Soulful Solopreneurs Program
– Danielle LaPorte
But being a solopreneur also has its own unique set of challenges:
- Who do you turn to for advice?
- What do you do when you need motivation?
- How do you learn new skills and ways of working?
- Who are you accountable to?
- How do you stay sane when you work alone?
- Who do you talk to about your feelings and emotions?
That’s why I’ve created Soulful Solopreneurs; a gathering of women who run their own amazing businesses and want to connect with other inspiring women who do the same.
Although you’ll get to know other Soulful Solopreneurs, this is most definitely not yet another networking group. The focus of this program is on exclusive in-person and online sessions, and regular 1:1 coaching sessions with real action steps that will lead to tangible results. I’m not simply here as a facilitator, but as a coach, mentor and cheerleader for your individual business.
What does the program include?
On joining, you will be directed to take the online Gallup StrengthsFinder test. This will give you insights into your Top 5 strengths. Once you pass these on to me, I’ll create a personalised Strengths Report for your business based on your individual results. We’ll then connect to discuss the results and your report. Why are these important? Well, when you know what your strengths are it empowers you to use them in your business – perhaps you’ve been right all along and you really are on the right track! It also helps you to identify the tasks you really hate. Have I mentioned that I outsource my gardening??
Bi-monthly meetups give you the chance to work ON your business instead of IN it. During each of these half days, you’ll learn new skills from myself and other experts in their fields and create soul-inspired action plans that will lead to real results in your own business. No ‘examples’ here, it’s action all the way. We’ll then finish by networking with other amazing business women over a delicious lunch. We’re here to celebrate not compete and connecting face-to-face with women who are as motivated as you will lift your business to a level you’ve only ever dreamed of. And the best bit? Training is included as part of your monthly fee!
These programs and groups are great when you actually do the work, so our one-hour 1:1 sessions each month will be a chance to get real answers for your business and I’ll be on hand to hold you accountable for the work that needs to be done to create success in your business. Is an hour long enough? I’ve been known to chat for hours but the short timescale means we’ll get to the heart of the matter much more quickly and actually get stuff done. That’s good for both of us! We’ll schedule a mutually exclusive time a month ahead and connect via Skype or phone for a focused look at where you are and where you want to be.
Join me for monthly online sessions that only take an hour. What will we discuss? This is a forum for discussion so I’ll provide a question or worksheet prior to the session and then facilitate the response as we connect online to work through the material. These short sharp sessions are designed to make the most of everyone’s time while still providing a forum for sharing. Absolutely no waffling allowed here! If you can’t make it, each session will be recorded for you to catch up on at your own leisure.
It is so important to connect regularly so finally, you can keep in touch with other Soulful Solopreneurs in the exclusive secret Facebook group. I’ll moderate and keep the conversation flowing by popping in regularly with Live broadcasts and by asking for your expertise on particular topics. This is how you stay empowered because this is your tribe. We celebrate together and we commiserate together – but we always move forward together. You will also receive newsletter summaries with links to all of the relevant information from the previous month and reminders of important upcoming dates and topics.
Everything listed above is included in your monthly fee. No add-ons, no nasty surprises. Just how I like it!
Sound like you’ve found your Tribe?
Great! But before you go any further, here are a few extra checks to make sure this program is right for you. I never want to put anyone off but I also hate it when websites mislead you for the sake of a sale. So, here goes…
Soulful Solopreneurs is for you if you:
- Are passionate about your business and want it to grow
- Understand that your feelings and emotions have a role to play in your business decisions
- Know that when women support other women they can create miracles
- Want to create success on your own terms – no matter what that looks like
- Are sick of apologising for running your business your way
- Have devoured The Desire Map and/or Fire Starter Sessions and want more
- Want to kick those self-limiting beliefs once and for all
- Need to learn how to STOP doing it all
- Will show up – no more excuses!
- Are ready to take radiant responsibility for your business and your life
- Have a great sense of humour and know when to have some fun
- Run a heart-centred business (and yes, you can do this even if you’re a solicitor or an accountant!)
- Are overloaded and want to find a simpler way of doing business
- Want to connect with other passionate female solopreneurs
Soulful Solopreneurs is not for you if you:
- Want someone to tell you how to do things
- Are driven by cash and don’t care how your business makes you FEEL
- Believe there isn’t enough to go around and that it’s a ‘dog eat dog’ world out there
- Worry too much about what everyone else is doing
- Blame the world for your circumstances
- Think Danielle LaPorte’s work is way too ‘woo woo’ and not relevant in your business
- Feel that hard work is the only way to make your business happen
- Challenge the idea that women can work together without competing for clients
- Believe that your head should always rule your heart
- Are bothered about what you get more than what you give
And hey, it’s OK to feel differently about your business – but it’s just not going to fit with this group. I wish you all the best because I know your tribe is out there waiting for you too.
However, if you’re still nodding your head and want to know more then carry on reading…
Have Questions? Here are the Answers…
Do I get a discount if I can’t attend any of the meetups?
No. The monthly fee is set to include meet-ups whether you attend them or not. The value of other services each month more than makes up for any that you cannot attend, and I’ll always share handouts and lessons from each meet-up afterwards.
Will my business be the only one of its type in the group?
The simple answer is no. This is not simply a networking group, so this isn’t an issue for me and I hope that it isn’t an issue for you either. In fact, I celebrate collaboration and believe that working with other women the same industry can actually help you discover your niche even more quickly than on your own. We promote an environment of abundance and not lack so believe that there is plenty of work to go around.
How many women will be in the group?
This number of group members will vary, but you will always receive the same level of service and benefits that you have signed up for. I’m committed to providing the service I’ve promised so for me that looks like a maximum of 20 members right now. Numbers will be capped when it feels right and there will be a waiting list for new applicants at that point.
Will the price always remain the same?
Yes. The price you sign up at is the price you will continue to pay. I want to pay back the trust that you put in me by honouring our original agreement. It makes it more attractive to get in early, and I appreciate loyalty. Any price increases will only affect new applicants and this will be made clear at sign up.
What if I want to cancel my membership?
Simply email to cancel 14 days before you wish to leave. You will need to cancel your standing order directly with your bank and from that point on you will no longer be a Soulful Solopreneur. Please see our full Terms & Conditions for full cancellation details.
Do you guarantee results if I join?
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life, but I can promise this – if you show up authentically and do the work then there is no reason why you can’t achieve your goals. Being a Soulful Solopreneur means that you take responsibility for your own stuff and stop making excuses. Do that, and you’re well on the way to making the impact and income you desire. Oh, and I’m behind you 100%. If you ever want to cancel you keep everything you’ve benefited from until you leave so what have you got to lose?
Can I opt in just for the training & networking?
Sorry, no can do. This is a package deal. Whilst training & networking is part of the program, Soulful Solopreneurs is so much more than that. The accountability that comes from regular coaching sessions is what makes this program unique. If you’re looking for networking opportunities then I can highly recommend WiRE here in the UK if you’re outside a major city, and my first brilliant networking experience here in the UK – Huntingdon Business Network, but that assumes you’re based in Cambridgeshire!
Can I join in online only?
The cost for Soulful Solopreneurs includes the bi-monthly in-person sessions and this is a huge part of the program. There may be a time in future when I also offer an online-only option for folks who are further afield, but it’s not quite the time for that yet. If you’re not planning on coming to the training days then perhaps it’s worth holding fire until the online version is launched. I can’t promise anything but it’s something I’m thinking of doing if there is enough interest…