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

President and Founder


Business Genre:  Coaching, Consulting

Business Description:

Susan Strong is Founder and Owner of the Strong Coaching Academy (SCA) and Strong Consulting located in the city of Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area. SCA specializes in working with small to medium businesses and helping them with their business and people strategies. She attributes her success to great listening skills and common sense and an un-ending curiousity to learn about people and business and an interest in helping her clients do and be their best. Susan’s career spans 30 years working first for a number of Fortune 500 companies as a Human Resources Executive and then as a Human Resources Consultant and finally as the owner of several business coaching practices. 


Susan has learned from owning her own small business coaching practice, that the most important thing small business owners need to get them through the first tumultuous years, is help with their lead generation and lead conversion strategies to generate regular cash flow.  Susan is the author of “45 Minutes Business Breakthroughs”, which identifies simple ways to find $10,000 in any business.  For those interested in taking a deeper dive and really building up their businesses, she has an E-Learning Marketing System with 52 (one a week) lead generation tools that can help any business be successful.


For those businesses already on a strong path and growth trajectory, ready to build a team, Susan can help strategize and execute on building that team and long term, practical Human Resources processes and programs.  Throughout her corporate career she was  an executive and career coach, and found that the leaders she worked with really valued having someone to talk to help them with their employee and leadership issues.    Susan can help with recruiting plans and terminations, training, organizational design, and employee relations to name a few of her areas of HR expertise.

Susan is a sought after speaker and has been a regular webinar presenter on business topics for the University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association.  One of her most popular topics is entitled, Women In Business: Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word, in which she emphasizes the need for women to negotiate and ask for what they are worth. Susan is passionate about helping women to overcome societal barriers that are keeping them from being successful. 

Susan is a 4th generation San Francisco Bay Area resident, and graduate of UC Berkeley.  In her free time she is an avid tennis player, a less avid golfer, book reader, and traveler. She is currently a Director on the Alameda Chamber of Commerce and a Business Advisor for the Diablo Valley College Business School. She is a past president of the Alameda Business Networking Group (ABN) and the Children’s Hospital Oakland Family House and has been a regular volunteer for over 20 years with the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale.
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

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Alameda Chamber of Commerce
2215-A South Shore Center
Alameda,CA 94501
(510) 522-0414