Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Michael Foss, Founder of CoachFoss LLC., located in Southlake, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Michael is passionate about Finding Optimal Solutions for Success. As a speaker, trainer, consultant, coach, and author, Michael thrives on inspiring and motivating leaders, teams, and individuals to achieve and sustain transformational success! He leads large global teams and individuals to be enthusiastic, embrace innovation and disruption, seek relentless improvement, never give up, & never settle for mediocrity! He moves you from where you are to where you want to be!

Tell us about yourself

Michael has made a life-long study of leadership. At a very young age, Michael observed what John C. Maxwell had studied and written about for years is true: “Leadership is influence, and everything rises and falls on leadership.”

Michael is a motivational speaker and passionate about leadership, positivity, enthusiasm, and continuous improvement. He is an avid learner of thought leaders in business and football, where he played quarterback in college.

Michael holds a BS degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Texas Tech University (TTU) and has a Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of Villanova.

Michael is a strategic executive logistics & supply chain operations leader with extensive global experience and success in reducing costs and improving performance, processes, and people for premier start-ups and mature companies, including Flexport, CloudSort, Walmart, Caterpillar, Amazon, Cameron, Weir, and FedEx. He is a dynamic and energetic change agent recognized for driving business transformations and optimizing operations. He is a skilled relationship builder, well-known for inspiring and empowering high-performance teams.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

The biggest accomplishment always comes when Michael adds value to reach a whole new level of performance and achievement. Michael inspires, motivates, and adds value to people by creating transformational change to overcome their limitations, opening the door to possibility, positively changing their life forever, to live their best possible life, achieve greatness, and live a life of significance. Coaching teams and individuals to overcome obstacles and achieve greater success than they ever thought possible.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Initially, it’s learning where your strengths lie and where they do not know when it comes to complete business ownership. Spending many years in the corporate world is a great experience in Michael’s core offering, developing leaders to be more successful. The key is to find key partners to help in areas of business start-up.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Michael learned from mentors to focus on these key areas when looking to start your own business:
• What are you passionate about?
• What are you good at or known for?
• What can you make money doing?
• What can you do well that truly adds value to others?

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

You need to innovate. You know it, but you have a sense that it’s going to take you out of your comfort zone. We are here to help. We specialize in creating transformational change in a stable way. Is sound impossible? We should talk!

Are you ready to embrace innovation and disruption in your life and within your organization? We will inspire and motivate you, your company, team, and/or group to be enthusiastic, seek relentless improvement, and never settle for mediocrity.

Where can people find you and your business?


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