TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 & 11, 2018
**ONLY 9 SEATS LEFT**
A two-day creative immersion for
brilliant women leaders and
Recently I sent out an email to my clients urging them one simple change…
I asked them to stop trying to be normal.
Why? If you’re having challenges in your business right now, or if you’re hitting up against something again and again, it’s likely from the fact that you are trying to do business as usual.
But even if things are going well for you, this is NOT a time for being “normal” in any industry.
For four reasons…
- Aiming for “normal” means normal results—for you. If you’re reading this, I have a strong feeling you didn’t start a business to create average income. And even if you did at first, no doubt you’re today feeling you could use a lot more income than you thought you did… to cover business expenses, do the things you really want to do, and to be putting enough away.
- Aiming for “normal” means normal results—for your clients. This isn’t just about you. “Good enough” may be good enough for your clients right now. But in the long term, you’re at risk losing them to other, more innovative companies, creators, and idea generators who can offer different types of competing products and services that deliver better results. (See #3!)
- Aiming for “normal” means you will eventually get disrupted. Technological advances, consumer demands, and increasing expectations are all combining to accelerate progress faster than ever before. Entire industries are being thrown into disarray within brief windows of time by one single new idea being introduced. (E.g. Uber vs. the taxi industry, shave clubs vs. giant toiletry companies, boutique fitness studios vs. traditional gyms). If you keep doing things the way you’ve always done them, you’re going to wake up one morning to a rude new reality… sooner or later.
- Aiming for “normal” also means… you’re going to get very, very bored. I have a strong feeling if you’re reading this that you are naturally a creative entrepreneur, as I am. When we begin our ventures, we all look for models within our industries to follow and tweak. And initially, they work. Mine did… splendidly. But I hadn’t honed my ‘creative shifting’ skills yet. So after just a few years, I realized I’d been working the model, but I had neglected my own genius. I was personally creatively starved. And this can happen to you long before you get disrupted.
The UPSIDE to all this is you are now being FORCED to become very CREATIVE in what you are doing.
Especially for those of us who have been in the game a long time, we are naturally being forced into innovation.
I use the word “remember” because it’s something we’re born with, but we soon forget as we are immersed in schools and institutions that drive it out of us, then workplaces and entire industries that do the same.
The biggest realization I had at my last workshop — ICONIC — was seeing brilliant women try to solve or evolve their businesses with the same formulas that created them.
You can make moderate progress with the same thought processes, but you won’t create true breakthroughs. (Or, as I’m calling them lately, “break-outs”, as it’s more of an escape from your current thinking.)
It’s a critical time for women entrepreneurs and leaders to regain their creative thinking skills…
And I’m excited to announce a NEW WORKSHOP to help you do just that.
What if you could power up your creative thinking at will, to instantly see multiple perspectives and opportunities for ANY situation in your business?
That’s exactly what I’ll be walking you through personally at the Creative Strategy Workshop.
We’ll be focusing on these 5 KEY IMPERATIVES to revamp your creative superpowers and summon them when needed…
1. Switch off your unconscious anti-creative programming.
There are two sides to this conundrum we all encounter after years of operating within a particular industry:
The first is, we are viewing most everything through the lens of our model… seeing (nor not seeing) challenges through it, seeing (or not seeing) opportunities through it, and making (or not making) decisions based on it. After what feels like eons of focusing on your formulas, it’s time to focus on working your genius. You’ll still be able to “work” whatever model you choose, but with a fresh 360° view that empowers you to see things new, discover more options than before, and make your best decisions from there.
The second is, most of us (especially women) have a “ruthless editor” inside ourselves that monitors our every word and creative impulse. She’s always making you tone things down, over-think things through, and perfect your work before releasing it to the world. She’s just doing her job and trying to protect you — she’s a leftover relic from our cavewoman days. (Because back then if we did speak up, do something bold, or promote a new idea, it was a huge risk: We literally could be kicked out of the tribe and die.) Thankfully, it’s a new age. And it’s time we set free your ruthless editor to go censor someone else. (Perhaps a competitor of yours.)
