"Babette Ten Haken clearly understands how to translate the technical into the practical (and actual) of business development. Her work as a coach and Mentor for the engineers in the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge has resulted in student entrepreneurs transitioning into entrepreneurial business people. Her work as a Mentor in Tech Arb, the University of Michigan Venture Incubator, has also been outstanding, in that she presents real-life situations, dialogues and no-nonsense outcomes in which our young entrepreneurs can participate in the realities of business development in today's global economy. She does this so naturally with our students. Think what she can do for your business."
-- Norman Rapino PhD MBA,Mentor-In-Residence, Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan College of Engineering

“I met Babette Ten Haken in January 2005 and was impressed with her ability to offer a total marketing solution to small businesses like mine. Over the past 5 years Babette has become a vital part of our organization by providing strategic marketing positioning, company and product branding, web analysis and tracking tools. When CDI implemented these services we experienced an increase in new customer requirements which led to an increase in gross sales and net profits. I would recommend Babette to any business owner looking for a hands on dedicated business consultant who provides total marketing strategies with growth potential.”
-- Danya Chandler, President, Connective Design Inc."

“There are not many people who can get engineers and non-technical professionals talking to each other let alone being more productive. Babette does that. Her blogging and discussion forums on LinkedIn have opened the eyes of many professionals and they provide a great reference to go by in future discussions. I was also fortunate enough to preview her book, DO YOU MEAN BUSINESS, and it is a must read. Babette is a consummate professional who I look forward to following as she continues to be successful in her career.”
-- Ben Matthews, P.E., Project Manager, Atkins North America

“We have worked with “B” for a number of years. She is very intuitive concerning our needs and limitations as a small business. Her word is her bond, and her effective sales approach is to squeeze out the maximum effectiveness for us – whether we use it effectively or not. She and her associates worked hard, with us, to produce an expanded new website that we feel is EXCEPTIONAL and is producing great results in this time of economic distress. BRAVO!!”
-- Dave Martin, President, Allied Window Inc.

“I’ve known Babette since 2005. Over the years, we’ve discussed numerous approaches to business development. She has a fine strategic mind, including the ability to translate the big picture into the tactical components that need to be put into play to execute business development strategies for her client group.”
-- Jill Konrath, Author, Speaker, Strategist

“I first “met” Babette through reading some of her informative and creative blog articles. I knew after becoming one of her followers we would be dynamic partners at some point in the future and soon after we were. For months now Babette has been a guest blogger on my career development blog and her articles have brought a fresh new twist to my readers and I really appreciate it. If you want to step outside of your shoes and look at things in a whole new perspective, you need to talk to Babette Ten Haken, she’ll push you outside of your comfort zone to new and exciting things!”
-- Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP, CPESC, CPSWQ, President, Powerful Purpose Associates

“Babette has been a guest blogger on our website, CivilEngineeringCentral.com, for about a year now. We were looking for a regular guest blogger who could bring some different perspective to the table, specifically as it related to our civil engineering audience… and that is exactly what we found in Babette. Babette’s blogging on our site provides valued insight to our engineering audience that they may not otherwise be exposed to. Her writings are engaging and she does a great job at challenging our readers to venture a little bit further into areas they are unaccustomed to as engineers. In speaking with Babette I have found her to be energetic and excited about what she does – we are very fortunate to have Babette as a regular guest blogger on our site.”
-- Matt Barcus, President, Precision Executive Search, Inc. and Managing Partner, CivilEngineeringCentral.com

"Babette is a fabulous resource for companies and entrepreneurs who want to improve their sales and business development strategy, tools and processes. She is brilliant, professional, personable, articulate and a great partner who truly cares about her clients."
-- Amy Cell, VP, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

“Babette has been both a mentor and a judge for the Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge. Babette has been very generous with her time and expertise to student entrepreneurs. Babette shared her expertise in business development and the translation between engineering and business. I highly recommend working with Babette!”
-- Amy Klinke, Assistant Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan

“Babette really "gets" the challenges technicians/engineers face when going into business. Just having a great product is just one of the many boxes you need ticked when starting a business. From my conversations with Babette, she appears to know all the other boxes to tick.”
-- Tessa Stowe, Sending Out to Give, SendOutCards, Australia



Books By Babette Ten Haken:


Do YOU Mean Business? Technical/Non-Technical Collaboration, Business Development and YOU

 


Babette Ten Haken

Areas of Expertise:

Business Coaching
Business Strategy
Career Development
Executive Coaching
Leadership/Management
 






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Babette Ten Haken

Catalyst for business transition, startup growth and professional development.

