Welcome to

Apex Growth Coaching and Consulting

I’m very pleased you’re considering one of my programs. I will be happy to provide you with everything you need to succeed.

How can I help you?

What is the Scaling Up Methodology?

The genesis of the ScalingUp Methodology dates back to the 2002 publishing of the book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish. Gazelles Coaching, the book ScalingUp, and the full suite of ScalingUp methodologies have followed over the past 2 decades. Globally, more than 40,000 firms have used these tool to scale their companies successfully

Why do the best professionals use a coach?

If you are working to take yourself and your business to new places, having an experienced and skilled coach can get you there faster and with less drama. A coach can help you

Why use Apex?

I combine 20 years of leading and advising growth businesses with the methodologies of the best business thought leaders to craft a coaching experience that provide both the space for creativity and the structure to encourage execution excellence.


I will be a partner who will guide you in determining the right direction for the business and in building a clear path to the desired ‘future state’.

With the addition of the Gazelles/Four Decisions framework in 2016, I’m now coaching my clients within a framework that gets the organizational ‘flywheel’ moving more rapidly and with less expended energy. These tools provide the foundation – no matter the industry or market – for the work needed to both define the best path forward and to create the business rhythm necessary to execute on the plan.



I build upon the foundation of over 25 years of experience growing businesses across a wide range of products and services with the tools and processes of the Gazelles International Scaling Up methodology. From there, I facilitate and accelerate the journey of business leaders getting to a better place.

To accomplish this, the focus is on driving continuous improvement in the following three areas:


In order to scale a business and enjoy the climb, there are four decisions that a leader must address well.


Focus on getting the right people doing the right things with clear accountabilities and metrics.


If revenue is not growing as quickly as you like, then it’s time to re-examine your strategy.


By simply tightening up your execution habits, you can dramatically improve gross margins and profitability while reducing the time it takes for everyone to complete their work?


The first law of entrepreneurial gravity is “Growth Sucks Cash”.



Owner of Apex Consulting, works with business owners and management professionals to achieve their personal and business goals. As an entrepreneur and long-time supporter of small business, he is passionate about what he does. With a wealth of accumulated knowledge, Bob provides valuable insight to business owners and administrators seeking to maximize their growth.
His experience in management and his history of strong leadership have helped him to develop the tools needed to excel. Prior to opening Apex Consulting, Bishop held multiple leadership positions. While running Apex, he remains active in the development and promotion of new business ventures.

Who I Work With

My focus is on business leaders who have a burning desire to grow but not moving towards their goals fast enough. (they feel STUCK). There are often plateaus defined in terms of finance, market share, team building, operational excellence – some businesses are challenged in one area, some are challenged in many. The key thing is that the business is not moving at the proper rate. It is in need of acceleration.
The most successful clients are lifelong learners who are never satisfied with the status quo. These leaders exist in a wide variety of markets, technologies, and geographies. q

How Am I Different?

Although the Gazelles Scaling Up toolset is second to none, the ‘Special Sauce’ in my offering is the coaching, teaching, and goal setting that work in tandem with the tools. This combination smooths the path to greatness for your business and leadership team – reducing the labor intensive challenges that occur via self implementation of any program.


Bob is an excellent facilitator bringing everyone together to update a company’s approach to managing growth. He analyzes the pressure points, and then takes the time to thoroughly understand your goals to define the most effective meeting structure. It was also great that my staff immediately connected with him.

Todd Renz

Bob taught me a lot about the nature of leadership and how humble beginnings are stepping stones to larger challenges. We've stayed in regular contact since those early days, and I've often sought his varied and practical insights.

Dan Marvin
Sr. VP of Operations, Ironrock


Take The First Step

if you feel stuck and would like to explore (with no commitment) the idea of a coach, the next step is a conversation to talk about your goals so that we can each decide if a relationship would be a fit.
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