CEO of Pick My Brain
Startup Founder | Reimagining the Future of Work | Trained Economist | Creative Independent Revenue Strategist | Knowledge Monetizer | Personal Brand Strategist | Content Creator | Creative Side Hustle Coach | Creative Idea Generator | Creative Investor | Super Brain (100+ Braindates) | Airbnb Experience Host (50+ experiences hosted) | Public Educator | Environmentalist | Cofounder of Perspectives | Competitive W2's Beach Volleyball Player
I help professionals, businesses and organizations from all around the world find and explore new, creative, fun, rewarding and profitable ways to offer their time, knowledge and experience to others.
I want to use my time, knowledge and experience to help people and companies come up with new and creative ways to help more people do what they love AND to generate new and creative revenue streams at the same time.
Note: Creative revenue and give back streams are what 2020 is going to be ALL about.
Smart, creative, ambitious professionals who genuinely want to share more of what they know and love with others and who could use some outside support when it comes to packaging, pricing, marketing and amplifying the fuck out of their original vision.
What I am currently working on
Industry trends, insights, observations & opinions
My current role & responsibilities
My salary, rates, income & benefits
My education, training & qualifications
My biggest challenges, successes, failures & lessons learned
What success means to me
How I got to where I am today
What I enjoy most/least about my career
What it is like working for my company & why I chose to work there
What it is like to live and work in my city
Recommendations for anyone entering my career or industry
Recommended books, articles, blogs, conferences, tools, apps, etc.
Whose content do I consume regularly
Daily practices, habits, and strategies
Issues I care most about right now and why
My values, beliefs, philosophies and/or political views
My love story
Because as the CEO of Pick My Brain, it is my job by every sense of the imagination to help people and companies design their own opportunities, invitations, connections, partnerships AND revenue streams.
I am SO good at helping people do the deep and creative self-work that is required to discover what it is they want to do more of and how they want to build it and layer it into their lives to increase their return on life. (ROL)
In terms of quantitative experience:
⇨ I have helped 300+ professionals design, build, package, price and sell their independent services.
⇨ I built a marketplace for creatives
⇨ I have sold and gone on over 300+ intellectual exchanges (conversations, coffees, walk and talks, sessions, programs and more.)
⇨ I am a master conversationalist and a born motivator and cheerleader.
⇨ I have a business mind through and through. I see the world in the form of business opportunities.
⇨ I've learned how to earn anywhere from $250 to $11,000 a month offering unique services to the world. I am on course to work up to $25,000 a month.
⇨ I've learned how to invite goodness, purpose, value, intellect, love, and passion into my life.
Investment banker, turned economist, turned startup founder who can't stop thinking about the new economy and the new world.
Below are a just a few of the Brains I have recently worked with 1:1 to help package and sell their time, knowledge and experience in new, creative and independent ways.
Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/sylvia-cunningham
I am a:
Semi-Retired Host for Mature Business Women
I want to:
Host mature businesswomen in need of nurturing experience. Think 1) walks in nature 2) home cooked vegetarian meals 3) comforting conversations 4) a revamp of their wardrobe and make up 5) a hair consult, haircut and colour 5) Motivation and encouragement.
I am offering:
Sylvia's Solo Retreat ($500)
Sylvia's Group Retreat ($1,000)
I want to make $1000 per month by July 30, 2019.
Successful small business women and hairstylist sells her business and moves to Cumberland, B.C to live a creative, semi-retired, Vancouver Island life. Sylvia's new life 2.0 dream? To host mature business women who are in need of a creative, relaxing, fully hosted and expansive concierge type experience.
Why I am using Pick My Brain:
I want to offer this services to my private network only. And I want them to be able to book my services very easily and know that I am inviting them in with both arms. It's important that, that is clearly articulated to me. Pick My Brain makes that part easy. And then there is the ease. I am not comfortable with the word coding. I am comfortable with the word monetization though.
Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/sarah-pavan
I am a:
Professional Indoor Volleyball Player and Beach Volleyball Olympian
I want to:
To mentor/support people of all skill levels in reaching their potential.
