How To Uncover What You Really Want

How To Uncover What You Really Want

Do you know what you really want? Why you do what you do in your business? One of the first steps toward creating a purpose-driven business is uncovering your why. It'll help you draw more customers and take more meaningful action every day. Here's a simple process to help you start:

Authenticity in Business - Easier Said Than Done

Authenticity in Business - Easier Said Than Done

Authenticity in business is a complex and nuanced issue. When you are new – when you have no track record – either because you are in a new position or because you are starting a new business, it’s really important to show up with confidence, but where do we draw the line between confidence and showmanship?

Why I Don't Give Discounts for Service

Why I Don't Give Discounts for Service

When I hear my colleagues in consulting, advising, or coaching talking about lowering their prices for first-time clients, or for initial phases of projects, with the hope that they will be able to raise their prices with these same clients after the client has experienced the work and bought in more fully, I get so frustrated! Giving discounts in your service-based business only forces you to work harder and serve more clients to reach your goals. Meanwhile, clients learn to expect more for less on an ongoing basis ...

Why I Don't Do Work for Free

Why I Don't Do Work for Free

When I first started investigating what it would take to really launch a coaching business, a lot of people told me I should start out and build my experience by doing the work for free. While that may work for specific activities, like testing a worksheet, gauging someone’s reaction to the curriculum of a program, or practicing a particular tool, general ongoing coaching for free, I discovered, is a massive failure.

The Importance of Telling Your Story Live

The Importance of Telling Your Story Live

One of the biggest challenges I see especially early-stage entrepreneurs faced with every day is how to effectively communicate about their business in a way that makes people want toinvest in them, want to partner with them, or want to buy from them. Even when it’s a subject (their own business offering) that they know inside and out and that is perhaps the thing they are most passionate about in the whole world! As soon as you start talking about terms like “pitching,” “presenting,” or “public speaking,” it becomes fraught.

Consulting vs. Coaching vs. Therapy … which one is best for YOU?

Consulting vs. Coaching vs. Therapy … which one is best for YOU?

I’ve often heard people describe coaching as a sort of mash-up of consulting and therapy. But if you’ve never seen a therapist before or if you’ve never worked with a consultant, that definition will do nothing for you.  So, I thought I’d take it upon myself to attempt describe all three as simply as possible but in “real people” speak, so that anyone who’s not sure can make an easy decision about which is the best fit as they look for someone to help them accomplish their goals. 

TOP TEN: Why Every Solopreneur Should Be Coworking

TOP TEN: Why Every Solopreneur Should Be Coworking

Ok, so I’m biased. And of course, there are caveats. But, I’m speaking from experience when I say that every solopreneur should check out coworking! I’ve been involved in coworking spaces in one way or another, since 2008. I’ve been a full-time member of three. I’ve dropped in to casually co-work in at least 10. I’ve been the co-founder of a coworking space … Suffice it to say I love coworking spaces. So, here’s my Top Ten of Why Every Solopreneur Should Be Coworking (at least some of the time) ...

Why I Didn't Want to Call Myself a "Life Coach"

Why I Didn't Want to Call Myself a "Life Coach"

“Who isn’t trying to be a life coach right now?” I asked my friend and hiking companion ... One really off-putting aspect of this industry is, ANYONE can do it. The barriers to entry are incredibly low for someone who wants to call themselves a coach. And there’s A LOT of crap out there. But for anyone who’s experienced the power of good coaching, you know just how awesome coaching can be ...

Launch Day

Launch Day

So, here I am, putting it out there. My website is live. Facebook is live. Twitter is live. HERE + NOW is open for business. And I’ve never felt more proud of anything I’ve created. Ever. I’m so excited about sharing my authentic story with you, knowing that if it even helps just a handful of people, it will be totally worth it! For those who get it, I hope you'll join my tribe ...

Why HERE + NOW?

Why HERE + NOW?

Have you ever felt stuck? Want to leave your job and go travel or start that business that you’ve always wanted to start, but you’re afraid? Are you stuck doing what you’re doing and fearful of moving forward because maybe you’ve failed once or twice in the past? We all have mental blocks, emotional hang-ups, or limiting beliefs that get in the way on occasion. Often we work around them. But sometimes ...