About ABS

These Enduring Core Values Guide Us:

  1. Be Respectful of Everyone You Come In Contact With.
  2. Be in Control of Yourself and Maintain Your Integrity.
  3. Be Willing to Serve Others and Be There for the Right Reason.
  4. Be Totally Honest and Transparent.
  5. Be Willing to Do the Work Necessary to Find Out the Truth.
  6. Take the Initiative.
  7. Be Accountable to Your Commitments.

Meet The Advanced Business Solutions Team

Bill Cole Leadership and Management Coach

Bill Cole: Founder, President & CEO

Bill Cole is an internationally respected professional speaker/trainer, executive coach, facilitator, strategic advisor, and author. He was an athlete, coach, professional musician and taught at two universities before focusing primarily on leadership, management, organizational development, sales, and negotiations. His career includes an international consulting assignment with a radio and TV network, a national restaurant chain, a fast growth high technology company, an international business development firm, and was among the all time sales leaders for a franchised international training company. Bill’s mission is to positively impact people’s lives.

Kristy Cole Advanced Business Solutions

Kristy Cole: CFO, VP Finance & Administration

After her corporate management career, Kristy Cole joined Advanced Business Solutions in 1996. She has a MBA in Corporate Finance and has worked for organizations including Union Oil, John Deere, EDS, BJ Hughes, Motel 6 and Jerrico, operators of Long John Silvers Restaurants. With Jerrico, she was named the most outstanding regional controller in 1989 in recognition of the development of her department from start up to being the leader in accuracy and timeliness of reporting. She has been acknowledged throughout her career for her outstanding teamwork skills and leadership style.

Barney Kramer: ABS Affiliate in Stockton/Modesto, CA

Barney Kramer is a seasoned executive with more than 40 years of leadership and management experience. He’s a trainer, facilitator, speaker, and writer whose entrepreneurial experience includes 3 business startups and 3 turnarounds including one with a national sales organization. He founded an executive search firm in 2002. Recently, Barney founded Strategic Management Resource Associates, LLC– a full service management advisory business, where he currently serves as Managing Partner. Barney has also served on numerous civic and non-profit boards and holds a Juris Doctorate.



  • How We Can Help

    ABS provides real solutions to the most pressing challenges you face. With a diverse Client list and a quarter century of experience, we have positively impacted 5,000 entrepreneurs and executives.

    Our proven success comes from our Clients' success and implementing real world solutions that provide tangible results.

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  • Leadership Training

    ABS is pleased to announce The ABC Formula of Leadership™. This innovative course includes skill training and coaching in the major competencies of leadership.

    ABS has trained more than 2,000 executives in leadership over the past fifteen years. You owe it to yourself to check out this great training.

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    When you or a key person in your organization needs personalized, one-on-one attention, a trusted ABS executive coach is ready to serve.

    Each person and situation has unique requirements and demands a customized approach. This intensive collaboration often provides immediate and dramatic results.

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