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When to Say No as a Business Coach Featuring David Lakin

When to Say No as a Business Coach Featuring David Lakin

David Lakin is a retired Navy Chief, licensed PMP, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Executive Coach, and CEO of Acacia Business Solutions.

We discuss:

  • The impact of a half a lifetime of being in the Navy [01:32]
  • How to figure out what your specialty is going to be [05:17]
  • A good give-and-take relationship [07:58]
  • The people that do not fit your cookie cutter [09:28]
  • The traits person that becomes the business owner [11:55]
  • Walking away when someone waves a roll of cash in front of you [14:31]
  • It’s not a profit problem but a spending problem [16:11]
  • Your time is your cash account [19:00]
  • The appropriate way to choose and hire a coach [20:56]

He helps CEOs and their Executive Teams achieve exponential growth through Strategic Thinking and Organizational Planning, helping them grow in multiples rather than small percentage increases.

Learn more about David at,  LinkedIn and Facebook.


About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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