I am available to be booked for:
Pick My Brain Call ($30)
Coffee & Convos ($75)
Recruiting Services ($750)
Custom Volleyball Coaching Session ($200)
Speaking Engagement (Lunch & Learn, Conference, Fireside Chat, Retreat, etc ($1500)
Video Analysis ($75)
Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/anna-karin-lingham
I am a:
Personal Branding Coach
I want to:
Help people build and improve upon their personal brand in new, creative and fun ways
I am available to be booked for:
Branding Sessions ($150 per session)
Branding Packages (Starting at $1,500)
Branding Workshops for Groups and / or Companies (Starting at $1,000)
International Speaking ($4,500)
A few months ago I got an email through Pick My Brain's "Contact Us Page" that read: "I was googling what "Pick My Brain" meant today because one of my clients used the term in one of our sessions and I had never heard it before and so I looked it up. And that is when I stumbled onto your website and it all became clear. And now that I understand it, I wanted to reach out to you because I am very interested in offering Pick My Brain sessions to my clients. In fact, I think I have been offering them all my life, just without realizing it and without charging for it. Well, I am ready to start charging for it and I was wondering if you could help me do that." After a few Pick My Brain calls with Anna we not only got her up and running to offer paid Pick My Brain calls but we also got really creative with all the other kinds of knowledge based services she could offer her network and clientele. I mean common, look at how cool her profile pic is. Those are the kinds of sessions she runs for people and what she tends to brings out of people.
Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/claudia-howard
I am a:
On-demand Shopify Consultant
I want to:
Help you build, tweak, launch, scale and improve upon your Shopify store.
I am available to be booked for:
Direct Shopify Support ($65/hour)
Claudia is a verified Shopify Expert which means that Claudia has worked on and improved upon 100's of Shopify stores. Claudia and I saw an opportunity for her to leverage her knowledge for all those people who were either starting a Shopify store or needed assistance improving upon their Shopify store. And Claudia anticipated the option to talk it out 1-on-1 over the phone as a service would be a hit as she always received requests wondering what it would take to build a Shopify store, how much it would cost, how much time they should commit, whether or not Shopify was the right platform for them, how to make their Shopify store more user friendly, etc. So we packaged all those insider insights into Claudia's Pick My Brain services and now Claudia now has another consistent revenue stream in her pocket for a service she adores offering.
Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/sadia-badiei
I am a:
I want to:
Connect with anyone who is interested in: increasing their knowledge regarding nutritional health, learning more about plant-based diets, working for themselves as some point, becoming a content creator, building and or improving upon their own online community.
I am available to be booked for a:
Pick My Brain Call ($140)
In 2016 Sadia quit her job as a dietician at the VGH hospital and started to upload nutritional content to YouTube instead so she could share her knowledge with more people. In 1 years Sadia ended up attracting over 600,000+ subscribers on Youtube and officially became a self-employed YouTube and Instagram influencer. During that time I noticed that Sadia started to drown in emails - no kidding with 600,000 new fans - so the next time we hung out I asked her what if we could direct all those emails towards a page where only those who were willing to pay for her time could connect. She was immediately down and built a Pick My Brain profile the next day. Sadia has been successfully offering Pick My Brain calls to her audience ever since for $140 / hour. More recently, Sadia and I started to think of other ways she could package and sell her time, knowledge and experience. We landed on the potential of offering more consistent Youtube coaching for those who want to build or improve upon their channel and more transparent sponsorship for whoever would like Sadia to test their product and share it with her audience. Pick My Brain has become quite a good revenue stream for Sadia.
Pick My Brain Profile: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/mikaela-kinding
I am a:
Wardrobe & Home Decor Stylist
I want to:
Help you style your wardrobe and home with intention and meaning.
I am available to be booked for:
Initial Consult (Free)
Personal Stylist Starter Package ($250)
Personal Stylist Premium Package ($500)
Personal Stylist Concierge Package ($1,500)
Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/paul-brassard
I am a:
Expert Fundraising and Business Strategist, Reputable Pitch Coach
I want to:
Spend more of my time helping Vancouver entrepreneurs and startup founders come across as investment worthy companies.
