What Small Business Owners, Executives
and Independent Professionals Say
About Consulting & Coaching With Anne Alexander
“Working with Anne for the past ten months has been an amazing, life changing experience. I feel as if I have a wise business partner, able to help me see the forest for the trees and walk me through the challenges of my expanding business.
“Marketing advice, employee challenges, financial aspects, advice with finding other professionals, Anne walks me through it all, always helping me to focus on my personal goals. Prior to working with Anne I didn’t realize that my personal goals were supposed to be a priority! Now I’m making sure that my business works for me, and not the other way around.”Judy Glicken
“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.“Ron Zasadzinski,
“We met Anne in the third year of running our small, educational farm. She was able to help us get our business model and plan tightened up–all while making it feel approachable and best of all, not overwhelming. She’s so down to earth and it was really enjoyable to talk with a business coach who is just as excited about your business ideas as you are! We feel like we are on a much better course for having consulted with Anne about our business. Thanks a million, Anne!!”Rain Parker
“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.”Melissa Clary
“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. I knew I was doing the right thing… but it was a scary experience, something new for this tired old CPA! 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.”Carl Shaw
“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!”Dr. Andrea Schroepel
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.”Dr. Heidi Winot
“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.”Michael Daly
“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!”Becky Elder
“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.”Rev. Gay Lee Einstein,
“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.”Kermit Springstead, R.N., M.B.A.
“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 into 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.”Melody Johnson
“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.”Sarah Bush
“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.”John Beske
“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.”Niika Quistgard
“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!”Brad Blanton, Ph. D.
“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.”Roberta Moore
“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.”Tom Codington, CPA