What Our Clients Say...

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Jay Miller

Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball Club
President

"It is a true pleasure to highly recommend Keith Okano! Keith is a true professional in the way he goes about his business. I have sat in on a few meetings on Leadership which he has directed. I took many notes and his people skills are outstanding. He is one of those guys when you meet him you feel like you have known him forever. Once again it is an honor to recommend Keith in whatever venture he is involved in." 

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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."

John Martin

Martin Company
(Electronic Engineering)
President

Keith Okano is very good at helping executives of a company evaluate the company business and make improvements in strategy, people and processes to achieve the desired goals. I recommend him as a coach to company executives.

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Chris Denny

Lead Optimize
(Marketing, Web Design, SEO)
President

"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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Jay Wall

Moody Rambin: Houston Tenant Representation Specialist, Public Speaker, Guest Columnist, Community Change Agent

"If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys I highly recommend. Their friendliness and result-driven approach is what I love about them."

Angelo Whitfield - Sophus Consulting

Angelo Whitfield

Sophus Consulting
(Public Sector Information Technology and Services Consulting)
President

"I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Keith over the last five years as an IT service partner and most recently as a client of Closing Strong. Keith’s intimate knowledge and understanding of the challenges of the legal technology and consulting industry has been invaluable and would be difficult to replicate. His perceptiveness and insight based on years of direct leadership experience has provided me with the guidance needed to make changes that positively impact the bottom line.

One of the most important things my sessions with Keith provide, is the dedicated time to review my challenges and assess my decisions. Keith is quickly able to understand the situation, drill down on the actual issue and make me confront them. In the very short time we have worked together in this capacity, Keith has helped me to identify and focus on some of my biggest challenges towards developing a strategy for growing the firm without compromising our values.

I have no hesitation in recommending Keith. I am confident I’ll continue to leverage his guidance as we advance to the next phase."

Bob Tipton - R S Tipton, Inc.

Bob Tipton

R S Tipton, Inc.
(Change Management)
Chief Executive Officer

"I've known Keith for years, and his ability to translate deep leadership lessons into easily-relatable messages has been part of his "special sauce" as long as I've known him. I'm so pleased he collected his messages into "Elephant Tales" -- it's an inspirational read, filled with practical, powerful leadership advice. My advice? Get a copy for yourself, and one for all the members of your team. Thanks, Keith!"

Darrell Haun - Solarcraft, Inc.

Darrell Haun

Solarcraft, Inc.
(Fabrication)
Chief Executive Officer

"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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Dan Williams

Mosaic Consulting
(Legal Operations 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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Ron Norsworthy

Home Helpers Fort Bend
(Home Healthcare)
Owner

“Keith Okano is an excellent business coach and mentor. Specifically, he helped me make the right decision-making choices related to Client Services while simultaneously improving my bottom line by increasing my gross profit margins. I increased my bottom line significantly by implementing his recommendations. I came to realize over time in working with Keith that he was always prepared for any "unfamiliar situations" I feared by understanding with clarity the issues before sharing his ideas on how to resolve the concerns. Keith is genuinely committed to helping his clients succeed. He is passionate about his work and finds time to assist others in the community through his volunteer endeavors. I loved working with Keith. One of the finest in his profession.”

Jeff Offutt - JITA Printing

Jeff Offutt

JITA Printing
President

“I enthusiastically recommend Keith Okano with Closing Strong as a business mentor for anyone who wants to take their business to the next level. Keith has been mentoring me for two months and the tools and strategies he has recommended are invaluable. Knowing that I have someone with a wealth of knowledge who has had much success in his own businesses on my side gives me the confidence I need to make hard decisions and push myself out of my comfort zone. I know that Keith has my company’s best interest in mind and that he wants me to succeed. He has gone above and beyond what I would have expected from a mentor and I am very grateful for his services. His partnership has given me confidence to push through challenging situations and the courage to dream bigger than I would have otherwise dared to dream. He is truly a blessing to our business.”

Amanda George - Sterling Associates

Amanda George

Sterling Associates
(Nonprofit Management Consulting)
Consultant

"For the past few months I have been meeting with Keith and find our conversations to be the highlight of each month. I leave each meeting feeling like I have a heightened level of clarity, inspiration to continue challenging myself as a leader and motivation to think about things in a new way. Keith provides such a balance in his coaching: he gives advice, shares anecdotes from his extensive personal experience, asks the right questions, pushes me to think and act boldly and provides genuine encouragement.”

Reynaldo Sanchez - Pinpoint Movers

Reynaldo Sanchez

Pinpoint Movers
Chief Executive Officer

"Keith has been a tremendous help to my company. From helping me with strategy in daily operations, to company vision and purpose, Keith has imparted wisdom and direction which has benefited my company greatly. I️ am very grateful to have him as a CEO coach."

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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 on your 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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Ted Swailes

Swailes and Company
(Investigations, Forensic Investigation)
Owner

"Keith is a fantastic business coach, mentor, and leader. His ability to assess the issue at hand, which is not always what it appears to be and not only bring clarity but actionable recommendations is incredible. Equally impressive is the way in which he can lead a discussion, inclusive with everyone involved in a calm and uplifting manner. If you're reading this and don't already know him, I encourage you to click the Contact button above and reach out to him today."

Walter Silin - The Bauen Group LLC

Walter Silin

The Bauen Group LLC
(Information Technology/Custom Development)
Owner

"Since I started working with Keith he has functioned as both challenger and cheerleader, helping me grow as a business leader and as a person. In the time that Keith has worked with me our business has doubled and will continue to grow into the future. He has shown me what I can achieve by trusting my instincts while staying disciplined and focused. Keith continues to help me grow each week and stay focused on both my business and personal goals. I know that Keith will continue to be an important coach and friend in the future as we work together to help The Bauen Group realize its full potential!"

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Tracy Sue

USA Industries
(Manufacturing)
Chief Executive Officer

“Keith is an extremely smart and wise mentor. His calm and calculated approach to business, and life, makes him a valued advisor...If you know Keith, you are blessed!”

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Royce Heslep

Aptia Systems
(Custom Programming)
President

"Keith is a coach that delivers real value. As an entrepreneur, I was trying to do too much. He helped me get focused on the right things. It is great to have someone that can see the big picture and thinks about ways to increase ROI on your time and resources. He is an expert at helping with strategic planning. Keith is also a pleasure to work with and is a great networker.”

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Chip Cooper

SaaS Marketer Pro
(SaaS Contracts and Agreements)
SaaS, IT, and Compliance Attorney

"Keith is a true leader; he’s got great, natural leadership skills. My experience as an officer in the military has confirmed that leadership can be taught – to a point, beyond which instinctive leadership traits emerge, but only from the exceptional leaders. That’s where Keith shines. Keith creates an inspiring vision for organizational goals. And then he knows how to inspire and motivate his team to achieve those goals. He takes teamwork to a whole new level. Keith’s team members routinely exceed their performance expectations.”

Al Mueller - Excellence in Giving

Al Mueller

Excellence in Giving
(Philanthropic Advisory Firm)
President/Owner

"Keith has the ability to learn new businesses and organizations quickly, and to adopt their missions as his own. However his true gifts lie in being able to become part of the team in developing the appropriate strategy and goals, and define the processes and KPIs needed to fulfill it with great efficiency."

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