Research.

Areas of Expertise 

P&L, General Management, M&A, Sales Management, Operations, IT, JV E Business, Logistics/Supply Chain, Systems/Networks Integration, Software and Hardware, Communications, E Commerce, Wiring/Cabling, Telecom, Datacom, Internet, ASP, Turned around e-commerce and custom network equipment (wireless) solutions start-up in less than 18 months – increased revenues by 52%, decreased SG&A by 24%. Created 2 profitable businesses from one non-performer through spin out of network hardware business. Led sales effort to grow cabling and network implementation service business from $50M to $100M in less than 5 years. Leadership role in mergers, acquisitions,initial public offering (IPO), management buyout (MBO), due diligence. Labor relations … Assisted in negotiating a $50M IBEW national labor contract. Developed and managed $10M network and systems integration business. Created new sales and business strategy to turn around $16M computer services business – increased revenues 35%. Delivered one of the most complex software projects ever undertaken by AT&T Marketing . . . on time and within budget . . . managed invention. Managed crisis environments (growth, mergers, downsizing, near-bankruptcies) in small, medium and large companies . . . 10+ years Fortune 500. Expertise in developing creative partnering and business development arrangements, business process engineering and improvement, sales team training (consultative selling, relationship development), coaching and mentoring managers for development of peak performance, business strategy development, sales strategy development, pricing strategy development, organizational effectiveness, team building, customer service, customer satisfaction, customer loyalty.

Jay Duquette Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Business Coaching, Facilitating Peer Boards (CEO), Leadership Training, Owning and Operating a Small Business.

Areas of Expertise 

Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Coaching and Mentoring, Business Consulting, Transportation, Warehousing, Logistics, Employee Training, Buying and Selling a Business, Buying and Selling Real Estate.

Personal Highlights 

I receive great satisfaction helping people improve their lives and helping owners move their business to the next level. I am a regular guest on Pittsburgh’s radio show: “Business in the Fast Lane,” organizer and presenter for Pittsburg seminars: “Sales and Communication for Today’s Entrepreneur” and “Why Won’t They Listen to Me.” I enjoy organizing and coaching team sports, reading business books, golfing and skiing. My favorite quote is by Nike, “Just Do It!”

Stuart Garner Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Coaching and Mentoring, Business Start-Up, Business Management, Business Development, Technical Support, Technical Sales, Consulting.

Areas of Expertise 

Petrochemicals, Energy Systems, H&V Services, Facilities Management.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy helping people to succeed. I enjoy photography, painting, drawing, watching wildlife and country walks. My favorite quote is by Roger Babson,”neither success nor failure is ever final!” I also like, “not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted” Albert Einstein.

Michael Hays Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Funding, Strategic Planning, Executive Coaching, Business Mentoring & Advisory Services.

Areas of Expertise 

Start-ups, International and Domestic Manufacturing and Distribution Companies.

Personal Highlights 

Coaching is inline with my core values to help individuals reach their maximum potential. It seems to me, life is a balance between, one’s mental and physical fitness; the want to do for the greater good and to do for one’s self; to give to work and to give to family. However it seems in most of us, the scale is tipped one way or the other. So I guess life is a seesaw, or is it? I enjoy tennis, physical training and home improvement projects. My favorite quote is by Andrew Carnegie, “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.” 

William Hill Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Excellent leadership skills with ability to motivate, organization and focus on specific goals. Defining roles and responsibilities and team concept is core of qualifications.

Areas of Expertise 

Medical Endoscopes, Optical Fiber Optics.

Personal Highlights

I enjoy helping people get their business up and running. I enjoy helping organizations meet goals and to motivate people beyond their expectations of themselves. I enjoy skiing and being a private pilot.

Dennis Hocker Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

30 years experience in Business Development, Marketing Management, Engineering Management, Strategic Planning, Training, Consulting, Teamwork and Organizational Development. Extensive research in Marketing and Management Techniques through both think-tank and independent study. Registered Professional Engineer since 1981. Doctorate in Management in 1995.

Areas of Expertise 

Financial Benchmarking, Mentor, Strategic Planning, Business Plans, Financial Evaluation, Debt Restructuring, Refinancing, Ownership Transition, Retirement Planning, Entity Structuring, Business Start-Ups, Marketing, Employee/Management Training, WorkFlow Analysis, Industrial Process Analysis, Sales Tax Studies/Certification and Engineering Studies.

Personal Highlights 

I love to help others succeed. I am the author of, Success by Design. I enjoy playing golf, I am a stained glass artist, I like gardening and automotive restoration. My favorite quote is, “Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.”

Jorgen Johansen Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Consulting, Mentoring, Coaching, Executive Committees, Board of Directors, General Management, Strategic Marketing, Sales, R&D.

Areas of Expertise 

Management Consulting, Consumer Electronics, International Distribution and Trade, Industrial Electronics, Instrumentation, Telecom, Semiconductors, Software, Embedded Computers, Automation, Machinery.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy giving back my experience from many years in Sales, Marketing and General Management. I strongly believe in the methodologies and results from Mentoring and Business Coaching and Life Coaching. I love science, space, hiking, gardening and voluntary mentoring of entrepreneurs. My favorite quote is, “Give more than you expect to receive-and you will be positively surprised!”

