Easy & Fun
Creative Business Planning Experience
With Laura West, Creative Business Coach
Are you ready to create 2018 as a year full of
Abundance, Prosperity and Big Ripples of Impact?
It starts with creating a plan.
A Creative Business Plan that is
easy and fun to create and guides you throughout the year!
This is what I hear from my clients, colleagues and the Big Ripple community about Business Plans:
- Business plans scare me! They are intimidating! I don't know where to start.
- I’m so overwhelmed – I have so many ideas! I don't know how to choose.
- Planning sounds boring. I like my freedom.
- How do I know what the “right” things to do are? *I’m afraid to commit so far out. What if I change my mind?
- I have a big dream but I feel overwhelmed.
I can help with all of this! Creating a plan doesn’t have to be hard, boring or overwhelming. It can be easy, fun and pretty exciting! In fact, I’m known as a “flow expert” – I make things easy, so they flow, and you can breathe a sigh of relief as you get organized, make decisions and finally create those passion projects and authentic marketing ideas.
In my corporate career and over the last 17 years as a Creative Business Coach I’ve created or contributed to 1000’s of business and marketing plans – seriously!
Actually, a lot of them were really serious… and boring! But they were created for different reasons – they were presentations to owners and investors.
That’s not the type of plan you need.
You’re not a typically traditional business owner… so why would you need a traditional business plan? But you do need something to hold your ideas, your priorities and help you move forward more intentionally and purposely throughout the year.
You need a plan that:
- Gets your ideas out of your head and organized
- Helps you decide which ideas to say yes to and which ideas to hold on to for later (you can’t possibly do them all at once!)
- Inspires you so you keep plugged into why you are doing what you’re doing!
- Breaks your Big Dream down into Brave Baby Steps.
- Acts as a guide all year, (not just once when you create it,) so it helps you know what to do each day.
Who is the Creative Business Planning Experience right for?
The Creative Business Planning Experience is perfect for service professionals who share their expertise through services, programs and products. It’s for those who want a plan but are rebels! You want a plan and it needs to inspire you! You want it to be fun, easy, and inspiring to create. This is particularly perfect for those who are coaches, healers, change makers and transformational leaders who are wanting to create a positive impact in the world. We know we can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. It’s time to say YES to having a bigger impact!
“I’ve heard too many business owners think that by not planning they have more freedom – actually, freedom comes from creating a plan that INCLUDES your freedom and personal priorities!” -Laura West
Special Call Out to Big Ripplers:
You know who you are! Big Ripplers are the coaches, changemakers, healers and transformational leaders who are called to make a positive impact. Don’t leave your success up to chance! The world needs your services and message now more than ever. It’s truly hard to have a big impact if you fly by the seat of your pants with your business. Now is the time to set intentions and create a plan for success. The world needs you!
Don’t let not knowing how to create a plan stop you from creating positive ripples in the world!
This is an easy and fun way to be intentional about the influence and impact… and income you came here to create!
What you’ll receive in the Creative Business Planning Experience™
My proven to be easy, fun Creative Business Planning System™ – a 15 page beautiful and easy-to-use Business Plan playbook with templates, mindmaps and action planning guides
- Let’s get your ideas out of your head and onto paper.
- It'll help you organize AND make decisions.
- The beautiful and creative tools are easy to use and help your projects, programs, and marketing come to life.
- Uniquely designed to fit ARC notebooks (or other binders) so you can have your creative business plan in one place to use throughout the year.
Daily Action Plan
- Now you don’t have to wonder what to do each day!
- These weekly planning guides give you an action plan for each day – finally you’ll feel organized and purposeful!
- No more daily planners in a bound book, so you won't run out of room again!
Creative Business Planning Learning Videos
- Each business plan map comes with a short video to explain how you can use the map to create your plan.
- You can go at your own speed.
- Watch the videos for the tools you want to work on first!
- Short & sweet and yet filled with how-to’s, examples and ideas!
Three Virtual Retreats Days
- Your choice of 3 virtual retreat days. You can come to one, two, or all three! It’s up to you and your schedule.
- You’ll have dedicated time to work on your business plan.
- We will check in each hour via Zoom webinar (or you can phone in) for accountability, to answer your questions and to celebrate your successes!
- I’ll be available for coaching during the retreats so you won’t get stuck or wonder if your ideas make sense – I’m here to help!
