You are stronger with support
With 1:1 support, you can stay sane
as you ride the emotional rollercoaster of running a business
In 90 days you can begin to...
transform entrepreneurial anxiety into emotional empowerment
I help woman entrepreneurs get a handle on their mindset and pilot their emotions so they can overcome the anxiety and isolation of entrepreneurship.
Let’s face it…
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Challenging clients, the never-ending to-do list, worries about next quarter’s revenue… anxiety and a negative mindset can quickly become a permanent state of affairs.
It can make even the most empowered entrepreneurial women, like you, want to hide under the covers.
It doesn’t have to be this way. You are strong, and you can be even stronger with support.
I help women entrepreneurs, like you, become pilots of their emotions, so they can feel confident, in control and able to make good decisions.
Working together, we’ll reset your mindset and establish a foundation for peace of mind and good mental health. You will feel more in control of your emotions. You will finally be able to let go of negative patterns and habits that hold you back.
And moreover, you'll learn to be your own best friend (rather than your own worst critic).
Does this sound like you?
Barely Getting Through the Day
You know keeping a positive mindset as an entrepreneur is critical.
And yet there are times where it seems laughably impossible to be positive, and it’s all you can do to get through the day.
Moving your body sporadically... or not at all
You know that movement and mental health are intertwined, but you often look up from your desk to find hours have passed... and you haven't even gotten up to pee!
Clients have to come first. After all, that’s your source of income. So when the pressure builds up, something has to give... or you just too tired...or too distracted. So movement goes out the window.
Eating on the Run
Last week you spaghetti on toast for dinner… or maybe you just ate cereal straight out of the box.
Hey, no judgement… I LOVE canned spaghetti on toast. So comforting...AND… we both know that isn't what you wanted to feed your family or eat yourself three nights this week.
Rarely Seeing Friends
As your business grows, you see your friends less than ever before. They’re reaching out less often now, too… because you’re rarely available to catch up or hang out.
Or when you do commit, it’s with 42 caveats and a good chance you’re going to have to bail at the last minute. It never fails that some client will have an emergency when you’ve planned time for yourself, friends or family.
If you do manage to go out, you might overdo the wine a wee bit more than you intended… because there’s no off switch anymore. It’s full throttle all the time.
And then you feel that ugly bit of shame the next day, and bury yourself back in your work.
A Very Short Fuse
With all that's going on, you're on your last nerve. You don’t have the patience you used to have.
You find yourself snapping at your kids or your partner and then feeling terrible about it.
This is NOT how you pictured your entrepreneurial journey unfolding.
You started your business to create change in the world and get results for your clients--and to get out from under the stressors of full-time employment.
But not only are you not making the impact you wanted, you’re starting to feel like maybe you’re not cut out for it. There are so many balls in the air, and you often feel very alone.
You’re ready to be done with the struggle. You're ready to approach things differently.
Imagine being the confident, strategic, calm entrepreneur who
maintains a beneficial mindset despite the frustrations and stresses business throws at you.
is the pilot of your emotions, responding with grace and ease, even when the crap hits the fan.
is able to keep harmony and flow in your life, despite the all the demands.
What if you could be the pilot of your emotions?
Even when your client is being unreasonable and your contractor is being unresponsive.
What if you could finally be the entrepreneur you admire?
Someone who is:
Here's how we can make that a reality.
Working together for 3 months, I'll walk you through the tools and techniques you need to master a beneficial mindset, take control of your emotions and halt the negative self-talk. Together we will create habits of thinking and behaving that truly shift your life and business, and reinvigorate you to achieve your goals--without the anxiety and isolation you’re used to.
You will finally feel like your strong self: in control and like a whole person again--with a thriving life and business.
Hello there, I’m Shulamit Ber Levtov
You can call me Shula for short
I’m a former psychotherapist and certified clinical trauma professional who now helps women entrepreneurs stay sane as they ride the emotional rollercoaster of running a business.
What I do exceptionally well is help you to develop a warm and tender relationship
with yourself, so your mindset serves you, and you can truly release the anxiety and isolation that so often comes
with running a business.
If you’re like most of my clients, you have days you feel like you’re on top of the world,
ready to tackle anything that comes your way.
And you have other days where you’re at wits end, and want to burn it all to the ground.
