“When I stumbled upon Excelerated Success, I was not in the market for a coach. As an interior designer, it didn’t even occur to me that coaching was something I should consider, though I was very near burnout in a field I love and in which I’ve enjoyed success. I was making money and growing my client base, but at the expense of my own life…time for my children, time for myself, time to consider what lies ahead.
I’d recently begun working with a builder in whom I had great confidence, and I continually noticed the seeming ease and certainty with which he navigated the issues related to our job. He only wished to attend meeting with a clear agenda (what??), avoided work-related email during his personal time (huh??) and was a supreme delegator. And yet, still, he managed his business with aplomb. I was impressed, assuming he’d always had these skills and supersonic boundaries as a business owner.
In looking online to find out more about his company, I accidentally found his testimonial on Bria and Mark’s website. He wrote about having previously worked crazy hours trying to put out fires and manage every aspect of his business by himself, only to end up still feeling behind. Hold on: this sounded like me. And then he wrote about the process of training with Bria and Mark, and how pleased he was with the resulting success. And I was experiencing the results myself, in person, working with him!
I couldn’t email fast enough, and was soon on the phone with Bria for an initial discussion of what I was looking for in order to determine if we were a good fit. It was quickly apparent that, though she and Mark had few previous experiences working with interior designers in specific, it wouldn’t matter – the principles of running a business efficiently would be the same.
To the point, she was right. I am clocking in fewer hours at work, with the highest-yield projects I’ve had in years, and a team of employees who are clear and empowered in their roles. We just took a family vacation (not to see the grandparents!) for the first time in years. I’m starting to make time for exercise, getting to bed at a normal hour (long a goal of mine to tear myself away from email before midnight), and am actually cooking dinner for my kids!
I’m thrilled. I’ve signed on for another year! Because guess what: success paired with a little bit of freedom is intoxicating and I want more! Thanks, Bria and Mark! You’re superstars in my book!!”