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Inspired Maker Monday : Heather Bloem

Inspired Maker Monday : Heather Bloem

It’s Monday, and that means we are featuring one of our Inspired Retreat attendees for #InspiredMakerMonday! Today we are talking to Heather Bloem, the artist behind Design Roots, a calligraphy studio. Read on to find out more about Heather and her time at our Inspired Retreat!

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Inspired Maker Monday : Tonya Dalton

Inspired Maker Monday : Tonya Dalton

It’s Inspired Maker Monday! Today we are featuring Tonya Dalton of inkWELL Press! Tonya designs gorgeous planners that help women get organized and, in her words, “to feel successful while you are doing it.” Below, Tonya shares with us her experiences at Inspired Retreat.   When did you attend Inspired Retreat? I attended Inspired in Spring of 2015 as an attendee – I loved the experience so much that I returned as a speaker in the Spring of 2016. I believe Inspired is a retreat you could easily attend year after year!   Where were you in your business journey when making the decision to attend Inspired? When I decided to attend Inspired in 2015, I was relatively fresh from the launch of my 2nd business. I had a lot of the foundation framework for my business set, but I felt that I wanted to push myself to the next level. I felt that... read more
Behind the Scenes of Inspired Retreat + How to create a great speaker submission!

Behind the Scenes of Inspired Retreat + How to create a great speaker submission!

Yesterday morning, I shared on Periscope some candid thoughts on what goes into the planning of Inspired Retreat, including how to create better speaker submissions. I was up late the night before working, so a mix of tiredness and lack of coffee came out a little more than I had expected. As a result, I received messages from past attendees and speakers throughout the day of concern. They encouraged me: “Inspired Retreat IS needed…” “…don’t ever doubt yourself about Inspired…” “Your scope was wonderful. You pour your heart into every single second of every decision about Inspired and it shows. So refreshing and inspiring (pun intended!).” And this meaningful Facebook message from another attendee: “I want you to know I watched your periscope earlier while I nursed…girl, Inspired CHANGED me. It... read more


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