Boss Babes Get Shit Done! See Our Work Published in Forbes Magazine...
|Me dangling in a canyon in the Andes of Peru.|
I've always felt drawn to social work. While living in Lima, Peru, I was able to volunteer for nearly nine years with a wonderful non-profit called Hogar de la Esperanza. But since moving back to the U.S. about 18 months ago, I've been living Paycheck to Paycheck, AKA stressed out about MONEY, which has limited my ability to volunteer.
One valuable lesson I've learned in the past few years is that you must secure your own oxygen mask before you can help anyone else with theirs. In this case, the oxygen mask is my livelihood. To ensure I could thrive financially in the long term and be able to help in bigger, better ways, I knew it was time to focus on myself and on transforming into the best business owner and human I could be.
Last year I decided to take a leap of faith and invest in my company - for real. To learn how to run and maintain a successful, profitable business, I entrusted a considerable about of time (not to mention cash) to BGSD Strategies, a boutique management consulting and executive coaching firm.
Enter Michelle Coyle, CEO of BGSD... she really rocked my world and slapped some good DAMN SENSE into me. Michelle and her team helped me work through personal obstacles that were limiting me from achieving my full potential.
Since finishing the course, I've seen incredible results in overall sales and online presence, mainly due to a shift in my mindset. BGSD helps their clients get past the bullshit that holds them back and instead helps them to look at the data - "not the drama" - when it comes to making key decisions and investments.
I'm so grateful to this group of individuals, who specialize in helping Queer Entrepreneurs but who will work with any respectful, cool person worthy of being added to their awesome classes. I'm also grateful to myself for taking the risk and believing in my work and my business.
All in all, it was a huge win: my business is growing and I'm making better, informed decisions to keep it that way. I made some amazing friends with fellow entrepreneurs who took the course alongside me. Best of all, I was even asked to photograph the CEO herself at their headquarters in Washington D.C.
Months later, I get notice from Michelle that one of the headshots I made for her was featured in her awesome interview with Forbes Magazine. 😱
Here are some of my other fave shots from that session, where we had Lizzo blasting on the mini-Bluetooth speaker and a fabulous time creating some Personal Branding photos for this Boss Babe: