At Planner’s Lounge, we strive to provide tons of free information, advice, resources and tips for our readers and subscribers. However, event planning businesses and careers are very unique and face different challenges. There may be times when you want to get to the next level in your business, have an experienced planner evaluate your current business, or just figure out how to make more money. Event professionals can benefit immensely from mentoring and one-on-one coaching from an experienced planner.
The one thing you want to be sure of is that you choose a coach or mentor who has achieved what you want – who are living examples of the specific successes you desire for yourself. As a professional wedding and event planner for more than ten years, I have a very successful track record in the wedding and events industry including a loyal staff, consistent six-figure revenues, extensive press and media coverage, and a variety of awards. I am confident that I can help you achieve the success you desire in your event planning business.
In my own businesses, I have always hired coaches and attended conferences to get myself and my businesses to the next level. Was it an investment? Yes, it has been an investment of both time and money. But, it’s an investment in myself and my success. Paid coaching, conferences, and training have always been 100% worth it because what I learned brought me measurable financial and business success much faster and easier than I ever could have done myself.
There are so many successful event professionals and business owners who have gone before me and have already figured out what works and what doesn’t. I have learned from both their mistakes and triumphs and you can too. As a coach for wedding and event planners, I am a completely open book about anything and everything. I am happy to share any and all experiences, resources, and knowledge that can help your business.
If you aren’t sure whether I am the best coach for what you need, simply get in touch through email or phone so we can chat about where you are struggling and/or what your goals are. I would love to hear about your event planning business and how I might be able to help you.
Email coaching is a quick and easy way to get one-on-one help for your business or for your career in event planning. You ask your question or describe your problem via email and get a personalized response and brainstorm in return. Responses are full of ideas and resources to help you move forward with your business and career plans. Email sessions can also be used for Debbie to review your website including use of images, wording, layout, and marketing message.
Simply click the “add to cart”, purchase your session then answer the quick questions shown after check out. Once I have all your information, I will get started on a thoughtful and detailed response. After my reply, you can ask any clarifying questions and I will respond with further help.
All emails are personally answered from Debbie Orwat, Founder and Editor at Planner’s Lounge.
Investment is $75 for One (1) Email Power Coaching Session
One (1) strategy session includes a preliminary review of your answers to our detailed questionnaire followed by a 60-minute coaching session with Debbie. Our coaching sessions are done via phone. Coaching sessions can be used anytime within 6 months of the purchase date.
Here are topics we can help with:
- Analysis of your website, branding, and marketing materials
- Marketing strategy and specific marketing tactics
- Strategies and resources for growth and expansion
- Business launch techniques, advice and tips, including planning and prioritizing tasks
- Review of pricing/package/services analysis and feedback
- Timeline and logistics review for an event
- Review of your sales and consultation process
- Social media and blogging setup, guidance, and strategy
- Work-life balance with your business
- Brainstorm business ideas and services that combine your talents
- Help you understand why you are burned out and what to do about it
- General Q&A to answer all of your business or career questions
In each session, we will work through as many questions as we can. When we are done, you will have actionable steps to take and a clear sense of what to do next. Once you purchase a session, you will receive the questionnaire to download along with details on how to schedule your Strategic Coaching Session. Coaching sessions are available during the day, in the evening, and on select weekends.
Investment is $175 for One (1) Coaching Session
Based on your time and where you are at in your business, our mentoring program may be the right solution for you. Mentoring includes intensive support, coaching, and professional guidance as you build or grow your business.
Our mentoring clients range from event planners who are just starting out to mature business owners who have been planning events for years. We accept a limited number of participants in our mentoring program and availability varies throughout the year.
Your Custom Mentoring Program includes the following:
- Initial 20 minute get-to-know-you phone call where we discuss your business, goals, struggles, and ideas
- Custom outline of your mentoring program, tailored to your specific needs
- Shared document that we use together for notes and homework throughout the program
- Nine (9) 60-minute phone calls with Debbie over the course of 9 months
- Email access between sessions for basic questions and quick follow-ups
- Access to numerous templates that are not publicly available on Planner’s Lounge
- 50% discount on all Planner’s Lounge published products and courses during your personalized mentoring program (excluding the business license for the Complete Wedding Budget Guide product).
Investment is $1995 for your Personalized Mentoring Program. Please email or call us to talk through your goals and what you would like to achieve. After our call, I will create an outline of your custom mentoring program to review. If you feel comfortable with the outline, we can get started on our work together!
In addition to the testimonials below, our Planner Profiles feature wedding and event planners from our Mentoring Program.
The biggest thing that has come from working with Debbie as a coach is a renewed and strengthened confidence in myself and my business. She has helped me determine the best way for ME to do things, given my strengths and weaknesses. She’s pointed me towards so many wedding planner tools and resources that have all contributed to established processes, better pricing, and the push I needed to redesign and solidify a brand I am really proud to market.