The constant ups and downs have worn you out.
You know deep down in your soul there’s more to entrepreneurship than 24/7 stress and constant demands.
You want to get back to the place where you are more in control, where you energized and fulfilled by running your business. Where you feel engaged, connected and truly supported.
What's the difference between consulting and coaching?
Coaching can be directive, prescriptive, and one-size-fits all. It can be about goals and accomplishments.
There's an important place for that in your business.
But it doesn't address the emotional side of running a business, and how hard and isolating that can be.
Coaching is not what most entrepreneurs need for their mental health.
And you're not looking for therapy, either.
You just want emotional support.
Good news: I'm not a coach and I'm not a therapist (but I was trained as one and have practiced in the field for 1,000s of hours).
I'm a mindset consultant (who also runs her own business). I get what you're going through AND I am trained to support you.
I'll be your professional biz bestie. I bring the compassion and the mental health expertise and you bring your challenges.
Together we'll find what works for you. You will have the responsibility for implementing the solutions. I'll support you and hold you accountable.
Here’s the thing…
Your mindset matters.
Mindset--our ability to pilot emotions--is what allows us to go on with our day, be successful, feel joy and happiness,
EVEN WHEN THE SHIT IS HITTING THE FAN.
Introducing... Mindset Consulting
You might be in a mastermind for your business... have a coach for your personal life.... a naturopath and a GP who support your physical health.
This is no different. This is support, expertise and accountability for your mindset, mental health and emotions.
You’ve heard the adage, “behind every great man is a woman…”
The truth? Behind every strong woman is a whole fucking team.
The assumption that we do it alone is deeply flawed.
And it stops here.
You are strong, and you are even stronger with support-- an entourage of support, including someone who gets what you're going through, knows how to provide emotional support, and can teach you to master a beneficial mindset and pilot your emotions.
First and foremost, we make mental health one of your KPIs… It’s no different than any other strategy you employ to help your business thrive.
You learn to measure it, and your lag and lead indicators, regularly.
And then you begin to structure your business and life accordingly.
Together we develop strategies and appropriate accountability for you to follow through and create the changes you seek… permanently.
Along the way--through a combination of skill development, supportive validation, and some gentle bullshit-calling from me--you learn to master a beneficial mindset, pilot your emotions and be with yourself in a tender and loving way.
We use a variety of tools--including inner parts work and a simple acupressure process (that you do yourself)--to support you to connect with yourself, understand why you feel the way you do, and discover what you can do to release unhelpful emotions, thoughts, beliefs and behaviour patterns.
We release the emotional charge from stressful past events and circumstances, so you can see things in a new light.
We improve your conflict resolution and communication skills so you can stop beating up on yourself, and learn to motivate yourself in a healthy and supportive way.
By cultivating these skills for managing your mindset and emotions, you become an empowered pilot of your emotions, able to face anything with grace and ease.
The Stronger with Support package includes:
- PR6 resilience psychometric assessment
- PR6 results report and interpretation
- Identification of the KPIs (key performance indicators) for your mental health as an entrepreneur
- Mindset and resilience SWOT analysis
- Development of a mental health plan that includes
- application of current skills as identified by the psychometric assessment
- learning to fill skill gaps as identified by the psychometric assessment
- establishment of benchmarks for KPIs
- Bi-weekly video meetings during implementation (3 meetings, 1 hour each)
- An end-of-cycle meeting to evaluate, assess progress and determine next steps.
- Voxer office hours for questions, troubleshooting and encouragement on the weeks we don't meet live.
Time commitment over 10 weeks:
- 20 minutes to complete the online PR6 assessment
- 2 x 1.5-hour meetings in the first two weeks
- 4 x 1-hour meetings every other week
- As much or as little time as you want to devote to implementation between meetings
But Shula, I need help NOW!
I hear you. Sometimes (uhhh... maybe all the time) entrepreneurship can feel like a shit show, with one catastrophe after another.
If you’re in dire straights, I offer a “power hour," a 90-minute session to look at the emerging challenge. We work to reframe it and explore tools to manage your mindset and emotions around it. It's emotional first aid, so you can get your head on straight and get on with business.
Mindset Consulting Power Hour
(USD or CAD depending upon the currency in which you earn your living).