Testimonials

Testimonials

What People are Saying about Sue

Sue trained product managers both onsite and remotely over a three week period. She impressed everyone with her knowledge on social media, her training skills, and her ability to work one-on-one with our evangelists-in-training. Her resources are top-notch, enabling us to build an effective Social Media Action Center. This will allow us to translate the training experience into an ongoing, elevated level of social media activity. An all-around great experience with an all-around social media pro. Thanks, Sue!
Steven Feuerstein, Architect at Oracle Corporation
We recently invited Sue to speak at our office-wide meeting with more than 500 attendees. Her discussion focused on Social Media and Personal Branding. These are extremely relevant topics and key to how we can continue to develop ourselves as well as our teams and ultimately our organization. Our attendees thought she did a phenomenal job and found her speaking segment insightful and Sue herself to be incredibly engaging. Thank you so much Sue!
Helen Haman, Accenture Senior Manager
Sue Koch is truly an expert in her industry. We recently tapped her to provide some continuing education to our team and the feedback has been incredible. The wealth of knowledge she shared, including the way everything was presented in a tailored manner to our organization, could not have been better. Sue takes an intimate and interactive approach with her audience which creates a very productive learning environment. From the novice to the experienced—everyone on our team was able to walk away with a better understanding of trends, metrics, tools and efficiency tips for navigating the ever evolving social media universe. Sue's understanding of her clients' needs allows her to share insights and provide solutions to hurdles every social media manager should be prepared to navigate. Sue Koch is truly one of best in her industry and give her my highest recommendation.
Cally Eckles, Partner/COO, Mac Strategies Group, Inc.
Sue is the epitome of positive energy. Since day one, Sue jumped right into providing efficient, timely, and fruitful guidance to my company regarding the use of social media tools. Out of the very many people I have worked on projects with, Sue is by far, one of the best, brightest, and most reliable team members that one could ask for. Often times I go to Sue for consult and I know that she will not only exceed my expectations in her response, she will do so in a respectful, professional, and timely manner. I always look forward to working with Sue, since she brings so much positivity to the table! She is definitely someone who always can bring a laugh and ease to whatever task is at hand. Sue is also someone to learn from and be motivated by such that she continues to strive for excellence and provides great service to her customers on a consistent basis! I highly recommend Sue in any operational setting, but especially when it comes to providing advisory in social media and recommendations for how to customize those tools to your business.
Kristen Monroe King, Sr. Digital Research & Innovation Strategist
Sue is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of Social Media with a great deal of expertise in Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I've hired Sue more than once for one-on-one training as well as large group training. She is very professional yet more importantly has the most current up-to-date knowledge on these great tools. I've noticed a significant increase in my company Facebook activity and have learned a great deal about LinkedIn and look forward to growing my business goals. I'm sure I'll be hiring Sue again very soon to keep up on the latest Social Media technologies!
Vanessa Casciano, Community Relations Director at Magellan Developmen
Sue has been working with me and my team for about 6 months, and I've learned a lot about how LinkedIn works, and how I can benefit from using it. She teaches easily, at the student's level, and is careful to do "show and tell" which works very well in a technical environment for the uninitiated. Plus, she documents what she's taught, so that we have a "workbook" with her guidance. That's great, because I can't always read my own handwriting. Problem solved. I've seen my contacts and profile views grow significantly during that time, and I have a game plan for continuing to improve my visibility. Thanks so much, Sue. Your guidance has given me solid results.
Lawrence Chester, YOUR PART-TIME CFO
Social media can seem to be a vast, unmapped wilderness fraught with hashtags, likes, pins, follows, and retweets. Sue, wisely guides you through unchartered territory that so desperately needs navigation. Sue is that rare person in social media who is as authentic in real life as she is on social media. She embraces the "social" above the media and values the building of connections and relationships through the appropriate use of social media. She is at the head of the class as a social media student and sees the interrelationship between various platforms and, when advising you, knows where you should be for your business. I consider Sue a friend in real life, but that makes perfect sense because of the way she works. She is bright, articulate, warm, and giving. If you are trying to find your way in social media, you'll find no better guide than Sue.
Dan Fogel, Senior Loan Officer
We met Sue at a Chamber of Commerce event and were impressed at her knowledge of social media. We hired Sue to coach us through implementation of our company Facebook page, beefing up our LinkedIn profiles and more. Sue is well-versed in the ins/outs of social media, is excellent at determining the customer's needs, helping craft a concept and then providing direction for execution. We highly recommend her if you're looking for a learned social media consultant.
Jeanmarie Kapp, Chief Operating Officer
We have hired Sue more than once and will continue to collaborate with her. HIring Sue to manage our online presence and create momentum, has resulted in a wider range of market with clients finding our services online. More and more clients now say "Oh, I found you online." Sue has trained us on the importance of using Linkedin and Facebook to promote our brand. Our ROI was well worth the investment in consulting with Sue.
Debbie Bridges, Business Owner
Sue is without a doubt one of the best speakers I know of. She's warm, engaging, funny, informative and totally holds her audience. I've heard her speak at two different events in the last month....in two absolutely different markets. Both times, her presentations were perfectly customized, on target and so well received. I've heard Sue speak at other events in the past few years. You can't go wrong bringing her in to speak to your organization. You will get more than your money's worth.
Rickey Gold, Marketing Strategist & Copywriter
At first I thought, look at all this energy. Let's see if she has substance. Well, you are damn good at what you do. Your knowledge base is extensive. You've completely changed my perspective on social media. I'm making a comeback.
Monica, Realtor at Advanced Social Media workshop
