ABOUT - Of Course!

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ABOUT Of Course!

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Of Course!™ is a company that serves women entrepreneurs, collaborates with women entrepreneurs, supports women entrepreneurs and is run by a woman entrepreneur (sensing a theme?).    

The demographic I most delight in serving is that of the gal who knows she's got 'stuff', who looks around and sees people not nearly as qualified as her that are killing it online doing what she could do so much better, that really wants to up her game ...but doesn't know where to start.  Coaches, counsellors, artists, musicians, teachers of all sorts - we can do it together and I can show you the way.

I coach and mentor my clients in the transition of their current practice to an online program-based or course-based business - from the tools and tech, to designing your content, to strategy, to mindset (did not see that one coming) - cuz it takes all those things!

If you would like to have a no-pressure chat about your business and the potential for doing more with it,  you can easily schedule a call with me.  Let's discover what ELSE you could be doing with your brilliance! 

ABOUT Me ...
the "Act Like a 'Normal' Person" version

After a multi-disciplinary career and  15+ years as an online course, video and business tools specialist working on corporate, government and academic projects, I have shifted to focus my skills and energy on working with entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them build an online version of their current business, reach more people, have more control of their life and business, and do it all from wherever they want to be.

My pride and joy is the Incubator Program - a group program for women who have an amazing "head-full of knowledge" and a lifetime of skills, KNOW they could be really leveraging that as an online business but just don't know enough about the tech, tools, or the processes to do that.  More about that on the home page!

Oh - and another thing: I LOVE to laugh.  I can be intensely serious when the chips are down but given a chance I AM going to see the humor in things. Life is too short not to!  

ABOUT Me ...
the "So you're scary and you speak Japanese" version

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   ...jumping in mid career cuz no one wants to go THAT far back!...

...finding that working as a mechanical engineer in Japan (with its expectations of office hours well into the evening) was not compatible with single parenthood, I was...

...relying on technical editing gigs for translation houses, academics and industry to bring home the 'butaniku' when I was offered a random opportunity to...

...take on teaching English at a technical high school: I received a hand-written note saying "we understand that you speak Japanese AND you are scary - could you please teach in our English department".  Strange set of criteria but when I found out I would have free run of an amazing lab of networked computers and cutting-edge audio and video equipment I thought "what the hell - at very least it will be interesting" whereby I took the gig and discovered that I LOVED teaching and making whatever needed to be learned interesting and engaging for all so I ended up...

... doing a Masters degree split between adult learning and online educational process (it was early days for that stuff (they didn't actually formally call this 'instructional design' yet!) so very investigative/experimental approach - geek heaven). Upon graduating I was hired as faculty by a university to...

... teach and set up the first pilot program for an online learning management system for the university. Terminal illness of father brought me back to Canada where I did same at the Navy base on the east coast, teaching marine engineering and working to create a fledgling online program around same.

... Moving to the west coast, I shifted to doing same with corporations, government entities and private industry under my own corporation. Learning a shit-ton about online platforms, processes, tools and new business structures around these was awesome but the zest, the thrill, was not there - couldn't figure out why - the opportunity to be experimentally creative and play with the latest tech was still there.

...Finally Finally it dawned on me: in those huge projects, no one personally OWNS (has their passion invested in) the project or the outcomes; no one is looking to create a delightfully fabulous product for learners (clients, end-users) - so no one is PASSIONATE about this stuff! only me! so we are working at cross-purposes. It took 2 'dawn'ings for me to get that I wanted to take all my skills, experience and passion and pour it into working with entrepreneurs - specifically WOMEN - who wanted to create something amazing for their clients (and themselves) so latest iteration is...

... teaching, coaching and mentoring women to design and create well-build, client-delighting online businesses that are course-based or program-based (a service-product hybrid has made it's way into the mix - just another fun challenge). From implementing the right (and affordable) online tools for you and your clients to how to design and create your content to (when called for) mindset coaching and basic instruction on how to whip your computer into submission - this business is full of variety, challenge and fun. And I get to work with awesome entrepreneurial women so...

 I win!!

If you would like to have a no-pressure chat about your business and the potential for doing more with it,  you can easily schedule a call with me.  Let's discover what ELSE you could be doing with your brilliance!