Project Vets

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While on duty, every veteran was told they were a leader.  Therefore, they frequently, and erroneously, think that they’ll never want someone to bounce ideas off of or help fix a problem.  Project Vets coaching is for the veteran to help their business flourish and bless them in gratitude for what they did for all of us.


Project Vets is my personal mission to help businesses that are Vet owned.  I will be coaching 30 Veterans, who are business owners, whether existing or start-up companies, for FREE for 6 weeks each.

Project Vets will run on a rolling basis, as space allows, over the course of the next twelve months.  Each time, a slot opens that owner of a Veteran-owned business will be contacted to receive free coaching.  The business can be anywhere in the world, as long as it is owned by a Veteran of the US Military or Coast Guard.  Satisfactory proof will be required.

There is no additional commitment required after the 6 week coaching period.

There is no cost to the Veteran for my services during their business coaching sessions for the six week period.

If you are a Veteran, complete this form

Or email

You will receive an email within 8 business hours indicating required additional information, if there are any follow-up questions.


The application period is on a rolling basis throughout the year and ends September 30, 2014.

Over the week following receiving the application, a complimentary coaching session will be scheduled, for chosen businesses (in person, by phone, or by Skype) to make sure that I am a good fit for the business and that they are a good fit for me.

Based on the CCS and the information provided, the businesses will be selected.  Business Coaching will begin the week of Oct. 14, 2013 or sooner based on both our schedules.


Coaching will occur via Skype, phone, or in-person when possible (based on location).


This will be accomplished through the use of customized business forms provided by Paladin Business Coaching, my firm.  It will also incorporate additional training specific to the unique operating environment of the coachee.  We will adapt and overcome together.

Additional materials may or may not be required.  Again, it will depend on the unique operating environment of the coachee and as such these details will be jointly discussed and agreed upon.

The business owner will also receive a copy of my eBook Envision:  9 Universal Principles for Creating, Growing, and Achieving Your Vision once it is completed this year in 2013.


US Veterans of the Military and Coast Guard who are the primary/majority business owner.

Whether you choose to apply, and if you apply, and are not selected, I am deeply grateful for your service, your sacrifices, and honor you have bestowed upon the USA because of them.


This is the more complicated answer.  Twenty-five years ago I went into Army ROTC to follow in my forebears’ footsteps.  There was a RIF in place and although I had scored 100 on ASVAB, was learning Russian and Spanish, was in the University of Toledo Honors Program, and (High-Speed, Low-Drag) with good fitness scores, but because I had had some surgery as a kid, I was ineligible when it came time to sign the contract.  To say I didn’t think about this every now and then, for the last 25 years, would be disingenuous.

Then something started happening about a year ago.  I started looking for ways to be able to give back and contribute, even if it would never be in uniform.  This is how I will honor the memories of people like my Dad, my Grandfather, my uncles, my cousins, and . . . . . all of yours.

Who Else

If you would like to be considered to provide preferred services to the business owners participating in Project Vets send us the same information required in the What section above to

You will receive an email in 8 business hours detailing how you may participate.  There is no deadline for preferred service partners to sign up.  However, there will be a limit to the number of partners allotted to each area of specialty in order to keep things manageable.


The unfortunate reality of having an offering is you need to have a disclaimer.

The results of the coaching are solely the responsibility of the coachee and not of the 5 Minute Business Mind, Paladin Business Coaching, their employees, owners, affiliates, service providers, or any other participant offering services to the coachee.  The actions of the coachee are also their own decisions and any negative effects on their business, family, or other stakeholders is purely their own decision.  In the common language, you get out what you put in, but there are no guarantees in life.

Free Business Coaching is for the business owner and is not free to their staff, families, or other business stakeholders.  While coaching may be available to them based on scheduling, those costs will be discussed should the need arise.

Business coaching is being provided by Paladin Business Coaching and the 5 Minute Business Mind and not by The Evans Group LLC.  By applying, you agree to these terms and conditions.


Soft Skills Courses, Business & Professional Coaching / Training e-Learning Communication HR Human Resources for you and your organizational development.Phil Lower is a Certified Professional Coach and Business Coach / Founder of Paladin Business Coaching.  He serves as Senior Vice President and a Business Coach / Consultant / Trainer with The Evans Group LLC  (  Phil also serves as the Editor / Business Coach of the 5 Minute Business Mind (  “Our mantra is Learning and Coaching ~ Applied because that’s what we do.  It just doesn’t make any sense to teach something or coach someone in a way that’s not going to help them in their personal and professional lives or to better the organization they work in.”

After overcoming learning disabilities as a child and accomplishing his Master’s in Organizational Management, Phil’s great passion is to use his uniquely creative and analytical perspective to help organizations develop effective training and coaching concepts, courses, and programs that have synergistic impacts on culture and drive ROI by focusing on customer-centric outcomes.  As a college faculty member and Liberal Arts Dept Chair, Phil brought that same passion to his students, advisees, and faculty teams.

Using high-integrity, exploratory techniques and building strong decision-making skills, he has coached for-profit and non-profit business owners, officers, directors, professionals, civic and religious leaders, students and mentees, from 30 different countries, to help them accomplish their Goals, Visions, and Dreams.

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