When was the last time you were at your very BEST?
Struggling, exhausted, OVERWHELMED and burnt out?
Stretched further than ever before, with a NEVER ENDING to do list?
Expected to do MORE with less?
Hi! I’m Beth Rees. A corporate alumnus turned solopreneur, helping CRAZY BUSY marketing pros bring their face-to-face experiences to life. If you’re a brand, agency or exhibit house short on resources and expertise, I might be the person for you!
- Shorten your to do list
- Keep your team from burning out and WALKING OUT
- Reduce your workload and stress
- Increase your productivity and engagement
- Help you win new business
- Save you money
- Save you time
- You can’t really do it all and do it well
- You shouldn’t have to do it all
I’ve been EXACTLY where you are.
Your head is spinning. There are too many projects requiring different skills and not enough hours in a day. You’re unable to focus on your thing. You don’t have the support, the time, or the tools to do something really well. If you can’t excel at what you do best, you can’t be brilliant.
I got my start in trade shows 20 years ago, working as an accounting manager for the Cincinnati division of Giltspur (now GES). I spent 10+ years there with challenging roles in finance, operations and sales. I had the opportunity to work with remarkable clients in aerospace and defense, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
Then I spent some time working as a project manager with a little shop called MurphyCatton in Walton, KY. They may have been little, but the craftsmen and artisans made a big impact on museums and experience centers across the country. And helped organizations like Procter & Gamble create amazing branded office environments.
I learned all about the world of portable and modular exhibits at Downing Displays. I started there as a project manager. Later on, I moved into the role of client services manager and led a pretty great team of account coordinators and account managers. We sure handled a ton of shows. And we did it well too.
I’ve been a road warrior. A 24/7 support center. I’ve lived out of a suitcase. I’ve been a peacemaker, negotiator, gofer, tour guide and chauffer (figurative, not literal).
- I’ve driven a Mini Cooper onto the show floor and into the booth. The client (guys by the way) didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.
- The night before the show opened, a large bird found its way into the convention center and made a “bombing run” over the exhibit. He hit his target. The logo graphic hanging 16’ in the air. In the FRONT of the booth. On bright blue FABRIC.
- I lost an exhibit in hurricane Katrina. The whole thing. Crates and all. GONE.
- A driver trucking an expedited shipment from the east coast to the west coast had a heart attack while in route. He made it. So did the booth. Eventually…
- I went to a liquor store in Las Vegas and bought a grocery cart full of cheap wine, beer and cigars. And I SNUCK all of it onto the show floor and into the booth. They were used as display props. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
- Improve your work-life
- Win more business
- Connect with your clients
- Stop getting stuck in the day to day
- Have more time
- Get the freedom to go be brilliant
In 2013 I made a big shift. I abandoned my corporate gig, jumped into entrepreneurship and started REES | Resource Exhibit & Event Services.
Now I use my hard-won knowledge to work one-on-one with a handful of extraordinary clients. Behind the scenes as their secret weapon. I’m a stealth project manager, ghostwriter, tutor and pinch hitter.
I’m a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Raised on the west side, but got my passport and moved to the east side with my wonderful husband. For those of you from Cincinnati, you understand. For non-Cincinnatians, apologies for the inside joke.
When we’re not working, we go boating three out of the four seasons. In the winter, I spend a lot of time hibernating and dreaming of the spring. And we’re looking to one-day change our latitude and longitude coordinates to a place without season number four.
If you want all the nitty-gritty professional details, you can check out my LinkedIn profile.