The Entrepreneur Enlightenment Academy is for purposeful entrepreneurs who would like to THRIVE in Business while fulfilling their Purpose.
This program provides you with the necessary business management strategies, personal transformation curriculum and community for support as well personal coaching with Irina Benedict BSc, PEng, Business Strategist and Spiritual Teacher. This is a one-year program, with opportunity for continuation for year two and three.
This is for you if you would like to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in growing your business. You can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction, and the achievement of business goals.
Here is what’s included in the one year membership with the Entrepreneur Enlightenment Academy:
» Access to your Learning Management System with 24/7 access from anywhere in the world. Here you have the 3 part curriculum with coaching questions and resources organized for you.
(1) The Authentic, Empowered, Connected Process – 9 Steps for Personal Transformation
(2) Business Management Strategies – Learning to Manage Your Business Like a Pro
(3) Entrepreneur Enlightenment – A Guide to Establish and Expand Your Purpose-driven Business
» Three group Business Management VIP Days in person or online (1) Clarify your offering, Triple Talent Strategy, Strategic Planning and Goal Setting (2) The Essentials of Business Management, Packages and Prices (3) Strategic Team Building, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances
» Three group Retreats in person or online (1) Reinvent Yourself and Your Business (2) Becoming Truly Free (3) Manifesting Abundance
» Access to 15 live Q&A group coaching calls with Irina and 5 webinars with Irina or other industry leaders on topics related to thriving in business or spirituality
» Membership in Entrepreneur Enlightenment Network with a FB group where members support each other to grow their business with ease plus, listing of your business and offers on EEA Website.
The Authentic, Empowered, Connected Process™
* for a detailed review of this process download your free eBook How to Transcend Limitations and THRIVE
AUTHENTIC - is about identifying and merging your purpose with your business vision. Knowing and understanding your personal values, strengths and tendencies and how this unique combination serves your purpose. Knowing what business you are in, who are you here to serve and in what way. The result is CLARITY!
EMPOWERED - is about becoming your own and only authority figure –the CEO of your business, embodying your personal power and sharing your vision with others. It is about letting go of subconscious limitations that sabotage your success and being able to become self-confident and use your power to make this world a better place. The result is CONFIDENCE!
CONNECTED- is about developing supportive relationships with clients, family, team members, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, to leverage your time and accelerate your success. Being connected is also about receiving and following guidance from your body and your higher self. The result is EASE!
L#1 The Enlightenment and Entrepreneurship Connection
Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship and enlightenment are not mutually exclusive: you can be on a spiritual path and still choose the action-oriented accumulation of wealth. When you align our business with your purpose, it’s easy to pursue both spiritual growth and business success. To expand your business, you have to learn how to transcend your ego and your fears. This brings you into a state of enlightenment.
L#2 Align Your Business with Your Purpose
You will learn to take an inventory of our skills, talents, and experiences to fully understand what your purpose is. If you already know your purpose, you will be able to fine-tune it in this lesson. Through a series of deep-dive questions, we’ll discover how you can ensure your business’ success by aligning it with your purpose.
L#3 Find Your Niche to Thrive in Business
Many entrepreneurs are nervous about narrowing down a niche because they think it will limit their potential opportunities. This is not true! It’s a paradox indeed. Refining your niche will actually help you gain more clients. We’ll discover how you can figure out who the perfect audience is for your purpose-driven business, and how you can really connect with them.
L#4 Lead with Client Results and Your Story
Instead of talking about how you help people, you will learn why promoting the results you offer rather than your methods – the what, rather than the how – is much more effective. Next you will discover how to craft your unique story that helps your niche connect with you. As your website is the entry point into your business, similar to a storefront, we’ll discuss the critical elements of an effective website and how you can tailor it to connect with the heart of your potential client.
L#5 Taking the First Steps with Your Purpose-Driven Business
Creating a purposeful business is no easy task and taking the first few steps can be intimidating. In this lesson you will learn how to start your journey to success. We’ll create a plan to land your first client, and discuss a strategic ways to offer your services for free to attract more paying customers. We’ll also talk about two of the most important elements of entrepreneurship: patience and discipline. Mastering those two aspects will help you achieve an enlightened state.
