content designed specifically for CEOs and Business Owners

FINDING HOPE: THE PERSONAL PURPOSE PROCESS. Is your business struggling and you don't know what to do next?  It is very understandable as we are going through things now that have never happened before.  The first thing to know is that things have changed so waiting for things to return to how they were before is not a good strategy.  The second thing is that many new opportunities are available as a result of this change - no matter what type of business you have. New opportunities will require changes to your business, but it is more important that ever to keep your business centered on what is most important.  This is the WHY - the purpose.  And it is key that your business's purpose is aligned with your personal purpose.

PIVOT POINTS: WHAT, WHY, WHEN, AND HOW TO PIVOT ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES OR NONPROFITS.  Examine the differences from the perspective of an executive, Keith Okano, who led successful pivots for two different organizations, first to combat growing competition, and then during the Great Depression (2007 – 2009).  The COVID-19 pandemic then struck and knocked over the entire table sending the game pieces all over the place.  If your first reaction was like most, to scramble to pick up the game pieces with the goal of setting them up like they were before – know this is likely not the right plan of action for you and your business.  The world is changing and you need to get to where it is going, not where it was.

LEADING DURING CRISIS. Closing Strong Coaching is conducting a webinar that will help remind you of the unique role of leadership and how it is the key to the needs of your company in crisis.  The agenda will cover the responsibilities of leadership, ways to identify opportunities during the pandemic, and the actions to take to respond.  The most important thing to keep in mind is the opposite of leadership is indecision.  If you don’t know where you are headed, no one can follow you or help you.



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Nooshin Yahzari

Optimum CS: Owner

Keith is one of the most knowledgeable, practical, intelligent, and passionate business coaches I’ve ever worked with. His diverse experience and wealth of knowledge in leadership, technology, culture development, financial management, and business operation is unique and his dedication to his clients is unmatched. I’ve learned so much from Keith and will continue to engage him as an advisor and couch for our business in the coming years.

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Darrell Haun

Solarcraft, Inc.: CEO

One thing I wish I had figured out a long time ago was the value of having a coach. Like him or no, Tom Brady, one of the best quarterbacks in football history, has a coach. I currently utilize about four coaches and one of the best I’ve seen is Keith Okano.
Keith and I have been working together for about six months. He has a way of asking great questions that get my mind thinking in the right direction which then leads to me asking him great questions. He is not afraid to tell me when he disagrees with what I’m doing – which is what I need.
I am proud to recommend Keith as a business coach. Let him inspire you the way he has me.

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Lisa Anhaiser

LBL Event Rentals: Owner

Some people look at coaching as a luxury but I truly believe it is a necessity for the Owners of businesses of any size. As owners, it is easy to get in your own head and lose focus of goals. Keith has helped get my financials dashboard in order, understand the worth of my business and my value in the business equation. I am taking the steps to become an owner instead of being an operator.
As a small business, I rely on my mentor as a sounding board. Insight from an outside party helps give, ideas as well as problems, perspective, create solutions and define goals. The value of a good Mentor/Coach goes beyond the initial monetary cost and translates directly to the bottom line.

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Dan Williams

Mosaic Consulting: Owner

“I began consulting with Keith when I was at a critical phase in my leadership role. I spent so much of my time working on client projects that I was not giving my position as company President the attention it needed. When I reached out to Keith I was struck by his desire to understand and absorb everything about my company that he could. With that clarity, he provided insight and ideas that I would have missed on my own. As a result, I made some tough (but good) choices for the business, and have taken important steps to be a strategic leader with a vision for better management and growth. He's a great resource when external wisdom is needed. You'd be smart to work with him.”

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Chris Denny

Lead Optimize, LLC: Owner

“Keith drives confidence and action. His combination of experience-based advice and mastery of developing financial and strategic models to drive business decisions and action are specifically what helped me most. Keith helped boost my confidence in making the right decisions to take my business to the next stage of growth. Any small or medium business owner or leader should give him a call. I'm so glad I met him.”

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Debbie Elder

Shady Oak Primary School: Owner and Director

"Keith Okano is a true business person's coach. If you are interested in taking your business to the next level, it is time to invest in yourself and hire Keith! His strategies and methodologies are uniquely designed for you and tailored to meet your specific growth plan. As the facilitator of Silver Fox CEO Roundtable discussions Keith allows the meetings to flow and gently keeps us on track and incredibly productive. Do yourself a favor and contact Keith now to see how he can serve your needs."