Mastermind Highlight Interview

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:
  • 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
  • Strategies and the energy to achieve optimum results
  • Accountability and fulfillment
  • Clarity on client messaging and revenue goals
  • Setting the right priorities
  • Networking and resource sharing to boost results
  • Better income planning and goal achievements
  • Develop valuable connections and build your own community with support
  • Access to contacts and meaningful collaborations
  • Connections with diverse networks and business expansion
  • Find business solutions at new level

Join the next round of masterminds by applying here.

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! 





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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Lastly, subscribe to my newsletter so that you can get these tips and tools in your inbox every two weeks.  I’ll see you again next time.

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

Five steps to land a job you love – faster!

A Career transition can be incredibly daunting and overwhelming and take way longer than it should if you don’t have the right strategy. So today, I’m going to share five tips with you to help you speed up this process.


Grab the Passion-to-Purpose Map here:

My Career Clarity clients and Ultimate Career boot campers have seen real progress and results from following the steps that I’m about to share with you today.

So let’s dive right in!

Spead up your career transitions with these steps:
  1. Get clear and specific on what it is that you want. You want to build what I call a non-negotiable list. This is a wish list of all the prerequisites that your job must have for you to be happy.
  2. Start doing your homework. Start to talk to people that are in the industry that you’re interested in and research some jobs that are in that industry. A lot of my clients will often tell me that, “Oh, but there are no jobs in that industry, or they’re not going to be paid enough, et cetera.” Without doing their homework. And then once they do, do the research, they find out that their assumptions were not correct at all. So, do your research.
  3. Avoid any and all negative Nancy’s. We all have those naysayers and people in our lives that tell us that something is impossible. Make sure that you limit your contact with these people while you’re going through this process. They’ll completely derail you, and then you’re not going to feel inspired to keep looking for that perfect job that will fill you up.
  4. Make sure that you break the process down into bite size little chunks. This can seem like a gigantic thing that you want to achieve, and yes, it is quite the process. But, it doesn’t have to be all that overwhelming if you break it down into manageable and actionable little steps. If you do happen to find yourself completely in over your head, just do two things that you know will bring you closer to getting that job that you want.
  5. Hire a coach. A coach will help you to get super specific and also help you to get out of your own way and overcome any of the fears and limiting beliefs that you have around this process.

And there you have it, five easy, simple strategies that you can implement right now to help you speed up the whole career transition process.

Comment below:

Now I’d like to hear from you, are you currently going through a career transition process? What are some of your deepest fears and obstacles in finding that perfect job for you? If you found this video helpful, remember to share it with your friends, and also join my newsletter so that these tips can be delivered straight to your inbox on a bi-weekly basis. Thank you for watching, and I’ll see you again next time.


This kit will help you pinpoint the perfect career and then also give you further steps to hunt and land that career.

Five Strategies To Grow Your Business Faster!

Let’s dive right into the five strategies to help you grow your business faster!

When it comes to your business:
  1. What is it that you want to achieve? How will you grow? A plan and a vision is important.
  2. You want to make sure that you stay consistent. Show up every single day and take a couple of steps towards that goal that you have for your business.
  3. Treat your business like it’s a marathon and not a sprint. So make sure that whatever steps you are taking in your business, you can continue to take without burning yourself out. You also want to leave enough time for self-care, and leave yourself enough downtime to rejuvenate your creative spirit.
  4. Collaborate with other people to help you grow your business even faster. Find some people that are either in your industry, but doing something slightly different, or in other industries that have the same audience as you have. You’ll see this a lot with internet business owners who cross-promote each other’s packages all the time. Find someone that you can work with and collaborate with so that you can both have a mutually beneficial relationship, but also benefit both of your audiences.
  5. Get some help. Don’t be shy of hiring a coach or a consultant, joining a mastermind, and also outsourcing any and all of the projects that you no longer find enjoyment in.

It’s important for you to stay patient. Remember that anything worthwhile and successful doesn’t just happen overnight. It does take time. It does take patience, and it’s definitely going to take all of the five tips that I shared with you today.

