Business Coaching

Notice: At this time, we are not accepting new clients. We will begin accepting new clients in January 2021. In the meantime, we invite you to attend an upcoming virtual Orientation to understand our organization’s lending and learning services! Browse our exciting line up of upcoming offerings on the class/workshop calendar.


Business Coaching

Mountain BizWorks offers highly customized, peer-to-peer business coaching by an extensive network of successful local business owners. Our coaching helps entrepreneurs overcome obstacles, grow strategically, and create jobs. We aim to educate as well as present your options in a step by step achievable path so you can build a successful business. Mountain BizWorks coaches provide support to business owners but don’t “do” the work for you. Come to us to learn the skills necessary to build a strong business and we will be your sounding board to make decisions in the start-up phase all the way through to succession planning.

Coaching is available in English and Spanish. 

Para hablar con alguien acerca de nuestros servicios en español (clases, asesoria, y préstamos), Karla Castillo 828-253-2834 Ext 20.


Additional Resources

We understand navigating the available COVID-19 response resources can be challenging. Visit our Covid-19 Resources Page for more tools and information. 

Visit our News Page to get tips and tools from our recent Coach Blog Posts



Q: I can’t afford the $50/hr for coaching. Do you offer scholarships?

A: Yes. Learn more about what’s required by visiting our scholarship information page.


Q: I have a scholarship. How do I request more hours with my current coach? 

A: Please use the Request Hours Link from any session summary email. 


Q: How do I change coaches?

A: From your session summary email, please use the Request More Hours Link and express your interest in hours with a different coach. You can also email me directly at


Q: Can I have more than one coach?

A: Yes! Regular paying clients would direct us on how they’d like to utilize pre-purchased hours. Scholarship clients can meet with multiple coaches for free. The coaches on our team have a variety of experience and expertise. Meeting with more than one coach often makes sense based on the goals you’re trying to accomplish. Submit the Existing MBW Client Coaching Request below to share a new goal that you’d like to work on with a separate coach.


Q: I pay for coaching. How do I purchase additional hours to use with a coach or a new coach?

A: The link to pre-purchase hours can be found in previous emails from our team or in the session summary email.


Q: How do I share feedback about my coaching experience?

A: Our primary communication method with clients is through email. Please locate an email with your session summary notes and there is a link to provide feedback


Active Mountain BizWorks Clients:

Please review the below to see if filling out the Existing MBW Client Coaching Request form is your best next step. 

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • I have an active loan with Mountain BizWorks.
  • I have participated in Foundations, Alpine, or received 1:1 business coaching within the past 6 months.
  • I’d like to request a second coach to tackle another topic for growing my business.

Do not fill out this form if any of the following applies: 

  • Your engagement with us was only via an individual workshop or orientation session.
  • If you’ve only engaged with us via a coaching intake assessment with Mike Ames. We will send you a separate invitation to fill out the New Client Coaching Request Form.


Existing MBW Client Coaching Request»



Jill Kichefski

Business Coaching Manager
828-253-2834 x17



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