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9 ‘Her Way’ Success Stories

9 ‘Her Way’ Success Stories

G’day – I’m Mel Lathouras, a singer, songwriter, coach, and founder of Fearless Singer. I help innately musical and creative people redefine their fear of singing, connect to their authentic voices, and make music.

This year, I reached a turning point prompted by health concerns and a growing disdain for the mainstream education system and realized that I needed help to make Fearless Singer and my performing career full-time. Enter Her Way – the Women’s Business Training has been life-changing, it is no exaggeration. I have:

  • doubled my business income by restructuring my coaching packages and pricing (and fully realizing my value)
  • increased my email list with engaged subscribers by creating the Daily Singing Practice Routine opt-in. And this was just repurposing content I already had to solve the pain points around practising.
  • started building my first online course – the Fearless Singer Jazz Club, which will teach aspiring jazz singers repertoire, style, and performance confidence.

On a personal level, however, Vienda’s nurturing, wise and practical coaching style has given me more confidence as a female entrepreneur and performer. I’ve obliterated the word ‘hustle’ from my vocabulary. I know in my bones that I don’t need to run myself into the ground to create my dream career.

 

My name is Marta Gèpe, and I am a motivational coach, illustrator and published author who supports people that feel there is a creative force clashing with an analytical side which ‘knows best how to do things.’ People who are confused and annoyed for having to decide what to do when there are so many things they would love to do! People who have trouble finding the ‘right way’.

My way started with Her Way, in March 2021. Back then, the how’s, what’s and when’s were utterly confusing. Her Way gave me the guidance I needed to empower myself and my brand identity. Everything evolved majorly when I tapped into my female intuition for my business and my life: not only did I redefine my message, but also embodied the best qualities I could give to my clients, and aligned my prices to the services in a comfortable and intuitive way. My words, my business and my own self have become a confident, robust team, heading in the same direction.

As a coach, I know how I can best support my clients. As an artist, I’m currently working on my first solo exhibition, and as a writer, I aligned my message to the soul of my brand.

 

When Her Way started, I had so many ideas swirling but wasn’t sure how to execute on them, or which ones to even bother with executing in the first place. Vienda’s approach to business that prioritizes ease and fun gave me permission to take action with more confidence. It brought me back to my whole self and then gave me the tools to share from that whole place.

I believe that music can be a form of therapy and even self-hypnosis. Thoughtful words can help us understand ourselves anew. I consciously use the power of song to elevate you, with your permission, up the emotional ladder, by teaching you how to write your own self-help song and writing and recording songs that offer an insight into the process of self-healing from day-to-day challenges as well as significant traumas.

Her Way helped me do that. Vienda is such a gentle but firm guide in the ways of creating a feminine, lucrative, and impactful business- you will feel totally empowered. she taught me that You have all the answers within you already and It’s insane how much value I’ve gotten from each aspect of the course. I’m so grateful.

The support and feedback from the Her Way community in this process has been just crucial for me in taking these massive steps. To be surrounded with like-minded women who are all newly equipped with the tools for self-actualisation feels SO empowering and has added (and continues to add) massively to my momentum.

 

As an ex-corporate, multi-passionate creative, I’ve worked a lot with structure and since HER WAY, I’ve allowed myself to be much more flexible and intuitive with how I approach my time. Things might take a little longer, but I feel more and more that my business is evolving to meet me where I’m at, instead of trying to force myself into an idea of what it should be.

I’m a menstrual cycle coach and a focus on helping people find the hidden power in their PMS and discover a more blissful side to periods. I joined HER WAY right as I finished both my coaching qualification and a novel. I honestly felt a little burned out and overwhelmed at which direction to go forward in. Since the training, I’ve created two offerings alongside my 1:1 coaching: Love Your Flow, an online course for people who struggle with their period and want to experience the magic of it instead, and more recently the Premenstrual Power Up, a 6-hour 1:1 intensive for people who’s businesses and jobs are being affected by their inner critic and are struggling with overwhelm.

I’ve been super resilient since childhood, a bit of a risk-taker and always play the devil’s advocate. Giving these parts of myself space made building my business much more fun because they’re a part of me.

 

In March 2021 when Her Way began, I was incubating my business and what I wanted to grow and birth. I was also still writing my book: ‘Life after sexual abuse: A Practical Healing Toolkit to Reconnect Mind, Body & Soul‘ which has since been published.

I am an intuitive coach, guide and writer. I advocate for survivors of sexual trauma as a fellow survivor myself. I offered distance reiki to fellow Her Way souls and as a result, I now confidently offer sessions that are empowering and nurturing for the soul.

As a result of Her Way, I now fully believe in my creative energy and allow the universe to work through me – we are all here to birth creations in our own authentic way. The biggest thing that came from doing Her Way was the confidence to put myself out there – to take up space and to fully trust my intuition.

Along with my Reiki offering, I am now birthing a coaching container for survivors of sexual trauma and women’s circles – I am passionate that women are able to reconnect to themselves and fully step into their feminine wisdom.

I describe Her Way as the gift that keeps giving. I made some of the most beautiful connections with beautiful souls that I continue to connect and grow with. The women of Her Way held me in that place and trusted me with their sacred energy – what has unfolded has been stepping into my full intuitive and feminine power.

 

I’m Elisa Bozzolini, and I’m the Italian Founder & Designer of @sunvibespalma, a slow fashion boho brand based on Mallorca island. At Sunvibes, I hand design soulful fabrics and gorgeous, feminine, flowy dresses, kimonos and skirts for the free-spirited woman.

I also design and make Dream Dresses – unique garments made of a fabric that I co-create with my clients, to portray a special moment in their life or embody and manifest a dream they have in their hearts. My craft is a way for me to honour and celebrate our inner wild woman. Many years ago I was working a corporate job, and wearing office clothes every day. It was not until I moved to Mallorca that I started connecting with my truer, more authentic style and I felt an emerging desire for freedom. I started creating the clothes that my new self was craving to wear. I remember how uncomfortable and vulnerable I felt at the beginning but my soul was wanting to be truly heard and seen!

The Her Way community was very supportive and encouraging. It helped me face old paradigms and unsolicited advice on how I should run my business, organize my days and spend my time to be as productive as I could. If you feel like you want to be part of this change, and are looking for your tribe, Her Way is for you.

 

When starting Her Way, I had a gut feeling whispering to combine my background in psychology with my love for aesthetics. During her way, this whisper was met with open hearts of a gorgeous community without judgment, and with pure enthusiasm and belief… and somehow I felt the “permission” to just do it.

Hey, I’m Nida. I specialize in wellness, personal and space styling. I want to start by sharing my own story because deconditioning my own perception of aesthetics is what inspired my business. During the past years, I experienced a shift from having fashion role models I really wanted to style alike to looking inside and being trusting that what I feel drawn to is beautiful. As my connection to my authentic self deepened, my love for environmental beauty transformed. This internal shift allowed me to connect to interior and personal style on a deeper level. I realize that who I am authentically is expressed in environmental beauty.

I’ve always been utterly aware of how short our existence is. I want to make the most out of life. When something doesn’t feel right, I change it, which is why I believe in the power of transformations and reinventing ourselves, again, and again. I work with women at the intersection of their biggest, and often most painful, transformations helping them express themselves fully in their clothes and lives so that they can blossom and thrive in this world. Through my programs and private sessions, I take women on a journey into their imagination, inner wisdom, and inspiration to rediscover the essence of their soul expressed through their style and home.

Since Her Way, I ran my first trial coaching sessions with fellow women (and now friends) of the Her Way course. I’ve built my offering and just released my website — a space of sharing self-discovery, beauty, transformation, fashion, interior and adventure

 

Since doing Her Way I have continued on my journey of self-discovery and understanding how I want to run my business online with my values. I didn’t really have a business plan when I joined but the course gave me exactly what I needed to start my journey in discovering it and the information I needed to create the business that I want to run ‘my way’.

Sage and Quartz was born just over a year ago. I found great comfort and grounding in using crystals and the addition of affirmations to my self-care routines during the past few years. By pairing the two I created beautiful bracelets that are a constant reminder of your affirmations with the added benefits and energies from crystals that support your particular chosen word. Throughout my life I have struggled with my confidence and breaking through limiting beliefs, affirmations have really changed the way I think about myself and my abilities. They have allowed me to find the path I want to walk and find my voice again. My wish is for these bracelets to guide and support you too through a blockage, a life change or to serve as a reminder. I see them as a powerful positive wellbeing tool to hold your hand or loved one through any given situation or emotion.

Vienda is such a beautiful soul to learn from, her wisdom and insights are really something to behold. I am still being supported by many of the women I met on this course which have been integral to the growth of me and my business.

 

Business, for me, has always been a wild ride. Countless nights of doubt, feeling like I am just not made for this online business world. Dear friends giving advice, trying to help me navigate through it all and suggesting possible paths for me. I tried a lot and failed a lot, and every new failure made me believe – I am not good enough.

Until I booked Vienda – first as a private mentor and then joined her course Her Way this year. The learnings and the new connections I made were invaluable and I finally realised, I can create my own work and build a business that feels good to me. It’s possible and I am enough!

My whole way of approaching business and how I feel about it changed ever since. I put myself and life first now without feeling guilty – it almost feels like my business self has been reborn and is now ready to grow. (And I am seriously considering joining again, only because I feel I am now readier (is it a word?) than before.)

Just recently I faced a challenge that, in the past, would have made me stop with everything and doubt myself again. Not now. I went back reading through my Her Way notes, journaled a lot on the topic and my feelings and found a solution – not only that, by accepting the new challenges and trusting the process, I was able to redirect myself business-wise and life-wise.

 

13 series & films to inspire the HER WAY woman inside you

13 series & films to inspire the HER WAY woman inside you

13 series & films to inspire the HER WAY woman inside you

 

I find art, films and pop culture incredible at lighting the fire of my own desires within me. And what an indulgent way to motivate us to create change through our own inner compass and the work that we do in the world. If you are thinking about joining me for HER WAY, here in chronological order from the most recent all the way to the ’40s, 13 series & films to inspire the HER WAY woman inside you

 

1. Self Made (2020), Madam C.J. Walker

Equal parts an entertaining account of the first woman millionaire, and a sharp critique of the margins along which Black people endure in a long history of systemic racism and gender-based oppression. The first to be born free of her six siblings, Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, withstood the blows of familial betrayal and rancour competition to revolutionize Black haircare. Walker’s story is one of devotion, shifty ingenuity and absolute mettle against the backdrop of post-slavery racial and gender oppression.

 

2. Girlboss (2017), Sophia Amoruso

Inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling book, this series follows the rise of Amoruso’s multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Britt Robertson plays the starring role of Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who decides to start selling vintage clothing online. As her passion — and retail fashion empire — begins to grow, Sophia unexpectedly becomes a businesswoman, who starts to realise the value (and difficulties) of being the boss of her own life. Alongside the likes of Charlize Theron and Kay Cannon, Sophia Amoruso serves as an executive producer.

 

3. Joy (2015), Joy Mangano

If you love rags-to-riches tales, this one’s for you: delve into the makings of Joy Mangano’s million-dollar household industry empire that’s also based on a true story.  Ms Mangano, played by the illustrious Jennifer Lawrence (who has signed on to play disgraced biotech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes in the upcoming movie, Bad Blood), starts as a single mother who scrapes by as an airline booking agent. After her breakthrough invention — a self-wringing mop — Ms Mangano navigates tricky business terrain in which betrayals abound, and allies become adversaries. But in the end, the woman this movie revolves around is the one true heroine we admire.

 

4. The Intern (2015), Jules Ostin

How the tables have turned. Anne Hathaway, who played Miranda Priestly’s fashion-unsavvy assistant, plays Jules Ostin, an enthusiastic CEO and founder of About The Fit, a Brooklyn-based e-commerce fashion startup. In the span of eighteen months, she builds her startup from her own kitchen to a full-fledged company with more than 200 employees. Pair her with an old-school Robert DeNiro playing Ms Ostin’s senior intern and you have a blossoming friendship packed with plenty of career advice. And if that doesn’t make you break out the popcorn, the movie portrays her husband, Matt, as a stay-at-home dad who gave up his career to take care of their daughter. Well done, Hollywood.

 

5. The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Miranda Priestly

Though she isn’t really an entrepreneur, she’s one of the most powerful and iconic bosses in recent movie history: the queen of all queens, Miranda Priestly. Played by a scathing Meryl Streep, Ms Priestly is the editor-in-chief of the fictional fashion magazine, Runway — it’s widely speculated that her character was based on Anna Wintour, the real-life editor of Vogue. When she’s not striking fear into all of her employees’ hearts, she’s juggling fashion shows, meeting with designers, and building one of the most cutthroat but powerful companies in movie history.

 

6. Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Melanie Smooter

Reese Witherspoon plays Melanie Smooter, a successful fashion designer in New York who has reinvented herself to hide her small-town Southern roots. Though the movie’s more interested in her love life than entrepreneurial ventures, there’s something in Ms Smooter’s character that we don’t see enough in romantic comedies. She refuses to sacrifice her work for love (why should she be expected to, anyway?) and embodies the talent and ambition of a self-driven woman relentlessly following her dreams. Who cares about the drawling countrymen of the South and the McDreamies of New York? Melanie Smooter is the only character we should care about, and the only one we need in our life.

 

7. Chocolat (2000), Vianne Rocher

Forget Johnny Depp — Juliette Binoche is the real star of this delectable movie as Vianne Rocher, an expert chocolatier who opens her own chocolate shop in a small orthodox French town. Part-time single mother part-time business owner, she does much more than sell chocolate, though. Over the course of the movie, her shop helps bring together families and empower individual women despite conservative challenges, and we can see the long-lasting effects of her business as Ms Rocher uses her artisan craft to transform the town’s community for the sweeter. Tradition meets revolution: Ms Rocher mixes together a dash of sumptuous romance, a sprinkle of entrepreneurial magic, and tops it off with everybody’s favourite chocolate chips.

 

8. You’ve Got Mail (1998), Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen Kelly, the proud owner of the NYC-based bookstore, The Shop Around The Corner. Ms Kelly, played by Meg Ryan, struggles to keep her family business afloat after a mega bookstore chain, Fox Books, moves into the neighbourhood Though the movie takes a Shakespearean turn with the owners of the rival bookstores soon falling in love, Ms Kelly’s fearless determination to overcome financial challenges, not to mention her incredible passion and dedication to her job, is one of the top-selling points of this movie. Whether you find Ms Kelly’s online relationship with a stranger heartwarming or alarming, watch this movie for her character alone. (Tom Hanks as a capitalist isn’t bad either.)

 

9. The Associate (1996), Laurel Ayres

If you set the movie Tootsie on Wall Street and switched Dustin Hoffman for Whoopi Goldberg, you would have the basic premise of The Associate. Goldberg plays financial analyst Laurel Ayres who is determined to break into the male-dominated world of investment banking. After getting passed for a promotion, Ms Ayres decides to start her own firm — as a white man. She dreams up the impossibly well-connected fictional persona of Robert S. Cutty as the face of the business, and with her own financial expertise as well the help of a complicit secretary, Ms Ayres proves to be a successful independent stockbroker behind the man. If for nothing else, watch this to see Goldberg in a heavy pound bodysuit and how good her make-up job will be.

 

10. Steel Magnolias (1989), Truvy Jones

In one of the earliest movies that put Julia Roberts on the map, she and the other four female main characters share the spotlight in this touching movie about a close-knit group of women getting through tough times. Truvy Jones, played by Dolly Parton, owns a hair salon in a small Louisiana suburb — it’s at the salon where the women meet by coincidence and the rest of the plot follows. In a movie where none of the men really matter, Truvy’s boss character marks a positive portrayal of women in business, and her leadership and responsibility in the group reminds us that, sometimes, we all need someone to lean on.

 

11. Baby Boom (1987), J.C. Wiatt

Watch this if you love babies — a radiant Diane Keaton plays J.C. Wiatt, a work-obsessed management consultant in Manhattan whose world gets turned upside down after inheriting a toddler. As she raises the baby on her own, she tries to climb the male-dominated corporate ladder and is faced with both the hardships of single motherhood and gender discrimination. Will she accept demotion after demotion, or will she venture out to new business prospects? Without spoiling the end, there may or may not be baby applesauce involved. Whatever she decides to do, though, Ms Wiatt represents the struggle of balancing personal and work lives and reminds us to thank our mothers more often.

 

12. Mildred Pierce (1945), Mildred Pierce

When your husband leaves you for another woman, what do you do? If you’re Mildred Pierce, you raise two daughters on your own and independently finance yourself through selling baked goods, waiting tables, and finally opening your own restaurant. Even if black-and-white films aren’t your thing, this crime drama will leave you on the edge of your seat quietly cheering for Ms Pierce, played by a stunning Joan Crawford. As her life takes a turn for worse at every corner, Ms Pierce remains a strong-willed and empathetic character who wants the best for her children – as a former wife, current mother, and successful entrepreneur, she gives hope to working women everywhere.

 

13. Lucy Gallant (1955), Lucy Gallant

Don’t let Hollywood’s 1950s chauvinist themes stop you from watching this gem: follow jilted-at-the-altar New Yorker Lucy Gallant, played by Jane Wyman, set up shop in a fictional Texas boomtown and straddle the conflict between pursuing career and love. She runs her dress store out of a brothel, relies on loans from shady bankers, and is continually courted by a romantic interest, but Ms Gallant’s journey from humiliated bride to fashion designer is, for lack of a better word, quite “gallant” indeed. If you know how old movies usually end, this one will be no surprise, but Ms Gallant’s self-made path to success feels very true to life and inspires the entrepreneur within us all.

 

To learn more about HER and enrol, click here.

 

HER WAY — The Women’s Business Training — November 2021

HER WAY — The Women’s Business Training — November 2021

HER WAY — The Women’s Business Training — November 2021

Designed for the woman who wants to share her message and change the world.

 

Since the beginning of time, women have come together and redefined the landscape of life through their inner feminine wisdom like a force of nature. They did it through storytelling, collaboration, and community, with grace and ease.

 

Today, we return to this purpose, again. We create businesses as a vehicle for our message… in a new way.

 

I spent years — 8 years to be precise — unlearning the rigid ways I’d been told would be the only way I could be successful. Being a woman, with a fluid, soft and cyclical way, bringing forth a way of business that is feminine, graceful, and true to my nature, means that I am often faced with a battle of old paradigms.

