Love & Praise
“It was a unique experience to each one of us and it’s about being encouraged and finding our voice, and Sarena is the “Mother of us all”. A leader who holds our hand and helps us to find that courage and confidence. That’s a beautiful part of what I’ve learned. The confidence. The confidence to stand up and say, “I’m here”; the confidence to do the work; the confidence to believe in myself, and to charge the prices I want to charge.
I was an artist working alone for so long. I felt alone in my corner, as you often do no matter what kind of entrepreneur you are. Now I’m not alone. I have support, I have encouragement, I’ve got guidance, and by following the step by step process…
I think another big thing that I have learned in this process, is how to focus on my business. It’s not only about being an artist for me, it’s about where’s that focus, and I’ve learned to take every step every nugget and say, “is this getting me closer to my goal… some of the things I looked at, I realized, “no they are not.”
My husband has been in “corporate business” for a long time, and he is just blown away with the material we’re working on, and how the process is created, nice baby steps that are so do-able. (You do have to do the work).
It’s all the little tiny steps put together that create a new you and a new business – and it’s just been a fabulous experience. I’ve met wonderful people.”
– Kim Vergil
Abstract Mixed-Media Artist
“I wanted to get back to the core of who I was when I realized that I was an entrepreneur at 18. (This) was a really nice way for me to open up and learn from others in a completely different way than I’ve been accustomed to over the past years.
Sarena, I am also thrilled that I was able to learn a great deal from you about how small businesses today should be marketing themselves and their products. I feel like I’m much more up to date on what’s going on in the small business world as a result! ” – Lisa gertsman
“I’ve had two businesses – of over a million dollars. When I decided to take this course, my husband was like, “why are you doing this, you’ve had your success, you know how to run a business.”
But when I started with Sarena she allowed me to find what my true strengths are, and in my niche market. I’ve been able to find out what that is, and expand on that for my clients. My clients are even happier.
Furthermore, in the first four months of this year, I exceeded my sales of last year! I kept that to myself for a long time, I was so shocked.
The tools that Sarena will give you (if you want to show up and do it) are there for you – and your life will be transformed.
Achieve the goals you only imagined – sign up .” – Sandra Lefebvre
“When I was introduced to the Academy for Business Betterment, I was a little apprehensive, because my background is in network marketing, and I was unsure if I wanted to mix the network marketing with this business world.
But I did, and I am so happy that I did. What the Academy has done is given me a different perspective about my industry and my business – I understood it’s not just a “network marketing” thing – it’s about business.
Since my background was in healthcare I had no idea what to do in business, and I didn’t realize that it was all affecting my own personal (network marketing) business.
I’m so happy I did this, I highly recommend anybody in the network marketing industry this can only benefit your business and compliment any if the training you get, as well. I feel like I am restarting. It centered me.”
So, if you are hesitant – do it anyways. You won’t regret it.”
– Heidi Clavet
“I enjoy Sarena. She’s quirky and light and uses a gentle touch. I appreciate that.
I joined the Academy of Business Betterment online class in the fall of 2016. I admit, I was a little skeptical. For the first 3 months, I felt lost in what I can only describe as the abyss of being “in my head.” I reached, out; and each time Sarena would say, “Don’t worry Myra, it will all fall into place, be patient.” and then one day, a fellow “business blisser” shared something (the value of group sharing…wonderful stuff!) and it clicked. I mean IT ALL CLICKED! Sarena was right.
Since then, my business has tripled and I have happy clients because I’m doing what I really love to do.
Thank you Sarena for helping me find my bliss…”
– Myra Ouwendyk
Final Touch Solutions
“This…has re-ignited my fire and passion for my business. After almost 10 years of being in business, I was losing my flame. After seeing how I can offer more services that I enjoy and remove those I don’t; and opening myself up to new services, I’m excited again and feel great every morning I get up to start my work day.
Thank you Sarena for kick starting me again, and for showing me again how much I love what I do. I love you dearly.” – Liz Sebbag
Salon All about me!
“I was referred to Sarena by a friend…who had wonderful things to say, it transformed things for her. I decided to invest in myself and my business.
