Testimonials

What clients are saying…

Aaron and Michele Litchy, Smarter Rentals, LLC
“As a small family business, we needed someone who could bring clarity to our decision making process and offer guidance on how to strategize future growth. Initially we thought that we were too small to benefit from Colin’s expertise. This proved to be totally untrue.

Colin operates in a low key manner and offers reasoned and practical solutions to what in our minds were complex problems. We were quite surprised how quickly a pathway emerged for us to see a clear way through the issues that confronted us. Colin was able to lay out a simple step by step way forward and defined priorities and gave us the confidence and clarity we were on the right track to future success. We are grateful for his help and would unconditionally recommend him as a coach for any small business.”
Aaron and Michele Litchy, Smarter Rentals, LLC
Howard W. Follis, MD  Physician, Entrepreneur
“"Colin is an excellent business coach who has been invaluable to me, assisting me in two start-up healthcare software companies. He is an attentive listener who processes business situations and then makes insightful recommendations and observations based on his years of experience and credibility.

He is an innovative and strategic thinker, understanding the unique business environment in which I work. He particularly understands how to design, build, scale and market software, having done it very successfully several times in his career. Colin also understands all of the aspects of running a successful company from start-up to large enterprise organization, having acquired a wealth of experience in executive management, executive coaching, hiring, personnel issues, sales and marketing, human resources, implementation and support. Colin can assist small business owners, entrepreneurs, business executives, CEOs, CFOs, and COOs who desire to reach their full potential for their company and their employees. Colin’s integrity and honesty are well recognized and drive his professional approach to business coaching. I recommend his business coaching services without reservation.”
Howard W. Follis, MD Physician, Entrepreneur
Kelley McKenzie, CPA, Roberts, McKenzie, Mangan & Cummings, PC
“I've worked with Colin since 1995 as he brought his company from start up to a successful sale to a national, publicly held company. I know Colin to be astute in business strategies and merger and acquisition activity. I have also seen him attacking adverse business situations and turn them into successful opportunities. I believe anyone Colin coaches will benefit from his business acumen and experience whether you are an entrepreneur, small businessman or corporate executive.”
Kelley McKenzie, CPA, Roberts, McKenzie, Mangan & Cummings, PC
Bob Casady, Lead Pastor, Schweitzer United Methodist Church
“Colin is an excellent example of a Servant Leader. I have personally benefitted from his insights through one-on-one conversations as well as his serving on our strategic teams. Colin's no nonsense approach, absolute integrity, and genuine desire to help others succeed are great assets in assisting others in their ability to reach their highest potential and drive towards excellence.”
Bob Casady, Lead Pastor, Schweitzer United Methodist Church
Nicole Jarrett, CEO, Revel Advertising
“As a young company that has experienced annual double-digit growth over the past 5 years, we reached a point where it was time to focus on enhancing our company infrastructure and internal processes so we could continue to grow at that rapid rate. With Colin’s help we have been able to do just that. Working with Colin has completely changed our approach to solving business problems. Before, we operated by trial and error, now we have the benefit of years of experience on our side. This investment in ourselves has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.”
Nicole Jarrett, CEO, Revel Advertising
John Ghirardelli Chairman, The Paul Mueller Company
“In today’s world, the primary needs of most businesses are to develop leaders, reach revenue goals and improve operational dynamics. With these objectives in mind, Colin McAllister is the perfect Business Coach that can help any business to set goals and diligently facilitate team work to finding solutions. Not only does Colin have the business background and experience his flawless integrity and value system will keep Whole, any path forward!

Additionally, Colin can be an excellent resource on personal matters as well. He has helped me in a very special way with the loss of my teenage son. As an excellent listener, he provided me with keen insights that helped me regain focus. I can’t thank him enough. If you are looking for a coach, I strongly recommend Colin McAllister as your solution.”
John Ghirardelli Chairman, The Paul Mueller Company
Charlie O'Reilly,  Vice Chairman, O'Reilly Auto Parts Inc.
“I have known Colin McAllister well for the past twenty years and whether you are an entrepreneur or business owner I would recommend him as a personal business coach. His many years of successful involvement in a number of diverse businesses, from small to large, equips him well to be a productive partner as you move forward with important business decisions. I'm confident Colin will be able to help you.”
Charlie O'Reilly, Vice Chairman, O'Reilly Auto Parts Inc.
Mark McFatridge, Former President and CEO, Metropolitan National Bank
“Colin McAllister has served as a de facto executive coach for me over the past several years. The fact that he has now fully dedicated himself to professional development makes me envy his first clients. Colin has the experience, the communication skills, and the integrity to assist executives at any stage of their professional development.”
Mark McFatridge, Former President and CEO, Metropolitan National Bank
Kurt Hellweg,  Chairman of the Board,  International Dehydrated Foods, Inc.
“Colin’s abilities as a Coach are a result of his real-world experience gained by working his way through start-ups to C-Suite tenures. His easy-going nature belies competitiveness that expresses itself in thoughtful, probing questions that help clients discover answers in an open, collaborative process. I would not hesitate to recommend Colin.”
Kurt Hellweg, Chairman of the Board, International Dehydrated Foods, Inc.
David Turner, President  CIS Data Services, LLC
“Through 25 years of business growth, going from 1 employee to 70, and branching out to other locations, I have trusted Colin’s business mentor-ship and practical wisdom on business growth and development. I have benefited from Colin’s experience on managing growth, managing an evolving and dynamic organization, and his keen insight regarding my strengths to keep me balanced and correctly focused. My relationship with Colin has been productive and the solutions we discussed have been absolutely successful for my business, my employees, and me. I would highly recommend Colin to any business person seeking one-on-one relationship based coaching for their business, or future business. You will benefit from his vast experience and practical perspectives. ”
David Turner, President CIS Data Services, LLC
Scott Russell Director of Sales, ProfitStars Enterprise Conversion Solutions  at Jack Henry & Associates, Inc
“I have known Colin McAllister for 15 years and he has coached me, first as an employee, and then as a mentor through a number of personal and professional life phases. His guidance, leadership and direction through the years taught me how to perform at a high level while always maintaining a high standard set of values. Colin is a relationship builder who is extremely effective working one-on-one. In coaching business professionals, whoever he is mentoring will benefit not only from his vast business experience but also from his life lessons in general. Colin can be trusted to always provide expert counseling and direction for any business challenge you might be facing. I highly recommend Colin’s coaching to succeed in business and at life.”
Scott Russell Director of Sales, ProfitStars Enterprise Conversion Solutions at Jack Henry & Associates, Inc
Ron Showers, Founder, The Master’s Craftsmen
“I was passionate about starting a nonprofit business that would help change lives, but I had no idea where to start. Colin stepped in and provided a level of coaching and mentoring that took my passion and turned it into a business plan that is already seeing great results. The best part is knowing that I have an advocate and ally who sincerely cares about me and my success. I highly recommend Colin to anyone who has a dream and wants to turn it into a reality.”
Ron Showers, Founder, The Master’s Craftsmen
Jon M. Fife, President, Heartwood Lumber, LLC
“I recently decided to strategically diversify into other business enterprises that were synergistic with my core business. Colin McAllister provided me his experience and insight in the strategy, negotiation and financing of my first successful acquisition. He essentially "quarterbacked" the transaction giving me valuable advice and alternatives that together we structured a favorable yet fair transaction. I would recommend Colin to anyone who is looking for merger and acquisition knowledge and acumen.”
Jon M. Fife, President, Heartwood Lumber, LLC