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What Clients Are Saying About Tim Shepelak, The Growth Coach


“Working with Tim Shepelak has completely changed me as a person and a business professional. The Continuous Improvement Program was humbling and inspiring to find, and develop, a better version of myself. I have learned so much and feel incredibly blessed to have had this experience.”

Andrew Backen, Executive VP of Sales, Touchstone Merchandise Group

“It’s important to step away from the day-to-day grind and look at our business in a relaxed setting where we can share experiences and discuss best practices with other business owners. Very rewarding! I enjoyed my 8 sessions.”

Chuck Folzenlogen, Owner, ADSCO Companies

“I always say that the acid test is ‘Would I do it all over again?’ I definitely would. It was a very worthwhile experience.”

Ralph Dickman, Owner, Art Woodworking & Manufacturing Co.

“I chose The Growth Coach to focus on my personal enrichment. The Continuous Improvement Program met and exceeded all my expectations and I look forward to continued participation in future groups.”

Darron Scanlon, President, Emerge Workplace Technologies

The Growth Coach’s proven, proprietary coaching processes build the executive and organizational capacity that favorably impacts current and future results, in both business and life. To get a flavor of how our clients have benefited, watch the video testimonials on this website and read about the progress they have made, below:
“Your coaching methodology, reusable tools and models, and CEO experience accelerated my development…your coaching has been an integral part of my recent promotion to Vice President.”

Brett Bonner, Vice President, The Kroger Company

“I can’t believe the progress I have made as a CEO, which has contributed to a dramatic improvement in our profits and cash flow. We are definitely past the plateau we were on two years ago, when we started working with you. Personally, I have freed up time to spend with my family, to everyone’s benefit.”

Tim Niehaus, President, The Miami Corporation


“I want to thank you for helping me to grow to the next level as a leader and person. The coaching you provided has opened up a new level of interpersonal relations for me both at work and at home.”

Jeanne Van Buren, Chrysler Corporation


“Tim has successfully coached a number of our top executives, including key managers… A number of his coaches have been promoted… including my successor. He is quickly able to establish trust and credibility and his CEO background makes his coaching highly relevant to our needs and business.”

John Suddarth, retiring Vice President, Human Resources, Omya Inc.


“The Growth Coach’s ‘Continuous Improvement Program’ was invaluable to me…opened my mind to different concepts and numerous approaches on how to lead a sales team…what you discover and learn can be applied to every aspect of your life.”

Kelly Lakkis, VP of International Sales, AirWay Technologies


“I found Tim’s coaching sessions to be the best sales training that I’ve experienced during my 35-year career…incorporates the most important elements of effective selling…improved my ability to quickly identify opportunities and formulate strategies for winning projects.”

Rick Boone, former Vice President, Civil and Environmental Consultants


“You are a master coach! I have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from your ongoing coaching, feedback, and supportive approach throughout this journey.”

Maribeth Koester, Procter & Gamble


“Thanks for the coaching over the past year. During a time of significant change within our organization and industry, you helped me develop skills and strategies to build and lead some very important teams. I have become a better manager and a stronger leader.”

Dave Geppert, Vice President, Customer Experience, Cengage Learning


“Tim is the consummate professional who inspired me both personally and professionally…never experienced someone who so thoroughly enjoyed helping a team learn how to solve its own issues…our company had an employee retention issue…127% down to 39% and will continue to work this using the tools we have learned…”

Genie Griffin, Tom Gill Chevrolet


“a lot of our progress is due to your coaching…You have helped me to really think through my focus areas and priorities…delegate and expect results through individual accountabilities…has really boosted both my and my group’s rate of improvement…”

Rick Speed, VP of Manufacturing, Perfetti VanMelle


“…coaching by Tim has been an invaluable experience for me as a leader! Since, I have been hiring Tim for several team-building and coaching assignments to my full satisfaction! A few months ago, I was promoted to the position of CEO which, without Tim’s coaching, I might not have reached…”

Harald Pfaller, CEO, Region Greater South & East Europe, Omya


“I want to commend you for your outstanding 12-month Business Development Coaching Program. One measure of the program’s success is 12% of our 2nd quarter revenues were generated from clients that are new to PEDCO this year! In my book, that’s pretty impressive given we just completed your business development program in late June. We expect that percentage to grow and it will fuel PEDCO’s growth for years to come.”

Bill Giesler, President, PEDCO Engineering & Architecture

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Tim Shepelak is a fifteen-year veteran executive coach. He leverages his CEO experience and proprietary intellectual property to provide his clients with a superior ROI and risk reduction.


I can’t believe the progress I have made as a CEO, which has contributed to a dramatic improvement in our profits and cash flow. We are definitely past the plateau we were on two years ago when we started working with you, and our company is now more valuable. Personally, I have freed up time to spend with my family, to everyone’s benefit. Tim Niehaus, Owner, The Miami Corporation

Cincinnati, OH


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