Are you ready for this?

Yes, you are!

Because where you are right now is the perfect place to get out of your own way, grab opportunities, and go all in to succeed in your business!

I hear a lot of people say: “I’ll do that as soon as…”, or “I’ll make that move next spring.” or “I’ll take that risk when….” It’s as if you’re stuck in a future life when it will somehow be the “perfect time.” And that’s how you set yourself up for massive failure and an unfulfilling life.

All we ever have is right now. This moment, and right now is the ideal time to stop making excuses and take massive action! Grab every opportunity to grow and create your perfect future life starting today.
But, I get it. You want to make 100% sure that this is the right investment for your business. And I’m so grateful that you’re smart about your business investments! Because it’s super important to me that you invest in the right tools for you.

So here’s the DL.

The Mastermind Day is perfect for you if you are:
  • Worrying about just how in the heck you’ll achieve your goals and success this year
  • You need some strategic planning and creative time to drive your business forward
  • You crave connection with other smart and savvy entrepreneurs
  • You’re feeling uncertain and unclear about your next moves to reach your goals
  • You need courage and focus to make bold moves in your business
  • You feel alone in the hustle and grind of running your business with all its challenges.
  • You’re going through a difficult time in your business
  • You’re doing ALL the things but not getting results you desire and deserve!

If you said “yup, that’s exactly me right now” to one, some or all of these, then the Mastermind Day is exactly where you need to be on April 27th.

And today it’s even easier for you to attend and grow your business alongside other like-minded and awesome entrepreneurs. I am offering a payment plan to participate in the mastermind day for only three monthly payments of $250!

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That means you can attend this fantastic day, be in the room with other smart and savvy entrepreneurs and get all the knowledge, mindset strategies and more you need to hit your goals out of the ballpark.


What’s stopping you?

Sign up now!


I can’t wait to have you join us for this warm and co-creative day,

P.S. Check out the simple payment plan to attend for only three payments of $250!

What the Mastermind Day is all about!

So what is a Mastermind Day?

My VIP Mastermind Day is a one-day event where you get to step out of the day-to-day of running your business and focus on what’s important to drive your business forward.

This day will help you get grounded, gain clarity on your vision, brainstorm challenges, and learn from other savvy entrepreneurs who are struggling with similar obstacles than yourself.
And together you’ll co-create a warm and supportive space to receive honest feedback and the freedom to overcome beliefs that are holding you back in your business and life.

How will the Mastermind Day benefit your business?
  • Receive support and honest feedback from like-minded people who struggle with the same problems
  • Get solutions to challenges you’ve been mulling over-and-over and can’t seem to solve on your own
  • Get the courage to put your business out there in new and exciting ways that inspire you
  • Cultivate the awareness to see how your beliefs are holding you back in your business and address them accordingly
  • Make connections and form a community with new inspiring and savvy entrepreneurs that will help you grow well after our one-day event.
But seriously all of this in one day?


Yes – I kid you not. I’m still benefiting from attending one of these at the beginning of February. Ultimately the shifts in perspective and support I received that day led to me having the best February and March in my business since starting it in 2013.


Join us at the VIP Mastermind Day, April 27th! CLICK HERE NOW


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The obstacles that are keeping you stuck in your business

In my experience working with dozens of women in my mastermind programs, two big obstacles are usually keeping you stuck in your business: strategy and mindset.



Are you using the most effective approach to produce the best results in your business? Do you know which one to implement?

In my mastermind programs, savvy business women share all their tried and tested resources, strategies, and systems, and as a result, they advance their businesses fast and efficiently.


“Success is 80% psychology and 20% semantics.” ~ Tony Robbins. Most of the time I find my mastermind participants are looking for that magic pill that’s going to change it all. They’re so convinced that the reason they’re stuck and not growing as fast as they want to is that they haven’t found the perfect strategy and systems yet. And 80% of the time it turns out that there is a story, thought or limiting belief that’s keeping them from succeeding. Once they make that shift, things accel faster than they could ever imagine. Even I had this very same experience when I attended a Mastermind Day in New York at the beginning of February. I went in expecting that my strategies were all off. But at the event, I became aware of a huge mind block that was holding me back massively in my business. I left with new awareness and a strategy to shift my perspective, and as a result, it changed my entire approach to my business and ended up having THE best February in the books to-date. And I’ll be honest and tell you I worked less, was more productive and created it with ease.

The day was so powerful that I immediately started working on putting my VIP Mastermind Day together for Boston so that you could experience these amazing results for yourself too. Being in the room with savvy business people, learning from them, and connecting on both the practical level as well as the deeper underlying energies brings about huge insight that can help you leap forward in your business.

So what do you say !? Are you ready to give yourself and your business the opportunity to prosper this year? Sign up for the Mastermind Day Now.

Have questions? Feel free to book a call with me here, and I’ll answer all of them for you!

x Hanneke

Need a business reset to realign and focus on your goals for 2018? Sign up for the FREE 5-day Biz Spring Cleaning Challenge here.


Forbes Magazine says you must join a mastermind

Masterminds are so effective that hardcore business magazines like Forbes regularly write about the benefits a mastermind can provide for entrepreneurs.

Here’s what one Forbes article highlighted on what a mastermind can help your business with:

  1. Accountability
  2. Regular connection.
  3. Networks beyond your own to tap into.
  4. A trusted circle of colleagues to help you make decisions.
  5. A chance to learn from other businesses and leaders.
  6. A confidential space to discuss challenges and problems.
  7. A laboratory to learn and experiment.
  8. A reflection of your own wisdom and expertise as you help others.
  9. And potentially long-term friendships and connections.