I had the pleasure of meeting Sue while attending her Twitter Basics Workshop and have since continued to turn to Sue’s expertise to help create both a personal and professional social media strategy. Sue is a natural communicator and has a genuine passion for her work. But her true gift is her ability to translate cutting-edge technical information into concepts that are easy to understand—and apply. For those of us in a demographic not raised on social media, Sue's patient, supportive coaching style sets her apart from the rest. Sue is a real find! I’ll welcome an opportunity to work with her again in the future.
Pamela L. Ogborn, Home Design Writer / Editor / Blogger
Of all the people I have met who specialize in social media, Sue Koch is a standout. Not only is she knowledgeable and thorough when she presents her material, she is also able to change her presentation to the expertise level within the group to whom she is speaking...AND she is very entertaining on top of all of it! She will present to groups of almost any size, at a meeting space or at your office. Call her today!
Cynthia Early, Investment Consultant
Thanks to Sue, I have been able to better focus my social media efforts for success. I received a significant referral soon after I implemented her suggested strategies, and the momentum is continuing! I highly recommend her to everyone considering social media as a means of building their brand and creating a lead generation system.
Anne Rossley, Chicago Realtor-Luxury Homes
Sue did a Social Media Presentation for Realtors at the Wintrust Bank Mayfair. Everyone was engaged, asked a lot of questions and received great take aways to implement and grow their business. Sue has excellent speaking skills and I highly recommend her.
Linda A. Scott, Senior Residential Mortgage Specialist
Sue Koch IS our Social Media Department at A & N Mortgage Services, Inc. When I started working here 2 years ago I had never used social media to promote my business. Sue quickly brought me up to speed by establishing my LinkedIn profile and Facebook page. I meet with her almost every month and it's well worth it! She has had a direct impact on growing my business through social media and for that I am GRATEFUL. Thank you Sue!
Maria Willging Kennedy, Mortgage Consultant at A & N Mortgage Services, Inc.
Sue has opened my eyes to what is possible with social media and how it relates to growing my business. She optimized my exposure, trimmed the excess, saved me money, and made maintenance more efficient. She brings a lot of value and creativity to the table. I recommend her services without reservation.
Jesse McGrath, Architect, Real Estate Broker
The beauty of social media is the sense of familiarity that you can gain with someone before meeting them in the real world. I came to know Sue Koch through connections made on LinkedIn and Twitter. I noticed that Sue was regularly sharing my content in her tweets and steering her network to me. Mind you, here’s someone I don’t know, elevating my online presence. In my humble opinion, this is the best of best practices in social networking. Sue engendered a very high level of trust and that led to a wonderful first in-person encounter. Sue exemplifies all that is good about the trade and sweetens her offering with focused and insightful writing. In social, we are taught to be authentic in our communication, especially when leveraging our vehicles to promote others. This is an area where Sue Koch really shines and I’m delighted to recommend her.
JD Gershbein, Speaker on LinkedIn Lead Generation & Personal Branding
Sue has great expertise in social media, both in the strategy end, as well as the nuts and bolts. She listens closely to what you're looking for, but then also offers ideas that you may not have thought of yourself. She's quick, efficient, goes the extra mile, and is enjoyable to work with. If you need to initiate or beef up your online presence, Sue is a great choice to help you.
Harriet Di Cerbo, PCC,, Executive Coach/Trainer/Consultant
Sue is an exceptional coach and mentor with a great command of social media. I've enjoyed our sessions, and appreciate her professionalism, teaching skill and remarkable positive attitude!
Pam Peterson, President at Custom Cabaret, LLC
I’ve been working with Sue Koch of Soaring Solutions for several months now. We have been working together on boosting my social media presence for my acupuncture business. Her knowledge of and passion for social media never ceases to amaze me. She constantly has fresh and brilliant ideas for me to implement, and expert advice for effectively building my business via social media. From strengthening my LinkedIn profile to walking me through the process of transitioning Twitter accounts, Sue always knows what to do! She is patient, focused, and committed to making social media actually WORK for you, rather than it just being there in the background doing nothing for you. Over the months, I have come to view Sue as a sort of business coach. I know I can come to her with ANY question, and she will have the answer. I’m so grateful for her knowledge, and I don’t know what I would do without her support, encouragement, and dedication to my success. Thank You Sue!!!
Libby Proctor, Licensed Acupuncturist at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment)
Sue has been a great partner for the development of our presence on LinkedIn. She recommended a 2 phase approach. We completed phase one which included developing our company and individual employees profiles...she spent time with my team to direct them on proper creation and layout of their individual profiles. Phase 2 is around the corner which is primarily bringing awareness to our profiles inevitably to increase sales and logo awareness. Sue has been a joy to work with and we look forward to the continued partnership, and again, the increase in revenues her expertise will bring to our organization. Thanks Sue!
Bart Zimmerman, Founder and CEO, Digital Direction
Sue is wonderful! I have hired her more than once to assist with ideas for Social Media regarding Twitter and Facebook. I have also hired her to present at our monthly seminars to educate people on Social Media. She is reliable and has creative new ideas! I highly recommend her!
Neena Vlamis, President at A and N Mortgage Services, Inc
It has been so helpful to work with Sue on using social media. The sessions with her were clear, concise and directed to my specific questions and she always followed up the session with a short email about what we had covered and links to resources and information. Sue knows about social media because she uses it and she is interested in it - and she shares the ins and outs of different platforms so that you can do it yourself. I can't say enough good things about Sue and her skills.
Monique Wheeler, Chicagoland Acupuncturist
I really enjoyed working with Sue. She is very knowledgeable about what she does and explained things to me in a way that I could understand. She was also very patient with my questions and willing to go over things again if I did not understand something. I liked her process a lot and am very happy with the results. I will be using her on an ongoing basis for continued help and support and will definitely recommend her to others.
Jennifer Masi, Principal and Director of Creative Services