“I gained the courage to take responsibility for my life.”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I was struggling with how to put my passion about racial dialogue into a form that would help me build the life I desired to live. The term “location independent” was one I had never heard before, but one that described exactly what I wanted. As a result of taking this course I have gained the courage to take responsibility for my life. This course has taught me, that the gifts I was entrusted with are valuable and how to gain clarity on how to use those gifts. I recommend this course for anyone who knows they are called to own something for themselves, but have no idea where to begin. It has been amazing going through this journey with other women from all different walks of life. Your life is always worth investing in.”
– Taylor M Rivers, TaylorMRivers.com
“I secured a $2,500 consulting contract and $1,000 career coaching client.”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I was struggling with how to turn my side hustle into a a full-fledged business. I needed to learn how to focus my ideas, monetize my expertise, and sell to my contacts.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to launch my business, update my website and online presence, gain significant confidence, and secure $2,500 consulting contract and $1,000 career coaching client. And I am just beginning! I’ve got several other clients and contracts in the “cue” and am confident that I am building toward my ideal life and income goals.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to get serious about their business, wants structured support to get ahead, and would enjoy building relationships with other women on this same path!”
– Jessica Journey, Consultant, JessicaJourney.com
“I made the mental leap from an employee to a business owner.”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I was toying with the idea of launching my own business, but wasn’t sure if it was anything more than a glorified hobby.
I decided to invest in myself, and as a result of taking the course, I have been able to make the mental leap from an employee to a business owner. I have the tools I need to open for business!
I recommend this course for anyone who is struggling with the decision to launch a business. Be encouraged, it is more than possible!”
– Monica Clark, PerceptionPractice.com
“I have been able to move past the fear of being judged”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I didn’t know how to put myself out there and launch my business.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to change my mindset, discover and refine my true purpose, move past the fear of being judged, setup and launch my website. I was also able to announce my new business and dive into building my email list and growing my client base.
I recommend this course for anyone who knows their purpose but needs help on defining and refining their purpose into a business!”
– Kimberly Dunlap, AsToldByKim.com
“I learned how to grow an email list and be prepared to engage my first client”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I did not know what steps I needed to take to successfully and quickly launch a business.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to register my new business, define my ideal client, learn how to grow an email list and be prepared to engage my first client.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to be a member of a supportive and interactive network of driven entrepreneurial women and step-by-step guidance to launch your new business venture quickly with the talent you already possess.”
– Itiah Thomas, Connectist Consulting, Facebook.com/Connectist
“I found opportunities I never thought possible for someone breaking into a new field.”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I had been playing with the idea of starting my own business but I really wasn’t sure if I could do it. Then I discovered Rosetta and she showed me that I have what it takes to succeed and then some!
After taking this course, I have made many connections and found opportunities I never thought possible for someone breaking into a new field. After my soft launch, I have found that my work will impact many people positively and I am so excited to continue this journey as an entrepreneur!
I highly recommend Rosetta as a business mentor, my life has changed so much because of this bootcamp and her guidance. If you’re considering entrepreneurship, look no further, Rosetta will guide you directly to where you need to go. This is sincerely one of the BEST investments in myself I have ever made!!”
– Amber Berry, FeelGoodFinances.com
“I have been able to set up my website, register my business, and determine the range of services I will offer.”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I did not know how to approach building a business in an organized way. It all seemed too big for me to handle. I thought I had to have the perfect website, materials, and list of services. As a result of Rosetta’s guidance and numerous resources, I have been able to set up my website, register my business, and determine the range of services I will offer. I recommend this course for anyone who wants to gain clarity about their business ideas and learn how to make their plans a reality.”
– Ruth Farmer, RuthFarmer.com
“I actually have a business now, and people are praising my ideas!”
“I am so grateful to Rosetta and the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp! Before I took the course, I was struggling with self-doubt and focus. I had fantasized about having a business where I could support people of color with self-love and self-care, but I had no idea how to get there!
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to really name what it is that I’m doing (which was huge for me), and have the courage to take the next steps. I actually have a business now, and people are praising my ideas!
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to step outside of their comfort zone, and be pushed to the next level. I walked through this process step by step with an amazing and supportive tribe!”
– Ayana Labossiere, ThriveAndBeWhole.com
“I created a post that reached over 900 people in the course of weekend!”
“Before the Blogging School, I was struggling with how to capture and engage with my potential clients. As well as how to best utilize social media to grow my brand as a performing artist, I was ready to take my passion to the next level so that I am able to be self employed doing something I love and location independent. I simply NEEDED HELP!
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to connect with and find a great support system of like-minded ladies. I was able to see first hand how blogging helps grow your visibility and in turn your business. After following an assignment and using Rosetta’s awesome examples I created a post that reached over 900 people in the course of weekend!
