Check out what Phyllis’ clients are saying about her.

Testimonials include Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media, Web Design, Workshops and Classes

MARKETING

“Thank you, Phyllis, for leading the teleclass. I hit my client goals of 13 a week and  I exceeded my income goals and brought in $7500 for the 28 day period.  I feel very successful about the 28-day marketing program, even though I wasn’t always faithful with the reading. It was an exceptionally busy month. ”
– Joy Reichard, Healing With Joy

“Participating in Phyllis’s 28-day Get Client’s Now program made a huge difference in my business.  In one month I made more progress on my biz than I had in three!  Holy Moly!  It got me excited, kept me on track and I achieved goals that NEVER would have happened without it.  It just may be the kick in the pants your business needs!”– Lynn Kirkham, Yes, You Can Speak

“As with anything, you get what you put into to it. This isn’t a wishy-washy program that you can ignore on your “to-do list”–if you want to get into the frame of mind of success, you must read the book.  The impact that it had on my outlook was what I appreciated most. My mindset was in “success” mode because I was accountable, not only to my daily chart, but to the group.

What this program did for me was to set me up for “new clients”. There is a motivational component that just manifests itself within; it builds professionalism which externalizes; others see this and that is where the “get clients now” begins to unfold. I must emphasize, that if you do not do your “homework” and treat this as a bona fide class, you will not see results. ‘Get Clients Nows’ lets you up to get clients now.”  – Rosalinda Randall, Your Relationship Edge

“Participating in the Get Clients Now program has made me more excited about marketing. Learning how to determine what actions to take and that they need to be done on a consistent basis makes marketing more of a formula rather than a stab in the dark. I also appreciate the additional materials and on-line community to answer further questions.” – Cynthia Klein, Parent Educator

“Phyllis has been an integral part of the JumpLearn team and has taught one of our most popular classes, Marketing with Social Media. Her teaching style creates a comfortable atmosphere for students to ask questions and become active participants in the class. Her passion for social media and helping women business owners shines through in her classes.” —

Kate Hanpachern
CEO and Founder
JumpLearn

“Phyllis Garland has a deep understanding of marketing strategy and implementation. As a new business owner in San Mateo, she created an effective marketing plan for my business. Upon hiring her, she quickly and efficiently implemented developed my website, created and implemented an email marketing plan, and writes excellent articles and web content for my website. I would highly recommend Phyllis Garland to any company looking for someone to quickly and efficiently tackle their marketing needs, large or small.” — Angel Skin Care

 

SEO – SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

“We thoroughly enjoy working with Phyllis. The website she created for us is everything we had hoped – beautiful and functional. It is exciting to know that patients are searching online and they are finding us! (Thank you, Phyllis, for teaching us about SEO!) It’s so gratifying to be able to refer patients to our website for information, resources and paperwork. We know they will be visiting a site that is easily understood and pleasing to the eye. We are grateful to Phyllis for all her hard work, professionalism and patience.” – Dr. Carole Cook, www.CaroleCookMd.com

“Just days after launching my website, it might interest you to know that I received my 1st call yesterday from someone who saw my web site!” —

Glenn Fischer
www.bayareaaudiovideoservice.com

WORDPRESS TRAINING

“OMG what a great workshop. I am NOT at all tech savvy. Plus I arrived late due to unexpected circumstances. Phyllis was a patient and thorough teacher. I walked away ready to complete and launch my website. She had great tips and hands on, LIVE experience. I look forward to using this information to touch the world with the services I have to share.” – Maurine Xavier

“This workshop is a great way to learn about WordPress. Phyllis is a very good instructor and certainly knows her material. I learned many valuable tools I can apply to my website.” – Laura Erkeneff, www.InsightsToLeadership.com

“Phyllis Garland’s ‘Learn WordPress in a Day’ class was excellent. I am not a technologically savvy person, but I came away from the class feeling that I could do it – start creating posts and pages for my website. Phyllis took the intimidation and mystery out of setting up my own website and getting it optimized for Google and the search engines. Plus, she was extremely generous with her help and time, making sure we all left with our questions answered. I would, without hesitation, highly recommend this class to any beginner who wants to learn WordPress and be up and running quickly. Thanks again!” – Serena L., www.CraftyCreativeGal.com