I am available to be booked for:
Pick My Brain Call (Free)
Coffee and Conversation (Cup of Coffee)
Pitch & Presentation Sessions ($200 per session)
Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/laurie-millotte
I am a:
Designer of well-crafted brands & ideas
I want to:
Help you improve upon your brand.
I am available to be booked for:
Pick My Brain Session (Free)
Branding (Starting at $10,000)
Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/mark-busse
I am a:
Design Director, Creative Strategist, Engagement Specialist, Convenor, and Foodist.
I want to:
Like so many who have been generous with me in my life/career, I want to “send the elevator back down" by providing limited one-on-one access to like-mined creative people in my network (and beyond). Use this platform because I sometimes get inundated with requests for coffee chats and meetings and yearn for some boundaries and a tool to help me serve others while maintaining my sanity.
I am available to be booked for:
Intro Call (Free)
Coffee & Avacado Toast (Free)
Custom Creative Session ($50)
#BTS Tour HCMA & Lunch ($75)
Creatives Curated Dinner ($100)
Phase Zero Brand Audit ($15,000)
Pick My Brain: https://pickmybrain.world/profiles/lisa-malcom
I am a:
I want to:
I help good people and companies grow their businesses in a very mindful way. You don't need to be disruptive to be heard, you just have to be clear on the messaging and deliver it to the people that matter. I can help you do that.
My style: Micro multimedia messaging specifically delivered to niche audiences.
I am available to be booked for:
Discovery Call (Free)
1 hour of Strategic Storytelling Support ($149)
10 hours of Strategic Story Telling Support ($1,499)
25 hours of Strategic Story Telling Support ($3,125)
50 hours of Strategic Story Telling Support ($4,999)
Apply to be on My Podcast (Free)
Official Podcast Interview (Invited Guests Only) (Free)
Special Podcast Content Bundle (Optional) ($249)
Tell me about Key West ($50)
I am a:
Founder of The Mom Collective
The Mom Collective.
1st Curated Offer:
1 Year Mom Club Program
10 Moms Sign up for 1 Year Long Program pay month to month.
Multiple programs, Mom Marketplace, Collaborative Partnerships, Reverse the MLM pyramid.
Financially, energetically, creatively, spiritually, collaboratively fulfilling.
As a side gig I run an event based series with my business bestie called #perspectives. It is a series that helps make sense of the world by repackage, reframing and reintroducing relevant and noteworthy topics; where all topics are chosen and shared from a women’s perspective.
The last event we hosted was called ‘Blockchain from a Women’s Perspective” and boy was it a hit. The Vancouver Star even ended up writing an article about us called, “Women claim their stake in blockchain tech.”
The next event we have coming up builds off the success of the last event and is called “How to invest in blockchain-related technologies.”
In my spare time I train and play competitive women 2's beach volleyball and absolutely love it.
Great 30mins spent chatting to Maxine. Talking through my experience and where I’m at with my offers, Maxine gave me fab feedback on how I could structure new offers and insights from her experiences and other clients she works with. On top of the fresh perspective it’s also super helpful to have my approach validated. Being a solopreneur it’s hard to know how your services stack up so it was super helpful to run them past Maxine. Thank you! Definitely recommend this call.
Maxine provided me with a huge amount of clarity during our initial call. First she quickly, cheerfully and, oh so effectively, drew from me the things that I do well. She reflected back a bird's eye view of my coaching practice and then honed in on the things I could do to reach my ideal clients. Her enthusiasm is contagious and I have already begun to use the suggestions she gave me. Maxine's ability to take in a lot of information and then quickly create a vision for the future is stunning! I am beyond excited when I think of working with Maxine on an ongoing basis. I was in a fog when it came to how to market my business. However, having spoken to Maxine, I now know what the next steps look like! She has already saved me countless hours of indecision and angst. I am so appreciative of how easy she make the call and of how she reignited my enthusiasm too.
