National Business Women's Week 2018

National Business Women's Week Spotlight - Ashley Bauman, Bauman Consulting Group

Ashley Bauman, Owner of Bauman Consulting Group in Loveland, Ohio

Ashley Bauman, Owner of Bauman Consulting Group in Loveland, Ohio

To continue our celebration of National Business Women’s Week, I would like to introduce you to Ashley Bauman. Ashley is the owner of Bauman Consulting Group in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. Bauman Consulting Group was founded in 2012 and offers career and life coaching for women in the workplace.  I asked Ashley to share a little about herself: “I have always loved to help others and have a passion for helping women break through barriers in their lives. Personally, I have two daughters who inspire me to make the world a better place for them and an awesome husband who supports us in all that we do.”

Ashley began her career as a researcher at the University of Cincinnati in the criminal justice department. Her specialty was studying women who were involved in the criminal justice system. Over the years Ashley noticed that she was often the only woman present in meetings with leadership at the criminal justice agencies that she worked for. However, when she would go in and train line staff, she would see a room over half full of women. As a result Ashley’s passion evolved into helping not only women who were clients of the criminal justice system, but also women who worked in the criminal justice system. Over time, she expended her work to all women in the workplace because she saw that this was not unique to only her field, but to all fields.

Bauman Consulting Group is headquartered in Loveland, Ohio and takes on clients all over the globe. “Technology has made it possible for us to coach clients or consult with clients anywhere. Sometimes we travel to our clients, sometimes our clients come to us, and sometimes we meet virtually either over the phone or via web-based video meetings.” Bauman Consulting Group offers individual coaching, group coaching, individual and team assessments, facilitates workshops and retreats, and help agencies create policies and procedures that are more supportive of their women employees.

Ashley Bauman, Bauman Consulting Group in Loveland, Ohio

 Bauman Consulting Group focuses on empowering women to live the lives that they want. Many women find themselves watching life rather than actively experiencing the life that they want to have. Ashley shared, “Not every woman out there wants to be a CEO or a Board President. Some women want to have a job they enjoy and a great work-life balance. Others want to stay at home while their children are young and then find a meaningful career when their children are older. My goal is to help women find what makes them happy – to find something they are passionate about and to make sure they are successful doing it.” Ashley shared that there are so few resources out there for women that allow them to find their own drives, but her consulting group sees that there is no “one path” that makes them happy. There is no perfect answer for everyone – just what is perfect for you.

Ashley sees three common situation in her line of work: the woman who is unsure about what they want to do in their career, the woman who want to move up the ladder, but is not getting the promotions that she wants, and the woman who is overwhelmed. For women who are unsure of what they want to do, many times Bauman Consulting Group will use assessments like the Myers Briggs Typology Indicator or the EQ-I 2.0 to determine the clients strengths and challenges and then develop a plan based on those. For women who want to move up the ladder, Bauman Consulting Group does a lot of work on personal branding and building negotiation skills with the client. “You have to make yourself seen for the things that get you promoted, and you have to be able to stand up for what you want in a way that balances assertiveness and gender roles that operate in our society,” Ashley shares. For women who are overwhelmed, they are working and raising a family and feeling like they are drowning. Bauman Consulting Group works on finding balance and calm to manage their hectic lives. This means really prioritizing and deciding what you can let go of and what are non-negotiables. “A lot of time we tend to try to do everything – be super employee, super mom, and super wife. You can be all of those things, but often not all at once. I work with clients to figure out what areas they want to be super at during each season of their lives.” 

Ashley Bauman, Founder of Bauman Consulting Group in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio

 Bauman Consulting Group does take on men as clients as well. Ashley shares of a recent success story with us for this blog post, “I had a client who was really struggling at his job. He hated what he was doing each day, but didn’t really know what he wanted to be doing instead. I gave him the Myers Briggs assessment and we talked a lot about his personality and what made him happy. This was a really fabulous case where we were able to talk about his current job and create strategies to alter his work to better fit his personality. He presented a proposal to his boss who was incredibly supportive of the changes (coming in with solutions is always better than just complaining!). He is now much happier in the same job because he altered the way he worked to make it fit him better. I think a lot of people think if you don’t like your job you have to find a new one. Sometimes it is just about reevaluating the way you currently do things!”

I asked Ashley a very pointed question about where she sees individuals falling short when partnering with her company would have helped them in the long run. “I think that people underestimate how much an outside, unbiased, un-invested opinion can help. When clients come to me, I’m not deep in the mix of office politics. I’m not invested in anyone’s side of the story. A lot of times when clients come to me, they can’t see the forest for the trees. As someone without emotional investment in the situation, I can often help them see things more objectively. That’s when they can move towards solutions instead of wallowing in the problem. I also think sometimes people think their problems or concerns are too small to invest in a coach. Sometimes those little things make all the difference in your happiness. Coaching doesn’t have to be about only the big, scary problems. Making minor adjustments in our lives can pay dividends. Another thing I think people miss out on is how complex our lives are. I talk with people frequently about career coaching or executive coaching. This sounds much more prestigious to people than life coaching - but really, all coaching is life coaching. Your life consists of work, home, and everything in between. When we quit trying to compartmentalize our lives into “Business” or “Home” I think we do ourselves better. Viewing our life as a whole experience helps us to create a better life overall - everything is interconnected!”

Ashley Bauman, Bauman Consulting Group, Women's Life Coach

Bauman Consulting Group’s focus is unique because they take a collaborative approach with their clients. They know a lot about the subject matter – they have studied it extensively, but they also know that you as the client have a lot of expertise in your situation. Therefore, they do not come in with all of the answers. Instead, they want to work together with you to create a solution that will work for you. There are no answers that work for everyone and it takes a team approach – one where Bauman Consulting Group really partners with each client – to develop the best approach for you. 

