I’m Jeannie Spiro, wife, mom, corporate drop out and a passion-driven Business Coach and Strategist on a mission to help my fellow coaches and service-based business owners create highly profitable businesses that make a difference.
I never planned on being an entrepreneur.
…and I most certainly didn’t want to be a speaker.
Up until my late 20’s I lacked a great deal of confidence in many areas of my life.
As a shy kid with a speech impediment I never wanted any attention.
I was far more comfortable being the listener and observer than speaker.
Never the first to raise my hand in class, I broke into a full sweat before, during and after giving speeches.
In college I majored in Speech Communication – not because I liked speaking, but because I loved understanding persuasion and interpersonal communication.
When my college advisor suggested I gain some speaking experience it became clear that I needed to overcome my fear of speaking once and for all.
That summer I took a job as a Tour Guide at the Breakers and Marble House Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island giving seven tours a day to 50 guests at a time, five days a week for an entire summer.
It became the very thing I needed to get me out my shell, build my confidence and develop my love of speaking to upwards of 500 people at a time.
After college I headed straight to corporate working for several Fortune 500 companies, private brokerage and wealth management firms.
A Death. A Lawsuit. An Awakening.
Corporate became my entrepreneurial playing field and where I got to learn everything about business from my various sales positions as a Recruiter, Sales Representative, Team Leader (managing a staff of 10 sales professionals), Sales Account Executive and Director.
But after the sudden death of my boss I had an awakening that made me realize that there had to be more to life than climbing a corporate ladder that didn’t feed my soul.
With Jim’s passing came a sudden job transition, a reduction in salary, a lawsuit and years of stress and fatigue.
What I didn’t know at the time was that everything that had happened and all the events that occurred up until that time would be the beginning of reclaiming my voice, finding strength in myself I never knew I had and finding my greater purpose in life.
The 50 Foot Fall Into Entrepreneurship
After my boss passed away, all confidence I had in myself went away.
His passing made me question life.
The lawsuit stole my ability to speak.
Fear, doubt and uncertainty became my new way of living.
I was fortunate to find a new job working for an entrepreneur and through his guidance I began to see what was possible for myself.
Working by his side in a wealth management position, I got first hand experience watching him mentor fellow business owners with their finances, business models and growth strategies.
Jon’s mentorship for nearly 8 years gave me the strength to start my own coaching business.
I dove into books, podcasts and trainings and coaching certifications to figure out how to heal myself, find my purpose and grow my business..
I became a Health Coach to heal myself.
I became a Life Purpose and Career Coach to discover my own path.
I became a Business Coach when I realized that was what I was always meant to do.
I rediscovered my strengths, natural abilities and what I loved most about what I’d been doing in my career for the past 20 years – I found my voice again, the confidence in myself to try something new and the belief in myself that I had something very valuable to offer.
I discovered I was a…
…brilliant sales person.
And an entrepreneur following a similar path as the one my grandfather, father and mother navigated before me.
Not wanting to leave all I’d gained from my corporate career, I brought along my love of; number crunching, thinking on my feet, strategizing, negotiating, serving clients, managing a sales team, delivering sales presentations and getting new clients.
After 3 years of side gigging my coaching business – I made the leap.
I had a failing business.
I wish I could tell you that I’d been smart about my decision to quit my job – but the truth is, I quit without much of a plan.
6 months later I had a failing coaching business and was considering going back to corporate.
Determined not to return to my job, I decided to do whatever it took to turn my business into a client and revenue generating machine.
Desperate for clients, I decided to focus on what I knew and did best – find new prospects through speaking and use my sales skills to turn them into clients.
Within months of focusing on speaking strategies to attract clients I…
…filled my coaching practice.
…launched an online course.
…hosted a few small workshops.
…and filled my first group coaching programs.
Within 12 months I made $137,000 in my coaching business.
Everything I’d been doing in those first 6 months out of corporate was all wrong.
All the wrong marketing strategies.
In the wrong order.
In the wrong business model.
I’d wasted hours of time and money trying to figure out how to get clients and make money consistently.
When I figured out exactly what to do – I suddenly had a 6-figure coaching business.
Now I have a multiple 6-figure business I love.
These days I’m helping my clients grow, monetize and scale their business.
Teaching them marketing and monetization strategies using speaking, webinars and transformational events that allow them to share their message, grow their movement and monetize their business model with private and group programs, courses and masterminds.
Everything I discovered that helped me create a multiple 6-figure business model is exactly what I teach.
Every single step of the way.
I know quite a few things about speaking, selling, marketing and making money and can show you exactly what to do and how to do it.
I’ve overcome a lot to get to where I am today and I know just what to do to help you fully monetize and scale your business.
I believe that mastering entrepreneurship, making money and growing a business you love that makes a difference is entirely possible, especially when you have someone guiding you who knows just what to do.
It doesn’t have to be hard – you just need to know what to do.
And when you have the right guide, it makes it that much easier.
That’s why I’d like to invite you to work with me.
Whether you’re an emerging coach or service-based entrepreneur who’s looking for clients and consistent income. Or an advancing business owner wanting to create your first 6-figures. Or an established entrepreneur who’s ready to streamline and scale your 6-figure business and multiply your revenue again. I can help.
I’ll teach you the marketing strategies that work and give you the strategies you need to fully monetize your business to multiple 6-figures and beyond.
Don’t you think it’s time you had the support you need to grow your business?
If you’re ready to take the next leap and want guidance to grow your business, I’d like to help.
To schedule a complimentary Strategic Activation Session and discover how to grow, monetize and scale your business, apply for a session here.
Jeannie Spiro is Business Strategist and Coach specializing in helping her clients grow, monetize and scale their passion based business to 6-figures and beyond through one to many marketing strategies like speaking, webinars, workshops and leveraged and highly profitable businesses that make a difference. She lives outside Newport, Rhode Island with her family and their perfectly imperfect dog, Posey.
When not enjoying life in Rhode Island, she and her family love spending time on the beaches of Cape Cod, St. John, Block Island and Florida and the ski slopes of Canada and New Hampshire.