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#BoldBossTribe :: Stephanie Klinger

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Bold Brilliance Coaching Founder Stephanie Klinger
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Bold Brilliance Coaching Founder Stephanie Klinger
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Bold Brilliance Coaching Founder Stephanie Klinger

Tell us your bold boss story!: 

STUCK! I know so many entrepreneurs that can relate to this feeling. I remember being pissed off that I felt my family was constantly pinched for cash. It felt like everything we earned went right back out to bills. Finances alone can be corrected... it wasn't just that that was causing this feeling of being STUCK. I felt like I was letting myself down. As odd or even crazy as it may sound, since high school, I have felt like I was meant for something big in life. Looking back at this moment of complete desperation I feel like I had been on a near 5 year hiatus on living to my passions while I learned to be a mom (something I am very passionate about as well). I felt like I wasn't living to the best version of myself because of it. 

Desperation often creates inspiration. It absolutely did in my case. I decided that there are too many opportunities to make money in the world to be sitting around angry about the financial situation my family was in and I was just ready to commit to something to change things. I started with network marketing and being surrounded by so many positive people believing that you can achieve any goal inspired me to reach for more. 

June 2017, Bold Brilliance Coaching was born. I took my love of leadership and success habits and combined it with my love for marketing and PR to help entrepreneurs to become the leaders' their employees and clients would want to follow while growing their opportunities to generate revenue. I have a degree in Communications focused on Public Relations combined with 3 years of management experience that has given me a passion and confidence to work with entrepreneurs as a business coach. 

I work with those seeking to redefine traditional business and life standards. Those who knew the 9-5 just wasn't going to cut it! Those who make the world their office and set their own hours. I work with a stubborn bunch that REFUSES to accept failure! They try, they try again, they try until it works. They leave themselves no choice but to make it work. It is in their failures that they are learning their next steps.

They are striving for a bigger vision. They live for a WHY so big that it has turned them UNSTOPPABLE! They work hard and show up every day for a passion that is all their own. They believe in a dream and life that they create and is truly by their own design.

They define exactly what success looks like. Providing immeasurable value to people's lives in a way that the big corporations will never achieve! They are the doers, the go-getters, high achievers, and outside-of-the-box thinkers. They are the creators of a new normal. 

They are the early risers and late-night coffee drinkers, raising one final cup to one another as they power through their tasks. Nothing can stop them. They are showing the 9-5 who's BOSS! These rebel bosses inspire me to help them achieve their dreams, become leaders that others are excited to follow, and create a business their life deserves.

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Bold Brilliance Coaching Founder Stephanie Klinger

We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!: 

The absolute best, most inspirational moments for me are seeing my clients succeed. Receiving the call, text, or email that they are running a business that has them excited to wake up every day, fuels me. I get to be something that I never thought would be so overwhelmingly satisfying- a silent cheerleader. Helping my clients go from constant transitional business situations to a thriving atmosphere from our working together, there is no better feeling.

What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?: 

Listen more than you speak and seek to understand. 80% of being in business, no matter the business, is your ability to listen to your employees and clients and understand their needs. If you can understand what your people need, you will always be able to find a way to succeed.

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P.S. Exciting news! We launched a free #BoldBossTribe Facebook Group and would love for you to join us! Come on over!

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#BoldBossTribe :: Corina Eufinger

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Brio Properties Founder Corina Eufinger
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Brio Properties Founder Corina Eufinger
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Brio Properties Founder Corina Eufinger

Tell us your bold boss story!: 

Brio Properties is an evolution from my high school internship. Yes, way back then, over 15 years now! As a senior in high school, all I knew was I wanted to get out of school 3 hours early and a business internship was the way to do that! I asked a family friend if I could intern at their office for the school year. I was the Personal Assistant to the Director of Operations (think coffee drinks, licking envelopes, phone screening, etc). By the time the company closed its doors 10 years later, I had tried out many different roles: Receptionist, Assistant Director of Operations, even a vacant unit cleaner (eek). I was also ready to start my own company. Five years after forming, I have a staff of 6 employees and manage over 130 units. 

Even before the high school internship, I had been involved in rental investing. My grandparents and parents, and sister all owned rental properties. Having this experience has given me a unique perspective where I see both sides of owning a rental property: the ownership part and the management part. I recognized that not all their experiences with property managers were good. In fact, I watched bad property managers nearly sink some of my relatives into failure. When I started Brio, I didn't forget the things I saw and what I heard. I knew that being a good property manager was more than recording transactions and reacting. It was being proactive and a true ally to the rental investor (the origins of our tagline). It means knowing how to assist budding investors to grow their portfolios successfully by listening their goals and needs, and maintaining the properties in a manner that provides cash flow and equity build up.

