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Business Coach Bill Gilliland…
1)Experienced, internationally certified business coach, entrepreneur, and speaker with expertise in small business general management, sales, marketing, team building, organizational leadership, operations, finance, and business transfer. Ranked in the top 100 ActionCOACHes in the world and has personally mentored 100's of business owners on a one to one basis. (And hundreds more in group settings.)
2)Arranged the purchase and restructure an automation company. Grew revenues to over $1 million USD and subsequently sold the division to a manufacturing partner.
3)Founded a retail and wholesale automotive company and grew it to annual revenues of $1.4 million USD in less than 7 years. Ranked in the top 10 associates in national sales for 12 years and in the top 10 franchises in sales growth for 3 years. Built a team that included a General Manager and 9 other team members.
4) Within 1 year of appointment as General Manager of a $10 million wholesale distributor with 30 team members, engineered the company’s return to profitability. Implemented a highly targeted sales campaign that resulted in resumed growth and the largest sale in company history.
5)Became a business coach because he has two great passions in life: Helping People and Business.
6)Education, certification, affiliations, and accreditations:
2012- ActionMAN Award- Global
2012-2014 ActionMAN Award- North American Region
2012-Asheville Chamber of Commerce
2010-ActionMAN Award for Leadership
2008-2014 ActionCOACH, Global Top 100 Coaches
2007-ActionCOACH, Gold Certified Coach
2006-International Business Coach Institute, Associate
1984- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.B.A.
1980-Duke University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering
7)Happily married to Lynn, his wife of 30 years. They have 2 sons: Mac (25) and Matthew (19). Served as both Elder and Deacon in the Presbyterian Church. Eagle Scout and served on B.S.A. Troop 30 Committee. Coached youth soccer for 10 years. Voracious reader of titles on business, leadership, management, and theology. Enjoys golf, fly fishing and most outdoor sports.