Emily Overson

Business Coach, Business Strategist, Consultant, Trainer

LOCATION - Blackduck, Minnesota

After years of experience working in the lumberyard and building materials industry, Emily Overson recognized an opportunity to help LBM, hardware retailers, and family-owned businesses be more efficient in their processes. She helps clients build an accountable organization by eliminating shortcomings, creating feedback mechanisms, and improving internal process flows through leadership education.

With a foundation of business and accounting, coupled with an appetite for wrangling inventory and operational excellence, Emily’s clients count on her as a trusted advisor and resource to help them manage the daily happenings in their business. Through her own work in corporate settings and family businesses, she not only understands those daily challenges her clients face, but she also knows the tools and processes to put into place to help the business thrive.
Passionate about giving back, Emily partners with regional lumber associations and other organizations to provide training on topics such as finance, sales, and operations.

Popular Programs

  • LBM Financials: Improving Profits
  • LBM Inventory Management
  • LBM Risk Management
  • 5 Key Areas of Your Business

Professional Summary

With 30+ years of accounting and business knowledge and 20+ years specific to the LBM industry, Emily understands the day-to-day dynamics of running your business. Navigating family and employee relationships is challenging, and she assists clients in building healthy cultures where everyone feels supported. Emily has worked in small and large family businesses and corporations, taking the best from each experience to make the next workplace better.

"Rare is it to find someone in POS support that we can consistently rely on to get us answers. Emily does just that and has the know-how to go along with it. She can seamlessly jump from talking deep in the financials with our CFO, to helping a cashier, to advising the purchasing manager."

Kyle Martinez | Interstate Building Materials

Areas of Expertise

  • Accountability
  • Achievement
  • Attitude
  • Building Materials
  • Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Communication
  • Company Culture
  • Construction
  • Consultant
  • Customer Service
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Presence
  • Female Speakers
  • Finance
  • Goal Setting
  • Gratitude
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Midwest Speakers
  • Minnesota Speakers
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Productivity
  • Project Management
  • Relationships
  • Retail
  • Safety
  • Sales
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Women in Business
Lynne Jensen Award Winning Speaker

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