The Chickens Are Out. And I Don’t Have Pant’s On ūüźĒ

The Chickens Are Out. And I Don’t Have Pant’s On ūüźĒ

It sounds like a bad dream but that is how my day started recently, not yet dressed and the chickens on the loose.

Like so many families, we are getting creative with our back to school choices this year. Online learning was not working for our youngest so we decided to enroll her in a Waldorf educational co-operative on farm. This new setting is a great fit for our girl and for this COVID moment. She has a small class, a seasoned teacher and lots of time outside.

Rosetta came home the first couple of days radiant with happiness and cooked to a crisp because she fiercely resisted wearing a sunhat or sunscreen. I tried all my tricks, even sharing the fancy sunscreen I picked up this summer in a tourist town in the hills of North Carolina. It smells like wild orange and honey! We rustled up every hat in the house, including this awesome one I brought back from Costa Rica. And she was not having any of it. 

On her third day, I woke up to Rosetta already in tears and her dad deeply frustrated at her unwillingness to put on sufficient sunscreen or a hat. We decided to let her stay home for an “integration day” — to keep her from further baking, douse her in aloe, and find a solution.

But when you rideshare to the new school with your cohousing neighbors, one change can lead to wild chickens.

Our neighbor’s daughter didn’t want to go to school without Rosetta or accept the ride from Rich, and her dad was in the middle of cleaning out the coop. He decided to drive his daughter so she would feel more comfortable and left the chickens in the care of my friend, who had an early and important meeting. So she called us. All this went down, as do the best family challenges, while I was still in pajamas. I threw on clothes and Rich and I channeled some deep muscle memory of life with chickens from our Peace Corps days in rural Nicaragua and we worked together to get the hens all back in the coop.¬†

What helps me navigate bumpy days like this one?

Where it all goes off the edge before I even have my yerba mate?

The Enneagram. It walks me home, again and again, to myself. And from that deep place of essence, I can most easily identify the choices and supports that make the moment lighter.

Depending on the day this could be yielding to the needs of my body and rest, or remembering that emotions are intelligent and slowing down enough to feel them in my body or identifying and dissolving painful old thoughts that are adding extra pressure. 

The other thing that I find essential to my wellbeing right now is connecting to friends, coaches, and mentors who hold the bigger perspective and remind me of the deeper truths I can lose amidst the intensity of daily life.  

And when all else fails I take a breath and remember the mantra pinned to my vision board:

“You do not have to be enough.
Being you is enough. Anything beyond that is a bonus.”

One of my deepest hopes for this challenging time it is that it might grow my capacity to be ever more authentic in my life and work, to laugh at myself, and to honor, WITNESS and support other women who are similarly committed to inner growth and caught in new and upending challenges.

If you are ready to release extra pressure and find more ease in your relationships, starting with your relationship with yourself… Here are three ways I can help:

Grab a copy of my book,¬†The Flourish Formula¬†(paperback or Kindle)¬†to learn more about the Enneagram and a wealth of mindbody practices which help you come home to yourself, get clear about next steps and enjoy resiliency in the face of the unexpected¬†‚ÄstClick Here.

Join my Flourish Formula for Families self-paced course. Find more ease in your relationships and learn fresh stress-reducing tools that you can immediately apply yourself and share with those you love. Pay-from-the- heart pricing is now available, which brings the price to under $100. Your enrollment supports the Loveland Foundation to provide mental health support to Black women and girls. Click Here to learn more.

Consider one on one support. I have been coaching for 8+ years and I love working privately with conscious women (and a handful of men). We really get into your Enneagram challenges and stuck places and help you find lasting relief. I have two spots opening for private clients starting in September. Send me a note to cp@courtneypinkerton.com with the word “September coaching” in the subject line for more info and to see if it is the right fit for you.¬†

I hope you have a beautiful week full of growth, ease, and goodness.

