Erna Koch, Coach

Headshot-4ERNA KOCH is a business coach and experienced lawyer at NEXT Level Business coaching. Her background includes several years as an attorney representing and advising small and large businesses that were experiencing contract conflicts, personnel / HR issues, and considering strategic choices about business or government relationships.

Erna has worked with over 30 organizations around the country as they learned to think like entrepreneurs and implement business strategies, with the goal of replacing some or all grant income with earned revenue, from activities related to their mission. She also assisted numerous entities with a public charge to “turn around” the entity, or the elements that were not showing appropriate return on investment.

Erna has authored a book, “Winning the Business Exit Game: It’s What You Keep That Counts,”  written for owners of businesses who plan to leave their business sometime in the next ten to twenty years.  Email Erna at or at our contact page for a complimentary ebook copy.  She is now working on a book consisting of interviews with owners of businesses from varied industries who have engaged with a business coach – about the process, the impacts of the coaching relationship, and the ROI businesses and owners have obtained from coaching.

Erna works one-on-one with clients in Auburn and Portland, Maine, conducts 8-12 week group coaching sessions as well as offering telephone and web-conference coaching.