Business Foundations is essential visibility block clearing work for every women. Whether you’re starting out in business, or taking things to the next level it’s imperative to identify and clear the inner blocks which, if not addressed, will derail your business growth.
Taking action is hugely important in business. Taking the right kind of action differentiates a successful business owner from one that’s disappointed, frustrated, and ultimately, unsuccessful.
The right kind of action doesn’t arise from thought alone. It arises from energetic, emotional, and mental alignment.
When all parts of your being are in alignment, you take inspired action which always leads to positive results.
When you skip this step, you start down a path you think is going to form the basis of an amazing business. You spend loads of time preparing. You buy a business and domain name. You get some samples created or you pay someone a good deal of money to help you get an e-course set up online.
You set up a website from which to sell your products or your course. You spend hours on the graphics and on the text. Everything looks amazing. And then you let people know about your product and guess what? Nothing. People are enthusiastic about it, they congratulate you on getting your business up and running, but they don’t buy. Why?
Because you didn’t take the time to do the visibility pieces first;
- connecting with people,
- building your network and growing your relationships,
- giving them value so people come to see you as the ‘go to person’ on that topic or for that product,
- letting enough people about your work, and
- distinguishing yourself from the many other people selling products or courses like yours.
If you haven’t taken the time to clear your visibility blocks first, not only will these things continue to get put on the back burner, they’ll actually never get done.
It’s far too easy to get busy behind the scenes of your business, creating something beautiful that you’re really proud of.
It’s much harder to step out in front of your business and tell people about it; to become the kind of ambassador for your brand that any business would dream of having. And yet, that’s exactly what’s needed in order to build a successful business.
In Business Foundations, you’ll have the opportunity to clear out loads of sabotaging beliefs you may not even be aware are limiting your business growth. Beliefs like, ‘I don’t know enough, I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, my product isn’t unique enough, everyone already knows what I have to share, I can’t make money in business until…, I need x,000 people in my community before I can start selling anything, the market is already too crowded, I’m just not good at selling, I’m uncomfortable with being seen, I don’t have anything to say, I’m not good at marketing, I feel uncomfortable with selling my stuff.’
Some of these beliefs might be things you’re very aware of. Others might be buried deeper in your psyche. That’s where our visibility block clearing classes come in. They’re specifically designed to bring light to the unconscious saboteurs you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access on your own.
By taking the time to do a sweep clean of all the major visibility blocks that might currently stand in the way of your success, you’ll put yourself head and shoulders above the melee of noise in the marketplace. You’ll be capable of stepping forward in a way that differentiates you from the crowd and as a consequence, you’ll rise to the surface much more effortlessly and with much more joy than other business owners.
Business Foundations includes…
7 BLOCKS TO BUSINESS GROWTHIn this class you'll start by exploring the ways you see yourself and the ways you view your business ideas. You'll uncover how that perspective is affecting what you're allowing others to see (or not see). Then you'll explore the fears you have about being judged by other people and the ways that's affecting the way you show up in your business.
YOUR VISIBILITY STORY MASTERCLASSThis is our most powerful and transformational class. It gets to the core of the foundational story you're telling yourself that keeps you from being more visible in the world. After uncovering the story, you'll work through a series of clearing exercises in order to clear out that story at the deepest levels.
UNPACKING THE GOOD GIRLThe inner 'good girl' is one all women have internalised as part of our gendered conditioning. When we've not taken the time to observe how she's running our life, the inner good girl stops us from building businesses that our family or friends might consider controversial or different. We find ourselves stuck, desirous to build something that's a unique expression of who we are, but held back by other people's expectations and stories about us.
SEMESTER LONG SUPPORTThe three classes will be delivered month by month as home study classes. During that time you'll also gain semester long access to The Visibility Group; a private online space for students of The School of Visibility. During the semester there'll be monthly Q&A sessions with School of Visibility founder and CEO, Samantha Nolan-Smith, to answer any questions which came up for you in class, and to personalise the materials to your needs.
