“The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive. beyond the challenges we face.” ― Kemi Sogunle
Welcome to the inspiring world of a dedicated and multifaceted professional! Born and raised in the vibrant boroughs of Brooklyn, New York, but finishing my education in the beautiful state of Colorado, I developed a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature, mountains, and the joy of creating a beautiful garden in the embrace of stunning surroundings. Today, I proudly call the captivating state of New Hampshire my home, where I continue to live out my love for outdoor adventures and nurturing my flourishing garden.
As a devoted family person with two beautiful grandchildren, I understand the importance of finding balance between work and personal life. When I'm not diligently serving my clients, I immerse myself in the tranquility of nature, whether it's through exhilarating hikes, tending to my cherished garden, mastering the art of knitting, or spending time with my family.
My career journey began in the late '80s, a time when small businesses and start-ups were the breeding ground for unparalleled professional growth. Starting as a receptionist, I quickly climbed the corporate ladder to become a prominent sales associate for a groundbreaking company that revolutionized the world of video overlay for computers. This thrilling era of technological advancement provided me with an array of skills and versatile roles, from Channel Sales Manager to Strategic Alliance Manager. Immersed in the dot com realm, I thrived alongside pioneering companies that laid the groundwork for the internet as we know it today.
Navigating Life's Unexpected Twists and Embracing New Opportunities
However, as life invariably unfolds, the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, leaving me without employment for a year. This unforeseen setback became an opportunity for self-reflection and introspection, during which the concept of a Virtual Assistant first caught my attention. Although I focused on securing new employment at the time, this seed of curiosity grew within me.
I soon found an exciting position in the marketing department of the esteemed Houghton Mifflin Publishing, where I expanded my skill set to encompass product marketing and graphic design. Working as a product marketing assistant, I experienced the exhilaration of witnessing concepts blossom into marketable products. This invaluable experience seamlessly merged with my existing expertise, forming a solid foundation for my professional growth.
Chapters Unfolding in the Serenity of New Hampshire
Destiny had a captivating chapter in store for me when I crossed paths with my remarkable husband, the owner of a charming New Hampshire home. Embracing the allure of rural living, I bid farewell to bustling Boston and relocated to the enchanting countryside. I found an exciting opportunity working at the esteemed Dartmouth College in the picturesque town of Hanover, New Hampshire. Over the course of 13 enriching years at the Tuck School of Business, I thrived in the career development office, fostering profound relationships with brilliant minds among students and professors alike. My thirst for knowledge led me to explore courses in entrepreneurship, igniting the spark of my own entrepreneurial ambitions.
When Life Paves a New Path
While I originally planned to build my brand and develop my business as a side venture while still working full-time, life had other plans. Unforeseen family circumstances necessitated an early retirement, propelling me into full-time entrepreneurship sooner than anticipated. However, in the face of unforeseen challenges, I have always embraced the philosophy of flexibility and adaptation. These unexpected turns have paved the way for self-discovery and exciting new paths to traverse.
In 2020, I successfully scaled my business into a dynamic agency, comprising a team of four sub-contractors who bring their unique expertise to serve our clients. This growth has continued to soar, and we now proudly support over ten clients with the help of nine dedicated business services subcontractors.
With an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results, I recently transitioned my business into two distinct services: digital marketing and business services. This rebranding empowers us to cater specifically to the branding and marketing strategy needs of our clients, as well as provide comprehensive business solution services to drive the growth of small businesses through streamlined project management and processes.
Every steppingstone along this awe-inspiring journey has reignited my passion, allowing me to offer invaluable support to my clients by leveraging the vast knowledge and experience I have accumulated over the years. Continual learning fuels my determination to deliver collaborative and tailored services that cater to the unique needs of each client. With unwavering motivation and a genuine desire to share my expertise and experiences, I am constantly striving to empower my clients and team to reach new heights.
Embark on a Transformational Journey with a Dynamic Partner
I have had to adjust my plans and goals due to unforeseen personal and professional circumstances beyond my control. However, this has led me to self-discovery and new roads to travel. My passion has been re-ignited, and my journey has led me to a place that allows me to support my clients utilizing all that I have learned along the way, as well as what I continue to learn because it never stops. The collaborative support and services I offer my clients come from my passion for sharing knowledge, my experiences, my drive, and my desire to succeed. It is that goal that pushes me to give them the best of me and my team.
If you are struggling with what you love — your business — or if you are great at seeing the big picture but need help to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks — let’s chat! I specialize in helping small businesses organize, promote, and scale their brand to even greater levels of success. I’m helping clients right now, and I can help you too!