Kind words from my coaching clients
"When I started working with Patty I was in a situation where I needed a better structure for my marketing initiatives as well as greater substance and clarity for my message.
Patty was a significant advisor and coach for me in both areas. Not only did she help me establish an effective process for me to connect to my ideal clients, she also helped me craft my message for my website, my public presentations and my marketing collateral.
Patty is a wordsmith extraordinaire, who has the uncanny ability to craft a personalized message that is clear, witty AND appealing.
A down-to-earth and ‘no-bullshit’ person (excuse my German), Patty is passionate about helping good business owners do their good work with greater ease, fun and success.
I always felt understood and supported by Patty in my own endeavours to make a difference in our world, and that meant a lot to me.
While we worked hard in our sessions and covered a lot of ground, we always had time to crack a joke and laugh - and that made working with Patty not only productive but also a lot of fun for me.
I highly recommend Patty for her vast knowledge, her professionalism, her quick, competent mind, and her effective and solution-focused approach.
Thank you for all your heartfelt support and competent advice, Patty!"
~ Monika Becker, Clear Directions Coaching
Before I started working with Patty, I was overwhelmed by the information I was getting from “experts” that just didn’t fit who I was, my values or my ethics.
I remember almost crying in our first meeting because here was somebody who finally heard who I was and what I wanted to do and said “yes” instead of trying to fit me into a box.
She has vast amounts of knowledge which she shares generously.
I can’t think how many times I was overwhelmed about some process and she “met me where I was” and gently worked me around to seeing whatever task that was ahead as straightforward, making sense, and do-able.
I now know how to work with who I am and what strategies are best to use to market my business.
~ Rosalie Boulter, Professional Certified Coach
Restructuring my service packages and creating new copy for my website (not to mention creating a second website!) has been a massive undertaking but the forms you provide at the beginning of each stage are so helpful in eliciting the right information and helping to break it down and sort it into manageable chunks, otherwise it could really become overwhelming.
I seriously feel as though I was able to accomplish 3 years worth of work in a matter of months!
Having someone to regularly brainstorm with, bounce ideas off, and dig me out ditches, has been invaluable in terms of offering me greater clarity, support and confidence.
And when I’ve struggled with creativity flow and writing copy, or struggling with my fears around “putting myself out there”, it’s reassuring to talk to someone who’s been there and gets it!...and can offer tips.
I seriously count down the days in between our coaching calls. I always come away with more clarity, more inspiration and feeling excited about the next step and my business.
The most valuable part of your service is help with wordsmithing. Each time we go back and forth with my writing projects I learn something new. I think I’m finally feeling accomplished with writing these pages and blogs. The skills you are teaching me will stay with me always.
However, I can’t say this without also mentioning that your advice and conversations with me are inspiring and practical.
You have helped to calm me down several times, when I thought my head would explode from writing and having unpleasant conversations with others. Because you see things so clearly and differently than I do, I was able to get back on my rails and forge ahead.
You have always been encouraging of all my efforts and I appreciate that so much.
I have a very unique business. Your expertise in marketing and producing marketing material for “my” business has proved to be very effective. Everyone I have shared my latest Blog post with has been extremely complimentary and I know you were behind the finished product.
Your service is invaluable to me.
What I like about working with Patty is that she listens well to my questions, requests, and what I experience as I follow my call, my passion as a counselling therapist and mentor.
She blends her intuitive gift with her marketing skills and shows, with respect, her caring for who I am and what I do.
Patty’s help has been most valuable as she guides me at a time, which I know is challenging with the changes I introduce to my business.
Her creativity and effective communication motivates me to do the best I can, be the person I am meant to be, and help create what matters in my world.
~ Dr. Glo McArter, The Wisdom of Worth Counselling
Our full-day strategic meeting was a breakthrough for me.
The initial questionnaire was powerful in the way that it grew my awareness of what effect my work has on my clients - in how it answers their needs.
Patty's ability to recognize what it is that I am truly offering straightened my sense of value, and was pivotal in redefining my services and the way in which I offer them.
