Is 2019 your year to LAUNCH?

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Going from side hustle to boss

It happened so organically. Patty, Laura and I were talking about the shared frustrations we hear from the women entrepreneurs we work with. We realized that between the three of us, we have all the pieces (Marketing, Sales, Accounting + Budgeting) they need to succeed in running their businesses. 

And so, LAUNCH was born, a one-year program to set a strong foundation, a clear vision and a kickass business plan that supports you with a sustainable business that is true to you.

Every month we will have a special workshop, coaching, and the accountability you need to (really and finally) do this. 

learn ALL about LAUNCH here.


 

One more thing! Come to our party?  


We would love to invite you to a special party on Friday, October 5th to learn more about LAUNCH, meet other women entrepreneurs, and dive in with us.

Save your spot right here

I'll do it later...

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My clients often say that they love the vibe of the women I bring together. They are soulful, passionate, purpose-driven women who want to bring beauty and connection into the world.
 
As in every community, there are some women who are really active within the group, and there are some who purposely chime in from time to time.
 
Finally, there are the women who are quietly waiting for the right moment to make their moves. They’re reading newsletters and Instagram posts. They haven’t really talked about the thing they wanna do. They are waiting.
 
This is a love note to you.
 
I believe in divine timing. I know what it’s like to know it is the right time to make a big move.
 
But I’ve also seen how waiting can be the thing that indefinitely holds us back. Waiting can be our downfall.
 
So many of us are waiting for a feeling, a sense of security, a sign, enough money, enough time to do what we know in our heart we really want to do.
 
Here’s the thing – that magic moment never comes.
 
All of us who crossed to the other side of entrepreneurship, we did it scared shitless.
 
We closed our eyes and we jumped. We have good days and we have hard days. For most of us, when we look at the big picture, the alternative of going back to our old life is no longer an option. You keep pushing, you have a supportive community along with you, you get wiser, you take leaps. You fall. You get up. You keep going. It gets so much easier.
 
The fear never fully goes away. But damn, when you take this leap to follow your dreams you feel unstoppable. You feel like you can do anything. You stop hiding and you find SO. MUCH. STRENGTH.
 
So this is my invitation to you. Stop just reading and dreaming and start DOING the thing. Register for an LLC, offer your services to a friend to practice, make your first piece of art. Whatever your thing is, take action, queen.

How to make decisions without freaking out (Updates on the Abundant Soul Mastermind)

Announcing and bringing to life this online mastermind has felt like birthing a baby.  I have felt the love and support from you all incredible souls, and I have felt so much enthusiasm in anticipation of this experience.

This next part is tough to admit.

I also sensed there was something else holding women back from jumping in. Many of the women I've spoken with have been hustling for weeks to try and make this happen financially.

I asked the Universe for guidance on this one for several days, and it hit me. The original investment was way too high for this experience atthis moment for the women I am serving. 

Over the weekend, I changed the investment of this program from $1,500 to $1,000 or four payments of $250 over four months. That's it. 

I don't know if it's "advisable" for me as an entrepreneur to be this transparent about what's going on behind the scenes of my business - but that's just how I'm wired.

You see, I totally had a little voice inside me questioning whether I should do this, and planting doubt in me. So I did what I've learned to do in these cases. 

I got quiet and I listened.

I have learned to trust my intuition above EVERYTHING else. She has never let me down. Over the weekend, I woke up one morning and I just knew with absolute certainty that this was the right move. This was the way for me to be able to host a badass, beautiful, transformational experience for 10 women entrepreneurs for six weeks starting June 18th. 

And so, I'm not afraid to share with you about the moments when it gets sticky and messy - because it always does. It isn't always perfect and neat from the beginning - although some entrepreneurs make it feel that way - particularly when you're starting something new.

So much of what we'll learn in this mastermind is just this - how to develop your rituals, your anchor, your intuition to tell your story confidently, get clear, and strategize from your deepest truth.

If these words sound true to you, contact me and we'll get you in here. 

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It's Here! The Abundant Soul, Online Mastermind

For a long time I had a ton of resistance to creating any kind of experience online. I felt like they could never replicate the intimate, deep, transformational insights and work I helped to facilitate with my in-person experiences.

