Client Studies

Carol’s Client Testimonials

What a joy to receive this testimonial from someone I’ve known for many years.

“I had heard about Carol from several very successful business people I knew in Denver who raved about her ability to provide focused, efficient and reasonable business advice that took into account the need for awork-life balance.  I found the stories interesting because folks raved about not only their business success (increased sales) after working with her but also how they felt more in-control and happy in their entire life.  When I met Carol, I understood why successful people rave
about her – she has combined her business skills with an ability to relate well to people and provides a comprehensive solution to whatever problem is placed in front of her taking into account the whole person -not just the business side of the problem.” Jennifer M. McCallum, Ph.D., Esq., Patent Attorney
The McCallum Law Firm, P.C.
685 Briggs Street, P.O. Box 929, Erie, CO 80516

“My hat is off to Carol Naff as one of the truly phenomenal coaches! I began coaching with Carol only three months ago and have already gained tremendous value from our sessions. Greatest of those are a tremendous spike in my energy and enthusiasm, a renewed belief in myself and my talents, a reconnection with my creativity, and a solid foot in the door with several large, potential clients. I love the way Carol coaches with a gentle edge and an eye on profitability. She is coach, mentor, and consultant rolled into one. I highly recommend Carol to other coaches who want to make their practice fly! I owe it all to Carol.” – Melinda Condray, Business and Life Coach,

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“You’ve really done well. And, not by accident. You have invested lots of hard work, persistence, and action. Your successes are multiplied as when you succeed, you help others to succeed. What a tremendous business model that must foster so much satisfaction. So many people have the desire and vision to succeed. But, so many people just don’t know where to begin or how to break the process down into steps that they can achieve. You assess these folks, give them a direction, and create the path they can actually see that’s set before them. Then for most, all it takes is a delicate yet persistent nudge in that direction and to transfer the accountability from you to them for mastering the required acts that’s needed to make them successful. Just like a toddler learns to walk, as they gain confidence and understand their new skill sets, they take off on their own and your job is done.
“Goals and success are relative and personal. You’re their motivational physician. You have collected an arsenal of remedies that you can prescribe at a dosage that serves them for their particular treatment. You are a tremendous resource for so many people. Job well done indeed!” Mike Smith, Retired Air Force, Florida


“What I accomplished with Carol was far beyond my expectations. In August 2004, I came to Carol looking for help in generating new business for my company, and what I came away with was not only a new business development program but also the tools and confidence to implement that program.

“As a business owner, I wear many hats, one of which is “salesperson.” Carol’s program provided the discipline and structure for me to more confidently wear that sales hat while still handling my other responsibilities. Among the most valuable tools she taught me were:

–          Effective principles for managing my time and resources

–          Understanding and leveraging my strengths

–          How to identify where my most important clients come from

–          The best strategies for attracting new clients

–          How to present myself and communicate effectively with potential clients

“In addition, she often provided helpful guidance and feedback on other aspects of my business such as marketing, human resources and budgeting.

“In less than 6 months, Carol had helped me develop a smooth-running new business program that is already bringing in revenues and has significantly extended my personal network of referral partners. This has given my business the momentum it needed to grow.”

Jeff Kear, Principal/Business Development, Kear/Stevens Creative, Creating the materials companies need to connect with new customers and keep existing ones.

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“Last February (2005) when I opened my office, I had one client. In April, I had two clients. Today, exactly one year later, I am debt free thanks to marketing/business coaching with Carol.” Eric Mundt, Physical Therapist,


“After an extended job search for a position and usually coming in second, I finally called Carol Naff. In just four months, she taught me how to sell myself, polish my print collateral, learn to effectively network, and develop appropriate follow-up techniques.  There is nothing like learning to network from the ‘networking guru’ herself.” Diane Davis


“When I first started coaching with Carol in February 2004, I was barely making enough money to pay my business expenses.  I certainly wasn’t able to pay myself a salary and was trying to figure out how in the world I could afford to pay a coach.  Carol promised that coaching with her would more than pay for it.  Carol keeps her promises!  After only five months of coaching privately with Carol, I was paying myself a salary.  Now a year later and continuing in a Mastermind Group, I earned more money in March 2005 than I have earned in any one month of my 30-year working career.  I couldn’t have done it without her.  Through coaching I have learned…

  • Confidence!  As a woman, a teacher, public speaker, and entrepreneur.
  • How beneficial the energy, support, and ideas from group coaching are to keeping me motivated and excited about my business.
  • Marketing is my friend, not my enemy.
  • My clients like hearing from me…calling them is no longer a dreaded chore, and I always get new business after checking in with them.
  • How to calculate the return on investment of both time and money that will “grow” my business.
  • To routinely set both short- and long-term goals and achieve them.
  • The importance of scheduling time for my clients, my business, and me.

“I have referred dozens of friends and business associates to Carol because she understands the small business owner.  She helps us identify and avoid pitfalls and gives us the tools and techniques we need to make our businesses successful.  Best of all, Carol is 100% invested in her clients’ success.  She has attended my workshops and presentations to show her support and interest in my business and to give me coaching tips on the job.  She’s more than a coach — she’s a partner!”  Kathie Seedroff, Simplified Interiors, Clearing Clutter the Feng Shui Way!

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How I benefited from coaching with Carol

“Prior to being introduced to Carol Naff in 2001, I had never heard of a Business/Life Coach. Fortunately, the owner of the agency I represent had heard of coaching, and of Carol. Certainly the best way to measure the success I have enjoyed by working with Carol is in the numbers. My sales increased from $67,000 in 2000 to $95,000 in 2001, to $142,000 in 2002 and soared to more than $200,000 in 2003! 

“Carol helped me identify my weaknesses, such as organization and setting priorities, and then to develop a plan of attack.  I highly recommend her services to anyone who could benefit from a more satisfying personal and business life. Not only will she increase your production and efficiency, she will be your partner in success.” Aaron R. Eisenach, Long-Term Care Specialist, CSA

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 “Carol is awesome at helping you prioritize your work and home life and has several tools to help you be more successful, whatever your definition of success may be.  Since working with Carol, I have doubled my monthly volume, which in turn has doubled my monthly income.  Now I’m working to double that!  I also have had the opportunity to participate in Carol’s interactive seminar on “Do, Ditch, or Delegate Tolerations” and have used the results to be more productive in my life.” Rhonda Bolich-Lampo, Shaklee Independent Distributor

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“Just think!  Since I started coaching in the fourth quarter of 2003, my business income doubled that of the total of the first three quarters of that year.  I wondered why it took me so long to find the Mariner Company.  Coaching more than pays for itself.  In addition, satisfaction is guaranteed.” 

Kathy Walker, CounterPoint Design.

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“Coaching with the Mariner Company is one of the most powerful tools you can use to help you live better, develop greater balance in your life, and reach personal and professional objectives more quickly with greater enjoyment.” Nancy Lake, Assistant Vice President, Small Business Financial Services, Wells Fargo

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“The tools provided by Mariner Company made every penny worth it.  Carol helped me focus, keep from being overwhelmed, and have the courage to try new strategies.”   Roxane Sanchez, Business Development Officer, US Bank


“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’
One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.”