An Introduction to Michael Gansman
Mr. Michael Gansman’s journey is a collation of personal and professional experiences and lessons learned. He has layered milestones in his personal and business life upon each other to build a platform for how he walks through life today.
His father died young, and his mother raised four children on her own. As a teen without a father figure, Mr. Gansman did not have much strategic guidance about the direction of his life. He simply took his love of mathematics and electronics and threw himself into an electrical engineering program at Purdue University. It wasn’t until after he graduated and did some self-assessing that he realized he wanted to shift into business development. But, once he started down that path, he never looked back.
As his career progressed, Mr. Gansman understood that he wanted to own his company, but, for years, he could not find a path to get started. Career demands, family commitments, and cash flow needs prevented him from realizing that dream directly. Instead, he strove to obtain ownership of an existing company by growing it. After promises were undelivered, Mr. Gansman realized owning an existing company was not meant to be.
COVID found him at halftime: should he get another job or start his own business? Mr. Gansman worked with a business coach who was a successful entrepreneur. During their conversations, several themes emerged. He -
always works with owners, and he always works strategically.
has a double-punch perspective of being a big-picture person with a tactical mindset.
is always a revenue generator.
prefers to work collaboratively with clients and associates.
is good at leading teams of people, whether internal, external, direct reports, or cross-functional peers
Mr. Gansman developed the foundation of business: one-on-one coaching, fractional sales leadership, and peer advisory group facilitation. He has dedicated using Mastermind Advisory Services to helping other entrepreneurs do their own self-assessments and achieve fulfillment in running a business successfully.