My Clients Say It Best
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I’m happy to give Joan Nowak my highest recommendation as a business coach and mentor. Her unique ability to recognize, understand and explain complex business relationships has transformed my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Along the way, there have been surprising (and sometimes painful) personal realizations, but her mentoring continues to make me a better person, both as a business owner and in my personal life.
Joan never hesitates to point out areas she sees an opportunity for improvement, and through her observations, opinions, and suggestions, she has proven to be right 100% of the time. Joan has given me the tools to become a much more efficient business owner, allowing me more time to enjoy with my family. Thank you, Joan! [Google Review]
I hired Joan because I needed the spark to get me to the next level of my growing business. Getting caught up in the business and growing the business needed a line of separation that was hard for me to let go of. With Joan’s help, I was able to move forward under terms I was comfortable with – with outstanding results. I’m now in a position to oversee and guide the business instead of driving it forward – and my company continues to thrive.
Having Joan to throw out ideas and force me to strive to reach my goals has propelled me to a place where I am happy with “letting go” of the day-to-day operations and being able to concentrate on the final destination. Just so you know, the final destination’s roadways are never straight, but with a plan in hand, you will get there. Not Joan’s quote, but something I have learned, thanks to her.
Technical skills don’t prepare you for the many facets of running a small business. With more than 10 years experience and general success, we still had a few challenges that we struggled to overcome. Joan’s diverse business background was just what we needed.
She broke everything down into manageable bites and put us on a road to even bigger successes. She helped us tackle so many issues at once with ease. We see Joan as the most cost-effective and productive “employee” we did not have to put on the payroll. From marketing to financial decisions to employee relations, she fills many shoes and makes day-to-day operations so much easier. Every established small business could benefit from her years of expertise. She is an incredible asset.
I have worked with Joan Nowak for about a year and since then I’ve become more diligent in setting and meeting goals, as well as learning new metrics for measuring my business. I also value having a sounding board to share business concerns with.
Having learned a few things from my previous business, I didn’t want to go into my new venture, with my eyes closed, learning from mistakes and hoping it would work out. I needed a mentor or business coach.
After doing a lot of research, I contacted Joan Nowak. We set up a meeting to see if working together was a good fit for both of us. She spent a lot of time asking questions to learn more about me and my goals. I was impressed. I hired her to help with my business plan. She did that and more. She helped me with the start-up process. I decided that she was an asset that I just couldn’t let go of so we continued to work together implementing the plan.
Working with Joan Nowak has far exceeded my expectations. Her knowledge is extraordinary. She helps me prioritize, keeps me on track, provides support when needed and encourages me every step of the way. I really love and appreciate our relationship and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs help building or improving their business.
Joan Nowak has been a delight to work with. Her expertise in human resources, process improvement, financial analysis, web outreach, and all other aspects of running today’s small business have been indispensable to us as we have gone about improving patient satisfaction with the healthcare services we provide. If you are looking for a matter-of-fact and practical guide for improving your business, please call Joan. [Google Review]
I hired Joan Nowak to help me with my start-up HVAC business. I had 15 years of construction expertise but no experience running a business. Joan and I came up with a plan and she keeps me focused and on-track. She has helped me with goal setting, marketing, and daily operations. Without Joan’s help, I think this whole process could have been very overwhelming. I would definitely recommend Joan to anyone who wants to get started right or take their business to another level.
I have met a lot of business coaches, but I knew the minute I heard her speak that Joan Nowak had a depth of knowledge that went beyond the usual rhetoric. I hired Joan to help me work through a particular business strategy that I was struggling with. She listened, asked questions and put her finger exactly on the issue that I was not seeing clearly. Then offered some practical suggestions! In a single session, I was able to move in a new and healthier direction. I would highly recommend Joan to any business owner who needs a different perspective or direction – on the big picture or on a particular issue.
