Testimonials From Chuck Kocher's Clients
“Chuck has been my business coach for over three years. He has been an important part of my business during that time. Chuck has helped with all aspects of my business: HR, Sales, Marketing, and Strategic Planning. Chuck has helped me through all the trials and tribulations of building a business. I couldn't have done it without him." - Jeff Schneider, EFA Services, Inc.
"I first met Chuck as part of a professional group and was so impressed with what he contributed to the group. I asked if I could take him to lunch to learn more about him. My thought was, if I knew business owners who were in need of a coach, I might have a good place to refer them. It didn't take long during that first conversation to figure out that I could really use his help, myself. As a business owner and a professional, I wear a lot of hats. Some of my responsibilities I am formally trained for and some have been [learned through] on-the-job training. Working with Chuck, I realized that I had a number of areas which, if I tweaked, could make a huge difference in my business. Working with Chuck has been the single greatest factor in me turning my law practice from a 'practice' to a smoothly operating business. No matter what phase of business ownership or leadership you are in, Chuck brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience to the table. Be prepared to drink from a fire hose!" - Catherine Hammond Shell, Hammond Law Group
"Chuck, I wanted to send a big thank-you for the coaching that you have provided to me, Alaine, and Serranos Coffee Company in the last few months. To sum it up as easily as possible: just all coffees are not created equal, business coaches are not all the same, either. Chuck, you have distinguished yourself, in a relatively short period of time, to be the cream of the crop. Since you became our coach, the time you have shared with us has been valuable, as well as insightful. You have an uncanny ability to motivate us to complete our projects, keep us focused on what is important, and occasionally push us harder to do better. Much of the material presented by Action Coach is not new to me, but knowing it and doing it are two very different things. Your pushing is as welcome as it is needed." - Carl Nolt, Serranos Coffee Company
Written Testimonials from Chuck's Clients:
"I have been working with Chuck Kocher, of Action Coach, for one year. The single item that has helped me the most is he holds me accountable to get things done within the schedule I plan. The most important task this last year was hiring a Field Operation Manager, the second highest position in the company. He made sure I accomplished all the necessary steps: creating a new job description, posting a correctly worded job ad, reviewing resumes, speeding up the interview process, and selecting the right person. I was on a very tight schedule. I had four weeks to have a person with the right attitude and qualifications hired. Chuck held me accountable to stay on schedule and I hired a great fit for our company with a few days to spare. I could not have accomplished getting the motivated person I needed without Chuck's help." - Thomas Baltuskonis, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
"The Action Coach team came along at just the right time for me. I’m clear that my management growth was not keeping pace with my business growth. My business is much stronger already, thanks to my personal development with Action Coach. The entire team appreciates the difference that you’ve made!" - L.M., Administrator for Healthcare Co.
"Without the coaching, I feel our company would not be as strong as we are today. Chuck really challenges us as a team and me as an individual in making sure we are accountable for our actions."-J.R.
"I have obtained personal growth to better use my business skills. I have also developed better business skills." - C.M.
"February 2008, I took over as Branch Manager. By April, I was so sure I could do the job. After my first few coaching sessions with Chuck, he showed me that I really could. I’ve implemented what I’ve learned into the team. I truly believe we are a better department and will continue to grow huge and offer the best quality of care possible. Thanks, Chuck!" - L.I.
"I believe that with the assistance of your coaching, we have grown not only as an office, but as an organization. You have opened up avenues of communication that has been greatly needed. We now receive more communication feedback [and] sharing of information than we ever had in the past. I have greatly benefited from your coaching and I feel that I have grown as a manager and will continue to grow in the future. This program has benefited me as well as my management team." - D.Y.
"I have had the pleasure of working with Chuck Kocher as a business coach for the last three years. Chuck has been invaluable in helping me focus my efforts within the business. As a business owner, one can easily be distracted by the crisis of the moment; the coaching process brings one back to the key elements that need attention on a regular basis, in order to achieve a high level of performance. In addition, Chuck has really been of benefit to our organization, working with members of our management team [and] improving our team dynamics. After three years of working with Chuck on a regular basis, I think of Chuck not only as a trusted advisor, but as a friend. As 2007 begins to wind down, it’s easy to look back over the year and see what I believe will prove to be a turning point in the story of our business’ growth and development." - WP President, The Mail Room, Inc.
"Chuck Kocher really helped us put the vision for our business on paper. Before meeting Chuck, our vision was not tangible because we hadn't taken the time to get it out of our heads and into an action plan. Chuck helped us articulate our vision and, more importantly, put it into a plan. Thanks, Chuck for helping us move our business forward!" - T.S. & S.B., Splish Interactive
"I wanted to take a moment to reflect back on the work we have accomplished over the past few months, since we started working with you. Your involvement has been a very positive experience for me, personally, and has been of immense value to our organization as we work to create the infrastructure required to take Corbett Systems to the next level.
Prior to working with Chuck, I rarely found or made time to work on strategic planning - tasks that are so important to the growth of our company. The coaching process and your motivation has been a positive stimulus for us. We have carved out the time from our busy schedules to do the things necessary to make progress on our plans.
With Chuck's help, we now have the foundation on which to build our business. The efforts that we have put into building our vision and our plans have been both a rewarding and worthwhile endeavors and I am looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labor.
I would be happy to discuss the value of your involvement in our organization with other business owners who may be contemplating hiring you. Do not hesitate to give them my contact data. Chuck, thank you for your continued help." - S.D. & S.F., Corbett Systems Development, Inc.