 

I had to risk the unknown and experiment with new ways of holding and running a business. I had to define my own meaning of success. I had to walk between fear of desolation and faith in my beliefs that business could be done differently. I am still learning, and I have come so far, designing this business as an extension of myself in a new way. Her way.

 

I know this is an enormous challenge for so many women.

 

We are in a time of great change and innovation. The old ways of running a business are disintegrating and we have a chance to replace them with something much more honoring of our cyclical, human, gentle natures and far more sophisticated.

 

You have to unlearn the strategies, and the linear, systematic approach to working, to surrender to the feminine trust-led, heart-led, intuitive, present, intentional way of creating and running your business.

 

The Women’s Business Training is a 5-week deep-dive into building a business model that is gentle, intuitive, and impactful. Across the month I will guide you through the exact steps, processes, systems, and strategies I use to share my visions, my message, and my heart with the world. And make good money from it, too.

 

 

Registration opens: Monday 4th October
Registration closes: Friday 29th October

We begin: Monday 1st November

 

4 live calls held every Tuesday at 5 pm GMT
Europe: 6 pm CST
Australia: 4 am AEDT
USA: 12 pm EST / 9 am PST

 

Delivery: 5-week training

 

☽ Weekly live & recorded calls
 Worksheets, templates & examples
 Online community

 
Cost: £150

limited spaces

 

[IMPORTANT: When you register, make sure you tick yes ✔ to receiving emails otherwise you will miss the most important information. If you accidentally missed that step you can opt into emails following these steps.]

 

 

Orientation Week: with prerequisite groundwork
Training Call 1: Tuesday, November, 9th at 5 pm GMT
Training Call 2: 
Tuesday, November, 16th at 5 pm GMT
Training Call 3: 
Tuesday, November, 23rd at 5 pm GMT
Training Call 4: 
Tuesday, November, 30th at 5 pm GMT

 

1. Principle foundations

  • Why women should be running businesses (and the world).
  • The secret of women thriving in business that most don’t know.
  • Choosing the message you want to share with the world.
  • The divine force that will move your business forward.
  • Setting the tone of your business.

 

2. Energetic systems

  • How to set your workday schedule.
  • How to stay motivated and disciplined with ease.
  • Handling the tasks that you’d rather avoid with joy.
  • Exactly what you need to do each day to create the impact you want.
  • How to set business aims and measure the results to guide you.

 

3. Pragmatic service

  • Developing your offerings, services, and products with love.
  • Understanding your value, setting your prices, and managing your money.
  • How to invite and share instead of manipulate and hustle to make sales.
  • Managing the highs and lows of inspiration and income.
  • How to deal with times of doubt.

 

4. Intuitive expansion

  • Expanding and growing your business and message.
  • Staying aligned with your integrity and inner wisdom.
  • Knowing what the next steps are as your business evolves.
  • Staying grounded, committed and true to yourself (in your own lane).
  • Finding a rhythm and flow that allows your message and business to be an extension of your life and you.

 

This training is a chance to build a business model that is aligned with your own nature. I aim to show you how you can run your business with more ease, in a more gentle way, giving more space to health, kindness, taking care of yourself and others. I will show you how to address and transcend underlying fears and guilt. 

I want to show you that things can be done differently. In a new way. Her way.

 

 

Cost: £150

limited spaces

 

[IMPORTANT: When you register, make sure you tick yes ✔ to receiving emails otherwise you will miss the most important information. If you accidentally missed that step you can opt into emails following these steps.]

 

 

Kind words from past HER WAY women:

Before taking HER WAY I felt as if I was swimming in air. I had a bucket full of dreams, ideas, and hopes, and it felt all too good and crazy to come true. After HER WAY, I feel like my aspirations and ideas are very much possible and needed in this world. I feel self-confident about my ideas and ready to take action. My favourite part was the weekly Live calls. The energy and learnings each week were huge. My biggest takeaway was that each person’s expression of their uniqueness is worthwhile and valuable for our world. Related to that, I took away that people are merely the channels of the bigger messages of the universe, which makes business ideas so much more meaningful to me now.
Nida
I loved learning that it is ok to not follow strategies and to go with what my inner voice or intuition tells me, even if I don’t see the whole plan and the process throughout the end until the outcome. And also, the idea of handing things over to God/ the Universe, etc. It was really great to have this different perspective, and I loved being a part of this program.
Teodora
The moment you said that you do not think we always need degrees for a certain type of work (a few exceptions of course) and that self-study combined with talent can be enough to create amazing outcomes for clients. I needed to hear that so badly, as I was a full-time doubter – always telling myself I cannot do this or that before I studied it. I loved the listening partnerships! It was so amazing to connect with a person I barely knew on a deep level right away. But my most favourite part was INSTINCT, as this course opened my eyes!!! I found my true strengths and for the first time ever, I have been honest with myself. I know now what I really enjoy doing and can finally build a business around it. I have already received two inquiries in the last week since setting up a new IG account – and I take it as a sign that I am in my element now.
Navina
I was so impressed at what a rich resource was created here. The summary notes from the calls are absolutely packed with such clear wisdom and insight and it’s all incredibly useful and applicable. My biggest takeaway or ‘aha’ moment was that it can be easy, and feel good, and it can look different for everyone, and I can trust that I know what’s best for my business at every level. Following the course was easy and simple. The content shared will add value to my life and business for years to come. The impact is enormous!
Emily
Before HER WAY I felt as if I needed to have certain goals completed to a very high standard before I could launch my business model. Now, I have a better understanding that entrepreneurship is a process and that my product will develop as I grow. I pivoted to focus on the essentials so that I can launch sooner. The 80/20 rule was revelatory and I already see it taking shape in my work. I manage staff and sometimes things don’t go as planned and I don’t want individuals to be hurt. If I conceptualize the universe as being in charge, I can see past the immediate situation. I can think in terms of the universe having a greater plan for all of us.
Michelle
Thank you for creating HER WAY. It has been an incredible month for me and the people you attracted are wonderful, loving, warm-hearted, kind, inspirational, powerful women. All a reflection of you. I talked with other women of the group that we never have experienced such an uplifting and supportive group of women before. I am so so grateful to myself that I followed my intuitive feeling to take this course even if it felt silly at that moment – I don’t even have a business but still invested in this business training. Lol. It gave me so much value and I feel once I figure out my message I know how to proceed from there.
Liisa
Honestly, this course has taken me to some unexpected places. I signed up for it because I wanted to find some flow and ease in my work and to find “my way” of integrating all my interests and careers somehow. But some questions triggered me to go much deeper into myself and led to quite a deep, heavy inner work. Frankly, I found this quite exhausting, which was one of the reasons why I stayed mostly on the sidelines. But I also found it very exciting to see what came through from all the deep stuff! (More on that maybe someday 😉) Now I feel I have released so much burden and I can finally start to feel the flow and momentum of life. I also start to get a glimpse of what the integration in “my way” might look like. And above all, I feel I now have the necessary tools to navigate the changes that are coming into my business. So thank you 🙏
Miho
I’ve never been in a group before where I’ve felt this kind of energy from the group. I’ve been in other group programs and they have been nothing in comparison to this energy that I felt from HER WAY. I felt it was a reflection of your energy Vienda, that natural, beautiful energy that you have. What I loved about the calls was that they didn’t feel scripted or rigid. They felt like you were just sharing your stories and it felt amazing to be a part of and witness that energy. I’m so so happy that I was part of this group and was able to dip into this energy and also contribute to it. It was really an amazing experience and I just wanted to tell you, thank you for offering this opportunity to connect to so many incredible women that you have attracted into your own field. Just: thank you.
Ines
Wow, HER WAY was simply magical, out of this world. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The course and your wonderful teachings were a total breath of fresh air that my life needed right now – it was all so timely. I am navigating a period of huge change right now in every part of my life (career, relationships, ways of being & living) and it feels equal measures of exciting and terrifying. But HER WAY reminded me of my power, that I have limitless potential to create in this world and that following my intuition (however scary it feels) is my duty to the universe. I made a number of huge life decisions in March, and I’m not sure I could have made them had it not been for my journey through HER WAY, your empowering & refreshing teachings, and the supportive community. Everything just clicked. HER WAY was so much more than a course on how to run a business intuitively as a woman (which would already be profound enough). HER WAY was a whole way of life – challenging my deep belief systems.
Aimee

 

What was the hardest thing? & 10 other questions

What was the hardest thing? & 10 other questions

What was the hardest thing? & other questions

 

I always knew I was going to create a life on my own terms. I also knew that to do so I had to be a little strange, outlandish, run against the current, have people disagree with me, and dislike me. I was ok with that. One of the greatest gifts that being parentless has given me is the freedom to command my life as my own. I have the privilege to create a life that I please out of my values, beliefs, and inner knowings fuelled by oodles of determination, stubbornness, and magnificent dreams.

 

It was inevitable that I would end up working for myself. I was a terrible employee: I would do that bare minimum; I felt utterly invested and dispassionate about my employer’s goals and aims; I questioned the working hours because I knew I could get more results faster and resented having to drag them across a full working day. More than anything, I wanted space and time to actually enjoy my life. I’ve always been of the opinion that this sweet, short, wild ride on Earth is supposed to be a sensual, playful, joyful one. Served with a side of soul-growth.

 

But building a business, from the ground up, on a shoestring was no walk in the park. It required me to dig deep, face some of my biggest shadows, and learn to do things that I had judged myself as incompetent at. Because building your own business is the most intense personal growth program you could ever take. There’s nothing you can get away with if you want to succeed. I fielded some excellent questions from Instagram last week that I am excited to answer for you today.