With the Business Foundations stream, you’ll receive…
- 3 x visibility block clearing classes, each between 90 minutes and 2 hours in length and including techniques and tools you can revisit again and again, each time you reach a new level in your business growth.
- Semester long access to the Visibility Group with everyday support from your fellow students and weekly access to, and support from, School of Visibility founder and CEO Samantha Nolan-Smith.
- Four live, monthly Q&A calls to personalise and clarify the class content to ensure you’re getting the very most from it and understand how to use it to best advantage going forward.
Business Foundations closes for enrolment in just a few days…
I’ve loved the clearing work. I can finally see what’s been holding me back. They have been really helpful to see within myself in a profound way.
– Nadina Rivas, Communication and Leadership Coach, El Salvador, Central America
I loved the class. It touched a layer today I hadn’t accessed before, at a level that felt truly profound. Perhaps all the other work I’m doing helped set the stage to open me up for that, or perhaps you have a way of helping me access things that seem light on the surface but have a depth and a power that feel very cathartic and healing to address. Whatever the reason, I love your work and am grateful for it. Thank you.
– Rebecca Kellogg, Energy Healer, California, USA
The Classes in Detail
7 Blocks to Business Growth
Visibility blocks can be fatal to the operation of a business. It can be so easy to assume you’re doing everything you can to spread the word about your business, whilst in reality, you aren’t doing anywhere near enough.
It’s easy to think ‘I’ll get to it’, or ‘People will just find me’, or ‘I don’t have the time or money to do more promotion in my business’.
But here’s the thing; if the number of people who know about you and who decide to become your customers, clients, or students isn’t growing consistently, then you’ve got a sustainability problem. One that’s likely to result in significant cash flow problems and see you deciding that running a business is all just too hard.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Building a business doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. You just have to know which levers to pull. But you’ll never know which levers they are if you haven’t cleared your inner resistance to being visible.
Prioritising visibility is one of those levers. And while you’ve still got visibility blocks, you’ll always find a reason not to get yourself out there.
‘7 Blocks to Business Growth’ is divided into two parts:
- Part 1: Seeing yourself and your idea relates to the ways we hide from ourselves, and
- Part 2: Other people seeing you relates to the fears we have about being judged by others.
You’ll work through a series of clearing exercises and walk away with more clarity, confidence, and commitment to taking the next necessary steps in your business.
Most importantly of all, in the weeks and months following the class, you’ll also find yourself making visibility a priority in your business operations. Not because you feel you have to but because you actually want to. Such is the magic of this work!
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Your Visibility Story Masterclass
Your Visibility Story Masterclass uncovers the story that’s influencing every aspect of your experience of being seen and heard in the world. We’re each carrying around a story that determines whether we:
- feel confident or shy when we enter a room,
- are comfortable or awkward in asking for the sale,
- actively pursue opportunities to become more visible to the people you’re trying to reach,
- accept the invitations that come our way,
- build a community that’s loyal and committed to our brand,
- positively launch the products or services we’ve built, or quietly announce its existence to a handful of people and secretly hope word spreads from there.
This class will help you uncover and clear out exactly what lies underneath your visibility habits and behaviours, supporting you to show up in your business and in the world more authentically, we greater ease, and more effectively than ever before.
Unpacking the Good Girl
The good girl is the one within us all that’s well behaved. She follows the rules. Sometimes she doesn’t even remember where the rules came from. She just knows, ‘That’s the way I do things’.
She’s polite or compliant. She doesn’t make waves. She only wants to stand out for the ‘right things’. She definitely doesn’t want to be singled out for doing something wrong.
She follows the path that’s been laid out for her because that’s what’s expected. She’s terrified of forging her own path.
In this class you’ll learn the many faces of the ‘good girl’ and explore how this archetype plays out in your own life and you’ll dive deeply into one of her core characteristics; accommodating others.
You’ll explore the ways the good girl betrays herself and others and you’ll clear out old behavioural patterns, making way for a new way of being in the world. When you’ve eradicated your ‘inner good girl’ you’ll be confident to operate your business in a way that feels natural to you. You’ll stop worrying about what other people think because you’ll be confident that you know what’s best for you. You’ll also release any fears you have around being controversial, too ‘out there’, too ‘woo woo’, or too much.
