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Welcome to my blog! My intent is to serve real estate investors and other entrepreneurs. I have been serving corporate America and small businesses for several decades.

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Jerry Straks, consultant, coach, author, speaker, mentor and investor

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am a certified coach, management consultant, speaker, author and real estate investor. I spent 25 years in the high-technology industry (“computer industry”) prior to founding my own coaching and consulting business in 2003. I have worked for companies ranging from Fortune 50 companies to startups and have managed teams ranging from 5 to 250. My experience includes engineering, marketing, corporate strategy, business development, business planning and analysis, marketing and product management, including having P&L accountability. I have seen enough companies of different sizes from enough different angles to have discerned the core success principles that fit any business. I have been applying them for over a decade in helping small entrepreneurial businesses be more sustainably successful. I love coaching and my life mission is to help as many people as possible become all they can be.

 My wife Dorothy and I have been married for over 37 years. We have 3 grown children: a daughter Sarah, a son Mark and a daughter-in-love Becky, and an amazing grandson. We enjoy RVing, hiking, biking and watching old-time movies at the Paramount Theater inOakland. One of my stress relievers and ways to maintain balance in my life is painting watercolors.

Das Alpen Haus watercolor

A 400-year-old cabin in the Swiss Alps

I bought my first duplex in 1972, but did not get seriously active until 2009. I am doing investing fulltime and have my real estate license. Real estate investing brings our Freedom Day closer every day. I mentor beginning investors, deliver real estate investment training, and connect investors with funding for their deals (both residential and commercial).