Kudos

Kind words from the amazing women I’ve worked with

I have had the immense honour of having Stephanie Pollock in my life as a teacher, mentor, friend and equal. One of Stephanie’s greatest gift is her ability to empower others to take control of their own lives, by asking thought provoking questions and offering thoughtful insight.

Words cannot express the impact that she has had on my own life. Professionally, she has elevated my self-esteem and lit the way for me to see my own gifts. Personally, Stephanie has offered me one of the most balanced, giving friendships I have had. She leads by example and is not afraid to share her knowledge with others. Stephanie is an incredibly generous leader, mentor and friend.

Lana Wright

Founder + CEO, Womentum Canada

Working with Stephanie as my coach was the most important decision I made in operating my business.  I was running a business and I was growing my business quickly, but without a plan. I didn’t know how to manage all the work that was coming to me. I was handling it, but without an assessment of my values of my vision and that means I was without a strategy.

We met, we connected, we talked strategy and deliverables, we drafted up what I needed to do, streamlined processes and packages – and the defining moment was that I did the work and she held me accountable. If you’re in your business you’re not working on your business.  There’s a huge difference. If this is where you’re at, get a hold of Stephanie (but it’s up to YOU to do the work!).

Jill Drader

Founder + CEO , Steel Toe Stiletto, Ltd.

There are a lot of coaches out there who I hide from – the bubbly, infomercial types that lack the accomplishments they are telling others to achieve. Stephanie is not one of those people. She is smart, tough, and has built a successful business practicing the values-led business planning she has pioneered. If you are highly successful but feeling more drained than inspired by your work, invest in coaching with Stephanie.
Building a thriving business has never been a challenge for me. Not letting the business run over my personal passions and family time – that’s been my issue. In a way that no business book or personal resolution could do – Stephanie challenged me to look at my values and define practical actions to reshape my business and get more pleasure from my professional life. It is work everyday to stay true – but what she teaches, sticks.
Claudia Moore

Partner, Material Insight

Stephanie is indeed a business activator. She is also a spirit saver! When I came to Stephanie, my cup was NOT running over. I had just invested a lot of money in an unprofitable project and was physically exhausted, and emotionally and spiritually drained – not a good combination for an entrepreneur. Being low on these elements AND cash definitely zapped my creativity and enthusiasm. Because of a past experience, I was initially nervous about doing her program, but thank God I did! That program was just the boost I needed; it helped me move past focusing on what wasn’t working (not very Pro-like) to asking the tough questions necessary in order to steer my business in the direction that I both needed AND that created products and programs my clients wanted (now, that’s Going Pro). (I always hear Steph’s voice: is that what your client wants or what you think they need? Man, learning to apply that distinction every time I have a “bright” new product/program idea has been extremely valuable.)

Through her programs, I’ve deconstructed and am in the process of reconstructing my business into one that is more supportive of the lifestyle I’m working to create and one that also feels more in alignment with what my retail clients want. From my one-to-one sessions with Stephanie, I always had a amazing “aha” and useful takeaway; her insight and ability to help me see the big picture at 30,000ft and distill that down to next steps at the 1,000ft level are just a few examples of her rare gift.  And seeing her in action when she’s coaching others during our masterminds is amazing and just as much of a learning opportunity.

Stephanie said my business would look different as a result of my work with her. And, it does. I’m grateful to her for that. But I will be forever grateful for something else and it wasn’t something I ever expected: I once more feel giddy about my business. That’s priceless!

Jacquette Timmons

President + CEO, Sterling Investment Management

Before working with Stephanie, my business was a mess of ideas, complicated packages, obscure pricing and lots of big ideas with no action. Since working with her, my business is completely unrecognizable, in the best ways possible. Before working with Stephanie, I faced challenges around mindset, putting ideas into action, and overthinking/getting stuck in perfection.
I can actually see myself as an entrepreneur and not as someone who is “playing business”. Stephanie’s motto of “going pro” is woven through all the work you do with her. Stephanie will pull or push you through those mindsets that are holding you back and make you face what it means to go pro. I am excited about where my business is heading and I am so grateful to have someone like Stephanie beside me through this crazy journey.
I cannot thank Stephanie enough for all the extra time she has spent talking me off the ledge, giving feedback and suggestions to my million different ideas. I am so grateful that I have someone like Stephanie who cares about the success of my business enough to help me through the tough times, give me the tools to move past the blocks that were keeping me small and really giving me the courage to “Go Pro”.
Amy Deagle

Founder + CEO , AmyDeagle.com

Before taking the full-time leap into solopreneur life, I was part of a small (and slightly toxic) corporate marketing team. I had worked briefly with a coach during that transition time and found the accountability factor really moved me forward at a rapid rate. I loved that feeling of accomplishment. So, when the chance to work with Stephanie came around, I was eager. She was a kindred spirit in the branding world and, in particular, I liked the idea of her program being business focused. I felt it could possibly render me unstoppable!

