From Tony Robbins:
“You’re a superstar Mitch! Extraordinary job, extremely well done! You demonstrated the power of really listening to the customer without judgment & they often solve their own problem, YOU owning it. It would be great if you would consider training others on the team with your skill! It’s a privilege to have you as a partner!” – Tony
Watch this video from Bill Harrison as he describes his experiences working with me as a business consultant.
In this short video, Bill Harrison, CEO of AuthorSuccess.com explains how I was able to serve him and his company. This is what I can do for you.
“I want to give Mitch my huge thanks for getting me to the next level in my coaching business. With his help, he gave me the tools to go from just playing at being a coach to having the tools and strategies for a REAL and profitable coaching business that I’m proud of. In just a few short months he taught me how to be a standout exhibitor at a national convention, redesign my website and marketing to attract my “right” buyer and put business practices in place that will help me achieve my financial goals. Thank you, Mitch, you are indeed the REAL DEAL! Don’t hesitate to hire Mitch, he WILL deliver.”
Tresa Leftenant, Coach, Author and Reinvention Specialist
“We were attracted to Mitch Russo as a coach because of his phenomenal track record of success with the very things we were trying to do. That was the most important criteria to me—that he had already been where we wanted to go, rather than just knowing the theory or making educated guesses. Most coaches simply haven’t accomplished what Mitch has accomplished. He has not just deep experience, but great outcomes to draw from.
“Mitch has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is invaluable to me in my position as CEO. More importantly he knows how to think outside the box when dealing with each new opportunity. Mitch has helped our business tremendously in developing new business relationships and I will continue to use his services whenever possible.” – S Parsloe – CEO MaestroTec, Inc.
“It’s hard to imagine a CEO who couldn’t benefit from Mitch Russo’s broad experience and penetrating insight. Even when I was certain I had the optimal plan, and all my bases covered, Mitch would invariably uncover yet another angle or approach. Moreover, at times he has identified flaws in my most basic assumptions which compelled me to rethink an entire project. And thank goodness for that! With his help and guidance, I have become a much more effective and confident CEO. I can honestly say that I value Mitch Russo’s advice more highly than anyone else I know. To say his coaching is invaluable would be an understatement. For me, it’s utterly indispensable.” – L Merriam, President CoLinear Systems
“Mitch did a stellar job working with me via Assist Ventures in an attempt to sell my first company to Swets & Zeitlinger, a billion dollar Amsterdam based firm. Mitch flew with me to Amsterdam and gave it everything he could to make it happen. I’ll always appreciate the help he provided at a much needed time. Mitch is a great asset for any entrepreneur to associate with.” Dan Engel – CEO Morpheus Software
“Mitch knows the software industry very well. He has not only built great companies and sold them for himself; he does it for other entrepreneurs as well. Mitch has elevated our management and marketing practices to the next level.” Jeff Peoples – CEO Window Book Inc.
“Mitch is a terrific person to work with and extremely knowledgable in many fields. I would highly recommend his consulting services. After working with him for 10 months there where messurable results. I also now consider him a good friend for life. He is a real gem.” Hale Dwoskin – CEO Sedona Training Associates
“As a founder and CEO of Timeslips, Mr. Russo built a leading software company that quickly became the standard by which all Time and Billing applications would be judged. I worked daily with him and was fortunate to learn many skill that I use today. His passion and leadership are instrumental influences to the success of any business of which he associates.” Mike Guillory – WW Marketing Communications Manager, Texas Instruments
“Mitch Russo created a company and a software category, built the business to profitability without outside funding, and sold it successfully to a large software company. I watched him closely 1991-94 as he led his team, earned their loyalty, managed risk and tradeoffs, and grew as a person.” Jim Johnston – President Johnston Co.
The following are comments on an impromptu session I had with a two new company founders as a favor to a friend:
“I hope Stuart and Janet were effusive in their thanks. What a Performance. You were direct, diplomatic and comprehensive in your analysis and suggestions. You’re an impressive and generous man, Mitch. That was one of the best off-the-cuff consultations I’ve ever seen. Thanks again.” – Dave Greeley; Desire Creation Marketing Expert and Consultant.
(This is in reference to my work as a recruiter starting up the Recruitment Division of Chet Holmes International) – –
Mitch is a magician! Could he, being in Boston, really find me a superstar salesperson in California? For a niche healthcare specialty staffing firm? Who lives within a reasonable driving distance to our office? The answer is no, he didn’t find one – he found TWO! Two very strong candidates with amazing work histories and qualifications. Mitch located them (and sifted through numerous others) in less than six weeks time. (For another position I’ve been working with another recruiter for 6 months and she is just now starting to produce candidates.) It is my hope that my business will expand to need more superstar salespeople so I can work with Mitch again! – K. Jones, President
From a Staff Member at Business Breakthroughs:
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO MITCH. You probably know but aren’t told ENOUGH (if ever) how much you mean to our Company. I know it is usually all about Chet (and rightly so in that he is our product, our service, our Leader…) but I just want you to know I’m aware of what it takes – not every detail of course – but the commitment, decision making, politics and visionary leadership… it takes a special personality and a special person.
After leaving BBI, I received several notes from staff members. This is my favorite:
This is just a little note to say:
There are many of us in the greater BBI family who have sincerely appreciated what you did during your tenure and who feel a great deal of gratitude for you.
In my opinion, it was not just the impressive business acumen and experience you brought, but just as important, it was the professional and classy style of leadership you offered in all of our ups and downs as an organization.
I believe your steadying influence was a vital balance to Chet’s impetuous energy, a creative tension which surely made us stronger as a company, particularly in the period prior to the merger…..
Comments after a paid consulting engagement:
Thank you for this (analysis document.) You not only taught us a new way of seeing our business, but also a new way to approach the industry.
We really appreciate your industry knowledge/expertise and straightforward communication!
“When I first came into contact with Mitch I was working with his VP of Client Services at Business Breakthroughs International. I was immediately intimidated to know that I was dealing with the former founder of a company I had previously used products from which had revolutionized its industry at that time.
I was also challenged because it seemed that Mitch had none of the fears of failure that were held by other members of the team. He always seemed to have an answer and a means of getting past a client’s ill-informed resistance to doing the right thing for their business. It was both he and Chet Holmes that helped me understand the concept of my having a moral obligation to put my offering in a client’s hands if I knew it was certain to improve their business and their life.
However, it was a story Mitch told that I only heard part of that truly changed my perspective. It was an account of him meeting someone that drove a type of automobile that seemed unaffordable at the time and yet how he used that experience to redefine what he thought of as impossible. At that moment I too saw how short-sighted and fear-based I had been and immediately began taking steps to overcome the internal hurdles and the result have been transformational.” – MG