What if starting or growing your business is easier than you can possibly imagine?
Do any of these sound like you?
Going crazy with the hills and valleys in your business?
Busy all time, know there is more, but can’t push any harder to get there?
Working too hard and still struggling to get by?
Starting a business and drowning in overwhelm?
Not ever getting to the big rocks you want to tackle?
Finally you can stop going it alone, hone your craft and build a 6-figure-plus business in a fraction of the time.
Hi, I’m Laura DeCarlo, President of Career Directors International, multi-certified business success coach, award-winning resume writer, author, Money Breakthrough Method® Coach, Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer, Certified Customer Acquisition Specialist, elite member of Forbes Coaches Council, and a Certified Money, Marketing and Soul Coach®. I’m here to tell you that regardless of your geography, your sales and marketing skills, and your current level of expertise, if we work together and you are willing to learn and adopt new yet easy strategies, you can break barriers and become a 6-figure (and up) income producer.
You see, I know what it’s like to be trying to build a business when you have challenges. When I first started out, I didn’t have a business loan, an investor, or a nest egg to work with (and there was no Internet to give me instant access to marketing on a global scale). In fact, I could only afford a few sheets of colored paper a week on which to create my ‘master marketing messages’! I also dealt with all those pesky things we’re accustomed to facing – the doubt and fear of our family about ‘what’s this hobby’ and ‘when will you get a real job’, needing to pay my bills, and personally fighting against a debilitating chronic pain disease that frequently left me working from my bathtub with a laptop!
But I was driven to be successful, stay self-employed, build my business, make a great living, and love what I do! I find my own success coach and mentor, and in less than two years I broke the 6-figure marker, continued to make and attain bigger and bigger goals, and love my life, despite life’s challenges, ever since.
You can too!
Together we can break through barriers by working on common as well as unique challenges that make big differences.
Here are just a few of the successes that could happen for you (I know, because they happened to me):
- Access the secrets to creating and continuing to expand a six-figure-plus income through resume writing and career services, whether you are starting out, stalled, or strategizing — without wasting precious years to do it.
- Achieve 6-figure-plus results whether working in a sexy office suite, hosting seminars in my dining room, working from the bathtub or bed when facing chronic pain and illness, or enjoying the freedom of a totally virtual business model.
- Keep revenue flowing by changing strategies to embrace subcontractors and VAs when new opportunities to expand come your way, such as being tapped as resume expert for one or 50 professional associations.
- Earn six figures (plus) even when you decide you only want to work 25-30 hours on your established business.
- Design virtual and brick-and-mortar programs and solutions for clients, groups, agencies, colleges, and universities (that can win you awards, publicity, and profit) – just picture one self-published book that turns into a $100K revenue stream.
- Secure contracts and travel the country performing transition workshops for companies, corporations, and even the U.S. government with daily fees of no less than $5000.
- Begin cashing in on a life-long learning philosophy by winning resume competitions, attaining certifications, and achieving related accolades.
- Close (consistently) as much as 97% of your prospects via phone and face-to-face consultations.
- Enhance your visibility — locally, nationally, and even globally — as an expert presenter.
- And more…
This is not just for the struggling or stressed. Together we can take you to the next level and beyond.
I want you to understand that there is nothing you are experiencing or dreaming about attaining that I haven’t been through before.
Together we will analyze your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to figure out a game plan. Or, if you already know what you want to work on, we’ll jump straight in!
This is NOT a one-size-fits-all class but a powerful business opportunity to laser-focus on your unique needs — on what it takes for YOU to be even more successful than you already are today.
A few other examples of what we might do together:
- Navigate a roadmap for starting up your business, bull-dozing the roadblocks you are encountering, or visioning, establishing your brand, or pursuing (and winning) your next big goals.
- Clear roadblocks that are standing between you and the success you desire.
- Identify the small changes in your processes that can result in real, big wins for you in added profit, time freedom, and satisfaction. These can range from selling and marketing to pricing, packaging, time management, client relations, and website content.
- Create a game plan for building or enhancing credibility in the industry so you can attract more prospects and make more money.
- Set up processes for your business to control risk, maintain happy clients, and reap tangible rewards from self-employment.
- Learn to sell and increase revenue per client with ease.
- Develop additional revenue streams and prospect escalation models so you are literally making money while you sleep. (It’s easier than you think to take what you are already giving away and package it).
- Strategize to write, publish, and market your first or next book.
- Help you transition to your next phase or big win. (Ask yourself, what is it I really want next?) Together we can get there!
The beauty is that together, no problem is too big and no opportunity to large. I will guide you to create realistic action steps that produce real results in a mere fraction of the time and struggle it would take to do on your own, if at all.
Consulting with me is fantastic if you are starting out and want to take flight, mid-career and wanting to fly higher, or already soaring and want to go supersonic!
How Our Consulting Will Work
- Your program commitment will span three months.
- You will receive two individual, deep-dive sessions by phone per month with expert guidance, strategy, and next step action plans on the topics you want or we decide on together.
- We will use screen sharing as needed during the sessions to show you solutions or resources in real-time.