“Phyllis Garland’s teaching demeanor is excellent as she interactively surveys the needs of the group to her instructional delivery! In particular Phyllis made sure to encourage us to email her with our continuing questions as we move forward in our WordPress practice.” – Susan Kaineg

“The workshop was fantastic! I walked into the class not knowing a thing about WordPress or setting up a website. I left not only knowing how to set up a site, but how to begin manipulating content and website security. Phyllis stands behind her teaching by allowing continued email contact beyond the class. It was a truly valuable day.” – Cathy Ritter, Tom Boy Tools

“Excellent! I would give it 10 Stars, but I can only give it a 5! If you’re wanting to learn WordPress this is the class for you! Phyllis was an excellent instructor! I learned a lot and came away feeling that I can actually do something in WordPress.” – Jan Brown, Jan’s Pet Sit

“Phyllis did a wonderful job at demystifying Word Press. She also gave us great SEO tips and tricks. I promise to update my blog more than once a year!”– Cynthia Beck, Cynthia Beck-Hypnotherapist

“WordPress in a Day” provided me with huge benefit. Phyllis somehow managed to respond to individual needs, while at the same time, delivering a thorough overveiw of what it takes to build a website. I knew a bit about WordPress before, but feel extremely confident AFTER this very well organized and thoughtfully delivered training. Highly recommended.” – Robin Fletcher, Sell Like a Goddess

“GREAT. I loved Phyllis’ energy and her patience in teaching. She definitely understands and can teach the basics of setting up a Word Press site. It was so empowering to see how easy most of the set up is and it looks so clean, organized and easy to use. It is a pleasure to learn from Phyllis and she is a wonderful, considerate, highly conscious person.” – Amber DeAnn, Anger At Mom and Dad

“Phyllis is amazing! So blessed to have found her! Extremely talented lady and very efficient, delivery very timely and just great to work with! Definitely would recommend her for design and technical issues for web design. Thank you Phyllis!” — Jill Garibaldi, Proprietor – Glamour Girl Shopping Tours

“The one-on-one sessions always exceed expectations. You make creating a website and blog so easy and that opens a world of creativity and possibility. I am only limited by my own imagination. Sincere thanks! – Penny Sur, www.PennySur.com

“You don’t know where to start? Phyllis can help! To make things much easier for you, it is not a bad idea to talk to her about converting your site into wordpress platform site. It will make your life so much easier.” – Hiromi Motojima, CandMPhotography.com

BLOG COACHING & TRAINING

“Thank you Phyllis for the huge value we all received from your coaching. Holy moly, I thought I’d just come and write. Phyllis, you’re the BEST!” – Lynn Kirkham, Yes, You Can Speak

 

“Excellent class with much information on how to blog, enhance an on-line presence and reach out to potential clients. Thank you as always Phyllis” – Marcia Hancock, The Job Search Advisor

 

Phyllis shared so many great ideas and tips for blogging and writing content, and encouraged engaging dialogue among all attendees. I feel much more confident and excited about beginning and maintaining my blog. Thanks Phyllis!” -Wendy Wood, www.WendyWood.com

 

“You don’t know where to start? Phyllis can help! To make things much easier for you, it is not a bad idea to talk to her about converting your site into wordpress platform site. It will make your life so much easier.” – Hiromi Motojima, www.candmphotography.com

 

“Phyllis really loves what she does and wants to help and support. That is one of the things that makes her so special.” – Candace Harding, www.CandaceHarding.com

 

“Excellent workshop. Tons of info shared in a short period of time. They are crucial in developing a successful blog. Thank you Host Phyllis for sharing and for your willingness to help in every single way.” – William Jing

“Fantastic event. Lots of relevant information shared regarding blogging, WordPress and marketing. Phyllis is an excellent host who is open and generous with information, tips, and tools.” – Kimberly Cope

“I always learn so much. Thanks for sharing it ALL once again, and not just a way to get more private clients!” – Brenda Lamonte

