I'm Michael Knouse
Tough truth: Just because you’re a great coach
doesn’t mean you know shit about business.
Humble brag: I’ve got both covered.
I leverage tangible, measurable principles from my actual decades of business experience to infuse significance, impact, stability, and white-hot profits into your business.
In a nutshell:
take a more sophisticated, adventurous approach to designing a business that produces more impact + freedom.
Yep, you heard me—no more:
- Over-promises of a one-size-fits-all “business breakthrough!” And instead let’s define what business evolution could look like for you and how the hell you can measure such a thing.
- “Become the master of [insert industry here]!” Umm, how about we cut the ego trip and get better one step at a time?
- “A 4 hour workweek will get you a 6-figure business!” A better plan? Build towards something bigger with a series of small wins.
Sound like a breath of fresh coaching air? Excellent, because that’s what I do.
I help thought leaders, coaches, consultants and service providers become exponential entrepreneurs—getting their hands on results, adventure, and freedom.
Around here we know that business mindset work is important…but so is good old fashioned busting your ass. I’ll help you get out of your head and into action.
That’s my kind of transformation.
how do you know
I’m the real deal?
- 14 years working for tech + software companies (8 of which were in startups specifically).
- Started and sold a boutique pet products company. I completely bootstrapped the business from my garage and grew it organically before selling it to one of the largest manufacturers of organic pet foods. No biggie. (Biggie.)
- Launched this business in 2013. And have grown it to heights that have allowed me to replace my high-salary software job – a feat that I could have only dreamed of.
Here’s where I speak in the 3rd person like a true professional—for those who like a true blue bio:
Michael Knouse is a Business Coach and Strategist for visionary business builders, thought leaders and impact-driven entrepreneurs. He hosts The Startup Sessions podcast and is the creator of The Council of Visionary Business Builders.
He helps overworked entrepreneurs (mostly coaches, consultants, thought leaders, and service pros) to build a more sustainable, scalable, and profitable business so that they can outsmart the hustle and enjoy more freedom + impact. Working with Michael ensures that you will accomplish three things:
- Reach and impact more people with your BIG ideas…
- Generate more income in a way that feels good to you…
- And create a company that will become your legacy…
Michael lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Jill, and his very favorite things are trail running, shredding steeps on powder days, yoga, playing with Addiebelle (the cutest dog in the world), having life-shifting conversations and experiencing new cultures and traditions through travel.
Ready to stop flying blind, hoping something will stick that gives you the impact and income you want in your business?
Cut that BS and snag my FREE guide ‘How to Choose Your Breakthrough Business Model,’ to help you design the life and business you truly want.