{Marketing Magic} Dare To Flourish

Greetings from Virginia Beach and my new home!

I’m really feeling the energy of fresh new possibilities! Here is a peek at the place where I’ve moved to. It’s right at a marina by an inlet which is a few blocks to the Chesapeake Bay. 

I grew up in this beach town going fishing and sunning on the ocean, sailing on the bay and boating on the rivers and lots of play on the sand! The salt water is in my blood, my heart and my spirit. I’ve often felt very mermaid-ish…as though a part of me dries up when I’m away from water for too long.

I’m in a program all year that is focusing on Daring to Flourish. This move into my dream is part of my Flourishing! Reclaiming that part of me that loves the relaxed vibe and the grounded inspiration that I feel by the ocean.

I can’t wait to create business and life with the salt air back in my lungs!

I’m curious about you…what would Flourishing look like for you? Where would you DARE to let yourself Flourish?

Read on more about Daring to Flourish!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways to use this funky summer energy to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Daring To Flourish

Flourishing. What does it look like for you?

I’m in a program all year led by my amazing clients/friends/colleagues Michelle Goss and Jeanine Mancusi of Coaching Transformation.

At first the program started off focused on the vision of Flourishing. The fun dreams and powerful use of your imagination.

But what soon came to light was the DARE part.

The Flourishing Vision becomes more clear for you. But do you dare invite it in? Do you dare receive it?

It’s like with my recent move back to the ocean and my hometown of Virginia Beach. Do I dare move back? More importantly (and expansively) do I dare say YES to living on a marina right on the water?

Accepting your Flourishing dream and Daring to say YES means facing all sorts of inner gremlins. Who am I to deserve this dream?

I saw this gorgeous brand new luxury apartment complex on a marina. Obviously on the water, 4 blocks from the Bay and minutes from the oceanfront. It’s a special place with a work out room, yoga studio, co-working areas, firepits to gather round and an emphasis on creating community and being engaged with the beautiful environment all around.

Back in April, I took a friend and visited the area to look at places to live. I went to a variety of other apartment buildings and condos. Houses were going to fast and I wasn’t ready to jump into that fray yet.

We were sitting at dinner at the marina overlooking the boats and water while I through out the pros and cons. My friend, Michele, just smiled. She said I think you already know what you want to do. Ever since I’ve known you, you find a way to the water.

The real answer wasn’t about the logical questions. The list of pros and cons. The real answer came from the question: Will I allow myself to receive this?

Will I let myself Flourish? Full out?!

You would think the obvious answer is yes, of course!

There are all sorts of parts of myself that wanted a say. It was too expensive. Who am I? What if…down the tubes of worry and doubt?

The thing is…I already knew I was going to be in this apartment by the marina. I knew it when I looked at it online before I ever saw the place in person.

It did take extra energy and focus power to stay with that initial gut decision.

To allow myself to flourish!

What about you?

Where do you KNOW deep in your heart or your gut what you truly want in your life or business?

Where are you holding back? Why are you holding back? Instead of resisting or fighting with the gremlins and that part of you who is afraid…give voice and let them say their piece.

Then let that wise one step in and claim what you really want.


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – is it for you?

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

August 23
Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – Virtual Retreat

Come join us! My clients LOVE this! Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who laughs out loud as I joyfully create!

More & More my future self is taking the lead!

{Marketing Magic} Giving Yourself Permission

Welcome to a new week of fresh possibilities!

Are you in back to school mode yet? Or are you still savoring the sultry summer? (or if you’re on the other side of the equator, are you enjoying winter?!)

No matter what your rhythm is in your life…I bet you are starting to think about your plans coming up for your business.

My question this week is to think about who you are becoming and where you are holding yourself back? What permission do you need to give yourself to let yourself become who you are meant to be?

See my article below for more thoughts and inquiries…AND for your very own Permission Slip!

This is one of the most powerful exercise you can do for your business expansion right now.

