Something about me…
Manfred Gollent is a certified business coach and founder of QLI International. He is also a senior associate and executive coach for the Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University.
QLI has provided leadership, organizational and management consulting services since 2006. Mr. Gollent’s experience in business development, employee performance, and team building come as a result of more than 30 years of highly disciplined techniques and processes learned within the industrial sector.
Prior to founding QLI International in spring of 2006, Mr. Gollent has been a turn-around executive in a Fortune 500 company with global operations for some 22 years. During his 30+ years in the corporate world, he led the rebuilding of underperforming subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, and Asia by developing their leadership team and organization, restructuring their market portfolio, operations and efficiency to improve results toward meeting investor’s expectations.
Mr. Gollent’s corporate senior executive roles included facilitating strategy development and business process improvement for companies in the UK, Belgium, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, and the United States. He has extensive experience in all areas of management including marketing, sales, financial operations, product development, and manufacturing. He has served on company boards in nine countries.
Mr. Gollent holds a degree in electrical engineering and an Executive MBA. He is fully proficient in both German and English. Manfred is a Mentor at the Founder Institute Greenville (www.fi.co ), a co-organizer/mentor for 1 Million Cups Greenville, a coach/mentor for the Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) program of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, a youth mentor at NEXT Highschool of Greenville (www.nexthighschool.org) and volunteers as a mentor for young people in foster care within the “Fostering Great Ideas” organization (www.fgionline.org )