ūüć謆ūüĆŅ¬†Courtney

PS How did we solve the power struggle with Rosetta? We ordered her a special hat with a dragonfly on it, the symbol of her class at school. I think the tender pain of a burned scalp may also have persuaded her change in attitude. ūüėČ

The first of what I am sure will be many photos of our new chickens. Here Rosetta and her friend are putting the chickens in their new home on the day they arrived.

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women (and a few inspiring men) slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the flourish coaching methodology and the Flourish Formula for Families. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua and being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

 

Play, Not Perfection

Play, Not Perfection

I wrote a little something recently about a mindset shift that is really serving me — the idea of “play, not perfection”¬†—¬†and I wanted to share it here with you.

We are all going through so much change and evolution, individually and at a social and even global level. I know I can feel overwhelmed or overstimulated with all the change.

Yet here in Asheville summer is at its glorious peak. There is a zucchini on my kitchen table larger than I thought possible to grow. And I’m writing you this newsletter from a new standing desk in the porch/home office I am creating this summer, so I can better hide from my children, write and remember my own self and soul.

With all the sunshine and green life around me it is a good time to play. And DEFINITELY a good time to speak firmly to that inner perfectionist who can get in my way. Read on for more, including a sneak peak at a new self-paced version of my Flourish Formula for Families program including pay from the heart pricing. Warmly, Courtney

Play, not perfection.

This summer I‚Äôve been having fun with a book called The New Bohemians Handbook¬†by designer Justina Blakeney. It has given me permission to LEAN IN to my love of global textiles and plants ūüĆŅ and I created this sweet corner in my bedroom.

I have ALWAYS loved a good rocking chair and got this vintage beauty from a mid-century resale shop here in Asheville. (Apparently it was hand woven in Eastern Europe and brought over. So cool! I wish I knew its full story and all the families who have enjoyed it.) I also finally pressed and hung this tapestry from my travels to¬†San Miguel de Allende¬†a few years back. (I love that it is full of bunnies ūüźá¬†and chickens ūüźĒ which pretty much mirrors our life here in cohousing ‚ÄĒ pics soon of our brand new coop!)
 
I keep my journals and books I’m reading in the magazine rack and so enjoy taking a quiet moment in the evening to reflect on gratitudes or in the morning to capture dreams that have come through. ūüĆô
 
There are, of course, other inner voices that come up that tell me I need to know more about color or have more training to REALLY design my home. And who tell me there are probably fancier lights or apps I should be using to capture and share this moment.
 
And then I remember that it is about play, not perfection. About creating a home that fits. A space and a nest that support me. It is about moving things around and discovering what I enjoy. And, yes, allowing in pleasure and beauty.
 
Nesting has been good medicine for me this summer. It isn‚Äôt a turning away from the work at hand ‚Äď I stand so grateful and in support of our front-line medical workers and teachers and the community organizers working to bring racial justice and structural changes.
 
But choosing to live wholly requires honoring my limits. And trusting that I give my best contributions when I am well rested and nourished from within.

Do you have a home nest? Could it use a refresh? Some lighting or summer flowers or a new cushion? I think a home nest is one of the most powerful ways to anchor our bodies and souls to ride times of change. This is something I learned from a mentor of mine years ago and I have helped and encouraged many coaching clients to find their perfect cozy chair or to design a sacred, comforting corner. 

Self-care, rest and self-remembering are acts of resistance in a culture that compels us to always push our lives forward as if we have to prove something. 

If you would like more nest support I am opening up a brand new Self-Paced version of The Flourish Formula for Families program. It has been a labor of love to create this new format (big shout out to my husband who did the video editing) and a percentage of your fee goes to support The Loveland Foundation to provide mental health care for Black women and girls. I would love to support you and yours with the Enneagram, mind-body tools, easy inspiration and a whole library of resources you can return to as needed to help your family flourish this year and beyond.

Click here to learn more about the new self-paced program.

