Get a Head Start on A Successful 2018!

Creative Business Planning Program

Get Your Creative Ideas into Action

With your own Creative Business Plan!

You get to Learn & Do!

With this amazing, inspiring and creative ½-day virtual workshop & retreat!

Uniquely combines
“right-brain creative” AND “left-brain practical”



Creative Business Planning Program

Don’t let the word “creative” scare you away.

#1: I truly believe each of us is creative in our own ways. I am here to help you develop your personal creativity in business even further! You will bring powerful creative expression into your marketing, products and programs – so that you stand out and get your work out into the world more powerfully.

#2: I wholeheartedly KNOW that Creativity + Practical = Success!

That’s why I created this program – so you can learn how to organize your creative ideas and inspiration for next year AND add focus and action to make your ideas REAL!

#3: Learn & Do – You get to learn my 10 Step Creative Business Planning Process AND have time to work on your own Creative Business Plan for 2018. Training is important but it’s not enough – you need to put into action what you learn.


That’s where the Creative Business Planning Program comes in… it’s a place where women entrepreneurs (and maybe a few wise and brave men!) like you come to learn a creative approach to getting things done in your in your business!


In the learning portion of the program you will learn my 10 Step Creative Planning Process which will help you to:

  • Build On Your Successes and Strengths (instead of focusing on what you DIDN’T do.)
  • Create containers for your ideas (get them out of your head and on paper!)
  • Organize and prioritize those ideas (Ideas aren’t enough – how to choose the right ones to act on.)
  • Create easy, do-able action plans that will guide you for next year. (A plan without action is just a dream.)


And the Goodies!


What you get with your Creative Business Planning Program:


  • worksheet sampleLIVE 10-Step Creative Business Planning Process Training Webinar
  • Creative Business Planning ebook
  • Creative Business Planning worksheets
  • Virtual Retreat time to work on your own Creative Business Plan
  • Laura – on call during the retreat time to answer your questions and keep you going
  • Accountability Check-In Calls during the retreat
  • Facebook Group for interaction and to meet other #CreativeRenegades


Without a plan…you are just taking whatever shows up. With an intentional plan – you are co-creating what shows up and you are more like to love it AND follow through! Laura West



Date: December 15, 2017 and January 12, 2018
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm eastern
Location: Virtually! We’ll be meeting via telephone conference
Only $147 for this creatively rich ½-day virtual experience!



What you’ll learn and do in this Creative Business Planning Program:

  • Open up to the Vivid Visioning Process so you can open your creativity, ideas and Flowmentum™ to get your ideas into action!
  • Let go of OLD WAYS of goal setting and planning that no longer work
  • Learn new ways of working with Focus AND Flow to creative Living Plans that will support you all year long!
  • Learn my favorite Creative Business Planning Tools – everything from what supplies you need, to how to use them daily, yearly, weekly and monthly.
  • You’ll even retreat time to plan out your next year using the Sticky Note Planning system™.
  • I’ll show you real examples of my own plans using these tools so you can see how they work
  • You will leave feeling more grounded, inspired, and excited about your ideas for 2018!



Q: Do I have to be really creative?

A: Heck no!

This isn’t a Creative Business Planning Program for artists only (although if you’re an artist, join us!). It’s for creative entrepreneurs like you who want to do things differently… YOUR way… as you are growing your business… you want to incorporate your passion… and uncork your creativity along the way AND get your ideas into action!


Q: I have so many ideas… where do I start?

A: I can so relate! One of my biggest challenges has been to decide on WHICH ideas to commit to and then follow through! We’ll talk about that during the program. I’ll give you my strategies for getting your ideas out of your head, organizing, deciding and then you can use the Creative Business Tools to plan our your first ideas.


Q: What if I’m a newbie, and I don’t have a lot of ideas?

A: What a tremendously valuable experience this will be for you, then! There’s a great mix of experience at the Creative Business Planning Virtual Retreat… from those who are just starting out to women who have been in business for dozens of years. The creative tools and processes I teach can be used no matter what level of experience you have.

They key to success is to be willing to develop and USE business planning tools that will work for you… whether you are new and are working on the basics of building your business or seasoned and juggling multiple projects.


Q: What if I am very experienced in my business? Will this be too basic?

