Small Business Consultant
Seattle, Washington 98112
What Karrie does
I blast through barriers with independent business owners, streamlining their growth so they can move faster and easier. I work with clients to create structures and systems that cause a shift from overwhelm to profit, from scrambling to strategy. The work is unorthodox and the results are dramatic. Clients who work with me consistently report their highest income levels to date.
My background, providing cutting-edge consulting to Fortune 500 companies, translates into keen insights for business development, strategy, organization, marketing, branding and growth.
If you have a business you want to grow or an idea for a business you want to start, I'd love to hear from you. I am not a cookie cutter consultant, nor a feel-good coach. I combine cultural anthropology, brain studies and business and my commitment is that my clients produce tangible results. I work with clients in person or by phone (I have local and out-of-town clients).
Working one-on-one with business owners to take risks and overcome their hesitation points with confidence and clarity.
Helping clients negotiate, raise rates and set excellent boundaries in their work.
Pushing the envelope and being bold and direct in ways that my clients find refreshing.
An incisive eye for business strategy and marketing.
Putting structures/systems in place that support the work my clients love doing.
Taking a business idea and transforming it into a specialized business.
Not wasting my clients' time and specifically helping them produce tangible results--not just feel better.
University of Chicago
Fieldwork in Philippines and U.S.
Sociology and Gender Studies
My clients have produced results such as: a dramatic increase in income, sales, and clients; receiving top awards in their field; national and international media exposure and notoriety; and business growth that is easier, more authentic, sustainable and profitable. And often these positive results spill over into the rest of the client's life.
In the past, I worked with all those companies we love to hate: big, nasty corporations. They weren't all bad, and I like to think I offered some humanizing insights to them. But after working with General Mills, Texas Instruments, McDonald's Global Security, Gerber, Nabisco, Quaker, Sears, Warner-Lambert (Bubblicious and Sudafed), and a slew of similar companies, I decided: No more!
Now I choose to work with smaller, independent businesses, giving them the edge in a saturated marketplace. I am all about rocking the boat and supporting a world of diverse and exciting independent businesses--not Wal-Marts and McDonald's on every corner.