WHY I CREATED BOLD DARLING
I’ve run my own companies for ten years now, and I’ve gotten the opportunity to mentor hundreds of other female entrepreneurs. You know what I’ve learned?
So much of business success is wrapped up in how we feel holistically about our lives: our wellbeing, our relationships, our spiritual connection and also our self-belief, energy management and ability to GSD (that's Get Shit Done - now you know).
The fact is, when we’re approaching our businesses and broader lives with clarity, purpose and energy, the whole "business thing" is infinitely easier.
Here’s how I see it…
THAT'S THE WHY OF BOLD DARLING
It supports women who are on a mission to build their businesses, and who don’t want to sacrifice all the other elements of their lives in doing so. They want to have successful, profitable companies…. as well as feel energised, healthy, connected to their loved ones, and to feel damn lit up in their lives.
At Bold Darling, we talk about sales.
We talk about building the culture of our team’s dreams.
We talk about innovation, creativity and productising our ideas.
We talk about how to get the right people on the bus, and how to make sure they’re sitting in the right seats.
However, we also talk about energy management.
We talk about wellbeing practices that will prime us for success.
We talk about building a positive money mindset.
We talk about spirituality.
We talk about healthy relationships.
And we know that we’re figuring it out together, step by step.
Bold Darling has an annual "curriculum" - with a distinct monthly focus. Each month, we dive into a different vital subject area.
The monthly focuses include:
Money & profit
Creativity & innovation
Profile & influence building
Hiring & culture
"It ensures set times throughout each month to really focus on working ON the business, rather than always being in it..."
“Bold Darling has been a great way to put structure around my planning for the business. It ensures set times throughout each month to really focus on working on the business, rather than always being in it, and the monthly themes ensure a manageable work flow around setting a bigger picture strategy.”
Annie Bowen, Annie Bowen Design
“Bold Darling ensures that over a 12 month period I spend time being educated and taking action in 12 different areas of my business.
"You could spend endless hours reading books, listening to podcasts etc trying to gather all the information yourself, or you could join a program that shortcuts a lot of the 'info gathering’ and ‘trial and error' work to give you the gold you need to succeed in a supportive container of like-minded individuals, led by our fearless leader Lorraine!”
Tomika Steele, Music Is My Muse
NICE TO MEET YOU
I started my first business in my spare bedroom in 2012 - the first talent agency for social influencers in Australia, a business that went on to secure multi-million dollars in turnover.
Myself and my team won a shelf-full of awards (including Entrepreneur of the Year and Start-up of the Year) and I got to have lifechanging experiences like spending a week on Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson, and being flown all over Australia to speak at events.
I've featured frequently in media, including The Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire, Sky News, ABC News and The Australian.
I sold my first company to focus on my “soul on fire” work and for the last five years I’ve mentored thousands of women, published four books and hosted a podcast with hundreds of thousands of downloads.
My role in Bold Darling is to light you up by connecting you up with your vision, help you cut away the crap and distractions that are actively pulling you away from the life and business of your dreams, and remind you of the incredible potential you hold.
And I share the wisdom of the experts I lean on myself…
To weave as much expertise and experience as possible into Bold Darling, each month, we’ll host an expert from our monthly area of focus. This exemplary group of experts is curated by me - they’re the very people I trust and lean on for guidance and inspo in my own life and business.GET ON THE WAITLIST
"Bold Darling has made me feel like I'm not alone. All of a sudden I have a network, peers who are doing similar things."
"I have loved my first year of Bold Darling, and I’m proud to be part of the inaugural intake! I have no doubt my business would not have launched in the same way, and I would not have as much confidence had I not been part of Bold Darling. It’s like having peers who are going through very similar things - a cheer squad with Lorraine as the chief cheerleader! I feel more strategic, more empowered, and have much greater self belief because of Bold Darling.”
Lauren Adlam, Zown app
"Bold Darling has made my solo start up journey feel like I'm part of a team. Lorraine as the leader and all the members of Bold Darling are like colleagues."
"They are supportive, encouraging and always have an ear. We're all at different stages of our business journey but there are so many similarities we can help each other with! I'll also add, I've got something from every topic each month... sometimes I think 'it won't be for me' but I tune in and every session has helped me!”