The sessions that followed, coupled with feedback on my web-writing, deepened my confidence.
Also, Patty's ability to hone in on the marketing language in a way that fits what I offer is uncanny. (Patty, I see that as your biggest strength)
~ Linda Nardelli, Inner Journey Counselling
I thought long and hard about spending the money.
What I liked best about working with you was having the involvement of a passionate outsider to help me to separate the wheat from the chaff around my marketing message.
Your incisive intelligence helped me to hone my websites and saved me many many months of beating around the bush trying to figure out what I was trying to say and to whom
I received huge value from your consistently positive feedback and was buoyed up by your encouragement when I just wanted to chuck the whole thing in and forget about it!
I loved that you broke the process down into steps and that there is a very clearly defined path to follow.
Whenever I felt lost, I would refer to this structure and knowing where I was in the process helped me to refocus so that I was just moving on to the next logical step (which was 'logical' because your process made it so!)
I am proud to call you my business coach.
I have never felt comfortable with the high pressure sales approach.
I have been using your approach and have signed up almost 100% of the potential clients I have “sold” to, and I consider myself a terrible “Sales” person!
My business is growing steadily and I am almost at the point where I am going to have to start a waiting list for clients to work with me.
I would say that your approach works! I am forever grateful for your support.
~ Kate Quirey, Start Now Fitness
Reviews from my online courses, in-person events and workshops
I attended Patty’s planning workshop on marketing as my business is brand new and I trust Patty to provide well-rounded insights from her years of experience.
I know that Patty is on my side. She wants each and every one of us to be successful. Prior to the meeting you receive a spreadsheet which allows you to figure out what monetary success means to your unique business.
During the workshop we evaluate our current marketing plans and discuss how we can tweak our plans to better align with our goal of monetary success.
Patty is compassionate yet no-nonsense in her approach to business and marketing.
During the workshop Patty provides a wealth of information and allows the time for each of us think critically about our own individual businesses.
The uniqueness of the workshop itself stems from the fact that she provides a safe forum that allows us to share our successes and our failures. It is more than a workshop, it is an experience. Thank you Patty!
~ Diane M.
Testimonial - You Shaped Business Program Online Course
Patty has a gift for providing information in a format that is both enjoyable and easy to execute.
Each week there is a specific topic and she covers each topic with an infectious enthusiasm which supports and inspires.
For those in the service industry, there is no better coach. Patty has years of experience and she is able to convey that monetary success doesn’t require the "hard sell" or scare tactics.
Sales can be completed respectfully and to the mutual benefit of both parties. Thank you Patty !
~ Diane M.
I was reviewing the notes I took during your outstanding event – the Marketing Action Club Mini-Conference - and want to thank you and each of your team members and presenters for the daylong experience.
I could tell how much loving thought had been put into the day. I’ve led and attended many events and know how to recognize the little details that make the whole experience precious.
There was a spiritual essence to the day that was palpable – as if you had all intended to have our souls and heads nurtured. I felt it in the combination of the fun and magic of the emcee, the stretch breaks, the gentle pace of the presentations, content full of value and grounded in immediate applicability, in the seamless movement from one speaker to the next, and in the touching and beautiful closing activity.
I learned so much that I didn’t know, and then felt re-invigorated with things I already knew.
Finally, I want to tell you about an experiment I was conducting that day.
I felt a sense of peace and anticipation that I don’t usually feel when I register for events and in the build up to events. I signed up as a commitment to myself to meet real people, in person and to come out of my home business cave.
As far as I knew, I was showing up to a room full of strangers even though I had heard you and one other member speak on only one other occasion.
So that morning, I’d been curious about whether the feeling of peace would be reflected in the day. Indeed, the feeling stayed with me, the people I met were so resonant and the whole day was a special event. I am truly grateful.
Thank you for putting on such a quality educational event.
~Miriam Linderman, Women’s Leadership Coach
Great tips, great worksheets. Also, get onto her website and use all her templates. They are well executed and tremendously helpful!