In working with Bart I found him to be a good listener who was straightforward in his feedback to you, telling you what you needed to hear whether it was popular or not. His candid remarks were very much appreciated and much needed. Bart was quick to smile, which made you comfortable with him, and you wanted to listen to his counsel.
Bart is a phenomenal listener. He has the ability to draw out, uncover and bring clarity to one’s thoughts in a manner that is comfortable, non-threatening and sincere. I have experienced Bart facilitating these types of conversations many times and always come away with a new appreciation for his innate ability to help others.
Bart has concrete experience of how leaders create viable institutions as well as an understanding of the pressures that leaders face in running businesses in this competitive environment.
Bart’s ability to understand the underlying issues really allowed me to get to the core of where I needed help. Bart is both compassionate and non-judgmental. Not only was he present and insightful during our sessions, but afterwards he also followed up with encouraging emails that motivated me to stay on track!
Bart has an exceptional ability to analyze problems and turn them into opportunities.
I have experienced first hand Bart’s ability to step back from a particular situation or crisis, take the 30,000 foot level view, and then return to the ground level to provide key insights and advice to his clients.
You’ve heard the expression, “It gets lonely at the top.” As an entrepreneur and business owner, I can tell you, it sure does. Bart Erbach has been my coach, confidante and friend over the last 15 years. He brings a unique warmth and compassion to our relationship and discussions, and still will challenge me, guide me to find the answers on my own. Question after question, he gets me to think, analyze and find a way. Bart is an active listener without judgment. He has no ego that gets in the way. He truly cares about people and gets excited and value from watching you grow and thrive.
I’ve led a long life in business and academia, and Bart’s ability to lead without posturing, to get to the best solution by winning the trust of the parties engaged — is rare.
I continue to rely on Bart as a sounding board, someone who can help me translate my inspirations and ideas, both personal and business, into visions and plans that are workable and achievable.
Bart has an incredible ability to listen, ask probing questions and get to the heart of any matter. He will always hold your agenda and seek to support you in the achievement of your goals.
Bart takes a holistic and comprehensive approach to problem-solving —which is essential for aligning multiple stakeholders to one course of action. Bart’s excellent relationship-building and management skills allow him to see the big picture and quickly drill down and build support on the tactical execution level.
Bart combines great intelligence with uncommon common sense, a combination I have rarely found in people. He communicates very well in person and in print. His interactions are marked by a supportive, non-threatening style. I always feel better after I have spent time with him.
Bart helped me move through false beliefs that were holding me back from pursuing my long-time business idea. As a result of working with Bart, I have gained a strength and confidence that has overcome the fears that stopped me in the past. I feel super grateful to be working with a successful entrepreneur who understands where I am coming from and can guide me into the world of unlimited possibilities.
Bart is intuitive and sharp. Most importantly, Bart has a genuine desire to really know and understand the leaders he coaches. He believes that for a leader to be effective, he or she must also be authentic.
As a successful businessman, Bart brings a great deal of credibility to clients who need guidance on how to set and meet business goals. Bart helped me identify potential roads going forward, eliminate ones that didn’t make sense, and choose the one I am now following. Through this process, I was able to identify some of the mistakes I had been making, which I now work to avoid. Bart also helped me focus on some personal problems that I need to address to achieve a happier life. And I am now moving forward to make the changes that are necessary. For these reasons, I highly recommend Bart to anyone who seeks a coach to make a difference in his or her life.
You shouldn’t even contemplate starting a new business without consulting Bart Erbach. I speak from experience. My venture, Politifax New Jersey, is now 17 years old — and I know that it wouldn’t have lasted 17 weeks without Bart’s coaching, encouragement and guidance.
Some might ask why I, a professional coach, someone who has worked with executives and leaders in multiple industries across the country, would ever want or need a coach. Good question, for sure. And yet on the first call with Bart, I knew he showed up for a reason and the time was right. There was just something about his manner and his presence that had me engage. And it’s paid dividends beyond any expectations I might have had. Bart has the uncanny ability to know just how far to stretch me. His questions are both provocative and kind. His wisdom comes from the ancient part of him that I know is uncommon in most men I meet. His range is both wide and deep. He is a trusted advisor, coach, champion and cheerleader all wrapped into one. Do yourself a favor and engage with this man. He just might be the best gift you’ve given yourself in a long, long time.