“I wanted to say thank you for this journey and learning experience. It has been very enjoyable, a great learning experience, lots of fun to think in depth about all these topics (which I obviously would never have done otherwise) and it is making me feel more confident about business, the future and growth (growth the way I want to grow). The process has gotten me very excited about what is possible in the future. The process has made me think of even greater earnings potentials in the future and perhaps some growth beyond what I thought I wanted. Thank you very much for your time and guidance.” Doug Scheer, Lucy Construction, Woodinville WA
I was just taking a minute to think about the workshop you conducted and wanted to again share my appreciation. The level of passion, effort, and care that you have shown has exceeded my expectations. I felt the workshop was a great success. You delivered what you promised, it took on a life of its own, and you guided the process effortlessly while providing a safe place for everyone to share ideas. So far all the feedback I have gotten has been positive and everyone really enjoyed your facilitation. I am sure I speak for Pat as well when I say, thank you, and we are really looking forward to the challenges and hard work that lie ahead.
I am so grateful to have met you during my visit to get advice about starting a nonprofit organization five years ago. You have truly been an amazing mentor over the years, and I appreciate all the help and guidance you have continued to provide. Thank you for finding the time to always help me with my different requests whether it be questions about running a business, networking, or with my homework. You are amazing! Thank you very much!
Wayne is an amazing business coach. He really takes the time to personally get to know each individual and their unique situation. He is able to offer personalized and unique suggestions and solutions as part of building the business plan. His style emphasizes focusing on each person’s unique set of strengths to learn how to deal with situations that may arise, and to do business in alignment with who they are. Wayne’s method is freeing because it allows you to be who you are and to let go of any true weaknesses.
Wayne Ottum provided me with guidance during the start up of my business. He understands strengths and communication styles and did an excellent job in guiding me to build a business completely in line with who I am. He is uniquely gifted at drawing one’s best qualities to the surface to influence decisions in a positive way. My business is thriving because of all that Wayne brought to the conversation.
Your process and methodology helped us to clearly define services that have a compelling value proposition and will be continuously in demand in the market. We now have an effective business and marketing strategy that gives us the ability to move forward with clarity and confidence to build the company we envisioned based on our vision, our values, and our goals.
Before I went through the Business Growth Challenge™, I didn’t think I had the time or resources or the need for a business consultant. But I was wrong! Wayne gave me the clarity I needed to focus my time on the important things and he helped me clearly define what these important things are: A vision for my organization, my potential marketing channels, a marketing strategy, the right target markets, our value proposition, and our organizational culture.
Wayne helped us to clearly define our services and create a value proposition that will be in demand in the market. His process and methodology helped us to define an effective marketing strategy, allowing us to move forward with clarity and confidence to build the company we envisioned. What was great was that we were not forced into some boilerplate template. Instead, the Business Growth Challenge™ process allowed us to create a plan that we can be proud of knowing it is based on our vision, our values, and our goals.
Wayne provides an ‘outside-in’ perspective with no pre-conceived notions. His level of experience allows him to step into any business environment and stay neutral and unbias. Then, he has the right tools to create an effective service offering. Wayne took a personal interest in my business, which I appreciate. He’s a take charge kind of guy, without being too pushy. Change is challenging, but Wayne makes it happen, and at your pace.
Wayne understands that all people are different and he embraces that, which a lot of consultants don’t. He wasn’t going to ‘put me in a box.’ Instead, he tried to understand me and who I am and then made it easy for me to accomplish my goals. Coaches match you up with a set program and send you on your way. Wayne wanted to know who I was and how I operated and then gave me tests and exercises that were useful and relevant to my particular needs.