The tools Rosetta provides in this course really helped me sort through a lot of the confusion and discouragement and allowed me to see that my goals are attainable when armed with the knowledge and fearlessness to take things to the next level.
I recommend this course for anyone who has the urge to share their gift and just doesn’t know where to start and for those that feel stuck in a rut and haven’t been able to make the impact that they desire in their business but are ready to make serious changes and see real growth in your business.”
– Erica Rae, Raediant Movement, raediantmovement.wordpress.com
“I have clarity on the direction of my brand!”
“Before I took the Blogging School course, I was struggling with my message. I knew what it was in my head but, I just couldn’t convey it in a way that would captivate my tribe. After going through the course I was able to flush out my message in a way that resonated with me and that I felt in alignment with.
As a result of taking the course, I have clarity on the direction of my brand. I had another website that I had just launched previously, but I was just not connecting with my tribe. Rosetta advised me to shut it down and start a self-hosted wordpress website. I created the new website with the blog and I feel so much better about where I am going.
This course has laid the groundwork for what I really want to do in the near future (public speaking) and I am just so thankful for the value that this course offers. I recommend this course for anyone who wants to build a brand and grow their business.”
– Akim Wilson, AkimWilson.com
“People are contacting me for speaking engagements!”
“Before I took The Blogging School course, I was just blogging without a real vision for what I wanted to do. The biggest thing I learned in The Blogging School was the importance of creating your brand and using your brand to get yourself out there.
Now my career is taking off as people are contacting me for speaking engagements, consultation and general information on how to effectively interpret the enslaved experience at historic sites and museums. My blog is not perfect but it constantly gets better with the information I gained from The Blogging School!”
– Nicole Moore, interpretingslavelife.com
“I increased my email subscriber list by 15% in just one week!”
“I’m a therapist with a private practice in Chicago. I became interested in building an online practice because I want to live a more location independent lifestyle.
Before I took the Blogging School course, I was struggling with building an audience of readers for my blog that went beyond my close circle of friends and my existing clients. I was also afraid of putting myself “out there” on the internet in a big way.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to increase my email subscriber list by 15% in just one week. I finally started Facebook and Twitter pages for my business. And I know how to bring consistent traffic to my blog. I also understand how to use social media to build my brand and get more clients.
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to finally make progress in building their online business and no longer wants to wait for “someday” in order to materialize their dreams.
The Blogging School was absolutely the right thing for me to do at the right time. I now have a solid plan on how to create useful content and market it to my ideal customer. Thanks so much, Rosetta! For the first time, I feel like I can actually do this!”
– Jennifer Hall, abundantlifepractice.com
“I finally feel like I have some structure and a plan in order to realize some of my long-held dreams!”
“I have been so inspired by the Blogging School and all the things I am learning. I finally feel like I have some structure and a plan in order to realize some of my long-held dreams of sharing practical strategies of achieving optimal health and wellness.
Rosetta’s methods of teaching and encouragement have helped me to branch out far beyond my comfort zone; especially in the areas of technology and social media. Previously, I hadn’t even thought about a Facebook business page or a Twitter account. I now have both and I am loving creating my website!
Thanks for providing a template so that now I don’t feel like I’m “all over the place.” The connection I made with the other ladies was immediate, motivating and so refreshing!
I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to develop and grow their business and online presence and see immediate positive results from their efforts.”
– Dr. Karla Montague-Brown, crowntosolewellness.com
“My traffic skyrocketed from 365 visitors to over 1200 visitors!”
“Before I took the Blogging School course, I had my blog for a year with only a few inconsistent posts. I was having a hard time blogging regularly and knowing what to blog about. My goal was to use this platform to share my expertise and expand my readership.
As a result of The Blogging School, I’ve developed strategies to both blog regularly and strategically, to maintain the interest of my audience and attract new readers. My blog traffic has since skyrocketed from 365 visitors to over 1200 visitors in just one month!
All from implementing Rosetta’s fine tuned strategies from The Blogging School. I am truly grateful for her expertise and evolving knowledge in this area. I advise anyone who is considering starting a blog or whose blog needs reviving to take The Blogging School Course, you will be amazed at your results!”
– Jaribu Chitunda, Insightful Revelations, insightfulrevelations.com/blog/
“I have been able to create a more engaging website!”
“Before taking the blogging school course, I was struggling with all the technical parts of blogging, such as using analytical tools to measure the traffic on my website and all the different plugins that were available to building a stronger site.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to enhance my site and discover many valuable nuggets I can and will use to make a more engaging and powerful website.
I recommend this course to anyone thinking of promoting their products or services online and to anyone that has a story to share with the world.”
– Anita Jeter-Peterkin, empower2produce.com
“My tribe grew to over 1,000 subscribers!”
“Before I took the Blogging School course, I didn’t know how to take my brand’s online presence to the next level.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to increase my blog’s online presence, message and an increase of over 1,000 subscribers.
I recommend this course for anyone who desires to launch and monetize their professional blog.”
– Christine M. Henderson, Natural Hairess & Co., christinemhenderson.com
“I have been able to start a professional blog with meaningful content!”
“Before I took the Blogging School course, I was struggling with getting started with my blog.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to start a professional blog with meaningful content.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to start a blog and build an online presence for their business!”
– Kahlila Skipper, kahlilaskipper.com
“I feel like I gave birth!”
“I’ve been following Happy Black Woman for over 3 years and have greatly benefited from Rosetta’s free resources, but I am so glad that i finally took the plunge and enrolled in the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp. It was worth every penny. I’ve known that i wanted to start a coaching business for 3 years but have never had the courage, resources and accountability to do it. The course provided all three! Rosetta is a great teacher, her materials are clear and help you move through the course step by step. The tips and best practices she shared will help me for years, I am sure.
I also LOVED sharing the experience with 50 other inspiring women. Their feedback and support was invaluable. As a result of taking the course, I have been able to identify my ideal client, come up with a signature coaching package for my target market, price my services adequately, launch my website and develop a social media presence. I feel like I gave birth!
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to stop procrastinating and start a business that will unleash their awesome products and services to the world. In only 6 weeks, you will have a business launched.”
– Ebony Walden, Ebony Walden Coaching & Consulting, ebonywalden.com
“I secured my first client!”
“Before completing the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I was struggling with self-doubt and the clarity I needed to monetize my passion and experience in immersion travel.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to implement specific action steps to clarify my goals and build the foundation necessary to launch my travel consultancy company. In just 6 weeks, I was able to take an idea that I have contemplated since 2013, develop a business strategy, build an online presence, define a marketing plan and secure my first client.
I recommend this course to anyone who wants to seriously put some traction to their goal of entrepreneurship and go from contemplation to implementation.”
– Devon M. T. Sims, Boundless Views Travel Company, boundlessviews.com
“I have been able to create a marketing plan and book my first speaking engagement!”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I was struggling with clarity about who my ideal clients were or how to reach them.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to identify my ideal client, launch my business, create a low cost marketing plan and book my first speaking engagement!
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to launch a business and receive support, clear direction and accountability.”
– Tara McLeod, Tara D. McLeod LLC, taradmcleod.com
“It was a magical moment when I drafted my marketing plan!”
“The opportunity to enroll in the Launch Your Business Boot Camp could not have come at a better time. Prior to participating, I had been “stuck on stuck”. Every time I thought of any aspect of my business, whether it was marketing, finances, or even the elevator pitch, I became stuck! But after this 6 weeks, I continue to make progress each day.
During the boot camp, Ms. Thurman’s wisdom and guidance helped to identify the root of my “stuck” (fear) and helped me to overcome it. The weekly, directly applicable homework assignments aided me in staying on the path to entrepreneurship. The thought of a successful business became present for me, for the first time ever! It was a magical moment when I drafted my marketing plan, and even moreso when I began to set-up the social media sites for my business.
I am so thankful that Ms. Thurman offered this Launch Your Business Boot Camp. Aside from the overly abundant resources, Ms. Thurman’s happiness made all the difference. As she spread guidance and wisdom during the weekly sessions, a safe space for peace and creativity was created. Many budding entrepreneurs could use this type of space. For this reason, I recommend the Launch Your Business Boot Camp with the highest esteem. If you are an entrepreneur or even a budding entrepreneur ready to move beyond thinking about your business, enroll in this course to “be about your business”. The value is unbeatable.”
– Lisa Peten, International Colloquium for Minorities in Cyber Security, icmics.com
“I have revamped my website and landed 2 speaking engagements!”
“As a result of taking the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I have:
- Revamped my website to align with the products and services that I will offer my clients
- Developed a clear path forward on how to market and promote my business
- Sent out my “open for business” email
- Received 2 referrals
- Landed 2 speaking engagements
- Received over 300 likes to my Facebook page
- Launched my “free cupcake”
- Changed my Facebook page to reflect as a “public figure”
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to start her own business and gain the confidence to know that she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. Her first quest must be to admit that she needs help and be willing to allow someone to help her. Not to mention see the guidance as an investment into her personal growth.”
– Dr. Christi Monk, Dr. Christi E Monk LLC, christimonk.com
“I have been able to get clarity on how to turn my talents into a business!”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I was struggling with clarity. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, even as a child, so there was no question that I wanted to have my own business. However, after several unsuccessful attempts at striking out on my own, I still did not know what it was that I really wanted to do and how to get it.
I am so happy that I stumbled upon Rosetta’s Facebook page, which led me to signing up for this course just a few days later! As a result of taking the course, I have been able to get clarity on how to turn my talents into a business, launch a business properly and renew my faith in my ability to be successful!
