Doug was a joy to work with, as I pressed the reset button on our business after our main product’s market turned commodity. Though we design custom embedded systems and are challenged to explain what we do (other than “we specialize in the weird”) Doug came up to speed on our markets and talents and capabilities very quickly. He provided valuable guidance both on the process of evaluating business/product ideas (from a selection of over a dozen) to specific recommendations on some of the details of implementing the “go forward plan”. He is extremely bright, yet easy to work with, and communications were crystal clear at all times. We will continue to employ the benefits of his grey-matter in the future.
Doug’s coaching and mentoring were of great value to my company as we entered and proceeded through an international business competition. With Doug’s help, our company placed in the top ten. Doug’s help was especially important in the final round when we made our pitch to an elite group of investors.
Thanks to Doug’s experience, he had the ability to intuitively understand and analyze our strengths and weaknesses and quickly provide a clear, effective plan of action for us.
I began working with Doug in 2016, following a difficult year where we faced many of the regular challenges new start-ups meet. Doug rapidly helped me take a step back from my business and implement simple yet highly valuable tools to clarify our vision, focus and address issues at a steady pace, quarter after quarter. I would recommend other small business owners to work with Doug and implement the EOS tools.
I bought my business just over a year and a half ago. I’ve never been an Entrepreneur before and quickly found how overwhelming it can be. Working with Doug has provided me the opportunity to step back and take a high-level look at what’s going on in the business and establishing plans to keep on top of the important things that will keep me moving forward!
I met Doug Walker in a Business for Business Network Meeting in Saanichton in January 2018. In that short meeting, I got the immediate impression that Doug had a lot of business experience and knowledge, and needing a new perspective on my businesses, I wanted to tap into that. So I hired Doug. We have worked together for over 6 months and I am extremely satisfied with the results I have seen, and continue to see. Doug helps me see aspects of my business that need my attention, and those that aren’t as important (setting priorities!) He has helped me achieve more confidence in my abilities to run a successful business and I feel like he is always there for me. I’ve had to ask for advice on finding balance between work and family, personnel relationships, financial situations and creating a vision for my business and life. I could not be more pleased to be working with Doug. He is a life saver!!
Clemens, I have gained a healthy level of respect for the breadth of your business knowledge. A couple of months ago I retained you as a business coach. I run a strong business, but I have always had nagging doubts about the way I do things, and where my focus should be. You spent a great deal of time up front gaining an understanding of my business, as well as the industry as a whole and the environment I work in. Once you had that down, you turned your attention to me.I’m happy to say that I can now move forward with my business development, comfortable in the knowledge that the path I have chosen is the correct one. You have helped me to refine the focus of my clientele, recognize the market that has the highest potential for development, and bolster my brand and image.Thank you so much for all of the support and encouragement.
As my business and personal Coach, Clemens has moved me out of the realm of “comfortable” and into uncomfortable. It is during this state where I find my greatest occurrences of growth, both personally and professionally. Specifically, in the past 2 years he has recommended and directed me in implementing two very difficult changes which have had significant positive impacts in my life. I know without doubt that I would not have made these changes without Clemens’ expert advice and because of this I recommend him to all who seek such a professional. My life is so much better because of him.
Then Clemens Rettich got up to speak – wow he was off to a fast start, challenging the old models of business, bringing us up to date and acknowledging the changes that are unfolding in our society and business relationships. It was stimulating, provocative and belief shattering! As you can imagine it also stirred quite the discussion after wards. Today I ordered Clemens book “Great Performances” I am inspired.
Clemens has proven to be an extremely valuable resource and asset in many areas including social media, marketing and as a presenter and facilitator during our annual general meetings. We have seen a marked improvement in the area of brand awareness and interactions with our clients via online social media sites. Through our connections with Clemens we have developed a deeper understanding about the importance of social media and have made a commitment to further develop this area. One of the greatest areas of impact has been felt through his presentations at our annual general meetings. Clemens has participated in two annual general meetings thus far and provided all in attendance with information that applied to our industry while presenting it in a way that was informative, humorous and memorable. On the second occasion, Clemens not only presented but operated as a facilitator enabling those from head office to focus solely on being a part of the meeting helping to create a truly team environment. If you are looking for someone who will speak honestly, directly and thoughtfully in order to get you and your company where you want to be, we highly recommend that you meet with Clemens. Once you’ve sat down and spoken to him we know that you’ll be as impressed as we are and make him a part of your team.