Love, Courtney

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women (and a few inspiring men) slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the flourish coaching methodology and the Flourish Formula for Families. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua and being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

 

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Flourish Formula {Social Justice Edition} + How Art, Rest, and Community Fuel Change

Flourish Formula {Social Justice Edition} + How Art, Rest, and Community Fuel Change

These days I‚Äôve got a good working relationship with my inner gremlins. They come and whisper to me and MOST of the time I move over, make some room, and invite them to a cup of tea or a salad with edible flowers.ūüĆł I give the gremlins my ear and attention in soft ways so that they don‚Äôt run wild, trampling on my inner garden.

I have been working with the Enneagram for over 14 years now, with amazing teachers and guides who show me the way. And one of the most beautiful fruits of this process has been a slow growing inner kindness. I recognize, more easily, when I have turned against myself and begun to believe those inner ego voices that are rooted in what I call the ‚Äúpush‚ÄĚ ‚Äúprove‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúgold star economy.‚ÄĚ

ūüėą¬† But sometimes they come up with a sneak attack. And they get me.¬†ūüėą

On those days I don’t listen gently and then send the gremlins back to nap in the hammock while I move about my day. Instead I actually BELIEVE them, and let them influence how I feel about myself and my choices. And it hurts.

There is a particular kind of pain that comes when we turn against our authentic self. When we fall in line behind inner Enneagram type voices which are rooted in and reinforce the idea that we are somehow faulty, inadequate, or unlovable which of course sets us up to overcompensate and try REALLY, REALLY hard in all our doing.

To feel better or to prove something to someone, and to ourselves.

I write about this concept in my book The Flourish Formula (including how to identify your Enneagram type and painful gremlin thoughts). The book gives me a chance to share the specific awareness tools that help us tend to our inner lives in fresh and sustaining ways plus many more examples from my life and women I have supported. You can order your copy here. 

For today I want to share a bit more about a particularly tricky gremlin that showed up in my life over the past month. Here is what it said:

“Courtney, it isn’t OK for you to play, have fun, relax, dance whatever because the world is in terrible shape and you HAVE to DO something.”

That was my Type 3 or “Achiever/Organizer” personality gremlin that was blocking me from receiving or enjoying and from discerning what was my own AUTHENTIC way to contribute to social/racial change not from a place of overwhelm, guilt or over-responsibility but from a nourished place of inspired action.

It has a sister thought/gremlin “Social Change is WORK and it is a SLOG so you can’t have any fun doing it.”

Now this is my gremlin but I wonder if you can relate to it or anything similar?

I have seen so many examples in my life of burned out activists or cynical and jaded change makers.  

And I think it is an archetype or approach to change whose time is UP! Instead I think we need nourished, resourced women and men stepping into leadership and showing us how to live whole, integrated lives.

As I moved through my own process to unhook from and metabolize this gremlin I came to see more clearly the model of sustainable resistance provided by so many communities of color and their commitment to and appreciation for art, restoring relationships, and rest.

As one small example, The Highlander Research and Education Center, weeks after George Floyd‚Äôs murder, organized a virtual cultural bazaar full of joyful dance and powerful music and film. (The Highlander Center, previously the Highlander Folk School, provides training and education for emerging and existing movement leaders throughout the South, Appalachia, and the world. You can watch their cultural bazaar fundraiser here on their FB group.) The Highlander Center has an amazing and long history. They helped to train and equip civil rights leader Rosa Parks prior to her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. My friend and author Kim Ruehl has a new book coming out about the Highlander Center’s legacy of potent protest music, which I‚Äôll share once it is published.

In addition to the Highlander Center I wanted to share some other current inspirations, ranging from an INCREDIBLE tap dance by Chloe Arnold and The Syncopated Ladies performed for incarcerated men to Justina Blakeney of Jungalow and her home decor infused with consciousness.

There is such wisdom to be found now in leaning on the arts, and a reminder that cultural change can be beautiful.

When I listen to antiracism thought leaders and black coaches I am also hearing their request, that as a white person with many privileges in this society, I spend time doing anti-racist work and grieving and learning on my own time and within my white relationships. So that when I show up in shared spaces, I can do so with resiliency and an openness to listen first, to be uncomfortable, to stretch and to use my voice and energy to work toward needed structural reforms.

