A refreshingly different online experience for business-inspired women who want to get serious about work-LIFE balance, quit the overwhelm, and start loving their brands again.
JUNE – AUGUST 2017
MASTERMIND · COACHING
SERVICE SCHOOL · FITNESS & GOOD FOOD
Spend the summer with fun friends (and me, Erika Madden of Olyvia.co!) in the pursuit of living better so that we all can work better.
What does the My Summer Of Sanity experience look like?
The fun is in the details!
You’ll engage in vulnerable, inspirational, and smart discussions with other friendly + compassionate business-minded women about your goals, challenges, wins, failures, ahas, and everything in between. These conversations will take place in a private Slack community where I will be personally active, sharing my own raw struggles, #wisdomlearned as a domestic abuse survivor + entrepreneurial single mom of small children, and unflagging support.
To respect the introverts, busy moms, summer vacationers, and all the others with limited schedules, this Mastermind is special in that there will be no live calls or structured “hot seats.” Instead, I will stand by as the group facilitator, providing weekly discussion topics + challenges in Slack that will guide everyone toward fruitful conversations, sensible goal-making, and rejuvenating work and life choices.
One of the smartest, most efficient ways to grow your brand with way less stress is to have the support + feedback + experience of a coach. But as we all well know, hiring someone often costs thousands of $$$ a month for just ~ four meetings. With My Summer of Sanity, you’ll receive ongoing biz advice + website / social media / email critiques + resource sharing in our Slack community — from not just me, but ALSO from a wider group of your savvy and talented peers.
Tapping into the group’s collective wisdom will help us all to make better, more creative decisions for our brands, which in turn will reduce burnout, anxiety, and fear-induced business paralysis. I call that a win-win.
You’ll receive the popular 12 Days of Service customer service challenge I conducted this past winter, re-created into Service School: an overwhelm-free training only available right now to My Summer of Sanity members. You’ll get a simple lesson + efficacious “choose your own adventure” service-building activities each week for 12 weeks. By the end of the program, you’ll be the Queen of delightful customer service!
(Because the #1 priority of this group experience is to find + maintain our SANITY, there is no obligation for any member to consume this educational component. If you are feeling exhausted to the extreme, I will actually encourage you to set the materials aside for now. They will be forever-available for you to work through after summer is over — when you’re feeling refreshed + passionate about biz again!)
You’ll have the option to follow along with me as I undertake a three-month journey to transform my health + body. In my big plans to get strong + feel the best that I possibly can this year, group members will receive 1) the exercise plans I’ll personally be doing each week — all of which will be entirely free to access, require no special equipment, and take only 7-20 minutes, 2) the healthy and 100% delicious recipes I’m making — with vegan, gluten-free, picky eater, and “I’m on vacay, what do I do?!” ideas, 3) my own intensely personal progress updates + sweaty selfies 😉 , and 4) the health hacks that have helped me already lose ~ 15 lbs over the past year.
Whether you want to join in with me (which I hope you will!) or you just need some #funaccountability + new ideas for your own wellness plans, this aspect of the program will be a unique opportunity to step outside the “all biz, all the time” box and serve your WHOLE self. I’ll help you stay motivated with goal tracking worksheets + a fab health-related giveaway TBA once the program begins!
…to the next Olyvia Group Experience!
As a bonus to being an original VIP member of this summer’s group, you’ll receive 20% off the total price of the next “mastermind-hybrid” I hold around October/November of 2017. Boom.
Yessss. Tell me about payment options!
Participation in this insanity-free program is offered at two levels:
(So, am I a good fit for this?)
I’m convinced we’re going to have an “omg, why didn’t we do this SOONER?!” time together if you’re…
A kind, thoughtful communicator
(you might not always get your words right, but you value the dignity of others and are mindful about your tone + assumptions!)
Excited about showing up to engage regularly, energetically, and positively with others in the group
…BUT you’re also ready to make this summer one where you start getting offline to build memories, accomplish #lifedreams, volunteer, or just breathe
(in other words, you need + expect to make this summer one of better living and will retreat when necessary to accomplish that!)
Able to be transparent and vulnerable with the other members about what’s challenging you and/or where you experience weakness and fear
A person of integrity + humility + responsibility who puts forth an honest effort into chosen endeavors, doesn’t place unreasonable or unfair expectations on others, and faithfully follows through on your financial commitments
Respectful of others’ time, including my own
(aka: you can be clear + direct with group members about where + how you’d like help, plus you are joyfully supportive of the reality that while I’ll be in ‘n out of Slack — or, for +Mentors, available via email/PMs — most days, there will be periods where I’ll be off-grid camping with my family in order to enjoy a summer of sanity as well!)
