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Navigating Work Transitions to:

Custom Build Your Best Life

I help people to custom design and build their very best life. We create a plan around everything that matters to them: family, health, rest, adventure, meaningful work, interests. Then we make sure there is the right mix of Passion + Passive Income to create financial security.

Build Passion Income doing the work you love and are good at!

A step by step plan designed to move you forward.

Take ground on your biggest dreams and goals.

Clarity and accountability you need to move through the hesitation and fear that's holding you back.

How Do I know If Mentoring is Right For Me?

Who do you normally mentor?
My clients vary by age, gender, marital status, and race.

They are ready to:

1. Transition to a new meaningful lifestyle

Or

2. Build up passion income focused on their ideal lifestyle

Some are restructuring companies to scale back or sell. Some are building a 6 figure business. Some are looking for work that’s a great fit for their lifestyle, goals, and talent. They often have plans for meaningful hobbies, volunteer work, or big adventures.

They have a few traits in common.

1. They are ready to do difficult and scary work.

They don’t just show up to chit chat. They want to see a lot of growth, navigate a transition into a new career or FIRE, or build a life they would never retire from.

2. They are open to feedback, clarity, and direction.

They are willing to try things, even if it doesn’t work out or is uncomfortable.

3. They think the quality of their life matters.

Their personal and professional growth matters. How aligned their lifestyle and work is to their purpose and values has merit. So while most are frugal, they aren’t cheap when it comes to living their best life.

Is it a good value for me?
Honestly, I have no idea. All the people I have worked with would say YES for them.

But for you? Here is what I would ask:

Where do you want to be in 3 years? Would a custom step by step plan, clarity and accountability help you get there?

If so, what is that progress worth for you? If you do hit that 3-year goal, would that be worth about the price of a car payment? Would more clarity, encouragement and accountability increase the odds of you being successful? If so, it’s probably an amazing value!

Is this like Life Coaching? Business Coaching? Financial Coaching?
Depending on what you need, maybe a bit of all three!

The process looks like this:

1. Clarifying all your goals and what you want your life to look like. Creating a master list and a quit list.

2. Figuring out what the true motivations and challenges are to those goals.

3. Looking at all your financial numbers that are applicable.

3. Creating a kick-butt plan to pull that off!

4. Finding the 5 things you have to do NOW from the 100 things you SHOULD be doing.

5. Problem-solving, accountability, encouragement, honest feedback, and expert advice.

I work in a loose framework but focus entirely on where you want to go in the next few years and what you need to do to make that happen.

The end result looks very different for each person depending on where they are going and what they need.

Some calls feel like straight business coaching, creative coaching, mentoring, life coaching, or a heartfelt and hard talk with your BFF. Sometimes I hold space (if you are close to figuring it out). Sometimes I give really clear, step by step, get this crap done advice.

Who is mentoring NOT right for?
That’s actually a much longer list than who it IS right for.

While I think everyone could use a mentor, I DON’T think everyone should apply with me or right now.

Who shouldn’t apply:

1. You don’t really want to change….anything.

2. You don’t have the time or energy to invest in yourself. (Even a few hours a week.)

3. You’re cheap. You honestly don’t think improving your life and work has any value.

4. You are a grump. Mentoring is a very close working relationship. We will be spending HOURS together. If your a grumpy, negative, complain about everything kind of person, it won’t be fun for either of us.

5. You’re not ready. Some people simply aren’t ready to see growth. They are scared, angry, bitter, ambivalent, or hopeless. A little scared is fine. We are all a little scared. But you have to bring the hope, optimism, and motivation.

How It Works

Getting Started

Your first step is to apply for a spot. I only work with people who are a great fit . People who are ready to start living more inline with their values and goals. If that is work that matches thier ideal lifestyle or scaling back to recover from burnout. 

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Create Your Coaching Plan

We look at all your long-term goals and values then create a comprehensive step by step plan. Clarity, helpful perspective and accountability combined with homework and action items.

Reach Your Goals

After we create a full plan, we will check in monthly to address challenges and find the next high leverage steps you need to take.

4 Month Mentoring Package

We will do two calls a month over the 4 months. You will gain clarity, motivation, address challenges, and create a complete plan. You’ll need to commit to about 2 hours a week between homework, calls and email communication.

Mentoring will kick start your plans with

  • Clarity
  • Congruency
  • Courage

Will will get a clear picture of your ideal lifestyle, biggest goals and what you value most. 

Then we make sure that your budget, calendar, action steps, habits, relationships and mindset all are lined up to support those things that matter most to you. 

Finally, we tackle the topic of courage. Now that you know WHAT you need to do, we work through the hesitation, resistance or fear that slows you down. We build up tools to live more courageously every day. Fully showing up in your own life and taking ground. 

You also get access to my Adventures to FI community during those 4 months that has monthly live community calls, monthly interviews, and courses.

$1665

Change is HARD!

It’s easy to stay stuck, get overwhelmed or not have the support or clarity you need to make significant progress.

But that’s not the only option.

1-on-1 mentoring plus community can make all the difference.

When it’s time to make some changes, get ready for big transitions, and live with more intention, I’m here.

You will have a whole group of like-minded people cheering you on, who get it! Each month you have a chance to refocus, get the next steps and have the accountability to keep things moving forward.

Plus, it’s just more fun with friends!

Kat’s Story:

I had been planning my escape from full-time bureaucratic work for more than eight years.  My dream had been to leave full time (meaningless, awful) government work and instead do jobs I loved; fun, meaningful and useful work that was also flexible and part-time. But despite paying off all debt and having money saved, I knew there was a very large chance I wouldn’t pull the trigger, out of fear of trading a known income for an unknown or much lesser one.