Photo credit: Forbes Magazine's Website
Photo credit: Forbes Magazine’s Website

“Having people around to call on when you need it is one of the soundest investments you can make.” I couldn’t agree more with Forbes Magazine on this. If you look at the most successful people in business, you’ll notice that none of them got there alone. They leveraged the crap out of their networks and connections, invested in support, created buy-in from others, and then they achieved massive success.

What do you think? Does masterminds sound like your thing? Let me know what you think and if you have questions. Just hit reply to this email, and I’ll get right back to you.

Stay tuned for my next email with all the obstacles that are keeping you stuck in your business.

x Hanneke

P.S. In the corporate world? Ask me about my Corporate Masterminds  –  click here and scroll down.

Original Forbes Article.

Mastermind Results:

If you know me, you’ll know that I’m all about RESULTS. Yes, the balance, space and other lifestyle improvements like less stress, better sleep is, of course, an amazing bonus. But I’m not just about the fluff over here. I’m committed to helping female entrepreneurs own their power and charge their worth and see real results.

That’s why I wanted to take the time to show you some of the results my clients achieved while being part of my six-month mastermind program that includes two sessions per month for six months via Zoom conferencing.

That’s right our mastermind participants are dialing in from all over the world twice a month, and I’m so proud of these women and what they’ve accomplished as a result of the accountability and support they provide for each other on and off our calls.

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Are you ready to see their results?

While being part of my mastermind community where participants were fully supported and worked with the intention they:
  1. G0t clarity and focus to become more organized in their business
  2. Acquired multiple new clients, locked in big projects, submitted and won high paying proposals
  3. Created systems to streamline client on boarding (read clients said yes more.)
  4. Got confident in their price & sales strategy and process that resulted in higher client conversion rates
  5. Hired copywriters, content writers, and website designers
  6. Expanded their business team members/staff
  7. Formed new collaborations and connected with powerful influencers in their industry
  8. Created new websites with professional photos and copy
  9. Grew their social media presence
  10. Created content that went viral
  11. Launched and filled new online programs
  12. Hit six-month income goal in only four months

Wow wow – I won’t lie, I’m so stinking proud of these ladies!

So what do you say!?

Are you ready to experience REAL results like this in your business? But maybe you’re still not sure exactly how these groups work, and you’re not ready for the six-month commitment. I get it!

That’s exactly why I created a wonderful little appetizer for you. On April 27th at 9am-4pm I’m hosting a VIP mastermind day. Where you’ll be able to experience the structure and benefits that a mastermind offer. Join me and an intimate group of savvy business women who are serious about growing their business to new heights here.

I’d also love to invite you to book a call with me here to see if this is the right fit for you.

Can’t wait to have you there,


The two most common objections to business masterminds and how it’s killing your business

I’m guessing you may have identified one thing in my previous post that indicated that it’s time for you to join a business mastermind.

You may have thought to yourself: yes – this sounds like exactly what I need. And then all the but’s came flooding in like:

I don’t have time to devote to a business mastermind

Oh, my dear, I hear you-you’re a busy bee! I get it. But are you really working smarter in your business or are you just down in the weeds busy doing all the donkey work. And are you working on the RIGHT stuff that will ensure success in your business? Being in a mastermind helps cut down your working hours because you’ll leave every session knowing exactly what the steps are that you need to implement as well as the best systems to achieve success faster. Gone are the days of doing the trial and error stuff – your mastermind buddies have your back!

Why do I have to pay for it? Why don’t I just put an informal group together

Yes, absolutely you can put an informal group together, but that means you’ll have to invest your valuable time (which you’re already short on) to find the right people to be in your group. And then you’ll have to take time to organize and coordinate everyone schedules. And before you know it you’ve lost hours that could have been spent working on revenue producing activities in your business. So now this informal mastermind is costing you money. And even if you did find a way to run it nice and smoothly, how will you keep everyone focused, consistent and on point, and also make sure that your needs are met? Paid masterminds do all of the dirty work for you, all you need to do is rock up to each call with your challenge and be ready to engage, ask questions, learn from others, and be ready to grow your business.

Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll highlight more of the hardcore business results you can expect when you join a mastermind program.


The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level your business:

The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level your business:

So masterminds huh? They sound cool and exciting but when do you know that you’re ready to join one?

I’ve been running masterminds since 2015, and I’m personally in one for my business growth too. I’ve experienced the benefits, and exponential business growth first hand and my clients’ results include launching new side-hustles, online programs, adding new clients, new revenue streams, and hitting their income goals in half the time they anticipated. Bottom line: masterminds are the BOMB when it comes to growing your business fast! (if you ask me :))

In today’s email, I’m sharing how to identify when and if you need a mastermind. Ready? Let’s jump right in.

The five signs that indicate a mastermind is what you need to up-level in your business:

1. You’re gearing up for massive growth in your business
You’re implementing all sorts of new strategies, expanding your team and planning significant expansion. It’s new territory; you don’t have many or maybe ANY business friends who are at this level of business. And you’re facing all sorts of new challenges. Having support and accountability from like-minded people get where you’re at or are a little further along in their business would massively help you figure out the right path to hit your goal faster.

