The life of an entrepreneur comes with a variety of experiences and opportunities. Those experiences are also rife with valuable lessons carried in them and essential to progress to success.
Amanda Bonnell, the innovative mastermind behind Harvard Strategy Consulting, Inc., has learned three valuable lessons in her successful career. These lessons became her guidelines for growing her sustainable business.
Studying The Market And Anticipating Challenges
No good thing ever comes easy, and challenges will always be a part of life. Amanda learned that as an entrepreneur, she shouldn’t fear the challenges that come her way. Instead, she knew that she needed to learn how to anticipate, enjoy, and be thankful for them because these challenges are necessary opportunities for her to improve her skills, sharpen her awareness and accelerate her capabilities. Challenges, for her, are a catalyst that will take her to the next level.
Once she’s prepared herself for the work to be done according to her growth road map, she then opens her peripheral radar to anticipate the challenges that come with it, Amanda shifts her focus to being aware of her customers’ ever evolving needs, their Jobs-To-Be-Done, as it’s called in Harvard. Amanda’s secret weapon is her innate ability to ‘Find the Consumers’ Gap’ (the solution to the consumers’ needs/problems). Bonnell has risen and commands a new level of Growth Strategy Consulting, where other competition doesn’t swim, where she coaches entrepreneurs on ‘innovative & disruptive strategies’ to disrupt their industry (filling the consumers’ gap unlike their competition).
“This all starts with Reverse Engineering Your Revenue through the clients needs, and Not your desires. Stay in touch with your ‘perfect’ end client, or you will lose your place as the thought leader,” she said.
Lastly, Amanda learned from her career as an entrepreneur that leading with legacy provides her great joy in her journey. Knowing who and how she has been gifted to serve others is the ultimate reward. Viewing her business through this perspective is incredibly fulfilling, as she watches her services positively impact the lives of so many others.
What She’s Looking Forward To
Amanda started her career in corporate America by working for one of the top Fortune 500 firms. She dabbled in the UX doing interface design for big conglomerates like eTrade, amongst others. She then was swept away to run Executive seminars & Event experiences. Finally, leading a team of over a thousand Sales Reps to the #1 position in her International Division. Seems that what every Amanda touches, turns to gold because of her focus on the end client’s experience and needs.
She left the corporate world at the age of 28 to start her first company. She hit $1M in revenue in under 12 months. As a visionary, transformational leader, and innovative disruptive strategist, Amanda continues to lead entrepreneurs down a proven path of revenue growth, with professional and personal transformation, abundant success, collaboration, leverage, and relationships that last a lifetime.
Next year, she’ll be taking things to the next level through LAUNCH Capsule ‘22 where clients receive a high touch one-on-one experience with Amanda, learning disruptive strategies through her simple methodologies.
Amanda is loving the lives she’s touching through her PODCAST: RUNWAY 2 Inspire, a BTS interview with inspirational entrepreneurs, which is available on all podcast platforms, and SPOILER ALERT, the writing of her book at the end of 2022.