I do what it takes to..

Here is a “Find your why” prompt that I stumbled upon: Answer the question: ‘What do you do?’ (in your mind) with ‘I do whatever it takes to…’ For me,…

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Simplero – Calvin Correli

I met with Simplero founder Calvin Correli for a sketching session. This is the software that I’m using daily, for my courses and emails. And while working in Simplero, once…

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Workshop Results: The Numbers

My email subscribers noticed I’ve been email-happy lately. Yep, I was spreading the word about my recent Big Picture Workshop. Was I worried about sending too many emails? You bet.…

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Brand in a Nutshell Portrait

In my last Big Picture workshop, I shared my journey from a “tall girl in a small city” desperately trying to fit in, to helping my clients how to stand…

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Don’t niche down (do this instead)

  My current business started with a “magic diagram” where I circled all the elements that made it into my signature service. With that decision, I transformed from being one…

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The magic diagram

Creative entrepreneurs often think they would feel boxed in when they hear they should find a niche. I did too, back in the day. Storytime!  When I started my design…

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Don’t be the cheap alternative!

Don’t be the cheap alternative! (Wrong) thoughts about niching. Creative people have many ideas. You probably enjoy working in different areas, with diverse clients, using one of your many skills.…

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The Big Picture Workshop

Where do you send people when they have been on your website, and they want to learn more about your work? Have you ever tried to explain everything you do…

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Camera confidence & cartoons

They say nothing gives your audience a better taste of your vibe than video. I politely disagree. The truth is – video only shows your authentic self if you’re comfortable…

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Idea and strategy goldmines

You don’t need any drawing skills to draw a Very Useful Venn Diagram. Start by drawing some circles or ovals on a piece of paper. Then fill them with the…

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Superpower? Me?

What is your superpower? „Superpower” sounds like something big and unusual. But maybe that’s wrong! The other day I did a Brand Kickstart session with somebody who wants to focus…

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Start simple

My first online course was an epic fail (but here’s what that taught me) When I started my teaching journey, I bit off more than I could chew. I tried…

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From strength to strength

My journey from creator to communicator For years, communication wasn’t my focus. I wanted my work to speak for itself. I identified strongly as a creator. (And I still do!)…

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Hiding behind your work?

  For a designer, it can be difficult to create your own brand – although creating brands is your profession! When you work for clients, you need to step into…

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What motivates you?

  I’ve been pondering on what motivates us in business. It condenses down to four core desires: the impulse to create, the commitment to serve, the need to make money,…

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You’re living in a story – Mary Alice Arthur

I interviewed “story activist” Mary Alice Arthur, author of “365 Alive: Find your Voice, claim Your Story, live Your Brilliant Life”. Mary Alice views each of us as a ‘story…

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The recognized Authority – Alastair MacDermott

I have followed  Alastair McDermott for some time, and I’m impressed with how he built his brand through podcasting. I met with him to talk and sketch the challenges faced by…

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Case Study: The Problem of Plenty

Clients often book a session with me when they feel swamped with ideas. They have many interests and use a wide range of skills and modalities. Describing what they do…

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Showgirl Awakening with Kellita Maloof

To Kellita Malloof,  a “showgirl” is woman who authentically expresses her essence and thereby inspires others to do the same. Kellita works with kind, highly sensitive women who have a…

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Simplify to amplify

If you follow my posts, it can very well be that you’re creative, and you have many ideas and interests. You love to learn and improve. A new education, courses,…

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