Congratulations! You’re great at selling property.

Marketing? Not so much.

Off Your Plate was designed with one purpose in mind: To remove the unrelenting stress of marketing.

When people from different business backgrounds work on one project you benefit from the synergy.  A whip-smart coach, talented designers, and a word whisperer join forces to elevate your brand.

Let us take the work off your plate.

Kitty Cole

I love to make a difference in people’s lives. And I’ve been told I have a gift for helping others reach their potential. Whether the issue is time management, conflict resolution or a fashion faux pas,  I give direct advice.

As a business coach, trainer, and speaker since 1993, I’ve directed thousands of real estate agents, managers, and loan agents on how to improve their business.

My clients include executives in other fields too: engineers, architects, PR reps and telecommunications specialists.  I have worked with AT&T Wireless, RPM Mortgage, Lonely Planet, and almost every real estate company in northern California.

Within my 23-year practice, I supported The Grubb Company in two capacities: consultant and Sales Manager. Responsible for 55 agents, during my tenure I significantly grew the company’s market share. As a former agent at Mason McDuffie, I was in the top 1%.  Prior to that, I spent ten years in retail, most of them for I. Magnin.

I love what I do.

success stories

“I had the pleasure of working with Kitty Cole and her marketing company to develop my business portfolio. I found Kitty and the graphic designer to be extremely creative and intuitive in helping me assemble just what I had in mind. I feel confident that my portfolio has the warmth and professionalism that represents my business style. Sooz edited the portfolio and it flowed perfectly.  She had the finesse to keep it personable yet to point. I am most pleased with the finished product!”
– Diane M., Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

“Sooz is an exemplary consultant: quick to grasp what we wanted, a diplomatic critic, highly productive, respectful of our own time and efforts, and our budget. Sooz is a creative, perceptive, a clever wordsmith who captured the essence of who we are and what we do, and turned it into punchy prose. She is a joy to work with!”
– John & Judith R, Grubb Co.

“Off Your Plate has dynamic writers with keen eyes that catch all the details. I love my brand transformation; the materials Off Your Plate created are classy and top-notch.  When my marketing materials make me look this good, it gives me the confidence to reach out to more people, and THAT grows my real estate business. Thank you, Off Your Plate.”
– Sinath T., Coldwell Banker

“Kitty, I would like to personally thank you for your effort to keep me on track and focused. Your coaching program is superior. I tried several other programs, but yours by far is the best and the real thing. It is motivating, inspiring and helped me connect with myself and people at the same time. Other programs are geared more towards pressuring clients and  sales; I did not like that, but yours helps connect me with people, build solid relationships and that did help build a much better business.  Thank you so much!”
– Heba R., Coldwell Banker, Danville

“Meeting Sooz provided a pathway of clarity as I developed my professional profile. Working with her allowed me to focus on what I wanted to express, rather than getting lost in figuring out the words for it. Sooz gets to the essence of who you are and the value you bring to the world through your work and deeds. She is intelligent, gracious and delightful to work with.”
– Murline M., Paragon Real Estate Group

“I love what Sooz wrote. She captured my voice right away.”
– Soraya G., Coldwell Banker