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Karl Weidner Business Consultant & Mentor

Karl Weidner

About Karl

Do you want to start a business? Grow your business? Not sure where to go from here? I can help.

Hi, my name is Karl. Let me get the resume stuff out of the way: I am a successful executive with more than 30 years experience in business start-up, management, operations, strategy, planning, retail sales management, human resources, purchasing, real estate transactions, property management, quality and process improvement, training, sales management, contract administration, and team development. Additionally, I have experience and expertise in project management, general business consulting, and due diligence projects to support mergers and acquisitions.

In short: I know how business works. Inside and out.

It’s important to know the business experience I have, but it’s also important to know that I’ve been able to be successful in this way while maintaining balance, experiencing meaningful growth in my personal life, and developing long-lasting relationships with great people like Joshua and Ryan.

I specialize in the following areas:

Leadership. I can help you polish your skills when it comes to leading a team of people—or leading yourself. A good leader has control over his or her team. A great leader has control over his or her team while maintaining their respect and admiration.

Maintaining life balance.While leading and running a business it’s easy to let the most important aspects of life slip. I can help you figure out how to keep the balance you need.

Build a successful business. I have helped people like Joshua and Ryan for over twenty years build successful businesses. If you want to build your own business I can teach you how to do so while maintaining integrity and staying in alignment with your values and beliefs.

I am here to serve. I am here to assist you in making the changes you want to make in your life.


“I first met Karl Weidner during my corporate days. I’ve known him for 10 years. Karl has an important gift: leadership. If it wasn’t for Karl’s mentoring, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. He’s helped me grow immensely when it comes to my leadership skills and business sense. Karl has mentored many people I know and has had a positive impact with them as well. He would make a great mentor for you too if you need help with leading, building a business, or if you just need someone to talk to about the direction in which you are headed.”

—Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists

“Everyone can benefit from a great mentor. I first met Karl Weidner in the late 1990s when he was building the team that launched a wildly successful wireless telecom company. I was fortunate to join that team and work with Karl for more than a decade. Since then, Karl has been a trusted advisor, a mentor, and a friend. He thoroughly understands the principles of starting, operating, and growing a business. Both personally and professionally, Karl’s guidance has been an integral part of my own long-term success.”

—Joshua Fields Millburn, The Minimalists

Karl was very effective at guiding my thought process in a way that helped me distill a wide variety of thoughts and concepts into concise, actionable next steps. He made a genuine effort to learn about the details of my situation in order to personalize his approach, and he asked all the right questions to help me arrive at conclusions independently. I especially appreciated Karl’s easygoing, conversational style that made the experience comfortable and friendly from beginning to end. It was without a doubt time well spent!

—Natasha Zimmerman, Client


I offer two scheduling options: Single Session or Full Month. All sessions meet via your preferred method: phone or webcam. You will receive an email within one week of payment to schedule your first session:

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  • October 2018 — 1 spots available
  • November 2018 — 2 spots available
  • December 2018 — 4 spots available

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I’m certain I can help you improve your life. So certain, in fact, that I offer a 100% satisfaction, money-back guarantee to all of my monthly clients. If I can’t help you, I’m willing to refund 100% of your money.


Email: [email protected]