Agency coach, guide, and mentor

I’m Kate Ahl (pronounce 'all') and I really care about your service-based business. 

You've taken some courses, walked away with little knowledge and you keep getting pitched by online educators that you need a small product offer, online course, or another education model to make money. 

But you're not an educator, you're a service provider and you need someone who is a service provider to teach you how to build, refine, and grow your services. You're ready for more.

Let me tell you how this all got started

I first started on Pinterest when it was invite only (I waited 3 weeks for my invite),  the platform was super confusing and I didn’t think it stood a chance of surviving. Boy, was I wrong.

Fast forward to 2012, I was helping a friend with her frugal and deal blog. I was managing Facebook and loving the engagement we were getting. Then we started to notice some activity coming from Pinterest. We did a little searching and found a course that was teaching you how to name your boards and brand your profile. We spent 2 hours creating the profile for the business and creating images to lead back to the website. At the time, Pinterest favored landscape images so it wasn't hard to repurpose Facebook images. That would soon change. 

Late 2013, staring down the path of living on the tent on the side of the road (I kid, but the thought did cross my mind), I sat across the table from my friend as the last unemployment check rolled into the bank. Knowing where we were at she suggested managing people's Pinterest pages. Facebook had changed, bloggers needed a new way to get traffic. The problem, no one knew how to market on Pinterest. I took her up on the suggestion and started down the path of becoming an expert in all things Pinterest. 

Simple Pin Media started on January 1, 2014 with a simple website, three beta clients and the mindset of failure. Yep, I really thought this business would go down in flames before it got started. But in just 18 months we had a full-fledged marketing company on our hands and our clients were loving it. Oh, and I had a little team to help me as well.

<< What I Value >>

I believe that those you learn from need to align with your values as well. Here's what I value in my business and what I hope to pass onto you.


over competition

There's enough business in this world for all of us. Stop making your fellow service provider the enemy. A rising tide lifts all boats and therefore we all grow. I'm all about community over competition.

Kindness always!

A kind word, gesture or action speaks volumes and impacts someones life at a deep level. There's always room for kindness even when times are hard. In our communities we practice and endorse kindness.

Don't Hold Back

You don't want a teacher that gate keeps or waits for you to pay tons of money to get the "secrets". In my coaching program and ongoing membership I don't hold back info and neither should you. If we're all about community over competition and kindness then share freely.

How I can help your business

My podcast. This is where I share tips, wisdom, lessons, and stories from other agnecy owners.

Pinterest Agency Pro, my 12-week signature program for learning how to start, grow and scale your Pinterest agency.

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