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Guy Gage III, LPC

Guy Gage III, LPC, has combined over two decades of experience developing leaders within accounting firms. Using his unique  background in human motivation and performance, he provides instruction, coaching and consulting to accountants and accounting firms.


  •  Earned a Master’s degree in Counseling
  •  Holds a license as a Professional Counselor (LPC)
  •  Serves as a Supervisor for Licensed Counselors (ALPS)


  •  Established a counseling practice, focusing on executives and their families
  •  Conducted corporate training, coaching and strategic planning for professional firms in law, accounting, engineering, architecture, financial services and insurance.
  •  Served for a decade as a senior instructor for The Rainmaker Academy, an international  leadership and business development program for accountants
  •  Employed by Toothman Rice, PLLC, an accounting firm to develop and manage the HR and business development areas


Guy Gage is the owner of the PartnersCoach®, a coaching and consulting firm to professionals in private practice. Holding a license in counseling and an emphasis on human performance improvement, he has consulted with and coached CPAs for almost 20 years, guiding them to increase their effectiveness and career satisfaction.

Guy began his career as a therapist working with executives and their families. Soon his career expanded to include soft-skills training to schools, businesses and not-for-profit enterprises. Because of his effectiveness and his personal interest in developing professionals, he transitioned from his counseling practice to concentrate on training and consulting to professional service firms.

In 1999, Guy expanded his private practice further and joined Troy Waugh and The Rainmaker Academy, an international leadership and marketing training firm for accountants. For 10 years he served as a Senior Instructor with the Academy, training and coaching hundreds of accountants in the USA and Europe to generate millions of dollars in revenue for their firms.

In 2001, following a successful consulting practice, Guy joined Toothman Rice, PLLC, a 4 office accounting firm in north-central West Virginia. Over the course of almost 8 years, he held responsibilities in HR, marketing and firm development as the firm doubled in revenue and profitability.

While enjoying his time at Toothman Rice and The Rainmaker Academy, he wanted to focus more on what he does best: coaching professionals to discover their leadership and success potential. In July 2009, Guy launched PartnersCoach®, working with CPAs and firms in the accounting profession. When asked about how he likes his new venture, he says, “It fits perfectly. It’s what I do; it’s who I am.”

Guy is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and Marshall University Graduate College. His affiliations include the CPA Firm Management AssociationAmerican Mental Health Counselors Association and the West Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Association. He may be reached at 304.677.0296 or

Guy’s Affiliations

Guy and PartnersCoach is a credentialed provider of CPE. He has been certified by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE).

PartnersCoach is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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