This is also the week for my big move. Giving myself big permission to nourish myself during this time.

More to share….stay tuned!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways to use this funky summer energy to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Give Yourself Permission

Where are you holding back right now?

In your business…are you kinda sharing your voice? Are you kinda stepping into the leadership of your mission and passion?

Take a moment to connect with your Future Self – the YOU – you are becoming.

Notice where you are holding yourself back. (Look for clues in your heart, throat and gut…are they closed or clenched. Are they feeling sad and yearning to express?)

Where could you step into your voice and leadership more fully?

Where in your business or your life could you be more brave?

What do you need to let go of to be more of your true, authentic self?

And, this is a big one…Where in your life are you holding your joy at bay? Keeping that “enjoyment of your joy” small…for fear you’ll be judged, or your exuberance will be stomped on?

What would happen if you gave yourself permission?

I’m getting ready to embrace my dream of moving back to the ocean this week. Early last week I realized I was holding back my excitement, my joy, my dream of possibilities for fear something or someone would squash it.

And that reality won’t be as great as my dream. For fear of being disappointed.

Fear of being disappointed is a big one. The crazy thing is…when you hold back your joy you are more likely to create the very thing you’re afraid of. Holding back your excitement and enthusiasm…means you dim your light.

With your dimmed light you get back an equal vibration…of low level light, energy and power.

You create the very thing you are afraid of.

So, why not give yourself permission to show up fully, powerfully and practice being that YOU!

This week, I’m full on embracing living fully in my flourishing dream and trusting that the universe has my back.

My Future Self has given me permission to trust the Universal Abundance Current and to live from that belief, which means I’ll be curious, laughing a lot, letting go of struggle, and trusting good things are coming my way!

What about you?

What permission does your Future Self want to give you so you can show up more fully, more powerfully, and more authentically?

I have a special free gift for you – download your very own Permission Slip here!

I’d love to see your Permission Slip – if you dare to share! You can share in the Joyful Business Facebook group over here.


One spot just for YOU!

The Creative Business Retreat – is it for you?

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

August 23
Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – Virtual Retreat

Come join us! My clients LOVE this! Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-inspired entrepreneur who laughs out loud as I joyfully create!

More & More my future self is taking the lead!

{Marketing Magic} Give Yourself Business Dream Time

Welcome to a new week of fresh possibilities! It’s like you just received a bouquet of fresh flowers – how are you going to enjoy them this week?!

Late summer is the perfect time for some Business Dream Time. Read on for inspiration. It may be the best thing you can do for your business expansion right now.

I also want to let you know that I have ONE spot which has opened up for the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea this October. If you are looking for a soul-elixir for your business – this is for you! See below…for more details. I’m sure this one spot will go quick! Reach out so we can talk about it!

For more inspiration check out my new YouTube Channel where I’m sharing easy, natural ways to use this funky summer energy to pay attention to your business so you’ll be ready for the expansion that’s ready to come your way this fall!

Wishing you a week filled with big flow, easy expansion, and actions aligned with your soul!


Give Yourself Business Dream Time

Summer is the perfect time for Business Dream Time! For me, I have been spending an extraordinary amount of time on the deck and on the porch swing just feeling into what wants to happen next. What wants to be born? Really letting myself dream.

When you are at the pool, walking along the ocean, or just sitting on the deck catching an early morning sunrise….let your vision get a little fuzzy and let in the muse.

The key word here is LETTING. Letting yourself be in a state of wonder. Asking…I wonder….

I wonder…what’s possible for the rest of this year?

I wonder…what makes my heart expand and my energy be inspired?

I wonder…what would be fun to create this year?

I wonder…where my business wants to grow next?

I wonder…what am I ready to let go?

I wonder…what movement is waiting for me to lead?

Let the ideas and visions come into your awareness. Don’t shut them down or edit yet. That’s the hardest part…allowing the ideas and possibilities come to you without shutting it down too quickly.

