I was not looking for a business coach, I just happened to hear about you from a person that I was in contact with. I sent you a quick mail; in retrospect, it was one of the best emails I have ever sent; it was a very short and simple email that led to a sequence of events that that brought me so much value.
When we started working together, I expected you to help me putting some order in the mess I had in my head; the business was about a year old, with tons of challenges and way too many things on the go. I needed someone that will help me organize my thoughts and ideas, to put the right bins on the right shelf and to put the right action items in the right bins. Not only did you help me doing that, but you also exposed me to so many new shelves and bins that I simply wasn’t aware of their existence. With your sharp questions and smart ideas, we put together an effective storage rooms with clear strategies and ways to implement them.
When I look back (hindsight never fails me…) I have no doubt that you had a crucial role in achieving my ambitious goals for 2010. I would strongly recommend any business owner that wants to achieve more to be working with you and to listen very carefully to your questions and comments.
John, I thank you very much for your wisdom, knowledge and your great personality, it has been a real privilege to work with you.
“When I first began working with John, I was just starting my practice. I had no business education or training, and was doing my best to learn on my own. It became very clear that I needed help and through a stroke of luck, I connected with John. We worked together for 4 months. In…Read More
I’ve worked with John several times. He helped me take my business to the next level when I was doing well with clients but new to the world of small business. He introduced me to basic business concepts which he knew exceptionally well and gave me well-organized systems and tools for analyzing, tracking and…Read More
John is one of my all time great mentors in life. I can highly recommend his services to anyone with a keen desire to learn, improve, and grow. He remains both a true friend and a trusted advisor. Quentin Miller Co-Founder of VeriClock Time Tracking and President of Vanguard Painting Ltd. Get our blog…Read More
“Being a new business owner in the healthcare industry, John was very helpful in getting my business partner and I focused on building our clinic up one step at a time. He shared a lot of great tools and books that have given us a foundation to build on over the years to come. Thank…Read More
“I highly recommend John Nieuwenburg and W5 Coaching. He’s a special kind of business coach. One who delivers the hard and fast goods (systems, business analysis, team development, sales strategies, etc.) and cares deeply for the business owner. In my first month working with John, I saw a 730% return on my coaching investment. Year…Read More
Fred Lyhne Simalex Die Casting Simalex, a good old fashioned manufacturing company, had decent cash flow and customers with brand names. The company had been mismanaged for a number of years and was in rough shape when Fred Lyhne Jr. took over as CEO. Fred was essentially taking over a start up. Fred is extremely capable…Read More
We enjoyed working with John, he made us think about things we hadn’t previously and helped us make things happen in our business that should have happened long before. His knowledge of many types of businesses was a big asset to us. He is a great guy and easy to work with. We would recommend…Read More
I have had the pleasure to have John as a business coach during the start up phase of my Construction Staffing Agency. During the months we have worked together, John has helped our company’s directors structure a business that allows us to track marketing efforts, augment our lead generation and boost our client conversion rate. I…Read More
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One of my mentors is Keith J. Cunningham. This morning he sent out the newsletter below. It is well worth reading. Even better, take his advice. CASH is still the KING Five birds are sitting side by side on a telephone wire. You shoot one of them, it falls off the wire and hits the…Read More
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This is so good, I had to share. A big shout out to Leo Babauta The Little Handbook for Getting Stuff Done There’s a ton to be gained by getting good at Getting Stuff Done (GSD). While I don’t think that productivity and efficiency is the answer to life, nor should it be your only…Read More