Managing Director / Chief Growth Strategist
Trusted Business Advisors
Sean helps leaders and executives develop professionally and personally to grow in
their careers and achieve measurable, impactful results for their companies and
Sean's insight, experience and perspective come from having both a corporate and
entrepreneurial background, with over 30 years of results-producing direct sales and
marketing experience in leadership roles and client account management, as well as
having created and executed numerous sales plans, marketing campaigns, and
business development strategies. His strong understanding of leadership and
knowledge of the skills that an effective leader must possess and demonstrate come
from a wide range of personal experience in the training and development of people,
from recruiting through the hiring, managing, and coaching stages, and continuing with
their professional growth as they progress through their careers.
Sean understands well the importance of having the right processes in place and the
critical role they play in helping an organization scale up its growth efficiently and
effectively for optimal results and long-term sustainability.
As the co-owner of a profitable marketing company, Sean led sales and marketing for
the firm to 400% growth over a period of 7 years and then engineered the successful
sale of the company to a larger corporation. Along with his wife, he built two start-up
health and wellness marketing companies with 500+ team members through effective
coaching of leaders, designing of processes, presenting of products, and training of
high-performance team players.
Having taken a company through a successful exit, Sean understands the value and
importance of having a long-range strategy and succession plan and his experience
allows him to help clients make the best decisions for their companies [and
organizations?]. He also brings first-hand experience and insight into the multitude of
tangible and intangible factors that go into successfully integrating two organizations
into a single entity that can perform smoothly and effectively.
With personal experience both in buying a company and selling one, Sean has insight
and knowledge into the things that are necessary to make a merger successful and the
new organization able to perform at an even higher level. This allows him to provide
strategic guidance to his clients in their long-range planning or if they do decide to
pursue a sale.
Sean's expertise includes Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Process
Improvement, Strategic Planning, Team Building, New Business Development, Direct
Sales and Sales Management, Marketing Strategy, Public Speaking, Panel Moderating,
Negotiation, which allow him to help organizations of different sizes that are in different
stages of their growth and lifecycle succeed and prosper.
Sean's philosophy is based on the belief that the most successful organizations are
built through inspiring, empowering and leading the people who will ultimately shape
them. His approach to professional and personal development has been influenced by
a diversity of experiences both within and outside of the business world. Creating and
delivering corporate training and managing the professional development of people, as
well as many years of volunteering with underprivileged children, have allowed him to
study the ways people develop at different stages of their lives. Tutoring grade school
youths and helping high school students apply to college and prepare for the life style
change that accompanies it, honed his appreciation for the importance of helping
people establish the right habits as building blocks for self-improvement. It also firmly
ingrained in him the value of working one-on-one with a coach and what can be
accomplished through such a relationship. A firm believer in a work/life balance, Sean
has applied a holistic approach to his own career and to his roles as husband and
father. Drawing from his personal experiences, he works with his clients to help them
grow both as leaders and people, as they work towards achieving their individual goals.
Trusted Business Advisors allows people to develop to their fullest potential - both
professionally and personally - to lead and excel in all areas of life.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the American University in Washington, D.C.,
in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and
Government, and a Master of Science Degree in Management from the University of
Sean and his wife have 2 children. In addition to helping people live their best lives, he
enjoys exercise, boating, the beach, traveling, coaching and watching his kids' sports
and dance teams, reading and learning about new things.