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TAB Detroit Metro South


Steven Fishman

Certified TAB Facilitator

TAB Detroit Metro North

Across nearly three decades of experience in business management and IT consulting, Steve Fishman has always believed that the first step to solving any business challenge is building a good team.

So it makes sense that Steve was recruited in early 2017 as lead facilitator and owner of the new Detroit Metro South branch of The Alternative Board. TAB employs a team-based methodology that uses business coaching and peer advisory boards to help business leaders identify new, creative solutions to challenges faced in expanding or transitioning their business or growing profits.

Steve specifically targets small- to medium-size businesses, problem-solving with business owners to make informed, tactical decisions. From his experience as an owner of a large, family-run printing company to his involvement in the tech industry as IT Director for Volunteers of America and team lead with All Covered, Steve has a toolbox stocked with leadership tactics – from visioning and long-range planning, to budgeting and team development, to business analysis and forecasting, to client relations and corporate culture.

Competent and compassionate, he is able to reframe problems and guide business owners around the toughest obstacles. Rather than offering opinions, Steve uses his business acumen to guide leaders toward informed, thoughtful decisions that help them to improve and excel.

While Steve’s past roles in executive, strategic and operational arenas have yielded successes at a range of businesses, from large non-profits to small entrepreneurial ventures, his wanderlust in earlier years also was formative to who he is today: intuitively curious and a consummate seeker of knowledge. He has picked pears in Israel, processed salmon on an Alaskan barge, worked security at the Aspen Airport, and taught at a private school where he was voted favorite teacher multiple times.

While those intrepid experiences are integral to Steve’s history, his roots are in Michigan, where he has spent most of his professional life living and working in metro Detroit. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, and is involved with a variety of community and school organizations, civic associations, and networking groups.

Member Success

Based on the input I got from my board on some specific things I should include in client proposals I was able to get two jobs valued at $1,300,000 that I feel I otherwise would not have gotten. And by working with one of my TAB board members, I’m saving $10,000 per year on my company’s medical insurance premiums – with better benefits. The savings drop directly to my bottom line – thank you TAB!
Joe Pacifico
Coastal Enterprises of NY Inc MEMBER SINCE 2005
There are numerous benefits. Certainly having a great coach is a huge asset. Secondly, having the opportunity to vet business opportunities, strategies and plans is a great help. Last, it is very gratifying to help fellow board members work through their issues as well.
Balon B.Bradley
Law Firm of Balon b. Bradley MEMBER SINCE 2011
As a TAB member, through the regular coaching sessions and monthly Board meetings, I gain invaluable mentor and peer support. The TAB ethos and coaching approach has helped me to plan personal and business goals and set direction. This is supported by the wealth of knowledge, skills, experience and support that is shared by the board who provide Impartial, informed and considered guidance and advice on all types of business issues, that enable me to gain fresh perspectives, identify blind spots and fill my skill gaps. Over the last twelve months TAB has effectively become my company’s non-executive board and its members my trusted colleagues.
Saul Goldfarb
Goldfarb & Associates MEMBER SINCE 2011
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