Client Testimonials

I met Ave at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking meeting. I hadn’t been to a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting in years and decided to go and grow my network. She was giving a presentation on her business. I was impressed by her successful background, informative presentation and lovely demeanor. She is a confident, professional business women. After the meeting I approached her and ask if we could have coffee to talk about why my current marketing campaign was not working and if she had some suggestions as to how to make it better. She offered me her ideas on how I should market my business and I believed her plan for me was going to work. She coached me over the course of 4 months. In those 4 months, my marketing campaign turnaround 360 degrees and I gained confidence each step of the way. Ave provided good feedback and cheered me on . For those people whose marketing campaign isn’t working, I would recommend they get coaching by Ave.

The Confident Marketing seminar with Ave was an eye opener and quite impactful. The Natural Marketing Style/Personal Persuasion Power grid was revealing and did answer a lot of questions about failed marketing. Ave speaks from a wealth of experience, a genuine and caring heart that truly wants to help others succeed. I found Ave's pipeline building instructions and guidance extremely valuable. As a result, creating a Marketing pipeline that works for my business has become a reality. Thank you Ave!


I was ready to have a coaching session, because I was not sure if I wanted to complete my studies and get my masters degree, or to have my own business or to have a regular job in government or private sector. I believed that if I get some coaching, then I’ll have the answer for myself.

My experience of working with Ave Peetri was that the questions were directly to the point, not about the business, but about my life style, childhood, my personal life. I realized that it’s very important to know all of this before deciding what to do at this point.

I also realized that being balanced in the areas of money and personal life, family, hobbies and my business, is the key to my success. When working with Ave I understood where my strong points and my weaknesses are in my personality. I am more positive and spiritual and I trust myself more to have this experience of having my own business.
The most important thing for me was that I became aware of my values, my priorities in life and I realized that getting a graduate degree is not my goal at this time. When I reflected on the deep questions asked by Ave, I realized that I really want to have my own business. It became clear what Manal’s needs are and they are not always the same as my family’s.

Now, I feel that I am very powerful and that I have talent and I am a very successful woman. My next goal is to be named as the First Business Woman in Oman. I am very professional and I am also very unique and special.

After the sessions with Ave, I am more focused, I have my targets for my business and I am pursuing them with more confidence, peace, encouragement and power.

I am doing very well right now, I can see what I have achieved so far and I am really satisfied with the results.

I really advise all entrepreneurs, all people who are considering to have a coach like Ave, to go for that wonderful experience. It is really important to be clear what you want to have in your life.

Manal AlKhaifi
Founder, Manal Boutique

Working with Ave was a great decision for me. Her holistic approach to guiding me to clarify my business' message and goal was interesting and fulfilling. Her perspective on defining who my target market was and how that plays into marketing was the biggest part of what helped me to continue to move forward confidently in a toughening market. What I learned about marketing by going through her process will stay with me as I grow my business and best if all I have the pride of knowing what I put out there is organic and genuine.

Jo-Anne Bunbury, Owner of Calgary Pilates
http://calgarypilates.com/

I met Ave at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking meeting. I hadn’t been to a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting in years and decided to go and grow my network. She was giving a presentation on her business. I was impressed by her successful background, informative presentation and lovely demeanor. She is a confident, professional business women. After the meeting I approached her and ask if we could have coffee to talk about why my current marketing campaign was not working and if she had some suggestions as to how to make it better. She offered me her ideas on how I should market my business and I believed her plan for me was going to work. She coached me over the course of 4 months. In those 4 months, my marketing campaign turnaround 360 degrees and I gained confidence each step of the way. Ave provided good feedback and cheered me on . For those people whose marketing campaign isn’t working, I would recommend they get coaching by Ave.

Before working with Ave I felt uncomfortable at networking events. Although I wanted to find new clients, I strongly dislike pushy sales pitches and was in a constant state of internal conflict over what I should be saying. Sometimes I’d even avoid talking about patents with interested parties to not seem like all I cared about was promoting my own services. Ave showed me that my personality is predominately conversational truth guide, which means I feel the most comfortable talking to people in conversational tones and guiding them to the best solutions for their needs. With her support, I stopped comparing myself to a typical high-pressure salesperson and instead focused on getting to know new people and their unique situations, and providing beneficial patent information and suggestions that I think would add value. Not only am I seeing results in terms of new clients and referrals, I’m feeling much better about the entire sales process and look forward to attending events and conferences.

