In addition to helping run operations for start-up companies, Brendan McCauley is the founder and CEO of the online learning management system focused on online business organization, automation, and accountability. As an entrepreneur, Brendan focuses on long-lasting customer relationships through 5-Star quality service in every aspect of his businesses. He believes the best way to grow a company is through highly satisfied employees and customers. As a certified energy life coach, Brendan brings a unique perspective as how to run a high energy team that permeates through the entire organization. An MBA graduate from Florida Atlantic University, McCauley worked for 10 years at a Fortune 250 Corporation. More recently, he has co-branded with world-renowned speaker Les Brown, serving as a sales trainer and coach while providing guidance, team support, and motivation to his organization. Brendan has delivered sales training to United States Army Recruiters as well as major car franchises such as Toyota, Hyundai, Jeep, Dodge, etc. As a millennial, Brendan brings his love for technology and training to the table, creating an exciting mix of new age digital and old school face-to-face styles of leadership and training. As a Toastmaster, avid gym goer, and resident of Wellington, Florida for 31 years, he resides with his spouse Jess and their two children. In his spare time, he loves enhancing his personal and professional development through listening to audiobooks and attending seminars.
Likes: Listening to personal development audiobooks and attending Toastmasters. Early morning workouts and eating healthy. Spending time with family and cats and enjoying a glass of wine with friends.
Dislikes: Staying out late at night, confrontation with others and drama.
A business leader coach and consultant since 2017, Mark has worked with clients in multiple industries focusing on marketing strategies that work and sales coaching / strategies that get the most out of each sales organization. He has worked with organizations with annual revenues from $55,000 to over $10 million and with organizations comprising of just 1 person to over 100. Prior to coaching and consulting, Mark has spent over 40 years in sales, management and sales management, managing teams from 5 to over 400. Mark brings a common – sense approach to coaching and consulting focusing on improving processes and systems with the goals of increasing revenue and improving cash flow.He has worked with management from the mid – level to the CEO level on leadership and management skill development. When working with any business Mark likes to initially focus on what he calls the 3 S’s and 1 P. Strategy, Structure, Systems and People. Focusing on those 4 areas can only assure a company will reach its full potential.
Likes: Football, Golf & Hockey, Discipline and Humor
Dislikes: Selfish people, Not working to potential and Reality TV
“If you could wave a magic wand and make something happen for your business, what would it be?” I’ve asked this question of small business owners for 25 years. I’ve always gotten a thoughtful answer in response, because small business owners are entrepreneurs striving to be the best version of themselves.
I am the President of Grow With a Pro Business Consulting, and I have a passion for partnering with businesses to understand their stories/goals and working together to make their “magic wand” wishes a reality. I have 15 years of experience coaching sales executives on career growth and goal achievement, and I offer a deep understanding of the media landscape & how use it to brand and grow a business.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” (Oscar Wilde) is a guiding principle; I believe people’s individuality – their you-ness – is their strength.
Likes: I enjoy music/playing guitar, lake living, photography, tennis, and quality time with family & friends.
Dislikes: horror movies, adventures involving extreme heights, and licorice-flavored foods.
Steve McNail has 22 years of experience as a consultant and certified trainer in the Corporate environment (12 years) and as an entrepreneur of a training and consulting business (10 years).Since his business in affiliate marketing, McNail has sifted through a lot of confusing information to discover the best products, platforms, and tools needed to succeed.When he coaches, Steve loves using relatable analogies to make complicated subject matter clear and concise.Steve helps new entrepreneurs overcome the confusion and frustration often experienced when building a new business by offering sound solutions based on his 10-year journey as an entrepreneur.
Steve resides in a small town west of New Orleans, La. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran who likes to travel. While in the Navy, Steve made two Mediterranean cruises and one trip to the Persian Gulf. The one thing he doesn’t like about Navy Life is the sea-time where 80% of his time was at sea. He and his fiance currently love to go to at least one new U.S. destination every year.
