I love watching Shark Tank!

I get all jazzed when I see the enthusiasm of the people pitching their product. There is nothing more important to them than their business venture and they want to let the whole world know about it. I can feel their energy coming through the screen.

Do you ever feel that way? Are you so committed to something that it moves you to tears?

Great feeling isn’t it?

A few weeks back, a person pitched a really great product, with a huge long-term upside that not one, single shark bit on. They all admitted the idea was great.

Their issue with the idea?

They could not get their hands around the way it flowed. There were pieces and fragments everywhere and the presentation left more questions unanswered than answered. Great big, gaping holes. The more questions they got the more confused everyone got – Including me!

For those reasons they all were out!

The thing that troubled me about all of this was that not one shark suggested the business owner work with a coach.

That always baffles me.

A good coach can help you deconstruct your idea, break it up into chewable bites.

A good coach can keep you focused on your true mission.


I hate to burst your bubble but, it’s not to feel good about yourself.

 It’s about creating a flow of money that supports you, your team and the planet. It allows you the flexibility and freedom to do all those other things on your bucket list!!!

For gosh sakes, it’s a business, not a puppy.

There is so much information to digest and decisions to make and (deep breath here) wouldn’t you want someone at your side who’s been there and seen what works and what doesn’t work?

What’s step A, step B and step C?

I don’t have 25K to pay someone to help me!

What’s a funnel? What’s a lead page? A list?

The worst one of all: This isn’t for me. It’s overwhelming. I’d better stay right where I am. Safety in numbers

I help people make the transition into a world that they’ve only dreamed of in the past and do it without breaking the bank or their spirits.

I help them create a business launch in a way that doesn’t over whelm them.

Have you ever watched a show called The Voice? At one point in the show the coach brings in another coach to give the contestant tips. That’s always ben an integral part of my practice.

If you are thinking about making a switch from the career, you’re in now to the fishbowl called solopreneurship, let’s talk

You can schedule some time with me here:




Being a new business owner, I've had many questions and concerns. John, is always available to answer my questions and is constantly providing me with valuable information!!

Alyssa Rhodes Owner - LivVibrant

After one session with John, I had so much more clarity and direction in my business. His advice has been invaluable! I definitely recommend working with him!"

Trish Lee Owner - Time Salvation

My business has been in a state of flux and I needed someone to help me through the massive changes I needed to make. John was able to help me by helping me figure out what it was I really wanted to do. I continue to reach out to him when I need someone to be a sounding board or with some sage advice

Dorothy Pergola Tri State Manufactrers Alliance Co-Ordinator

John is a wealth of knowledge and is excellent at helping you get clear on what it is you need to do to take things to the next level, in life and in business. In a sea of many coaches selling nonsense, his advice is sound and invaluable. He has been an integral part of my journey as a fellow coach, consultant, and thought leader."

Liz Neel Personal Trainer & Nutitionist

"Our business had been incorporated for a year when we started working with John. John held us accountable to a plan of action. He helped us to plan for the unexpected, to network, he introduced us to the resources we would need. With his help, we were able to get out of our own way and begin laying the groundwork for a successful business."

Jill Marshall Co-Owner J.C. Michaelson Consulting