Sara O Speicher, President of VMB Pro co-authored the book with world renowned motivational speaker, Les Brown. Speicher, a long-time fan of Brown’s work described herself as feeling “Thrilled and honored” at being chosen as one of his co-authors. Each step in Speicher’s journey from being an internationally recognized NCAA Division 1 Athlete to corporate employee to entrepreneur and mother has provided her with valuable insight and experience that she has been able to put to use for her clients.
The idea for Speicher’s business, VBM Pro, came to her while she was an employee. The owner of the company she was working for wanted to take the business to the next level and brought in outside consultants to help. The consultants did an exhaustive analysis and provided a two-hour PowerPoint report and a book of suggestions then left.
The report ended up in a drawer and the overwhelmed business owner never implemented the growth plan. Speicher says, “At that point, I remember saying to myself that when I was in a position to consult, I will also make sure I can be there for the clients to guide them through implementing all the changes or to simply provide the service for them.”
Today, she owns VBM Pro, a service that provides Virtual Business Managers to help entrepreneurs battle the overwhelm that can impede growth.
“We consult (provide recommendations, devise strategies, plans, templates, etc.); we act as accountability partners when our clients want to do the work on their own; and we provide hands-on, done-for-you services so our clients can focus on their strengths, revenue-generating activities, and their lives.”
“You (Entrepreneurs) have every opportunity to make it happen, to reach your goals, live your dreams… but doing so successfully will require a lot of focus, discipline, confidence and a team.”
In Bold, Speicher discusses the success factors of Drive and Support in a chapter titled, There is an “I” in Team! She describes how entrepreneurs who are working hard can learn to work smarter to avoid jeopardizing their business by stretching themselves too thin and how to create a support team. She explains, “You are at a great disadvantage as a business owner that prevents you from focusing on revenue-generating activities because you are multi-tasking, wearing different hats and working with an unskilled team.”
Speicher isn’t the only expert saying that, a recent study by Price Waterhouse Coopers revealed that poor execution costs US businesses anywhere between 50 and 150 billion dollars every year.
Helping You Unleash the Hero Within is available now in both Kindle and paperback editions on Amazon.com
Company Name: VBM Pro, Inc.
Contact Person: Sara O. Speicher, MBA