Update (11/01/14): I am currently accepting students for November through January. However, note that I’m only working with a handful of students at a time, so the spots fill up fast.
Build a Business and Community Around ALL of Your Interests
Got lots of passions and talents but unsure how to bring them together in a cohesive way? Sick and tired of running a dozen different businesses or piecing together odd jobs and revenue streams?
If you struggle with a way to communicate everything you do, and not sound like a dilettante, I can help. (hint: “I do a bit of everything,” doesn’t sell people. You need a concrete offer– and one that still gets across the ambit of everything you do.)
Ready to compete with those pesky specialists?
I love finding ways to bring together the most radically disparate interests. Challenges like these just light me up.
We’ll work to find you an overarching theme that encompasses everything you love and ensure that your branding (title, tagline, design) are so addictive that your people arrive at your site for the first time and know that they’re home.
Once we have a solid concept for your Renaissance Business, I’ll guide you through the process of building, launching and growing your site. We’ll also make sure to address any fear, overwhelm, or productivity issues that creep up along the way.
The Renaissance Business Builder ( $997 ) package includes five 50 minute sessions over Skype, during which I take you through the entire process of launching your own Renaissance Business. We’ll begin by coming up with an overarching theme that brings together many of your interests. We’ll then brainstorm title and tagline ideas and launch your site together. I’ll leave you with specific strategies going forward to help you grow your community.
The Brainstorm Blitz ( $ 275 ) package includes one 50 minute action packed strategizing session. This time can be spent either brainstorming business ideas and clarifying your overarching theme or discussing ways to grow an existing business. You can also use this time to ask me any blogging/business/multipotentialite questions you like. At the end of the session I’ll leave you with some actionable steps you can take right away to get started.
I’ll get in touch within 24 hours to schedule our first session.
Feel free to email me with any questions, and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
In My Students’ Words:
Vicki McLeod, DishingInTheKitchen.com
“Discovering Puttylike and working with Emilie really helped put my multipotentiality into positive perspective and motivated me to fully embrace ALL my talents and interests. Using the principles from Renaissance Business in our 1:1 coaching sessions I was able to finally capture the core essence of my many diverse pursuits. Emilie’s approach is direct, loving and co-creative. I came away from each session brimming with ideas and the tools to put them into action. Together, we cooked up an an online hub where I can share my ideas, serve up a service that is uniquely me and at the same time grow a community. Rave reviews!”
Jason Moore, ZeroToTravel.com
“I look back on my time working with Emilie and am blown away by how much I learned from her. When it comes to projects, Em doesn’t mess around. Basically she refuses to let you fail. When I needed the Emilie smackdown I would get it, and I need that! She knows when to give me a boost and when to give me the tough love. Her conviction when it comes to projects eliminated any doubt that this would get done, and it did.
Not only did she give me a full understanding of the entire launch process top to bottom, she gave me confidence in myself to execute. She showed me the path and also coached me through the door. She sat with me to troubleshoot last minute issues and shared all of my ups and downs. It felt amazing to have her on my side because it’s tough doing this stuff alone.
I always dreamed about launching my own product, something that would help people and at the same time provide some passive income, a true win-win. After working with Emilie, I feel totally empowered. Going through the entire process, learning everything from a true expert, getting the encouragement I needed and coming out on the other end with a product and a dream realized, is something I will never forget. I will carry this confidence with me to future projects and successes. That is what makes this whole experience invaluable.”
Rami Nuseir, GutsyGeek.com
“Emilie is one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. After seeing the success she had with her blog, I was compelled to create my own. Unfortunately, I had no idea where to begin, what to write about, or what my overarching theme was.
Emilie sat me down, and essentially created a checklist of all the things I wanted to talk about. She then helped me create an umbrella tagline that incorporated all of my ideas, while still remaining true to who I was. Not exactly simple stuff, yet she made it seem so effortless. I mean, think about it: how do you bring together love, sex, videogames, geekery, self development, friendship, happiness, and fitness, all in one blog? Answer: you don’t. Emilie does it for you :D
She was also available to help me with my design, comments, plugins, social media strategy, and much more. I went from having no idea what I was doing, to being a pretty groovy, excited blogger. And I owe it all to her. Do yourself a favor, pay her the insanely low fee she charges, and hook yourself up before she becomes an unaffordable consultant.”
Brian Gerald, BrianGerald.com
“My coaching session with Emilie was one of the best business decisions I made in the last six months. Two years ago I quit my job (in the middle of a recession) to work for myself. I made the transition quickly and have been working steadily since then.
Recently, I noticed that I was coasting, sticking to what was comfortable and easy and already been done. I knew I wanted to break out, to expand, to restructure and I even had a few ideas as to how I might do that but I was hesitating on “pulling the trigger.” I was hoping Emilie would help me clarify my focus, figure out a path forward, and give me the extra nudge to just do it. She delivered.
All of Emilie’s suggestions fit completely in with who I am, where I’ve been, and where it makes sense for me to go next (and we’ve never even meet “in real life”). We work through business big picture questions, logistical how-to implementation concerns, and unpacked some emotional philosophical concerns, and manage to find some extra time to have a good time. I definitely recommend Emilie’s services (and the prices are a steal!).”
“I’m having a super time growing my Renaissance Business. I’ve been crazy prolific, and while I don’t have the readership of, say, Puttylike yet in terms of numbers, I’ve got a few loyal and devoted fans of my writing. The blog space means so much to me and I would never have had the courage or the idea to put every aspect of me together cohesively like that without Emilie’s help! When I finished my session with Emilie, I was roaring to go and was feeling confident about the ‘overarching theme’ but the theme-ness is evolving and shaping and forming and taking on a life of its own, so it’s very exciting.”