Facebook community to share ideas, questions and motivation for your creative business plan
“Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper! It depletes your energy to have all that brain clutter!” -Laura West
“Writing it down is part of being intentional about what you want to create.” -Laura West
Easy & Fun
Creative Business Planning Experience
December 7 – January 19, 2018
- 20+ page Business Plan Playbook with beautiful, easy-to-complete templates, mindmaps, and action planning guides.
- Video learning guides for each idea map in the playbook.
- Playbook and videos are available immediately.
- 3 Virtual Retreat Days – Pick 1, 2 or come to all 3!
- Virtual Retreat Days are Friday, December 15, Wednesday, December 27, and Friday, January 12. 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern, (9 a.m. Pacific, 10 a.m. Mountain, 11 a.m. Central.) We will check in four times, at the top of each hour.
- Facebook Group for accountability and inspiration.
- Bonus Video: Create your own Creative Business Plan using the ARC style notebooks – I’ll show you how!
“It’s empowering to create a plan!” -Laura West
Regular Price $297
Special Savings when you sign up by December 14
The Creative Business Plan Playbook includes:
- Celebrating the past year – marinate in gratitude and appreciation for your accomplishments and celebrations
- Vision Map – capture ideas for what you want the new year to look like
- New Ideas Mindmap – Stop those ideas from taking up precious space and energy inside your head and capture them on paper. Then choose which ones you’ll commit to. *You can’t do them all!
- Current Ideas – Review what’s working, what needs refreshing and what needs to be let go. *Powerful.
- 90-Day Business Goal Planner – Let’s make it real by knowing what’s important each 90 days. *This is stepping into being a business owner vs. a hobbiest. Know which business goals are a priority and crate a plan around them – getting clients, building your list, owning your thought leadership, etc.
- Sticky Note Business Planning – bring a calendar and sticky notes with you and I’ll walk you through how to plan the year with sticky notes – the ultimate in planning AND flexibility!
- Daily Action Planner – Use this tool every week to plan your days. No more waking up and wondering what to do!
- Yearly Content Planner – Create themes for the month and capture ideas for each week. *You’ll feel so organized!
- Social Media Weekly Planner – Stop playing the confusing social media game – wondering what to post where. Create a plan and feel the relief! *This is an energy suck shifter! It will make such a difference!
- And so much more!
“A lot of my clients say they are afraid to commit to a plan. Remember, you are the CEO Goddess of your business - you have the power to change your mind!” -Laura West
Frequently Asked Questions
Regular Price $297
Special Savings when you sign up by December 14
Join me this December and January to create your business plan – 2018 is your year to make a difference... and it starts with the clarity and inspiration of a Creative Business Plan!
“Since I have been coaching with Laura, I’ve learned to step into my power and confidence to think bigger in my business.
When I begin to stray and lose my energy, she gently reminds me of my joyful business creation, and we course-correct to get back on the path to bring my business dream a reality. After my time together with Laura, I now better understand as an entrepreneur how to incorporate self-care into fueling positive energy to create my vision for the world."
“Laura is really adept at finding your magnificence and reflecting it back to you in such a way as to make you confident that what you have to offer simply must not be withheld from the world. And that you have a sacred responsibility to share it with all those people whose lives your unique gifts will bless!”
“I love it that Laura combines the best of two worlds … she is a super sharp, innovative and an incredibly experienced business and marketing coach, AND she is positive, spiritual and fun to be around! Furthermore, I am coming to be in-person with Laura. What an awesome opportunity!
Here’s what I know… when we trust our intuition and are aligned with it, magic happens and the money starts to flow more readily. I am expecting lots of connecting with other heart-centered women business goddesses too!”
Laura West is an Amazing Coach, and I feel so fortunate to be working with her. By gently nudging me to stretch myself, she calls me forth to stand in my power. She cheers me on and acknowledges me when I take a bold and courageous step to move forward in my life.
Laura has the ability to get to the heart of the matter or the real issue quickly, and I appreciate that. She is insightful, supportive, creative, and she really knows marketing. It's a joy to be working with Laura and I am so grateful to have her on my team.