I recommend this course for anyone who has or had the desire to launch a business and may need clarity on what to do, how to do it, or when to do it. This course is fast paced, but it will provide you with the tools and blueprint needed to lay a strong and proper foundation to launch your very own business!”
– Suncara S. Jackson, MyLifestyleManager.com
“Finding my purpose has helped me to heal from my grief and burnout.”
“I’ve followed Happy Black Woman for a while, but committed to start investing in the programs this past month. After taking your Find Your Purpose Program, I was compelled to email you. I have to say, I have accomplished A LOT in my life so far. But with all that I had going for me, I was still confused.
When I sat down to do your program, a lot clarified for me. Before, I just had a list of stuff I did not know what to do with. I love so much…where do I go from here? I took the survey and found my top 5: Beauty/Creativity/Humor/Learning/Judgment. I was excited because this jogged my memory of what I’ve always known about myself—but never thought to interpret in any way. Then, once I created my mission statement and listed what I wanted to get down in the next 48 years of my life, a lot came to a head for me…
I’ve come A LOT further from where I started. And to find my purpose has helped me to heal from my grief and burnout. Thank you for this program!”
– Mia Davis, mindfulmethods.com
“I mapped out a clear outline of action steps toward living my best life!”
“During the 4-week course, I developed a more holistic approach to achieving my professional and personal goals, mapped out a clear outline of inspired action steps toward living my best life and broadened my network of like-minded entrepreneurs.
As an international business consultant, a certified intercultural trainer/coach and an adjunct professor, I set the intention to step into a more expansive version of my authentic self in 2015. I enrolled in Rosetta Thurman’s Powerful Goal-Setting course to develop new approaches to effective self-management and to be a part of a supportive community of ambitious and nurturing women.
I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking greater clarity, support and structure to build a life that aligns with their definition of success.“
– Monère Renoir Wanner, Monère Wanner Image Consultancy, mw-imageconsultancy.com
“I received my first speaking request!”
“Before I took the Blogging School course, all I had was a vision. I needed to learn how to put myself out there and offer my insight to a larger audience.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to write about my passion in a way people can relate to and I have begun to carve out a space for my perspective online. As a result of putting forth effort into each assignment and engaging with and learning from the material and my classmates, I have gained the confidence to begin to leverage myself to family, friends, and co-workers.
I received my first speaking request shortly after! The person who contacted me mentioned how impressed she was with my site, which I can’t thank Rosetta enough for helping me to organize and fine-tune in our one-on-one session!
I recommend this course for anyone who is ready to establish their online presence without feeling as though they are fumbling around in the dark. You will be thoroughly guided and supported by Rosetta and a host of like-minded and inspiring individuals!”
– Kiara Jones, kiarajones.com
“I have been able to build a professional-looking blog presence…a huge feat for someone like me without any technical skills!”
“I was thrilled to discover Rosetta’s Blogging School course, just as I was considering embarking into the blogging universe. I had no idea where to start and I needed the detailed guidance that the course provided.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to select a WordPress theme and build a professional-looking blog presence, of which I could be proud—a huge feat for someone like me without any technical skills.
I also love that the course allows you extended access to the materials and lectures. As I progressed in my blog creation, I was sometimes unsure of how to handle specific challenges. In these scenarios, I was able to listen to related lectures again to ensure that I was moving in the right direction.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to launch their own blog, become a contributor to someone else’s blog, or simply wants to become better educated about this interactive media option. It was a real pleasure to participate in the course and I am eternally grateful to Rosetta for the information!”
– Keisha Reynolds, globalhands.co
“I have created my speaking packet and started submitting proposals to companies!”
“Just a note to say thank you for being such an inspiration. I purchased your How to Become a Professional Speaker course a month ago. I am extremely pleased with the program and am ready to start my career as a professional speaker.
I have created my speaking packet and started submitting proposals to companies. I also conducted my first workshop this weekend for my daughters, sisters and nieces (charity begins at home).
Thank you for the wealth of resources and information.
– Roxanne Mapp, creativityfromwithin.com
“My blog has opened up opportunities to showcase my talent and expertise as a woman veteran entrepreneur!”
“Before I took the Blogging School course, I was struggling with how to get started with the process. My gremlin “not good enough” paralyzed me from moving forward.
As a result of taking the Blogging School course, I have been able to step out of my comfort zone, because Rosetta’s teaching points and tips were exactly what I needed to get moving. The list of content examples Rosetta provided during the course was right on time for me. I felt more confident in sharing my passion and purpose with my target market. The 10 blog posts I have created thus far, have been met with favorable feedback and comments from others. Which in turn, opened up opportunities to showcase my talent and expertise as a woman veteran entrepreneur.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to take their business to the next level with Rosetta’s support and expertise. Rosetta is a true professional whose energy and commitment to the success of others was demonstrated every week during the Blogging School Course.”
