"I decided to launch an online business for my art and faced the prospect with both terror and excitement. I hired Laura-Jean as a Business Coach to help me put my unruly ducks in a row. And I can't believe the impact she's had on me!
She's guided me through everything from outlining business strategies, to helping me visualize the kind of future I want to inhabit - as an artist, as a human, as an entrepreneur.
She asks just the right questions and brings a wealth of personal and practical experience to her advisory role. I honest-to-god feel like she saved me from ten years of flailing in just 2 months.
The combination of her know-how and creativity are just the things I needed to put my jet-packs on.
Jessica (Joy) Hiemstra
Artist, Writer | jessicahiemstra.ca
"Laura-Jean has helped me in SO many ways!
She's worked with me on everything from structuring my service offerings to making tweaks to my systems and operations, to keeping me focused when I get “shiny object syndrome”. She has been a great mentor and cheerleader who has now become a dear friend.
Personal Stylist | lisamclatchie.com
"Laura-Jean has been coaching me in business for over 14 years. I’ve established my business in two different countries, and neither would have been half as successful without her unique perspective and insightful guidance.
Starting my professional organizing business for a second time after moving from Toronto to the U.S. was a daunting task. But, as a result of Laura-Jean’s coaching, I was up and running in half the time I had planned.
She is incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, encouraging and just has amazing business ideas and suggestions. She can really help you get to the heart of what your business is about and can inspire you to face all of its day-to-day challenges. She’ll even have you doing things that you didn’t think you had in you!
I’m lucky to have her in my life and I wouldn’t dream of starting another business without her coaching.
What Laura-Jean did for me:
Set realistic and attainable goals, and broke them down into manageable action steps
Discussed progress once a month with personal coaching sessions
Helped me build on what I had achieved each month by continually setting up new goals
Worked on branding, marketing, press releases and pricing
Helped me set-up a system for how to keep in constant contact with my clients
Professional Organizer | clutterwrangler.com
FOUNDER OF HAPPY HEALTHY WOMEN
"I have worked alongside Laura-Jean on multiple projects, and she is by far, one of the most knowledgeable, passionate and successful entrepreneurs I know.
Not only can she DO incredible things in business, but she can show other people how to as well. I have seen her coach those who are stuck in business, and help them get to a place where there is clarity, passion and purpose! She has definitely found her calling, and I’m so glad to call her a friend and someone I truly look up to!
Founder of Happy Healthy Women | happyhealthywomen.ca
FOUNDER OF CHRONICALLY WELL CLUB
"Laura-Jean’s passion and dedication to her craft had a direct and positive influence on me as I prepared to launch my new business, Chronically Well Club. I knew nothing about entrepreneurship, having worked in public education for my entire career.
After attending her workshop, I found the confidence to get started on building my brand, my website and my mission statement. I also learned that the best time to begin is now, and that the best way to gain credibility is to serve and succeed from right where I am! I am so proud of what I have manifested with Laura’s help, and look forward to future collaborations.
Founder of Chronically Well Club | chronicallywellclub.com
"As a designer at Fresh Collective, I've maintained a professional relationship with Laura-Jean for going on 10 years. Over that time, I've had countless opportunities and occasions to tap her for advice and guidance.
Aside from her positive, supportive presence, I think the biggest thing I've learned from her is when and how to ask for help. She was instrumental in advising me during the hiring process of my first studio assistant as well as my first bookkeeper a few years later.
Having those key people on board is what can make or break a business . . . that, and the right mentor. ;)
What I can say is that, from snaking the toilet of her upscale Queen West Boutique to overseeing several successful businesses and charity groups, Laura-Jean has done it all and can help you do the same!
Truths and jokes aside, her ability to speak frankly and share her experience is an invaluable asset as a mentor.
Fashion Designer | jenniferfukushima.com
"When I spoke to Laura, I was in need of some support and guidance. I felt like I was drowning in ideas! I needed to get some solid Lead Generation strategies in place but I didn't know how.
Laura quickly figured out exactly what was holding me back: I felt afraid of my target audience because I didn't really know them that well. She told me about her own valuable learning experiences and gave me some great tips on how to speak to my ideal clients. I left the session feeling excited, rejuvenated, focused, and very grateful!
I'd highly recommend working with Laura if you need help getting clarity on the next steps to take within your business.
Nutritional Therapist | onyourplate.ca
“As a financial and insurance advisor for 20 years I had gained knowledge and expertise in what I could offer my clients. People were attracted to my patience, understanding and non-judgemental approach. However, I found that I was scattered and had no focus, wasting both my time and talents.
Hiring Laura-Jean as my business coach was one of the best investments I have made.
She listened carefully to who I was and what I wanted my business to look like.
Her suggestions yielded immediate results as well as helping to establish me as the money expert people think of when they need financial or insurance advice.
Her expertise on social media provided focus (goodbye Twitter, hello Facebook video) and presence. My business is flourishing and I can truly say I have a job I love, making money while I help people secure their future.
Certified Financial Planner | askfrancine.ca
YOUNG LIVING CONSULTANT & PSYCHOTHERAPIST
“I have been working with Laura-Jean for the past 6 months in building my Young Living network marketing business.
From the very beginning and each time I talk to her, I am impressed with how she listens and understands just what I am saying, what I have already done and the gaps to my further success.
She is able to guide me to address what I am missing, plus help me to develop steps that speak to what I need to do next, and what has been stopping me up until now.
Her expertise in business development and her non-judgemental approach to being of help to others are hallmarks that I greatly appreciate. Laura-Jean’s business coaching provides me with a unique and special service because she tailors her work with me to me, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
I am delighted that our paths have crossed!
Young Living Consultant, Psychotherapist | arlenesessentialoils.com
FOUNDER OF SIMPLY ELABORATE CREATIVE AGENCY
"Working with Laura-Jean on scaling my business over the last year has been so effective and invigorating!
We've been able to tackle the every-day mindset challenges that were holding me back from reaching my true potential, right down to the nitty-gritty of unnecessary business expenses.
We've developed a great way to formulate my processes, create a new routine with my expanding position duties (I gave myself a promotion!), and see new more effective habits could replace the ones encouraging self-sabotage.
Thank you so much!
Founder of Simply Elaborate Creative Agency | simplyelaborate.com
WEB DESIGNER, STRATEGIST, VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
"I'm so excited to be working with YOU!
I spent a lot of yesterday just sitting with these new thoughts, and I have to say, they feel pretty great!
I am SO EXCITED that I finally feel aligned with my business and purpose.
Doer of Awesome Things | magpiedesignco.com
REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST RP, CTPDipl, MS, CFA
"As always, I come into our calls with a few boring questions and I end up blown away, full of excitement, and thinking bigger and more creatively about my business than ever!
Registered Psychotherapist | alisoncrosthwait.com