The Confident Marketing seminar with Ave was an eye opener and quite impactful. The Natural Marketing Style/Personal Persuasion Power grid was revealing and did answer a lot of questions about failed marketing. Ave speaks from a wealth of experience, a genuine and caring heart that truly wants to help others succeed. I found Ave's pipeline building instructions and guidance extremely valuable. As a result, creating a Marketing pipeline that works for my business has become a reality. Thank you Ave!

Ave's dedication to client's success is highly commendable. She listens to her clients's challenges very carefully and provides a perfect marketing consultation accordingly. Ave's coaching style, experience and knowledge is best fit for any entrepreneur who is aspiring for the growth of their organization.

Avneesh Kumar-Gupta

Founder and Owner

Praves Technology Ltd.

www.pravestech.ca

Avneesh Kumar-Gupta
Praves Technology Ltd.
Jayshri Patel-Amin

I knew I wanted to overcome my obstacles and weaknesses to see my plans through. Before working with Ave I knew what my weaknesses were, but struggled to overcome them.  Ave was able to help me understand why I had obstacles, how to overcome them and create a real plan that set me up for success.  Through her discovery questions and conversations I was able to have a deeper understanding of my accomplishments, goals I wanted to achieve and most importantly setting priorities.  Through this process she was able to keep me on course with my marketing strategy and focused on the right market.

I am a "dreamer entrepreneur" with awesome ideas and struggled to stay focused long enough to see my ideas flourish; however working with Ave helped me dissect my ideas into small achievable goals.  It's amazing to see how small achievable goals gets you to your dream faster!  Thank you Ave.

Jayshri Patel-Amin

Founder and Owner of Jaki Designs

Jayshri Patel-Amin
Jaki Designs

Before working with Ave I struggled with finding opportunities and presenting myself. In working with her I discovered how important a good business-­marketing plan is and to identify my ideal clients and their needs.

The biggest thing that I got out of working with Ave was getting over my fears of approaching people, talking about myself and my business, and networking.

I now have many resources to help me develop and grow my business. I am more confident in what I do, and I make better choices for marketing and advertising.

Guylaine Gagnon
http://www.zentboutique.com/Default.asp

Ave has a wonderful quiet confidence that supports you but challenges you at the same time. She is very keen to help one see the potential for growth, forward momentum, confidence and ideas springing from my team.  Because of her personality she makes a very good coach.  We had a few group sessions and she manages the different personalities with professionalism and encouragement.  She directed the sessions without being dominating and brought out good discussion.

Before working with Ave I struggled with allowing myself to step back and let others/employees do their job completely.  Because it is my company I felt  the need to be helping with everything, not because of control but because I felt it was my responsibility.  I also struggled with allowing myself to do what I do best at and having the support around me instead of trying to support what others were good at and me filling in. 

In working with her I discovered that it was OK not to have to be responsible for everything and let the people who I have on my team take responsibility and initiative.   I have hired very capable people and I need to ensure they have the autonomy they need to be the best they can be at what they do. They also want to have that option in their work live and they certainly don’t need my help to be better but need my support and willingness to encourage them in what they do. Ave helped guide me to make decisions about some of the things I could not necessarily see or articulate because I was too close to them.

I think that with Ave’s help it has provided room for each of us in the company to take ownership and talk openly about our objectives.  Together we developed our vision and mission statements, worked as a team to bond, and know that we are all in it together.

Before working with Ave, I struggled with getting my focus right between multiple complications of work life and balancing work and personal life, also I suffered from low professional self-esteem, shortage of energy and power to undertake clear steps and move further in professional life. I even felt that I can’t make a simple decision and clear choices in smallest of daily challenges.

In working with her, I discovered that I have a lot of achievements and sound values to be proud of, most of all Ave guided me to work myself through towards making choices that would help me reach results that enforce self-confidence. Ave made me realise what are my true values and priorities. 

Throughout coaching sessions she made me think of what are the sabotage­factors blocking my striving energies and how to deal with them, also find the energy sources and positive strengths and emotions that power targeted action and achievement.

After working with her I have achieved self-confidence and a plan how to move on in work, what choices to make and how can I work my way through achieving them. I am truly following the principles and tips how to deal with daily motivational challenges and am better equipped with positive thinking.

What was the biggest thing you got out of working with me?

Ave taught me to think and check myself regularly with a Question: Why am I doing this? Is this what I want to do? Does this support my self-confidence? Also structure and means how to set achievable targets and action plan to achieve both short term and long term goals. I liked most that Ave’s method is not telling you what to do, but guiding and leading with helpful questions to resolve your own way and choices. It was tough at times to come up with all the alternatives, but it strengthened commitment to implementing what I’ve learnt in my daily practice.

 

Riina Aamisepp (General Manager)
Fazer Estonia