Business Coach:  Michael Pennison
Business Coach:  Michael Pennison
Business Coach:  Michael Pennison
Business Coach:  Michael Pennison
Business Coach:  Michael Pennison
Business Coach:  Michael Pennison

Business Coach: Michael Pennison

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Coach Category:  Business

Michael Pennison has been a part-time Business Advisor for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Delgado Community College in New Orleans since 2016.  Michael also works part-time with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. 

Bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the areas of small business development, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, business processes, information systems, strategic planning, and energy, Michael has helped over 60 Goldman Sachs scholars with their growth plans. 

Since February 2006, Michael has worked part-time with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.  During that time, he assisted small businesses recovering from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, and from the BP oil spill.  There Michael has helped small business owners with their business plans and financial projections.

Some of the seminars that Michael taught for the LSBDC include:  Starting and Financing Your Business; Financial Statements; Marketing; Project Management; Business Plan Writing; Boots to Business (a two-day class for folks considering becoming entrepreneurs after leaving the military); and Re-Boot (a one-day class for veterans considering becoming entrepreneurs).

Michael helps businesses focus on the solutions they offer their customers.  Michael also helps business owners consider their long-term goals both personal and business.  He has the demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team leader and team player.  His manner is comfortable, practical, and logical. 

Michael earned his Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Nicholls State University.  Michael is a lifelong learner.  

Michael has worked in business process teams on studies with McKinsey and Company and Booz Allen Hamilton consultants.  Michael also worked with the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers assisting over 50 fishermen with business plans.

He is an active member of the National Speakers Association, Greater New Orleans chapter where he is a past president of the chapter.  Michael is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) by Institute for Supply Management and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by The Association for Operations Management (APICS).  Michael is on the board of a local non-profit and assisted three non-profits with their strategic plans.   


Michael and his wife Deborah have two adult children.

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  • Typically, we offer exchanges within 20 days of purchase of any product that we sell in-house, however during this time during the COVID 19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that we cannot accept any returns.  

*Not applicable at this time.* To be eligible for a return to be exchanged for a new product, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. 

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases. 

Additional non-returnable items: 
- Gift cards 
- Downloadable software products; access to coaching programs and training (some programs).
- Some health and personal care items. 

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. 
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. 

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable) 
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- CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened 
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error 
- Any item that is returned more than 20 days after delivery 

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your exchange. If you are approved, then your exchange will be processed, and a new product will automatically be shipped out to you within 1-2 weeks.

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Sale items 
Only regular priced items may be exchanged, unfortunately sale items cannot be exchanged nor can any product that is digestible. 

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you. 

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To return your product, you should mail your product to: Mind Of A Surthriver, 3014 Dauphine, New Orleans LA 70117, United States - please be sure to email us first!!

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable.  

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary. 

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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