Always a pleasure to chat with Max, she helped me gain clarity and helped articulate a couple of important concepts I was grappling with. Stellar!
Maxine was extremely helpful and I walked away with some interesting ideas. Thank you.
Maxine is well-engaged and collaborative. Looking forward to working with her further!
Meeting with Maxine helped open up my eyes to multiple ways I can use Pick My Brain. I left with clarity on some next steps of what to do and which other brains I need to reach out to reduce my learning curve and potentially interview as part of the podcast I am working on.
Brainstormed about future of work, more inclusive stakeholder compensation systems.
It's always a pleasure to speak with people like Maxine who're interested in applying new incentive models to companies.
Maxine is a whirlwind of creative entrepreneurial excitement that will leave you feeling like you can achieve any dream you have.
Max has an uncanny ability to hear beyond your words. She is really listening. She takes your thoughts and churns them through her brilliant mind, and then ultimately uses your combined skills to discover new power, new purpose, new motivation, new and positive influence. Next, she turns it all into a viable business plan. She is empowering people to embrace their passion and skills in a way that adds value to the lives of people in your community (current and future). I think of life as before and after Max, that’s how impactful she is.
I really enjoyed my "Becoming A Brain" experience with Maxine. The program was very well organized, and executed - while still being fun! It was also great to connect with super interesting / like minded entrepreneurs. It was an awesome learning experience and left every meeting feeling inspired and ready to start rolling on my own offerings.
It's always a breath of fresh air having a conversation with Maxine - we both love to dream and ideate, and it's so fun to see where our chats lead and what brainstorming comes of it. Having a person who you can bounce ideas off of and really go for it, knowing that the possibilities are endless, is super inspiring and motivating. I always love the new perspectives that Maxine brings to thoughts and challenges that I have, which pushes my thinking even further. Always a pleasure to chat with you, share our stories, and be invigorated to keep going!
So lovely - very positive, can-do and supportive. Also great at synthesizing information.
Maxine was a delight to have a chat with. She's a big thinker and within 10 minutes had multiple suggestions to help me with reaching a new audience.
Amazing advice! You can't see your own business clearly, Maxine brings you that clarity and is genius at deciphering growth potential opportunities for your company.
Maxine is full of life, ideas, and inspiration! We had an awesome exploratory talk and expanded the initial conversation to be a "what else is possible?" brainstorm.
The only warning I would have in chatting with her is to make sure you are prepared to think bigger! She has big ideas and will get you thinking bigger.
It was amazing to sit down and play brain tennis with Maxine. High energy, positive, and we generated a million ideas together. I can't wait to pay her to help me get set up with some micro consulting of my own.
This dream out loud session was exactly what I needed! I knew I was stuck having unhealthy and unproductive conversations with myself about where I want to be and how I want to live my life, so I sought out a professional to dream with. First of all, just taking the step to book this session motivated me to start better articulating my dreams while being more concrete and specific. I knew I had a deadline for when we would speak together and this helped me take my dreams more seriously. When we spoke, Maxine showed an incredible amount of care and interest in what I had to say. Her enthusiasm alone helped me become more enthusiastic about what I want (and can have) out of life. She asked very helpful questions which prompted me to think of things in new ways. She supported me in looking more deeply at my fears and how I might overcome them or learn to live with them in a healthier relationship. She gave me follow up tasks to pursue so that I could continue taking steps toward my dreams. I left our call feeling reinvigorated about life and how I might actually start living how I envision. I am ever grateful for this service. Max is so talented and skilled in this work; anyone looking to unlock the inspiration which already lives within, would be wise to have a ‘dream out loud’ call with Maxine.
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (for those who know what it means ;)
Awesome interaction, pin pointing what needs to be done and why, and with great energy. Really helpful!
Very fun first interview. Maxine is positive, enthusiastic and bubbling with great ideas. Looking forward to my first course!
I love Max. I have been in survival mode for over a year now with dreams oozing from every thought but being stifled by the need to merely survive. Max inspired me to start acting on my dream thoughts and I am excited to get started.
Well prepared, well spoken with a clear vision for the future.
