Interview with Suzanne Longstreet, Clarity Coach
Suzanne, Tell Me How You Came to Be a Clarity Coach.
I’ve been a student of human behaviour and communication since I took my degree in Business. When I was working on the Business Case Studies, I found that the reason for most of the failures was due to lack of communication. This fascinated me, and I began my career in roles that centred around people and communication. My career was in sales, customer service, after sales service and then moved into Human Resources. I specialized in recruiting, policy development, change management, leadership, team dynamics, communication and performance management before I became an entrepreneur over 10 years ago. All these careers and skills have set me up for success as a Clarity Coach today.
A few years ago, I went through the extensive and intense Neuro Linguistic Programming training. I discovered the secrets to how every human communicates, thinks, behaves and changes. I took all the courses, I read the books, I did the exercises and I transformed into a calmer and happier individual.
Today, I combine all my learnings in communication, human behaviour and business to create success and clarity for my clients.
So, you could say, I’ve been doing what I do today for over 30 years. I’ve been a Clarity Coach for 7 years now and I’ve been an NLP Trainer for almost 3 years.
Tell Me About the Clients and Who You’ve Coached & Trained.
I have worked with over one hundred entrepreneurs in their service-based businesses. Mostly, I coach & train female entrepreneurs in a service-based business who are searching for ways to overcome their negative emotions and limiting beliefs, shift their mindset and implement proven systems to get clarity for their life and business so that they can achieve the success they desire.
The professions I’ve coached and trained to date are quite broad.
Health & Wellness Coaches, Marketing Consultants, Speakers, Business Coaches, Life Coaches, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, Interior Designers, Real Estate Agents, Holistic Healers, Energy Healers, Mortgage Brokers, Contractors, Writers, Authors, Learning & Development Consultants, Financial Consultants, Sales Professionals, Hypnotherapists, Spa Owners, Medical Consultants, Social Media Experts, Artists, and Wellness Advocates to name a few.
I have worked with service-based entrepreneurs around the world, including Canada, the USA, South Africa, Australia and Holland. Most likely I have worked with people in your field. Even if you don’t see your specific title above, here’s what I’ve learned. Successful service-based entrepreneurs are all searching for ways to get over their limiting beliefs and discover best practices to attract clients to grow their business.
What my current and former clients have found exceedingly helpful is that I bring clarity, simplified processes, and mindset shifts to building, growing & exploding your business. As a result, my clients have increased their revenue exponentially in very short time periods.
After all, that’s what you really want, isn’t it?
What Makes You Different From Other Business Coaches?
I’m different from other business coaches because I coach the whole person. In all my coaching and training programs, we start with you. We spend time discovering the strategies that you're running that no longer serve you. We’ll uncover the negative emotions and limiting beliefs that are stopping you from creating your successful business. You’ll move you over the obstacles in your life so that you are able to succeed in your business. You are, after all, a whole person operating a business and I treat you as such.
Here's how one client described my coaching style: "You know how to push when I need it, stand firm when I need it and be gentle when I need it. You lead by example, you walk the talk, you are real and are constantly learning and growing blazing a trail of opportunity for all."
I truly see the potential in you and will coach you to exceed your own expectations. Clients who have worked with me move quickly towards results. You will get actionable solutions for your best results.
You simply need to follow the step by step process to move you towards your goals.
Who is Your Favourite Type of Client?
I work best with female entrepreneurs who are done with trying to figure it all out on their own. They’ve reached a plateau in their business. My coaching programs are best suited for women who have the desire to be an entrepreneur and are feeling like they are invisible. They are so done with not having the success they know they can achieve. They are tired of being alone.
These programs are best suited to women who are excited about being in a community of supportive and compassionate women. They are ready, willing and able to shift their mind and dedicate time every week to follow the process and take the steps necessary to dig deep inside themselves to find their brilliance and share their light so that they can make a difference in the world.
What is Expected of Me?
You will be expected to commit to your success, to focus on what you want and take consistent action. When you adopt this attitude, you will achieve the results you want for your business.
For What Kind of Person is the Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy a Good Fit?
