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Registration has closed for this course, but you can sign-up for the RBBP Home Study and go through the program at any time at your own pace. Read more about the Home Study here: https://www.rightbrainbusinessplan.com/courses/

Do you know where your business is heading?

Want a fun and creative way to plan for your amazing entrepreneurial success?

Then come join the party at the Right-Brain Business Plan® facilitated e-Course starting February 3rd through March 28th.

You’ll roll-up your sleeves and craft a visual plan that lets your head know where your business is going AND inspires your heart to sing with joy.

Finally get your business plan done and have fun doing it!

This interactive 8-week program is perfect for you if…

  • You don’t have a business plan and know you need one, but doing dirty dishes, dealing with loads of laundry, or even getting a head start on next year’s taxes all sound way more appealing (ugh!)
  • You’ve tried to do a business plan the “traditional way” and you got stuck, overwhelmed, and demotivated
  • You already have a business plan, but you need to breathe new life into it
  • You can’t stand spreadsheets
  • Numbers numb you out
  • AND you’d be a heck of a lot happier planning your business in the same intuitive, authentic, and expressive way that you live your creative life (yes, indeed, it can be that fun and fulfilling!)
Takes the scare factor out!

If you don’t have a plan for your business, you need one. If you want to have fun learning how to develop a plan, take this course. This course takes the ‘scare factor’ out of creating a business plan. Jenn is a dream instructor and I am in awe of her genius in creating this course.

Tracey Asai, Tracey Asai Designs, www.traceyasaidesigns.com

Join a community of creative cohorts to help you launch and grow your business

You get the following (and much, much more!) from this e-course:

  • Detailed, do-able assignments… that deal with all the parts of a business plan, from start to finish
  • Intuitive exercises and inspiring materials… that tap into your natural creative genius, transforming drudgery into joy
  • Hands-on support, guidance, and accountability… from an experienced certified coach and licensed RBBP course facilitator plus the wisdom and perspectives of your fellow creative cohorts in our private online community
Jillian finished both a traditional business plan and a visual one and got unstuck

Taking the RBBP workshop with Kiala came at the perfect time in my life. I was in the process of finally completing my traditional business plan (post-launch of my online store and website) and I was stuck. The RBBP workshop gave me just the tools (e.g. community, worksheets, and support) to not only complete my traditional plan, but also to have a second more visually appealing one. Although the business plan is an evolving work-in-progress, I refer to my visual one more often for insight and inspiration!

Jillian Roth, www.jillybeads4justice.com

By the end of this facilitated intensive program, you will have experienced how to:

  • Paint a picture of your business landscape
  • Determine what products and services you’ll offer
  • Understand your competition, and what makes you stand out from the crowd
  • Identify who your perfect customers are and how you’ll reach them
  • Set and manage money goals that honor your values and align with your life
  • Select your circle of support to help you get the work done
  • Map out concrete action steps to bring your Right-Brain Business Plan to life
  • Course Outline:

    RBBP Licensed Facilitator Kiala Givehand

    • Week 1: Intro and Crafting Your Business Vision and Values
    • Week 2: Painting the Picture of Your Business Landscape
    • Week 3: Getting the Word Out with Marketing: Find and connect with your perfect customers
    • Week 4: Managing the Moola – Color by Numbers: Develop a financial plan with fun and flair
    • Week 5: Corralling Your Creative Cohorts: You don’t have to go it alone
    • Week 6: Action Planning: Make your plan real with goals, strategies, and action steps
    • Week 7: Weaving It All Together: Put the finishing touches on your Right-Brain Business Plan (including tailoring your plan to suit the suits, if you need a more traditional format for a loan or investment)
    • Week 8: Celebration and Completion: Set the stage for continued success and sparkles
    With this course Sheila has truly started to launch herself

    I think more than anything, being in this group has given me the courage and confidence to continue. I have been building and “starting” my business forever. I would say it is only over the course of this course (ha) that I have started to truly launch myself. I feel empowered and more sure of myself with your presence and support. THANK YOU all for sharing your selves, your wisdom, your ideas and insights.

    Sheila Pai, A Living Family, www.sheilapai.com

    This proven process has helped creative entrepreneurs just like you clarify their goals and make their dreams real.