Looking for more support and accountability?

If you are a business lady and you’re looking for support and accountability and like-minded women that will have your back and help you to grow your business faster, then be sure to check out my Savvy Success Masterminds. Enrollment for the six-month program is currently open, and you can apply to join one of the dynamic groups and grow your business beyond your wildest dreams.

Now I’d love to hear from you.

Do you have any tips that have helped you to grow your business?

Be sure to share that with us in the comments below. Also, remember to join my newsletter so that you can get these tips delivered right to your inbox, and share this video with anybody who could find it useful. Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you next time.

How to bounce back from failure

Today we’re going to be looking at how you can bounce back from failure.



We’re all terrified of failing, and that’s okay. Right? It comes with the territory every single time that we step into the unknown. But it’s also essential for you to remember that failure is part of life.
Think about it, as a baby, when you started walking, you failed over and over again. You stood up and fell back down again, and you didn’t let that stop you. Or think about when you were learning to ride your bike when you were little. How many times did you fall off? And then, when we started eating we couldn’t find our mouths. We would keep picking up the food and dropping it in our laps. Eventually, we did succeed, but the only way we got there was because we kept going and kept trying and eventually we figured it out.
Failure is something that you’ll have to accept will happen in your business and career. You will most likely at some point land in the wrong job, I did!  And in business, you are sometimes going to try things that are not going to go as planned and you’ll fail.
The important thing to overcome is to stop the fear of failure from keeping us back. Right? You want to get clear on what you’re afraid of and then work with that fear to help you move forward.

The bigger question is: Once you’ve failed, how do you bounce back?
  1. You want to make sure that you forgive yourself. Women have a tendency to beat ourselves up and have negative chatter going on in our heads, and that doesn’t help the situation. If anything it is preventing you from moving on and succeeding in future because you keep pushing yourself down with the mean voice in your head.
  2. You really want to assess the situation, and then you want to ask yourself, “Okay, what exactly is it that went wrong and how can I make this better in future?”
  3. Lastly, you want to make those adjustments and improvements, and then get right back at it and try again.

As Michael Jordan says,

“I have failed over and over and over again and that is how I succeed.”

You can overcome any failure.
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Be positive every day!

Today I’ll reveal my favorite trick for staying positive!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m slightly obsessed with keeping people as positive as possible. Why is that? That is because I know that my clients who tend to succeed and go far in their business and get into the careers that they want to have are the people who can stay in a positive frame of mind as often as possible.

A lot of times in my Savvy Success Masterminds, The Ultimate Career Bootcamp, or with my private clients, we spend a lot of time on the topic of getting in the right mindset.
My favorite tip lately for keeping you positive, or even myself positive, is to write down all of my wins every single day. I have a big dream board. Some of you who did the Effective Goal Setting course will know what that dream board looks like. Or if you follow me on Instagram, you also would’ve seen my dream board.

On the one section of my dream board I have goals, and I also have wins written down. Every single time that something positive happens, that is growing my business, or I get something, even as a gift sometimes, I’ll write it down as a win. It’s changed my attitude, and it’s shifted my perspective and my focus, to the things that went right in my day.

That keeps me positive to keep going and achieving what it is that I want to achieve. I’ve also seen this work for my clients. The more you can shift your focus, and your energy, to the things that are going right in your day, or in your life, the easier it is for you to stay engaged, positive and focused on achieving your goals.

The minute you allow yourself to start to look at all the negative stuff, which, let’s face it, negative things happens too … That’s when you completely start to lose focus, and that’s normally where I see my clients start to stumble and get off track.

If you have a couple of hefty goals that you’re currently working towards, I strongly recommend that you adapt this little trick. It will help you to shift your focus, get more positive, and stay motivated so that you can live to your fullest potential. Also check out my blog post “The one easy thing all successful people do.”

