Marina is a consummate professional and will absolutely help you streamline your processes, find you time, and save you money—not to mention save you a lot of frustration along the way! So many of us are passionate about our businesses and serving our clients, but we do not possess the knowledge of how to effectively set up the necessary business systems—everything from auto-filtering email to project/client management to billing—that will improve our profit margins and overall day-to-day productivity.
Marina not only does know, she knows it well and knows how to effectively share that knowledge with sensitivity and understanding. She listens, observes, and then serves you up the best solution for you and your business. She helped me focus and figure out what systems I needed as I started my own business. I highly recommend working with Marina and Vision Framework!
Parenting Specialist & Founder,
Raising Family Inc
Marina educated me about email and time management—she let me know about how time spent reading email without focus and organization can take away from time spent on valuable work related projects. I am now more aware of how I use my time in regard to email and approach this task confidently.
As a provider of psychological counseling, I realize in my work with Marina that she maintains high ethical standards in regard to patient confidentiality. To help me with my business systems she needs access to my computer containing confidential client information—I take careful steps in protecting client privacy whenever using my computer. I watched Marina interact with private information on my computer and observed her extreme professionalism when dealing with client details. Knowing that Marina respects my work with clients and will maintain their confidentiality while improving my business systems is of incredible value to me.
Professional and flexible to work with, Marina helps break down complex tasks into manageable formats. The charts and graphs she designed for me provide a clear picture of my most profitable clients. By then encouraging me to work with my calendar, I was able to identify available times to work on business development, including reaching out to new clients. Having both the time and the knowledge of where the profits are is valuable information to have for the future success of my business.
Marina Darlow was the missing link and strategy I needed to better actualize my business vision and grow its potential. She recognized the value of my work, understood the impact I hoped to make in the world, and helped me to lift the barriers that had been holding me back.
Marina brings a rare combination of corporate project management expertise, business leadership knowledge, and a collaborative approach that is infused with insightful perspective, compassionate patience, and remarkable listening skills. She revolutionized my thinking, and most importantly, my actions in terms of how I manage my workload, lead my business, and accomplish my goals.
With Marina's help, I feel more organized, clear, productive, and in-control than ever before, not just in work but in life as a whole. I name Marina Darlow as one of the top contributors to the success that I enjoy as a business owner today. Vision Framework, and particularly Marina Darlow, is one of the most invaluable resources available to any business leader who wants to perform at a higher and more effective level.
I'm a web developer, and very tech savvy. So I was surprised at how much Marina helped me to better organize my systems. For example, I was already using Google Calendar, but she helped me to visually organize different types of work that I do, so that I can see at a glance whether my focus should be on client work, business development, or other projects at any given time.
Marina challenges me to change the way I do things, so that I can run my business more effectively. This means breaking worn-in patterns that aren't serving me, which can be really hard work. But Marina completely understands how difficult it is to change behaviors, and gently encourages me from different angles until finding what works.
The fact that I can work remotely with Marina is a huge plus. I would not be able to find anyone of her skills and caliber in my local area. But thanks to her warm professionalism, the conversation flows as naturally as if we were in the same room.
Working with Vision Framework has been both pleasurable and eye-opening. Marina's friendly style, combined with her laser focus and commitment to a results-oriented process, has helped me to create a foundation from which I can systematically progress towards my goals and dreams.