After being criticized by former managers that I was too visionary, I decided to stop working for “the man” and began working for myself.
I was a toddler in the entrepreneurial world and brand new to professional coaching. Not only did I have to develop my skills in coaching, but I also had to learn how to earn a living in this new industry and build a business from scratch.
If anyone ever tells you talent and money are the keys to success, they’re lying.
Transitioning from corporate employee to CEO of my solo company was not easy. I learned the hard way that starting a business from scratch requires more than talent and money alone. You’d think that having an MBA, 12 years of sales experience, and graduate-level entrepreneurship education would help me soar through a career transition.
But many of the concepts I had learned were out-dated and irrelevant by the time I made the leap. This reality check meant I had a huge learning curve ahead of me.
That’s why I ended up schooling myself how I best learn (#LikeABoss). I hired mentors and coaches that I wanted to model after, which helped me to feel guided on my arduous journey. I curated information from thought leaders and top experts on subjects where I wanted to improve.
Most importantly, I applied what I learned.
Succeeded a little.
Failed a lot.
Within three years, the student became a teacher. By year five, the teacher became an authority in “shin kicking.” I attribute much of my success to a key principle a mentor taught me early on in my professional career:
The greatest key to success is making tremendous impact by providing value to as many people as you can.
Stop running in circles and stumbling in the same spots aimlessly as I did for the first three years. Your time is better spent investing your energy on honing your unique gifts (or what I call, “what makes you f*ckin’ awesome”).
Why are people coming to you?
What results do they want and are unable to get elsewhere?
What value can you provide to help them close that gap?
If you want to stand out, become an authority in the subject matter you want to be sought out for. Offer your community tangible results. Competition is fierce and it’s getting noisier in this digital age.
Don’t make noise, make an impact.
I launched Brave Bear Media, a boutique coaching and consulting company helping aspiring entrepreneurs get off the ground running and overwhelmed small business owners weather the growing pains. As a strategist, I help you get a clear vision of the results you want to achieve long-term. Together we map out a strategy and plan to help you take your idea from concept to implementation.
If you’re anything like my best consulting clients, you’re creative and pragmatic. You are not afraid to dream big. What fuels you is your desire to make a significant impact in the world. Navigating the murky waters of uncertainty can be emotionally daunting. Having a strategy and plan can confidently prepare you for the pitfalls ahead as you venture out towards uncharted territory.
Types of Strategy Consulting Projects
- Business mind mapping and strategy
- Intuitive branding strategy
- Social media marketing strategy and planning
- Effective leadership development training
- Authentic selling, marketing and communication training
- Book proposal and manuscript editing
- Book launch marketing strategy and project management
Since the scope of work for consulting is more comprehensive in nature and personalized for each client, fees and availability will vary. Click below to schedule an initial consultation and to request more information on timing, availability, and fees: