On top of all of his “academic” expertise, Steve is an extremely valuable in-the-trenches networking partner. He will teach you the theory of networking. That is part of what you are hiring him for. His network and “give first” philosophy come as an unexpected and welcome bonus.
Private Equity & Venture Capital Attorney
Steve is an exceptional business development coach. His enthusiasm and optimism are infectious, and he models what he preaches. I recommend Steve without reservation to lawyers wanting expert, hands-on, smart advice on growing one’s book of business.
Gary Noah Savine
Employment & Business Attorney
Steve is knowledgeable, accessible, and so helpful in coaching attorneys who are looking to expand their networks and books of business. His insight is invaluable, and I have truly enjoyed working with him and learning from him. Highly recommend!
Steve helped to clear out that clutter, got me focused on a systematic approach to developing the business by working the relationships I already have, and helped me find language that fit my style and personality. I have found myself more aware of marketing opportunities and the ways I can seize upon those opportunities. The future looks much brighter.
Working with Steve has been worth every penny and every minute I’ve invested in it. I am now getting better results with much less wasted time and effort. I recommend Steve without reservation to anyone who wants to become more skilled and more efficient at developing new business.
Steve is the real deal in coaching attorneys and developing business. I know this from experience. I am an attorney in practice for 36 years, whom he has been coaching for about three months. He has gotten me organized and educated about business development far beyond where I was before meeting him. With Steve’s guidance I have developed dozens of new contacts.
Andy Robert Norman
Steve is an excellent coach in every sense – a teacher, strategist and motivator just to name a few qualities. Steve has given me the knowledge, structure and confidence to effectively expand my marketing efforts and capture business in competitive situations. I would highly recommend Steve if you are serious about growing your practice.
Ronald A. Nyberg, Esq.
I believe I am pretty savvy when it comes to building my business, but there has not been a time when I have heard Steve Fretzin talk that he has not given me some ideas, skills or challenges that were not already in my bag of tricks. I find most people who teach about how to market service businesses to have limited ideas. Steve’s just seem endless.
Real Estate, Short Sales & Foreclosure Defense
Steve revamped our website and put a marketing plan in place. He works tirelessly and has a very hands-on approach. He’s been coaching our attorneys on how to market our services and reach out to new clients.
In the year after working with Steve, I more than tripled my volume of legal business and had one of my most profitable years in my 25 years of practicing law. The business generation skills I acquired or sharpened by working with Steve substantially contributed to that success. I HIGHLY recommend Steve to anyone seeking to “up their game” as a lawyer or other professional.
N. Neville Reid
Steve has been a very valuable resource to me with his numerous coaching tips, vast list of contacts and availability to answer questions and offer creative suggestions. My practice has unquestionably grown after working with Steve and maintaining contact with him for many years.
Working with Steve Fretzin demystified business development for me. Steve taught me specific, accessible strategies to help build my book of business and (kindly) prodded and pushed me along the way. I would recommend Steve to any attorney serious about business development.
As an attorney, where would I have learned how to grow a sustainable business? Steve Fretzin is more than a teacher of business development, he acts as a doctor to diagnose and eliminate the issues we attorneys face every day in attempting to grow a law practice. Whether you are a highly seasoned attorney or just starting out, you will definitely benefit from his insights and teachings. I strongly recommend Steve!
John L. Ambrogi
Steve is a results-oriented trainer who worked with our team on goals, objectives, and approach to clients. He instilled newfound confidence in those who had no experience in direct sales/multi-level marketing, and he inspired them to reach for their targets. He created an out-of-the box group model for our team to meet their adult learning needs. We’ve seen great results and we would not hesitate to recommend Steve to others.
Executive Vice President
Steve is a fantastic resource for attorneys looking to improve their business development skills. Over the past few years, Steve has been an invaluable resource and coach for me in growing my book of business. His advice and guidance has also helped me become more efficient and productive at networking thus saving time while increasing results. Highly recommended!
I was uncomfortable seeking new business, but I’ve always liked helping people. Steve gave me the tools and comfort to see business development not as sales but as an offer to help. Changing my approach over the last six months has led to a jump in my new originations, two-fold last year, and I’ve already surpassed that figure in the first two months of this year.
Steve gave a concise, chock full of useful tips presentation on Lawyer Coaching at a recent Chicago Legal Marketing Association meeting. As a member of the Chicago LMA Board, I greatly appreciate his generosity in sharing his hard-earned knowledge and the time it took for him to pull together his presentation.
I have been working with Steve for the better part of the year and his system and insight has more than paid for itself. He is readily accessible and provides thoughtful and caring advice. If you are looking to grow your business, Steve is your man.
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