    You will need a copy of the book The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative Visual Map for Success to follow along with the program. If you don’t have a copy yet, you can order it on Amazon, or you can order it from me (PLEASE NOTE: After you register for the e-Course, you will receive a special discount code for getting 20% off of the book and/or the kit when you order from me).

    What you get: All inclusive
    Eight weeks of creative and practical assignments including inspiring, informational, and instructional videos plus juicy reading material.
    Exercises and templates that cover the financials, marketing plan, competitive analysis, goal setting, action plans, and building a team (all in a right-brain, creative way, of course!) and fun illustrated play sheets.
    Access to a private Facebook group to connect with and learn from the course facilitator and participants.
    Three 60-min. live group conference calls with star RBBP facilitator Kiala Givehand to receive more personalized coaching, brainstorm live with your creative cohorts, get unstuck, and celebrate your progress:

    • Tuesday, February 11th at 10am Pacific
    • Tuesday, February 25th 10am Pacific
    • Tuesday, March 18th at 10am Pacific

    (To convert from San Francisco, CA Pacific Daylight Time to your time zone, click here. Recordings will be provided. Long distances charges may apply.)

    Four Catalyst Chats to give you accountability and support to take action and complete the exercises:

    • Tuesday, February 18th 10am Pacific
    • Tuesday, March 4th 10am Pacific
    • Tuesday, March 11th 10am Pacific (special Livestream video chat/teaching led by Kiala)
    • Tuesday, March 25th 10am Pacific

    (To convert from San Francisco, CA Pacific Daylight Time to your time zone, click here. Recordings will be provided. Long distances charges may apply.)

    Follow-up material two weeks after the course to help you maintain the magic and momentum

    You get full permission to show up as your full, authentic self in your business!


    More buzz from past participants:

    Time, place, and concrete structure

    Kiala Givehand’s Right Brain Business Plan workshop gave me the time, place, and concrete structure to envision my dream and strategize steps to make it manifest. Kiala encouraged me to trust my instincts, to listen to the voice of deep wisdom within, and talk back to the negative critical voices that stop me from taking risks and doing the work that springs from my heart.

    Jackie Graves, Writer & Educator

    Powerful, fun, priceless!

    It’s a powerful way to re-connect with why you’re doing the work you do. (And it’s fun!) If your brand identity is a bit fuzzy, this will clear it up and launch you forward. In the end, my plan has become a tool for helping my support team, strategic partners, and advisers better understand my vision and goals….priceless! For the first time in 5 years, I completed a business plan and have a living document to use as a guide for the coming years.

    Kristina Ender, Coach, Creative, and Mind Body Adventurer, www.kristinaender.com

    Monica appreciated the transformational space of the program

    It has been a transformational space for me and I am so grateful to all of the people here who have contributed.

    Monica Garcia, www.divinelightcoaching.com

    Helene experienced big personal and business breakthroughs

    I’ve learned so much about myself, my biz, our world, and my place in our world. I’ve had some big personal as well as business breakthroughs! And I’m remembering to enjoy the small steps… those are the ones that count most. This group has been so inspiring and supportive. I feel so empowered and excited to continue moving forward.

    Helene Rose, bebrilliantnetwork.com


    Note for Home Study participants: On January 25th, you’ll receive a special coupon to put part of your Home Study investment toward this facilitated session. Watch your e-mail for details (if you have gmail tabs you may need to look in your Promotions tab and then make sure to drag and drop the message into your Primary tab to continue receiving all the important e-mails about the course).

    About the course creator and author

    Jennifer Lee, CPCC, PCC, MA, is the founder of Artizen Coaching and the award-winning author of The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success. Her bestselling book has helped thousands of entrepreneurs around the world grow their businesses authentically and creatively.

    Jennifer has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Whole Living, Entrepreneur, Family Circle, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, and Choice magazines, numerous radio shows, and on ABC7 TV.

    About your course facilitators

    121111_kiala_068Right-Brain Business Plan® licensed facilitator Kiala Givehand: As a mixed media book artist, writer, publisher, and creative workshop leader, Kiala Givehand works with women who have found themselves in a creative lull. She helps them reconnect to their creative abundance by offering a safe, non-threatening space for exploration and discovery. She likes to think of herself as a creativity strategist, a cheerleader, a mentor and a guide.

