I met Laura in 2019 through a mutual marketing consultant, Shannon Hernandez and we all spent a week together in New Jersey on CEO workcation. It was one of the best weeks ever! Laura is the CEO and Founder of Electronic Creatives, a playback engineering agency that provides a variety of services to touring artists and organizations, such as, Pentatonix, Arianna Grande, Logic, Marie Forleo, Harry Styles, The Grammys, and American Idol. EC also teaches and trains aspiring playback engineers through its Master Track™ program.
When not running EC, Laura remains a creative genius, speaking, teaching, touring and inspiring people around the world. She’s pretty BADASS but not so JOYFull when we first met on the plane to Jersey. During that week, we experienced the Joy|Money Matrix™ for the first time. Both of us realized what brought joy and revenue and what was sucking the life right out of us. We created strategies for delegating, dumping and redesigning less than joyfull tasks and prioritized those that brought us joy and cash flow. We felt lighter, more clear and determined to find all the joy we deserved. When it was over, we both had a plan. I was going to hire a VA for Social Media/Content/Admin and Laura was going to hire me!
Here’s what happened!
JFBAW: What problem did you need to solve?
LAURA: As a creative entrepreneur, I have plenty of grand ideas. However, I mostly just created my business step by step with no real formula or guidance in terms of the operations side of things. When I met Janifer Wheeler, I was in a very challenging space with my business. My General Manager had just gotten into an accident and I found all of the responsibility come crashing down on my shoulders. I was beside myself in agony because I did not have processes and procedures set up to account for situations like this. There was no one else in the company that knew what to do. I realized that we had been operating on a tightrope with no safety net.
JFBAW: How did I help you solve this problem?
LAURA: Janifer’s approach to helping clean up my business was very systematic. We went from department to department, hired, fired, created systems and all the while, she held my hand and was my biggest supporter and cheerleader. I wouldn't have made it to the other side without her. She helped me define and clarify all of the building blocks it takes to have a small business. Now, we have a documented operations process guide with detailed instructions on how to manage every aspect of our business: scheduling, gear builds, finance/collections, human resources, marketing and education. Job roles are clear and my staff is thrilled with the changes we’ve made. Our workplace culture was good before, but now it’s even better. I am living in greater joy and excitement about working with my team to continue growing this business!
JFBAW: Why did you choose me?
LAURA: Upon speaking with Janifer about where I was in my business, she immediately assessed the situation and offered to help. I am an intuitive person and went with my gut and hired her right away. I didn’t regret it. She has been my guiding light in a very practical, tactical way as well as spiritual guidance.
JFBAW: Anything else you’d like to add?
LAURA: If you are thinking about hiring Janifer Wheeler, please don’t hesitate. Her breadth of knowledge and support is unparalleled and she is a true gem in a sea of coaches and consultants who promise to deliver but fall short.
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Welcome to the CONNECT series. Over the next few weeks, I will share simple tips for connecting more deeply with yourself. After all, if you don’t know yourself...who does?
When I was teaching full-time, raising my son, getting my masters, volunteering and basically running myself ragged, I would have laughed in your face if you told me I should CONNECT with myself. Seriously? Who has time for THAT?? Who even cares??
Part of the reason I was frustrated, overwhelmed, bored and stuck was because I had no real direction. No clarity. I had no daily routine other than cursing my alarm clock and falling into bed each night exhausted.
That changed significantly when I began the simple, daily routine of sitting on my patio without technology, for 10-15 minutes, at least once per day. If it was morning, I drank my coffee. If it was evening, I might have wine. As an introvert, I craved this alone time, but rather than fill it with social media rabbit holes or checking off a to-do list, I used the time to think, plan, imagine, listen and learn.
Making time to connect with yourself is worthwhile. It’s not selfish. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup.
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Don’t forget to find your SoulFull BadAss Quotient! The results may surprise you!
Yours in BadAssery,
For most of 2109, I have been reevaluating my path and purpose. After creating The Soul Spa Transformational Game, I thought I was done - that was it! The tool I needed most to empower my clients was completed and ready for the world. However, something was missing but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I was starting to get discouraged and couldn’t see my forward.
About two weeks ago, it came to me while I was camping at beautiful McKinney Falls in Austin, TX ... the missing piece was ME! My programs needed an infusion of my other side...not just the soulful, reflective, intuitive me, but the also the BADASS me.
The bold, sassy, independent and driven me...the speaking my mind, maintaining boundaries, and avoiding negative self-talk me. During this weekend in the woods, I created The SoulFull BadAss Experience so that YOU can BREAKOUT your SoulFull BadAss and take on the world in the ways that serve you best.
My programs focus primarily on female empowerment. If you are a coach, solopreneurs and/or small business owner, you will benefit from SoulFull BadAss practices such as:
Yours in Badassery!
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The JoyFull BadAss Whisperer