Dear Professional (Naturopath, Chiropractor, Doctor, Body-Worker, Coach),
I am listening and I hear you. I have heard the below from enough people in the last months that I am sitting up, paying attention and doing something about what you have been telling me.
This is what I am hearing and this is what I see that you need.
What I am hearing:
You feel that sticking within the expected confines of the modalities or profession that you have been trained in is actually keeping you from expressing your purpose. It feels inauthentic for you to just be a naturopath, doctor, chiro, massage therapist, etc. It’s like wearing a straight-jacket.
Or, it might be that the format for working that is expected of someone in your profession, feels confining. For example, maybe you feel stuck having to build a practice that serves clients in one-off sessions that people pay $100ish dollars for and then may not come back for a long while. You might not feel free to change the format and start delivering an on-going 6-12 month program, either 1-1 or in groups. Or, you just don’t know how to change the format because everyone else in your profession is doing it according to the existing model.
And yet, at the same time you know that being a _______________(insert the applicable identity) is an important part of why people come to you, and IS a part of your purpose. You don’t want to ditch your modality/profession entirely…but ideally, you would love to find a way to build on it and feel free within it.
What I see.
There are two things happening and both are true.
- Your modalities/profession are essential and important foundations.
- Your current expression of your modalities/profession is limiting you from expressing your Genius.
Your modalities are an essential, important aspect of it is a part of the foundations that make up your training and expertise. And, your modalities are NOT your genius, which is unique to you, and serves in a very particular way.
Your Genius serves in a particular way in terms of WHAT transformation you dish up and also HOW you dish it up.
Most people like to think a lot about what they would like to deliver to their clients, for example, “I want to help people reach peak health states.” Or “I want to empower women who have experienced sexual abuse.”
Getting clear on the transformation that you are here to provide is an essential and FUN step in the process of birthing your body of work.
But they don’t realize that HOW they dish up that transformation is also very important.
In what format will you choose to help people along through their journey? Videos, 1-1 sessions, monthly content via email, FaceBook group, membership program, intimate mastermind, etc.
And how much will you charge?
These questions not only determine your livelihood and how you meet your needs financially, but they also dictate the kind of lifestyle that you have and how relaxed/stressed your nervous system is.
Why people like to birth their body of work with my guidance…
I do not consider myself to be a business coach, and yet, no matter what I do, I end up coaching people on their business. I have studied quite a bit about business, learned about it through my own intuitive process and am gifted at extracting your genius, and the best form for it to take, out of you.
The below offerings are an expression of this desire to help you birth a business and body of work that honours your human design, your nervous system, your material needs and your life’s work.
With love, Karen
I can barely remember how stressed, anxious and overwhelmed I felt back before working with Karen. I was overwhelmed. I didn’t know what my genius was to focus and empower my work as a naturopathic doctor. I was stuck in constant striving, constant working, constant effort, constant struggle, constant fatigue. I was so busy being busy that I didn’t even know what value I offered anyone.
Karen extracts the best out of me and has an incredible way of putting my rumblings into words.
For me taking my ideas and structuring them into such a clear message was really important and valuable for me. Her willingness to help me with the practicalities, such as setting up my webinar and teaching me Zoom, was also important.
I have far greater confidence in my work and how to deliver it since working with Karen. In fact, through our time together I have discovered what I’d really love to do instead of doing what appears to be the right thing. I feel more excited to step into my own power to own my knowledge and skills.Leonie Blackwell
Birth Your Body of Work Includes:
1) Monthly Experiential 3-Hour Workshops to Learn and Do
2) Support to Integrate (Optional, but Recommended)
Part 1: Monthly Workshops
3 Hours. Zoom Video Conferencing.
Once a month we get together for an experiential, learn-and-do, workshop to excavate one aspect of your body of work. What makes these Workshops unique is that, unlike other business programs, we are creating a business and offerings that honour:
- Your human design
- Your nervous system and physical well-being in general
- Your material needs and desires
- Your life’s work
We won’t be following a specific business formula, but rather, excavating from within the structure and form that is most aligned for YOU.
At the same time, I will be covering some business fundamentals that are important to understand in order to create something sustainable and money-making.
- Marketing Basics: Choose a Specific Audience
- Marketing Basics: Identify a Specific Problem
- Design a Simple Business Model that Will be Calm and Easy on Your Nervous System
- Build Inclusivity and Diversity by Challenging your Unconscious Bias (Required Reading)
- Profit First (Required Reading)
- $$$ Know How Much you Need to Make
- Package your Genius into a Unique Program that Creates a Specific, Desirable Result.
- Program Design – Break Down Your Program into the Specific Modules that Will Create the Result
- Pricing – Design Deals that Work for You and Your Clients.
- Create a Free Presentation (Webinar, Interview, Video Series)
- Create a Sales Page That Does the Work For You
- Set-Up Authentic Partnerships with Ideal Influencers
- Simplify Social Media
- And More!
