Testimonials

John has been my business coach for a year now and I have seen an ROI of 25% in my net Revenue and profit as a result. He has helped me to focus on driving sales, focusing my time, improving production and employee satisfaction. As an entrepreneur, it is important to know where you are in your business and specifically where you are going. John has given me tools to analyse what I have done and do what i have to do to move my business forward.

I highly recommend John as a coach and a business consultant: deep experience and interest in a client’s needs, strong support and powerful coaching skills helped me to identify a new level of my business development through amazing “Aha moment!” just in a hour work with John! Thank you John, and wishing you well!

John is a visionary that takes global thinking from years of experience across big and small corporate environments, and applies it locally by pursuing his passion of providing traction for micro business growth. Working alongside John at The Network Hub Nanaimo has resulted in several “a-ha!” moments through discussion and collaboration, and John’s presence is reassuring. So, if you are like me – a micro-business owner with a ‘why not’ mindset – you will likely experience a faster ‘concept’ to ‘commercialization’ for your business by working with John.

The unstuck program was refreshing, insightful and a refocus of the areas of our company that needed a kick start in order to drive our company to the next level. I would highly recommend this program for any company that would like to expand their vision for success. Thanks John.

John has been invaluable to our organization through his services as a business advisor. His genuine interest and passion for helping business owners shows in his dedication. He a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend his services to get your business to that next level.

John is a great business expert and coach. Through the BC FoodWorks program we contracted John to provide business coaching and training to the program clients as they all appreciated his input to their businesses and the feedback from those clients was great. John is a valuable asset to any business, he can easily figure out business need and direct business owner to growth and success.

It was our pleasure to work with Doug Walker through the IRAP-CAMC Management Advisory Service program. Our discussions were centered on developing a business strategy for bringing our R&D robotic prototype to the market. Doug coached us in discussing and developing various strategy components. With his vast knowledge, openness and clarity Doug guided us through the process in a short period of time with a solid set of results. We highly thank Doug for his great job and certainly recommend him as a management consultant to our peers.

It was a pleasure working with Doug Walker in structuring a shareholder agreement for our health and wellness meal planning application and website Meal Planner Pro (www.mealplannerpro.com). We needed to accommodate different levels of investment which presented many challenges. Doug was able to quickly grasp the complexities and provide us with a clear and concise outline of each party’s rights and responsibilities. This gave us the structure needed for current and future investment. Beyond Doug’s impressive skill set and experience, he has the ability to think outside the box, delivers on what he promises, can work under tight deadlines, and has very strong communication skills. I can highly recommend Doug Walker. He would be a tremendous asset to any project or company.

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.

I’ve been working with Clemens Rettich for about 4 years now. During this time our company the Super Plumber has more then quadrupled in size by revenue, employees, and profit. Thru this process, I’ve included Clemens in every major decision that I’ve required feedback and advice on. He has a way of making complicated process’s uncomplicated, and helps me feel more confident in my decisions. If your thinking about using his services, stop thinking so much, just do it. You’ll be impressed.
I hired Clemens primarily because I wanted to develop a succession plan for my business.  He ended up helping with so much more than just this!  His guidance in defining my long-term goals, and truly imagining myself in the role I wanted to be, have been instrumental in keeping my business on the right track. Having a clear goal and step-by-step plan of how to get there is essential for success.  Since I first started using Clemens in 2013 my business has increased by over 50% in sales.
Clemens, you have enhanced our view on how a successful, future-visioned business operates and functions. Our educational background is specialized in health, not in running businesses. With your advisement, Coastal Roots Health quickly went from a start-up multidisciplinary health clinic to two integrative health clinics that are designed for future growth. We cannot thank you enough for your advisement, attention to detail and big picture developmental coaching.

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.

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John has been my business coach for a year now and I have seen an ROI of 25% in my net Revenue and profit as a result. He has helped me to focus on driving sales, focusing my time, improving production and employee satisfaction. As an entrepreneur, it is important to know where you are in your business and specifically where you are going. John has given me tools to analyse what I have done and do what i have to do to move my business forward.

Cheryl Foley

I highly recommend John as a coach and a business consultant: deep experience and interest in a client’s needs, strong support and powerful coaching skills helped me to identify a new level of my business development through amazing “Aha moment!” just in a hour work with John! Thank you John, and wishing you well!

Marina Malmberg – Owner

John is a visionary that takes global thinking from years of experience across big and small corporate environments, and applies it locally by pursuing his passion of providing traction for micro business growth. Working alongside John at The Network Hub Nanaimo has resulted in several “a-ha!” moments through discussion and collaboration, and John’s presence is reassuring. So, if you are like me – a micro-business owner with a ‘why not’ mindset – you will likely experience a faster ‘concept’ to ‘commercialization’ for your business by working with John.

Angie Bernard, Hub Builder