Join the Alliance

This is a harbor for your evolution,

a safe place for the power of your realness.

As an authentic female leader, you know the impact of having a haven for your growth.

We are not meant to do this alone.

Community. Means. Everything.

Fulfillment and consciousness go hand-in-hand with success and prosperity as a woman in business.

Sisters By Choice

You’ve experienced the mightiness of the sisterhood to hold you, accept you and challenge your growth. Our sisters collaborate, innovate, strategize and commiserate together – making all of us stronger.

It’s time to elevate and uplift women entrepreneurs as we co-create a new future.

Join us for our next Curiosity Session on September 19! 

We’ll discuss all this in more depth and answer any questions you have about what it means to join the Ellivate Alliance. Register here

Membership Benefits

For only $125/month (or $1,500/year), you will receive:

  • Live, collaborative learning and hands-on support. Each quarter, you’ll have a virtual, 6-hour quarterly infusion session centered around a specific Ellivate core principle.
  • A quarterly visioning and strategic planning process. We will guide you through a process to help you align your business with Ellivate’s four core principles.
  • Monthly connection. A virtual member meet-up to connect with one another and share our celebrations and challenges.
  • Unlimited learning. Access to our Ellivate on-demand Learning Library, which includes the entirety of our programming from inception, such as our powerful Ellivate Immersion and EVOLVE 2021 programs, prior years’ quarterly infusions, and 50+ Office Hours sessions led by Ellivate experts. The Ellivate Learning Library is always expanding, as new content is added from our quarterly infusions.
  • Access to our private online community, where you can connect with other members, ask questions and share resources.
  • Early access and special pricing for our in-person retreat. Members receive early access to registration and special pricing on our annual Ellivate Expand retreat where we retreat, nourish, and restore ourselves and our businesses in nature.

Our Q1 Infusion Session on Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12 (1-4pm Central)

Q1: Self

Align your business with who you are as a human, and attain more fulfillment. Ground yourself in your Why, vision and root beliefs, embrace your natural feminine leadership strengths, and support yourself as the creator of your business.

January 11, 2024 Live Learning Agenda

1:00 – 1:30      Welcome and check-in (Sarah Elliott)

1:30 – 3:00      2024 Unleashed: Conquer Your Destiny with SWOT Mastery (Cheryl Perez)Get ready to slay your business goals in 2024 with this electrifying online workshop. This is your chance to dominate the entrepreneurial game by mastering the art of SWOT analysis, tailored specifically for your extraordinary journey. This isn’t just any workshop; it’s your ticket to taking charge of your entrepreneurial journey like never before. Why is this so important, you ask?

Picture this: You, holding a document that encapsulates the strengths that make your business unique and formidable, the weaknesses that could hold you back, the opportunities that surround you and the external threats potentially plotting against your success. Armed with this knowledge, you become a strategic planning goddess, defending your turf and thriving in a competitive world.

Imagine what you can achieve with this invaluable document in your arsenal. You’ll make decisions with unparalleled confidence, craft strategies that outshine the competition, and navigate the twists and turns of the business world with grace and precision. It’s time to own your destiny, redefine success, and ignite 2024 with unmatched power and confidence. This is your secret weapon, your roadmap to triumph, and it all starts with this workshop!

At the heart of this empowering experience is your ability to finish the workshop with an actual, ready-to-use SWOT analysis in your hands.

Key Takeaways: By the end of this workshop, you’ll strut away with a completed SWOT and an understanding of the following:

  • Boss-Level Business Operations: Get the lowdown on your finances, unleash your A-team’s potential, and streamline your processes like the fierce leader you are.
  • Marketing & Sales Mastery: Crush your competition by optimizing your marketing, revamping your product lineup, and stepping up your customer service game.
  • Product & Service Domination: Rule your domain with insights into your offerings, profit sources, and customer loyalty. Turn feedback into a weapon of mass success.

3:00 – 3:10      BREAK

3:10 – 4:00      Craft Your Q1 Action Plan (Sarah Elliott)Create a specific action plan for the upcoming quarter in each of Ellivate’s four core areas: Self, Connection, Harmonious Systems and Prosperity.