“Great meeting and happy to meet fellow bloggies… Today’s take away: You can spend hours and hours learning it all but the most important thing: get blogging! You will learn a ton along the way including which key words work best for you. Thank you Josie and Phyllis! – Sophie Fleming

“Thanks, Phyllis, for delivering way more than I expected!” – Taru Fisher, www.Taru.com

WEB DESIGN

“Phyllis was a pleasure to work with. She was able to take my design, create it in WordPress and implement my vision. Her knowledge of best practices for web design and blogging are an asset to anyone who works with her.” —

Wendy Wood
San Carlos, CA
www.wendywood.com

“It is a pleasure to give Phyllis Garland my highest endorsement after working with her to create the website for my newly formed company. She did an outstanding job. She built the website exactly to my specifications, and she used her expertise to make valuable recommendations during the process. As the website took shape, we would meet at regular intervals review the progress and make refinements. Her in-depth knowledge of how websites worked was a huge plus for me, as I was looking for a professional who could build the site from start to finish and to take care of all the background details. I can enthusiastically recommend Phyllis Garland as a website developer.” —

William F. Acton, PE,
San Francisco, CA
www.bayareainnovationsinc.com

“I am delighted to recommend Phyllis Garland of Garland Web Design Services. She recently handled moving my website to new hosting as well as implemented a new site design on the WordPress platform. She was highly responsive, very organized, provided timely status reports and made the entire process a lot less stressful than I’d expected. In addition, she provided great design recommendations, patiently answered all my questions and even trained me on site maintenance. I’ve also attended several of her social media workshops. Phyllis’s workshops provide huge value in comparison to others I’ve attended. She not only knows all the details you need to learn about social media, but she actively teaches them in her workshops rather than just teasing you with a little info and sending you home feeling like you still don’t know what to do. Phyllis really shows you what to do, devotes time to answering questions and usually provides a terrific handout summarizing the information shared. The service Phyllis delivers is superlative and her pricing is very attractive, but the best part is that she’s a pleasure to work with!” —

Susan Mix, Certified Reflexologist
Sunnyvale & Los Altos, CA
www.susanmix.com

“Phyllis did a superb job through the whole process of developing my website and Facebook business page. They both turned out very attractive.I am continuing to consult with her as I make additions to my website and Facebook page. I recommend her wholeheartedly.” —

Dr. Mark Howard, PhD
Three Principles Institute

“Phyllis was very helpful with the development of my site. She’s easy to work with and I am extremely thankful for her expertise. She has definitely made things easier for me.

Loran Brewster, CEO & Founder
Pittsburgh, CA
www.cheersonlinemagazine.com

“Phyllis Garland has completely redesigned the San Mateo Park Math and Science Magnet School website. Through frequent and patient communication with me and the San Mateo-Foster City School District Technology Department, as well as the PTA and school Foundation Presidents, Phyllis determined the design that would accurately reflect our school community and values. To ensure our website visitors would be able to find the information they seek, Phyllis organized all of the significant information into a clear and easy to navigate website. She keeps the information current, has added a video component to the homepage, put in drop down menus so visitors do not have to “hunt” for what they want, and has created links to school forms and our school newsletter to help us reduce our paper output. It is an attractive, well-organized, consistently formatted website. As a result of Phyllis’ efforts we have had more visitors to our site and are proud to refer inquiring community to the website for information about our school. Phyllis is a creative, skilled, and dedicated webmaster for our school. Her service to San Mateo Park has been invaluable. I highly recommend her for any position in which she is able to use her creative talents, technology expertise and outstanding communication and organizational skills.” —

Molly Barton, Assistant Superintendant
San Mateo-Foster City School District
www.smparkschool.org

“Dear Phyllis; You have no idea how much you have helped me…You have eliminated hours that I would have spent in attempting to develop my web site–without satisfactory results. Our phone meetings were invaluable and unhurried. You listened to what I was seeking and brought forth creative ideas for me to consider. You provided an honest opinion with solutions. I am now confident and proud to present my web site. Thank you Phyllis.” —