It more than paid for itself…
I approach my business differently and speak to my clients differently. I promote myself differently…I have acquired new vocabulary and methods of communication.” – Rosalie Levi
“When I auditioned to be part of Sarena’s program in the spring 2016 it caused conflict between myself and my partner as we had invested over 40,000 dollars in training…that we were A) still paying off and B) I had not seen much of a return on my investment years later. I felt frustrated and disillusioned because I knew I had the education, the technical know-how, desire and drive but I was going nowhere and I couldn’t in all honesty quite put my finger on what was preventing me from succeeding.
The process was a much needed discovery the evolution that accrued in those 6 months was transformational.
Clients are now contacting and seeking me out and the funny thing is at the moment I don’t even have business cards or a website yet.
Thank you Sarena. I have never asked for much from others but have always given. For the first time someone has given me more than I could have dreamed possible.
Words alone will never be enough to convey the depth of my gratitude…. And so I guess fairies don’t only hover above the earth, fly and flitter, but are real and walk the earth casting their magic on all those willing to believe. In our hearts we all need to believe in fairytales. You are truly a beautiful spirit.
Much love and gratitude” – Velcia Annell Scott
Velcia Annell Scott
“Sarena is a firecracker. A dynamic, smart and capable businesswoman. Hearing Sarena speak is literally a breath of fresh air. I have had the pleasure of dealing with her on numerous occasions and she is a pro.
Whatever Sarena touches turns to success and I would recommend her work any day.” – Erica Diamond
Founder HADRY hadry.co/
Founder and Editor-In-Chief, WomenOnTheFence.com
FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women,
FORBES Top 20 Women in Canada,
FORBES Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Women In Business on Twitter,
Forbes top 30 under 30
Huffpost & OWN contributor.
“Motivated by Sarena’s example and with the help of her programs,
– Heather Boyd
“Sarena is brilliant, encouraging, fun and authentic. She connects with YOU and YOUR business.
Being a person who likes to get things done and move at supersonic speed I thought I would share these business stats since working with Sarena. She is skyrocketing.
- Efficiency Improvements: Client acquisition time reduced by 40%
- Pricing increased by up to 30%
- New niche service offer that is a trifecta win: I save time, I make money and it’s great for my clients.
- Implemented 3 new work-process systems.
- Installed new invoicing system that has improved collections, cash flow and reduced stress.
- Shift in money mindset and attitude.
- A maturity, appreciation and pride of the business and vision of its future.
- Golden rules/policies on who I work with, the work I want to do, where I work and when I work (work life boundaries).
- An open mind to possibilities and potential and an inner calmness.
- A reframing from fact base offers to value based offers.
– Dahna Weber
“When I started working with Sarena, I was all over the place, doing some of the work I liked, but mostly whatever jobs would help sustain my income.
I had clients, but it felt like a constant struggle to attract them. I felt I was working all the time, spending SO much time and energy … but still not making nearly enough money at the end of the day.
Working with Sarena has brought a completely new perspective to my creative business.
Through her exercises, questions, and expert guidance, Sarena helped me discover what makes me and my work unique.
We honed in my niche, my brand and my marketing angle, then created a plan that made sense.
I was able to increase my prices, and I will be doing that again, soon. (which means I will be able to work less and earn more, spending more time with my family.)
She has dropped real gold nuggets in my lap like catchy phrases that are bang-on with my branding.
I am getting more calls and booking has become easier.
I get so excited and fired up – and I know EXACTLY what I need to do next!
I continue to work with Sarena for her creativity, wisdom, encouragement and focus. Sarena is sweet but refreshingly “down-to business”. I am not kidding when I say Sarena is gifted at seeing the potential and direction a creative business needs to take.” – Wanda Malfara
– Dagmar Daghofer
Travel Designer and Consultant
All the parts seem to fall into place. Sarena Miller has a talent in helping people like me (heart based entrepreneurs) tap into what they REALLY want to say, feel and do. The words came out of my mouth and she translated them to ‘sales’ language. It is an art form, a gift. It is innate.