– Donna Newman-Robinson, CPC, ELI-MP, US Army/Retired, CEO/Founder of LAMA Resource Network LLC, lamaresourcenetwork.com
“I was able to set up and design the site myself!”
“I enjoyed and learned so much from the Blogging School course. For some time, I had been thinking about setting up a blog, but didn’t know how to start.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to launch my blog site and therefore have an additional means of communicating with my niche audience for me life coaching business; Destination Purpose. The course stretched my technical knowledge and abilities, but in the end I was able to set up and design the site myself. The guidance provided by Rosetta Thurman was invaluable. The course provided great tools to not only help me design the site, but how to structure the writings for my blog and how to attract more readers.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to start blogging but are unsure how to begin or those that have a blog but want to learn how to obtain more subscribers and readers. You will walk away with a wealth of new knowledge.”
– LiKeisha Mills, Personal Life Coach, Destination Purpose, LLC, likeisha.com
“I was selected as the keynote speaker for a girls conference in California!”
“I wanted to give you a quick update and thank you. I used your templates and guidelines from the How to Become a Professional Speaker course and I was selected as the keynote speaker for a girls conference in California!
Although they couldn’t pay an honorarium, they did provide $1,500 for expenses! Because of your training, I knew how to ask about it and present myself properly. Thanks for always providing such thorough trainings!”
– Quanisha M. Smith, quanishasmith.com
“After creating my vision board, things started to happen for me!”
“After creating my vision board at the Happy Black Woman Hawaii Retreat, things started to happen for me! I am dating someone now and it is new and exciting! Also, one of my closest friends wants to help with my vision for The Girls project.
Things are going so well right now. I even had a review with my boss and he told me that my numbers made me #1 on the team! Look at the turn around!”
– Sharice Porter
“I’ve launched my coaching practice, secured speaking engagements and gotten paid as a freelance writer!”
“I signed up for the Blogging School because I needed clarity and guidance on how to start a successful blog. Before I took the course, I needed help with brainstorming ideas to spark conversation, building an audience and creating a viable schedule. What I enjoyed most about the training was Rosetta’s immediate feedback on my site and homework. I also found the templates extremely useful. On top of that, I loved the fact that I could complete the course at my own pace.
As a result of the Blogging School, in less than a year and a half, I’ve been paid to write for popular online sites like Madame Noire, The Root, Hello Beautiful, Black and Married with Kids, The Griot, and LearnVest. I also have been featured in print publications like Black Enterprise Magazine and Ebony Magazine for my message of financial empowerment, girl power, and “juicy living.”
In addition to freelance writing, I have leveraged The Frugal Feminista to secure speaking engagements and launch “Get Coached By Kara,” my personal finance coaching practice. I highly recommend this program for anyone who is looking for structure, support, honest feedback and practical tools to help them build their blog into a business.”
– Kara Stevens, thefrugalfeminista.com
“I now know the exact techniques to attract and keep my ideal client!”
“Before I took the Launch Yourself Business Boot Camp, I was struggling with creating a consistent weekly schedule and getting clarity with the right words to attract my ideal client. As a result of taking the course, I have been able to be consistent and market my business with specific marketing strategies 20 hours a week.
Also, I have CLARITY of my SWEET SPOT and know the exact techniques to attract and keep my ideal client with value-based pricing. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to be consistent with a business schedule and learn the exact steps they need to take to identify their ideal client.”
– Marcia Y. Collins, N U Coaching, marciaycollins.com/blog/
“They booked me as their speaker!”
“Although I have a gift for speaking, I lacked the guidance and knowledge to successfully launch speaking services. I attended the How to Become a Professional Speaker course and received phenomenal encouragement, information, and guidance! I shook off the “perfection paralysis” and following Rosetta’s advice and templates, completed my speaker packet. I built my website to including my coaching, speaking, and consulting services.
As a result, I was contacted by a faith organization to be their women’s retreat speaker. I enthusiastically sent over my speaking packet. Since it was well-prepared and addressed all their questions, they booked me as their speaker! I thank Rosetta for utilizing her gifts and talent. I now have aligned my mindset with the value that I offer!”
– Latisha Reneé Hooker, latishareneehooker.com
“The day after the last class, I landed my first client!”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Boot Camp, I was struggling with identifying my passion. Living in survival mode, I was never really able to figure out what I was good at or what my passion was. In taking the online course I felt such a true connection with people in the course. They all had a real genuine desire to help each other succeed. The work for me was challenging at times, but it’s the kind of work that allows you to grow and to believe in yourself to launch your own business, by allowing you to offer your talents and gifts. Not to mention doing something that you LOVE to do. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is ready for results and to put in the work to launching your business.