2. You’re doubting whether you’re prioritizing the right stuff to grow your business
There are all sorts of roads that may lead to success… or dare we even say it: failure. Which one of the options at hand is the right option to achieve your business success, faster and smarter? The collective intelligence and experience of a curated mastermind group helps you brainstorm the best business strategies and gives you hardcore advice to work smarter while speeding up your results.

My Mastermind Buddies and I with our Business Coach at a Mastermind Day in New York City.
My Mastermind Buddies and I with our Business Coach at a Mastermind Day in New York City with Money Mindset Coach, Denise Duffield-Thomas.

3. You’re facing new challenges in your business
Congratulations you did it, you officially grew to a new level in your business! But now you’ve got some new hurdles, like who to hire first, or perhaps you have to restructure your team and fire some people. There are lots of growing pains that come with business growth, and when you have a mastermind group who has your back, you’ll be able to overcome all these problems with more ease and confidence.

4. You’re feeling isolated and lonely
You have all these fantastic ideas, and amazing things are happening in your business, but there’s no one who you can call to bounce ideas off of or who can genuinely rejoice in your success and understand your entrepreneurial journey. Mastermind buddies are THE best people to celebrate, be vulnerable with or bounce ideas off of because they get you! They know you inside out because they live a parallel life to you in their business.

5. You’re struggling to focus and stay grounded on your way to your goals
Most entrepreneurs have shiny object syndrome – which is a beautiful gift when it comes to creating new and exciting programs and products, but it seriously blows and throws you off track when you’re trying to stay focussed and finish a project. Mastermind friends keep you accountable, they hold you to your mission and your ultimate goal and can call you out on your BS when you go astray.

Stay tuned for my next post featuring the two most common objections about masterminds and how it’s killing your business! Subscribe to the newsletter and get your million-dollar mindset cheat sheet below!


Mastermind Highlight Interview: What it takes to be a CEO

This week’s mastermind highlight interview may be one of my favorites yet. In this interview I get the DL on what it takes to take massive risks, run multiple projects in your company and step into that CEO mindset with our special guest: Andrea Isabelle Lucas the owner of Barre & Soul.

Watch the interview to get the juicy details on how she built the Barre & Soul empire, studies with the original creator of Barre’s daughter in the UK, wrote a book, created the world’s first online barre training in the Lottie Berk methodology, a clothing line and more while raising two kids practically on her own!

Become a barre teacher here!

Read more about Andrea and her new book here.
Shop her amazing workout gear here.

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About Andrea Isabelle Lucas

Andrea Isabelle Lucas is founder of Barre & Soul, a successful, rapidly growing community of studios delivering Barre & Soul method classes, and challenging, athletic Vinyasa Yoga classes to strengthen body, mind & soul. Barre & Soul method fuses elements of ballet conditioning exercises, yoga, pilates and calisthenics for a total mind-body workout that never fails to challenge and uplift clients. Andrea has overcome personal challenges from teen pregnancy to domestic abuse, and is building an empire based on her expertise and passion for womens’ issues, mind/body wellness, and Barre based on the authentic Lotte Berk method. She learned early how to fuel her inner fire through mind/body fitness, and has catapulted herself to entrepreneurial success. She is driven by a mission to support women everywhere to overcome barriers and pursue their biggest dreams with grace, grit and strength.

How I had my best February since being in business.

How I had my best February since being in business.

I can’t believe we’re already in March!? How are you doing? Do you still have that zest and drive to make this year your best year yet? I still do, and I want you to know I’m right here to help and support you to have the best year too!


And that’s precisely why I wanted to share the steps I took to have my best February since starting my coaching business in 2013! And it didn’t involve any new tech-savvy strategies or re-inventing the wheel in my business either. In fact, I did less with more ease the entire month long.


Here are the steps that made all the difference:

1. Outsourcing: I try to no longer do ANY of the “busy” work in my business. I hired a virtual assistant at the beginning of the year, and she’s doing all client on-boarding. The penny on this dropped massively for me when I attended a mastermind day with self-made millionaire Denise Duffield-Thomas last year. Women are terrible at asking for help, and that holds us back in business because we’re spending time on work that is not our zone of genius or keeps us from focusing on the revenue-driving activities in our business. Hiring people to help me with all these ad-hoc activities allowed me to focus my energy on reaching out to new and serving existing clients in an authentic way. As you may have noticed, I’m also undergoing a little bit of a transition over here to working only with people who want to grow their business and side-hustlers starting out or transitioning to full-time entrepreneurs, either in my private practice or through my mastermind programs.  This means the copy on my site needs to be adjusted and instead of wrestling with it for hours – I’ve outsourced it to my favorite copywriter. Other things that are on the list to outsource over the next few months: website optimization and updating, creative designs for website/social media.

2 . Working on my mindset. One of my mastermind buddies’ favorite saying is: “mindset work is the work.” And I have to say I agree with her. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve employed a few new strategies to overcome all fears, self-doubt and pretty much any thought or feeling that’s not serving me and what I want to accomplish in my business or life this year. There are millions of mindset tricks but here are the ones that I’m actively practicing:

a) Morning and evening gratitude and journal practice – I write out what I’m thankful for and allow some time to ponder on it along with anything that I’d like to release.
b) Meditate – I do 10 minutes of meditation in the morning to center me for the day.
c) Exercise regularly – I’ve also started doing a few new classes to spruce things up
d) A conscious effort to drink more water and eat healthier meals.
e) Releasing all things, stories, and people that don’t make me feel great. What that looks like in practice: I limit scrolling time on social media, I don’t read horrible news stories – yes, I stay informed but I don’t need to read 5 articles about the same sh8tty thing. I only hang with close friends who are near and dear and doesn’t suck energy. (note this doesn’t mean I don’t allow my friends or myself to vent or talk about the harder things in life)

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My office space: I’ve added a few things that inspire me here like the fresh flowers, sage and salt lamp.

