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Get to Know Noble Bowman from Rhapsody Strategies

He designed franchises for Classic Rock Coffee Co., supported students at MSU and was a minister. Now, Noble Bowman is bringing his passion for supporting others to his role as an executive business coach for Rhapsody Strategies.

By Ren Bishop

Nov 2018

Noble Bowman from Rhapsody Strategies
Photo courtesy Noble Bowman

His vision for his role: “It’s part of our corporate vision, which is that we help ‘build sophisticated leaders who transform the face of their business.’ For me, in our region, I want to help business owners write epic stories of their success and transformation.”

Why Rhapsody was the right fit: “I looked at multiple coaching models out there. I had a friend who was with the company and started talking with me about it. I spent a whole month in an interview process. It was them interviewing me and me interviewing them. And in the end, after hours of conversations, I felt like these guys who owned this company, their values and mine best aligned.”

Where he gets inspiration: “I’m an avid reader, and I have some people whom I call mentors from afar. Some of them I’ve met, some of them I haven’t. I have a group of podcasts I listen to.” [Editor’s note: A few of Bowman’s favorites are Cut the Crap Podcast and author Gino Wickman’s Traction and Get A Grip.]

What’s in his remote office at Classic Rock Coffee: “I have a stand-up desk. I have a high, rolling chair. I have a nice comfortable leather chair and my 27-inch iMac with two additional monitors.”

What keeps him up at night: “On a personal level, my teenage boys. On a business level, the truth is, when I take on a client, they’re more than just a 9-to-5 client. This morning, I woke up at 3 o’clock and typed in a couple of notes to send to a client when I got up. It’s not every night, but it does happen.”

Advice he would give his younger self:
“Take the risk. Go for it. Live with no regrets. Realize you’re meant for more.”

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