Planning doesn’t have to be a monster (See below for a fun & creative way to tame that monster)



Planning doesn’t have to be the monster we can sometimes make it out to be.

A plan can be that guiding light, even a friendly oasis, which is really helpful in the midst of chaos.

AND you know what? Business plans can also be beautiful, fun, creative, and very flexible!

When I talk about planning in a joyful business way, it’s a NEW way of looking at planning.

Those are the best kind… and the only kind I teach! (And listen… in my corporate days I had a hand in 1000’s of business plans – yes, really!)

creative planning tools joyfulbusinesscomWhen I talk about planning in a joyful business way, it’s a NEW way of looking at planning. Blending beauty, creativity, realness, and the idea that all plans are “living.” They will definitely change as you move into action (that’s life, right?), so you want to make sure you have a system to help you focus and stay committed… but giving you enough flexibility to move with real-time feedback and a quick changing world.

And if it’s beautiful, creative, fun, AND practical, then you’ll actually use it!


Big Plans with markersWant to learn my Creative Business Planning Process?

That’s what I’ll be teaching THIS THURSDAY at Virtual Creative Business Studio:

Join me and other creative, smart entrepreneurs for the Virtual Creative Business Studio – where you can schedule a creative retreat to work on your plans right from your own home!

Date: Thursday, January 9

Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm eastern time zone

Location: Virtually! We’ll be meeting via Google+ Hangout and bridgeline, so you’ll be able to see the tools I share in action! Everyone LOVES this!

Price: Only $97 for this creatively rich ½-day virtual experience! Includes 2 hours of live training, video interaction, creative tools, ebook, plus retreat time – really a fabulous deal!


And you get to see me teaching and demonstrating LIVE on Google Hangouts!

Find out more and sign up for the Virtual Creative Business Studio!

I’d love to help you make planning a beautiful and exciting word… no monsters allowed!



Halloween Candy Hangover Day – Last Chance


So, do you have a big giant bowl of trick-or-treat candy from last night? Or maybe your kids are like mine and keep their treats in their own bag?

I have to admit I have been known to sneek into a treasured bag late at night and gaze at all the treats trying to decide which one is worth it!

All those dazzling wrappers, chocolate-this, and caramel-that…

Isn’t it kind of the same feeling you get when you have an idea journal full of ideas, dreams, and possibilities for your business?

It’s a little overwhelming…


If this is what your mind feels like with all these possibilities floating around… that’s where I can help! I can help you put all those possibilities, ideas, and projects together in a way that makes sense, allows you to express your uniqueness and creativity, and is even – can you believe – fun!

Big Plans with markers

You know I just love the combination of personal creativity and business – and when you ignite your creativity, your business grows!

I want you to have this experience so you are ready for 2014!

So, I’m opening up a few dates between now and the end of the year for a 4-hour Virtual Private Creative Retreat with just me and you!

We’ll customize the day to focus on 2014 plans for your business… and ALWAYS bringing in that creativity and fun aspect that you know and love from the Business Fusion Studio.

We can spend the 4 hours (with a short break) on Skype or on the phone for customized coaching on your business. Some areas we might focus on include:

  • Getting clear about your Personal Essence, Brand and Mission
  • Determining if your message is clear & compelling throughout your marketing strategies.
  • Creating a plan for owning your expertise and for how to get your message out as a Creative Inspirational Thought Leader.
  • Brainstorm your marketing strategies & plans for 2014
  • Marketing Makeovers for your website, free gift, blog to see if they are in alignment with your Creative Inspirational Leader movement & message
  • Shift some inner belief limits about possibilities and visibility
  • Craft your programs or product design, marketing and pricing.

And of course, we’ll use markers & sticky notes in the creative process!

It’s only $997 for the 4-hour retreat, plus a pre-retreat planning call. (A really great deal actually!).

Today is the last day to be in touch with me and grab your date!

This really is a great opportunity to get some one-on-one time with my creative eyes and marketing smarts looking at your business. I really love this work and can’t wait to help you make more of a Creative Inspirational Leader impact!

So, if you have any questions or you know you are interested, go ahead and send me an email and we can get you set up! (Just hit “reply.”)

I’m looking forward to your Creative Retreat… I know it will be business-shifting, creative, and confidence-boosting!



[Friday Joy Infusion] VIDEO Fun – 50+ ideas for Creative Inspired Leaders to Share Their Expertise

It’s Friday, which means, of course, Friday Joy Infusion, and it also means… Let’s have some creative fun!

I created the video below sharing strategies and ideas for How To Be A Creative Thought Leader. I had so much fun doing it! Blending my creativity and expertise…. and then knowing I was going to share this gift to inspire YOU!

Yes, it looks and sounds cool (and that did take some work), but it didn’t feel like work because I’m so passionate about what I’m up to, and I kept my focus on sharing this content in a creative and engaging way!


This video is a great example of what I mean when I talk about being a Creative Inspired Leader.

When you finally say YES and embrace your gifts, brilliance, and dreams…and take the inspired actions in front of you – you can do anything. And it always amazes me that as soon as you say YES and take one action, it opens up more synchronicities, opportunities, and people showing up to support your dreams!

Guess what?

I’m one of those synchronicities! 😉 I’m showing up in front of you ready to champion your business dreams and make them a reality! Are you ready to say YES?

Watch the video, notice where you get inspired, where your creative ideas start flowing! Notice where you get excited AND where you get scared! (It happens to us all, but don’t’ let that stop you!)

If you find yourself saying, “YESSSSS!!!” – then let’s set up a time to talk about the different ways I can help YOU become a Creative Inspired Leader!

Book your complimentary consultation with me today.

I am so inspired by the women signing up for these consultations – the creative ideas, the passion and the dreams ready to be birthed! I can’t wait to talk to you about your Creative – Inspiration – Leadership Dreams!