Business Mentoring for Designers

Hey designer! Need some good advice from someone who's been there? After ten years of figuring it out and growing SMCO into a flourishing company, I've seen it all. And I love to share and support other creative pros.
Want a discount on an office hours session?

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Does this describe you?

Perplexed by just where you want to be?
Know where you want to be but not sure how to get there?
Tired and fed up with throwing money at courses and programs that don't meet your needs?
Sick of "coaches" who tell you it's all about your mindset and don't understand your actual business?
Your pricing is wackadoodle! (You're still charging hourly and you have no idea how to become more profitable.)

Would you like to?

Bend the ear of someone who understands the design industry?
Learn from a pro who's re-envisioned her business more than once, so its aligned with her values?
Increase your profit potential without off-shoring or outsourcing to cheap labor?
Get laser focused on your positioning in a competitive environment?
Reject the "race to the bottom" nonsense that's dominating the design world?
Receive honest feedback and not just what you want to hear?

Then 1:1 Mentoring May be a Great Fit

Three months, two Zoom calls per month
A dedicated Slack channel for checking in
Business strategy workbook to assess where you're at
Detailed feedback on your marketing, messaging, processes, and pricing.
Lots of advice on implementable tactics, not just strategy.
Important note: This is a 1:1 advisory solution, so if you have a business partner, you can share our sessions with them, but they will not be able to participate in calls.

The Details

The three month mentoring process is $695/mo or $1,850 when paid in advance. Your monthly payment must be on an auto-pay schedule. 

I don’t know! Are you ready to get serious about making changes that will move the needle in your business? Are you open to advice? Then let’s talk and see if it’s a good fit. If you’re not ready, that’s fine too. 

Absolutely not! I 100% believe that it’s crucial that we all take ownership of our respective businesses and creating content and implementing changes is part of that process of ownership.

Only in a legit emergency, such as illness, injury, death in the family (yes, your pet counts), you get the picture. We cannot pause the engagement for your vacation, but we can build your schedule around it. (Though you may lose some momentum.)

Nope! This is a one to one engagement. You’re welcome to record our sessions and share them, though. (Please don’t publish them on the internet, though—that’s super uncool.) 

Probably! I don’t want to create one of those toxic relationships that’s common in the coaching world where you’re dependent on me, but if you are continuing to make forward progress and I believe I’m helping you to do so, you can continue to work with me on a monthly basis following our initial engagement.

No problem! Just email me at and we’ll answer them. 🙂

Thank you for being such a great teach and inspiration! I wouldn't be where I am today without you.

Former Student

Tech Industry