two options: five weeks or five months
Imagine the quality of your entrepreneurial life with a creative catalyst and skilled marketing strategist at your side for a deliciously extended period of time. Think ‘champion of your success’ helping you set up structures and systems to brighten the landscape of your business.
A brambles intensive is the perfect fit if you are ready to take it up a notch and you need rock-solid action steps AND a guide at your side to keep you moving in a forward direction.
Who (That’s you!)
You’ve been in business for a while and you have some pretty good systems in place but you to want to leverage them more effectively.
Or, you know it’s time to take the next leap in your entrepreneurial life but you’re feeling like a deer in headlights because each new leap is scary and you’d much rather seek a little more ‘training’ before you step into your REAL power.
Maybe you have an idea for a teleclass series or an online course and you want to deliver it seamlessly and professionally but you are a self-proclaimed technophobe and you need more than a virtual assistant to carry this off elegantly. You want help with the design, the orchestration, and with actually filling it.
Or, you have more presentations in your repertoire (and in your head) than you care to count (and possibly the PowerPoint slides to match) but you’ve never given that one true talk that only YOU can deliver.
Quite possibly you’ve been longing for a mentor who can hold your hand and support you unconditionally because you understand this is not an overnight process and you love your partner dearly but he isn’t always your greatest ally when it come to understanding your business needs.
How (it works)
Navigating the brambles of your business may be just what you need to move gracefully into the next iteration of your entrepreneurial life with a skilled accountability partner and creative catalyst at your side, every step of the way.
It begins with a conversation. You tell me what you most need to accomplish and I tell you the things I’m really good at delivering. We look at your needs and my skill set and we see if we’re a match.
Once we have that squared away, the fun starts. I provide you with powerful guidance and practical tools to help you navigate both the inner and outer landscape of your business.
You provide me with an open heart and mind.
We’ll be co-creating, collaborating, assessing, and reassessing. And, perhaps, pausing to see if the systems and structures that you currently have in place are truly yours.
We’ll be working side-by-side. Weekly meetings, homework in between.
You (enthusiastic, open, & eager) and me (creative catalyst & champion of your success).
What (you’ll walk away with)
- Renewed enthusiasm (think over-the-moon anticipation/excitement)
- Rock solid action steps to keep you moving in a forward direction
- Confidence that the business you are creating is aligned with your values so that you stay energized and focused
- Ongoing plan for client attraction
- A marketing funnel that makes sense to YOU
- A more fertile soil in which to cultivate the entrepreneurial seeds you are planting
- A success structure in place to keep you motivated and on track
Which (five weeks or five months?)
The five-week experience includes one or two short-term deliverables. For example, you may want to:
- Orchestrate a launch
- Compose a series of newsletters or blog posts that speak right to the heart of your audience
- Update elements of your website
- Craft a bio in two different forms: the short and sassy version and a longer, more sophisticated description of you
The five-month experience is an ongoing mentorship. You’re ready for the long haul.
This is where we look at the heart and soul of your business, over time. Are you doing the work you love? Is it in alignment with your values? Is this your calling?
Then, we construct and monitor the structures and systems necessary to create a highly profitable business model. Together.
Most important, I am right there in the trenches with you. I can hold your hand when needed and assure you that you are on the right path, at the right time.
Over the course of five months you might expect to complete one or more of the following:
- Design and deliver a teleclass series or online program
- Construct a signature talk or a signature system
- Comb your website, page by page, to see if it reflects your mission and vision
- Create a practical, results oriented business plan that includes strategic partnerships, community outreach, and effective communication channels
Qualifications & Superpowers (why me)
Champion of YOUR Success: We all need a champion in our corner. Many of the women with whom I work have gifts they haven’t yet discovered. Sometimes they simply need a little gem polishing or a better way to articulate what they do. I remember the first time I heard the word ‘branding.’ I didn’t like it very much. It brought up all kinds of scary, searing images in my head. But now I understand how to wrap all of my services in the same soft blanket. To me, it’s more than the colors you choose for your website and the design you create for your logo; it’s how you show up in the world and how you wrap your arms around your clients. I can help you blossom into your brand.
Creative Catalyst: I have far too many creative ideas flowing through my brain. Instead of designing and redesigning my own business every six months, I help other entrepreneurial spirits design theirs.
Curriculum Specialist: I hold a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. I have loads of experience designing curriculum and courses that empower learners of all ages. The hallmark of my business is the design and delivery of meaningful content in structures that deeply support participants. I can help you do the same.
Online Marketing Strategist: I have a passion for authentic online communication and growing robust communities both online and off. I believe marketing can be a beautiful dialogue and social media, a place to grow and deepen relationships. I can show you how to build richly rewarding, sustainable relationships placing “service” front and center. No, this is not a ‘list’ we’re building, it’s a community.
Gracious Guide: I have an enormous repertoire of practical information to guide you through the brambles of your business but I won’t try to wrestle you into a formula that doesn’t serve you. Gracious guide at your side, I promise.
