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Written by Mike Paton on March 1, 2017


In my conversations with business owners and business coaches alike, I often get asked, “What is an EOS® Implementer?”

People tend to lump coaches, consultants and EOS Implementers into one big category of professionals who help businesses, business leaders, and leadership teams. However, there are some important differences.

Whether you’re a visionary business leader looking for the right kind of help, or someone wanting to help companies and leaders gain greater traction, here’s a look at who EOS Implementers are and what makes them tick.

The Key Difference Between Coaches and EOS Implementers

The best business coaches and consultants are expert problem solvers. When something isn’t working in a business, or on a leadership team, they immerse themselves deeply enough to discover a problem and recommend a solution. In many cases, they’re then hired to implement that solution. There’s real value in that, and many great business consultants and coaches provide tremendous benefit to business owners and leadership teams.

While EOS Implementers are also expert problem solvers, they work hard to help clients learn to identify, prioritize, and resolve issues on their own. Implementers use a proven system full of simple, practical tools that helps leaders strengthen the Six Key Components™ of their business. They’re EOS experts only, focused on helping clients harness the system and the tools to align the collective wisdom within their companies, gain traction, and achieve a clear, compelling vision that’s shared by all. An EOS Implementer is a natural teacher and facilitator, but they don’t have all the answers.

Implementers are also guided by curiosity, passion, and a constant desire to learn. As my good friend Ken DeWitt, a Certified EOS Implementer, has said, “We’re not perfect. We’re vulnerable. And the more (vulnerable) we are, the more we connect with our clients – and they find the courage to do the things they need to do in their business.”

Both approaches are valuable, you just need to choose which one is right for you.

Connected to a Close-Knit Community

Another important difference is the level of support and connectivity EOS Implementers enjoy. They’re all members of a community of like-minded peers committed to the success of their clients, and to helping one another become better EOS Implementers. They’re all dedicated to mastering their craft, and they participate regularly in events to learn, share, and grow – and to help fellow EOS Implementers do the same.

In other words, Implementers are colleagues and collaborators – not competitors. When someone gets stuck, he or she can tap into a vast network to get help. Implementers may be working for themselves, but they don’t have to work by themselves.

And the benefits of community trickle down to clients, as well. Leadership teams get the best wisdom from a whole community of EOS Implementers, not just one person’s perspective.

Using a Proven System

Many business coaches create their own business system of tools from various sources. But because the tools weren’t designed to work together, these systems can be inefficient and clunky, and the client’s business can end up running inefficiently as well.

But EOS Implementers rely on a proven, holistic system that’s simple to use and universal for nearly every organization. They don’t need to invent anything, so they spend less time reinventing the wheel, and more time delivering results.

EOS is a complete set of simple and practical tools that has helped hundreds of business coaches to do their best work for clients. And it has been proven to work in tens of thousands of organizations worldwide.

Find Out More About EOS Implementation

EOS Worldwide is proud to have built a collaborative community of EOS Implementers who are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. If you’d like to learn more about using EOS in your business, book a free 90-Minute Meeting .