3. Slowing the F Down!
If you know me you’ll know that I normally work at the speed of light and I’m going a million miles a minute, while this is great for implementing new programs and moving into action fast, it soooo doesn’t allow for being and working with more intention (read working hard and stupid). Always rushing things out means I don’t work smart in the long run. So I’ve taken some major chill pills (hence all the meditation work) so I can work and implement strategies that will reap more benefits and higher revenue long term.

4. Getting myself in the room with other successful business owners

I saved this one for last because it was the MOST important shift and contributing factor to having the best February since being in business for myself. I attended a mastermind intensive day with my business coach (another one of the best things I ever did for my business) in New York City at the beginning of the month, and it was the best thing ever, for two reasons:
a) I got to be in the room with multiple six and seven figure entrepreneurs; our work together lead to massive shifts for all of us. It heavily shifted the way I approach my business and how I now show up and work on growing it.
b) It was further proof that my mastermind programs are so essential and needed to help other entrepreneurs grow and thrive in their business! In fact, the day made such an impression on me that I decided to create one for the serious business peeps here in Boston too! Join me Friday, April 27th for a VIP Mastermind Day  – give yourself a day of space and deep connection to focus working ON your business vs. in it. Be in the room with an intimate group of spectacular businesswomen and step into your million-dollar business mindset (only ten spots available). Click here to join us.

And that was it. Simple, I know but so effective!

Now I’d love to hear from you!?

Have you recently outsourced a few projects in your business? What did you outsource first?

And which one of these tips was most helpful and will you employ first?



Five Keys to Unlock Your Profitable Business

Unlock your profitable Business: Last week I did a super fun interview with Kit Pang, the owner of Boston Speaks. In the interview, I revealed the five keys all entrepreneurs (and especially my boss ladies) need to unlock a profitable business. Almost 600 people watched this interview on Facebook, and I was overwhelmed by all the positive comments of how helpful it was.


In this interview where you’ll receive the five keys to unlock your profitable business you’ll learn:
  1. How to rock your confidence and own your results and value
  2. Charge what your services are REALLY worth – this is something that comes up at various levels in business – and a big reason why I created my VIP Smart Profits daysFact:
  • I see way too many women bartering or working for free and asking other women to work for free. And I also see a lot of prices comparing with others.
  • If we want to get paid the same as men and be treated the same  – then that means we have to step up and claim our own worth.
  1. How to stay in your lane: Stop comparing yourself to others, stop competing on price with others
  2. Why investing mega $  is and important part of unlocking your profitable business
  3. Why surrounding yourself with savvy business women who see your value and can help you step into your full power. (And why masterminds are so powerful!)

Now I’d love to know what was your biggest AHA or favorite part of this video!? Tell me in the comments below! And feel free to ask any questions you have!


Thank you to Kit Pang from Boston Speaks for featuring me!

Mastermind Highlight Interview: Stefanie From SwapIt

In this informative mastermind highlight interview, you’ll how to use a mastermind effectively and how it helps you drive your business forward faster!

You will learn how the Savvy Success Masterminds will help you to:
  • Achieve new and energized focus to keep your business intact
  • Knowledge sharing and perspective learning from other women entrepreneurs
  • Clarity and the right push to scale your business
  • Encouragement and motivation to get things done
  • Double your income potential
  • Client profiling and target strategies
  • Charge your energies to achieve optimum results
  • Self-accountability and fulfillment
  • Clarity on client messaging and revenue goals
  • Setting the right priorities
  • Networking and resource sharing to boast results
  • Better income planning and goal achievements
  • Develop valuable connections and build your own community with support
  • Access to building contacts and meaningful collaborations
  • Connections with diverse networks and business expansion
  • Find business solutions at new level of new devil

Stefanie Johnson — As founder and CEO of SwapIt- a new take on personal styling- my job is to inspire people to conquer their day by using their wardrobe as a tool. Shopping and personal stylists never worked for me. I knew there had to be a better way, so I created one.

A native of the Boston area, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 2006 I moved to NYC to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector and in 2015 moved back to Boston to start SwapIt. Always eager to learn and grow, I have participated in the Jewish Greening Fellowship and the Seniors Leader Program at Columbia University and completed the personal styling course from TreniMi.


Mastermind Highlight Interview Video

In this informative mastermind highlight interview, you’ll learn all about the power a mastermind holds and what is possible when women join forces and support each other.

You will learn how the Savvy Success Masterminds will help you to:
  • Use the mastermind to effectively brainstorm new ideas in your business
  • Achieve new and energized focus to keep your business intact
  • Share knowledge and perspective, while learning from other women entrepreneurs
  • Get clarity and the right push to scale your business
  • With encouragement and motivation to get things done
  • Double your income potential
  • Gain strategies and the energy to achieve optimum results
  • Get accountability and fulfillment
  • Get clarity on client messaging and revenue goals
  • To set the right priorities
  • Build your network and resources to boost results
  • Plan your income goals better and achieve it
  • Develop valuable connections and build your own community with support
  • Access contacts and meaningful collaborations
  • Make connections with diverse networks and business expansion
  • Find business solutions at new level

Join us at the VIP Mastermind Day, April 27th – Click here now to snag it up at the very special Early Bird Price.

