Creativity is a big hot word these days. Everybody wants it, but can you really access your creativity? And once you do, can you handle it?

Inspirational. If you’re not inspired, it’s awfully hard to do what you need to do in order to be that leader you’re meant to be. And if you can’t inspire your tribe to work with you, they’re not going to step up.

Leadership. That’s an interesting idea. Have you thought of yourself as a leader? As a leader in your business? As a leader in the market? As a leader of ideas and new approaches?

It’s time for YOU to step up and step INTO your own brilliance.

I have three coaching packages designed to help you at whatever level you need in order to be a Creative Inspirational Leader.

Awaken Your Creative Leadership Six-month Coaching Package

An affordable, private coaching program designed to work with you on awakening your potential, embracing your brilliance, and truly stepping into the destiny that you know… or have had a glimpse of… that you are here to live and share in this world. This includes six focused calls and six open coaching calls, an in-person retreat in the Atlanta area, worksheets, audio recordings, and an upcoming 30-Day Passion Project.

Virtual Creative Strategy Retreat

If you’d like an in-depth review of your business – without the travel expense – you’ll love the Virtual Creative Strategy Retreat. We’ll spend four hours together reviewing your business: what’s working, what’s not, where the potential is, where the immediate, low-hanging fruit is, your customers’ experience, and more. You’ll be clear about where you need to make changes, shore things up, juice up, add, and what needs to be let go.

Passion Project Coaching Package

Perfect for the short-term, get-it-done-with creativity-and-inspiration project. With four coaching calls, we’ll uncover your passion project (a program, product, or marketing initiative) that you would like to get completed and launched.

I’m excited about these packages… all designed for what you need in your personal and business growth. Whether it’s the bigger “I want to move into the Creative Inspirational Leader I know I am” desire, a review of your business with a seasoned marketing and business coach, or focused work on one specific project, I want to see you shine!

To make it easy, let’s set up a time for the two of us to chat – no obligation, no cost. I want to hear about you and your business, and we can see if one of my packages will be just the ticket to catapult you into your Creative Inspirational Leadership!

Be in touch with my business manager, Dawn Shuler, at dawn@joyfulbusiness.com, and she’ll get you set up!

Here’s what others have to say about working with me…

“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."

Sarah Hathorn
PredictablePromotion.com

“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!”

Julia Rogers Hamrick
Author, Choosing Easy World

“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!”

Margret-Anne Cummings
The Practical Meditation Coach | www.PracticalMeditationCoach.com

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.

Nancy Jambor

"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."

Mari Winslow
Simple girl with complicated thoughts (TM)

"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."

Carolyn A. Jones | Energy Architect

"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!"

Debbye Cannon
www.debbyecannon.com

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!

Sheryl Turgeon, MPH, CHC

“Laura has helped me take the steps, line up my energy to make my vision a reality!

It has been an amazing journey!”

Laurie Mandato
www.lauriemandato.com

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!

Tara Seawright
Tara Seawright, Inc. | www.TaraSeawright.com

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.

Leslie Hamp | Creative Catalyst

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

Luanna Rodham

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.

George Herrick

My enthusiasm for my business went from ‘ho-hum’ to ‘hell yes’ while participating in the Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind over the past year. When I enrolled in the CCBM, I was at a place in my business where I didn’t want to “rinse and repeat” the success I’d created. I wanted something more, something different. But I didn’t know what direction to go or how to begin. Because of that, I was feeling less than enthusiastic about further development of my business plans. I was stuck. Thoroughly stuck.

Enter Laura West and the CCBM. Her program allowed me a safe place to dream, play, and envision a new direction for my business. Over the course of the year, with her guidance, coaching, and the support of the group, I developed and experimented with a variety of new ideas and programs. My enthusiasm returned! The joy I had for my business expanded, and I am filled with creative energy for my business and its future.

If you aren’t sure what’s next for your business, if you’re feeling stuck with what you’ve built so far, and you are ready to discover MORE than you thought possible for your future success, then the CCBM is just what you need. It’s like no other program I’ve participated in.

"Laura – you are inspiration in 3D!"

Karen McMillan
Leadership Coach and Retreat Muse | www.kdmcmillan.com

“Laura, you saved my mastermind butt! It was falling apart. I knew it and worst of all, my members knew it. I didn’t know what else to do but give them more stuff. Then I worked with you and it was like magic! I took back my leadership power (with less work!) and my members were thrilled! I was never going to offer a mastermind program again and now I’m filling my next one!

Ellen Britt, PA, Ed.D.