Now I’d love to hear from you:

If you enjoyed this tip, comment in the section below! Do you have a wins-list? Or do you have other tips for staying positive? Tell me below.
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Here’s my wins board in the back:


Four Ways to become a networking machine! (Offline)

Offline networking is important. Whether you’re busy growing a new business or if you’re trying to get a new job, or simply just trying to add a few new friends, having a great network will help you accomplish anything you want faster!

Watch the video for my four top tips to improve your offline networking:

What do I mean by offline networking? I mean networking events that happen in person.

A great way to find some awesome networking events in your town is to go to Eventbrite and simply browse what is going on in your city. Once you’ve established some events to attend, you also want to make sure that you really get the most out of these networking events. I recently served on a panel for General Assembly, and we had some great takeaways that I’m going to be sharing with you today.

Four Ways to become an offline networking machine:
  1. Start viewing your connections as social capital. The founders of VentureFizz has coined this phrase. What they mean by that is, that your connections actually are worth something. Examples: I connected two of my friends a while ago, and together they grew a non-profit that has since helped a lot of other people, so it really created value in terms of money for others. I also recently met a woman at another networking event and we were discussing healthcare, and it turned out that she was paying about 10 times too much for her healthcare. All I did was put her in touch with my healthcare guy, and that then saved her money. So as you can see, there’s huge value in the connections that you already have.
  2. You want to view your networking a little bit like you’re going on a first date. So just like you wouldn’t walk into the room and immediately start to tell everybody everything about you, you’ll rather walk into a room and start asking less personal questions and get to know them better. So always make sure that you have a couple of questions in your back pocket that you can pull out whenever you’re feeling a little awkward in talking to people.
    Make sure that you’re adding value. So instead of walking into a room and just going, “Me, me, me.” You want to make sure that you first also add value to the person that you’re talking too. Start thinking about the connections that you have within your network that you can put this person in contact with and how that will help them. Networking is a lot like karma, what you put out there is most likely also going to come back to you. The more positive connections you can put out there and the more value you can give to other people, the more value you’ll receive in return.
  3. Lastly, you definitely want to remember to follow up with people. I know of so many people that I’ve met at networking events that never bother to email me back. That’s a big no-no. When you don’t follow up immediately, that person will forget who you are within a few days. And just because they can’t help you at this moment doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to help you later.

That’s just a few ways to help you become a better networker! Also be sure to read my “Three mistakes to avoid while networking” and “Wanna make networking fun” for more tips to become a networking machine!

Now I’d love to hear from you:

What are your best networking tips? What’s your biggest obstacle when it comes to networking? Tell me below, and feel free to ask me your network-related questions too:


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How I got my bum off of Wall Street and found my passion!

So how the f-bomb did, I do it?

How did I get myself from Wall Street to where I am in my career today? I don’t often tell the unedited version of this story, but a couple of months ago I had the pleasure of meeting the ladies from She Geeks Out, a networking group in the Boston area that builds dynamic communities through events, networking and education. The lovely owners, Rachel and Felicia, invited me to do a podcast with them, and let me tell you – they got the story behind the story!

I shared a few behind the scenes secrets and spilled all the beans on exactly how I went from a little farm girl living in South Africa to a money broker in London and New York City. But what happened that finally broke the camel’s back? What made me realize what my true passions and purpose were, and just how did I go on to become an award-winning Pilates instructor and Best of Boston® Life Coach?

It’s all right here. Press play below and find out how you can determine your passion and purpose too: (ps – Please note that there are some sensitive language and topics in this podcast, please listen with headphones if you have little ones around. Don’t judge me – I warned you it was unedited 😉 )

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What is enough?

Today, we’re going to explore what is enough for you.

This topic of what is enough is something that often comes up with my private coaching clients, as well as in the Ultimate Career Bootcamp, and in my Savvy Success Mastermind.

We all have this question, how much money is going to be enough? How big do I want my business to be? For you to get deep and clear on this, I’m going to probe you with a couple of questions today.

You see, it is in our nature to want more, more, more, more, and more. We also live in a society that has taught us that more is better. But more isn’t necessarily going to fulfill you on that level that you think it will. That is why it’s crucial for you to get clear on what is enough for you.

