The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
~ Pablo Picasso
Welcome to our online headquarters! It’s so nice to meet you! My name is Jennifer Eckhardt and I’m an Online Business Manager, Chief Domestic Officer, Champion Cat Herder.
I’m the founder and CEO of SavvyAssist, a boutique OBM agency catering to successful coaches and consultants who are looking for ways to simplify and leverage their time and effort.
[Outside of work, I’m married to my best friend and mom to four kids that are going in as many directions at any point in time. That’s where the cat herding comes in, LOL!]
I work about 25-30 hours per week on projects and tasks the light me up – so much so that I lose track of time. I work with a team of experts whose areas of genius complement my own. I have the freedom to attend my kids’ football games, spelling bees, and science fairs. My hubby and I have weekly date nights and we schedule long weekends (we call them “sneak aways”) whenever the kids’ schedules permit.
But it wasn’t always this way…
I’ve worked the days that start before anyone else in the house is awake and end long after they’ve gone to bed.
I’ve pulled my hair out over contractor work that was done poorly. And I’ve spent countless hours on the phone trying to clarify my expectations for a project. (Read: easier if I’d just done it myself.)
I’ve missed games and programs and presentations – and perhaps worse, attended them, but was glued to my phone the entire time.
My husband and I went days at a time without conversations that went deeper than the logistics of getting kids to and from where they needed to be.
Then came the epiphany, documented by a blog post in December, 2013. I’d been doing the very things that I advised against… and I had burnout, overwhelm and little profit to show for it…
No where to go but up, so I began to drink my own kool-aid….
I started to create systems and processes, sometimes as simple as the Delegation Details form to help me communicate more effectively with my team.
I stopped hiring amateurs and instead searched for experts whose core values mirrored my own. I spent less time explaining and they got the work done in about half the time the previous contractors had.
I began to notice time and space in my day that had been absent for far too long. I completed projects that delivered incredible value to my clients and kept me challenged and amazingly happy.
Thanks to systems, expertise, and relationship, the team started to anticipate the needs of our clients, allowing us to fully transition to the proactive work that best served our clients.
I cut back on work hours – no more early mornings, late nights or weekend work. Then I cut back again. I’m typically done by 3p each day.
Friends, if there is a mistake to be made while I’ve built this business, I’ve made it – sometimes twice… (oh, the irony)
And that’s exactly why I’ve made it my mission to help you achieve the impact and income that you desire – but WITHOUT the struggle and overwhelm.
Our OBM Services have evolved over the last nine plus years, but we’ve stayed true to that mission.
Our work is in partnership with you:
You are the CEO of your business – the ARCHITECT. Your job is to dream and scheme about how you want everything to look, feel, act. You’re providing the what and why…
I serve as the COO of your business. As the GENERAL CONTRACTOR, I work closely with you to execute and implement.
My leadership and management skills are put to work helping make your dream a reality. I’m a strategist and a problem solver – with the unique ability to simultaneously see the big picture AND the details…
To plan and implement the vision you hold for your future… This is my gift.
And MY gift is meant to help YOU achieve your goals and dreams…
We can’t work with everyone, but we have begun the process of packaging the tools that we use with our private clients to support your work and ensure the ripple of your work spreads farther and wider than we could have ever dreamed possible.
So again, welcome to our online headquarters! Take a look around, meet the team, sample some of our tools and resources, and ask questions.
We’re in your corner, cheering you on!