I’ve had the opportunity to work with Virginia for many years now as a trusted advisor and mentor in my business and personal life. I value and appreciate her advice, guidance and insight. It has served me extremely well in all of my decision making, both short and long term.Virginia has the ability to see the vision I have in store for my projects and turn it into realistic timelines, achievable goals and help set in place financial forecast. Looking at the year at a glance is something I have never done previously, Virginia set me up for success and planned out each month accordingly. Now I can see what small achievable goals need to be reached in order for me to create the life I desire. This is an asset not many other mentors I have worked with have the skill set and patience required to make happen.
I highly recommend Virginia as a mentor and coach, she has changed the way I look at my business and I will be forever grateful.
When I first started Muskoka Folk, I seized the opportunity of a 6-month business and mentorship with Virginia Hastings. I was excited to be paired with someone so hardworking, accomplished, and down-to-earth. Through our time together Virginia taught me the importance of valuing myself and my work and continuously inspired me to dream big and work hard. She has definitely influenced elements of my business and I will always be grateful for her guidance.
Virginia is a trail blazer. If you are looking for someone to help you navigate the peaks and valleys of your business journey then Virginia is the best trail blazer. Virginia surfaces the magic in others - a gift few possess.
Virginia knows that when you share a problem ... it is seldom the real problem. Virginia probes you with questions to skillfully help you reframe the problem. Then Virginia goes the extra step until you own the problem. Once you own the problem and own the answer, Virginia challenges you to construct a new narrative that allows you to take action.
Virginia does not quote academic business text book chatter like other mentors, consultants or business therapists, she shares her journey and knowledge and you take what you are “ready to hear” from her journey.
Why do so many businesspeople seek out Virginia for insight and advice?
· Maybe it is the peace of mind she triggers because she has lived the ups and downs.
· Maybe it is because she won't abandon you on the journey.
· Maybe it is because what you need is a trail blazer.
Are you ready for a trail blazer to surface the magic in you and your business? Don’t take my word for it. Buy Virginia a coffee and hear her story. It could be the magic that starts a great business relationship.
I have been working with Virginia Hastings for several months now. Since working with Virginia I have gained valuable tools and insights which are preparing my business for success. I am now better equipped and understand with clarity the multiple sales and marketing tools needed to give Magnetite North the best opportunity to thrive.
I would highly recommend Virginia as a business mentor and coach.
Virginia is driven, determined, and undaunted by challenges. She is a results-oriented, systematic machine. Yet, underlying all of these high-achieving traits is a gigantic heart and a generous spirit. I literally drop what I am working on when the opportunity to work with her comes up, and I would recommend that practice to anyone.
In our coaching sessions, Virginia listens carefully to my ideas and goals and responds creatively with concrete steps I can take to make progress. Her instincts are always dead-on and leave me feeling much more confident in the direction I’m taking and how I’ll get there. As everyone who works with Virginia knows, she is a true creative professional whose vision and energy adds tremendous value to any project she works on.
Virginia has an intuitive ability with business. She possesses emotional intelligence which is key to successfully knowing business, consumer patterns, sales & marketing strategies that are reflective of your specific business. For this reason, she sets herself apart as a consultant, who will take the time to fully understand your business and the needs that are required on all levels to make you a successful businessperson.