Choose Your Next Adventure: Consulting Sessions to Help You Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams
Choose Your next
Adventure in 90 Minutes Flat (And Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams)
i offer consulting sessions designed to combine and customize your existing options to craft a new one that meets as many of your wants and needs as possible🌐 book a 15-minute discovery call
"WTF AM I GONNA DO NOW?"
most people struggle to...
• view their situation objectively
• orient themselves within it
• carefully consider all of their options
• whittle them down to a manageable number to choose from
• combine elements of those options to craft one that meets most of their needs
to make matter worse, when you hesitate to choose...
• you start to overthink and underact
• your savings account gets smaller and your worries get bigger
• you miss out on practical lessons and serendipitous opportunities
• you increase the odds that you will have to go back to a job you don't want
whether you are trying to decide on a new career path, begin a new creative endeavor, or start a new business venture, i can (most likely) show you the way (or point you towards someone who can)!
i charge $125 for a 90-minute session — pre-call research and post-call packet included.
if, however, you are unable to pay or unsure of how helpful i can be, i do have a pay-what-you-want option, and you are more than welcome to use it, before or after our call.
"HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?"
since i started consulting last year, i have helped...
• a graphic designer start a side hustle selling hot sauce which turned a $520 profit within its first week
• a first-time entrepreneur crowdfund $2,200 so that she could buy back some of her time and focus on building her business
• a school teacher figure out how she might work for herself so that she could have more flexibility in raising her three kids
• a neurologist brainstorm new strategies and tactics to bring his integrity-themed vision board to life
• a software developer start building an m.v.p. of his flex-scheduling app in public
• etc, etc
WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS LIKE?
PART I: GETTING YOUR BEARINGS
tell me a bit about your current situation, and i will do my best to point you in the right direction. maybe one of my twitter friends would be better suited for the job actually. maybe you’re not ready for a consulting session yet. maybe i can direct you to some free resources to explore instead. who knows! if i am able to help you, though, then i will probably recommend that you start by creating your character.
PART II: CREATING YOUR CHARACTER
it is impossible for me to help you figure out precisely where you want to go without first knowing a bit more about who you are. and it is impossible for you to know who you are without first knowing a bit more about where you’ve been, where you are right now, and where you might want to go in the future. to better articulate all of these things, you can download my create your character workbook (which you can find right here). confident you won’t need it? we can skip this step, schedule our call, and begin mapping your territory.
PART III: MAPPING YOUR TERRITORY
once on the call, i will ask you a shitload of questions to learn every relevant thing i possibly can about you and your current situation. i want to know which mountain you plan to climb, how high it is, how much experience you have, what your strengths and weaknesses are, what equipment you have on hand, what obstacles stand in your way, what you currently struggle with, etc, etc. collecting, analyzing, and organizing this information will help us to create a shared mental map that we can then use to craft your path.
PART IV: CRAFTING YOUR PATH
this is where things get really interesting. if "mapping your territory" is all about collecting, analyzing, and organizing information, then "crafting your path" is all about synthesizing it. first, we will eliminate all but seven of your potential paths forward. from there, we will combine various elements of those paths to craft a new one that seems the most likely to be fun, effective, adaptable, and sustainable for you in the long run. but wait! we’re still not quite done just yet. we still have to come up with seven creative constraints to guide you along your chosen path after we part ways.
PART V: REVIEWING YOUR REPORT
this, my friend, is where our consulting session ends. like all good guides, though, i cannot, in good conscience, let you embark on your new adventure empty handed. after our call, i will send you a file containing a recording and a transcript of our call, a list of highlights from our conversation, and a personalized plan detailing your options, your path, and your constraints. for the best results and the biggest return on your investment, periodically review and update your file as you move forward so that it can evolve as you do. and, if you ever evolve so much that you're in need another session, then you know where to find me!
"i believed trace could tell me what to do, and where to start, but he helped me realize that i already knew the way forward, i was just struggling with confidence. now that i'm throwing myself into my side hustle and my career, i see the value in customizing the rest of my life to fit me, my schedule, and the future i'm building for myself. to anyone on the fence about this, i'd say make like nike and 'just do it.' you won't find anyone else as good at peeling back the layers until your vision is revealed to you. he's experienced, forthright, and incredibly good at his job."
"prior to working with trace, i felt unmoored because i had already accomplished everything i set out to accomplish, and i wasn't sure where to go or what to do next. trace helped me to reinforce my historical purpose and gently reminded me that the future would require me to step out of my comfort zone. solid 8 out of 10."
"i don't know what i want to 'do with my life!' that's a very scary concept and trying to arrive at an answer always makes me feel overwhelmed and lost. it seems borderline impossible, or like i just have to stumble through things until the answer ~hits me~ which is a really helpless place to be. really appreciated trace's create your character workbook, not something i would've expected to get as much out of as i did. if you're on the fence about working with him, double check with yourself that your trepidation is specifically about that, because it could be that you're actually nervous about tackling big scary questions. i definitely was!"
"this was very helpful. can recommend! it was full of insightful suggestions, highly relevant for my situation. feeling weirdly confident about this whole life-fixing endeavor."
"i was surprised by how helpful this was. it had a lot of great questions. it helped me see myself more completely. it helped me see that i could release this pressure i put on myself to 'choose a style,' to acknowledge and appreciate this colourful tapestry that i am. beautiful. it brought a tear to my eye!"
"infinitely grateful for the book! without it, i wouldn't have started my journey until some other angels came along. now i have the clarity i needed and an operating system for how to go about these things in the future."
"the workbook was useful to see that i had a firm grasp on what i wanted, and i was in a good place in my job (to negotiate part time work)."
"thank you once again, times a million!! for the book, for the talks, for everything!"
"i can finally articulate what i want to do with my life, and i have a specially-tailored strategic plan to help me do it."
"i really enjoyed the workbook, a really different take on some familiar coaching ideas. but it was really relevant to me - working with adhd is all about finding your passions and what sparks interest so it was a good read."
"everything i have said and done since is stitched with the color of the feeling of liberation you gave me on that call (i am embellishing for dramatic effect but it's also true)."
"trace is so helpful and genuine. the first time i talked to him felt like talking to a friend!"
"you inspire me to continue to be a better person.. to smile.. to enjoy life.. to hope for the good. to hope for the good in everyone to love, to let love in. you inspire me to reach for my goals and never settle for something small. yes you are doing something right. you're helping hundreds or even thousands of people to achieve THEIR goals. thank you for that."
thanks for reading!