The Coughlin Group Inc. Appointed to ERC Preferred Partner Network; To Present Strategic Planning Seminar June 17

CLEVELAND – May 26, 2016 – Founded in 1993, The Coughlin Group Inc., a consultancy specializing in strategic planning for privately held and family businesses, has been announced as the newest preferred partner in the ERC Partner Network.

ERC (Employer's Resource Council), celebrating its 96th year in 2016, is a human resources service organization for business professionals in Northeast Ohio. ERC’s exclusive Partner Network offers its more than 1,000 member organizations access to best-in-class providers with services including business consulting, HR and employee benefits, recruitment, employee wellness, HR technology and more.

"ERC has a great reputation for high impact content and solutions," said Jeanne Coughlin, Founder and President. "Our partnership builds on our collective expertise helping privately-held and family businesses achieve their idea of success. I’m very excited about this new partnership and the next chapter for The Coughlin Group."

The Coughlin Group delivers its proprietary CG one business planning process to help management teams move in one positive direction, with one vision, working from one simple, actionable, and measurable plan. CG one, officially launched in 2015, was developed by Coughlin based on more than 20 years of high-touch consulting and service with her clients.

To kick off the new partnership, Coughlin will be leading a training program “Ask the Expert: Strategic Planning for Privately Held and Family Businesses,” 9-11 a.m., June 17, at ERC Headquarters. The session is free and open to both ERC member organizations and non-members. Learn more and register here

About Jeanne Coughlin, President, Coughlin Group Inc.

Since 1993, Jeanne Coughlin has worked with business owners and management teams to create clarity, focus behaviors and measure results. Her mission is to be a catalyst for the prosperity and success of privately-held and family businesses.

  • Certified Strategic Planning Facilitator, Peter Drucker Leader to Leader Institute
  • Certified Stages of Growth Strategist & licensee of the One Page Business Plan System®
  • Published Author: Featured Book Award from Harvard Working Knowledge Group, “The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs.”
  • Certified Professional Certified Professional Behavior & Values Analyst
  • Chapter Chair & Facilitator, WPO (peer advisory group for women business owners)

In addition, Coughlin is on the Board of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Leadership Lorain County. She also serves as board and executive committee member for Mercy Hospital. She is a graduate of the 2003 Leadership Cleveland class, and was selected as a Women of Note by Crain’s Cleveland Business. Jeanne was also recognized with the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award presented by Cleveland State University for her “dedicated work advocating on behalf of small business.”

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