Babette Ten Haken is a management consultant and business coach. She catalyzes startups and remodels small-to-medium manufacturing and service companies who have difficulty with unpredictable revenue streams. Babette is a catalyst for small to medium businesses transforming forward, startups searching for organic growth strategies and professionals who want to develop cross-functional, collaboration skill sets. She works with senior executives and their entire teams, even if you are a company of 1-5! 

* Named one of the Top 50 Marketing & Sales Influencers & Bloggers 2013 & 2014 by Top Sales World magazine.

* Author: Do YOU Mean Business? | A business boot camp in a book for your entire organization. Customer-centric Selling is part of everyone's job function, even if you are a technical professional.

* Founder, President and Chief Catalyst: Sales Aerobics for Engineers® | Build productive and profitable businesses. Leverage cross-functional business development strategies. Facilitate technical knowledge and communication for new customer acquisition. 

* Startup Consulting Strategist | Learn what it takes to create a sustainable new business development culture. Acquire investors and customers who are sold on YOU. Mentor: National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, CFE & Ross School of Business - UMichigan.

* Professional Development Coaching | Lead instead of follow. Collaborate with colleagues instead of marginalizing them. Learn about what it takes to run a business and create enduring value. Become a complete Businessperson of Worth. 

Babette blogs at the award-winning Sales Aerobics for Engineers® Blog and for Top Sales World, the IBM Midsize Insider Blog, salesforce Blog, RainToday and ASQ Influential Voices Blog.

Contact her at: 734.355.1118.

Specialties: Leadership Development | Business Modeling | Business Planning | Business Development | Entrepreneurship | Startup Coaching | Market Development | Sales Strategies | Sales Engineering Team Strategy |Team Facilitation | Coaching | Sales Training | Workshops and Seminars.


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Babette Ten Haken

Catalyst for business transition, startup growth and professional development.

Babette Ten Haken is a management consultant and business coach. She catalyzes startups and remodels small-to-medium manufacturing and service companies who have difficulty with unpredictable revenue streams. Babette is a catalyst for small to medium businesses transforming forward, startups searching for organic growth strategies and professionals who want to develop cross-functional, collaboration skill sets. She works with senior executives and their entire teams, even if you are a company of 1-5! 

* Named one of the Top 50 Marketing & Sales Influencers & Bloggers 2013 & 2014 by Top Sales World magazine.

* Author: Do YOU Mean Business? | A business boot camp in a book for your entire organization. Customer-centric Selling is part of everyone's job function, even if you are a technical professional.

* Founder, President and Chief Catalyst: Sales Aerobics for Engineers® | Build productive and profitable businesses. Leverage cross-functional business development strategies. Facilitate technical knowledge and communication for new customer acquisition. 

* Startup Consulting Strategist | Learn what it takes to create a sustainable new business development culture. Acquire investors and customers who are sold on YOU. Mentor: National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, CFE & Ross School of Business - UMichigan.

* Professional Development Coaching | Lead instead of follow. Collaborate with colleagues instead of marginalizing them. Learn about what it takes to run a business and create enduring value. Become a complete Businessperson of Worth. 

Babette blogs at the award-winning Sales Aerobics for Engineers® Blog and for Top Sales World, the IBM Midsize Insider Blog, salesforce Blog, RainToday and ASQ Influential Voices Blog.

Contact her at: 734.355.1118.

Specialties: Leadership Development | Business Modeling | Business Planning | Business Development | Entrepreneurship | Startup Coaching | Market Development | Sales Strategies | Sales Engineering Team Strategy |Team Facilitation | Coaching | Sales Training | Workshops and Seminars.