About Mike Sobus
About Mike Sobus
excels in winning new clients and sales.
is proficient at building a comfortable relationship with prospects while identifying the business drivers that lead to successful closing of a sale.
long and deep business experience with a focused approach to develop win-win solutions that help his
Mike Sobus, Business Coach, Consultant, Advisor
early teens Mike
learned firsthand the critical importance of sales development and customer service when he
father in the establishment of a thriving service station/repair shop/convenience store in his
native city, Baltimore, Maryland.
Mike's Dad was a true entrepreneur even before it was vogue, and working with his
Dad Mike learned firsthand critical lessons for startup businesses such as cash control and developing a Unique Selling Proposition.
Continuing his education, Mike graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, with a BS in Chemistry.
Upon graduation, he
studied for the ministry where he
combined a passion for service with teaching on the secondary school level.
During his ministry training Mike also developed further his professional scientific skills and he was awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Maryland.
Thereafter Mike held a post-doctoral research position at Harvard.
Following on his scientific education career Mike taught Chemistry and Biochemistry at Loyola College, Boston College and St. Joseph's University.
16 year with PQ Corporation
, a chemical manufacturer in Philadelphia, PA Mike
love of science with a developing commercial eye.
Moving from R&D to Marketing, he
held positions of increasing responsibility- Market Development Manager, Product Manager, Marketing Manager and Commercial Manager.
As part of his education in commerce Mike completed the MBA Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania during this time.
A few of his
major accomplishments during this period are:
As Vice President, Sales/Marketing, Mike was instrumental in rapid sales growth and represented the customer voice throughout the new product development process.
After this time Mike
provided independent consulting for some close associates with whom he
worked in his
From developing business plans to establishing a market strategy and assembling a sales team, Mike
discovered a strong pull to his
real passion- people.
It was during this time that he began researching the profession of business coaching and was introduced to the Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA).
He completed his training and licensing and now is an active member of PBCA.
He founded Next Level Business Development in the summer of 2009.
is very happily married and resides in Peabody, Massachusetts in the beautiful North Shore of Boson.
Though not a native New Englander, Mike
was inducted quickly into Red Sox Nation and now enjoys the summer roller coaster saga of the Yankee - Red Sox rivalry.