    For more than 15 years, Kiala taught English and Language Arts at every level, as well as college level Creative Writing, Humanities, and English Composition. Many of her teaching years were spent in face-2-face classrooms and online environments simultaneously, while traveling the U.S. to train faculty and administrators at colleges and universities. While she still travels occasionally to work with teachers and writers, her passion is working one-on-one and in small groups with women who want to (re)discover their innate creativity. Kiala is the creative vision behind Giving Hands Creative, the creator of the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ and the host of the Book-in-a-Day 2013 video series on YouTube. She also founded Generations Literary Journal, a print publication of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

    Originally from Florida, Kiala now lives in Oakland, CA with her husband, Damon. Her writing has appeared in AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work; Calyx: A Journal of Literature by Women; Eleven Eleven; Jacket 2; the Bella Vista Art Gallery; and in the Campanil.

    She earned a B.A. in English Education and Creative Writing from Florida State University, an M.A. in English Education and Distance Learning, as well as an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology from Nova Southeastern University, and received an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry from Mills College.

    Kiala is a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor, the proud owner of a fabulous collection of fountain pens and handmade books, and a true believer that we are all creative beings.

    SharonFinalRight-Brain Business Plan® licensed facilitator Sharon Tessanodri: I’m Sharon Tessanodri. I’m a dreamer AND a doer. (Yep, it’s possible — and highly productive — to be both.) I’m also a certified life coach, veteran yoga instructor, and small business owner. My not-so-top-secret equation for bliss? The philosophy of Yoga and the practicality of coaching = powerful, purposeful, personal growth.
    I live in “the big blue house”, a magical 100-year old Victorian house, where I (regularly) dance like a fool in the foyer. I coach on an individual basis and lead events, trainings & retreats to help people reinvent their lives & careers. Pull up a yoga mat. I can’t wait to meet you and your dreams.

    Stop feeling so alone and gather around our vibrant virtual circle of fellow right-brain entrepreneurs for 8-weeks of intensive learning and action!

    The most valuable investment I’ve made

    It’s without a doubt, the MOST valuable investment I’ve made thus far launching my biz. The RBBP [booster] package, including two conference calls and extra materials, is worth every penny!

    Beth DeZiel, Professional Organizer and Concierge, www.lassollc.com

    A huge sigh of relief!

    I really enjoyed the course and found it immensely helpful. Your questions were very helpful in helping me envision and frame my thoughts. I love how you always encourage creative-thinking and value right-brainness – it’s a joy to be celebrated in this way!

    This was fun, inspiring, and valuable. I feel a real sense of gratitude being able to approach the topic from a right-brain perspective, and being able to filter important business information through this lens just made me sigh with huge relief!

    Deborah Weber, Temenos of the Blessing Light, www.deborah-weber.com

    Felt motivated each week

    I thought the whole course was terrific, I loved doing the vision board work and felt it helped me create the business I wanted. I love the feel and creativity you created for the course. The course material was inspiring and so enjoyable to work with.

    I felt motivated every week. You rock Jenn! I have recommended this course to many. It has helped me focus and enjoy the process of putting a business plan together

    Marlies Venier, owner of love this place, www.lovethisplace.ca

    Focused and interested in business planning

    I definitely appreciate the fact that this course emphasizes and acknowledges how important visuals are to the right brain person. This concept really helps me stay focused and interested in the planning process of my business. Phew! This is the furthest I have ever gone in the planning process. I typically don’t make it past reading the two words, ‘executive summary.’

    Lisa Hause, Lisa Hause Photography, www.lisahause.com

    FAQs for the Right-Brain Business Plan® e-Course

    What’s the format of the e-course?

    At the beginning of each week, you’ll receive an e-mail with links to that week’s assignments (week’s 2 and 3 will have an additional assignment posted on Wednesday). Each week will include a video, juicy reading materials, and creative exercises, plus some weeks will also have an MP3 audio file and fun playsheets (who needs worksheets when you’re doing right-brain business planning?!). You will also receive a mid-week and end-of-week check-in with additional exercises and suggested challenges. We encourage you to post your homework to our private Facebook group by the end of each week – not only will it help hold you accountable, but you’ll also get to be supported and inspired by your fellow creative cohorts.