"As an owner of a local CPA firm that is rapidly growing, I spend a lot of time counseling my clients on business decisions. Recently, I found myself overwhelmed by the demands of my business and I was struggling for direction and structure. Chuck Kocher has been working with me for the past five months, during which time he has helped me look at my accounting practice from a variety of different vantage points. He has provided a refreshingly different perspective on all aspects of my business, including marketing, pricing, employee issues, systematization, and long-term planning. During the past three months, we have added a full-time employee, created a long-term vision and plan, implemented new technologies to systematize the business, begun implementing several marketing strategies, and put in place new strategies and procedures the upcoming 2004 tax season. Chuck has been instrumental in each of these projects. I would eagerly recommend him to any business owner in any industry". - CT, Peak Business Solutions, Colorado Springs
"I am operating my business by myself and have plans for expansion and growth. I had all the ideas and plans clearly laid out - in my head. After our first meeting, you had me do a ‘brain dump’ on paper, which we hung on my office walls. This exercise gave us the ability to really drill down into what I wanted to do, how I could achieve my goals, and where I needed to make modifications. Talk about an epiphany!"
"Chuck has been instrumental in helping steer our company in the proper direction or, more to the point, away from harm's way. It is very beneficial for any company - large, small or in-between - to have a coach who they can run ideas by, or even just to exchange ideas. I highly recommend Chuck and Action International to any company that wants to get to a higher level." - PA , Publisher, Colorado Springs
"Wow! In a single coaching session, Chuck asked us three questions to consider for our business. We did our homework and saved our business over $100K for our new business! Thanks, Chuck!" - G.P. & B.S., Restaurant/Bistro, Castlerock
"From the time I first spoke with you, regarding my business, I have been thrilled with the level of service and commitment you provided. You helped me develop the confidence I needed to grow my business. You forced me (gently) to set professional and personal goals. You have become a friend and confidant. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done." - C.B., RNHB, Colorado Springs
"Chuck has helped me close the gap between my dream and reality. I have over thirty years' experience helping people grow their businesses, but realized I needed an experienced guide to coach me past my own personal obstacles and make real progress. Chuck is a valuable member of my team. He has helped me organize and implement the re-invention of my business and life into an entirely fresh model that works! Don't leave your comfort zone without him!" - G. S., President, Incognito Marketing, Colorado Springs
"I want to express my gratitude for the help you and your team have provided to me and my business. My business is much different than it was six months ago. I have a better vision for the future of my business and clearer understanding of who is my client. I help people make decisions, which affect their businesses and personal finances. It is easy for professionals like me to focus on the clients' needs exclusively, forgetting that I have a business, too.
Having a coach helps me run my business better, by keeping my vision in front of me, working and managing my time more efficiently, and serving my clients more effectively. My clients have noticed the changes in my business and, as a result, they are more satisfied and willing to provide referrals. Thanks, again, for your help. I look forward to working with you for some time to come." - G.W.A., CPA, Colorado Springs
"The benefit of coaching to my business has been significant. Prior to coaching, my company seemed to have no sense of direction and just moved to the ebb and flow of current market conditions. Action Coach Business Coaching helped me get organized and concentrate on the important things in the company, like marketing and making profitable sales. We've doubled our building size in the last year, as we needed the room to expand from the significant growth in sales!" - Tim Van Milligan, Components, Inc.
MasterCOACH Testimonials: Chuck also trains other business coaches to become more successful business owners and better coaches to their clients.
"I have been working with Chuck Kocher for the past four intensive learning months. During that time, I have spent considerable time focused on my 'be' and my 'why.' This focus has helped me better understand my life purpose and why being a coach fulfills that purpose. Without Chuck, this is probably a focus that would have been minimized or possibly overlooked. One of the qualities I most value in Chuck is how genuine he is. I know he wants me to succeed and be an exceptional coach. He has been 'feeding me' examples and content that is helping me break through barriers that have stood in the way of attaining success. Our backgrounds have several common elements, (i.e., corporate careers, working wives and families with children) so I know his suggestions are based on dealing with experiences [similar to the ones] I am facing. I find this reassuring, motivating, and preferable to listening to someone with no appreciation to my situation. Lastly, I admire Chuck's passion for this business. I don't know how he gets everything done that he accomplishes. I can only surmise that it must be because he truly and honestly is committed to helping people succeed. His abundance in the coaching community is unmatched by any other coach. Without question, my discussions with Chuck have helped me accelerate and shorten my coaching learning curve. I am very glad I hired Chuck and don't want to think about where I would be, had I not made that enlightened decision." - Jeff Lovejoy, Action Coach
"Anyone who has listened to the top ten interviews with Brad knows that one of the keys to success is to have a coach. At a minimum, it makes us congruent; at a maximum, like we do for our mentoring clients, it makes us achieve success faster and more efficiently. Aspiring to be amongst the best, I knew I needed a coach and I needed massive accountability. With Chuck as my coach, there is a massive difference and impact in my coaching business. It a journey and a long journey, but having made it previously on my own not very well for three years, my new journey is focused, targeted and on its way to be profitable. Thanks, Chuck!" - Lee Munch, Action Coach
"I have had the privilege of being coached by Chuck Kocher for the last year and have benefited enormously from his inspiration, knowledge and his desire to see me succeed as a fellow business coach and business owner. Chuck has acted as both a mentor and a coach to me and has guided through my first year as a rookie coach in, arguably, one of the toughest market conditions you could wish for in developing a business coaching practice. The success Chuck has found in his own business is founded on a clear strategy, a common goal and a desire to build a hugely successful coaching practice in Colorado has been of great inspiration as we look to emulate a similar model in the UK. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chuck Kocher as both a great business coach to fellow coaches but also as an outstanding coach to the mid-market business community of Colorado." - Neale Lewis, Action Coach