We partner with local-based professionals and organizations that share our values. Our program partners are seasoned professionals and will guide you through discussing the things that keep you up at night. Hear about and learn from obstacles that other Pacific Northwest executives face. Question their answers and learn to question yours. Hold yourself accountable with practice and by reflecting on your successes and failures.
Accountability – Aaron Schmookler
Navigating Change – Patricia Bravo
Developing Relationships Remotely – Geof Bowie
Profitable Cultures – John Kaminski
Under Pressure and Uncertainty – Dr. Daniel Hallak and Dr. Rob McKenna
Employees Taking Initiative – Jim Hessler
Increasing Revenue – John Kaminski
Data-driven Coaching – Roslyn Webber
Leading through Change – Jim Hessler
Innovation – Aaron Schmookler
Difficult Conversations – Allison Raduziner
Multi-generational Workplaces – Jan Harrison
Stress – Amy Reiersgaard
Trust – Marty Palecki
Delegation – Catherine Woods
Strategic Planning – James DeBragga
Creating Culture – Laura Hamill
Using Data to Decide – David Lightfoot
Resilient Organizations – Dora Summer-Ewing
Communications – Jim Hessler
Financial Strategies – Steve Abercrombie
Team Building – Shannon Bruce
Visioning – Urs Koenig
Customer Advisory Council – Andrew Ballard
Sales – Elizabeth Harris
Employee Retention – Marty Palecki and Patricia Bravo
Recent programs include: Making better financial decisions. Steps to Building Sustainable ROI; learning how to use break even models to plan debt reduction/payback and sustainably reinvest in my company!
Steve brings passion and personality to company financial strategies. His life experiences as a banker, financial educator and business owner have shown him that having financial knowledge of your business model is in many cases the absolute key to success. His clients all say that Steve excels at taking the mystery out of the numbers with his common-sense approach and always-compassionate personal style.
Steve has helped many clients prepare their businesses for the financial scrutiny of lenders and investors when financial restructuring or expansion is imminent. He understands the language of lending from his years in banking, where he has held roles from branch manager and lender to bank President and CEO. As President and principal of a leading financial training company, he mastered business expansion from the other side of the desk – with the perspective of owner and rain maker. He gained notoriety as a sought-after convention speaker for graduate schools of banking, corporations and associations throughout the US, Australia and England.
Steve’s clients include Choice Hotels, ProSource Floor Coverings, Graduate School of Banking of the South and Bright Star Franchising.
Koenig, PhD, MBA
Recent programs include: Coaching for Vision and Mission: How to make them come alive!
URS KOENIG, PhD, MBA is the founder of Seattle based RedPoint Leadership Coaching, that specializes in executive coaching and leadership development. His approach combines a successful track record as a leader in business, academia and competitive sports with strong professional leadership coaching and facilitation skills. Urs has coached 150+ leaders from businesses large and small helping them to lead more effectively, improve their bottom line, while finding more personal fulfillment in their career.
Urs’ background include two years as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney/EDS, two years as the turnaround marketing director at Merriman, one of the Northwest’s largest investment advising firms. Urs has also served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University where he taught business communication and as CEO peer group coach for Vistage International and Business Resource Services. He furthermore was an instructor at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) business planning workshops.
Prior to this, Urs worked as a lecturer/assistant professor and research fellow at the University of Zurich/Switzerland and the Australian National University, Canberra/Australia. As an assistant professor, he published 20+ original journal articles and book chapters and presented at more than 30 conferences.
Urs is an accomplished ultra cyclist. Since 2002, he has won numerous ultra bike races (200 to 3,000 miles) and holds several course records. Prior to his ultra cycling career, Urs was competitive Nordic skier and coach for the Swiss University Ski Team for 15 years. He regularly placed in the top three at Swiss Championships and won numerous university championships worldwide