Private Business & Leadership Coaching

Do any (or all) of these sound like you?

  • I feel like everything is on my shoulders. I get so tired of making decisions all day long that the simplest things like what to have for dinner seem overwhelming sometimes.
  • I wish I had someone to talk to who actually gets what it’s like to run a small business and juggle all of the things in life… And who won’t dare tell me to just get up earlier!
  • I get things sorted out and then something always changes and I get pulled back into doing it all myself. Does this ever change?
  • I know my business does great things. I just wish I had a team that was invested in the bigger picture with me. Sometimes, it feels really lonely.
  • I feel like we get traction but it doesn’t seem to last. I am always afraid that things are going to slow down and not recover.

I get it… as a small business owner it can be challenging to find someone you can fully open up to. You have likely tried talking to friends or family but they just don’t seem to really get it. 

Maybe, you have some good business networks but feel like you are always putting on the “everything is great, busy, but great” image when really, you just want a real holiday away from your email and phone. You are grateful but you are also tired of carrying the load all the time.

  • You want to have time dedicated to you, where you can share your business ideas, your big dreams and those nagging frustrations.
  • You want to have someone really listen and then talk strategy.
  • You don’t like a lot of fluff. 

Remember, when you used to dump all your halloween candy on the floor and then sort through it? Seeing what you got, deciding what to give to your siblings and what you want to keep and savor. Imagine that for all things business and life. We dump it out, look for patterns and sort through it all. We create a plan together and review it along the way. We are in this together.

“I don’t feel my business has your fingerprint but you shadowed me to create what I needed. You knew how to come alongside and make it mine. I never felt you pushing your own ideas or vision onto me but you took my glasses and helped me to see my vision with your perspective.”
Carolyn M., Owner, Counselling Therapist

What do we talk about?

Here are a few topics that come up often, but nothing is off the table.

  • I want to delegate but I just keep getting let down. How do I find good people for my team?
  • I have some really big dreams and goals, I just get lost in the details and lose focus.
  • I want to try something new, but I wonder if I have what it takes. Maybe I am too old, too young, not experienced enough?
  • I used to have so much passion for the business but I feel like it is draining. 
  • People look at me and think I am successful. I have a nice house, nice car and the stuff but it just never feels like enough. 
  • How do I grow my business? I love doing the front line work but I don’t love the business part keeping up with invoices, bookkeeping, marketing and meetings. 
  • My life looks impressive on the outside but I don’t know where the money goes. I avoid looking at my financial statements.
  • I feel like I am doing ok with the work stuff but I know my own health is suffering.
  • My whole life feels like business. I don’t even know what fun is anymore.
“The first thing that comes to mind when I think about our journey is safety. You are a safe place to bring all aspects of personal and business. Thoughts, plans, dreams and the mundane issues.”

How will we work together?

  1. Book an inquiry call. You can tell me a bit about what you are looking for and we will decide together if it feels like a good fit.
  2. If we decide to move ahead, I will send a consent form and contract. You know exactly what to expect.
  3. Then, I will send you an intake questionnaire. This gives you a chance to take some time and think about what you would like to focus on during your sessions. 
  4. Then I create a custom plan that aligns with your goals and your business. I know that sometimes life changes and what you might set out to achieve initially might change. That is ok, this plan will create a general map for our time together.
  5. We will meet online for 45 minutes weekly or 90 minutes biweekly. You have direct access to my schedule to book your own sessions at times that are convenient for you. 
  6. You will receive a summary of our conversation in a shared google document that is updated every session. Any recommended resources will be added here as well. This document is yours to keep and refer back to at any time even after we have finished together.

Common Questions:

Coaching can be helpful at any stage of business. It can guide you as your business grows, changes course or even as you begin to think about succession planning. 

Coaching can support you to improve your business in ways you may not have considered. Often clients tell me they just need to focus or work harder but once we dig in, we can find space, analyze the data together and adjust how they are spending their time while getting even better results. (yep we are talking more time and more money!)

I am very familiar with the health and wellness industry as I ran my own private clinic for over 21 years. Although the healthcare industry may be a bit different than yours, many of the leadership concepts around building a team, providing feedback, developing exceptional customer service and dealing with customers challenges are quite similar in any service based business.

If you are looking for coaching around product based services we might not be the best fit. If your challenges are related to supply chain issues, manufacturing or inventory, I would suggest looking at experts within the product based market for these issues. When working with product based businesses, my focus remains on the “people part” of the business. I can support customer service, team building and how to manage your time.

