"When I started my International Association of Professional Life Coaches™, Sheri’s book on associations really gave me a good head start. Taking her “Create Your Network Fast Track” program gave me more of the nuts and bolts I needed to get my association into a higher gear. She explained her systems clearly and showed how we could use them effectively in our business. She also helped me push through roadblocks in several areas, including building a list and finding joint venture partners. Having access to Sheri’s expertise has been invaluable in sustaining as well as moving forward with my association. From her program I have started building a list, have more valuable offers in place for visitors and members, and have a much more comprehensive plan of action for marketing my association. Thank-you, Sheri!"
“Knowing one’s ‘why’ is what separates those who have influenced the course of humanity from those who achieve little. In this insightful work of art, Sheri refines ageless wisdom into a fun, practical, and easy to implement map that will help any woman (or man) achieve greater degrees of success. Your fate depends on your why.”
Ryan C. Angelo
"Thank you so much for our call today! It was awesome! It's really validating to hear you went through this exact stuff, others have, and that I'm not alone.
Thank you for holding this space for me for so long and for being so happy for and with me. It feels so freakin' good to be able to finally have totally received (what I needed to for now) and to step into it! I didn't know even what 'it' was until now....but you did. :) Although painful, it could have been much worse or a forever block without you or the space you held/hold for me. If it weren't at all painful, it likely wouldn't be very challenging or gratifying.
I am so happy for you, and I can't wait to hear and see more!"
CEO, Author, Adoptive Parent & Advocate
Domestic Adoption Association, Inc.
"So excited! Just listened to the first call in the final "Fast Track- Create Your Network" program and once again Sheri has over delivered ~~ Woo Hoo! She answered my pressing question before I even asked it (Can anyone say intuitive?!) Thanks Sheri~ you rock!"
Founder, CEO at She Velocity
"Thanks for shifting me into a smarter mindset today, Sheri Keys McConnell. I totally did NOT want to hear what you had to tell me on our coaching call but it's EXACTLY what I needed to hear. Funny how that happens :)"
Theresa Goyette Ceniccola
Owner at The Christian Mompreneur
"I LOVE The Smart Woman's Institute Programs" The information is so rich and full of instruction in additional to the numerous tools she includes in every program! Incredible programs on membership-based companies, infoproduct creation, writing books, tele-summits, participating in events and more... I highly recommend these programs and products if you are wanting to move forward in your life or business."
National Women's Holistic Lifestyle Institute
National Women's Holistic Lifestyle Institute
"Exciting opportunities happen when you have the right coach and mentor in your corner. Sheri, showed me the way to switch my business model and turn my dream of taking my business global when I created International Association of Business Organizing. Her Marketing 2.0 Program, the membership business model and Smart Women Mastermind Group opened the doors to partnering with Staples and other successful women entreprenuers around the world. Membership went from zero to over a 1300 in the first year! I had the best year ever in business thanks to Sheri's coaching and guidance. If you want to get out the service based business model and take their business to the next level online, then I highly recommend coaching with Sheri or buying any of her programs!"
Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant
I just wanted to share with you that YOU are my WHY!
I come from a line of entrepreneurs on both sides of my family (all men). I have had an itch all my life to do something big, but due to some mindsets I've always positioned myself into service based fields. Right now, I'm a stay at home mom (which I love) working on my Health Coach Certificate. Last spring, I heard an interview you did with Tera Warner on the WISH summit and it lit my fire! I have experience in many different areas but the more I think about owning my own company, I've decided that is where my passion is! I want to help others in a big way, not just one on one!
I may be doing things a little backwards, but it took me a little while to decide on the WHAT. My background is in education (elementary teacher, masters in instructional psychology) and piano teaching. So, I'm hoping to combine my passion for eating healthy with education and reach out to moms/kids. I've been listening to your audios from your products (that I snatched up when you offered them for the donation - wow!) and I'm coming up with lots of ah-ha's (and LOTS of questions!).
The more I listen to you, the more I connect with you and I hope to work with you in person soon!
I don't know if you'll get this email, but it occurred to me today while listening to one of your audios, that I should tell you what excitement you've stirred up in me for business! So, THANK YOU!
