Client Feedback for Stephanie Benedetto | The Awakened Business
“Before I started working with Stephanie, I was in a business rut. I had all of these overflowing ideas and ambitions, but I was stymied by a lack of direction, support and focus.
“Working with Stephanie is like calling an old friend who you know will be both kind and honest, innovative and systematic as you flesh out your dreams. Since I’ve started working with Stephanie, I have accomplished more in a few months than I’ve accomplished in several years. My business now has a very clear direction, and each day I complete tasks that I am certain will get me one step closer to fulfilling my goals.
“I can see the end product. I can see the path my business will travel, and this is invaluable for me! There are so many great things about working with Stephanie, but from a purely practical perspective, I know that every time I work with her I will come away from our meeting with several action items I can immediately put into play to progress my business. She makes building a business fun, effective and easeful. It doesn’t have to be as hard as you think it does, and you can even learn a little bit about yourself along the way.
“During the time I’ve been working with Stephanie, I have overcome debilitating fears, gone after my dreams and seen my income double. Things that used to feel impossible are now a breeze. I am confident that with Stephanie’s guidance I will continue to see my business flourish in ways I never could have imagined!
“There was so much anxiety around this burden of how to get this information out of me and share it. It was yelling inside me to make it happen, but I didn’t know how. This is such a relief! I know I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to do.”
– Ishbel Cavaleri, Nomadic Wellness
“I am the leading expert on wedding ceremony and design, and I took great pride in giving my all as a wedding officiant. But in a bad economy with increasing competiiton and people going online to be ordained for a friend’s wedding, I was booking fewer and fewer weddings. My expertise was not the issue. I had an out-of-date website, hated social marketing and was attracting price shopping couples who didn’t really value what I had to offer. I told myself I couldn’t afford Stephanie’s help, but something in me knew I couldn’t afford not to. That was absolutely the best decision I ever made!
“Within two months, I had clearly defined my target market, started booking more of the couples who were looking for what I offer, and increased my average price by 70%…
“I have learned endless new big and little things that have made all the difference. It has put me in my groove now and on the map where the couples who are a good match and I can actually find each other. Stephanie is down to earth, fun, and a delightful person who genuinely cares about the success of her clients. Don’t think twice about signing up for her help – you will be tickled pink with yourself and your business results.”
– Rev. Judith Johnson, Author of The Wedding Ceremony Planner & Ceremony Design Expert
“It took me 5 years to build a business as a magician where I earned between $6,000 – $7,000 per month. But after working with Stephanie for a couple of weeks, I had my first month where I earned over $10,000…. which is AWESOME! I also gained the insight, motivation, confidence, and accountability needed to take the necessary steps forward in creating my ideal lifestyle. Knowing myself, I would have come up with excuses or procrastinated on taking action. Instead, I invested in Yelp! Advertising, surveyed my clients, created a content calendar, became a member of the National Speaker’s Association, wrote a keynote, and more — and all of these are specific actions have paid for themselves several times over.
“One of the best things about the consulting was the accountability. Stephanie held my feet to the fire and I felt that I needed to accomplish the tasks by our next consult. If I fell short, we assessed why and came up with a game plan for moving forward.
“Jump in! Prepare to be challenged, roll up your sleeves, and get to work. You can feel confident knowing that you’ll be steered in the right direction, and that your investment of time, money and effort will pay for itself several times over.”
– Evan Paquette, Magician, Speaker, Educator
“As the largest catering company in our market, we thought we knew every sales & marketing technique to grow our business. Man were we wrong! Steph was not only a pleasure to work with but she helped us put together some key programs to grow our business. I can’t say how valuable her outside set of eyes was. She had paid for their costs 5X over now and it’s only been a year. Thanks!”
– Ryan Angott, Marketing Director Continental Services
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“Stephanie is really an expert and has so much knowledge in the wedding field, plus she’s super fun to work with. I’m learning how to attract my ideal clients, communicate with them and most important, I’m finally growing my business!…if you’re not getting the results you want and you’re feeling on your own…she will give you all the resources, the know-how and many different techniques to choose from and that you feel comfortable to use in your own business. Highly recommended!”
