Do you want to feel prepared for anything?
My mission is to strengthen the resilience of small businesses and families and lessen the struggle experienced during already difficult times.
My own painful experience inspired me to help you create a plan that gives you peace of mind. I want to help you show those who depend on you how you run your business and life so that they are prepared. It's never too soon to ensure they are ready to step in during an emergency.
I was preparing to retire from my corporate career when one of my closest friends was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While she was battling for her life, she asked me to help her husband with the finances if she didn't survive. She managed the investments and finances. I asked her to show me what I needed to know, but that never happened. She passed away, and I had to create a plan from scratch and then figure out how to implement it to help her grieving husband.
This is why I created NPC. My unique approach prepares clients' second-in-command to implement the complex processes, policies, and paperwork that have become second nature for my clients.
Yes, you’re creating the contingency plan for someday, but you’ll refer to it frequently between now and then.
A step-by-step process takes you from no plan, to ready for anything.
With my expert guidance and a proven process, you will achieve your goals when we collaborate.
During my 30+ year career at Vanguard, I worked primarily in project management, where I led challenging enterprise-wide strategic initiatives. I quickly became known for my unique ability to navigate messy, complicated projects and situations with ease and precision.
Clients appreciate my methodical yet flexible approach to understanding their situation and challenges ahead. Our conversations make clients feel that they can trust me completely and share the concerns that come up along the way.
- For Individuals: We create Contingency Plans that empower your second-in-command to keep business and life running smoothly during an emergency.
- For Entrepreneurs: I learn how you run your business's financial and legal aspects to create a business continuance plan that can be executed by your appointee when unexpected events arise.
- For Organizations: NPC is your trusted partner when you need a temporary infusion of project management talent, thought leadership, and skill to take your business to the next level.
I provide the guidance and support needed throughout the entire process.
"The love of my life passed away, shortly after retiring from Vanguard. Mary Beth walked me through the 90-day process to transition my wife's benefits and investments to me. I had no idea the process would be so complicated. The last thing I wanted to worry about was keeping track of phone calls, forms, and paperwork."
What you can expect from me:
Since the pandemic started, my work has been even more essential, and I am honored to provide much-needed support during this difficult time.
Friends and family are surprised that I dare to take on these responsibilities and help people prepare for challenging times in life and business.
I bring a calm perspective to challenging situations and provide leadership and guidance to those most in need of it, especially during times of stress and overwhelm.
As an optimist, I believe that most problems can be solved. As a strategic thinker, I've developed a reputation for navigating complexity and ambiguity with agility.
I never come in with a boilerplate solution or preconceived notion of how to move forward. I start by listening, understanding, finding the best path forward, and creating a plan that works for everyone.
I enjoy cooking, gardening, and playing with our rescue pups in my spare time. I'm also a certified Les Mills BodyFlow instructor, and I'm hooked on the serenity and strength that my fitness practice brings.
There's never been a better time to make a plan. Book a call to find out how I can best help you.
To book a time with me:
- First, choose the meeting type, then a day and time for your consult.
- You will then receive the details for our call by email. If you don't see it in your inbox, try searching for "Mary Beth Simon."
- If we're a good fit, we'll define what success looks like for you and create a road map for how we'll move forward together.