 

What was the hardest thing? And maybe still is… and how are you dealing with it?

Overcoming my own limited beliefs and conditioning. I’ve had to break through so many of my won glass ceilings in areas including money, time, value, self-trust, and believing what is possible for me. It’s an ongoing process that probably will never end because that’s what growth looks like. I notice that when I hit a block and everything seems to stand still like it’s holding its breath wondering “can she do it, can she break through this one?” I really resist at first because what I am hitting up against is so foreign. That’s the hardest part. Once I’ve acknowledged that to get to the other side I need to change my belief system, perception and do some soul excavation and bodywork I have something tangible to sink my teeth into and then can find my flow again.

 

 

How do you release the fear of not having/making enough money in your own business?

This fear is an invitation to look at your relationship with money. It’s a fear that exists within you with or without your own business but becomes amplified when you own your responsibility to provide for yourself in a very real way. Which can feel both thrilling and terrifying. Your relationship with money will have to be addressed to be able to move through the fears and break the glass ceiling of how much money you can actually make. I have a course on how I did it, called ‘Affluent’ that is self-study instant-access.

Here are 4 articles I’ve written on the topic:

 

 

How do you balance working on your inner world and supporting others when it gets tough?

Self-care is paramount and one of the gifts of working for myself and is that I have had the chance to really get to know myself, what works for me, and what I need to function at my highest level. The thing is, life is really hard at times but in those challenges, we are being stretched and offered more depth, more compassion, more tools that we can then pass on to others. I really trust that what I’m learning and going through is what my work is here to communicate and give to the world. The two go hand-in-hand for me, rather than being separate. So I keep showing up, with presence, and spill whatever is moving through me out into the containers of my work that I have created, trusting that they will need with whom and how they need to.

 

 

How did you get the confidence to become a mentor? How did you know that you could do it?

Training and practice. I studied Psychology and as part of my degree undertook many practical counseling hours under observation in clinical settings which gave me the mentoring framework and human cognitive behavior understanding. I also took a business course called BSchool that offered me the foundational knowledge for developing my online business. When I was ready to take the leap a did a few free practice sessions, then started charging and incrementally raised my prices as my confidence, value, and expertise grew.

Once per year, I partner with my friend Claire and BSChool to create a unique experience for women like us to take BSchool too, with us to guide you.<

 

 

How long did it take your confidence to gain momentum so you could fully believe in yourself?

I would say 2 years. The first two years of running my business were a rollercoaster ride of fear, self-doubt, and anxiety where I wasn’t sure it would quite work. But since then, every year has become more and more relaxed, fun and easeful and I’m 100% here for that. Those first two years were worth all the freedom, creativity, and evolution in me and my work ever since.

 

 

What’s the most powerful way to invite people to your offerings? I am not keen on social media and am struggling.

Find creative ways to get in front of the people your offerings are for. Think about it… where do they hang out? where do they work? what are their struggles? what do they read/watch/listen to? How can you position yourself so you can help them? When I started social media was not the monster it is now, and I got my first year’s worth of clients through the following articles I wrote for larger digital publications: Betty Means Business; Thought Catalogue; Rebelle Society; TinyBuddha. You have to think outside the box and listen to your intuition for those opportunities that are waiting for you.

 

 

Have you ever felt like you were hijacking yourself by stepping into the unknown?

No. I love the unknown, I love risk, I love the adrenaline of being at the edge of my discomfort. I will always and forever keep stepping into the unknown. That being said, doing so doesn’t necessarily feel easy and without fear or doubt for me, I’m just devoted to my growth so implicitly that it leaves me no other choice.

 

 

Do you ever occasionally wish you chose a “normal” path for any reason?

It never was an option for me. Do I sometimes resent “adulting”? Yes. I resent the mundanity of life that is required to live but I also have trained myself to view this aspect of life as a spiritual practice. To humbly acknowledge, embrace and find the fun and gift in the aspects of life and my work that doesn’t delight me as much.

 

 

How do you navigate the isolation of working for yourself?

I like working alone. I never felt isolated in my work until I was forced into a year of lockdowns. I have always cultivated friendships with people on a similar path with who I would spend time, co-create with or meet for co-working dates. I really enjoy my own company and I am skillful at tapping into my creativity and getting lost in the magical world of imagination and innovation to create my work and income.

 

 

How do you keep boundaries when helping others?

Having healthy boundaries is an art and a skill and I truly believe the way you do one thing is the way you do everything. So if you don’t have good boundaries in your life then you probably don’t have them in your work either and you have to learn them. I had to learn them. Due to my upbringing, I had zero healthy boundaries which brought me a lot of lessons. With time I learned how to listen to my body and make boundaries in an embodied way. Now, with lots of practice and dedication to this work, things that don’t match my energetic values and boundaries rarely even come into my field. So it’s not even a thing for me anymore. But it certainly was a journey to get here.

