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2019-11-26T20:55:31+00:00May 13th, 2014|

CEO Letter

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Dear CEO,

I’m writing this letter on behalf of the most amazingly skilled and underutilized members of the workforce community. The workforce members I speak of are exceptionally talented and available at a moment’s notice.

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They are the military spouse community.

They seek to have a career that allows them to excel professionally while supporting their spouses’ military careers. They seek this balance because they are devoted to our country, their families, and their careers.

So why am I writing to you?

I am the founder and president of Powerhouse Planning, LLC (Powerhouse). Powerhouse guides companies toward initiating and instituting high-IMPACT business plans that succeed in the forms of growth, recognition, efficiency, and new opportunities. We serve as an affordable, scalable, and targeted resource to assist companies of all sizes in achieving their goals. We provide business/company development, external/internal communications, and marketing services. Powerhouse provides solutions that allow you to cut your overhead cost by using our freelance teams to complete your tasks. You save money, and you also help provide career opportunities for military spouses. We are virtually based and can work with you—for you—from anywhere in the world.

I hope you will consider partnering with Powerhouse. Cut your costs and make a difference in the lives of others. Powerhouse has unlimited growth potential, and we want you to grow with us. Let’s make a difference together.


Jessica Bertsch, President
Powerhouse Planning, LLC

2019-11-17T22:12:33+00:00May 12th, 2014|

Contact Us

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2019-11-17T22:12:51+00:00May 12th, 2014|



We are currently only hiring freelance positions. If you are interested in any of the positions below, email your resume, sample work (up to five images/documents), hourly rate, and a cover letter to admin@powerhouseplanning.com.

  • Graphic Designer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Designer
  • Business Developer
  • Administrative Support

  • Project Manager

  • Quality Assurance

POWERful Team Testimonials

I’ve witnessed the tremendous success of Powerhouse from its inception, though I only became a member of the Powerhouse family in December 2016. From the beginning, Jess and the amazing talent she discovers have made Powerhouse more of a world-wide family than just an incredibly exceptional place to work. Each Powerhouse employee is made to feel like a significant contributor to the company’s success, and our clients are among the best on the planet. Add in the fact that Powerhouse allows me to have a truly portable career, enabling me to find a perfect balance between work and home, and I feel like I won the lottery the day I was hired! With such a diversity of talented coworkers doing such fantastic things from literally anywhere, Powerhouse is truly the Little Engine that DOES, every day, everywhere. I’m just so honored to be a tiny, tiny part of that commitment, dedication, and success.

Heatherlynn Akins,
Technical Writer and Proud Military Spouse (retired)

I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the amazing team at Powerhouse Planning. When I became a military spouse, I vowed to support my husband’s service and sacrifices—which meant undertaking a series of geographical moves across the country and eventually overseas. I wondered if I could ever again have a successful and fulfilling career while navigating this new sea state of military life and motherhood. I held hope that I would again find an organization with the level of leadership I had been accustomed to in my early career, but also one that would empower me to maintain a career—wherever our military service would take us. After several years of searching for the best fit, I found Powerhouse, and it stood out like a brilliant lighthouse through a deep fog. I am impressed by the leadership and teamwork evidenced daily, and I feel fortunate to work with such a talented group of individuals. Powerhouse has given me the opportunity for meaningful work, unparalleled work-life balance, and the chance to learn and grow in a career that can go wherever we are called to serve. Thank you, Jessica Bertsch. Thank you, Powerhouse.

Julie Kirchner,
Technical Writer and Proud Coast Guard Spouse

I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of the Powerhouse Planning team. My favorite things about working with Powerhouse include the opportunity for a healthy work/life balance, the encouragement and support to continue to grow and utilize my professional skills while concurrently supporting my husband’s service to our country, and the ability to connect and work with a tremendous team around the world to provide amazing services to the clients who contract with Powerhouse. I am most proud to work with Powerhouse because of the integrity and top-notch, service-oriented business ethic Jessica holds strong to in every decision she makes on behalf of both Powerhouse and our clients.

Jennifer Kirkpatrick,
Executive Assistant and Proud Military Spouse

Powerhouse Planning is an incredible company to work for. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of a team that utilizes military spouses as their main workforce. I love that Powerhouse Planning allows me to support my husband’s career while growing my own. Jessica searches far and wide to find the best freelancers to cooperatively create stunning marketing and communication packages for today’s workforce.

Amanda Higgs,
Videographer and Proud Military Spouse (retired)

Working with Powerhouse has been a joy. Jessica’s passion and positive attitude are infectious, and I’m proud to be a part of her successes. Many of my family members have served our country over the years in various branches of our military. Living in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and having friends who serve, have served, or support their husbands/wives/children as they serve have just made my admiration, gratitude, and respect for the individuals in our military stronger. I feel so lucky to be a part of what Jessica and Powerhouse do!

Jennifer McKee,
Quality Assurance Specialist and Technical Writer

Working with Powerhouse President Jessica Bertsch and experiencing her energy and drive are inspiring to me. I have gotten a lot of satisfaction from helping Powerhouse grow to where it is today. Being able to use my creativity and meet interesting customers makes the job worthwhile, and as long as I am a part of this company I know more exciting challenges lie ahead. The thing I appreciate most about Powerhouse is that it has given me the opportunity to balance work and life by allowing me to work flexible hours. I will always be thankful to Powerhouse for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to grow, not only within the company, but also as a person.

Amy Wolfe,
Graphic Designer

When I think of Powerhouse, I think of family. Not only does Powerhouse support me as a parent by allowing me to work from home as I raise my son, but Powerhouse also treats everyone like family. No matter how much geographical distance separates us, those of us who work with Powerhouse feel connected to the vision and leadership of the company. Ultimately, Powerhouse places value on supporting families, particularly those who serve our country, and that’s a mission I can get behind every day.

Nicole Keeny,
Quality Assurance Specialist and Technical Writer

Working with Powerhouse as a freelancer has been an amazing experience. This company values your skills (and gives you opportunities to shine in your areas of greatest strength). But more importantly, Powerhouse values YOU. You’re family here. And Powerhouse takes care of its family.

Randi Cairns,
Content Creator and Proud Military Family Advocate

Working at Powerhouse is truly a blessing! As a military spouse, you always wonder how you’ll continue your career after every move, and once I found out I was going to be a mama, I knew I wanted an opportunity stay home with my son. Powerhouse Planning gave me that opportunity. Even though my background is in education, Jessica recognized my other talents and allowed me to grow in those areas. Every day I wake up feeling so thankful and blessed for a healthy work/life balance that allows me to continue my career while supporting my husband and raising our son. When you work as a freelancer for Powerhouse, you don’t just become part of a very supportive and passionate team—you become family.

Meghan Traynor,
Social Media Specialist and Proud Military Spouse

Working for Powerhouse has been a great experience; it has provided me with a welcome creative outlet. Jessica has created a relaxed environment with no pressure or stress while also providing you with the opportunity to flex those creative muscles. Each project brings a set of new challenges, and Jessica always welcomes and encourages input on approaches to meet the clients’ needs!

Konstantin Kokoris,
Graphic Designer

2020-04-09T13:05:50+00:00May 12th, 2014|