From this perspective, listening to my old Enneagram type 3 gremlin telling me to DO more, only keeps me from the rest I need to do the emotional work so that I can show up with presence at this time. When I am in burn out mode ‚Äď my own emotional pain takes center stage. This is called empathetic distress and it keeps us stuck. I wrote a whole blog post about it, which you can read here.

So how did I ultimately emerge from the jaw of this gremlin? By adjusting my daily flourish formula. I needed more time to grieve the clean pain of waking up to another layer of social injustice in which I am embedded. I need time to feel more feelings as I read and learn. I also needed to recognize that as a parent and someone homeschooling three children over the Spring because of COVID (and who knows what the fall will bring?) that I was coming into this moment already on the verge of depletion.

So I added in more support, meeting with my body-based therapist, two coaches, and my Enneagram teacher to really aid me in turning the corner. I also tweaked my spiritual practices, which often stop working for us when we are growing. Silent sitting meditation, which I love and write about often, wasn’t the right container. I have needed something more embodied to support me during this time so I‚Äôve added in five rhythms dancing, as well as immersive time in nature and yoga nidra. (It’s amazing, you get to REST and MEDITATE at the same time. #win)

And what are the gifts of doing this inner Enneagram work?

Freedom. Safety. A lightness of being. A feeling of coming home to myself. Of once again trusting my own heart to guide me.

I really hope this gremlin case-study is helpful for you.

The path of spiritual growth is one of forgetting and remembering, but each turn takes us deeper, like a spiral labyrinth back to essence.

And I would love to hear from you. This challenging time of Covid and social change is the PERFECT opportunity to clear out old gremlins and to grow in our capacities.

What gremlins are you unearthing? What resources do you need in your formula so that you can flourish in this season of life?

Love and all the good, Courtney

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women (and a few inspiring men) slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the flourish coaching methodology and the Flourish Formula for Families. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua and being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

 

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A Note from Courtney + Trusted Resources for Now ūüďö

A Note from Courtney + Trusted Resources for Now ūüďö

This morning I feel I have landed enough to at least begin to write about the events of the last couple of weeks. It has been a heartbreaking and challenging time in the US and indeed around the globe in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the protests and vigils in response to his death and those of so many other black citizens, and the animation of much needed conversations and policy shifts to acknowledge structural racism in our society. 

I shared a post recently on my personal Facebook page about how I am navigating these times with my family, and I want to also share it below along with resources.

I am deep in a process of listening, both to black, brown and indigenous leaders and authors and to my inner guidance.

As a white, educated woman with many privileges, I want to do and be better. 

And I believe the journey inward, through the Enneagram and other awareness tools like meditation, are valuable resources that can ground and equip us for the work at hand.

Finding wholeness within enables us to commit ourselves more fully toward healing and accountability and justice. 

Creating racial equity is a long game, but I believe in the capacity of the earth and human society to heal and renew.

Flourishing is never a solidary enterprise.

Let’s keep taking steps, together.¬†

Courtney

A few months ago a friend organized these porch family portraits in our cohousing community. I completely forgot about the photoshoot so we literally pried our kids off the couch and I washed my hands from a morning in the garden and so we are captured. Human family in our natural state.¬†ūüíó

There is so much pain in the collective forcefield right now with the killing of #georgefloyd and I feel grief and sadness and anger and the slow-burn desire as a white-bodied woman to do and to be better.

It is an intense time to be alive and to parent.

And one social media post and donation is just a tiny turtle step.¬†ūüźĘ

But I do believe our words matter. And our money. And our relationships.

I want to be an ally. Imperfect but open.

I want to raise white children who are unequivocally aware that #blacklivesmatter.

And I am committed to the conversations, education and deepening awareness work that show me how to do my part.

Here are two resources that I have found this week that I am leaning into:

One is a donation opportunity,¬†The Loveland Foundation,¬†especially their therapy fund which supports Black women and girls in accessing mental health care — because healing impacts generations.

And the second is a book, called¬†My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies¬†by Resmaa Menakem.

