Success Stories – Vivian Theodoropoulou, ACC
Vivian Theodoropoulou, ACC
Business Coach and Consultant for Operational Excellence
What challenge did the client want Karen to address?
Vivian had just completed her coach training and given notice to her employer. She was certain that she would make it in her own business and yet she wanted help on the practical side.
“I knew I could not just expect to call all my contacts and say I’m available and get clients. I didn’t want to re-invent the wheel. I knew there was an easier way to start my business, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I wanted to collapse the time it took to become successful,” said Vivian.
Why did the client have this challenge?
While Vivian had been a very successful professional, she was not experienced in the entrepreneurial world. She was starting her coaching business and was not sure what to do first. She didn’t want to take what would seem like an eternity to get to a point of confidence.
Vivian has high energy and positivity, and she wanted to make sure that wouldn’t be a problem with her credibility in being an entrepreneur. She only knew marketing from a distance and wasn’t sure how to do it for her own business in today’s world.
Why did this client engage Karen to help?
Vivian knew about Karen and heard that she was effective with her clients. She also felt that there was good chemistry in their discovery session. It was important to Vivian to feel comfortable to be her uncensored self, and she realized she could do that.
The fact that Karen understood both business and coaching mastery was a big selling point for Vivian. Since her client base is in the corporate world, it was important to her that Karen had experience in that world.
“I always chose the best mentor to help me,” said Vivian.
What was the solution?
Vivian worked with Karen in the Quick-Start Intensive group for 3 months to accelerate her business results. She then joined the next QSI group once she completely left her employment.
By the time she was in the second group and had left her corporate job, she brought in $80,000 of contracts in the first 4 months of her new business.
What was the timeline?
This coaching engagement took two 3-month groups to achieve the results stated.
How did Karen’s solution solve the client’s challenge?
Vivian never imagined how QSI was going to help her budding business soar. During the group program, she got her questions answered and was able to go confidently into conversations with her ideal clients. “I asked questions like ‘What should I say when speaking to potential clients? What exact words should I use? How should I handle conversations about money? What if they want a discount?’ and I got answers,” according to Vivian.
Utilizing the Power of One process that Karen taught in QSI to get her niche completely mapped out, Vivian started having focused conversations with her close contacts and obtaining contracts.
What benefits did this client immediately see because of his work with Karen?
In the first 4 months of her business, Vivian brought in over $80,000 worth of contracts. She was doing the daily work in her own business and knew the connection between that work and her results.
Vivian is devoted to helping manufacturing companies achieve operational excellence. She has a program that she has sold into companies, and she continues to refine and to sell this program into other companies.
What benefits should this client see over time because of her work with Karen?
A first year in business where making over $200,000 is possible is a great achievement. Helping manufacturing operations all over the world to create excellence in leadership is a mission that Vivian is taking on. She’s a world-class coach!
The savings in time and increase in productivity will create a pride in achievement for all those leaders. This type of feeling is priceless. That’s why Vivian is actually known as “No Limits Vivian.” And she’s creating this energy in others all over the world.