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We start where you are…

You are the expert for what you sell.

I bring the expertise and a human approach to gathering, optimizing, and organizing your skills and knowledge into clear instructions, standards, and systems that support your unique company culture.

  • Your business is getting established…
  • I help you build a solid foundation from the start. With the right framework and information in place, you’ll have more time and energy to make your business successful, faster.
  • Your business is ready to grow, or is experiencing growing pains…
  • I gather the key knowledge you’ve gained from experience. What you know becomes clear and organized. The gaps are filled; the path is optimized for doing good work.
  • Your business has been running for years…
  • I help line up the pieces and make sure they are working together to fulfill your long-range vision and goals.

A different kind of support…

I treat you like the expert you are.

We work together to systematically walk through how your business runs and identify what you need to move your business forward.

We focus on the areas where improvements bring about the most benefit, and put customized and maintainable solutions in place that fit your business style.

You know your business. I know how to get to the heart of what matters and help you run your business successfully with more ease.

Benefits:

  • Increase profit margins.
  • Free up your time and energy to develop your business.
  • Improve clarity and confidence in running your business well.
  • Reduce staff turnover.
  • Easily find the information you need.
  • Experience smoother  transitions when a key employee moves on.

“Marie and I have had several sessions and I won’t hesitate to work with her again in the future. I’ve been stunned by her insights and gift to find and tease out problems, identify solutions, and simplify processes. She does this in such a compassionate, professional way by asking perceptive questions, listening and hearing the answers, and offering feedback. She truly feels like a part of my team – I’m so grateful for the gift of her expertise. “

– Heather Downes, Owner, Heather Downes Jewelry

“We are a multi-location business, with each location following a slightly different business and operations model. Thus Marie had her work cut out for her with the challenge to create appropriate, accurate operations manuals for each operation. She is an attentive listener, detail-oriented project manager, and an effective consultant who accomplished what my management team and I could not do ourselves.

Her outside perspective and thoroughness allowed her to see the gaps in our documentation. Most importantly her patience and empathy to the “true demands and constraints” of our business meant her presence in our world was non-disruptive and her stewardship of our work together did not feel over-bearing. That said, Marie moved the projects forward every time we met. Marie is very comfortable working on a complex set of deliverables with multiple deadlines and different measures of success and “completion.”

For any business owner with a process to document or a business that needs an operations manual, Marie is an excellent choice for a consultant to help actually get it done. “

– Roz Edison, Co-Owner, Marination

“Before I went through Marie’s process, I was really frustrated in my business. I was working my tail off, feeling stuck without time or space to move forward, and making just enough to get by. Her process dug deep into the heart of my business to discover what was working and what was sucking the life out of me. Marie was excellent at cutting right through my bullshit to get to the root of my stress instantly, with razor precision. “

– Anna Holden, Owner, Sensitivity Uncensored

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