Business Expert: Gwen Bortner

Are you looking for a business consultant focused on the craft enthusiast industry? Gwen Bortner is a speaker, trainer, and consultant who considers herself an idea distiller/thought gatherer/etc and persuasive energizer – pulling insights and ideas from diverse fields and industries, then present a case for making a change, and generate the momentum to see it through.

In a world where being a specialist is often considered the “best choice”, Gwen is a generalist (and notes that an exceptional generalist is harder to find and ultimately more valuable than an exceptional specialist).

As a highly rated speaker, trainer and consultant, Gwen loves to work with clients to identify problems, develop solutions, boost confidence, and achieve results. Her focus is on helping convert ideas into action, translating knowledge into training for others, and increasing confidence through successes both big and small.

Working with all the levels of your organization provides opportunity to use the wide variety of tools in her toolbox to energize and invigorate the organization as a whole. But no matter the role she plays in your organization, she fundamentally always does the same three things:

  • Identify roadblocks through root cause analysis
  • Develop customized solutions to work within your environment and meet your goals
  • Provide ongoing support and accountability to help make change happen

For more information on how she helps her clients build profitable businesses and to get more down-to-earth business advice, connect with Gwen at

We’re excited to offer a few great FREE articles from Gwen here at AQR—take a look!