We’ll get along famously if you:
- are intellectually curious
- love to laugh
- enjoy looking at your business and your life from new angles
- believe that your career can be as nourishing and delicious as chocolate
- are ready for a fresh perspective and maybe even a little nudge
Sound like a good fit?
Since these mentorships are individualized, we’ll map out the details when we speak. For now, simply send me a detailed message telling me what you’re up to and what you most need to accomplish and we’ll plan a chat (over tea & chocolate) to see if I can be of service.
Now I have a framework for a talk (or series of talks) that is totally flexible and modular that will be easy to apply in nearly any situation.
I just wanted to say thank you for all you did to support the creation of my Signature Talk. You really went above and beyond, and delivered way beyond what I thought was possible in such a short time. I had a lot of work to do to follow up on our conversation, but it was all time well spent. Now I have a framework for a talk (or series of talks) that is totally flexible and modular that will be easy to apply in nearly any situation.
One of the things I loved best about creating the talk this way is that I could get up in front of the audience and ask them what they wanted. It allowed me to be really responsive to their needs, right in the moment. This is my preferred way of teaching and interacting with groups and it went over resoundingly well.
The other thing that came from our work is I have a much better understanding of the power of stories to move people. I had such fun with my audience as I told the stories that you and I talked about. You really helped me get clear on which ones resonated the most. People commented on this and even as I was speaking I could see people responding to what I was sharing. Sharing powerful stories is so important to good teaching and presenting. Thanks for your help in finding mine!
Amanda Blake | embright.org
What came out of our work together was not only a signature talk, but also crystal clarity around my core message and the framework for my book.
Working with Sue Ann exceeded all my expectations, and I had high ones! As a trained health coach, I was taught to give cookie cutter-type talks on broad topics. As my business grew, I wanted (needed) to elevate my talks in ways that not only brought more of my own story to the audience but also communicated my message and set me apart. Specifically, I needed to craft a signature talk that encapsulated my unique voice, story and message. This is when I sought out Sue Ann’s expertise and support.
Sue Ann guided me through a process of self-reflection, which organized the most critical parts of my journey and tied them together with the core teaching points I wanted to communicate. She taught me the art of crafting a talk by using the power of story and tethering it to my core message. What came out of our work together was not only a signature talk, but also crystal clarity around my core message and the framework for my book.
Sue Ann is a gifted mentor and so very intuitive. She sees beneath the surface and listens between the lines for the golden thread in your story and shows you how to craft a powerful talk and message, which illuminates who you are and the gifts you have to share with the world.
Lisa Grace Byrne | wellgroundedlife.com
I wanted to say thank you for all of the beautiful conversations we have in our Brambles Intensive. I think I get as much from the ‘sidebars’ and “tangents” as I do from our focus work. I love hearing how your work is organic and that it changes as you change. Beautiful and inspiring.
Each session we have is so productive. I always feel as though I am speaking to a very knowledgeable and wise mentor, someone who has ‘been there, done that’ in the exceptional, incredibly authentic way that you do.
Just having someone to talk to who has the same views on building relationships, not ‘lists’ does a world of good for my entrepreneurial soul. You keep me balanced and on track doing all that needs to be done when we have a gift we want to share with the world.
I feel enriched (as does my business!) for our time together.
Adrienne Percy | traditionalwisdommodernkitchen.com
I am in the process of finishing up a Masters of Nutrition and launching the website you helped me conceive. I feel like I am having a fourth child and you are my labor and delivery coach!
I had been thinking about starting my own nutrition counseling practice for almost five years, but the timing was never quite right. I’m so glad I waited! Now I have the benefit of YOUR hard-earned experience and expertise. There is no one else I would trust to help me find the “heart and soul” of my business.
You are helping me understand what I need to do to get started and supporting me every step of the way. You are also providing me with a very practical template for building my practice so that I can reach more people as I continue to grow my business. Your honest feedback and quiet encouragement leave me feeling so very empowered. Thank you so much!
Pat Seaton | Abundant Health Coach
Sue Ann is most certainly a marketing strategist extraordinaire. After months of struggling to craft my online bio, I sought out Sue Ann’s guidance and was pleasantly surprised by the ease of the task once she entered the process. Sue Ann patiently worked with me, both as an accountability partner and as a creative coach, to write my bio with words that effectively communicate my message and highlight my gifts.
Sue Ann’s guidance was key to the development of many new insights that will certainly drive my business to the next level. Sue Ann also helped me design an effective email marketing campaign. I loved that she was able to demonstrate with a screen share, the exact steps I needed to take. This made something that seemed quite daunting to me, so very doable. I am leaving our four week Brambles Intensive with both practical strategies to grow my business and so much more confidence in the process.
I feel enriched (as does my business!) for our time together.