A couple of ways that you can do this:

Firstly, in the financial department, you’ll want to reverse-engineer your budget. What you want to do here is include everything that you enjoy in your life and need to be happy. Maybe it’s some Pilates classes, and you also want to buy a house, and you like going shopping. Whatever it is that you want, start writing down the stuff that fills you with joy. You also want to start putting a price tag next to those things so that you can figure out, “Okay, this is exactly what is enough for me, and this is how much it will cost to fulfill me.”

Secondly, you’ll also want to stop comparing yourself to other people, because in doing that you might start to try to keep up with what it is that they have in their life. What they have isn’t necessarily going to be the stuff that makes you happy.

Lastly, it’s important for you to take inventory of the people and things in your life that are no longer serving you. And you want to start to clear yourself of stuff and people so that you can open up some space to allow new things and new experiences to flow into your life.

There it is, three easy steps that will help you to figure out what is enough for you.

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The Art of Saying No

“No,” – How do you say it in your business and to others? The first thing I tell my clients to do before they implement this is to get clear on what it is that you want in your life, your business, and your career.

When you know what it is that you want, it becomes easier to realize when you’re saying yes to things that are not serving you. And will help you to figure out what you should say no to and what you can say yes too.

A lot of us have a problem saying no to people because we don’t know how to do it. The other important thing that you have to start to practice how to say no to people. I’m going to teach you this quick, little tip that will help you to say no the next time someone asks you to do something that’s out of line with what is that you want to accomplish.

Are you ready?

The simple, little word is just simply, “No, thank you.”

Start practicing this with little things that you can say not to, because it is really hard if you’ve always been a peoples-pleaser and always said “yes” to everything, to all of a sudden start to lay down those boundaries for people.

How to start implementing “No Thank You.”

Start small. Next time someone offers you a coffee, and you don’t want a coffee, just say, “No, thank you;” or anything simple like that. Then you can slowly build up your resistance to saying no to bigger things.

And what you will find when you start saying no to people is that you actually create a whole bunch of space for things that you do want in your life. I guarantee that if you practice this magic-little-no-thank-you line enough, you are going to be a happier, more fulfilled and more relaxed person.
Now I’d love to hear from you: How do you get over the guilt of saying no to people? If you have recently started saying no or also have had an “Ah-ha” saying no to people, please remember to tell us about in the comments below, because we’d love to hear from you.

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The right time to quit your job and start your business!

Today we’re going to be discussing when the right time is to quit your job and start growing your business.

Figuring out when to leave a job is precisely what clients come to me for. To answer this question, we have to delve a little deeper into you and who you are, because it’s a unique situation and it’s different for everybody.

Here are my guidelines that I give my Ultimate Career Bootcamp and Private clients to help them pin down the perfect time to quit their jobs:
  1. You do want to make sure that you are financially secure. If you have a side business and you still have a day job, you want to make sure that your side business is doing reasonably well so that when you do quit your job, you can ramp up business pretty quickly. If you want to quit your job and start from scratch, you want to make sure that you have some savings in the bank to help you while you’re ramping up your business. If you’re not financially secure, you will do what I did, and you will have a little bit of a panic attack because finances might get too tight. And then you’ll be tempted to hop right back into whatever it is that you’re doing now and ultimately just end up being unhappy again.
  2. The next thing that you want to ask yourself is: What is my primary goal? If your long-term goal is that you want to be the owner of your company, then there’s no better time than now to quit your job. Remember that it can be daunting to take this leap of faith to start your own business. I totally appreciate and feel you if you’re in that situation right now. But you have to remember that every single minute that is spent in the corporate world is time that you’re not dedicating to growing your business. Ultimately, the longer you hold onto your corporate job, the longer it’s going to take for you to build and ramp up your business and be an entrepreneur.

The answer to the question, “When is the right time for me to quit my job?” is: Right now.