Maxine is a thoughtful listener and thinker. I would use the word flow to characterize our conversation. It just flowed. It found resting places and it found action places. More than all, I am eager for more discussion, imagining what is possible. Maxine is that curious someone who connects, engages and then gives back. A connection that repays itself again and again. Very cool.
Maxine's energy and passion is infectious, a great session brainstorming and learning more about monetizing knowledge.
Maxine is brilliant and such fun to hang out with! She asked great questions and helped me to clarify my offering and the possibilities before me. I left feeling inspired and motivated. Highly recommend you book a session with Maxine!
Great speaking with you, love the automated follow up, fast, efficient and on point!
Had an initial chat with Maxine to kick things off. I explained what type of design I do and how I work with clients, and how I might be able to help Maxine with her projects. Great talk just connecting.
Awesome discussion! Sparks fly (in a positive way) when talking to Maxine, she gave me really good energy, inspiration, and great business advice. Highly recommended!
I booked Maxine to better understand her company, ‘Pick My Brain’ and see if there were any wires that would cross between that and my line of work. Further than getting an exciting explanation of her current situation and plans to come, we were able to develop great work opportunities for both of us!
Maxine has been an absolute pleasure to work with as I've built my Pick My Brain profile. I just wrapped up the last of four 1-hour sessions and can't thank her enough! She is super friendly and a joy to speak with, but more importantly has been extremely helpful with well-thought and applicable notes and feedback. Maxine is very good at helping design new business services and her experience with other Brains shows. If only for the personal business coaching, I highly recommend booking some time to speak with Maxine.
Meeting her for the first time, she definitely have a well
Prepared presentation of her brain. ;)
It was a great session, Maxine had great ideas and asked me the right questions. It all felt really natural and exciting! I can't wait to see what happens next.
Oh man, that was so much fun. I feel like I should be dreaming out loud at least once a quarter.
The 'dream out-loud with me' session I just had with Maxine was incredible! Maxine's support, guidance, and energy towards my dreams made me super excited about collaborating with her to make them a reality! I can't recommend this session enough!! It felt so good to discuss all my passions and come up with a tangible plan to turn them into a service. Thank you Max!
Maxine was a pleasure to speak with today. I booked time with her to learn more about the Pick My Brain platform. She took the time to explain its history and how everything works. Maxine is very passionate about this and listened carefully to my questions. Not only was it helpful to learn more about this platform, she also offered some great suggestions on how I can better package my own service offerings and shared some really good ideas based on her experience.
Maxine is brilliant. When I saw this offer I snatched it up right away, because: 1. this is 100% Maxine's gift and 2. I know I get stuck in the day to day, and knew that Maxine was the ideal person to hold space to let me dream without self censoring or feeling silly! Max is so knowledgable and asks such great questions; she was able to help me paint a picture and things went in a direction i didn't expect, but was SO natural and so obvious in hindsight! She helped me articulate what I really want, and offered real practical possibilities that grounded my ideas! She's a great listener; it was like, therapy for possibilities. Thanks for letting me dream, Maxine!
I originally met Maxine by chance at a local event. I was intrigued by her platform and inspired by her positive attitude and enthusiasm. We stayed in touch and continued to learn more about Pick My Brain. Our paths crossed again and I started to work with Maxine to clarify my entrepreneurial journey. She is a wealth of knowledge, creative problem solving, and can value a package or offering like no other! I always enjoy working with Maxine and feel energized by our conversations. She's great at helping you find your way, without making you feel behind or less than. Thank you Maxine!
Just having Maxine's support while setting up my Brain profile was worth the price of admission! She is a great strategist and has a remarkable gift for packaging a message and an offering. I have learned so much from her during this process that will serve me in my business beyond the set up and running of my profile!
AND, it's been less than a week since I launched and I have already completed one session and just received my second booking. Maxine has created an amazing system that is already making my life easier. My Brain profile is an all in one tool that serves as a digital business card and menu of my services while also being an awesome, no brain required, booking and billing system.
Maxine is a self professed futurist and she isn't exaggerating. She sees vast possibilities and helps others to see those possibilities too!
