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Meet Allison Maslan of Pinnacle Global Network in Cardiff by the Sea

Today we’d like to introduce you to Allison Maslan.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I built my first business at age 19, while I was in college. By the time I was 25 it had grown into a full-service advertising and PR firm with clients like Ben & Jerry’s, Supercuts and Charlotte Russe. I was amazing at flying by the seat of my pants, bringing on and servicing clients, but I had no idea how to build the logistics, systems or team of a company. I had employees, but no idea how to delegate, or be a leader. I was working 24/7 and had no life whatsoever.

I ended up having a terrible car accident from the stress, which ended up being my major life wake-up call. My daughter was 2 at the time. I walked away from my business and unhappy marriage and set out on the world as a single mom, no money and many people telling me I was crazy. I spent a year figuring out what I was doing right, and what I was doing wrong in my business, also studying what some of my Fortune 100 clients were doing to scale their companies and live more meaningful lives.

I went on from there to build 9 more companies and selling 4 in all business models and industries and I have had a blast along the way. Now I get to pay it forward and share my years of wisdom building and selling companies with business owners around the world in my private mentoring and mastermind, Pinnacle Global Network.

My father was my biggest inspiration. He showed me through building the largest privately owned women’s clothing chain in the US starting in 1955, “if you want something, go create it yourself.” In the last moments we shared together before he passed on a few years ago, he told me his favorite thing about business was ‘helping people create the momentum to move forward in their lives.’ This is exactly what I do every day and I feel him with me all along the way.

Please tell us about Pinnacle Global Network.
My company, Pinnacle Global Network is a world leader in scaling businesses. I am most proud of the fact that so many of our clients continue to stay with us year-after-year. Our business community is like one big family. We are like their board of advisors for the life of their company.

I also absolutely love my team of business mentors for their passion and dedication…

They are all CEO’s that have run their own successful companies. Some have even sold their businesses for over $30million. They have been in the trenches so they can relate to our client’s ups and downs. Our clients get an incredible amount of attention and support to scale their businesses.

We work with established business owners, rather than start-ups, that are generating 1 million and up. There is a lot of support out there for the early stage entrepreneur, but once they have experienced a decent amount of growth, they can often feel lost and alone trying to figure out how to break through to the next level. Once we are able to guide them, it’s like a whole new world opens up and they skyrocket without the struggle they were experiencing before.

One of the biggest challenges the business owner faces is getting their teams 100% committed and passionate about the vision so they can run with it as if it is their own…

To fill this gap, we offer ‘Dream Team Multiplier’ where we now mentor the company’s top executive team so that the initiatives we are working on with the CEO, can finally be initiated. This takes tremendous pressure off the business owner so they can step back and work on the company, instead of in the day-to-day.

So we keep the CEO’s on top of their game, and work with their dream team’s so they can make magic happen.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My dad used to take us to the circus when we were little. I loved the flying trapeze. I thought it was the coolest thing ever that they were able to fly so high in the air. I was a gymnast growing up so I was already flipping around on the uneven bars. In fact, my coach built me a set in my backyard.

Fast-forward over 20 years, I had my first experience flying on the trapeze and I was hooked. It was like I had come home again when I was up on the trapeze bar. I have been flying as a trapeze artist ever since! In fact, I realized a big dream of mine last fall when I had my own flying trapeze rig built in my backyard. Now I get to climb up that ladder and take the leap as often as I want to. We are never too old to realize our childhood dreams.

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Keith Munyan

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