2. Tap into your TRUE creative source and access unlimited assistance.
The good news is, you don’t have to do this alone. Source energy is your creative energy, to tap into anytime at will. If you haven’t accessed it before, or in a long time, don’t worry, I’ll guide you through it. Don’t fret … we won’t get too woo-woo in here. But this is incredibly important to realize: This isn’t all about how creative you try to make yourself be. It’s about how much space you create to allow creativity to flow into you and through you, and how strongly you can align with this flow.
Most leaders, artists, and change-makers known for their creativity have somewhere along the line acknowledged the fact that the ideas they receive arrive from a higher power. When you create space and are “in the flow”, it’s more of a receiving practice than a pushing one. Isn’t that great to know?
3. Create fresh ideas at will… without reinventing the wheel every time.
While opening to receive source ideas is critical, it’s also critical you open your mind to other clues, triggers, and environments to stimulate your creative thinking. You should be continually receiving new ideas from other sources around you, outside your industry, and outside your typical norms. I’ll share with you three important practices I implement consistently to gain fresh ideas from other sources outside my usual playing field.
You’ll gain my secrets to instantly making yourself more innovative when you need to be, and easy ways to generate juicy new content quickly (without compromising your high standards).
4. View and approach problems and opportunities differently.
As a parent of young twins who are now 4 ½, it strikes me every day how creative children naturally are. One day while doing some imaginative play with their toys, my son Jordan questioned how my daughter Maddison’s stuffed bear could fly (to fulfill the role they’d specified in their story). She replied, “He’s wearing a jet pack.” J paused in question. M added, “It’s invisible.” That answer seemed good enough for J, and they proceeded with their adventure.
After a few years in school, I know games like these will be harder for them. Aren’t they for us? School is where we learned facts and figures and linear problem solving. It was a place where there was only one correct answer to any problem, which you only derived from logical deduction. It’s where we spent years learning to thrive… in an environment that does not exist in the real world.
For many of us, this same programming carried into the industries we came to work in—as employees or entrepreneurs. It serves us well at times, when we wanted to follow a proven model, play safe, keep everyone liking us, and not rock the boat. But this kind of thinking kills innovation. Instead, you need a completely different method for your business (and life).
I’ll show you how I instantly “try on” fresh options for any business decision using my own 7-step Creative Induction Process, which you can use for yourself.
5. Apply your newfound creative superpowers to your current and future business strategy.
Now it will be time to apply new processes and ideas you’ve gained to your own ventures. Using the power of the accomplished entrepreneurs in the room, we’ll assist each other in breaking free of our existing strategy paradigms, and forging ahead into where we really need to be.
Warning: My approach to strategy will likely be different than one you’ve learned or currently use, but it’s critical to break out of previous ways of approaching your change and growth—both business and personal.
I’m guessing for some of you it also may be time to become a ‘creative escape artist’—to break out of models (the real and imaginary) that are holding you back. There’s a special creativity to letting go just as much as taking on. To be continued.
Ali Brown is the world’s most recognized coach for entrepreneurial women. She has been dubbed the "Entrepreneurial Guru for Women" by Business News Daily & has created an Inc. 500-ranked, global enterprise devoted to empowering women entrepreneurs. She was named one of Forbes Women to Watch, one of Ernst & Young's Winning Women Entrepreneurs, and an entrepreneur delegate for the United Nations Foundation's Global Accelerator. Ali was also featured on the ABC hit primetime show Secret Millionaire. She provides leadership and business coaching & advice to over 250,000 followers via AliBrown.com, her social media channels, and her Glambition® Radio show.
Ali's coaching & mentorship has been featured on CNN.com. She was also named by Entrepreneur Magazine as having one of the Top "10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following". Ali is also an angel investor with a special interest in women-led ventures.
Over the last 10 years, Ali has advised & helped nurture the businesses of many of the 7- and 8-figure online thought leaders you see thriving today. After hosting large events for years, today she only works with a limited number of high-profile clients, while occasionally offering rare & unique retreat experiences such as this one.
Ali WORKS WITH 7- AND 8-FIGURE Leaders
“I hired Ali because I wanted an advisor who had the track record and experience to help me navigate a period of intense growth in my business. Within three months of engaging Ali, she helped me reposition my brand, offerings and marketing strategies. The results: sales pipeline doubled, 166% increase in enrollments, 113% increase in market reach. Within six months, I broke $1M in revenues for the year. Ali is helping me reimagine what’s truly possible and build unparalleled trust in myself as a leader."
