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Professional Highlights of 2016

Reflecting back on 2016 excites a bit of celebration in me. Wow, so much was accomplished with the projects and companies I had the honor to be a part of. What a blessing to work with such incredible, intelligent and passionate people.

One of my clients asked me what accomplishments lit me up in the past year and I ran with the reflection exercise to bust out a list of my top list of work-related milestones over 2016. This is mainly based around client work - it doesn't include work that was completed to launch a new venture in early 2017...more to come!

Online eco fashion company (Singapore/Bali/America/Online)

A few achievements during my 1 year consulting and project management contract:

  • Legal Establishment: Researched and wrote a recommendation report of findings of the costs and process of establishing a Singapore Private Limited company. After educating the founder and interviewing potential service providers and lawyers, we selected a corporate registration office and established the company. This gave the client great peace of mind and confidence that her business finally had sound legal structure after 5 years of operating.
  • Financial Clarity: Before working together, the client had no effective system of bookkeeping, accounting and financial clarity in her business. Personal and business expenses were mixed, expenses and income were not recorded properly and tax payments were impossible. I helped to reduce this risk and implement a proper accounting and tax system. I built out her accounting department by assembling a team of freelance service providers whose combination allowed an understanding of Indonesian, Singaporean and international business operations and finance.
  • Website Improvements: Sourced a developer and project managed website upgrades of the existing site to function better and have a better user experience
  • Cost Savings: My sourcing of multiple service providers saved the client thousands of dollars in time and money that was previously lost in encounters with ineffective team members and systems
  • Marketing Strategy Development: Created a strategic marketing plan that outline key goals, strategies, techniques and timelines to allow for clear direction and allocation of resources over a 1 year period, with a long term vision.
  • Revenue Building: Assisted and consulted on the implementation the marketing plan and saw an increase her website income to from 4 to 5 figure monthly revenue over a 6 month growth period. 
  • Marketing Automation: Set up email marketing and automation tools to help build relationships with customers and save time and money buy automating certain communications processes that increased revenue daily.

Feedback from the founder at the end of our 1 year work arragement: "I have truly loved working with Mel and greatly value her hard work, initiative, knowledge, insight, experience and willingness to do what is needed each step of the way. I am so thrilled with where I am standing at this point in time in my business and that is in part due to Mel's support and expertise.

I have learned much from her and I will continue to put these lessons, and the many skills that I have picked up from her along the way, into practice as I continue to grow my business."

Online Membership Site for Holistic Health (Australia/Bali/Online)

A few achievements during my 6 month and ongoing coaching and project management contract:

  • Goals Clarity and Accountability: Meetings with the founder on a weekly basis to define key goals (short and long term), roadblocks and action steps in order to optimize productivity and getting things done.
  • Systems Development: Setting up a project task management system that allowed the team to be more organized than ever in terms of work flow, knowing priorities, and realizing the status of what is being worked on. Trained the founder and key team members to adopt the new system and providing support when needed to troubleshoot and skill build.
  • Project Planning and Management: Identifying key projects, developing project briefs, budgets, timelines and building out the team needed to execute. Managing the implementation of the project and guiding the team to accomplish projects on time and on budget.
  • Leadership Development: Training the founder in leadership skills such as time management - helping to set a more achievable path to success with better time mindsets and management techniques.
  • Resource Connecting: Recognizing key business needs and gaps and providing referrals to relevant service providers that have proven track records of being reliable, and affordable. 

Feedback from the founder: ​"Mel has the rare gift of combining "head and heart" based solutions to business, with an innate knack for clearing any obstacles in the way of achieving a purposeful outcome. She has a genuine understanding of the challenges we face daily - and a deep knowledge of systems and solutions save the business time and money, and the owner head space and headaches!

Mel is a breath of fresh air for any business owner looking for support on a project, strategic, or personal development mission."

Event Producer and Operations Manager (Los Angeles)

A few achievements during my 6 month coaching contract:

  • Leadership Development: Facilitated trainings in leadership skill building in order to achieve the client's goals of increased self confidence, less stress and reduced anxiety in the workplace and in her personal life. Utilized curriculum my team at Good Startups developed in partnership with the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence. Overall increased levels of self awareness and self care have been achieved.

Executive Coaching and E-Learning Company (US/Asia/Oceania)

Last but not least, one of the biggest achievements of 2016 was becoming a partner in Good Startups and working with an exceptional team of scientists, entrepreneurs, and executive coaches from prestigious organizations and backgrounds to build out a program that helps business leaders deepen their self awareness and enhance their emotional intelligence. I could write many pages on the subject but that's for another post!

 

Author: Melissa Loh

Mel is a People-Planet-Profit driven business coach, consultant and project manager helping to evolve the future of work and redefine business as usual. Access more of her writing and free resources by subscribing to her newsletter.

Last but not least, one of the biggest achievements of 2016 was becoming a partner in Good Startups and working with an exceptional team of scientists, entrepreneurs, and executive coaches from prestigious organizations and backgrounds to build out a program that helps business leaders deepen their self awareness and enhance their emotional intelligence. I could write many pages on the subject but that's for another post!

Author: Melissa Loh

Mel is a People-Planet-Profit driven business coach, consultant and project manager helping to evolve the future of work and redefine business as usual. Access more of her writing and free resources by subscribing to her newsletter.

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