When I started my creative business journey, I had no idea what I was doing (sound familiar?).
I had very little business background, and even less knowledge about the craft community - I was pretty much a newbie to both.
So, how did I get from there to here? From nothing and nowhere to a six-figure business and 2 employees?
With tenacity, research, experimentation.... and help. Lots and lots of help.
I was lucky enough to stumble on a wonderful, supportive community of makers with whom I forged strong bonds. I learnt so much from those women - and I found so much happiness and solace knowing there was somewhere I could turn when something went wrong, or I had a question, or I just wanted to share a success.
That community changed over time, and eventually, it was no longer the place for me any more. But ever since, I've yearned to find a special place that gave me all the support and friendship (and knowledge!) that I found there.
And when I couldn't find one... I decided to create it. For me. For you. Because I know how powerful such a space can be on this crafty biz journey. Especially for those of us who live outside of cities - away from the creative community - or who just haven't found a safe, supportive community - I wanted to create a space that was always available and vibrant.
And so the Thriver Circle was born.
And in the first 3 years of its existence, it's become all I dreamed of and more: a safe, supportive, and educational space for hundreds of makers from all over the world.
No matter where you're at with your creative biz journey - whether your business is just an inkling... a possibility still ahead of you; whether you've started, and are struggling to work out the 'best' way to do everything; or whether you are further along the path, with wisdom to share (but always more to learn) - the Thriver Circle is that safe, supportive, uplifting place.
Inside the Circle...
We've had members who have shared their deepest struggles with life, health, and family - all things that are intimately intertwined with our lives as creative businesswomen and men.
We've had members share their most glorious and breathtaking successes - when something has just gone so very right, and we're there to cheer them on.
We've had members connect and collaborate across media to create new designs and stretch themselves in new directions.
We've had members who have had epiphanies thanks to the Workshops, Calls, and discussions.
In the Circle, we discuss our fears, our joys, our lessons learned, and those things we're unsure of.
We have people from all over the world, at all stages of life - and business.
Do you have a supportive community around you who really 'get it'?
A safe space where you can learn and grow with other people who are walking a similar path to you?
You do now.