I found mentorship, and a five-figure consulting contract, with a former Fortune 500 Chief Marketing Officer and #1 NYT bestselling author who earned $25,000 every time he gave a keynote speech and now runs a 50-person consulting firm of his own. He gave me a shot to grow his speaking business using the same marketing and business development strategies I'd learned working in Silicon Valley, and empowered me to not only make a name for myself, but partner up with as many people like him as possible so we could go on to help millions of people at work, in their relationships, and with their help.
I could have taken a "day job" with this thought leader. But, I didn't stop there...
Not only am I an entrepreneur by nature, but instead, I saw how powerful his thought leadership had been to the millions of people who read his books, watched his speeches online, and purchased the products of the companies he consulted. I knew then that if I could help more clients, we could amplify their subject matter expertise to broader population of people and truly change the world.
I began working with more and more clients. I helped the founder of a billion dollar fashion brand release his first book and relaunch a legendary career. Now he speaks all around the country and saves business owners decades of time and millions of dollars by helping them to avoid the same mistakes he made after he sold his iconic company UGGs to another corporation. Then, I helped a popular change management speaker create marketing and business development systems that would help him grow his successful, but word-of-mouth driven business, so he and his wife could rely on a more sustainable business as they started thinking about slowing down and retiring one day. Not to mention, more people would soon be exposed to his incredible research, and who knows how much more productive top executives have been after hearing him speak.
Again, and again, and again, I helped clients and their successful small businesses while I built my own personal brand on the side. It's important I not only talked the talked, but walked the walked because having integrity is a cornerstone to what we do here at Kleinert Ventures.
Today, I'm fortunate enough to have written two books in a bestselling and award-winning series on subject matter experts in the Millennial generation, and I've spoken at two TEDx events and one TED conference, not to mention dozens of other stages for organizations like IBM, Samsung, Citi, Bacardi, Ogilvy, AdAge, and even the United Nations. I've raised money, led successful product launches under my own companies, inked articles in TIME, Forbes, Huffington Post, and other media giants, and represented the United States as a delegate to the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia.
I don't say all this to impress you, but to impress upon you that we are not like other consultants you may have worked with in the past.
We stand by our work, support our clients in any meaningful way possible, and continuously reinvest in our processes and methods for getting results because we know how important your work is to others.
We're here to help you amplify what you do so it can change lives and make a positive impact.