Thanks, Maxine, for helping to expand my world so I can help others to expand theirs!
We had an excellent meeting with Maxine. She definitely knows her business and gave us many ideas for expansion in ours.
Brilliant concept and amazing conversation. Can't wait to get started.
My conversation with Maxine was wonderful, and I look forward to working with her more moving forward. She's bright and bubbly and incredibly sharp- she knows her stuff and thinks creatively, and somehow strikes the balance between present and in-the-moment and always one-step-ahead. She's a woman who has made a career out of supporting women, raising them up and lending a hand. The world would be a much better place if more people were even a little bit more like Maxine. She is a very cool lady and- as a bonus- knows how to rock a red lip.
Maxine is a delight to interact with. We spoke for an hour for my PMB onboarding. Maxine is a good listener, finds the interesting bits and probes to extract the elements to build upon. She has a very clear vision of what PMB is to offer and finds clear ways to apply that to my areas of expertise and experience. And her positive and energetic outlook is infectious. Its a feel-good moment!
Great conversation full of knowledge sharing.
Maxine is absolutely amazing! I booked her because I was really looking to offer my gifts to the world in my own way and be in a community of female entrepreneurs. Maxine really makes me feel that I am more than capable and more than enough to offer the world with everything I have! I can't wait to continuously work with Maxine and the ever-growing pick-my-brain community!
Thank you maxine! Loved speaking to you and sharing information and knowledge back and forth. Looking forward to seeing how Pick My Brain evolves!
Met Maxine at an event last year, kept an eye on her IG and was happy to see her speak at Hervana. She's helped me see the knowledge I have and the value that brings to the market. Looking forward to what we can create!
I had spoken with and observed Maxine's helpful way in delivering a presentation at an event. I was struck by her ability to articulate and tease out what people's passions and abilities are and how to practically offer them to serve others. Even though I already regularly ask similar questions in building my own business, Maxine provided new ways of articulating and a space to verbally process some new ideas for my business. It was helpful to have a fresh perspective and feedback.
Speaking to Maxine is a breath of fresh air in a digital world that has increasingly forgotten how to be human. Her drive and aspiration are inspirational. It is rare to find someone who can move so quickly through problem/solution to suggestions of collaborative outcomes. I left our conversation fired up, buzzing with ideas and ready to take action.
Maxine is an enthusiast and smart lady. It was fantastic talking to her: her ideas and suggestions are on point and I'll start implementing them immediately
She knows how to communicate your strengths, your story and your uniqueness! Looking forward other calls and meeting with her for sure!
I loved my conversation with Maxine. She is amazing at seeing and acknowledging the strengths in others. She has a thoughtful and intelligent perspective that was a delight to witness.
Great to chat with Maxine and get some actionable ideas for valuing our SaaS product. I picked Max's brain because she has experience with consulting and software overlaps.
Maxine blows my mind more and more with each time we chat. She's really invested in reading between the lines and deciphering what I need and want in my business especially when I'm not totally sure how to communicate it! Her knowledge and insights on how to move forward in business, how to implement and grow, and her vision and creativity is so refreshing and inspiring. I'm absolutely ecstatic to continue to use Maxine as an ongoing coach and mentor.
Booking this first Pick My Brain call with Maxine was a great introduction to the ease and speed of connecting with a Brain. Almost instantaneous text confirmations, notifications, and reminders that kept my call front of mind and an incoming call precisely at our appointed meeting time highlighted how Pick My Brain takes my time seriously.
And my call with Maxine reinforced that notion even more - she was energetic, enthusiastic about the product and how it can easily and quickly connect people who need help with Brains who want to share their Time, Knowledge and Experience.
Thank you Maxine!
I booked to learn more about PMB and what I can do to help offer my knowledge and monetize. She was great at helping me dig deep into what I'm passionate about. She was able to listen and formulate an offering when I was just thinking out loud. It was a very inspiring conversation and I look forward to see what PMB and Maxine have to offer
Inspiring, Energizing and Effective. As always!
