Create Your Purpose

Member Directory

Fall 2020 CoHort

Anna Grundström

Brooklyn, NY


Dancer, Artist, BodyMind Movement Facilitator

I help create journeys into people's body and life using dance and movement.

Creativity. Emotional Intelligence. Flexibility

Dance. Writing. Being in Nature.

“I’m not interested in how people move but what moves them.”

- Pina Bausch

Bonnie Scott

Phoenix, AZ


Owner of Travel Hero

I help people realize their full adventure potential and then make it happen.

Administration. Coordination. Writing.

Travel. Blindness & Orphan Advocacy. Food.

"The first thing one asks of an adventure story is that the adventure should be various and exciting..."

- W.H. Auden

Bryana Clover

Apex, NC


Owner of 1619 Consulting & Co-Owner of Lunch and Unlearn

I help forward-thinking organizations create brave spaces to have tough conversations about race and inclusivity without causing harm or overwhelm.

Educator. Activist. Truth-teller.

Hiking. Travel. Learning.

"I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually."

- James Baldwin

Cécile Aguillaume

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Cécile AGUILLAUME / Lieu : Neuchâtel - Suisse

Founder of Kōmon - Storyteller and Creator of experiences

I conceive and guide tailor made tours in the main cities of Switzerland. I also help some small business owner and association to communicate in a way they feel confortable with (actually I am working with a Pilates instructor, a local magazine and the section of Neuchâtel of Zonta International).

Storytelling. Writing. Imagining events.

Reading. Swimming. Stand up paddle. Crafts (sewing, drawing).

"They did not know it was impossible so they did it."

"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option."

- Mark Twain

Cherilyn Yazzie

Winslow, AZ


Farmer and Owner of Coffee Pot Farms

I am Navajo, woman and farmer that started Coffee Pot Farms with my husband in Dilkon on Navajo Nation. I am a food producer that left the 8-5 work-world to help address food access issues. I just want to be able to grow as much quality food as I can.

Mechanical. Repairing and farming skills. Problem solving abilities. Adaptability. Interpersonal skills.

Community advocacy. Helping other farmers. Taking care of my dogs and chickens.

Food is medicine.

-Native / Indigenous collective quote and teaching

Eleni Livitsanos

Alameda, CA


Shamanic Practitioner

I help people embody the sacred, step into right relationship with self and build intimacy with the land. I do this through individual and group healing work, ritual, creativity, shamanic courses and mentorship.

Shamanic and energy healing. Course development.

Rock climbing. Hiking and backpacking. Painting.

" thine own self be true,
and it must follow, as the night the day,
though canst not be false to any (wo)man."

- Shakespeare

Elizabeth Pinborough

Salt Lake City, UT


Author, Illustrator, Editor

I believe every individual has a creative spark and that everyone has a story to tell. I edit and envision with my clients, helping midwife their books through to publication. My first solo book is coming out this year, a collection of poems and linocut illustrations, and I’m dreaming about the coloring book I want to create.

Writing. Editing. Illustration.

Disability advocacy. Neuroscience. Fiber arts.

"Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness. Give me your hand."

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Isabella Ciano

Boston, MA


Art Director & Brand Designer

I help small businesses bring their companies to life through great design and a strong visual brand identity.

I also run an Etsy shop selling fun paper goods, illustrations and hair accessories!

Art Direction and Graphic Design.

Rollerblading. Illustration. DIY crafts and projects.

We should enjoy here while we're here cause there's no here, there!

-Ziggy by Tom Wilson

Jordan Staenberg

Phoenix, AZ


Occupational Therapist, Yoga Therapist and Mindfulness Coach

I empower people to step into control of their own healing, so they can confidently find meaning, purpose and flourish in life right now.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Certified Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness teacher

Yoga, Hiking, Reading

"Reality is non-negotiable, resistance is futile." -Eric Walrabenstein

Kim Ortiz

Jupiter, FL


Owner/Designer Cloe Noel

I am a wedding accessory designer creating elegant timeless bridal clutches for the Fine Art bride who wants a unique bespoke heirloom keepsake.

Designer. Creative Director. Sales.

Hiking. Interior Design. Always creating.

" I Can- I will -Watch Me"

Komal Shah

San Diego, CA


Educational Consultant

I help educators and schools bring more conscious and connected practices to young children, creating a more harmonious world.

Teaching. Public Speaking. Relationship Building.

Meditation. Puzzles. Walking in Nature.

"Don't be dead serious about your life - it's just a play."