-Eleanor Beaton, founder of the Women’s Leadership Lab
"During my year with Ali, I broke through the MILLION DOLLAR mark… nearly tripling our revenues. I also made some key hires (and fires) and worked on systems that are priming us for more fast growth. What I love about Ali as a coach is she digs deep into your “why” and “how”, and then helps you navigate through the waters and become a stronger leader who makes better decisions every time. I highly recommend working with Ali if you want personal attention and advisory to take your business to the next level.”
-Adda Birnir, Founder & CEO, Skillcrush.com
"Ali helped me reengineer my 7-figure business so that while I maintained profits I am now working HALF as much as I used to. I love working with Ali, because I appreciate her honesty, her business savvy, and seeing me for who I am…and supporting my business growth to match. She’s no cookie cutter coach — she’s a true leader and works with leaders.”
-Heather Dominick, Founder and Leader of the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur movement and BusinessMiracles.com
"Sailed through the MILLION dollar mark while coaching with Ali. Since deciding to coach with Ali, my business and life are unrecognizable. My revenues doubled within the first 4 months, and then doubled AGAIN in the next 4 months."
"Best of all, I now have a highly leveraged, scalable business that gives me more TIME back than ever whilst making a bigger impact than ever. (Including one $360,000 launch that was the most joyous and easiest I have ever done.)"
-Chantelle Bruinsma Duffield, CEO & Founder, StudioExpansion.com
"Ali leads leaders. Most of the successful women entrepreneurs I know somehow trace back to Ali's teaching and coaching. And her results for her clients? Phenomenal. If you want an advisor to help you power up, profit up, and step into your utmost potential, Ali is your ultimate guide."
-Amanda Steinberg, Co-founder & CEO, WorthFM, Worth Financial Management
"After starting working with Ali, I had my best sales month ever at $100K, and then hit the $1 MILLION mark! I am catapulting my business and life to a whole new level. Ali is intuitive, her business mind is proven and super-focused, she doesn't work to some formula, and she gently but powerfully steers me in all the right directions. You need to be truly ready for this level of coaching, and when you are, you'll want to work with Ali."
-Wendy Powell, Postpartum Exercise Expert, Founder of MuTu System
"Ali Brown is an entrepreneurial titan who has devoted her work to teaching others her secrets to success. She has one of the most generous hearts I know and wholeheartedly aims to help business owners accelerate their goals and avoid pitfalls. I feel grateful to have her in my corner as I grow my business."
-Claudia Chan, founder of S.H.E. Summit, women's empowerment accelerator
"Accomplished more in 3 months with Ali than would have taken a year to do. Working with Ali has resulted in a level of confidence and clarity for this next endeavour that I unequivocally did not have before our VIP Strategy Day. I have founded and scaled a number of multimillion dollar businesses, and I expect nothing less from my next venture, which is why I booked a day with Ali."
-Kelsey Ramsden, award-winning entrepreneur, provocateur, host of the Futureproofing podcast
"More than doubled business to over $1 MILLION in a year with Ali. In March 2015, I hired Ali Brown for a plan to hit 7 figures. What I received over the following year was not only that, but genius from the leading expert in running a profitable business that doesn’t leave me feeling worn down and overworked. During that year, my business more than DOUBLED from less than half-a-million in revenue to *7 figures*. I increased my list of prospects by 500%. And I’m now confident I know what I need to do to hit $5 million in revenue."
-Kendrick Shope, creator of Authentic Selling
“Ali helped me go from beyond broke to a 7-figure business in 3 years. Then, for the past several years I have been hanging out with some of the most successful men in the world. And while it helped my business grow exponentially, I felt like something was missing. Then I came back to Ali’s latest workshop. I honestly felt like I had come home. Ali brought together a powerhouse group of women and she provided the leadership and framework I needed to reconnect with my feminine power and pull that back into my business. Ali Brown is one of those rare coaches whose impact on your life goes far beyond what you came for.”
-JJ Virgin, Founder of the global JJ Virgin health empire and author of 4 New York Times bestselling books
"Ali Brown is THE leading mentor in the world today for conscious women entrepreneurs who want to create huge success and impact by serving their clients at the highest level. Ali possesses an unparalleled and rare mix of intuition, strategic insight, and laser instincts for what will win in the marketplace, as well as a special magic for unleashing your greatness. If you have the opportunity to work with her, run, don’t walk."
