EOS Midwest is a team of Certified EOS Implementers committed full-time to helping entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses by mastering EOS. Each of us is fully trained and participates regularly in collaborative events with other professional EOS Implementers. We’re constantly looking to grow and improve our ability to help leaders purely implement EOS and achieve their vision.
In five years as a full-time, certified EOS Implementer, Mike has conducted more than 400 full-day EOS sessions with leadership teams of more than 60 entrepreneurial companies. He and Gino Wickman recently completed work on Get a Grip, an entrepreneurial fable and companion book to Gino’s award-winning first book, Traction. Get a Grip is due to hit bookstores in October 2012.
An award-winning speaker, Mike has also helped thousands of entrepreneurs learn and begin implementing EOS at dynamic, value-packed keynote talks, in-depth interactive workshops and peer-group retreats. Whatever the venue and format, Mike attracts large audiences, receives consistently high ratings and delivers real value that helps entrepreneurs get a grip on their businesses.
Mike doesn’t just speak to entrepreneurs — he is one. Raised by self-motivated entrepreneurial leaders and surrounded by successful entrepreneurs throughout most of his career, Mike spent more than 10 years running (or helping run) four entrepreneurial companies. While trying to take a successful $7 million market research firm to the next level, Mike was introduced to Gino Wickman and EOS and quickly became hooked. Today, Mike is proud to be a leading EOS Implementer who works closely with Gino to spread the word about this great system.
EOS Midwest and its team of talented Certified EOS Implementers is central to that mission. Its goal is simple: to help leaders master EOS by implementing a complete set of practical tools proven to reduce frustrations and get better results. Mike works with clients throughout the U.S. but lives in Minneapolis with his sons Henry and Charlie. His older son Jon lives and works in Chicago.
CJ has always been an entrepreneur. And with more than 25 years of experience, she knows a lot about business and people.
CJ’s work experience is widespread, from managing a sales team for a large international company to overseeing 150 employees in 36 locations across two countries as the Director of Operations and HR for a facilities management firm.
CJ’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to begin consulting with businesses on their talent acquisition and management functions. In 2006, CJ along with two other talented entrepreneurs, launched a professional contract placement firm which in 2009, was ranked third on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards.
As an EOS Implementer, CJ does what she loves most about working with entrepreneurs and their businesses: helping — and seeing — them achieve vision, traction and health.
CJ is a Minnesota native.
Sean started his business career in a US multinational company in Ireland. He subsequently moved to the US where he worked in leadership positions in both multinational companies and in small to medium-sized entrepreneurial companies. One of his biggest lessons (among many!) has been the benefits of a systemized approach to business and the value of implementing a business operating system to drive growth.
In 2009, Sean had the good fortune to come across the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) when he read the book Traction. He immediately recognized its value and applicability in the entrepreneurial company environment and set about implementing it along with a certified EOS implementer. He subsequently introduced EOS in another company. Sean became such a believer in the system that he trained as an EOS Implementer so that he can help other companies implement and realize the EOS benefits of Vision, Traction and Healthy. He brings a unique perspective with an appreciation of implementation from both the client and the implementer viewpoints.
With considerable domestic and international business experience, Sean is available to implement EOS in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the US and internationally.
Sean lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Trish and two sons, in a very sports-centered household, which at certain times of the year, can lead to a hectic home life and lots of weekend traveling.
Having started and run three businesses, including a $25 million organization, Duane had already built his own veritable résumé as an entrepreneur before meeting Gino Wickman in 2009. Still, their conversation changed his entire outlook on running businesses.
It was while talking to Gino that Duane realized all of the mistakes, challenges, obstacles and opportunities he’d experienced on his journey — all of those moving parts that had made him feel isolated, lonely and confused — were actually not that unusual. In fact, they’re extremely common for entrepreneurs.
It was at that point that Duane decided to team up with EOS and make the transition from being an entrepreneur to being an entrepreneur that could help others, to help them learn what he’d just learned. As a Certified EOS Implementer, Duane now spends all of his time helping business leaders get control of their organizations while obtaining well-balanced lives.
Duane’s energy is contagious no matter the occasion, whether it’s in a client session, at a keynote address or while rolling up his sleeves in a workshop.
He works throughout the U.S. but lives in Shelby Township, Mich., with his wife Kris and son Trevor.