How did you come up with the name, Red Leaf Coaching?
Well, Red Leaf started as Tandem Communication. I was thinking I needed my business to sound uber-corporate and Tandem made sense to me (audience and presenter working in tandem). It sounded appropriately masculine and “corporate”, but so many people asked if we sold cell phones that I realized I had made a mistake.
People also said my company name was out of synch with my personality, (vibrant and professional but not stuffy) and my look (polished but quirky with my cat eye glasses and red hair).
So...back to the proverbial drawing board.
I banged my head against the company name for many months…years? Finally one night I attended an incredible networking/workshop that reminded me of my creative side. An SEO friend of mine was there as well, and reminded me to go back to my core values. So later at home I had a nice bourbon (neat) and wrote my core values down on a nice new pad of paper. I brainstormed and came up with…nothin’.
So I went to bed.
It was autumn, and when I woke up the next day the leaves were turning on the tree outside my window…change…I help people make changes…organically…changes…leaves, my personality, red hair...red…leaves…change…RED LEAF COACHING. The perfectly serendipidous chain of events leading to the perfect name.
Thank you Elizabeth Browning (the Transformational Business coach whose workshop I attended).
Thank you Holly Sugrue (The Media Coach networking contact who introduced me to Elizabeth).
Thank you Joe Apfelbaum of Ajax SEO for the reminder.
Thank you Autumn for the final inspiration...and thank you for reading my little story!