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TAB Pittsburgh North


Don Williams

Owner & President

TAB Pittsburgh North

Don Williams, owner and President of The Alternative Board Pittsburgh North, assists independent business owners in building healthy businesses by creating and facilitating advisory boards of non-competing business owners in northern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Don has spent more than two decades building and managing business enterprises from start-ups to $30 million operations, including a large regional joint venture of the UPMC Health System. For the past 17 years he has been involved as a managing partner with a group that has developed a number of successful businesses in western Pennsylvania.

Don is also founder and President of Growth Consultants of Pittsburgh LLC, an independent consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, sales force development, financial analysis and other key business functions. He earned his MBA from Robert Morris University and is an adjunct faculty member at Geneva College where he has taught courses in Organizational Finance, Motivation, and Business Ethics in the Masters of Organizational Leadership program.


Member Success

Don helps me to stay focused on the issues that are most important to building my business rather than just going along with whatever calls for my attention. I am more confident in the direction we are headed than ever before.

Jason Brewer
Blastmaster Surface Restoration MEMBER SINCE 2018

Don has been invaluable to our firm, coaching us through a successful but difficult management transition a year ago, and helping me focus on key strategic initiatives that will lay a solid foundation for our rapidly growing consulting business.  Don mentors and challenges me in our monthly meetings, much like a board of directors would, so that I am appropriately focused at a higher level on the whole of our business and can proactively meet emerging risks and challenges as CEO.  His insights and thought-provoking approach have been tremendously beneficial to our firm and to me, personally.

Lisa Zigo
Sterling Compliance LLC MEMBER SINCE 2020

As a small business owner with a growing business, I have appreciated the time and energy Don has spent working with me. He has helped me focus on strategic goals and keeps me accountable. Don's approach has helped me recognize the importance of working on my business and not just in my business.

Jill Perry
JP Counseling & Associates, LLC MEMBER SINCE 2020
The experience in working with Don Williams and the TAB Organization has been fundamental in keeping me on track over the last two years. After significant growth and building a quality team, keeping it all bolted together becomes a whole new task in itself.

I often say there's no silver bullet to becoming successful. It's just a lot of bullets. I would say Don's a large component in that area moving forward. Our monthly meetings get back to center, and make sure we don't overlook the basics, and continue to build structure and simplicity into a more refined operation has worked well. The dashboard and tech component to his coaching provide significant accountability for me as the owner. Out of the thousands of line items in my budget, some give me reason to pause over why an expenditure is necessary. However, I will say that having a qualified, experienced coach, such as Don, is invaluable compared to the cost.
Jeff Banner
Heritage Elder Law & Estate Planning, LLC MEMBER SINCE 2019
Our TAB Board members and facilitator have helped us deal with the on-going business issues we have faced over the years as a laser job shop. They have worked with us to plan strategically and helped ensure we are secure during the economic downturns and to capitalize on our strengths and grow in a controlled and targeted way. Our three partners now work together much more effectively as a team making all our working time more pleasurable. I am glad I found TAB.
Reto Hug
Maloya Laser MEMBER SINCE 2002
The TAB meetings bring together terrific expertise and creativity. Every meeting is a unique learning experience. My entire thinking about what I want my business to do has shifted. Sales are up 60% in two years. The support I need to make tough choices and start new initiatives may not be found within the company, but will be found in the TAB meetings and coaching sessions.
Don Rosenberg
Shorehaven Behavioral Health MEMBER SINCE 2005
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