But the idea kept bubbling up with me, again and again.

It's funny the things we hold back from, the stories we tell ourselves.

Over time, it just became clear. I saw my own B.S. story. I realized I can let go of the resistance. I can do this online program my way.

It will be soulful, deep, strategic, intimate, built on connections, designed to create transformations - and it will happen online. 

And if I was going to go bold, I was going to go big. I am thrilled to announce a program based on the REAL work I've BEEN doing with women.

A good friend recently shared "It's funny how women walk into your workshops and think they're gonna get help with branding."

The truth is there is SO much more. We talk about our shadows and our blocks. We hold ourselves and each other in a supportive light. We do energy work. We believe in what we can accomplish. We  get excited. We shift perspectives and we shift our stories. And then, we can't wait to do everything to keep moving in this direction.

That work is the Abundant Soul, Online Mastermind

For six weeks this Summer, it will be an experience for 10 women ready to dive in.

We start on June 18th. You can learn ALL about it here.

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You can do hard things (three magic questions!)

There's always something.

No matter where you are in your journey, there is always a next step that seems scary and unreachable. There's always a moment where your shadows seem to want to take over and do a self sabotage number on you.

The thing is, as long as you are moving forward and growing, that feeling never really goes away. (ok, the hard news is out).  

So what can you control?

How can you know you're moving in the right direction, even if it feels scary?

Here are my own "intuition check" questions that I ask myself every time I'm in a new stage of my business:

1) Is this aligned with the vision & values of my business?
This goes to the core of why you built this thing in the first place and what you stand for. Ask yourself, is this step moving me forward in that direction? 

2) Is this aligned with the way I want to live (or getting me closer to it)?
Think about the kind of business you want to run and what phase of your business you are in, and weigh it against your ideal day. Sometimes you'll need to work harder, but it shouldn't make you feel trapped. 

3) Is it something that won't let you go?
Is there a feeling that keeps coming back, again and again? You keep thinking about it, opportunities surface, helpful people surface? Get quiet and listen in to your intuition. Sounds like you should follow and see where it leads.

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A new beginning. It's nice to meet you.

When I started “The Jupiter Circle” in January 2015 it was an agency. An agency was all I knew how to “be”.

The name symbolizes abundance and connections, two ideas that have carried me, long before I could fully live them. 

So much has changed since 2015. I have changed. 

Two and a half years ago I let go of the agency and I have been building my business around the women I want to work with, the things I’m curious and passionate about, the gifts I know I have, the kinds of communities and connections I know are possible.

This stopped being just “a business” a long time ago. This is me. 

And so when the man I love looked me in the eyes a couple of months ago and told me I was hiding under the name “The Jupiter Circle”, I knew he was right. 

The transition began in that moment.  

This week it started to feel really wrong to put  myself out there in anything other than my name. 

This moment is inspired by all the women who I have known and witnessed being more open, closer to their truth, more bold, and infinitely more badass through it. 

And so here I am, living abundance and connection, freaking out a little with of this openness, and still knowing that it is the only option. 

This will continue to be a powerful place for women to own, define and tell their stories. 

We’ll continue to use strategy, branding, energy work, Feng Shui, and sisterhood to get us there. 

There will absolutely be more on how our physical spaces and the energy that surrounds us invites and supports us to step into a higher vision of ourselves, and create our dream lives and businesses. 

There will be deeper work, even more truth. I already feel an even bolder me coming up, so who knows. 

So, hi. I’m Gaby Guzman. It’s nice to meet you. 

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Do it for you, not "for the gram"

Do you remember the last time you were doing something that was so fun and amazing that (gasp!), you forgot to capture it on Instagram?

Do you remember what it felt like? The colors? The sounds? The vibe?

We have become so consumed by the ability to share everything in our lives that the platforms have taken over. We are so consumed with sharing moments that we are forgetting to live them.

And of course, it feels overwhelming, like a chore.

I love Instagram, and I often take weekend breaks from it. I force myself to take those breaks especially when I'm doing something particularly stunning. I may take some pictures to share later. but I am committed to living more and being on my phone less. 

