amy osaba events | floral + event design
"When I started Amy Osaba Events, almost 10 years ago, I knew nothing about how to properly run a business. I was unaware of what tools I needed to make my business successful, and I didn’t know how to make it grow beyond what I was already doing. I spent a lot of years just surviving and making do with what I had to sustain my business, and I knew my business practices were inefficient. Despite my fallacies and by the grace of God, I got more clients, and the demand for my work increased to the point where I was almost scared- scared that I wouldn’t be able to handle it. I was able to make ends meet, but I knew it wouldn’t be enough long term. I was overwhelmed with meetings, proposals, bookkeeping, ordering, emails, my calendar, etc. Anxiety set in and I felt as though I would never get all of it under control.
Throughout the years, there were a lot of wonderful people that helped me say on track and stay afloat, but it wasn’t really until last year, when I met Shanna, that my business finally started to thrive. And after just a short while with her, I felt as though the growth we were experiencing was going to be sustainable! Shanna not only came in and put everything in order, she has gifted me with a vision for a hope and a future that I could not see before.
I don’t think I can appropriately put into words how much she has changed my life, my business, and my future. Shanna has an innate knack for knowing what needs to happen to help you make your life and your business successful. Despite what stage your business is in, she can immediately change the direction for the better. She is not afraid to dive into every detail with you and help get your business to a place you never imagined was possible. She’s there to figure out how to make your business more efficient by organizing, budgeting, and tracking goals and progress until you feel like you can do it on your own.
In addition to having a strategic mind for business, she will be your biggest cheerleader. She is NOT one of these “Oh no! You are doing it all wrong!” kind of business coaches; she is encouraging by nature. She watches to learn how you work, then gives you goals based on the way you work to help you stay on track and reach your peak. She understands that as an entrepreneur, your business and personal life often go hand in hand, and she understands how emotionally challenging that can be. She is constantly encouraging, and when you make poor choices, she gently and sweetly nudges you in the right direction. She never makes you feel inferior or like you have done it all wrong. Her passion is to make your business better and to teach you how to make it thrive. Her love for people and seeing how truly excited she gets when you hit your goal is unexplainable.
Shanna singlehandedly changed the course of my business. She revived a vision that I thought was lost deep inside my soul. I am once again excited about the course of my business, and in turn, my life!
She is a life coach, a business coach, financial guru, a light at the end of the tunnel, and my dear friend.
Having her as a part of your business is, hands down, the best thing you will ever do for yourself and your future. It is not a luxury- it’s a necessity."