Mike Paton has been learning from entrepreneurs for most of his life. Today he works hard to give back – as an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, Certified EOS Implementer, and as the Visionary for EOS Worldwide.
Paton discovered the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) a dozen years ago while trying to take a $7 million company to the next level. Feeling stuck and more than a little frustrated, his search for answers led him to Gino Wickman and EOS. Having helped run four entrepreneurial companies, Paton instantly recognized the power of this simple, holistic “way of operating” a small business. He quickly became a passionate advocate, joined the Professional EOS Implementer Community, and dedicated himself to helping other entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses.
Since then, Paton has conducted more than 1,200 full-day sessions with the leadership teams of more than 110 companies and helped thousands more entrepreneurs by sharing EOS in dynamic talks and workshops the world over. During that journey, Paton wrote_ Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable _with Gino Wickman and then succeeded Gino in the role of Visionary for EOS Worldwide. In that role, he leads a close-knit community of more than 250 Professional EOS Implementers around the globe – each passionate about helping entrepreneurs run better businesses and live better lives.
Paton lives in Minneapolis with his wife Kate. Together they have five boys.
Working with Mike Paton to help us ‘master’ EOS has given us a much clearer vision of what’s been stopping us from reaching our goals and enabled us to start moving ahead. We now have the tools we need to quickly and effectively analyze our organization and our people. It’s helped us make tough decisions and stay focused on what we do best. Thanks to EOS, we now clearly see exactly what needs to be done to reach our goals and we have the discipline to do it.
Jim Sheehan, PowerObjects
Mike is one of the stars in the world of business coaching. He grew up ‘in the trenches’ leading entrepreneurial companies and understands the problems we face every day. He is a trustworthy and reliable guide who will help you transform your organization. EOS is a proven process I believe in – it’s worked for my business and been field tested at hundreds of other companies just like mine.
Rick Erickson, Agosto
Implementing EOS has relieved stress from my life, reduced complexity that I spent years creating, and helped me see just how far my companies can go. EOS brought structure, discipline and accountability into the organization – every employee is now focused on our vision and fully committed to achieving it. Mike Paton has a knack for getting right to the core issues and then getting everyone working on the right solutions. I can’t say enough about him and EOS.
Gregg Saunders, Student Paths, fahrenHEIGHT360