Running a spiritual business is deeply rewarding. Whether you are creating products, communities, or working one-on-one with people through healing, divination, or teaching – you also have to be good at business and marketing. Luckily learning skills to build and grow your business are something you can learn. This course brings together 5 gifted teachers and successful business owners to your computer. Building a solid spiritual business is not about drama, marketing scams, luck, or bogus promises of million dollar first months. Being super successful is about defining what is important to you. Then building an authentic plan and showing up to make it happen. Joanna Powell Colbert, Carrie Paris, Theresa Reed, Briana Saussy and Andrew McGregor will share their knowledge, experience, and practical tools to get you clients, a following, and the success you are looking for.
Full course descriptions below.
Participate by live streaming video (using free software), by phone, or Skype. Or catch the material by streaming video or audio recording (MP3) at your convenience. Either way join the supportive Facebook group to practice your new skills and ask questions that arise from your studies. If you’d like to get a better sense of these wonderful teachers you can listen to great talks with them on The Hermit’s Lamp’s podcast.
Your Strange is Your Success
With Andrew McGregor
Imitation never brings real success. In fact it turns us away from the thing that will help us find our people and our happiness – our strangeness. The parts of us that set us apart, make us feel different or even like we don’t belong, or have been judged by others are exactly the parts that can most help others. Owning your difference and sharing it boldly is the key to making the right choices for your business and your life. This workshop will help you see the magic in you that the world needs and help you share it in ways that will bring people in search of your wonderful gifts.
Andrew McGregor is an artist, tarot reader, podcaster and magician. He runs an old fashion brick and mortar store in Toronto, and online, called The Hermit’s Lamp. Before stepping into working his spiritual business full-time 13 years ago he worked in advertising for many big name companies.
Staying Busy, Staying Sane:
With Theresa Reed
You want a busy business but you don’t want to be so busy that you’re missing out on having a personal life, right? We’ll talk about how to keep your business flowing steadily while maintaining healthy boundaries + a burnout-proof schedule.
Theresa Reed (aka The Tarot Lady) is an intuitive Tarot reader, teacher, mentor and yogi on a mission to take Tarot from hippie to hip. When she’s not reading tarot, she’s busy helping fellow mystics learn how to create sustainable + profitable businesses.
Nurturing Self and Nurturing Others in Business & Community-Building
With Joanna Powell Colbert
How do you build a community and a following, online as well as offline? How do you serve and nurture that community, while making sure you are also attending to your own needs as a creative, spirit-led person? In this workshop, we will take a look at ways to develop in-person events and online courses, how to choose topics for them, and the elements that make them a success both financially and spiritually. We’ll also look at ways to manage our time and energy, in order to accomplish all we are called to do.
Joanna Powell Colbert has been an artist, writer, teacher, and convener of circles for over thirty years. She is the creatrix of the Gaian Tarot and the new Pentimento Tarot. She leads retreats two or three times a year on a magical island in the Salish Sea, and teaches frequent online courses as well. She was named by SageWoman magazine as one of the Wisdom Keepers of the Goddess Spirituality movement.
The most expensive mistake and how to avoid it.
With Brianna Saussy
When it comes to running a business, any business, there are hundreds of decisions that need to be made on any given day: when to launch a course or product, how to write the copy, who to hire, what aspects of the business can be outsourced, what to invest in, and where to find clients and customers – just to name a few. When it comes to running a mystical, spiritual, or sacred arts business things can get even more complicated (after all, most businesses don’t have to take things like lunar phases and astrological transits into account)! People who run what I refer to as sacred arts businesses have one thing in common – we are all helpers, naturally inclined to give and give and give and not nearly as inclined to ask for help ourselves.
And here is the thing about not asking for help: it is isolating, it creates way more work, a dead-end mentality, and most of all it is expensive; deeply expensive in terms of time, energy, happiness, and yes, money too.
In this teaching we are going to explore the many ways that we can shift our attitudes around asking for help including:
- learning how to ask for help in easy, elegant, ways that feel good for you and whoever you are asking
- discovering how asking for help can actually build collegiality, a killer referral system, and even increase your client/customer base
- talking about the good (and not so good) ways that you can offer help to others
- developing daily practices and business habits that cultivate a culture of knowing how, when, and why to ask for help – in your business and beyond
There are plenty of expensive mistakes that we all make when it comes to business, but this doesn’t need to be one of them.
Hi, I’m Briana. I am a writer, teacher, and spiritual counselor. The point of all my work is supporting our ability to call a spade a spade in a way that is constructive and helpful. I teach a year-long introductory class on fairy tales and the sacred arts calledSpinning Gold, and I write a lunar letter which goes out to my beautiful community on a bi-monthly basis. Beyond conversations that make me think, sweet kisses from my beloved, and good times with family, I find that strong coffee, good dirt, and true words are some of the best things in life. Folks can find me at: http://brianasaussy.com/
Magic Money: Turning lead into gold.
With Carrie Paris
I’m going to go out on a limb here and present a topic that’s been viewed as taboo in spiritual circles for far too long— making money. I feel it’s easy to create a successful business practice that produces lucrative results and I enjoy making money through magical means. The obstacle with this type of success is when we attempt to build a business practice without adopting a personal practice. For myself, and many others, equally tending to both is mandatory for our success and quite often, one without the other leads to disappointment and debt. How do we avoid these windfalls and unite the two practices? For me it begins with my greatest metaphysical love— Alchemy. Over the years I’ve learned to fold its ancient teachings into both my personal life and business plan. For my clients, and myself, alchemy provides a step-by-step map that leads to inner and outer gold. In this class we will look at key alchemical stages for navigating the steps needed to activate and solidify success in our careers and life. If followed, you will find the gold in your calling’s niche and leave with a road map that will help you deliver it to the world.
Carrie Paris has a passion for divination and uniting modern magic with ancient ceremonial rites. Carrie was in the first class to receive a Masters in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent, UK, is creator of the Magpie Oracle kits, the Legendary Lenormand and the Relative Tarot. She is co-creator of the award winning Lenormand Revolution deck and will be releasing the Sirene’s Song Lenormand in May of 2016. Carrie considers herself a Global Citizen and enjoys dividing her life and career in California, Santa Fe, and Europe with her husband, artist Rob Hampson and the World’s most psychic terrier, Rose-shine.
Registration is non-refundable. Presenter order may change.
* The course is charged in US$ to facilitate paying the international teachers.
Super art by Christopher Bulle used under Creative Commons Lisence.