SIGNED ON A SIX FIGURE CLIENT AND INCREASED HER REVENUE 5X OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR
Before working with Nafissa, I had no clients for the field of work I had chosen to focus on in my business. A year after starting my business I was sidelined with a battle with breast cancer. Coming out the other side I needed to rebuild my confidence so that I could do work I love, without burning out again. I had already worked with Nafissa and felt that I was in good hands.
There really have been so many breakthroughs, the first time I worked with her, I learned how to develop a signature program. But the most transformational breakthrough was in Mastery, where I learned how to have a sales conversation that truly honours my client’s needs and wants and my value.
I have gone from from fearing the sales conversation to enjoying them.
Within a month of the mind shift and training on sales I signed on a six figure client who is thrilled to be working with me for a one-year part-time contract I also have a few other clients signed on and a lot of potential going forward.
My income for 2019 is 5X over what I earned in 2018.
Nafissa helped me to root out some core beliefs about myself, my world and my abilities that were affecting the energy I was putting out and the results I was getting in my business and in my family.
I have become part of a mastermind community of wonderful business owners who share our struggles and our insights and we celebrate each others successes. Its very empowering.
You just don’t know what you don’t know. With Nafissa’s expertise, holistic approach and firm guidance, you can take quantum leaps that you didn’t know were possible.
The vision I had for my future when I began working with Nafissa felt very unattainable. Now, it is unfolding before my eyes!
Elizabeth Rankin-Horvath |HaleWorkPlace.com
GREW FROM SOLOPRENEUR TO TEAM OF 9 AND TURNED HER ANNUAL INCOME INTO A MONTHLY ONE
I’m so blessed to have Nafissa as my mentor. Before working together, I was spread all over the place in my business and not making the money I wanted.
In our time together so far, I’ve been able to create the business I really wanted. I sold some business and I amalgamated others.
I’ve gained self- confidence – to create a successful business I now have a team of 9, and that takes significant skills in leadership and I’ve created momentum in my business and personal life in the direction of my goals.
By doing the deep inner work I was able to pull together a business that was “whole” so that I’m now have a business that is aligned along a single mission and because of that, the focus can be on one message.
And the business created in one month what I used to settle for as an annual income.
If you want to work everyday at something you love, then Nafissa will assist you in getting there!
Just do it! Don’t question it!
Denise Ropp | The Vibrant Life Project |DRHealthsolutions.com
WENT FROM 50K TO EARNING MULTI 6 FIGURES AND TRAVELLING THE WORLD
Working with Nafissa is all about creating the time and money freedom you want.
Before working with her my income was stuck at the 50K mark. Awhile I worked around the clock. I just thought if I worked harder, then eventually the money would come. I was wrong.
I had to learn a new way to BE and to think. The very first question she asked me was so powerful, and snapped me out of the pattern that had been holding me back for years. It changed the trajectory of my life.
In our work together, in less than one year I increased my income by 30% and the next year I doubled it, and as I continue to work with her, now I earn multi 6 figures, I’ve launched another new business, found the love of my life who supports me as an entrepreneur and travel the world regularly.
Nona Ilieva, MBA, CPA | Accounting Reimagined
BUSINESS WENT FROM SIX FIGURES TO JUST SHY OF SEVEN FIGURES
I had so many challenges before I started working with Nafissa:
- I was offering a luxury service billed by the hour and since there are only so many hours in the day, my income was limited. This meant that I was always very busy working in my business rather than on my business.
- I rarely looked at my financials and certainly didn’t do any analyzing or quantifying of the success of various marketing strategies that I tried.
- Although I set goals each year, these were often lofty and without any specific plan of action to ensure success. I had all the best intentions but there was no one to hold me accountable so my goals often remained intentions.
- I also had a number of self-limiting beliefs that kept me from landing the types of projects that I desired and achieving an income that provided me the lifestyle that I longed for.
The biggest breakthrough for me actually came from making the financial commitment to a year of coaching with Nafissa.
I had hired coaches before, however hiring Nafissa was a big financial leap for me and I knew that I would have to be 100% committed to the work in order to get out what I was putting into it.
Just the simple act of upleveling my commitment to myself and my business resulted in a major breakthrough. I myself had finally invested in the level of service that I wanted my ideal clients to invest in with me.
In doing so I realized that if I was willing and able to make this kind of investment, there were no doubt many others out there who were willing and able to do the same.