- Sadhguru

Laura Neff

Wayne, NJ


Business Coach and Workflow Expert, Brand + Wedding Photographer

We're redefining how entrepreneurs run their business and their lives, proving that creatives can achieve work-life balance and grow successful, profitable businesses at the same time. We do this through workflows, systems, time management and productivity education. Additionally, we help brands and creative businesses SHINE through our brand photography work.

Photography. Workflow and Systems Strategy. Vision and Business Strategy.

Paddleboarding + anything on the water. Sitting around a Firepit having deep conversations with friends. Traveling and learning about people, culture, and what people are passionate about.

"She has been feeling it for a while now - that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her - she will nurture it and let it grow. She won't let anyone take it away from her. it is her rocket fuel, and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core- this is her time. She will not only climb mountains, she will move them too."

- Lang Leav

Madison Huffman

Gallatin, TX

Madison Huffman

Life Coach

I'm an aspiring life coach for women who want to live intentional and fulfilling lives.

Life Coaching. Copywriting.

Creative writing. Journaling. Personal development.

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."

- Brené Brown

Marcia Francis

Parkville, MO


Artist, Writer, Website Sherpa

Day job: Marketing Digital Manager including web strategy development and social media team manager All the time: Artist, Doodler, Writer and sometime storyteller. Observer of the world around me. Believer that kindness matters.

Writing. Content strategy.

Art. Coffee. Healthy lifestyle.

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

-Mark Twain

Meaghan Dunham

Charlotte, NC

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Yoga Instructor & Conscious Marketing Entrepreneur

By day, I work in digital marketing for an education software company. By every other hour, I'm working to grow my digital marketing and yoga business. I want to lead others, both my marketing clients and my yoga students, toward a better understanding of who they are, what they want, and how they can get there.

Yoga Instruction. Digital Marketing. Content Creation.

Yoga. Coffee. Women's Empowerment.

"If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do."

- Tara Mackey

Melanie Victoria

Las Vegas, NV


Inspiring Entrepreneur

I have been an event manager for 16 years. After two kids, I am looking to create my own way. My husband and I are currently in the developing process of creating a fitness brand product.

Organizer or all things fun!

Brunching. Hanging with my kids. Watching football.

"We buy and buy, ain't nobody buying time. We spend our lives, dollars and dimes, but ain't nobody buying time"

- Ross Ellis "Buy & Buy"

Morgan Mendoza

Cimarron, KS


Career Coach

I help millennial women revamp their job search and scale the corporate ladder to create lucrative and fulfilling careers.

Team Management. Copywriting. Graphic Design.

Meditation. Reading. Music.

"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."

- Seth Godin

Nicole Barlow

Cape, South Africa


Life Coach to Stay-at-home Moms

I'm a certified life coach helping Stay-At-Home Moms feel purposeful, productive and powerful.

I give them the tools and insights to turn their vulnerabilities into victories, and to find joy and fulfilment beyond the boundaries of Motherhood.

Certified Life Coach. Qualified Interior Designer. Blogger (true passion for writing).

Writing. Sisterhood. Interior design.

"A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings."

- Unknown

Nicole Garneau

Denver, CO

DMNS Curator Nicole Garneau in Denver, on Thursday, March 10, 2017. (Photo by Chris Schneider Photography)

Queen of Taste

I help small to mid-sized food and beverage companies bring science and flow to their systems, operations and people.

Scientist. Team Builder. Cheerleader.

Whitewater Rafting/Canoeing. Back Country Camping. Gardening.

"Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more."

- John Kabat-Zinn

Pauline Gratton

Paris, France


French Language Instructor

I help intermediate and advanced learners reach fluency and explore French culture.

Active listening. Problem-solving.

Yoga. Arts & nature.

"Compassion is a way to produce happiness, patience is a way to produce courage."

- The 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

Sara Westfall

Scottsdale, AZ


FFE Project Manager and Adventurer

By day I am a hospitality design project manager by night I am creating a business in the outdoor space focusing on outfitting others for their adventures.

Project Management. Purchasing. Budget Analysis.

Fly Fishing. Conservation. Design.

"Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterward"

- Tina Fey

Tanishia Warren-Ashade

Houston, TX


Owner of Ashade and Associates

I am an accountant by day and night. I help service-based entrepreneurs manage and understand taxes, and finances, to empower them to run a profiting business.

Bookkeeping/Financial Organization. Tax Preparation. Tax Planning.

Fitness. Minimalist Living. New Experiences.

"Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own."

