Chuck Sharenberg

Your Trusted

Business Growth Advisor



Building Business Structure. Supporting Your Dreams.


To support business owners in achieving their goals, dreams, and commitments in life.


Everyone needs some values to hold dear. These are ours:

  1. Be Accountable – Do what we say and clean-up our mistakes, so people can count on us. Stand true to our word and deal with the consequences.
  2. Develop Balanced Relationships – Work with clients one step at a time. Grow the relationships slowly as the work develops. Seeing where people are to provide the best value.
  3. Dare to venture – Play in “what’s possible.” Stretch people’s thinking. Tap human capability. Flush out new ideas. When something is not working or when something looks scary or when there’s a possibility for a new possibility, start the conversation so that someone can think outside the box.
  4. Act with Integrity – We align our actions with our intentions. We walk our talk. We listen for alignment with clients. We get them to align their actions with their talk. We support them in this so that their business can support them.
  5. Focus on Results – Develop measurable client outcomes. Monitor progress regularly. Listen for what is needed. We set-up what success will look like at the beginning and then have periodical check-ins. We set goals to attain what needs to get accomplished.
  6. Always be Learning – Listen for evolving needs. Seek out new methods. Improve our deliverables constantly. Learn from each client. Learn and cooperate in a changing world. To evolve as a person so that we can continue to create a sustainable world.
“As a Trusted Advisor, I have a passion for helping people get what they want”

Chuck’s core belief is that businesses must be built on sound systems to achieve their owner’s dreams.

With a keen understanding of state-of-the-art business tools, structures, and systems, he offers clients insights and resource for challenges related to growing a sustainable business. His expertise stretches across a full-range of business systems.

As a trusted advisor, Chuck has helped hundreds of business owners over the last 30 years achieve remarkable growth in their businesses as well as their people.

Chuck is living his own dream. Applying his methods, he has built a business that allows him time to pursue his passions. He is an avid bicycle rider, ethnic cook, reader, and fitness enthusiast; and enjoys travel adventures with his family.

Chuck Scharenberg currently serves as Director of Chicago Operations for the Walsh Business Growth Institute. Prior to joining The Institute, he served as a director, Operations Officer, and CEO of a major healthcare corporation.

Chuck holds an M. A. Degree in Business from the University of Iowa and a B.A. from Regis University (Denver, CO). He is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is a Professional Certified Coach.

Happy Clients


"Specific areas of Our work together that made a difference for me included you’re getting back to me consistently; you were organized and worked with our schedule. This make a difference for me in that you kept us on the ball, allowed us to get it down quickly. The impact of your work resulted in a business plan that will allow us to achieve our main goal and objective: a business loan for $750,000.00."

Mark Ainley, Commercial Real Estate Broker

"You have helped me to define my key objectives, as well as what I need to be doing day in and day out. There are many responsibilities in running a successful Real Estate office including: agent recruiting, retention, and overall increasing the office revenue.  You have helped me to reach a 100 % of my objectives. As a result, our office is having a record year in sales."

John M, Residential Real Estate Broker/Manager

"This year my income has been consistent for each quarter. Consequently, my Income from commissions is up 25% over the previous year. This has increased my self-confidence. I believe that my business will continue to grow at double digits each year."

Eric Marzinke, Financial Planner

"As our facilitator, you kept track of the details while not losing sight of the big picture. Our organization has transitioned from a seat-of-the-pants approach to replicable activities and processes. I now see a way for me to make a graceful exit from the organization."

Stan Piskorski, Windy City Professional Speakers

"In the year that we worked together, the Clinic successfully moved 75% of its operations to a new building, within a 6-month timeframe. We also achieved compliance regarding medical records completion requirements. Since then we have successfully dealt with the many challenges facing a multi-specialty group practice. Personally, I shed 35 pounds, and my family has adjusted to my management role."

Don Hoffman M.D., CEO Multi-Specialty Group Healthcare Practice

"Since our work together, my practice has flourished. I have gained new clients, maintained longer lasting relationships with existing clients and have added a support person to help me in the administration of my growing business. Additionally, I have assumed the leadership of a professional association and have increased its membership, revenues, and program quality."

Dennis B, Marketing Consultant

"What I specifically found satisfying about our work was the filtering (or different perspectives) about my situation. It allowed me to come to grips with the anxiety I had.  You helped me through those issues. I also appreciated the tools; take always, materials, reference points, exercises, and articles. Because of our work, I have more self-awareness of my developmental areas. Blind spots were recognized; it opened my eyes to areas I needed to work on. Because of my efforts, we have improved the financial position of the corporation by millions and millions of dollars."

Steve V, Chief Finance Officer, Multi-Specialty Group Healthcare Practice

"I especially appreciated the way you quickly presented a variety of management tools and examples of how other people used them. I picked the ones that will work for me.  Your method worked with my style.  As a result of the work we did I am able to implement a more thorough decision-making process. I utilize the leadership style that is right for the situation. I set clear expectations for my staff.  I keep adding to my "Lynn processes". I have the tool set to build the "A" team. I have become more comfortable about giving feedback to staff. I have a process to stack new opportunities that is based on my values."

Lynn B, Marketing Executive

"Regarding your services, what made a difference for me was the action plan.  Having a goal and defining what the goal is, then I can actually plan. I broke these things down: what is my goal, what do I need to accomplish it, and what action am I at? Before I was shooting from the hip. Now I can sit down and think through things before I start reacting to things. It is making my job easier; I am getting feedback from below. There has been a 65-70 % improvement in efficiency. We are still short personal, and we are still getting the job done. I have more time to communicate with the people and they appreciate it more; and the bosses appreciate it more. We are working more as a team instead of as fire department. Now I can help my people take the time to do things right. The traffic will be smooth!"

Henry Martin, Government Agency Supervisor

…Your  advice had a positive impact [on the way I lead]. You explained the why we do something as well as the how we do it. It gives me clarity in my leadership…You encouraged me to do what was right and what was needed…The impact is that I have more clarity around ‘the what’ that I am doing and ‘the why’ that I do it.

Colin Christensen

I was particularly satisfied with the way you helped me to think outside the box, and the structure you gave me to stay on track to implement my new ideas.

As a result of our work together, I received the Best High Achiever Award from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Chicago for the Year 2001. I am currently one of the top performers in the financial planning business. And I have more tools that I use every day to stay in better rapport with my clients and provide them with better services.

Chad Coe, RFC President


Numbers of

Business in USA


Of CEOs are not

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Of Executives are

increasingly unsure

of which growth

avenue to pursue

The goal is not to just survive but Thrive. We help companies double and triple in size.

Source: Strategy & survey of more than 800 senior business leaders, PWC (Price, Waterhouse, Cooper), 2010 -2015