Feel a passion inside to start or grow your own business/side business or creative project?


At our core, we all want to show up and make our mark in this beautiful world.

Gentle, consistent support is one of the most powerful ways to nurture growth. That is true in “regular” life but even more true now given the changes COVID has brought into our daily lives.  Yet, this moment of slowing down can also be a powerful opportunity to reimagine and redesign your life. If you are a soulful creative who wants to start your own business or side business or to lean into a big creative project like writing a book — read on for details or click the button below to schedule a conversation with me to talk it through. Warmly, Courtney 🌿✨

Let’s Grow This Dream Together

Dreams are tender, especially at the beginning. 🌱
And stepping into entrepreneurial life takes courage. Honestly, it can be tricky to find the right greenhouse to nurture your new venture.
Too often, budding creative entrepreneurs lose momentum because they share their idea with friends and family who squash it, or weigh it down with their own fears and insecurities.
Together, we can help you find your way forward: weaving both the practical with the soulful so that you feel the satisfaction of taking your own inspiration seriously. 
But we can do this gently. You don’t have to hype yourself up, follow someone else’s script or push your way forward in order to make consistent, meaningful progress.
Instead, let’s work together over six sessions to map your way forward and bring your passion into the world — whether we are talking about a service-based business, creative business, or writing a book.






Together, we can help you:

🍋 Connect to your first paying clients and set up a money system that works well for you. (Even if you think you aren’t good at that sort of thing.)
🍋 Explore and identify marketing practices that resonate for YOU. There is no one way to do this and you don’t need to exhaust yourself or cultivate a gazillion followers to enjoy the satisfaction of sharing your gifts and enjoying regular income.
🍋 Find relief and strategies for moving through inner doubts so that you can confidently share what you are doing with family and friends.
🍋 Take big goals, like creating your website or designing a magical retreat, and identify each next step so that the vision in your heart and mind takes shape in the world.
🍋 Fashion a strong and supportive container for your writing that develops your blog/book AND honors you as a writer.
🍋 Answer those annoying yet important questions that come up around scheduling software, accepting payment, pricing and other technology details. 
As a coach, I am here to help you chart a course that is easier than doing it all by yourself. Mentor coaching is a good fit for you if you want BOTH practical help AND a coach who can do the deep dive into your inner life, gremlins and all, so you don’t sabotage your own growth.
The Enneagram (a personality map) makes this SO much easier.

Also please know that it is totally natural, inevitable really, that our own inner criticisms and doubts emerge when we are stretching in a new direction.

Far from being evidence that you should stop or shelf your passion or dream business, these “gremlins” actually mean you are growing in a powerful new direction! They usually emerge when you are expanding toward a dream that is resonant for your heart and soul yet scary for your ego or Enneagram/personality type structure. By adding in support, you can more comfortably make it through the doubts or limiting ideas and emerge in a place where you can genuinely enjoy this next phase of your life, work and creativity.

In my experience, adding in support allows the stretch to happen faster, too, which is wonderful! No one wants to be caught in a hall of mirrors with their own doubts or insecurities. Through custom coaching recommendations and resources, we will equip you to navigate around and through these inner defenses so they don’t derail your progress. The best part? What you learn in the process will only enrich the business offer or writing project you want to create.

I’d love to be on your support team. Please send me a quick note to cp@courtneypinkerton.com to start the conversation and put “mentor coaching” in the subject line. 

Or we can set up a phone call to talk more. Click Here to view my calendar. Warmly, Courtney

📸 Photo credit Richard Amory

Praise for Mentor Coaching

Katie Crouch“Courtney 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.”
Katie Crouch, Copywriter + Owner, www.katiekcrouch.com

Flourishing is never a solitary sport. You living fully is a huge gift to those around you. 

Have a question about mentor coaching? Wondering if it is a good fit for you?

Send me a note at cp@courtneypinkerton.com with questions and I will get back to you.

Let’s do it! #flourishtogether

xo Courtney


Courtney Pinkerton is a certified 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 conscious women, and a few inspiring men, pursue their most salient goals and discover more pleasure in the everyday. She has 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 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 their new home in a co-housing community in Asheville, North Carolina.