How I can help you

I help business owners start and grow their businesses so that they experience less frustration and overwhelm. I help with business development and operations, sales, accountability, and marketing. I have owned and operated a business for 42+ years and have spent the last 12+ years coaching and mentoring business owners. I have been through 4 coaching training programs and love helping my clients gain control over their business so that it serves their lives, not consume it. I am a seasoned business owner with a skill for creating successful businesses, leadership transformations, and personal growth with owners and managers of mid- sized businesses. He has a passion for people development. I have more than 40 years of experience in sales, business coaching and entrepreneurship. My expertise includes training, coaching, strategic planning, and business management. With a passion for helping others, I help business owners and leadership teams get more of what they want from their business. My slogan is “Helping your business work harder, so you don’t have to.” Business coaching is a perfect marriage of my skills and training. Prior to joining the family furniture business, I earned a BA from Earlham College and an MSW from Smith. My degree in counseling greatly enhances my abilities as a coach, mentor, and leader. The ability to listen well and to ask good questions is the hallmark of my style. I trained at some of the country’s best coach training programs, including the Coaches Training Institute, Vistage International, EOS Worldwide, and EMyth International. In 2008 I opened my own coaching business, Strategic Solutions Coaching, and developed his business coaching system, GPS (Growth Producing Strategies) for Business™ that gives business leaders a new way to look at their businesses to accelerate growth. I was asked to judge business plan presentations at Purdue University and helped develop an entrepreneurial program at Ivy Tech. I teaches organizations how to get focused, engaged, share a common vision, be disciplined and accountable, executing well and advancing as a healthy, functional, cohesive team. I believe that entrepreneurship is best as a team sport, not an individual activity. I enjoy being a mentor and coach for CEO’s, Presidents, and Business Owners who want to outperform the completion by gaining a true competitive advantage. My clients achieve financial independence, professional and personal growth, and achieve a better work/life balance. They get out of the overwhelm they are in. Michael lives with his wife of 43 years and has two grown children, Kate and Josh. I enjoys fine dining, grilling on my Green Egg grill, theatre, and traveling the world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations

Industry Experience

  • Retail Trade

Michael Kaplan

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video