MAKING THE WORLD
A BETTER PLACE.
ONE DESIGN AT A TIME.
AND, my mailing list grew by a third just in the first week we launched the site!!
Mara continued to impress me in our work together. She brought to life a gift I created for my clients to help them with learning how to conquer their cravings. It was exactly what I had pictured in my mind and now people rave about and offer to buy it from me. It’s an amazing tool that is a refrigerator magnet and without the graphics it wouldn’t make sense conceptually.
The best part was she got me, my branding and my work. It was a no brainer to hire her to create the look of my telesummit The process was seamless and fun! We collaborated the entire way and she is so on the ball with any suggestions or changes I would want to make. She again took my idea and words and turned them into a vision, a product for my business that I am proud of and was excited to share. My summit was a huge success and when you are partnering with big names, they want to put their face and name on a product that is professional and aesthetically pleasing. I know this had an impact on how well my summit did.
Working with Mara is a partnership, she wants you to succeed and shares her insight on how best to do that from her area of expertise. I love working with her and have referred her to everyone I know!
Since working with Mara, I’ve gotten lots of new clients, to the point of my programs being fully booked, and TONS of compliments on my branding. She seemed to “get” me REALLY fast, and translate my personality into branding incredibly accurately.
The fact that I love the new branding so much lets me talk about it with a lot of enthusiasm and send people to it happily, which I think people pick up on. I also think it’s had something to do with the uptick in business since the relaunch, because there’s perfect congruence between me and my site.
Mara helped me get really clear on what my next best steps should be and gave me some fresh insight into opportunities that I might have missed otherwise.
Overall, an awesome experience as a client. Her enthusiasm made me feel like I was going to get taken care of really well. I loved working with Mara, she’s a great guide through the process of branding.
Chatting with Mara really helped me clarify why I feel so attached to the pioneer theme and how it might fit in with my existing site. And I felt like I’d been given permission (and encouragement!) to go ahead and give it a try — the push I needed to put myself out there.
Shortly after our session I wrote and launched ‘The Pioneers’ Manifesto’ and added editing services to my website, both of which have brought awesome feedback from readers and even a few new clients.
But that’s not all. Months after that single conversation with Mara, I began redesigning my website. Though I’d thought I had no idea how to express the feel of my business visually, hanging onto my newly renewed connection with my love for the pioneers got me from blank canvas to a website I absolutely adore. From design to copy, it just feels like me.
The childhood obsession Mara gave me permission to embrace will, I have no doubt, continue to serve as a guiding force for my business as I move forward.
She showed me that I am farther along that I thought. I came away with a feeling that I have found someone who gets me and can assist me in world domination and the making of Luminatrix Warriors.
Mara’s listening skills, ability to focus someone like me who has the attention span of a squirrel when discussing something that intimidates me. The giggles and common ground were also an added bonus.
I discovered that my real problem wasn’t strategic; it was confidence-related. The long and short of it is that I got a total paradigm shift on success, resulting in my getting more out of the session than I ever thought I would going in. What I got blew what I thought I wanted out of the water. It was like hoping for a sandwich and getting a feast. That kind of result is the best.
This kind of change of mind that I underwent is exactly the kind of thing I want to help encourage in others. Having the chance to experience it from this side is awesome, because it shows to me that I practise what I preach, in a sense, and because it means I’ll be able to empathize with what’s going on with people in this kind of situation, because I’ve gone through it, too. So, I wanted to thank you for that. It’s like I’ve gained a super power, thanks to you. 🙂
Also, I wanted to tell you that you ask good questions. It was having to answer questions that I hadn’t thought of or hadn’t fully considered before that did the heavy work of pushing me out of the rut I’d fallen into. Never underestimate the transformative power of one, well-placed question.
Mara was easy to work with. During our branding consultation, she captured the essence of my ideas and implemented the feel of the branding I envisioned. It expresses my personality.
“Working with Mara was awesome! I was putting off making a Facebook page because I was feeling overwhelmed – I had to write new info, learn about Timeline (which was shinny and new at the time) and was immobilized. Mara helped bring this to light so I could move past my overwhelm. She explained the Timeline changes in easy to understand ways and walked me through what I needed to do to make a GREAT Facebook page. The follow up session was perfect! As can be expected, a bunch of little questions came up while I was making my page and she was great at answering them and giving me the tools to build a community of fans on my page. Anyone who hasn’t optimized Timeline on their Facebook page should, and Mara is a great resource for showing you how.”
I’m a recent grad with a masters in Urban Design and I’m having a hard time deciding what direction to take in my career. I wasn’t sure how to assert myself as an expert in my field. Mara was very thoughtful in suggesting ways to achieve my goals and even connected me with people in her network to further my goals!
I got a good sense of what steps I should take, like starting a blog, teaching classes, and reaching out on a small community scale.
Mara helped me to discover the most efficient way to take steps toward my business goals. She also helped me avoid several business “blind-spots” that would otherwise have cost me more time and effort.