Business Coach Bob Olmstead | My Story
I was born into a family obsessed with show business. In fact, my godfather worked for Paramount Studios for almost thirty years. But all was not well in Tinsel Town. My family was a broken mess. When most kids were wrapping up high school, I was out on my own, fighting just to survive. It was incredibly tough. But that’s only where the story begins.
The adversity I faced cemented an intense desire to succeed. Whatever was required, I did it. And that fire remains to this day. Challenging me. Daring me to follow my passions. Which continues to shape who I am as an artist, teacher, and business coach. I get the highs and lows because I’ve lived them.
I have run two ad agencies, one of them I owned. I worked for myself as a top-tier management consultant. I’ve taught branding and leadership to audiences as big as several thousand. I broke six-figures before age thirty without a degree.
Here is the big takeaway.
I get life and leadership, visionary thinking, like few people you’ll ever meet. And my references will back that up. I see the things no one else sees. I care more than most people think wise. And as a coach, I make the big stuff happen.
I have coached lawyers, doctors, wholesalers, retailers, non-profits, governments, economic development agencies, start-ups, PR firms, theaters, creative professionals, therapists, professional creatives, solo entrepreneurs, and many others.
Business Coach Bob Olmstead
I find myself nearly daily sharing what I’ve learned from Bob - the ‘Yin and Yang’ of leadership; be effective rather than right. His counsel and insights have proven to be extremely valuable to our firm and to me.
I remember Bob reframing an elevator speech. I can’t remember the exact words, but it was very moving and powerful. We all had goosebumps. Don’t tell people what you do, tell them why you do it.
Bob has had a deep influence in my life! The perspectives and daily practices I learned from him have have shaped both my professional and personal success. Bob has been a key mentor on that path.
Former Executive Director, The United Way, Fort Wayne
Bob did an amazing job helping me figure what parts of the business needed attention. I couldn’t recommend working with him enough. It’s always good to have someone with outside perspective ask the tough questions and that’s what Bob did for us.
Actor, Producer & Theater Owner
Beware The Bob! He may know your business better than you. Bob not only manages to invoke the other half of my brain while working on my brand, but he gets me. He understands my value proposition. And he enriches it with his credible knowledge.
I have known Bob professionally for over 18 years now and I can personally attest to the powerful impact of his teaching and mentoring. Bob’s message is powerful and direct, compassionate and laser beam accurate.
Two-time Deputy Mayor, Fort Wayne, Indiana
The greatest advantage to having Bob in your life is that he calls bullshit on you in the kindest of ways when you get distracted from your path. Bob keeps me grounded as I build a business I love with a solid foundation thanks to his guidance.
Bob has had quite an impact on my career and lifestyle. He quickly got to know me and before long we were talking at a very deep level. Bob provided insight, challenge and direction that was very specific to the issues at hand.
Former President, The Alliance Fort Wayne/Allen County
I’m floored by Bob’s Zen like intuition and how he was able to be the game changer for our small firm. As we celebrate 10 years, we are very lucky to have enjoyed Bob’s guidance in helping us to exceed our wildest imagination!
He seems to “get” human behavior, which makes it safer to deal with the down and dirty stuff, the stuff that creates road blocks in business. It was that clarity and articulation of my “road block” that set-off my current and very directed path.
Bob challenges you to scale your business so that it fuels the life you envision for yourself and your family. We go into each year with purpose, vision, and determination to make every life we touch better.
To call Bob our superhero is an understatement. His “Jedi” senses are wickedly accurate. Our business took an unexpected leap forward and with Bob’s guidance we continue to offer the kind of customer experience that used to live only in our dreams.
Bob has done nothing short of changing my life. I am a creative person and I was lost trying to find my way as I tried to build my acting school and theater. Bob showed by the way to take my creative energy and passion and use them to create systems that help me manifest the vision that I have for my business.
Actor, Producer & Theater Owner
This Jedi master was able to unlock my inner powers. He knows how creative minds think, and he knows the ins and outs of business. I am a very passionate driven being and I am known to jump from one thing to another on raw passion. Bob was able to quickly reel me in, point it out and sort it out. I am grateful for Bob’s coaching.
Social Entrepreneur & Digital Artist