With some people calling her the networking queen of Windsor, Theresa Reaume is fully dedicated to her business that has successfully led her down the path she is on today.
Owner of Successful Image Client Relations Management, Reaume has been helping businesses build relationships since 1999 with their personalized client relations management system and have clients across Canada.
“It was an idea I kind of had in the back of my head for some years,” Reaume explained. “What we do on the salesperson’s behalf is send out their thank you cards, birthday cards, Christmas cards, whatever type they want and it’s all first class mail and appears to all be their effort."
Before creating her successful business, Reaume worked at Chryslers but within that time, decided to take a leap of faith and quit her job there to pursue her own passion.
“It’s scarier sitting on the fence then taking that leap of faith and committing to the business. You’ve made a promise to yourself to make it work,” Reaume shared. “It’s your focus now and when you make that shift, you have to believe you can do it, there is no looking back.”
Reaume explained that if she never decided to take that next step in her life, she probably would have never done it. “I thought this is my chance, if I don’t do it now, I’m never going to do it,” Reaume said. “You just know, you know yourself, you know that if you make that commitment, you’ll do it, and it was just time.”
On top of it all, Theresa also received the Woman of the Year Award through LEA (Ladies Exclusive Alliance) for her professionalism, mentoring and community involvement. She was also a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year through the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
When asked what empowers her, Reaume had this to say. “I really like that I am setting a good example for my daughters to follow their passions and my dog Mia keeps me grounded. I also really like that I’m making people smile,” Reaume shared. “I know that may sound corny, but I really like that I’m able to make someone else’s day."