The time has come for the birdie to leave the nest. Rochelle DeLong took me under her wing and brought me into Consilio in March to not only help her company learn, promote and market with social media but to have a place for small businesses to turn to for help getting into social media that wouldn’t cost them an arm and leg.
She helped me release the fear that I have had about opening up my own company and start helping the people step into the pool with all this social computing “stuff”! 🙂
Ideally, I would love to be inside a company and really get my teeth into their soul and bring it to the masses…but those positions are only just now starting to emerge and corporations and still skeptical of adding a full time social media gal to their payroll. Which we all know is completely foolish…better to be on the 8 ball than behind it at this point. IMHO. 🙂 But, let me say, there are smart companies out there that are hiring – good job!
Tuesday is my last day. Rochelle and I are working out who goes “with me” etc. There are things that she can do, things that I can do & we will be working that out. I will still be working for her as their internal social media gal doing strategy, management & rallying for them. I will also be part of her network of contractors that makes her & her company just absolutely amazing.
Her business model is to help small businesses with the thinking that outsourcing is the best model. Do what you are good at…and don’t worry about the things you are not. But at the same time she teaches you to be aware, be a smart business owner & learn how to grow yourself & your business to reach your goals. She is not a coach for your business, she is a paramedic & a neurologist.
Thank you Rochelle, I couldn’t ask for a better 4 months of work to learn more about myself as a human being, a parent, a wife and a friend. You make people be good at being human.