June 21, 2020 — As business owners, we have big goals and dreams. To build a team, to launch a new product, to craft a business that works for us vs us being a slave to it. Yet with all the noise of daily to-dos, the distraction of shiny objects, and the world telling us what we “should” be doing vs what we want to be doing it’s no wonder we stay stuck.
In this talk, Jocelyn will explore the habitual patterns that keep us stuck and self-sabotaging our success. You will learn how to determine what you really want in your business, how to chart a course to get there, how to stay laser-focussed, and, ultimately, create a business you love.
June 19, 2020 — This talk recommends five essential questions to ask on a sales call. Make better use of your time and improve your chances of success.
June 17, 2020 — Are you working hard trying to grow your agency / freelance business but things just aren’t gaining momentum? Let’s look at seven steps to sustainability that I’ve learned in my time as the co-founder and CEO of a WordPress shop. We grew from our couches to a full crew to acquisition in just five short years. I’ll share these key concepts with you in hopes of helping you drive sales, improve process, and increase your margins. If you’re a project away from dusting off your resume to get a “real job” – attend this workshop to see if you can make impactful changes to keep your entrepreneurial dream alive!
June 6, 2020 — Education doesn’t stop at the textbook. In fact, it rarely even starts there. The best education is in life experiences. But you have to learn how to recognize them. There is a lesson in everything. This talk explores how you can grow from the most unlikely of places.
January 24, 2019 — “There is no one “right way” to build an Agency. There is only the solution that works best for you!
This talk will explore the pitfalls and growing pains that come with the transition from Freelancer to Agency owner. From not knowing how long tasks really takes to the unexpected expense of management tools and lost billable hours. It will also share both online & online resources as there is great power in learning from those that have gone before.
Views will learn that there are a vary ways to grow your team from US based to oversees; contractor to employee to strategic partner. The possibilities are endless. They will leave this talk inspired with the knowledge that they can grow their business their way!”
July 30, 2018 — There is an art to firing and being fired. In this talk we’ll explore some examples of bad firings, good ones and how to set the stage to make comebacks and create wins from endings.
This topic is geared towards agency owners, service-based vendors, and entrepreneurs. None of this has anything to do with legal advice, just people advice.
June 21, 2017 — Taking that first step from working as a freelancer to making your first hire and becoming an agency is an exciting but daunting step. In this talk I will explain how I accidentally started an agency and strategically grew my WordPress specialist agency from myself to over 40 people over the course of 5 years with minimum staff turnover.
I will cover:
– How and when to make hires
– Where to find new employees (from developers to operations)
– How to create a company culture
– How you can ensure your employees are on board for the long run
May 30, 2017 — Taking that first step from working as a freelancer to making your first hire and becoming an agency is an exciting but daunting step. In this talk I will explain how I accidentally started an agency and strategically grew my WordPress specialist agency from myself to over 40 people over the course of 5 years with minimum staff turnover.
I will cover:
How and when to make hires
Where to find new employees (from developers to operations)
How to create a company culture
How you can ensure your employees are on board for the long run
December 11, 2016 — When opportunity knocks, it doesn’t always take the form you would expect. In August of 2016, I left a decade-long career as a professional chef to become the COO and part-owner of a digital agency. This talk is for would-be entrepreneurs, career changers, and just about anyone else that is thinking about taking a leap. It’s about preparing for the worst, expecting the best and trying to break free of the future we write for ourselves.
This talk is more than just a personal story. It’s a step-by-step guide through the transition of “employed,” to “self-employed,” and finally to “employer.” I’m not leaving anything out.