I understand there are exceptions to this, but here's the loop that has worked for me: 

  • You put your phone away
  • You live life! 
  • You get inspired
  • You grab your phone and take a few pics/ videos
  • You put your phone away
  • You feel more creative, in flow, you get a million ideas
  • Then you share - with soul, intention, strategy and heart (ideally you also have a scheduling platform as a tool).

I know it's a balance. There's so much pressure to share every single moment and build your brands this way. I also know how my phone can suck me in and I refuse to do life that way. 

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If you're interested in a more heart-centered, strategic, not overwhelming way to tell your story, Group Strategy Day on April 17th has three spots left. Join us? 

Tired of letting fear run the show

In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert talks about fear and the creative process. She says we can see our fear, recognize when it's valuable. We can even have a relationship with fear that is healthy, but fear will not be in the driver seat. It has to sit in the passenger seat and it cannot control the radio.

In working with women entrepreneurs I see so many cases of fear running the show. I recognize it because I was there too. 

Three years ago I was starting this business, and I was operating almost exclusively out of a state of freaking the heck out almost all the time.

That's how I made decisions, that's how I accepted work, that's how I reacted when things went wrong. 

Over time, I've become so much more confident and sure of my decisions for my business. I've learned to bank on me. 
 

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Two BIG CLEAR things led me on this path: 

1) Learning to build a business by getting closer to truth, my gifts, my purpose and passions every single day, and

2) Finding a community of soulful, remarkable, inspiring, supportive women going through it with me. 

I've created an 8-week Mastermind program designed around these two magical pieces.

It starts in April and it's going to be amazing. We meet in my home. We vision board, we strategize, we support one another and we hustle in a natural flow for 8-weeks together.

This experience has already been transformational for 18 women. I would love to have you join this next round. 

If this experience is speaking to you, I would love to connect and welcome you to our tribe.

But...do you know how good you *really* are?

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I recently asked one of the women in my Mastermind to do something transformational.

Are you ready?

I asked her to pick up the phone and call people she has worked with before and ask them about the experience. (Ok, I asked her to text them before to arrange a time to chat, but yes). 

Does the idea of doing this make you feel weird, a little icky, uncomfortable? And when you listen, do you really listen?

I can honestly say I only started *really* listening last Summer.
It felt weird. I would collect feedback on surveys and read it a little apprehensively. Even if I knew it was positive, it felt strange to hear someone praising me.

And then it it clicked. 

I will only know and own how good I am when I'm able to listen to and receive from the people I'm serving.

I seriously wanna tattoo it on my forehead cause that's how monumental this concept actually is. So what does this mean for you? How can we baby step out of the weirdness of it all?

First, start by not changing the conversation when someone is thanking you or sharing feedback. Force yourself for a few minutes to just listen. When you're ready, build into your process a request for feedback and stick to it. Read the words. Understand those words are meant to remind you of how amazing you are and help you keep getting better.

It feels a little weird, I know. And it's an absolute MUST to be able to step into how good you really are. 

Get Five New Sisters

On the first day of our Masterminds something incredible and transformational happens.

Women walk in excited, a little hesitant, determined to get into action with their business or project and finally speak their truth.

By the end of the day, they also have five new sisters and a soul connection to everyone in the room.

It starts as they each tell their story and they realize we are all the same.

The struggles, the celebrations, the strategies and the ideas somehow are universally relevant. They're taking notes and coming up with ideas as we strategize for everyone in the room.

The stars always align so that the right group of women show up. Together they are so ready to dive in and also so excited to support one another - whether it's feedback, an introduction, coming to their event, or that loving text reminder that gets you moving and in your flow.

There is a sense of knowing that lifting one another up inevitably lifts us all up. I'm honored to host this kind of magic. 

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Our April Mastermind dates are now here!

It is an eight-week program and we meet three days:

Tuesday, April 3rd
Tuesday, April 24th
Tuesday, May 22nd

We have group calls, vision boarding parties, and you have access to me the entire period to accomplish your goals and move your dreams forward.

For a period of eight weeks we hustle harder, we get in the flow of telling our stories and seeing the loop of how that grows our business, we get five new sisters. 