- Michelle Obama

Taylor Stonack

Denver, CO


Founder of Sweet Potato Social

Sweet Potato Social’s purpose is to help you tell your story, build trust within your community and cultivate lasting and meaningful relationships with your clients. The way you tell your story online can make all the difference so, let us help you tell yours.

Social Media Management. Brand and Community Management. Event Programming.

Family, Fitness, Food, Fun!

"Balance is bullshit. We strive for this idea of balance and it's supposed to be perfect. Instead, I started searching for harmony - a mix of highs and lows that make a beautiful sound."

- @gofitjo

Wendy Weeks

Denver, CO

Wendy Weeks

Human Design Marketing Strategist + Beautycounter Director

I help female entrepreneurs feel intuitively and strategically aligned in their online wellness business.

Social Media Management Content Planning Website Design

Being active (yoga, running, hiking, biking) Being creative (weaving, singing, dancing, writing, photography) Bargain hunting (clothes + home furnishings)

"I no longer force things. What flows, flows. What crashes, crashes. I only have space and energy for things that are meant for me." (unknown)

Summer 2020 CoHort

Amanda Clark

Phoenix, AZ


Catering Sales, Marketing, & Event Planning

By day, I help people bring their vision to life in food/beverage & by night (moving forward) I'll be putting my energy & love towards bringing my entrepreneurial dreams to life. I want to help people integrate healthy, beautiful food into their daily lives & view it not as a burden, but as a party for themselves & their loved ones!

Communication. Creative vision/seeing the bigger picture. Leadership & management.

Cooking. Black Lives Matter & Feminist Movements. Yoga & Meditation (spirituality).

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”

- Garth Stein, Author, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Becky Cain

Puyallup, WA


Founder/Director of BLC Creatives, Inc.

Director of BLC Creatives, Inc. which is the parent company of Puyallup Children's Theater; Puyallup Performing Arts Academy; and several other enterprises.

Educator. Writer. Performer.

Music. Theater. Reading.

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

Becky Clack

Guildford, UK


Aspiring Coach & Counsellor

By day I'm a programme manager and I have a side hustle as a coach with aspirations of becoming a coach/counsellor/professional organiser

Project management. Administration. Event management.

Walking/hiking. Embroidery. Movies/TV.

"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."

-Victoria Holt

Danielle Harris

Southfield, MI


Marketing Strategist & Founder of DRHarris Consulting

I see myself as someone who can help others make their dreams come to life, taking their ideas and building a comprehensive marketing plan to make it a reality.

During my "day-job" I develop marketing plans for international expansion in the Middle East and Europe for a construction industry company.

Public speaking. Strategy development.

Travel. Film & Television. Art.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

-James Baldwin

Gabriella Coll

Syracuse, NY


Art Educator & Crafter

I'm a K-12 Art Teacher & Crafter, working as a freelance Teaching Artist for The Neon Tea Party. I'm passionate about connecting the creative process with mental health advocacy in hopes of helping others transform their pain into healing, growth, and beauty.

Art Education. Textile Art. Mental Health Advocacy.

Yoga. Crafting. Community Advocacy/Volunteering.

"Be gentle with your healing— start over as many times as you need to."

- Alex Elle

Gayle Feallock

San Diego, CA


Officiant, Speaker, Facilitator at Just Imagine Love

I officiate sacred ceremonies for life's important moments, and offer workshops on best practices in communication and self-empowerment.

Speaking. Writing.

Spiritual connection through meditation. Social justice advocacy. Hiking/nature.

“She was immensely relieved to think that virtually everything that anybody had ever told her was wrong.”

-Douglas Adams, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Georgia Knight

Victoria, Australia



I create vibrant stylish content for brands and female entrepreneurs. I’m currently working as a graphic designer weekdays and have this business on the side but I’m wanting to work more on doing what I love and that’s supporting small businesses/ entrepreneurs.

Photography. Graphic design. Stylist.

Scrapbooking. Journalling. Business.

Everything happens for a reason, live in the moment!

Jan Haas

Denver, CO


The Joy Artist

I create energy infused art to bring more joy to the world. Through my art, I teach others about the value of self-care and compassion. I am an energy healer, currently sharing healing long distance.

Mixed media art. Certified wellness coach. Healing touch practitioner.

Baking. Reading. Walking.

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”

- Brene Brown

Jessie West

Oklahoma City, OK


Learning Designer

By day, I design and write training curriculum for professional development courses. By night, I'm developing a project to capture my interests and share them with others.

