Ways to Engage
The pivot from designer to leader and consultant can be a confusing and challenging one but it doesn't have to be a lonely journey. Here are a few ways I help talented professionals like you reposition and develop the confidence to sell higher-value engagements in a niche that aligns their unique expertise with ideal clients and work.
My Core Philosophy:
My goal for every client is that you build the kind of authentic confidence that attracts better clients and projects so that you enjoy more mutually valuable exchanges for your talent.
- The average designer doesn't belong at The Table. Power, authority and influence come because you change, not them.
- Top of market designers transcend craft. The pivot into leaders and consultants requires a repositioned identity.
- Everything is sales, including design. Designers who learn to sell make more and have more freedom than the rest...and own the table!
Why trust me?
As a BFA degreed graphic designer who discovered a preference for interacting with people over pixels, I've been helping designers and other creatives negotiate exchanges of value for over 25 years as a recruiter, career coach, and business consultant. I've also been a leader among leaders within AIGA since college and recently completed service on the National Board where I had the honor and privilege of coaching chapter leaders as Presidents Council Chair.