You’ll end the class by anchoring into a new, expanded version of yourself, paving the way for a more free and authentic future where you can comfortably show up exactly as you are, without fear of judgment or retribution.
Semester long support
Accessing the Visibility Group – a private, online space for School of Visibility students – will support you in multiple ways. It’ll allow you to build relationships with like-minded women. Women who are also working to clear their visibility blocks and stepping forward into the world with more confidence and grace.
You’ll have the opportunity to talk about your insights with people who know what you’re talking about and what you’re working through.
You’ll have direct access to Samantha Nolan-Smith – founder of the School and teacher of Business Foundations. As a member of the Visibility Group you’ll be able to ask questions and clarify points in the classes, and seek guidance directly from Samantha.
You’ll participate in 4 x live Q&A calls where you’ll be able to dive deeper into whatever visibility blocks are arising. Often these calls involve a combination of teaching, answering specific questions and facilitating personalisation of the materials, as well as visibility block clearing work.
Business Foundations closes for enrolment in just a few days…
Who It’s For
Women who are ready to build a business or grow it to the next level. Who want to step out of the shadows and allow themselves to be seen and heard by a bigger audience or community.
Women who need to engage with the media, who are interested in starting a blog, creating a tv show, hosting a podcast, or integrating live streaming into their marketing.
Specifically it will be a good fit for:
- Women who know they’re playing small and afraid of really stepping forward as a confident business owner,
- Coaches and consultants,
- Alternative therapists, spiritual teachers, and women working in the wellbeing and healing professions,
- Creatives who want to build or connect more deeply with their audience,
- Stay at home mums/moms thinking about building an online business,
- Career women who want to step away from their 9-5 job,
- Women interested in building a career as a professional speaker,
- Women who dream of writing a book, and making money from it, one day, and/or
- Women with physical products to sell who intend on developing partnerships with bigger brands and or pitching to the media to promote those products.
If you’re unsure if this stream is for you, come along to a live Q&A session here where you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you like about this semester’s curriculum to help you decide which stream is for you.
Who It’s By
That’d be me – Samantha Nolan-Smith. I started my online business in 2009 after 4 years of suffering with chronic fatigue. Having started my career in public policy and the law, I was a hard worker. Always busy, always pushing forward, until my body refused to participate any more. Eventually I couldn’t hold down a regular job and it was either the disability pension or something that would allow me to work for a while and sleep for a while and then work again for a bit longer.
Unlike many lifestyle entrepreneurs, my lifestyle dreams were pretty modest; I just wanted to make a living without having to work too many hours a week and hopefully find a way to heal myself once and for all. Turns out working online was the answer for me. Within 6 months of starting my business I had completely recovered from chronic fatigue and started to believe I might actually be able to make a living from working online.
I began my business teaching yoga and seeing clients 1:1. I loved everything about my life. People started noticing my results and asked how they could build a business like mine. So I started coaching women in a more wholistic way of doing business and things kept growing. But after a few years, my business plateaued. Following a fair amount of introspection, I realised that while I:
- was by then, very knowledgable about business,
- was an expert at working in alignment – at ease and in flow,
- had developed a deep skill in facilitating other people to heal and clear their inner blocks, and
- had a great strategic brain,
I still had one major thing holding me back; my own visibility blocks. I also realised I wasn’t the only woman I knew with these blocks. So that’s what I’ve been doing ever since; working with women to support them to be seen and heard in the world.
What a powerful and moving visibility masterclass! Such a valuable class in how to process the life sabotaging memories and emotions of the past that made me feel like an imposter. Thank you!
— Emma Brooks, Brand Designer, Bristol, UK
Samantha’s works has a depth beyond what I have experienced with anyone else – heart-centred, soul-centred and practical too. I would urge all women to take advantage of her offerings – there’s always much to be gained, wherever you are at this moment.
— Wendy Klason, Holistic Counsellor, Victoria, Australia