Don't work alone!
When you feel stuck, hesitant or alone with your work picking up the phone and talking to a professional who understands the realities of your limits, can ask the right questions, clarify answers or mixed signals, and identify issues you could be overlooking is a good way to accelerate your plans and actions. I can help you locate and address the areas most in need of immediate consideration and support and customize effective, action oriented ways to address the problems.
Phone sessions also help you commit and schedule a time to come to the table, articulate your thoughts, stop to appreciate the critical realities, test and re-examine new information and assess new opportunities. Phone sessions work particularly well as a weekly or monthly scheduled "staff meeting" depending where you are with deadlines and timetables. I come to the phone fully prepared with an agenda, updates, reports and relevant news. We start each staff meeting the way we start everything: by confirming where we are and how we know we are succeeding.
30 Minute Call:
In a well prepared thirty minute call you can talk out the strength of the story behind your work and your creative ambitions, and even discuss issues related to improving productivity, such as: time and organizational administration, scheduling, home-studio or office practices, employee and vendor management, system challenges, messaging, and contract negotiations.
Thirty minutes is also a good amount of time to deal with an immediate issue requiring resolution, get a second opinion on options, or examine alternative opportunities and directions.
One Hour Call:
An hour conversation affords more time for someone seriously interested in clarifying goals, understanding how their business is unique, developing sustainable skills to drive the business further, and building an analytic process which allows them to test before they leap. It is also good for discussing work culture concerns, segmenting markets, and trustee, partner or staffing realities.
If you are within a one 50 mile driving radius I can come to you for an on-site meeting instead of a phone call.