Client Responses

Hear what Gwen’s one-on-one consulting, and small group accountability clients are saying.


I came to Gwen because, I felt I needed clarity about the next move in my business. Talking with Gwen was very easy. She is warm and understanding, but is also grounded in the business end of things, she sees the big picture and also the details. I knew I needed to expand, yes, but in what direction? And how to implement that? I was initially hesitant about the cost of the consultation, but it was absolutely worthwhile.

Before our Impact Creator Session, I thought I had to offer more stuff, and fill up my online store with all kinds of new gadgets. That made me worry that I’d invest in stock, then be stuck with it and lose money in the end. But Gwen helped me get clear and realize that I didn’t need to do that. Yes, I will get some new stuff to expand my web-store, but it won’t break the bank and it will all be in line with my brand, so it won’t sit gathering dust. That was big! I forever doubt myself, but Gwen gave me the sense that I am doing OK, my branding is clearer than I think it is, and I am on the right track. That is ALWAYS helpful to hear from an outsider. Gwen has an intuitive sense of the big picture and is able to hone in on particulars to give you new ideas, new ways of looking at your business

– Beth Brown-Reinsel, Owner of Knitting Traditions

Prior to working with Gwen, I was struggling with refining and branding my business offering. I struggled with being able to clearly articulate the offer in words that might resonate with my target market. Gwen was very low key to work with and really asked some very insightful questions that led me to my own personal Eureka moment! I can’t emphasize this enough. I’ve worked with a number of other coaches who just want to tell you what you should do but Gwen’s gift really was in her questions and the observations she made based on how I responded. From our conversation, the pieces and the language around my offer just fell into place. It was kind of magical! I feel like I had a big breakthrough in just a short amount of time. I would absolutely recommend Gwen and would love to work with her again.

– Julie Young, Leadership Development Consultant, In-Sight Leadership Solutions


A couple months ago I started working with Gwen through her Momentum Builder consulting package. Before the Momentum Builder, I had taken classes from Gwen at TNNA, implemented what she taught and seen many improvements in my business. So I knew going in that Gwen knows what she’s talking about, is a patient teacher, and is never afraid to tell you when your idea is a bad one – all of which continued to hold true in our one on one consulting.

My goals were to move my business to the next level, manager employees more effectively, and grow personally as a shop owner. We identified key areas for improvement, including working through an organizational chart to see how everything fits together. I’ve found myself calmer, more patient with customers, delegating more responsibility to my employees, and more easily able to tackle problems as they arise.
I came out of this knowing that I’m good at what I do, and also, there is always room for improvement. This is the best thing I ever did for myself and my business!
– Susan Post, Owner of A Good Yarn Sarasota

The best part of my experience working with Gwen is the ideas we generated that I would not have thought of myself.

I appreciate the way she brings what she is learning and applying in other businesses (her other client’s businesses and also her own) to our conversations. She doesn’t position herself as a know-it-all because every business is unique, and industries are always changing, but she always bases her recommendations on her considerable expertise and experience.

As I told my friend Meg Hess, “Gwen helps me think about how to implement new business ideas and execute them, and stay on track.”

– Margaret Marcuson, author of Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry and Money and Your Ministry

I love working with Gwen. She has a ton of experience in different industries and positions – it’s obvious she’s bringing all of that information and experience to the conversation when we’re working on my business. She’s an excellent listener and focuses on the data about where my business is currently at. Combine all this together, and I think you can pretty much guarantee that Gwen will have at least one insight that will change how you work. And that alone is worth the call!
I was struggling with how to take my business to the next level (I know that sounds so cliche!). I’ve been in business since 2008, have a strong following and a decent income, but I was feeling like my business had plateaued. Gwen saw that the strong foundation of my business give me the ability to build a much more successful and profitable business. Specifically, she pointed out that while I’m a rock star at marketing (getting my name and product out there), I’m not very strong on the sell. And she’s right. She suggested a few, concrete actions I can take to focus on conversions and sales.
If you’ve been in business a little while, and you feel like you’re stagnating or plateauing… or even if you feel you’re just not ‘where you could be’, then call Gwen.
– Stacey Trock, Owner of FreshStitches

Student Responses

Hear what Gwen’s students think about her small group business workshops.

3 Surprising Factors That Are Seriously Damaging Your Business – The National Needlearts Association Summer 2017 Tradeshow
Average rating 5/5
“This class was so informational and encouraging.”
“Thank you for an excellent, informative class. These are all so true and it is nice to see someone who cares about business and willing to educate others. Again, thank you!”
“Thank you for the reminder to focus on our business and not our hobby.”
“Difficult message to hear but powerful ideas.”
“Thanks Gwen for the tough love.”

Make the Most of Your Online Presence (Even Without a Shopping Cart) – The National Needlearts Association Summer 2017 Tradeshow
Average rating 4.88/5
“Absolutely a fabulous class! Very easy to follow along, learned a lot.”
“This class was very useful. My pages of notes are full.”
“Love the handouts. Lots of good, relevant info. This is the second time I’ve taken this class from Gwen and I still feel like I benefited from it.”
“Excellent suggestions, I have a renewed enthusiasm for our online presence, and I’m ready to be more involved! I really enjoyed this class and her [Gwen’s] interactive teaching style.”
“Gwen was very clear with her explanations on her presentation.”
“It’s Gwen being Gwen, that’s a good thing.”

Working with Gwen is a commitment to yourself and your business. There are a wide variety of packages from intensely focused weekly one-one-one consulting calls, to small group accountability calls, so no matter what you’re struggling with in your business, there is something for you. Click the button to learn more about how we can work together to improve your business and make it even more successful. 

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