Executives, professionals and business owners periodically need an external expert and “peer professional” as a source of insight and advice on a myriad of issues. Michael Smith and Maggie Behar serve as objective sounding boards, expert resources and external catalysts to help you, or a key person in your company, in constructively addressing existing problems or brainstorming new or emerging opportunities. Typical coaching issues may include increasing business, confronting a poor performing employee, terminating a difficult employee, thinking through a new business opportunity, restructuring the company, or just brainstorming career options. Michael and Maggie are “quick reads” and have the ability to see the obvious and not so obvious. Their insights and perspective often go well beyond just knowledge and experience. They possess unique instincts that often penetrate to the source of creative ideas and solutions. They are very forthright, direct and honest, and often say what you need to hear, but find difficult to hear from someone else.