“It’s been a life-changing experience! How can I thank you for all you’ve done in helping us accomplish our biggest career dream — opening our first salon and spa and watching it grow overnight!”
~Stephanie Bosco/Owner, Studio Phi Salon-Spa
Stephanie is the Co-Owner of Studio Phi, a new salon and spa in Reno, NV. When I met her, she was working in a small workstation at another salon with a dead-end career path. After entering my grant study, Stephanie opened a new salon with her business partner, Robin Pasalich, which produced 1,000x improvement in cash flow, new business opportunities and rapid career expansion in their first six months. Studio Phi became an immediate success, experiencing tremendous growth and expansion even before its formal grand opening.
“We had a second home in Lake Tahoe, CA that had been listed for two years, with no offers. Within three months of making the recommended Feng Shui adjustments to our environment, we received a cash offer and the property closed escrow in June 2010, allowing us to pay off the mortgage and walk away with much needed cash for the business and our personal lives!”
~Paul Kaplan, Owner/KAP Construction, Inc.
I started my Feng Shui research study with environmentally conscious home builder Paul Kaplan, owner of KAP Construction, Inc. This was the beta test version of what was later to become my Feng Shui business coaching program under the trademark name: The BreakThrough Environment™. Using Feng Shui protocols I later fine tuned for other business applications, I was able to take a business in severe decline and turn it around within just a few months, while also helping Paul and his family improve their personal goals. KAP Construction reported a 65% cash flow improvement during their 6-month participation.
When KAP Construction entered my Feng Shui business study in February 2010, the owners explained where they were at personally and professionally, “We were in the process of losing everything: our business, homes, retirement accounts. The company was [running] in the negative, we were living off our retirement and we were unable to restructure any of the notes on our properties,” Kaplan explained. “We were living off unemployment and all of our financial firewalls of protection ceased to exist. There was conflict and disharmony within all adult relationships. We were unable to sleep due to all the stress. There was no work. Our phone rarely rang, and all job leads had dried up. We laid off our entire crew, except for one person. We felt disempowered, depressed, very much alone and extremely angry.”
After implementing Feng Shui protocols, the Kaplans reported the following results:
- Finances and cash flow improved by 65%
- Energy and vitality improved by 75%
- Relationships improved by 85%
- New work and career satisfaction improved by 85%
- Stress reduction improved by 85%
“We have noticed improvement in all areas [tracked by the study]. We hired labor positions. We’re bidding a lot more jobs. We’re making headway doing tenant improvement and other better paying projects,” Kaplan explained. “Even when work slowed down after the study ended, we consulted with Adele Trebil for additional recommendations, which were implemented and we noticed bids being signed and work resuming.”
“The initial investment I made to participate in this study carried minimal risk and has resulted in more than 500% benefit for my business – in the first six months!”
~Karin Hoffman, Owner/Kandela Lighting Solutions
Early in my Feng Shui coaching program I met Karin Hoffman, who had just purchased a new business, Kandela Lighting Solutions. When I interviewed Karin in June 2010, she shared that she had been working long hours ever since buying this business to generate income. She was aggressive and focused in her approach to network with other businesses, but had received minimal interest, with no requests for quotes or potential leads being generated from her activities. After working with me for six months, Kandela’s sales went from $0.00 to $20,000. per month! Her return on investment for her participation in this program was more than 500%.
After many weeks of concentrated sales and marketing on her own, Karin joined my Feng Shui coaching program, hoping to improve results for her hard work in building a new business. At that time she felt nervous about the fact that she had no income, no quotes and things were very quiet. After learning Karin’s goals, I created a customized Feng Shui program for her work location. After some minor fine-tuning, she reported consistent increases in her monthly business revenues.
Within 6 months, Karin documented the following results:
- 100% pay-back of her initial cash investment in the business (over $30,000.)
- $68,000 in receivables from orders already placed
- Close of a business opportunity with the State of Nevada proposing eight other large facility projects
“Every government office should invest in the Feng Shui success strategies that were implemented in our department during this study, to improve efficiency and gain insight for setting up work spaces that improve morale and create positive flow of energy.”
~Karen Catarino, Risk Manager/State of Nevada Department of Administration Risk Management Division
The State of Nevada’s Risk Management Division is not responsible for generating income, but rather for saving the state money by managing risks associated with Workers’ Comp and property/casualty insurance. Department Manager Karen Catarino decided to invest in implementing the Feng Shui business coaching program in her department after learning about its success in the small business community. During the department’s participation period, they were able to save the state of Nevada $11 million dollars.
As with many government entities, the state of Nevada had been hit hard by budget shortfalls in the last several years. State employees lived in constant fear of losing their jobs, and many had already been forced to accept furlough days, cuts in pay and other mandates reducing salaries and benefits. This situation obviously increased stress for state employees, while decreasing morale, productivity, teamwork and the accomplishment of objectives. All of these issues impacted Karen Catarino’s department on a daily basis.
Karen decided to participate in the Feng Shui program, “to add positive energy to the work environment and create more harmony in a government setting.” The biggest challenge facing her department before the program began was securing state legislature approval of their budget for the upcoming year.
