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In COVID America 2020, some days fly by in a hot second and others seem as slow as molasses. The months seem to have a similar pace, and it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of what we’ve missed or hung up on our progress. It’s in these times that we come face to face...

From Tired to Focused

From Tired to Focused

There’s a lot of anxiety, fear, doubt, and uncertainty... swirling around out there. Chances are you’re burning the candle at both ends due to the demands of your family, team, and clients. You’re so busy keeping up with what everyone else needs, you don’t even have...

Reverse Engineering Your Goals

Reverse Engineering Your Goals

As we dig into fourth quarter and round out 2020, you’re probably taking a hard look at your goals. You’ve done the hard work to identify what you want, and you’ve stepped into believing that it’s possible. You’ve identified a new level of revenue you would like to...

MamaThis App Interview Gives iEvolve Shoutout

MamaThis App Interview Gives iEvolve Shoutout

iEvolve Client, Sara Stein, Drops MamaThis App  In an interview with Chesapeake Family Life, Sara Stein discusses her new app, MamaThis, and how iEvolve Consulting helped her get her business started! Find out about the app at mamathis.com or download it on the Apple...

The 4 Phases of Growth

The 4 Phases of Growth

Are you starting a lot of new projects? Implementing new products or services? Evolving? If so, you’re somewhere in the 4 Phases of Growth. Knowing the phases is important so we can recognize if we’re getting stuck in a phase for too long and if so, why. I often see...

Let’s Clean This Up!

Let’s Clean This Up!

Kathleen Bands is a third-generation owner of My Cleaning Service Inc., a Baltimore based cleaning company that recently turned 50 years old. Lately, Kathleen has been featured by the Baltimore Business Journal for her family’s unique story and The Daily Record for...

Actualization

Actualization

Actualization is the state of something becoming reality. When something is actualized, we accept it, and once we reach a state of acceptance, we can continue to move forward. Right now, we have an even deeper state of uncertainty than we did back in March. Schools...

Evolving on the Path of Education

Evolving on the Path of Education

**Make sure your SOUND IS ON to hear the full sound bite above from Evelyn Wright**On this week’s podcast, I got to chat with Ev Wright, the Director of Wright Academics, a tutoring and academic coaching company in Towson, MD. Wright Academics services many areas...

Let’s Dress It Up!

Let’s Dress It Up!

**Make sure your SOUND IS ON to hear the full sound bite above from Sophia Maroon**Last week, we were joined by Sophia Maroon, the owner and founder of Dress It Up Dressing, on my new podcast, The Entrepreneur Evolution. In the episode, Sophia shared about her...

Why I Wanted to Start a Podcast

Why I Wanted to Start a Podcast

I love the work I do...it is deep, raw, real and exciting. Supporting business owners’ personal and business growth is truly my passion and why I started iEvolve Consulting in the first place. It is what lights me up day after day! I am a lifelong learner, and...

W.I.N. (What’s Most Important Now)

W.I.N. (What’s Most Important Now)

We’re in an interesting, paradoxical season. On the one hand, kids are done with school, the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and we (theoretically) should be more relaxed. Yet, I am realizing that a good amount of us are feeling the exact opposite (myself...

Pep Talk

Pep Talk

Comparison has accompanied the rise of social media. We see the highlights in other’s lives, and we compare our life to theirs. How could we not? We are inundated with information, pictures, tweets, and more nearly every second of everyday. While this season has shown...

Discouraged in the Details

Discouraged in the Details

Often when we start businesses, we start them with the big picture in mind. Whether our goal is to make money doing something we love, meet a need, or both, business owners decide to launch businesses based on a larger vision. While that vision and belief are what...

Keep Showing Up

Keep Showing Up

There is so much change in the air. I am full of heaviness and exhaustion yet vulnerability and open-mindedness. I’m confused yet empathetic and intentionally listening and learning. But this I know: there is strength in me, and there is strength in you. We have the...

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Take a moment to visualize what you would like to become. Take a second and let that dream take hold in your mind and your heart. Let it reverberate within you and manifest in your thoughts. Then, consider this statement, “You cannot have what you are not willing to...

Failure & Rejection

Failure & Rejection

Some of the best advice I have received over quarantine comes from Cathy Heller. She emphasizes, “Failure is feedback, and rejection is redirection.” During such a turbulent time, it can be tempting to avoid trying new things out of fear of failure and rejection. Many...

The Thoughts in Our Head

The Thoughts in Our Head

On average, we have around 3,000 thoughts per hour. In quarantine, with more time to ourselves, we probably have more. This week, I have been growing deeper in self-awareness diving into my thought life. What am I thinking during times of anxiety, fear, or worry? What...

Cracking the Networking Conversation

Cracking the Networking Conversation

For most of us, the word “networking” can spark a variety of emotions. In a traditional sense, networking means showing up, being visible, and making connections in a professional setting. Traditional networking seems like a game in and of itself, but virtual...

3 Powerful Conversation Topics

3 Powerful Conversation Topics

Connection and community are powerful lifelines for us right now. While we may not be able to see our team members or friends in person, we are still able to converse with them over FaceTime or a phone call. Aside from the important check-ins and household updates,...

