Consultant & Coach
Mindset is often the most important part of growth, a lot of people underestimate how much emotional intelligence plays a role in their success across their life and business. Mindset coaching can be the first step to some of your biggest breakthroughs, some might call it getting out of your own way :) It's often not the how-to that's the issue but the emotional kryptonite in the way, clearing that... that's your competitive advantage.
We all have a love/hate relationship with technology and tools... we're always searching for the next best thing while still not fully benefiting from the ones we're already using. Having tried thousands of tools over the years, I've found that there's a lot more to the picture than meets the eye. If you are frustrated with the current tools you are using, searching for the perfect tools for your workflow or just want to optimize an area of the business - I'd love to talk with you.
When you are in business, there's always going to be some type of frustration to vent... am I right? We often underestimate the value in venting to clear up the mind. Wouldn't it feel better to get that off your chest? This is where progress can happen when you let go of those thoughts and as a meditation coach, I see this as a very important aspect of mindfully approaching life and work.
Trello is so simple yet potentially so complex at the same time as it can tempt you to over complicate it or get you stuck in a simplified "To Do, Doing, Done" workflow when your project would benefit from exploring alternatives... the optimal workflow is often somewhere in-between. My favorite use of Trello is often the unconventional ones, like travel planning, financial management, etc with a combo of Power-Ups and Addons. But of course, it can be a great tool for everyday use too.
There's a lot of Project Management tools out there on the market but Asana has been one of my go-to recommendations for several years for a variety of reasons. I believe there's no 'perfect' tool but believe Asana has a rich set of features and excels above a lot of other options especially at the free level for teams beginning with collaboration, project and task management. Getting the most from Asana often means stepping back and looking at how your team works.
For almost 10 years, we've been involved in consulting work with universities, colleges, and enterprise clients who are looking to improve their collaboration and project management. I've helped teams with collaboration on various platforms more specifically ActiveCollab a self-hosted project management tool with the ability to extend via custom-built modules. Generally starting with best practices and non-development improvements then looking at how customization could further improve workflows from calendar tweaks for clarity to full custom brief functionality to better automate project creation. We've been involved in helping teams get more done with less hassle. Specializing in work with Marketing & Communications teams and their needs.
Our first mentoring session was unfortunately hindered slightly by technology (new 5 star hotel with WIFI problems :( ?!) but despite that, Nathan and I managed to conduct an introduction of sorts. He was interested to hear about my new non profit project and it's current state of progress. Nathan helpfully offered to approach his international network should volunteers be needed in the future. On a personal note, Nathan can relate to my struggles with executive functioning and everyday task prioritization/execution. We discussed how this affects the growth of business projects. He suggested a helpful book title that may be of assistance.
Had a great session with Nathan and talked about how to deal with lack of focus when there's just so many things on the table. If you're on the ADHD spectrum, talking to Nathan's a must.
Nathan is a great listener and very compassionate. He helped remind me of going back to basic when it comes to dealing with tough situations while growing a business. Thanks for your advice and ear Nathan.
Nathan was patient to understand my issue in detail before offering any templated, off the cuff solutions. He spent a bit of time prior to the call researching my issue and the application at the center of that issue. He is thorough in his approach and methodical in his analysis.
I had a friendly call with Nathan who answered all my questions on cold emailing and being a digital nomad. He provided me valuable insights and made sure that my scope was well focused and oriented.
Nathan has a lot of experience in helping entrepreneurs find their focus. I am pleasantly surprised that after one session, we have found techniques that work, and I could immediately apply them in my daily life. I'm looking forward to our next session!
Nathan was more than helpful with my issues of being stuck in progress and growth. He listened to my problems and event took the time after our session has finished to follow up with amazing new ideas for me to grow and reach more people, which I would never think of on my own. Sometimes it really helps to talk to someone that see your problems with fresh eyes and that leads to new paths we would never do on our own. So happy to have met Nathan and hope we will chat again! Best, Sanya