Meet Our Team

Michelle Calcasola

Certified Business Coach, Presenter & Trainer

2019 Coach of the Year

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Michelle Calcasola is a Certified Business Coach with Action Coach, the world’s number one business coaching firm. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. After receiving her degree, Michelle worked for many years in the advertising & marketing industry for several large agencies in Columbus, Ohio.  Michelle later returned to her family business, a small animal Veterinary hospital, to serve at the Practice Manager and Business Director. Over her 18 year tenure, Michelle was able to grow the business significantly in both size and profitability.

She decided to join the growing Columbus based business coaching firm (a franchise of Action Coach) with her fellow coaches, Pete McDowell and Peg Buehrle, to help other businesses to achieve their greatest potential and to help reduce the stress and frustration that many business owners and managers feel.  She also enjoys sharing her knowledge through workshops and presentations at industry conferences and through joint efforts with many large companies. In 2019, Michelle won Coach of the Year at the Business Excellence Forum and Awards ceremony!

Michelle lives in Dublin, Ohio with her husband, Alex, and her 2 kids, Anthony (10) and Adrianna (8).  They are currently working on building their new home in the Dublin area.  She has a 1 year old dog named Brooklyn and a 3 year old cat named Zoe.  Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends and helping out in the community.

Pete McDowell

Certified Coach, Presenter & Trainer

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Pete McDowell is a managing partner in the growing Columbus based business coaching firm. Pete is a recovering chemical engineer who spent over 20 years managing operations in chemical plants for Stauffer Chemical Co and Occidental Petroleum. He graduated with a chemical engineering degree from Clarkson University and has an MBA from Capital University in Columbus. He has a home on Apple Valley Lake near Howard, Ohio and enjoys boating, skiing, and the outdoors in general. He has three grown children who he enjoys traveling with.

Pete is passionate about finding others’ strengths and helps leverage them to improve their business. He is a believer in refining business results by focusing on how we interact and communicate with other people. Although his direct professional experience is in manufacturing, he understands that in any business, as we help others succeed, our business will succeed. Pete and his business partner, Peg Buehrle, work with a variety of businesses across the country. Pete is an award-winning coach who has enjoyed helping others achieve their goals for the last 13 years.

Peg Buehrle

Certified Business Coach, Presenter & Trainer

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Peg Buehrle is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism. She lives in Upper Arlington with her husband John, and daughters Ally & Lauren. Peg is very competitive, works out daily, and continues to coach and play basketball.

Peg spent over twenty years in the radio industry managing large teams of sales professionals. She created many streams on non-traditional revenue for her stations, and managed the business activities of two popular Columbus stations.

Peg is a coach who focuses on improving and leveraging people skills to achieve dramatic improvement in business results. She has spent the last twelve years helping busy executives to increase their effectiveness, and business owners to improve results with less effort. Peg develops very close relationships with her clients, and helps them to do the same with their employees.  She is the winner of multiple global awards, and is a trainer of some of the best coaches in the world. Peg brings her competitive nature to work for your benefit every day!

As a founding partner in a growing coaching firm, Peg understands how to grow her business and is ready to help you to grow yours!


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