it’s Your Time to Rise!
There’s never been a more important time
for mission-driven business builders to have their impact
and take their businesses to the next level.
Yet, many self-funded entrepreneurs struggle with uncertainty, isolation, overwhelm and the ability to focus and execute on their big ideas. Left on their own, they often find themselves immersed in perpetual doubt, uncertainty and second guessing themselves.
Unequipped and alone, it’s nearly impossible to grow a business past the point of where it is now.
We need to feel optimistic, supported and alive rather than doubtful, anxious and afraid.
The problem only gets worse when we find ourselves wanting to build a profitable business while also creating a vehicle that speaks to a larger social impact and long-term legacy.
Imagine stepping into every day with absolute certainty about the direction of your business.
You’re moving your business forward with both your head and your heart. You’re more profitable than you’ve ever been and you’re supported by a community that’s dedicated to seeing you achieve your greatest vision. You’re no longer feeling isolated because you’ve tapped into a team of ambitious, high-performing business builders that make your success inevitable. In fact, many of these teammates see a bigger vision for your business than you do. And they hold you accountable to showing up and doing your best work. You have a built-in peer group there to serve you and your best interests. And you operate in a safe container where you are free to express real concerns and ask for help without the fear of being judged. You are surrounded by other transparent, genuine, uplifting leaders that have your back while having their own high aspirations. And you start each day, week and quarter knowing exactly what actions to take to move your business vision forward. There’s no more overwhelm and guessing about what to do. You have a plan that you’re excited about and fellow teammates that are holding you accountable and cheering you on.
It’s no longer a question about
if you’ll fulfill your vision.
It’s only matter of when.
“Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.”
A One-Of-A-Kind Solution:
The Council of
Visionary Business Builders
As a self-funded, mission-driven business builder, you know how hard it can be to find or create a community that’s committed to growth while having an impact. And you also know how important it is to stay focused on the right things, at the right time, based on the stage of business that you’re in.
I tell fellow business builders all the time that the single most important thing I did to survive and eventually thrive as an entrepreneur was to surround myself with people who saw my vision clearer than I could and call me out on my own bullshit.
They were people who shared a similar ethos and valued the need for genuine connection, trust, vulnerability, and support.
One of the single most important things I’ve done as an entrepreneur is to surround myself with other ambitious business builders. This has had a tremendous impact on my business growth and keeping my head on straight.
Now I’ve recognized an important calling to do this for others. There is a sea of like-minded entrepreneurs that are suffering in solitude and trying to figure out everything on their own. This is completely unnecessary and I am 100% devoted to changing it.
What is The Council?
My goal is to gather and serve mission-driven business builders on a completely different level. As a business performance coach, I love deeply serving my one-on-one clients but the need for providing peer-to-peer community support for self-funded entrepreneurs is overwhelming. Venture capital funded entrepreneurs have vast networks of incubators, accelerators, and mentors yet self-funded business builders often struggle to find the answers they need. And I’m aiming to change that for a small group of dedicated business builders.
On a personal level, I want to share my knowledge of what it takes to succeed as a mission-driven entrepreneur. I want to offer a new solution that’s unlike any other and I want to create a safe environment for business builders to connect, share, ask for help, and grow. So I’m announcing something entirely new!
It’s called The Council of Visionary Business Builders
“The Council” for short
The Council is a revolutionary new way for business builders to gather, learn, grow, share, collaborate, ask for help, and rise together. It will be a sacred place for connecting and sharing with other high-performing entrepreneurs. To fuel business impact on a level that is impossible to attain by working alone.
This is not a membership site, an e-course or a mass event. It’s not a mastermind or a conference. It’s an intimate gathering of ambitious business builders that are fiercely dedicated to making an impact by doing good.
The Council is a curated, intentional community limited to only 20 people, and it is by application only.
The duration of The Council will be for six months –
June 2017 through December 2017.
WHO IS THE COUNCIL FOR?
You’re a self-funded, mission-driven entrepreneur that wants to take your business to new heights and beyond. You value community, meaning, mission, and profits, equally.
You’re ready to spend six months alongside a small group of highly dedicated business builders to unapologetically show up and realize your fullest potential as an entrepreneur.
You’re interested in a safe place to share ideas, ask for help, and get feedback that will help you accelerate your business.
You want to build a world-class business that fuels your desired lifestyle.
THE COUNCIL MANIFESTO
We Are Visionary Business Builders! We are the disruptors of the status quo. We are the antidote for business as usual. We shine possibility in a world full of doubt. We incite hope, build trust, and craft genius. Fear will not decide our fate. And failure will only inform us, not deter us. We are the creators, the leaders, the doers. Our time is now. To boldly embrace the adventure of a lifetime. To stand for a new way of doing business. To unapologetically follow our hearts instead of following the herd. To create a legacy of possibility. We are stepping forward with courage from this day forward. Ready to make history. We are grounded in the principle that by working together, we can create a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts. We are audacious. We are unreasonable. We are Badass Visionary Business Builders!
We believe the quality of our business is in direct proportion to the quality of the people we surround ourselves with.
We believe that entrepreneurs are only as great as the communities that shape them.
We believe that profits are important, but so is generating valuable social impact.
We believe that diversity drives innovation and generates better ideas.
