About Us

Joan R. Bullock assists small business owners in accomplishing their strategic business goals and objectives. Her expertise is working with law firms and other professional service providers on marketing, business development, strategy, and practice management.

As a coach and consultant, Joan's philosophy follows the Chinese proverb, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." She is a strong proponent of imparting knowledge in order to equip her clients with the resources and tools needed for informed decision-making. Her clients are progressive business owners and leaders who seek to enhance performance and operations in innovative and efficient ways. She helps them gain perspective, refine their vision, and develop growth and transformation strategies.

Joan is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Faculty Development and an inaugural professor of law at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. In addition to teaching, Joan is a Michigan lawyer who has practiced before the United States Tax Court and has assisted many start-up enterprises, including law firms, providing legal, accounting, tax, and general business services. Prior to teaching, Joan worked as a certified public accountant for the Detroit office of Coopers & Lybrand. There, she practiced in the areas of corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, and valuation.

Joan is currently serving as Chair of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management Section and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. A member of the Michigan Bar, she served as council member of the Law Practice Management Section of the State Bar of Michigan where she was the editor of the quarterly newsletter and a writer for the "Solo's Corner."

Phillip Miller is a business coach certified in the Strategic Mindset Process®.  With a background in design engineering, social work, and student services, Phillip is hands-on and uses his practical knowledge and experience to assist owners, executives, and managers develop and implement strategies for improvement and growth.  His natural ability working with diverse groups of people has helped him facilitate collaborative environments in challenging circumstances.  Business owners and managers who have worked with Phillip praise his quick thinking, sense of calm, and good judgment in helping them come up with workable solutions during times of instability and change.

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