Rosalinda Randall
Etiquette Consultant

Your Relationship Edge
www.YourRelationshipEdge.com

“Phyllis Garland is my social networking and web design “shero…” She is not only an excellent speaker and patient instructor, but she is able to “read” your business needs and help you design a personalized social media package that is individually yours. Phyllis helped me convert a staid Constant Contact website into a true content management system with WordPress. My pages are now clean and easily managed, and my business is transformed. There’s so much to learn in her Social Media boot camps – I can’t wait for the next! I give Phyllis Two Thumbs Up ;>) ” —

Susan Cann
Community Liaison, Macroscopic Media LLC • Independent Founding Leader, NYR OrganicMeetup Founder – Greening up with the Joneses, GreenGirls
www.susancann.com

“It is my pleasure to give Phyllis Garland my highest endorsement! For quite some time I had been looking for someone to help me set up the Facebook Page for the SF Bay Area Woman’s Journal. Phyllis has been wonderful to work with and I am so appreciative of both her knowledge and “bedside manner”! She was extremely helpful in answering questions, providing guidance on a variety of issues and always prompt in returning e-mails or phone calls. Websites, Facebook Pages, etc are critical to running a small business….and finding someone who you can trust and who delivers is challenging enough…and then to find someone who is patient in answering questions, listens to your needs and returns phone calls and e-mails…is like hitting the lottery!” —
Debbie Josendale
Silicon Valley, CA
www.bayareawj.com

“Phyllis Garland is an amazing, wonderful, resourceful, and professional web designer. She spent the time to really understand my business, my needs and the vision I had for my website. As a result I have a website that I am extremely happy about. I recommend her services wholeheartedly, and am confident that you will not be disappointed by her attention to detail and meticulous work ethic.” —

Dr. Shahnaz Jangi D.C.

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

“I attended a social media workshop that Phyllis taught recently and she did an excellent job. She explained in simple terms how to use social media for your business. Specifically, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube. Phyllis is also a professional web designer. She works with professionals and business owners to convert their websites to WordPress. I highly recommend Phyllis.” —

Ron Hori
San Jose, CA

“Phyllis’ workshops provide huge value in comparison to others I’ve attended. She not only knows all the details you need to learn about social media, but she actively teaches them in her workshops rather than just teasing you with a little info and sending you home feeling like you still don’t know what to do. Phyllis really shows you what to do, devotes time to answering questions and usually provides a terrific handout summarizing the information shared. The service Phyllis delivers is superlative and her pricing is very attractive, but the best part is that she’s a pleasure to work with!”

Susan Mix, Certified Reflexologist
Sunnyvale & Los Altos, CA
www.susanmix.com

“Meeting Phyllis has been one of the best parts of becoming a business owner. Now, I can’t imagine my life without her! First, she leads this very supportive and information group called WEBA (Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area). I’ve met so many amazing women through this group that is completely managed by Phyllis. Then, after our first meeting, Phyllis visited my rudimentary business Facebook page and made lots of suggestions on how to make it more effective, more visible, and more popular! I know that those suggestions alone have been very useful in increasing my online presence. I have used her lessons to help others do the same. I have attended other meetings where Phyllis was the speaker and she helped other small business owners to understand what they need to do to make their website easier to find on the web. She explains things so easily and in an approachable manner. I also attended one of Phyllis’ workshops on social media – there was so much I did not know about LinkedIn and Facebook! I have not implemented everything she exposed us to that day but I did some right on the spot and plan on working on more! I love the way Phyllis makes it so easy for people to participate and take a lot from her workshops. Phyllis is a wealth of information and we’re all lucky that she wants to share so much with us! When you work with Phyllis you will not get only the Web Designer – you will also get a businesswoman who is very aware of our community, and who will help you in ways you can’t even imagine yet.” —

Saili Gosula
San Mateo, CA
www.synergyhomecare.com/SanMateo/

“I met Phyllis Garland several months ago, when she started the Women Entrepreneurs of Bay Area MeetUp Networking Group. There are no words to describe her leadership abilities! She is absolutely amazing and I encourage you all to participate at her events as she has an innate ability to bring people together and help them connect to each other. Become a member of her group at: Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area

