Thank you for visiting. We are going through a major renaissance with The New Solutions Network, and I wanted to share some background.
I am proud to announce that New Solutions Network has evolved into a cause-driven collective. We are now a socially minded guild, for companies committed to changing the world for the better. Our members are focused on business-building with a human-centric approach, along with a demonstrated commitment to philanthropic efforts.
So….what changed? Why now?
Imagine with me for a moment, it is 2018. As you may know, after a serious health issue and devastating personal loss, I left behind everything I knew about work. My job at the time left me feeling physically and mentally sick, and I desperately needed a change. So, I began to wind down the strategy/marketing agencies I had built up since 2008.
As some of you also know, I am the breadwinner for a family of seven (and sometimes more) family members. Thus, many might have deemed this decision reckless…possibly unhinged!
I didn’t really have a financial plan or know how I would earn a living. As one of my heroes, Paul Stamets said, it was ‘terrorific’ – both terrific and terrifying, to say the least.
What I did know, was that I wanted to work with people who were truly doing good in the world. I felt that in the core of my being, quite a contrast from my experience working in corporate. I had been on a mission, working inside pharma/biotech to help patients and providers.
This used to be my focus in the early days of working as a therapist and in advocacy, but it was slow to create the impact I was truly looking for.
Thinking back on my early days as a therapist and working in advocacy reminded me of a greater mission that I had. I began to immerse myself in the world of non-profits, and wanted to use my privilege for good. I helped connect amazing young people to resources for affordable college tuition, accessible healthcare, and fresh, healthy food.
With the help of leading experts, I developed courses for mindfulness using my experience with research and pro-bono therapy. And I declared my purpose to be making a positive impact on the world. It didn’t feel like the same old work meetings, it was uplifting. It was rewarding.
What I didn’t do: ‘sell’ my marketing strategy. I didn’t give pitches, write any scopes of work, or get excited by requests for capabilities decks.
Instead, I was uplifted by conversations with amazing humans about our shared aims of betterment for others. It didn’t feel like the same old “work meetings”. It felt good. I also started reconnecting and reaching out to people that I really cared about, who interested me, or whom I admired and talked to them about the kinds of work they were doing. I spent hours coaching young people, mentoring disadvantaged folks, and helping them feel supported, confident, and worthy.
Over time, through my expertise in marketing, customer behavior, strategy, and by networking with investors, my friends, and colleagues are now realizing new revenue streams for themselves because of my help or direction. Some of them offered to share it with me. I was floored with gratitude.
Then I realized--this actually is the company.
In many ways, the process was almost backward, because it started with the people, and the model kept evolving from there. We still provide expert enterprise solutions on-demand, help build brands, and drive companies' commercial success, but New Solutions Network is no longer just a strategy for hire, although some of our partners use our services in this way. We don't sell or pitch. We are invited to partner.
We all had one thing in common – that we are creating for a greater purpose. While we are a for-profit business, I have committed to sharing 40-50% of my time, energy, and resources, without fees, with small businesses and entrepreneurs.
We know that we can do more with our combined efforts, creating more impact for our partners and the people we serve. Our partners support each other through equity-sharing, investing in each other, or revenue-sharing. Each relationship structure is unique and confidential.
Through these corporate and philanthropic partnerships, we drive positive change on a large scale, and that’s what’s most important to us.
Providing access to health education, basic and specialized care, and eastern traditions like yoga and meditation and functional mushrooms tied to clinical endpoints.
Helping to provide access to nutritional education, functional wellness, gut health, gut/brain connection, addressing food insecurity, farm/masterclasses, and eco-conservation.
Mentorships, grants, and programs for empowering women and disadvantaged groups, youth education, corporate health, and wellness training.
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