Big changes come in small practices

Grow your creative, technical or advisory business with the guidance of an experienced coach in collaboration with a small, supportive group of like-minded professionals. My small accountability and coaching groups are designed to address the inevitable ups and downs of self-employment and creative work, backed by solid ideas you can and will actually implement, without drowning in the noise and overwhelm of the latest and greatest marketing tools and flashy tactics. Sound good?

We’re all in this together

More and more creatives and independent professionals are working in isolation, with no one to talk to about their business, no feedback or sounding board, or exposure to what other successful business owners are doing to market themselves. They miss out on the sense of community that spurs them on toward their next milestone, the kind of community that grows from a small group of committed people who work together to help each other over the humps and cheer each other on with every big (or tiny) win.

The kind of support that:

  • Creates a firm foundation to stand on as encroaching tools and technologies continue to transform the service sector
  • Cuts through the clutter, and provides actionable clarity on what and how to best market your business
  • Creates a productive and enjoyable environment in which to actually get your marketing done

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How does it work?

Each group is made up of five to eight creatives of all types — from designers to copywriters to photographers and marketers, and beyond — at approximately the same stage in business development. The goal of each group is to get you into the habit of marketing your business consistently and manageably in 30 minutes every day.

The six-month engagement will consist of two monthly meetings on video chat for 60-90 minutes each, for a total of 12 sessions. The sessions and groups are organized around each participant’s time zone and schedule, so there is availability for everyone.

Each session includes:

  • A short presentation of a simple marketing idea and excellent examples of how it works in real life marketing for other creative professionals
  • Real-time, live feedback from Ilise and other group members on individual assignments

In between sessions, group members post assignments and content for review and feedback to a dedicated 24/7 Slack channel, where you can ask questions or comment on marketing-related issues any time, anywhere.

“After being on Ilise’s mailing list for more years than I can count, I finally decided to sign up for her group coaching plan. Meeting twice a month with a small group of creatives has proven to be an amazing way to get the support I need to grow my business in very real and actionable ways. I am already starting to see results!”

Ilise’s depth of experience as a coach and marketing mentor are vividly clear as she confidently and intelligently guides us through all of the ups and downs we experience in managing our own business.

— Melanie


“Bottom line, I love the way Ilise’s brain works — she always has fantastic recommendations for how to turn any situation into a win-win opportunity for self-promotion that is also valuable for our dream clients.”

The bi-weekly sessions ensured I routinely kept pushing the needle forward on my marketing. Big changes sometime come in small, incremental steps, and that was the case for me. Ultimately, I was able to confidently overhaul my website from a more strategic perspective. The sessions also helped me identify the types of content marketing appropriate for my business and of value for my ideal clients. Not to mention I can now provide better advice to my clients on how and why content marketing would be of benefit to their business.

— Suzanne

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