Stop blending in! 7 ways to use creativity in your business…


Creativity in Business is the hot topic these days…

So, just why is creativity so important?

In a crowded marketplace and especially online, creativity is what will make you stand out from everyone else. Showcasing your unique talents, expertise, and even personality breaks through the clutter to stand out like a red poppy in a sea of yellow daffodils.

Let me share with you 7 ways you can use creativity in your business:

1. Creative Calling - If you are like me, your business is a creative calling. You can’t NOT do it. You have to dive deep into the expression of your purpose and your mission. Your business becomes a vehicle for self expression in itself.

2. Personal Brand – This is your personality, quirks, what makes you unique, experiences, strengths, perspectives, and it gets communicated in everything. Everything. From business cards, your website, to your social media posts… it’s your personal brand.

3. Package Your Expertise into Products and Services - You use your creativity to create your signature system. The consistent process you use with your clients to help them get better results. Then put that process into a teleclass, webinar, ebook, digital product, or training program. Your creativity is put to use in designing the product or program… from the process to the graphics to the training materials (worksheets, videos, tutorials, and more). It’s all part of your creative expression.

4. Creative Content – This is one of the biggest ways you can express your creative voice and message. Articles, Videos, Infographics, Photo quotes, audios, blog posts… the list goes on. This allows you to showcase your expertise through educating and entertaining others… and then you add your personal creative twist with your personal brand.

5. Creative Thought Leadership - This is where you take your creative content and programs and products to a new level. Where you shine as a leader stepping into the spotlight with your opinions, new perspectives, or even innovative approaches that are different from the traditional approach.

6. Creating Experiences Through Retreats, Workshops, Trainings – Your creativity shows up by the experience you deliver to your clients. People WANT and respond to you adding your creative twist. The world needs your unique creative twist!

7. Creating Solutions and Ideas - You do this every day with your clients and customers… using your creativity creativity to respond to clients, troubleshoot a technology issue, design new emails, and brainstorming new marketing plans.

Creativity – in the form of fresh perspective, unique experience, new take on standard processes, personal brand and style -will help you to stand out and to grow your business.

Which is why I created the Creative Business Studio.

The Creative Business Studio is perfect for creative entrepreneurs who want to grow their business based on their creativity and who want to stand out more with a creative twist on their marketing.

This is a yearlong program where you get juicy content calls, open coaching calls with me, ArtJoy tools, Creative Firestarter questions, community, and more…

It’s an amazing program, and I know you want to be in on it… and when you join by this Friday, March 6, you can save almost $1000 off the regular price. (And we have very affordable payment plans, too!)

Read all the juicy details here!

See you in the Studio!

P.S. I also have the 2015 Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind opening up too. This includes two amazing Creative Business Retreats by-the-sea, private coaching, the Creative Business Studio, and more… let me know if you want to talk about this higher level of personal connection.

Notes from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur


Last week’s message about being the artist of your business really struck a chord! Thank you for all your responses and thoughts. I am excited about creating communities for creative, intuitive, and sensitive business artists to gather, share, and grow together.

Speaking of which… I am doubly excited about opening up the Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind for 2015. This is a special group of women I will work with throughout the year to step into their courage and creativity in a whole new way in their businesses. The program includes two Creative Business Retreats By-the-Sea gatherings where you will shift, grow, and nurture your creative soul! Plus you get private coaching with me, group masterminding, and more. If you want more details, just go to and read over the information. Then let’s set up a call to talk!

If you know you don’t want a mastermind or are already in one, then you can still join us over at the brand new Creative Business Studio! This is a special place for creativity + smart business. Where other communities and academies bore you with adrenaline-fused marketing strategies, this community will soothe your soul and give you permission to grow your business with intuition, creative expression, and marketing strategies that work for sensitive souls. You can find more details here.

And just a note… both programs have special early sign-up bonuses, so make sure you make your decision by Friday, March 6. And, as always if you have questions – just email me!

How do you stand out with your creativity? 3 steps inside…


Hello Lovely Creative One!

Yes, I am talking to you!

You who are bursting with a creative urge ready to lead the world with your mission.

Whenever I talk with a woman about her mission and purpose, she gets so excited! Then when we talk about the business part, most women are so done with traditional business practices and pressures they can’t stand it

They know it’s time for something different, but they don’t always know what needs to happen.

They start wondering…

“Do I take an art class? Go on a travel adventure? Doodle my marketing? Stop marketing and just talk one-to-one with the universe? Just tell me!”

Can you relate?

Here’s the deal… things have changed in the “marketing your expertise” world. There are more experts and more access to information online than ever before.

So how do you stand out in this information-saturated world?

First step: Embrace your creative, intuitive, sensitive self as the amazing creative goddess you are. You probably have at least seen a glimpse of her or certainly heard her calling you to wake up! This will connect you to an inner power that will help in your business growth!

Second step: Do art. Travel. Have adventures. Doodle about it. Stop traditional marketing and make your marking fun, remarkable, real and engaging. And yes, have a pow-wow with your higher self. In fact, put your higher self on your advisory board!

This is what will have you as a creative (or a latent creative if that’s you) come alive! And stand out in a crowd.

Third step: When others say you are crazy, weird, or that will never work… tell them that traditional business doesn’t work for you, and then go over to your community of kindred-creatives at the Creative Business Studio!

At the new Creative Business Studio, you’ll find a virtual home for your creative, intuitive and sensitive self! You’ll find others who are claiming their creative calling and message and growing their businesses in a way that is real, sustainable, creative, and feels good to the mind, body and soul!