Excited and energized, I signed up – fully expecting to breeze through the group exercises and questions with wings on my feet. But Stephanie isn’t that kind of a coach; she doesn’t just speak softly, tilt her head, and ask about your feelings. She poses the tough questions and isn’t afraid to tell you her opinion when your thoughts run dry. It’s like having a best friend in business to just give it to you straight.

In only a few months with Stephanie, I’ve become aware of a hidden little inner demon from my corporate life called “beat up self-confidence” and another from my past called “I shop with a really small wallet”. Without Stephanie’s approach, these would have been my eternal business downfalls. She seems to know exactly when to send me an extra message of encouragement or when to schedule a 1:1 chat to keep my head in the game. I am so grateful that she just gets me like that.

If you’re hovering on the edge of an exciting business change or you’re searching for honest expertise, invest in some time with Stephanie. Your mind, eyes, and potential will be opened up…wide!

Nikki Jackson

Brand Steward, Fetching Finn

I had previously seen a business coach and was not happy with her service. I was scared that I would have a similar experience and that I would waste my time and money. I hesitated because I didn’t want to be disappointed with the outcome. I was so wrong!

I am SO inspired and SO excited to start my new journey with my new business. Stephanie really connected with me and my situation. She got me excited to venture out on my own again and gave me the confidence that I COULD do it AND take care of my family at the same time. I felt like I had thousands of ideas circling in my head about what I wanted to do with my business and somehow Stephanie was able to help me streamline my thoughts and help me focus on my goals, passions and dreams. I had no idea how important it was to have a clear idea of who my ideal client was, but Stephanie helped me figure out who that was and how to start creating a brand that spoke to that ideal client. I am so thankful for that. I had so many ah-ha moments during our call- I am still on a high from out call!

I would encourage any entrepreneur who is lost when it comes to their small business or who needs someone to point them in the right direction or impart some wisdom or clarity on their situation to hire Stephanie. The sooner the better!! She’s a true expert in her field and has already made a huge difference in my life and career.

Sarah Remmer

Registered Dietician, From Stork to Fork

I was struggling with my overall business, who I was targeting and what I was offering. I needed someone to help me look at my business idea objectively. My only concern was just investing in my business when money was tight, but I knew I needed to do it in order to get “unstuck”.

It’s amazing. I have a completely new business direction that felt WAY more aligned with my interests and skills, and one that fills a need in the marketplace. Things started clicking really fast once we landed on the right business idea. I had a direction, my positioning, my message, my model and a website up faster than I ever imagined I would. Stephanie truly lit a fire under me. I’ve worked with other coaches and programs before, but I’ve never made such progress in such a short time as I did working with Stephanie.

Honestly, this is the first time I actually feel like I have a real business (and I’ve been at this for a long time!). I have a model that makes sense and products and services that I feel bring real value to my target audience. I’m really excited to work on this business instead of feeling frustrated.

A feeling of being unsure of what I was doing. Lack of focus and clarity on what I was offering and who I was offering it to! Insecurity about what I was offering. A feeling of depression around being “stuck”.

My dream of having my own business that makes real money and offers real value to my target audience. Being able to help others achieve their dream of owning a business. Finally bringing my skills and passion out into the world in a way that makes sense. Doing work that is fulfilling!

I really like that our work together was really to the point. You listened to me and paid attention to my true skills and passion and didn’t try to change who I was or what I wanted to do. We didn’t waste a lot of time, we just got to the point! I love that!

Susan Osborne

Founder, She Builds a Business

Seriously Steph, I would have gone back to working for someone else by now if we hadn’t started working together. Your gentle pushes (that sometimes to you feel like kicks in the pants) are awesome and helpful and always exactly what I need exactly when I need them. Your interest in what I’m doing has helped me feel like I’m on to something and that I really do have something valuable to produce for the world. You have been one of 3 people that I feel like have had unwavering belief in what I’m doing and therefore I’ve had the experience of unwavering support from you in my corner – especially when things get hard.
Thank-you. A million times, thank-you. When I’m on Oprah, or whatever the next Oprah is, and when I’m writing my memoirs or being interviewed, you will be mentioned by name as a key piece and a pillar of the foundation of what brought me and my vision to life…. j’syn…
Heather Spurrell

Coach, Your Vibrant Life

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