Eric Jorgensen Accredited Master Mentor

Background

International Sales and Marketing.

Areas of Expertise

Mechanic and Electronic Capital Equipment and FMCG.

Ron Lapid Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Psychology and History.

Areas of Expertise 

Chain Restaurant Operations, Training and Coaching.

Personal Highlights 

I try and spend time on things I can influence, and not fret about things over which I have no control. I get great satisfaction from helping others succeed. I enjoy distance walking, history, genealogy, classical music and time with family. My favorite quote is,  “Take it easy-but take it.”

John Lawlor Accredited Master Mentor

Background

General Business Acumen, Process Analysis and Improvement, Strategy and Organizational Development and Support of Strategy, Commercial Insurance, E Commerce.

Areas of Expertise 

Change Management, Operations, Process Analysis and Improvement, Strategy and Organizational Development and Support of Strategy, Commercial Insurance, E Commerce.

Thomas Long Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

IT Strategy, Management Leadership, Organization Change, Guerilla Marketing, Executive Coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

Software Industry, F500 Management, Manufacturing, Services Industries, Executive Coaching.

Personal Highlights 

I want to help new consultants succeed. Check out the interviews I did on my radio show: From Acorns to Oaks, Growing your Small Business, on my website www.SolidOakConsulting.com I enjoy the theater, opera, crosswords, scuba diving and reading. My favorite quote is by Groucho Marx, “I don’t care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.” 

Kevin Lovewell Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Accounting and Finance, Commercializing new business.

Areas of Expertise 

Finance and Banking, Construction, Service – Independent Director.

Personal Highlights 

Each coaching session challenges me and my client. I really look forward to talking to business leaders and sharing their challenges. I enjoy woodwork, golf and soccer. My favorite quote is by Oliver Wendell Holmes, “Don’t die with the music still in you.”

Michael Marinaccio Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Over 30 years experience as a Senior Manager, Strategic Technology Planner, Implementer, and Consultant. Successful track record working with Senior Business Executives to identify/analyze business problems and directions; formulate and implement technology solutions. Background includes all aspects of the Financial Services Industry (banking, brokerage, and insurance) and the Higher Education Industry. Worked extensively with a wide range of applications, including systems for: bank deposit/loan processing; securities processing; central customer information; performance measurement; exposure/risk management; commercial insurance brokerage and reinsurance; human resource/payroll management; general ledger accounting; fundraising/grant management; facility management. Directed large-scale data center, communication, and network facilities and supporting operations. Planned and implemented downsizing, consolidation, and re-engineering programs. Planned and deployed state-of-the-art hardware, communication, application, and data management technologies in local, continental, and global environments.

Areas of Expertise 

Administrative Management, Change Management, General Management, Grant Management, Project Management, Technology Management, Management Development, Management Systems, Business Planning, Business Audits, Business Strategy, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Financial Controls, International Business (USA Liaison).

Matthew Marks Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

CEO, Naval Aviator.

Areas of Expertise 

Maritime, Automotive.

Personal Highlights 

I derive a great satisfaction working one to one with EA’s. I created the first Professional Certification Program in the used vehicle re-marketing industry. I enjoy golf, reading and movies. My favorite quote is, “Lead; Follow; or Get Out of the Way.”

Timothy McGinty Accredited Master Mentor

Background

Success Coaching, Author, General Business Management, Organizational and Talent Development, Workforce Alignment, Effective Communication, Public Speaker.

Areas of Expertise 

Public Speaking, Coaching, Mentoring, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Commodities Brokering, Consulting.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy assisting others in achieving their dreams. Touching people, impacting lives! Check out my books: Your Blissful Life (ISBN-13: 978-1933063218) and Wake Up Live The Life You Love, Wake Up Moments (ISBN-13: 978-1933063126). I enjoy golf, bowling, hiking, camping, playing guitar & listening to all types of music, also meditating. My favorite quote is, “Be willing to uncomfortable, Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may be tough but it is a small price to pay for living a dream.”

Hans Morgensen Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

International Business, Swedish Relations Human Resources, Leadership and Coordination Strategy and Planning, Coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

Chemical Production, Building Industry, Service.

Richard Nashner Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Consulting, Coaching,Real Estate Development & NLP.

Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Development, Construction.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people do what they need to do to get to where they want to go. I enjoy bicycling, playing the organ and scuba. My favorite quote is by Emerson, “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”

Roland Patterson Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Personal & Business Coaching, Business Reengineering, Change Management & Transition Planning, Quality Systems, Individual & Process Safety, Process Improvement, Business Planning.

Areas of Expertise 

Chemical & Fiber Manufacturing.

Personal Highlights 

In 33+ years of working in the corporate business world, I have never had as much fun as I am having now Coaching and Mentoring people and businesses. I want to see people and businesses grow, develop and soar with eagles.I enjoy traveling the world, gourmet cooking, golfing and gardening (Bonsai). My favorite quote is by Henry Ford, “Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t, you’re right.” I also like, “If you are what you do, when you don’t, you aren’t.” Unknown.

