Let’s meet in the greenhouse to squeeze some fruit, shall we? This is my vision for the upcoming Soulpreneur virtual retreat this Thursday Jan 26th. A time to check in on what has been growing in your life. Take a bite. See what is ready to be planted in your work, creativity, home and rest. If you feel like the New Year got away from you… this is for you!
I am opening the Soulpreneur Mastermind for 2017 to new members for one week only, so if you are interested I hope you will register today! I have also created a new option where you can get one on one support alongside our regular monthly group call (which in January includes the virtual retreat.)
I also want to let you know that I have some big news coming next week about my Spring Retreat. It is happening in San Miguel de Allende at the most gorgeous house you could imagine. Heated pool, interior courtyard, fabulosity.
It has been a boisterous week as I figured out if all the pieces were going to come together. Oh yes and starting my 9 week “idea to done” book program. I’ve had to use my own soulpreneur skillz (and wise coach friends) to stay connected and hopeful. But now I literally can’t wait to tell you _all_ about it. For now get your passport ready and put the dates May 4-7 on your calendar. And thank you to everyone who completed my online quiz + responded on Facebook with your preferences, that was a huge gift to me in discerning next steps.
xxo Courtney “Feel the Stretch and Do it Anyway” Pinkerton
Who needs a Soulpreneur Mastermind?
If you are a creative woman who wants to feel more intentional about your busy schedule
You want to write more
To invest in a new biz or side biz
Or to deepen inside existing work + roles so that they better match your unique gifts and contributions
You can gain a community of fellow dreamers and doers, my favorite resources for breaking big goals into “turtle steps,” plus encouragement for taking that dream from “out there” to “right here and totally possible.”
Read on for all the details of this month’s theme + reply back to me with any questions.
Next week for the virtual retreat we meet at 9am. Zoom call if you want to see my face and share yours or just call in, whichever you prefer.
Then I’ll lead us in a guided meditation together.
We will spend a few minutes warming up our brains and covering any questions about resources I have shared with the Mastermind.
Then I’ll review the highlights from my audio lesson on how to design your own custom retreat. Then it is intention time. I used to be annoyed by setting intensions. But now I think I better understand, it is a humble posture. A way of claiming how you want to offer yourself to a certain time or practice even as you remain open.
So we will each name how will use the morning. It is a great time to couple some intensional self-care +meditation with mapping out your upcoming 6 months or year and identifying the core themes. (I’ll be sharing my super simple yet strangely effective sticky note practice.)
Then we will set about our unique work and reconvene at 1pm CST to share what we accomplished.
If you can’t spend the whole time retreating that is fine too! You can just join the call 1-2:15PM or join us in the morning too but not dedicate your whole day to the retreat. Totally up to you to custom create what you need. I will be present in the accompanying Facebook group if any questions pop up. And of course the whole thing will be recorded so you could easily use it as a guide for a retreat on a weekend or other day.
Also wanted to mention what I’ll be covering in the audio call to help you prep for retreat:
3 tips for clearing space in your mind and consciousness for your custom retreat
What not to do in a retreat
My favorite resources to draw from to guide your time in the retreat
What to have on hand
Suggestions on when and how to retreat even in a busy schedule.
So if this sounds fun to you I’d love to have you! You can register here!
The audio lesson and written guide is now available in your private members page — instructions following once you join.
Reply here with any questions and hope to “see” you soon!
I’ve included the details about our Jan, Feb, and March Soulpreneur topics below.
Here is what you can expect in 2017:
Our first call will be a super fun optional half day virtual retreat.
We will still have our regular audio lesson and written guide for January released ahead of our call on how to design your own custom soulpreneur retreat. We will then have our regular live group call (and chance for coaching around the content and goals) on the 26th from 1-2:15PM. For those who are interested in the virtual retreat, we will a bonus rendezvous on Zoom so we can see each others faces — or you can simply call in if you don’t like Zoom — at 9am that morning to set intentions for the day and do some opening activities. Then we will break and each work on our own goals and reconvene with the group call at 1pm.
Also I’ve opened up a combo package where Mastermind members can get a one on one coaching session with me each month. So you will see that option including the coaching plus other payment options for the Mastermind available on the registration link.
Then my sense is we need a chance to exhale. So February will be our self love/integration month with no new content but a bonus live Q and A call so you will have our regular group coaching session plus another call. This will free up lots of time for your questions to be answered about any of the content we have covered so far and also your own Soulpreneur goals. *New members will also have access to a library of previous lessons in this month on the Change Cycle, Creating Your Freedom Calendar, and Discovering Your Super Powers. So lot’s of content to enjoy! Dates for Feb calls are Thursday Feb 2 and Thursday Feb 16 1-2:15PM). All calls will be recorded.
Lastly March we will be talking about celebration. If you think this is lame, fluffy stuff — o contraire! It is a super important tool for Soulpreneurs and change agents of any stripe. So we will be talking about how (and why) to celebrate the wins in your life and honoring your accomplishments in this group — big or small! March Mastermind live call is Thursday 23rd 1-2:15PM.
I only have 2 spots remaining for Mastermind members who would like the option for one on one coaching support. (In the private call we will be focusing on you and your specific goals– so that you can get super clear on next steps and have the support and accountability to follow through.) So if you know you are ready to invest in your own momentum with some targeted one on one support I hope you will reserve your spot today. Here is your registration link.
Here is a reminder of what we have covered so far and where we are headed with this Soulpreneur Mastermind:
Thursday October 20 Where are You in the Change Cycle?
Thursday November 10 Craft Your Freedom Schedule
Thursday December 15 What are Your Super-Powers?
Thursday January 26 Soulpreneur Virtual Biz Retreat (Mapping Your Year)
Thursday February 2 & 16 Integration Month: This is your chance to catch your breath, show yourself some love, and ask any questions which have come up so far as well as get coached on your unique challenges in the bonus Q & A call.
Thursday March 23 Celebration!
Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the host of the Summer of Meditation Challenge and publishes a popular blog on soulful living. Courtney teaches regularly on the Enneagram (a personality map), meditation, and mindbody practices to reduce stress as well as supporting other “soulpreneurs,” aka women who want to lead with heart in their work + lives. She lives in Oak Cliff, Texas with her husband Richard Amory where they try to keep up with their three children and remember to water their garden boxes. You can read more about her coaching options here or Courtney can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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