Writing. Planning. Research.

Vegetarian. Travel. Having fun every day.

"The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Karen Ozeri

Portland, OR


Soul-Centered Professional Coach

I help successful, career-driven individuals do something new and more fulfilling. I also help male executives lead confidently and without the fear of a misstep around female employees.

Life + career coaching. Executive coaching. Spiritual psychology.

Hiking. Traveling, Meaningful conversations.

"If you think something is missing in your life, it's probably you."

- Robert Holden

Karen McPhee

SW Edmonds, WA


Speech Language Pathologist

I am a speech therapist. However, I want to create income around other interests in Yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, Tarot, Shamanism, etc. or incorporate them into communication somehow. Still dreaming at this stage

Creative problem solving, collaborative team building, Listening

Outdoors, ethical travel, Spiritual/health (yoga, ayurveda, meditation).

"The power of imagination makes us infinite."

- John Muir

Karla Gregg

Modesto, CA


Social Media & Personal Brand Strategist

I help entrepreneurs own their story & build a bold personal brand that stands out off & online!

Social Media Strategy. Video Content Creation. Videography.

Storytelling. YouTube videos. Dancing.

"You're allowed to want something in life even if it doesn't make sense to others."

- Rachel Hollis

Katee Blizzard

New South Wales, Australia


Business Coach & Customer Experience Consultant

I help purpose-driven entrepreneurs step into their greatness by providing them with personalized marketing strategies designed to get them in front of their ideal audience so they can make a greater impact on the world.

Marketing. Customer Experience. Event Planning.

Volunteering. Ice Skating. Swimming in the Ocean.

"Everything happens in the right way and at the right time."

- Carrie Green

Kelsie Lauck

Richmond, MO


Owner of 816 Creative Studio

I help businesses reach their full potential through branding, web design, and marketing strategy.

Graphic Design. Web Design. Email Marketing.

Beer Brewing. Hiking. Travel.

"Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love."

- Bob Marley

Liz Porras

Phoenix, AZ


Self-care Enthusiast

My goal is to bring awareness to a more healthier and more natural lifestyle.

knowledgeable about essential oils, event planning, and organizational skills

Meditation, Alzheimer’s awareness, and training my puppy

“Life Moves Pretty Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Once In A While, You Could Miss It.”
-Ferris Bueller

Megan Timlin

Denver, CO


Marketing Maven

By day I am a Brand Manager bringing fashion brands to life digitally. By night I am working on bringing women together who want to shift from doing less to feeling more.

Marketing. Creative Direction. Brand Managing.

Community building. Essential oils. Tarot.

"Be messy and complicated and afraid, and show up anyways."

- Glennon Doyle

Mia Valdez

San Diego, CA


Founder of The Socialjoy Collective

I am an Instagram strategist that is just a little obsessed with a tiny platform that creates massive impact. I work with mama entrepreneurs to create an authentic Instagram presence that brings joy while building their business. I believe in the power of relationships and I love creating mindset shifts that help mamas show up & get seen!

Communication - speaking & writing. Relationship Building.

Reading.  Personal Development. Bachelor Mondays (with wine).

"She's mad but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire."

-Charles Bukowski

Nancy Bischoff

Shepherdstown, WV



I help students learn through fun and educational content and services.

Tutoring. Creating educational content. Educational services.

Hiking. Reading. Writing.

"Start where you are with what you have."

- Arthur Ashe

Samantha Ardison

San Antonio, TX


English as a Second Language Educator. Girl Mom. Change Expert.

When not on lockdown due to a pandemic and furloughed, I teach English as a Second Language part-time to adults for a local school district adult & community education program. I am also an off/on graduate student. My current full-time job is staying home with my almost 5-yr-old daughter.

Teaching. Writing. Organization.

Dancing. Kindness Advocate. Children's Advocate.

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them."

- Albert Einstein

Samantha Keleher

Nashville, TN


Local Lover and Part-time Traveler

By day, I’m an industrial engineer working for a consumer products company and by night I have a side hustle that shows people how easy it is to support local and travel while working full time.

Process Improvement and Planning.

Local Travel. Coffee. Dogs.

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Samantha Rivera

Bronx, NY


Fiction writer & Blogger

I craft fiction and fantasy stories turning reality on its head. On the side, I am working toward launching my blog and weekly Medium essays.

Writing. Proofreading.

Reading. Mental and spiritual development.

"My dear,

Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour your remains.

For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it's much better to be killed by a lover.