Karen’s Exit Survey indicated that benefits received from participation in the Feng Shui study exceeded her expectations:
- The department was able to save the state $11 million dollars
- The division received two awards
- Their proposed budget met preliminary approval by the state legislature
- The staff became a cohesive team with a proven track record
- Karen Catarino won an international management award of excellence
On her Exit Survey Karen commented “The staff was skeptical, but they eventually embraced the changes and are genuinely pleased with the final outcome.”
“The quality of clients and projects has improved. One of the homes I have been managing for a family trust, on the market for 4 years, sold during our participation in the Feng Shui study. It closed escrow at full price.”
~Elise Fett, Architect/Elise Fett & Associates, Ltd.
Elise Fett & Associates, LTD is an architectural-engineering firm in Crystal Bay, NV serving high-end residential clients. The firm entered the Feng Shui business coaching program in January 2011. Their first follow-up survey documented 134% increase in cash flow in the first couple months after implementing recommended Feng Shui protocols in their building.
Elise had built a successful architectural business but had taken time away from work for several months to focus on other pressing matters, including selling a family home that had been on the market several years. This had impacted her cash flow and business focus. Issues discussed prior to entering the study included: 1) the need to sell a family property that had been on the market for 4 years, 2) refocusing the architectural business for more efficiency, 3) paying off loans, 4) balancing work and family relationships. This case is noteworthy because major improvements were documented as early as the first 2-3 months after Feng Shui protocols were implemented, and Elise submitted a Profit/Loss Statement to document her report of 134% cash flow increase in the first couple months (January-March 2011). Improvements were noted in: 1) salary and cash flow, 2) ability to generate money, 3) satisfaction with money matters, and 4) financial security.
Elise reported that the estate property they had been trying to sell for 4 years sold during their participation and escrow closed at full price. She also noted that since they would be involved with financing for the new buyers, additional money would be made on the interest. Elise added that two new contracts were signed with clients of the architectural business and that they were receiving additional cash flow through another business.
Elise reported the following results over a 6-month participation period:
- 134 % improvement in cash flow
- Sudden sale of real estate at full price (previously on the market for 4 years)
- 50% improvement in vitality and energy level
- 50% improvement in personal empowerment
- 50% improvement in satisfaction and happiness due to significant stress reduction
Elise’s comments indicated that “clients are happy, new work is coming in, the major work of selling a family home in a depressed real estate market is now over, I am less stressed and I am receiving money from several different income streams. I have also noticed that family members and staff are more supportive.”
“We have experienced noticeable improvements, our office has a better flow, and cash flow and office relationships are better.”
~Dr. Tara L. Finley, OMD, ND/The Finley Center
Dr. Tara Finley, O.M.D., N.D. and her husband Brian Finley, P.T., O.C.S., F.A.A.O.M.P.T. are the managing medical partners of the Finley Center, a medical services company specializing in: 1) electro-acupuncture; 2) cosmetic acupuncture; 3) adult and pediatric acupuncture; 4) preconception planning & fertility support; 5) holistic & preventative pediatric care; 6) bio-identical hormone counseling and supplementation; 7) medical nutritional supplementation; 8) structured weight loss programs; 9) physical therapy; 10) manual therapy and 11) structured fitness programs. The Finley Center entered the Feng Shui coaching program in July 2010, and they reported a 30%-45% cash flow improvement over their 6-month participation period.
In the Pre-Evaluation Survey, Dr. Tara indicated that although she had built a successful private practice, the center’s numbers had been down over the last two years, and she felt cash flow had stagnated. One of her primary objectives during the study was to increase patient numbers for her husband Brian’s physical therapy practice, which was part of the center’s revenue stream. Another goal was to do more “preventative medicine” and “wellness programs” through the center’s outreach to the community. With the implementation of recommended Feng Shui adjustments during the program, their medical practice reported:
- 30-45% overall increase in cash flow;
- 15-30% overall increase in Brian’s patient numbers (although still fluctuating on a weekly basis)
Dr. Tara commented at the time of her Exit Survey “This study has been very helpful and our business has definitely seen an increase in cash flow. Our main goal in entering this study was to increase Bryan’s patient numbers in supporting the practice and we have achieved that goal.”
“The Feng Shui strategies I learned [during this study] have significantly improved the steadiness of the calls I have received from new clients for business. I get more referrals from lawyers who do not practice in my area of expertise, for clients who need a lawyer with my specialty. I have felt more at ease…and that underlying sense of anxiety about my financial future and career success has disappeared.”
~Amy N. Tirre/ Law Offices of Amy N. Tirre, A Professional Corporation
Amy Tirre is a professional attorney who opted to have both her residence and her law office included in the Feng Shui coaching program. When I first interviewed Amy, she indicated that although she had built a sustainable practice she had some anxiety about the future because of the declining economy. She was looking for a new success strategy that could help her improve the consistency of new clients and cash flow. As she explained, “It’s critical to my business that I have new clients consistently contacting me for legal representation because that translates into money for my services.” After she joined the research project, Amy reported 20% improvement in her business cash flow.
