When I Grow Up 2017 Gift Guide!


You know what they say… ’tis the season to give yourself the gift of work you LOVE!

This holiday season, I’ve put together a When I Grow Up “Gift Guide” full of my incredible clients’ offers and spread it to the gift buying masses. Why didn’t I think of this earlier?! These amazing women have been just as busy as Santa’s elves this year, creating awesome, one-of-a-kind services and products you and the boss people in your life are sure to love!

Peruse great deals on things like your own virtual assistant, the help of a professional to spruce up your resumé, or even the gift of forgiveness. (Who cares if it’s all for yourself, I won’t tell.)

I’ll start with the recording of my Leave Your Job & Launch Your Biz in 2018: A 2-Hour Planning Session workshop, and once you’re done scooping that up, scroll through the list below and go nuts. These are women who are doing what they love and loving what they do, and I hope you’ll support ’em all!

Happy Holidays!

Kate Hutcheson (The Efficient/Creative)

 Virtual Assistant and Project Manager Kate Hutcheson (of The Efficient/Creative) wants to help you finish up all of those last-minute projects before the year ends! Contact Kate at theefficientcreative@gmail.com with offer code LASTMINUTE to get a special 2-week introductory Virtual Assistance package for only $168! Use the same promo code over at theefficientcreative.com for 20% off any project-management package. Both offers are good until December 25th!

Erin Sanders (EB Sanders – Creative Career Coaching)

I’m EB Sanders. I help women take control of their creative careers so they can achieve the fulfillment they really want. Right now get networking, interview or resume & profile help for just $197!

I’m also currently donating 5% of all services booked to victims of the Northern California fires!

Esmé Wang (Restorative Journaling)

As the founder of The Unexpected Shape, writer Esmé Weijun Wang provides resources for ambitious people living with limitations. Enter the code WIGURAWNESS to save $48 on her online self-paced course, Rawness of Remembering: Restorative Journaling Through Difficult Times (esmewang.com/rawness) before December 19th!

Elizabeth Hall (Elizabeth Hall Coaching) 

As a Mind Body & Intuitive Eating Coach, Elizabeth Hall helps women feel good in their bodies using a non-diet, weight neutral approach to food and movement based on permission, allowance, self compassion and trust. If you want to create a healthier relationship with your body, and free yourself from anxiety around food, email Elizabeth@elizabethhallcoaching.com and mention discount code LIVEFREE to get 25% off a single coaching session or a 6 session package (NOW: $75 and $450) before December 31, 2017!

Melissa Combs (StudioMLC)

Melissa Combs is the mixed media artist/owner of StudioMLC.  Her shop is stocked with colorful, abstract, original collage and some holiday items too!  Go take a peek and if you find something you like, Michelle’s tribe earns a special 15% discount through the months of December 2017 & January 2018 using the code:  MWROX15

Inge Geleyn (Thoughtful Gesture)

Thoughtful Gesture is a gift idea service for people who want to show love and create memories through thoughtful gifts but don’t know where to start or simply don’t have the time to sort through loads of options themselves. If that sounds like you, then give yourself the gift of stress-free holiday shopping this year with the Holiday Hero Package. This way, you can spend more time doing what you love and still impress family and friends with presents that look like you’ve gone the extra mile. Be sure to enter promo code WIGUCGG15 for a festive 15% off until December 21st.

Samantha Durkee (Financial Adulting For Millennials)

As a Financial Consultant, Samantha Durkee helps millennials to set priorities, get out of debt, and create a financial roadmap for their future. Enter the code HELPMEADULT before Dec. 22 to save $20 on her Financial Adulting Fast Track that provides millennials the blueprint they need to organize their thoughts + finances.

Sara Ifert (Go Simple Wellness)

Health Coach Sara Ifert created Go Simple Wellness to help busy women manage their stress, live healthier, and be more true to themselves. Treat yourself to better health and less stress and kick 2018 off on the right foot! Set up a sample session and mention code GROWNUPSTRESS by December 31st to get 30% off a 1:1 stress management or health coaching package.