Dale Schumacher Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Educator, Coach, Mentor, Facilitator, Trainer, Leadership, Strategic Planning Education, Medicine, Human Services.

Areas of Expertise 

Education, Medicine, Human Services, Restaurants, Non-Profits.

Personal Highlights 

I truly believe that each of us has talent, and for many, having a caring coach will help to discover and accentuate that talent. Life is not a destination; it’s the journey. I enjoy reading, golf, fishing, hunting and flying. My favorite quote is, “Man lives, only when he lives dangerously.”

Patricia Steiner Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Engineering and Arts.

Areas of Expertise 

Engineering.

Personal Highlights 

Giving back is the highest form of service. What is Leadership? Communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. I enjoy reading and upholstery. My favorite quote is by Dale Carnegie, “You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.” 

Sherry Sutton Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Current-Business and Leadership Mentor, Business Development, Executive Coaching Chemical, Fiber and Film Industry for 25+ years in Business Leadership, Sales, Marketing and Quality.

Areas of Expertise 

Chemical, Fiber and Film Industry as well as Specialty Chemicals plus Professional Consulting and Business Mentoring equals an excellent executive with experience and expertise.

Personal Highlights 

I believe that I can use all my life and business experience to help others grow. I believe “it takes a village” to help people reach their potential. I have been a columnist for the Charlotte Observer for 3 years and have compiled a portfolio of over 25 articles on Sales, Marketing and Leadership. This newspaper has a circulation of a quarter of a million. I enjoy traveling, reading, golf and spas. My favorite quote is by Eleanor Rooservelt, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along! You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Joseph G. Smith Accredited Master Mentor

Background 

Franchise Sales Systems, Sales and Training, Business Consulting and Sales System Development.

Areas of Expertise 

President of MFR Inc., VP of Sales with the #1 Internet Franchise, National Advertising & Promotions Director with a Major Oil Company.

Personal Highlights

People make great things happen and I like to help people do great things. I wrote a book on the impact of the letter “F” in our life Value decision and I also have a blog called thejoefactor.com. I enjoy curling, family activities and assisting young entrepreneurs. My favorite quote is, “Be willing to be uncomfortable be comfortable being uncomfortable it may get tough but it is a small price to pay to live a dream.”

Meet the Accredited Senior Mentors

Mauricio Castro Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

General Management, Sales, Business Development in International Organizations (UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Colombia).

Areas of Expertise 

Investment Banking, Consultancy, Mentoring.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people to be successful. I enjoy tennis, swimming, music and movies. My favorite quote is by Paulo Coelho, “The Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.”

David Clough Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Software and Hardware Development, Sales, Marketing, Support and Professional Services. Also Turnaround Situations, Market Research and Employee Motivation.

Areas of Expertise

High Tech Startup (ES, Semiconductor and Software), Market Research, E-Marketing, E-Commerce.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people get a jumpstart and not make the same mistakes many new Associates make. I enjoy being Mr. Fix-it, sport coaching, golf, tennis, skiing and basketball, etc. My favorite quote is, “Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.” The Platinum Rule.

Anne Corell Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Sales, Marketing and Operations.

Areas of Expertise 

IT, Commercial Real Estate.

Personal Highlights 

I love helping others to realize their goals in their chosen profession. I like fitness, walking and reading. My favorite quote is,  “When one door closes another one opens.”

Randy Estabrook Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Cabinetmaking/Woodworking, Business Startup & Management(20+years), Association/Non-Profit Management.

Areas of Expertise 

Architectural Woodworking, Business Management, Association Management, Accreditation/Certification Program Management.

Personal Highlights 

I want to be that person I needed many years ago in my business. I am a CMT CBC Mentor. I enjoy pottery, sailing, biking, scuba diving and woodworking. My favorite quote is, “If you can’t measure it, You can’t manage it.”

Thomas Fleury Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Finance & Economics.

Areas of Expertise 

Services Operations Management and New Business Start-Ups.

Personal Highlights

Coaching keeps me sharp with new clients. If you can figure out who is on the other end of the phone line, you can really figure out who is in front of you. There is a Bill Gates in everyone’s backyard. You just need to know where to find him. I enjoy chess, cooking, sports, music and other arts. My favorite quote from Seneca, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”

John Fordham Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Business Consulting, Coaching and Mentoring, MD, International Sales and Marketing (including USA). European Dealer Management.

Areas of Expertise 

Multinationals and SMEs, Packaging, Printing, Plastics, Engineering, etc.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy helping others become successful, faster in winning BSP Business. I like sailing. My favorite quote is a Chinese proverb, “I hear and I learn; I see and I understand; I do and I can.”

Dr. Michael Freestone Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Financial Management, Operations Management, ISO 9000:2000, General Management, Financing of Startups, Business Plans that work, Strategy and Marketing Plans ,Listing on Alt-x JSE, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Areas of Expertise 

Building, Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Mining, Health Care, Agricultural Farming Management, Electronics, Motor Manufacturing, Training, Retail distribution, Scrap metal dealers, retail, Distribution, Hardware-Building, IT.