An entrepreneurial or business-oriented woman
(due to the intimate and lady-specific nature of some conversations we’ll be holding, this particular program is regrettably not a good fit for men; it IS a good fit for any woman making money, whether from services, products, or passive blog monetization!)
I’m ready to join!
Monday, June 5, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
I’m going to be [on vacation/at a retreat/studying/___] for a few days/weeks during the summer — would I still be able to participate?
Absolutely. 🙂 This experience is designed to fit your life (and to encourage you to HAVE a life) — not add requirements and obligations to your summer! The more active you are, the more value you’ll receive and the more you’ll add value for the other members — but in no way are you aren’t expected to be posting in Slack every single day! I only encourage you to be with us as often as is realistic for your schedule. (Of course, my dream is that the group + its benefits will make you ridiculously eager to be there whenever possible!!)
What does “unlimited email consults and PMs” mean for the +Mentor option?
This is a great question! With this option, I’ll be working individually with those in MSoS who would like me to give much more in-depth, personalized advice regarding their biz/blog + be there for spur-of-the-moment “gut checks,” moral support, and “hey Erika, I just got this crazy comment, how should I respond?!” via Facebook or Twitter private messages. My normal online consulting rate is $140/hour (which translates to about two info-packed emails from me), but my +Mentor friends will have absolutely no limit on our communication for our three months together. I have never offered such intensive access for this price before — it’s an excellent value!
I feel that anyone who joins MSoS is going to be an amazing, profesh person that honors appropriate working boundaries, so I’ll just quickly note: “unlimited” does not mean that I’m available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, that I can hang out and chit chat the afternoon away, or that I will issue a response in 6.12 seconds. Deal? Deal. 🙂
Can you explain how payment works?
Yes! Your deposit here is applied toward your total balance and means that you are registered + have reserved a slot for My Summer of Sanity. To make program participation accessible to more people, the remaining amount is then billed out in smaller amounts from June – August (plus September if we’re working together at the +Mentor level).
Once the program begins in June, I will send you a PayPal link where you’ll be able to set up your monthly payments. If you’d rather pay your remaining balance all at once instead of over time, I’m happy to make special arrangements — just let me know after making your down payment and I’ll take care of it! My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
When does registration close?
The final day to register is Thursday, June 1st, although do know that registration may shut down earlier than this to keep the group size small + cozy. The intention behind this is to help you form closer, more fulfilling connections, as well as to prevent anyone from “getting lost” in the crowd. If you’re enamored with the whole My Summer of Sanity experience, my recommendation is to consider joining sooner rather than later. 🙂
What is your cancellation/refund policy for My Summer Of Sanity?
Due to the exclusive nature of this particular program and the extremely limited number of slots available, the cancellation and deposit refund request window ends Sunday, May 28th. This is to ensure that, in the event of a cancellation, other interested women will still have the opportunity to take part in MSoS. Cancellations made after this date will not qualify for a deposit refund. Once the program begins, it’s expected that all registered members will complete their payment plan. If you have any concerns during MSoS, please reach out to me right away — I am passionate about providing a valuable + worthwhile experience for my customers + clients, and will happily work with you to make sure you’re 100% thrilled with our time together!
In the (unlikely) event that I am unable to place you in the group, be assured that you will receive a full refund of your down payment no later than Friday, June 9th!
Pssst. Have we met yet?
Hey HEY. If you’re new here, it’s definitely time for some #politeintros!
My name is Erika, otherwise known around these parts as “Chief Olyvia” of Olyvia.co. I’m a consultant + writer + reputation stylist who has been working to make the world of online business a delightful place for the last 3 years. (Before that, I spent 10+ years as freelance graphic + web designer and blogger while having, raising, and herding my
cats little humans.)
I don’t have any Elsa powers, but if I did, I’d create a world completely devoid of insolent customer service, skeevy online marketing, and #bizoverwhelm. Until then, I enthusiastically do what I can to create content and experiences that help other hard-working but non-magical women grow helpful, honest, and life-friendly brands.
LE SUPER OFFICIAL BIO:
Erika Madden is the owner of Olyvia Media, an education and training company that helps women build credible, influential, and service-oriented businesses online. A Print Journalism graduate from the University of Montana, she has had over a decade of experience providing online customer service and social media marketing consulting for small businesses, working as a graphic & web designer, and developing blogs.
Erika has a penchant for annual road trips to Yellowstone National Park, rolling her own sushi (her breakfast of choice), and singing off-key to the Les Miserables soundtrack. She and her three spirited children make their home in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains of Montana in the United States.
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Updated May 10, 2017
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