Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Business Coach

Phone: 571-451-9064
Website: www.thecogentcoach.com
Location: USA. Willing to work with clients globally. English speaking only.

I am a Certified Business Coach, lifelong entrepreneur, and senior strategy consultant and executive. My focus is helping small business owners and executive teams craft high-powered growth strategies and designing lean and results-focused plans and organizations to realize their strategic goals. I encourage my clients to set audacious goals and typically realize a 40% increase in their bottom line in the first year of working together.

I developed the E3 Business Transformation System in order to translate big business theory on strategy, planning, marketing, leadership, and organizational design into efficient and effective small business methodologies. The three phases are designed to clearly articulate goals, define a business model to realize the goals, and create operational and marketing plans to set the organization on the path to achieving the desired outcomes.

I have run strategy consulting practices for large and small firms and have served multi-billion dollar corporations, the Executive Office of the President, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

I have lived, worked or studied in over 60 countries and have an MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business. I am a certified Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Black Belt (senior process improvement certification), ITIL Foundation Certified (how IT and business operate together), and a certified business coach. Additionally I am Airline Transport Pilot qualified with a half dozen type ratings.

My wife and I have three young boys and spend a great deal of our time at soccer games and tournaments! I volunteer with the local Chamber of Commerce, Project Mend-a-House, our local homeless shelter and encourage my children to participate. When I'm not otherwise occupied, you'll find me working in my wood shop, hiking, or reading.

Certified Business Coach

PMP (Project Management Professional)

Six Sigma Black Belt

ITIL Foundations v3

MBA - Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business

"I engaged Michael as a coach in order to grow my sole proprietorship into a more viable and sustainable concern. I went through several cycles of his business transformation program over 18 months and during that time saw my business grow to over 20 consultants. Michael helped me define my goals, both for the business and for me as a business owner. I was able to reduce the amount of time I spend on the nights and weekends working on and worrying about my businesses and have an exit plan structured. Michael was with me every step of the way providing guidance, knowledge, encouragement, and holding me accountable to my goals. I recommend Michael to any business owner who wants to grow while taking control of their own time and future."

William "Bill" Morgan, Management Consultant Business Owner in the Federal Space

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