Likes: Singing, Researching Natural Health, Honest; positive reinforcement
Dislikes: When people make fun of others for trying something new, the effects of prescription medications over natural remedies, Opera
As a certified coach and trainer, I work with motivated clients ready for next level success. It is often getting clarity and focus on your next best step that gets you from where you are and where you dream to be. I am an active listener and intuitive coach who assists you in identifying the roadblocks and limiting beliefs, keeping you stuck and holding you back from attaining goals. Then through safe and open conversation, we work together to rebuild your mindset to move you forward to achieving those goals. I became a certified coach after more than 25 years of professional leadership and management roles. You will benefit from my experience in the business world coaching coworkers through several promotions and to dream jobs. Additionally as a two-time small business owner, I understand the challenges of investing too much self, time and resources in the business and risking burn out. Together we will discover the personal shifts necessary to move you forward and again improve your mindset to greater success.
I am passionate about working with clients motivated to live their most fulfilled and authentic lives.
Likes: early morning bike rides, sunrise & sunset, hanging out on porch with friends, laughing with my kids, road trips
Dislikes: small talk, too much formality, paper cuts
As a Human Resources and Training professional, Richelle has experience in coaching business leaders in various contexts: leadership and management, talent development, performance management, policy deployment, compensation, hiring and termination, compliance and regulatory adherence, and developing business strategy to optimize human capitol. Working in a fast-paced medical device manufacturing industry has allowed her to practice agility in an evolving environment and has also provided the opportunity to experience a broad range of projects and assignments. One of these assignments included Interim Human Resources Manager at a secondary site with responsibility for ~800 employees.
Richelle has experience in complex project management and successfully demonstrated this through the development of a manufacturing training department that achieved over $200K in retention cost savings, a significant reduction in training time (>50%), increased process efficiency, overall culture enhancement and a Star of Excellence divisional award within one year of implementation.
With a BSW (Bachelor of Social Work), MAIOP (Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and a core energy coaching certification, Richelle has focused her career on relationship building and partnering with others to achieve the most desirable outcomes possible. The core energy coaching process challenges individuals to break through limiting beliefs, assumptions and/or doubts or “blocks” that may be keeping them from achieving their ultimate abilities and success.
Richelle strives to using core energy coaching and industry experience to optimize the strengths of others, as well as unlock potential in order to increase performance and success through her newly formed coaching business, Level-up Coaching, LLC.
“If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place.” – Nora Roberts
Likes: Personal and professional development books/training, wine tasting with friends and being active.
Dislikes: Negative/Pessimistic perspectives, lying and those who try to put others down.
Career military to career entrepreneur. Jason successfully transitioned from active duty Army to full time business owner upon his retirement. He pays it forward by helping others figure out their own “You 2.0” and take ownership of their career through Career Ownership Coaching. Jason provides an education, awareness, and discovery journey in franchise entrepreneurship, where he has access to hundreds of leading opportunities/possibilities. 95% of his clients that decide to take the leap into business ownership end up in opportunities they admittedly would have never looked at on their own. Jason’s goal is to help his fellow veterans and seasoned professionals reach their goals of business ownership through proven processes and methods. Jason reinforces his coaching tools and content as the co-host the Doin’ The Thing Podcast Where they help people overcome procrastination and build a legacy of wealth and success in their relationships, career, and business. They also interview some very unique and exciting guests and learn about their journey to success!
Jason grew up in southwestern Montana and joined the US Marine Corps upon his high school graduation and spanned a 16-year military career that took him to over 32 countries and a plethora of responsibilities from the tactical to strategic business side of the Army where he retired honorably as a US Army Warrant Officer involved in national security projects. Jason’s wife is an active duty Air Force Psychologist. They currently reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Likes: Health and Wellness, Powerlifting, self-development, IPA’s (in moderation of course 😊 ), and relating and connecting with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.
Dislikes: Dishonesty, not following through with commitments, and…Peeps. They’re disgusting!
As an inventor, a technology startup owner, and a patent agent, Curtis has coached clients in numerous areas of technology since 2009. He is in his element when challenged by smart people with new product or service ideas. A Mechanical Engineer from Missouri Science & Technology, Curtis worked for many years as a product development engineer for a Fortune 500 company, eventually serving in a senior-level role in innovation and intellectual property development. In addition to product development, he has worked in manufacturing, competitive intelligence, marketing, and insurance. Curtis has managed teams from 3 to 90 and has provided strategic consulting to companies of all sizes.
