Meet with proposal experts Karen Natzel, Christine Schlicker and Annie LaVerdure-Weller to give you one-on-one support and training. Learn how to tell your business and personnel story, show your value, the unique qualifications you bring, and leverage your strengths in your next RFP response. Sign up for a 30 or 60 minute time slot. Bring prior RFP responses or samples to maximize your customized consultation.
RSVP is required. Register below for the June 20 session.
Ideas of items to bring to the clinic include:
- Experience pages: bring experience pages and learn how to show your project experience in a way that is relevant to Metro.
- Resumes or company profile: bring resumes, bios, and/or company profiles and learn how to compellingly tell the story of your company and showcase the expertise of your personnel.
- Project Approach: bring prior approach sections and learn how to break your approach into steps that clearly communicate to Metro what to expect in working with you.
- Diversity and Sustainability: bring prior diversity and sustainability sections to discuss how to improve your efforts.
This marketing workshop is offered by Metro as part of series of free training opportunities for COBID-certified and COBID-eligible businesses and is designed to give you the tools you need to help your business grow. Sign up for one or all of the workshops.
Karen Natzel, owner Biz Therapy, LLC
Karen started her career in the design-build industry over 20 years ago as a communications specialist with the Associated General Contractors, then as the Marketing/Business Development director for a local construction firm where she led a successful proposal program. In 2003, she launched her company, K Communications, to help business leaders define their brand, shape their culture, and navigate growth and change. Karen serves as a confidential sounding board for leaders to build healthy, high-performing, and resilient organizations.
Christine Schlicker, owner NicJac Communications
As the owner of NicJac Communications (ESB, WBE, DBE) and freelance consultant for municipal and private entities, Christine’s focus is to help her clients understand complicated proposals and develop responses that speak to their company strengths. Christine’s current client base includes general contractors, architects and engineers, energy service providers, staffing agencies and various professional services. With each of these clients, Christine reviews the solicitation and attends planning meetings to make suggestions and develop a proposal response that highlights the true qualifications of each firm.
Annie is a purpose-driven strategic business and nonprofit coach and consultant. She brings over 15 years experience as a serial entrepreneur working with leaders who are looking to create exceptional lives, businesses and communities. She specializes in helping her clients create and sustain greater profitability and efficiency in their organizations. She also is an author, hosts a weekly podcast, and is member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.