Kiwi's Coaching Corner

Useful tips to help you get from where you are to where you want to go. Paul Kiewiet, MAS is an industry veteran providing business and life coaching, industry consulting and facilitation, and professional development services through BrandKiwi LLC.

Do your customers want the latest, trendiest, most-newsworthy promotional product? Or do they want to achieve a specific business objective? Or do they want to look like the coolest, hippest, most savvy and in-touch, worldly executive to their associates? Knowing what your clients want is the key to your success. Your value proposition should be…

Your clients only buy what you make them feel. Describe how your clients feel after they’ve just entrusted their brands, their projects and their reputations to you. You see, people don’t buy what you do or what you sell. They buy how it (the relational and transactional experience with you) makes them feel. Do they feel…

The five “w's”and the “h” were the reminders for aspiring journalists to include in every story: who, what, when, where, why and how. These elements make a story compelling, informative and complete. They are also critically important to you as you write your own life story. 1. Who Are You? How have you defined yourself?…

In just more than three short weeks, we’ll be saying “so long” to 2016 and welcoming in a brand new start. As the craziness of December slows down from a boil to a simmer, and when you finally get to catch your breath, you realize the reset button gets hit, and soon you’ll be starting…

Hopefully, by now, you know that you cannot just be a product source and expect to command a premium price or a loyal customer base. Quite simply, if you don’t want to be commoditized, don’t be a commodity. Think about why your customers buy, and work to give them a reason to buy from you.…

Some day, I'm going to change! Many adults still are struggling to find out what they want to do. Oh, they're busy. But mostly they react and react and react, and never really set their own directions. They expend a lot of energy trying to make a living and spend little time making a life.…

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