World-class training and 15+
years of practice.
MBSR & Mindfulness
The competition for your attention is fierce. And if you don't know what it feels like when you're present, you won't fully grasp what it means to be lost in thought. Mindfulness begins with attention, but it's far from the whole story. Profound shifts occur as you become aware of, and okay with, the full range of your human experience.
Wake up to life.
Learn to be. Present
with each arising moment.
Waking up to life.
-Mary Martin, PhD
Reduction (MBSR) Teacher
The ability to write clearly is still crucial to your success, largely because writing is a thinking technology.
Whatever you need regarding the written word, I can help you. And if I for some reason we aren't a good fit, I can help you find someone who is. Email me and share your pain!
If you have the time or interest, here's more about Mary Martin, the writer/editor.
My 20 years of experience spans an important time for authors. Back in the day, a book deal with an advance, complete with over a year from submission to publication, was the norm for my clients. They didn't have the time or the inclination to write a book, so they hired me to do it for them.
Fast forward a decade, when self-publishing had become more desirable for entrepreneurs and thought leaders. This method gave them greater control over the project and they could turn it around much faster. I adapted by learning about self-publishing and providing every service necessary from idea conception to distribution.
Today, ebooks (and free ones, at that!) are the norm. Content is sprayed across a variety of social media channels and in a variety of forms, including long-form blogs and contributions to digital publications. Of course there are still textbooks and other learning manuals, assessments (and their rubrics), grants, and business proposals. Writing has changed a lot in some ways, but not much at all in others.
For a free, 30-minute consultation, briefly describe what you need in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your message isn't clear in your mind, it won't be clear on the page.
PhD - English Education
Start-ups and small businesses are often not in a position to hire a COO and are frequently led by a visionary whose skill set doesn't the details of systems and protocols. What to do? Hire an Operations Maven who can tell you what needs to be done, and then direct you to affordable ways to make it all happen or train your team how to do it themselves. I can be a Fractional COO or an hourly- or project-based Operations Maven. Either way, from PeopleOps to IT to RevOps to systems infrastructure to knowledge base architecture, I've got you covered. And if I don't, I know someone who can do the job.
Over 15 years of operations experience in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds, including executive and board experience has taught me that:
Context is everything. Once you understand how each part of the business relates to the others, clear operations paths emerge.
Leading and managing can be successfully outsourced.
Every team needs a glue person.
Systems and protocols are only as good as their weakest user.
Change only one big thing at a time.
Self-awareness is probably the most important quality for executives to cultivate. Know thyself. (See Mindfulness.)
If you're interested in a free 30-minute consultation regarding the future of your business, briefly describe your situation in an email to me at: email@example.com