We became our own boss because we wanted FREEDOM! Freedom to make our own schedules, to not have a cap on our income, to do work that lights us up, to serve clients who make our hearts pitter patter, and to have time to spend with the people we love the most. We did NOT become our own boss to trade our 9-5 jobs for a 24/7 one, spend our days doing admin tasks that we think will take 5 minutes and magically take 13 hours, or feeling guilty when we take a gosh darn day off.


Because so many business owners run their business like a leaky bucket with duct tape covering the holes. They mask the problems in their business without figuring out how to fix it for good. Most business owners are losing clients, opportunities, money, time, and sanity because of their leaky buckets, and this workbook is the guide you’ve been missing to figure out how to plug those holes for GOOD.

Finding a Work-Life Balance

June 9, 2020 on ZOOM

June: Workflows, Systems, & Automation

Rising Tide Resources

For those that joined us live to have an open, respectful, and heartfelt conversation about Black Lives Matter, THANK YOU. It was an inspiring conversation and incredible to hear from the members of our group. More than we ever, we are proud of our group's commitment to learn, grow, share, and show up for the community.

Giulissa Watkins, best known as G, is the calligrapher and educator behind Paperloveme Calligraphy. She spreads her love for calligraphy and watercolors by educating others in her workshops virtually and in-person. She also merges these two into beautiful wedding stationery and signages for weddings and events throughout the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia.

G's favorite tools:
Google Drive

Speaker: Giulissa Watkins  |  Paperloveme Calligraphy

Sarah Petryk is the founder of Allium Design LLC. She has 12 years of floral and event styling, with a signature style that incorporates loose, organic design with texture and interesting blooms. Additionally, Sarah is the founder of Adore Weddings Lehigh Valley/Poconos, a comprehensive resource that connects couples planning a wedding with local vendors. She is also in the process of launching Honeysuckle Hedge, a discount online wedding floral purchase experience. 

Sarah lives with her daughter, husband and two dogs in a charming cottage on two acres of land. Her gardens and woods provide endless inspiration for her. You can follow her adventures on Insta @sarahpetryk and @alliumfloraldesign.

Sarah's favorite tools:
Google Calendar

Speaker: Sarah Petryk  |  Allium Design

Kat, of Kat Collins Design, is a heart-centered highly trained Squarespace website designer, artist, writer, and solopreneur. It's her mission to work with solopreneurs to rid the world of poorly designed, cookie-cutter, coma-inducing websites and instead, get into your head and hearts to create an authentic design that connects deeply with your clients. You can connect with her on Instagram and Facebook @katcollinsdesign.

Kat's favorite tools:
Acuity Scheduling
Google Drive/Docs

Speaker: Kat Collins  |  Kat Collins Design

This month we invited three different members of various industries to present their favorite tools for automating aspects of their businesses. All of these representatives of our community have transformed their work systems, and we are lucky to have them share their knowledge!

Meetup Resources