Have your journal nearby so you can free write or mind map the ideas that come to you.

You’ll want to do this more than once. Keep capturing the ideas…big and small.

You never know what idea will come alive and spark action. Or, the universe will deliver synchronicities to support your expansion with this idea.

Once you have some ideas harvested from your Dream Time then you it’s time to pay attention to your energy alignment with each idea. Is this the right time for THIS idea.

THEN…decide which ones are your Big YES Passion Projects for this fall (which also means you have to say NO or NO NOT NOW to some ideas) and create your 90 Day Plan!


One spot just opened up!

The Creative Business Retreat – is it for you?

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you!

You can check out the retreat here.

If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


Client Love: Susan Convery, Fine Arts Teacher and Creative Adventurer

As a creative person I need a coach who understands the creative process. I looked high and low for someone who would support me with more than spreadsheets and accountability lists. Laura West is THE coach for creatives! She has a gift for building community among her clients, guiding them into their unique and beautiful leadership brilliance, and into creating a business that resonates with their own personal soul mission.

Laura is warm, funny, supportive, empathic and creative in her own right. She is constantly inventing new exercises for her clients to tap into their soul work, to recognize flow and friction and to connect with and support each other while sharing the journey.

Because of Laura’s support I was able to leave a job that didn’t fit anymore, to put my artistic passion projects into the world and to create a new business that feels easy and joyful. Laura has lead me to the conclusion that I am my business and my business is me. What I am creating is who I am. I hope you will allow Laura to work her joyful magic on your business too.


Opportunities to Connect, Create & Grow with Laura

August

Wednesday, August 4
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: 
Let’s Create your Cornerstone Creative Content Strategy to Attract Your Best Clients Ever!

Stop winging your content! This month in the Joyful Business Studio we’ll dive into your Best Client Ever (BCE) and create a content plan designed to attract them to you and your business programs! Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

August 10 – 13
Laura’s Next Chapter – Big Move to the Ocean!

August 23
Coming soon…New product you’re going to love!
Get your positive vibes on! A little tease….but something really good is coming your way soon! Introducing a new product that you’re going to love! It’s perfect for calling in your Future YOU and living it right now. More to come soon….

September

Wednesday, September 1
Joyful Business Studio – Monthly Workshop: Dare to be Seen – Naturally increasing your capacity to be seen and found as a highly success expert in your field!

Join us for this hands on workshop filled with ideas for increasing your visibility AND how to expand your capacity to be willing to be seen as an expert in your field. Included with your membership in the Joyful Business Studio!

Friday, September 10
Joyful Business Studio: Get Stuff Done That Matters – Virtual Retreat

Come join us! My clients LOVE this! Get Stuff done that matters – together! Only available through the Studio monthly membership here. A highly affordable, creativity + practical monthly membership where you get quarterly Get it Done Days! Let’s get stuff done that matters – together!

October

Coming this fall!
New Group Mastermind & Coaching Program
This summer I’m in dialoging with my business about a brand new program. (yes – dialoging with your business is a thing! A very powerful process actually, which you’ll learn in this high level program.). I’m journaling, mind mapping and planning a new mastermind and group coaching program for you for this fall. More to come…think Flow + Healing + Living Your Manifesto!

Want to be on the waitlist to find out more? Sign up here so you will be the first to know about this new program.

October 20-23
Creative Retreat by-the-Sea

Virginia Beach, VA – oceanfront beach house

SURPRISE! One spot has opened up! The Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is THE place to rejuvenate the soul and spirit of you and your business! The environment, conversations, deliciousness of life, plus the coaching and the creativity will be the perfect transformational experience to help shift you into what’s next for you! You can check out the retreat here. If you want to talk about coming with us then send me an email and we will talk! Hurry – this one spot will go fast!


PS: Soul Nourishing Affirmation:

I am a soul-led entrepreneur who loves expanding my business with business dream time!

More & More my imagination fuels my joyful expansion!