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Hi, I’m Des Walsh. I support business owners and entrepreneurs by providing attentive, appreciative listening and fresh, strategic thinking about problems, challenges and opportunities.

I’ve been where you are. I've carried the responsibility for multimillion dollar projects. I've led teams working to immovable deadlines. And long ago I made the entrepreneurial jump to create my own consulting and coaching business. So I know solopreneur, microbusiness as well as the big picture stuff.

Now as a business coach, my specialty is being an independent, professional sounding board and strategic “thinking partner”. I'm also able to help with guidance on how to use social media effectively for your business.

If you're ready to change, ready to go beyond the lonely thinking of the "CEO internal monologue", I have programs to support that and I'm ready to help. Just grab a time in my schedule here and let's talk.

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It has been my pleasure to have Des as my business coach for the past 14 years. Des combines all the fundamentals of a good coach - expert knowledge; clear manner; guidance and suggestion rather than didactic instruction - with a leading edge knowledge of the way social media can improve my business. He is a trusted colleague and a key part of the continued success of my firm.

Kris Gale

Chairman, Michael Johnson Associates

Business Coaching

My focus as a business coach is on listening attentively to my clients. My mission is eliciting their greatness. I specialise in working with smart, interesting, well-balanced business owners and entrepreneurs in the professional services sector, combining my life and business experience with advanced coaching skills to be their objective, professional sounding board. [Read more ...]

Strategic Social Media

Too many business owners and entrepreneurs find social media overwhelming or just confusing. As a long term business user of social media and a certified social media strategist, I help my clients cut through the social media hype and align their social media activity with their strategic business objectives.[Read more ...]

Social Business Bites stands out because it's useful. Each article Des includes is there for a reason, and he always explains why it matters. His insight about business and technology and his depth of knowledge make all the difference. That's why I read every issue.

Becky McCray

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author

Des Walsh is a driven and focused entrepreneur who stays in touch with the latest trends, resources, and technologies available to small business. These qualities, combined with years of experience in his field, make Des a superior coach and mentor.

In a single, thirty-minute conversation, Des redirected some concerns I had about my business model, introduced me to several valuable resources, and brought clarity to an issue that I’ve been struggling with for months. Yes, all of this in thirty-minutes!

I highly recommend that you consult with Des if you are a growth-minded entrepreneur who wishes to take your business far beyond its current state.

Marla Tabaka

Business Coach, Inc. Author, Small Business Strategist, MTabaka Enterprises Inc,