Name: Kiala Givehand
Healing Arts Creative Studio, LLC
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/KialaGivehand/
Kiala Givehand is a Right-Brain Business Plan® licensed facilitator located in Florida. She’s the June guest host of our RBBP Facebook group so make sure to stop by and get some support and encouragement from her. Plus, if Kiala resonates with you CLICK HERE for a COMPLIMENTARY Discovery Session with Kiala and get the help you need to move your business forward.
What is your business and what makes your business unique?
I am a bookbinder, intuitive artist, and empowerment coach. I teach creative, intuitive, motivated, and multi-passionate women how to embrace creativity to unapologetically live the life they most desire. I empower them to identify and own their unique gifts, talents, and passions so they can emerge and feel powerful in their own skin. Sometimes that means building a business they love. One of the ways my business is unique is how I combine left and right brain strategies when facilitating classes, workshops, retreats, and one-on-one sessions. From ancient guidance systems like mandalas, astrology, oracle/tarot cards, numerology, yoga, and automatic writing, to technology and computer-based systems, I take the fear out of self-study and help women conquer the complex systems they need to have running in the background of their businesses.
How has the Right-Brain Business Plan® helped you? What is different for you and your business after approaching planning in a creative, visual way?
The RBBP has been my foundation for the last 7 years and with each year I find myself returning to it as a tool for growing and sustaining my business. I had tried for years to follow the traditional path of business planning and I never made it far. Once I started using the RBBP I was able to see, and most importantly, feel, my way to building a business that is uniquely me.
What goals (big or small) on your business plan have you already accomplished or have made progress on?
My vision & values get more clear each year because of my RBBP.
I now LOVE marketing. OMG! I can’t believe I’m saying that, but I LOVE to write launch and marketing plans. Thinking of creative ways to engage and connect with my community is a highlight. I’ve successfully launched 60 online courses, five e-books, four mastermind groups, 11 in-person classes, three retreats, and a series of freebies.
I love bringing people together, combining talents and passions, and creating powerful offerings for our communities. I’ve curated 7 collaborative online classes and ran a popular webinar series for 3yrs. Creating repeatable processes is a powerful lesson I learned in the RBBP community.
I now have a physical space where I hold in-person classes/workshops, and retreats, and where I meet with clients. This is something from my first RBBP and I’ve been building towards it for more than 15 years.
Why do you love teaching the Right-Brain Business Plan® and using it with your clients? What are some client success stories?
I love teaching the RBBP and using it with my one-on-one clients because it gives us a common language to discuss all things business related no matter what industry. It gives us a foundation on which to build a business you love, and it lets us establish what is most important to you so that if you begin to stray, we can circle back to what you said you valued most. These things are important to me as a coach, mentor, guide, and catalyst. The RBBP is how I am able to become a part of your team and help guide you through what your heart most wants. The way Jennifer has reimagined the traditional business plan for the Right brainers and heart-centered among us is invaluable and gives us the fundamentals we need to feel more in line with how we want to do business and show up in a world where left brain logistics seem to be the norm. Every client I have worked with has found a way to make the RBBP their own and to personalize how they use it. This is the other beautiful part of this system — it’s flexible. I don’t believe in cookie-cutter businesses so when I work with clients, I can use the RBBP to get a sense of how you are unique and what your most unique business qualities are — this is how I help you stand out and stand in your power so you can help your perfect customers.
How do you use your creative intuition in your work?
My business is ALL about teaching and empowering women to tap into their creative intuition. I teach classes on how to strengthen your intuition and how to feel more creatively confident. My retreats are all centered around creativity and intuition. I breathe this into everything I do in my business.
Is there anything you’d like to share about your Right-Brain Business Plan® in terms of what it’s made out of or how you made it?
I’m a bookbinder, so each RBBP is a unique and different kind of handmade book. I think of them as “vision books” so they include lots of images and words that resonate with what I’m wanting to manifest in my life and my business.
What’s your big vision for your business?
This is kind of cool because I’m in transition now.
My big vision for my business is to empower women and couples to live the life they most desire and to do it authentically, unapologetically, and with intention. I’m in the midst of my big vision now. My online business is thriving and running smoothly and I’m beginning to build the in-person part of my business that allows me to host in-person workshops, classes, and retreats. Eventually, I hope to open a “sanctuary” for creatives who need sabbatical style space and support for creative visioning and heart-storming over extended periods of time. I added this to my RBBP in 2012 and can see how it’s manifesting in some shape or form each year.
What advice do you have for other creative entrepreneurs?
Stop waiting for permission to create what’s in your heart. Start today!
Invest in yourself. Don’t try to piece a business together by downloading freebies and attending 1000 webinars. Hire someone who can truly empower you to make your dream a reality.
And most importantly, it’s not enough to just read the book, you MUST take action and do the work. That’s when you’ll see the reward.
RBBP is more than just a book, it’s a mindset and a community. Tap into both and you’ll find all the support and resources you could ever need.
For those who are thinking about starting a business but you feel overwhelmed by the traditional ways of thinking about business planning, I highly encourage you to find a RBBP Licensed Facilitator that you resonate with. Book a discovery call with them and get the help you need to move your business forward. Start today! You CAN build a business that you love. CLICK HERE to book a complimentary Discovery Session with me! I’d love to see where you are in your business and whether or not I’m the right person to move you forward.
Want to create your own Right-Brain Business Plan®? The Right-Brain Business Plan® Kit includes supplies to make your own accordion book style visual business plan.