Impact Accelerator

A 1:1 coaching program that helps impact-focused leaders create a sustainable and life-giving business

Harsh truth: It’s not enough to simply be great at what you do.
Harsher truth: Ideas held by remarkably talented people die out every day.

The solution? Creating a potent and purposeful business in a way that’s aligned with your values, while allowing you to make your contribution to society… so you can deliver consistent results, have a steady flow of dream clients, and enjoy gloriously predictable cash flow.


Because you realize that your work isn’t just business. It’s your vehicle for changing the world. It’s your legacy, your contribution to humanity, your source of excitement and energy.

And that’s an IMPORTANT job!

The Impact Accelerator program is your answer if…

  • You’re feeling stuck and unsure of what to do next
  • You’re making less than $10k per month and struggling to gain traction and create consistent revenue
  • You constantly feel overwhelmed by all the things you should be doing and yet it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done
  • You feel like you’re always reinventing the wheel
  • You never have time to slow down and improve your products or process because you’re always frantically hustling after that next client
  • Your revenue is month-to-month and that’s stressful as hell
  • The thought of “selling” creates anxiety and makes you want to crawl into a hole
  • You don’t have a simple and solid flagship offer – that irresistible thing you’re KNOWN for


  • Want to be known for your deepest GIFTS by the people who are ready to pay you for them,
  • Want to stop messing with busy work and KNOW that you’re making the RIGHT moves in the RIGHT order,
  • Want to reach your dream clients and opportunities by being a generous (and strategic) human,
  • Never again want to overthink your offers, pricing, marketing or anything else,
  • Want to sell your offers easily and in a way that builds deep trust,
  • Want to operate with 100% integrity which means aligning with a business model that serves YOU (and letting go of whatever doesn’t),
  • Are dedicated to building a business that’s rooted in your values, your purpose, and your vision.


Six months of exclusive, private 1:1 coaching support.

This is the very heart of Impact Accelerator. We’ll implement 9 focus areas of the Impact Accelerator Methodology and systematically lay the foundation for having a simple and predictable business that feeds your soul and gets you paid.

Support between calls.

This is exactly what it sounds like – as needed check-ins or mini-coaching sessions to celebrate wins, get unstuck, or brainstorm an idea between regular coaching sessions.

A half-day kickoff accelerator.

We’ll kick start your coaching experience by sharpening your unique vision while exploring what Intelligent Business Design looks like for you. We’ll assess your skills, experience and creative assets while determining the simplest and most high-leverage way for you to make the impact you desire.

Personal introductions to Michael’s private network.

I know that you’ll be better off by knowing some of the incredible people in my network so I make it a priority to introduce you to some of my VIP connections. This is intended to support the growth and evolution of your business network through well-timed and strategic connections.

Implementation of a 90-day planning & execution process.

Results don’t happen by accident and this is where we’ll map out a simple and clear action plan for your business. We’ll set your most important objectives for the coming 90-days and then we’ll create monthly mini-plans to give you a dashboard for executing at a high level. This process will allow you to create tremendous momentum from a place of focus, ease and confidence.

Mental Fitness.

Mental Fitness is the X-factor for entrepreneurs. If you’re not mentally fit, you’ll experience constant stress, anxiety, frustration or overwhelm as you navigate the entrepreneurial journey. We’ll apply principles and tools designed to improve your mental fitness and increase your resilience significantly over the duration of the Impact Accelerator coaching program.

Investment: $10,000 or pay in monthly installments


If yes, click here to schedule a time to chat!


  1. You’ll schedule a call with me to chat about your business goals and objectives.
  2. I’ll send you a short questionnaire to gather some details about you + your business.
  3. We’ll have a super fun and productive Zoom date.
  4. If you and I are a ‘match,’ we’ll formalize things and schedule your next steps (boo-yah!)

Kudos from My People

I have the honor and privilege of working with the most incredible entrepreneurs that expand my horizon every time we meet. Learn how they feel about our work together and get a small peek behind the scenes.
jenny buhl
“I just had my first $20k day! I closed that in ONE 24 hour period. Just feeling really grateful for your support and wanted to share.”

– Ben Easter
Business + Mindset Coach – Founder at Lucid Shift Coaching

jenny buhl
“Michael helped me gain confidence in who I am as a coach and gain clarity in who I wanted to serve. He helped me create a foundation for my business that I can continue to evolve as I grow. I am so thankful I made the decision to work with Michael, having his knowledge and expertise was vital to becoming a successful entrepreneur that gets to love what they do every day!”

– Jenny Buhl
Wellness Coach + Personal Trainer

jenny buhl
“With Michael’s support my business is now more efficient, playful, and aligned. This has given me permission to DO less and receive more. I was able to confidently raise my prices, welcome in new clients, run a successful coaching project, clarify my boundaries, expand my coworking collective, and dream even bigger than I thought possible. I highly recommend reaching out to him (Michael) if you’re considering working with a business coach!”

