Independent entrepreneurs and small businesses contribute to a healthier collective future, helping to curb mass production and consumption by placing more focus on authenticity and mindful process.
I believe people who are allowed, encouraged and trained to do their
own thing create a more contented world – and self-realized, fulfilled humans are a powerful thing.
I recently had an aha moment around my own personal mission.
Having often longed for mentorship as an independent entrepreneur, I’m inspired to offer the very same support I have always desired myself.
To that end, I’ve created a mentoring practice consisting of a series of one-on-one workshops. They’re written from the point of view of my own experience, and certainly founded in the spirit of self-starting.
I am an independent creative – making my own story – daily. I’m compelled to live this way, always have been. I’ve conjured every bit of work I’ve ever had – from 20+ years as a freelance fashion and wardrobe stylist right out of college in NYC, to founding my own artisanal luxury lifestyle brand in 2009 – Nomadic Thread Society.
I’ve manifested every opportunity, contact, mentor, client, order, and gig “from scratch.” I turned my passion for self-expression into work, evolving it steadily along the way. The personal satisfaction that comes from doing my own thing is like food for the soul.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Author of Self consists of practical, one-on-one workshops that function as a sort of “business therapy.” There are four curriculums for creative entrepreneurs at different stages of their endeavors: for those who are pondering what to do, those who are starting up, those who are digging in, and those who are ramping up.
In all cases, the workshops serve to define and lay out your own enterprise matrix – the array of essential factors which make up your business or creative mission. This enterprise matrix is the place from which your business originates and from which it will self-govern.
The take aways are answers – a clear(er) business concept and identity, documents and tools to manage smooth operations, strategies to address challenges arising in your mission, an action plan for your business, pertinent resources and referrals, and a supportive, sounding-board relationship to return to.
Doing your own thing doesn’t have to mean going it alone.
Here’s to y|our courage and ultimate success.