HeimLantz CPAs and Advisors is proud to announce that Carter Heim, CPA, MST, CFF, CGMA,, our CEO, achieved Gazelles International executive coaching certification this September, completing a rigorous program including leadership and service obligations. He joins 157 coaches who have earned certification status from Gazelles International, a premier international executive education and coaching association.

“This accomplishment demonstrates Carter’s commitment to excellence. He is continuously seeking additional skill sets so he is able to deliver significant value to his clients,” says Bob Shannon, a Gazelles Certified Coach. “He constantly pushes himself to be a better leader for the firm through continuing education and being on the forefront of our industry.”

Carter has more than 30 years of experience serving businesses, owners, and organizations. He focuses on innovative planning for companies and their leaders. Due to Carter’s unique approach and depth of experience he is also highly effective at coaching owner and leadership teams to build sustainable, growing companies and organizations.

“Carter is a great addition to our worldwide network of certified coaches,” said Keith Cupp, president and head coach of Gazelles International. “With his certification credential, which includes extensive training in the Four Decisions™ and Rockefeller Habits processes and growth tools, he is well-situated to successfully assist mid-market companies in accelerating their growth.”

Gazelles International coaches collaborate with over 1,700 clients, whose companies have revenues in excess of $42 billion on six continents. The certification program is based on the growth concepts in the best-selling business books “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” and “Scaling Up” by Gazelles International founder Verne Harnish, as well as the signature Gazelles One-Page Strategic Plan. It includes requirements such as the study and mastery of the Four Decisions™ content, application of best practices, and ongoing education by the world’s top thought leaders such as Jim Collins and Patrick Lencioni. Gazelles International coaches also average 45 hours a year in continuing education, received directly from mid-market thought leaders.

Gazelles International coaches work with business leaders around the world, helping them successfully grow their companies focusing on the four critical areas of people, strategy, execution, and cash, based on business growth concepts developed and proven by Verne Harnish and global thought leaders. Certification is open to executive coaches with experience successfully accelerating the growth of mid-sized companies either as business coaches or executives within the company.