Meet your Pathfinder Guides
Your Pathfinder™ Guides are here to:
- Guide you in The Pathfinder™ Process
- Help you establish a strategic Plan of Action
- Aid you in streamlining the process with their expertise
Elizabeth Ledoux is a 24-year, highly recognized veteran working to develop sustained business value growth in both the United States and Canada through entrepreneurial development, focused operational efficiency, effective management team development, and enhanced financial management, measurement and accountability. She has compassionately and effectively taken hundreds of privately-held business owners and their management teams to the next level as they seek to experience accelerated growth, improve their business value, and navigate the process of successful business succession.
As business owners we often live our lives on the edge, immersed in the day to day operations and sometimes hindered by our own blind spots. Accelerating the growth of our enterprise is inseparably linked to accelerating our individual growth – and then extending that development into our organization as we develop an entrepreneurial team.
My passion is to partner with entrepreneurs and business leaders in a way that helps them reach the possible, not only in business but in all areas of their life.
As a serial entrepreneur, I have seen all sides of the business lifecycle, from idea to execution and company sale. I have also had a few failures along the way. Having an avenue for growth, development, and counsel is key to improving execution, and execution is the ballgame in business. Sometimes growth comes through individual coaching, sometimes it is in a peer group setting. Either way, this structured support helps us accelerate our own success, and we, in turn, help others accelerate theirs. Nothing guarantees success, but we can do a lot to “put the odds in our favor”!
Damon believes that his strong suits are an ability to integrate vision with function and he balances the need for “blue sky” ideas with the reality of budgeting and financial performance considerations.
Doug graduated from University of Nevada at Reno with a B.A. degree in History after service in the United States Army with a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon graduation Damon went to work in the family business, then called Damon Distributing Company. In 1977, he purchased Damon Distributing from his father and subsequently changed the name to Damon Industries in order to more accurately capture the evolving nature of the business model.
Damon has been active in IBDEA (International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association); a trade association dedicated to the issues and needs of the beverage dispensing industry. He is past Chairman, President, and an active Board Member since 1980. Damon has testified as an expert witness on industry issues to several committees and sub-committees of the United States Congress.
Hobbies include reading (business and motivational books), writing, working out at the local gym, hiking, and traveling with wife Diana who has been a phenomenal support over the years. Damon also, as an avocation, facilitates strategic planning for friends businesses and has done so for his trade association and bank. He enjoys mentoring (and learning from) diverse cross sections of people including his own children, all grown now. Sons, Aaron and Josh, work in the business and are fully cognizant of all possible exit strategies and family trust planning. Tiffany, the youngest, is married, living in New York City, and establishing herself in the fashion industry. So far, the children have brought Damon and his wife, three grandchildren.
Dr. Deb Carlin
Renowned Psychologist, business consultant, individual/team obstacle strategist, motivational/inspirational speaker, stress management expert.
Known for guiding organizations and individuals to achieve the critical integration of their personal and professional lives and becoming increasingly more healthy and productive as a result.
In her book “Build the Strength Within” she helps you create the Blueprint for Your Best Life Yet. Learn how to make the most of your abilities, find joy, and reap the rewards of your success.