unsolicited testimonials from 3-hour brainstorm (single consultation) clients:

“thank you so much for such solid, well-delivered information. you’ve broken down some really daunting tasks to actionable, clear steps. we will be staying in touch!”

angela martinmakers market, brooklyn

“wow. you are incredible, susan! such great flow and direction with the whole piece you wrote about me.  you brought some of the details to the forefront in a way I never would have thought of. thank you, thank you! i cannot wait to get this out there. looks golden.”

shannon guirlcaravan-pacific, portland, or

“thank you, susan! you were a tremendous help as we were getting ready for our first icff.”

stephanie seal brownlouisville, ky

“thanks again. it was so great working with you; i learned so much from you in only 3 hours!”

marcia bayard8 knots, shelter island, ny

“i just wanted to say thank you for your help leading into last year’s architectural digest show. … we followed your advice on questions to ask, and it made a big difference in the conversations that we had there. including meeting with someone from ny times t magazine. they just released the resulting article online, and it should be appearing in the print magazine on sunday.”

george sawyersawyer made, woodbury, vt

“i enjoyed meeting with you! your breadth of knowledge, pointed questions, and clear explanations helped to clarify the areas i need to focus on. i would like to continue to work with you to help get me on point with marketing before, during and after the show. next step?”

kim tylerkim tyler designs, brooklyn

“i should always have a pen in my hand when i talk to you!”

julie scheuegg collective, helsinki

“you are a huge role model for me. you have a very effective technique for getting people to talk about themselves and i am going to borrow it from you herewith. you have absolutely earned every penny of what your brainstorm session costs.”

lucy pricewaterfall bathroom furniture, new york city

“you absolutely rock! i feel so good about going to the show and feel so much better prepared than had we not connected.”

jeanice skvarilboodalee modern kids’ bedding, greenbrae, ca

“it feels like a concentrated hit of caffeine. my head is spinning from so much information. i feel like i unpacked this densely packed bag of information.”

agelio batlebatle studio, san francisco

“thank you again so much for your advice and help over these three phone sessions. i feel it is money very well spent and have no doubt you have helped steer me in the correct direction with my marketing efforts. whenever i get a chance, i will refer you to others with the highest regards!”

brian firemanbrian fireman design, tryon, nc

“thanks so much for our seminar yesterday. [we] came away having learned a lot in a short period of time! you are a great facilitator and have much to offer. we’re very glad we attended.”

gail barleygail barley interior design, new york city

“my head is swimming. it’s fantastic to have a starting point; a way to make sense of it all. talking to you has made it so much less daunting.”

traci antonstela collection, los angeles

“i’m not sure if you realize how much success your consulting has brought us. we could not have made it through icff without you. we learned so much! neither robert nor i have a background in business, marketing, sales, etc. … we make pretty things, and thought we’d just sell them! ha! after we returned, we went back to the drawing board with all of the questions that you had asked us. we re-thought everything, re-branded, and started all over again. for the past year and a half, we have positioned ourselves exactly where we want to be. our lights have been published in surface, ny magazine, dwell, monocle, american craft, vogue, architectural digest, and three times in interior design. … we have given the press something to talk about, thanks to you. … your guidance was worth every penny and more.”

brenda zurndamm design, st. petersburg, fl