As plainly as I can put it, Joe has the two most important qualities a consultant can have: he knows what he is doing and he knows how to communicate it to you. When I talk to Joe, I get practical ideas that help me focus on what really grows my business. Joe is fully engaged in every conversation and has a great sense of humor. If there is a better consultant out there, I’d like to meet him.
I am writing this letter to you today to let you know how much I appreciate all the great help and advice you gave me this past year as I launched my consulting business. It has been an amazing time of growth for me – I can hardly believe all that I have learned and accomplished!
Looking back, it’s very obvious to me that I could never have climbed that ‘learning curve’ myself. The value of a ‘guide’, a mentor, a coach, cannot be understated. You played that role for me, Joe, and it was your advice that guided me along, specifically:
1. You provided guidance and advice at what always seemed to be just the right time. Because of your experience, you knew where I was on my learning curve and what I needed to hear that day to keep momentum. You had the uncanny ability to supply me with just enough relevant advice and perspective to keep it productive - never overwhelming and always focused.
2. Objective perspective was one of my chief goals in working together. No matter what ideas I came up with, I knew I could count on you to offer me your honest opinion, be frank, and lay out the consequences for me. Joe, you kept me grounded in reality.
3. You gave me the confidence to move forward. Your expert advice was validation for me on many occasions. Frequently, this gave me the courage to try something new, pursue a path or step outside my comfort zone. This alone was priceless, since it combated the deadly indecision and procrastination that plagues so many entrepreneurs.
The bottom line here, Joe, was that your mentoring provided me ‘safe passage’ through the dangerous early months of my new business venture. Indecision, fear, procrastination, lack of confidence and the malaise that comes with all of these were so much easier for me to overcome because of your guidance.
Thank you for your mentorship, your guidance, your objectivity, and most of all, your friendship!
Working with Joe has been an experience without comparison. Before reaching out, we had already noted the importance of creating a system around Marketing, but without having really reached the desired results. Joe did a clear and concise assessment of the current status of our business units and identified the weak points in just a few moments. From the beginning we felt understood and on the same page, which made the further process very smooth and effective. Joe not only showed us the fundamentals of how to create the before-mentioned system, but also coached around 25 high-level executives from different industries and successfully guided them through the implementation process. I can only recommend Joe's strong ROI focus and we've seen amazing results thanks to everything he taught us."
Director of Marketing and Innovation
Joe Costantino has been a steady factor in my business success. He's a true mentor giving me solid advice for making smart decisions and practical strategies for helping my business grow. His experience shines through the valuable insights he consistently offers in our sessions. He seems to always know exactly where I need encouragement to stay focused. Joe knows how to break down a complex idea into its working parts and help me understand how to achieve my goals. It's great to know that he has the right perspective to relate with the challenges I face as a new consultant.
When I started with Joe at Business Marketing Success, our marketing program was sporadic at best - we had spent alot of money for very little return and were frustrated with the results. Like most small business owners, time is a valuable commodity and Joe helped us re-work our marketing materials and set up an efficient and cost effective system where I can consistently keep in contact with potential clients. Joe helped us cut through all of the marketing clutter, focused on what would be effective for our business and in the several months that we have been working together have already seen outstanding results. I appreciate Joe's no-nonsense, results oriented approach and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve the effectiveness of their marketing program and grow their business.
Peter Cahill, President
Capstone Building & Construction
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise on small business marketing with the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Your presentation was enjoyed and valued by all those present, because you made it interesting and interactive. It was obvious that you took the extra effort to find out about our profession and custom tailor your presentation to our specific marketing needs. The information you shared was very practical and useful. You provided us with an easy to follow marketing plan and the tools to implement it, but also shared the value of a marketing professional and how they can assist and improve the process. It was obvious that you are an expert in your field, and offer each of your clients or potential clients your full support and attention. Thank you for being so accommodating and professional. It was a pleasure working with you.
Janine Cavanaugh, NAPO-NE Assistant Programing Chair Person
Thank you for presenting to the South Shore Women’s Business Network. Your presentation on how to “Network for Success” was motivating, informative and very entertaining. You opened our eyes about the importance of marketing “ourselves”, which is an obstacle for many of our members. This simple yet complex strategy has helped many attendees to achieve success.
Your combination of real-life experience as well as your magnetic personality made for an excellent seminar. The attendees left with an implementation plan and enthusiasm.
What more could you want from a networking seminar?