Kay Geraerts Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Workforce Management and Technical Documentation.

Areas of Expertise 

HR, IT (Software).

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy enabling people to reach their potential and I love the interaction. It is as much a learning process for me as it is for the mentee. Since joining the IIB I have unwittingly become something of an entrepreneur and I love it! Now every opportunity that comes my way is, “why not?,” whereas before I would have just let it pass me by. I enjoy sports, particularly squash, netball and spectator sports, cricket (yes cricket great game!) and horse racing (bad for the budget!). My favorite quote is, “Success belongs to those that act upon what they learn.” (Unknown)

Andy Gordon Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Multi-store retailing. Retail merchandising, store design and in store traffic flow. Retail lease negotiations site selection, marketing, advertising and promotion. I have years of experience in International Trade show design, marketing and presentation. Experienced in product development and branding, sales management, operations management and systems design.

Areas of Expertise 

Restaurant, Construction, Wholesale, Lite manufacturing and General multi-store retailing.

Blair Gordon Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

General Management, International Marketing, Import and Export, Sales Management, Logistics Management, Expense Control, Cost Control, Strategic Planning, Purchasing, World-Wide Sourcing.

Areas of Expertise 

Food Industry, Export and Import of Food, Food Processing, General Consulting.

Paul Graber Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Marketing and Sales, Mentoring and Coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

Telecommunications, Online, Financial Services.

Personal Highlights

I have discovered an ability to help others to bring the best out of themselves. I enjoy golf, photography, music, wine, walking and reading.

Nigel Hartley Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Coaching, Mentoring, Strategic Planning, Operations, Sales and Marketing, General Management and experience is in both the UK and USA.

Areas of Expertise 

Professional Services, Electrical and Home Automation, Ergonomics.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy people and feel that being a graduate of the university of life I can partner with organizations and people to achieve their goals. Everyone gets a bit of luck sometimes, it is not a coincidence that those that work harder at it, seem to be luckier. I enjoy golf, my yard(garden) and stamp collecting. My favorite quote is by Andy Grove Intel, “Only the paranoid survive.”

Patricia Henry Poyle Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Management Executive, Marketing, International Business Strategy and Coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

Automotive, Real Estate, Advertising Marketing and Start up Companies.

Personal Highlights 

I coach because it’s who I am and I have a passion for helping people. Without those that have the courage to be visionary, there would be no vision…Be courageous! I enjoy baseball (go Tigers), yoga, travel and photography.

My favorite quote, “Learn as though you will live forever, live as though you will die tomorrow.”

Lars Goran Karlsson Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Executive Business Manager, Marketing & Quality Manager, Mentor Coach/Business Educator.

Areas of Expertise 

Mobile Phone Development, IT Development, IT Senior Service Planner.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people, get responses back, I like “animals” with 2 feet or 4 feet. No business like my business. I enjoy bird watching, nice foreign food and wine. My favorite quote, “What is behind the shield you show me?”

Garry Rosenberger Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Materials and Logistics, Manufacturing Management, Executive Management, Consulting, Coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

Metal Fabrication, Furniture, Office Accessories.

Personal Highlights

I get a great deal of satisfaction contributing, in some small way, to the success of others. I enjoy golf, boating and bowling. My favorite quote is by John Wooden, “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” 

Kelley Small Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Executive Business Mentoring, Family Business Mentoring, Farms with Advanced Technology and Goals.

Areas of Expertise 

Publishing, Agriculture,Horse Industry Consultant.

Personal Highlights 

There is nothing more rewarding than to see the excitement in a BOE’s eyes when their goals have been reached. That is the ultimate success. I enjoy cooking, gardening, sports, hiking and reading. My favorite quote is by Mary Lou Retton, “Each one of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.”

Andrea Steel Accredited Senior Mentor

Background 

Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Personal Tutoring, Business Intelligence, Training, Strategic Planning, Project Management.

Areas of Expertise 

Consultancy, IT, Consumer Products.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy helping people reach their goals and overcome their fears. I enjoy reading, cinema, theatre and walking. My family are the most important things in my life. My favorite quote is, “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Elisabeth Werter Accredited Senior Mentor

Background

Being an entrepreneur, establishing companies of different sizes and constitutional structures, holding the position of General Manager and taking care of the daily running of the business, operation in an international environment.

Areas of Expertise 

Tourism and Leisure, Conference Organization, Car Rental and Leasing.

Personal Highlights 

I have great talent for listening, stimulating people and getting the best results out of each person’s talent. I enjoy yoga, swimming and reading. My favorite quote is, “The glass is half full.”

