Finally, A Mastermind Community Dedicated to Helping Your Creative Business Thrive
go from hand-made to self-made as you turn your creative brand into a thriving empire
You’re a creative professional and you work HARD at being amazing at your craft.
You’re a designer, writer, photographer, artist, calligraphier, maker, letterer….someone who serves the world by dreaming up something that didn’t exist before.
But as you know, creative work can be hard and lonely. As a creative professional, you start out strong. You’re getting clients, your hustle mode is ON, the work has you fired up, and you are thrilled with what you are able to make happen. Maybe you even quit your job and go full time.
But…then you get tired. You lose steam.
You feel scattered and exhausted because the lack of clarity on how exactly you’re going to grow this business of yours has left you spending so much time and money in different directions that now…you’re nowhere. And you feel alone on your journey because you don’t know any other creative professionals who get what you’re going through. And when you’re in the thick of the daily hustle, it can feel impossible to escape the predictable burnout, isolation, and evaporating inspiration.
Eventually, the work starts to feel tedious because it’s never-ending, and the constant hustle means you are trading dollars for time just like before you left your job and you slowly begin to wonder if it was really worth it after all.
Here’s the Great News:
It absolutely doesn’t have to be this way.
You know what you do, and you’re darn good at it – and this burnout cycle or constant lack of clarity of what to do next has Got. To. Stop.
So how are we gonna resolve it?
Well, you’ve tried buying e-courses (in fact, you probably have a stack of them that you’ve started and never finished…ooops…)
….but so much of the business advice out there just doesn’t doesn’t apply to us creatives.
Our day-to-day workflow is so different, our client relationships have fluid boundaries, and trying to “plan” when inspiration will hit can feel futile.
Don’t get me started on how toxic the #HustleHarder mentality can be for creativity…
And being a “starving artist” isn’t a good look on you either…
I am here to tell you that you CAN feel expansive, supported, guided and profitable as a creative…
You just need the right tools.
I’m Suzi Istvan, and I’m a creative professional just like you.
I’ve been paying the bills by working in the trenches as a creative services professional for the past five years. I own a design and branding agency called Splendidly Curious, and I work with brilliant creatives who are industry leaders and absolutely love what they do. I’ve worked with some big name clients in the online business world, along with hundreds of phenomenally talented and gifted up-and-coming entrepreneurs. I’ve appeared on Creative Live as a guest expert, spoken at live events, and have established myself as a trusted brand and design pro who delivers results. Most of my current client roster have been with me for 2+ years, and I consistently have a waitlist of potential clients.
But it wasn’t always like that.
Once upon a time, I wasn’t making enough money for the amount of work I was putting in. My clients had expectations I had no idea how to manage. I still hadn’t learned how to create boundaries that let me do my best work. More than once, I found myself wanting to quit, wondering if it was really worth it.
I know what it’s like to burn out because of constantly hustling to pay the bills.
I know how it feels to feel isolated, like you’re the only one around who does what you do or even remotely understands what you do.
I know what it feels like to forget how much you actually love your work because you’re feeling drained and uninspired.
Most of all, I know how it feels to be totally over all of the above.
The problem is that most programs designed to address burnout, isolation, and a lack of inspiration are:
– Designed to be a short burst of inspo, versus a longer term support system.
– Intense, and it’s hard to find the time or energy to get the most out of it.
When I imagined the support system I wish I’d had to assist me while I was learning how to expand my business in a way that felt sustainable, it was more than that.
It had the effectiveness and focus of a mastermind, the centering and encouragement of an online retreat, and most importantly, the support and sisterhood of other creatives that I longed for.
Part Business Mastermind, Part Mentorship, Part Sisterhood,
The Nourished Creative Collective is an ongoing program designed to facilitate connection, fuel inspiration, and fight burnout so we can rise together to do our best work in the world.
Through a combination of masterclasses and monthly group work, we’ll curate a community that addresses the needs of creative professionals like us. Together, we’ll nourish the creative human behind your business so you can create more in the world, make better business decisions, and grow a brand you’re proud of that is sustainable and successful.
This isn’t an e-course or some DIY checklist of things to try in your creative business. This is a personalized community to give you the support, feedback, and advice that you need to thrive as a creative professional today.
“Suzi Istvan is a powerhouse brand strategist, with a strong sense of what works online and off. She has a keen sense of the different marketing landscapes, and where your business can carve out a special place to thrive. She’s done it for herself, and she’ll help you do it, too!
Her recommendations are incredibly applicable, and she can cut to the heart of an issue and deliver top not strategies within minutes. I highly recommend working with Suzi, because this is one investment that will lead to more profitable offerings and a happier business too!”Nathalie Lussier
“I tell everyone who will listen that hiring Suzi has been the best thing for my business!! Not only does she have incredible marketing vision and tech smarts, but she understands my heart and purpose in all of this and is always encouraging me in ways that feel natural and don’t stress me out (SO important!). She truly has a gift of seeing people’s gifts and helping them see that their potential is so much greater than they ever knew. Any chance to learn from or work with Suzi is a complete no-brainer!”Lisa Funk
The Nourished Creative Collective is the online Mastermind Community to help professional creatives find clarity, community, support, and knowledge to grow their brands.
I’ve curated the best of the best, and I’m overjoyed to share it all with you.
Every month, experts who have been in the trenches and have first-hand experience in nourishment, connection, and creativity will teach Masterclasses on topics highly relevant to creative professionals.
With these leaders we’ll explore fighting burnout, staying connected and inspired in an isolating vocation, and harnessing your creativity to better the world around you.