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Brio Properties Founder Corina Eufinger

We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!: 

I have two rental investors who have personally thanked me for turning around their properties after years of poor management by a previous company. 

One gentleman came to me in dire straits with a 30-unit property already for sale but couldn't sell it because it was so poorly managed. All that he knew was the property had negative cash flow and he couldn't afford to carry it any longer. Vacancy was high, rents were low, and few tenants had year-long leases, all of which was preventing him from selling. In four months we had rented all but 2 vacancies, increased close to 70% of the rents and gotten tenants to sign year leases with the rent increases. I guess you could say unfortunately we did our job too well because he was able to sell it 6 months after we took over. When everything was done, he did say that if he had met us sooner he wouldn't of sold and that if he buys again he's coming back to us. Those are the stories I love!

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Brio Properties Founder Corina Eufinger

What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?: 

Be bold, passionate, and courageous. Life doesn't have to be spent working for someone else for 40 years hoping to have time to yourself in retirement. Take the initiative to find your passion and educate yourself on building that into a business. Be courageous and don't fear losing the "security" (ha, false classification) that your job brings you. Owning your own business is rewarding and gives you the most control over the direction of your life. If you are able to grow it, build systems, and hire employees you can have a fulfilling life with freedom of time. Go get 'em and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

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P.S. Exciting news! We launched a free #BoldBossTribe Facebook Group and would love for you to join us! Come on over!

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#BoldBossTribe :: Katie Saglimbene

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Katie Saglimbene, President of Elevate Marketing Co.
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Katie Saglimbene, President of Elevate Marketing Co.
Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Katie Saglimbene, President of Elevate Marketing Co.

Tell us your bold boss story!: 

In 2015 I quit my corporate job to pursue entrepreneurship. I started a marketing consulting company called Klimb Creative with the purpose of providing small businesses with marketing consulting, social media management and website design. The company quickly grew. I had the opportunity to work with numerous companies within a variety of industries: technology, nonprofit, home improvement, physical therapy, insurance, etc. What inspired me the most during my first year in business was discovering how many small businesses craved marketing solutions and one-on-one consulting. Finding my true passion and knowing it was making a difference in a business gave me a new appreciation for every dollar I truly earned. Because at the end of the day, it wasn't about the money, it was about fulfilling a deep desire to make a difference. I felt more proud of the $300 I earned from helping a nonprofit with a flier than when I worked at my corporate job creating the same type of flier. 

In 2016, I began working with a technology and cybersecurity company on their marketing and branding needs. Our relationship quickly grew. We discovered that many of their IT clients were asking about marketing, social media and websites. After many conversations and meetings, we came to the conclusion that there would be great growth opportunities for Klimb Creative to have a more formal relationship with ASK (the technology company). So in 2018, Klimb Creative rebranded to Elevate Marketing Co. We added two business partners and hired our first full-time employee, Victoria Simmons (our social media and marketing manager).

We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!: 

Developing a mentorship-type relationship with my interns. I never wanted to come across as a hard boss. I wanted to equip the next generation with what I've learned along the way. I didn't want to be a babysitter but wanted to help my interns take ownership of what they were doing. One of my biggest bold boss moments has been training my interns and hearing their feedback on what they are learning. My other BIG bold boss moments have be 1) quitting my day job to start a business with 2 clients under my belt. 2) coming to the realization that I can do this alone and that it's time to grow the business FOR REAL and turn Klimb Creative into a more concrete, legit business. 2017 made me stop, look back and say "whoa."

Bold & Pop : #BoldBossTribe Feature with Katie Saglimbene, President of Elevate Marketing Co.

What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?: 

We hear this all the time, but never forget your why. We are hit daily with 1800 different distractions and are pulled in one too many directions. Stay focused on why you do what you do. My other piece of advice is not to get too caught up in the "hustle hard" mentality. Of course, we work hard (really hard) and sometimes we have to put in the long hours to meet deadlines, but don't forget to about self-care. Ask for help when you need it. Delegate when there just isn't enough time. Find your business buddy who can walk through this business journey alongside you. Put people and resources in your path to help you from burning out.

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P.S. Exciting news! We launched a free #BoldBossTribe Facebook Group and would love for you to join us! Come on over!

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