She helped me have multiple AHA moments! Sarena creates a learning environment for her clients and (gently) pushes them out of their comfort zone only to find successes and new limits.
Her energy is contagious and her knowledge is one-of-a-kind.
I can’t thank you enough…” – Nathalie Mailhot
Master your authentic voice
I am forever grateful for all of her work, and look forward to work with her again and again.”
– Lori Krikorian
“Whenever I came to Sarena with a variety of marketing or branding plans, Sarena would always be able to cut through the clutter, focus my efforts on the top priorities, and point me in the right direction. She was able to see what would work from a clear business perspective and help me define my goals as well as the tactical execution – but with Sarena, there was always with a very unique creative spin that ultimately resulted in the best results for my business, marketing and branding goals.
She’s gifted at what she does, and I feel fortunate to have found someone with such business intuition, insight and out-of-the-box thinking. Sarena has been a very trusted adviser to me for more than 5 years, and will continue to be an integral part of my business team for years to come.” – Suzannah Baum
Public Speaking trainer & coach
Huffpost & OWN contributor.
“I wanted to launch my coaching program that I had created 2 years prior but never officially “put out there”.
She brought accountability to my intention and plan. It allowed me to drill down my ideas to the very first step – and move up from there very intentionally.
Sarena’s expertise helped me see that I could not only launch my program in a way that aligns with who I truly am, but that I was spending a lot of energy focusing on things that did not benefit me or my business!
I am so grateful for having enrolled!” – Julie Anne Christoph
“Sarena…all the words in the dictionary cannot cover how I feel about her and her work ethic.”
While keeping in mind who I was and working together we produced the best possible image and product. She keeps you focused so you do not lose sight of your goal.
– Barbara Minorgan
Author, speaker, coach.
“I think the important thing to note is not how I feel or what I think it has done for me. It’s the comments I get from others which have confirmed how it has changed me! It is noticeable in the work I do and how I communicate with people. I have much more direction and clarity now!” – Annika Diehl
“Sarena’s knowledge and professionalism is outstanding. She helped me feel comfortable with the uncomfortable, and not get stuck with the routine of my business…
I highly recommend to any entrepreneur who wants to build a successful business with real professional support. What you have the potential to learn with Sarena’s program is equivalent to any university business program, except with more hands-on practice, accountability and support.
Sarena Miller is the real deal!! Thank you. I am forever grateful you were always there to give me the kick in the pants I needed.” – Liliana DeLeo
“Sarena helped me formulate just what kind of business I could create.
She has honest, sound advice…She is someone you want in your corner!”
– Joanne Giacomini
“Sarena really helped me understand better where I wanted to go and aim my marketing efforts. It was truly eye opening and extremely helpful in a very concrete way.
– Pierre Benoit, CHt, RCCH, CT.NLP
Registered Counseling Clinical Hypnotherapist
“Working with Sarena is working with a friend and a trusted adviser. You get more than what you paid for. Very warm, funny, and authentic, Sarena has a lot of wisdom and experience in business and I learned powerful techniques and tools to move forward with my business.
Working with Sarena is a unique experience. I highly recommend you hire Sarena you will never regret it, you are in good hands!” – Galit Lazar
I had been struggling with how to up-level what I do and the way I do it, hiring consultants, writers, branding specialists, without having a clear idea of what was not feeling right.
I can already see so much progress in my thinking, my message, and how I want to be and what I offer the world.
If you are truly ready to take the plunge, and be bold in this world, become your best version of yourself for your business I highly recommend this program.” – Carrie Katz
I really learned the true value of what I provide, that my services are worth far more. I charge more and I am comfortable doing it.” – Dr Sazini Nzula
Special Needs life hacks
If you’d like to transform YOUR business from “Meh” to Magnificent, there are 2 ways we can work together:
- One-on-one Private Consultation. I will hold your hand through my signature program and give you tons of attention and feedback. Spaces are very limited and go quickly. If this is your preferred path, reach out so we can see if it’s a good fit for the next availabilities!
- Join the Academy for Business Betterment. We’ll still see tons of each other, but you will be connected with a community who are all going through together.
Click here to join the waiting list for the next session.