This is our Focused.com TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More)
'Influencers' have written some great books and given some great advice... Problem is, it's very rare to meet an 'Influencer' that has actually built a REAL business.
Therefore, you need to be careful not to follow the popular leader on Facebook spewing popular catch phrases like 'passive income', 'multiple streams of income', 'make money while you sleep', like an ant marching into a death spiral.
Karl Bryan built his 8-figure business coaching company by reading and taking heed from Letters to Shareholders rather than joining the marketing book of the week club... Karl and his TEAM oversee the world's fastest growing Business Coaching Company and has licensees operating in 47 countries.
The foundation of which is the proprietary and revolutionary Profit Acceleration Software™.
His business coaching software is used by many of the world's top business minds and was built to: "Provide a step-by-step roadmap that finds any business owner $100,000 in 45 minutes without them spending an extra dollar on marketing or advertising."
Adrian has successfully operated in the strategic sales and marketing category for close to 30 years with most of them spent going head to head with the biggest names in the industry. He's a veteran of more than 3500 seminars and workshops that he's conducted around the world where he sold from the stage. During these presentations he trained more than 100,000 small business owners on the strategies and tactics they now use to attract more clients and dramatically explode their revenue and profits.
He played a major role in helping the nation's largest marketing coaching firm go from a broke start-up to over $60 million in sales in just 3 years… and helped them make the prestigious Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the country 3 years in a row… topping out at #28.
Adrian's specialty is helping small business owners create competition-crushing marketing. He exposes the flaws in marketing that almost all small business owners fall prey to and provides the world's best step-by-step instructional programs and templates on how to easily and systematically build marketing strategies that bring prospects to your inbox and instantly makes the phone ring. The power of the internet allows him to deliver his gift through the power of the Focused.com E-Learning platform.
As the CEO of Focused.com, Adrian is perfectly positioned to help small business owners realize their dream of building a multimillion dollar business and achieve personal, financial and professional freedom through his systematic marketing. He rubs shoulders and has personal relationships with many of the biggest names in the marketing world today.
VP of Product Development and Innovation
Patrick Bell is a strategist and a business acceleration and profit optimization specialist. He has a special ability to work in diverse industries and multi-cultural environments to find unique opportunities for companies to significantly increase their revenue, profits and market share. Along with his Master's degree in Inter-cultural Studies (Wheaton College Graduate School, Illinois) and his MBA in International Business (Regent University, Virginia), Patrick has lived and worked in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This broad international experience allows him to identify practical solutions that might not be evident to business owners who operate their business in a single environment. His clients have included businesses across a variety of industries and sizes, from airlines, ISPs, hotels and insurance companies, to a broad variety of small businesses.
Patrick is the co-creator of the Focused.com Profit Acceleration Software™ that helps business coaches and consultants' close deals faster, know exactly how to help a company grow, and identify the monetary impact of specific actions steps. As he says, "This is like taking the combined genius of the best business growth experts and giving yourself their ability to ask penetrating questions and identify profit optimization opportunities in any business and in any industry." The software is now available to Focused.com coaches.
It's this systematic, profit-optimization thinking that caused us to invite Patrick to be the VP of Product Development and Innovation on the Focused.com team.
Chief Technical Officer (CTO)
Craig is an IT professional with the rare distinction of also having a high level of business acumen thanks to a business career that started at the ripe age of 18 in his own successful graphic and web design company. He's recognized as a thought leader in the new dynamic generation of E-Learning software and has unparalleled expertise helping small business owner's to market their business online. He lives and breathes 'the internet' and his unique abilities and CTO position dictate he learns and collaborates with some of the finest 'IT masters' to create top level online solutions for all Focused.com clients.
His instinctive business nature and knack for developing E-Learning systems allow him to provide the framework that Focused.com builds its success upon. When he undertakes a project, have no doubt he gets it done and dogmatically sees the end goal through to results-producing completion. Craig is a very motivational and a phenomenal team player. His past success clearly shows that when he orchestrates group activity, everyone wins. He prides himself on his capacity to roll up his sleeves and get the job done.
When Craig's not creating world-class E-Learning systems and working on the internet you can find him staring down an opponent in a ring or cage! He's been boxing, grappling and doing martial arts at a competitive level since he was a teenager.
VP of Training Development
As a small business owner himself, Alan was forced to learn sales and marketing the old fashioned way… through the school of hard knocks. Through sheer luck, he was introduced to the world class marketing and sales techniques taught by Focused.com. After he implemented several networking and sales strategies, Alan saw a dramatic increase in both lead generation and bottom line revenue.
Recently, he has been involved in both sales and public speaking… working with a multitude of different businesses in directing their staffing efforts as well as placing qualified individuals through outplacement services within a new company or helping them launch their own small business from the ground up.
Alan's hands on experience as a small business owner provides him with empathy and understanding when helping small business owners worldwide deal with the struggles all of them are facing today. He thoroughly understands the challenges and fears associated with small business ownership and has learned how to use the strategies and tactics provided in the E-Learning System to assist small business owners in overcoming their challenges and fears while showing them the secrets to successful business growth and development.
VP of Coaching Support
As the VP of Coaching Support for Focused.com, Chris is perfectly situated to mentor our coaches to reach their goal of building their own prosperous business to feed their passion and help them achieve personal, financial, and professional independence. He works with Focused.com coaches to ensure they are able to make full use of all the resources, support, tools, and technology afforded them as a partner with Focused.com. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. The curriculum focused largely on entrepreneurship, giving him a tremendous basis of knowledge when speaking with business coaches and small business owners about their marketing and developing a comprehensive and thriving sales process.
Danniella has run our accounting department since 2009 and is a valued member of our TEAM.
With a background in small business she is often relied upon to not only provide direction for us as a company…. but our many business coaching clients around the world.
