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My approach to coaching is different. It is not locked into a weekly phone call because business and life do not follow a schedule. I dig in up front to fully understand your business, your market and you. We stay connected in between longer calls so you never feel alone in the battle.

A leader who feels deep in your gut that your business could and should be more.

A Founder stuck and stalled, running a business that’s draining the life out of you.

A CEO bound by the Catch 22 of being so entrenched in the day to day battle that you can’t give time and energy to the future vision you so desperately want.

A Family Business powered by the desire to run a business that provides an incredible life for yourself, your family, and the people you employ.

Brave leaders with businesses over 5 years old, more than 10 employees and over $3 million in revenue who are willing to raise their hand and ask for help in order to create real and lasting change.


I work as a catalyst to create and facilitate massive change that will show up in the cash account. Anything else is just talk and wasted time.

There’s very little in business that I haven’t personally experienced, especially the hard stuff. If you’re willing to talk about it, and put it all out on the table, I will support you to change it.

I know where your struggles and hang ups are because I have run a business, at scale, of 140+ people, 6 offices, 40 agents around the world and $150 Million in revenue - a business that endured profound struggle.

As that business came under pressure from the economic downturn of the late 90’s, the choice became we’re either going to lose it, or fix it.

I lead that company out of those treacherous times by returning to the basics that make every business great and completing six acquisitions that re-imagined the company so it was attractive to buyers.

We sold the business in January of 2000.

It is my purpose, passion, and commitment to help other business owners avoid the misery I experienced.

You don’t need more to do, you need to get more done.

You need strategies and innovation hidden within your business, you need the ideas that you can execute with confidence.

What I don't do

I don’t work with everyone.

I will not recommend a plan of attack that does not return at least 20X my fees to the business over the next 2-3 years.

I will not work with entrepreneurs who are unwilling to have the hard conversations and do the hard work it takes to uncover the right issues that are holding them back.

I will not work with entrepreneurs who stand in the way of progress on the things that need to get done. The future of your business is at stake here. No politics or indecision!

Why I'm different

I’m not a yes man, I’ll dig into your ideas for the why behind them so that we make sure the rationale is pure and clean and unencumbered by emotion.

I’ll hold up a mirror to your intentions to make sure that what you say you want to get done supports what you really want to happen.

I’ve been where you are, and, because of my experience, I bring certainty of direction. I become your confidante and consigliere. We keep no secrets, and operate in total confidentiality and commitment to your business.

I am laser focused on what we agree has to get done for your business to accelerate.

Honesty and empathy don’t often get a seat in the business boardroom, but they are two of my fiercest weapons.

What separates my work from everyone else is I’m not here to just make your business perform, I’m here to make the business perform for you.

Every entrepreneur hits a point where they feel stuck or stalled. The ones that want to get their mojo back call me.

Honest conversations with brave entrepreneurs are always welcome.
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Howard Mann

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