Business Consulting

Business Consulting

Polaris One

Bob is President of Polaris One and Insurance Coach U. He coaches financial services professionals who want to achieve more in their business and personal life. His company specializes in partnering with individuals and companies in the financial services industry to increase sales, customer loyalty, producer retention, and personal productivity. Bob brings 30 years of experience in these areas.

Bob is a NAIFA coach, author of What Every Salesperson Knows, a no nonsense guide to sales success.  He is the creator of an online program, The Time Management Boot Camp.

Bob has contributed articles to many industry publications, including Advisor Today, Super Annuity Producer, Producers Web, and the GAMA International Journal. A seasoned presenter, Bob has spoken nationally on goal setting, training and leadership at company and insurance industry meetings and conferences.  He has presented at MDRT, GAMA LAMP and NAIFA’s annual meetings.

After a successful career in insurance sales, Bob was the VP of producer and manager training and development departments in several Fortune 500 insurance companies. Bob was appointed General Manager of The American College LUTC program. As General Manager, Bob provided direction and management oversight in support of LUTC’s online training, association marketing, and company and custom programs.

Bob began his life insurance career with The Northwestern Mutual in 1976 and was a multi-year member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. He was named Northwestern Mutual Life’s New Agent of the Year, and was a multi-year recipient of both the National Quality Award and the National Sales Achievement Award.

Bob is a past member of the New England Training Directors Association (Hall of Fame recipient), ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership, and the Financial Services Marketing Association (Board member).
Bob is passionate about what he does.  He is dedicated to helping his clients be all that they are capable of being.

When not coaching, Bob enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking, bicycling and kayaking. Bob is passionate about air and space exploration and was a docent at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
310 Laguna Vista
Alameda, California 94501
Robert Arzt
Strong Coaching Academy

Business Coach

Business Name:  Advicoach

Business Genre:  Coaching, Consulting

Business Description:

Most owners tell us there’s a gap between where they are in their business and where they’d like to be. When they rate themselves and their business on a scale of 1-10, they usually give themselves a 6. If you’re a business owner, think about this question and how you would rate yourself now.  How would you like to go from a 6 to a 10?

Susan Strong is a Business Coach with Advicoach, a National brand whose parent company has been in business over 32 years, with offices throughout the country. After a 30 year career working as a business advisor, mentor and coach to executives, managers and employees with companies such as PG&E, Wells Fargo, Genentech, Adaptec, and Logitech to name a few, Susan started her own business coaching practice in 2009.  Her passion is to help small-medium sized businesses grow to their full potential and create for the owners, the life that they dreamed of when starting their business. She loves to see owners get excited again about their business as they create a more valuable company.

A Sampling of Her Offerings:

Strategic Planning

Organizational Plans

Revenue and Profit Planning

Key Performance Indicators Systems

Sales Management Systems

Tactical Marketing Plans

Industry Data

Systems and Process Integration

People and Human Resources Strategies

Performance Incentive Programs

Workforce and Succession Planning

Team Building

Leadership Development Plans and Programs

Comprehensive Exit Strategies



• I will bring laser focus to you, your team, your business and your success
• I require you invest TIME, ENERGY and EFFORT to drive change and improved results
• I also require this INVESTMENT of myself
• I will bring a depth of experience, education, and world class tools and resources to you
• I will continuously advocate for you, your business and your success
• I will help you navigate the trouble spots and challenges
• I never give up on helping you achieve your goal or end in mind
• I will make receiving help for you and your business a positive experience

You will no longer feel alone in your business

Susan is a 4th generation Californian and has lived in Alameda for over 30 years. When not coaching Susan loves spending time playing tennis, watching sports (especially Cal Bears) traveling, going to estate sales and flea markets, and enjoying time with family and friends. She has been a lifelong volunteer with the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale, is currently on the Business Advisory Boards with Diablo Valley College and John F. Kennedy University and is the President of the Alameda Business Networking group.
Alameda, California 94501
510 693-1875
Susan Strong
Sunbelt Business Brokers

Sunbelt’s History
Sunbelt’s business brokers specialize in working with business owners to manage the sale of their businesses. Our brokers also work with individuals and companies who are interested in buying a business. Annually, our local offices work with thousands of business sellers and buyers to help them reach their goals.

Sunbelt was founded by Ed Pendarvis in Charleston, South Carolina in 1978. Ed developed a highly successful business brokerage operation and began licensing business brokerage offices under the Sunbelt marks during the mid 1990’s. Sunbelt has enjoyed tremendous success as a franchise system and has expanded to become the world’s largest business brokerage operation.

Sunbelt was acquired in 2006 by Merrymeeting, Inc.  With the backing and resources of Merrymeeting, Sunbelt has been able to maintain its leadership in the business brokerage industry by investing in professional education programs, developing leading edge technology and systems, and leveraging our international office network to better serve our clients.

Why More Business Owners Choose Sunbelt

Largest Main Street and Lower Middle Market business intermediary firm in the world!
More Certified Business Intermediaries (CBI) than any other firm!
More than 5,000 business-for-sale listings!
Thousands of registered business buyers looking for just the right business!
We wrote the book (Selling Your Business For Dummies) on how to sell your business!
2229 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, California 94502
Phil Holt