A number of other insights followed… the next biggest was the realization that I had to package my services in order to appeal to my ideal clients and to improve my profitability.
By not limiting myself to the number of hours in the day, I could increase my income and provide a better customer experience where clients knew up front how much they were going to pay me to provide a specific result.
Another big realization was that tracking things, whether it is sales categories or leads, and analyzing the data, provides important information for future decision making. For instance knowing where my leads are coming from and which ones result in ideal projects helps me continually hone my marketing plan so that I don’t waste time and money on things that don’t work.
I have experienced a significant increase in my sales and profitability that allowed me to increase my own personal salary so that I can afford a private school education for my daughter who has a learning disability.
I have been able to do this while cutting down my work hours so that I can be home after school. So I’m earning more while working less. I had to overcome a lot of limiting beliefs in order to get to this point and I am so happy that I did the work required to get here.
I have more creative time to dream up exciting project designs, more time to explore new products and to keep myself current. This makes me feel great and has obvious benefits for my clients as well.
Doing the deep inner personal work showed me that my only barrier to my success is me and that I just had to get out of my own way in order to succeed.
Once I opened myself up to success, it felt like nothing could stand in my way.
Since I started working with Nafissa my business has gone from mid-six figures to just shy of 7 figures, but more importantly my fees and margins have increased so that I have been able to pay everyone including myself more and self-finance my company’s growth.
Since I packaged my services and developed and implemented systems, my staff is able to run about 40% of my business without me. I look forward to increasing that margin by implementing even more systems and hiring another full time staff this year.
I recommend working with Nafissa because I have seen first hand the difference it has made in my business and my life. It is the right decision for anyone who is willing to put in the hard work and is committed to making positive changes in their work and their life.
No one would expect you to become an elite athlete without a coach so why would excelling in your business be any different?
There are very few people who can achieve greatness by themselves. It is important to have support, someone to help you dream, plan and execute your vision if you want to be successful.
For me Nafissa has been that person.
Thanks Nafissa for all of your encouragement and for believing that I could get there, even when I didn’t know it myself.
Lori Steeves| SimplyHomeDecorating.com
WENT FROM FEAR OF NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY RENT TO MULTI 5 FIGURE MONTHS
I was struggling. I did not have sufficient sales, I was afraid I couldn’t even pay the monthly rent. For months, nothing I did seemed to shift the stuck place I was in
After working with Nafissa I am a NEW me. So much has shifted and changed. I KNOW I can do this. I know I am worthy to created tens of thousands of dollars as I help my clients make the shifts and changes they desire.
My upper limit at that time, from January to July, was $4485. At the end of July I invested a Mini Intensive with Nafissa. and as a result my revenue in August was $6193. That’s more than 50% revenue increase in the first month! I invested in a second one in September and increased my revenue to $9334, and in then October, $16,090. I have another scheduled for the end of November and I’m looking forward to busting through that upper limit to $20,000!!! How fun would that be?!!
I’m really grateful for Nafissa helping me bust through some ‘shit’ that I’ve been holding on for decades. She helped me ‘have the balls’ to raise my prices as I offer supreme quality service to my clients. The confidence I developed made all the difference in the increase in my revenue.
My energy has totally changed. I’m attracting clients who are ready to up-level their lives and are happy to pay me gratefully, right away, and with ease.
I would wholeheartedly recommend people work with Nafissa.
Jackie Maclean | www.ThePowerWithin.ca
QUIT HER JOB, GOT HER FIRST CLIENT AND EXCEEDED HER INCOME GOAL
Within just 4 months of working with Nafissa I had a lot of breakthroughs. I quit my job, got my first client (and got paid!), set up a website, reached out to develop my network, and began working with someone who I believe will be a great mentor for me to grow and learn.
Working with Nafissa helped me to really put more focus on what I need to do to manage my time in a way that works for me. I’m grateful to have had someone on my side to help me push through the personal boundaries and fears that had been holding me back and even though I still have challenges to overcome, this experience opened my eyes to what else is possible and what I have the control to change myself.
After I completed the Momentum program I was able to change career directions, get my first client, and exceed my income goal.
The path I’m on now is not what I expected but it’s a step in the right direction and it happened so fast. I now have a mentor that will help me as I build my own business and keep an income stream along the way.
