Reaching the pinnacle requires work. You need determination. You need to plan, to train, and to source the expertise and tools to make a successful climb. So linking that process to the journey of reaching the pinnacle of business success makes great sense to me. - Master Coach Michelle Landis
Master Business Coach
Welcome to Pinnacle 7! I’m so happy you’re here. My goal was to design a website packed with value-added business tools, ideas and learnings that can help you grow your business. As a business coach, I use a unique blend of coaching and consulting to help business owners achieve a higher level of performance for both themselves and their business. It’s a very direct approach that provides my clients with insights into what is coming next, laser-sharp focus and the opportunity to practice, make mistakes and learn in a safe and supportive environment.
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Our speciality is working with businesses and leaders that want to do extraordinary things. We get it because the sights we set for ourselves are just as high. And for the last 10 years, we have had the privilege of partnering with teams and businesses that have seen their greatest goals realized.
Our approach is a unique blend of coaching and consulting. We work directly with business owners to help them achieve a higher level performance for both themselves and their business. This involves facilitating development and learning, coupled with challenging plans that require accountability and get results.
Although many times when we get started the focus is on just one small aspect of a larger problem, strong results are achieved in many areas of the business because we tackle many small problems and consistently move them forward. This direct approach provides insights into what is coming next, provides focus and provides the opportunity to practice, make mistakes and learn.
Coaching requires a strong commitment from each of the clients we take through our process. We work hard to keep you on track and committed to your business goals. If you are willing to commit the time and energy needed to make positive and lasting change – we stand ready to help.
Mountains also have a metaphorical majesty. They symbolize setting a goal, and achieving the ascent. Every continent has its highest mountain…the fabled “Seven Summits.” Each peak poses a different challenge to climbers looking to make a successful climb. Few climbers have attempted to scale the Seven Summits. Even fewer have succeeded. Master Coach Michelle Landis, founder of Pinnacle 7, appreciates the similarities between achieving business success and climbing a mountain. Both processes require a powerful desire and the resources needed to complete the mission.
During a stellar corporate career, Master Coach Michelle Landis has visited and done business on six continents – with Antarctica still on her bucket list. And although Michelle understands that not all businesses have international aspirations, she believes all businesses can learn from the global economy. That’s how Pinnacle 7 was born. The company’s vision is to leverage the power and expertise of some of the brightest business minds in the U.S. to help dozens of companies make the symbolic climb to the top of their industries and reach peak performance.
"In less then a year, Michelle has helped us turn the entire business around. She helped us revise our quoting process with a focus on price management and project profitability, focused us on building a higher performing executive management team, collaboratively negotiated union concessions, and most importantly improved our gross profit margin by over 15%."
"If anyone asked me where to find a business coach, I’d recommend Michelle in a flash. If anyone asked why one needs a business coach, I could tell them in a few simple terms: Direction, Focus, Profits."
"I have worked with Michelle since her early days as a business coach. I have repeatedly seen her ability to help move businesses to the next level. Her rich background from teaching to running a business for Jack Welch of GE, provide skillsets and tools that can’t be duplicated by others."
Michelle Landis has completely changed my view of business and has opened my eyes to a higher level. My participation in her Pinnacle Peer Alliance Board is my bi-weekly out of office motivation builder that removes me from my busy office environment. I find stepping away for the 1.5 hours gives me a place of clarity where I’m solely zeroed in on business development. I’ve never before seen an offering like this that allows me to be so focused on growing my business and team, at such a reasonable cost. I leave every meeting with priceless feedback from Michelle’s master level coaching, along with other highly qualified non-competing Peer Alliance members.
"Coaching for me has been a life changing experience because I am being held accountable for my actions and for the growth and results of my business."
"Before meeting Michelle my business was floundering, nearly destroyed the year prior. With her guidance, suggestions and hard work, I was able to restore the business to its original profitability and stability."
Michelle helped our business out tremendously...her expertise has given us a new outlook on marketing, budgeting, and over all how to run a business more efficiently. In addition to helping me grow a very successful business, she has also given me my evening back to spend my time with my new grandson.
When I started coaching, I was coming off a very tough year…I was having team problems, working long, hard hours, and not making enough money. Within six months after I started coaching things really started to turn around; I had four crews working, I was spending more time with my family and my revenues had more then doubled. I would recommend Michelle to any business owner or manager that wants to really grow their business and get it to the next level.
I have enjoyed my time in Michelle's Peer Alliance Board. The group sessions have an open, and trusting atmosphere where the participants can freely share their business challenges and successes. Michelle’s facilitation creates the opportunity to enjoy, learn and grow!
Michelle’s expert coaching gave us the insight to objectively view our business from different perspectives. This launched us into an exciting journey that resulted in doubling our profit in a year and revitalized our dedication in helping people stay healthy and vital.
I joined Profit Club a year ago and have found the interaction with like minded business owners to be a very positive experience. Michelle brings a great tool box of processes and ideas along with the combined experience of the group to make Profit Club a good fit for me. We were encouraged to bring up one of the topics we wanted help with. I was trying to get an introduction to an owner of one of my target prospects. Within two months of asking for help, I had secured a contract with the prospect.
As a business owner, it is easy to "do what you do" and get caught up in the daily routines that must be done. Investing time with Michelle has enabled me to see things from a new and better perspective. She's encouraged me to work "on" the business and not just "in" it.
"Within 6 months of coaching with Michelle, my receivables were up to date, my cash flow greatly improved and I was beginning to feel like I was in control."
At the time we stated working with Michelle, our center was operating at a breakeven point with a cash reserve that was not supportive of the size of our center. By using the coaching advice, our cash reserve has increased 800% and we have a manageable, up-to-date accounts payable that allows us to take advantage of discount periods and avoid late fees.
"Michelle is an excellent motivator and leader. While working with Michelle, I have had the pleasure to experience her leadership in helping me to drive my team to new heights."