Control

Control

We thought we would be more in control by now. Some were predicting that life would be back to normal and we would be able to see our favorite people, go out to dinner as a family, or attend a sporting event and yet, life isn’t back to normal. Many people are,...

Survive & Thrive

Survive & Thrive

Hi, friends! So, here we are…7 weeks in the thick of this crazy pandemic. At this point, we all have a pulse check of where we are in our businesses, and we are planning for the light at the end of the tunnel. We have been through weeks of feeling grief, reflection,...

The Evolution

The Evolution

When I decided to name my business coaching company iEvolve Consulting, the name came to me in a distinct moment of clarity. In every season, every dilemma, every moment of growth and joy, “evolve” has been the word that has consistently rung true, and evolution seems...

3 Daily Pulse Checks for Your Business

3 Daily Pulse Checks for Your Business

A pulse indicates that someone or something is alive. If we want to keep a pulse on our businesses, then we need to determine specific daily check points that communicate to us our business’ health. For some people, their measurements may be largely based on their...

Why a Business Coach is an Important Move Right Now

Why a Business Coach is an Important Move Right Now

I’ll be the first to admit, these times are uncertain. I’ll be the first to admit, these times are uncertain. We don’t know when our children will return to school, our old business plans are up in the air, and life seems to be rolling along at a new pace. Some of us...

Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Where were you on April 20th, 2010? I was in the hospital having my oldest son, Wyatt. April 20th, 2010 was the same day as the BP Oil spill. The oil spill was right around Earth Day, and our country felt the spill’s irony and gravity hit all too close to home. So,...

How to Self-Reflect

How to Self-Reflect

I have found myself with pockets of free time throughout this pandemic. Free time is not a new concept to me – I enjoy taking portions of my day to exercise, get outside, watch a good TV show, or dive into a new book. However, the free time I have now is unique...

The “New” Scale

The “New” Scale

In business, you tend to hear the phrases “scaling for growth” or “scaling back” quite often, but as I’ve been in frequent, close contact with fellow business owners, I have come to the conclusion that our unique scenario calls for another type of scaling…a “new”...

Mental Pinball

Mental Pinball

We are officially to the point in home quarantine when days are beginning to blend together, and no one would know what day it is if not for the Zoom meetings that remind us. Maybe you find yourself settling into a rhythm or maybe each day brings about different...

Navigating Disappointment

Navigating Disappointment

Maybe you’re experiencing that rug-pulled-out-from-under-you, stomach dropping feeling right now, and you are struggling. I have talked to many business owners over the past few weeks who have been feeling the very same thing. Many businesses saw huge growth and...

Inspiring Creativity During a Pandemic With Your Team

Inspiring Creativity During a Pandemic With Your Team

At this point, you and your team have probably experienced more Zoom calls then you ever wanted or thought possible. At this point, you and your team have probably experienced more Zoom calls than you ever wanted or thought possible. You might even find yourself...

Life Changes

Life Changes

As one of Thomas Rhett’s songs famously proclaims, “Life changes!” There have been SO MANY changes within the past few weeks…seasons are changing, we are working remotely, school has gone online, workout habits have been disrupted, eating habits are shifting, mindsets...

Guidelines for Virtual Meetings

Guidelines for Virtual Meetings

At iEvolve Consulting, this week marks our first round of virtual Group Coaching sessions, and we, like everyone out there, are adjusting to our “new” normal. Last week, as I was preparing for these sessions, I brainstormed some ways my group members could get the...

Virtual Survival: FREE Apps for Life and Business

Virtual Survival: FREE Apps for Life and Business

Glimmering sparkles of kindness, compassion, and generosity are often reflected in humanity during chaotic times. Despite the extreme economic and operational toll that this virus is taking on many businesses, we, at Timber Industries and iEvolve Consulting, have...

Turning Fear into Fuel

Turning Fear into Fuel

Fear. It’s almost certainly present in your life right now. One glance at the news and you can see fear play itself out in panic and pandemonium. Recently Ivy Leagues schools, state governments, and countless businesses have shut down or suspended operations until...

You Can Call Me Names All Day!

You Can Call Me Names All Day!

I love the work that I do. I own and lead a multi-million dollar, national lumber and carpentry company AND as a bonus (I am for real, here) also, am able to serve my true purpose and passion of coaching individuals, partnerships, and teams to evolve and propel...

Setting Your Personal Standards – 5 Things To Keep in Mind

Setting Your Personal Standards – 5 Things To Keep in Mind

Some call them habits, I call them Standards. You can call them boundaries, your own rules, your way of life or personal expectations. Whatever you choose, below are 5 important things to support your personal journey through your day to day life routine. 1. Write...

That “Oh Sh*t” Moment in Your Business

That “Oh Sh*t” Moment in Your Business

Over the weekend, I received a panicked call from one of my clients. You know, one of THOSE moments, an “Oh sh*t!” scenario. We’ve all been there; you need to make a time-sensitive or high-pressure decision, and you go into panic mode. I have found myself there a time...

Are You a Business Junkie?

Are You a Business Junkie?

I am a self-proclaimed business nerd, maybe even a business junkie. When I walk into a restaurant, coffee shop or retail store, I study the business’ flow, think about its efficiencies, and want to know its story. I am curious about the owner, what drives them and how...

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