As a result of taking the course, I have made remarkable strides in such a short amount of time. I launched my business The Diamond N You. I have written and self-published my very own workbook “Diamond In the Rough” a 4-step guide to finding true happiness and living a purpose-filled life. The day after the last class, I landed my first client! Just by putting myself out there, I now have many others inquiring about my business. Thanks to Rosetta, I am looking forward to reaching my full potential and going nationwide!”
– Felicia Jones, thediamondinyou.wordpress.com
“In just two months, my business went from just an idea to reality!”
“I attended the Happy Black Woman Launch Your Business Tour where I met other women business owners who encouraged me to start my own business. I didn’t know where to start, so I signed up for the Launch Your Business Boot Camp.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to identify my ideal client, develop a signature service and create a fairly professional looking website. I recommend this course for those who need a simple structure for getting them started and some accountability to go along with it. In just two months, my business went from just an idea to reality!”
– Aisha Moore, Self-care by Aisha, selfcarebyaisha.com
“I’m now writing an e-book, have revamped my website, repackaged my speaking engagements and am fired up to make it happen!”
“I’ve been an entrepreneur for six years, but I never truly felt like I was maximizing my potential or my time. The irony is that I became an entrepreneur to create my ideal life and spend quality time with my young children while working on projects and with clients that mattered to me, but instead I found myself overly stressed, working at all hours of the day and night, in such an inefficient way!
It was only after taking the Launch Your Business Boot Camp that I’ve finally experienced my major breakthrough “Aha!” moment. I’ve realized that working on my business is just as important as working on projects for my clients. I’ve grown in confidence among such a supportive, truth-talking group of women. But most importantly, I’ve finally figured out how to combine my professional passion of helping environmental education professionals grow in their strategic business skills with my personal passion of motivating people to achieve goals using the analogy of a marathon. I’m now writing an e-book, “26.2 Keys to Success: A Guide to Achieving Your Goals with the Marathon Mentality”, have revamped my website, repackaged my speaking engagements, and am fired up to make it happen!
Rosetta’s Launch Your Business Boot Camp is not for the faint of heart – it’s six tough weeks in which you need to hold the truth-telling mirror up to both your business and yourself to see what you really want to be and do. The good news is that it works. The reality is that you’re the one that has to do the work :) Thank you, Rosetta, for keeping it real and being the voice in my head that drowns out the doubts and pushes me forward!”
– Julie Henry, The Pulse Team, thepulseteam.com/blog
“They don’t teach this stuff in college!”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Boot Camp, I was struggling with building my brand, understanding my value and I needed to learn how to keep my business from becoming my hobby. I had created my business based on my life experience of overcoming the mere thing that was supposed to take me down and out of my world which I had once belonged – breast cancer. Because of my deep passion to fight breast cancer through awareness, the Wrapped-N-Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Organization was founded, which led me to becoming a speaker and published author. As the years passed, I found myself giving away my time, money and materials because I didn’t know or understand how to monetize my passion.
As a result of taking this course, I have been able to clarify my brand which is the most important aspect of my business – which is “ME.” I developed a sense of what my value is to my organization as well as to my personal life. During the course, I gained information which was not any part of why I took the course in the first place, such as: discovering multiple streams of income within my own business, how to focus on my sweet spot instead of being all over the place and special resources to guide me in pricing my services and products. They don’t teach this stuff in college! I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to understand their value and build their brand to keep their business from becoming their hobby. P.S. The sisterhood which was formed within the group amongst us was genuine and absolutely wonderful.”
– Anita Jeter-Peterkin, anitajeter-peterkin.com
“I booked my first client for my 3-month coaching package!”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Boot Camp, I didn’t know where to start. I knew what my passion/purpose was but I was unsure where to begin. As a result of taking the course, I have been able to learn step by step how to launch. I now know who my target market is and how to price my packages.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to get their business started and need someone to guide them through the process. Rosetta is awesome and truly gifted. The guidelines and principles are easy to follow and once the course is complete you will be very clear on how to launch your business. Right after the course, I booked my first client for my 3-month coaching package!”
– Siobhan Sudberry, befreeproject.com
“I booked my first consulting gig of 2014 with ease and confidence!”
“I got so much information and inspiration from the How to Become a Professional Speaker course. One of the things that I had been avoiding was updating my information packet about services. Taking Rosetta’s advice and having her template as an example, I began to rewrite my packet. I realized that I had a lot of value to offer people from my experience and education. In addition to speaking, I added consulting services too.
A few days after finishing the packet, I was contacted about a literacy consultancy at an elementary school and a potential speaking engagement. I was prepared and able to send over my information packet quickly. I booked my first consulting gig of 2014 with ease and confidence! This course got me to own my value and take action to fully realize my entrepreneurial dreams!”
– Kandice Cole, vulnerabilityissexy.com
“One week after taking the speaker’s webinar, I received a call from a local church to be a part of panel to speak. I have been praying to build my speaking platform and I am so glad that I am much more prepared after taking your course. Thank you!”