Another wonderful conversation, Maxine! I'm excited to further explore my Brain profile offerings and how we can work together!
When I stumbled across "Pick My Brain," I naturally went to scope out Maxine. And WOWZA am I so glad I did that. Maxine listened closely and asked pointed questions about what it is I do and the value I provide. She was so great at rephrasing and repeating back in clearer language what I do. I'll definitely be utilizing her wisdom on my copy and pitch moving forward!
I booked with Maxine to discuss creating packaged solutions in my business to streamline frequent requests and add additional revenue streams. Maxine helped to take my vision and create a plan for execution.
as always I feel more and more inspired to do what I am doing after each conversation with Maxine!
It's amazing to speak with Maxine.. she is super helpful, knowledgable and so innovative with her ideas to he you reach out to people!!
Maxine was inspirational and so motivating. Love her energy. S ‘get it dine’ Attitude. A pleasure to work with.
great call with Maxine to further plan to build a profile and next steps. Maxine is an inspiration to make things happen
Maxine was knowledgable, articulate, supportive and helpful. She was willing to listen and had great ideas about where I can apply my skills and experience. I look forward to learning more from her.
Every minute in the company of Maxine was a perfect recipe for self-awareness, motivation and structured thinking. The ripple effect of our meeting carries through and I can't wait to book my next allocated slot. A true gem !!
I booked Maxine to help build me a PickMyBrain Profile. I have a tech start-up idea and wanted an online launch pad to get me started outside of the typical social media channels. The PickMyBrain platform is the perfect place for anyone interested in attracting a specific clientele or collaborator.
Maxine has a gift for unlocking an individual's "why". To do this she really focuses on how each of her clients is unique. She was able to help me group my skills and experiences into headings and descriptions that are relevant to like-minded customers and collaborators. With the software she's developed she was able to do this quite quickly. The platform is easy to edit and Maxine is always refining ways to make it even more powerful.
PickMyBrain is more than list of credentials and accomplishments. It's a tool that will help me manifest my ideal workplace, clients, and job description. Thanks again!
Greta first convo!
Stoked to sign up and become a brain!
As always, great collaborating with you Maxine. Looking forward to following up with you in a few weeks.
Maxine is a star. She was prepared and had some valuable insights for me and my business.
Maxine is one of those women who can light up a room with her excitement about a project. Her support, energy and insight left me feeling motivated, clear and ready to move forward. She's innovative, informed and action-oriented - just what I needed when I was feeling stuck. Couldn't recommend her more!
After my first conversation with Maxine, I had to come back for more! This time, we had a deeper strategy session to chat about my knowledge of online brand communities. As usual, Maxine was full of juicy insights, great questions, and exciting ideas. Her enthusiasm for knowledge and how to share it is apparent as soon as you meet her.
Our conversation helped me simplify my unique selling proposition and made me realize that I need to focus less on the type of platform I use for community building and more on the strategy I put into it when I pitch my services to clients. This is something I've been trying to refine for over a year now and Maxine helped me do it in less than an hour!
Chatting with Maxine was really helpful and came at just the right time. We discussed my interests and skills and ways to potentially monetize them. Maxine took our conversation to a productive level by creating realistic action items and offering practical suggestions to get me started that aligned with my goals.
I appreciate Maxine's listening skills and ability to ask clarifying questions to flush out great ideas. I highly recommend her to any medical or health professional looking to start a business or just get an idea off the ground.
Wonderful conversation and an Amazing Human Being.
I met Maxine for coffee to brainstorm my business idea and get some understanding of the market and I am glad that I did.
Maxine helped me break down the idea into actionable steps I can (and need to) take that gave me so much insight on where and how to start. Not only this, Maxine encouraged me to be brave and while talking to her I was able to see my idea from a different perspective.
The best part is that Maxine is very friendly and the conversation grew organically. She was very welcoming in knowing you as a person, your ambitions and what are your real goals in life. You do not find this quality in lot of people. Secondly, I am amazed by her experience, knowledge and the zeal to help people.
