Sick of Being Underpaid for Your Consulting Services? How to Fix It.

Part 1 of a two-part series Ever feel this way? The estimate I give doesn’t reflect the work I do. There’s nothing quite like getting paid $500 for $5000 worth of work to strip you of your confidence, make you resent the human race and drive you to do the unthinkable — looking for a…

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Client Kudos: How a Yoga Teacher is Making Mental Health Less Taboo

Mandy Given has one of those stories. Heart-wrenching. Courageous. Moving. Inspirational. TRANSFORMATIONAL. It’s no accident the fates brought us together. Mandy is a mom. She’s a business owner. And she’s a fearless messenger. When we met in the fall, she suspected that her story needed to be tightened up & positioned strategically. She also knew…

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Client Kudos: How One Interior Designer Uses Video Storytelling to Launch an Online Program (& You Can Too)

My client Peg Kusner created an incredible story video when she launched a new innovative interior design program last fall.  Play the video to see what I mean, then keep reading because I’m going to give you some tips on how you can do this too without going over the top with production (or your…

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Is your revenue model killing you?

When Elise Grice ended up in the hospital with the West Nile virus, she and her partner Scott were three years into growing their successful branding studio Hey Sweet Pea in Austin, TX. That’s when the couple and biz partners finally admitted that despite their growth and success, their dollars-for-hours revenue model was killing them…

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Successful Women Are Unlikable? Really?!

WARNING: Cuss words inside It’s high time we put the “bitch in the boardroom” stereotype to bed. According to many high-profile voices (Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Sheryl Sandberg & Hillary Clinton to name a few), if you’re a successful woman, people don’t like you. But if you’re a man, well, it’s game on. Look, I’m…

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Resist "The Drift" on Your Coaching or Consulting Business (Part 2)

As promised in my last post, here’s my guidance and an action plan to help you make 2017 your best year yet. It all starts with focusing on the next 90 days and applying these six steps so you can implement and get results quickly. Let’s do this! Decide what you want I know this sounds simple but it’s also a…

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Resist "The Drift" on Your Coaching or Consulting Business (Part 1)

If you haven’t already, it’s a good time to think about how you can simplify, leverage and work smarter as we cruise into another new year. I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, a story . . . Years ago, I went on a white water rafting trip with some buddies up in…

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How Savvy Coaches & Consultants Find Clients

Ever notice how we entrepreneurs talk in code about our real problems? For example, the most common question I get from other business owners is “how do I find clients?” If you’ve ever asked that question then you know there’s more lurking between the lines than the words coming out of your mouth. So let’s…

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Enough With "Playing Small"

If you’re a coach you’ve most likely encouraged clients to play a bigger game, & you’ve likely received the same piece of advice. I’m all for pushing your boundaries & comfort zones, but I’m fed up with “playing small” being treated like a red-headed step-child. So does “playing small” has a place & a purpose in your life…

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Reconnect to the Emotion In Your Story

😀 😢 😠 😟 If you saw my last post about how to tell a better story, you know that the first step is to go deeper emotionally (if not, check it out here). Why? Because people love to be moved by story. We all like to imagine ourselves in situations that challenge us and provide us…

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