If you like pina coladas…
Well, I’m more of a Sangria girl, actually. OK. Ahem. Clarity – number one thing required for having a productive brand.
Let me formally introduce myself…
Hey, I’m Belle! My big girl pants on mission is to help busy women like you create productive brands.
What does that mean, I hear you say?
It means getting clarity on who your perfect customer is, solving their problem, and owning your time like you are having contractions!! Oh, and building a business that meets your definition of success and plays to your strengths!
Whether you want a biz with a productive brand that makes a little or makes a lot, you really have two choices:
You could try by trial and error, creating products and hoping someone will find it, connect with it, buy it and hope you will get a return on your time. (Umm, not very productive, and lets face it – you are probably underselling your skills)
You could take a walk in your customers shoes, find out where they hang out, their problems and learn how to adapt your innate gifts to create a productive brand that is authentic, and allows you to be fully yourself. You know, the business where you also have a life!
How would you rather roll?
Sadly, most people either know their passion, but not their customer. Or they know their customer, but not how to be productive, and end up over servicing, on the road to burn out and break down.
Instead, we end up:
- comparing ourselves to others,
- trying to fit someone else’s definition of success,
and believing that those dreams of working around family and making a financial contribution to the fam bam are out of reach. Just like the pre kid skinny jeans.
I help creative women get clarity on their customer and activate their talents so they can build productive brands.
I’m Belle Lockerby. As Australia’s first Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Brand Strategy Loverr and Change Management Professional (yep, there is such a thing), I’ve devoted my life to helping entrepreneurial women create productive brands.
Once I tapped into my own productive brand, my life opened up possibilities like:
Building a profitable business that pays the mortgage as a single mom around school hours; becoming the first Gallup Certified Strengths Coach in Australia; helping hundreds of startups gain clarity when they were stuck; ensuring organisations tick their strategic objectives right off their supposedly non deliverable list; developing customised entrepreneurship programs — valuable programs that have seen people move out of the red and into the black; coaching hundreds of individuals and teams to find their talents and apply them to make the change they needed.
Need more back story….
While I was never meant to win a Miss World contest, I was born to “change the world” anyway.
Years later, sitting in yet another “professional development day” (wanting to chew my face off), I wondered what happened to that 17 year old girl with the big-arse dose of courage and renegade spirit?
Instead here I was ticking the next box and running on the hamster wheel. You know, chasing someone else’s definition of success to fit the current corporate flavour of the month.
I couldn’t see how I could play to my gifts and strengths in this kind of environment. Let alone believe the holy grail of work-life balance could be more than a unattainable tease.
What happened next changed everything.
As if the Universe had planned it, the boring PD Day delivers a messenger. A man stands up and shares his story. He tells his story of how he had brain cancer, and yet here he is 10+ years on doing what he is passionate about. He had kids. And a mortgage. Living with purpose and passion was possible.
“So what’s your excuse then?”
That was one of the questions that ran through my head. From that moment on other questions virtually bitch-slapped me in the face, like: “Is earning a good income in a job that ticks some of your values boxes (but not all) your legacy? What did I really want to teach my kids about living and working? Did I really want the 9 – 5 (or 10pm) life that saw my kids in after school care? Was I prepared to ignore my highest potential for the sake of security?
The truth is, we are capable of amazing things. If we allow ourselves.
Most people are afraid of stepping up because they don’t understand what it means to create a productive brand you are passionate about. They think they are not good enough.
But life doesn’t have to be lived like that.
In fact, getting clarity on what you want, and who you want to work with, and how you want to work is the only way to achieve your unique version of success.
At the risk of sounding a bit too “Miss World” — hand on heart — I care about helping people find out what’s right about themselves, and overcome barriers to a productive brand.
I have learned how to adapt products to markets and help people find customers outside of their thought bubbles. I have learned how to leverage talent and create change for individuals, teams, businesses, even communities. I understand change, and branding strategy. Academically-speaking, I’ve even got a Post-graduate qualification in Change Management from one of the World’s top business schools plus a few other business and marketing qualifications (if you’re impressed by that kind of thing).
Everything changes when you flip productivity on its head
Shortly after the boring-then-life-changing PD, I I was gifted a mentor and we started mapping out the next five years of my life, which included me resigning from my lovely corporate life.
I can tell you right now – it felt nothing like jumping off a moving bus. It felt like I jumped off a freaking plane with a parachute that my kid had made in daycare. Yaaaaay! Watch mummy fly!
So with a cross country move, I cut off my spending, kissed my share plan, fuel card and awesome network of friends good bye to go after the real me…..
Into a life I love.
I believe you must go for the life you want with the same abandon as my streaking two year old son in a supermarket.
I believe that sometimes the best decisions are the hardest ones. And that your customer’s problems are your biggest opportunities.
So whether you’re a budding artpreneur or mumpreneur. Whether you’re building a thriving community or a light-your-fire startup. Working to create a new culture within your organisation, or heading in a new strategic direction: I can help you bring your plan to life and get results.
I’m here to share everything I know about creating change and creating productive brands.
My solutions are simple and get results. And no, it’s not because I have the magic wand. It’s because I help you become a lean mean productive brand machine.
So let’s ignite your posse power to captivate the right customer and ultimately, feel so alive and on purpose you’ll blow even your own mind. Boom!