-Claire Zammit, Founder, Feminine Power and CEO of Evolving Wisdom
"Our Strategy Work with Ali was immensely valuable in launching our latest mission-based program. Following Ali’s suggestions, just 3 days later we already attracted several new clients for our new 7-figure program. Ali was also very effective and right on point in identifying and assisting us in overcoming mindset roadblocks in just a few hours. She was candid yet empowering! We had an outstanding experience with Ali and would highly recommend her.”
-Michelle Bosch, Cofounder, UltimateBoardroom.com
"I made more money in the first six months of working with Ali then I did in the last two years combined. I’ve had many coaches over my career, but I’ve never EVER gotten such dramatic results so quickly as I’ve had with Ali. More importantly, she really honors who you are, and helps you create results and impact in your own way. Ali helps her clients get bottom-line impact.”
-Barbara Stanny, Leading Authority on Women & Wealth, Port Townsend, WA
“I first worked with Ali years ago to help take my business to over $2 MILLION. Then after trying a few other coaches, I returned once again for more of her spot-on advisory. The value of Ali’s advice and direction along with the quality of the powerful private groups she puts together are a transformational experience. You’ll be seeing me at Ali's next workshop!”
-Kendall SummerHawk, The Leader in Certified Coach Training for Women Entrepreneurs, KendallSummerHawk.com
"When I was looking for insight and expertise at the next level of leadership for my Femmefluence brand, I didn't consider anyone else than Ali Brown to work with me on the business strategy. It was the collaboration and consultation I was looking for in developing plans and actions for this new brand while keeping a keen and discerning eye on my current 7-figure companies.”
-Jennifer Kem, Founder & CEO Femmefluence, KemComm, Brand Strategist & Marketing Expert
ABOUT THIS EVENT AND HOW I WORK
When you were starting out in your career and business, you needed models, formulas, and a lot of information. But as you have become more accomplished, affluent, and clear on your capabilities, I’m guessing you’re finding what you really need is a dedicated time, place, and framework for up-leveling and re-fueling among a fantastic group of leaders who inspire you as much as you do them.
Please note I lead ADVANCED workshops and this is NOT for you if you:
- Are still in the startup phase of your business and income models
(making less than $250K a year or in business less than 5 years)
- Don’t have confidence in yourself or your ideas
- Want to be “taught” instead of participate in elevated thought & conversation
- Are looking for formulas, templates, and “done for you” anything
- Aren’t willing to think for yourself or “do the work”
- Aren’t in a position (financially or emotionally) to invest in yourself right now
- Are resistant to redirection or reinvention—if required
**ONLY 9 SEATS LEFT**
A seat at the Creative Strategy Workshop is $2,997.
Please note there is a brief application to complete along with your registration, and you are not completely accepted to the event until we notify you of that. We want to make sure this event is a right fit for you and your business. If for any reason we feel this event won’t be the best use of your investment and time, we’ll explain why and fully refund monies paid within two weeks.
If you cannot attend this Creative Strategy Workshop for some reason and we are notified after March 15, you are welcome to transfer your credit with us to another event or offering. Due to the intimate size of this event, no refunds will be granted after March 15 for any reason.
Only 60 Seats Available
Reserve Yours Now
CLOSED DOORS * REAL CONTENT *
I’ve secured a bright, beautiful meeting space that can comfortably hold up to 60 at a creatively inspired, luxe, modern hotel in the Phoenix area.
While I would love a full room, I am also not attached to filling every seat. For this workshop, it will be the quality of those in the room that’s more important than the quantity, and I’m just as happy to work with less as I would with more. I trust the process and enjoy the result. And I suggest you do too.
However, there are ONLY 9 SEATS LEFT. So I suggest you don't hesitate.
PLEASE NOTE we are working together for two full days, so please do not attend if you cannot stay the entire second day through 5pm. It’s not fair to you or the others in the group, as we will be progressing through the material together, with each other, in distinct pieces which cumulate in the last session.
Full hotel and travel information provided upon accepted registration.
I hope to meet you in person at the Creative Strategy Workshop!
PS — This workshop will NOT be recorded... to give my participants a safe space to share. I am honoring this privacy for my attendees by not commoditizing this opportunity.