Welcome! I’m Teresa 

Listen, we don't know each other very well yet so I'm going to share a couple of things right up front.

I want you to know I'm going to shoot straight with you, always. We joke that when my friends want to be coddled, they call their mom and when they want the truth, they call me. It's not always the most popular thing out there or even the most comfortable, yet it always comes from love and my want for their highest good. Turns out, it's not just my friends I do that with, it's how I do life as a whole.

The other thing I want to share is one of my core beliefs. It fuels me and the work I do, year after year. 

We all have the power to make a difference. I believe one of the best ways to do that is to own a successful online business. It’s powerful and incredibly rewarding!

Now that doesn't mean it’s a walk in the park. Especially in the early days and as you begin to grow. By now I’m sure you wish there was a bullshit-ometer that could take you back in time so you could get back the money and time that you’ve invested running in circles, right? I feel you!

Here’s the plain and simple truth:

It takes work, lots of it, over time. You have to be willing to get shit done.

To be the CEO of your business you have to be committed to the purpose behind your vision-- and prioritize the time to see it through.

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Time & time again, I see online business owners, who are working themselves to the point of exhaustion just trying to do ‘it’ right. They are buying program after program and finding what feels like empty promises & under delivery.

And they think it’s them.  The frustration builds and they begin to wonder if they're even cut out for this.

Sound familiar?

Are you feeling:

  • Exhausted & trapped in your office and still can’t keep up?
  • Like you’ve plateaued. You can’t make the jump to the next profit goal no matter what you try?
  • Borderline hopeless because you haven’t found the ONE thing that speaks to ALL of the things at the heart of what you need as a business owner - the relief that a clear path forward provides?

Are you doing all of that while trying to stay afloat and provide (as best you can) a quality experience to your clients and/or customers?!?

It’s not uncommon to see business owners desperately searching for a solution to whatever they think the problem is and yet not realize they are treating a symptom and not the giant (absolutely fixable) hole that’s sinking their ship.

 So, what do we do?

We get pulled in by the hype of the next “hot” thing, like a shiny new "how to make a million $" course, and end up buying things we aren’t ready for (or that don’t actually fix the real problem), only to add more tasks to the never-ending list that we are already drowning in.

And then what happens?

We hit 'that' wall. You know the one I'm talking about. The one that paralyzes us and reinforces our exhaustion. We start asking ourselves “Where’s the promise of MY online dream?”

All too often, I have seen incredible people with wonderful business ideas suffer along until they ultimately throw in the towel.

I don’t want that to be you! It doesn’t have to be that way!!

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I have talked with numerous business owners who were at the fork in the road of “I’ve got something special here,”
and “I’m tired of this shit!"

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They were:

  • Trying to find every free/least expensive tool to save money
  • Hired team members (1 or 2) but weren’t clear what to even have them do
  • Spending unnecessary time searching for things and piecing them together OR (God-forbid) recreating things because they didn’t know where to find them
  • Using their valuable, limited resources to market and seeing little ROI
  • Falling exhaustedly into bed at some ungodly hour to wake up and do it all over again the next day

There’s no judgment here. Trust & believe I’ve been there as well. They didn’t know what they didn’t know. None of us do.


“Okay, Teresa. What stops my business (and me) from sinking?”

I know it may not be what you want to hear. It doesn’t come with all the flash & mystery that so many other things out there come with. It’s one of the most unsexy, sexy things you can imagine. It IS, however, simple, learnable, and implementable!

I’m talking about a foundation of systems & processes that free your hands to, ultimately, move on to your next goals.

Consider this.

You’ve tried to patch the leaks by learning every industry ‘secret’, right? You’ve thrown up the opt-in to grow your list, done the webinar, created the lead magnet, put up a website, spent hours on social media-- don’t forget the videos. Podcast? Course or membership?

The more cargo you add to your proverbial ship the harder it is for one person to manage the momentum. There’s always more to do. And my guess is it’s all so fragmented that no one told you that none of these things will work until you have a plan in place that allows everything to flow together, eventually freeing you up from the busywork.

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So, what are the systems & processes that free you up to be a Purposeful CEO?

  • Knowing & owning your Vision. Your Mission. Your Values. And letting them chart your course
  • Creating a strategic path to success (based on your definition of success)- -and then taking action
  • Tracking the data & making decisions that are based on reality (goodbye guesses & throwing spaghetti at the wall!)
  • Creating workflows that become automated assistants for you and your business. They work behind the scenes 24/7 so you AREN’T
  • A plan to expand your team efficiently (when you’re ready) without losing your time… and having fun while doing it

Yes, this is all necessary - and possible - and simpler than you may think.

