The following are reviews from independent business owners who hired Joan for one-on-one coaching, or participated in one of her group workshop programs. The International Coaching Federation guidelines dictate that client privacy must be protected and their names used only with permission. Some have chosen anonymity, others partial anonymity, and a few have been comfortable sharing their names.
"What is amazing to me is the total mind shift of having to work 8 hours vs. doing what it takes to create more business. It has helped me get rid of the busy work and do only the valuable tasks. I don't feel as scattered even though I am busier than I have ever been."
~ P. Huber, Independent Mortgage Broker
I got more clear about whom I wanted to work with and what boundaries I wanted to put in place. I let one client go that represented 50% of my business - but wasn't the kind of client I wanted to work with - and turned around and added 4 more clients in his place. I've increased my rates ... I also set a limit on how many hours I work per month.
~ Angee Robertson, www.freedom2focus.com
Joan's "Taking the Busy Out of Business" was an invaluable tool for not only reducing my busyness but changing my actual business! Joan possesses a sensitivity that allows you to reflect on your highest priorities with a great amount of safety. I developed the clarity of purpose and motivation required to make changes that have brought me "happiness without hesitation." It would have taken MUCH longer to make the changes without her. Joan is truly a catalyst for personal improvement!
- Dr. Greg Cherney, Network Chiroprator
"I thought working with a business coach was for other people who lacked discipline and found it hard to stay on track – not my problems. Instead, in working with Joan – a skillful listener, questioner and problem-solver – I realized that the power of an experienced coach lies, in part, in their the ability to help one hear and accept the wisdom of one’s own ideas. “Some day” becomes a real day; ideas become reality.
~ Owner, Fee-Only Financial Advisory Firm
Your brilliance is your compassion and the gentle way you ask insightful questions that help me find the answers to my dilemmas. You are wise in the ways of the heart and when one is ready to follow their heart's path they will find you as a mentor they are searching for. You combine passion with the practical suggestions in a unique way that meet the essential components of a breakthrough....You have always had great suggestions to help me feel more secure in my transitions from my old reality to my new reality.
~ Kay Walburger, Play n Prosper Network
If you’re looking for someone who understands the challenges of balancing your business life while dealing your personal … situation, Joan is the person whose wise counsel you need. Not only does she understand, she communicates hope and success.
~ Terri Williams, Coach
I am now able to wake up and know the direction I am taking on that day. I use my [calendar] to program the type of day it will be so I know which kinds of business activities to do. It’s a big relief. A client called and I was able to look at my master schedule to know when I could fit her in. She had no problem with it. It worked!
Kathy V, Photographer, member of CLIC
I thought I needed organization. It gave me focus to realize that what makes me happy is most important. Helped me change my views about what was a priority. When I’m at work, I’m at work and at my best. When I’m at home, I’m my best at home.
~ Member of CLIC, Southern California
Business is still booming. My two associates are doing very well and one of them is just about full for the Class of 2010. [My newest counselor] is starting to pick up and we’ve been working more closely with schools down there, so it’s been fun and new. And, I am working out again, and feeling balanced. Yeah!
~ Lisa McLaughlin, EDvantage Consulting, Inc., CA
When I started working with Joan I had very little time boundaries or control over my schedule. I worked 7 days a week, nights, etc. I still have work to do in this area, but I have GREATLY improved … Sundays are now a personal day, without exception. And my weekly work schedule is more organized and efficient, and I am getting better at going home on time and not working too much.
~ Natalie Y, Photographer, CA