What Others Say About Me…
“The coaching process with Clemens helped me immeasurably. I was definitely at a weak point in my business life with loads of negative emotions attached. Clemens was integral in hammering home the structured nature in which a transition from one business to a next venture is simply a natural process. Clemens is very knowledgeable and well-connected. My most sincere thanks for the difference you made.”
~ Jeff Downie, Owner, Gallowglass Books
Social Media for Small Business Workshop
Great visuals! We loved having the eBook to refer to. This is invaluable for establishing our organization’s Facebook & blog. A thousand thank-you’s!
Great explanation of how Facebook and Twitter interact. We have a much better understanding of the value of a blog as a substitute for a traditional website. Excellent value for the organization!
Clear delineation of the appropriate uses of each social medium. We developed a much clearer picture of the power and potential of social media. Great!
~ Participants in Social Media for Community Organizations
Social Media for the Design Community Workshop
“Our guest speaker, Business Coach Clemens Rettich shared his expertise in the area of social media. The presentation Clemens gave included examples, visuals and a Q&A that had our members fully engaged! Clemens professionalism and his ability to translate how small business owners navigate social media were appreciated by everyone.”
~ Michaela Starling, Coordinator of Vancouver Island Stagers and Redesigners Meetup
Career Branding Client
“Clemens provided an excellent framework of questions to guide me to my brand. The questions tested me in creative ways.
The value I received from working with Clemens on the Branding by Design can be summarized as the three C’s
- Confidence - I know what I want and can articulate it with ease
- Clarity – about what my unique offering is
- Concrete – plans I can use to guide my decisions and grow into
The end result—a brand that represents what I offer and can grow with me.”
~ Michelle Frazer, BA, Registered Massage Therapist
“It was great to have a selection of good copy to work with and I’m so glad our client is getting you to do his copy and promotions. Great job … your level of professionalism helped to carry him forward. You are so good at helping people move forward. It’s always a pleasure working with you.”
~ Joey Toes Web Design
“Prior to starting my coaching sessions with Clemens I did not have a definite plan or timeline for my new clinic. The regular meetings allowed me to have more concentrated timelines and more specific goals to accomplish every two weeks. Within 7 months of starting my work with Clemens, we opened the new clinic.
Clemens’ confidence in me gave me confidence to take risk.”
~ Wendy Bowen, Owner, Start Line Physiotherapy
“Clemens’ coaching helped me understand my position as a manager and to separate myself from performing in the business, to overseeing and ‘managing the store’.”
“Our marketing has been improved, and we are very happy about it. Clemens was very helpful to work with, even on a budget. He was understanding and professional.”
~ Soul Escape Esthetics
“Your coaching made a significant difference in giving us courage and support to take action where we might have hesitated. Specific outcomes got set in motion not only in our lives, but in those around us who were relying on us.”
~ Echo Valley Vineyards
“Clemens kept me on track and focused; but without rigidity. He adapted to my style, functioning, and schedule.
For someone starting from zero, I found the visioning and mission statement building processes valuable to provide clarity, start flow of ideas and creativity, create a goal to work towards, open up my strengths.
Clemens provided great professional network referrals, which I found very valuable. This increases trust of client in the professionals, as you do not have to start from scratch in the yellow pages, saved time, helped set tone and build a business network for a new business owner.
“Clemens, you were open to all my ideas… [you] provided valuable constructive feedback, but did not block my own process. Sometimes a very fine balance. You did it well !”
I will refer anyone I come across who may need this type of service to Clemens. ”
~ Owner, Wheatgrass Cafe
“Worthwhile seminar! Our office constantly hires and trains young employees. This information will be incorporated.”
~ Workshop participant (Gen Y for Employers)
“16 years as an IT Network Administrator did not fully prepare me for the entrepreneurial experience.
Clemens guidance and experience is a pool of knowledge to draw from.
I assume everyone’s experience is different but our conversations are relaxed, informative and helped me keep on track with my business plan.
My business is now well on its way to success and I need to thank Clemens for his knowledgeable advice.”
~ Andre J. Veilleux – ComputerEase Solutions
“I just wanted to say that the newsletter that you are producing for Soul Escape Esthetics is outstanding! We have had so many clients comment on how much they like it and one of our very special, regular clients even made a special trip into town to [take advantage of a special offer in the newsletter]. ”
~ Soul Escape Esthetics
“…helped to localize where I need to take my business.”
“Great visual presentation!”
“Great conversations/shared experiences… awesome workshop!”
“I’ll be using this to forward my business. You are an interesting and entertaining speaker. You were made for this!”
~ Social Media for Small Business participants
“Thanks for the great workshop on social media. Your presentation made it seem applicable to my business, and showed me how social media can help grow my business. I’ve spent 1000′s of dollars on a few other similar workshops…but yours blew them out of the water for a fraction of the cost.”
~ Brody Funk, The Super Plumber
“… very helpful. Clemens is extremely knowledgeable.
…I loved the actual demos of real life stuff which really helped me visualize how to use [social media tools] for my business…
Great energy! Not a boring minute!”
~ “Social Media for Small Business” participants
“Thank you for taking the most intimidating, mystifying world of computer social media and making it accessible and most importantly – exciting to be a part of. I left your workshop feeling confident and enabled to begin our first appearance in this popular influential marketplace. It is important to note that when I hit my first hiccup in building our page – a quick email to you with a question was promptly answered and we were on our way again. I really appreciate how well you spoke and addressed every facet of how broad this social media can be. Where most throw their hands up in overwhelmed frustration (me) – you kept it simple, interesting and offered your expertise to all of us after the course to connect and ask questions when needed. Your genuine interest in the success of each business that was represented in your workshop was much appreciated, and I would highly recommend enlisting your knowledge and command to better anyone’s business pursuits.”
~ Laurel Crawford – Marlin Travel