I appreciate that you’d like to grab a coffee. I am honoured that you would like to “chat”. But…. to start….. I don’t drink coffee.
(If you’re wondering what I do drink, I usually enjoy a glass of SugaVida or Dandy Blend behind my desk). And…. most importantly… there are simply not enough hours in the day to sit down with everyone I would love to and scheduling my days and weeks and months have my own kind of formula that is ever evolving (but works after 25 years in business)…. it’s some mix of art and science… routine and whim… ensuring that I’m not feeling pressured and rushed, have ample time for my clients, that I can sit down for family dinner, connect with friends, move my body, still my mind… I’m better at this than ever, but know there is still much improvement required.
If you are an entrepreneur, especially one who earns their income based on their time, you will understand how expensive it is to “have a quick cup of coffee”. This might come off bitchy (and I can be at times), but I’m also incredibly generous… because I love giving. I respond to every email, and every message that I receive… I do at minimum 50% of my work pro bono, supporting small businesses and good humans, work tirelessly on fundraisers for charities that I volunteer for and sit on the board of, and offer support in other ways that don’t cost me much time or money. I’m all about impact investing – and that includes in humans.
If you are reaching out to anyone and asking for their time, know what you are asking for, and why. Start there.
If you are reaching out to me to share a cup of coffee (you should know better and offer organic tequila! 🙂 You might be trying to decide whether I/Borden Communications can help you with your business (thank you for your consideration). I welcome you to click through this website to help you understand what we do + how we do it, and look through some of our logical services. And many people in your position have found it helpful to read what clients and collaborators across industries have said about their experience on my LinkedIn page.
Clients and my roster of charitable work (and of course, my family) are my first priority, which leaves little time for anything else. That said, I would love to get to know you better and support your incredible work.
WHY SPEND YOUR TIME (your most valued resource) WITH US ANYWAYS
Many people or companies can deliver a logo, give good advice, or help create opportunities. We do it all (and more) with a different attitude, and we’re relentless in the pursuit of success, while ensuring a return on investment. Although our client list might be impressive, it’s our relationships that we value most. It’s the combination of passion, dedication, constant yapping, straight-shooting, ethics, experience and relationships that makes working with us unique (and worth it). I work with clients prior to start-ups and help businesses who have been happy with their results for years — no matter what your story is, we look forward to meeting you.
YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION – WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Whether in person, over the phone, or through Skype, speaking with me is the first step regardless of what you want to do, discover, create, accomplish, or learn. Your initial consult is not a coaching session, it’s not a consulting session, and it’s not a concierge service (I refuse to be like anyone else and my approach involves a strategic blend of all these roles).
All you need for your initial consult is YOU – there’s no preparation required. In your initial consult, we’ll talk, and then I’ll prioritize your ideas and create a full plan of attack, all within the hour (seriously!). Even if we’ve never worked with you before, I’ll know how to work with you, within your budget, based on your strengths and realistic goals. I will get to the root of your motivation and point you in the right direction. Sometimes this means moving a few steps back and readjusting, and sometimes this means making plans for the future and figuring out how to get there.
After your initial consultation with me, you will not only leave with an understanding about how I work and what I do; You will leave with tangible, executable ideas while having a new invigorating sense of direction. If you speak to our clients, they will tell you how valuable it has been for them and their business (and how seriously I take my work).
SO YOU’VE HAD YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION… WHAT’S NEXT?
We hope that after your initial consultation, you choose to continue to work with me and our team. We are passionate, enthusiastic, and love what we do! If you ask, many would tell you that I have a big mouth. Many would tell you that I’m “real” and tell it like it is. I’m not “normal”, but few people who make lasting impressions are conventional. Borden Communications offers superior service, which is the basis by which we conduct all of our business. Our clients receive responsive action to all of their needs and we stand behind everything we do. We put the time and effort into every job to ensure that we deliver on each commitment. The ultimate goal is not just to have a satisfied client, but to have a thrilled client. No matter what the task – we look forward to exceeding your expectations.
Please take a look at our Logical Services for more information on how we can work together. Keep in mind, we offer a holistic approach to all we do, and understand that your needs are different from anyone else’s, we would be happy to customize a plan and suggest how to best proceed as well.
Ready to get going? We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.