|"Working with Szifra has opened our eyes and ears and made us much better in our work."
President and CEO
Lexington Wealth Management
|"Because of Szifra Birke's consummate skills in group dynamics, I invited her to help make sure that my two-day marketing seminar ran smoothly. Afterwards, participants thanked her for helping to create a safe environment for sharing information and for helping to draw everyone in so that everyone received the benefits that they came there to get. I'm grateful for her assistance."
President of Creative Marketing Solutions
Author of 11 books including "6 Steps to Free Publicity"
|"Szifra Birke's coaching program has been one of the best investments I've made in my life as an entrepreneur. She really understands people. Szifra has shown me how to connect better with my prospects and customers when presenting to them—something I thought I was very good at BEFORE I began working with her. In fact, she helped me close a record level of business for me -- over $400,000 -- in just one day! I couldn't believe it!
I'm a very driven, creative, successful entrepreneur, who doesn't have time to waste. But I have to admit; I often find it hard to stay focused and actually finish what I start. Szifra's coaching has made me more productive by helping me focus on what I do best and enjoy most. Bottom line: I'm a lot richer personally and professionally having worked with her. I heartily recommend her to anyone who wants to achieve more success in every area of their life—and love every minute of it!"
"Bestseller Blueprint" (with Jack Canfield)
"Radio-TV Interview Report" (RTIR)
"Million Dollar Author Club"
|"Szifra's tremendous depth of knowledge about the psychology of money combined with her years of experience approaching this tough topic with her clients is inspiring. However, what really makes her unique is her ability to work with a wide range of people, from dentists and entrepreneurs to therapists and coaches. Her insights and pragmatic strategies help them discover how their own relationship with money affects both their effectiveness working with co-workers and clients, and their business success."
creator of "Money Habitudes"
co-author of "Bringing Money Into the Conversation"
|"When Lexington Wealth Management started our relationship with Szifra, we intended to provide wealth counseling services to our clients with issues like 'sudden wealth syndrome'—or to help work through family dynamics. In addition to helping our clients, she began to 'coach' us and help us as advisors better listen to our clients and better hear what they were actually saying or fearing. We began to focus more on the behavioral side of investing; realizing that the 'right' investment answer isn’t necessarily the 'right' answer for our clients."
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Lexington Wealth Management
|"Attending this group provided me the structure and direction I needed to set timelines and goals to my marketing and promotion. Since I am a freelancer I find myself working in a vacuum without input. Szifra keeps us on track and inspires us to make the leap in marketing over the hurdles and invisible barriers we tend to make for ourselves."
Kevin Harkins, Photographer
|"You helped open my eyes to new possibilities to grow my business and gave me confidence I never thought I’d have. Because of your encouragement to market, we just had a large article with several photographs of our art school in the Sunday edition of the Lowell Sun! I am beside myself!! I still cannot believe it all happened. Thank you again for your good advice and for EVERYTHING!"
Owner of Lighthouse Art School
Art Teacher at Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School
|"I was referred to Szifra by a trusted friend when I went to open my own practice. In the beginning I brought my wife along, because I needed help explaining to her how this could work and benefit the family. Szifra helped me to organize my thinking so I could "write my story," the beginning, middle and future of being in private practice. I made the switch with a clear vision of where I was going. I will continue to work with Szifra to build and grow my practice. I also referred a close associate who is enjoying working with her on building a practice and is clearly benefitting from Szifra’s extensive knowledge."
Brian Cohen, LICSW
|"I want to express my gratitude for your help and most importantly practical and realistic ideas that you shared with me. I wanted to let the public know about my business and did not know where or how to begin; I felt completely stuck. With all the right observations and questions, you helped to clarify my objectives and plot a course of actions. On your advice, I contacted a newspaper and within 2 weeks, a big article was published on me and my work.
The brainstorming session regarding the name of my business helped me not only with the initial subject but gave an unexpected insight into other various perspectives of my work.
You helped with editing of my marketing brochure, making it clearer, concise and right to the point. It looks and reads more professional and polished.
You gave me tools, courage, and understanding on how properly assess my business situation, its future direction, and how to get free publicity and become visible to prospective clients. I sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm, a positive way of thinking and a ton of good will that are infectious and oh, so helpful.
With much respect and high regard,"
Web/graphic Designer and Personal Chef
|"I first started working with Szifra about two years after I started my first business, statistically a time when a lot of small businesses fail. I was struggling and Szifra really helped me implement new ideas to promote my business resulting in immediate measurable results.The business experienced 12% growth the first year we worked with her.
In addition to marketing she introduced me to the whole world of PR; she even contacted reporters and got me some much needed press coverage. Szifra coached me on how to talk to reporters and help create the angle they are looking for which ensures greater coverage. Since then, in my new businesses, I feel so confident that I give a much better interview, promote my business better and don’t feel intimidated by dealing with the press. Thank you Szifra!"
|"Want you to know that I'm non-stop thinking about marketing. Thanks to you, it's a major part of my life now."
Gary Destramp, Illustrator and Designer
| “We retained Szifra because she is very practical and solution-oriented, and respectful of the bottom line. She is always on task but engaging, down-to-earth, and easy to work with. Szifra's a real pro.”
Michael Gallagher, Esq.
Gallagher and Cavanaugh, LLP
New England Super Lawyer
|"Szifra’s uniquely compassionate blend of wit, insightful investment knowledge and professional understanding of human emotions helps investors successfully develop sound, effective strategies to manage their hopes and fears during economic surges and downturns."
Bruce Tretter, satisfied Raymond James client
|"Szifra has given me the tools and the confidence I needed to start a successful private practice. Her insights, questions, and experience have been invaluable to me."
Theresa Garvin, LICSW
|"Szifra’s warmth, compassion and caring are keystones to her writing and presentations. She shares her own development and the processes of her clients so all may benefit. Szifra is a woman willing to speak out and make a difference in the way we perceive and respond to ourselves and our fellow human beings."
Anita Ralstin, RN, MS
Associate Professor of Nursing, Albuquerque, New Mexico
|"Great seminar. The stories of your parents, the big article of you and how it happened really opened my eyes to how easy getting publicity can be."
|"You are amazing... Thank you!"
Andrea Dazzi, Owner
Sangha Yoga, Denver, CO
|"Thanks so much, Szifra! A reporter from the Sun contacted me, and a photographer came to the studio. The article should be in tomorrow's Lowell Sun. Also, the head of the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center and the Social Worker will be coming tomorrow to visit the studio.
I appreciate your support, and suggestions! Thank you again."
Marcie Kobelenz, Owner, Avalon Yoga Studio