Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear. She works with highly motivated women entrepreneurs (and a few men!) who want to maximize and fast-track their business to make more money and enjoy more free time. Katrina uses online and offline Relationship Marketing Systems & Strategies to leverage your resources, contacts and your expertise; plus she kicks you in the butt to implement it all too! She does a whole lot more than just marketing coaching these days however, she looks at your entire business from the big picture all the way down to the nitty gritty detail of what you need to do and say to start up, grow and market your business.
“I believe you need to build your business the right way from the start if you’re really SERIOUS about what you’re doing and want to be successful, otherwise you’ve just built yourself a JOB or hobby, not a business.”
In Kat’s Words…
When I first started my business, I was trading hour for dollar with clients in a typical marketing consulting business plus I was actually doing much of the work for many of my clients myself.
I had clients on retainer, some month to month and some just paid me when they needed me. All of my income however depended on how many hours I worked. Can you relate?
Obviously with that type of model it was hard to ever get ahead. Yes of course I could keep raising my rates and I did, little by little of course though as to not tip over the apple cart so to speak. But I realized it would take me years to save for retirement or even be able to start contributing beyond what was already in there from a previous 401K or IRA. Still sounding familiar?
Plus, in addition to that, I was living in an unhappy marriage with a husband who wasn’t very supportive of me being an entrepreneur. He was always worried about if I was making enough money to support our lifestyle, if it would keep coming in and he would worry when I wanted to spend money and invest it back in my business (although he had no idea about what I did or what it takes to make it run, market it, etc.).
Not too supportive huh? That’s where the concepts for my book, Love Yourself Successful, came from, my own life and so many of my clients were going through the same lack of support in their lives.
My hope is that that scenario DOESN’T sound familiar to you but I do unfortunately see this all the time with my coaching clients and it literally breaks my heart. Because I broke free of that marriage in 2005 and have increased my business every year since. (Watch my video about how the people around you affect your overall success in your business here.)
When I finally found a mentor who showed me a new way to do business – more online, more virtual, more global and more leveraged, I immediately decided to CHANGE EVERYTHING!
I let go of all my retainer clients or weaned them off as soon as they would let me or we could find a replacement ‘to do it girl’. I doubled my rates and developed new programs and services to leverage my time. (LEVERAGE being the key word here….)
I got divorced and surrounded myself with only positive people and people who would support me and encourage me in my big vision.
I have a business that I’m passionate about, helping other entrepreneurs make money doing what they’re passionate about. I am engaged to a man who adores me and who is the perfect fit for me. He and his beautiful little daughter light up my life and are now my “big why”.
But it wasn’t such an easy road for the three of us, 6 months after we started dating I discovered that I had to have two total hip replacements done – big surgeries that I did both in 2013. After I got up and running after that second one, he was diagnosed with cancer that he beat thankfully but it was not an easy 2014 either!
In all of those two years it really solidified in my mind the crucial aspect of having systems in your business! If I hadn’t had a small team of people plus massive systems for lead generation, marketing, follow up and sales I would have lost about half my income for about an 18 month period.
This is important for you to read (and most importantly to ‘hear’) because if you’re still trading hours for dollars, or still working in a job that you hate or feel like there’s more to life than what you’re living now even if you’re already in your own business….then YOU’RE RIGHT! You could be SETTLING!
Let me help you and show you how to transform your life, your new business or even your existing business into a smooth-running, PROFITABLE and SUSTAINABLE business doing what you ABSOLUTELY LOVE to do!!
“The object is to design your business around your life, not fit your life in around your business. That means developing systems, strategies, building a team to support you and automating much of your marketing and sales processes so that you can reach out and connect with MANY MORE prospects every month while keeping in touch with them and building the relationships with them over time.”
As the company’s principal business and marketing coach, I specialize in taking women entrepreneurs (and a few highly evolved men too) from surviving to THRIVING in your businesses.
I love to work with small and home based entrepreneurs on developing creative, effective and affordable RELATIONSHIP & INTERACTIVE Marketing & Follow Up Systems in your business. I work with clients one-on-one or in groups to brainstorm, develop, design, coordinate and implement all your big picture business and marketing activities – AND TO DESIGN THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS!
Working with me means that you also get to work with the expertise of so many other successful entrepreneurs and internet marketers…because I have worked with a TON of other experts and mentors in the industry since 2005 and invested over $200,000 of my own money on trainings, mastermind programs, mentors and workshops. When you work with me YOU get the benefit of all of that too!