Please know I’m very selective with whom I choose to work. I interview all my clients to ensure that we are a good fit. I want you to get the results you desire. Besides, I want to be surrounded by uplifting, fabulous, amazing, brilliant, achievement focused, compassionate women and I want this for you as well.
My programs are NOT for you if you have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate, at least not right away. It’s been my experience that people who are struggling to pay their bills do not trust the recommendations I give them and do not do the work (probably because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent or mortgage payment.)
If you fall within this category, please know that you are not alone. We’ve all been in times of financial concern at one point or another.
Here is what I recommend for you:
1. Get involved in Pinkpreneurs. Participate in the Pinkpreneurs Facebook group and our monthly meetings. Pinkpreneurs offers, motivation, tips and inspiration to build and grow your business. Every month, we offer a workshop for you to learn and move your business forward.
2. Get some money coming in with a full-time or part-time job at the very least, and then connect with me. This will take the edge off and provide you with a little more peace of mind. Mostly, it will clear your mind enough to focus on your tasks & assignments and the BIG picture. Once you start seeing the clients come in regularly as a result of our work, you can then start reducing the hours you work at that other job and focus on your own business.
Doing these three things will really help you get ready. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get started. I love coaching people just like you. I’ve been doing this for years and I will be here when you’re ready.
Another type of person I won’t work with (without exception) is someone who is at effect. This is a person who is constantly making excuses and blaming others for where they are in life and in business. I won’t work with someone who is a whiner or a chronic skeptic, and who believes that everyone is out to get them. We won’t work well together as I do what I say and get you the results you desire. I’m not here to prove anything to this kind of person. Our energy won’t resonate well and this person is not going to mix well in our community.
What Exactly is The Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy and What's Included?
The Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy consists of three different programs.
1. The Success & Clarity Business System is a year long program with training modules and group coaching calls. This program is for you if you recently started your business or you’ve reached a plateau and are searching for proven processes and systems, to take away the guess work, so you can focus on growing your business.
We will walk you through the step by step process of connecting with your inner and unique brilliance, aligning with your potential so that you create the systems, clarity and success in your business to earn the revenue you desire.
Here what is included in the Success & Clarity Business System:
- 40 training modules. The modules are each less than 30 minutes in length and will provide you with actionable steps so that will move you and your business towards growing and achieving results. There will be spaces in between so that you can implement all you’ve learned and take some vacation time.
- Proven scripts, tools and exercises to make building the foundation of your business easy. Some examples are call to action, creating rapport, asking for business, marketing messages, ideal client avatars, elevator pitches and so much more!
- Bi-weekly group coaching calls for you to ask questions and get the answers you need to take action.
- Quarterly Virtual Training Modules focused on accelerating your business growth and get you out in front of more of your ideal clients.
- Two in person retreats where you’ll get together in person, connect with each other to learn, mastermind, build relationships and share best practices.
2. NLP Designation Training Programs:
NLP FasTRAK™ Practitioner Certification Training is an intensive 8-day classroom training. If you’re interested in taking your life, career or business to a whole new level of results, then the NLP Practitioner Certification Training is the answer for you. You’ll learn tools, techniques and processes that will assist you in transforming yourself first, and then others to realize their full potential. If you have the desire to help others like you who are searching for better futures and you want to do it quickly, then this is the course for you.
At the completion of FasTRAK™ NLP Practitioner Certification Training, you will be eligible for four Board Certifications. You will be certified as an NLP Practitioner, NLP Coach, Hypnotherapist and Time Line Therapy Practitioner
The NLP FasTRAK™ Practitioner Certification Training is a 14-day in-person intensive classroom training open to people who have completed the NLP FasTRAK™ Practitioner Certification Training. This 14 Day training will deepen your knowledge of NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy® Processes and NLP Coaching. You'll discover how to get better results in your business and life. You'll deepen your skills in communication, problem-solving and connect with the keys to be an effective leader.
