I didn’t want to send yet-another-email to your inbox (you’ve probably had more than a few over the last few days, yes?), so I thought I would take to the blog on Thanksgiving to thank my clients for a wonderful year. I truly appreciate them, and thank them sincerely for supporting my dreams and my family.
Without further ado, here’s a list of some of the amazing things my clients have accomplished this year:
What HASN’T Christina accomplished this year?! Christina is a lawyer for creatives who has spent most of this year helping entrepreneurs create beautiful businesses (inside and out). Her blog and courses are full of helpful business tips and legal tidbits. She’s also one-half of the hugely successful Creative Empire podcast that launched this spring. PS — You might want to join her newsletter list ASAP because she offers a BIG semi-annual sale on her contract templates.
Earth Angel Arts
If you’re searching for loving art that speaks to your heart, Julie Bernier’s mixed media pieces are for you! I proudly display her Joyful in Nature calendar in my office and her inspiration decks are a favorite client gift of mine. Julie and I met in class at New Ventures Maine, a local resource that helps Maine people, especially women, succeed in their lives and businesses. (We’re both proud ambassadors for the program now!)
Sprout New Media
Lisa Wood is the brilliant, warm, and caring woman behind Sprout New Media, a web design company for heart-centered creatives. Her real strength, however, is in her thoughtful and guiding coaching services and the Women’s Success Circle. She also recently launched a resource library filled with free productivity and planning tools. (Interested? Click here for access.)
Amber is the Marketing Director of Southern Weddings and Lara Casey’s Cultivate What Matters shop. She’s also the genius behind Inspired Retreat, a conference for creative entrepreneurs which is meeting again in April. This year, Amber relaunched her website, created a new product (the Joyful Garden Planner for the budding gardeners in your life) and will soon be launching her Blooming Business Kits marketing course for mamapreneurs.
Women Taking the Lead
Jodi Flynn is a fellow Mainer and her weekly podcast, Women Taking the Lead, shares inspiring stories from women (and men!) of overcoming self-doubt so they can lead with confidence, integrity, and a sense of humor. Earlier this year, she set intentions to write a book to share her coaching process with women who couldn’t afford her mastermind or 1-on-1 services. I’m so happy to share that her book, Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing, launched on Amazon to great fanfare.
The story behind Ashley’s journey from bride to the magic behind the Modern Calligraphy Summit is so inspiring. (You can hear more about it on her Creative Empire podcast episode, here.) Taking the summit one step further, Ashley beta-launched the Calligraphy Business Bootcamp online course this fall.
Alisha Johns’ photos are fun and colorful and she’s got such a positive energy! Working with her gave me so much insight into creating a winning Instagram strategy (no surprise since she has 33,000+ followers!) She went full time with her content marketing, social media, and photo styling business at the start of this year and recently opened a studio in LA! Follow her blog if you want simple + actionable tips for improving your Instagram photography game.
Lauren celebrated her first year in business by rebranding her custom wedding stationery business. She brings enthusiasm, a unique style (she loves printing on wood!), and experience (she and her husband just returned from their honeymoon in Hawaii, so she knows a thing or two about planning a wedding and working with vendors) to her work.
Lisa Barnes is a passionate knitting teacher in the NYC and Hoboken, NJ area who helps new and seasoned knitters explore their creativity and learn new techniques. This year, she launched her first online class (Adventures in Knitting: Fleur-Lace Flowers), had her crescent shawl design on the cover of Noro Magazine, and hosted a few online knit-alongs. She’s well on her way to planning big things for 2017, too, including a Knitting Weekend at Crazy for Ewe outside Washington D.C.!
When Monica Nouveau planned her wedding, Pinterest wasn’t on the scene and she felt totally lost and overwhelmed. Like many of us, a wedding planner was so out of her budget. Fast forward a few years, and Monica’s boutique wedding planning company has planned over 100 beautiful weddings in North Carolina. She never forgot her days as a completely lost DIY bride, though, so she finally launched her passion project this year! Cliqued is a resource for brides who can’t afford a wedding planner but want advice from someone who’s been there, done that. If you’re engaged (or soon to be *wink*), you’ll want to grab her free Before You Book Anything workbook.