January 12, 2024 Live Learning Agenda

1:00 – 2:45      Find Your Zone of Genius (Ingrid Edstrom) Discover and leverage your unique strengths in order to enhance teamwork, productivity, job satisfaction and impact. We’ll explore Lencioni’s “6 Types of Working Genius” to better understand the unique gifts and areas of aptitude each of us bring to our work. You’ll leave having explored your personal zones of genius, how to communicate those gifts with existing and potential team members for better project outcomes, and begin cultivating your “team map” to better understand how to address your collective strengths and challenges.

2:45 – 3:00      BREAK

3:00 – 4:00      Ellivate ConnectionsWe will wrap up this experience by connecting in small break-out groups to share our biggest takeaways from our two days together and our plans for the upcoming quarter.

More about Our Speakers

Cheryl “CP” Perez, CEO of Cheryl C Perez Brands

Cheryl “CP” Perez is CEO of Cheryl C Perez Brands, a brand of companies that provides consulting, coaching, and online training programs to entrepreneurs, non-profits and small business owners who want to develop and build the Strategies, Structures, Systems, & Squads (her 4S Freedom Framework)to start and scale their organizations. CP has over 25 years of experience incapacity building for businesses and non-profits—including her own—so she possesses a uniquely qualified insider view of what makes a business truly succeed…and she gives you step by step guidance so you can strategize and create the systems and processes to reclaim your time and experience the freedom of living a life that you love-while you grow the business of your dreams!

CP is also host of CPTV, a weekly YouTube show, with over 21,000 subscribers, that provides free step by step process training for anyone who wants to systemize their organization. When she isn’t being a SHEBOSS(she has received over 100 awards in her career and been featured in several publications including on NBC and FOX News)…CP loves Cleveland football, spending time with her husband, 6 children and 2 fur babies, retail therapy, HGTV, and mandatory self-care!

CP says: ”I’m all about working smarter not harder, because working from the beach is my idea of heaven…so let’s keep in touch! I’m on YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and FaceBook!”


Ingrid Edstrom, Chief Empowerment Officer at and Co-founder of

Ingrid Edstrom is a Certified Business Coach through the Woodard Institute, a Certified PQ Mental Fitness Coach through Positive Intelligence, and a certified Working Genius consultant. She is also working with her local chapter of the Pachamama Alliance and Oregon Water League to develop rights of nature for the Rogue River and surrounding local watershed, and working to use some of the education from that experience to develop rights of nature for the 2 acres she stewards where she grows most of her own food, including goats and chix.

When Ingrid is not actively working to heal the world, she is usually playing Irish music, doing a Joe Dispenza meditation, or having a deep conversation about quantum physics & chaos magick. Ingrid Edstrom is a total nerd with a hungry mind and a passion for helping others be their best selves in service to our beautiful world. Her superpowers are manifestation and positive change, even (especially) when change is scary. She loves asking the big questions that confront people with their own personal freedom, and really enjoys developing collaborative relationships with people who are brilliant, grounded in spirituality, and also working to save the world. She is a founder of the Accounting Alchemy Network, volunteers as a course moderator for the Pachamama Alliance, and participates in several other org communities, such as YesWorld Jams, School for the Great Turning, New and Ancient Story, Humane Leadership Institute, and others.

Our Q2 Infusion Session on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 (1-4pm Central)

Q2: Connection

At its core, business is about connecting, collaborating with and supporting other humans. Gain more clarity on your ideal audience, uncover more authentic sales and marketing strategies, and identify how you can better meet the needs of the people you most want to serve.

March 28, 2024 Live Learning Agenda

1:00 – 1:35      Welcome and check-ins (Sarah Elliott)

1:35 – 2:45      Igniting Connections & Growth with Digital Marketing (Kim Garnett)In the digital landscape, making meaningful connections is paramount for business success. Join us for an interactive session where we delve into the world of digital marketing strategies, uncovering ways to connect with your ideal audience, build your brand, and watch your business bloom! From understanding the essence of digital marketing to exploring a variety of strategies and selecting the best fit for your objectives, this workshop will empower you to navigate the digital realm with confidence and clarity.