Graduates of NLP FasTRAK™ Practitioner Certification Training qualify for the following Board Certifications and Professional Designations: NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Master Coach (Executive & Life), Time Line Therapy® Master Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist and Hypnotist
The NLP FasTRAKTM Training Programs are for you if you’re searching to improve your communication, discover proven methods to transform yourself and to coach others to reach their full potential. These are transformational trainings that will clear up the negative emotions and fears from your past that are stopping you from growing your business or having deep loving relationships. These programs are also perfect for you if you want a proven methodology and process to coach people to their goals and in Mastery you’ll be trained to work with deeper transformational change.
3. The Get Clarity Now Experience is a unique one-on-one personal coaching program that is specifically designed and tailored for you to address your unique needs and concerns.
Working together, we’ll discover the true nature of the problem and identify the negative emotional baggage, dis-empowering and limiting beliefs, and the deeply embedded behavioural strategies that have held you back in your life and your business. You will create the skills and strategies to produce the results you desire in your life and your business. The premise of these sessions is for you to move forward with a true sense of direction and motivation, self-confidence, self-acceptance, happiness and inner balance.
This is an intense process and takes several months. As a Master Coach, I guarantee your results in writing for The Get Clarity Now Experience.
Tell Me More About the Success & Clarity Business System.
To be successful in your service-based business, you need to have clarity about who you are, know exactly whom you can and cannot help and communicate effectively with your ideal client. You need to manage your time and energy well so that you focus on the tasks and activities that will move you forward to creating your successful business. Oh, and you need to take action. You’ll stay motivated to keep growing your business doing all that you love, attracting and serving clients who fill you up.
Here’s an outline of the steps in the Success & Clarity Business System:
1. Be Strategic in Your Focus:
You’ll dig inside yourself to connect solidly with what drives you to your success at your core. You take mindful and strategic steps to building, growing and exploding your business and along with it your revenue.
2. Align with Your Unique Genius:
You’ll discover how you’re wired for success, know your strengths, get clear on what’s important to you and get clarity on the tasks that will serve you and what you need to delegate.
3. Stand in Your Power:
This is the energetic part of the system that keeps you grounded, focused and in flow. You’ll learn simple practices that will keep you connected and clear. As a female in a service-based business, your needs are not negotiable. Your clients depend on you to stand in your power.
4. Position Yourself Successfully in the Market:
Communicate easily and powerfully with your ideal client, so that they can find you, hire you and refer you. You’ll use a proven process for marketing your business and growing your revenue.
5. Communicate with Confidence:
Adapt to all communications styles to connect with more people, build rapport and magnetize your ideal client to work with you.
6. Customize Your Marketing:
Get clarity on what makes you remarkable, what niche will bring you riches, how to use language that compels your ideal client to seek you out and get out there. Create clear & effective social and media platforms to magnetize clients.
7. Build Brand Loyalty:
Develop your brand and create a pipeline that has you growing your business and keeping your clients raving and referring you for years.
8. Be Visible:
The best way to grow your business is to make sure that your ideal clients know who you are, know the value that you provide and the results they will get when working with you. You’ll create simple, yet effective solutions for social meeting, speaking and workshops.
9. Utilize Systems that Serve Your Needs & Budget:
Know what you can do for yourself easily and what you need to delegate. Then be wise with your spending. You’ll learn how to budget, plan and create processes that meet your needs.
10. Be a Visionary Leader:
Lead your tribe. Dream big and establish yourself as the expert in your field. Build your dream team and delegate to profit.
That’s the Success & Clarity Business System in a nutshell. Once it’s in place, you’ll have the confidence, clarity & success you’ve been seeking in your business, and you’ll increase your clients and revenue.
In addition to these 10 categories, you will experience transformation and mindset shifts that will set you up for success in your future. You’ll uncover the negative thoughts that are stopping you from building your successful business and take action towards your results.
Do the Pinkpreneurs Leadership Programs Really Work?
Yes! Read through the many success stories that clients have shared.
What Results Can I Expect From the Success & Clarity Business System?
