Why I Do What I Do
When I left my corporate role, after managing multi-regional nine-figure businesses for some of the world’s largest consumer goods companies in sales and marketing roles, I had no idea how to translate what I could do into a passable income. And this was even with a PhD.
I knew that I didn’t want another corporate gig, I did want flexibility, and if I could, I would love to find a way to align myself with my values. My redundancy on maternity leave bought me a little time, so I set out to re-discover myself.
After some soul-searching, my suppressed feminism started to express itself again, and I realized that I could bring my business background in sales, marketing and research to a growing number of women who wanted to figure out how to sell their services (and products) and grow their businesses.
And so One Extra Zero was launched in 2013.
It wasn’t all beer and skittles, but I learnt how to have a conversation to understand what a prospective client wanted or needed and how to make an offer. I learnt how to market myself through writing a book and speaking, and even to use networking and referrals as a reliable source of new business.
I also practice what I preach. I have a consulting and training business which provides high level strategy in value proposition and sales process, as well as sales skills development and reinforcement for large family owned and private corporates (and SMEs on occasion).
I’d love to help you grow your business too. If this speaks to you, please check out “Working Together”.