what if the burnout you're feeling in business was actually because the advice you've been following isn't a good fit for how your brain works?🧠
Before you start blaming yourself for any burnout and frustration, we want to tell you that it’s not you that has to change—it’s the strategies.
We’re made to believe that there’s a “right” and “wrong” way to do business… but what if the “right” ways aren’t actually right for you?
Things like batching content, traditional launch models, scaling your business in a short period of time, and going all-in on every social media platform may have worked for lots of business-owners, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re a good fit for everybody—especially for folks who identify as neurodivergent or spoonie, have a chronic illness, have a mental illness, have lower capacities, or like to work slower.
This is what we like to call
If you ever feel like there are just not enough hours in the day, we see you.
If you ever feel like your body lets you or your business down, we see you.
If you ever feel like your mental health can’t come first, we see you.
If you ever feel like you wish this didn’t have to be so hard, we see you.
If you ever feel like you are alone in the entrepreneurial world, we see you.
If you ever feel like you just aren’t made for this, we see you.
Building a business truly was not designed for people who are anything but a straight, cis, white, able-bodied, mentally stable, neurotypical, male.
You feel like you try EVERYTHING, you try so hard, and yet you still aren’t seeing the progress you want in your business. Or maybe you want to get started on your business, doing something - anything - but taking that first step feels so incredibly draining, exhausting, and impossible.
This isn’t your fault. The methods you have been given haven’t been built for you and the way your brain works.
Traditional business planning isn’t set up to help low-energy entrepreneurs thrive.
Which is why you might be experiencing a seemingly never-ending cycle of…
Exhaustion and Overwhelm
Sustainability and wellness are not often prioritized from the beginning stages of building a business because that isn’t what is most profitable in our current systems. And traditional business development programs are focused on scaling without often disclosing the amount of time, money, resources, and privilege that goes into their process.
That same speed in scaling isn’t available to everyone. Traditional business leaders and programs often make it feel like it must be your fault for not seeing that same success in the same time frame as them.
We are here to interrupt that narrative and show you that it isn’t your fault, and there is a new way of building a business.
You have a wonderful idea and mission that you want to share with the world, but you don’t always have the energy.
You already have a business, but it isn’t exactly what you want for yourself.
You are ready to transform the process of the development of your business.
You know you are passionate about your ideas and mission, you just need some structure and support.
You have tried the traditional methods of support in business, and you need something different.
business feels hard.
What if instead of…
Burning out from trying endless high-energy business plans and content calendars
Constantly comparing your struggles to the highlight reels of girl bosses online
Blaming yourself or your mindset for the stuck, crappy feelings that come up while building your business
You could feel...
Rested, playful, seen, and validated by the set up of your business
Anchored in your values and how your brain works for making decisions and planning in your business
The creative being hidden inside of you coming alive and being free in and out of your business
NOW YOU CAN WITH...
A 5-month group program for low-energy humans who want to build and sustain a business that supports your mental health, how you naturally work, and celebrates your one-of-a-kind creative brain.
"I've been wary of joining group programs but decided to join Creative Differences because of the amazing humans who created it. I'm so happy I did! If you're looking for a community that offers gentle guidance and insight, CD is a great place to find that. I gained so much throughout this program and highly recommend it to those looking for a supportive space!" -Lauren
Creative Differences started off as a container to talk about the nuances of creativity and entrepreneurship. It was a space to talk about all of the things that are traditionally “left out” when it comes to business development.
We (Kendall + Meg) were both feeling burned by business, the business development world, and group programs as a whole. Creative Differences started off as a “not” program. An anti-program. Something that allowed us space to just be in business, because we had never seen a program (other than literally ONE) run like we knew they could be.
We realized that there wasn't really a program out there designed for people like us—low energy, neurodivergent, and looking for a new way to create.
There is a lot of pressure to do things a certain way in your business and have it all figured out. Especially when you first get started or make a change.
We designed Creative Differences to hold compassionate space for doing things a different way for brains that work a little differently.
Creative Differences has now evolved into a messy + creative framework and program for low energy entrepreneurs who desire to create a business.
We met in a business program back in spring of 2020 and by the end we had become friends. Kendall actually then invested in the only other group program Meg has ever held. So we continued having conversations about business, what to offer to the world, and how to help people.
As we began to get closer and eventually decided to work together, a lot of our conversations were focused around how EVERYONE is creative. Everyone practices creativity. And creativity is something that is a part of our daily lives.