Her professional work is nothing less than her WEBA culture ( I strongly believe that she created a culture with that group!) As a website designer and virtual assistant, she uses the latest methods in Website Design, Social Media and Search Engine Optimization to create the right business solutions for her customers. She was personally trained by leaders in her field (who she tries to bring as speakers at her events), and working with her, as most of you already know, it’s always very efficient and customer oriented. She really knows how to listen to her customers’ needs, but she also adds her creativity and knowledge spin bringing to life amazing tools for them. She understands that her customer’s revenue depends on the quality and reliability of the business solutions she offers, and this includes the design of their websites, the management of their social media, and the education of the end user when necessary. More than anything, Phyllis understands that her customers’ business success depends on her work. These people entrust her with their businesses and this is a trust she never takes lightly.” —

Mandy Andrei
Financial Advisor
Hillsborough, CA

“I have found Phyllis Garland to be unfailingly intelligent, thoughtful, careful and proactive and professional in everything she has done for me. She is a truly pleasant “can do” person, whom I trust not only to do things right and timely, but also to maintain confidentiality and to maintain my trust in her.” —

B.W. Jenett, Attorney at Law
Palo Alto

“Phyllis Garland has provided consulting services for my Venture Capital firm. She has maintained my website and updated my databases. She has interfaced with clients and limited partners. She is always professional and kind. She has been a trusted and valuable member of my small team, which requires wearing many hats. She is very punctual and efficient and I appreciate her efforts to do tedious work as well as creative projects. I can highly recommend her for independent work as she is honorable and reliable as well as creative and business savvy. Her computer skills are excellent and she is able to work in Quickbooks, Quicken and all Microsoft applications.” —

Nola Masterson, M.S.
Woodside, CA
www.sciencefuturesinc.com

“As creating a website was a new experience for me, I am so pleased that Phyllis was my website designer as she did a wonderful job, worked well with what I was trying to achieve and was very patient with me in the process, worked diligently on any changes I asked of her, and provided me with a wonderful website! I highly recommend Phyllis Garland for all your website design needs!” —

Nancy Ferrari
www.nancyferrari.com

“Phyllis has been a joy to work with! Her attention to detail along with her creativity has been a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to working with her in the future on other projects.” —
Laurie Hilt
Menlo Park
www.onyxstock.com

“Phyllis took my website, TamarasSkinCare.com, from this huge unmanageable clunky mess to something that is attractive and to the point. She is good with communicating the process and progress. She’s a delight to work with.” —
Tamara Boswell Petrucci
Anaheim Hills, CA
www.tamarasskincare.com

“After I took Phyllis Garland’s Social Media Class, I realized how much I needed to learn. If I was going to connect with my audience, I needed to stretch myself. This class gives you the foundational skills that you need create a business page, and create accounts with other social media groups to get the message out to potential clients. I highly recommend this class!” —

Clarise Lyon
Owner and Director of Building Blocks of Reading
www.LyonLearningCenter.com

“Phyllis Garland is one of the most capable business women I know. We have worked together on the PTA Board of our school, in addition to participating in similar activities outside of the school realm. Phyllis’ work ethic is of the highest caliber. While she takes her work seriously, whether it is for a school, client, or the Women’s Group she started, she is kind, tactful and fun. She always continues to amaze me about the volume of what she does. While many of us “juggle” projects, I have never seen Phyllis drop the ball. I am always honored to work alongside with her on whatever she endeavors to do.” —

Esther Emergui Gillette
Executive VP
S.E.E. Imports

“Phyllis has been an integral part of the JumpLearn team and has taught one of our most popular classes, Marketing with Social Media. Her teaching style creates a comfortable atmosphere for students to ask questions and become active participants in the class. Her passion for social media and helping women business owners shines through in her classes.” —

Kate Hanpachern
CEO and Founder
JumpLearn

“There is so much to say about Phyllis Garland. She is so helpful and amazing with her support and direction working with Web Design and Social Networking. She helped me get on track with my WordPress site where I was having issues. Phyllis is also a leader with the Meet-up Group WEBA (Women Entrepreneurs of the Bay Area). Phyllis works at bringing women together with great content for today’s business women. If you do not know Phyllis you need to.” —

Candace Harding
San Bruno, CA