Keep in mind that coaching is for everyone – not just CEO’s or people on yoga retreats. It is a way for you to really be the best you can be at whatever is important to you. Coaches are not therapists, but they are a support system, an accountability network, and a partner in your personal and professional growth.

Ashley would love to hear from you if you are interested in working with her and her team. She is offering a complimentary 45-minute coaching call with her to see if you might like being a coaching client. You can even schedule online on Bauman Consulting Group’s website. There is a discount available now through December 20, 2018, to receive 20% off coaching services. The coupon code is: FALLCOACH18.

You can find Ashley and the Bauman Consulting Group at www.baumanleadership.comand the weekly blog at www.baumanleadership.com/blog  Thank you Ashley for sharing what a fantastic service you offer to our community

National Business Women's Week Spotlight - Janine Faber (Med, RDN, LD), Janine Faber Nutrition, LLC

This week is national business women’s week. To celebrate I am going to introduce you to a few business women I know here in the Greater Cincinnati area who are power houses! 

Janine Faber (Med, RDN, LD), founder of Janine Faber Nutrition, LLC in greater Cincinnati, Ohio

Janine Faber (Med, RDN, LD), founder of Janine Faber Nutrition, LLC in greater Cincinnati, Ohio

I want to introduce you to a friend of mine who recently has gone into business for herself. Her name is Janine Faber (Med, RDN, LD). Janine is registered dietitian, nutrition consultant and a media spokesperson. Janine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Miami University in Ohio and attended Virginia Tech’s Dietetic internship in Northern Virginia. She also has a Master of Education in Health Promotion from the University of Cincinnati. She has been awarded the Produce for Better Health Supermarket Dietitian of the Year in 2014, the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2008 and the Kentucky Beef Council Outstanding Service Award in 2013.

 

Janine, tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.

I am the president and founder of Janine Faber Nutrition, LLC . My company focuses on retail and product marketing, health professional outreach and corporate and community training and education. With my extensive background in retail nutrition, I provide sound nutrition solutions via engaging media segments, cooking demonstration and presentations leading to improved health outcomes, increased store and product loyalty and positive sales results. I can also provide nutritional analysis for companies and organizations.

 

Tell me how you got started in nutrition.

My grandfather was a family physician in Lancaster County, PA, and he would share stories with me of his interactions with his patients. He built good patient-doctor relationships often being the primary doctor for many generations in a family. You could see his enthusiasm with the field of medicine, the research and helping people. He was very proud of his position. With his stories, I became interested in the healthcare field and helping people. Then, I took a nutrition course in high school and was immediately hooked on nutrition and how important balanced nutrition is in our lives for various health conditions, sports performance and everyday energy. This is when I found there was a position where I could use these passions together, as a registered dietitian.

Janine Faber Nutrition, LLC Cincinnati, OH

 

That is fantastic! I can imagine your career is extremely rewarding being able to have such a positive impact on the individuals and community you serve. Can you share with us what is the most rewarding part of your career?

I love interacting with people and providing nutritious solutions for families. As a mom myself, I know mealtimes can be stressful for parents, so I try to provide resources and recommendations to make it less daunting. I enjoy providing ideas for quick weeknight meals which a family can make and enjoy together or a new way for kids to enjoy more fruits and vegetables. The best reward is when someone says their family tried my idea or recipe and it was a hit!

 

I can easily relate. Mealtime is a struggle it seems at all ages when you have kids who are picky or reluctant to try new things! What are some of the most common questions or concerns that potential clients come in asking you?

The most common questions I receive are regarding how families can eat healthier and how to prepare fast, budget-friendly, healthy meals and snacks. 

Janine Faber, founder of Janine Faber Nutrition, LLC

 

Speaking of clients, what area or location do you serve?

I provide on-site presentations, media segments and cooking demonstrations for businesses and organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area. I also can provide educational resources, marketing content and recipes with brands all across the US.

 

Why would a business or organization choose your business to work with? What sets you apart?

With over 14 years of experience in the retail industry as a dietitian for Kroger and Meijer, I have extensive experience working with businesses, brands and consumers. I enjoy inspiring others through nutritious meals and tips via tv segments, presentations, social media, cooking demonstrations and written articles and blogs. I have been featured in 100+ media segments on local FOX, ABC, CBS stations and their affiliates.

I am also very active in the nutrition community as an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Greater Cincinnati Dietetic Association, Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Ohio Nutrition Council. I am a past president of the Ohio Nutrition Council and currently serve as an advisory board member for the Miami University Dietetic Program. 

Janine Faber with Janine Faber Nutrition LLC in greater Cincinnati

With all that you do currently, what else do you have time for? What keeps you busy when you are not working hard on your business?

When I am not working, I am out with my kids (2 years old and 4 years old) on adventures to the zoo, amusement park, aquarium, grocery store, farmer’s market or going for a walk around the neighborhood. You can also find me cooking in the kitchen and trying to squeeze in working out and food photography as well.

Janine Faber (Med, RDN, LD)

Janine Faber (Med, RDN, LD)

 How can readers contact you for further information?

If you are interested in having someone present at your organization’s next meeting on quick meals, healthy snacks, nutrition trends or other various nutrition topics, feel free to reach out to me! I am happy to discuss how we can work together. The best way to reach me is through janine@janinefaber.com or visit the website at www.janinefaber.com. You can also follow us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/janinefaberrd Instagram: @jkfaberrd LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janinefaber/

 Thank you, Janine, for allowing Remember When Portraits to highlight your business this week during National Business Women’s Week in 2018. Many wishes for a prosperous and healthy upcoming year!