thanks for "refreshingly no-nonsense advice"
Ilise is a powerhouse of deep expertise for designers looking for guidance on how to take their business to the next level. I first learned of Ilise's services when she spoke at an AIGA NY event many years ago. Since then I've continually sought her advice via her podcasts, blog posts, in-depth Marketing Mentor bundles, and a consultation.
She practices what she preaches - her target audience is designers and it shows in the extensive, timely advice offered in her published materials. I highly recommend her Marketing Mentor bundles as they have all addressed business situations that I've run up against as a designer, and having these resources is truly like having a personal mentor.
Whenever I take advice from Marketing Mentor, I am newly energized and inspired to keep growing my business - and letting go of routines and behaviors that no longer serve my business. Because of Ilise's refreshingly no-nonsense advice, I have gained clarity on the focus of my business, along with efficiencies in the sales process: how to think through and execute pricing, creating packages, and proposal writing. She also breaks down marketing so that it is realistic and manageable, a huge plus as it is challenging to keep marketing a priority when design work needs to be done!
Thank you Ilise, for helping me grow my business!
thanks for "sharing highly relevant information"
At a time when information is abundant, it's hard to sift out the most useful nuggets, much less figure out how to apply them meaningfully. But never fear: Ilise does that for you. Unlike so many consultants who hoard what they know, reserving their expertise for their highest-paying clients, she shares highly relevant information, casting the widest possible net. I just viewed the session on how to research and identify clients--and what I learned is helping me move from a scattershot approach to a strategic one: just what I needed as I embark on my new business venture. Now, I can't wait to sign up for the whole course.
thanks for the quick diagnosis and direction
Ilise was able to quickly size up my challenges as a new entrepreneur and give me some valuable direction. If you're a creative entrepreneur, I highly recommend her as a coach- you'll be investing in your own future success.
thanks for "invaluable content" and "helping me close 6-figure contracts"
Over the course of the past several years I have poured through hours upon hours of Ilise's Marketing Mentor content. Her book 'The Designers Guide to Marketing and Pricing' helped me build a successful creative agency. Her Proposal Bundle helped me close six figure contracts.
Years later, after leaving the agency, I took those same skills and applied those to building a booming freelance career.
Ilise's content is truly invaluable to anyone wanting to launch or grow their creative career