Client Experiences Working With Crista
"Crista’s knowledge never ceases to amaze me. I've known Crista for 3 years now and her ability to take her corporate knowledge and apply it to a small business is truly remarkable. I’ve come to Crista looking for help on scaling my business and to really find my sweet spot when it comes to pricing my signature offer. She not only gave me sound and tangible advice, but she also provided me with a newfound confidence that I needed in order to get out of my own way.
When I first spoke to Crista, I was struggling to properly price myself and was barely reaching 4 figures per month in revenue. We reviewed my offer and did a competitive analysis on what other businesses with a similar offer were charging. Once I saw how much more value I was able to bring to my clients, I immediately increased my pricing and stopped solely relying on referrals to grow my business. Fast forward less than 6 months and I'm bringing in 17 times more revenue than before, onboarding new clients every month, am on the path to making multiple 6 figures, and also hired my first contractor to help me continue to scale even more.
Thanks to Crista's coaching, I’m working smarter, making more money, understand my value and worth in a way I had never known before and know that I will continue to scale leaps and bounds in the coming year."
“What Crista helped me do is take all the noise in my business and distill it down, figure out my priorities, and chart out a strategy that enables me to focus on what's important. When I am working with Crista, I feel like a weight has been lifted and I have a clear vision of where I need to go.
Crista is a strategist, an amazing entrepreneur with great experience that she brings, and she also shows her abundance because she gives me the behind-the-scenes of what she has done.
Crista is really able to lift entrepreneurs up and businesses up so they can grow. She is able to understand where a business is at and accelerate to scale faster.”
"I own a design business and we were stuck. We knew that there was a lot of growth ahead of us but we were having trouble getting there. One of the things I liked the most about Crista’s program is that in order to scale I knew I needed something, but I didn’t know what it was. I knew I needed to know how to scale, and some of that were things that she knew about that I had no clue about.
If you want to save time, grow your team, build systems that work, and continue to work at a bigger level, that’s what you are going to get from her program and I can not recommend it enough. Crista’s program is phenomenal and amazing for that. It has already saved us more than 10 hours a week, which is huge. That’s a day's worth of work so that I can focus on the things that I need to as the CEO of my company."
"Crista took all my business structures, ideas and dreams and streamlined them into a model. Aligned with actionable items, structure and a cohesive plan moving forward. Crista's unique method identified my strengths and core values to emphasize my business mission.
Crista's honesty, positivity and questioning really helped me reassess how I move forward in launching my business. Thank you for believing in my business, my mission and me.
I highly recommend Crista to get into your business head and give you a refreshing way of looking at your business. Move out of your own way and let Crista in - you won't regret it!"
"I am forever thankful for Crista.
Being a self proclaimed, high performing entrepreneur means that I have one too many ideas in my brain at all times … and want to try them all...immediately. Crista took the time to understand my dilemma wholeheartedly and worked with me to define the vision I wanted for not only my business but my life. Through her exercises and teaching, we came up with an actionable plan to get me to the business that not only serves my ambition but also serves my family.
Anyone who has the chance for Crista to speak knowledge, truth and strategy into their life & business will see invaluable results."
"I am 100% more focused... No more unfinished projects. No more confusion for me about what should be a priority in my business. I'm achieving the vision for my business and I'm working in my zone of genius, and I am having a lot more fun and enjoying what I love to do because I'm not spinning my wheels anymore.
I have become more profitable and who doesn't love that? While the profitability is amazing, I'm definitely loving how I am working smarter and not harder. I've cleared away the overwhelm and the exhaustion, and I think it's also so important to think about how we're doing things in a way that can be sustainable, year after year."
"It has been an incredible experience, I have learned so much through the work we’ve done that has helped me go from having a lot of different ideas about my business to really narrowing it down and focusing, and really leaning out my business model. That level of focus that I now have is something I am so grateful for and it’s truly incredible."
"If you are looking to expand the way you are doing your business, this has not only helped expand my business and the possibilities of the activities I could do to improve my business, but I’ve also met the most amazing, high vibrational soulpreneurs that I’ve probably met in my life. It's amazing to meet people who actually inspire you to take new actions in your business, to be more experiementive, to be more open to feedback that maybe you haven’t implemented in your business so far. That is what has happened for me.
I have a game plan moving forward of what I’m going to do in my business, things I kind of already knew I was going to do, but now I actually have the activities and the actual quarterly game plan that is there to help hold me accountable to achieving my goals, not only this year, but many years to come. So, if you’re looking to level up you your business and simplify if – this is the key thing – creating more space in your life so you can take care of your mind body and soul, and have a plan to achieve your financial goals, I can’t recommend this more."
"This helped me figure out what the next step is and how I need to achieve it and where I need to go with it by breaking it down into smaller projects and smaller action items in order to help me achieve the goals that I want to set and I want to achieve for my business so I can make it as profitable as I possibly can.
It’s great for people who need to learn how to lean out their business and be successful and just get rid of all that scatter and all that spaghetti they have in their head, and spinning their wheels, and trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t work, so this is a great way for people to figure that out. So, thank you Crista and thank you to her team."
"It has been a very unique and reflective experience for me. A) because I get to be with one of my favorite business minds who is Crista and she is teaching me a method that gives me the space to sit down and figure out what my vision is and then take the time to dive deep and make my vision a reality through step by step 90 day plans, daily plans, weekly plans, and it just feels really empowering to take the time and know that everything is manageable basically, and that we don’t’ have to get stuck in the rut of working on our business every day and that it’s really important as business leaders to really take the time to work on the business.
