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TAB Southwest Houston

houston, texas

David Zelinski

Owner

TAB Southwest Houston

Dave Zelinski is President and Owner of Texas Polestar, LLC and operator of The Alternative Board in Southwest Houston, Texas. Dave brings 37 years of experience, including 20-plus years in executive roles leading multi-functional teams in global businesses to achieve success, including through challenging change and turn-around scenarios. Dave brings an authentic, collaborative style to coaching leaders in achieving their personal and business objectives.

Dave and his family moved to the Houston area in 2004 from Calgary, Canada. His experience with Fortune 500 firms in the engineering and construction of large energy projects has provided him with the joy of learning new cultures - leading teams, large and small, from countries on every continent and building trusting relationships with senior executives in customer and business partner organizations.

Dave is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary with an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario.

Member Success

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
There is no silver bullet to becoming successful, you just have to stay focused on your goals. TAB has helped my business grow significantly by encouraging me to take a step back and identify the basics I need.
Jo McCabe
Mr. Handyman
TAB helped me to focus on the things that have made my business scalable. I was tempted to divert my attention to another endeavor, but TAB helped me determine that was not prudent. The economy, and specifically new building starts, have helped, but the degree of capitalization would not have been possible were it not for TAB. I compare my situation with another franchise owner who was in my shoes several years ago and I am way ahead, in fact we just bought him out. My revenues have doubled, and my capacity has increased four times from what it was three years ago. I have time to be with my girls, work on my hobbies and enjoy life.
Bill Armstrong
President – ProHome Colorado
We have an excellent group of professional business owners. I learn something from them each month. Hearing and seeing what they are doing in their business is motivational for me. And they are not "yes" people. They tell me when I should be doing something differently.
Lynn Gastineau
Gastineau Log Homes, Inc.
My TAB coach has gotten me on track and kept me on track since 2005 toward the goals I’d originally stated," says Perlmeter. "I’m totally confident that we’ll continue to realize the vision that I have for the company in our second decade.
Stu Perlmeter
President – First Resource
16 yrs. in business. Company was run like mom and pop shop for 14 years. Since joining TAB we have been able to identify our niche in the market and now the company is being run like a real company with focus and clarity as to where we are going and an actual plan on how we’re going to get there. Our company is poised to grow in size and wealth beyond my expectations and with TAB I will be able to sleep at night in the process.
Ted Curato
TLC Painting
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