Hello, I’m Karissa Skirmont and I help passionate entrepreneurs bring their vision to life by building profound websites, designing beautiful brands and taming technology. I do this through WordPress websites, branding, and strategic systems.
I started my business over 18 years ago, when I was 21 in 2005. For the first 10 years, I was in the top 3 of industry leaders for supporting Mary Kay Sales directors team web presences under the name Kissa’s Kreations. In 2015 I transition to supporting solo entrepreneurs that have their own product or service. In 2019 I rebranded and change my business name to Profoundly Purple.
My strength is to be able to see the full picture AND each of the tiny pieces that make up the puzzle of an online business. I have a holistic approach utilizing a “right-and-left” brain balance and using emerging technologies to fully leverage time and resources.
I LOVE technology and set my client’s mind at ease by coaching them through the steps needed to build a strong, branded, online presence.
I’m based in Omaha, Nebraska USA (Central Time) and have worked with clients internationally, in countries including Australia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.
What I Do
Websites: WordPress website design & development, specialist in WordPress Multisite, online course development, domain name, email address & hosting management, website maintenance, basic search engine optimization (SEO), audio & video support, shopping cart setup & maintenance. Know HTML, CSS and some PHP.
Graphic Design: Business, Personal & Event brand development, brand audits, logo design, social media branding & consulting, newsletter designs, photo editing & enhancement and PowerPoint slide presentations.
Print Design: Collateral materials (brochures, business cards, labels, letterhead, name badges, postcards etc.), Promotional materials (buttons, mugs, lanyards, shirts, stickers, etc.), outdoor billboards and banners, advertising in print publications and more.
Marketing: Webinar setup and live assistance, internet & email marketing, autoresponder setup, social media management.
Data Management: Systematically organizing login & passwords, email management, contact management, computer file organization and more.
And More: Audio/conference call editing, video editing, computer support, online systems setup & structure, training & coaching on technology, and much more.
Skills: Blog Design / Customization, Blog Maintenance, Bookkeeping, Customer Service, Live Events, Merchant Accounts, Membership Management, Newsletter & Ezine Broadcasting, Online Audio Recording, Online Research, PowerPoint Presentations, Shopping Cart Setup & Maintenance, Search Engine Marketing, Teleclass Setup & Management, Traffic & List Building, Virtual Events, Webinar Setup & Management, Word Processing / Typing of 50WPM.
Appointment systems (Acuity, Calendly, Appointy, SimplyBookMe),
Project Management Systems (BaseCamp, SalesForce, Asana),
Email Marketing ( Amember, Aweber, Constant Contact MailChimp),
CRMs (Salesforce, Hubspot, Zoho, Infusionsoft/Keap),
Design (Canva, Ulead Gif Animation, Xara Designer Pro, Illustrator, PhotoShop),
Video Editing (Camtasia),
Bookkeeping (Quickbooks Online, Wave, Mint),
WordPress (Plugins: Easy Digital Downloads, LearnDash, WishList Member, Woo Commerce and more. Themes: Genesis Theme Framework & Divi),
Webinars (WebinarJam, Zoom, GoToWebinar)
Google Apps, Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Illustrator, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver), Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word) Slack, and many many more!
Training & Certifications
From Alexis Neely: LIFT Foundation, Money Map 2011 & 2014
From Ben Hunt: Breakthrough Marketing
Simmonds Restaurant Management, Inc.: Management Training; Received Highest score for Phase 2 Test 96%, Final Test 96%, Overall Test 95%, Guest Service Expert & Crew Food Safety, Training Coordinator, Quality Control Expert, Team Leader
Fred Pryor Seminars: Excel Basics Certificate, Outstanding Receptionist Certificate
I’ve put a lot of thought into what surrounds me where I spend the greatest part of my life and would love to share it with you.
I have three 32″ HP LED monitors* on a 72″ Black Versa Center Desk with Dioder 4 Piece Light Strip Set* (set to purple) , Merc Stealth Steelseries Keyboard* (that glows purple), Logitech G502* gaming mouse, Blue Yeti USB Microphone* and very comfortable Realspace PRO Quantum Mesh Chair (bought January 2012 so it lasted over 11+ years!).
I have more photos and details on my personal blog http://meetkarissa.com/workspace.
What I Stand For…
Honesty and integrity. I don’t subscribe to the high pressure, scammy, scarcity marketing tactics that are so prevalent.
Things done right! This means while perfection is not always possible, it will be pretty darn close. You can feel comfortable knowing that it’s in good hands.
Confidentiality. A high degree of professionalism and personal discretion. I guard the high level of access to accounts that I am given.
Efficiency. I have a strong desire to revolutionize, improve, maximize, optimize, grow, and make things run more efficiently.
Loyalty. I have my client’s interest at heart, sometimes even more than my own.
Ownership. I take my clients business’ and treat it as my own. I can’t help but grow to care so much for your success and become an ambassador and champion for it.
My Top 10 Values
1. Integrity (honesty of self and others)
2. Order (systems, organization, strategic)
3. Challenge (learning and growth)
4. Efficiency (innovation)
5. Service (helping others)
Personality tests describe the nature of others in business.
Achiever, Deliberative, Input, Learner, and Strategic
1 with a 2 wing
The Secret Weapon
(Mystique + Innovation)
5/1 Splenic Projector