I’m Jenaé Elizabeth, and I’m committed to helping creatives who sit in the CEO seat stop working so much and start living.
I’ve been a business owner, successfully operating a dance studio, for a decade. Now I teach creative entrepreneurs how to start, streamline, or scale a business that serves their life; not sucks the life out of them. I’ve worked with designers, coaches & consultants, event planners, faith-based leaders, and creators to help them build a sustainable business that serves their life.
Your small business
Can create BIG change
Your business is a powerful force for good and although it’s small, for the community you serve you know it makes a big difference! There’s only one problem….the business serves everyone, but does it serve you? Does it serve your family? Does it meet your highest hope and fulfill your deepest desire? That’s what a successful sustainable business is designed to do!
I’ll show you exactly how to build a sustainable business that serves your life.
I listen to the desires of your heart, aka, your vision and I help you launch your ideas, create a strategic action plan, make an impact with your mission, and lead a team that makes your cash register sing…….all while making you feel like an authentic blend of Oprah + Obama!
I’m on a mission to help you take back your life,
tap into your leadership, and leave an impactful legacy.
Acclaimed Choreographer and Executive Producer of Grey’s Anatomy, Debbie Allen. Debbie Allen will tell you there are no shortcuts to FAME. It takes skilled leadership and you gotta go show up and WERK! Unlike some coaches, I didn’t just take a 12-module course on coaching and start claiming to be a business coach.
But what I really want to tell you is…
It wasn’t always tutus and tiaras for me.
School was a struggle.
I failed every state-standardized test
I was in special education and had an IEP (individualized education plan)
I scored low on the SAT’s
Despite being told all the things that I’d never be able to do, I still managed to make it to college! (YYYAAAYYY).
I graduated and like a good middle-class girl, I got a job.
After graduating, I worked in the strategic management sector of Fortune 500. I loved my job and quickly climbed the corporate ladder. At 22, I was the youngest manager in my department and I had all the bells and whistles of a plush corporate job. Everything ‘seemed’ perfect!
But – four days a week I left my beloved 12-14 hr job and would race, in a suit, across town to teach dance.
After years of cultivating my reputation as a chief in corporate and building my passion project on the side, at the young age of 25, I jumped ship. I left corporate America on a quest to build a creative empire.
so I got to hustling!!
After 10 years of ups and downs here’s what I know for sure…
Creatives who sit in the CEO seat have a unique set of challenges.
- Because our business is our passion we’re not sure how to price and we work without knowing our worth
- We burn out, stay broke, and go bankrupt
- We lead with our heart (not with our head), as a result, our biz winds up running us, we’re not running it
- We have a hard time asking for help
- Starting & stopping can sometimes be tricky. We can work all day and forget to eat and/or shower.
- We struggle with the notion of being in charge
- We’re influenced by inspiration and motivation, this leaves us susceptible to responding and reacting as opposed to setting a strategic plan and organizing our action in advance
- We despise the details so organized action can be a real obstacle
- Leadership is not our love language. Honestly, deep down we want someone else to be in charge — we just want to create.
- Deep down we’re not seeking balance – we don’t want either – or. We want it all and we want it all to blend together seamlessly.
Interested in working with me?
If you’re an entrepreneur who secretly yearns for flexibility, freedom, and fun it’s time to build the business you’ve always dreamed of having. Here are four ways we can work together to build a business that serves your life.