Sarah Fluckiger (flew-key-grr)
In our first 30 minutes together, Sheri helped me solve a problem I’ve been struggling with for a year!
I’ve spent the last couple of years learning and absorbing as much as possible about how to change my business model. I knew what I needed to do – but I wasn’t actually doing some of it. I decided to work with Sheri because I knew she would lovingly (but firmly!) help me move forward.
So I took a Quantum Leap and Sheri did not disappoint! In our first 30 minutes together, Sheri helped me solve a problem I’ve been struggling with for a year! She helped me take everything I’ve been learning and apply it to MY BUSINESS! Sheri outlined my next steps very clearly and gave me the encouragement I needed to start implementing now. And she did it graciously from a place of wisdom, generosity and abundance.
I am blessed to call Sheri my coach and to be part of the Smart Women family!
International Christian Mompreneur Network
My jam packed session with Sheri ended with an executable plan to expand my financial courses for women into additional areas to help more clients in all areas of their financial journey. I began seeing an immediate in both revenue and reach as a result. I left with a clear plan of what steps to take over the upcoming months to achieve my goals. Working with Sheri gives me a more expansive mindset, and helps clarify the actions that need to be taken with that bigger vision in mind.
The Smart Women's guide to Publishing a Book that Builds Your Business" takes what seems impossible and brings it into the realm of possibility. Not only that, Sheri provides simple, clear and practical guidelines to using a book to grow your business. Taking Sheri's programs has equipped me with the tools and confidence I needed to write and publish my first book. Becoming an author has further increased my credibility, expanded my circle of influence and given my business the wings it needed to take off.
My 3-hour planning session with you was just what I needed and in perfect timing! We created my new branding, and my entire pricing and strategy for my Start Living Now Telesummit. Your intuition was right on and you expertise made my life creating my summit a breeze!
Founder & Chief Visionary
Stop Waiting, Start Living Now!
Sheri McConnell is a superb and creative business strategist. My half day, three-hour session with Sheri gave me the roadmap I needed for the next 6-8 months of my business growth. I walked in with all my (many) projects in hand, my report on the current state-of-my-business, and my vision for the next year. I walked out with a clear sense of what comes first, second and third, and how to move forward with all of it—at the same time. Sheri moves f-a-s-t, and inspires me to do the same. It’s a tremendous help, and it’s great fun. Now I’ve got the plan I need to produce the results I’ve been working toward. If you’re serious about putting your business on fast-forward, I encourage you to take advantage of Sheri McConnell’s Quantum Leap Program!
Founder & CEO
Global Action Network of Entrepreneurial Women
I began implementing the strategies I learned in Sheri’s Marketing 2.0 program and saw my list start to grow immediately. Sheri is able to teach in a way that I understand that makes implementation simple. I find her gentle and encouraging approach empowering. She makes it very clear that all questions are good questions, so I never got that intimidating feeling that can come when you ask a question.
Thank you, Sheri, for your guidance over the past five years. You have been instrumental in helping me create two membership-based businesses and a signature coaching program. And as a mother, you have understood the day-to-day challenges I face as a work-at-home mom - and you've helped me create a schedule that incorporates my daily "to do" list while tending to the needs of my business and my own self-care. I wouldn't be where I am now without you!
Tina Games Evans
Finding Sheri McConnell was like striking GOLD! Coaching with her has been one of the best investments I've ever made for my business. Sheri's down-to-earth style, paired with her vast knowledge of creating successful & profitable online businesses is a winning combination. I have to admit, I kept my eye on Sheri for years, as she continued to grow her companies, one after another. All while raising four children! I knew I wanted to do the same. I joined her 2009 Inner Circle Mastermind Group and my life changed for the better. I've learned strategies that others don't even know exist. This is the new model for business and a great way for Mothers, like myself to follow their passion and have the freedom to be with their children. I've personally witnessed women turn their lives around, gain financial independence, and discover a while new way to build a business. If you're going to step into the Online Business world, I suggest you learn from the best ..... Sheri McConnell!