About Kristin: 
As founder of Thrive by Food, a functional diagnostic nutrition, and health coaching practice, Kristin Thomas spreads her message of natural digestive health through group programs, live international events, one-on-one coaching, blogs and podcast appearances. If you need a place to start, sign up for her FREE Gut Healing Recipe Guide and design a plan to begin healing your gut.

Sign up for Kristin’s Love Your Gut Program here

About Nicole Guilmartin:
David Blaine has nothing on Nicole Guilmartin. When she puts her magical touch on an event, you know it. Just a swipe of her wand (AKA pen and planner) and a TV studio becomes an electric space of slinky chandeliers and a glowing dance floor. A tiresome mall transforms into a lavish art gallery and lively bistro. A barren warehouse is now an energetic fitness destination for fresh juices, workouts, and wellness.

This is Nicole Guilmartin Events – full-scale event planning and performance that knows no boundaries. She takes raw spaces and reinvents them with creative concepts only true illusionists could envision and employ. No actual hocus pocus. Just serious talent. Nicole has a huge bag of tricks, gathered from years of sitting at the (elegantly set) table with industry A-listers. Her experience portfolio reads like a Who’s Who – Janie Haas Events, Rafanelli Events, Amy Kimball Events and almost a decade of creating lavish affairs with MAX Ultimate Food. Throughout her tenure, she has stunned with such events as the cabaret-themed Boston Arts Academy Annual Benefit at the MFA, Cambridge Community Foundation Centennial at MIT Media Lab and dozens of other private events and celebrations. She is also the event producer of CREATE Boston with local chef Louis DiBiccari – a celebration of food, art, cocktail, and music.
Consider her an event whisperer, calmly managing the entire project from start to finish (translation: everyone and everything is under her soothing spell and all ducks happily fall into a row). Collaborative and innovative projects are her passion, as she dreams up the unusual and sees it through to completion.

A Bryant University grad with a business degree in marketing, when she’s not executing the events of a lifetime, Nicole is taking cues from Mother Nature – hiking or skiing when the weather gives the green light. She gets her Zen on as a certified yoga instructor but still knows how to amp things up with spin and barre. While movement feeds her active and creative mind, Nicole doesn’t discount a relaxing day at home in Andover with her own party of three – husband Joe, young son Joseph, and dog Henry.

Visit her website here

10 Results My Masterminders Achieved in 6 months!

We’re just about to wrap up the current round of masterminds. And I must say – what a productive round it was. I’m so proud of these ladies; they’ve really stepped up their game and up-leveled their business in just six months!

I just love masterminds! (Yes, I’m in one myself too!) Being in a mastermind builds community, collaboration, gets you out of your own way, keeps you focused and most of all it keeps you showing up in your business every day! And that builds the momentum you need to succeed.

As a result of the above my savvy mastermind ladies accomplished the following in six short months they:

  1. Got clarity and focus to become more organized in their business
  2. Acquired multiple new clients, locked in big projects and submitted proposals
  3. Created systems to streamline client on-boarding
  4. Got confident with their pricing & sales strategy and process
  5. Hired copywriters, content writers, website designers, and virtual assistants
  6. Formed new collaborations and connected with powerful influencers in their industry
  7. Created new websites with professional photos and copy
  8. Grew their social media presence
  9. Created content that went viral
  10. Launched and filled new online programs

Oh, and did I mention that someone even hit their six-month income goal in only FOUR months!

What could you accomplish if you were part of a business mastermind like this [FIRST NAME GOES HERE]?

If you’re curious about masterminds and would like to experience what it’s like to be in one, then I have two special events lined up for you:

Savvy Business Networking & Mastermind Night on Feb 6th, 5pm – 8pm. Reserve your spot here. (Great for existing business-owners, startups and side-hustlers)


Join the Pop-up Mastermind Call on Feb 12th at 11am – 12:15pm EST. Grab your seat here. (geared towards existing business owners and startups)

Are you in a mastermind? Tell me what you love about it below!

x Hanneke


Oprah’s Techniques For Success

Did you choke up a little too when you watched Oprah’s Golden Globe speech!? It was sooo good, right? It left me so inspired by what is possible for you, for me and the world. Don’t you just love stuff like this that makes you feel like you can achieve anything in the moment? I stinking LOVE it! Too bad that the jazzed feeling fizzles out rather quickly. And that’s precisely why you have to incorporate Oprah’s other strategies for success in your life, so you can to keep moving and achieving big things in 2018!

Oprah’s Strategies for Success:


  1. Be Unapologetically Yourself!
    Oprah has just always been completely herself! She even encouraged ALL of us to be ourselves too and tell our stories in her Golden Globe speech on Sunday. So my dear BE YOU. You’re unique and wonderful – show us more of that!

  3. Embrace Failure
    Spoiler alert – if you want to accomplish big things, you’re gonna fail! Even Oprah did! Yup – that’s true – she got fired from her first job as a TV anchor at Baltimore’s WJZ-TV. She got up, dust herself off.

  5. Stop Giving a Sh*t about other people’s opinions!
    Or pleasing other people for that matter.  According to Vogue, after Oprah was apparently told that she was “unfit for TV News” when she got fired! Imagine if she had let that go to her head and given up right there.

