I am a professional trainer, author, service business expert, & owner of Ascend Training Solutions & Small Business Academy, where I teach service professionals and service-based business owners, how to learn the skills necessary for building business (or a career) of purpose and impact, without sacrificing confidence, integrity, energy, relationships, or freedom.
Over the last 32 years, I've not only worked in the health, education & spa/hospitality industries, but also founded, operated and sold 2 home & hospitality-based service businesses. I've always had a passion for helping my fellow service professionals - especially aspiring ones - to plan, to learn, to grow and to thrive.
While this business is new, my experience spans more than three decades. I founded this (new) education company - (in a hurry) - because like many professionals and small business owners this past spring, my world changed overnight. I was forced to limit - then suspend my in-person operations completely, and also like many, I found the entire situation to be jolting, scary, confusing and frustrating.
Being called to face my own concerns of personal safety, uncertainty for the future, avoiding bankruptcy, and even my own mortality, simultaneously, while trying to still be there for my family & friends, while supporting & serving clients, customers, community and even strangers, in the best, safest way possible, placed me in the most challenging survival mode - on all levels- that I have ever experienced. The rapid transformation & lessons I've learned have been one of my greatest challenges, but ones I will not soon forget.
Many business owners I have spoken with and worked with in the last two months are also expressing similar experiences - along with grief - for a way of life we once had, and for the unknown future we are entering into.
No matter what stage you are at in your business, your profession, or your life, one thing is for certain: the outbreak has posed a serious challenge to many of us. And this brings me to my "why" . I want to assist as many people as possible navigate through the range of personal, professional and business challenges, that we are facing as we step into the unknown. I don't have all the answers, but I can draw on my open knowledge and experience, and work with and share with you how to overcome, adapt and even thrive in the changing world.
Now if you are feeling like I am talking about YOU instead of me, then I want you to know something: you have the power to turn around any situation you are in! I'm not going to say it will be easy, but it is possible. My experience, knowledge and personal insights can guide you in successfully bringing all the facets of your life together again.
To help more people get started on a new path or personal, professional and business growth, I am offering these free resources until June 1. New resources will be uploaded weekly until our official launch on June 1 2020.
To learn more about how you can:
*Minimize stress & recover from burnout
*Optimize Service delivery
*Work (remotely) more efficiently
*Create & implement a success plan to strip away the unnecessary & maximize time
*Perform at your highest personal & professional level & have greater personal satisfaction
*Reinvent yourself and re-energize your career, your business & your life
*Have positive impact on the lives of the people you love & serve
*Regain a sense of balance and confidence as you step into the future
*Overcome your greatest personal, professional and business challenges
And how we can help you, right now - click here for downloadable resources
For a more personal approach, book a free 30 Minute Brainstorm Session with Barbara
I operate multiple businesses, have 4 kids at home-two with special needs. and parents with health concerns. At first, I was overwhelmed & didn't know where to even start to find some balance. Working from home there is that gray line where work kept seeping into the nighttime when everyone else is home too.
I took the "Time Maximizer Method " class, and did a time audit on my business, then went through the kids' activities, and hubby’s schedule, to really narrow things down.
Within one week, I managed to free up 3 hours a day! We now use that time for nightly family activities, board games, movie night, or just relaxing. I’m not stuck in my office, stressing, I'm more productive & meet deadlines. I’m booking more, and everything is organized, so much better. I'm able to do so much more for myself & my family. I get 1 night a week to myself to go out with friends or just relax.
My biggest take-away from this Time Maximizer Method was that you have to get that time done first to see where space can be created. It’s really been a life changer!
~Danielle Fennimore, Professional Photographer, Bucks County PA
Barbara's coaching & training has helped me to push forward and thrive! She's taught me to start right where I am and with what I have, how to be confident with my clients, to focus on time management, and to also make time for family and self care. So important!
She's been very supportive, patient, & understanding. She's helped me to become a business woman with skill, knowledge, and class.
I am so grateful at how far I've come in such little time. I have become more organized and have made time for things most important . I'm very grateful that I have chose this journey with Barbara alongside me.
If you want success, a personal cheerleader, who will motivate, push you, teach, challenge you, I definitely recommend-Time Maximizer was the BEST!
~Savannah Carrier, Professional Organizer,
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