Our Masterclasses Schedule Includes:
On finding confidence & setting nourishing boundaries
On getting out of idea overwhelm and into creative action
On goal setting without
On staying inspired &
On turing your creative work
into a bigger movement
On finding and following your unique style and voice as a creative
On setting up systems that let you do your best work
On money mindset and
feeling value as a creative
On simpliying your process,
workflow, and life
On finding time to practice and grow in your craft (while running a biz)
On productivity for creatives
(get it done!)
On getting comfortable with sales and signing new clients
…with even more to be added throughout the year…
Each month a new exclusive Masterclass will be released, along with worksheets and bonus materials. Many experts are also already excited to host live Q&A sessions during their months so you can dive more deeply with them.
At the end of the month each Masterclass will move to our resource vault where you can return to it again and again whenever you need it as long as you are a member!
CASE STUDY: Amy Braswell
Founder & Designer,
“Let me say that the Nourished Creative Collective has WAY exceeded what I was hoping it would be. I legitimately feel like I’ve found a group of new best friends.
And in the short time I’ve been involved with The Collective, I’ve already found new clients, new resources, and new work. Along with a community of people who are invested in me, in my business, my health (mental and physical) and in my thoughts.
Suzi has done an amazing job of creating a space where you truly feel valued and appreciated. “
MORE FROM OUR MEMBERS:
“The Nourished Creative Collective has been such a joy to become a part of. The word nourished in particular sat so well from me because that is exactly what this community is. It’s food for your heart, water for your garden.
It’s the “that’s it” that you are missing. ...and most of all, it’s been the support my one-woman-show world has been lacking. I cannot tell you how much pressure is off my mind and heart to know I can pop an idea out loud to this group and get not just encouragement-type feedback, but strategic “you should do this” feedback.
Everything about this group has been tangible – the learning, the community, the input – and I’m excited to be a part of it all as it grows!”Hope Johnson
“The Nourished Creative Collective has helped me to grow so much just in the last 3 months. I love being surrounded by amazing creative business geniuses that make me feel more competent in areas that I lack experience or expertise. I’ve also been challenged and encouraged to move forward in areas that I’ve been afraid to step into, helping me to grow as a creative professional AND just as a human being. I am so grateful for this group. ”Shawna Clingerman
“Being an online business owner, I spend a lot of my time behind my computer screen, alone. I was desperately seeking a new community to connect with online. I needed a group of business owners that would understand my business, cheer my successes and provide words of wisdom.
Suzi has curated an amazing group of women who do just that. I instantly felt welcomed into this lovely community of creative entrepreneurs. While I didn’t consider myself ‘creative’ when I joined, this group has allowed me to explore the creative pieces of my business and helped me grow as a business owner.“Megan Flatt
“I love being a part of the Norished Creative Collective.
In just a few short weeks, I’ve been able to streamline my site design on-boarding process, write an amazing sales page, blocked out focued time weekly to work on my business during the amazing coworking sessions, and I love the challenges and peeps that are in the Collective with me!
I’m so glad I took the leap and became a member!”Kimberly Gosney
“As the owner of a rapidly growing and fast-paced company, I used to simply cut out problem areas in my business. If something was working, I’d shut it down and move on.
Since joining and experiencing the support and coaching in the Collective, I’ve learned to get to the real root of those so-called “problem areas” and create actionable strategies to work with them.
I feel more in control and able to make my business work for ME and my creative flow.“Catherine Pooler
“I joined the Nourished Creative Collective because I experienced massive burnout last year and I wanted to gain some support & skills to prevent it again in the future.
What I found was beyond my expectations: part work-life support group, part creative encouragement, part business mastermind & networking group. The people in the group are inspiring, warm-hearted and willing to help in whatever ways they can. It’s the first community I go to when I’m trying to solve a problem, whether personal or professional.”Meg Casebolt
The Membership Experience:
Here is exactly what’s included in your Nourished Creative Collective Membership:
For 12 Months, You Have Unlimited Access to:
– A Monthly Masterclass Taught By World-Class Experts
…that explicitly address the topics that mean the most to you as a creative. From famous names you already know to brilliant teachers you NEED to know, you’ll have front row seat to exclusive lessons that you won’t find anywhere else.
– Monthly Implementation Challenges
…that will keep you finding inspiration to take into your creative work, and will provide accountability and support as we implement lessons from the Masterclasses together. No e-courses piling up around here- we’re putting this knowledge to WORK.
– Monthly Coaching Calls
…so you can get laser-focused advice on the most pressing needs in your business and creative process.
– Weekly CoWorking Time
…where you’ll get accountability and encouragement to work on your craft beyond the day-to-day client work. Imagine how much you could streamline, improve, and grow your business with dedicated work time every week!
-*NEW* AMA Sessions
…have you ever wanted to pick the brain of another creative pro who know how to do something that you’ve been wanting to try? Well our members are invited to lead “Ask Me Anything” sessions where they show off their expertise…and the rest of us learn a TON! Sessions so far have included image/artwork licensing, SEO, Instagram growth, breaking down big projects, and more!
– Access to our Private Facebook Community And Membership Site
…dedicated to connecting with fellow creative professionals who understand you and will support you. We’re sharing all of our best resources and advice so you know exactly where to go, who to hire, and what steps to take as you grow your thriving business. AND you’ll have a go-to destination to find others who will give you feedback, help cheer on your business, network like a boss…you know, all that #bizsquad stuff.
– Exclusive Member Pricing
…on in-person events and retreats that are in the works, exclusive swag, and even one-on-one coaching should you feel you need it. We’ve got you.
In order to keep our community intimate and to make sure everyone gets the attention they need on their business, space is limited. Once we’re full, doors will close.