Laura Patterson, Owner
The Ideal Day
Planner’s Lounge has been an invaluable resource for me while growing my business. When first starting my business, I took the 20 Days to a More Profitable Planning Business course, and loved it. More recently, I hired Debbie for coaching and mentoring sessions, and it has been one of the best business decisions I have made. Working with Debbie has given me the confidence I need to grow my business, and I don’t think it would be growing at the rate it is now if it weren’t for her guidance and expertise. I’m so thankful I found Debbie and Planner’s Lounge.
Jenn Tansley, Owner
Soirees and Revelry
Thank you so much for the wonderful call! I truly have been fired up and inspired by all the action items you have given me. I definitely see clarity now more than ever.
Gina Lett Shrewsberry, Owner
Inspiration by Gina
I truly can’t say enough great things about Debbie at Planner’s Lounge – she definitely over-delivered, and I was very happy with the amount of time and effort she put towards my coaching session. At the end of the year, I decided I needed a new set of eyes looking at my business, branding, and marketing and decided to purchase a one-on-one coaching session. I sent her everything I could think of, and she delivered a powerful session which included a number of action items, suggestions and new ideas that I could incorporate, some of which I could do very easily and quickly. Not only that, but I also received a very thorough follow-up email with additional suggestions for the coming year based on some extra information she requested during our session. Within three weeks, one of her suggestions led to a full-service booking from a bride who found me through a new avenue. I would wholeheartedly recommend her coaching/mentoring services! I will definitely keep in touch with her as my company grows and use her services again in the future.
Weddings by the Vine
Joining the Planner’s Lounge mentoring program has changed my whole life. Debbie provides not only incredible insight and perspective on my business plan and approach, but also the inside details on the mechanics of how to start my own event planning business as well as the encouragement to get there. I am so glad to be a part of this incredible program!
Elizabeth Restauri, Owner
Total Imagination Events
The Planner’s Lounge Mentoring Program gave me the support I needed to push through hurdles to help me be more successful. The program was personalized to my needs by giving me goals I needed to accomplish to get to the next step. I also gained confidence in myself with every new experience I took on. Without Planner’s Lounge Mentoring Program, I wouldn’t be where I am right now.
Amy Adducci, Owner
Antique Bridal Events
I wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for your time and incredibly valuable advice last week. Finding you has been such blessings and I’m very grateful for your guidance and support! I feel good about the direction I’m heading in now. I’m definitely going to be booking more coaching sessions with you in the future!
Stacey Smith, Owner
Thank you so much for the great coaching session yesterday. I felt so energized after we talked and have been thinking non-stop about everything we discussed. In fact, I just finished setting up one of the marketing ideas you suggested!
Liz Means, Owner
Pop Fizz Weddings
Debbie’s guidance and insight have helped me to avoid mistakes, but it has also taught me to embrace the mistakes I have made and to learn from them. Our monthly coaching sessions feel more like I am meeting with a friend; one who I get to bounce ideas off of, someone who supports my decisions, and a person who is one of my biggest cheerleaders. This year has brought on extreme highs and lows for me, and no matter what, Debbie has been there every step of the way. She has gone above and beyond for me, helping me to get the training wheels off, erase any doubt, and to stand on my own two feet.
Marisa Heidt, Owner
Feather and Twig
“I just wanted to follow up with you as well and tell you how much I appreciated your consulting session. It has really helped me narrow down my clientele which is resulting in my stress level lowering and my happiness rising. I have a much more clear direction on where to take my business and the steps that I need to take to get where I ultimately want to be. Great advice!”
“Thank you so very much for your time today for one-on-one coaching. I feel like I have some really great things on my “to-do” list and ready for the next steps. I really appreciate all you do to help other planners succeed.”
“Debbie is full of knowledge and amazing to work with. She takes the overwhelming process of starting a business and breaks it down into doable pieces while sharing valuable information at such a reasonable fee. When consulting with Debbie, I feel like I’m working with a good friend and one of my biggest cheerleaders, I always feel empowered after meeting with her. She is truly genuine and wants to bring out the best in you and your business.”
“Thank you so much for meeting with me today, it definitely has helped me to move forward, as I was feeling stuck.”
“Thanks Debbie for the fabulous coaching session today! I really enjoyed talking with you and getting advice on various aspects of my business. I’m excited to put to use all of your great tips, and can’t wait to see my business grow!”
“Thank you so much Debbie, you are a blessing! I feel very lucky to have crossed paths with you. I appreciate all of the encouragement, and I would definitely love to meet with you again…probably sooner than later.”
“I learned how to take the next step towards my dream career!”
“Coaching from Debbie was just what I needed to grow my business and be able to raise my prices.”
You can read reviews on Google+ in addition to those listed above.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our coaching services. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 720.772.7526.