The room was dark, lit only by the light coming from the three 20-foot screens behind him. He knew there were about 40 people in the room who collectively would decide if they won or lost a billion dollar contract (yes, billion…with a B). His 20-something palms were sweating and fingers shaking on the laptop keyboard. All he could think about was whether his voice would quiver like his hands when the time came to speak. There was mumbling in the dark and he was more than ready to get this over with. Then out of the dark, he recognized the voice of the facilitator, calm and matter of factly, like the principal making announcements…”Let’s break for lunch.” His knees buckled a little…
Of course, that 20-something was me, making one of the biggest presentations of my life. That day was one of the most stressful in my career but it is also the day I mark as the day I knew THIS is what I was going to do with my life!
That’s been more than 25 years ago now and since then I’ve worked with Fortune 50 companies to mom-and-pop’s and everything in between. I’ve even been fortunate enough to start fourteen businesses from scratch, taking two of them to be million dollar a year producers.
Along the way, I found that helping fellow and aspiring entrepreneurs was just as rewarding, or maybe a bit more rewarding, than the business itself. So I created The KnolWorx Company, a firm dedicated to educating and supporting business owners and leaders.
Building on personal experience and providing business coaching for many startups and existing businesses alike, we have created a core set of classes, workshops, and seminars bolstered by video on demand training and extended with one-on-one and group coaching opportunities.
You don’t always have to win for change to occur. We didn’t win that billion dollar contract but the experience changed my life. Now I have the opportunity to work with a small group of business owners and leaders with a proven track record of success, helping them hone their skills and level up their business.
One of my favorite ways to deliver value is through my 5-day-a-week podcast 7 Minutes in the Morning. I’d love it if you’d join me!
Now It’s Your Turn
It would be awesome to get to know a little bit more about you, your journey so far, and what’s worked for you. So, I’ve included a spot here to make that easier for you. Besides, what kind of coach would I be if I let you get out of here without any homework! Please indulge me…