Coaching is an art form, and a privilege.
Let me help you regain your clarity and lessen the overwhelm you're feeling.
You're walking around a maze of your own building. And I'm carrying a stepladder. Together, we find the right place to stop, climb up and look around.
Being a freelancer or solopreneur is a rewarding and fantastic life!
You're your own boss. You pick the work you want to do and the clients you want to work with. And you get paid well for it.
Well, that's the ideal, but that isn't the only way freelancing can turn out for you. There are many things that can get in the way of that ideal.
It starts out with little nuisance challenges. Little bits of your day and your energy are siphoned off and you start to think in terms of the net good each day brings. Very soon, freelancing doesn't seem so fantastic anymore.
And then something big happens. It can be a major challenge or a major opportunity. Either one tips the balance of your day and you no longer have the clear vision you need. You might need some help, especially if overwhelm sets in.
"Your perspective on this matter is stunning and your words reflect pure wisdom."
Senior Software Engineer, Portugal
I can offer direct solutions to the challenges you are facing, especially if you are a freelancer. I've been freelancing for a very long time. My experience with clients, projects and effective productivity tools can help you.
As a freelancer, you have gained your own unique insights into clients and their businesses that will be different from mine. And you may find yourself as a result with various obstacles and opportunities, just like your own clients do. In these instances, you will find I am a very quick study.
We will leverage your knowledge and your perceptions with my style of problem-solving when there are multiple competing constraints and several unknowns. The number of times I have brought chemistry and ecological principles to bear in business and engineering problems may surprise you.
I offer a guided path to help you see options, unnoticed barriers and enough encouragement to keep you focused while you work through the issues and opportunities you are currently facing. I can be a sounding board, a constructive critic, and a watchful eye on your progress on commitments as you figure out what you are going to do.
Being a freelancer means that you must be good at many things, but truly great at only one thing: your chosen specialty. I have a productivity stack of tools and a system for handling my own business that is effective yet flexible. I will work with you to find (and implement, if desired) the same for you and your business.
30-45 minute Zoom call
A month of support around an issue you want to resolve
How paid sessions work
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I've spent 39 years (so far) developing custom software solutions for clients by myself. I've honed my craft to a fine edge.
In the beginning, I was a newly hatched fish biologist with an M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Toronto (1984). To say I was naive about business was an understatement.
None of my family or friends had any business experience let alone any knowledge of the life of a solopreneur coder. Back then, it was the "school of hard knocks" every day.
But I learned - about business, about clients and their needs and most importantly, about myself.
So what good, you might ask, is 39 years of experience in the tech industry where things are completely out of date within a year?
The thing is, the tech changes but the struggles are the same. You will get very good at the tech - better than me, I suspect.
And I will help you with the rest of it should you get stuck, unclear or confused - especially with your dealings with clients and how to be productive as a solopreneur.
We can set up a free 30 minute chat on Zoom, Google Meet or Skype and see if I can help.
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