2:45 – 3:00      BREAK

3:00 – 4:00      The Complete Website Blueprint: Design, Functionality, Security & SEO (Heather Locke)Discover how to blend captivating design with seamless functionality for a user-friendly experience. Learn essential security measures to protect your site and build trust with your audience. Dive into SEO strategies to boost your online visibility and attract more visitors. Whether you’re starting fresh or revamping your site, this presentation is your guide to creating a standout digital presence. Get ready to transform your website into a powerful tool that engages, inspires, and ranks higher in search results!

March 29, 2024 Live Learning Agenda

1:00 – 2:05      Love & Healing in Business (Fatima Mann) Whether you’re a company of one or one hundred, this session will help you transform your company culture with conscious leadership practices, creating spaces where everyone feels valued, celebrated, and seen. Break free from societal norms and embrace culturally mindful healing, and human-centered practices to sustain consensual and non-harmful operations. Join us to learn how to infuse love and healing into every aspect of your business, fostering a workplace of empowerment and connection.

2:05 – 2:50      Craft Your Action Plan for Q2 (Sarah Elliott) Set intentions and create a specific action plan for the upcoming quarter in each of Ellivate’s four core areas: Self, Connection, Harmonious Systems and Prosperity.

2:50 – 3:00      BREAK

3:00 – 4:00      Ellivate ConnectionsWe will wrap up this experience by connecting in small break-out groups to share our biggest takeaways from our two days together and our plans for the upcoming quarter.

More about Our Speakers

Kim Garnett, Founder of Brainy Girl

Kim Garnett, founder of Brainy Girl and a seasoned technology and digital marketing specialist (since 2001), is dedicated to empowering women in business. Kim has guided thousands of women to establish thriving online education businesses. With over two decades of experience in online entrepreneurship, Kim’s journey began in website development and evolved into early adoption of social media and content marketing. Since 2015 Kim has been helping her clients and students scale their businesses through online courses and programs, fostering residual revenue and increased flexibility. She’s mastered the art of building relationships with her audience through organic marketing and leveraging digital technology for streamlined success, and now she teaches and inspires others to do the same.


Heather Locke, Founder & Chief Support Officer of Hammersmith Support

After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Heather began her career as a web developer and quickly moved into a role of managing a team of programmers, designers, animators, and digital video producers for a wide variety of multimedia interactive corporate applications including marketing, communications and e-learning. From there, she worked as a project manager for Fortune 1000 companies, including Subway, Disney, HBO, and Target.

This expertise led her to found Hammersmith Support, a full-service web development company focused on helping clients of all sizes move through every phase of the process: site building, hosting, and maintenance. But most importantly, Hammersmith Support is built on a foundation of close relationships with clients. Heather seeks to know who you are, the challenges your company faces, and then use that knowledge to build a fresh, engaging, up-to-date website that reflects your organization’s core values and personality.

Heather’s design background, combined with her practical coding and server maintenance expertise, ensures clients receive the perfect combination of form and function: a contemporary, up-to-date look and user experience that is properly managed to ensure the site works smoothly and consistently.


Fatima Mann, JD. TCYT, CYT, Co-Birther and Chief of Love and Healing Work

Fatima is an expert in cultural mindfulness, healing within organizational infrastructure, and human-centered approaches. She is a trailblazer in this field, having curated culturally mindful, healing, and human-centered experiences all over the country. Fatima’s knowledge, skills, and practical advice on cultural competence and inclusivity offer companies access to creating equitable and inclusive environments. She co-founded the Austin Justice Coalition (AJC), participated in the creation of the body-wearing camera policy for the Austin Police Department, and co-founded Counter Balance: ATX, an Austin-based self-care and social justice organization. Fatima is a thought leader and organizer who provides the tools to embrace cultural competency and inclusivity within practices, policies, and procedures.

Our Q3 Infusion Session on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 (1-4pm Central)

Q3: Harmonious Systems

You should run your business, not the other way around! Explore where you can simplify and outsource your processes, so you can spend more time in your zone of genius and run your business with more ease and grace.

