Evergreen Women Documentary Project | Storytelling Portraits in Evergreen Colorado

This weekend we’ll be kicking off the Evergreen Women project, documenting as many area women as possible.   Please join us! I want to capture your image, hear your story and share it with others in our community.   Why? There are a few reasons:   1. Howdy Neighbor – (The Who)   We live in an area where there aren’t the traditional midwestern neighborhoods like I grew up in. I used to know all my neighbors, their kids, their pets… Once, soon after I moved to the area, I was working as a waitress (in the restaurant formerly known as Dick’s Hickory Dock) and was chatting with some of my customers. After a while we realized that we were neighbors – next door neighbors and we didn’t even recognize each other! We had an acre of land between us and we never saw each other, except from a great distance. So, one reason for this project, is so that we can get to know our neighbors.   2. You’re here on purpose – (The Where)   Evergreen is pretty amazing. This climate is about as perfect as it gets. The scenery is some of Mother Nature’s best work. The open space parks are world class. We have THE best dog park on the planet. We’re full of wilderness, but we are within an hour of downtown Denver, we have our privacy, but we also have many strong community ties. We are a perfect mix of nature, culture, restaurants, activities and people tend to live here on purpose, even if they’ve found themselves “just” born and/or raised here. We choose...

Storytelling Headshots for Entrepreneurs | Are They Right For You?

 Storytelling Headshots for Entrepreneurs I often get asked about these “Storytelling Headshots for Entrepreneurs”… Questions like: Why are they “storytelling”? What if I don’t consider myself an entrepreneur? I’m pretty sure all I need is just a basic headshot for social media, why would I do this?  So I’ll just go ahead and tell you why you absolutely need one of these sessions! Well, maybe you don’t, but if you’re here, reading this, you probably do. You are here for a reason and maybe your subconscious mind knows something you don’t know. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t – coy, it is. Back on task. Here’s what these sessions are all about. They’re about ease and flow. They’re about integrity and alignment. They’re about intuition and inspiration.  You don’t have to be a master of any of these concepts, but, in our conversations, we’ll connect to that place where you feel these things. These amazing, perfect things and how they translate to the work you’re doing, the art you’re putting out to the world and the people you best connect with in the wonderful Land o’ The Ideal Client. When we connect to that part of you that is inspired and loves what she does, we can talk about how that radiates into every part of your businesses. Here’s what we clarify: What is your message? Who do you serve? Why do you do this work? Then we translate that into visuals. What is your brand? Your style? Your personality? How does your message and your other vital elements weave into these visuals? Then we play. Maybe we consult...

Thinking inside and outside of a pretty big box. | Portraits for Entrepreneurs

Declaration of Interdependence | Entrepreneurs Unite (in Europe) (or Colorado)   Today I made a commitment to be consistent about communicating with my community and inviting my community to be more connected with the work I’m doing.  You, being My Community, are the ones I want to connect with. I’m so glad you’re here. I appreciate your support and I hope to connect in-person as well as in this virtual world. For you that are entrepreneurs – past, present or future entrepreneurs, you may appreciate the blog I wrote for Cowork Evergreen. This speaks of the consistent communication commitment I made – I want my process to be transparent, as it may help others as well. It talks about simplifying all the processes of your business and boiling it down to two simple actions.  You can read more here. Why would I write this? Am I a business coach? Am I changing careers?   While I’m not a biz coach and I am not changing careers, my eyes are opening to the bigger possibilities of how I can connect with and help others around me in the best way I know how. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I’ve studied with some of the best teachers around and have learned many lessons about what works and what doesn’t work. I’ve learned much from my own experience and from the lessons my clients and peers have taught me. There are also the personal aspects that are entwined yet are so often overlooked as people assume business life is separate from personal life. If you’re an entrepreneur, you KNOW they’re one in...