I think what’s also really wonderful and unique about this experience is that I’m also able to surround myself with other amazing and inspiring business owners who have unique perspectives and experiences and we’re all able to mastermind together, so not only do I get Crista’s brilliance and guidance, there’s also this great wealth of other information, support and help of other women business owners. So, I think if you want to level up your business, Crista Grasso is absolutely the woman you want to work with."
"As an entrepreneur and screenwriter, I’ve been doing this work for over a decade and it’s been so amazing just to have this space and time to sit down and learn how to optimize my business and lean it out. I had absolutely no idea how complicated I made my business, how I wasn’t using certain resources effectively, how much time I was spending on activities and things that really weren’t lending themselves well to my bottom line. I just feel like I’ve had so many light bulb moments, it’s absolutely floored me.
Now, not only am I walking away knowing that my business will be even more profitable, I know that I will be able to spend less time in my business and more time on my business, and even more important than that, I’ll be able to focus on activities that feel more pleasurable to me and really allow me to operate in my zone of genius. The lean out method is just mind blowing. It’s just amazing."
"Crista's method has taught me that small focused goals lead to the big picture and the vision, and the reality is you accomplish more with less.
In the beginning of my journey with Crista, I would flounder, push out other ideas, create more work, more avenues, Crista reeled me in every time. We went back to her Method...and every time it brought me back to my short term goals that I would focus back on and accomplish. I was tired of spending years having new ideas, goals then getting overwhelmed and not completing them or at least not to my liking.
Crista is honest, trusting, she listens, she guides with your vision in mind, backed by her expertise to know what the consumer wants, how to plan and market to them and do it in a way that is authentic to me and my business. Thank you Crista for being a coach that not only helps propel the business, but propels the person to ensure that wellness and self-care are part of the journey, so I can enjoy the journey, not lose vision and feel great about it along the way."
""I was able to move into my business more organized because the structure of this program works. I really appreciated the smaller cohort of people because it allowed us a safe place to share relatable concerns. The weekly check-ins kept me grounded to move through challenges without feeling invalidated.
The leadership from Crista and Jessica as they both exhibited wisdom to help me see my goals and simplify the process. They gave me the confidence to believe in myself and trust my authentic path. I never felt alone. I loved my experience."
- on the Build to Scale Offer Incubator
“I decided to attend the LOLU Retreat because I want to scale my coaching business but knew that it needed to be simplified first. I realized that I had been holding off on scaling because I believed that a bigger business would require more work and I was already at capacity.
Crista's Lean Out Method makes it not only seem possible, but actually gave me a step-by-step proven process for doing so. I am excited to move forward and make it a reality!”
- on the Lean Out Level Up Retreat
"When I registered for the retreat, I wanted to walk away from it with clarity about my priorities and a clear action plan of what to work on (and finish) first. I got that and SO much more than I expected!
Not only do I now have clarity on what I'm going to make time for (including non-business related priorities, like self care, rest, and play) but I also have a new found sense of permission to do the work I love while saying "no" to work that depletes me. I also have a roadmap for creating a clear vision for where I want my business to go and a strategic plan for how to bring that vision to reality.
Not only was the retreat engaging, informative, and productive, but I got so many brilliant ideas of how to grow my business in simple ways from the other attendees. Everyone was supportive, encouraging, and open to sharing their experiences and resources that would help the entire group.
If you feel like a hamster in a wheel that's constantly working but getting nowhere, or you feel stuck and don't know what to work on next, or you're like me and start a million projects but don't finish anything, this retreat will help you clear out the mental clutter, gain clarity on what's truly important, and get laser-focused on doing the work that will take you and your business to the next level."
- on the Lean Out Level Up Retreat
"My session with Crista was immensely helpful. I went into it with the specific goal of getting insight as to how I can scale my business, and while I did get that insight, I also got some other ideas for how to improve my business as a whole. Since the session I have had tons of brainwaves and have gotten crystal clear on what I need to be doing to get to where I want to go, which is something I’ve struggled with for ages. Thank you so much, Crista! I can’t even tell you how helpful working with you has been." - Nicole B.
Team Experiences Working With Crista
"Crista consistently demonstrated the ability to partner with business leaders, co-create pragmatic plans to elevate their leadership, and produce results that transformed their organizations. Keeping strategic goals as a central focus, she skillfully assessed current operational patterns and identified opportunities for improvement.
I especially appreciate her ability to improve and evolve existing best practices into easily understandable, repeatable processes. She leaves every place and leader measurably better."
"I had the pleasure of working with Crista for two years and feel endlessly grateful for her leadership.
She is hands down the most strategic person in any room. She has the ability to take complex ideas and turn them into simple, comprehensive and actionable steps.
One of my favorite things about Crista is her ability to recognize everyone's strengths and help them forge their own path for success based on their strengths and passion.
Consider yourself lucky if you get to work with Crista in any capacity - she's not only a such a joy to be around (there wasn't one meeting we had where we didn't laugh), but very wise, strategic, and never faltered."
"Crista's excellent leadership and stewardship skills and skillful mastery of working with the client's management team to understand their needs led to the successful completion of 2 high priority initiatives. She spared no effort to make sure her coaching team had whatever they needed to get the work accomplished."
"I had the pleasure of having Crista on my team for two years, where she guided our clients through large-scale business transformation programs.
I watched her expertly shepherd them into adopting more agile systems of delivery and creating systems and structures that would allow them to scale their businesses.
Amidst significant complexity Crista showed a true talent for simplification.
Drawing on her experience in strategic planning, she coached clients to simplify their strategies and focus intensely on outcomes, leading to accelerated results.
She is naturally good at creating an environment of trust, which allows her to be take bold action, shepherd clients through the difficult process of change while holding everyone firmly accountable.
Her ability to forge authentically trusting partnerships with clients sets her apart from other business consultants. I have no doubt that Crista will continue to excel at helping others overcome obstacles and achieve great success."