Before consulting with Sheri, I never would have imagined that I could be a published author, infoproduct creator, speaking and business owner ... all before I turned 30! Authoring a book and creating an infoproduct based student association gave me instant credibility in the education world and branded me as an expert in my field. Not only do I enjoy passive income that increases each month, I command higher fees when I speak in the college market. I'm learning each day how to leverage my time, my partnerships and my platform to create the life and business of my dreams. Because of Sheri, I get to serve as an advocate for students, and the parents and educator who love them. Thank you, Sheri, for inspiring me to make over my world!
It's because of Sheri's program that I know business is better with a book! Getting down to the business of creating and publishing a book can feel pretty foreign and intimidating. Her "Smart Women's Guide to Publishing a Book That Builds Your Business" gave me the "How" and all the important "WHY" I needed to create a new path to profitability for my business. Since implementing this program to create my book, my business has experience new levels of visibility and credibility and has created a flood of wonderful opportunities! I now have a firm platform to share my passion for fitness with the world. I encourage anyone who wants to take their business to teh next level to buy this program and watch your vision soar!
JJ Virgin, PhD, CNS, Celebrity Nutrition, Fitness Expert
Author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless & Sexy
Your product Smart Women's Guide to Publishing a Book That Builds Your Business! was just what I have been looking for. I ordered it and already started listening to the training calls. It is truly inspiring and motivating. Business is going great, but this gave me that tingling feeling that you get when you just started something new and can't wait to continue doing it. Definitely something to look forward to! I am happy to be a fan!
The Cream Bunch Company
I've worked with Sheri McConnell for the past 18 months to launch and build the International Association of Professional Quilters. Her guidance on marketing was instrumental in the success I've had growing the association. Marketing is all about relationship building, and the rules are frequently changing in our Web 2.0 world. Sheri understands the sequencing of marketing steps, particularly as it relates to marketing in this social media age, to bring about the highest ROI. Because of her own success in this area, she was able to provide me with valuable tips, knowledge, and suggestions to create winning strategies for my association.
Morna McEver Golletz
International Association of Professional Quilters
Sheri's marketing insights helped me create a winning launch of our association, the International Association of Women in Business Coaching. We had over 350 members join within the first few weeks and more continue to stream in. Thank you Sheri for your support and for keeping things SIMPLE!
Sheri has many gifts, but the most valuable thing I've learned from her is to authentically market my business and how important marketing is to my ultimate success. The thing I really love is that there is no "yuckiness" in the way Sheri has taught me to market. It's simply about finding lots of different ways to share my message with the world. And it is so fun!
Wise Women Network
I have known for a while now that the funnel approach is one that keeps us focused on the up sell, always the up sell. It also seemed too restrictive and was more apt to treat people like numbers and projects. I haven't known another way though... until your model!!
Yours is much more realistic about the marketing process, keeps the energy up and flowing, and focuses more on client engagement, rather than squeezing them through the narrow bottom of the funnel... love it!
Sheri, I just wanted to thank you once again for an exceptional 2 days of our Inner Circle meetings. I can't believe how much working with you for the past 6 months has changed and rocked my world! First, with your mentoring and the help of the SmartWomenTeam.com, I have completely switched my business model from a slow-growing one-to-one model, to an exciting, fast-paced association.
As the CEO of my new membership-based business, I have been able to keep the best of what I love to do at the same time attracting magical collaborations and joint ventures with other brilliant women! Add to that, what you have taught me about leverage in my business, has truly brought the joy back into what I do, on a daily basis. Secondly, as soon as you taught me to just get out of my own way, the most amazing things started to happen!
You've (lovingly) forced me to step out of my comfort zone to attract high-profile speakers for my first live event, I've easily and authentically attracted amazing faculty members for the SmallBiz Institute, AND I am thrilled to be one of the first co-authors in your upcoming book, Smart Women Live Their Why – How Women Entrepreneurs Are Living On Purpose and In Passion. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to be mentored by you personally. I definitely couldn't have moved this fast without you compassionately "holding my feet to the fire. Thank you for all that you do!
Global Institute of Small Business Marketing
Attending the "Grow Your Profits Intensive Training Program" was time and money well spent. By identifying my own behaviours that hold me back, how to stop these behaviours and implement systems to encourage the new constructive replacement behaviours, I've gained valuable insight that will help me grow my business to the next level. Thanks again, Sheri.