I haven’t yet read this book but it comes highly recommended and Rich and I are doing it together. In the little I have read so far I appreciate the way it approaches the topic of racial injustice through the lens of our bodies and also offers a human scale step-by-step healing process alongside the needed societal view. It is available via Amazon in kindle and audible form, and the hardcover is available is on the author’s website.

I am also inspired by these words from Andréa Ranaej:

“anti-racism is not an identity or a checklist; it’s a practice.”

I would love for you to join me in donating, reading, inspired activism, listening and learning. And I would love to hear what resources you are leaning into right now. Reply to share more. 

Love,

Courtney

ūüﳬ†Photo Credit. The photographer of this pic,¬†Ariel Shumaker, didn‚Äôt want payment but requested that we make a donation to support the community during Covid 19. We made a donation to a¬†local health organization¬†here in Asheville which supports underserved communities of color.

Resources 

21 РDay Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge ©

Harvard Kennedy School¬†¬†— On how to translate a movement sparked by tragedy into policy change. *So much good writing and thinking here to take in. Marshal Ganz is one of my favorite professors and community organizing experts.¬†

Trusted Resources for Talking to Children & Families About Race

Donation Opportunities

When it comes to money I am all for following your heart.¬†ūüíó¬†This week I am supporting the¬†Loveland Foundation¬†mentioned above offering mental health support for black girls and women and¬†supporting local black doulas caring for families and new mothers during this challenging time.¬†

Reading

In the wake of this week I am thirsty for more writing from black, brown and indigenous authors.

Maya Angelo¬†has long been comfort food. I think we need poetry right now to fuel our heart’s expansion.¬†

My Grandmother’s Hands¬†(a signed hardcopy I’m excited about) is¬†en route.¬†I have just taken a little look at the Kindle version (I do better with paper copies) and it looks really compelling.

I just re-read¬†The House on Mango Street¬†by Sandra Cisneros. The intro ALONE was some of the best writing I’ve read in a while. Such a commitment to service through her words. In tiny stories she opens up a portrait of life in her Spanish-speaking community in Chicago. Also a good option for young readers, middle school on up.¬†

I’m part way through¬†Braiding Sweetgrass¬†by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and member of Citizen Potawatomi Nation. SO GOOD. Changing the way I look at plants and people and teaching me new words to have the conversation I want to be having.

Inspired Action

Right now I am mostly listening for what is mine to do and educating myself. But I am fortunate to have neighbors who show me where and how to plug into the Asheville community. I wrote a letter to the city council in support of increasing funding for black entrepreneurs and educational opportunities. I am learning how to support the on the ground changes that are needed.

And I would love to hear from you! There are so many powerful ways to participate in change, in your local community and beyond.

I’d love to hear where you are inspired to plug in. And I hope you are taking good care of yourself along the way.¬†¬†xo Courtney

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women (and a few inspiring men) slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the flourish coaching methodology and the Flourish Formula for Families. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua and being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

 

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Maybe You Won’t Learn Italian…

Maybe You Won’t Learn Italian…

Overloaded with online resources + opportunities?

I get it. I LOVE personal growth resources. I love to learn, especially to drink in Enneagram trainings and quality online coaching programs. And yet that can become another form of doing. Sometimes we are invited to be still. To allow the growth to come to us, like wild edibles or seeds blown by the wind finding their way into your perfectly tended garden rows.

I think this COVID-inspired slow down is inviting us to turn inward.

To some, this may feel more like a rough initiation than a gentle invitation.

There is something painful when you are forced to stop. Especially in a culture that doesn‚Äôt honor or acknowledge the inner life or teach us, in little bites, how to be emotionally literate‚ÄĒto feel emotions in our bodies and to distinguish the voice of our Enneagram personality/ego from our deeper essence.

Without embodied practices to help guide us, dramatically ratcheting down the pace can be scary‚ÄĒlike being under quarantine with our inner demons.

I write about this feeling of psychic whiplash in my book The Flourish Formula.

