You deserve to work with someone who's been in your shoes, and walks the walk.
I am an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience. If you're steeped in the hustle and have found yourself where the rubber meets the road - you need vision, focus, clarity and an executable plan for growth.
I have experience raising venture capital, growing businesses that were acquired by major companies, starting a socially responsible accessories company in the Amazon Rainforest, and more. I may have a fancy MBA but what really matters is the equally unfancy hard knocks I've gained along the way.
If you are a hard working entrepreneur who has found yourself where the rubber meets the road - you don't need anecdotal advice from a business book or cutesy "girl boss" stuff.
HERE'S MY STORY, WARTS & ALL:
After spending my early career in corporate jobs, constantly stressed and demotivated, I was so over it. I'd dabbled in a lot of small businesses before joining a tiny software start-up. We raised $1.8 million, scaled the business, and were acquired by the largest company in our industry, (which eventually had an IPO) - all within a year.
I've pitched to huge audiences at some of the most well known Silicon Valley start-up accelerators, led businesses ranging from agencies to mobile apps and software, and even started an company in the Amazon Rainforest.
So, when it came time for me to start my business, I thought I had everything figured out.
I was dead wrong.
Let me tell you about the worst night of my entire life...
It was a hard period of life, and I'd found myself living in a tiny, no-heat, temporary apartment in the dead of winter (Yep, like your grandpa's stories).
I'd spent the last year building capabilities (aka: complexity), growing a team (aka: expenses), and pitching for investment (aka: asking for money). I thought an investor would swoop in and save the day. (Which looking back now, is ridiculous).
I was terrified, and also ashamed. Because here I was, calling myself an entrepreneur, yet I had no idea how to actually scale the sales in my business at the level I needed to.
Instead I'd put my trust in a sales person. I'd given away my power.
I made a vow to myself: Never again would I not know the sales process that would bring in the clients, and make the money that my business needed.
So i went to the place where the most successful, most innovative businesses launch and grow - silicon valley. I met ceo of fast growing companies, big and small. i learned exactly what they did, and then i did it too.
it worked. THE FLOODGATES OPENED TO THE TUNE OF 230% GROWTH.
When I started looking around at others who taught entrepreneurs, I saw a lot of great people who inspired me. I also saw a lot of people who did not have the experience. I saw a lot of watered down sales courses for women entrepreneurs, and a lot of claims that you can "manifest" sales in your business. I even saw a course that told women entrepreneurs they could cast a magical spell to bring in clients!
It was then that I decided women entrepreneurs who truly want to scale their business, deserve the learn how things are really done, from someone who has been in their shoes, who uniquely understands the struggles of entrepreneurship, with actual experience and expertise to draw from.
HERE'S THE DEAL
If you want more than just a handful of clients, you truly want to scale your business. You see a big vision for your company and your life, and you want to sit at the big girl's table and stop playing small. We are cut from the same cloth.
As a founder and board member, I'm a proud supporter of the XXCelerate Fund. A portion of sales from all my high end packages and programs support the funds nonprofit education programs for high performing women entrepreneurs.