How long have you been a consultant and how did you become an expert in business, marketing and fundraising?
Throughout my career I've been consulting with individuals and organizations to help them achieve the success they've been dreaming of. I've led daycares, hospitals, non profits, schools and entrepreneurs.
Who are your clients?
My clients are small and mid-size businesses, entrepreneurs and non profits who are looking to make an impact in the world with their services and ready to put forth the work needed to do it. They realize that they can't do it alone and understand that hiring support is making an investment in the future of their business.
How are you different from other consultants?
My clients often tell me that I have an energy that is contagious. They also love that I support them in a caring, motivational way....especially when they get down on themselves or their business (which is so easy for all of us to do!). The thing my clients find the coolest, though, is that I am able to give them advice and guidance on how to run their business, how to market and how to fundraise. Most consultants specialize in one area. They also love that I am a HUGE connector and can quickly connect them with people to help in areas I can't......and am able to help connect them with clients and business partners.
What kind of personality do you work well with?
I work well with people who are willing to put the work in that is needed for their business to be successful. They are also open to suggestions and comfortable enough to share when they think an idea may not be for them.
What kind of personality do you not work well with?
I don't work well with individuals who are too busy with all life has thrown them that they can't find the time to do the work. We all juggle a lot in our day to day lives and like myself, my clients just keep moving forward without complaining and blaming the world around them for getting in their way.
Can't I just do this on my own?
You can try......I did. What I found, and so have most of my clients, is that no matter what your area of expertise you still need an expert at your side helping guide the way. As we go through the ups and downs of business (and life!) it's so easy to forget about our goals and where we are headed. It's also easy to feel defeated and like we just want to give up. My business reached such great success when I finally invested in an expert to be by my side and my clients have seen the same.
How much time is involved before I see results?
That answer varies with each business. It really depends on where you currently are, where you want to go and what you're willing to do in terms of time and money to get there. For most of my clients, and myself, it easily takes 6-12months to achieve lasting, long term results.