Meet the Fully Accredited Mentors

Michael Akbar Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Mr. Akbar’s experience as a senior executive includes working in start-up, maturity and growth business environments. He has a unique blend of sales, marketing and operations experience in manufacturing, technology and services sectors. Throughout his 29 years in business, including 10 years with IBM and GE, Mr. Akbar has demonstrated strong people, process, and leadership skills offering strategic and tactical leadership during significant transition and growth business cycles. During each cycle he was instrumental in: Expediting revenue and profit growth to unprecedented levels. Designing performance-driven corporate cultures. Building highly motivated teams. Selecting and retaining loyal supplier networks. Controlling costs without adversely impacting growth objectives. Implementing state-of-the-art operations technologies. Spearheading multi-channel sales and marketing strategies to capture new market segments and high-value customers Examples of his achievements include assisting business owners thrive in harsh economic conditions, assisting in the identification and development of new markets, devising a flexible marketing mix including highly effective incentive models for distribution channels, crafting an organizational structure flexible in addressing the resultant rapid growth in sales volumes while maintaining and improving the quality of service by extending systemized and integrated operational support systems to clients and suppliers, continuous improvement in productivity rates through introduction of internal measurement and compensation programs, improving revenue projection systems, and further enhancement of profit margins by building an aggressive and loyal supplier chain.

Areas of Expertise 

As a professional advisor Mr. Michael V. Akbar has dedicated himself to helping other business owners, senior executives, and individuals who want to start new ventures, achieve more. He has discovered public speaking as a passion that has helped him share his extensive experience with his audiences who have enjoyed his talks on numerous business and motivational topics.

Christine Botha Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Executive Business Coach, Chartered HR Professional, Business Management, Journey Therapist & Reiki Master, Trainer, Author.

Areas of Expertise 

Construction Engineering, Development Banking, NGO, Media, Pharmaceutical, HR, Consulting.

Personal Highlights 

I want to help people break out of their prisons (self limiting thoughts and behaviors). Appointed by the SABPP to lead research in workplace ethics in SA to compile a guide to HR practitioners with practical examples. I enjoy reading, sudoku, gardening, cooking and entertaining, helping others, spending time at the sea-side, travelling internationally and music. My favorite quote is from 1 Corianthians 2:9, “What God has planned for those who love Him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered their minds.”

Chris Box Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Company Director, General and Financial Management.

Areas of Expertise 

Horticulture, Trading & Manufacturing.

Personal Highlights 

Coaching provides challenges and I enjoy seeing people achieve their goals. I enjoy golf and reading. My favorite quote is by Alan Kay, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

Thomas Cochrane Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Mentoring Operations, Marketing IT, Motivation.

Areas of Expertise

Consumer Products, High Tech, Paper, Plastics, Consulting.

Personal Highlights 

The personal rewards of coaching are an experience to be savored. I enjoy writing, reading and grandchildren. My favorite quote is, “Wherever you go, there you are.”

Mark Desrosiers Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

I did start up operations for what began as a small business; then hired & developed others to do the same; helping them and the business grow, while working my way up through the ranks; ultimately becoming the Executive VP of what we evolved into the largest American owned company in the industry.

Areas of Expertise 

Multi-location, People Intensive, Service Businesses; Private Security and Personnel Services Industry; Business Advisory Services.

Personal Highlights 

Coaching is my passion. I’ve come full circle, taking what I’ve learned over the years and am giving back by once again helping small business owners develop and align their talent. I have devoted my career to helping people reach new heights. In doing so, I have advised, lead, and performed all functions of businesses providing services to a wide variety of industries nationwide. My website is www.SummitBusinessSolutions.ws. Also, recently my wife and I renewed our marriage vows in our church.I enjoy ocean kayaking, fitness, bicycling, investing, community service and self-improvement. My favorite quote is by JFK in 1963, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.”

Edward Engel Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Ed has held numerous leadership positions in General Management, Manufacturing Management, and Financial Management with Global Industry Leaders such as Abbott Laboratories, Rockwell International, MAN, BTR, Titan Wheel International, and Bandag over his 33 years in business. Ed has developed high performance teams and built high trust cultures in industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Printing Presses, Consumer Air Moving Products, Wheels, Tires, Tire Retreading, and Software.

Personal Highlights 

I truly receive a great deal of pleasure in seeing others succeed. I have been teaching Franklin Covey Principle Centered Leadership courses for the last nine years. These courses include 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 4 Roles of Leadership, Building Trust: The Key to High Performance, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. I enjoy cycling, riding, golf, hiking with my wife, and reading good stories about human success. My favorite quote is by John Wooden, “A player that makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.”

Maureen Frumen Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Business Advisor; Business /Personal Coaching; Leadership Development; Strategic Planning; Organizational & Business Development; Human Capital Partnership Initiatives and Board.

Areas of Expertise 

Consulting – Private, Public & Nonprofit Sectors – Public Policy, Advocacy; Transportation, Workforce Development & Economic.

Personal Highlights

Coaching is about helping others and continuing to learn yourself. I enjoy reading, writing, walking /jogging, travel, entertaining. My favorite quote is by Van Gogh, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’ then by all means Paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

Rainer Harteneck Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Executive Business Manager, Marketing & Quality Manager, Mentor Coach/Business Educator.

Areas of Expertise 

Construction and Engineering, Electric Power Generating, Electric Utilities Entrepreneur and Business Owner, Coaching and Mentoring, Business Consulting.

Personal Highlights 

I like to help people to live their dreams. The glass is always half full. I enjoy fishing, boating, cooking, walking, wine tasting, fine dining and professional soccer. My favorite quote is by Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Cindy Lamir Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

All phases of Business Management: Strategic Planning, Sales and Marketing Management, Educational Product Development and Planning, Innovation Tools and Strategies, Training, Team Building, Coaching and Mentoring.

