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  • Performance Coaching For CEOs
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Either you’re in control of your business, or it’s in control of you. And you can’t have it both ways.

If you’re stuck in the day-to-day operations, if your growth is slower than you would like...or you’re spinning your wheels and feel like you’re going nowhere...If you’re sacrificing your life to WORK...or worse yet, if you feel your business is in a graveyard spiral – I’ve got to level with you -it’s not going to get any better unless you change the way you approach and lead your business.

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Chuck Gumbert

CEO Mentor, Business Performance Coach, Turnaround Specialist™ and Fighter Pilot

A self-made millionaire with over 30 years specializing in business performance, I help ambitious entrepreneurs and smart CEOs take control of their business, improve performance and profitability, and most importantly...get their life back.

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Walt Bowser

Chuck is an extraordinary operations leader with a passion for the aerospace business.

Walt Bowser
CFO-TECT Aerospace (Stony Point Group)

Kevin Brown

Chuck's leadership in our MRO enabled M7 to successfully complete over 50 ATR Passenger to Freight conversions while simultaneous implementing significant cost improvements and design enhancements. The work on these aircraft was completed under rigorous time constraints placed on us by our customers. Not one aircraft was delivered late and they all had over and above workscope additions that could have hindered our performance. The program was successful and did not distract Chuck from taking care of our other Commercial and Military customers at the same time.

Kevin Brown
Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP-M7 Aerospace

Brian D. Dannewitz

I'm writing on behalf of Mr. Charles (Chuck) Gumbert who was Vice President - MRO for M7 Aerospace. Chuck had full P&L responsibility for the San Antonio, TX and Springfield, MO, MRO business segments. His responsibilities included management of the FedEx ATR program, C26 maintenance, commercial Merlin/Metro work, and the Springfield Merlin/Metro, EMB120, SAAB340 and charter business. Mr. Gumbert was instrumental in starting/growing the ATR P-F line in 2004 and delivered 40+ aircraft on schedule with an impressive record of growth and quality for the program. Chuck's leadership and business savvy are superb. His passion for excellence lead to the development of several high performing teams and ISO/AS certified processes and procedures which have stood the test of time. His customer service skills are well developed and his background in project/program management, financial analytics, process improvement and enterprise growth are assets that any entity would benefit from. I would be happy to provide additional examples of Mr. Gumbert's capabilities and accomplishments upon request.

Brian D. Dannewitz
Vice President MRO-M7 Aerospace

Mark Faulkner

On behalf of Bob Jones and myself, please accept this letter of recommendation as a token of our appreciation for all your hard work and success in positioning our company to prosper.

Specifically, we were very impressed with your ability to organize and lead the organization to focus on accomplishing specific goals. The improved throughput, quality and the amount of finished product that was positioned for sale was quite impressive. Further, the communication and working relationship was greatly improved both professionally and personally.

When we did have to pass through troubled waters; your integrity and solutions-oriented approach provided leadership of the highest caliber.

Mark Faulkner
Western Region / Jones Alloys


Chuck’s New Book

Chuck's third book is filled with hard-fought insight from his experiences flying the F-14 Tomcat for the US Navy and of lessons learned while leading business turnarounds. This book provides concrete steps to help you achieve the next level of growth in both life and business. LEARN MORE