  7. Give And Help Others
    Even in her speech where she was encouraging all of us to tell our stories, no matter how hard or how scared we may be, she managed to tell not only her story but also those of others who deserved to be honored. And that’s Oprah right? She shares, she gives, and she gives again. The next time you think that your small deed won’t do a thing – think again. Change starts with one random act of giving, kindness or whatever is needed to get the process started! Even if it’s as little as a smile or a thank you.And for those of you who are driven by financial success: According to a study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland, giving makes you happier! And another study shows that when we’re more satisfied we earn more.

  9. Surround Yourself With Other Successful People!
    Deepak Chopra, Sir Richard Branson, Barack Obama – these are just a few of the famous people that Oprah has either interviewed or collaborated with. And that helped her to become even more famous and successful. You are the average of the five people that you spend most of your time with! So if you’d like to be successful, then get out there and go meet some powerful friends, or invest in a mastermind. (Enrollment to mine is currently open, inbox me at if you’re interested!) Whatever you do, do not go at this alone.

  11. Meditate
    Oprah is a big believer of meditation to help set the tone in your day! I love meditation because it brings me clarity and focus. This clarity and focus help me to speed up the time it takes to achieve my goals.

    “When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself,” Eckhart writes. “When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.”So, although I’m a big proponent of formal meditation—for the discipline, joy, and calm it brings—I’m moving into an even greater phase of being fully present all the time.It’s a heightened state of being that lets whatever you’re doing be your best life, from moment to astonishing moment.The outside world is constantly trying to convince you-you’re not enough. But you don’t have to take the bait. Meditation helps you resist.” ~ Oprah’s Blog

If you’d like some more support in incorporating some of these strategies in your business or life, reach out to me about coaching sessions. Together we can transform your life, overcome fear, overwhelm and whatever else it is that’s keeping you from achieving Oprah-style success! Book a Q&A call with me here.


Now I’d love to hear form you!  =>What tip will you incorporate this year!?


The Art Of Taking Breaks

I’m currently in sunny South Africa, taking it slow. Every time before we leave for this extended break (this year we’re here for three weeks) I always have a mini-freakout about taking all this time off. And every year, I’m surprised at just how “productive” this time is. No, I’m not sitting here coaching, writing blogs, or doing much, but the productivity comes from the not doing, and non-business. It comes from creative doodling, ideas are flowing non-stop, and because I’m allowing them to flourish and not act immediately, they keep evolving and getting better. It’s Ah-mazing!

Before I left, I spent quite a bit of time working with my business coach on all my (lofty) goals for 2018. After that, we did a deep dive on how I’d let go of the “guilt” I was feeling for not working 24/7 and the fear I had of missing out (yep, I deal with and practice what I preach every day too!). Allowing myself to create the space to be creative, think, digest, and mentally prepare myself to support all my mastermind, business, executive, and career coaching clients on a higher level in 2018. (Oh, and of course my new VA too! – more on that later.)

I’m determined to bring you the very best coaching services in 2018 and can’t wait to share more with you (I’ve included a few events for you below). BUT in the meanwhile, I did a little Facebook Live video (almost 400 people have already watched it) discussing this topic in more depth and giving some constructive tips to help you create guilt-free downtime and self-care rituals to expand your business in 2018!

This will be my last email until after Xmas, so I’d like to wish you a very happy festive season and thank you again for choosing me as your coach, it truly is such an honor to have you as part of our community.

P.S. Join me for the following:

VIP Hit Your Income Goal in 2018, Jan 20th at 9 am – click here for more information.

Savvy Success Business Masterminds – set your business up for success in 2018, starts mid-February – apply + more info here.

Facebook LIVE:

Pictures from our trip, follow me on Instagram (@hannekeantonelli)  for more updates on our trip!

Time to take it slow in Africa 🎥@antonellivisualmedia

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Grow a business you love!

When people go into business for themselves, they usually do so because they’re super passionate about it. That passion can quickly dwindle due to overwhelm, exhaustion, and the growing pains of running a business.

Today I share a few strategies that have kept me motivated and excited while I built two award-winning businesses. What I’m sharing isn’t hard-core business tips – you already got all that covered! What I’m giving you today is the juicy stuff behind the scenes goodies that have helped many of my clients to create something inspiring, you’ll love it!

Are looking for more support in your business?

I’ve got you covered. Here’s how I can help:

1.Hit your Income Goal with the Ladies’ Night for Entrepreneurs on Nov 28th, 6 – 8 pm.
This pricing and sales workshop will help you to:
– price your services to hit your income goals and prevent burnout- be comfortable selling your expertise without feeling pushy or awkward
– build a sales funnel that will ensure your clients keep coming back to you for more
Space is limited, register here now.

2. Join the Savvy Success Business Masterminds; next round starts in January 2018.
These masterminds are ideal for women who want to start a side-hustle or existing business ladies who are looking to hit their first $100K in business. Get the support, expert advice and accountability from like-minded ladies plus me as your business coach and grow your business beyond your wildest dreams. Click here for more information

3. Business Coaching
FACT: the most successful six and seven-figure business owners, CEO’s of fortune 500 companies, and gold medal athletes all have a coach. Having a business coach gives you the support, awareness, and accountability you need to change the behaviors that are currently stunting your business and personal growth.
When you invest in hiring me as your business coach we’ll:
– eliminate all the distracting forces that keep you from realizing optimum business growth
– bring focus and structure to your short-term and long-term business goals.
– design and implement a step-by-step method to ensure success in your business
I’d love to invite you to hop on the phone with me to discuss this opportunity in more depth.


