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I’M A BRUTALLY HONEST CONSULTANT WHO PROVIDES STRATEGIC BUSINESS ADVICE TO PRINCIPALS OF CREATIVE FIRMS.

I am a fast-talker, a designer by degree, a frequently requested speaker, an avid reader, a trend-spotter, a connector, and your advocate.

I love what I do and who I work with.

WHAT DO I DO?

I offer customized solutions on the best way to run creative businesses, so they can:

  • Get out of the weeds
  • Evolve their business
  • Envision & plan for their future
  • Position themselves to stay competitive
  • Embrace new business strategies without fear
  • Focus on relationship building
  • Qualify & win the best prospects
  • Evaluate & refine their organizational structure
  • Improve how they staff their team
  • Be more profitable
  • Conduct client surveys
  • Improve their agreements & business documentation
  • Write winning proposals
  • Improve project & client management strategies
  • Stay abreast of industry best practices & ideas
  • Build a strong culture & improve team morale

My Book: Brutally Honest

Overview

A highly visual, concise, direct, honest, and, hopefully, entertaining business book full of advice, insights, and best practices for everything from new business development to proposals to staffing and everything in-between. Brutally Honest includes real-world, actionable strategies that I’ve cultivated, tested, and developed through my consulting practice as well as case studies from your peers and colleagues who have been nice enough to share their best business ideas and practices. My Kickstarter project will go live in March to raise funds for self-publishing Brutally Honest – stay tuned!

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Excerpt: Chapter 8 – It Is Not Cold Calling, It Is Relationship Building

Thinking about new business as “cold calling,” “sales,” “marketing”, or even as a way to build a vast database of contacts is a very limiting way to think. Rather, new business development is about building authentic, one-to-one relationships. New business strategies are robust, multifaceted, and, dare I say, even a fun and challenging aspect of any successful business. But, they take time, focus, ongoing nurturing, and attention.

Are you fearless, ready for change, and in need of some tough business love?