I see a world where business owners design their businesses to serve their lives, not the other way around.
My own professional adventures have prepared me to lead the way. Over the last two decades, I’ve worked to shape my own firm, Guide Studio, into a million dollar+ success of my own design. This experience, filled with twists and turns, has allowed me to hone business survival skills with a sharp focus on intentional growth and refine my ability to define creative, visionary solutions to business and personal challenges.
Along the way, I’ve picked up a few accreditations. I’m a tenured member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and a certified global trainer for the EO Accelerator program. The Accelerator program framework is based on content from Scaling Up / The Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish.
As an EOS® Implementer, I bring to the table both real world experience as a business owner and first-hand experience implementing EOS into my own organization. I intimately understand the challenges and rewards of both.
As a coach and facilitator, I help business owners, teams and Forums do the hard work of Personal Wayfinding: figuring out who they are, what they want, where they want to go, and how to get there.
My Purpose is to guide others to maximize the human experience, by design. Let me explain.
To me, it is a tremendous opportunity that we get to have these lives as human beings and I want to make sure I experience as much range in the human emotion, capacity, and experience as possible.
I believe that Life is an incredible opportunity and value the range of experiences we find in business satisfaction, a balanced family life and personal exploration. My quest is to help others live life bravely and with intention to make the most of their journey. I believe everyone an has opportunity to create a Life Plan that enhances their ability to find happiness while sharing their gifts with the world.
We shouldn't live life by default when we can chart the course of our own making.
After a series of short-lived lemonade stands and magic shows, I started my first real business at age 25. Over the last two decades, I’ve worked to shape this firm, Guide Studio, into a million dollar+ success of my own design. This experience, filled with twists and turns, honed my business survival skills with a sharp focus on intentional growth and refined my ability to define creative, visionary solutions to business and personal challenges.
Not only have I been in your shoes myself, but I also train entrepreneurs around the U.S. to use smart tools that help them find their own success and sanity.
Your business should serve you, not the other way around. When you find alignment between life and work, you can reduce the tension and achieve more fulfillment.
BUSINESS + LIFE
A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP
Part business consultant, part life coach, I work with small business owners who feel – one way or another – LOST – to help them find their way.
Feeling lost sucks. Feeling alone sucks. I’m here to tell ya that you don’t have to venture out into the entrepreneurial wilderness alone and unprepared. Get the answers you need to blaze your trail with confidence and joy!
How do I do this?
Challenge people to accomplish more than they think they are capable of, leveling up their game to enhance their life trajectory.
Help people find the intersection of purpose and passion so they can do their purpose work while best benefiting others – win-win!
Apply tried and true best practices learned from 20 years of business ownership and the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®; based on the book Traction by Gino Wickman).
BUSINESS GUIDE: DEFINED
WHAT IS A BUSINESS GUIDE?
I’ve guided people my entire career. The company I founded, Studio Graphique, specializes in guiding visitors, specifically in the physical realm. We design wayfinding systems (sign programs to help people find their way around complex environments) and so we literally give people instructions to get from A to B. We also were adept at guiding our clients through the process of developing these wayfinding programs. In fact, we do this so well, that in 2017 we changed our name from Studio Graphique to Guide Studio.
Now, as a Business Guide for business owners, I am part business consultant and part life coach. I have the tools and questions to help you see your options and choose a path. I can guide you along the journey and point out the landmarks along the way, but the answers come from you.
I blend technical acumen with meaningful life experience to map the route best suited to the destination and you, the Explorer. While you may have two (or many more) distinct roles, you are still one indivisible human being and are best served by addressing the whole.
Ways to work with me:
Small group facilitation
F I N D Y O U R W A Y
DESIGN YOUR LIFE AND YOUR BUSINESS FOR OPTIMAL ALIGNMENT.
Tools and perspective to help entrepreneurs lead more intentional, fulfilling lives.
Find great potential in unexplored opportunities for yourself and others.
Define and lead the way, even if it’s off the beaten path.
Collect experiences that inform your perspectives and life Purpose.