Rise Together Circles ::
What You Can Expect

Once you are involved in a mastermind, that feeling of “being alone” while running your business is gone. Your business will grow because members find ways to help each other by utilizing cross promotion.
You can’t help but think bigger and stretch beyond your boundaries when surrounded by amazing people doing amazing things.
Read these comments from folks who have had experience in groups with me over the years.

Being in such a supportive environment has truly encouraged me to grow as a person. The group has helped me to overcome my fears of speaking in public, value that what I have to say is important, and understand that when I reach out to other women I can have an impact, too.

 You are a wonderful leader. Your calm and sincere energy in all that you do has been an inspiration!

Debra Kent, SoulQuest Designs

Thank you, Susan, for the strength of your vision, passion, and commitment to women’s empowerment. You’ve created a thriving community of women entrepreneurs and you’ve done it in your own authentic way with intelligence, intuition, inclusion and wit!

Linda Pritcher, Linda Pritcher Coaching

Words cannot express my gratitude for you, Susan, and the extraordinary community of women you brought together. What struck me from my very first meeting, was the notion that this is a group of women who truly support one another. There is a saying that we rise by lifting others, and that is certainly true of this group of women.

And, you, Susan Finn, are the one who brought all of this to be. A mentor once told me that truly great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. Susan, you are a kind, compassionate, genuine, generous, intelligent and insightful woman, a truly great leader, and a beautiful being with a heart of gold. You are a champion of women business owners helping to connect each of us to the resources we need to succeed, be it contacts or confidence. And, you offer this support freely and unconditionally. It’s simply who you are.

You live by the mission statement to “inspire, motivate, and educate women.” Susan Finn, you are remarkable, and I for one, am so very glad that our paths have crossed. Know that I appreciate you and all that you are up to in this world!

Beth Williamson Ruse, Stress and Resiliency Training

Susan’s vision to create a welcoming environment where other women can discover, grow, & thrive is exemplary. Her devotion to maintaining a consistent, positive atmosphere shows that she is a true pioneer in the world of leadership.

Nicole Perry, Powerful Women Revealed

Susan loves to see women succeed. You can tell Susan authentically cares by the way she listens and encourages. 

Lisa Hutchison, LMHC

The most impactful lesson I’ve learned from Susan is how to be more passionate about my business. It’s hard not to be when listening to her speak. Her energy and drive to help women become more successful business owners is certainly contagious.

Erin Sweeney, Erin Sweeney Design

I have learned so much from Susan, I don’t know where to begin. To start. She’s an advocate for women. She’s passionate about seeing others succeed. She is always ready to lend a hand. Susan is an incredible listener.

Tricia White, Friends, Food, Family

This group of professional women committed to achieving success is so successful because a woman had a dream and insight that bringing women together on a regular basis to share wisdom, encourage one another and to share their passion. This amazing woman is Susan! She is always available to help or find a solution to any problem her ladies may incur. She has not only made a strong professional group but has created a family of woman that truly care and want to help one another succeed.

Karen Casey Ward, Photography by Casey

I admire your approach and passion for connecting and helping women in business. Your professional, calm and soothing approach as you address the group brought a sense of renewal to each of us as we would begin our day and took on new challenges in our businesses. Your true self came out at every meeting and brought the group together in a deeper way. 

Dionne Katinas, The Marketing Studio

Some definitions of integrity include “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles,” “the state of being whole or undivided,” and simply, “being honest and fair.” One definition of humility is “modest opinion of one’s own importance or rank.”

I think anyone who *does* know Susan would agree that she exemplifies all of these wonderful qualities in all that she does, in all her interactions, and that she lives an unstated intention to “lift all boats”.

She is one of a kind – a truly great person, role model and mentor.

Debra Bloom, Holistic Health Professional

I enjoyed the accountability and check-ins with my partner more than I thought I would. We were a really good fit for each other and were able to help each other out in unexpected ways.

I have much more quiet time in my day, not feeling frantic because I have systems in place and chunk marketing activities together. I’m not getting sucked into FB when I want to post in groups because I have a plan in place. I have a better understanding of what to focus on and improve for my messaging.

By working on my email onboarding series and getting the word out about my new lead generator. whenever I speak somewhere, I will be able to point them to my mailing list and start nurturing the relationship.

Devon Grilly, Coach On Fire

It was important to me that the group was private. I should not have worried, these strangers I now consider my friends.

Susan’s patience and kindness, pushing when needed, keeps me focused on the tasks I need to get done.

My results from the group were:

    • Staying focused
    • Keeping a list of the 3 priorities of the day
    • Overcoming perfection paralysis

Susan has taught me to embrace my expertise and be proud of my knowledge. She has given me the encouragement to grow, challenge myself and be an advocate for other women entrepreneurs. She teaches with kindness, patience and heart. She is a role model in her business and personal life.

Jodie Rosen, Pages 2 Remember

I like being in a smaller group. It’s less intimidating than being in the big mish-mash of hundreds of people in a Facebook group. I don’t really like the one-on-one as much. It’s more pressure. I like when the topic gets off of me for a bit and I learn from other people. I almost think it’s more valuable than one-on-one coaching. You get the support from (4) other people who have similar goals as you.

Rachel Kaczynski, Healthy Chicks and Spark Your Bliss Affirmations

The guidance you provide always seems to be special advice just for me. The group relationship was very supportive. I enjoyed sharing each others’ successes and challenges as we grow and look for support from each other. I was able to take the baby steps to apply what I learned to be able to reach more clients and team members.

Wendy Juergens, Wellness Consultant

My takeaway from this group has been the emotional support you find.  Even though this is an accountability group, I don’t ever feel judged or made feel “less-than”. I feel more supported and uplifted. It is such an amazing thing to be able to talk openly with a group of people who are friends and professionals.

You can talk about how much money you want to make. You can talk about disappointments, fears, limiting beliefs. We can be vulnerable and honest and open. We know that we are going to be held up and supported, guided and encouraged. Too bad we didn’t find each other ten years ago! But imagine us ten years from now!

Dr. Cathy Ripley Greene,Spiritual Medium

We can just bounce ideas off of each other and you can get a variety of perspectives. I never just want one person’s perspective. I always want a few and then I want to pick out of it what intuitively feels like the right choice for me.  There is no judgment. People accept the way you show up. If you show up like, “Yay. I had 20 wins since I saw you last” – No one thinks you’re bragging. But, you can also say “I stink at what I do. Why am I doing this?” – Everyone will tell you to go put your big-girl panties on and we’re going to get through it.

Beth Knaus, That’s a Spade Copywriting

I signed a new client last week! Susan gave me specific advice on where to publish my blog and how to connect with my audience. Within a day, I received a message from someone interested in working with me. I sent him samples of my work and he hired me right away! I feel like I’m finally on the right track.
It can feel very lonely when you’re trying to build a business and figure it all out. As a solopreneur, the accountability piece is really, really important.
Rachel Pintarelli, Rock Your Brand

Susan is warm, compassionate, and knowledgeable. Her vision and efforts in bringing women together in creating our group has had a profound ripple effect.

Diane Scheinman, Holistic Health Counselor