Let's chat about getting you in here. :) 

I Don't Have a Formula For You

As an entrepreneur, how many times do you come across Facebook ads all like:

"Do you wanna be rich? Well, do these ten things I did exactly like I did them and you will be!"

Yeah...No.

I was especially susceptible to this crap when I first started my business. I honestly had no idea what I was doing and thought all I needed was someone to give me "the formula".

But then I got stuck. The ten steps intimidated me rather than empower me. They didn't feel MINE. They did succeed in stripping me of any creativity and individuality. Also, wtf happens when I don't wanna do steps 3, 5 and 8? Does that mean I won't ever succeed?

And so, I have set out to dismantle this B.S.

Here's what you do get when we work together:

1) Strategies. It's different than tactics. It's about an approach and a plan that stands the test of time, based on insights and based on your life. And yeah, no two plans are exactly the same. 

2) Intuition. You get an invitation to a conversation and tools to tap into your own intuition, where you ALWAYS have the answers you need right now.

3) Sisterhood. You get to be part of a community of smart, purpose-driven, kind, soulful women who are going through it with you.

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So there you have it. Yeah, it's harder. I don't replicate this stuff. I honor every woman's individuality, gifts, vibe, real life, priorities, and vision. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Interested in a one on one strategy session? Hit up this link and let's chat about it. 

Group Strategy Day is Now Monthly!

Group Strategy Day has jumpstarted businesses, seen the birth of beautiful projects, and hosted the beginning of countless friendships for women entrepreneurs across South Florida since Fall 2016.

Starting this year, you won't need to wait months for your chance to connect with your true calling, define an authentic brand you love, and tell your story with a community that adores you.

Group Strategy Day Workshops will take place every month in 2018! 
 

One Day.

Six Women Entrepreneurs.

One-on-One Coaching.

A Soulful and Results-Driven Framework.

Sisterhood.

Real Support.


Are you in?

The next workshop is coming up March 13th (February is sold out!).

Hope to see you there! 

No. More. Crumbs

I was recently walking past an ex boyfriend's house. The thought that came to me was how little I accepted over the course of that relationship. 

Of course, it's complicated. I was truly only willing to accept that little in that moment in my life. I knew (deeeeep down) that there was so much more for me. Back then, I doubted that kind of amazing love even existed. I was accepting just the crumbs of what a relationship could be

Damn, that voice in our head is one, sneaky mofo. 

Replace "love" for following your purpose/ career you've always wanted/ life of your dreams and it's all THE SAME THING. 
 

I've learned that abundance is something you step into and tune into.


It's not something you "get". Not if you're not ready to receive it. 

I created Abundant Soul, the Experience to help you do just that.

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The Abundant Soul experience is soul + strategy. 
 

  • We meet in your workspace.
  • We use Feng Shui to confidently step into an abundant, intuitive version of you.
  • We strategize on your brand and your content so you are clear and have a real plan that you love


There are only a couple of spots every month for this one-day experience that will wake up the soulful, intuitive boss you are - for good. 

Whether you have an idea for a business, or you're going through a transition after years in business - this experience is for you. 

Take that first step right here.
 

An Invitation to Step Into your Abundant Soul

Early last year I realized something that shocked and transformed me.

No matter how good my life was or how much money I was making - I was still in an energy of lack. I felt like I deserved just a little bit - of money, success, security, love. I then started to see the same belief with girlfriends and female clients. 

I couldn't un-see it. All I wanted was to turn it around.

I was determined to live from a place of worthiness and abundance - true to Jupiter's very nature. Stepping into this higher vision of myself has transformed my life and my business.
 

I am so excited to introduce Abundant Soul.


Abundant Soul is a platform to empower women to let go of what's holding us back and create the life we know is ours. 

It's about stepping into a higher vision of ourselves and owning it. It's about the stories we tell about ourselves. It's about being in our truth and receiving all the beauty and prosperity that's coming our way. 

Imagine stepping into that space...for good.


I would love to invite you to the first Abundant Soul, Conversations

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I created these events to have the soulful, meaningful and juicy conversations we need to be having to turn things around in our lives.

