ThistleSea Business Development, LLC


John D. Laslavic, LPBC
Business Coach/President

As founder and owner of ThistleSea Business Development, John D. Laslavic is a Licensed Professional Business Coach and has extensive experience in coaching business owners and developing successful businesses.

ThistleSea, located in Wexford, PA, began serving business owners in the tri-state area in 2005. John started, successfully grew, and managed five companies over his 30 year career including various national, regional and local for-profit and not-for-profit corporations. Most recently, he successfully co-authored a business plan for a Pittsburgh based start-up software company raising over $5.5 million in institutional venture capital. He spent 18 years with the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania and its affiliate companies, where he helped found AmeriNet, a national organization now in its 25th year as a national hospital and heath care group purchasing organization.

John is also a Certified Guerilla Marketing Coach.  His expertise includes senior management positions in operations management, retail, manufacturing, health care, strategic supply chain management, association management, sales, marketing, publishing, printing, purchasing, software development and education.

He holds degrees in business management and economics as well as extensive training and experience in industrial engineering, quality management, strategic planning, education, marketing and association management. John is currently an executive board member of The Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  (the former Northern Allegheny County and Cranberry Area Chamber of Commerce’s); Board Member for the Pittsburgh Women in Film and Media and on the Executive Committee of the Professional Business Coaches Alliance (PBCA).  He also participates in a variety of networking organizations and functions.

John is driven to help owners of small and medium size businesses succeed and to contribute to the growth of new economic development opportunities in the region.

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