- You will be provided valuable guidance tools, checksheets, and materials will be provided for your use, as applicable.
- Your sessions can be recorded for your reference, if desired.
- You can expect to attain powerful breakthroughs, actions, and outcomes.
How this Program is Different From a Course
In a structured course, you fit yourself to a set program curriculum that follows an A to Z path meant to cover the typical requirements of (fill in the blank – writing resumes, being an entrepreneur, etc.). Sure, you will pick up some new knowledge but mostly you will be trying to cram a round plug into a square hole.
You will spend a lot of unnecessary time on information that you don’t need or already know. You might never even dive into the topic you exclusively need to unlock your success.
And, there likely won’t be anyone to come back to with progress reports and challenges in future sessions. Instead, you just take your ready-made content and go.
In consulting we have the opportunity to customize to you and for you meaning you will receive personalized strategy that creates impactful results in a fraction of the time. I am here to support you and your success each and every step of the way!
This is your individual path to success!
How to Get Started
Because of the highly individualized 1-1 nature of consulting, I am only able to accept a few clients at a time. I currently have space for one new client to start.
As you can see if you have checked out the testimonials on the right, my typical client has been able to double and even triple their revenue with as little as one session, and that’s not to mention all the exciting strategies they implement or the time saving and stress-reducing change that also takes place.
You’re probably already doing the math in your head to realize if you had this same level of results you would pay for this program with as little as just one client.
But let’s think worst case scenario. Maybe you only grow your revenue by just 25-30% or learn just one technique that has you finding 5-10 extra hours each week, what would your life look like now? What could you do with all that added money and additional time?
I know your life would be pretty fantastic and you’d be reenergized, recommitted, more focused, and continuing to grow!
By the time we are done working together those kinds of feelings will no longer be a longed-for dream but a reality!
Are you ready to see yourself with this success? Don’t put your possibilities on hold – get started now!
As of 6/29/17: I currently have space for one client to start in the next month.
CDI membership is a prerequisite for registration.
*If you are not currently a CDI member, you will need to also add annual or monthly membership at checkout. You can learn about membership and join here.
For more information on consulting contact CDI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Few More Consulting Testimonials
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I would be absolutely lost without your coaching!
Everyone is unique in where they get “stuck” in growing their practice. For me, I struggled with being true and authentic in owning my unique brand in the market. I also struggled with structuring my programs and creating full-service solutions with pricing that made sense for the level of involvement and expertise I was providing, as well as shaping boundaries around my services so that I could regain a sense of balance in my personal life.
Laura’s program and coaching – and unwavering, relentless commitment to supporting my growth as a successful practitioner and business owner – has helped to address all these pain points – and so much more. I now head into the market with a new level of confidence, empowerment and structure that has helped me to grow by business by 30% within only a few short months. -Shelly Piper, Piper Strategy Group
In the two weeks since working with Laura (and Pat) I have closed 60% of my consults with two more still pending – my best win ratio ever. Plus, I increased each of my quotes and captured bigger packages and larger sales with each, to the tune of nearly $9K. That also represents an all-time high, which includes my single biggest sale to date.
Thank you for an exceptional return on my training investment in this CDI program!!! – Cheryl L. Simpson, Executive Resume Rescue
Laura DeCarlo provided me with the insight and direction I needed to move my business forward. Her ideas, encouragement, and practical solutions to the challenges I was facing inspired me to take action, resulting in immense personal and professional growth.
Laura motivated me to pursue my CMRW and identified numerous other avenues to gain publicity, build awareness, and take my business to the next level. I can’t place a high enough value on her one-on-one coaching skills and her insight into the resume writing business! – Kalindi Garvin, Career Communication Strategies
Working with Laura is like having a 9-course feast when you only expected a snack!
Seriously, in just one 90-minute session, she gave me more practical ideas and tips than I could wrap my brain around, but I’m already putting one or two of them into practice and have a string of them lined up to execute next.
If I don’t see a huge difference in my business over the coming months, it will be because I wasn’t smart enough to take the actions Laura recommended! – Georgia Adamson, A Successful Career
Laura DeCarlo is an amazing mentor and coach. She pushed me hard and with love, and, to be honest, it was not always easy to take her laser coaching. But I almost felt I owed it to her to follow her advice since she was putting in such effort on her end. Once I implemented Laura’s suggestions, my game jumped up many levels. The investment of time and money was well worth the effort; I got way more than I bargained for. – Brenda Bernstein, www.TheEssayExpert.com
Working with Laura as a business consultant helped me get very clear on my own resume writing standards to be able to convey specific expectations to my team. As a result, my process to exceed my client’s high expectations has now been streamlined, contributing more to my bottom line and those of my partners/affiliates, while continually making my clients happier.
What amazed me was how much could be covered and addressed in three calls. Laura’s generosity with her knowledge, time and commitment to me truly blew me away. I came to her with specific initiatives to streamline the process of my business and…voila!…that’s what I got and more.
This money spent has returned on itself already in additional revenues, profits and time saved that I can use to invest in myself and my business. – Lisa Rangel, Chameleon Resumes TM LLC