– Dr. Angela Clack, PsyD, LPC, Clack Associates
“Since the retreat, I’ve been able to launch my blog, publish my book and create a growing list of book tour dates!”
“I decided to attend the 2013 Happy Black Woman Retreat because I needed guidance. The retreat was held around the same time that I decided to quit my job and follow my bliss as a writer. Before I attended the retreat, I had the big picture of what I wanted to do in mind, but I was struggling with putting the steps in place to see this vision come to light.
What I enjoyed most about the retreat experience was the strong sense of camaraderie and acceptance among the participants. The people who I connected with at the retreat have become a great support system for me. The biggest thing I learned about myself at the retreat was that I am capable of living the life that I imagined. Since the retreat, I’ve been able to launch my blog, publish my book, and create a growing list of book tour dates. I highly recommend this experience for other women who are tired of existing, and are ready to live!”
– Stephanie Redd, author of Just because he says you’re beautiful…Five Things Every Head-Smart/Heart-Dumb Girl Should Know, www.HeadSmartHeartDumb.com
“I attended your speaking training a few weeks ago. Before the class, I wasn’t making any money in my business, despite all the things I did. After the class, I completed the action steps I posted. I said all that to say…I will have my first business consulting client this summer!
I was contacted by a Literacy Coordinator to come on as an outside independent literacy consultant. During my eight weeks off, I will provide training in the area of literacy. My goal is to do this full time in my business. This is affirmation for me, I can do this in other areas such as coaching teachers, writing books. Again, thank you for what you do for all the black women out there. It’s working…I am creating my ideal life!”
– Marcia Collins, marciaycollins.com
“Rosetta helped me earn $30,000 in additional income in one year by adding a digital product to my business!”
“As a seasoned personal trainer, I was used to the model of trading hours for dollars with one-on-one clients in my studio. Then I worked with Rosetta to write, launch and promote an ebook to help first time figure competitors. Together we created a simple, yet effective marketing strategy using e-newsletters, Facebook and teleseminars to build a large email list of ideal customers.
In just one year, I was able to bring in $30,000 with this digital product. I used the additional income to purchase a home for my mother, a goal I’ve had for over a decade. Rosetta’s advice and marketing savvy have taken me from struggling personal trainer to thriving fitness coach with multiple income streams in my business. She is the real deal!” – Kimberly Doehnert, Fitness for Life Consulting LLC
“This was the best investment I have made. Wish I would have purchased it 10 years ago!”
“It’s late and I just completed the How to Become a Professional Speaker training. I learned so much! Felt like I was right there with Rosetta! This was the best investment I have made. Wish I would have purchased it 10 years ago! My next step this week is to finalize my speaking packet. I already redesigned my business cards!”
– Wanda Kane-Harris, wandakaneharris.com
“I learned how to talk about my business in a way that tells my prospect exactly what I do and how I can be a solution to their problem.”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business course, I was afraid to get out and network. The biggest thing I learned was how to talk about my business in a way that tells my prospect exactly what I do and how I can be a solution to their problem.
As a result of the course, I have been able to speak about my business with ease when I meet new people at networking events.”
— Marisa Phoenix, CPA, smartsimplefinance.com
“I was able to start my website and get connected in the virtual assistance industry!”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business course, I was thinking about starting a Virtual Assistance business. The biggest thing I learned in Launch Your Business was how to put yourself out there and really key in on just one or two services that I would offer and who my target market would be.
As a result of the course, I was able to start my website and connect with other veteran VAs to get started in this industry.”
— Latina Starling, latinastarling.com
“Rosetta helped me grow my email list to several hundred readers and start a Youtube cooking channel that now has more than 12,000 subscribers.”
“Before I booked my business coaching session with Rosetta, I was thinking about starting my business but wasn’t sure where to begin.
Rosetta provided me with a lot of practical strategies to grow my email subscription to several hundred followers and the confidence to start and grow a Youtube cooking channel to more than 12,000 subscribers. Rosetta is passionate about taking women to the next level in their business and I highly recommend her as a coach.”
— Monique Koch, brownvegan.com
“I began putting my blog together, became a member of a mastermind group and started putting my business ideas out in the open!”
“I decided to attend the 2013 HBW Retreat in DC because I was ready for a professional/entrepreneurial awakening. I had been following Rosetta’s blog for a year and knew that she possessed the necessary tools to show me how to start thinking about working for myself and making it a reality. Before I attended the retreat, I was struggling with knowing where to start. What I enjoyed most about the retreat experience was seeing that not only was working for myself a possibility but how accessible it was. I simply had to start with me. The biggest thing I learned about myself at the retreat was that I needed to learn to ask for help.
