Have you ever wondered who I hired to get my business …off the ground …to six- and to multiple-six-figures …to over a half-million dollars?
Well, you’re in luck. 🙂
Although I’ve never kept it a secret, I’ve never spelled it out quite as bluntly as I’m about to do right now.
So here you go, the three women who changed my life and business forever.
Bev Barnes is the coach who helped me figure out what I really wanted to do for my business.
Bev was one of many coaches I worked with early on in my business—and all of them impacted me in a critical way—but it was Bev who was the linchpin.
She helped me see that I did not want to be a career coach but I did want to use my corporate experience to help business owners as a VA, project manager, and a coach to make their ideas happen.
It’s because of this powerful insight that I closed my doors as a career coach and launched JennyShih.com in this brand new direction.
Marie Forleo’s B-School program taught me the business and marketing basics I was craving.
Once I quit my career coaching business and started JennyShih.com, I realized that I finally needed to roll up my sleeves and learn the basics of business and marketing.
Marie’s program gave me exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it.
I started to get a steady stream of one-on-one clients, I experimented with my first courses and products, and I had excitement about my business and it’s potential than ever before. I’m so grateful for all I learned in B-School. (If you want to learn more, you can read my 100% honest B-School review here.)
I was also fortunate to be in Marie’s high-end mastermind in 2012, where I met some of the most incredible, smart, kind, generous, and just plain awesome women, including…
Kendrick Shope is the sales genius who showed me how the little shifts in language are the ones that make bank.
Once I was on track with my business (thank you, Bev!) and understood the basics of business and marketing (thank you, Marie!), I was getting prospects coming to my virtual door on a regular basis.
More than half of them were not saying yes.
This meant I was earning less than half the income I could earn… and I wanted to change that!
I knew I needed to find a way to explain to these interested prospects how much I could help them and their businesses (without being pushy or obnoxious).
And that’s exactly what Kendrick Shope did for me.
She showed me the power of selling… without being salesy.
She showed me how a few small tweaks to my consult process could shift my conversion rate from 50% to 80-90%.
And she showed me how follow-up emails, written just so, could take a prospect from heistant to fully committed without any pushiness.
Kendrick’s sales know-how brought my business to six-figures one year and to multiple six figures the next year and every year after that.
And this is really where Kendrick’s genius shines, helping business owners connect with and sell to prospects in a way that grows the business owner’s bottom line and makes a huge difference in the lives of others.
Her Authentic Selling® University (formerly Sales School) program is a game-changer for business owners who are ready to have a bigger impact and earn a great living doing it. (If you want to learn more, you can read my 100% honest Authentic Selling® University review here.)My Personal Recommendation for YouCurious About Kendrick Shope’s Authentic Selling® University? Here’s My 100% Honest Review
It takes a village
It’s true for me and, if it isn’t already, it will be true for you: It takes a village of smart women and men to lead us on our journey toward success.
Even if you consider yourself a solopreneur, don’t let the name fool you! We are ever-evolving, learning, and growing, and at each step of our journey, we find something new to learn—and we’ll need a guide to help us along the way.
I’ve hired over two dozen coaches and consultants since I started my business, and each one made an impact on me and my business in a unique way. I wouldn’t be where I today without the village I’ve invested in.
But the three women above stand out as having made the biggest impacts on my business.
So, if you’re feeling stuck in any of the areas I described above, check out their websites! Maybe they’re the ones you’ve been looking for—the ones who will make an impact on you as well.