For Business Owners, from Business Owners

Long days, dealing with customers, stagnant growth, little support…it’s easy to let day-to-day problems get in the way of the freedom you envisioned when you started your business.

You know that a solution is out there—a new system or process, a better team, a strategic plan–but with all the treading water you’re doing in the business right now, the solutions feel practically impossible to find.

At Denver Business Coach, we get it.

Our team of coaches and consultants have all run businesses from start-up to exit, so we don’t just understand the issues that you’re facing right now, we’ve worked through them ourselves.

Since 2011, we’ve helped hundreds of business owners just like you build valuable businesses that deliver time, freedom, and financial success.

We’re committed to helping you reach your goals and build a stronger, self-sustaining business.

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The process is simple:

Act Strategically

As certified advisors we create plans that support the immediate and the long-term needs of your business.

Provide Support

Consider us your not-so-silent partner. We’ll hold you accountable to completing the work that will lead you to your goals.

Build Value

Working together we’ll exponentially grow the value of your company so that your exit (whether in 2 or 20 years) will be a successful one.

Meet the Team

Steven Kohnke 

Partner | Value Advisor

A Chicago native and Buffalos Alum, Steven’s ultimate goal is to set you up for success by working with you to familiarize you with the right processes and systems you need to achieve success in your business for years to come. He believes the world is a better place when small businesses succeed—we’re changing the world, one small business at a time.

Whether your needs are in sales and marketing, operations, analysis, leadership development, or change and implementation management, Steven will work tirelessly to help you and your organization achieve the full potential of your success.


Simon Zryd 

Partner | Business Coach | Value Advisor

Simon founded Denver Business Coach in 2011. Since then, he has personally worked with hundreds of business owners and helped them build better, more profitable, and more enjoyable businesses. Simon understands that every owner is different and needs a different approach as it relates to strategy, accountability, clarity, and support in execution.

Simon is able to meet each person where they are at and help them gain traction with achieving their goals very quickly. Simon is a father and people person at heart. He loves the outdoor life – camping, hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, snowboarding.


Walt Boylan 

Business Coach | Business Strategist

Drawing on his diverse experience in multiple industries including software, construction, and manufacturing, sales, engineering, and executive management, Walt works with owners to help them address the important issues that often take a back seat to the everyday challenges that leaders face in operating a small business.

He will actively listen to your priorities then help you craft a plan to address each area of concern. Outside of business, he spends his time with his family, cycling, playing softball, and volunteers as a Board member for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Cindy Carrillo, MSW 

Leadership & Executive Coach 

With over 40 years of business experience, including private enterprise, retail, non-profit, and government sector work, Cindy has developed significant leadership and management skills, has strong fiscal management and organizational development expertise, and has developed a proficiency in mentoring, coaching, meeting facilitation and public speaking.

Prior to coaching, Cindy was the founder and CEO of Work Options Group for 23 years, then sold to a major competitor. She now lives on a 35-acre ranch in beautiful Ridgway, CO, bringing all of her business, leadership, mentoring, and ranching work ethic to each coaching session.

Jeff Degarmo 

Business Coach | Acquisitions Specialist

Utilizing 28+ years of leadership, military service, entrepreneurship, consulting, and coaching experience, Jeff provides management and executive-level coaching services to start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. From starting a business to scaling and optimizing it, he can help analyze business problems, research viable options, and develop creative solutions.

Jeff also has extensive experience with franchising, helping his clients create efficient processes and systems to build additional value for their business or scaling by franchising their concepts. He is also passionate about health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition to support a balanced life.

Sharon Moskowitz, MS. Ed.

Business Coach | Performance Coach

Sharon pulls from a diverse background of high performance as a leadership coach and strategist. Her history of coaching includes top global teams of USA Paralympics, Non-profit, hospitality and private enterprise. She is a nationally ranked Train-the-Trainer across health and lifestyle topics and enjoys working collaboratively with clients through problem identification. As a regular author of organizational change and change management editorials, Sharon is highly experienced in mentoring, coaching, guiding sustainable change, and facilitating thought leadership discussions. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her wife and 2 senior dogs.


  • National Presenter and Train-the-Trainer
  • Change Management Editorial Contributor
  • Certified Train-the-Trainer Nutrition Coach, NETA
  • Certified Train-the-Trainer Wellness Coach, NETA
  • Curriculum Designer

Trisha Terns

Business Coach | Performance Coach

Trisha’s passion for business started in 2013 when she co-founded a series of licensed, community-driven fitness studios in NJ, still serving 850+ active members today. Since selling the business, she’s been a passionate coach and business consultant in a number of industries.

She provides business development and executive-level coaching services to small businesses, start-ups, and professionals ready to shift gears. She helps clients analyze business problems, create calculated solutions and develop plans to take things to the next level confidently.

Her coaching style is rich with a unique background in performance, neuro-linguistics, process improvement, and strategic planning. Working with her will feel experiential, focused, yet lighthearted.

Outside of business, she enjoys being active outdoors, hiking, biking, and playing any game that involves aim. She’s a huge dog- and bird-nerd and will forever bleed maize and blue. She resides in Michigan.


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Here For You

We use our 100+ combined years of business experience and extensive training to help you reach your goals.