Joan Nowak is a necessity for a business that wants to successfully navigate difficult times. The Dust Collectors, LLC has been utilizing Joan’s coaching services for over a year now and we have seen drastic improvements in every area of our business.
As a business owner, having a coach is important. It gives you someone who you have to report your progress to on a regular basis — keeping you on task. One concern that many business owners may have is taking on the additional expense. In the past year, the growth ideas and cost cutting measures that Joan has suggested have saved our company more than double what her coaching fees are. The coaching pays for itself!! Hybrid Business Advisors is a great investment for any business that wants to grow sales and improve profit.
Thanks to Joan Nowak, I enjoy going to work again! Prior to working with Joan, my profits were declining, staff issues consumed too much of my time and I had no clear, viable plan for achieving my long-term goals. Working with Joan has really made a difference.
I now have a great team of people who are committed to our patients, the business and each other. We have and continue to develop systems so I delegate more effectively and the team is more productive and contributes to our success. As a result, I am able to see more patients without sacrificing the quality of care I provide, which has led to increased profits. I would highly recommend Joan’s services to others.
I heard Joan speak at a number of events and it was obvious that she had a wealth of business experience and understood the challenges facing small business owners. I have been working with Joan for a few months now and have been so pleased with the results.
Together, we set short and long-term goals, improved our accounting practices, systematized our hiring and added some new tools to consistently hire the best of the best. We developed and are working our plan to grow the business significantly by partnering with new customers and providing new services.
Joan has encouraged us to keep our sights set on success while still feeling more in control, balanced and better able to enjoy real downtime with friends and family.
When I look back just a short time ago and compare it to where we are now, I can’t help but say WOW! I am an owner of a reseller / distributor company. When I decided to develop a private line of products for my company, I had no experience in manufacturing and was overwhelmed with all I needed to do and how to get it all done.
My CPA referred me to Joan Nowak, a business coach he knew and recommended. With Joan’s help and expertise, we grew revenue 300%, hired and developed a winning team and improved on-time delivery and quality levels through systems and processes.
Joan, you have made such a difference in my company and in me. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and holding me accountable. I can truly say, I don’t know where this company would be without you and I would recommend you to others looking to achieve their true potential.
A few years ago, I owned a job, not a business. It was simply sucking away my money, personal time, health, and general outlook on life. An MBA did not really prepare me for owning my own business and I was struggling massively. I loved my business and believed in it fully — but operating it was another story!
Joan Nowak helped change that! I have put systems in place to allow my staff to successfully do their jobs even when I’m not there. We improved our marketing and actually spend less but get more. My team is more engaged in the business and more committed to our students, each other and our goals. As a result, my bottom line has improved 98% and I actually work a normal amount of hours!
I would highly recommend Joan to any business owner who wants to find real world solutions to running a successful business!
Thanks for helping me get back on track! Before I met Joan, declining profits, customer turnover and service issues were consuming my time. My business was too dependent on me. With Joan’s help and knowledge, I hired an assistant to help with sales and administration. We modified our marketing, implemented sales and delivery systems,defined staff roles and responsibilities and shared goals with our team.
Within 5 months, we increased sales by 15%, increased average customer retention from 3.9 to 5.2 months and improved net profit 56%. Our team now understands and is committed to our customer and business goals.
Investing in a business coach was a great way to get my business back on track and increase profitability. Joan helped me make my business fun, simple and profitable again! I recommend Joan to other owners who are looking to achieve more in their small business!
Joan Nowak brings a solid foundation of business experience and knowledge to make positive changes in your business. She will work with you directly while holding you completely accountable for your commitment to change. As a business owner, it is hard to find a solid partner and coach — and she brings it to the table every time.
Joan Rocks! I was referred to Joan Nowak by my bookkeeper. I couldn’t be more pleased with her experience and practical ideas. She has been a tremendous asset to my company. I particularly appreciate her practicality. Many of her suggestions have not cost me anything more than labor getting them implemented.