Chalasmall

Biography

Chala Dincoy is the CEO and Founder of Coachtactics, www.coachtactics.com. She’s a brand marketing expert who helps small businesses feel like a NATIONAL BRAND (without paying the big bucks!)
In her former life, Chala was an award winning marketer at companies such as Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Frito Lay, Diageo, Playtex and BIC Inc for 20years. Now she’s a certified business coach, the author of Gentle Marketing: A Gentle Way To Attract Loads Of Clients, a speaker featured on Rogers TV, the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, a radio segment host on the Small Business Big Ideas Show and a regular video blog contributor to the Meetings + Incentive Travel Magazine.
Chala dishes out big advice that’s to the point, cuts your costs and helps make your brand look like a ROCK STAR to customers!

How does your business help entrepreneurs and professional women?

After 20 years of marketing big brands and small businesses, I have an uncanny ability to pinpoint after hearing a 15 second self intro why a business isn’t growing faster. Typically it’s because most businesses don’t know who their IDEAL client is. Other times it’s because their message isn’t clear about HOW they help their clients. I help clarify those things that are essential to your strategy. Without a map, you can have the fastest and most expensive yacht in the harbor but you wouldn’t know how to get to your finish line. I help you draw that map.

Cagla-NEW-LOGO-1What are you passionate about in your business and what steps are you taking to make it profitable?

I am a huge believer that women need to start using themselves in their marketing in a big way. I see women business owners who refuse to use their pictures in their social media profile or on their website. I see women refuse to blog about their thoughts. I see women refuse to use their personality in their marketing. Worse yet, I see women who refuse to talk about their WHY because it’s too shameful or personal. I feel that it’s my mission to help remove the vulnerability of exposing who we truly are and stepping into our authenticity as business owners! (stepping off the soapbox now!)

What do you hope conference attendees will take away from hearing you speak at our conference?

At the brainstorm session, I won’t have a lot of time to impart my pearls of wisdom but I hope to be able to communicate the importance of having a niche and in fact, of having the RIGHT niche. You can’t just pick it like throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing if it sticks. You have to be strategic about it! I’m so excited for this brainstorm session!

 

What is your favourite business tool

My personality. I think it’s any businesses’ secret weapon that they often choose not to use. There’s no marketing coach who is exactly like me. Who is a little zany, a little corporate, a little spiritual. No body can think exactly like me and if I don’t use that in my marketing, how exactly will I differentiate myself? I encourage you to unpack your personality and stop hiding behind generic marketing for your business now.

What is your favourite business book?

 

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

I come from an immigrant family who saved and scraped and where money was pretty much always a stress. When I learned to make decisions based on brain files of more successful people for my biz, my business tripled in 1 year.

Connect on Twitter @coachtactics and at www.coachtactics.com

About the Passion to Profit Conference

Passion to Profit is an affordable opportunity for Canadian entrepreneurs to grow their networks and find the support and training they need. April 28, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency King Street Hotel – Toronto, ON. 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. $150 registration fee for non-members and includes 1 year membership.