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Keesha Ward, MBA

Business Coach | Public Speaker




MBA | Business Administration

Iowa State University

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Owner & Photographer, Ward Creative Studios | Owner & Plant-based Coach, Vegan Knees

I'm here to help you reach your goals - connecting with your ideal client, tracking your annual finances - it's time to push strategic planning forward. As a small business coach, I mentor and guide entrepreneurs and business owners (both aspiring and currently operating) as they look to establish successful growth opportunities. I've served on panels and have given presentations in the arena of business development and management. I'm a fellow business owner, and have found great success with my bottom line, even through the pandemic. Since 2020, I've grown in a way that has allowed me to shift into positions comfortably, more than doubling my business revenue. I want to take my education and 10 years of professional background in business administration, higher education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and help you shift in the direction you desire.

One-on-one small business coaching spans 4 months. Please contact me for a quote regarding either a 30-minute or 1-hour call.

My Background

Business Development


Management & Leadership


Business plan creation.

Financial management.

Project proposal writing.

RFP vendor selection and quality assurance efforts - analyzed data and operational costs and made recommendations to project demand for new child care facility. 

Identification of new business development opportunities to better serve diverse populations.

Strategic planning.

Program and services marketing.

Social media and web content management.

Evaluate marketing opportunities based on cost and anticipated exposure to target audience, overseeing design and production of marketing materials.

Facility oversight - monitored quality assurance for consistent results, and ensured compliance.

Project coordination.

Organizational behavior.

Recruitment and retention.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Secured $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Development of new child care facility.

More than 50% increase in engagement and giving.

Client business revenue growth by 30-45%.

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