International Association of Women Runners
The Smart Women's Grow Your Business Intensive was truly life changing. With Sheri's guidance I was able to totally nail the habits I needed to change to move forward in my business, and I was ready to actually change them. The next week, my productivity soared to new levels based on my new mindset, as well as the new strategies we outlined. The support that all of those present gave one another was uplifting, and the entire experience was rewarding and empowering. It was a great use of my time and resources for certain!
Before working with the Smart Womens’ Web Design team, I had a huge amount to do and none of the technical skills to do it all. They were remarkable to work with. They turned around my project quicker than I have ever experienced. They brought people on the team that had the right skills and experience, without me having to think about it. They even took one step further and suggested things I would not have considered. It was amazing. Thanks to their work, I successfully launched a product that has generated over $30,000 in sales in just 3 months. Was it worth the investment? That’s a no-brainer! I will be using them again.
Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs
Thank you so much for everything you shared on our call today as well as all of your encouragement. You have such an encouraging and personal way of teaching and relating, Sheri. I really appreciated the energy of your presence and I am grateful that I had the courage to immediately follow my intuition (I am often very slow to decide and act on things - a pattern I look forward to breaking) and gave myself the gift of your Create and Grow Your Network Program as well as the gift of getting to learn from you twice per month. Can you tell how excited and grateful I am? I really look forward to spending the 17th with you and setting up a solid foundation for my Network. Thanks, Sheri!
Empowerment and the Art of Leadership
Working with the team from the SmartWomenTeam.com has been amazing. Developing a website that looks beautiful and is effective can be such a struggle. I’ve found that if I have a great designer, then there can be problems with the back-end systems, and vice versa. Finally, I have a solution that does both – quickly and beautifully. Every time I look at the website for our upcoming tele-summit, I smile. It looks incredible and it’s working to quickly build my list and do justice to the incredible content that I have to share with women everywhere.
Wise Women Network
Fantastic! The live event with Sheri was exactly what I needed to launch my Association. it gave me clarity and answered the questions that I had been waiting on. I soaked in the training information so I would be ready to take quick action the minute I got home. The National Association for Christian Women Entrepreneurs (NACWE) was “born” exactly 3 weeks from the day I spent with Sheri. I love to move fast!! 54 members during the 7 week charter membership phase. I was also able to network with other fast-moving women who are launching associations too. It was a total and complete WIN-WIN. My association is growing in leaps and bounds while also serving a higher purpose. I got way more than I expected with a 43.95% ROI! Thanks Sheri!
National Assocation of Christian Women Entrepreneurs
I'm so grateful that I found Sheri McConnell and the Smart Women's Institute on my entrepreneurial journey! As a Wellness Business Coach and founder of several wellness businesses, I was looking for a way to take all that I was doing and put it under one roof that would not only make sense for my clients, but make a difference. When I met Sheri and and learned about how to build an Association, I knew that I had met the perfect mentor. Sheri literally walked me through every step I needed to take to build my organization. As an entrepreneur, I've always believed in having mentors and coaches to support my growth, but what is different about Sheri is her way of thinking big and getting it done, something she passes along to her clients so that they can reach their goals quickly. I'm so excited that what I love creating and sharing is all happening in one place at the International Association of Wellness Professionals, Where Passionate Practices Become Thriving Businesses. If you want to have a big impact and are ready to take action, Sheri will provide you with the tools and steps to follow so you can create the business of your dreams.
International Assocation of Wellness Professionals
If you need a steady cash flow and want to create that in a fun way that hardly seems like work I recommend you check out Sheri McConnell's Smart Women's institute! I am so grateful that I learned I about Sheri when I did! I'm launching my International Alliance of Female Copywriters (IAFC) membership association now. As a copywriter, it seems it's either feast or famine, and I am relieved to have found a way to even out the cash ?ow in my business while doing something that I love and is completely aligned with my purpose. In fact, working with Sheri has shown me what my purpose is. I'm so proud of what I am creating and excited about stepping up my game as a leader - it feels incredible! The opportunities to leverage both streams of income off the other are endless and I'm so thrilled to have Sheri to guide me every step of the way. She was an inspiration from the first moment I heard her speak a year ago, and since then my life has been on an upward trajectory that has no limits! It's hard to even put into words how the business model she teaches to create an association and her constant support have evolved my business and expanded my thinking about what Is possible. And it's exciting to me that I am creating a legacy with my IAFC that gives me an opportunity to contribute to the making the world a better plaoe for women in business - just by using what I already know. Sheri sets a great example of how to have a money-making business and still have a life - and a good one at that! Thank you Sheri - YOU ROCK!
