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At Think Straight. Talk Straight. we know how to help get you where you want to go—because we’ve been there ourselves. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped senior executives and professionals build upon their potential through quality leadership coaching and mentoring. And we can do the same for you and your team. we’ll give you the tools, the advice and the guidance you need to move forward—and you can trust that we’ll give it to you straight.


Ed Maier is the Head Coach of Think Straight. Talk Straight.

Ed believes in the value and potential of people and has a passion for helping them develop both.

Ed has provided services to C-level and senior executives for over 25 years as a leadership coach, business advisor and partner in a global professional services firm. He has served start-up entrepreneurial businesses, middle market companies and multi-billion dollar global corporations—in both the public and private sectors.  He has coached and mentored numerous executives, partners and managers at various levels in the following industries:  professional services, health care, retail, manufacturing, food processing, financial services, real estate and technology. He has also facilitated meetings for his clients on a variety of topics.

In addition to his extensive personal and professional development at Arthur Andersen, he has completed programs at The Aspen Institute, The Center for Creative Leadership, The Covey Leadership Center and The Association for Psychological Type. He’s been certified in the coaching processes of two recognized companies that provide such services.

Prior to entering the field of leadership coaching and development, Ed held several leadership roles in a global professional services firm.  He led a regional practice that generated annual revenues in excess of $360 million and had over 1,300 professionals and 80 partners. In this role, he implemented and managed strategy, sales, marketing, human resource and process improvement programs. 

Ed bundles formal development and business experience into a straightforward package that will help you grow your leadership performance.

He has spoken at seminars, conferences and training programs for The International Coach Federation, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Financial Executives International and others. He has taught as an adjunct professor in the DePaul University management program and lectured on ethics at the University of Iowa.  His professional affiliations include Menttium, the International Coach Federation and the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations.  He graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.

The combination of Ed’s people skills and business background is a great resource for any organization wishing to promote the value and potential of its people.

E-mail Ed for a more extended professional history and to read further about what has brought him this far.

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Sample Ed's published articles on leadership…

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