BEATE CHELETTE: How Others Feel
People who’ve taken Beate’s online courses have benefited from the expertise they’ve been able to absorb. Here are a few comments:
By taking Beate Chelette’s class ‘How To Write a Winning Business Plan,’ I have lost all anxiety about writing a plan for my start-up business. The information is enthusiastically presented, in a fun and easy-to-follow format by someone with hands-on experience. I now know why writing a plan is so important and where I can turn to for help during the process. Taking this class gave me the confidence I needed to start.Hugh Yarbrough
I walked away from Beate Chelette’s ‘How To Write a Winning Business Plan’ I walked away very impressed with the workshop itself and armed with a great deal of many business tools. As a business owner, I wanted to learn new ways of accomplishing things. Beate’s enthusiasm and knowledge made the workshop enjoyable. I thank her for sharing her motivation — it’s contagious!Gabriela R. Chavez
I recently started watching your videos and asked myself, ‘Where were you for the past five years that I’ve been shooting?’ I would like to say thank you! You’ve taught me a lot and I am very grateful that I came across your videos. With the help of your advice I came to realize I was scattered and unfocused of my goals. Thank you so much for being there and sharing your experience from the bottom of my heart.Isaac Alvarez
In early 2009 I found myself in a position to start presenting my work to the world. The problem was that I didn’t know how to go about it, there was no one to seek for advice and I was hesitant to make any moves in fear to closing doors forever. I was starting to think the whole idea of being a professional photographer was a bit crazy. Then I signed up for Beate Chelette’s seminar. I was immediately struck by the very comprehensive insider information that she presented, and felt privileged to get it from one of the heavy hitters in the industry. I suddenly found myself in a position of being handed tools needed to move forward. Not only were questions that had been circulating in my mind for months answered, but I also discovered other avenues for presenting my work to advertisers. I’ve been given the gift of confidence to move forward and actually make my dream of a career in photography a reality. I will always be immensely grateful to Beate for presenting this opportunity and for her foresight to recognize there are talented people out there who need guidance to just make that leap forward.Rebecca A.
I want to thank you for the opportunity to learn from you and your experience. The four-week webinar was one of the best investments I have ever made for my career. When I signed up, I had just been laid off from a lucrative job in corporate America after more than 14 years. I struggled with the decision to take the course (although the cost was not substantial) because I didn’t know if I really had the chops to make it as an ‘independent’ in the photography business and didn’t want to invest in ‘me’ during a recession. As a result of your information, experience, and incredible forum of guest speakers, I went for it! I landed a position as an independent, but exclusive, artist representative for an incredible studio. (The best of both worlds.) The confidence I gained from your course enabled me to get out of my own way and start a new journey in the photo business. The information gathered from your guest speakers has been invaluable in helping me to make decisions regarding the structure of my marketing and business model. Your generosity in sharing details about your own business secrets, openly answering any question we threw at you was of the most benefit. I applaud you for not only recognizing that you had ‘secrets’ that could help so many photography professionals to succeed, but also for finding a forum that allows anyone to participate and gain insight.
What I learned in those four sessions would rival any high-cost exclusive workshop, and certainly more than one could ever hope to learn in a lifetime of knowing the ‘right people.’ I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have you as a coach and mentor, especially in this business climate. I have no doubt that my success will be as a direct result of your course. I highly recommend that anyone who desires more in their photography business – whether as a photographer, rep, buyer, studio manager, etc. – take advantage of any educational tools you have to offer.Marta Aldriedge