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Let's Launch Turning Point
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My name is Joanne Chun, the founder of Turning Point. Even from the time I was 8 years old, I recognized people who knew how to do business well. One of my first encounters was the ice cream truck guy

My Story

My name is Joanne Chun, the founder of Turning Point. Even from the time I was 8 years old, I recognized people who knew how to do business well. One of my first encounters was the ice cream truck guy. My friend and I made a card for him because he worked hard and really loved children. And we got free ice cream to boot!

I was always on the lookout for businesses that “have it," meaning they have that thing that draws customers and keeps them loyal. I would even tell my friends that I would rather shop at a place where they knew how to treat their customers and employees well than at a place where prices were cheap, to match their services. I loved the idea of businesses cultivating a fun and creative culture, and letting that culture spill over onto their customers.

The Challenge

There is an epidemic sweeping workplaces today where employees are feeling like another number: undervalued, overworked, and totally unmotivated to be where they are. And for that reason businesses are losing employees and customers at a faster rate than they should. Most statistics today show that working people would rather be a part of a business culture that keeps things fun, interesting, and most of all inviting. “Companies are not only competing for customers and revenue, they are competing on the basis of how they treat their employees and what they represent. If you have a strong culture, people will not only want to work for you, but they won’t want to work for anyone else so it’s well worth the investment of money and time” (Dan Schawbel, May 2014).

What I'm Going to Do About It

Turning Point exists to bring transformation to workplace culture by helping businesses develop their most valuable asset- people. I want to help bring out the best in business leaders, and equip them to cultivate those around them. Encouragement, good communication, and great relationships make for a business where employees care about what they do, and where they become more productive. And greater productivity makes for greater profitability.

Clients will have the choice to hire me on a one time basis where I would come in and unlock specific areas in the business and work dynamics that are causing disarray in workplace productivity. I help clients come up with the strategy to bring needed change, and they get to walk it out by putting those things into place, and watching the magic unfold as they do so.

The other option is to hire me for one to three month training sessions that are fun, interactive, and out-of-the-box. I will be working with business leaders and their colleagues one hour a week training and conducting exercises that revolve around good communication skills, team building, overcoming the challenges of conflict, discovering and celebrating differences in personality/skill strengths and how to integrate these into workplace dynamics. We will develop ways to build up not just their internal community but the one they are planted in, that is, how to connect with and invest in organizations and people in their neighborhood and beyond who are doing great things but needing a little boost and how this will bring better connection and exposure to potential clients.

The sessions will be custom designed and tailored to each business, and I will be pinpointing specific strategies that will loosen the things that are holding the business down. The techniques used bring proven results, and will transform businesses from being bogged down to bustling. And it’s a change that will be personal as well as sustainable, bringing a positive impact to those who come into contact with the business well after the training is complete.

What Some People Are Saying

“You have blessed us so much with your amazing words and training.  I still think about  and continue to draw from all our sessions together. If it were not for you and the time it took for you to come alongside us to train us up and equip us, we would not be where we are today.”

-Joe and Donna Awender of Awender Chiropractic

“She is very gifted. She’s been coming alongside us to encourage and support us as we handle various challenges of operating a business with excellence. We’re very grateful for her being available in this special way!”

-Tim and Annie Dang of Perfect Smile Dental

How the Money Will Be Allocated

Most of the expenses that I need for starting Turning Point involve licensing, accounting software, office equipment, website, and a vehicle so that I can get to my clients!

Please join me in this journey to touch the business world with new life!

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$50 USD
Personalized inspirational word
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A bookmark with inspirational words made just for you.
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$100 USD
Custom art
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Custom made art designed just for you.
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$250 USD
10 minute phone consult
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Consultation by phone, via Turning Point
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$500 USD
Dinner reception & 20 minute consult
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Consultation by phone for 20 minutes, via Turning Point; plus an invitation to a lovely dinner reception. Or for those outside of the Bay Area a 30 minute phone consultation plus Joanne's special cookies!
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$1,000 USD
Dinner reception & one hour consult
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A one hour session with Turning Point which will be recorded and sent to you via e-mail; plus an invite to a lovely dinner reception, or specially designed art for out-of-towners.
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