Rachel Nusbaum (Orchid Story)

As founder of Orchid Story, Rachel Nusbaum empowers women to find meaning and adapt by digging into their stories of struggle. Get $50 off your Storytelling Session audio keepsake with promo code STORYISAGIFT by December 20th!

Carly Hamilton-Jones (Life Coaching) 

Carly Hamilton-Jones coaches hard-working, compassionate women who are feeling overwhelmed and overloaded feel less frazzle and more flow in their daily lives.

Enter the code OVERWHELMBGONE in the CONTACT ME page to save $50 all through December on her individual coaching package, Sink Don’t Swim.

Hannah Zollman (Mission Driven Fundraising)

Do you know a nonprofit looking to strengthen and grow their fundraising efforts? Let’s connect! I am Hannah Zollman and I provide fundraising consulting to small to medium-sized nonprofits across the East Coast.Learn more about my mission driven approach at Mission Driven Fundraising.

Peg Hall Williams (Breakthrough Besties)

As the Breakthrough Besties coach and facilitator, Peg Hall Williams helps creatives generate momentum towards their creative dreams faster than they could on your own.  This year, gift you and your bestie the gift of accountability to make sure 2018 is your best year yet. Select the “A Gift for Me and My Bestie” option when you sign up for the Breakthrough Besties program to get enrollment for two (you and your bestie) for the price of one. If you purchase before December 24, get a special holiday gift card download to share with your bestie.

Rene Brookbank (Love and Recovery)

Rene Brookbank exchanged cocktails for mocktails and believes that giving up substance doesn’t mean giving up taste. Rene created Love & Recovery, an online greeting card store, as a way to continue the celebration of lives in recovery. Love & Recovery specializes in witty and gritty sentiments for people in recovery. www.loveandrecovery.com

Use coupon code Recovery Rocks to receive 40% off all products during the month of December, 2017.

Colleen Haggerty (Forgiveness Coach)

Give yourself the gift of forgiveness this holiday season with Colleen Haggerty, the Forgiveness Coach. To help you navigate through the holidays, Michelle Ward’s peeps can receive a 33% discount on 4 weeks of The Forgiveness Sessions by entering the code Forgive here.

Jacquelin Cangro (Creative Writing Instructor)

Jacquelin Cangro helps creative writers polish their manuscripts for publication. Save $30 on a one-hour consultation with focused, personalized feedback on 10 pages to improve your story. Contact her to schedule a consultation by December 31.

May Flam (Professional Coach) 

May Flam is the coach who helps worldly and weird millennial women finally heal their work lives and have a fun and fulfilling work day, every day. Receive $150 off May’s “Heal Your Work Life” coaching packages (including her 2-hr Work Life Intensive, normally priced at $350) when you mention that you were referred by Michelle Ward in your application. Apply for a coaching spot by Dec 31 for this special offer. Offer limited to 3 individuals.

Terri Glaser (Terri Glaser Art)

As an equestrian artist, Terri Glaser paints bold vibrant works of art of beautiful horses through commissions and original pieces.  Enter the code PAINTEDHORSE to get 15% off on a piece of original art or print before Dec. 22nd at www.terriglaserart.com.

Christina Jacobs (Arsenal Handicraft)

After working with Michelle to build her safety net, Christina Jacobs dove full time into Arsenal Handicraft, the illustration and screen printing company she shares with her husband. Enjoy 20% off of anything in their online shop with code “MAKETHELEAP”.

Olesya Myakonkaya (Innovation and Service Design Consultant)

As an innovation consultant and a founder at Possibility Space, Dr. Olesya will help you develop a customer-focused business strategy, uncover unarticulated needs and turn them into new products and services your clients truly want and not just say they want.

Contact Olesya before the 5th of January to claim £40 off a £160 workshop where she  will walk you through the customer research and innovation techniques she has developed over the decade. You will walk away with a step by step guide of what and how to ask your clients and how to translate the learnings into meaningful products and services.

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