Areas of Expertise 

Education, Publishing (print and media) Communications.

Personal Highlights 

My passion is to leverage my strengths and experience to help businesses and people grow to their full potential. When I relocated from Chicago to Atlanta, I was reminded that change brings new energy and the opportunity to learn and grow if your attitude is positive. I enjoy reading, music, hiking, relaxing at the beach and in the mountains with my husband and Labrador Retriever. My favorite quote is by Michelangelo, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” 

Don Laurie Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Sales Engineer for Standard Telephones & Cables pic, Divisional Manager for G.E.C. pic Technical Marketing Manager for Inchcape Group, International Marketing Manager for Thomas Mercer LTD, Director of Structured Training pic.

Areas of Expertise 

Services offered in Human Resources: 15 years experience of Planning and Implementation of Staff Development Programs. Carrying out Training Needs Analysis leading to Training Programs in Telephone Sales, Customer Care, Field Sales, Sales Super.

Steven Miller Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Executive Coaching, Business Mentoring, Team Building, Performance Improvement, Serial Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Operations, Finance, International Business, Law, Joint Ventures/Strategic Alliances.

Areas of Expertise 

Legal, Financial Services, Not-for-Profit, Beverages, Banking, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Disaster Relief.

Personal Highlights 

There is no better feeling than seeing the look on the face of someone who has been “stuck” when they break through that barrier and suddenly “get it” priceless! Check out the book I co-wrote with three of my networking friends called, Effective Networking for Fun and Profit. I enjoy traveling, cooking, reading and gardening. My favorite quote is by Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

Peter Morrison Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Financial Accounting and Human Resources.

Areas of Expertise 

Financial Services.

Personal Highlights 

I find it rewarding to pass along the lessons I learned over my career – I believe in using approaches that are practical and straightforward. Inventive techniques to boost your business – I had a mentee who used his initiative to stand outside the county office where you register your business and introduced himself to applicants – results – a nice group of appointments! I enjoy fishing and boating. My favorite quote is, “Illegitimi non Carborundum.”

Henrik Mortensen Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Top Management, Strategic Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Technical Product Development.

Areas of Expertise 

Consulting, Telecom, IT Software, IT Hardware.

Personal Highlights 

It gives me great pleasure to share my experience and knowledge with others, unleash the potential and see the results my mentees and clients achieve. Focus on the possibilities – not the obstacles. My favorite thing is  spending time with my family, playing with my kids, Sabina and Thomas. My favorite quote is, “Leadership by action.” Said by a top Microsoft executive about a yearly theme sometime in the beginning of the 90’s when I was employed there.

Peter Mulder Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

General Management, Marketing & Sales Management, Re-Engineering of Organizations, International Trade and export Wide experience in Benelux, France, Germany, Middle East, Far East. Tens of re-engineering projects in SME done since 2004.

Areas of Expertise 

Construction Materials, Floor-covering, Healthcare, Consumer Products. Consultancy projects in Wholesale, Metal Construction and Fine Parts Industry, Book Production, Food, Stationary, Retail, etc.

Mark Mullaney Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

General Management, Market Turnaround.

Areas of Expertise 

Health Care, Insurance.

Personal Highlights 

I coach because there is a great need for it and I am very good at it. I enjoy golf, paddle tennis, working out, home repair, hiking and reading. My favorite quote is, “Get wisdom, but with all your getting, get understanding.”

Piet-Hein Ottervanger Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Venture capitalist; Innovation/Innovatie; Mentor; Coach;Vice-President Toshiba Europe & GM PC division in Benelux; Co-Founder Venture Capital Company VentureNed.

Areas of Expertise 

SME, Focus on ICT-Services and hardware; Venture Capital/Risicokapitaal-Groeikapitaal-Durkapitaal-Participation/Particpatie-Bedrijfsopvolging-Private Investor/Informal Investor.

Jorge Pinto Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Management Information Systems, Sales & Selling, Marketing, Strategy and Organization, Logistics(Stock Management),Change Management, Financial Analysis, Break-Even Point, Business Plan and Marketing Plan, ERP and applications, CRM, Management Control Systems, Management Development.

Areas of Expertise 

Experience in retail(largest retailer in Portugal), Automobile Dealership, Distribution, Manufacturing, SMEs, IT Industry, Telecommunications, Professional Services, Technology.

John Rigby Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Managerial Accounting, Operations Management, Company Turnaround, Sales and Marketing, Merger and Acquisitions, Aircraft overhaul, Aircraft maintenance, Gas Turbine overhaul, Gas turbine Maintenance, Governmental Contracting, High Tech start ups, Military Sales.

Areas of Expertise 

Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Micro-turbines, Fuel Cells, Petrochemicals, General Aviation, Aircraft Repair and Maintenance, Turbo-machinery.

Sandra Riser Fully Accredited Mentor

Background

Business Executive and Employee Coaching, Sales, Marketing and Human Resource Development.