I highly recommend meeting Maxine to anyone who is looking for an inspiration, need help for their business or just want to build a network of amazing human beings !!
Thank You Maxine for all your time, inspiration and Coffee :) :)
Maxine is extremely skilled at spotting the knowledge sharing opportunities you have a hard time seeing on your own and then packaging them up into marketable offers. If you have a chance to spend time picking her brain, take it immediately!
Maxine is a Maxine. It was great talking to her as I was holding some steps to be taken after I reach to certain point, during our talk I was convinced to change the strategy and I am working on it now. I thank you and expect great achievements in your future.
Maxine is a brilliant idea generator and operator - a rare combination. Articulate and insightful, you would do well to seek her counsel.
My time with Maxine flew by! She had some awesome insight for my start up. She provided great advice that was deeply helpful from someone that had just learned about my business. It is a great skill to be able to immerse yourself in someone's business so quickly and be able to see solutions.
A great experience that I look forward to having many more times!
I met Maxine at a friend’s home a year before pickmybrain was launched. Although I didn’t speak to her again for a year, I remembered her very well and spoke of her often. I described her as "this amazing woman who meets people and sees their gifts right away. She honours their lived experience and translates their accumulated knowledge (lived and learned) into skills that can be shared and offered with others as a form of sustenance.” Maxine is an economist who sees how skills translate into needs/demand in markets while honouring you - your experiences, your knowledge, your creativity and your desire.
About a year later, pickmybrain had launched and I arranged a phone call with Maxine. I wanted to know how I could share my knowledge about social justice and facilitation. I also wanted to explore services I could offer given the knowledge, experience and education I have. Ultimately, I needed support identifying the skills I have to offer and services I could potentially offer so that I could envision ways to support organizations and individuals with issues related to race, equity and diversity.
In the phone call, Maxine highlighted what I know and what excites her about my work so far. She not only asked me about what I know but who I am, what I’ve done and what, in all of this, I love the most. She listened deeply and asked questions that helped me keep probing. Before chatting with Maxine, I wasn’t at a stage where I realized I had so much to offer, or that I could offer my skills and knowledge independent of an institution. I left our conversation confident, hopeful and curious. I suddenly had the courage to apply for a radical entrepreneurship course and begin envisioning how I could work for myself. I was accepted to the course which has been transformational on a number of levels, but it was Maxine’s confidence in me that allowed me to explore myself, my skill set and what I want to share with the world in ways I otherwise wouldn’t have given myself permission to do (or realized I was able to do). The witnessing, reflection and knowledge that Maxine offers is an incredible gift. For me, becoming an entrepreneur isn’t a quick process but a meaningful one that is slowly allowing me to re-envision and re-orient myself to becoming someone who can work for herself in conditions and parameters that suit her needs and desires.
What an energizing conversation! Maxine bubbles over with enthusiasm and insights. We covered every topic that was requested and more, specifically around leveraging online media to create meaningful change.
Hung up with a million new ideas and looking forward to speaking again!
I'm forever thankful for having gotten to know Maxine. Humble, down to earth, driven and compassionate are just a few of her many wonderful attributes. I've felt completely supported in the process of creating my own profile on the PMB platform, and I've appreciated her on-going feedback and insights on how I can strengthen my profile even further. When speaking with Maxine, I feel like I've got her undivided attention. She comes to each call fully prepared and offers strategies that help me take a fresh perspective on my approach. This has helped not only with my PMB profile, but also with my own business and how I've gone about building it. In short: Maxine is absolutely terrific, and I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone. Thanks for all you do, Maxine!
Maxine is kind, compassionate and super creative. Her guidance and questions will help you identify your own personal skill sets and crystallize your compelling message to share with the world!
I had a very inspiring and valuable call with Maxine. She shows great interest, is a curious listener, asks very relevant questions, picks out the essence in your message and turns it into something even more valuable. She gives great advice with full focus on helping you to move your ideas and questions forward. She shows - in a both strong and humble way - a high ambition in her profession and her goals.
Maxine is very friendly, professional and easy-going to talk to. I highly recommend a call with Maxine!