Gosia Baran Commercial Business Coaching

Gosia Baran

After working in the corporate world for a few years, Gosia was laid off in the aftermath of 9/11. Having an 8-month-old son, she decided that a 9 to 5 was not for her and decided to pursue opening her own business. With an innate desire of helping people, Gosia had come to dislike the corporate obsession with profitability. In November 2001, Helping Hands was born. Today, Helping Hands is stronger than ever, employing over 50 cleaning technicians and 3 field supervisors servicing residential and commercial clients in the Chicagoland area. She is also a cofounder/partner of PCT Janitorial Services, a company that primarily focuses on disinfecting large facilities throughout the country. Her latest venture is as the cofounder of Cleaning Business Coaching with RJ Patel, where she is helping residential cleaning business owners expand and add commercial cleaning to their existing residential business. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, and traveling, with the primary benefit of owning her own business being that she can spend time with her family, go on at least 4 vacations a year, and travel to coach other businesses while her business successfully functions in Chicago.

RJ Patel

Owning five different businesses since 1985, RJ has faced a diverse set of challenges in each industry he has been involved. Throughout this time, RJ has remained driven to create a lifestyle that brings fun, family, friends, travel, and the ability to serve others in need. After graduating from Kennesaw State University with his 2nd degree, he began his career as a soccer coach. After earning his state and national licenses, he led 94% of his players to full college scholarships over 21 years. Armed with his belief in helping others grow, he earned the awards of Coach of the year in the State of Georgia and then Coach of the year in the United States. RJ has also served on the national board for the ARCSI/ISSA as the Chairman. He and his wife Asha currently own a successful cleaning business, PCT Clean and PCT Disinfecting/Janitorial in Kennesaw. He believes life is about paying it forward, and his businesses echo this sentiment.