To see that you and your business achieve great success.
To bring to individuals, businesses and business communities the skills, insight and perspective that come from our long experience as business owners and as executives in large enterprises.
Professional Business Coach
Lorraine is a results-driven business coach with more than 25 years experience consulting with both large enterprises and small businesses. Her unique approach is helping business owners find their wayof doing business– the way that takes advantage of their special talents and interests.
Her practice includes 15 years in the high tech industry in training and development and HR management positions. She founded her business to bring her experience to a broad range of clients, especially local businesses. She learned what it really takes to construct and grow a business by building her own, and she brings that proficiency to her clients. She says, “I love helping entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed.”
Today, Lorraine is a speaker, mentor, coach, consultant, author and radio host. She has served in leadership positions with various business groups, was an adjunct faculty member for San Jose State University, Pasco-Hernando State College and St. Leo University and is a mentor with Florida’s Take Stock in Children.
Jay Michlin is principal consultant with Lane Business Consulting, serving individuals, technology and small business. Previously his career spanned executive and leadership positions in the high tech industries of California’s Silicon Valley, working with both large companies and small startups. Many of his assignments entailed dramatically improving divisions, or entire companies, and helping advance the careers of their key people. His customers included companies in the energy exploration industry, U.S. national laboratories, advanced manufacturing, finance and retail, as well as major technology companies such as IBM, Sun, and Apple.
In all assignments Michlin has brought dedication to management and leadership, as well as careful attention and mentoring for the people who work with him, several of whom have gone on to Director and VP levels in their own right, or started their own companies.
He routinely works with top management both in his company and among customers, and he is experienced at the Board of Directors level, having twice served on the boards of startup companies. In addition, he has lately extended his experience with work in local government, having been appointed Chair of the Public Works Commission of a major San Francisco Peninsula city.
Julie Rinaldi’s career spans more than 15 years of tactical marketing experience including print and online media, graphic design, and all aspects of marketing communications. She has created and carried out direct mail and social media campaigns, and coordinated her clients’ participation in trade shows, charitable events and professional gatherings.
She has often directed and conducted customer surveys to guide her clients’ strategic marketing. And in addition, she regularly authors newsletters and focused blogs reflecting her clients’ businesses and keeping them in touch with their customers.