YOU DON’T NEED TO LEAP AND HOPE THE NET APPEARS.
I know that’s the advice you often hear when it comes to making the transition into becoming a Woman of the World (aka full-time entrepreneur), but it doesn’t have to feel that way.
I’m Michelle Ward, and I became The When I Grow Up Coach in 2008 not just because I wanted to help my clients discover what they wanted to be when they “grew up” (wink wink), but because I wanted to help them build their businesses to speak to their grown-up needs, values, and priorities (see: feeding your kids, paying your mortgage, not being a hermit).
No cliff-diving necessary.
Whether you choose to work with me one-on-one or through one of my small group coaching programs, you’ll receive my personal guidance and expertise alongside the support and accountability you need to actually get to the finish line (‘cause us multi-passionate, highly-creative women often aren’t great at the follow through, bless our hearts).
I’m here to meet you right where you are on your dream business journey:
IF YOU’RE SEEKING:
DREAM BUSINESS DISCOVERY
Ready to uncover and articulate your mission statement, elevator pitch, your first offer and more? Discover Your Dream Business is an 8-week foundational business program that will leave you feeling nervous + excited about the What and How of your passion-based, grown-up business – my favorite!
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“Multiple clients and a good start to a website”I needed direction for my own dream biz. I had too many ideas and was not sure where to begin! I loved working with Michelle and the group in Discover Your Dream Business. Her insights were invaluable! I looked forward to feedback from her and my classmates! Really constructive and encouraging. I now have multiple clients and a good start to a website!
If You’re Seeking…
DREAM BUSINESS LAUNCHING
90 Day Business Launch is a one-on-one program to get your online business out of your head and onto the web. If you’re looking for your business Mission, Message, Money, Marketing and Milestones – and the support to actually hang your shingle just 90 days later – this it’s time to make your plan.
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90 Day Business Launch is what took me from being absolutely overwhelmed with my business to launching the website, booking 20 consults, retaining 5 clients (and growing!), joining the local chamber of commerce and a co-working space, and quitting my job. I now have the confidence that my knowledge and service is valuable and important, and the results to prove it. Less than 15 months after working with Michelle I built a 6-figure business. “I quit my job & built a 6-figure business”
If You’re Seeking…
DREAM BUSINESS BUILDING
Have you recently opened for business, but the clients are coming at a trickle (or a total drought)? Build Your Client Base is a 6-month small group coaching program that guides and challenges you to stop the busy work, get consistent, and become visible so the grown-up money follows.
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With Build Your Client Base, I’ve started getting clients and making money – and my goal of quitting my day job ACTUALLY feels real! I’ve become so much more confident in my abilities as a coach and so much more excited to live my life. Working through the ups and downs of learning how to build a business with Michelle always ends up sunny somehow, even when stuff feels super icky and hard. “Started getting clients and making money”
If You’re Seeking…
DREAM BUSINESS BOOSTING
Looking for a one-on-one relationship with a business coach who has over a decade of experience working with creative women? You found me! Let’s craft a business model that works for you *and* your ideal clients/customers, a marketing plan that elevates your visibility, and anything else you need to make the money you’re seeking. This program is totally customized and able to meet you right where you are.
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I was a quietly unhappy soul who spent my daylight hours working as an government office coordinator. I found Michelle, and it was the best investment ever (including college) and I definitely got further (faster) because of her leadership. I felt lost, scared and confused but she had seen it all before and showed me the way. NOW, I’m working for myself as an Online Marketing Specialist, helping other creative businesses succeed online and making 5x times as much per hour than I did at my day job. “I make 5x times as much per hour than my day job.”