Applications open for march 2019

Originator Sessions

Originator Sessions are intimate, topic focused, group coaching workshops for early-stage entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and side hustlers looking to make quality connections, receive peer validation, and gain tactical guidance from a seasoned business strategist.

Key details:

  • Sessions are 2.5-hours

  • 3 women max per session

  • Application based

  • Groups are matched based on complementary experience, background, skill set, business type and stage, and core business challenge.

  • $145 per participant

All sessions include:

  • A prep worksheet to guide strategy and planning

  • A follow-on 45-minute 1:1 call with Alison to go deeper and gut-check

  • Invitation to our private community group to continue connecting with other Big Whisper(ers) like you

  • Full-recording of session for idea capture and future reference

Have questions? Scroll down for FAQs.

 
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Timeline

 

March 1 - 10

Applications Open

March 11 - 15

We match groups and send workshop invitations.

March 18 - 22

Sessions take place.

 
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Kind Words from Prior Sessions

 

“Thank you to Alison and all the inspiring, determined ladies in attendance! The workshop helped to refocus my priorities and reignited my entrepreneurial fire. I could definitely see myself attending (and needing) a full day workshop!”

  -CRISTIN, session two

“It was SO great speaking with you + the group yesterday! Just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for inviting me to participate! It's the first time I've ever done something like that and it was a great learning experience in a lot of ways. (Side Note: I really wish something like this was available when I was in College getting my Business degree, because I was surrounded by mostly guys all the time). I would honestly love to do something like this once a month - the smaller group setting felt like a cool, judgement free zone.”

-LAUREN, session six

I left energized, with great ideas, and met great new people.”

-SARAH, session five

 
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FAQS

 
 

What does Originator mean?

The Origination Phase is the first phase of building a business after you’ve (mostly) clarified your idea. It’s the phase when entrepreneus, solopreneurs owners, startup leaders align with themselves internally and set the direction for what’s ahead. While entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, owners, startup leaders are in this phase of growth we refer to them as Originators.

How do I know if I am an Originator?

We’re going to answer that question with more questions back to you! Do you have an idea? Are you at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey? Are you feeling like you need some clarity to help you move forward? If you answer yes to all those questions you are an Originator!

How are participants selected?

We are looking for participants to have a desire to grow their business, in-time; a willingness to share their challenges and learn from others; to have a (mostly) clarified idea.

We are looking for women in varying industries and sectors to nurture cross-connective thinking in each session.

How do you match  the group for each session?

We match participants for each group based on complementary experience, background, skill set, business type and stage so that the group can gain the most value from one another as possible.

How does it work if I am selected?

If you are selected we will send you an invitation to join with a link to process payment. We ask that you process payment within 24 hours of receiving the invitation to secure your spot.  

Where do Originator Sessions take place?

We host sessions virtually. We’ve chosen this format for max flexibility to fit with your life AND to cultivate opportunities to connect with like-minded women in other cities.

What value will I get out of a session?

Connections. Space to talk. Strategic insights.

What’s going to get your business going is having people who *know* you and who believe in you to support, catalyze and spread the word about your idea. The intimate quality of these sessions creates the opportunity for you to cultivate those connections.

Additionally, having space to talk about your idea, and to tap into the universal-shared entrepreneurial experience with like-minded women  will give you validation.

Alison and other guests strategists will share insights and strategic guidance.

What if I am farther along than an Originator but am still interested in these sessions?

Apply! If we receive applications from entrepreneurs who we feel would be a good match with you, we will open up a session to match you with those participants. Our main aim is to ensure you are matched in a group that we believe will yield the most value to you.

What is the format of the Sessions?

Each participant receives dedicated coaching time amongst the group facilitated by the workshop host with contributions and ideas from the group. We cap the sessions at 3 women for that reason, to keep the experience as intimate and targeted as possible.

Each participant gets their core questions answered and also receives the contextual learning from hearing each others’ experiences, challenges, and ideas.

What kind of requirements are there for participants?

No requirements *but* we do have an encouragement/ask! We ask that leaving each session each participant be open to making at least two thoughtful introductions amongst the group to help broaden each other’s networks and trove of supporters.

Can I join in on more than one Originator Session?

Yes. So much about these sessions is about making new, quality connections. And different sessions focus on different themes and create an opportunity to connect and work through business challenges with new women.

Is there a way to stay in touch after the Sessions?

Yes. All participants are invited to join our private Facebook community, The Big Whisper.  

 
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Feel free to reach out with any questions!

 
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