Katie Howard, Director of Development
South Shore Women's Business Network
Joe is a terrific coach, mentor, professional and friend. Joe has helped to guide me through the repositioning of my company and I cannot begin to thank him enough! I have also had the great pleasure of seeing Joe in action at SuccessU. His energy and commitment to helping small business owners to create a successful marketing system for their company is highly commendable.
Lisa Morrissey, President
LIDO Consulting Group
Besides being paid for their working knowledge and expertise, business coaches and consultants alike are rewarded for their objective guidance. But who would provide the expert advice for the consultant herself? Another consultant or coach, the answer is. Joe Costantino is my invaluable business and marketing master. Although an ocean, literally, and 6-hour time zone difference divides us, he grants me the much needed “helicopter view” on a regular basis. I’m truly grateful for this and his friendship as well.
Having the guidance of Joe has made a huge difference in taking my marketing coaching business to the next level. He has been side by side helping me in the process of getting things done, focusing on the aspects that really matters and providing wonderful and practical ideas. He is extremely accountable, showing an impressive and valuable interest in making my Duct Tape Marketing practice a very successful one. In addition to Joe’s strong marketing knowledge and experience, he is a person with so much integrity and commitment. His structured coaching approach just doesn’t left you on your own at any time during the process. I strongly recommend working with Joe as a coach. You will enjoy it. He has really made a remarkable difference in my business. Thank you so much Joe!”
David Gomez, General Manager
As the sole proprietor of my startup marketing company, I needed to be sure I was focusing on what mattered most in my own marketing and that I was taking a systematic approach, just like I teach my clients. Joe Costantino offered his experience and expertise to guide me. He asked thought provoking questions, challenged my thinking and he injected a personal brand of humor that made working with him fun. I’m on my way to building a successful practice thanks to Joe.
Rick L’Amie, President
Whether your marketing program needs a complete rework or just a little tweaking, I highly recommend you contact Joe Costantino. He is the best at listening to your concerns, getting to know your business, and increasing your bottom line through his marketing programs. I have had the pleasure of working with Joe in many different venues to include professional presentations, committee leadership, and a personal client. He is always high energy and a joy to work with.
Your Best Image Professional Image Development
“I initially hired Joe as my Marketing Coach and then was part of his Marketing Mastermind group; he was able to show me the importance of what excellent marketing can do for one's business. Today, my business is thriving because of Joe's expertise, personal commitment to me as well as my company's success. If your business is struggling, you need to seek an expert who knows how to get results. I highly recommend Joe to take your business to the next level.
Catherine J. Brown, RN, BSN, MSN, ONC, CLNC , President & Owner
Brown & Associates, Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
A coach is someone whose specific job it is to make you perform to the very best of your ability. A coach can’t take your place on the field but he certainly can teach you what you need to do when you’re out there. A great coach has strength, administered with a gentle touch when necessary, toughness when necessary, and the common sense and sensitivity to know the difference. It’s hard enough to find someone who has those abilities. When you add Joe’s well rounded business background coupled with good old-fashioned street smarts, to his extensive marketing background, you have someone who can really take your team to the next level.
Joy Johnson, President
The Inner Office, Inc.
First and foremost I want to thank you for making me think, again!!! I have been in business for 10 years and thought that I would never need to market my business. I was wrong! As we all know the business world has changed considerably over the last year and has forced us all to rethink our approach to doing business. Success Coaching U has not only helped me implement a marketing plan it has also encouraged me to start focusing on what Printing Sources really does for its customers. “Eye opening” comes to mind. With a little effort I have refocused my company not to “sell printing to my customers” but to “help my customers buy printing”. IT WORKS! Thanks to Success Coaching U! I look forward to each meeting and the discussion that inevitably leads to a great brainstorming session with a diverse group of business owners. THANKS JOE
Chris Sexton, Owner
Printing Source, Inc.
Working with Joe has been an experience without comparison. Before reaching out, we had already noted the importance of creating a system around Marketing, but without having really reached the desired results. Joe did a clear and concise assessment of the current status of our business units and identified the weak points in just a few moments. From the beginning we felt understood and on the same page, which made the further process very smooth and effective. Joe not only showed us the fundamentals of how to create the before-mentioned system, but also coached around 25 high-level executives from different industries and successfully guided them through the implementation process. I can only recommend Joe’s strong ROI focus and we’ve seen amazing results thanks to everything he taught us.
Director of Marketing and Innovation