But one thing you DON’T want to do is WAIT to talk to me about your business. Many small business owners think, “Well, I’ll wait until I get my website up, my products and services in place and set up before I contact you for marketing.”
— BIG MISTAKE! —
You definitely want to consult with me FIRST, BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING to start up your business because more than likely you will have no idea what to do about certain things and I’ll set you straight right off the bat.
Don’t waste time and money, talk to me first in a complimentary business strategy session to find out what else is possible for you and where the holes and opportunities are for you and your business (click here to sign up for this now).
Katrina is also a dynamic speaker whose presentation style is “very direct and down to earth” Katrina has spoken to multiple chamber of commerces, eWomenNetwork Annual Conference and local chapters around the US, Placer Women’s Network, the Professional Wedding Guild, Sacramento Coaches Association, Sacramento Home Inspector Association, Mary Kay sales teams, National Association of Women Business Owners, American Business Women’s Association, Small Business Association meetings, Women Inkorporated, National Association of Professional Women, Juice Plus Regional Conference, Public Speakers Conference, Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine’s Success Summit, Creative Memories Regional Conference, Alliance Title company meetings, The Virtual Nation, International Virtual Assistant Association, LifeMoxie’s Women’s Economic Power Day, EntrePalooza, Stockton Women’s Network, high schools, various private businesses and so much more.
More About Kat
An avid scrabble player, wine fan, jewelry crafter, amuzement park goer and entertainer, Katrina enjoys the sunshine of Northern California.
She grew up not too far from the Sacramento area in Vacaville, California out in the country where her family had to tend to cows and chickens. (It wasn’t exactly Kat’s desired lifestyle!)
She received her B.S. in Business, Marketing Concentration, from California State University, Sacramento in 1993 where she was one of 17 founding members of Sigma Omega Chi Sorority.
Katrina currently lives in Orangevale, California (near Sacramento) with her fiance Jason and his beautiful daughter Riley and their German Shepherd Willow.
Check out Kat’s BLOG where you’ll find all kinds of articles, videos and more! www.KatrinaSawa.com
Kat was the host of a weekly radio show called “Jumpstart Your Business NOW” on BlogTalk Radio for many years. Visit her radio page here for archives of the show.
Want to find out how Katrina can help you with your business redesign or creation, marketing and more? Read about her different levels of coaching programs or look through her expansive amount of do-it-yourself marketing products and programs, some are 1on1 and some are by group but there all all different price points depending on your budget.
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Katrina’s Professional Memberships Include:
- eWomenNetwork – Member since 2002 and previous eWomenNetwork Premier Coach
- Women Speakers Association – Member since 2011
- Public Speakers Association – Member since 2012
- National Association of Professional Women – Member since 2014
- American Business Women’s Association – Member since 2014
- Speaker Co-Op, Dallas TX based speaker network – Member since 2014
- Fabulous at 50, Canada based women’s organization – Diamond Member Coach since 2014
- Non Fiction Author’s Association – Member since 2013
- Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine – Featured Writer
- The Tapestry Network – since 2014
- Ali Brown’s Marketing Mastery 2008, Platinum Mastermind 2006/2007
- David Neagle’s Diamond Mastermind 2008
- Dan Kennedy’s Inner Circle – Gold + Member 2007/2008
- Lisa Sasevich’s Diamond Mastermind 2009/2010
- Information Marketing Association – Previous Member
- Internet Marketing Center – Previous Entrepreneur’s Club Member
- Send Out Cards – Previous Distributor
- Kangen Water – Distributor
In addition, she contributes to the community in many ways; volunteering or donating money for numerous chamber events and organizations such as:
- eWomenNetwork Foundation – $50K+ Contributor Level
- Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Man, Woman, Celebrity & Teen of the Year Event
- El Dorado Hills Chamber Golf Tournament
- Folsom Pro Rodeo
- Folsom Holiday Tree Lighting
- Folsom Chamber Biz Expo
- Folsom LIVE!
- Bayside Church
- El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire
- Folsom Gourd Festival
- The Humane Society
- Sacramento SPCA
Plus she contributes to the following organizations, websites, associations and entities as a guest expert writer, coach, presenter or blogger:
- Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine
- eWomenNetwork Success Institute
- Women Inkorporated
- CenterPointe Community
- Business Info Guide
- Women Speakers Association
- Fabulous at 50 Women’s Organization, Canada based
- Social Buzz Club
- Public Speakers Association
- Networking University
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