Since the retreat, I’ve been able to maintain connections with the other attendees and put in practice the tools that I learned. I began putting my blog together, became a member of a mastermind group, and started putting my business ideas out in the open. I highly recommend this experience for other women who need to put themselves first and take the necessary steps for personal and professional development.”
– Lisa Rosetta Strum, theinnerchildescapes.wordpress.com
“I’ve been using techniques from the retreat to help me live my ideal life!”
“I decided to attend the 2013 Happy Black Woman Retreat because I was unhappy with the way my life was going. Before I attended the retreat, I was struggling with “finding” myself, learning how to have more confident within myself and learning not to seek validation from other people. What I enjoyed most about the retreat experience was the connection I had with the other women in attendance and the atmosphere of a sisterly environment. The biggest thing I learned about myself at the retreat is that I can be happy with myself and that I can live the life that I desire. Since the retreat, I have been able to create my blog entitled “The Road Through 100” and have been using techniques from the retreat to help me live my ideal life.
As a result of the connections I made at the retreat, I have been keeping in contact with the other women through Facebook , emails, and blogs. One of the women and I have also made a commitment to call each other once a month to keep in contact and to encourage one another as we go through the change of creating our ideal lives. I highly recommend this experience for other women who are going though the struggle of trying to find happiness in their own lives.”
– Shaunta Brothers, theroadthrough100.wordpress.com
“I now teach cooking classes for children and adults, have written my first e-book, and coach other women in achieving better health and wellness.”
“I loved working with Rosetta Thurman in her group business coaching program. When I started, I had a vague idea of what I wanted. I had a small food and women’s health blog, but no real idea on how to turn that into a profitable business. What I needed most was confidence in my own ideas.
Rosetta gave me laser-focused support to help me hone in on my blogging niche. As a result, I now teach cooking classes for children and adults, have written my first e-book, and coach other women in achieving better health and wellness.”
— Halona Black, Culinary Nutritionist, garlicandlemonsllc.com
“I was able to obtain clarity about my business goals; define my ideal target market and so much more!”
“When I saw the opportunity on HBW for me to progress in my career, I was elated! Launch Your Business came at the perfect time. So many times I had visions of what I wanted to accomplish, but didn’t know how to begin the process. One of the first things I learned was to START taking steps. The more steps I took, the better I felt about launching my business/purpose.
As a result of the course, I was able to obtain clarity about my business goals; define my ideal target market and so much more! I made a tremendous amount of progress in just 4 weeks! The weekly assignments were engaging. I received encouragement, feedback and unconditional support. I also enjoyed meeting and learning about other women and their businesses. One of my favorite quotes is: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Thank you Rosetta for appearing when I was ready!”
— Tracy Ricks, tracyricksstudios.com
“I have been successful in my writing goals, thanks to the accountability partner I gained from the retreat.”
“I attended the 2013 Happy Black Woman Retreat because I was (and still am) in transition in my professional and personal life. The retreat looked like an opportunity to invest in myself in order to gain focus on my next moves. What I enjoyed most about the retreat was the feeling that I was a part of a larger community of black women all carving out their corner of this world. Throughout the retreat, it was reassuring and inspiring to hear about the struggles and triumphs of my fellow participants and knowing that I was not alone in my desire to truly be a happy, black woman.
The biggest thing I discovered is that I am closer than I think to the goals and desires I articulated throughout the retreat. On the last day of the retreat, I decided to revisit my online presence and find a way to make my writing available online. Since the retreat, I purchased an internet domain name, starting tinkering with my online presence, and I have slowly but surely become more consistent with my writing goals. One of the reasons I have been successful in my writing goals is thanks to the accountability partner I gained from the retreat. I recommend the Happy Black Woman Retreat as a great way for women to invest in themselves, and spend time delving into their concerns, struggles, and eventual paths to triumph.”
— Leigh Creighton, dreamleigh.com
“I have created a blog that I am very pleased with!”
“Until I went to The Blogging School I was not able to structure what I wanted to say nor how to set up my blog.
Ms. Thurman helped me to create a blog that I am very pleased with and I will continue to improve on my product thanks to her helpful tutoring and support.”
– Melinda Merritt, spiritsofancestorsconnect.weebly.com
“I’m more focused and not all over the place.”
“Before I took the Launch Your Business Virtual Boot Camp, I was struggling with getting my business out of my head and up and running. I didn’t know how to set things up properly. I’d tried running a business unsuccessfully before but needed a blueprint that was not offered to me from school or any of my internships that I am still paying thousands of dollars in student loans for. I needed a right now plan of action to get things done.
As a result of taking the course, I have been able to launch my business from start to finish and offer clear services to my ideal clients. I’m more focused and not all over the place.
I recommend this course for anyone who wants to get started on the path to running their business on their own terms and making a great living from anywhere in the world.”
— Alicia Buchanan, Speaker & Author, AliciaBuchanan.com