- Get clarity and confidence about who you are, what you desire, who you want to serve, and what your services are worth
- You’ll create a foundation of success for your business to grow based on customized systems, processes that work for you
- You’ll uncover your blind spots in your business and take actions to solve them
- You’ll identify your niche and paint a clear picture of your ideal client so that you will know exactly where they are, how to reach them and what to say to them and how to sell easily and naturally
- You’ll discover the secrets to packaging and pricing your services so that you are paid what you’re worth
- You’ll develop your impactful marketing message that will have people leaning in to learn more and pay you what you’re worth
- You’ll learn how to market yourself easily on your budget. This is focused on the shortest path for you to get in front of your ideal client
- You’ll discover ways to master your mindset, get over your obstacles and build your successful business
- You’ll learn how to easily enrol new clients, ask for business and make sales
- You’ll get the clarity, focus and actions you need to start, grow and explode your business
What Results Can I Expect From the NLP FasTRAK Training Programs?
The Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) trainings are powerful and transformational. If you’re interested in taking your life, career or business to a whole new level of results, then the NLP Training is the answer for you. You’ll learn proven techniques to move you and your clients to their results quickly. You’ll discover the step by step processes to assist you in helping you and your clients realize their full potential.
If you have the desire to coach others or communicate more effectively and quickly, you'll find the NLP FasTRAK Programs are the programs for you.
Here Some of the Actual Revenue Increases That My Clients Achieved in 2017:
- $500 to $2500 per month
- $200 to $3000 the next month
- $400 to $4000 per month in 6 months
- $0 to $10,000 over the next 6 months
- Yearly revenue tripled in 6 months
- Yearly revenue doubled in 6 months
Every client became more confident in themselves and in their marketing messages. They also overcame their limiting and sabotaging self talk. As their self worth increased, their net worth grew. Every. Single. One.
How Quickly Can I Expect Results?
The short answer is that really depends on your commitment and focus. I’ve seen transformation happen in as quickly as one session. Others take as long as a couple of weeks and others a few months. It really depends on how long you’ve been in business and how much you put into the assignments. On average, my clients have all seen results in just a few weeks.
How Can I Achieve Success in the Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy?
Here’s the formula for your success in the Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy.
- Decide to make this work. You’re investing your time, your energy and your money. So, show up, listen, absorb and learn.
- Commit your time and energy to taking the steps to build, grow and explode yourself first and then your business.
- Focus on what you want and only what you want to create for your future.
- Take action. Take small steps every day. Even when you don’t feel that you’re ready or you don’t think it’s perfect.
These programs work. I’ve been watching clients transform their lives and businesses in a very short time for years.
Will I Recover My Investment in the Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy?
Yes! Absolutely. As long as you follow the success formula that I stated above. You need to decide, then commit, then focus and then act. Then you will recover your investment and so much more.
I’ve seen it happen again and again. I’ve had clients who could only pay me a small amount at first, end up asking how they can pay the full program off in full within a few months. Not once, not twice, multiple times.
The solutions you’ll find in the Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy will continue to reap year after year in confidence, clarity and revenue. Also, many clients have raved at how much their personal relationships have improved since they decided to transform themselves.
Ultimately, you’ll grow your business faster than you would on your own. You’re investing in yourself and your success, faster results, increased revenue, higher profit and more clients.
Ready to Get Started?
Are you ready to hear about the options for getting started with the Pinkpreneurs Leadership Academy?
Did you know that one of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they take decisive action? Congratulations!
Leaders take educated risks, are decisive, and they move forward towards success faster as a direct result of this. It’s a well-known fact that these people make decisions based on their gut instinct. If this feels right for you, then go for it.
Here’s What You Do Next:
If you have book your 30-minute Clarity Session, please answer the questions that I sent you and make sure that I have them the day before our call.
If you haven't booked your 30-minute Clarity Session with me, book it today. I’ll answer your questions and we’ll get to know each other better while we discover which solution is best for you.
I’m excited for you to get started on your path to success, clarity and increased revenue. I can’t wait to see you succeed and am honored to be the one to coach you. Let’s get going towards growing your success & clarity.
To your success & clarity,
Suzanne Longstreet, Clarity Coach | Founder & CEO Pinkpreneurs
Designated Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Creating Your Future Processes and NLP Coaching