We believe the most powerful way to build community is often around the dinner table or a campfire.
We believe that if you’re the smartest person in the room then you’re in the wrong room.
We believe that the more great people you meet, the easier it is to achieve your vision.
“If you want to go far,
THE COUNCIL COMMUNITY
Imagine being part of a mission-driven community of business builders that will hold you to a higher standard of performance while making it inevitable for you to achieve your boldest ideas.
The Council of Visionary Business Builders (The Council) will be a community of mission-driven leaders that will learn from one another, celebrate wins, and openly discuss the challenges and hardships that come with growing a meaningful business – all in a safe container of curated influencers that are as dedicated to their mission as they are to one another.
The Council of Visionary Business Builders will provide the environment, support, community, and resources for high-performing leaders to hone the craft of entrepreneurship while making the world a better place through their offering.
As a member of The Council of Visionary Business Builders,
here’s what you’ll experience:
Pre-Council Support + Extras
Upon acceptance into The Council of Visionary Business Builders, you’ll receive two Live Master Class sessions about laying the foundation for high-level entrepreneur execution and performance and two Live 90-minute virtual collaboration sessions to work on your most pressing business issues.
My commitment to you is that you’ll enter the June Council Sessions fully prepared to achieve major milestones in your business and elegantly generate more growth and momentum a than you’ve ever had.
Quarterly Council Sessions in Portland
You will attend 3 intensive Council Sessions in Portland, Oregon. The dates of the Council Sessions are:
Friday and Saturday, June 23rd and 24th
Group Council Discussions & Quarterly Planning Session
Friday and Saturday, September 15th and 16th
Group Council Discussions & Quarterly Planning Session
Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th
Group Council Discussions & Quarterly Planning Session
When we come together for Council Sessions, we’ll roll up our sleeves and do the work together. It’s not about being lectured to, it’s about tapping into the power of the collective to solve problems, ask for help, craft ideas, and plan for the future of your business in real-time.
The Quarterly Council Sessions
Day 1 of your Council Sessions will be spent in facilitated group discussions and problem-solving for your business. This is where you’ll gain tremendous benefit from the real-time input of your peers. On Day 2 of your Council Sessions, you’ll put together your Quarterly Focus Roadmap. We’ll work together to select your highest impact strategies, projects and areas of focus to drive your business forward. You’ll leave with a specific action plan – a concrete roadmap of exactly what you or your team will be focusing on for the coming quarter.
Each month, I will host a 60-90 minute masterclass where I’ll dive into a specific high-leverage focus area for growing a mission-driven business. These masterclasses are designed to provide a monthly curriculum to support your business vision and create exponential impact. I will also be inviting industry leading guest experts to share their business wisdom and knowledge. Monthly masterclass times will alternate between 12 pm and 5 pm PST to accommodate as many Council members as possible. All the masterclasses will be recorded so that you never have to worry about missing out on the valuable training.
Council Circles are facilitated peer groups designed to grow you from the inside out. You’ll meet twice a month with me and 2-3 members of the Council. If you’re tired of trying to solve all your business problems yourself, this is your answer. You will gather with other smart and courageous business builders who are on the same journey as you – ready to support you in solving your business challenges and help you think through your stickiest problems. Or maybe just hear you out on your latest idea. Council Circles are intimate coach-led groups that will help you bust through obstacles and achieve more freedom, joy, and momentum in your business.
Online Community Support
A private Facebook community will be our virtual hub for staying connected between the Quarterly Council Sessions to keep the conversations going. This will be another way for me to be available for regular input, to give feedback, share ideas, resources, solutions, strategies and more. This is where you’ll be able to share information and request specific feedback from me or your fellow Council members. This virtual hub will be a fantastic way to deepen your experience in The Council as well as ask for and receive help whenever and wherever you need it.
You’ll be part of the first-ever
Council of Visionary Business Builders!
You will become part of something special…part of an intimate Council of mission-driven business builders who will be chosen based on shared values, but also by a proven track record of high-performance and a fierce commitment to building a world-class business that’s fueled by impact. My intention is to lead this group of ambitious entrepreneurs to new heights in their businesses and in their lives. I view The Council as a sanctuary where you’ll be able to build real, lasting and supportive relationships with your fellow Council members in a sacred, protected, confidential place.
“You’re either part of the solution
or part of the problem.”
The total value of the individual elements of The Council added together is $18,500, but as a founding member of The Council of Visionary Business Builders, you will invest only a fraction of that.
The total investment is $3,495, which includes enrollment in The Council of Visionary Business Builders for 6+ months (June – December 2017).
Once accepted, you will secure your spot in the Council with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Six monthly payments of $549 will begin in June or a single payment of $2,995 will be due by June 21st.
Why the six-month commitment? We’re looking to build a solid community of Visionary Business Builders! The six-month commitment ensures that you and your fellow Council members are all-in and fully committed to the process of building relationships, asking for help, setting clear objectives, and unapologetically rising to realize your full potential as a mission-driven entrepreneur.
This “Founding Council Member” status also represents a $4,000 reduction from the expected non-founder rate of $7,500 when the next Council launches in early 2018. As a Founding Council Member, this price level will be locked in for you as long as you remain an ongoing member.