My life has been a journey of self-discovery and learning how to reclaim my personal power. I'm an entrepreneur at heart. More than twenty-five years ago I started my first business at age nineteen, on credit, with no business experience, and no plan. Along the way I had to file business bankruptcy, was confined to prison in both my mind and body, lost all my material possessions, and had to rebuild my life and business from scratch. Fast-forward to today I am President & CEO of iSuccess Consulting, Inc. a boutique business consulting firm and I have built several successful businesses in the technology, consulting, construction, and marketing industry.
life has thrown me some curve balls
Is there a such thing as having it all or work-life balance? It depends on who you ask and their definition of all. If you would have asked me this question a few years ago my heart would have said yes even though my reality said no. I found myself married with two little kids, running a business, and almost at the brink of divorce. On the outside and through the lens of social media I had the perfect life. I lived in a nice house, drove a nice car, and owned my own business. Little did people know that things where unraveling at the seams and I was at a low point in my life questioning my purpose and wanting to walk away from it all.
Oftentimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to be a superwoman. We feel like we have to be everything to everybody and live up to the expectations of others. We are working so hard to fulfill some dream that we had long ago, even if it no longer aligns with the purpose God has for our lives. We've gotten older and wiser and some of the beliefs and dreams that we once had we've outgrown.
My passion and purpose in life is to help women learn how to have success in both their personal life and business without sacrificing their self-care and values. It's time to live your best life - The CEO Life®. Can I get an AMEN? While we are at it can we burn the Super Woman Cape because having it together and being picture perfect all the time is so highly overrated?
Finally, a blog that tells it like it is. No pretenses, theory, or solutions that aren't realistic. It's practical tips on how to live the CEO Life and experience success in both your business and personal life at the same time. Are you ready to let your hair down, relax, and hear from like-minded experts? Join me weekly for business and life strategies to help you scale up the quality of your life and business.
design your business around your life
Are you living your life as a carbon copy of someone else? Is it time for you to be an original version of yourself and stop competing with other people? Are you ready to finally stop comparing yourself with others? Remember, you don’t need someone else’s approval of you. Approve of yourself and validate yourself. Run your own race. Stay in your lane. Oprah once said, “The minute I stopped trying to be like Barbara Walters, I found my own authentic voice.” READ FULL POST.
5 steps to building an authentic brand
Defining your brand is like taking off all of your make-up and standing bare-faced in the mirror to get to the true essence of who you are and identify what makes you unique and relevant. If you understand your strengths, skills, passions, and values, you can use this information to separate yourself from all of the noise and really stand out. Personal branding is very powerful because it sends a clear, consistent message about who you are and what you have to offer. READ FULL POST.
FIND YOUR SWEET SPOT
Do you know your sweet spot? A “sweet spot” is recognizing what you do best and knowing who you serve most with it. Do you dread seeing a certain client number come up on your caller ID? Do you have to give yourself a pep talk before you see a specific client? Maybe you haven’t experienced these things but I sure have. There was one client in particular that was so indecisive. They made the same mistakes over and over again without learning the valuable lesson. READ FULL POST.
I love to watch or listen to videos to learn and receive inspiration that propels me to my next level of growth. As we get to know each other you will learn that I am very passionate about teaching and sharing my knowledge and expertise. Depending on the day you might hear me talking about "What a pair of Gucci boots taught me" to the next day giving my summary of a great T. D. Jakes sermon that I just watched, or me providing step by step business strategies to scale your business. In either case you can expect to hear a positive message that gives you at least one nugget or AHA moment (I love you Oprah) that will proivde you with a little insight for the day. You can expect authenticity, honesty, and love.
CLARITY. COMMUNITY. ACCOUNTABILITY.
Success in business and life is about being being coached to your fullest potential. A coach will push you further than you wanted to go and bring out qualities in you that you never knew you had. My life and business changed when I stop trying to go at it along and hired a coach to propel me to my destiny.
