About Me

CHRIS McINTIRE

My passion for small to medium sized business can be traced back over 30 years when I began as a door-to-door book salesman and where I learned the fundamentals of sales, money management, recruiting, and training that I rely on today. When I began my first company in my mid 20’s I learned to develop my perspective of process management and workflow design. I then applied it to departments in business that often get overlooked. The development of repeatable and sustainable marketing and sales processes propelled my first business to achieve an attractive valuation and upstream business acquiring partners.

Five businesses and four negotiated buyouts have provided a platform of business scaling success that I never planned at the beginning of my career when I lacked a broader perspective of business ownership.  I love sharing those abilities with business owners looking to build for scale or even sale down the road.

Your business is a personal reflection of your dreams and passions. I love guiding business owners through the process of developing strategies, analyzing motivations, and evolving methods and through my process, they often get excited about the parts of business they’ve been avoiding or didn’t understand. By putting all the gears in place and learning how they work together, the goals that seemed out of reach suddenly reveal the keys to success.

Reach out to me! I’d love to discuss your business plans and see if we are a good match to build it together.

The 7th Gear!

  1. The 7th Gear!
  2. Sales is Impossible – Buying is Unstoppable!
  3. Business Success depends upon your P.O.V.
  4. Your VPM is Your Business Decision Yardstick

ABOUT CHRIS McINTIRE

Chris McIntire is an Oklahoma City native. He moved away for college, but soon returned to his roots, establishing his first business here in 1995. 

Over the years, he has built businesses in the Dallas and Chicago areas, but Oklahoma City called him home in 2008, and he’s been thriving here ever since. Chris loves Oklahoma City for all its growth, diversity, and potential and is happy to call this state his home.

He is the proud father of five (four of them teenagers!) and lives in Edmond with his beautiful wife of twenty years. He leads a men’s church group and is currently on the board of an Oklahoma non-profit. He’s an avid fan of the Oklahoma Thunder, a sportsman and goes fly-fishing as often as his schedule will allow.

Business Coach

Chris is an International Business Trainer coaching on solid and sound business fundamentals wherever he trains or speaks.  He knows how to reach business owners where they are because he’s been there too. Your frustrations were once his, but you’ll have one advantage he never did: someone to mentor and advise every step of the way.

Chris has been recognized as a true leader and a great coach. He helps clients focus on what matters by sorting out the urgent, the important, and what can or should be left behind. Every client is different, but there are a core set of principles that he can help any small or medium sized business owner apply to their specific industry and model. He won’t just point out what needs to be fixed, but also aids in identifying what a business owner is already doing right, allowing them to build on strengths they may not realize they had.

If you want to talk to Chris and find out if his techniques and experience can help you and your business, contact him today to set up an evaluation meeting and to talk about potential next steps.

People 7th Gear Coaching

  • I identified so much with Jacob and his team as well as his struggle with his father, trying to implement technology in a technological deficient place. This story has given me a reframing and is making me re-evaluate my Vision Purpose and Mission as well as each one of the gears. We don’t have enough systems in place and thanks to this wonderful story by Chris, it’s evident what I need to change. Thank you so much for the non-how-to business book. It’s energized me for the next chapter of my business.

    Stephen R.
  • I have read a lot of business books, but this is the first one that was truly enjoyable to read. The writer has a unique story-telling ability that draws you in to the book before the true learning starts. I am an experienced business woman, but new to business ownership. This book caused me to question some of my own approaches I had previously felt confident in. Without telling you too much of the book, it is a must-read for any business owner or manager and the best part is you will actually enjoy it when you read it!

    Phillip Switzer
  • We have hired several business “experts” over the years in hopes that they could help us navigate our way as our company continued to grow and most, if not all, were disappointments. Working with Chris @ 7th Gear Coaching has been a turning point for our company. His authentic and humble approach to coaching us, combined with his real-world experience and business successes has changed our perception of how to manage and grow our company.

    The results have been positive and immediate, and I would recommend him to any business owner interested in taking their company to the next level.

    Caleb Curry
    CEO of Radial Engines Ltd
  • I’ve hired other consultants in the past based upon impressive resumes but Chris @ 7th Gear Coaching is the real deal. He’s actually built businesses from the ground up to sale event multiple times. He’s actually lived it and done it successfully – not just gone to a seminar and gotten a certification. Working with Chris has helped me to realize I’m not alone in business which is very encouraging. The way Chris explains how to apply business fundamentals in my specific industry and business makes it so much easier for me to see how to do it also. If you get the chance to work with 7th Gear Coaching.

    I highly recommend them and Chris McIntire specifically. #realbusinesscoach

    Jim Scheihing
    Founder & CEO