National Association of Female Copyrighters
I can't thank you enough Sheri! Because of your vision and training we've launched the "International Assocation of Women in Business Coaching" (IAWBC). This is a dream I thought would take forever to get done, but thanks to the information provided via the Smart Women's Institute of Entrepreneurial Learning™ it was easy! I am so excited to launch this, our first Assocation, so quickly! Thank you!
International Assocation of Women in Business Coaching
I'm SO EXCITED about this business model and what Sheri teaches! This is the perfect business model since it gives me immediate credibility and a way to share what I love with others who are also creating positive change for their clients. Best of all, I can build a large membership business while still having a lot of personal freedom in my life, which is huge for me. (I found I really resented the time my previous day job took from me.)
I had the privilege of meeting Sheri personally when I attended one of her workshops. I've been tremendously impressed by her and the information she offers. Sheri is very warm and genuine and generous with her information and assistance. I'm so glad to have her as my new mentor.
International Association of Health & Wellness Professionals
The power of the membership-based business model is to scale it so there are 100 members or 500 members or 1000 or 2000, and being able to do the work one time and being able to collect money from a lot of people for that work. That is one aspect. The other piece is, you are nurturing a group of people who want to consume more. So they know you, they like you, and they want to consume even more from you over time.
I'm excited to share with you that the pre-launch of my new business, the International Assocation of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW) has been a great success! The feedback has been phenomenal and it is hugely rewarding to see the vision showing up in the world to such a positive reaction. In less than a week we are well on the way to breaking even and we still have our Launch Symposium to come for people to explore our theme - Discover Your Authentic Voice, 9on the page and in the world. Thanks to you Sheri for your expert guidance over the last few months. The benefit of your experienced perspective has been invaluable and I know that this is just the very beginning!
International Assocation of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW)
I'm very comfortable contacting someone who I don't know but who I know of simply because I do have a platform that I can reference that lends immediate credibility. They may not be interested in what I'm proposing or what I'm offering but nine times out of ten, I will always get the call because I can say, "Check out my online community."
Compass Life Designs
It was an honor and privilege to watch Sheri in her element. In addition to valuable information, the event presented the opportunity to have our vision for an association as a third piece of our business really come to life. There were also some amazingly talented and wonderful people that Sheri attracted to her event, and the three days were truly magical. As most of you know, this year has been one of great transition for our team, and Sheri's event really helped bring to life our next steps. We are excited for the next phase and want to simply say thank you to Sheri for providing the space in which we could create our next period of growth.
Without Sheri's help I simply never would have launched the International Association of Online Business Managers. Not only did she provide the tools, guidance and systems to start my Association, more importantly she really opened my eyes to what an Association can be and how powerful a role it can play in my business. Within months of launching the Association, I created the first ever Online Business Manager Certification Training Program, which billed to capacity in it's very first offering. The Association has become the 'hub' of how I connect with my market, and will continue to be a key part of how I support Online Business Managers and the business owners who need to hire them well into the future.
International Association of Online Business Managers
I invested in your 2010 Smart Women Conference on DVD and it's INCREDIBLE! I'm on disc 5 out of 19 and it has already more than paid for itself. Sheri, you're amazing and your guest speakers are so inspiring. The networking and partnership opportunities at your conference are endless. I was blown away by the Smart Women of the Year speakers and the Q&A alone more than paid for the cost of the DVD. The mindsets are truly what propels us women toward success, and your DVD is doing a great job of helping me expand mine. So many role models in the business and speaking industry are men; it's so helpful to learn from powerful women who know how to say things in such a way that reaches other women, no matter where they are. Bravo!