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Our mission

To help SMB leaders in the Atlanta region resolve business conundrums so they can have more fun, make more money, and do more good. 



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  • ​Business Scaling While Happy Coach to Atlanta business leaders

  • Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Former Fortune 500 consultant who now focuses on small business scaling

  • Helped multiple companies double their revenue and several executives double their self-confidence

  • Featured in publications such as USA Today,, CFO Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and international business magazines

  • Author of "Leadership, Happiness & Profit: 12 Steps to a High-Performance Business" on Amazon

  • Sought after board member and speaker

  • Faculty of the US Chamber of Commerce Executive Training Program

  • Member of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee for the Georgia Psychological Association

  • Happily married for 40 years, proud father of 3 awesome millennials, proud grandfather of 3 awesome grandkids

  • Received the "Lucille Award" from BB King for the best amateur blues band in the country

  • Puts the "harm" in harmonica for local bands

  • 30-minute podcast interview: Business Scaling While Happy

  • 45-minute podcast interview: Scale Your Business Without Compromising Happiness

Work With Us

what it's like to work with us

We're serious folks, but we don't take ourselves seriously. Business can be hard, its problems sometimes feel insurmountable, its stresses seemingly limitless. So, let's tackle your conundrums with a bit of humor, a slice of chill, and a dash of "it will all be OK."

We believe all our clients have the right to have fun, the right to make money, and the right to be treated as a friend. 

Trusted and highly referred by clients, we believe empathy instills understanding, focus ensures effectiveness, and authenticity enables resolution. Along the way, we make it easy and fulfilling for C-level executives to resolve pesky conundrums. There are a trillion business growth consultants in Atlanta - we are not like any of them. Working with us is an experience like no other, rife with honest reflection, replete with crisp recommendations, and ripe with tangible and meaningful value.


A promise in business is rare these days, but we have one. We stand behind the quality of our work. We promise to be competent and caring in all the relationships and goals we pursue. If our counsel is followed and we haven’t achieved the objectives we’ve agreed upon, then we  think it only fair to get a chance for a “do-over” to make it right. If we still can’t get it done, then we’ll return your money.


While we work on difficult or tension-laced issues, we'll do our level best to keep it light, to stay focused on the goal, and to get it resolved.  We're not "drive-by" consultants, but "dive in" adjuncts to your team. Period.




To address issues and ultimately resolve them, trust and safety are essential. That's why we emphasize confidentiality in all of our engagements. Hey, if what happens in Vegas can stay in Vegas, we're pretty sure we can keep what happens in our engagements close to the vest. 




We're Georgia-born and Georgia-bred, which means we care deeply about our community.  While we've lived and worked all around the country, we chose to return to the place we call home.


Helping Atlanta area institutions prosper is how we add value and give back.  A few of the organizations we've worked with are listed below.

The Georgia Conservancy


Georgia Southern University

Buckhead Business Association

Hands on Atlanta

Kennesaw State University

Georgia Psychological Association



  • 5-STAR Building Solutions

  • Adams Capital

  • Agile Innovations

  • Alpha Bank and Trust

  • Alembic, Fine & Callner

  • American Tombow

  • AmeriFirst Bank

  • The Arbor Company

  • Arcus Roof

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University

  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  • Avant.Com Payments Corporation

  • Balentine & Company

  • Bennett Consulting Group

  • The Bennett Group

  • Bercher Homes

  • Blonder Tongue Laboratories

  • Blount-Strange Automotive

  • Boardwalk Consulting

  • Bob Steele Salon

  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

  • Brooks Law

  • Buckhead Business Association

  • Buckhead Community Improvement District

  • Capital Directions

  • Caris Eye Centers

  • Champion Legacy Partners

  • Chartwell Capital

  • ClaimsComp

  • Clayton Associates

  • Coca-Cola North America

  • Community Bank of the South

  • CoNexus CPA Group

  • Cornerstone Bank

  • Cosco Home and Office

  • CPS Payment Services

  • Crawford Investment Counsel

  • Creative Storage Systems

  • Database Mining Lab

  • Dennis, Corry, Porter & Smith

  • Dixon Painting

  • Dorel Juvenile Group

  • Dorsey Trailers

  • Draughn Partners

  • DunlopNDT

  • Durrett & David Risk Management

  • Elliott & Associates

  • Emerging Destinations

  • ESI Inc. of Tennessee

  • The Exceptional Foundation

  • The Fuqua Companies

  • The Georgia Conservancy

  • Georgia Psychological Association

  • Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen

  • Gleneagles Group

  • Glenn Family Office

  • The Glenn Institute

  • Global K9 Protection Group

  • Greystone Consulting

  • Hambidge

  • Hands On Atlanta

  • Healy Wealth Management

  • Hemophilia of Georgia

  • Horizon Partners

  • InPrime Legal

  • International Foods & Confections

  • Jenkins Brick

  • Karen Price & Associates

  • Kennesaw State University

  • Lanier Law Group

  • Legendary Meats

  • Lukens Steel Company

  • Macon Construction

  • MacMillan Bloedel

  • MapMeLocal

  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

  • Miller Mechanical

  • Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Old Fourth Ward Distillery

  • Oxford Industries

  • Padgett Business Services

  • Payne & Payne Optometrists

  • PKF North American Network

  • Porter Keadle Moore

  • The Porter Companies

  • Primary Capital

  • Ray Business Advisors

  • Raypak

  • Rheem Manufacturing Company

  • RH Events & Promotions

  • Safehold Special Risk

  • SBK International

  • Schoppman Company

  • Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals

  • Sourcelink

  • Southern Guaranty Insurance

  • Square1Art

  • Summerset Assisted Living

  • Sustainable Investment Group

  • Swerdlin & Company

  • Tombow USA

  • Traylor-Porter Healthcare

  • Treston USA

  • TurnerBatson Architects

  • Universal Blanchers

  • US Chamber of Commerce

  • Van Gelder Financial

  • Vistage

  • Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales

  • Washington Steel Corporation

  • Weeks Properties

  • Weems Design Studio

  • Wells Real Estate Funds

  • Westminster Schools

  • WIKA Instrument Corporation

  • Wilmington Trust Company

  • Womencorp

  • YMCA of Cobb County

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