BUILD A BANKABLE BRAND QUIZ (free)
Is there a secret formula to succeeding in business? No, it's not a secret it's strategy + execution. There are three phases that your business will go through: Start-up, Sustain, and Scale. Which phase are you in? In under 5 minutes my FREE CEO Life Biz Quiz will show you exactly where your business is and your next best step for success.
PIVOT YOUR BUSINESS MASTERCLASS (free)
CLARITY + STRATEGY
The CEO Life Membership Club is a monthly business development program that provides CEO's with key business strategies to help them grow their business profitably without sacrificing their self-care and values. It leverages proven business frameworks to lessen your learning curve. Monthly investment $49/month.
THE CEO LIFE MEMBERSHIP CLUB
CLARITY + STRATEGY
The CEO Life Membership Club is a monthly business development program that provides CEO's with key business strategies to help them grow their business profitably without sacrificing their self-care and values. The trainings leverages proven business frameworks to lessen your learning curve. Monthly investment $49/month.
1:1 COACHING with
ACCOUNTABILITY ON STEROIDS
T. Renee's signature coaching program The Bankable Brand Experience™ will help you attract your ideal clients, position yourself as an expert, and charge premium prices. This 6-week program is only for highly motivated women CEO's who are trailblazers in their industry. If you are ready to accelerate the growth of your business let's talk.
Hearing success stories from my clients is my greatest joy. I love empowering women with tools and information so they can scale their business and quality of life. Below you will read some amazing stories from women just like you who took the next step and invested in themselves. These women are from different walks of life and have businesses in various industries. Let the testimonials serve as motivation to reassure you that you can accomplish and reach all of your goals in your business and personal life. With the help of great coaching and accountability you can lessen your learning curve and propel yourself further in a shorter amount of time.
Dr. Joyce Lewis & Dr. Dorothy White
T. Renee has an amazing ability to problem solve.The biggest fear we had before working with T. Renee was that we weren't going to get results. Instead, things have changed in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Our revenues have increased by 15%; our staff is operating more efficiently and we are working less. Our entire team feels empowered. T. Renee has a true gift for pulling out the best in people. She is very firm, but kind. You will not regret working with T. Renee. She is a true gem and worth every bit of what she charges. It is one of the best investments you will ever make.
I loved T. Renee’s step-by-step method for showing me how to set realistic and achievable goals for my business. I am very cautious when it comes to investing money into training and coaching programs. However after reading T. Renee’s blog post and watching her online training videos I decided to sign-up for one of our coaching programs. Within our first two sessions T. Renee' helped me map out my entire business for the year. She helped me identify income opportunities, create a product funnel and sales process. She is on speed-dial It's great to know that I have someone like her on my team.
My favorite part of working with T. Renee’ is how she breaks information down into a conversational fashion. Before working with T. Renee' I was in the beginning phase of learning how to structure my business, deciding which services to offer, and knowing who my target audience should be. Since working with her I have gained clarity, narrowed my focus, and know how to invest my time and energy. I am more focused on operating in areas that I enjoy and am passionate about. I highly recommend T. Renee' for clarity, strategy, and accountability. She pushes you to your full potential.
Prior to working with T. Renee I felt very stuck. I knew I needed better organization and a more professional feel however I did not know how to achieve that. Now I feel like I actually have steps to take and know a direction for my business. I became very clear on my big WHY and what I am meant to share with the world. What I like most about working with T. Renee is her positive attitude, encouraging ways, and the break down to business basics. For the first time I truly feel I have a honest blueprint for what I want my business to look like now and in the future. I would highly recommend working with her.
T. Renee' provides so much value to her clients that are lost in their business and lacking specific direction/guidance. She provides 100% clarity every step of the way. T. Renee is truly a business strategist. She helped me experience many light bulb moments. Prior to working with T. Renee I had tons of ideas with no place to start. Her coaching has helped me gain clarity and shape my ideas into a plan that I can implement. She also helped me to prioritize my marriage, family, and business. Without this knowledge I would still be stuck in the cycle of trying to determine where and how to start.
