Fabulous business tips with a side of life.
Everyone has a story to tell and this is mine.
Simply put, I’m equal parts business strategist, venture catalyst, visionary leader, change agent, coach and Social Worker. I help entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations develop creative business solutions to increase their bottom line. For the first time you WILL want someone “in your business” and I’m just the woman you need. You are results driven but may be missing some of the tools for startup and ongoing operations. Together we’ll make sure your vision and systems are working together so you can focus on the what makes your heart sing while the cash flows in.
With my bag of tricks and your passion, you will soon have a business model you love.
Of course as my client you will also be privy to my arsenal of secret weapons and tools to help you automate tasks and spend less time in the back office and more time watching your business soar. In a nutshell, you present the challenge and together we create magic.
You + Me = Fabulous
My philosophy is simple. I believe in conducting business with the utmost integrity and transparency, while ensuring ultimate client satisfaction. In keeping true to my personal values a percentage of all revenue is donated to charitable organizations. That coupled with my volunteer work is how I contribute to the betterment of the world in which we live.
So whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a growing business or an executive in need of career coaching I’m your gal. While my skills are vast no one person can be an expert in every area. Fortunately I have a huge Rolodex and I’m not afraid to use it. We’re not just building businesses, we’re building relationships. Everyone has a story to tell and I can’t wait to hear yours.
My Back Story
I wasn’t always the confidant, determined and driven gal I am today but hard work, amazing mentors and my very own cheer squad are a big reason for my success. A high school dropout at 17 with no streets paved with gold led to the reality of going to work in order find myself while earning $5.25 per hour. From grocery cashier to retail manager, nothing quite fit until I was I told I could charter my own course. It would be 10 years before I dropped back into school which proved to be an amazing experience. 10 years of college, working full-time and doing a halftime internship was my first greatest accomplishment.
I kicked ass, took names and made a name for myself in the New York tri-state area.
Professionally I’m a licensed Social Worker who spent the last 15 years as a non-profit Director, board member on another and an Administrator in Behavioral Health. I was also an Adjunct Professor for State University of New York on the weekends and in between years I taught hebrew school to children with special needs. To say life was boring would be the understatement of a lifetime. You may be asking yourself how a Social Worker became a business guru. In retrospect I didn’t choose Social Work for altruistic reasons but it was a good program which awarded credit for work experience. Throughout my career, I’ve I had amazing mentors and supervisors who let me sow my professional oats provided I did my job. So I networked A LOT and soaked in all I could. I signed up for every workshop, class and professional development opportunity available. Of course at the same time, I realized I didn’t choose social work but rather it chose me. I was seeing how my impact on individuals was literally changing both our lives and it’s then I realized I truly was a change agent. My clinical experience coupled with my business acumen has enabled me to meet the unique needs of my clients from two very different perspectives.
The daughter of a teacher and natural speaker myself, it wasn’t long before I was sought out to present at local, state and then national conferences. I worked hard and halfway through my graduate degree I launched LE Consulting as a side gig. From grant writing to operations; talent acquisition to corporate compliance, I did it all. I wrote curriculums and trained the big guys such as NYPD, NYS Department of Health and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. After 9/11 struck just miles from where I lived I joined the NYC Med Reserves and later served on the disaster response team for my employer, specifically in the area of psychosocial first aid. In 2007 I traveled with a friend to New Orleans for post Katrina cleanup. Sleeping on the floor of a church for a week in Gulfport Mississippi was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. It’s also that trip which solicited our friendship. In 2010 I expanded LE Consulting to include small business owners and life coaching and have worked with some amazing entrepreneurs and emerging leaders. I eliminated my last paid position when over the span of five years, I saved the facility where I worked over four million dollars in previously non-reimbursed expenses and taught them everything I knew about the specific population, which I served. Leaving this position was very difficult as it had truly given me so much. The experiences I had, the things I learned and the people who supported me are forever engrained within me.
On a personal level, determined to be a mother, I adopted my first child as a single woman.
Born in my heart, I traveled to China in 2008 with my mother in tow to be united with my daughter and become a family of two. Wanting to thank the universe for this precious gift, I formed a non-profit organization in my living room in 2010. In 2011, I married and subsequently relocated to Central Florida, became a first time homeowner and gave birth to my second daughter at 41. The rest is history and I haven’t looked back. My story is an integral part of who I am today and where I’m headed tomorrow. I hope you’ll join me for the journey.