Curtis started Tungsten IP in 2012, a boutique intellectual property firm that has provided consulting services ranging from pre-revenue startups to Fortune 100 companies. Curtis brings a strategic perspective to his consulting engagements and thrives on reducing the complex and confusing to simple, manageable problems or processes.
Prior to college, he worked as a farmer and a mechanic and still enjoys working with his hands.
Likes: Spending time with family, gardening, woodworking, and bee keeping
Dislikes: Unmotivated and arrogant attitudes, and mustard
I’ve been a Chair with Vistage Worldwide, the world’s foremost CEO development organization, since 2016. My passion is leading high-performing peer groups whose members outperform their competition, and who develop themselves as better leaders. I’m grateful to be in a field which affords me the opportunity to continually improve my life and the lives of those I am fortunate enough to be working with.
Prior to Vistage, I spent a decade in the Fintech industry with organizations such as Thomson Financial, Wolters Kluwer, and Zacks Investment Research. I’ve held senior positions in both established enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures, and am an experienced coach in the areas of sales, strategy, and sales enablement, having founded and run a sales performance improvement business. I was a Contributing Editor to The New York Enterprise Report – the leading magazine for small business owners in the New York City metropolitan area until its acquisition in 2014 by SmartCEO and subsequent dissolution. I was an Adjunct Instructor at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies from 2003 – 2005, and was part of the organizing committee for the annual NYU Conference for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. I was also a 5-year member – and President – of a local Toastmasters club.
I live in Westwood, MA with my wife Nancy, our young daughter, Caroline, and our dog Wrigley. I play in a weekly pickup basketball game on Sunday mornings, and the occasional Friday night. I coached a town travel basketball team in 2018-2019, was an assistant coach for an in-town Little League team in the Spring of 2019, and coached our daughter’s in-town basketball team this past season, 2019-2020.
Likes: random acts of kindness, adventure sports, pizza
Dislikes: arrogance, disrespect, mushrooms
Why can two people learn the same material or get the same training and one greatly improves from it and one does not? They both received the same information. Reason: Limiting beliefs and what I call “blind spots”. You can be taught every “how-to” and strategy out there, but if your mind is not where it should be due to conscious & unconscious limiting beliefs or “blind spots” (things we don’t even realize we are doing or not doing), the results can be polar opposites and have nothing to do with the training itself.
Being involved with a 100% family-run bowling alley and bar which my grandfather built in 1965 and is still fully operational today, I have firsthand experience of the ups and downs that small businesses go through. I have 15 years in law enforcement and have been introduced to countless types of leadership styles. Unfortunately, the majority were not very good. What I found was that the major contributing cause was poor communication skills. This really inspired me to examine human behavior and I became fascinated with what influences or motivates a person to what they do (or not do).
During my quest to improve my own life, I’ve been very fortunate to have been introduced to people and opportunities where I was able to serve at a high level. As a police officer, there was a point where I was really feeling the need for more fulfillment. I started a part-time sales position (turned full-time) that grew very rapidly to where I built a sales team of over 1500 people and held weekly leadership training. The leadership training led to business coaching which I didn’t plan on doing, I was actually asked by a business owner to help him with his company. Of course I said yes, and it was without question one of the best decisions of my life. Through word of mouth only, my coaching business took on a life of its own due to my ability to reframe the way my clients’ see their world.
Knowing that serving people is my true purpose in life, I decided to help young teens and became a school teacher at an inner city middle school teaching health for three years which I recently ended in June 2019. This is all while having my coaching business and real estate business. So for those who “don’t have the time” I know what it is like to be busy, but I also know that with the right mindset you can trim the unnecessary self-defeating thoughts and really live a productive life.
In my coaching cohorts, not only will you be learning the curriculum, which is absolutely amazing, I will help you perform at a higher level by breaking through the barriers that are keeping you from living your full potential. This is done by helping you shift your perspective to see from a slightly different angle which will open up a whole new world where you can begin to craft your vision into a reality.