Areas of Expertise 

Home Related Industries (pest control, landscaping, carpet cleaning, etc.) Service Oriented Companies (construction, fitness centers, virtual office assistants, etc.) and Retail Organizations.

Personal Highlights

I coach because I want to help people utilizing the skills I was given, I love watching the light bulb go on! Do what you love and you will love what you do – I found this is more true than I could have ever dreamed. I enjoy traveling, reading, entertaining and anything music related. My favorite quote is by Helen Keller, “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Jennifer Segerius Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Mass Communication, Business Management, Entrepreneurial, General Management, Teaching

Areas of Expertise 

Management Consultancy, (Internet) Marketing, Military Spare Parts, business to business, business to consumer

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy helping people become the best they didn’t even know they could be. Always learn a new skill every year! I enjoy water sports, scuba diving, photography, travel and networking. My favorite quote is, “When someone shows you their true self, believe them the first time.”

Les Stuckey Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Executive Coaching, Marketing & Sales, Sales Management, Sales Training, Staffing & Recruiting, Training and Development.

Areas of Expertise 

Medical & Bio-Tech.

Personal Highlights 

I see people and the world, not how they are, but how they can become. I mentor to help bring that future state into the present. In my free time I am an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, I also enjoy woodworking, hiking/camping and reading.

My favorite quote is, “Aude aliquid dignum” (Dare something worthy), “Change is Mandatory. Growth is optional.”

Michael Thorne Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Trading director for a FTSE 100 company. Commercial and general management, selling, sales management. Team development, motivation and training. Qualified Coach.

Jim Thornton Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Consulting, Business and Personal Coaching, Self-Improvement Education, Quality Systems, Manufacturing.

Areas of Expertise 

Manufacturing, Sales and Distribution.

Personal Highlights 

I feel fulfilled when I have the privilege to be part of the growth of a person or an organization. “Thornton’s Law:” 1. If you aren’t decorative you’d better be functional; 2. You can’t always be happy but you can almost always be amused.” I enjoy reading, NLP and hypnosis, surfing the internet and comedy. My favorite quote is by Abraham Maslow, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” 

Abraham Youssef Fully Accredited Mentor

Background 

Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager, Contract and Operations Management.

Areas of Expertise 

Service Management, Contract Manager, Operations Management, Government Contracts, Consulting, Coaching.

Personal Highlights 

I believe that people have hidden strengths that can be uncovered by coaching and training. I enjoy music, reading, table tennis and fishing. My favorite quote is from Proverbs 4:23, “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life.” Also, “I came that you may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance, until it overflows.” John 10:10.

Associate Mentor

Rebecca Alexander Associate Mentor

Background 

Process Excellence, Finance, Commodities, Venture Capital, Investment Capital, Business Broker, Six Sigma/ISO9000, Audiology, Construction.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting, Finance, Construction, Commodities.

Personal Highlights 

I have the ability to help others work toward solutions that best fit their needs and the needs of others. I hold a Series 7 License. I enjoy all things equestrian, stained glass, scuba diving and travel. My favorite quote is by William James, “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

Cynthia Brannon Associate Mentor

Background 

Visioning, Strategic Planning & Business Plan Development, Organizational Development & Change Management, Implementing Cost Controls, Developing Continuous Process Improvements, Establishing Comprehensive Business and Financial Metrics, Accountability and Systems, Growing Sales, Reducing Cost and Improving profits, Extensive Project Management Experience, Extensive Facilitation Experience.

Areas of Expertise 

High Technology, Oil and Gas, Business Services.

Helena de Almeida Associate Mentor

Background 

General Management, International Trade, Feasibilities, Set-ups, Consulting and some development. Project Management and Mentoring. Experienced in leading and motivating teams to achieve set objects. Solid record of accomplishment in environments of rapid change and growth. Executive and Non-executive Directorships. Experienced in Designing and Implementing Strategies to launch new business, new products, and to enter new markets.

Areas of Expertise

Construction, Manufacturing, Service Industries, Car hire, Retail. NGOs and World Bank and APDF funded projects.

Craig A. Fyffe Associate Mentor

Background 

Business Management,Business Recovery,Mentoring.

Areas of Expertise 

Commercial & Asset Banking,Hospitality Industry.

Personal Highlights 

I enjoy assisting others to set and see; then achieving their goals. I enjoy golf and fishing. My favorite quote is, “You cannot be everything to everybody, but your business has to.”

Kevin Gardner Associate Mentor

Background 

Manufacturing Processes, Sales, Business Development, Product Development, General Management.

Areas of Expertise 

Manufacturing, Construction.

Personal Highlights 

Coaching is an essential part of guiding and supporting business owners to success. My favorite quote is by Albert Einstein, “We can not solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” My hobbies are cattle and golf.

Glen R. Jackson Associate Mentor

Background 

Retail Banking, Marketing, Sales Project Management Electronic Banking.

Areas of Expertise 

Consulting, Mentoring,Coaching Business Turnarounds.

Personal Highlights 

It’s great to see others grow to their potential. I enjoy hiking,nature trails,outdoors, walking,cycling, reading,classic cars,organic farming. My favorite quote is, “Tell someone who cares.”

