Meet The Team

 

The Denver Business Coach Team brings over 100 years of coaching and consulting experience ranging from single-owner startups to fortune 100 companies.

Along with our proven tools and strategies, we bring this incredible amount of knowledge and insight to every one of our clients, making sure that every one of our clients succeeds in reaching their goals.

 

 

Steven Kohnke

STEVEN KOHNKE

LEADERSHIP COACH | BUSINESS STRATEGIST

Chicago native, Buffalos Alum.

Steven has his degree in Psychology & Neuroscience, is a Certified Change Management Practitioner, Certified Value Builder, and a Certified ProfiFirst Advisor. 

While each project is unique, his ultimate goal is to set you up for success by working with you to familiarize you with the right processes and systems you need to achieve success in your business for years to come. The world is a better place when small businesses succeed - we're changing the world, one small business.

Whether your needs are in sales & marketing, operations, analysis, leadership development, change & implementation management, Steven will work tirelessly to help you and your organization achieve the full potential of your success

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Cindy Carrillo

CINDY CARRILLO

BUSINESS COACH | BUSINESS STRATEGIST

Cindy has been coaching professionally for the past 8 years and has been mentoring and coaching people informally for well over 25 years. 

Prior to coaching, Cindy was the Founder and CEO of Work Options Group from 1986 - 2009 when she sold her business to a major competitor. 

With over 40 years of business experience, including private enterprise, retail, non-profit, and government sector work, Cindy has developed significant leadership and management skills, has strong fiscal management and organizational development expertise, and has developed a proficiency in mentoring, coaching, meeting facilitation and public speaking. 

Cindy currently is living on a 35-acre ranch in Beautiful Ridgway, CO bringing all of her business, leadership, mentoring, and now.. ranching work ethic to each coaching session. 

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SIMON ZRYD

BUSINESS COACH | COMMUNITY  BUILDER

Since 2011, Simon has helped hundreds of local business owners and professionals substantially grow revenue and increase profitability through personalized business coaching. 

Simon specializes in coaching driven small and medium-sized business owners who are looking to get off of the hamster wheel of running a business. Whether it's marketing, time management, team and system management, or organizational development, Simon enjoys helping business owners develop a business they can enjoy owning. 

Originally from Switzerland, Simon moved to the United States in 2005 and is happily married to his wife Sharon with whom he is raising two inspiring kids with. 

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Walt Boylan

WALT BOYLAN

BUSINESS COACH | BUSINESS STRATEGIST

Walt's role as a business coach is to work with owners to help them address the important issues that often take a back seat to the everyday challenges that leaders face in operating a small business.

 

He will actively listen to your priorities involving operations, sales, HR, and finance, then help you craft a plan to address each area of concern. He draws on his diverse career experience in multiple industries including key roles in sales, engineering, and executive management. 

Walt earned his MBA from the University of Denver and received his undergrad degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. Outside of business, he spends his time with his family cycling, playing softball, and volunteers on a non-profit board.

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JEFF DEGARMO

BUSINESS COACH | BUSINESS STRATEGIST

Utilizing 28+ years of leadership, military service, entrepreneurship, consulting, and coaching experience, Jeff provides management and executive-level coaching services to start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. Whether you need help getting your business started or want the support of a fractional C-level executive to help scale and optimize your business, he can help with the analysis of business problems, research viable options, and develop creative solutions. 

In addition to founding and exiting a 16-year-old advertising agency, Jeff has extensive experience in the franchise space having successfully exited one franchise and currently operating a multi-unit fitness franchise. This knowledge is invaluable in helping his clients create efficient processes and systems to build additional value for their business or teach them how to scale by franchising their concepts.

Intertwined in all that he does are a passion for health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition - teaching others how to achieve their business goals while leading a healthy and balanced life. A strong body and mind allow individuals to live fulfilling lives, which often translates to more success in their professional endeavors. 

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SHARON HELLER

COMMUNITY BUILDER | LEADERSHIP COACH

Sharon received her bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of California Irvine and her master's degree in Special Education from Chapman University. She worked 20+ years in the Special Education field as a teacher, autism specialist, staff trainer, and area coordinator in large district-wide programs. During her professional career in education, Sharon gained broad experience in training organizational leaders in the implementation of management systems and organizational procedures. 

Sharon's most recent leadership position was the Director for a national organization, College Living Experience, during a time of extensive cultural change and corporate restructuring. Sharon was a pivotal leader in her approach to building strong relationships with her staff, students, and families, and continued to refine her skills as a corporate manager & facilitator.  

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