“I have been working with Anne for 12 years with my two businesses – a vacation rental business and a thriving retail bakery/cafe with almost 50 employees
Anne has been my “North star” throughout the years – always available – (scheduled or emergency) and with incredibly sage advice, both business and personal. Anne has a vast understanding of all aspects of business – marketing, advertising, finance, and human resources, able to walk me through all the issues that have arisen in business. Also, she has kept me focused on how everything I do fits in with my personal goals, something I can easily lose sight of being in the throes of growing a business.
Anne is incredibly suited to her “calling” as a business coach…a voracious reader and a completely non-judgmental guide. I recommend her to any business owner – large or small. I am totally grateful for all that I have learned in our years of working together.”
“Working with Anne was one of the best decisions I’ve made for my business. She’s helped me through all types of challenges, both day-to-day and longer-term. Doubled the size of our team since we started working together and can honestly say she was a big part of that. Every business owner needs an Anne!”
“Anne helped me get clear on my goals, see and value my own potential, and take some risks I had been afraid to take on my own. She is enthusiastic and attentive and has helped me see options I hadn’t considered to make the best use of my time and business. Without her guidance I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
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“Anne helps me solve the most expensive problems in my business. She’s counseled me on hirings, firings, strategy planning, and crucial conversations with my partner and my team. I would recommend Anne without hesitation to anyone running a business — especially with employees or partners. Having Anne’s objective (and well-experienced) outside insight is what I’ve needed for a long time to gauge new ideas and gut-check my intuition.”
“I started working with Anne 2-1/2 years ago at a time when my business was really challenged. With her help and another specialist she recommended, I am now on top of cash flow, have reduced personal debt to near zero, cut corporate debt in half and have business booked out for many months. I’ve added employees and am excited about the future. Working with Anne has helped me in ways I didn’t even expect. Reaching out to Anne for help has increased the success of my business substantially. I encourage any small business owner to check out her services.”
“Since I started working with Anne four years ago, my business has more than tripled and continues to grow. Anne has been an awesome and steady adviser the whole way as we tackled many issues including hiring a number of new employees, firing two toxic employees, new product development, many marketing promotions, and so much more. I can’t imagine running my business without Anne’s help!”
“Calls with Anne give me a chance to step away from the busyness of my day to focus on my most important client: Me! I especially appreciated her help during my job change five years ago: going from 25 years at a large accounting firm to starting my own business. Anne provides valuable business insights, thoughtful questions, and perceptive comments on a regular basis. She’s an unofficial member of my board of directors, someone to turn to if I need to think outside the box, or through a sticky situation.”
“Anne helped our firm develop some marketing materials for a project we are working on. She has been able to give me great ideas and put them into writing in order to pass out to our clients. I would highly recommend Anne for any business consulting projects you need help with. She has terrific insight and does a superb job.”
Dr. Andrea Schroepel
Owner, Center for NAET and Kinesiology
“I have to admit, I was very skeptical about the idea of coaching before, but working with Anne has been one of the best business moves ever. Go for it!”
“Anne is a very personable and professional business coach. She provides the guidance and insights that helps keeps me on track to meeting my goals. Anne has really helped me grow my business while providing a great sounding board for the issues encountered along the way. I would recommend Anne to anyone interested in taking the next step to grow their business.”
“I was looking for ways to generate more business and I thought enhancing my website and my online presence would be a good place to start. Anne listened carefully, was very responsive and asked for feedback. As a result of Anne’s help, I get more and more of my business from people finding me on the internet. Also huge was Anne helped me acquire referrals from past clients, which I feel puts prospective clients at ease. I have recommended Anne a number of times already and will continue to do so. She is a professional, her intuitions and advice are spot on and she get results for her clients.”
“After being overwhelmed with all the recommendations provided by a national professional consulting company, a CPA referred me to Anne for business coaching. I was desperate to figure out how and where to steer a ship that had begun to dramatically outgrow my abilities in management and leadership. I had lost my direction and focus.
“My main concern before I went ahead and hired Anne was wondering how long will it take to accomplish something and will it be something useful, considering the financial investment? I had previously spent a lot of money on an industry specialist consultant I hired before which gave me a lot of good info, but didn’t help me implement it the way Anne has.
“Anne provides help that is customized to fit my needs, she works around my schedule, allows flexibility, provides thoughtful insight into many management and marketing issues, serves as a sounding board and a jumping off point when I would typically get stuck in the mud, keeps me grounded when I am tempted to make poor excuses for myself or others.
“I now have a better understanding of my business as a business, apart from me. I am learning not to be afraid of growth and to realize that I don’t have to do it all myself!
“Working with Anne, I have made more progress in less than a year than in the past 4 years since I started my business.”
“Anne has been a champion for me during one of the most challenging times in my personal and business life. Just the fact that I am enthusiastically in the game is a tribute to the contributions Anne has made to my life these past nine months. She is there for me consistently, challenges me, yet supports me as much as I need. Accountability, understanding and solutions are her hallmarks — she has an iron fist in a velvet glove. Anne is a terrific, well-rounded business coach and I have already recommended her to many friends and colleagues.”
“Before I worked with Anne, I was working towards solving some of my business problems but was overwhelmed. My business was growing strongly, but I was so busy with I had to do, there was little room to make changes within the system. With Anne’s help, I have been able to create a much clearer plan for the future and have made great strides and good changes. Benefits from working with Anne will stay with me and, as I continue growing my business, I return to her good work and teachings again and again. She’s not kidding about the impact what she offers can have on your business. I write this to encourage other small business people to take that step to help yourself, the rest will follow. Thanks, Anne!”
