Resilience & Triumph: Therese Wakefield-Gamble’s Solopreneur Journey

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Welcome to another edition of the BizStack Solopreneur Spotlight series, where we dive into the journeys of inspirational solopreneurs who are making waves in their respective niches.

Today, we shine the light on Therese V. Wakefield-Gamble, founder of Concierge Resource Professional Consultants, LLC dba CRPCNOW, a consultancy specialized in the podcasting domain.

Meet Therese

Therese is a Jacksonville, FL native, a serial entrepreneur, a third-generation preacher’s daughter, a wife of 34 years, a mother of two, and a grandmother of three. Her journey has not been an easy ride: from being laid off due to health reasons from a State of Florida job to living with an undiagnosed brain aneurysm for over a decade.

Therese’s resilience and faith led her to found CRPCNOW in 2015 with just $275 a week from unemployment checks. Today, she’s pursuing a dual doctorate, facing life-threatening surgeries, and continuing to break barriers and empower others through her consultancy and podcasting.

Therese V. Wakefield-Gamble, a serial entrepreneur and podcasting pro.

A Week In The Life Of A Pioneer

About CRPCNOW

CRPCNOW specializes in operational excellence, offering tailored strategies and SOPs to optimize business processes and performance. Since its inception, it has evolved into a hub for digital content creation and podcasting, with CRPCNOW Media leading the digital landscape and the CRPCNOW Podcast University, championing personal and professional growth through podcasting.

CRPCNOW offers specialized training programs:

  • CRPC B2B Business Talking Library
  • Nuts and Bolts of Business for Strategic Development
  • CRPCNOW Media with CRPCNOW Podcast University
  • CRPC B2B Pitch Factory Masterclass

Essential Tools and Technologies

Therese emphasizes the importance of technological tools in streamlining CRPCNOW’s operations. Key tools include:

  • Project Management Software (e.g., monday.com, Asana, Trello)
  • Document Management Systems (e.g., Google Workspace, Microsoft SharePoint)
  • Workflow Automation Tools (e.g., Zapier, Microsoft Power Automate)
  • Digital Content Creation Tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva)
  • And many more aimed at optimizing operations and enhancing productivity.

Strategies For Online Business Growth

Therese underscores several strategies that have been instrumental in growing CRPCNOW’s online presence:

  • Content Marketing with a focus on SOPs
  • SEO Optimization for industry-specific keywords
  • Thought Leadership through Webinars and Workshops
  • Email Marketing for Targeted Outreach
  • Social Media Engagement

Productivity Tips & Hacks

Overcoming Challenges

When asked about her greatest challenge, Therese shared her emotional journey, from being laid off due to health reasons to facing life-threatening brain surgeries. Her unfaltering faith, resilience, and refusal to settle have seen her through.

Significant Achievements

Some of Therese’s proudest achievements include:

  • Brokered faith-based and nonprofit organizations for $500K of in-kind donations
  • Secured a Youth Mentorship Grant Subaward of $8,400 during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Facilitated and advised 545 entrepreneurs
  • Co-hosted with Microsoft Store Jacksonville for the Black History Month Multi-State Pitch Your Biz Fest

And let’s not forget her upcoming dual doctoral degree graduation from National University in 2025!

Advice For Aspiring Solopreneurs

As for advice to aspiring solopreneurs, Therese invites you to check out her interview on the Awakening Brilliance Podcast with Victoria Baylor below for an in-depth dive.

Therese V. Wakefield-Gamble’s Lightning Round

In this lightning round, I asked Therese V. Wakefield-Gamble to answer 12 rapid-fire questions:

What’s something that’s in your pocket right now, besides your phone?

Nothing

Artificial intelligence: hope or dread?

Hope and dread

Your favorite place to think big?

Dubai [wish list to go]

If you were out of business tomorrow, what job would you pursue?

College administrator or professor

One object from your childhood you could never throw away?

My ADAM computer my father bought me

One feature you wish your phone had?

Hologram to record messages for my grandchildren so they can see, hear, and talk to me whenever they think of me.

Your favorite mobile app?

ChatGPT to bounce my ideas and concepts to keep being innovative and to contribute content about my black culture as AI evolves as an information portal for the world.

The book that most influenced you?

Messy desk or clean desk?

Messy but organized for me (LOL)

One thing you always have in your fridge?

Strawberry Lemonade or Publix Lemongrass and Mint Tea

Your favorite time-saving hack?

The Do Not Disturb feature on my phones and iPad that I set to cut off everything at 9 PM to make sure I am getting enough sleep

Best movie ever?

“Black Panther”

Connect and Learn More

Therese encourages our readers to follow CRPCNOW on LinkedIn and subscribe to the Concierge Chronicles newsletter for productivity tips and hacks, and opportunities to be a guest on her CRPCNOW Media platform.

Get more insights and follow her journey:
CRPCNOW Portfolio | LinkedIn | LinkedIn Company | Clubhouse: @dualdocgamble

Thank you, Therese, for sharing your inspiring journey and invaluable insights with our BizStack community. Here’s to powering businesses with podcasting and operational excellence!

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