June 27, 2024 Live Learning Agenda

1:00 – 1:45     Welcome and check-ins (Sarah Elliott)

1:45 – 2:45     Finding Ease in Your Day-to-Day Operations: Practical Strategies (Opa Owiye Johnson)Running your business should feel harmonious, not overwhelming. In this session, we’ll explore practical strategies to simplify and streamline your daily operations, allowing you to spend more time in your zone of genius. Learn effective techniques to manage your time, prioritize tasks, and create an ideal “CEO Morning” routine that sets a positive tone for your workday. This session includes a pre-read and an interactive activity designed to help you identify and address inefficiencies in your business operations.

When you return to your business, you will:

  • Feel empowered to simplify and outsource processes, leading to more efficient day-to-day operations.
  • Utilize time management strategies to focus on your strengths and core business activities.
  • Experience increased ease and grace in running your business, resulting in a more balanced and productive workday.

2:45 – 3:00     BREAK

3:00 – 4:00    Optimizing Team Performance and Growth: Mastering Delegation and AI-Driven Recruitment: Part 1 (Carlyn Bushman)Join Carlyn in an immersive two-day workshop designed to elevate your leadership and recruitment strategies. On Day 1, dive into the art of delegation with her custom delegation dashboard, learning how to streamline tasks and empower your team for maximum efficiency.

June 28, 2024 Live Learning Agenda

1:00 – 1:45     Craft Your Action Plan for Q3 (Sarah Elliott) Set intentions and create a specific action plan for the upcoming quarter in each of Ellivate’s four core areas: Self, Connection, Harmonious Systems and Prosperity.

1:45 – 2:00     BREAK

2:00 – 3:00     Ellivate Connections We will connect in small break-out groups to share our biggest takeaways from our two days together and our plans for the upcoming quarter.

3:00 – 4:00    Optimizing Team Performance and Growth: Mastering Delegation and AI-Driven Recruitment: Part 2 (Carlyn Bushman)Day 2 shifts focus to leveraging AI in hiring, from crafting precise job descriptions to creating effective job postings and training programs. This workshop will equip you with practical tools and insights to enhance your team’s performance and drive sustainable business growth.

More about Our Speakers

Carlyn Bushman, Owner of Carlyn Bushman Consulting

Carlyn is a multifaceted professional with a wealth of experience and a passion for empowering others. As a dedicated mom and wife, she balances her personal life with an impressive career as a lifelong learner, former corporate executive, and successful small business owner. Carlyn’s journey from climbing the corporate ladder to building and managing multiple small businesses from the ground up has equipped her with a deep understanding of the complexities involved in starting and operating a business.

With expertise in marketing, management, technology, and business financials, Carlyn has honed her skills to perfection. Today, she is devoted to sharing her extensive knowledge to help small to medium-sized women-owned businesses thrive. Carlyn’s mission is to accelerate these businesses’ growth by creating reliable and sustainable revenue streams, leveraging her unique insights and strategic approach.

Opa Owiye Johnson, Founder and CEO of Sokari & Co

Opa Owiye Johnson is a CEO and Social Impact Business Operations Strategist. With 16+ years of diverse experience in nonprofit operations and leadership, she specializes in realistic strategic planning, optimizing operations, and fostering equitable team management.

Opa’s on a mission to empower social impact CEOs to reclaim their time, optimize resources, and drive sustainable business growth all for greater community impact. Through a values-driven approach to strategic business operations, Opa boldly tackles business and social challenges, fostering lasting change and reshaping communities into vibrant landscapes where everyone has the tools not just to survive, but to thrive.

As a leader of leaders, Opa’s career has involved collaboration with diverse, high-performing individuals and teams. She has worked to improve the lives of women and girls in the Washington, DC area, advocated for Historically Black Colleges & Universities on Capitol Hill, contributed to global efforts to end slavery, and worked to enhance the health outcomes of Black women and girls in the United States.

Opa holds a Master of Legal Studies degree from Washington University in St. Louis and currently reside in the Bluegrass state on an 11.5-acre farm with her fellow do-gooder husband.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Opa is a philanthropist, a proud HBCU alumna, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Our Q4 Infusion Session will be held on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 (1-4pm Central)

Q4: Prosperity – Programming pending

Prosperity flows from the inside out when the previous three principles (Self, Connection, and Harmonious Systems) align. Gain clarity on your financial goals and identify where you can invest your resources more wisely to create value and abundance for all.

