Ted Schmidt

Certified Business & Executive Coach
Senior Partner


Attitude is the difference.

Your attitude can make all the difference when you approach a challenge.

Focus on what you can control and don’t worry about things our of your control.

Change is a constant, it’s how you respond to change that really matters.

I am committed to guiding you on how to fill in the gaps in your business.

  • We will work to achieve your ideal life
  • Things you may not have believed possible can be possible.
  • Ask yourself what is it you want more of, make it a goal and we will work together to achieve it.

Personal growth is key to your success and this is something we will work on together

My most successful clients are smart and understand the value of working on their business and not just in it. There will always be more challenges to overcome, so being willing to continue to do what it takes to succeed is vital.

My role is to advise and guide you so progress is consistent.

  • What challenges should you be prepared for while growing your business? 
  • Personal growth is essential to take your business success even further – we will identify behaviors to be changed and/or improved upon and how to go about it.
  • I will hold you accountable to do what you want and need to do.

Give yourself the freedom to say “Yes” to life-changing decisions.

ActionCOACH Northwest has been involved with Baker Construction on several occasions. Our coach helped motivate our employees to set and achieve goals in their personal lives and help us as a company set and achieve our goals. We highly recommend the ActionCOACH Northwest crew.
Barry Baker

Awards & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree Central Washington University
  • Dale Carnegie Course Graduate for Effective Speaking & Human Relations
  • Partner in Tool and Rental Company for 24 years.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Success, American Rental Association “ARA” 1991
  • Certified Business & Executive Coach with ActionCOACH
  • Member of ActionCOACH President’s Club
  • ActionCOACH Most Community Impact 2018
  • Ambassador of the Year 2018 – Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Senior Partner with ActionCOACH
  • ActionCOACH Leader in DISC Assessments 2019
  • ActionCOACH North American ActionMAN 2021
  • Member of ActionCOACH Chairman’s Club
  • Spokane Business of the Year 2022 – West Plains Chamber of Commerce
  • Six-time client BizX Award Winner for the Americas


Coaching is about building community

When our clients succeed our community succeeds. Creating jobs, increasing wealth, and developing relationships lead to a business community for us all to live in.

  • Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • West Plains Chamber of Commerce
  • Spokane Home Builders Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Coaching for a Cause

About Ted

Ted is a Spokane native who moved to Seattle at 20 years old to finish college. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Ted became a partner in a tool and equipment rental company and lived in Seattle for 24 years. After Ted and his partners sold the business, he and his wife and two daughters moved back to Spokane where Ted started a new career as a business coach.

Ted and his wife Angela have been married for 26 years and have two adult daughters Analisa and Angelina. Ted enjoys family time and date nights with Angela. Ted is passionate about personal development and is a life-long learner. He is always engaged with a book or some other form of learning. Ted lives a young and active lifestyle where he enjoys working out, hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking, traveling, watching sports (Go Zags!), movies, and living life. 


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