Run your business. Don't let your business run you.

Alaia Williams

I am an entrepreneur, procrastinatrix, community cultivator, and lifelong learner.  I speak and write about business and networking, Los Angeles and whatever other topics strike my fancy (they will likely involve food, music, or books). I love technology and social media, but one of my favorite things is connecting with people through events and gatherings.

If you ask my clients what I've done for them, the common answer is, “she helps me get things done.”  I've been called an organizer, strategist, project manager, online business manager and more. No matter what the label, at the heart of it, my goal is to take you from stuck, stalled and struggling with overwhelm and help you get to a place where you can run your business with a greater sense of calm, clarity and confidence.

Whether you have questions about which kinds of systems will make your life easier, you need help navigating through a sticky project, or you just want to outsource the parts of your business that drive you up the wall, I'm here to help make it happen.

What excites me most about my work is getting the chance to partner with people who are putting good work out into the world. People who are passionate about what they do, want to get better at doing it, and want the world to know about it.

How can I help you?

Fun Facts

  • I'm a Los Angeles native and I love my hometown with all my heart, warts and all.
  • I'm an accidental entrepreneur. Best. Accident. Ever.
  • I believe in simplicity and minimalism. Every year I try to downsize and acquire less. It's a journey.
  • My strengths are Input, Connectedness, Empathy, Intellection, and Developer.  What are yours?
  • I'm obsessed with culture, social good, building communities, and bacon. I loved bacon well before there was a “Bacon Fest.” This is not a phase. It is a life long love affair.
  • I will never say no to a marathon viewing of The X-Files or Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • I saw Prince in concert 8 times. I was shooting for 10. RIP.

 

Experience

Organizing | Professional Networking | Blogging | Project Management | Social Media | Event Planning | Public Speaking

Passion + Interests

reading | eating | napping | board games | volunteering | social justice | community building | writing | looking at pictures of your baby on Facebook

 

The “Official” Bio

Alaia Williams is a business operations strategist, speaker and community cultivator. She connects business owners with the exact resources they need to optimize their business and life. Often referred to as the “Small Biz Swiss Army Knife,” Alaia helps her clients implement practical business systems, identify new revenue and growth opportunities, and create and execute their social media strategies.

As the creator of At the Helm (a 1,000 member strong networking group in Los Angeles), Alaia knows first-hand that when people connect in community to learn and grow, their businesses get exactly what they need to thrive. At the Helm has garnered support from Delivering Happiness, HP, GE, Amex OPEN, and The Microsoft Store. Through the annual At the Helm: Women in Biz Conference, Alaia leverages her leadership experience of coordinating over 150 business events that have been attended by thousands of small business owners and professionals to the national forefront. Her passion to serve women business owners has led her to create a national At the Helm meetup tour and launch the At the Helm Podcast in 2013.

Alaia can also be found center stage speaking or training in her areas of expertise. She has spoken at QuickBooks Connect, Ontrapalooza, the West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference, Ladies Who Launch, Charles Schwab, Podcast Movement, Raytheon, and more. She has also been featured in two books, Twitter Power and In Belly of the Fail Whale.

Alaia currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she makes seeing Prince in concert a business priority.

(yes, yes, I know he's gone now – but his death still stings!)

 

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