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Louise Coles

Louise Coles is not available for direct meeting request. Contact their chapter about matching with them or another mentor.

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Meeting Preference: In Person, Video

Languages: English

How I Can Help You

I help those who are new or prospective business owners to help understand all aspects required to successfully get into business. Using the Business Model Canvas tool, help entrepreneurs to understand, develop, manage and effectively run their business.

Mentoring topics include:
• Starting a Business
• Business Operations/Planning
• Product Development/Manufacturing
• Supply Chain Management
• Consulting/Services Business
• Business Marketing Concepts
• Basic Accounting
• HR Concepts

My background includes: Certified Professional Coach (Corporate) specializing in Organizational Performance and Leadership Development. 30 years with IBM as a design and development engineer in various ends of the business, including product design from concept phase to full manufacturing. Key skills in coaching, organizational development, product development, program management, collaborative leadership, problem solving, career development, and performance management. My broad and diverse background has helped me mentor and coach many budding entrepreneurs to understand what it really takes to build a viable business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Plan
  • Customer Service
  • Hardware & Equipment
  • Human Resources
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Pricing
  • Product Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Tax Planning
  • Technology
  • Work/Life Balance

Industry Experience

  • Architecture, Engineering, & Related Services
  • Business Consulting & Coaching
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
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1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
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Herndon, VA 20170
(802) 764-5899

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