L#6 Learning to Love Marketing
Most entrepreneurs don’t want to do marketing because it doesn’t feel good. Those who do, it often feels like a chore. We’re here to overcome some limiting beliefs. This lesson teaches you about the place of love in business – and how loving yourself, your offerings, and your customers will help you learn to love marketing. We’ll address different marketing tactics and figure out what is right for your niche, in addition to discovering how you can increase the return on your investment. Finally, we’ll talk about ways you can transcend your ego and your fears so you can market your business with ease.
L#7 Releasing the Fears of Receiving Money
Some entrepreneurs find it difficult to accept money for their services because they feel they are not worthy or deserving enough. Selling a service seems harder than selling a product because it’s as if you have to sell “you”. When this is combined with not feeling worthy or deserving of money, selling becomes almost impossible.
In this lesson we’ll look at what fears show up when you receive money for your services, and how you can release those fears and accept money with an open heart to thrive in business. You will also learn a process that makes it easier to sell your services.
L#8 Pricing Your Services Right
How should I price my services? This is the million dollar question! In this lesson you will learn about a number of factors you need to take into account when pricing your services. We’ll explore why the popular advice of charging what you’re worth isn’t good for business. We’ll learn how pricing is a business decision and positioning strategy that is based on more than what your services are worth. We will also talk about how to relieve financial pressures so you can close more sales.
L#9 Packaging Your Services is the Loving Way to Go!
Throughout your business you will encounter different kinds of clients who are looking for different levels of service at different price points; this is why you need to have various packages. You will discover why having packagages is more profitable for your business and provides more value for your customers. We’ll talk about the different kinds of packages you can offer, how you can structure them, and how to determine what to charge for them.
L#10 Learning to Love Closing the Sal
Closing the sale is the hardest part of being an entrepreneur. You can have a great website, a beautiful business card, a fancy office, and great skills, but you are not in business until someone pays you for your services. In this lesson you will learn how to prepare for the sales call. We’ll talk about some of the excuses potential clients come up with and how you can overcome those challenges. You will learn why it is good to ask for a decision on the spot and how to ask for money. To live our purpose, we need to close the sale!
L#11 Be the Leader in Your Business
The freedom of entrepreneurship comes with some big responsibilities. No matter what stage of business you’re in, it’s imperative to learn to be an enlightened leader. In this lesson you will learn what it takes to be a leader in these four areas: leading the direction of your business, leading yourself and other people who work in your business, leading potential clients to make the right decision, and leading your clients to get the results they are after.
What some of our graduates are saying
Frequently Asked Questions
What separates my services from other coaches is that I offer a program that supports all aspects of the entrepreneurial journey, the Entrepreneur Enlightenment Academy, with curriculum, coaching, and community. My teachings blend Personal Transformation Principles discovered on my arduous journey of becoming truly free from the past abuse and trauma, with Business Management Strategies drawing on my 18 years of Business and Project Manager experience in high-tech corporate plus over 5 years of business development in my private business, and with Spiritual Healing Practices I learned and experienced through my own spiritual awakening.
I am very passionate about following my life’s purpose and making a good living while having fun and I am equally passionate to support other purposeful entrepreneurs in doing the same. I am a certified Strategic Intervention Coach by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes as well as Angel Guidance and Rainbow Energy Healing Practitioner certified by Chris Cuciurean and Angel Card Reader certified by Doreen Virtue of Hay House.
I specialize in working with entrepreneurs and free spirits; I only teach what I have experienced firsthand. I combine a variety of skills that makes my coaching laser sharp focused and efficient in achieving results. To support you get unstuck and progressing to your next level I combine Strategic Intervention Coaching, logical thinking from engineering, business management and business development expertise, project management skills, and my ability to amplify energy for your meditation, intuition, Angel Oracle Cards readings and Energy Healing. In your private session or group Q&A session we go in the direction that feels right at the time to solve the problem you bring to the session. Although we follow the Entrepreneur Enlightenment Academy curriculum the work is tailored to suit your needs and where you are in your business.
