Are you tired of the endless stream of business advice that fails to acknowledge your high value on motherhood?
Do you find yourself in the relentless cycle of comparing your business journey to others, only to be left with feelings of envy, frustration, or “not-enoughness”?
Perhaps you’re seeking a path that leads to greater ease and flow in both your business and life?
Maybe you’re yearning for a supportive space, a remedy for the challenges that inevitably arise, where you can share your journey and realise you’re not only not alone in this venture, but there is a whole community of mothers in business just like you, waiting to cheer you on?
Or do you simply crave inspiration and real-life examples of what’s truly possible for mothers in the world of business?
Conventional business advice so often doesn’t account for the unique challenges of the motherhood experience, nor does it take a particularly trauma-informed or neuro-affirming approach. It can try to force us into our masculine, which, while needed at times, does not support the cyclical nature of the feminine. I, too, spent far too long attempting to grow my business while adhering to principles that simply didn’t align with my deep passion for parenting, community building and trauma-informed and neuro-affirming care.
Now, after nearly half a decade of personal experience as a mum in business, I’ve learnt how to achieve more balance and cultivate a thriving business that not only accommodates, but centres the experience of motherhood.
Here’s what I’ve come to understand:
The skills and perspectives acquired through motherhood can fortify your journey in the world of business. Your business, in turn, can both inspire and nourish your motherhood experience. Neither take from the other; instead, they can fuel each other – this is where the magic happens.
Nurtured is more than just a concept; it’s a thriving online community designed to nurtured yourself, your business, and your family – without leaving you burned out.
My vision for you is for you to feel supported as you work seasonally, flexibly, and intuitively. I want you to gain the confidence and clarity you need to grow a profitable, sustainable business along the way.
Please note: There are no calls during Victorian School Holidays and we also have a two week break over the second half of May.
In Nurtured 2024, I am excited to be bringing in guest speakers to speak about topics that are outside my area of expertise, to inspire you and provide further support on your business journey. All guest speakers are yet to be confirmed but I can share some of the topics those already confirmed will be speaking about! These topics include: Regenerative Business, Holding Dual Roles of Mother & Business Owner Without the Mum Guilt, Incorporating Philanthropy into Your Business, and Your Menstrual Cycle, The Moon and Your Business.
I encourage you to engage with the space in a way that suits your individual needs, whether it’s diving in or stepping back as the seasons of your life and business ebb and flow. There is no homework, no such thing as ‘falling behind’, and a community space that will be a cushion for you to gently land on during challenging times, and a hive of inspiration and cheer-leading to lift you up and propel you forward in your business in times of motivation and growth.
I’m a Social Worker of 18 years, Postpartum Doula, Parenting Educator, Motherhood Studies Practitioner, Women’s Circle Facilitator and Mother of two. For more than a decade I worked in the hospital system where I held team leader and senior clinician roles that included clinical supervision of junior social workers and mentoring of junior medical, nursing and allied health staff members.
I’m passionate about supporting mums to say no to the hustle and yes to doing business in alignment with their values and love bringing together my experience working as a social worker with the skills gathered through my own business and motherhood journey to support mothers to find their own authentic and resourced versions of motherhood and business. I offer a range of workshops, networking and co-working opportunities, 1:1 mentoring, my signature group mentoring program, Nurtured, as well as clinical supervision to Social Workers.
I don’t believe you need more strategy, more systems or more support that ignores the fact you’re a mother. I believe you need a community space and support that acknowledges the complexity and nuance of the season of life you’re in. And a space that offers a holistic approach to business that feels good for you, your clients, and your family.
Nurtured is for you if you run an established service-based business or are in the early stages of creating one and want to find a new approach that feels more nourishing.
My hope is that you’ll finish the year feeling:
It acknowledges your unique Motherhood Experience
As a mother-supporting professional with training in matrescence theory, Motherhood Studies and maternal mental health (and a mother myself who started my business when my children had just turned two and four), I have the knowledge, skills and experience to support you with both your business and motherhood experience, tailoring this program so that it acknowledges and celebrates the profound journey of motherhood. I recognise that being a mother is not a separate facet of one’s identity, but an integral part of who you are as an entrepreneur. Nurtured validates the challenges and joys that come with balancing the roles of mother and business owner and provides a supportive space for you to share your experiences, vulnerabilities, and triumphs, fostering a sense of community, understanding and camaraderie. By honouring the motherhood experience, Nurtured equips you with strategies and support to navigate the unique challenges you face, empowering you to embrace your multifaceted identities and thrive both in your family life and your entrepreneurial endeavours.
It is Trauma-Informed
Having completed in-depth training in trauma-informed care (most recently Katie Kurz’s incredibly comprehensive training Cultivate), you can be assured that I am sensitive to the unique needs of everyone I work with. I ensure that interactions are conducted with utmost respect and consideration, and foster emotional safety, self-care and the empowerment of all participants, supporting you to go at your own pace. My trauma-informed approach not only addresses your well-being, but also paves the way for you to develop resilience, confidence, and a deeper understanding of how your past experiences can shape your entrepreneurial journey in a positive way.
It is Neuro-Affirming
On a journey to discover more about neurodivergence and women so that I could better support the noticeable increase in neurodivergent clients who were seeking business mentoring from me, I made a life-changing discovery of my own neurodivergence! Over the past 12 months I have taken a deep dive into books, podcasts and training for mental health professionals to equip me with the knowledge and tools to ensure my group spaces, programs and 1:1 work are all neuro-affirming. I value the unique strengths and perspectives that everyone brings, irrespective of their neurotype. Nurtured is structured to accommodate various learning styles and communication preferences, ensuring that everyone can thrive. This inclusive environment encourages the exploration of creative solutions, effective collaboration, and holistic personal and professional development. By being neuro-affirming, Nurtured honours the rich tapestry of neurodiversity, harnessing its potential to foster innovation and success among mothers in business.
Upgrade to include 1:1 Voxer support for the duration of the program for an extra $1200 (this includes leaving up to 15 minutes of audio messages per week excluding the break weeks).
All group calls and co-working sessions are on Wednesdays from 11am to 12:30pm AEST (AEDT during daylight savings in Victoria). Calls are not scheduled to fall during the Victorian school holidays.
All group calls and guest speaker sessions will be recorded and filed in the Facebook group for you to watch if you miss them. Co-working sessions won’t be recorded.
Three-hour planning workshop and 1.5 hour check-in sessions.
If you’d like to learn more about Nurtured, or have specific questions about the course, please reach out.
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