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Melody Hulett, Owner of Pure Haven
​Melody Hulett

​Owner, Pure Haven Family Resource Center

"Thank you for your guidance and ability to steer me in the proper direction to propel me and my business forward."

(Opened a branch office within six weeks of ​​beginning coaching and recently hired an executive director to help take over daily responsibilities to get her time back)

​Business Coaching Isn't Just for Struggling Startups

If you have been on the fence about hiring a business coach or advisor, consider for a moment that EVERY​ public company has​ a board of directors. Go ahead, ​try to find a large company that doesn't have one, we'll wait.

The best leaders gather input from experts when making critical decisions.

​Like a mini-board, a business coach will help you by providing external ideas and feedback to help you ​take the right steps to move your company forward.


​We asked people what they thought after hiring a business coach, and here's what they had to say:

Coach helped me double my income

My coach helped me double my income this year and I paid my coaches about 35K for ONE year.

People tell me.. you paid your coach.. 35K??? Yea.. he helped me DOUBLE my income!! So it's worth it!

Coaches get bashed all the time and it's not fair. Almost all of my clients who make more than 300K HAVE a coach- especially the ones that are really young!

Rachel, CPA

120% Increase in Profit Plus a Vacation

We’ve not long finished our first 12 months with a coach and the results speak for themselves - 120% increase in profit, first proper holiday in 3 years and now working 4 days a week instead of 6 with a real structured process for the business to continue to grow.


Coaching Moves Things Forward

Having a coach moves so many things forward - sometimes even in areas you didn’t think you had problems. I have done many courses and seminars but having a coach one on one made the biggest difference.


A Coach Will Help You Take Action

The moment when you start buying courses and have shiny object syndrome without really doing something, just procrastinating; this is the moment when you need a coach desperately.

Been there, done that. I am glad I have a coach. I was just stuck before.


​​​Don't Settle for a Coach Who Hasn't Run a Business

​You aren't getting a random apprentice who only has second-hand knowledge of running a business when you sign up for coaching with us. The coach you will ​work with is Don Smith. Smith has run a multi-million dollar business for decades, managed teams, held ​director positions ​on multiple ​company boards, and served on a variety of advisory boards​​. When you partner with us, you will ​work directly with ​Don​​ to achieve your goals.

Whether you are launching a new business or have been in business for decades and are ready to retire, we've got you covered. Use the tabs below to browse through some of the topics we cover, then book a call and let's talk through your goals.

  • ​Plan​
  • ​Launch​
  • ​Manage
  • ​Grow

​You wouldn't start building a house without a plan. Don't try to build a business without one either.

  • ​Create a business plan
  • Define product and service offerings
  • Identify required equipment/software
  • Competitive analysis
  • Market research
  • ​Review potential costs
  • ​Reduce risks

​Do You Need a Coach, Advisor, ​or Consultant?

There is a lot of confusion in the industry today on the difference between a business coach, advisor, and consultant.

Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines the ​roles this way:


(noun): One who instructs or trains.

(verb): To instruct, direct, or prompt.


(noun): One who gives professional advice or services (expert).


(noun): Someone who gives advice.


(noun): A person whose background is a blend of two diverse cultures or traditions.

​Don't get stuck with a 500-page consulting report you won't use

​Business Coach-Consultant Hybrid: The Best of Both Worlds

Most business consultants are experts and will happily provide you with a generic 500-page document to answer your question​. Unfortunately they typically leave it there, and it's on you to implement those recommendations and think up the right questions to ask in the first place. Coaching is more of a verb and a business coach is typically more proactive and involved like how a good sports coach interacts with the team.

​Our coach-consultant hybrid approach means that not only do you get the expert information you need, but ​​your coach will be there giving you feedback and providing accountability as you execute the plays.

​About Your Coach

​Don Smith ​brings decades of hands-on experience​ to his clients​.​ ​Smith believes in the importance of helping clients get results while leading a well-balanced life which ​leaves room for family, friends, community involvement, physical fitness, and fun. ​Happily married with five children, he knows life can get hectic, and that ​focusing on the right things is key to not only high performance, but a happier and healthier life.

Some career highlights:

  • ​​​Former ​Bank Director​​​ ​who helped coordinate a $2.15 ​​billion​ merger​​​
  • ​Former American Red Cross Board of Directors Member​ ​​​
  • General ​Manager for an IT company that captured roughly 70% market share in the public safety sector across two states, achieved an unheard of 99.7% customer satisfaction rating, and has been repeatedly named dealer of the year for multiple manufacturers
  • Former IT Technician, Trainer, Project Manager, and Service Manager
  • Founder of The Personal Growth Channel LLC.​
  • Certified ​Life Coach:​ ​​Coaching can go beyond business
  • Named Area Director of the Year for Toastmasters, an international communication and leadership development organization with more than 357,000 members

​What ​People are Saying

RJ Stratton
​RJ Stratton

​Former Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy, President RJL Express, Inc.

Don Smith ​represents all that is good in a mentor. His passion for personal growth and compassion for people shines through in his coaching. If you are looking for a coach that has your best interests at heart...look no further than Don Smith.

Former Bank CEO

​​Former CEO and ​Board ​Member for Illini Bank

​I worked with Don on Illini Bank’s Board of Directors. He was a pleasure to work with. The banking industry has many rules and regulations that take a great deal of time to learn and understand. Don was able to grasp the reasons and logic of the regulations quicker than most and ​unlike most new board members actively participated in board meetings as soon as he became a member.​

Pebalz Eslahi
​Pebalz Eslahi

​Insurance Agent

​Don Smith is a phenomenal mentor. ​He has a tireless passion for service to others, and won't quit until the job is done right

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** DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Opinions offered are merely the opinion of the coach and not formal legal​ or ​tax advice. By entering your information above you agree that we may collect and use your information to contact you regarding coaching as defined in our privacy policy. **