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More than just a “vision” board, my Muse Board™ process helps define your Soul Essence.
So many times entrepreneurs and small business owners leave their brand identity to the very last. They’re busy creating their products or offerings and the final thing they think of is a visual identity to tie their business together. Or maybe it’s the first thing they want to focus on because all the other stuff of starting a business is overwhelming and intimidating.
Either way from what I’ve observed in my many years of working with clients is that most people don’t have a lot of money to spend on their visual identity. And they don’t make it a priority.
Maybe their husband creates something because he knows how to use Photoshop. Or their best friend’s neighbor’s nephew just completed some classes in college on computer graphics and would love a project. Or they select a designer from Fiverr, or another similar site… You get the idea. Not a lot of thought goes into how they present themselves to the world.
Another scenario perhaps: you see a person who is successful, doing something similar, and want to copy that person’s website. “Make it look like (fill-in-the-blank).” But their visual brand doesn’t reflect who you are! It’s not YOU!
I believe that everything has energy, and what we put our energy into is reflected back. The visual graphics that represent your business is no exception! In fact, it’s the most important way to be SEEN and VISIBLE in your business.
And how you go about determining and designing your visual brand is essential to bringing forward your energy. To make you successful and to make you stand out from the crowd.
This is what I refer to as The Energetics of Branding. And it starts with YOU.
My Muse Board™ process helps you to reveal your Soul Essence. It is a process that gently guides you to uncover your values, your Soul purpose, your own Beauty.
Your Soul knows. It knows how amazing and brilliant you are! Your Soul knows what you are intended to move towards. It knows how to lead you there. All we need to do is to open ourselves up to listen and to move forward.
Vision boards or affirmation boards — these are great to make for ourselves. But the Muse Boards™ that I create with my clients are a very different process. When we slow down, listen to our heart, and pay attention to our Soul’s yearnings, the Soul reveals our power and our wisdom through the images and reflects our uniqueness.
From that point you can create a visual brand that is a true reflection of who you are… being fully SEEN.
My Muse Board is my touchstone. I keep it where I can look at it every day, and it guides me in everything from my graphic design, to what I write in my newsletter and even the clothes I wear. Working with Stephanie is one of the most important investments I’ve ever made.Kris Prochaska
I know what you mean about the power of the images!! I read this first thing in the morning and I looked at it, and then had to take a break and then look at it again, and again, and again! My heart rate and breathing actually rises in excitement when I look at it. Crazy, crazy powerful!! And it is about me and my vision, which is even more cool!
I love the placement and the journey that the muse board actually took me on. First thing I get when I look at it, is just the power of it all. I love the certain images of the eagle eye with the intensity behind it, and the horse image, is powerful but like mysterious but beautiful. Then the eagle flying so powerfully free and just owning the board lol! I love the lions and the feeling behind that as well. The corners still have that serene loving feeling. Ah, I just love it all!
The words! I love the words! Majestic is a word that I hadn’t ever thought of, but is so fitting. It is like the ultimate feeling of everything I want not only in my business, but my life!
Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you for doing what you do. I am still processing all the emotions that have come to me through this. I have to laugh because I got like this urge to listen to a hard, swearing song about being a “mother f*ing beast.” lol
Love it and love you, thank-you so much!!!!!!!!!
Lou-anne 🙂Lou-anne Stefankiw
I followed Stephanie’s instructions for gathering the images she needed in order to “do her magic” and create my Muse Board. Then I stuffed the resulting pile of magazine clippings into an ordinary zip lock bag to be sent in a shipping envelope across the country to Stephanie’s studio. It was an otherwise ordinary activity, but tucking the images into the bag, I was shocked to feel tears welling.
Stephanie’s careful instructions helped me let myself be guided by a mysterious process. “No judging or analyzing as you pick out your images. Don’t think! If an image speaks to you, notice, trust, and cut it out. Don’t ask yourself why.” This intuitive soul work touched me emotionally. Sending those tangible pieces of my soul far away in an envelope was not easy. Fortunately, Stephanie sends them back.
Thus, a few weeks later, a neatly addressed package arrived at my door. I opened it carefully and gazed at the contents in wonderment. How could Stephanie create such a thing of beauty from a stack of otherwise ordinary magazine clippings?
We may never know HOW she does it. But we do know that with her Muse Boards, Stephanie offers something unique and powerful. She turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Stephanie is guided by her deep passion for empowering heart-led business owners by translating their personal and business energetics into something visible while using a truly gifted and brilliant design sense. My Muse Board, and all the other Muse Boards I have seen, are proof.
My muse board now it hangs above my desk where I can gaze at it every day. It’s the gift that continues to give. I turn to it when I need to re-connect to my purpose. It helps me remember my stories, memories, and dreams. It’s an ever-fascinating version of me – the story of my values, core beliefs, and essence. And like any good story, I can return to read it again and again, mining it for more understanding, and more nuance. Sometimes when I stand in front of it and ask important questions, I find my answers reflected back at me.
I am about to embark on the journey of re-branding my work. My muse board will be a significant and trusted beacon in that process. Looking at my Muse Board is a lot like looking in the mirror. Thanks to Stephanie’s loving and insightful touch, I can see and feel myself and my purpose so clearly there, and so, my Muse Board has become a significant touchstone for me and my work in the world.Sandy McDougall
OH MY GOODNESS! It is SO SO beautiful! Wow! I LOVE it! …Muse Board, that is exactly what it is! I love how feminine it is. Metalwork is so masculine and I love making feminine things, especially with the steel. It is an unexpected juxtaposition, feminine steel jewelry.
The words you came up with are great! I just wanted to tell you how much I love the board!Marian Miller
Not even sure how to tell you how “right” this feels — and no way that I could have gotten here by myself. Pretty amazing to see myself “visually” through someone else’s eyes and intuition. Thank you so very much. Love the words — “confident transformations” and openings = awakenings — which is also a theme that recurs all the time in my meditation and musings.
Just sitting here grooving on the whole feel of the board — put a real smile on my face! Can’t wait to hang the board in my office so that I can look at it everyday and feel this good and this inspired.
Have a wonderful day! Thank you for making mine such a lovely one!Mary Jaensch
I never believed in vision boards. My former opinion was that it was just a bunch of pictures thrown together that had no meaning. As fate would have it, I met Stephanie at a retreat and it was a magical encounter. She helped me create a muse board that reflects my passion and color scheme. This muse board was the turning point in my business. Through her intuitive design, I created my website and programs based on my experience with her. Below the surface I dreamed in color and through her gifts and graphic skill, she created a masterpiece that I see everyday that reminds me of who I am and where I’m going.
Thank you Stephanie for helping me visually see my potential!Jennifer Faimon
Oh boy, Stephanie!
This feels amazingly gooood! I am on my iPad and so I’m anxious to see it on my computer. I think you nailed it! I am elated! xxxooo
Love and Light —BBonnie Kutter