That is completely ok. During the discovery call and the intake process we will explore and discuss different areas of business and personal life. This process often helps clients to identify the biggest challenges or where they want to start. It can evolve from there.

  • If you don’t have time to commit on a regular basis to coaching over a period of 3-6 months. I allow some flexibility in both the duration and the time between sessions but committing to the process is a key part of your success. If you aren’t able to prioritize time for coaching, you might consider a consultation session to focus on one key challenge or topic. 
  • If you are looking for clear, direct answers or a “cookbook approach” to success we likely won’t be a great fit. I don’t have 10 easy steps to earn 7 figures while working 4 hours a week. (If you find this and it works, feel free to send it my way.) Coaching is a collaborative process and it works really well when we both are invested and focused on the project. If you feel that you want specific training or education on a key topic, have a look at the Workshops and Training where you can access resources that relate directly to specific topics.
  • You are in crisis. If you are in a place where you feel hopeless or completely overwhelmed or if you are dealing with a very intense situation, please know that coaching is not a replacement for mental health support. If you aren’t sure, you can always book a discovery call to ask what the best fit would be. I am a big believer in therapy and it can be a valuable tool to help you get back on your feet.

*If we are not the right fit, I will try my best to refer you to a program or person that is better suited to your needs. I have an amazing network of people that I love connecting!

“I cannot say enough good things about Kari. She has helped me not only in business but also personally. She helped me with everything from how to have hard conversations, to the careful wording of an employment ad or email. Kari is incredibly understanding and I felt she truly cared about me and my business.”
Kim S., Owner, Master Electrician

What do you get?

Choose the package that works best for you. 

  • 6 x 1.5 hour sessions. These can be weekly or biweekly
  • 12 x 45 minute sessions. These are suggested weekly but could be biweekly as well.
  • Mix it up – 1 longer session (1.5 hrs) followed by 2 short sessions (45 minutes) each month for 3 months.

*Note that sessions must be used within 6 months from the contract date.

You will receive resources to support your journey along the way that apply to your situation. This might include podcasts, books, articles or worksheets. I have done the background work for you. No need to read countless books or listen to hours of podcasts to find what you need.

We will create a document that allows you to check in and summarizes key discussion points from each session. You can look back and review key ideas at any time. This provides a great outline to refer back to and see how far you have come.

These packages are priced at $3000 CAD for your custom plan, one to one support along with some great bonuses. Payment plans are available at no additional cost.


During your coaching duration you will receive 20% off of all in person or live training events. Even better, you are welcome to share this discount to a team member or a friend if you aren’t able to use it yourself.

You will have access to “quick questions” via whatsapp or email. When questions pop up between appointments, you can send me a quick question and I will respond within 24 hrs on business days. I don’t set hard rules on this, I ask that clients just respect my time as well. Be focused on your questions and ask yourself if it might be better to wait until the next session if it requires more in depth discussion or background information. That being said, I don’t want you to stay stuck. We can hop on a 15 minute phone call or reschedule a session if needed.

“I cannot say enough about the coaching I have received. It started with helping to develop my resume and led to me working hard to fulfill my dream of teaching what I have learned in over 25 years as a massage therapist and business owner. Every time I get over excited, Kari carefully reigns me in making sure it aligns with my goals and vision for my future. I can’t recommend her enough, it will be the best decision you will make.”
Marissa W., Owner, Massage Therapist, Instructor

You already know what it feels like to do this on your own. Some days, it really is great and things feel amazing. You didn’t get here without some serious grit and determination. I will never undervalue the resilience you have. But let’s get real, that little voice in your head or those recurring headaches and sleepless nights might be sending you a signal. This isn’t sustainable. 

Could you imagine?

  • Having a clear plan in life and business that is sustainable long term?
  • Taking that great holiday you have been dreaming about while your business keeps rolling?
  • Stepping into that next tough conversation with confidence and clarity?
  • Spending more time on the things that really light you up in your business and less on the things that drain you?
  • Reigniting that spark that you used to have for your life and dreams?

Of course I do! What’s the next step?

Book a 15-20 minute discovery call with me. We will talk about where you are at and what you are looking for.  I will tell you what I could offer and then we decide together if it seems like a good fit. This is never a high pressure call.

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