About Seth

sethgetz@gmail.com
WORK EXPERIENCE
                Business Mastery | 311 S. River Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
                Business Coach, January 2000 - Present
-          Work with small business owners to encourage the process of strategic development in their business
-          Create a strategic plan involving business growth, financial stability, and inspiration of uniqueness and individuality
                Warehaüs | Holland, MI
                Founder, May 2013 – Present
-          Creation of a co-working space that allows entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses to work in a professional space in a community of like-minded individuals
                CFL Incubator at Hope College | Hope College, Holland, MI
                Entrepreneur in Residence, July 2012 - Present
-          Mentoring Hope College students who are in the process of learning entrepreneurial skills by developing a business
-          Use of Lean Startup methodology and Bootstrapping techniques
                Alliance for Entrepreneurial Leadership | Chico, CA
                Founder/Director, January 2006 – January 2014
-          Coach individuals by increasing aptitude to become successful business coaches
-          Provide materials and resources to help businesses and individuals become successful
-          Provide ongoing support during the development of the client’s business
                QDS Incorporated | St. Joseph, MI
                President, January 1998 – October 1999
-          Coach business employees to attain their goals and create positive habits
-          Creation of a training program that encouraged people to understand their goals, break down the habits that are holding them back (or the lack of a habit), and use our system to create positive change by creating positive habits.
-          Presentation of training to medium and large businesses and facilitated ongoing habit formation development meetings with the people involved with the program.
                Arroway Data | Hartford, MI
                Team Leader/Systems Developer/Programmer, September 1996 – January 1998
-          Leadership in software development
-          Implementation innovative solutions for Large retail store chains
               


                IBLP | Hinsdale, Illinois
                Manager of IT and Software Development Groups, April 1990 – August 1996
-          Leadership role in IT and Software development teams
-          Leadership role for the programming team in the development of system-wide client and operations support software
-          Development and implementation of an inventory control system and administered Novel and Windows Networks
                Paradox Training Group | Chicago, Illinois
                Founder/President, 1994 - 1996
-          Arranged and taught courses in software development and programming languages
-          Taught college-level equivalent courses in software development basics, database design, and programming languages
ACHIEVEMENTS
-          Three-time awardee of “Top 40 Business Leaders under the age of 40” in 2010, 2012, and 2013 by the Grand Rapids Business Journal
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
                Keys for Kids Ministries | Grand Rapids, MI
                Board Treasurer
                Reformation Heritage Books | Grand Rapids, MI
                Board Treasurer
                Toastmasters International | Southwest, MI
                Various Leadership Positions, including Regional Director for Western Michigan
-          Organized numerous contests and membership training programs
-          Leadership development within the organization
SKILLS AND ENDORSEMENTS
-          Entrepreneurship                    - New Business Development
-          Public Speaking                         - Management
-          Training                                        - Lean Startup
-          Business Planning                    - Bootstrapping
-          Coaching                                      - Business Coaching

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