That first call, I remember feeling really afraid of failure… what if I left my good (but depressingly meaningless) job to try ‘fun jobs’ and found that they were awful too? Or that I couldn’t make a living?  What if I languished?
You (Jillian)said, “You clearly have always been a highly productive contributor, and you will continue to be.  You will be fine, you just have to step into it before you can see PAST the fear in front of you (blocking your view) into the benefits of the new life.”  I felt both ‘heard’, and yet reassured at the same time. I couldn’t believe in myself at that point, but I could believe that YOU might be right about things, and that was enough to take action at first.
As of this writing, I am leaving my job at the end of next week. I already have two part-time jobs (and one starting in September), all of which I LOVE! One professional work for a non-profit I had been volunteering with, the other two being fun flexible meaningful jobs on my ’50’s bucket list’.

I would never have gotten here on my own, certainly not for many years more.  I am excited and grateful and stunned and happy all at once!

It was the best money I have ever spent in my life. Mentorship was PERFECT for me, someone who is very fiscally responsible yet RISK averse.

Christine’s Story:

I had just committed to moving my family out of California and leaving my job. Jillian’s mentoring course seemed like the perfect opportunity to help me with this huge transition. I knew that having scheduled meetings and a coach giving me homework would help me carve out time to focus on myself. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get another 9-5 job or start my own business and I was seeking clarity.
I also wanted to work with someone who truly understands what it means to be “Financially Independent” in order to continue on my path toward FI.
The mentoring process has included several one-hour calls with Jillian, doing homework in the form of watching video lessons and completing worksheets, and doing the action steps that Jillian has helped me to identify in order to clarify and reach my goals. Jillian’s comments and questions have been very effective to help me manage my own anxiety and discomfort about trying to start a new business.
The mentoring process is great for anyone who is willing to spend time thinking, planning, and most importantly, taking action steps to progress toward their life goals. Personally, I think it’s a great value to work with someone who is so smart, organized, empathic, kind and driven. Thank you Jillian!!!
Rachel’s Story:

I wanted to design a life where income was passion and passive based and where I could work as a solopreneur in my business doing what I love. I wanted someone to give guidance where I needed it, and to provide accountability.

I’m excited about this new phase of my business. I have made far more progress than I could have on my own, and the next 5 years are far different to what I imagined when we began mentoring.

This is for highly motivated people who are ready to put in the time and effort required to make progress.
Monty’s Story:

I run Sportivecyclist.com a site about road bikes. When I read Jillian was going to be opening up a limited number of spots, I jumped at the chance. I’ve had the blog for 5 years but between working full time and three kids, I’ve been struggling to find the time and focus.

I signed on with Jillian to try to build and launch a product and really bring that focus. And really try something new. I’d heard about coaching in the buisness and sporting sense. I was interested to see how it would work in the context of me and my blog.

Over the course of 12 weeks, we came up with an idea (via market research, surveys, and reader feedback), developed a product and launched it. It brought in $1500 and showed that I could get tangible results and income from something I built.
I definitely recommend you sign on with Jillian if you get a chance. Working with a coach who is so attuned to building audiences and focused on getting results to move the process forward.

When you have a limited amount of time, you really need someone to hold your hand to the fire and make sure you are delivering.

Brice’s Story:

I knew I was in a good spot to make a lot of progress on in my personal finances, but even after a few years with a great paying job I still had $60,000 in debt. I knew I didn’t want to stay stuck in debt with no form of traction to get out of the mess I had created. I just needed a better plan, some accountability and encouragement.

After the first 3 months of mentoring, I paid off $18,000 in student loans! I will be debt free by the end of the year! (Brice Update: He paid off $60,000 in debt and is aggressively saving now!)
I’m on an entirely different path now and am really excited to see what the next few years bring. Working with Jillian, I was able to get really clear on where I want to go and what steps I need to take to get there. (Brice Update: We are now working on building Passion Income to transition careers!) 
Jenny’s Story:

I signed up because I’d really been struggling with work. I wasn’t sure if it was time for a new job, or if I just needed to be doing (or thinking through) things differently at my current job. I’d been trying different strategies both at work and with the rest of my life to create more balance but I still felt very stuck.

Jillian’s exercises helped me clarify my goals, motivations, and challenges, and I think the most helpful part has been talking through the exercises with her. Some things are clearer to an outsider, and I really don’t think I would have gotten to certain breakthroughs if Jillian hadn’t pointed me there. What’s really surprised me is that I decided to work with Jillian specifically to work on my career, but I’ve actually made progress in several other areas of my life too!
I was inspired by Jillian’s post about ‘becoming your best boss ever‘ to set aside money to invest in my professional development, and I think this was the best possible way I could have allocated those funds!
I honestly can’t believe how much progress I’ve made in these past three months. Working through the exercises gave me clarity on where I want to be and what I want to achieve, and then talking with Jillian and learning about different tools and how to use them has helped me move forward even when I hit a barrier. 
Ann’s Story:

Since the beginning of 2017 I’ve been trying to create a side business and have been considering a career change. I found myself getting stressed out and overwhelmed trying to become more productive in my life which was slowing down my forward progress.

I’ve always been into DIY (Do It Yourself) everything. Although DIY is a good strategy, most of the time, if you are trying to make a significant/meaningful change in your life, it can be so beneficial to get outside help.
Jillian is such an encouraging and supportive mentor. She really has a knack for breaking down huge goals into manageable tasks and brainstorming ways to overcome challenges. Her insight and long-term focus have helped me to see that I was suffering from some self-limiting beliefs and that I was operating only in my comfort zone.