Peter Millard Associate Mentor

Background 

General Management and Managing Director roles in a variety of Industry sectors. Specific Expertise in Manufacturing and Logistics, Health and Safety, Sales Management, Business Development, Hazardous Goods Management, Heavy Earthmoving & Machinery Management, Fleet Management of large equipment fleets, Management of Extensive Branch Networks, Benchmarketing and Performance Management, Acquisitions & Integration, Divestments, Project Management and Plant commissioning, working is SE Asia.

Areas of Expertise 

General Management Roles in the following Industries: Chemical Industry, Transport and Logistics, Earthmoving and Construction, Hire and Rental.

Don A. Orton Associate Mentor

Background 

Operations Management, Product Development, Project Management, Business Process Improvement, Sales, Technology Startups.

Areas of Expertise 

Computers, Semiconductors, Automotive Service Tools, Medical Devices, HealthCare Software, Consulting.

Personal Highlights 

I coach because others have helped us, we should do the same. My hobbies are my grandchildren, ballroom dancing, reading, options trading, golf and walking. I am also a SCORE Volunteer. My favorite quote is, “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

Martin Parry Associate Mentor

Background

Human Resources Strategic Planning Management at CEO and Director level of JSE listed companies. Began my career in HR, and rose to HR Director level in listed companies. Moved to Strategic Planning, also at Director Level in listed companies. Last 10 years in corporate life as CEO and director of listed companies – general management experience, with specific focus on turning around “problem” businesses. Can help re-strategize and restructure, good at helping people to re-focus on priorities in their businesses. Good people skills.

Areas of Expertise 

Motor Components – manufacturing as well as trading Engineering Agricultural Co-Operative Consultant to Offset Program resulting from the acquisition by South Africa of fighter aircraft – focus on finding and assisting a variety of businesses with export focus.

Roger M. Powell Associate Mentor

Background 

Marketing and Sales with strong business development and growth programs.

Areas of Expertise 

Plastics, Chemicals, Coatings, and Packaging.

Personal Highlights 

I find the challenge and the rewards are wonderful when you see a mentee surpass their expectations and grow and develop into an empowered person. I enjoy golf, hockey, gardening and technology.

My favorite quote is,  “Life is too short to drink cheap red wine.”

Peter Smith Associate Mentor

Background

General Management.

Areas of Expertise 

Paint Manufacturing and Sales.

Personal Highlights

I love dealing with up and coming business people. Becoming a mentor through CMT has given my consulting business a further dimension. I enjoy golf and tennis. My favorite quote is, “The only one who stands in your way is you.”

David Steele Associate Mentor

Background 

Engineering, HR Management, Operations & General Mgt.

Areas of Expertise 

Paper, Military, Financial Services & Datacoms.

Personal Highlights 

Coaching is the most elegant form of giving & getting ever invented! The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. I enjoy hillwalking, the outdoors, rugby and soccer. My favorite quote is by Pablo Sarasate, “A genius! For thirty-seven years I’ve practiced fourteen hours a day and now they call me a genius!”

Thompson Stimpel Associate Mentor

Background 

Transformational Leadership, Strategy Development, Business Planning, Global Commerce, Change Management, Business Process Reengineering, Process Improvement, Team Dynamics, Organizational Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Leadership Development, Enterprise Training, Zero-based Budgeting, Program Management, Concurrent Engineering Product Development,Operations Management, ERP, ISO 9001:2000 Internal Audit, Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence, Disaster Recovery Planning, Event Management, and Site Start-ups(search, selection, planning, acquisition, contracts, leasehold improvements systems, vendor/contractor management, outfitting and opening).

Areas of Expertise 

Ranging from the Forbes 500 to the Fortune 50, Davids and Goliaths, Publishing/Internet Publishing(market development & project management), Systems Integration(marketing, discovery, proposals,team building & project management), International Commodities Exchange(technology products), Content Management Relational Data(with web & E-Commerce), Custom Software(project leadership related to industries noted above), Financial Advisor(small business programs & private client consulting), Community Development Associations(board of directors-elected).

Charles Szente Associate Mentor

Background 

Entrepreneurship development, Local Economic Development, Training, Supply Chain, Business Support, Project Management, Quality Systems.

Areas of Expertise 

Consulting, Business Sales, Professional, Supply Chain, Manufacturing.

Personal Highlights 

I want to make a difference in this world. Helping people grow is a lasting way of doing this. Life has ups and downs. Let’s aim for the ups and remember, the downs are only temporary. I enjoy music (playing), writing poetry, cricket (watch),squash (do), cycling (do) and strategy games. My favorite quote is, “Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.” One day we all have to stand before God and give account not of how we died, but of how we lived and the meaning our life has had for Him.

Sjoerd Van Essen Associate Mentor

Background 

 

Areas of Expertise 

 

Personal Highlights 

 

Kurt Vandewalle Associate Mentor

Background 

10 years experience as a General Director. Experience in a Committee of Directors in a Consultancy and Training Organization. Board member in several boards. A lot of experience in negotiations and coaching.

Areas of Expertise 

Services -industrial services, knowledge, training, consultancy.

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