– Cindy Salgado, Wedding Design & Events
“Wow…no one’s ever done for me what you did today. I’ve always slogged it out on my own, doing online tutorials, experimenting, doing short courses, whatever I need to to work stuff out. Thank you for what you did – your excitement and fun is contagious, and your insight is — hmmm — je ne sais quoi 😉
“I can articulate my unique value proposition now. Wow. Wow. Wow. I am so excited about this!
“I feel better able to identify my ideal couple. The ones with heart, not the ones who want you to make them look good… (It helps me understand the phenomenon of the lovely brides who book with me… and I love that! And want to chase that more!)
“I feel confident raising my prices by $1000 or maybe more!! I hung up and started thinking, maybe 4350 isn’t enough? I can’t believe this shift in me. It is magnificent. Truly magnificent.
“I am proud of what I do and who I am. Thank you for letting me talk freely about it, without censoring myself for fear of sounding arrogant. Aaah, so freeing. I just felt so happy all day. I felt like I was really myself for the first time in ages. And that is an incredibly great feeling!”
– Mika R, Videographer
“My sales increased by 60% from the previous year. My sales were about $650,000 and my goal is $1,000,000 for next year! I attracted a $180,000 sale last month, which was my biggest so far and by far, of course! I’ve switched host agencies, so I get to keep more $$$!
– Sheila Cannon, Carefree Romantic Vacations
“Stephanie has been such a gift in my life. She has helped me to define and promote my work in a way I could not have imagined. Her unique combination of intuition and solid business experience is a rare gift which I would recommend to anyone looking to move it forwards.”
– Judith B. Miller, Author, Speaker, Teacher
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“Stephanie really knows this business inside and out. My coaching sessions were worth every penny!!
“Stephanie listened to me and was always honest. She gave me confidence to do exactly what I wanted. She had me to think outside of the box and out of my comfort zone. Within 3 months, I knew exactly where my business is headed.
“If you want to improve your business sales, just do it. Call Stephanie now!!”
– Cheryl Stewart, From This Day Forward Travel
“Do it! Even if just for a month, it’s absolutely worth it. Stephanie is a professional who has basically done and seen it all. She will work tirelessly to help you grow your business. She can give you all the answers, but if you don’t put them into action that’s not her fault. So, be ready to work!
“Having Stephanie in my corner rooting for me was awesome. Also the specific, actionable goals I got after each call were invaluable.
“The best part about working with Stephanie is that she helped focus me. I had a million different ideas of how to grow my business, but she helped narrow them down and prioritize them so that I could be more efficient and effective. That was really the best help I could have gotten. It felt like I had my own personal cheerleader for my business.”
– Mike Reese, MJ Entertainment LA
“Before working with Stephanie, my marketing was kind of generic, and didn’t show off my personality. I wasn’t getting paid what I was worth, and didn’t quite have the confidence or social proof to charge more.
“I booked my highest package ever, after you encouraged me to add a “Kitchen Sink” Package, which never existed before. I also transformed my image and website, so that I was able to raise my rates, and work less and make more.
“You always make me feel important, I never feel rushed, and you actually care…so it’s like talking to a friend with great advice 🙂 The coaching raised me to the next level of my business, and helped me realize and demonstrate my true value…no more time for price shoppers!
“After a few months, I was able to transform my image and learn how to communicate my true value. I was able to confidently raise my rates, and separate myself from the pack, so that the price shoppers can go somewhere else. I now deal with more qualified buyers who are excited to work with me! I had a 16% increase in my sales compared to last year, and expect it to go up even more this coming year.”
“Give yourself a gift that keeps on giving. Follow the advice, and get to whatever the next level is for you! Shine a light on your super powers…who doesn’t want that?”
– Danny Farrell, NYC DJs
“Before I started working with Stephanie, everyday things would throw me for a loop and I couldn’t figure out why. I’d get triggered when communicating with my partner or colleagues, and now my self-awareness is much better so I can prevent these sticky situations. Steph has helped me identify some of the causes of these miscommunications, and now I can make myself clear while being a better listener.
“Steph is compassionate, caring, and direct. I appreciate that she holds me to account for my goals, and she points out things in my blind spots. She’s thoughtful and strong.
“Since working with Steph, I have more understanding of my habits and beliefs that drive my behavior, strengths, and weaknesses. I also have more direct, compassionate communication with my husband.
“Steph is able to hold space for others in the really tough stages of learning and growing!
“Be ready to access the unseen and invisible parts of yourself– it’s worth it!”