"I was sitting with a Passion Project for quite some time (going nowhere – something I can be very good at) before deciding to work with Laura. I met her in 2010 and remembered the passion she brought to the conversations we had at that time. Passion and creativity are important to me – it tells me a lot about someone and their ability see life from many different angles and colors. After all, getting business done isn’t a black & white process nor does it always follow a straight line.
I knew I needed a coach who could follow where my creativity and passion took me since I am a Simple Girl with complicated thoughtsTM. Laura understood “Mari speak” even when I didn’t, introducing me to baby steps that would lessen the overwhelm of what is needed to really get going on a Passion Project, and can make things, including my thoughts, more complicated.
Clarity shows up sometimes in ways not anticipated. Laura gets that, guiding you as you start to see that clarity, bringing an approach to moving forward that is deceptively simple in its creativity, joyful in its execution. She keeps me grounded so I can safely sort all the creative possibilities that exist to move my business forward.
Thank you, Laura, for being in my reality."
"Working with Laura West assisted me in breaking the mold of traditional marketing. She taught me to market authentically by bringing my authentic self into my business. These are new times with new energy and women need new methods not formulas. Laura West is a Creative Catalyst and Expert. Working with her will allow you to open up space for your creativity to shine through thus setting you apart in your field."
"Laura is a highly creative (not to mention JOYFUL) entrepreneur. Her expertise in drawing out short and long term goals and making them visual is priceless! Not your "same ole, same ole" goal setter- Laura makes goal setting (and accomplishing) seem like a trip to Disneyland!"
Laura West’s six-month Creative Inspired Leadership Coaching program is transformative! I came to it having created success for myself, yet knowing that there was a bigger place for me to leap into. Still, I couldn’t precisely see what the message or the programs were that I wanted to offer in the next phase of my business.
Thanks to Laura’s coaching, I now have a message that inspires me, key offerings identified, content creation underway and an 18-month flowline of marketing actions to take my business to the next level.
I also now have a much more playful and creative approach towards my business that energizes me daily.
And perhaps most importantly, I have an advocate who passionately believes in me and supports me in all I am working to create – which is why I’ll be continuing to work with Laura! I highly endorse Laura’s unique coaching which offers a brilliant combination of reawakening your creativity and claiming your personal brand leadership.
Laura is an amazing coach, facilitator, and creative leader! I first met Laura when she co-facilitated Ellen Britt’s Pink Coattails Mastermind Retreat last spring. While we worked on our businesses and mapped out our plans for the year, Laura helped us continue the process in a fun and joyful way. We created our own art journals with paints, stencils, markers, magazines and more. After intense thought, it freed us up to be more creative in our planning and enjoy ourselves!
I recently joined Laura’s new 30-Day Passion Project Facilitator Program. She offers a behind the scenes, step-by-step guide to expanding on her powerful, proven program, so we can make it our own. This works beautifully for me, since I am coaching Highly Sensitive Women to find and follow their passion. I have the templates I need to customize this 30-Day program for my own clients—and it’s such a fun process!
I have found Laura to be an insightful and compassionate coach. She knows where to challenge me when I’m holding back and encourages me to dig deeper to gently move me out of my comfort zone. I have shifted my perspective and discovered an approach to my business and my life that serves me and my clients well. We recently came together again at another Mastermind Retreat. I was able to open up to the group in a way that I had not been able to previously. I had been guided by Laura before I arrived to step into my strengths as a Highly Sensitive Woman and share my vulnerability. The results were amazing for me! I was present in a much more powerful way.
Laura’s exercises and creative processes break up and blend together our creative thought process in a well-paced, yet visionary way. We each came away with our passions on fire and our motivation to take action ignited. She is an extraordinary and inspirational coach!
Thank you, Laura!
Laura West is my business coach and the author of "The Joyful Business Guide". I have worked with her for the past 2 years with amazing success on every level. She has transformed my business and my life.
Basically, Laura helped me get my "mojo" back, and I am in love with my business again. And, consequently, all aspects of my life have improved as well.
Laura has a combination of rare qualities: genius (coaching is her calling and it shows), grace (she has a calmness that I aspire to), growth (she keeps getting better and better) and generosity (she shares her knowledge and resources).
2009 is scheduled to be my biggest year in the history of my 10 year business! Thank you!
