September is my companies work anniversary and I feel very privileged to have been able to work independently (and with a few large companies) for the past 7 years. That being said, I have also had a chance to work with some pretty great clients and continue to do so.
Prior to working for myself, I had been with national marketing and advertising companies my entire career. When I started working for myself when I was living in British Columbia seeing clients throughout Western Canada, a few years later I moved to Calgary, Alberta where I am based out of for the past 5 years. However still seeing clients in Western Canada, mostly in BC and Alberta.
My drive to start my own consulting company, was to help small – medium sized businesses achieve results through search and guide them through the digital marketing landscape. I really saw a gap for businesses and organizations of these sizes, wearing so many hats and not knowing where to start. I completed a Master Certification in SEO through a world renowned SEO through a coached program. That is what sets me a part from most marketing professionals.
Who I work with
I have been working some really great clients, I have been lucky in that sense. I truly care about each client and like working with like-minded professionals that care about their businesses. I have also have turned down clients that weren’t a good fit. Not because I couldn’t help them, because expectations and goals didn’t align.
There have and are, many different industry’s I have worked with such as:
- Heavy Equipment
- Investor Relations
- Home Builders
- Land Developers
- Event Planning
I love learning about new industries and I love learning about each business. Every business is unique. I really enjoy working with each client and achieving results. I truly value the long term relationships.
Where My Client’s are Located
You may notice on my web presence I do highlight that I work with clients throughout Western Canada. I would say that is mostly true. The majority of my clients are in Western Canada, that being said, I also have worked with clients in USA and Toronto.
The best thing about my role is I can work with clients wherever they are and wherever I may be. I just need my computer (even my phone) and the internet.
This past year
This past year has been very busy. I have been challenged, I have succeeded, I have learned and I have grown professionally and personally.
There have been many long days with long hours while working on SEO programs for clients, training and personal development. My goal is to find that work/life balance. I am close to finding that sweet spot of balance in my life.
In a previous post, I shared a story from this past year, where there was no balance and it greatly affected my health. I look back on that and realize the importance of this and for that lesson I am grateful.
I am very grateful for my husband and son’s support as well as my friends and clients. I can say, that would be the reason I have been able to work in my consulting business for the past 7 years.
I’ll continue my consulting as long as my clients will have me, I am passionate about the digital marketing world. SEO is always evolving and I enjoy the ever changing landscape of search.
Here is to another 7 years of doing what I love to do.