About Us

We've been helping small business owners grow for over three decades, and we never stop growing ourselves.

  • Point One

    1977-2011

    History
    The E-Myth Academy was founded by Michael Gerber and Thomas Travisano in San Mateo, California. The partners had a vision to create an affordable (and scalable) education program that taught business management skills to struggling entrepreneurs. The E-Myth Revisited becomes the 5th best selling business book of all time.

  • Point Two

    June 2011

    A New Start
    EMyth brings in a new management team. Our first priority was to transform the corporate culture - to open up the space for a new kind of pride in what we do. This created opportunities for innovation and evolution in a company that had become too bureaucratic over the years.

  • Point Three

    October 2011

    The Move
    We relocated the company to Ashland, Oregon. After several decades in the San Francisco Bay Area, EMyth found a new home on Main Street. While our clients are businesses at all stages and sizes, the opportunity to center ourselves in a small town gives us a way to connect to the experience of other small and mid-size business owners in a new way.

  • Point Four

    December 2011

    The Autopsy
    We knew we had unscalable and antiquated systems and a demoralized culture. We brought in business technology strategists to give us options. What if we could reimagine our business - with no constraints of time, money or people - who could we become? We started laying the groundwork for using technology to amplify our message in an entirely new way.

  • Point Five

    May 2012

    Breaking Ground
    The new management team launches EMyth Reimagined and forms two internal working teams called Eden and Earth. The Eden team sets out to imagine and formulate a new vision for our product platform - how do we deliver our service in 2012 and beyond? The Earth team assesses and develops each iteration based on available technology, resource constraints, and of course, cost.

  • Point Six

    July 2012

    The Rollout
    We start the process of rolling "EMyth Reimagined" out by consolidating our product line, previewing changes through video and an in-depth article series. We begin the process of migrating our CRM to Salesforce, our billing platform to Zuora, and begin the development of the new emyth.com.

  • Point Seven

    Fall 2012

    Launch
    EMyth Reimagined goes live. It begins with the official launch of our new website, followed by the release of our digital coaching platform, and the first New Coach Intensive to expand our resources to serve more clients. We complete the first phase of our technology transformation, ending an incredible year of changing how we do business, and then sharing that with you.

  • Point Eight

    2013 and beyond

    Continued Evolution
    We're already thinking about which additional components to add to the next release of the coaching app, how we'll bring our service out to our markets, and filling out our team to support the growth we expect in the years to come.

Leadership Team

Meet our management team

Learn more about our leadership team

From a variety of professional and personal backgrounds, we are united by a vision to not split work and life. We each have our stories of success and heartache in our business backgrounds, and we bring those with us every day at EMyth. Our passion is to help people change how they feel and think about business. Our goal is that each business we have the privilege of working with is made better for the people who own it and work there. Our dream is that the growing community of EMyth'd businesses becomes a force for change in the U.S. and global economy. Our counterintuitive approach is to work with one business owner at a time. Our commitment is to always be working on ourselves, so that we are never teaching something we haven't embodied.

Gail Frahm

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

Jonathan Raymond

Chief Brand Officer

“I'm passionate about business growth and personal transformation, and I never imagined I would have a job where I help people do both of those things at the same time. I love how we're using technology to get the EMyth message out there and empower business owners in ways never before possible. I'm inspired by the challenge to stand for something new, and to find the right words, pictures and music to express who we are and how we can help. I'd love to see a world where every business owner around the globe can access something of what EMyth has to offer, to improve their own life and the lives of those around them. Before EMyth, I worked in a variety of start-up and growing companies in the clean energy, ecommerce, and mobile technology spaces. I live in Ashland and am struggling to find time to write my first book.”

Jonathan Raymond

Slade Machamer

Director of Coaching

“I try to begin each day asking if our coaching and education reflects our deepest values and making sure we embody what we teach. What inspires me is the diversity of courageous business owners who come to us looking for something real, something practical, something that will really bring about change in their organization. I am driven to finding new ways of reaching out to all corners of the globe and discovering how ownership, self-responsibility, and care know no borders. My professional background is in technology staffing, consulting sales, training, and management of recruiting teams. I live in Ashland with my wife and am always on the lookout for a rare bird, a fine Pinot, and a good story.”

Slade Machamer

Teek Sharma

Director of Operations and Technology

 

 

Our Location

Our home in Ashland, Oregon

Sunshine and Great Food

Our offices are located in downtown Ashland, Oregon - about halfway between Portland and San Francisco. It's a beautiful 4-5 hour drive from either city or you can fly right into Medford (MFR), which is about 15 minutes away. If you're in town - Ashland is a popular spot if you're traveling on the west coast - please stop by and see us.

Work With Us

We're always looking for new "owners".

our culture

As you can imagine, this is a unique place to work. As a company that stands for some big ideas and sets a high bar for what we mean by self-responsibility, caring and ownership - we are looking for a certain kind of person to work here. Of course you need to meet the skill requirements for the position, but it's more about who you are than what you do. We look at your resume as the start of a conversation about who you are, what you want out of your career here, and how open you are to evolving. Oh, and we have a lot of fun.

Our Current Openings