I had this little struggle within myself because I was trying to flip my Pilates business and move more into my coaching business. It was hard for me to let go of my Pilates classes and there was some ego involved. There was also a little bit of “Oh my word, am I going to be able to make bank with my business?”

But here’s ultimately what the deciding factor was for me:

I realized that every single hour that I was spending in my Pilates business was revenue lost in growing my coaching business. You want to make sure that you start to think about it this way.

Think about all the time that you’re going to free up when you no longer have to do your day job, and you can solely focus on growing the thing that you’re passionate about. That was ultimately what helped me to clean out my schedule, focus on my coaching business, and build that.

Now I am so happy that I did that because I’ve exponentially grown my coaching business, and I am so much more excited and happy about where I am at in my career.

Now I’d love to hear from you:  If you’re currently struggling to figure out when the right time is to quit your job and start your business, comment with what’s holding you back below.
OR If you recently went through a similar experience, tell us how you decided when to quit!

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The importance of setting goals.

Today we’re going to be discussing the importance of setting goals.

January is already a distant memory, and that’s usually the time when most of us set a lot of goals for ourselves. Perhaps you have the following objectives: This will be the year that you get a new job or the year that you want to start your own business.

Maybe you’re thinking about everything I just mentioned, but you haven’t set any firm goals for yourself. That’s okay I get it, sometimes setting goals can be very challenging because a lot of our fears creep up when we say what it is that we want for our career, business, and life. The danger of not setting firm goals for yourself is that things will get very wishy-washy and you most likely won’t achieve anything at all. Next year will roll around, and you’ll be in the same place where you’re at right now. And we don’t want that.

The important thing about having a goal is the focus and clarity that it will bring to you. This emphasis and clarity will guide you to your next steps in moving towards what it is that you want to create.

It is important to remember that your goal can be adjusted once you’ve started working towards it and then realize that it ‘s not really what you wanted or it’s not working out the way that you had envisioned. By having a goal in the first place, you can work towards something and learn from the process.

Goals also keep us motivated and help us stay excited to create and accomplish exhilarating stuff. Having this drive will help you overcome obstacles and keep moving forward.

If you haven’t set a firm goal for yourself or if you’re currently struggling to achieve a certain objective, I have a special something for you that will help you set effective goals that you can, and will, achieve. Hop on over here to read and implement my top goal setting strategies.

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What Adele’s Grammy mess up can teach us

Did you watch the Grammys last weekend? I must confess that I missed it but I did read all about Adele’s big mess up and it brought a warm feeling to my heart. Why? It took some serious courage to do what she did on live television!

At that moment she showed all of us what it means to be truly vulnerable and that it’s ok to be wrong. We are humans, not robots and sometimes (a lot of times actually) we’re not so perfect.

Adele’s performance crushed three of the myths we have about failure, being wrong or making a mistake.

Here are the myths:

1) If I fail that’s it, I’ll be done, and I can’t ever get a do-over. Not true!

Adele stopped, said she was sorry, asked for a do over and got a standing ovation. The only way we get better is by doing things again, and again, and again… Our many failures are actually what lead to our successes.

2) If I fail, people will hate me – um yeah no!

Not only did she get a standing ovation but her album sales jumped to 137%. Most people have lots of empathy and are ready and willing to support and help us succeed!

3) Saying you’re sorry and you were wrong is too embarrassing, and you will never be able to recover from it! Eeeehhhh, strike three – you’re out! 

Again: Adele got a standing ovation. Was it embarrassing for her to mess up? Was it hard to stop and ask to please start again? I’m sure it was extremely hard. She did it in any case and, as I mentioned before, got a standing ovation for doing so. It builds a lot of trust and respect when you can admit you are wrong and say sorry. People appreciate that a lot, as in 137% a lot, just kidding, but you get what I’m saying.

Remember it’s like Brene Brown says: Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.


Without our mistakes and failures, we would never be able to evolve, grow and get stronger.

Now I’d like to hear from you: What’s the hardest part of failing or doing something wrong for you? Have you recently messed up? How did you recover from it?