Downloads from a Millionaire’s Mind

Millionaire Secrets – Last week I had the opportunity to attend two events with one of my most favorite coaches ever. I’ve been in Denise’s Money Bootcamp and Private Mastermind Facebook Group since 2015, and I’ve personally seen her flourish into a self-made millionaire. And by being in her group, I’ve personally been able to double my coaching business every year too. I’ve been crushing on this lady, and it was the ultimate treat to be able to attend both her 7 Figure Mindset and VIP full day in NYC last week!deniseme

Denise & Me Before Thursday’s Event

When I walked into her 7 Figure Mindset event on Thursday, I immediately noticed her and was like: “Oh my word is that her!?” And her height struck me; she’s a cool Madonna 5’5″. (Somehow she looked taller online, and I won’t lie – I’ve had limiting beliefs about my height and build before, that somehow being short and petite (I’m only 5’4″) would lead to not being able to play or produce big things in this world. I can put that one to rest now!)

My next surprise was that we were able to walk right up to her and give her a massive hug and take a picture with her (I wasn’t expecting this at all, so I was completely tongue-tied and star-struck – sorry Denise haha).

The thing I enjoy most about Denise (in-person and online) is how down to earth and real she is. What you see is what you get.

She was there, she is real, and she is just one of us! (So if you’d like to be a millionaire but believe that you’ll become a stuck-up B*** to do it you can put that fear to rest. You can stay the kind and amazing person you are!)

Ok, so I’ll stop gushing now and share a few things I learned from Denise’s Thursday night event (I’ll be sharing more insights from the VIP day in future blogs too, so stay tuned!)

    1. You’ve got to start where you’re at right now

      Everyone starts out at zero, and the only way we get to play bigger is by consistently showing up, graduating from where we’re at, learn from our failures and move on.

       2. Stay Focused

      A lot of entrepreneurs (and people in general) have Shiny Object Syndrome. Know what works in your business and life and do that, stop thinking you have to reinvent the wheel. Make sure that all your efforts lead to your signature product.

      3. Celebrate your Failures

      That’s right, instead of having a down in the dumbs reaction to failure, take it as an opportunity to celebrate that you now know what it feels like to fail, learn from it and move on to bigger and better things.

      3. Fear is normal

      If you’re waiting never to have fear about something you’d like to accomplish, you’re gonna wait a loooonnnnng time. I’m talking like until the day of your funeral. You have to learn how to work with your fear to achieve what you want. (Hint: I can help you with that – learn how by booking a complimentary coaching session with me here.)

      4. Stop playing small

      It’s our time to start playing big. If we want to change the world we have to earn more money and make sure that more money gets distributed to the good people in this world. If you were a wealthier person think of all the fantastic things, you could do with your money!

      5. You can’t do it alone

      If you’d like to accomplish more significant things in your life you have to surround yourself with the right support:
      – Join a mastermind (I have one for you to join, click here to learn more),
      – Hire a coach (Urm I’m right here, book a call with me now),
      – Outsource the “busy-work stuff (this is one of the best things I’ve done for my business.)

      Me, Denise, My Business Coach Tara, and My Mastermind Buddy Sara

      6. It’s your time now, and the world needs you!

      Wherever you are in your life, business or career. Now is your time to step up your game and create your success!

      denise2Our VIP Day Crew of inspiring women changing the world, thanks Denise for the picture and unforgettable day! 


Attend my upcoming VIP Mastermind day! Click here. 



Fears that are keeping you stuck and how to overcome them!

Stuck? I’ve got you covered. Today we’re talking about the three fears that are keeping you from the career and life of your dreams. And I’ll also share my top tips to combat these fears head on.



In working with my career clarity clients and my ultimate career bootcampers, I’ve identified three common fears that everyone who’s going through a career transition normally experiences.

Today we’ll:

A) identify those fears
B) show you some strategies on how you can overcome those

Let’s dive right in.

The three fears:

  1. Fear of not being good enough to get the job that you want or not having the correct skill set for that particular job.
  2. Fear that what you really want to do with your life doesn’t exist.
  3. Fear that what you want to do in that profession that you’re going to be passionate about is not going to make you enough money.

These are some real and legitimate fears to have.

However, I want you to remember that whenever you are trying out something new and thinking outside of the box in your life, it will always bring up some fear in yourself.

As the author and TED speaker Elizabeth Gilbert says in her book, Big Magic, Fear is always triggered by creativity.

Having fear shows you that you’re being creative, and that you’re human and that you’re currently going through a growth phase.
How to overcome the first fear of failing or not having the correct skillset:

It’s important to know that not everything that you think is the truth. Half of your thoughts that you think on a daily basis is complete nonsense. It’s not set in stone, it’s not fact, it’s just random thoughts that you have. Having the thought “what if I fail” is just a thought as well, and it’s a negative thought at that.

80% of the things that we think on a daily basis is negative or exactly the same as what we thought yesterday.

