Go from chaos to clarity.

IMPLEMENT A SIMPLE, PROVEN FRAMEWORK
THAT GROWS YOUR PEOPLE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
YOUR BUSINESS.

Are you losing sleep?

Without a consistent and scalable way to set goals, creating accountability and aligning your team is harder than it needs to be. Everything is a priority which means nothing is. Instead of enjoying your business and achieving your vision, you’re left frustrated with people, process and underperformance.

If nothing changes, nothing changes.

The sky’s the limit

Assemble your
winning team

Instill focus, discipline and accountability throughout your business

Equip them with
the right tools

Get them 100% focused
and aligned

Reach your summit

Accomplish your goals and build a business of legacy — not legend

Mike Taylor
Certified Pinnacle Business Guide

I’ve been there

Effective team leadership & business growth strategy are my passions.

I’m a driven un-retired business owner dedicated to working with business owners and leadership teams to take them to the pinnacle of their business and professional careers.

My greatest strength is guiding others to find their path and to fulfill their vision of success. I work with them to build their vision and live into this vision by leveraging 40 plus years of my experience as an entrepreneur and business owner.

How do I do this? I do this by bringing structure and discipline around people with a purpose, with a playbook, performing at a high level and focusing on the profits.

As a Business Coach and Pinnacle Guide

All of my professional and business life, I have developed knowledge of taking a startup business with a vision to a successful business. I recently was reminded that during my career I have sold over $1.2 billion of products and  services. As a Pinnacle Business Guide, my passion is to bring Structure and Discipline around People with a Purpose and a Playbook Performing at a High Level and Focusing on Profits. I realized how important it was to have a coach guide me along the way during my journey. I was able to take my dream/vision and reach my pinnacle.

As a Business Owner

I had a vision when I was in my first year at the University Of Idaho. I started a Commercial Furniture Installation Company to help pay my way through school. In my first year in business, I was asked to lunch by a local Architect. When I arrived at lunch, the architect invited a guest that I had not met before. The guest engaged me about my background, where I grew up, and my family during our lunch. I was a little puzzled as I was unsure what this person was at lunch. At the end of the lunch, the guest stood up and reached out to shake my hand, and said “congratulations.” Puzzled, I asked for what? He said, “I am going to hire you to install the furniture for the new Toyota North American Headquarters. As a young man from a small town in Texas, I thought to myself, what is a Toyota? I realized that this lunch was an interview. This lunch launched my business career, and my company went on to employ over 150 people and revenue over $40 million during the next 22 years.

As a person – I am blessed to be a Business Coach and a Mentor to our Miltary Veterans as they transition from active duty back to civilian and business life. As a business owner and coach, I have gathered over 42 years of experience that I have a passion for passing on to other business owners and young men and women transitioning from military life back to civilian life.

As a Husband, Father and PaDad

I am married to the most wonderful and supportive wife I could have dreamed of for 42 years, Father to three remarkable young men. I am a Father-in-law of two wonderful Daughter in-laws. I have five grandchildren that call me PaDad. Yes, I am blessed. When I am not spending time with my clients, I like to fly fish and spend time with my Grandchildren and my wife, Nancy of 42 years.

The Pinnacle Principle

People

Surrounding yourself with the right people is a necessity. To embark on this journey, you’ll need to carefully select your team. Pick people who will help raise you up, and remove people who slow you down. A unified team working toward a common goal will always get further than even the most motivated individual.

The Pinnacle Principle

Purpose

The climb to the top requires some serious thinking. You have to figure out what you’re really all about, and what makes you different. How do you stand out from the crowd? What are you bringing to the table that nobody else can provide? What story are you telling with your work? This insight will help to develop the strategy you need for the journey.

The Pinnacle Principle

Playbook

“Just wing it” is bad advice when scaling a mountain, and it’s bad advice for business. Developing a clear-cut plan for everything you do will keep things running smoothly. Devise a strategy for business operations, meetings, and everything else you do, and keep it consistent.

The Pinnacle Principle

Performance

Actions really do speak louder than words. Even the best plan is useless without follow-through. You don’t have to get it all done in a day, but focus on incremental improvement and keep track as it happens. Only consistent practice can lead to exceptional performance.

The Pinnacle Principle

Profits

A great strategy builds momentum over time, continuing to get better, faster, and cheaper. With the right people, a clearly defined purpose, a detailed playbook, and consistent performance, profits are nearly inevitable. Sir Edmund Hillary once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” (And as one of the first people to climb Mt. Everest, we think he’d know.)

The formula to success: the Pinnacle Principle

People + Purpose + Playbook + Performance = Profits

People

Surrounding yourself with the right people is a necessity. To embark on this journey, you’ll need to carefully select your team. Pick people who will help raise you up, and remove people who slow you down. A unified team working toward a common goal will always get further than even the most motivated individual.

Purpose

Actions really do speak louder than words. Even the best plan is useless without follow-through. You don’t have to get it all done in a day, but focus on incremental improvement and keep track as it happens. Only consistent practice can lead to exceptional performance.

 

Playbook

“Just wing it” is bad advice when scaling a mountain, and it’s bad advice for business. Developing a clear-cut plan for everything you do will keep things running smoothly. Devise a strategy for business operations, meetings, and everything else you do, and keep it consistent.

Performance

Actions really do speak louder than words. Even the best plan is useless without follow-through. You don’t have to get it all done in a day, but focus on incremental improvement and keep track as it happens. Only consistent practice can lead to exceptional performance.

Profits

A great strategy builds momentum over time, continuing to get better, faster, and cheaper. With the right people, a clearly defined purpose, a detailed playbook, and consistent performance, profits are nearly inevitable. Sir Edmund Hillary once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” (And as one of the first people to climb Mt. Everest, we think he’d know.)

Emerge from this recession even stronger than before.

Gain control

Grow leaders who grow companies.

Simplify your business

Implement a proven, profitable framework to scale up your people, processes and profits.

Be confident

Move your business upward with more clarity and confidence in your future.

Gain control

Grow leaders who grow companies.

Simplify your business

Implement a proven, profitable framework to scale up your people, processes and profits.

Be confident

Move your business upward with more clarity and confidence in your future.

The Journey Before Us

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Your journey to the summit requires patience and an ability to play the long game. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. You’ll need to keep your goals in mind and focus on putting your best foot forward every step of the way.

Pinnacle:

Five Principles that Take Your Business to the Top of the Mountain

– Steve Preda and Greg Cleary 

Do you own a small business with more than a handful of employees? Are you frustrated that your organization has flatlined? Do you feel drained by working long hours and only dreaming of having an energized team ready to step up and lead? Do you nurse an ambition to scale your business into one that dominates its niche? Are you concerned that time is running out and you may never fulfill your dreams?

There is a system that enables you, the entrepreneurial risk-taker, to acquire the business skills and structure you need to play bigger and dramatically grow your privately held business, without getting an MBA. Welcome to the Pinnacle journey!

We have created a formula that is applicable for any company, while still being customizable for your business. We believe that there are five things you need to obsess about as an entrepreneurial leader. These are: People, Purpose, Playbooks, Perform and Profit.

We have broken these principles down to fifteen practices that help you clarify and implement the five Pinnacle Principles in your business. Dive in to learn what these are and how they can make your company unstoppable.

Mike Taylor

Certified Pinnacle Business Guide | Leadership Team Coach | Facilitator
E: Mike@TaylorMadeVisioneering.com
P: 714.900.9074