Every coach needs a coach, and Laura West is the one I turn to for brainstorming, guidance and a big leap. In just 2 hours she helped me shift into my Zone of Genius and rebrand my business. It feels so good to kiss my old business model goodbye and claim a model that is aligned with this stage of life — leading groups and retreats around a life re-imagined. I am so grateful to have Laura in my back pocket as my coach, mentor and inspiration.
Laura West and I first met at an event 5 years ago. I want to say that I would highly recommend working with Laura! I had my own Creative Business Retreat with Laura this past Tuesday. It was the most amazing day of coaching I have ever received! Laura over delivered on everything she promised. I walked in feeling nervous and overwhelmed. I walked out with a step by step, month by month plan specifically made just for my business. Laura does not prepare cookie cutter coaching or business plans. The plan that we developed was my own and no one else’s. I was worried that I was not “creative” enough to have a “creative” business retreat. However, that was not what it was. Laura has an innovative way of using fun, creative techniques to take the anxiety away that can come with working on a business plan. The peace I felt about my business was nothing I have ever felt before! Thank you, Laura! xxoo
Working with Laura West to get clear on my message and story is an integral step forward for my business. In the creative thinking and brainstorming session, Laura drew out my own creativity and out-the-box thinking. She asked all the right questions, pulled out the best, and intuitively guided me to the answers I was seeking. I recognized how much I've been limiting myself and as a result am owning my own bigness and authority. Thanks to Laura's insight and guidance, I'm clearer, confident, and excited about my business direction, and moving forward with perspective and action.
I have had the good fortune to work with Laura West for several years on several Passion Projects and in the Creative Business Studio. Whether working on a short-term goal or on a bigger picture such as my business, Laura can hold the energy, vision and focus powerfully. At the same time, she is adept at guiding me like a Sherpa through whatever pitfalls, crags and wrong turns life brings as I climb to the peak of my dreams.
While expertly guiding me, Laura is also a compassionate witness to my process. She has the patience to listen to my frustrations, mental and emotional blocks, and self-judgments without ever losing sight of the work we are doing and why we are doing it. She has an uncanny ability to help me find the gold in my real or imagined limitations so I can learn and grow from them, such as showing me how to turn the healing of my own life struggles and challenges, such as my recovery from addiction, into opportunities to help others heal from theirs.
Laura gently but firmly prods me to embrace my own creative abilities, expand them, and lift them up in service to others. Her creativity is never limited to how to do something, but always includes why to do it, when is the best timing, who it may benefit and what else can be done to follow-up or complete the original goal. For example, she could see that that, contrary to common practice in coaching, if I expanded my niche for a new program I was launching, I could then target several smaller niche markets with the one program, creating many opportunities from one effort. Her thinking is panoramic and detailed at the same time.
Laura is as clear-sighted and visionary as a mythic Greek oracle. When my vision gets distracted by the glitter of fancy, complicated ideas, she sees a way to add punch to my message through simplicity. When I get sheepish about my message, and think small and limited, she deftly guides me to take the risk of being bigger than I thought I could be.
I can’t speak highly enough of Laura, her insights, her creativity, her down-to-Earth practicality and her compassionate and clear-headed wisdom. She has been a great gift for me, my life and my business.
Regular Price $297
Special Savings when you sign up by December 14
Laura West is a Passionista for creative success in business!
She believes that when you shift your energy, confidence, creativity, AND take action, you’ll create the business of your dreams. As a Creative Catalyst for Business, author, and speaker, Laura helps Creative Inspirational Leaders share their unique messages and gifts to create big change in the world.
She has helped 1000s of entrepreneurs create successful businesses filled with passion, creativity, and real success.
Laura is known for turning marketing on its head and making business fun, creative, practical, and real through her information products, workshops, teleclasses, and coaching programs.
She is the author of several information products including The Business Goddess’s Guide to Creating Powerful Sales Pages and the popular Joyful Business Guide™, a creative marketing plan for right-brain business owners.
She is the contributing author for several books about women entrepreneurship, as well as for many online and offline magazines, and is a highly sought-after guest expert speaker for teleclass programs, telesummits, and conferences across the country.
As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a Creative Business Coach, Laura loves to work with creative entrepreneurs and creative thought leaders who have a mission to create a better world with their gifts and expertise: their work is a calling, and they can’t imagine doing anything else… AND they want to package their expertise and share it with a larger audience so they can change more lives AND have a successful business. Laura helps makes this easy, exciting and very do-able!