Brian Alquist

Brian
Alquist

I am the founder and president of 1Direction Strategy, a certified business coach, and small business strategist.

I understand the rewards and challenges of small business ownership – because I’ve lived it. I worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years while together with my wife, raising four children. For 20 years, I’d fly off to Brazil, Japan, or Germany and return home after an exhausting week or two to a mountain of work, an active and important family life, and a demanding C-level executive schedule. Something had to change. In 2014, after re-evaluating my priorities, and in close consultation with my doctor and family, I started my own company and have worked hard to build a successful business of which I am very proud.

With decades of business experience with companies having revenues ranging from less than $millions to $billions, a well-rounded educational background, and an impressive array of professional certifications, I am uniquely positioned to share my learnings and tools with success-minded owners like you so that you can achieve more with your business than you ever thought possible.

I am the founder and president of 1Direction Strategy, a certified business coach, and small business strategist.

I understand the rewards and challenges of small business ownership – because I’ve lived it. I worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years while together with my wife, raising four children. For 20 years, I’d fly off to Brazil, Japan, or Germany and return home after an exhausting week or two to a mountain of work, an active and important family life, and a demanding C-level executive schedule. Something had to change. In 2014, after re-evaluating my priorities, and in close consultation with my doctor and family (and a little help from my former boss), I started my own company and have worked hard to build a successful business of which I am very proud.

With decades of business experience with companies having revenues ranging from less than $millions to $billions, a well-rounded educational background, and an impressive array of professional certifications, I am uniquely positioned to share my learnings and tools with success-minded owners like you so that you can achieve more with your business and have a better life than you ever thought possible.

So many business owners recognize deep down that things HAVE to be different.

There is no substitute for hard work. As a business owner, it’s important to eventually transition from working hard to having a business that works for you. This transition requires a willingness to change, an inspirational vision, and an unwavering commitment to more success.

As a business owner, you are well positioned to lead change in the workplace. But change always starts with you. It’s my job to help you define and get you started on the path to more success. It’s also my job to help get your team on board and to keep you on the right track.

What people are saying…

“Brian and I met in 2009 and am very pleased to have done so. His professional approach to his life and business are second to none. Doing what he says he will do is exactly what happens. Brian treats everyone he encounters with respect and curiosity. I would say ‘Rare’ today. His persona is perfect for his clients’ success. Brian is a Win, Win, Win!”  – Daniel Moneypenny, Owner, ImaginIt.

“We had previously taken a shotgun approach to getting things done and were trying to make progress on everything with no definitive direction or results. We hit a glass ceiling. After only a few months of working with Brian, we have a workable plan to achieve our growth objectives, renewed excitement and clarity in our work, and are very much looking forward to a more successful future.” – Melanie Friedman, Principle, FMD Architects.

Are you ready for meaningful change?

You have a choice. You can act independently and work to implement changes that will bring more success. Or, you can explore the advantages of working with a small business strategist to take a structured and disciplined approach to achieving more success and freedom than you ever imagined. That’s our business!

Your journey starts here!

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