Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 9am
Next Level Business Coaching
Kurk Lalemand is a Licensed Professional Business Coach and a highly experienced business owner. As a executive board member of the Professional Business Coaches Alliance out of Syracuse New York, he is connected to an international group of business coaches who collaborate on coaching tools, standards and continuous professional training.
With over thirty years as a business owner, Kurk opened his first business in 1972. He started his second company in 1977 and successfully exited twenty-five years later. Instead of retiring, Kurk decided to open NEXT Level Business Coaching and use his experience to help other Maine business owners manage and grow their companies.
In the past six years Kurk has worked with over one hundred and sixty business owners in a wide variety of industries including; construction, contracting and sub-contracting, professional services, manufacturing, IT sales and service, financial services, health and beauty, and automotive repair.
NEXT Level Business Coaching serves family owned businesses, companies that have been going strong for a number of years that now face significant changes such as growth, ownership transfer, shake-up, or marketing and sales challenges. NLBC also works with “technicians”, owners who have come up through the ranks and may know more about their product/service than they do about running their businesses.
Business coaching starts with a full business assessment and three to six hours of interviews with the owner. The projects which are tackled are designed and selected by the business owner with input from the coach. This could include work on; Exit & Strategic Planning, Business Systems, Employee Roles and Responsibilities, Day-to-day Management, Marketing, Prospecting and Sales, Profit Planning/Money Management, Leadership/ownership Skill Development, Hiring/training/firing, or and special projects requested by the owner or key staff.
From his time in the military as a Vietnamese linguist and martial arts instructor, to his marriage and family, to his struggles and triumphs as a business owner, Kurk has been continually growing into the trusted advisor he is today.