I felt other coaches didn’t understand my unique challenges in being a wife, mother and entrepreneur. I resonated with T. Renee's focus on work and business integration. Her coaching helped me gain clarity and shape my ideas into a plan that I can implement. While working with T. Renee' I gained clarity on who I want to serve, how to serve them and how to tailor my message while remaining authentic. I would highly recommend T. Renee' as a coach. She is knowledgeable, personable and professional and helps you challenge your limiting beliefs. She encourages your spirit and helps you connect with your true purpose.
Prior to working with T. Renee’ I was at a point of complete frustration. I am a go-getter and don’t believe in quitting anything but was at the end of my rope with writing my first book. I felt like I was all out of ideas and had said everything I needed to say. The questions that T. Renee’ asked me unlocked my creativity and pushed me to delve more into my topic. She also taught me that I needed to tell my personal story in order for readers to relate and emotionally connect with me. After each session I had a renewed sense of energy, creativity and momentum. I walked away with a ton of ideas and tools to push myself.
Is it time for you to place yourself back on your to do list and start pursuing the dreams and visions that God has given you? Is your life so full of catering to the needs of others that you often overlook your self-care? Are you ready to increase your business revenues and dominate your industry. If yes, get your copy of The CEO Life and The CEO Life Planner today.
THE CEO LIFE: A HOLISTIC BLUEPRINT TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS & YOUR LIFE
One of the biggest challenges small business owners face is the CEO Struggle, figuring out how to maintain a successful business and stay on top of family and personal responsibilities at the same time. Instead of focusing solely on revenue as the driver of business growth, small business owners must adopt the CEO Mindset to scale. Scaling smartly includes learning from key decision-makers how to leverage business opportunities to increase revenue and expand business capabilities. The CEO Life will show you exactly how to scale your business and still have time to enjoy the profits.Learn the Exact Steps to Scale Your Business without working eighty hours a week or neglecting your self-care and family. GET YOUR COPY TODAY!
THE CEO lIFE PLANNER: increase your productivity & gain back your time
“Strive for work-life balance,” many of the experts say, “because you can have it all.” Is that a myth, or is it a realistic goal that we, as busy women, wives, moms, and business owners, should work hard to achieve? I searched high and low for a planner that could show me how to schedule my days to ensure success in both worlds at the same time. Most of the business planners that I found were developed by men and didn’t include my personal responsibilities as a wife and mom. The CEO Life planner is a companion to the book to help keep your marriage spicy, ensure your kids are thriving, and keep your business growing, all while helping you remain true to yourself and sane in the process. GET YOUR COPY TODAY!.
Quotable experts are media gold. They’re the rare persons who have both something valuable to say and an interesting way of expressing themselves. If you need a fresh voice for your TV, radio, Internet show, magazine article or want a guest post written for your blog or publication CONTACT us today.
In strategic partnership with PPICW, Inc., iSuccess Consulting, Inc. has partnered with Delta Air Lines to develop and launch Supplier Development Academy (SDA). SDA is a performance-centered 12-month development program committed to building diverse corporate-ready suppliers with the scale and capabilities to compete for contracts with Delta and other Corporate Partners. Delta’s commitment to growing small businesses can be seen by its 1By21 initiative which is to achieve $1 Billion in diverse spend by the year 2021. Delta is focused on strategic business partnerships that reflect the diversity of customers who fly their planes. “I am so honored to be a part of this ground-breaking program assisting small businesses in creating the right infrastructure to scale. As a small business owner of more than 25 years I personally understand the hurdles of finding access to capital and the right decision makers that can change the trajectory of your business, stated Smith." To learn more click HERE.
T. Reneé Smith, President & CEO of iSuccess Consulting, Inc. was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Smith, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small businesses to policymakers in Washington, D.C. “Joining NSBA’s Leadership Council will enable me to take our collective small-business message to the people that need to hear it most: Congress, said Smith.”“I am proud to have T. Reneé Smith as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”For more on the NSBA Leadership Council, please click HERE.
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