On February 1st, join us for an evening with inspiring, remarkable women to discuss what success really means to you, and how you can create your life and business -  your way.

I am beyond excited to welcome the inspiring Josie Castañeda, from Curandera Remedies and Luly B. to our February 1st event, to help lead you in this soulful experience.  

You could leave with the inspiration, idea, or insight that transforms your world this year. 

It's time to own it. It's yours. 
 

The Moment that Defined my 2017

Can you tell I get introspective in December? It's such a powerful time to look back and acknowledge what we've learned. 

There was ONE moment that really defined my 2017. It happened in early August when I hosted a Summer Soirée for my clients. 

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I wanted to bring everyone together. Nothing makes me happier than knowing you guys are becoming friends, hiring one another, referring business to each other and creating community. We mingled, we connected deeply, we laughed, we had delicious cheese. 

During this event, I was going to announce my Mastermind group. I was pretty nervous about it. I had never announced a group experience that was so expensive. I was afraid no one would be interested. I had just started working with Luly B. and she asked me one question: "Why did you start it?" I couldn't stop telling her how excited I was to bring this to you all. And she just goes "Why don't you share it from that perspective instead?"

The moment came and I shared this experience I had created from a place of love, service and excitement. And for the first time as an entrepreneur, I was able to receive the love, gratitude and appreciation from you all. I finally let myself RECEIVE all that goodness

Four months later, Masterminds are a huge part of my business.

More than anything else this year I am GRATEFUL and it's more than just a word.

I truly feel it in soul, probably for the first time. I am grateful to you for showing up, for trusting me to guide you through defining, owning and telling your stories. I am grateful for your openness, your sisterhood with one another and your bold ability to keep moving forward. 

With so much love, wishing you a 2018 full of abundance, intention and love!

Your One Big Step to Start 2018

Ok, before I start this email...this is my view right now as I write to you. Might I add, Holy Moly. (It's the boo's place in upstate NY). 

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Talk about inspiration, beauty and quiet contemplation.

The past couple of weeks I've been going and going planning the mother of all years next year.

I've attended planning workshops, my vision board is set, I got new crystals and solid projections for next year. I am set, you guys. 2018 is gonna be eeeerrthang. 

And today I wake up early and look out to this -  a silence and  sense of peace that reminds me to also go inward. There's a different kind energy we also need when we plan. That's the energy of introspection and quiet.

That's the energy that reminds you that you know if this is the right path for you or not. That energy is a solid companion throughout your year, as you get the work done she fuels you with awesome knowing. This energy - this intuition- is female and I wink at her all year long. She's got my back.

Coming from this place, my one big step to start the year will be to host two Masterminds with 6 women each in January. I am stoked. 

If you're looking for your one-big step to start the year, the first Group Strategy Day of 2018 is coming up on January 23rd and there are three spots left.

You'll get clear on your brand and come up with a plan to tell your story. It has been a launching pad for dozens of women. I promise an experience with sweet hustle and introspective energies.

Snag 'em before they're gone.

Setting Intentions for 2018

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Ok, here's something that blows my mind.

Ever since I started The Jupiter Circle in January 2015, I have set real intentions for my business every year.

Admittedly, at times, I've been clueless about what I wanted. At times I've felt brave enough to be really, really clear and specific. Most times, it was somewhere in between.

Looking back on the past three years (whoa, it's been that long) - the good stuff...it has all come true.

Yes, it's come true because I've worked my butt off. But it's also come true because I was clear and steady with those intentions.  

Here are the three (super magic and amazing) steps that have worked for me when setting intentions: 

1) Get specific: You may have an intention that you want to make a certain amount of money next year. You may have an intention to start making art consistently or to open up your own shop or private practice. Whatever intention you set - watch your words, because each one matters.

Also remember that when manifesting amazingness, sometimes the universe knows best and we shouldn't worry about the how. If all you can be specific about is how you want to feel (free, abundant, in flow, alive) that's a beautiful place to start.  

2) It's already here: When you set your intention, it is so important that you visualize and feel into that intention like it's already yours. Vision Board. Meditate. Sit still. Take a few deep breaths - whatever works for you. Trust that your future higher self has your back and will send you signs you need to know.