Falsely yours, Henry Charles Bukowski"

- Henry Charles Bukowski

Spring 2020 CoHort

Alexis Buryk

Astoria, NY


Photographer, Owner of City Love Photography

I photograph weddings, elopements, events, and portraits for modern couples and their communities in the NYC area.

Photography. Writing. Listening/Empathy.

Yoga. Travel. Manifestation.

“We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I'm going to do next."

- Stephen Fry

Carole Sheldon

Gilbert, AZ


Thought Leader

I want to set a positive example to women - particular military veteran and spouses to overcome their limiting beliefs to become the best version of themselves.

Military Veteran. Twin Mama. Military Spouse. Dance Fitness Instructor. Human Soul.

Dance Fitness, Running, Gratitude Practice, Reading Self-Development Books, Attending Growth Conferences, Gardening, Advocating, Listening to Podcasts and Audio Books

"Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday."

- Rachel Hollis

Lauren Hooper



Adventurer, Crafter & Storyteller

I explore the intersection of creativity, travel and good through art, creative adventure retreats + workshops, and advocating for non-profits using creativity to create good in the world.

Art in all forms. Event planning. Teaching.

Travel, photography, and laughter.

"When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence."

- Unknown

Marisa Mohi

Norman, OK


Writer and Coach

When I'm not blogging or writing freelance feature articles, I help writers build an online platform or create a sustainable writing habit. I also do tarot readings, both in-person and online. Oh, and I'm working on a novel.

Writing. Search engine optimization. Editorial calendar planning.

Reading while drinking an entire pot of coffee by myself. Having deep conversations while staying up way too late. Casual witchcraft.

"All right, then, I'll go to hell."

- Huckleberry Finn

Tanea Herbert-Jones

Greensburg, Indiana


Founder of Parties by Tanea, an Etsy Shop & Party Blog

I help busy women plan the party of their dreams through inspirational party content & personalized party decoration kits.

Event Design, E Commerce

Hiking, Crafting, Gaming (Tabletop & Video Games)

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
-Kurt Cobain

Founding CoHort

Ariel Stone

Phoenix, AZ


Volunteer & Outreach Manager for Trees Matter & Visual Artist

By day, I'm the Volunteer & Outreach Manager for Trees Matter (a local environmental nonprofit), and by night I'm building my side job as a visual artist (through CYP!), creating and selling my artwork!

Leadership. Illustration/Painting & Drawing. Community Building.

Drawing/Painting. Building Community. Self Growth/Self Help.

"All the magic I have known, I've had to make myself."

- Shel Silverstein

Jessica Sandhu

Washington D.C.


Health Coach & Yoga Instructor

As a certified health coach & yoga instructor, I help people live their most vibrant lives with sustainable strategies & tools!

Brand Design. Print/Digital Design. Brand Messaging.

Being outdoors. Snowboarding. Motorcycling. Yoga.

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”

- Victor Hugo

Laurie Tomko

Anapolis, MD


Founder of Laurel Spirit and Marketing Executive

By day, I'm a B2B marcom leader. By night I'm beginning to pursue my entrepreneurial pursuit - Laurel Spirit, a lifestyle brand that enables women to feel that they are enough.

Marketing strategy. Branding. Leadership.

Reading (nonfiction). Cooking (including for the homeless). Playing the ukulele (learning).

"Daring leaders who live into their values are never silent about the hard things."
- Brene Brown

Natasha Samuel

Tampa, FL


Founder of Sol Studio

Sol Studios is an Instagram creative studio that specializes storytelling and strategy. I offer small businesses and creative entrepreneurs Instagram content creation, strategy sessions, and educational resources. I help my clients shine on social media through effective strategies and intentional execution.

Instagram marketing. Content creation.

Local markets. Thrifting. Yoga.

"If you know more than someone else, you are an expert."

- my mentor, Lorin

Sarah Orlando

Denmark, WI


President of Multiple Side Hustles

I cheerlead anyone who wants to go after their goals and dreams. In the meantime I have a side hustles of being a distributor for a couple different companies. All support health and wellness. I have been a photographer for past 25 years and have several steady clients even after minimizing this business due to corporate job that I took on 3 years ago full time. In the day time my profession is a manager for an insurance call center.

Creative ideas both visual and business oriented.

Photography, ALL things crafty and travel.

"Trust in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart."

Tiana Schneider

Denver, CO


Event Planner & Digital Marketer

I am an event planner and digital marketer for a national association by day and a freelance marketer and small business influencer any other time I can squeeze it in!