– Katie Templeton Colman
Founder of Light Space Co-Working and Ebb & Flow Coaching

jenny buhl
“Under Michael’s coaching wing, I launched my Mindfulness Coaching business (and landed my first 6 month contract with a CEO client!). Truly, his stewardship during my growth period as an entrepreneur and coach made a world of difference and helped me step into this new field (and STAY there even through challenging times!) with a sense of trust, confidence, excitement and commitment to service driving me. His coaching is a game-changer. Period.”

– Jess Lipman
Mindfulness + Business Coach

jenny buhl
“As an entrepreneur for more than 17 years, I’ve built and pursued countless business opportunities. What was missing in many of these successful and failed ventures was true alignment for me, my purpose, and my contribution. As a result of working with Michael, I have made a full pivot away from a business where I was misaligned and I have created a business that is fully aligned with who I am and how I want to make a difference. My relationship with Michael is so much more than coaching. I feel like I have a true partner in my business and a trusted friend who enriches my life.”

– Yasmin Nguyen
Joy Ambassador & Work-Life Balance Evangelist

jenny buhl
“Michael helped us validate our business concept and gave us the foundation of confidence that we needed to move forward. He also helped us with the practical step-by-step process of launching a business and kept us focused on the things that really mattered.

We can say wholeheartedly that making the decision to work with Michael will save you time, energy and money. And, most importantly, you will have someone in your corner to help you through the challenges of growing a business.”

– Barbara Nolan and Nanette Walker
Life & Career Transition Coaches

jenny buhl
“It’s the end of the month and I’m looking at numbers… I just had my first $17,000 month!
You know it’s not all about the $$ for me, it’s about doing more of the work I love and bringing a new level of confidence to my relationships with clients. Our work together continues to pay off.”

– Jill Currie
Strategy and Communications Consultant

jenny buhl
“What a great experience we had working with Michael! We saw an immediate and measurable increase in our consulting business that was a direct result of applying the principles Michael coached us through. Our consulting income YTD for 2019 is double our YTD for 2018. Michael is a smart guy with a ton of real-world experience and a unique blend of business savvy and emotional intelligence. He is a pleasure to work with and he has our highest recommendation!”

– Kent Getzin
Culinary Trainer – Child Nutrition Consultant – Farm to School Expert/Advocate

jenny buhl
“When I started working with Michael I was a 100% freelance project manager. I had been living on the financial roller coaster with highs and lows, feast or famine. My big dream was to create a retreat space and I knew that I needed help carving out time to make this a reality. Michael helped me get focused and gain the confidence I needed to balance project work with moving my big idea forward. Great news! I just purchased 5.5 acres and I get to work in my zone of genius everyday. And the roller coaster of finances has become a steady stream of plenty.”

– Denise Ransome
Project Manager and Owner at Peach Cheesecake Ranch

“Through the business strategies that Michael suggested, I not only accelerated my coaching experience, I completely filled my coaching practice, adding 8 new clients in 4 months.” 

– Steve August
Serial Entrepreneur, Founder’s Coach, Digital Artist, Maker

“In the 6-months working with Michael I did and accomplished more in my business than I had in the 5 years of doing everything myself all alone.”

– Natalie McGuire
Natalie McGuire Designs

“Michael Knouse is amazing! Whether you know the next step to take, or you have no idea how to create something better, you need to have Michael Knouse in your life. Michael is not only an amazing person, he is an outstanding resource for anyone looking to build their confidence around their professional direction.  Michael guided me through practical exercises that took fledgling ideas and cultivated them into my first entrepreneurial venture. I wouldn’t have done it without him. If you want results, he’s the one.  Hands down.”   

– Rob Bingham
Presentation Authority 

“…figuring out what I truly wanted energized me to do the work I needed to do, but to also move forward on my number one heart’s desire and to create a solid business plan based on my passion and life’s purpose.”

– Peggy Jaegly
Writer and Author

“I would definitely encourage you to work with Michael. He will help you see your full potential and hold a higher vision for you and your business. And as a business owner, you need someone who’s got your back.”

– Danielle Ewalt
Business Strategist and Consultant

“Michael’s coaching will help you develop a business that is truly meaningful to you. Being in business for yourself can be lonely but Michael helped me through all the ups and downs. 

Deep down, I knew that it was possible for me to build a business, however I had no idea how long it would take or what specific actions should be done, and in what order. Now I have a clear picture about how I will reach my goals and I know exactly what to do next. In fact, I have a roadmap that gives me more confidence and has saved me so much time.

And the most important thing for me was the traction I was able to gain so quickly. I highly recommend Michael’s coaching. I doubt there’s anything else comparable out there.”

– Marc Dominick
Spread Your Talent

“Michael has helped me create a clear vision for my business, but also to connect this to the day-to-day actions that I need to take to make it a reality. He keeps me focused on what’s really important in my business and I can’t imagine where I’d be without his help over the last year.”

– Jennifer Pahl
Twist Yoga

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