Julie McCarter | shootphotoinc.com
Sue Ann has an amazing talent for finding just the right words for something that is yet to be expressed. I struggled with having an online presence that felt authentic and real, yet professional. For me, there is simply more creativity available when she is at my side. Sue Ann works with a lot of compassion, skill, and patience. She also holds you accountable so the work gets done. I thrive in the balance of ease and “moving forward energy” she remarkably holds.
I sought Sue Ann’s guidance for help in creating my signature program and getting it up and running. I learned a lot from her experience in building programs that deeply enhance the learning of participants while keeping them engaged throughout the entire process. Her years as an educator and curriculum developer beautifully inform this work. Sue Ann is very focused and personally involved in the co-creation process so that we get our best work done together. I learned how to authentically and powerfully weave stories into both my teachings and my writing. I am so much clearer on my core message and the framework for my life’s work. It feels so good to liberate myself by focusing on what I am really good at and where my passion is as an entrepreneur instead of needing to do/know it all myself.
Jacqueline van Paassen | jacquelinevanpaassen.com
After 30+ years of teaching Mindful Eating/Mindful Living, I can now clearly see what I do and what attracts people to my work. In four months, I more than quadrupled my Facebook following and took my engagement rate to a whole new level.”
I just completed my fabulous, fun, 4-month journey with Sue Ann Gleason, the doyenne of authentic, heart-centered marketing. In her I found coach, collaborator, cheerleader and friend. I had a clear vision of the process and person I was looking for and I searched for some time before happily connecting with Sue Ann—and I can tell you this—there is no one doing this work, there is no one providing this creative, inspiring, growth-producing (in every way) service. Sue Ann rocks.
In four months, I more than quadrupled my Facebook following and took my engagement rate to a whole new level. The format of my newsletter has a completely different look and feel. It’s now beautiful, playful and content-rich. I’m sending it out twice each month and steadily building my list.
I’ve developed two new packages and, more important, I am already attracting clients for them. I’m learning about both the structure and the systems necessary to build an online business. I now have a marketing plan and the confidence to take more and more of my business online. And, most importantly, Sue Ann helped me to define and clarify my Evolved Eating brand. As I defined it, I felt more and more excited—oh, yeah—this fun, playful, effective process—that’s what I do!
My confidence and passion soared. After 30+ years of teaching Mindful Eating/Mindful Living, I can now clearly see what I do and what attracts people to my work. I’ve fallen in love with my brand all over again.
Oh, and I’m also eating a lot more chocolate.
Susan Weiss Berry | evolvedeating.com
Sue Ann guided me with her exquisite, visionary expertise and transformed what initially felt like a daunting business task into a luscious, silky experience of discovery and definition.”
Hiring Sue Ann to help me develop my brand and create my web presence is one of the most constructive and scrumptious investments I have ever given, not only to my business, but also to me personally. Sue Ann guided me with her exquisite, visionary expertise and transformed what initially felt like a daunting business task into a luscious, silky experience of discovery and definition.
Sue Ann listened deeply and deliberately and through this process enabled me to create an online presence that I never imagined possible. Her ever-present grace and ease allayed my apprehensions. We began by identifying where and how I most solidly stand in my power. With her amazing love and kindness, Sue Ann championed me to claim my strengths and gifts. Not only did this help me create my professional identity, her process empowered me to claim my “voice.”
The way Sue Ann loves and holds her clients into professional expression is unparalleled. She possesses the gift of seeing her client’s full potential from a place of wholeness and strength.
She uses this capacity as the guiding principle while her client is bringing their vision into “full focus.” If you are looking for a guide to hold you in this kind of light, look no more.
Sue Ann will match your energy, desire for growth and full expression with impeccable intention and presence. Then, she will magnify it back to you one hundredfold with magnificent integrity and juicy love!
Shelby Frago | evolvetojoy.com
How would I describe Sue Ann Gleason, marketing strategist extraordinaire? Smart, witty, tenacious, and one of the most insightful and generous spirits I have ever met. From the moment I came in contact with her, Sue Ann picked up on my strengths and recognized exactly where I needed support.
Sue Ann has an innate ability to read people and then inspire them to be their best. I initially approached Sue Ann with huge deadlines looming and an important presentation on my calendar. I told Sue Ann that I wanted to feel like a million bucks after the talk. With patience and detailed direction, she helped me focus and prepare for the event. Not only did I feel great about the presentation, Sue Ann helped me hone my ideas into a signature talk to use for future workshops and live events.
As we continued to work together, it became evident that Sue Ann’s guidance extended far beyond the actual sessions. She sent numerous follow-up emails and updates with additional ideas and ways to integrate the concepts we covered during our meetings. From copy writing to organization, Sue Ann brings her talent and expertise to the table with both passion and humor.
Elise Museles | kaleandchocolate.com
Sound like a good fit?
Since these mentorships are individualized, we’ll map out the details when we speak. For now, simply send me a detailed message telling me what you’re up to and what you most need to accomplish and we’ll plan a chat (over tea & chocolate) to see if I can be of service..