What Is A Woman On A Mission?

Something magical happens when strong women come together to lift each other up. The purpose of creating Women On A Mission is to share the stories and insights of incredible women in the hope that it inspires other women to find and pursue their missions.  But what is a woman on a mission?

Jill Spratt is A Woman On A Mission

Wholehearted. Purpose Driven. Love.  Jill is one of those people with such a big heart, she leaves a little kindness everywhere she goes. Her genuine spirit can be seen in her infectious laugh and the way she stays grounded by what she most values: family. Regardless of what life throws her way, Jill finds the silver lining she needs to get sh*t done.

Devin DeMartini Cooke- a Woman On A Mission

Earth Lover. Jungle Baby. Life-long-learner.  Meet Devin. Devin believes that we are gifted so many chances in this life to do wonderful things, in very normal ways.  The things we do, the choices we make, and the risks we take for happiness and more importantly for love – of family, of friends, of what we believe to be just and kind, of the heart – will change us.

The Life Of A Creative Brand Strategiest

Brand Workshops, Client Websites, + A New Podcast … oh my. I get asked all the time, “So, what do you actually do?” The short answer is that I work with clients on their brand strategy, website design, and creative marketing campaigns. 

But my work is really about helping mission driven women launch and grow their projects or companies. 

Changing The Status Quo

I love the current conversation that is happening in the media right now around women owning their value. But I wonder, is it enough?  In a girl powered world that is fighting unrealistic beauty standards, demanding equal pay and encouraging us to #runlikeagirl because "strong is the new pretty", then why are we being subtly shamed for being too much? And are we being shamed? Or are we shaming ourselves?

Why I Wrote "Dear Little Girl"

I recently made a short film for little girls - or as I like to think about it, the little girl in all of us. When asked why I made it the answer was easy: it was the message I wished I had learned. That it is okay to be all of yourself and follow your own path even if that means it looks different, or that you are loud, bossy, or just overall a little "too much."

Dear Little Girl

You Life Is Still ... To Be Determined

I wrote a letter to a little girl, telling her all the things I wish I had known in the hopes that she could learn them a little easier, or faster then I had.

Maybe she is your little sister, or your best friend’s daughter, or even a letter to yourself.

Learning To Love Again

Sometimes the biggest life lessons come in the most unexpected places. 

What I’ve learned in every area of my life, no matter how big or small the pain — starting over isn’t easy (and the first step is usually the hardest). But it doesn’t get easier until you start.

Be it the end of a dream, the loss of a loved one, or any other painful ending — starting over might not get easier, but learning to love again is definitely worth it.

Confessions from my inner control freak

The beauty of becoming: Every new year is a time to reflect on what has happened in the previous 12 months and look forward to new goals and resolutions.

This year I am letting my people pleasing perfectionist control freak go on vacation this year. She has been working way too hard for too long — she deserves some time off. 

Yoga ... A Lesson In Brand Marketing

I've dabbled in my fair share of downward dogs, but getting my butt to yoga is more of an emotional hurdle than a logistical one.

Sound like your brand marketing?  An emotional chore and somewhat inconsistent.

Regardless of whether you prefer Vinyasa Flow or Bikram ... Social Media or Traditional Marketing, here are a few things you can learn from some challenging yet oh-so-simple yoga poses.

2016: A Year Of Love

As I sit with the possibilities of next year - I’m challenged to image a life that I really LOVE living. Which leaves me with wondering what do I really love? 

The thing I am most proud of is the relationships I’ve cultivated.  But somewhere along the way I think I forgot to invest in my relationship with me. So what does it look like if 2016 is a year about loving me?

Brand Lessons From The Ice Bucket Challenge

From UsWeekly to Forbes, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is being talked about everywhere.

Not to mention it is probably taking over your Facebook news feed.

Whether it is inspiring you, annoying you, or just making you cold, the ALS ice bucket challenge is getting people involved, engaged, and getting them to spread its message.

This is something not only most brands want ... it is something most brands fail to do.