A: This program will introduce you to a new way of organizing and planning – it works for experienced entrepreneurs too. If you are fed up with the old way of planning that is boring and met to make you feel bad if you change your plans – this is for you! This is a modern approach to business planning that works for the creative mind and fast moving businesses where we change priorities based on our lives, new technology and current marketing strategies.


creative planning tools joyfulbusinesscomQ: I can’t make it to the program on that day – will you record it?

A: Yes, many people have busy schedules and want to set up their own time for a Creative Business Retreat. After the program, we will send out recordings. You can even the follow check-in calls so you can design your own retreat – when and where you want!


Q: What if I hate plans?

A: Believe me, I could understand if you do. When I was in my corporate marketing years, I literally was a part of creating and/or reviewing 1000’s of plans. Most were in huge 3-ring binders that cluttered up my bookshelves all year unused.

What I am sharing is 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, so you need a system to help you focus and stay committed but enough flexibility to move with real-time feedback and a quick changing world.

I remember a few years back when my yearly plan didn’t include Twitter. It suddenly came in by storm halfway through the year, and I added it in. You need to have flexibility and freedom to change your plans.


Q: What kind of supplies do I need for the program?

Once you register, I’ll send you a complete list of my recommendations for creative business planning tools. Mostly you’ll need a calendar, sticky notes and a list of your projects and programs for next year! (Nothing too heavy on the pocketbook!)


Q: What if I need more help to grow my business in 2018?

During the virtual retreat time, you get access to me to email, message or call me with any questions you have. If you need more help beyond the virtual retreat we can talk about in-person Creative Business Retreats or other programs to support your growth!

Start 2018 off with a Creative Business Plan that you’ll LOVE!

Let 2018 be THE year when you finally get your Creative Ideas into Action!

Also, space is limited, so you’ll want to sign up and reserve your spot now!

Only $147 for all the tools you need to creatively plan for 2018!

Register by December 10 and save $50!

(Discount will be automatically applied on the payment page.)


Add a Private Coaching Call with Laura after your Creative Business Planning Program

ONLY $197 for both the Creative Business Planning Program

AND a 45-minute Coaching Call with Laura

($500 value)

As a Creative Business Coach and Passion Curator, I am known for developing and packaging my expertise in creative, beautiful, and thought-provoking programs, products, and tools. Let me share how I do this, and then you can too!


Register now as I have limited space, and I am sure
this super affordable and exciting workshop will fill up quick!



I can’t wait to “see” you!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me, and we’ll get back to you as soon as you can!


Laura West, CPCC

Creative Business Coach
Purveyor of Passion Projects
Infodoodle Artist
Author and Speaker



“I feel so FREE, yet organized using the sticky note planning system! It's really a blessing for me.”

Evangeline Colbert | Speaker, Author, and Spiritual Empowerment Coach

"Laura – you are inspiration in 3D!"

Karen McMillan
Leadership Coach and Retreat Muse |

“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

“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 |

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)

"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

"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

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 has been transformative for my business, Unique Wellness Studios, and I was excited to share her expertise on a larger scale with our Health and Well Being Council Members.

We pitched the workshop idea to her and she ran with it. Every detail was perfectly executed from intake to follow up. All my team had to do was show up with a willingness to get creative and think outside the stodgy business planning box.

I personally shifted from resisting putting things down on paper to using my daily planner tool EVERY DAY!!! I now know why I was feeling so scattered all the time, like I could never fully complete tasks.

Additionally, I have begun implementing other tools in the Creative Business Planning Tool Box to begin work on a few different projects I’ve been procrastinating for over a year!

2018 is already my biggest, boldest business year to date!

This is saving UWS’s life! And helping me personally to be more organized and accomplish way more than I was.

What do I love the most about it? IT’S SIMPLE AND CREATIVE!!! Which pretty much guarantees I’ll stick with it.

Laura is authentic, fun and engaging. She is a master of creating a safe space and encouraging you to to be willing to see things through a different, more creative lens.

If you are considering working with Laura, just do it! The money you invest in her and her tools is a game changer!

“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

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

Working with Laura has unlocked so many answers to help me define my business. She is an amazing coach who has so many ways to get to blast through mental and emotional blocks that are holding you back. She's empathetic and gives actionable ideas to help you find the path that's right for you. She is unique, creative and powerful!