Want more details? Visit the Creative Business Studio. LINK

This is a year round virtual program and community where you get:

  • Creative Business Content Calls
  • A robust, fun, smart and creative community online to ask questions, champion you and pull you from the edge of the Doubt Vortex!
  • Open Coaching Calls
  • ArtJoy Tools
  • and so much more!

Sounds like heaven for Creatives, doesn’t it?!

If so, I hope you join us so you stop trying to kinda-be creative and thinking you’re doing something wrong in business. You don’t have to do this alone… And now think about this: how much more enriching will it be with others who are on a creative mission too?

In case you are wondering, the Creative Business Studio is perfect for creative entrepreneurs of any experience level – from beginners who want to grow their business based on their creativity, to seasoned entrepreneurs who want to stand out more with a creative twist on their marketing, and to those of you who are more mature in business experience and are ready to own your creative inspirational leadership but want to do it with creativity and fun!

Read all the juicy details here!

Oh, yes, and there are special incentives when you sign up by Friday, March 6!

See you in the Studio!

P.S. I also have the 2015 Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind opening up too. This includes two amazing Creative Business Retreats by-the-sea, private coaching, the Creative Business Studio, and more… let me know if you want to talk about this higher level of personal connection.

Are you ready for truth telling, new habits, new beliefs, and creating a new story?


A really good mastermind is a wonderful, scary, awesome, amazing, and terrifying thing.

And it’s truly beautiful to see women embrace their creative power in a whole new way.

I don’t want to scare you with how powerful a mastermind can me, especially one of mine(!). I have a reputation for being fiercely loving. Truth telling without banging your head with a 2×4 so you can’t actually hear it… truth telling with a loving gaze and steady hand on your back.

When you’re part of a mastermind like the Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind, there are new habits and beliefs you will try on… those very habits and beliefs that will finally help you shift you from HERE to THERE.

You’ll learn to let go instead of push, trust instead of needing all the answers RIGHT NOW, shift from “it has to follow this model” to “this is how I want to do it” and believing this is your right and true path to success.

What I’ve seen over this last year’s Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind is that the biggest struggle wasn’t over revenue or getting new clients or launching… it was about no longer struggling against yourself.

Because that is when the magic happens.

Absolute clarity comes whooshing in!

Fresh passion. Renewed energy. Deep trust.

And yes… the outward signs of success…

Projects move forward with greater ease.

Amazing opportunities come your way. New clients just show up.

Acknowledgment from your peers and fans.

Creative collaborations that surprise you and are so in alignment with your vision that you didn’t even think to dream about it!

And did I mention a creative fire is rekindled deep within and moves you into action with ease and grace? While there are still stumbles, doubts and down moments, you trust and you know how to take care of your mind, body, and spirit, so you move through with less effort and more flow.

This is the magical power of a transformational mastermind.

The mastermind journey is about being brave enough to create a new story and actually believe it inside and out.

Are you ready to start your new story?

what if you could start this journey today?

I only have 6 spots for this intimate, transformational mastermind. If you are ready to rise up to the next expansion in your business… and your life… this is perfect for you! If you are claiming your creative thought leadership, stepping into a new creative message in a bigger and more visible way, or are looking to re-ignite your passion and creativity from the inside out… this is what you are looking for! For more information go to 2015 Coaching Program webpage.

If you are interested in the mastermind, just review the information (you’ll see the link to the Information Packet on the coaching page) and send me the answers to the 5 questions (in the information packet) about your business. Then we’ll set up a time for an interview and discussion about your situation, goals and intentions, and the program so we can make sure it’s the right fit for you. No pressure… I like to make sure the right people find a home in the mastermind together.

And as soon as you join, I’ll add you to the scrumptious private Facebook group where we will begin this journey together.

As always, if you have any questions about this program please be in touch. Don’t sit and wonder… just reach out!

To the new story,

P.S. And if you’re not interested in the in-depthness of an intimate mastermind like Courageous Creativity in Business, but you still want to explore using your creativity and intuition with unconventional business strategies, you might be interested in the Creative Business Studio. We start next week, and there are yummy discounts if you join by March 6 (but you don’t want to wait that long before you can become part of this amazing community!).

[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: You Are a Business Artist



Here is your Miracle Marketing Message audio. This audio is designed to help you start your week with inspiration, reflection, positive intention and some smart marketing ideas!

Listen to: You Are a Business Artist



You Are An Artist.

You create your life. You create your business.

Every day.

In every moment.

This is why I know you are creative. Because you are creating everything around you right now.

As the artist of your life, you create the outfit you have on right now… whether it’s comfy and cozy, creative casual, projecting a professional presence, or something that’s fun and quirky.

Look around you at your office space. You create your environment.
Is it colorful and energizing? Is it calm? Is it organized? Does it work for you and make you happy? Or are you on default and not paying attention?

You also create your thoughts. Are they empowering thoughts that help connect you to your confidence, your courage, and take action? Or are they pulling down into that Vortex of Doubt?

As an artist in your business, you create emails, newsletters, and videos.

You create a presence on social media by how you show up, how you respond, what you LIKE, share and comment on – you are the artist of your social media presence.

You create an experience for your clients when they work with you, in workshops, trainings, retreats, and even through your products.

I am creating an experience for you and with you right now.

You create.

Whether it’s intentional or not… you are creating.

In every moment you are co-creating with everything around you. With your circumstances, the people around you, and the opportunities that pop up in your life and business.

Owning your Creative Power is when you acknowledge and consciously work with the idea that you are co-creating with everything around you. Realizing that in every moment you have an impact and you have a choice.

That can be very empowering, if you let it.

So, starting right now…

…What are you creating in this moment?

Is it moving you closer to your vision? Or is it moving you away from what you truly want?


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