What are the chances? There’s no way humanly possible that I could have planned that! But ol’Sara…Dippity is her last name…arrived that day and she turned my business to a new dynamic offering – Executive Branding…a perfect addition to my niche Executive Presence. That day was a divine appointment.
Nine years ago at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon the speaker mentioned that Tom Peters had written an article in Fast Company magazine saying professionals needed to know and develop their Personal Brand. He said bluntly that we could no longer rely on having our success tied just to a company’s brand strength in the marketplace. The hard truth is that companies can no longer promise job security. And when left on your own, what brand is left? Your Personal Brand – that’s it.
Fascinated, I searched the internet and found one man – William Arruda – who was and is the expert in Personal Branding. William and I have been colleagues these past nine years, working in major corporations and firms using his process.
Now as one of only 15 Master Brand Strategists worldwide, I’m passionate about working with executives to fine tune their Presence and Brand, to help them identify what makes them unique in the marketplace, to gain a promotion, to build their book of business, or even to find a new career path.
Here’s the point! Ask yourself if you are even aware of those turning points that come your way. How often have you looked back on missed opportunities you didn’t pursue? When ol’ Sara visits…recognize that she may be bringing a dynamic message – by divine appointment – just in time, just for YOU!
Let’s talk! I’d love to be your executive coach…and I’m just a phone call away.
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