“Anne is a wonder. If you are a business owner, you know how lonely the going can be. As a business owner, I have spent a lot of time second-guessing myself. Anne is a listener. She assessed very quickly that although my business is doing well, I was at an impasse. Anne understands my business inside and out. She is like a competent, highly skilled medical doctor. She did no harm, but she made important recommendations that will keep my business healthy for years to come.”
Kermit Springstead, R.N., M.B.A.
Regional Corporate Trainer, TLC Corp.
“I hired Anne when I was at a point in my professional life where I felt stuck. I appreciated how Anne was able to combine unconditional support with an ability to hold me true to my goals and work. She was always relaxed and focused on my work plan and keeping involved with what I was doing. Through coaching with Anne, I am able to better define long and short term goals, as well as evaluate my personal sense of accomplishment, and now I’m able to maintain my commitment to goals from conception to completion. I would recommend Anne as a coach to others and tell them that Anne is able to help people get organized with their plans and learn to work toward success. She brings an excitement and personal involvement to her work as a coach that gives an extra layer of value to the relationship.”
Practice Administrator, Internal Medicine, Rome GA
“Practice administrators are in the hot seat — we have the physicians and the staff looking to us, and we’re constantly squeezed by the marketplace. Before working with Anne, I had nobody to turn to, which can lead to a dangerous situation, where you’re so busy you have no time to think clearly on a longer term, strategic level. With Anne as my coach, I have the objectivity and confidentiality I need in a thinking partner.
“In working with Anne, I have reached a higher level of professional development. Anne allows me to tell it like it is. I can be completely honest with her and she is honest with me, even in critical situations. She listens intently and remembers the details.
“Through my work with Anne, I have transformed from a manager handling daily operations into a strong, confident leader who inspires and empowers my staff and leads the entire business forward. I continue to grow my practice with staff and customer services levels that consistently exceed industry standards by a wide margin. My career and the practice I work for has benefited immensely from my work with Anne. I recommend her to anyone ready to take their business to the next level and thrive in today’s very tough climate.”
Owner, Make Great Stuff
“Anne offers super concrete business advice that you can put into practice immediately. She really understands the benefits and challenges of internet businesses — her concrete suggestions and advice regarding the nuances of my sales pages, in particular, was so useful because it helped me clarify my online offers so they understandable, complete and attractive to my niche. She’s genuine, supportive, and really knows her stuff.”
Owner, Beske Communcations
“There are so many details involved in running a green business that it can be challenging to stay focused on the big picture and to stay true to all three bottom lines. Anne is great at helping me prioritize everything, and she keeps me connected to the joy and sense of accomplishment that made me want to launch a business in the first place. The skills and wisdom I’ve picked up from her have become a part of my operating system. I highly recommend her to anyone, whether you’re struggling with your green business or ready to take it to the next level of success.”
Owner, Rasa Ayurveda Traditional Healing Centre for Women
“Anne has a “global” approach to problem-solving, seeking to factor in all aspects of a situation — including my personal needs — when recommending possible solutions. She brought valuable information resources to the work, and was always open to integrating novel information and resources I might know about, too, researching to learn more whenever appropriate. Anne is caring, supportive and practical. Her involvement brought a sharper direction to my efforts and helped me feel much less alone at the top at a crucial and demanding time."
“I hired Anne when I was in the middle of an expansion of my business and had no idea what the heck I was doing. I didn’t know what questions to ask and I needed a guiding hand. I was hesitant to reach out for assistance because I had a bad experience with someone else where I’d been made to feel incompetent for the things I didn’t know. However, never once did Anne make me feel like I had asked a ‘stupid’ question. The biggest change is that I feel more confident and empowered in my management skills, including great advice on how to reduce employee demands on me, which has worked well! And I am now able to make better financial decisions for my business.”
“Anne is good and conscientious and sticks with stuff until it is right and never forgets anything and works hard and figures out what needs doing and does it!”
“I’ve been a professional salesperson for over 20 years and a business owner for over 30 years and have come to realize that when it comes to marketing, business concepts and ideas, a business owner can’t see the forest for the trees. With her wealth of experience in various markets and businesses, Anne provides me with invaluable reality checks. If not for her, I might have run off with some ideas that, despite all my experience, could have doomed me. I think every business owner needs a business coach like Anne to keep reminding them of where they want to go and how to get there. Anne gives me expert guidance every step of the way.”
“Working with Anne has been amazing. As a small business owner, it’s so easy to feel isolated and burdened with responsibility and unable to share brutal truth (good or bad) with those around us. Anne has been great at providing a sounding board and expert advice from dealing with difficult employee situations to creating a profit plan. She is worth her weight in gold!”
Owner, Conscious Choices
“Anne helped me get my business off the ground when I was just starting and was overwhelmed. She helped me get a handle on how to spend my time and how to prioritize. Her coaching is both very practical and deep. Coaching with Anne took a lot of pressure off my marriage, as my husband was “coaching” me but has a demanding profession of his own. When I met Anne, I immediately felt a warm connection. She is enthusiastic and positive, and she has coached me to make some make huge shifts in perspective that have helped my business in significant ways. With her help, I’ve gone from 3 clients to 18 in five months. My life is richer, I feel more connected to my community, and my personal and professional lives are well on their way to a healthy balance. I recommend Anne’s services to anyone. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started since I had not experienced coaching before, but I’ve gotten so much more than I imagined. Coaching with Anne has been one of the most worthwhile investments I’ve made.”
Tom Codington, CPA
Owner, Thomas L Codington P.A. Certified Public Accountants
“Anne is an excellent coach. She has consistently had good ideas and suggestions for me…has helped me set realistic and attainable goals and is great at holding me accountable. I recommend her highly.”