Business Growth Strategies

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY

Dave was the career mentor I couldn’t find in the workplace.   He helped me take a step back and get perspective on the skills I needed to dial up in order to get to the next level in my career.  The bottom line is by working with Dave for just six months I was able to get the promotion I desired and have already realized a 400% return on my investment with him!

JOHN WEBER

Actuary, Principal Financial Group

I told a friend and former colleague that if he worked with Dave Miller for a few months and didn’t feel it was worth it, I would write him a check and reimburse the fees.  He is that good.  I worked with West Point’s sport psychologist.  My brother has a doctorate in psychology and is an executive coach, and I have worked with one of his friends.  When I was a Director of the CFA Society of Philadelphia, I set up an insightful forum of executive coaches.  I have also worked with three other career coaches.  And Dave Miller is the best executive coach I have seen.

TOM DUNN

CFA, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Every single time Dave coaches me I learn something new. For example, Dave and I discussed a hurdle in the sales process that I kept hitting with my prospects.  I was truly stumped as to how I could get over the hurdle. I spoke with colleagues about it (since they were more “seasoned” sales people and they hit the same hurdle) and no one was able to offer a good solution.  I discussed it with Dave and within one session he and I came up with a fantastic solution.

MATTHEW HENOFER

Managing Director, Financial Solutions Partners

Dave began by showing me how to set high standards for myself, but he’s also demonstrated practical, concrete ways to break down each goal into manageable parts and get it done one step at a time. Dave has the experience and knowledge to help me identify my tired excuses and rise above them. The investment I made with Dave has been paying off big

JOSEPH MCDOWELL

Vice President, Primerica

Dave Miller helped us develop and deliver an effective leadership program for our actuarial management group. His approach focuses on helping actuaries become value adding business partners to their customers, rather than back room analysts and number crunchers. Dave accomplishes this using contemporary assessment methodologies and action learning to improve communication, critical thinking, and persuasion competencies. He has helped us achieve measurable results in improved client satisfaction.

JOE DAVIDSON

Senior Director People Development, BlueCross BlueShield TN

My work with Dave has by far given me the greatest return on my investment, both of time and money. He is skillful as a coach and has great insights, and does not come into the relationship with any ‘canned’ approaches or programs.

GEORGE LIMBACH

Senior Vice President & Principal

Ion Compass Advisors, LLC

Through my work with Dave, I became a better, more empathetic listener.  I noticed a distinct difference in the way I related to others and the way they responded to me.  Dave is insightful listener and brings an extremely valuable set of tools to the coaching relationship.  I continue to use these leadership tools in my day-to-day interactions with colleagues and clients.

JOE FALKENSTEIN

CFO, Excellis Health Solutions

Dave Miller of Business Growth Strategies is an outstanding business and marketing coach who has contributed significantly to my success as a small business owner. Through insightful questions and his insistence on constantly creating the next action plan, I have overcome countless obstacles in starting and growing a thriving small business.  In the beginning, I worked seven days a week trying to keep a business afloat that could barely pay me and one other employee. Now I average 35 hours a week, take 10-12 weeks of vacation a year, and the business supports me as well as six employees.

KRISTEN RUSSELL

CEO, Fall River Employee Benefits

Dave is one of the top 5 people who has influenced my career.  He helped me develop a greater C-suite presence.  We explored how to master each step of selling our consulting services: from skillfully cultivating the C-suite relationship through the whole process of proposing a viable tailor-made solution to closing the sale.  We also worked together on developing the skill of asking great questions that get to the core issues faster -  enabling more meaningful conversations with clients and more productive interactions in board room discussions.  One client actually stopped and complimented me during a conversation about the expedient way I zero-in on the root cause of an issue.

LAURA J. HAY

Principal & US Insurance Leader, KPMG

Dave Miller has helped our team tremendously through his on site Training and through his coaching sessions with individuals. He has the unique ability to adapt his approach to a diverse set of personalities, which allowed him to engage everybody on the team.  Honestly, I was skeptical about coaching before we started working with him, but he quickly won me over because it is hard to argue with results, and the results were exceptional. In the 10 years I’ve been working with Dave I’ve been promoted 4 times and my salary has gone up over 300%. The corporate average has been about 3% annually and I’m averaging close to 15%.

His greatest value is that he reduces the time it takes to reach your goals, whether those are personal or team oriented, to a fraction of the time it would have taken without his coaching. Time with him allows you to step away from the tasks that make you busy, and focus on the skills that make you better.

JEFFREY HOCKING

Sr. VP & Chief Actuary, BlueCross/Blue Shield of TN

I've used Dave as my personal business coach, to improve my growth orientation and client relationship skills. He taught me to probe and understand what my clients really needs, rather than merely the surface statements that are made. My current company is experiencing significant growth and I credit Dave's instruction as a strong contributor to this.

RICH TUCKER

VP –Sales and Marketing, Canada life Reinsurance

Dave fully understands the psychology of the independent consultant and is very successful at assisting me in managing the ups and downs that come with the territory. He has been very helpful with specific ideas regarding negotiations, contracts and pricing and these initiatives have had an extraordinary impact on the profitability of my business.  My investment in coaching has already paid for itself more than a hundred times over. 


JOHN TIMMERBERG

CEO, Timmerberg & Associates, Inc.

Dave helped me see how to lead my company through a very challenging time and to develop effective plans moving forward. He also facilitated a process at our church to develop a strategic transformation plan. He utilizes a wide array of effective tools for team building and assessment. I highly recommend him both as an executive coach and business leadership consultant.

TODD PHILLIPPI

Principal, Strategic Planning & Consulting for Churches and Christian Ministries