From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur Pam's Blog Moved.


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I am delighted you are interested in coaching! I work with corporate employees who want to start a business. I also work with small business owners who are ready to grow to a new stage in business, and need some leadership mojo, strategy, clarity and marketing advice.

If you want personalized and intensive coaching with me, read on.


Me and client Lisa Chu, former MD turned music school owner.  Photo by Eugene Chan. (a client too!)

Common topics tackled in coaching sessions include:

  • Clarifying a business idea and identifying a viable market
  • Working through fear and anxiety that accompany a major change in employment status
  • Planning and prioritizing start up plans so you can stop feeling overwhelmed and start building your business
  • Sorting through different business ideas and choosing the idea that makes the most sense for you at this point in your life
  • Defining marketing strategy and specific marketing tactics to grow the market for your product or service
  • Identifying specific resources to help you get your business launched quicker and more efficiently (Pam has an amazing web of contacts and connections and is not shy to share it)
  • Defining the characteristics of the partners/mentors/High Council of Jedi Knights that you need to have around you to succeed on your own, and making a plan to hook up with them.
  • Defining specific ways you can test and try your business idea in the real market with real people so you move from hypothesis to real data.

You schedule sessions at your own convenience with an online scheduler.

“Every once in a while you work with a person who opens a door (or doors!) you never even knew existed. For me, this person has been Pam Slim. I had the good fortune to a series of coaching sessions with Pam – and she nailed the root issues that were troubling me with an emotional precision that was breathtaking. Upon completion of my work with Pam I had clearly identified the three things that were keeping me from moving forward in my new entrepreneurial life AND what specific action steps I needed to take to stay on the clear, open, winding road that is life outside the cube. Pam Slim is one heck of a gifted coach. If you are newly released from Corporate America (or thinking about taking the leap) one of the best investments you can make is to work with Pam Slim. And that’s advice straight from the mouth of a person who is tighter with money that a size small pair of Spanx!”

- Manisha Thakor, personal finance expert for women

Coaching Packages for 2013


Lightning Round Coaching Session: One 75-minute call

If you have a list of specific questions about your business idea or plan, or you just want a level head to talk with about your fears and concerns, a lightening round is for you. We will jam through as many questions as we can in 75 minutes, and leave you with a clear sense of what to do next.

Cost$500 – Pam’s client list is currently full please click here to be placed on the waiting list.

The session may be used any time within 12 months of the purchase date.

Short-term strategy coaching: Three 55-minute calls

Three 55-minute calls, with email access between appointments, gives you full support to make serious progress on a specific part of your business plan like defining your market, creating a marketing plan or creating your annual plan for developing a business on the side of a busy day job.

Cost: $800 – Pam’s client list is currently full please click here to be placed on the waiting list.

Sessions may be used any time within 12 months of the purchase date.

Long-term mentoring coaching: Nine 55-minute calls

If you are working on your business and want more intensive support and mentoring as you build it, the intensive mentoring package may work best for you.

Cost: $2200 – Pam’s client list is currently full please click here to be placed on the waiting list.

Sessions may be used any time within 12 months of the purchase date.

Refund Policy

I am committed to your complete satisfaction with my coaching services. If for any reason you’re not entirely satisfied with my services, a 100% money back guarantee is open for 30 days from date of purchase. All you have to do is ask and your money will be refunded, no questions asked. Your refund will be issued within one week to your credit card.

I look forward to working with you soon!

In my client’s words:

angelica-home“I began consulting Pam Slim at a time when I felt extremely frustrated, lost, confused and hopeless with my professional life. While I have been successful as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, often times I felt unfulfilled professionally-speaking. Working with Pam has been enlightening, inspiring and productive. Rarely do you come across an individual with great intelligence, tremendous competence, integrity, and a natural ability to guide and educate, like Pam Slim. After several consultations, I have been able to clearly identify an exciting niche within my profession, a new business approach and the tools necessary to bring my practice to the next level of professional satisfaction. I highly recommend Pam Slim to all those who secretly (and not so secretly) feel a burning emptiness with respect to their career, regardless of how successful they are or have been in the past.”

~Angelica Perez,

casual_headshot“Pamela Slim is one of those rare individuals who is able to combine pragmatic business advice with a deep understanding of the psychological and spiritual sides of being an entrepreneur.

At a certain point in running your own business, you’ll come to the realization that knowing the nuts and bolts of sales, marketing, and operations isn’t always enough. Sometimes what’s holding us back are the deep-rooted beliefs we have about our self-worth and our values.

Pam has a knack for uncovering the beliefs you didn’t even know you had, and then helping you work your way through them. And once you come out on the other side, sky’s the limit as far as what you can accomplish.

~Carmen Van Kerckhove, Owner, General Manager, Urban Martial Arts.

“Working with Pamela on figuring out what to do when I grow up (I’m 40) dredged up all kinds of unconscious desires, dreams and fears. Pamela had just the right approach in dealing with the bumpy ride of discovery of my ‘right life.’ Never too wishy washy – never too stone cold rational. All you can ever ask of someone in this role is to be a supportive guide – a coach – a confidant. Pamela excelled at all of it.”

~Jeff, still undercover working for The Man, but not for long!

Pam’s client list is currently full please click here to be placed on the waiting list.