Danni is professional, easy to work with, trustworthy, reliable, while at the same time competent, using the latest software packages, time-saving routines and current with the latest accounting and taxation regulations.
Roleplay Specialist Coordinator
Holly Bell is originally from California and met her Canadian husband, Patrick Bell, in Austria, while working on a summer volunteer team taking relief into now former iron curtain communist Eastern Europe. Her BA in Communications with a double minor in Sociology and Theology Studies, from Biola University (California). She has worked in the US, Japan, Canada, Europe and Kenya, travelled to over 30 countries and can't wait to visit a new one. She has worked in a variety of industries using her skill sets of public relations,office management and event planning in a variety of industries including biotech, health, TV and education. After receiving her MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College Graduate School (Illinois), Holly and Patrick moved to Japan and together as educators. After a year found themselves with a vision and soon became business owners of an English conversation school franchise along with an international staff. 1 year turned into 12 years. She and Patrick later moved to Kenya so Patrick could be a marketing director for a safari company and they started a business consulting firm, and Patrick developed what is now the Profit Acceleration Software™ while Holly coordinated all the events and managed the staff. After their return to Canada in 2010, when Kenya suffered a civil war during the post election violence, Holly had the privilege of working with one of the largest online schools in British Columbia. She also became a certified career coach to help students choose the right career. Just prior to the Covid Pandemic, she enjoyed being an English instructor at the University of British Columbia.
She now is the Director of PAS Onboarding and leads a team of 10+ at Focused.com to help train the new coaches in the software, having pioneered the PAS Roleplay division. She and Patrick have 3 young adult children who were born and raised in Japan and are now global nomads having their own adventures.
Senior Software Engineer
William is a husband, father, uncle, chicken owner, senior software engineer and the lead developer of the Profit Acceleration Software™ (2.0 versions and beyond). He's a graduate of Messiah College in Grantham, PA, USA with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He has over 12 years of professional experience in software engineering, having worked in the US and in Kenya, He considers himself a full-stack software engineer and is particularly interested in cloud-based technologies.
Some of his specialties include Laravel, ReactJS, GraphQL, AWS services, Linux, Docker, Angular, HTML5, Jira, React Native, CSS3, NodeJS, Adobe CS, AWS CodeCommit, Django, Firebase, PHP, Python, Postgres, MySQL, Bitbucket, etc.
If he's not cracking some software code on his laptop, he's probably watching cartoons with his daughters.
Senior Software Engineer
Kelvin is a talented software engineer who helps head up development of our Profit Acceleration Software™ and other surprise projects we're working on.
Having worked on many complex projects around the world his background in software is diverse and has close to a decade of professional experience in software engineering. He is a graduate of Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business & Information Technology.
He's considered a full-stack software engineer and is particularly interested in Machine Learning & AI.
When he is not writing software, he is probably playing catch with his dog or trying out a new recipe.
Senior Software Engineer
James, apart from being a husband, father, he is a talented software engineer who helps head up development of our Profit Acceleration Software™ and other surprise projects we're working on.
Having worked on many complex projects both local and International, his background in software is diverse and has 7 years of professional experience in software engineering. He is a graduate of Middlesex University London, with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology.
Some of his specialties include Laravel, ReactJS, GraphQL, AWS services, Linux, Docker, Angular, HTML5, Jira, React Native, CSS3, NodeJS, Adobe CS, AWS CodeCommit, Django, PHP, Python, Postgres, MySQL, Bitbucket, etc.
VP of Web Development
Jerich has ten years of Art and Information Technology experience particularly in the field of Web Design, System Development and Multimedia Arts. During the early part of his IT career, he developed his practical visual design experience both in Digital and Fine arts by joining and winning regional and national art competitions. He also worked and collaborated on Computer Applications and Systems built using various Open-Source and Commercial technologies. Business owners, educational programs and various groups have sought Jerich's insight into their IT and E-Learning needs. He enjoys technical challenges, problem solving as well as applying his programming and designing skills in diverse situations.
Jerich has a Degree in Information Technology w/ units in Education. As a down-to-earth and purpose-driven technologist, he take pleasure in his time with his family, writing music and playing instruments.
New Coach Orientation
Walter (Walt) Wise is the CEO of the Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center and a Business and Marketing Strategist and CEO of the BPI Strategy Group.
A published author and national speaker, he leads the BPI Strategy Group to help small businesses accelerate their revenue growth, improve sales and marketing and increase cash flow. . In addition, he leads and facilitates small business training programs around the US on various topics related to starting and growing a business, selling to government and various other entrepreneurial and business growth topics. His clients range from LOCAL trades companies (electricians, plumbers, locksmiths, HVAC contractors) with revenues under $1million annually to high tech firms with annual revenues over $50 million. His clients see a consistent year over year growth of 15% to 35%.
As the CEO of the Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center, Walt helps veterans, mainly in New England to start and grow their own business. With almost 1 million veterans and 132,500 veteran owned small businesses in the six state region, this is a big undertaking. Everything he does for veterans is free of charge, including their membership in his online systems.
He specializes in: Entrepreneurship; Veteran Affairs; Business Start-up; Business and Marketing Strategy, High Tech Business Success; Revenue Generation; Lead Generation; Sales / Marketing Consulting; Strategy Workshops; CEO / Executive Advisement; Meeting and Events Speaking; Financial Analysis; Business Valuation; Selling to Government.
Business Development Manager
Scott has headed up business development for us since 2012 and during that time broke every coaching sales record we have.
An ex professional baseball player (He was a Pittsburgh Pirate but please don't hold that against him) and is a talented marketer and sales trainer.
If you're looking to understand the business coaching world and looking for a roadmap to follow... not many better people than Scott to direct you.