Nafissa really helps you get laser-focused on the outcome that you want and she pushes you to figure how to get there. I definitely would not have made progress this quickly without her help. She pushed in me ways that I was not doing on my own and now I’m much farther ahead and on the way to reaching the original goal that I set for myself.
Nafissa is a beautiful smart woman who has experience in the business world, financial expertise, patience, passion, and real world experience in developing a business. She cares about her clients and she knows boundaries. She pushes me farther than I can get on my own but not to the point where I can’t finish what I started. There were times I dramatically felt hopeless but every time I got on my call, she steered me back on track and acknowledged what I actually was accomplishing. Having her on the outside and giving a new perspective, really made a big difference for me.
Sara Riccio | sarariccio.com
“LISTEN TO EVERY FREAKING THING SHE TELLS YOU ”
Nafissa spoke into the nuts and bolts, but more importantly, the head-game of starting my own business.
She talked me through some of my weakest moments, when most mere-mortals would have quit. “Moving forward” was pushing through the fear, frustration and the false narrative in my own mind.
Today, I’m no longer a freelancer, but the principal of my own incorporated company. I have studio space and full-time staff.
I let go of several services that were either unprofitable or miserable to do. Now, I have the luxury of being selective of the kinds of clients and work that I do. Nafissa taught me to be daring, take risks, and live the kind of life I’ve always wanted.
Working with Nafissa has made my business more profitable and more enjoyable. Listen to every freakin’ thing she tells you.
— Garrett Curry | raygunworkshop.com
“If you want to create the life you truly want, with your business as the vehicle, then you truly owe it to yourself to work with Nafissa”
“Before I met Nafissa, my head was spinning. I was confused, lost, overwhelmed, and definitely not confident in my business or myself. I am so glad I listened to my gut and decided to work with her.
Nafissa is serious about business, she lives and breathes it. She has a gift for blending the strategic and logical aspects of business with the ‘soul’ of meaningful entrepreneurship. She is very committed to helping entrepreneurs find their unique gifts, connect with the people that need those gifts, and get properly compensated in return.
Nafissa has helped me to gain clarity to understand the flow, layout and details of my business. She has also helped me develop the internal strength to be a successful entrepreneur — confidence, self-worth, productivity and courage. I’ve learned that business is not just about ‘doing’ but that there’s also a necessary state of ‘being’.
If you want to create the life you truly want, with your business as the vehicle, then you truly owe it to yourself to work with this amazing and accomplished woman.”
— Britt Laine | Master NLP Practitioner & Eating Psychology Coach, BrittLaine.com
“It was a soul searching journey that helped me understand who I am as an individual and why I do what I do”
“Before working with Nafissa, I had no idea how to answer the question: ‘What makes you different?’ I didn’t know what made me unique in an over-saturated industry, or how to stand out from the crowd about what I do.
In our work together I was able to gain insight into the core aspects of my personality so that I can create compelling authentic experiences for my clients. She helped me discover the ways I am unique, to truly see it for myself and how to communicate that to my clients.
I now have a clear vision of what I actually do for my clients that is unique. I have the words to use in my marketing materials to clearly differentiate myself from other photographers.
Nafissa truly cares about your success. She patiently helps you dig deep to get clear about who you are and what your message is.
The Branding experience was well worth the time and money. Not only did it help me get clear about my business message and what a Brand really is, it was a soul-searching journey that helped me understand who I am as an individual and why I do what I do.”
— Deanna McCollum | Wedding & Family Photographer, deannamccollum.com
“She helped me to walk through the process creating and pricing programs in such a way that honors the value I bring"
Nafissa has a true gift of discernment. She can take what feels very complex and make it simple. She will not buy into victim narratives. She very effectively and intuitively calls you forth and gives you the practical application to take the steps needed.
She walks her walk and you can tell she is holding space for you as you step into your greatness.
Nafissa has challenged and inspired me to really step into my true worth and value as an Eating Psychology Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Speaker. She has been a perfect mirror for me, inviting me to step into bigger shoes as a business woman. Working with people feels very natural to me, but some aspects of creating a sustainable business could feel overwhelming at times. She breaks things down into workable steps and that inspires me to go the distance. She helped me to walk through the process of learning how to create programs and price them in such a way that honors the value of what I bring.”
— Julia Curry | Eating Psychology Coach, juliacurry.com
“I can see how it will be exciting to plan and watch my income and client base grow”
“I had an awesome Luxury VIP Day Intensive with Nafissa at a beautiful location, and was amazed at how much we accomplished and learned in one day, that in most coaching situations takes months to get through.