We are both incredibly intuitive, spiritual, creative, and multi- passionate people. But that looks so different for both of us because of our processes, and our energy levels.
Meg is a Human Design Generator and loves to create until her energy is gone. Kendall is a Projector and loves to watch TV, think deep thoughts, then nap.
Meg will find every niche TikTok dance and trend and apply it beautifully to her business. Kendall can’t dance and will just talk for 60 seconds to the camera and call it good.
Meg is an Enneagram 2 who will do anything for the people she loves and fight like hell when she sees injustice in the world. Kendall is an Enneagram 4 who will ask literally 1,000 questions to understand the nuance and why of something and will bring everyone else along with her on her inquisitive journey.
Meg comes from a background in nonprofit work, nannying, marketing, and politics. Kendall comes from a high school teaching career in which she taught social studies, science, and got her masters in Special Ed. She took a lot of Praxis tests.
Meg is autistic, chronically ill, and also deals with anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, and ADHD. Kendall has depression, anxiety, PTSD, and a brain that is very active and dynamic but struggles with executive function and sensory overwhelm.
Meg’s creative process is collaborating – she, like Leslie Knope, loves to work with others and create FOR others. Kendall’s creative process is exploring, more specifically *mental* exploration - she, like Ann Perkins, loves to listen, advise, and try new things with minimal commitment.
We really value cultivating a space where people who think like us feel welcome. That the people who come to work with us, want to work with us! We definitely aren’t for everyone, but we each bring a unique perspective and skillset to the table with Creative Differences.
Statement of Scope and Competency:
We both strive to hold space and offer strategy that is human-first, trauma-informed, and inclusive of an individual’s lived experience and social identities. Both have completed a trauma-informed space holding curriculum, are actively engaged in anti-racism study and work, and are both deconstructing capitalistic standards and values. We want to make it clear that we do not guarantee an automatic safe space for you – we recognize that you are the judge of what feels safe and expansive for you. Our intention is to allow you to access your internal safety as best you can in our current social climate through ample consent, choice, and clarity in our time together. We will remain in our scope of practice when engaging with you and our work, and will refer out to qualified individuals for more aligned support when necessary.
Tap into who you are so you can build a sustainable, creative business that works for you and the messiness that is being a low-energy human.
Call descriptions + information
Your Creative Process
Using the 5 Creative Processes Framework that Meg + Kendall designed, we discuss how to unleash your creative process in and out of your business. We’ll use this understanding of how your brain works moving forward in the rest of the program to build systems and spaces that are a good fit for you.
Creative Process Quiz + Guide
What is creativity? How are we all creative?
Being creative in and out of business
Intuition + creativity as a low energy person
Personal + Professional Values
Let’s get super clear on what matters to you. Your values guide us to your WHY in running and business, which helps us make choices that feel really good for your body and mind.
Values Vision Boarding
Bringing values to life in business flow and offers
Mental Health in Entrepreneurship
It’s really hard to be a human in the world we live in, and everyone’s mental health is struggling right now. Let’s unpack how that shows up in running a business online, talk about the importance of rest, and validate the needs of our present and future selves in and out of business.
The needs of your present self
Planning for energy lows
Business in Flux - no energy / typical energy / energy bursts
Business Ecosystem Building
What kind of offers do you want to create? How do you want to be spending your time and energy day to day in your business? This call is where we’ll explore lots of options and considerations for designing the business of your creative dreams.
Types of Offers: pros / cons for different energy types
The flow of your business
Making business functional
Hot Seat Coaching + Celebrations
This is our integration and cool down period in the middle of our time together! Bring any questions, offers, scenarios, conversations you want unpacked with the support of Meg, Kendall, and your fellow cohort members.
Social Media for Low Energy
Social media apps can be a phenomenal way to grow your business, expand your community, and share your ideas. BUT...it can also majorly suck and drain your energy. During this call, we'll discuss options for approaching 1) how you make content, 2) what you do when you post, and 3) how you operate while on the apps that support your mental wellbeing and flow better with your creative process.
Realistic expectations for content you can create + post at different energy levels
Making social media more fun, joyful, and affirming for you
Boundaries + keeping your sanity as an online creator + community leader
MisMarketing + Compassionate Marketing Methods
Let’s unpack what marketing is, why compassion is key to a sustainable and ethical marketing plan, and how marketing gets to be a form of creativity in your business.