One of the things I‚Äôm noticing, especially in the personal growth world, is a rush to toss resources into the space that is opening. I feel the impulse myself, wondering ‚ÄúWhat more can I do/give/share?‚ÄĚ and creating free resources, like this guided meditation for resiliency and a post on what my family and I are doing to boost our immune systems.

I relish a well-timed resource and consider myself a human-to-book matchmaker. 

However, sustainable inner growth is really not about adding in content or resources.

It is the fine art of subtraction.

As a coach and Enneagram teacher, I do not fix people. I help them discover their wholeness, hidden beneath old ideas, emotional patterns and personality trances that are ready to be cleared.

And clearing the old is often THE most powerful part of the growth process.

So, I want to invite you to be judicious about how much pressure you feel to make the most of this time. Maybe you will finally learn Italian.

Or maybe you will simply sweep off the deck and enjoy the sunshine.

Maybe you will pivot in your creative biz and find the perfect offering to help others right now. Or maybe you can just do one small beautiful job. The work in front of you that brings in income to sustain you and shares your gifts with someone who needs them.

I know these are small gestures. And perhaps like me, you are hungry for the big picture and wondering what is the macro-narrative? Where are we headed? What fruit will grow out of this experience, both from the painful elements and the beautiful ones?

I love those questions; but even more vital is this:

Who do I want to BE during this time? How do I want to show up in my life?

I want to be present to my children and husband and to cultivate the green spaces and relationships with neighbors in our cohousing community. I want to care well for my coaching clients in their unique and varied needs (this challenge is something we are moving through collectively, though the impact is felt individually). I want to sit in meditation and let the Mystery find me. I want to take this time to do a little reflecting on and dreaming related to my coaching business (like maybe REALLY starting a podcast!). And I want to watch the green leaves emerge on the branch out my window.

Who do you want to be? What is the life that is called out of you right now?

How we answer that will be the seed of what grows next.

Love and all the good, Courtney

PS Gentle, consistent support is one of the most powerful ways to nurture growth. That is true in ‚Äúregular‚ÄĚ life but even more true now. A time of slowing down and clearing out the old can be a powerful opportunity to reimagine and redesign your life. As a coach, I am especially drawn given all the economic upheaval to offer support to soulful creatives who want to start their own business or side business. I have been doing this flavor of coaching (what I call biz + life coaching or mentor coaching) organically over the last few years as people have reached out to me and wanted BOTH practical help around creating a website, connecting to clients and building a healthy relationship to money AND a coach who can do the deep dive into the inner life, gremlins and all. I love helping people in this way and currently have space for two new clients. Please send an email to cp@courtneypinkerton for the details. Payment plans are available.

‚ÄúCourtney is a wonderful¬†coach. As soon as our call connects, I instantly start to relax and breathe as she has coached me to do so many times at the beginnings of calls. After coaching me through a cross-country move and then a decision to have another baby, I started working with her most recently on my dream of starting a copywriting business. Over the course of the past year, I went from buying a notebook and a file folder to organize my thoughts all the way to taking an online course, building my website, and beginning to work with clients! Courtney always supplies me with amazing tools when I need them, helps me get clear on my priorities, and encourages me to celebrate the small (and big) victories. She’s so clearly energized by her work and brings so much passion to the process! As a solopreneur herself, she has a deep understanding of what it takes to start–and sustain–a small business. I’m grateful for Courtney’s wisdom and encouragement as my business begins to bloom.‚ÄĚ

Katie Crouch, Copywriter + Owner, www.katiekcrouch.com

Courtney Pinkerton is a certified holistic life coach and the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down & Accomplishing More. Courtney is a student and a teacher of the Enneagram who has helped hundreds of busy women (and a few inspiring men) slow down and accomplish and enjoy more in their life. She holds dual master’s degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the creator of the flourish coaching methodology and the Flourish Formula for Families. After selling their house and all their belongings and spending a year adventuring in Nicaragua and being tutored by their neighbors in the art of slowing down and living more, Courtney and her husband Richard Amory and their three children are making a new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

 

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