About Manuel Palachuk

Entrepreneur and Coach

The coach that will take you to the gym, not just send you there!

Manuel has over 30 years of business, management, and training experience in the computer and electronics industries. He has owned several successful businesses, managed several successful IT and MSP service companies, and coached many more. He is an expert of process, systems, and their efficiency who is driven toward continuous improvement in all aspects of business. He is a well-known author in the IT consulting community for Small and Medium-sized Businesses. He is an experienced speaker and trainer at industry conferences. His goal is to take your business to the next level, and he has the blueprint to do it.
Manuel Palachuk

Passion: I believe that small business is the backbone of the world and the service industry in

particular is the heart! I want to see to it that the world has a strong back and a good heart.

Vision: A solid fabric of small businesses around the world, woven of strong culture and

compass with a dedication to quality products and services.

Mission: To take you and your business to the next level. And I have the blueprint to do it!

Values: Integrity, Passion, Knowledge (study), Experience (practice), Collaboration, Stewardship, and Transformation (Getting to the next level).

Motto: I want to help the world turn in the right direction on balance.

Manuel is the author of the book Getting To The Next Level: A Blueprint for Taking You and Your Business to the Top. He is also the co-author of the Network Migration Workbook, an expansive 600-page document covering the complete processes and checklists required to migrate your network with zero downtime.

Manuel holds an associate degree in Electrical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Automated Manufacturing. Manuel completed his first Microsoft Windows Certified Training in 1993 (Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server) and held a variety of Microsoft certifications for more than 20 years including Small Business Specialist.

He started his first computer and network service business in 1992, several years before the Internet became completely open to the public. Later, he had a six-year stint as President of KPEnterprises Business Consulting in Sacramento, CA. He then began a one-year contract as the outsourced COO for Network Technology Solutions (NTS) in Pompano Beach, FL. In that time, he turned the company around from an unprofitable position to one with four consecutive quarters in the black. In 2012, Manuel struck out on his own again. The primary focus of this latest endeavor is to help Service Providers take their business to the next level. Recently Manuel has devised what he believes to be the most innovative Business Agile Strategy Execution (BASE) system to date and he’s built an array of coaching programs and tools around it.

As a result of his education and wide range of work experience, Manuel is an expert in projects and process control. He has worked and managed in industries ranging from food service to construction to boat building, and of course technology. He has worked on precision systems inside some of the largest companies and manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada. Significant projects included bringing an entire manufacturing plant online with Boeing’s Paperless Airplane project, and the upgrade of the Department of Energy network at Bonneville Power Administration from Unix to Windows.

Taekwondo InstructionManuel draws from many years of training, instructing, and coaching experience beyond just his business experience. He has more than a dozen years working with youth and adults in volunteer programs and has served as a trained COPE instructor. Additionally, he has taught Sailing, Rock Climbing, and is currently a Martial Arts instructor.

When not working, Manuel enjoys many hobbies including Sailing, Photography, SCUBA diving, and Taekwondo. Manuel is actively involved in several community efforts and strives to maintains his Emergency Preparedness and First Aid training with the Red Cross. Manuel likes to travel and has visited more than 30 countries on four continents. His travels have helped him to relate across cultures and see things from many different perspectives.

SCUBAManuel is based in Boca Raton, Florida, but is not constrained by his physical location in any way. By virtue of the internet and the dynamic physical resources around the world, he considers himself a global entity. Manuel will work with anyone anywhere, and with virtual offices in every major city on every continent, he can have an in-person meeting or make a presentation anywhere. He leverages on-demand resources for everything he does, from graphics design to network migrations.

When Manuel takes on a project or when asked for referrals by his clients, his preference is always to utilize and refer local resources such as those found in the Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB) community and those who support it. He tries to maintain a contact list and relationship with resources such as legal services, accounting or payroll, and technical labor in many locations. When that is simply not possible, Manuel will reach out to the massive SMB community around the world. There are excellent resources everywhere for this industry, and not knowing how to tap into them could be devastating to your company when you need them the most.
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