    There is no “scheduled” time for “class” except for the 3 group calls (which will be recorded in case you can’t make it live). You can do all of the assignments on your own time. Anticipate spending at least 3-5 hours (or more, if you’re super gung-ho!) each week on the course.

    What if I don’t finish all of the assignments on time?

    The course is meant to jumpstart your planning process and to help provide a structure to guide you along. If you’re not able to complete all of the assignments each week, don’t stress out – you can do them all on your own time.

    What do I need to participate?

    You will need a copy of the book The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative Visual Map for Success to follow along with the program. If you don’t have a copy yet, you can order it on Amazon, or you can order it from Jennifer (PLEASE NOTE: After you register for the e-Course, you will receive a special discount code for getting 20% off of the book and/or the kit when you order from Jennifer)

    Technical requirements: A computer, reliable Internet access, Facebook membership, and the ability to watch online videos, listen to MP3 files, and view PDFs. In addition, you’ll need a phone (land-line preferably) to call into the group conference calls and long distances charges may apply. We also recommend you print out the illustrated playsheets in color for maximum creative inspiration, so a color printer is ideal. You may want to have a digital camera or scanner to document and post your visual plan, but that’s optional.

    Supplies: We’ll be doing various creative activities, so here are the basic types of supplies we’ll use – paper, pens/markers, magazines, scissors, glue, Post-it Notes, but you’re encouraged to use whatever materials that inspire you!

    An open mind and willingness to have fun!

    What if I have more than one business?

    We know many creative entrepreneurs have a plethora of passions. If you have multiple businesses or business ideas, we suggest focusing on one business as you go through the exercises. It will keep things more simple and manageable for you. Once you go through the process for one business, it’ll be easier to repeat it again for the next. When you’re done you can look at both plans to see the big picture of your creative enterprise.

    What if I’ve been in business for awhile already or if I already have a business plan?

    The Right-Brain Business Plan® process can be used to flesh out a specific new product or service you’re wanting to offer or to explore how you will take your business to the next level. You will learn tools and techniques for approaching your business from a fresh perspective. If you’ve been feeling bored by your business or you’ve lost connection with your authentic expression, this course will give you the creative spark you need.

    What can I expect from the course leader?

    Licensed Right-Brain Business Plan® Facilitator Kiala Givehand will be the main course leader with RBBP creator and author Jennifer Lee delivering the recorded video segments.

    Think of Kiala as your friendly companion and ally who will guide you through the creative business planning process. She’ll offer lots of passionate inspiration along with practical information. She’s there to answer your questions as best she can, point you to additional resources, challenge you to stretch yourself, and facilitate group sharing and learning. She’s a seasoned RBBP workshop facilitator, so you can expect Kiala to be caring, tough, and looking out for your best experience and learnings.

    How can I get the most out of this experience?

    Show up: Engage yourself fully in the process. Read the materials, watch the videos, do your assignments and post them on the forum, participate actively in the online community. The more you put in to this experience, the more you’ll get out of it.

    Be curious: Ask questions and be willing to try new things, learn, and venture outside your comfort zone.

    Offer feedback: If something isn’t quite working for you in the course, please let us know, offer a suggestion, and/or make a specific request and we will do my best to address your concern. This is a two-way street and we’re co-creating our experience together, so we invite your insights.

    What is the difference between the Right-Brain Business Plan book, kit, Home Study, and the facilitated e-Course?

    The e-Course is a facilitator-led program, whereas the book and kit are DIY. The Home Study version is self-paced with no leader responding to questions. During the facilitated e-Course you can ask your burning questions and get coaching from the leader online. Plus, you can connect with a community of other creative entrepreneurs who are going through the same process you are. Valuable learning, sharing, and brainstorming happens between participants and you might even find new business buddies. It’s a lot easier to get things done when you have the structure, accountability, and camaraderie of a facilitated group.

    What if I can no longer participate in the course and need to cancel?

    The course registration fee is non refundable. But, if for some reason you cannot attend, you can transfer your spot to another person before the course begins or you can use your registration fee as credit toward a future offering of this course.

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