What it means to Ellivate

To be an Ellivate sister is to be held, supported and challenged to grow with consciousness, acceptance and fierce love.

Women who have participated in Ellivate have experienced tremendous personal and professional growth.

“As a solo entrepreneur, it can feel like you are on an island by yourself. There is no one beside you to bounce an idea off of, ask a question of, or delegate to. I found Ellivate a month after I started my business, and it changed everything. Ellivate is helping me build my business from the ground up. I was able to learn, discover, and implement ideas around my purpose and vision, branding and marketing, sales and technology. It gives me a safe space to be my authentic self and receive support on my life journey.”

Jaclyn Badeau, CPA, CGMA, MBA, Founder of Badeau Consulting

“I am so grateful for each and every one of my Ellivate sisters! We are a community of like-hearted and like-minded women who come together to guide, support and serve one another. Ellivate inspires us to dream, and grow into a better version of ourselves – plus we receive the tools, practices and resources to move our businesses forward. Ellivate has given me the confidence to work at my own pace because I feel supported, valued and loved!” 

– Delfina Falco, Founder of Currency Wellness.

“Ellivate has given me an awesome community of intelligent, savvy, ambitious, beautiful women to get to know and learn from. They share their knowledge and what they’re going through, so you know you’re never alone. Ellivate is a place where I can show up with no pressure and just enjoy connecting with other women who are also doing important work.”

Shaina Jones Magrone, Esq., Founder of Artisan Law

“Joining Ellivate has made all the difference in the world to me and my business! Prior to joining Ellivate, I was floundering and unfocused, lonely and uninspired. Ellivate has provided me with focus, direction and above all, the support I needed to make Exec Wranglers successful. I have never before met a group of women who are so willing and able to unconditionally lift one another up – it inspires me on a daily basis! I love that I can just show up, even when I’m not feeling my best – not only will I feel supported, I will walk away feeling better than before.”

Stephanie Fritts, Founder of Exec Wranglers

“A few years into my entrepreneurial journey, I learned that I did not want be on this path alone. I wanted to surround myself with women leaders and courageous trailblazers who would challenge me, inspire me and, most of all, support me as I reached new heights on my own development journey. This is exactly what Ellivate Alliance is – an aligned and mission-driven community of women that makes it the most single-most significant professional organization I have ever invested in (and I’ve been a member of many professional organizations over the past 2 decades!). As one of our founding members, what inspires me most about Ellivate Alliance is the continued courage we demonstrate to reinvent and redesign this community based on what our entrepreneurial women need most. Ellivate is a beautiful example of what true entrepreneurship is – we are each creating our own unique path to prosperity.”

Mariette Martinez, Founder of Master Your Books

“Sometimes, there are communities where I feel the need to ‘armor up,’ whether it’s against sales pitches or the pressure to hype myself up for my own sales pitch. Ellivate is different. Whenever I show up to an Ellivate event, it feels just like seeing good friends. It is a space of real, authentic connection, where we feel seen, heard and supported. It feels good to have fellow business owners who are on the same wavelength of doing business the right way. We’re just good humans doing good work.”

Ruoyun Xu Killian, Founder of RXU Consulting

After choosing to join Ellivate, you will receive:

  • An accepting, non-judgmental 24/7 community of cheerleaders and collaborators
  • Collaboration opportunities to expand and grow your business
  • Expertise and wisdom from established six-figure women business owners
  • Practical coaching and consulting on all aspects of your business

Ellivate sisters enjoy:

  • More fulfillment in your life and business
  • Greater confidence doing business in a way that makes sense to you intuitively and intellectually
  • Security that comes from steady business growth: the more you participate and collaborate, the more your business grows
  • Increased consciousness in how you practice your business

Ready to join us? Click here.

When you join the Ellivate Alliance, you claim your path to greater fulfillment and impact for yourself and other rising women business owners. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Ellivate sisterhood!