Approaching marketing as a form of creativity
Being compassionate while selling
Creating a marketing plan for your business
Launching + Backend Support
Let’s get down to business - especially if you identify as a low-energy entrepreneur, the technical and functional choices you make behind the scenes can have huge payoffs for saving time and energy.
Apps, Websites, Workflows we recommend and why
Streamlining workflows and creative processes in business
Low-Energy friendly work habits
Ethics as a Socially Conscious Entrepreneur
Real talk – there’s so much harm done in the online business space. Here we’ll have an open conversation about what it means to be a trauma-informed leader, reducing and repairing harm, and key social justice + anti-capitalist values to explore as an entrepreneur.
Returning to our values (callback to Call #2)
Ethical Business and Marketing Practices
Hot Seat Coaching + Celebrations
This is our integration and cool down period for the end of our time together! Bring any questions, offers, scenarios, conversations you want unpacked with the support of Meg, Kendall, and your fellow cohort members.
a Business that works for your energy and your lifestyle is possible.
you just haven't been given the tools to succeed until now.
"Working with Kendall and Meg in Creative Differences has been game changing for my business as well as my overall mindset and outlook. The conversation and community they fostered within the program have inspired major shifts in my business and my life and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from them both! So would I recommend joining Meg and Kendall in the next cohort of Creative Differences? Wholeheartedly. 💕" -Lisa
THe BAsics + When we start:
We open access to the next cohort February 12th, 2024!
You will then be given resources to look over, ways to interact with the group, and more.
All calls will be on Thursdays at 12pm Eastern. The first call will be February 22nd at 12pm EST.
wondering if creative differences is for you?
it might be a great fit if...
You’ve tried traditional business development programs, workshops, freebies and they felt incredibly draining, harsh, and invalidating to your process.
You have a million ideas for things to share with the world but struggle to initiate tasks or sustain projects long term.
You feel mentally and emotionally exhausted by the online business space but still feel called to this work and sharing your message and need it to be easier and more fun.
You left a traditional career to be able to design your own life, but could use some guidance and mentorship to navigate doing so.
You feel like you’re in a rebuilding phase of your life and work and don’t want to go it alone.
You are extremely passionate about your work and have high motivations, but often lack the physical energy to bring them to life in the ways you’ve been taught to do so.
We are both neurodivergent, mentally ill, multi-passionate business owners.
We. Get. This.
Come play with us inside Creative Differences!
"I feel a lot more secure in my understanding of how I can run a business and take care of my needs at the same time. I really enjoyed being in a space where my experiences were also heard and validated. Something I will take away is that my wellness and my business aren't separate but interconnected. If I want to have a successful business then I must prioritize my wellbeing in a healthy and meaningful way! " -Addison
Everyone gets access to the standard membership and cohort.
We also have a handful of scholarship positions available for the cohort. All scholarships provide 50% of the funds needed for standard membership. If you need a scholarship, please apply using this link.
Access to all calls and recordings
Access to the private Mighty Network community for the cohort
Workbooks and resources provided to supplement call information
Meg’s MisMarketing guide
A guide for your unique creative process
A gentle community of like-minded game-changing entrepreneur friends
5, 10, or 12 month payment plans available.
we don't make promises or gurantees we can't back up.
so we mean it when we say you'll leave creative differences with...
A rejuvenated relationship with your inner creative spark and ideas for how to nurture your creative self in and out of your business
A gentle and flexible approach to working in your business as your energy levels and mental health fluctuate
An upgraded and whimsical understanding of marketing as a low-energy human complete with a plan for a current or future offer
A game plan for how to make your business function and sustain long term in your backend systems, offers, and content creation process
A community of fellow cycle-breaking, game-changing, heart-warming entrepreneurs cheering you on
are you ready to have a business that feels like our own personal playground, validates your energy levels, and flows with how your brain works?
Creative Differences can help you get there.
We will be the first people to tell you that you don’t need to invest in a program or a service to be successful. You ultimately know yourself and your business best. We are here to help you set a sustainable pace and make sure that you are able to do this for the long haul.
Nothing about Creative Differences is a quick fix, but we are committed to helping you create something sustainable and something that you enjoy.
An outside perspective can change the game in our business sometimes, and we would love to be able to offer that to you.
We are here to be of support, service, and guidance at your direction.