Amy Tirre’s documented results:
- More than $20,000 R.O.I. because of increased cash flow and steady business over 6 months
- 30% improvement in consistency of new clients for her law practice
- 50% improvement in her sense of well-being and stress reduction
As Amy Tirre reported on her Exit Survey, “As a result of making the recommended Feng Shui adjustments to my environment, my law practice has continued to prosper, the telephone continues to ring with new business and I have happy, paying clients.”
“Working with Adele has provided a great insight into our business. After implementing her recommended Feng Shui adjustments, the new clients coming in the door every week are the kind of clients we have been targeting. We are even busier now, despite the economic decline, but are handling it much better because the staff is calmer, less stressed and our environment feels more energized.”
~Dr. Ann M. Sura, ND/Natura Med Natural Family Medicine
Dr. Ann Sura and her husband, Dr. Mark Sura, started Natura Med in October 2010, during an economic decline. Although committed to providing high quality medical services to the Lake Tahoe area, the timing of opening their practice created concerns for both doctors.
I met Dr. Ann, Dr. Mark and their staff in January 2011. At that time, they indicated that receivables from the practice were declining, which caused them anxiety about the future. They decided to have both their business office and their private residence included in the Feng Shui study program. They documented immediate results the same week Feng Shui adjustments were installed. They reported that business increased significantly within a few days and that everyone in the office could “feel the energy shifts” that took place after Feng Shui changes were made – it was that palpable. Despite the economic decline, they achieved 60%-70% improvement in cash flow and new clients during their 6-month participation in the Feng Shui business coaching program.
Natura Med’s patient load continued to increase over the study period, except as Ann noted in their written surveys: “We notice even now that if we forget to light our fire elements, or change a water cure, that our business slows. When we stay on top of it the phone rings, and we have walk-ins and all of us feel good.”
Results for their 6-month participation include:
- 60-70% improvement in cash flow and new clients
- 90% improvement in sleeping patterns, energy and vitality
- 50% improvement in relationships
- 60% improvement in career expansion and satisfaction
- 50% improvement in well-being
Ann commented on her Exit Survey that taking part in this study created an 80% improvement to their working environment, which not only generated more cash flow for the practice, but also improved day-to-day working conditions for the entire staff.
“I have received an excellent return on investment for my participation in the Feng Shui Business Study. I have increased my new clients, increased my income and the ease with which all of this has occurred is what is remarkable!”
~Amy Lewis, CST-T/CranioWave
Amy Lewis, BS, CST-T, LMT is a Certified Cranio Sacral Therapist, focused on helping patients who have chronic pain. Over several years, she and her husband have continued to hire me to perform Feng Shui audits for their private residences and rental properties. When she learned about my Feng Shui business study, she was excited about having her business participate in this project, and she asked me to work with her on the space she was currently leasing. Her first follow-up survey indicated a 20% improvement in cash flow within two months in that same space.
During the study, Amy contacted me regarding another leased office that had come available in her complex. Although she did not want to move, she wondered if a new space would offer better Feng Shui advantages for expanding her business. She approached me about doing a Feng Shui comparison of the two suites with the purpose of comparing their “success potential”. I completed a Feng Shui comparison of the separate offices and recommended that she move into the new space immediately because it had much stronger cash flow and business expansion potential. She followed my advice and completed the research project in the new suite. After her move to the new space she reported even more dramatic business expansion. Her cash flow markers kept improving, as well as her ability to generate money, expand networking contacts and receive recognition for her work. Her case study is unique: 1) she started the program in an existing leased space (using Feng Shui to leverage modest business improvements); and 2) she ended the study in a new Feng Shui recommended space (which manifested even more dramatic opportunities for advancement).
At the end of her 6-month participation period, Amy reported the following results:
- 1,000x return on investment for her participation because of dramatic improvements in her business cash flow
- Significant new business
- Increased client load
- Rapid expansion of new business opportunities
“I have experienced significant growth in client relationships and referrals. My average monthly revenue has improved 195%.”
~Linda McLean/McLean International, LLC
Linda McLean is the CEO and founder of McLean International, LLC, a business and life coaching practice. She entered the research study in July of 2010. At that time, she was working out of a home office, and she wanted to attract more money, create more consistent cash flow and improve the experience of working out of her home. At that time, Linda had hired a new team member and was prepared for growth with the added support of Feng Shui methodologies. After participating in the study, Linda’s average monthly revenue grew by 195%.
Linda remained fully engaged and proactive during the program and at the time of her Exit Survey, she reported the following results:
- 195% increase in her average monthly revenue
- Improved business opportunities and cash flow
- Significant growth in client relationships and referrals
- Feelings of empowerment and focus to achieve her goals
- Improved personal satisfaction and happiness levels
Linda has stayed engaged in the annual Feng Shui consulting program striving for new levels of success. After completing her initial 6-month Feng Shui Business Coaching program, she has become a best selling author for her book Next Level Living: Today’s Guide for Tomorrow’s Abundant Life.