Listen below (click for audio) to hear what my clients have to say 

Client story highlights:

Jennifer had been with the same company for more than 15 years before we connected.  The company had gotten bought out a few years earlier & she found herself in a toxic work environment doing work that no longer fulfilled her

As the years went on, she began to question whether she was committed to staying in an industry that no longer aligned with her values or the work life balance she wanted, but she lacked the confidence as to whether her skills would be transferable into a new industry, whether she had what she needed to be successful and she needed help brainstorming & uncovering what the right path would be for her.   

Jennifer needed clarity on what she wanted & how to make it happen.  Before coming to me she'd already tried all the traditional approaches - a resume coach & career reinvention coach.  Neither were the solution for her as she needed someone who could help her get clear on her options, her unique value, get out of theory and help her create a real plan and path forward in her life & career...one where she knew she would be able to maximize her skills & not compromise or sacrifice on what mattered most to her.

Before working with Blake, Nicola was working in the corporate world as a design director and running her business on the side.  After she had her first child, she decided that she no longer wanted to sacrifice time with her family but she was struggling with her vision of where to go, suffering from anxiety and wasn't sure whether the business she had would be able to support her...she also felt a deep desire to fulfill her potential & truly see what she was capable of, but her doubt in herself and lack of focus and knowledge on how to replace her income doing something she loved, led her to Blake.   

Nicola's business made just $50,000 the year prior to working with Blake.  Together, Blake and Nicola re-configured the business and got clarity on how to create bigger impact in her business while building it around the life she wanted to live.  In less than 11 months, Nicola has closed over $400,000 in sales, expanded into a larger location to serve her clients & has a strategic plan to grow her business to 7 figures+.  

To hear her experience in her own words, click below:

 

Sam, a mom of two young kids, knew that she could no longer continue in the Human Resources career she was in.  She wanted to do work that was personally fulfilling AND have more time with her children, but she lacked confidence and was spending a lot of time and energy trying to research and figure it out on her own.  Her biggest struggles were that she couldn't see the path she should be on, she didn't understand what value she could bring to the market &  honestly, her multi-talents made it hard for her to understand the best path to create income, fulfillment and time freedom for herself and her family. 

Sam joined Blake's program because she wanted a strong foundation for her business and honestly wasn’t sure what her business was going to be.  Within the first month, Sam got clarity on what skills and type of business she wanted to build.  She also enrolled her first two clients within 12 weeks of working with Blake. 

Today, she successfully is growing her business & has found her passion for helping others.   Hear Sam's story below: 

Kalicia has spent most of her career in the same company.  She found herself unfulfilled & wanting to make sure that she had the right clarity, plan & ability to transition into the right next path for her.  Through working together, she was able to get crystal clear on what mattered most to her, what her non-negiotables were and how to best position herself in her job search and interview process to truly be able to showcase and maximize her value, income & path. 

Rebecca never thought that she would hire a business coach, but after budget cuts left her laid off & searching for other jobs only to realize that she was too expensive or that she couldn't find anything else that she was passionate about doing, she realized that she might be able to build a business using her skills.  When she came to Blake, she wasn't sure where to start, but knew that she had a passion for helping families with children who struggled with learning and behavioral disabilities.  Rebecca went from no clarity & lack of confidence in how she could change her life to realizing her potential and enrolling her first client family into her program in just 14 weeks.

 Rebecca is the Founder of Insights, LLC and loves the work she does to provide the critical skills, structure and plans for children to thrive at school and at home, by leveraging her 28 years of experience inside our public schools.  Hear her transformational story here:

When Holli & Blake first connected, Holli was in a very demanding 60-70 hour a week job suffering from high anxiety and frustration because she was overwhelmed, stuck and not sure where to go next.  She lacked confidence that she'd be able to replace her income and years in her stressful job had defined her life.  In working with Blake, Holli's entire perspective and life has changed.  Today, Holli is using her knowledge and experience helping other millennial women, who have lost themselves in their demanding jobs, to get clarity & balance to be able to enjoy their career AND their life.   Hear her experience below:

When it came to understanding how to find the right people and understanding what steps to take to build her business, Sheila felt overwhelmed.  She felt like there was a way to use her passions to do work that she would love where she would have time to travel with her family & have the ability to increase her income, but she wasn't sure what steps to take.  When Sheila connected with Blake, she had begun the process of building a business on her own (business logo, website, initial materials) but realized quickly that she didn't have the right foundation for her business.  Sheila joined Blake's program for help with how & what to focus on to make her dream come to fruition, how to find the right clients for her business & how to maximize her value.  Blake helped Sheila to get clear on the big vision for her business, taught her the skills she needed to successfully attract her ideal clients and helped her to build a business model that really distinguishes her services in the market.  Sheila shares some of her experience below:

More client success stories & experiences of working with Blake

"Blake has been instrumental in coaching me as I start a new business. I’ve been doing what I do for 25 years, but hadn’t worked for myself or run my own firm. Blake helped me see that my business had potential that I hadn’t imagined; she pushes me to think beyond the conventional boundaries which for me meant opportunities beyond my current contacts and local-based services. Her program is full of elements I wouldn’t have thought of on my own, and now I have the building blocks for success in place! 
As a working mom, I now have much more control over my schedule, have more time to spend with my kids, and more control over the type of work I’m doing. Thanks to Blake’s expert coaching program, I’m able to run a business I’m passionate about, serve clients that I’m so excited to work with, and spend more time with my kids!
Blake is a fantastic communicator - both written and verbal. She is a problem-solver and draws on her vast expertise from the corporate world to develop a solution to any problem or a way to overcome whatever obstacle may be in the path to success." - Shannon Farr, founder, Scenic City Consulting

 

After just one call with me, Sherri went from struggling in her business to getting THREE new clients, re-aligning her business and messaging in LESS than THREE weeks.  "Blake can change your life, not just your business. I feel so incredibly fortunate & blessed to have been able to connect with Blake. I know that as I go down this journey, she will be instrumental in helping me reach more of my goals."  Hear more from Sherri, founder of The People Guru, below:

"I am grateful for Blake’s help and support as I evaluated my priorities and career aspirations. She motivated me and kept me honest when I wasn’t making the progress I was capable of making. Her approach helped me to identify the things that were most important to me for both career and personal life satisfaction. I am taking the next step in my journey, starting from a better, stronger and more well-defined place, because of her support. Her encouragement also led to me making new connections with people in my fields of interest and broadening my network, which will serve me for years to come, and is not something I may have otherwise initiated on my own. She takes her job as a coach seriously!" - Jen Z.

"Blake was a great partner & huge help to me.  I got much more value than what I invested for her coaching services.  I reached out to Blake during my transition period between jobs because I couldn't really pinpoint what would be right for me to move to next.  During our very first session together, Blake really helped me narrow in on what were the three most important factors to me in my career.  Having Blake as my partner gave me the confidence and direction I needed to make the best decision for myself and my family." - Kalicia K.

"I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful conversation with her. She really listens and knows how to ask the right questions to get an idea of where you need to be to move forward. She gave me some valuable tools to help progress in what I need to do. If you want someone who really listens and knows what to listen for and to help you succeed. Blake is the amazing woman who can do this. Thank you, Blake, not only for your time but your wisdom." - Kirsten M.

"Blake has a way of expressing things that gives you the courage to step forward.  She listens with no judgement and easily finds the best in each and every person. She often has profound insights to help you move to the next level.  I have watched Blake speak in groups of people and one on one; no matter what the situation she has the ability to touch each and every person in a way I rarely see.  She speaks from her heart and brings a wealth of knowledge to assist with guidance and support.  The best part of her passion is that it’s about seeing other people succeed and this is a gift not often found. I have had the fortune to watch her inspire, renew, and excite people.    - Melissa K.

" Blake has a strong way of connecting with people & pulling out the best of them." - Chris B.

"Blake is a motivating and inspirational leader, known for developing top talent.  She has a wealth of experience building guest-centric assortment and business strategies. Blake has a track record for driving profitable growth within every category that she touches." - Molly K.

"Your powerful words are playing in my mind with each choice and action I take! You are most certainly impactful in just 1 session! That’s YOU being so extraordinary at what you do. Setting the standard." - Sherri R.

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