She's practical, thoughtful, and thorough. I have worked with her in an online group, several of her education courses, and one-on-one. She has been helpful in helping me make priorities and figure out a game plan -- big picture along with small details. I can't recommend her enough!!! She really does what she claims - makes marketing NOT scary!
Where to begin with Gwen's awesomeness? First, she's an incredible human. Second, she knows her stuff!!! I have learned so much from Gwen in her FB group, through her podcast, and in one-on-one time with her. She has helped me tremendously in finally feeling like I am capable of doing the marketing things I need to do!
I have been listening to Gwen Montoya’s podcast, Adventures in Marketing, for a while now. It is one of my favorite and most recommended podcasts! Gwen is to fun to listen to. I always learn something new. Her blog and group have also been valuable resources for my business.
Gwen is the best! I've gotten so many great little nuggets of wisdom from her in regards to social media, website content and just marketing in general. And she gives away a ton of free content in her blog and newsletters. Such a great resource to have as a small business owner!
Thank you SO much for the SEO site review!! I know a ton about SEO and have played with Wordpress since the year it came out, so I felt like I had a handle on things. Until I didn't. Gwen totally came through and found a ton of ways for me to increase my SEO - as well as other ways to increase my marketing.
I took a course on SEO from Gwen and it was exactly what I needed - just enough info to keep me filled up but not overwhelmed. I have already seen new clients come in just from the work I did because of Gwen's course! I would highly recommend her expertise!!
Having known and worked with Gwen for over year in many capacities, I feel 100% confident recommending her to anyone I know seeking coaching in their business. Her depth of knowledge, passion and compassion are evident each step of the way. She knows how to ask questions, offer suggestions, and get you to reach the next level without you ever feeling judged, pushed, or out of control. She truly wants you to find your work to be manageable and lovable again!
I took her website review course and it was so incredibly helpful. She pointed out things I would have never noticed and made it so easy- not like the big scary thing I thought it would be! Do yourself a favor, Join her group, subscribe to her email list- take one of her courses!
Gwen took the time to understand the complexities of my company's target
market. She helped me realize that an effective campaign needed to have
many more layers than I was envisioning, thus making my goals much more
Lisa, Arbonne representative
I recently completed the Marketing Makeover with Gwen, and I am SO glad I did it! Since I have limited time/money to spend on marketing, I wanted to make sure that I get the most out of those resources. Gwen helped me come up with a high level strategy that feels right for me and then she helped me with how to make it happen as well.
Her expertise is so broad that she can provide the exact support you need to move forward. She removed the roadblocks that were previously my “excuses” for not accomplishing my goals. For my business, it included working on my website, Facebook, SEO and teaching me how to use Canva and Mailchimp. I have more work to do, but she provided me with the knowledge and actionable plan to move forward. And Gwen is so delightful to work with! Thank you so much, Gwen!
I've hired Gwen for a Strategy session and have taken her "Build Your Marketing Muscles" group and I can't have enough praise. I love Gwen's patience to explain different strategies around marketing your business and her insight with how to really help you figure where you might be "Stuck" and need help. I love referring Gwen to my own clients for their marketing needs!
She helped me to gain a better understanding of social media advertising, SEO, basic web design/updating, how to market my business more efficiently and most importantly, to trust my voice!
I am the type of person who finds computer and advertising language to be a FOREIGN language. I’d sooner understand Russian or Japanese than a “simple” set of instructions on any given advertising platform.
Gwen explains things clearly and without judgment. She breaks everything down into manageable chunks while also providing “a big picture” so you feel more in touch and in control.
I often feel like a dummy when asking questions about social media, SEO, or anything computer related really, because inevitably, whomever is explaining things to me, uses language I don’t understand, or speaks with an assumption I should already know certain things…which makes me feel more insecure about asking questions, creating a vicious cycle.
With Gwen, my experience couldn’t have been more different. I have left every meeting with her with a better understanding of my marketing strategy, with a template of totally achievable goals, feeling more confident in my abilities and actually excited to take on my own marketing (for once)!
