“Communication is the key,” says Althaus, whose Hyde Park-based consulting business is called Now & Next. “Whether it’s internal communication, what we’re telling ourselves about ourselves and others, or whether it’s external communication, what we’re expressing to others.”
Most of the clients who approach her for assistance are small business owners or managers. Their businesses or their careers may be in decline or they may be dissatisfied and want to rise to the next level. Whatever their situation happens to be, they realize that something has to change.