 

 

What’s next for you and your work?

I don’t have a plan, but I have a sense that it’s going to shift into more intense in-person work, half-day and full days with me; group work in 1 and 3 month online programs; and literature. I have so many books in me: both novels and autobiographical stories and at some point, I’m going to finally start spilling them all out.

 

time management, work + productivity ~ redefined

time management, work + productivity ~ redefined

time management, work + productivity ~ redefined

 

I recently spoke about how I manage my time and run my business in one of my mentoring groups and it created quite a stir, so I wanted to share this conversation with you here.

 

Did you know that 70% of the population isn’t supposed to be consistently motivated all the time? Yet many people are looking for a magical time management system to manage and organize their motivation in a linear way.

 

The key to good time management is deprogramming yourself from the way you think time works.

 

This means teaching yourself to believe that you can still be successful even if you don’t work in linear, dogmatic blocks of time, that are the same every day and every week.

 

Maybe, like for me, your motivation comes in waves. Sometimes it’s there and fully turned on. In those waves, I can get more done in 1-2 hours than most people do in an 8-hour workday. Sometimes it’s not there and I surrender and trust that this is a time I am meant to be more inwards, reflective and gestating in preparation for the next wave.

 

The concept of time management is such an interesting topic because, and bear with me here, what is time even, aside from a social construct to help us measure our presence and existence and make it easier to agree on future meetings and expectations?

 

It feels real, always there, inexorably moving forward. Time has flow, runs like a river. Time has direction, always advances. Time has order, one thing after another. Time has duration, a quantifiable period between events. Time has a privileged present, only now is real. Time seems to be the universal background through which all events proceed, such that order can be sequenced and durations measured.

 

The more you focus on being present with what you can do right now the more productive and effective you are in your work. One of the many gifts that travelling has given me, which I imagine is similar to motherhood, is the ability to stop, focus, and do work in the moments that I could.

 

It wasn’t about having the perfect time management system or the perfect workspace. It was about showing up whenever I could. At 6 in the morning while the wifi was good. In the middle of a rice field at 2 pm because it was the only place to find a connection. In the moments between. Now I have the privilege to choose when I work based on how I feel but I actually prefer it when my work weaves itself into moments of everyday life.

 

The way I do that work is that I am simply committed to my expression in the world. My work is my art. It’s like breathing. I am committed to show up to my work and do whatever it takes to feel that it is landing with, and how it needs to have the impact I intend it to. That commitment is bigger than linear constructs like time. It’s a devotion that is timeless.

 

how I make 50% of my income (it might not be how you think)

how I make 50% of my income (it might not be how you think)

how I make 50% of my income (it might not be how you think)

One of the things that changed my life the most was changing my perspective. When I started to see the benefit, the gift, the lesson, the growth in the challenges that life gives us, when I decided that life was happening for me, not to me, I really started loving it. In 2014 I took those tools and experiences and turned them into a course. I made £10k from it in the first year I ran it.

 

In 2017 I created two more courses on topics that dramatically shifted my life. One on clearing the subconscious blocks and beliefs that stop us from living out the expansion possible for all of us. Another on how to live an intuitive life. Both of them were made up of media files adding up to less than 2 hours and were so fulfilling to make. I was finally able to teach core topics that my clients and readers asked me about in an accessible and effective way. They made me around £15k the first time I ran them.

 

Since then I’ve made several other courses that continue to bring my best personal life lessons and teachings to the people who need them and in return bring in income including Affluent, Her Way and more. Now, online digital courses make up at least 50% of my income.

 

The Heartful Biz, originally a live 2-day workshop in London presented with my delightful friend Claire was turned into an online course when our collective audiences around the world repeatedly asked if there was a way they could take the course too. It has been such a fun offering with well over 200 women learning how to run and grow heart-led businesses in the ways that we do it, from us.

 

After years of being asked “how do you make online courses?” last year Claire came and stayed with me in Brighton for a few days and to film everything we know on the topic and across 4 hours, 4 video modules, a pre-course workbook plus accompanying practical templates & resources, we teach you how to develop, create & sell your own online course. As we say on the course information page: we have successfully created & sold over 12 digital courses between us across the past 6 years. These online courses have become our main sources of income. And we just love creating them. Now we show you how we do it.

 

Your Own Online Course is the sister program to our popular digital workshop The Heartful Biz. Together, they’re a real treat and we’re offering a special bundle price if you decide to enrol in both. (We think this is a great idea!)

 

Enrolments close at the end of May (in 7 days from today.)

 

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