I work with people just like you, entrepreneurs and free spirits who are committed to fulfill their life’s purpose and grow their business to the next level, and they want to achieve their vision faster. Your results will be that you will gain more clarity, confidence and ease. You will also learn sound business management strategies to THRIVE in Business while fulfilling your purpose.
My clients are purposeful achievers who are willing to take responsibility for their life and seek inner peace no matter what conditions surround them. People who benefit the most from coaching with me are the people who want to take action, are willing to have their beliefs challenged, are not afraid to go out of their comfort zone and be vulnerable; they are open minded and spiritually inclined.
People who benefit most are professional and supportive. They love to collaborate, offer resources and encouragement, as well as ask for help when they feel down or stretched.
That said, I've worked with professionals from a variety of businesses such as Life Coach, Business Coach, Energy Healer, Voice Teacher, Singer, Clothing Store Owner, Dance Coach, Professional Photographer, Family Consultant, Business Manager, Farm CEO, Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Physiotherapist, Reiki Practitioner, Angel Guidance and Healing Practitioner, Business Consultant, Artist, Bookkeeping Firm, Interior Designer, Real Estate Agent, Medical Doctor, etc. I coach coaches.
This is not the right program for you if:
- you believe achieving results doesn’t require work and an investment of your time, money and energy. If you are not willing to commit to the full coaching process and complete assignments, you won’t get results.
- you are not open to honestly discuss your intimate challenges with your coach and in a group setting. You do not really want to speak with a coach about what might not be “perfect” or as good as it can be.
- you are driven by your ego and don't want to have your views challenged. Or if you would feel ashamed to publicly disclose that you work with a coach.
Embarking in this coaching process is like getting an education; it takes discipline and a commitment of a minimum three hours a week to work on assignments. The more time you dedicate to this, the better the results.
Between coaching sessions you will have the curriculum with introspective questions to consider as well as strategic exercises and actions to take so you can grow yourself and your business.
You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. As you are excited to achieve your goals, a no excuses approach works best. It will be up to you to request the level of support you need from me as your coach and from your Academy colleagues. I'll always meet you half way.
Yes! The result of our work together is an approach to achieving your goals that over time and with your dedication works consistently to enhance your life and grow your business. (See Client Testimonials )
If you would like to contact some of the Academy past clients directly and ask what they got from working with me please send me an e-mail and I will provide their contact information.
You can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in growing your business. You can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction, and the achievement of business goals.
Specifically after the first year in the Entrepreneur Enlightenment Academy you can expect to:
- Gain clarity on what you want to achieve and why
- Know how to use your strengths to achieve your goals
- Define your uniqueness
- Create a strategic plan for your business
- Find your source of strength –personal empowerment
- Gain confidence and communicate assertively and effectively
- Identify and resolve subconscious self-sabotage patterns so you can move forward
- Put in place strategies for “out of comfort zone” situations
- Develop your Packages and set your Prices
- Develop support for your purpose
- Understand business management principles, have packages and appropriate pricing structure
- Learn how to build a team, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
- Connect with a network of likeminded entrepreneurs
That depends on your willingness to DO what gets results. But, regardless of that… you will experience PROGRESS from the very first session that we work together.
Knowing is not enough, applying and seeing what works is the key to greatness. When we change the way we do things, we become uncomfortable, unsure and can give up just before we were to breakthrough. Being part of the Academy and working with me as your coach keeps you accountable to yourself, keeps you engaged and keeps you motivated. Also we support you when you think you have failed, help you to understand and get over temporary setbacks. We are here to celebrate your successes as means of creating momentum and keeping you going.
“A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise one learns from the mistakes of others”. - Unknown
Personally I work with healers and coaches most of the time as I do not want to waste my time and money reinventing the wheel and definitely I cannot stand being stuck; I want fast results so I can grow, contribute and enjoy my life. Also it is hard for us to know what we don’t know this is why we need someone who walked the road before us.
Congratulations! One of the most prominent characteristics of successful people is that they take action. They expand out of their comfort zone, are decisive, and they move forward towards success faster as a direct result of this.
I can’t wait to meet you either in person, on the phone, or Skype to get you started on your path to thrive in life and in business!