You may have even already heard that you need to be doing some of these things. Tough love here, if you are living in the land of plateau- - my guess is you’re not doing them.

I would also venture to say that it’s not your fault. You started out building your business based on the thing you’re great at. At the risk of repeating myself, you don’t know what you don’t know on this side of things.

Now that we’re here, I want to personally invite you to step into my world of Growth Strategies Café

If you…

  • Are floating anywhere between $2000-$10,000 per month and you’re ready for your next shift
  • Have a program, course, or product that’s proven but it's not getting the sales  it deserves
  • Are excited & energized for your business but you’re unsure of the next right step
  • Have a few systems in place but you could be more organized
  • Are emotionally ready for a team, you may have 1 or 2 VA’s, but you aren’t financially or organizationally ready to bring on the next round of help
  • Want to focus on the "right" things in your business
  • Feel like it's right there, just out of your reach

Then you are in the right place and I am super stoked that you are!


Now, who the heck am  I  to be helping you transition to becoming the CEO of your business?

I know what it’s like to struggle with feeling the frustration of spinning my wheels and wanting to throw in the towel (more than once!)...

I’ve had my own journey of working through the same things many others have experienced --

  • Thinking I was doing all of the “right” things
  • Plateauing
  • Buying the expert courses
  • Feeling like I must not be good enough because nothing was working
  • Jolting awake in the middle of the night either remembering something I forgot or worried that I was going to have to call it quits.

I had to step into my own personal power just like I’m inviting you to do. And I had to begin to do things more purposefully.

I don’t believe for a minute that you were given the seed of your dream to torment and frustrate you. I do believe it was given to you because not only can you do it, there are people waiting to hear it in the way only you can say it. And, hear me, your dream IS possible! Like anything else, it just takes the right resources and the right mentor. It may feel uncomfortable for a bit. You simply have to exercise those CEO muscles and before you know it, you’ll be a natural.

If you want to experience:

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The relief that comes from finally
getting off of that freaking plateau

Confidence that your operations are serving your mission & vision

More time to spend any  way YOU want to spend it

I've Got You!

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The online space has been my "office" for 14+ years. The 14 is how long I have been full time and the + is for the part-time years before that when I was trying to figure it all out.

As you can imagine, I've seen and done a lot in that time and my business has morphed and grown with me. I've built websites, membership sites, courses, taught email marketing, helped facilitate conferences, mentored online business owners, gotten certifications in Online Business Management, Director of Operations and others.



Over the last few years, I have been working with five to seven-figure businesses owners. During that time, as prospect calls came in, I talked with many beautiful people who reached out because they knew they needed help. They weren't sure what kind of help, but they knew they were missing whatever it was that would allow them to scale.

An Online Business Manager or Director of Operations sounded great, but it wasn't what they really needed at the place they were in their business. I would always offer tips and some guidance but I knew it wasn't enough. I kept wishing there was a way I could help. To be able to provide them with everything I knew as an OBM & DOO, the foundation and tools they needed to succeed.

That's when the seeds were planted that would eventually became Growth Strategies Café.

Fast forward a couple of years and you've got Growth Strategies Café. It is the culmination of everything I've learned along the way, coupled with being able to work with other incredible emerging and expert level business owners who can reap the benefits of my experience at a price point that allows them to know what the "big dogs" know, much earlier.

I am so grateful that I listened to that pull last year and my heart is full.

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Like I said in the beginning, I’m not going to feed you bullshit, ever. Blowing smoke up your ass isn't my style. Besides, it won't serve either you or me.

It’s not always going to be easy. It won’t look sexy at first. I’ve made it my mission to not watch brilliant people wither up and call it quits simply because there are not resources available at your level of business that are available to the big names.

There is a better, more effective way. The better way takes work. And guess what? The better way makes a bigger impact… and more money!

This business that you have, it was built from you, your gifts, your talents, your desire to serve & support.

You freaking matter. You have power. You just have to OWN IT!

You can make a difference in someone else’s life. How dare you not?! I challenge you to get the heck up and go do your freaking thing!

Need help? I'd love to guide you off the plateau where you're trapped and on to the business you imagined!

It’s time to get the momentum going again!

Be sure to grab my "Find (and Stop) the Leaks in your Business" Guide.

The anchors that keep us steady

Growth Strategies Café Core Values are:

Ownership & Accountability
Collaboration & Teamwork

Mission & Vision

Growth Strategies Café’s mission is to embolden women to step into their brilliance and own their future. We support them by pinpointing growth gaps and use focused, custom strategies to help them make more money and impact while gaining traction in their business.

Our vision is to impact, educate, and empower tenacious, online business owners and provide them with the ability to grow a business that is in alignment with their vision and values.


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