There is over one year’s worth of content for us to explore in birthing your Body of Work. I anticipate these workshops to go for 12-18 months. Even if you have studied a lot of business in the past, you likely have not received the kind of business support to explore these fundamentals in an intuitive, body-centered and authentic way.
Pre-Requisite: You must have attended Discover your Genius or Your Genius Brand, and have clear definitions for your Passion, Gift and Economic Engine. The first 4 videos of Your Genius Brand are available on my website under “Free Courses” and will walk you through discovering your genius.
Working with Karen is magical. She embodies a unique combination of intuition, love, generosity, practicality and business savvy, and she lives and breathes her gift of recognizing genius and bringing it into form. If genius is a baby about to be born, Karen is a doula who facilitates the birth, recognizing and honoring the form the genius wants to take. I enthusiastically recommend her 1:1 coaching — there’s nothing else quite like the satisfaction of sharing what is only yours to share!Rhonda Mills
Part 2: Support To Integrate (Optional But Recommended)
The Flow Catalyst Weekly Circles or 1-1 Transformation
Over the past years I have been taking my 1-1 client through the process of birthing their body of work in my coaching practice. And here is what I have found through my observation: roughly 70% of the process is about doing the inner work to allow your unique body of work to come through you, ie. clearing blocks that you have to sharing your own genius in a way that nourishes and honours you.
In other words, learning about business structures and being walked through the process of creating them really isn’t what is required to bring your body of work into form. It’s only about 30% of the puzzle.
When you clear the pipes and are available, the ideas come easily, the best structure is made clear…the way is revealed!
The Birth your Body of Work Workshops DO NOT include the support to integrate what I have shared and do the inner work that emerges as you explore each aspect of your business, which is why I highly recommend that you couple Birth your Body of Work with The Flow Catalyst Mentorship Weekly Circle Calls or monthly 1-1 coaching.
For example, one of my clients was a gifted body-worker who often came to her 1-1 sessions feeling uncreative, emotionally drained and not in flow. She didn’t imagine that we would be able to make any progress on birthing her body of work from that state, so often wanted to reschedule or delay her sessions.
However, when she did show up for her sessions, I was able to support her, through body-centred coaching to move into flow and release her emotional stuckness. When she did that, her body of work and the most AMAZING content started to stream through her!
The inner work REVEALS the content. The inner work REVEALS your body of work.
The choice remains…which one is better for you? The Flow Catalyst Weekly Circles or 1-1 Transformation?
Let’s Be Real About What you Can Expect From Birth Your Body of Work:
1) You Likely Will Not Experience Big Results Quickly: You may have been sold into business programs that guaranteed big results, quickly and have grown to expect a business program to deliver fast results and impact. In my experience, this CAN and DOES happen when you implement strategies that don’t feel good to most highly sensitive healer types. That is not what we will be doing in this program.
Instead, we will be exploring, excavating and then building solid foundations that make sense with who you are and what you want over time. This takes time. Small results, slowly. Over time, those results build on themselves.
2) Your Body of Work Will Emerge in It’s Own Time: I have seen that people tend to feel an urgency about birthing their body of work, when in fact, it is a slow process that evolves at it’s own pace. Sometimes an insight will emerge and there will be a sudden lurch forward in progress. Other times progress will be slow and will seem stuck. Both have their value. You cannot rush.
3) This Program Does Not Include Everything You Will Need: Many of the Topics shared above are entire programs on their own. My colleague Trudi Lebron, for example, offers an entire program about inclusivity and diversity that truly deserves to be attended. Ali Shanti offers a Money Map program that addresses how much money you really need. And many people are teaching courses about Facebook or Instagram alone.
You already are well aware of this, and probably feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and offerings out there.
One of the things that I know has attributed to my ‘success’ in the past and also, my current way of navigating my life and business is that when I meet someone that I know that I need to learn from, I say Yes. During Birth your Body of Work, you might realize that you need to do some deeper work through social media, or on Inclusivity, and this will be a bridge for you to find that work.
When that happens, don’t use the fact that you are in this program as an excuse not to give yourself another resource that you need. It’s a “Yes, And.”
To put the investment into context, for many years my most profitable and in-demand program was Leverage Your Genius, which was an 18 month business building course. It included the equivalent information and support of Birth Your Body of Work + The Flow Catalyst.
I sold that program for $5000 the very first time.
Several years later, the price went up to $7500. And then $10,000.
Why? Because I was helping my clients to build businesses and make money. Many of them earned their investment back within short periods of time. They are still operating those businesses years later. Who knows how much money they have made as a result of putting into place these business fundamentals?
The Investment for Each ‘Birth Your Body of Work’ Workshop is $100 USD.
If you commit to the series and set-up a monthly, recurring payment, the tuition is $75/month.
You are free to cancel at any time.
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