I gained invaluable insight into my brand personality and how to attract my ideal high paying clients. I had many A-Ha moments which I know will create huge changes for me for the better.
She also introduced me to an incredibly simple and fun to use income model. This simple system is easy and fun as I can see how it will be exciting to plan and watch my income and client base grow. Her invaluable insight and expert advice specific to my business down to the finest details including how to price my services or deal with a particular situation is crucial to me and what makes working with Nafissa so important.
On top of everything, you can’t help but love her — she is incredibly sweet, kind, funny and fun to be with — Thank you Nafissa for your incredible support, insight, knowledge and friendship and I look forward to continuing our wonderful working partnership!”
— Linda Mackie | Luxury Branding Photographer, LindaMackie.ca
“Nafissa really helped me to think strategically when designing a package that serves my client and I make a substantial profit”
“I recently was asked to prepare a proposal to a healthcare corporation for 100 healthcare leaders to take my leadership and communications skills assessment. I found myself overwhelmed with the sheer volume of assessments, and was not sure how to position, package and price my offering. I was concerned about the amount of time it would take to complete all these reports and at a price point that would make sense for both myself and the client.
Nafissa carefully listened to what I had to say. With her knowledge of what corporations are looking for when they make buying decisions, combined with her expertise in creating packages, she astutely pointed out that what would be of great value to this organization, in a way that I could deliver it easily, accurately and gracefully. By keeping the focus on the deliverables to the client, I was able to easily position and price this contract.
Nafissa, I felt so much relief when you helped me see this. Like YES! This is so doable for me. The bonus: You’ve provided me with another package option that I can use with other clients. You really showed me how to think strategically in designing a package that will better serve my healthcare client and at an irresistible investment to them, where I make a substantial profit and don’t kill myself in the process.
You are brilliant! I’m so grateful! I’m doing my happy dance!”
— Quenby Rubin-Sprague M.H.R.O.D., R.D.N.
Corporate Healthcare Leadership Development Expert
"Nafissa taught me so many things about myself, who I am, what I am doing for clients that is too little or too much and how I can change a few things to maximize my energy to minimize my time within my business."
“I started my business in 1997 to branch out on my own and work from home. I worked “eight days a week” to find enough clients to sustain me and continued to plug along satisfied – or so I thought. Then I met Nafissa at the gym and we got to talking about what we do. She invited me to her live event in February 2015.
From that day, she gave me insight into so many things that I was missing out on in my work, family and lifestyle because I thought what I was doing for so many years was all that I could do. I then signed up for her Branding webinar program. What an eye opener!!! Nafissa taught me so many things about myself, who I am, what I am doing for clients that is too little or too much and how I can change a few things to maximize my energy to minimize my time within my business. I realized that I am worth more than I had been charging and how to make changes to that immediately. I learned how to adjust from the hourly rate to packaging programs which then maximized my time for the client and allowed me to give more of my talent in less time. And make more money doing it with honesty and integrity.
Nafissa has an amazing talent and personality that gave me comfort from day one that I was in great hands and that what time energy and money I was putting into learning from her I was getting back in spades!!! Thank you Nafissa for that first personal invitation to join you on a new journey.“
— Carol Kostachuk | Bookkeeper, www.caroloncall.com
“Working with Nafissa is wonderful”
“Before working with Nafissa, I discounted more often than I liked and wished I could hold my ground in that area, but didn’t truly believe that my fees accurately reflected the value of my services. Plus I couldn’t describe my business in an interesting way and needed help with that.
Nafissa helped remind me that my services are valuable and that what I offer holds more value than what the majority of other financial advisors offer. She also helped me develop a business description centered on my own personal values and objectives. (my authentic voice).
My networking introduction is now much more interesting, flows better and feels right to me. Now when I introduce myself with my unique branding message, I have individuals nodding their heads instead of their eyes glazing over! I have more confidence in myself and my great service. I believe that my fees accurately reflect the value of these services.
Working with Nafissa in person is wonderful. She has an easy-going and engaging personality. She asks probing and thoughtful questions to help uncover an individual’s unique brilliance. She has an amazing ability to pull all the information together into a brief, interesting and descriptive message. She’s very easy to work with.”
— Sharon Mitchell | Financial Advisor, Sharonmitchell.ca