Today we’d like to introduce you to Dolores Hirschmann.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I’ve been here for over 20 years… by the way, I met my husband in a blind date in Buenos Aires many years ago and he brought me here, his hometown. I have a background in business, marketing, and communications having gone to business school in Buenos Aires.
Since coming to the US I worked in different companies like Christie’s, Fidelity Investments and for many years, while my children were young, I have four, I was the Director of Online Learning for a Non Profit based out of New York City…
I was probably one of the first “remote workers” out there as early as 1998. I’ve always been able to design my work around the life I wanted to have.
So when I was expecting my fourth child I decided to launch my first company, you could say I had nothing better to do 😉 and I became an entrepreneur, launching a clothing company whose mission was to support low-income women working from home, creating amazing hand weaved and hand knit apparel for women.
Women helping women initiative. Years later I launched a language school which I ran for five years, and then as my youngest began first grade I found myself with a little more time during the day and I started consulting for start-up companies.
As a consultant, I could talk strategy and help them with clarity but I couldn’t help them take action. I didn’t have the tools to help a team work well together, lead the team and overall get over the typical obstacles that an entrepreneur faces day in and day out. I couldn’t help my clients with the human side of the company, working in an efficient and effective way.
That’s when I realized that I needed more skills, more tools, so I went back to school for coaching. I got accredited and it gave me the tools to help my clients both in the strategy as well as own their habits and emotions and deal with confusion, self-esteem and overall mindset that’s required for us to grow our business.
It was working as a coach that I began asking myself; would I do this for FREE all day long? The answer to that was… not really! I was loving my work and my clients but there was something missing. I wasn’t fully integrating all my skills. There was something missing so I went exploring.
I reconnected with what I’m passionate about which is IDEAS and the capacity to effectively communicate IDEAS that can have a positive impact in the world.
That’s when I began leading TEDxNewBedford, one of the largest TEDx events on the East Coast and I began working more intentionally with entrepreneurs who are committed to an IDEA for impact. At Masters in Clarity, we help entrepreneurs clarify their IDEA and design a strategy and action plan to move their IDEA forward.
Or answer this question, it probably bests that I share with you a defining moment and resulting “compelling story” that brought me to where I am today, coaching people like you on gaining CLARITY and designing the strategy you need to move your career to the next level.
That defining moment in my life happened a few years ago. I was in a business meeting where I was negotiating a consulting job and in the middle of the meeting I broke into tears. I was negotiating my contribution to a project, a team and I was not able to state my case because I was completely lost in myself.
I had lost my sense of self and I no longer knew what I wanted to do nor what was next for me. As a mother of four, juggling life and work, I had been going from job to job or contract to contract without a clear understanding of where I was going, what were my goals and where I wanted to be in 1 year or 5 years.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
🙂 if there are no bumps there is no fun! 😉
No, it has not been a smooth road. While some of the bumps are internal, self-doubt, lack of CLARITY (yes I know, I’m the CEO of Masters in Clarity), lack of direction, clear about the vision, unclear on HOW to accomplish the vision. Cashflow issues, family issues, personal issues, times when you say, it’s not worth it… I rather get a 9-5 job!
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Masters in Clarity – what should we know?
At Masters in Clarity, we believe that a CLEAR concise message and an ALIGNED Entrepreneur is a SUCCESSFUL Entrepreneur. We guide our clients to MASTER the CLARITY of message, of who they are and what IMPACT they want to have in the world.
We guide them to communicate with their own unique VOICE and lead their companies in a way that flows naturally with who they are. We give them the coaching, support, and accountability they need to grow their businesses.
There are many examples of results our clients got that I’m very proud of. There’s the entrepreneur who wanted to spread a message and who not only landed a TEDx stage but his talk has been viewed over 1 million times.
Or the entrepreneur who by clarifying their CORE IDEA and core message has now expanded his business to accommodate services and programs that would not have aligned before. I have other clients who have gone to double their revenue by simply concentrating more specifically on one market and dominating that space, all because of clarity of their CORE IDEA.
One of the programs I’m most proud of is our CLARITY CIRCLES program which is a community of entrepreneurs that support each other and where we help them; through private and group coaching, live workshops and online content, clarify their core message, design a business model and strategy that supports their work and help them scale their business and realize their impact.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Yes, I’m blessed with a family that supports me. With a writing teacher that became my mentor, 10 years ago and began opening my creative side, my writing side and later encouraged me to write my first novel (New Beginnings, available in Amazon).
There were my teachers at the coaching training and fellow men and women entrepreneurs in masterminds and groups I’ve belonged to over the year.
I don’t do this alone. I also have an amazing team that supports my work and adore our clients.
- Clarity Circles – A community of entrepreneurs committed to growing their business – $597/month – $5,997/year
- Website: www.mastersinclarity.com
- Phone: 508 999 7392
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doloreshirschmann/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Doloreshirschmann/
- Twitter: @Dglarh
- Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dolores-hirschmann-28620b28/
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