#FBW Asheville & Waynesville 2022 #FBW Asheville & Waynesville 2022

Mindset & Meaning

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Effective Strategies to Create & Grow Consistent Freelance Income (in-person) WVL
Jen Aly
Jen Aly
Jen Aly Coaching

Is your business income less consistent than you'd like?

Does this have a negative impact on your motivation, focus, and capacity?

Are you ready to create a sustainable business with more organic momentum in your business?

Experience the powerful teachings from James Clear's book, Atomic Habits, combined with priceless money mindset shifts to help you make more money.

This workshop will give you effective strategies to create consistent income and grow your business:

You will:
-Learn the 3 most important weekly habits to grow your business
-Gain money mindset shifts to receive more income
-Understand the steps to create sustainability & momentum
-Discover holistic business tips to prevent burnout as you grow

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

- EDT
Mindfulness-Demystified: How to Stop Fighting with Your Mind (in-person) AVL
Eliza Meadows
Eliza Meadows
Eliza Sage Meadows, LLC

Demystify what mindfulness is and discover how to put some simple practices in place to stop fighting with your busy mind.  Perhaps now more than ever, we can benefit from combining the ancient practice of meditation with modern techniques from the fields of psychology and neuroscience to cultivate resilience and peace.  This class will teach specific skills that you can employ to calm your nervous system, change your outlook, and reduce the sense of overwhelm that can undermine your efforts to stay focused and achieve your goals.  Whether a curious beginner or seasoned practitioner, this class creates an opportunity to pause and be held in community as we humbly explore the way our minds work; moment by moment, together.  

This class will consist of an optional check-in from participants, a very short guided gentle movement component, breathing exercises, and guided meditation.

After this workshop you will walk away with:

  • One breathing technique you can use to calm your nervous system when feeling stressed.
  • One mindfulness meditation technique you can use to increase your awareness, improve your focus, and reduce anxiety.
  • A greater sense of peace and ease that you can take into the rest of your day. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

- EDT
I Don’t Have Time for This: How to Stress Less (in-person) AVL
Lindsay Coward
Lindsay Coward
Yoga Nut

Feeling like there are always a million things to accomplish and only so much time in the day? What if your work didn’t feel like that? What if you had tools in place to help you stress less AND stay productive. During this interactive session, you will learn about stress, what it is, why it affects each of us differently, and identify your work-related stressors. You’ll walk away with a simple breathwork practice for activating the parasympathetic nervous system as well as tools for mitigating your daily work stress. Join this workshop to start stressing less and enjoying more! 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

- EDT
The Power of Social Media and Being Mindfully Authentic (in-person) AVL
Lindsay Barrasse
Lindsay Barrasse
Lindsay Barrasse Media / Voyager Creative / Best Testimonials

Social media is more than just a trend. It is an essential piece of a business's marketing strategy. Social media is an effective way to reach new audiences with engaging content. It helps a business or individual build trust, authority and also to show their brand's personality, and having a solid plan for engaging content to distribute via social media is crucial.

If people don’t know about your business, they can’t become your customers. Social media boosts your visibility among potential customers, letting you reach a wide audience by using a large amount of time and effort. And it’s free to create a business profile on all the major social networks, so you have nothing to lose.

Social media is a crucial part of marketing, but it doesn’t have to be stressful to manage. So how can you utilize platforms to achieve success? And more importantly, how can you stay true to yourself. I will dive into ways a business/individual can succeed and utilize social platforms/their importance while incorporating discussion about authenticity and why not all trends work for everyone.   

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

- EDT
The Truth of Sales Synonymous with Love (in-person) AVL
Christopher Filipiak
Christopher Filipiak
Christopher Filipiak LLC

The problem for many founders is that you love building your business and providing your service, but deep down you secretly dread sales. So you end up having inconsistent months in terms of generating sales, growing your business, and making your impact. You also hate to feel “salesly.” And some days, you spend more time worrying about not making a sale than energetically leaning in to make sales. Your mission is too important to waste your time building a low-value business that struggles with sales. Here is a secret. The #1 Sales Ready system is how you think and feel about sales. You have to know the truth so you can think and feel accurately about sales. Sales is not something you do to someone - it is something you do for someone. Read. That. Again. This is Sales Synonymous with Love. It is a creative act. It is an expression of who you really are. It is transformative. It is tender and fierce. It is excellence. It is no BS. And it means sales without fear, worry, and self-doubt when interacting with strangers and money. And instead…

Comfortably showing up in service to genuinely help someone, excited about their outcome, and committed to what’s possible for them. Building rapport and “creating value” by having simple yet powerful conversations instead of using manipulative sales tactics. Seeing money as a flow — easily discussing it, spending it, and receiving it without constriction — and being able to create the money you want when you want it. Needing nothing from the other person and unconcerned if they like you, need you, or say yes/no.

What I have found is that when you approach sales this way, it feels better, is more effective, and creates results way faster. It is the path to love yourself, make a sh*t ton of money, have more impact, and scale your business. What you'll walk away with is1) A sales-ready mindset and how your beliefs about strangers, money, and words are impacting your sales and service.2) How to create conversations and have sales conversations without feeling "salesy"

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

Friday, April 22, 2022

- EDT
YPA Failure Friday Panel (in-person) AVL
Alex Cardona
Alex Cardona
Legal Shield division of Pharus Global
Joel Skene
Joel Skene
The Skene Agency

This collaboration with the Young Professionals of Asheville will feature a panel of YPA members sharing hard-learned lessons of leaning into failure and turning it into growth.

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

- EDT
How to champion DEI as a freelancer (in-person) AVL
Aisha Adams
Aisha Adams
Equity Over Everything

In this workshop, Aisha Adams will present best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusivity as a freelancer  

Participants will walk away with:

With common language around diversity, equity, and inclusivity. 

The role freelancers play in cultivating diversity, equity, inclusivity.

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

- EDT
Business as Pilgrimage (in-person) AVL
Gabriel Swinney
Gabriel Swinney
Swinney Creative

The goal of this talk will be to enthusiastically describe the value available to entrepreneurs in pursuing their passions outside of work, especially travel and adventure. In particular, attendees will be encouraged to import the lessons learned from the time spent cultivating their personal dreams, and to forge these experiences into tools for managing their professional lives.
I will illustrate this practice by talking about many of my personal experiences traveling around the globe, and how these intrepid journeys have directly informed my business goals, growth, and success. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.

- EDT
HCC SBC Fun & Failure Friday (in person) WVL
Lorelei Garnes
Lorelei Garnes
WNC Social Media Buzz, Digital Marketing Expert
John Hornsby
John Hornsby
Hornsby Creative, Experiential Designer, #FBWAVL Organizer
Ashley Swanger
Ashley Swanger
Haywood Community College, Small Business Center Director
Shannon Quinn
Shannon Quinn
Lake Junaluska, Director of Marketing and Communications
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
Mountain BizWorks, Craft Your Commerce Program Director

This collaboration with the Small Business Center at Haywood Community College will feature a panel sharing hard-learned lessons of leaning into failure and turning it into fun and opportunity. 

Join us as we explore the importance of fun and failure in business. We'll dig into how we can learn from mistakes and turn them into future success while keeping a sense of humor. 

All sessions are limited capacity, first come first serve. You can create an agenda within the event platform of sessions you want to attend but this does not guarantee you a seat at every session.