Courageous Creativity in Business Interview Series: Elizabeth Cottrell

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As you know, one of the things I’m passionate about is Courageous Creativity.  I’m fascinated by how it shows up in my life and in other creative entrepreneurs.  This week’s edition of the Courageous Creativity in Business Interview Series is a quick impromptu interview I did at last years NAMS  workshop in Atlanta, with Elizabeth Cottrell of Heartspoken.com, where she puts out her passion to connect in a disconnected world.

Elizabeth_Cottrell-SombreroElizabeth Cottrell  says she is old enough to retire, but too excited by the people and opportunities she encounters every day, especially online. While all her enterprises and sites share the theme of harnessing the power of connection, Heartspoken.com covers the more personal side of it, while SmallBizSpoken addresses the small business side of it.

She is living proof that you’re never too old to learn new things!

Enjoy the interview, where Elizabeth talks about how she never thought she was creative (we sense a theme, don’t we?!), and the secret about creativity that she shares.

To learn more about Elizabeth, visit her at Heartspoken, and read (and submit your own) personal connection stories Elizabeth has been connecting.

 

Here’s Your Valentine’s Reminder To Do List!

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Unless you’ve been under a mountain of snow or ice, you probably have NOT forgotten that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.

(Wait… if you’re anywhere in the east coast or in the south, you really might be under a mountain of snow or ice!)

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In any case, I wanted to send you a list of important activities to check off your to-do list for tomorrow’s day of love!

Even if you can’t get out of the house to get the flowers and the chocolate, you can send me an email to set up a conversation for us to chat about my Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind-By-the-Sea.

If you’ve been reading all my emails about this program, do you get how much FUN I have with my marketing? You can, too, when you embrace your courageous creativity!

(And the “By-the-Sea” part takes place in warmer weather, and I’m betting we can all use some of that ocean, beach, and sun energy to help perk up our creativity!)

If you’re interested in learning more, send me that email and ask for the Information Package. I’m happy to share it with you. (I am sure it will inspire you!)

 

 

Once you review the program in more detail, then we can set up a time for a phone call to find out if it’s truly the right program for you. And tomorrow, Friday, February 14, is the early bird deadline for you to save big money on your big leaps. So, we can set up a time to chat today or tomorrow to see if this program is right for you.

This is a small intimate group of creative women I will support throughout the year, and they’ll champion each other too! There’s only room for 6-8 women, and we are about half full already. So don’t wait… if this calls to you, then let’s talk about it!

Aren’t you ready to infuse your courage & creativity?

En-JOY!

Laura

Video: Courageous Creativity in Business means …

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When I talk about Courageous Creativity in Business…

I’m talking about doing things differently.

Taking big, courageous leaps – sometimes leaps of faith – in how you show up, what you write, how you run your business, and especially in how you market your business.

I try to walk that talk… If I’m going to lead a mastermind group on Courageous Creativity in Business, then I’d better damn well stretch and do things outside my comfort zone.

Stretch into courageously sharing my message in a bolder, more authentic way.

I’ve been designing marketing plans for forever, it seems.  Seriously, I’ve been marketing since I was 16 and helped market the insurance agency I was a secretary for – do they even call people secretaries anymore?

Then I became a marketing manager for a shopping center in Chesapeake, Virginia…and worked my way “up” to VP of Marketing.  So…marketing is in my blood. (and sweat and tears!)

But…marketing myself…that was a whole new ballgame when I started my coaching business over 13 years ago.

Marketing yourself is full of JoyFEAR.

Taking a leap of faith and vulnerability by being brave, courageous and creative in your business is a whole other level!

Courageous Creativity in Business looks like…

Being uniquely YOU.

Letting your heart design your marketing plan.

Saying YES to a big idea.

Saying NO to lots of little ideas.

Nurturing your creative spirit so you can channel it into Passion Projects.

Surrounding yourself with like-spirited people who love your idea into being!

I created a special video for my upcoming Courageous Creativity In Business Mastermind-by-the-Sea year long program.

Take a look…see if it speaks to you…

There’s not a lot of marketing speak… it’s more of a feeling, a vibration that you get for how this program will unfold.

If this type of experience speaks to you along with that support for stepping up in a big way, taking courageous leaps, doing things differently – then you might be ready for the Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind-by-the-Sea.

If you’re interested in learning more, send me an email and ask for the Information Package. I’m happy to share it with you. (I am sure it will inspire you!)

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 Once you review the program in more detail, then we can set up a time for a phone call to find out if it’s truly the right program for you. (I’ve had several phone calls over the last four weeks… and for some it’s the perfect thing they have been looking for. For others, it’s a bit premature or maybe the timing is off… that’s ok, I may have other programs that can support you.)

This is a small intimate group of creative women I will support throughout the year, and they’ll champion each other too! There’s only room for 6-8 women, and a few of the spots are filled already. So don’t wait… if this calls to you, then let’s talk about it!

(And – this Friday, February 14, is the early bird deadline for you to save big money on your big leaps.)

Here’s to what I know for sure… Nurturing your creative spirit personally so you can let out your creativity in a bigger way through your business is what will shift your success!

Isn’t it time?

En-JOY!

Laura