What to do:

Shift your focus and start to thinking more positively. How do you do that?
One little trick that I often share with clients is to start playing the what if game. The what if game is a game to help you get out of catastrophe thinking. If you’re thinking what if that job doesn’t exist, what if I’m going to fail, and what if I’m not going to have the right, correct skillset to land that job, then you want to flip that and go: What if I do have the right skillset? What if that job does exist? What if I land that job? What if I know exactly who to talk to to get that job? You really flip this into a positive way, and that will shift your focus and get rid of some of that fear that you have.
How to overcome that fear of what if what I want doesn’t exist:

Here’s a new little concept that I want you to think about. If you can think it, then you can do it. It’s as Walt Disney says: “If you can dream it, then you can do it.” It’s impossible for us to have thoughts and desires if we can’t achieve them already.
How to overcome the fear of “what if I don’t make enough money in that profession:

Do your research and your homework. So often my clients will come to me and say things like, “Oh, it’s going to cost too much money,” or “Oh, I’m not going to be able to make any good salary in that industry.” Then once they do their homework, they’ll find that their assumptions were completely wrong.

This may mean that you have to think outside the box. Because in any industry there are people that are making more than enough money. You might have to get creative to increase your earning potential in certain industries.

I also advise my clients to do a budget of what their ideal life will really cost. This is extremely effective if you’ve been in a very high paying job and then think that you have to make that much money to live.

Now I’d love to hear from you.

What are some of your fears around this whole career transition journey, and how have you overcome them?


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Thank you for reading and I’ll see you again next time.

How to make better decisions: easier & faster!


Sometimes making decisions can be very overwhelming and time-consuming. Today I’m going to share my strategies to help you make better decisions faster.
All of us are making lots of decisions on a daily basis. And some of those decisions are massive ones that can have a huge impact our business, career, and our life. I see a lot of my clients struggle to pick what decision to make. when you are finding it difficult to come to a decision is to make sure that you know what it is that you want for the bigger picture.

Here’s what to do:

  1. When you are finding it difficult to come to a decision, make sure that you know what it is that you want for the bigger picture.So let’s say for instance you want to lose some weight. Then that is ultimately the goal, and any decision that you make in your life wants to support that objective.
  2. Which brings us to the second step: When you’re in the middle of a decision-making process, and you’re stuck on what option to choose.  Let’s take our weight loss analogy again and let’s say that you have to choose between cake or carrots. In this instance, you want to look at these two options and go, “Okay, which one is going to bring me closer to the goal that I desire?” And obviously, in this case, the carrots are going to be the better option.
  3. But what happens if you have two choices that will both get you to your goal? Returning to our weight loss example: say you had carrots and hummus as an option. Now both of the options are healthy, and both of them are supporting my goal. So how do you make a decision then? If you have two good options, then you want to ask yourself: “Which one is going to get me to my goal faster?”
  4. Lastly, if you’re not sure which one is going to take you to your goal faster, then just pick one and go for it. Oftentimes the thing that’s holding us back is not making a decision, and just staying in that indecision space the whole time. This can cause a lot of frustration and stress in our lives, careers, and businesses. So next time you’re not quite sure what to do, just pick one and go with it. And even if it’s the wrong decision, it doesn’t matter because guess what? You’re going to learn from this choice that you made and then you’ll improve as you go along.

These are just a few tips to make your decision-making process easier!

Now I’d like to hear from you:

Are you currently struggling to make a decision about something big? Tell us in the comments below. Or, do you maybe have some ideas for us to make even better decisions? We’d love to hear from you too. If you found this video helpful, remember to share it with two of your friends, and also sign up for my newsletter so that you can get these tips delivered to your inbox on a bi-weekly basis. Thank you so much for watching, and I’ll see you again next time.

Has it Really Been This Long Already?

It’s almost been

– one whole year since I decided to make career and business coaching my full time focus

– nine years since I quit my Wall Street job and started my passion-driven Pilates business

– ten years since I’ve moved to the U.S.

So now you may be asking yourself:

“Great, but what does this have to do with me?” A lot actually, in fact it’s got everything to do with you.

You see Johanna, my passion about helping others get clarity and direction is what lead you to me.

And today I wanted to share something I learnt from all my life and career transitions (and there’s been many more that I didn’t share above.)

I realized that no matter what you attempt you will ALWAYS experience some form of FEAR.


Because we’re human!

And instead of wanting to become fearless, it’s way better if you can name your fear and accept that it’s there. Note I didn’t say give up because you have it. Just learn how to work with your fear vs. against it.

I’ll be completely honest: Not all of my transitions were easy, in fact most of them were tough. Some even came with a lot of tears – despite my desperate desire for them.

Why? Because I was scared: scared of failing, scared of making a mistake, scared of losing something.

And did I fail? Sure I did.

Did I make mistakes? Plenty!

Did I lose something? Mmm not really, in fact not in the least bit – instead I gained SO much.

And that’s the thing Johanna, in the end when I look back on all of my transitions they enriched my life, made me wiser, gave me grit, and most importantly they lead me here. To you, doing what I love and helping you to get out of your own way too, discover your purpose and living a bigger life with more impact!

Thank you for being here and trusting me to help you.

As a token of my appreciation (and to celebrate the past year – because who doesn’t like a good party!?) I’d love to offer you the opportunity to ask me anything!

Simply either hit reply on this email with any question you have for me, or book your complimentary discovery session with me here.

As another party favor, I’d also like you to be the first to get in on the early bird pricing of the next round of the Live Ultimate Career Bootcamp that will launch at the end of September. If you enroll now you’ll save $100 on this four week online video course that includes six live calls, in-depth worksheets and other amazing hand-selected resources that will help you gain career clarity and direction. Sign up here and get started for as little as $109.

So honored to have you here and excited to serve and support you on your journey to your passion-driven career,

x Hanneke