If you had the space and time to step away from the day-to-day to think of a strategic plan that allows for the creative genius within you to come front and center with a viable solution in tow.
However, time isn’t on your side, and what I always tell my clients “even Serena Williams has a coach!”
I see you. I understand you and this open letter is to you.
I’m LaDawn Townsend, a former bank executive with over twenty years of experience being a fixer for Corporate America who evolved into an entrepreneur after being downsized and opened the door for one of the greatest adventures of my life.
This happened during my phase in life of accepting that I had become a woman of a particular age with no plan b, no savings, a 401k in name only, I struggled with the onset of gray hairs and a battle with my weight that seemed as if I would never win.
This sounds like the perfect time to launch my consulting firm right? Yes, my thoughts exactly and that is what I did. Eight trying and keeping the faith-filled years later I grew my firm the VOS Group to serve international corporate clients in India, West Africa, and the US. I did this with horrible branding, a mountain-size fear of sales, and no traditional funding.
But, my story isn’t very different from yours. We all have had to overcome something to see our dream fulfilled. My guiding compass from day one of being a founder was this:
“I believe everything is possible for me and I’m called to make a difference”
I help founders accelerate their company while also keeping what is important as their anchor.
The skills that we learn in corporate America can only serve us to a certain point. It isn’t until you hit the ground running as an entrepreneur that you earn your degree in ‘managing turbulence in business’.
Nicole Pitsinos Dir. of Marketing BVLGARI North America (USA & Rome)
Liz Whitaker, CFO T. Whitaker Company (USA)
“She helps us to think differently about our business”
A southern California native, LaDawne is a Strategic Advisor and CEO of the VOS Group where together with her team they grow your bottom line. Her client base reaches across the US into the UK, India, Africa and is currently expanding into the Middle East and Asia.
With over twenty years of hands on experience and a featured contributor on International Business news channels she has delivered results to Fortune 100 companies and the solutions have resulted in:
She is trained in Six Sigma Green Belt process improvement and Technology Project Management, delivering quantifiable results for her clients. Her career started when, growing up, she worked along side her family in their business.
After surviving a major corporate layoff of not only herself, but her bosses and co-workers, she is passionate about working with business owners to increase the revenue in their business and streamline processes to create a stable foundation that deepens the customer base so the company can avoid ‘lay-off’ trap.