I am a collaborative, innovative, and action-oriented business coach deep experience in Learning & Development, education, and marketing. In my 15+ years in business, I have served in a variety of business leadership roles across industries. Most recently, I help organizations and people grow and reach their full potential.
• Serve as a trusted advisor on business needs analysis, strategy development, business model design, organizational development, and leadership development.
• Serve as Business Strategy Coach for CEOs entrepreneurs completing the T.H.R.I.V.E. six-month accelerator program sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
• Partner with leaders to create a vision and develop strategies to achieve business goals.
• Challenge existing mindsets to enable leaders to navigate evolving business conditions.
Coaching & Consultation
• Collaborate with individual coaching clients to vision, explore options, work through challenges, and move toward desired outcomes.
• Share insights, constructive feedback, and actionable advice in consultation with business leader clients to help them identify viable solutions for their businesses.
• Assess organizational needs, and collaborate to create solutions that add value.
• Stay current on HR best practices and emerging trends, and proactively recommend innovative approaches to goal achievement.
Ailsa is an excellent coach! In our initial session, she quickly understood the challenges I face in growing my business. Her questions generated ideas and movement toward clarity around the services I plan to offer. She listens deeply, asks thoughtful questions, and offers insights that inspire me to reach my goals. I look forward to the results our continued work will produce. - KP
Initially, I sought Ailsa's help in attracting ideal clients, and it’s been an incredibly positive experience. Ailsa is a consummate professional, a great coach, and tremendous support. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in business, entrepreneurship, and marketing, but her unique value is in blending these with warmth, empathy, and compassionate active listening. She makes a clear effort to treat and respond to me as a whole human being and draw attention to the bigger picture of life, purpose, and values. A wonderful synergy emerges - co-creating and co-discovering and finding our way together. Ailsa also consistently makes room for what’s real and emerging in the moment, and thus for true spontaneous creativity to arise. I welcome her ongoing support as my business continues to grow. - RW
I reached out to Ailsa for advice about marketing materials to promote my business. What she was able to offer me went far beyond what I could have ever conceived for myself. She asked questions that encouraged me to think deeply about the type of client I wanted to bring in and then helped me to develop a brand that reflected that. She then led me to resources for creating affordable marketing materials, and I am delighted with the results! Ailsa really encouraged me to think beyond a pretty logo and I feel incredibly confident that my brand and materials are going to connect me with the right people. - HF
Ailsa is an excellent business coach! Together we explored new possibilities for my practice, and I left each session with insights, ideas, and inspiration. She asked powerful questions that provoked thought and reflection and then offered perspectives that moved me toward what truly aligns with my strengths, values, and interests. I highly recommend her and would definitely work with her again! - DK
I contracted with Ailsa at the start of my business. The first thing she did was learn where I was in my business and what my goals were. Ailsa helped me see where I was in my life and where I wanted to go. She was instrumental in helping me identify my “whys” for starting my business and what set me apart from my competitors. Ailsa was very good at translating my whys into reasons clients should choose my company. Asking thought-provoking questions to really get you to think about what it is you really want and how you are going to get there is something Ailsa does exceptionally well. - TM
I needed assistance with setting up a variety of aspects of digital marketing for my company. This is an area that Ailsa excels at with her experience in the tech industry as well as her many years of teaching digital and social media at the college level. While creating my website, Ailsa helped me to see that it was better to think about what the client is going through and how you can solve their pain. This was a powerful shift in mindset. I found writing the About Me section of my website very difficult. Ailsa helped me break it down and to make the process much easier. She was excellent at assisting me to set up social media for my business. I highly recommend working with Ailsa as a business coach. - MM
Training & Development Professionals
Learning Management System
Training & Development