You'll be so thankful for this sense of knowing you're on the right path when times are tough and there are inevitable bumps in the road. It will make all the difference.

3) Make it happen: (The working hard part): Yeah, can't get away from this one. But working towards an intention that is true to you and your purpose should feel exhilarating and give you so much life.

Sitting down to strategize, telling your story and blocking time on your calendar regularly to move towards your goal should make you feel like the boss queen that you are every single day.
 

5 Ways to Be Bold This Week (And frankly, every day)

A theme in almost every mastermind, workshop, meeting of women entrepreneurs is owning and stepping up to your worth.

As women, we often don't think we are capable/ smart/ talented/ experienced/ hardworking/ dedicated....or essentially worthy enough

In my Saturday workshop someone said, "If we got paid to put ourselves down, we'd be millionaires."

Ouch. So yeah...let's turn that around, shall we?

Here are some ways I've found that have really helped me own my sh*t confidently (and stay in that yummy place):

1) Your How: Think about how you do what you do in a way that's unique. How do you know you are a badass? What have old bosses praised you for? Why do clients keep coming back to you? Know it and live it.  

2) Try it on for size: Weirded out about saying that you are charging a higher price from now on? Literally just say it to 3 prospective clients. Confidently. As an experiment. See what happens.

3) Accept the Love: I was the queen of the moment when I got a compliment I would deflect it right back and be all like "No, you! You're the one that's awesome." Now I say "Thank you" and I receive it. (This one was hardcore a beautiful and powerful shift for me) 

4) Tell yo self: Affirmations on a post-it, talking to yourself in the mirror, sitting in meditation and hanging with your higher self - whatever you gotta do, but remind yourself how remarkable you truly are. As frequently as possible. 

5) Do it even if it scares you:  Think you're not quite ready for that fellowship, client opportunity, new office, new team member? If your fear comes with excitement and the numbers can add up - strongly consider going for it. As a friend often reminds me, this is a good time to ask yourself "What would a man do?"

How do YOU embrace your worth?

What can you accomplish in 8 weeks?

Back in January I was looking for some accountability and support as I leveled up in my business.

There was ONE thing that made a huge difference for me.

I joined a Mastermind.

This is basically a group of people who are in the same stage in business, who meet regularly to share ideas, strategies, plans, and hold each other accountable. In my case, the people were five intuitive, magical, smart passionate women.

It lifted my soul and my monthly revenue.

The BEST part was I had enough months of a sustained business momentum that my months were not up and down anymore. I was solidly on another level. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I had a "bad month."

That is exactly why I decided to create my own mastermind. 

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"The Jupiter Mastermind"  - Fall 2017

We're six weeks into our 8-week program, and these six women have blown me away with their remarkable courage, sisterhood and accomplishments in this short period of time. They're transforming before my eyes. They're checking BIG things off their lists and seeing themselves and their businesses with new eyes.

It's solid, uplifting, sustainable change. 

I've decided I'll be hosting this mastermind three times a year.

The next round starts January 16th. Interested in learning more? Click here and let me know!

 

 

 

To Business Coach or to Brand Coach (First)?

Starting at the beginning is hard, when you don't know where the beginning actually is.

Friends and clients often want to know if they should work with a business or a brand coach first

When I was starting my own business I was also confused about this. I felt what we all feel - the imperative to start making money. So, a business coach helps you with that. So...they should come first, right? 

The right brand strategy session:

  • helps you connect at a purpose and soul level to what you're building
  • brings you clarity about what you are feeling called to create, and
  • shines a light on where you shine the most - the reason that people hire you or buy from you.

Lightbulbs go on all the time during this session, eyes widen and knowing smiles start to form. You get it.


Going through this process also saves you from:

  • the long, painful hassle of running down the wrong rabbit holes
  • structuring your business in a way that doesn't fit the life you want
  • working with the wrong people
  • not feeling sure about partnerships, collaborations and business decisions


When you define your brand FIRST you are sure. You are driven and motivated. You are ready to go. 

That is a badass, beautiful place to come from to then have a conversation about packages, pricing and business development with a business coach.