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR BOLD DARLING EXPERIENCE
Bold Darling has been designed to give you the structure you've likely been craving. There are touchpoints each quarter, month and week - and "always on" elements you can access whenever you need them. When you join, you'll immediately feel the dynamism and focus of the structure.
THIS IS FOR YOU IF...
✓ You’re running an established business
✓ You’re working on your business idea or are in the early stage of your business
✓ You’re running your business as a side hustle to your job
✓ You’re an intrapreneur who wants to bring more innovation to your organisation
✓ You're ready to do business in a way that supports YOU
"The big change for me is being able to manage both my working life and being a mum as well."
"I’ve been a member of Bold Darling for 9 months and it's been a huge game-changer for me! The big change for me is being able to manage both my working life and being a mum as well. I feel more accountable. I feel calmer. I just feel like it's all falling into place because I can actually do it! I would say if you are thinking about becoming a member of Bold Darling, just do it. The support you get from Lorraine and her team, and all the other women in the group - it's great!"
Nicole Brazenell, Burleigh Construction
"Lorraine is really a holistic coach who cares just as much about you as a person, as the results that you get in your business."
"I'm a bit of a junkie when it comes to joining different programs and different things. What I really liked about Bold Darling was that it holds me accountable. That’s really helped me in a life and business. The single biggest difference it's made to me is really accepting the highs and lows that go with owning a business, but also having some strategies in place so that I can try and even that out as much as I can.
If you’re thinking about joining Bold Darling, just do it. It's a great community of like-minded people. Lorraine is a holistic coach who cares just as much about you as a person, as the results you get in your business. Get on board - it's worth the ride."
Sarah Little, Uniquely Human
EACH INCLUSION EXPLAINED
Group Welcome Session
You'll be guided through how to get the very most out of the program and also get to know your Bold Darling community. After this session, you'll be crystal clear on your intention for Bold Darling and have a strong connection with your new allies in business.
Quarterly Planning Days
Every 3 months, I guide you through the planning process that I work with in my own businesses. Expect a fast-paced day that will see you with a clear roadmap for the next 90 days… and some serious accountability with your fellow Bold Darlings.
I deliver the goods on the must-know principles of the month’s area of focus. Expect the very best nuggets of my 11 years of business experience, and the lessons I pass on most to my one-on-one mentees. These are pacey and upbeat sessions that don't mess around!
We’ll dissect my Masterclass from the previous week and identify how you can apply its principles in your life and business. There’ll be hot seat mentoring, plenty of time for discussion and questions, and built-in accountability with the rest of the group.
Monthly Expert Workshops
You get access to my little black book of experts - the people I lean on and trust in my own life and business. Curated with the monthly focus in mind, these experts will expand your thinking on everything from profit to people, from marketing to mindset.
Progress & Celebration Sessions
At the end of each month, we set aside this session to do a thorough review of your previous month - what worked, what could be improved, and what lessons you want to take into the following month. Expect accountability and, of course, we’ll toast your wins!
You’re connected with other Bold Darlings on a private, members-only Facebook group. This is your hub: the place to share wins and blocks, to ask for recommendations, and to have space held for you by women who also “get it”.
Dedicated Bold Darling Portal
On becoming a member, you’ll receive your exclusive login to the Bold Darling Portal. Here you’ll find all session recordings, templates and extra bonus resources as they get added, as well as your member directory and calendar.
Bold Darling Playbook of Templates
This digi-Playbook contains pretty much any template you need to run your business and life! In it you’ll find my team templates (eg: job description, team review pack), planning tools (e.g: five year vision, quarterly plan) and reflection exercises just for you.
To make Bold Darling as accessible as possible, both upfront investment and payment plans are available.
AUD $450+GST per month
(TOTAL SAVING OF $300 OVER 6 MONTHS)
(TOTAL SAVING OF $900 OVER 12 MONTHS)
WHERE TO FROM HERE?
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Doors opening in March 2024
"I would recommend this group to any business owner that was looking for accountability, community and a wonderful cheerleader behind you."
“Lorraine has created an incredibly supportive and positive space within her Bold Darling group.
She shares her knowledge of all things business (and related topics) to guide and encourage you to a better place in yours. I would recommend this group to any business owner that was looking for accountability, community and a wonderful cheerleader behind you.”
Sophie Tasker, Sophie Tasker Exteriors