"Gwen is the recipe of what you'd get if you blended the intellect of Hermione Granger, the patience of Yoda, the kindness of Charlotte A. Cavatica, the wit of Joss Whedon, the time zone of Tokyo, and the determination of Daenerys Targaryan. Add an iPhone and ginger; bake at the coast until done. Glitter to taste." - Katie, Birch Family Massage
"Gwen is fabulous-- friendly, motivating, and a great teacher! She is well-versed in all things SEO and really got us excited to grow our social media and internet presence. After our month long session with Gwen, we are seeing more interaction on all of our social media accounts and have had many compliments on the changes to our website. If you are looking to take charge of your SEO and social media (and learn a ton along the way), Gwen is your answer! "
I had a phone consultation with Gwen. I wasn't sure what to expect because I was overwhelmed by marketing and social media...and I have two toddlers and I work, so I don't have much time. I also have a unique situation in that my clients are children, so I cannot interact with them online. Gwen was awesome at quickly pinpointing my issues, offering creative solutions on the spot, developing a realistic plan, and also suggesting some fun ideas so that I could enjoy the tasks I found stressful. She is great at breaking down and explaining complicated things as well as keeping everything fun-- I mean, I love my business, so this should be fun! I feel more confident now and I do owe that to the knowledge and support Gwen has given me. I highly recommend her.
"I've been following Gwen for over a year on social media and finally decided to take the plunge. It's definitely worth EVERY penny. Gwen performed an audit on all of my social media sites, as well as my website and created a highly detailed marketing review analyzing what I am currently utilizing and how to optimize my content reach.
The report was 8 pages long, and chock full of so many amazing tips, tricks, ideas and strategies I can use to help grow my business. But the coaching didn't stop there. For the next four weeks, we met via zoom to discuss my progress on the homework she gave me, and I was able to ask questions.
She also came every week loaded with even MORE ideas. I honestly can't say enough amazing things about Gwen. She is wicked smart when it comes to marketing. And it doesn't matter your genre of business, she will be sure to do the legwork and research to make sure she provides you with valuable insights to fit your needs.
I have already seen a spike in following of all of my social media outlets, and have had more signups on my newsletter which has resulted in sales.
I have a huge list of things to work on over the coming months, with each one moving me leaps closer to my goals. What she provided me in four weeks would have taken me months, if not years to figure out. If you are questioning whether or not to work with Gwen, just do it! You won't regret your decision, and your bottom line will thank you."
"Gwen is amazing at what she does. You won't get the cookie cutter responses floating around the internet from her. She takes into account who you are as a person, what your website is about and what your goals are.
Gwen was so fun to work with! She was honest about what wasn't working and patient with my many questions. She doesn't just tell you what changes to make but she takes the time to explain how and why those changes will work.
You can tell that she truly enjoys what she does, and she pours that passion into helping others with their passions."
Gwen is everything anyone in small business could possibly hope for!
She can provide a full range of services, from consultation and minor suggestions and edits, to doing everything for you, so you don't even need to think about SEO, social networking, written presentation of your business via blog posts, etc.
When I was first starting my business, Gwen wrote detailed suggestions for how I might prioritize and optimize my web presence. She has continued to contribute her wisdom and skill, in the form of frequent reminders about opportunities, editing my writing for clarity, optimization of public impression, and feedback on my marketing and promotion ideas.
Her services have been absolutely invaluable, and because of what I've learned from her, I can now see with clarity when other businesses have not been fortunate enough to have her assistance."
"Not only are you awesome as a person, with your enthusiasm for your work and open-heartedness, but the info you gave me was just RIGHT on the mark - exactly what we needed!
I put together a Facebook photo album of all of our teachers, then tagged them, and asked them to like and interact in some way with their photo. As a result, I have the best performing organic post in our history, that rivals our best performing paid posts!
I really, really appreciate you and what you do. You came along to us at the exact right time - thank you!!!"
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