About The AK Collective

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You didn’t start a business for it to look like this…

When you start a business, you’ve got plans. Capital P PLANS complete with big dreams and a vision for how that’s all going to happen.

And for a while, things are rockin’ and rollin’ as you take steps to get where you want to go.  Then, the unexpected happens. Growth slows, and you’re not sure why what you’ve always done isn’t working anymore.

So, you start trying things. You hire an assistant, maybe a marketing team, add in a web developer… Or maybe you try doing it all and managing everyone. You try everything you can think of, and you’re still seriously S-T-U-C-K.

Why? The truth is that as you try to push through to the next phase in your business, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed YOU.

To get different results, you can’t do what you’ve always done.

Now’s the time for you to do things differently, and step into your role as CEO. (Hint: that E doesn’t stand for “everything”!)

My name is Amber… 

and my team and I are here to help.

I specialize in helping business owners take things to the next level. As a consultant, I help you formulate a strategy and then execute a plan for all the not-so-sexy things like setting focused goals, building a team, and creating systems. You’ll finally get out of your way, and be the CEO you’re meant to be.

And, best of all, I thrive on the things you find tedious and stressful.

Now, I take those same planning and organizational skills and apply them to your business. For the last 10 years, I’ve been working behind-the-scenes in small and online businesses, and I’m all too familiar with the challenges of scaling beyond a certain point.

As a consultant, I help uncover what’s holding you back in your business and set you up to get big results.

Results like:

  • Taking my clients to the million and the multi-million dollar mark and beyond.
  • Helping even more clients go from under the $100k mark to making high six figures per year.
  • Hiring and building high-performance teams that stay together for years.
  • Streamlining operations to save time, money, and sanity.

Add my team to the mix and not only do we work with you on the strategy but we’re here to support the implementation phases as well. We do some of our best work when the plan is in place and it’s time to take action and get things done.


How we can help you:

If your business is in growth mode and you need to build a rock solid foundation, we can help.

We work with a select number of businesses each year to provide hands-on strategy, marketing, operations and team support.

 About Amber Kinney

Amber Kinney is a business consultant specializing in goal setting, high-performance teams, strategy and operations. She works with business owners to help them build the foundations and focus they need so they can do what they want to do in business and in life.

She has over 10 years experience in playing a critical role in scaling well-known online businesses from startup to multiple seven figures. Amber has a rich business background working for well-known brands, giving her a unique perspective on operations, marketing and building efficient, effective teams.

Based outside of Phoenix, Arizona, Amber is the mom of two busy kids, three adorable dogs, and is married to David.


About The AK Collective Team


Erin started out as a VA/Content Manager/Jill of All Trades over 5 years ago. She is an organizational queen + loves the social media side of business. Born and raised a Wisconsin girl, Erin currently lives with her handsome husband + 2 cats in sunny Arizona. When she’s not working (+ sometimes while she is…), she enjoys traveling to places near + far, discovering new restaurants and staying active.


Joyce has been providing semi-techie + customer support services to entrepreneurs and small business owners since, well, near the turn-of-the-century [give or take]. Her home/office shingle has been swinging on the south end of Camano Island WA for considerably longer. She is admittedly obsessed with, well quite an eclectic smattering of things… adds to the charm, or so she would like to believe :]


Katie has been a Virtual Assistant for 3+ years and tends to tackle the techy side of things. She loves the ever evolving virtual business world and loves finding solutions to simplify entrepreneurs’ daily tasks. When Katie is not working, she’s spending time with her 3 kids and husband hiking in the red rocks of Utah. Hobbies include travel, cooking and binge watching Netflix.


Ashley has been a digital marketing wiz for the last 6 years. With a background in automation she can rock an email campaign build. She lives in Champaign, IL with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t building landing pages and campaigns you can find her out on the lake, at the basketball court and softball field cheering on her girls or in Florida at the beach.


Laura is a self titled Chaos Coordinator who is a complete tech nerd. She is a newbie emptynester and lives with her husband and two cats in the vast open Prairie between the cornfields. When she isn’t working she loves to travel, cook, knit, and go camping.

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