Melinda Thomas
Melinda Thomas Creative

Laura is part coach-whisperer, part miracle-worker, part greatness-inspirer, part rule-breaker!"

Laura West is a brilliant, loving, fun, inspiring creative and masterful business coach! My business partner and I hired Laura when launching a new direction for our work. I assumed that we would just need an "accountability partner" and maybe some help with strategic planning. Ha! Of course, we got that but so much more.

If you are a business-owner, you know that running a business is an emotional and spiritual journey as much as it is an intellectual and practical one. Laura has guided us through ALL aspects of this rich journey with such ease and flow. She is very intentional about the space she creates for her clients. Each time we work with Laura, I have the dual experience of relaxing fully into love and safety while also being called forth to meet opportunity and creative self-expression with courage and gusto. It is a joy and an honor to call Laura my coach!

Michelle Goss
Coaching Transformation

I came to my coaching relationship with Laura as a skeptic. After years with other business coaches, I was bruised and disgusted by the competitive, more-more-more! energy of business development coaching (even as those methods brought me “success”). I was willing to give Laura a try because we have known each other in other contexts, but inside I believed that business coaches are all the same. I was wrong.

Laura is different - creative, intuitive, and spiritual combined with business chops.

As a result of working with Laura, I have an organic relationship with my coaching business. I know what feels aligned with my purpose, values and style, and what doesn’t. I’ve learned to tap into magic and flow in a way that enables me to do the work I love while also structuring a lifestyle I love. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Laura and will use my toolbox of wisdom for many years to come. If you want to feel aligned and excited about your business while also building “success” by many definitions, Laura is the coach for you.

Christina Boyd-Smith
Corporate Rebel

Laura is a master of bringing out the best in yourself. The biggest gift Laura provided me was her ability to bring me back to my passions and desires over and over. Her ability to help me create the right resonance and framework for moving by business forward without all the struggle was a true blessing for me. Having been in a hard charging corporate environment for years, the realization that you can run your own business differently without all the stress and overwhelm was pure wisdom for me. Laura was also instrumental in helping me tap into my creativity, by just being me, not bogged down by the “right” way of doing things, but inspired by your authentic self. I loved working with Laura and came to a new understanding of what it means to own and operate a business based on my personal passions and desires.

Tim Wise
Tight Lines Consulting & Coaching

When I started working with Laura, a part of me was secretly hoping she’d say I could build my business with referrals only, and that marketing myself was not a necessity! As a communications director and leadership coach, I was used to helping others shine; Laura helped me to see that expanding my own business required ME to step up in a different way.

Laura’s warm, creative approach allowed me to TRUST in the PROCESS. I’m now showing up in my business excited about “being found” and choosing to be visible! This powerful MINDSET shift has been amazing to me. As a result I’m bringing my creativity to the table and it’s been freeing and, well, surprisingly fun!

What also surprised me was how Laura blends her creative brilliance with her workshops and coaching. It simply, works. I had new aha's about my own business vision and leadership as well as enriching connections with others. Oh, and on that note, the community that Laura attracts makes the work infectious!

Justine Williams
Communications Director and Leadership Coach

Working with Laura has been a breath of fresh air: air that reignited some passions I’d let languish; air that filled me with expansiveness and possibility; and air that cleaned some mental, emotional, and spiritual debris to make space for something new. When I hired Laura for coaching, I didn’t realize the depth of the work or the breadth of the territory we would cover. I am grateful for Laura's agility to examine so many facets of my life and work, and also the skill and safety with which she guided me to dive deep when that was needed. If you’re looking for someone to treat your work and business with the same care you do, and to make you feel both safe and challenged simultaneously, don’t hesitate to join Laura’s huge group of clients, aka raving fans!

Susan Vitale





Start 2018 off with a Creative Business Plan that you’ll LOVE!

Let 2018 be THE year when you finally get your Creative Ideas into Action!

Also, space is limited, so you’ll want to sign up and reserve your spot now!

Only $147 for all the tools you need to creatively plan for 2018!

Register by December 10 and save $50!

(Discount will be automatically applied on the payment page.)


Add a Private Coaching Call with Laura after your Creative Business Planning Program

ONLY $197 for both the Creative Business Planning Program

AND a 45-minute Coaching Call with Laura

($500 value)