Executive Coaching
and Mentoring

Whether you feel like you’ve lost control of your business —
or you’re simply overwhelmed or frustrated by a lack of progress,
let me help.

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Find Clarity


Gain Mastery


Grow Accountability


Find Clarity

Gain Mastery

Grow Accountability

Every Business Can Win

To me, there’s nothing worse than watching business owners struggle. When the economy shifts — or, there are too few resources, not enough time and you’re drowning in an endless list of overdue (and meaningless) tasks, many good leaders don’t know what to do or where to turn for help.

And you keep struggling, staying small and staying stuck. What’s even scarier? You don’t feel like you can make any decisions because there’s just too much at stake.

You didn’t start your business to lose it. I know that. That’s why I found a way to help people like you.



I’m Steve Schlagel and I help entrepreneurs and small business owners find clarity, master key business skills and transform their companies using my proven and practical, step-by-step framework.

For over 40 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of businesses as a trainer, coach, mentor, CPA and attorney. I’ve seen how successful companies solve problems, while unsuccessful ones stay in neutral, going nowhere.

The problem (and solution) is simple. Struggling companies haven’t been taught how to win. That’s why I created the 7 Keys to Business Mastery™.

It’s a step-by-step framework based on seven principles that you can use to solve problems and stay on track to gain control of your time, your success and your business.


No Business Left Behind

I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. As your coach, I teach you fundamentals: you’ll learn how to master each of the 7 Keys and how they can be applied to your business. Together, we develop a step-by-step plan, so you can take specific action and implement solutions that deliver results.

And I don’t leave you hanging once training is over. As your mentor, I am personally invested in the success of each person or business I work with, which is why I go that extra mile to help you achieve your goals. If you commit to take action, I keep you accountable to it.

How I Help

No gimmicks. No magic pills, hacks or secrets. Just 7 simple principles that provide clarity, spark change and deliver big results.


If you’re constantly working in the business, it’s only natural that you start feeling exhausted or frustrated. I’ll teach you how to avoid or mitigate burnout and rediscover the passion that got you started in the first place.


Marketing without a plan is kind of like driving a car — it’s hard to reach the destination if you don’t know where you’re going. Let’s get you (and your team) focused on what you do best and build a clear strategy around that.


What’s your biggest people problem? Retention? Motivation? Leadership? Finding the right employees in the first place? Learn a step-by-step process so you can find the right people for any role and help them thrive.


From small problems to big hurdles, every business faces operations challenges. Don’t allow obstacles to derail you. Learn to avoid big problems before they happen and capitalize on opportunities to move ahead.


All businesses face issues, problems and conflicts at one time or another. But successful businesses find solutions and unsuccessful businesses stay stuck. Achieve long-term success. Learn to build and implement a strong culture.


No matter what, if you’re going to be in business, it needs to generate a profit. Financial issues don’t need to be scary or something to avoid. I’ll teach you how to use your past/present data to create the financial future you want.

Meet the Team

Experienced, practical and committed to finding YOUR breakthrough solution

My team and I are committed to sharing our diverse knowledge and deep expertise with you. Our unique approach means we provide practical, hands-on advice based on many years in the trenches with business owners like you. We’ve walked in your shoes, understanding the struggles you face, because we’ve shared them too.

Steve Schlagel –

Tina Mitchell – Business Coach, CPA

Tina MitchelFor over 25 years, Tina Mitchell has worked with diverse small businesses to solve a variety of financial, process and personnel challenges. As a licensed CPA, she’s our go-to resource for our clients’ compliance needs. From setting up QuickBooks processes to helping you understand financials and tax projections, even serving as a financial back-up when needed, Tina loves nothing more than digging into the details of new and existing businesses.

If you’re struggling with employee issues, cash flow problems, or simply not having enough time in the day to accomplish everything that needs to get done, Tina works with you one-on-one to master the People and Processes Keys, which are her “zone of genius” areas.

Tina grew up in Utah and Oklahoma and graduated from Phillips University in Enid, OK with a BS in Accounting and a minor in Management. When she’s not working, she enjoys downhill skiing (she’s even been skiing in Chile), hiking and cooking.

Jana Lee Martinez – Business Coach, Accountant

Jana Lee Martinez“If you’re am ambitious entrepreneur who sees the value of business and personal development, I’ll help you get 100% clear on where you are going, where you want to go and how to get there.”

Relatable? Confident? Dependable? Loyal? Check, check, check and check.

When you need focused help mastering the Financial, Technological and People portions of the 7 Keys, Jana Martinez’s diverse experience and expertise have you covered. She brings a unique business perspective honed by her work with global corporations, in public accounting and now with small businesses like yours.

One thing that sets Jana apart is her willingness to reach beyond her comfort level. Inspired by the words of Richard Branson, “if someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later,” Jana has hustled to succeed and do more with less, believing anything is possible with hard work and determination.

She brings that same can-do attitude to our client engagements. “The Mentoring 2 Mastery Keys can feel overwhelming, but when we focus on the principles, it all comes together.  If you’re eager to make changes, then I know I can help you get where you need to be.”

From stints in Singapore to Houston to Durango, she’s a big camping, travel and fitness aficionado (ask her about working out in downtown Indianapolis along with 20,000 other people).

What’s your biggest business challenge?

You don’t need to do this alone. Take action, get unstuck and let’s start moving your business forward.


Schedule a Call

Let’s get to know each other. We’ll listen to your needs, challenges and goals.


Get a Customized Plan

We’ll recommend the most effective plan to help achieve your goals.


Transform Your Business

We’ll guide you through a proven, supportive step-by-step process.

“Working with Steve was a game changer for the business – and a life changer personally.”

Over the years, our business had evolved. We grew rapidly, changed locations and had changes in our team. We weren’t sure how to control the growth and what direction we should go. Not only did we feel stuck, we found ourselves so busy in the business that it seemed to be running our lives. One of the great things about Steve is his ability to get us laser-focused in a step-by-step process that was easy to understand and help us pinpoint our greatest challenge (getting the right systems and processes in place to profitably grow our business and still have a life). With Steve’s guidance, we were able to find clarity by defining the vision for where we wanted to go and the processes to get us there –now our whole team is on the same page as we grow profitably and have time for our families.”

Monica Broderick
and Danielle Chick
Urban Market