Working with Kate Gaertner has been transformative. Prior to working with her, my mindset had become quite fixed with regards to what my business’s potential was for growth and evolution. In 10 years of operating, my company had reached a point of stagnation. Kate was empathetic yet firm, providing actionable recommendations and guidance that propelled me to take risks and seek out contracts and opportunities that were much more substantial and profitable than I had previously considered. Not only did my company revenue increase substantially last year directly as a result of Kate’s suggestions, but this new work set the foundation for an entirely new digital product that’s projected to outpace my current offerings.
Kate brings sound business knowledge, formal training and a clear passion for sustainable business practices. Throughout several years of working with her, I can attest that she has pushed me to think bigger, to take on greater challenges, and to explore growth opportunities while respecting my own ideals and values as a CEO. She has a keen eye for industry trends and is generous with her time, energy and enthusiasm. Any company that is struggling with strategic planning, getting back in touch with critical values or prioritizing diverse options for growth would benefit from her insights and support.