MEET A FEW COOL TEW AUTHORS + ARTISTS WHILE ENJOYING GREAT COMPANY, FABULOUS COFFEE + SOME CREATIVITY!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH @ BLUE BOX CAFE [ELGIN, IL]
FREE EVENT // FAMILY FRIENDLY // ENJOY IFEST TOO!
The Entrepreneur Within You Series Presents…
BEYOND THE BOOK 1.0
Learn from the TEW book series’ contributors live during a candid 1-hour panel discussion!
STRATEGIZE. LEAP. EXPERIENCE. EXECUTE.
start-up • legalstrategy • marketing + branding,
giving + philanthropy • web analytics
social media marketing • work/life balance
[real talk. real entrepreneurs]
JOIN US @ BLUE1647
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 • 2:00-4:30PM
[TEW] is a tribute to and a reminder of our community’s commitment to not just inspiring others, but taking actionable steps to turn our dreams, talents, and abilities into fulfilling, successful businesses + helping others along the way. If looking for a supportive community for entrepreneurs that do even more work than they talk, unleash the entrepreneur within you and join us! #unleashtheBiz
One of our great featured panelists for TEW Beyond the Book 1.0 – is Patrice Cokley of The Bassline Group, contributing author The Entrepreneur Within You – Volume 2 (2014)
Patrice K. Cokley is one of the most forward-thinking, intriguing and engaged marketing leaders of her generation. Commonly known as PKC, Patrice is a consumer-centric marketing extraordinaire who has a track record of discovering new brands and redeveloping existing brands, then leveraging them online by breathing life into their marketing strategy.
Patrice is the founder of The Bassline Group, a boutique communications and management agency that provides branding, marketing/pr, and management services to (but not limited to) entertainers, creative artists, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Patrice holds both a BS and MBA in Marketing and has over 14 years of experience in the field. As a Virgo who prefers strategically masterminding behind-the-scenes, Patrice has been a hidden gem in the marketing industry, bringing awareness to the importance of developing a strong and authentic brand that resonates with its intended audience, whenever she cans.
Business and music was never a hobby for Patrice. It has always been a passion that developed into a career. Patrice has had the pleasure of working with local union officials, non-profit organizations, creative artists, recording artists, bloggers, authors, lifestyle brands and retail. With the Bassline brand, her goal is to bring more awareness to brand development and business strategy by assisting the creative and talented mind with building an audience and monetizing their gift. It’s hard building and growing a business alone. Patrice’s purpose is to help those avoid doing just that.
Find her online at www.TheBasslineGroup.com
Social Media: @TheBasslineGrp
Please do share/invite some colleagues out as well, whom you think would benefit from this candid panel!
HAPPY FRIYAYYYY EVERYONE!
Hey all! Today in JMH ‘news’ I’d like to invite you to a wonderful afternoon of inspiration on Saturday, November 14th in the lovely Downtown Elgin!
The BEYOND THE VISION TOUR with Life Coach Renee Jefferson Smith (from Houston)
Why Chicago? – Renee was one of my very first graphic design clients 8 years ago. She’s been there for me, and me here through so many business experiences, family changes and life-changing moments. It’s time for us to meet!
Why the Tour? – Renee has a very valuable career and business background. It’s time for her to go on the road and share with ladies, and girls what has led her to her success today.
Why Downtown Elgin? – I am absolutely in love with the community and small business atmosphere that is live and well in Elgin. It is close to my hometown of Hanover Park, where I am trying to work with the village to create that same feel. The studio in which we will host this event is absolutely epic, and is owned by a wonderful woman, Ola.
Why Honor Dr. Bernada? – The tour would not be possible, if I did not have one of my number one mentors, cheerleaders, and supporters right there with me. It is on this day, I will give thanks and praise to a woman who has taught me about self love, courage, faith, relationships and the act of serving God and the community. This day will allow me to give back to her organization with a financial blessing, as well as a blessing from deep within my heart. She has climbed mountains to achieve many degrees and start a wonderful foundation, which my daughter was recipient of many blessings at a young age – The Princess Within Foundation.
Dr. Bernada has truly inspired me to live beyond my vision, and with that, I wish to invite you to do the same!
We hope you can join us – tickets are required!
Learn more as we approach this very special event!
See you soon!
Grab your ticket today for one of the most special events of this new season we are in:
by Julie M. Holloway
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This year I set out to discover my “true” WHY. After much artistic and internal exploration, I found these simple words lit up my every day “let your soul sparkle.”
I am Julie Holloway (best known as JMH). I am an artist, author and graphic designer. For 16 years I worked in corporate America only to realize I did not quite fit in. My calling has always been my art and living a colorful lifestyle. I can finally say that after 38 years on earth, I am able to do that. I live and work from my home in Hanover Park, IL and I am on a continual journey of making sure that the work I am doing aligns with my “WHY”.
A few years ago, I went through a tumultuous journey of being slightly abused by my last boss. He was very controlling, rude, argumentative and demanding. I could not thrive while working for him no matter how hard I tried. Out of the sheer need to voice my experiences of wanting so badly to be a full-time entrepreneur, to ultimately wanting to bless others with my “quit story,” I began to write my first book, an inspirational business anthology titled The Entrepreneur Within You (TEW), and we just launched the third volume! I want people to know that, “Dreams are REAL, and that sometimes, success is the best REVENGE for the ultimate challenge.”
I went to The School of The Art Institute of Chicago for one year, quit, and never jumped into the art industry as a career. About seven years ago, I finally made the jump back into my passion for art and design. A cousin in Chicago asked me to design a logo, so I bought a program off of Craigslist for $50 and taught myself graphic design. I started freelancing, and my business grew from the ground up. I’ve now been able to include my other artistic talents, drawing and painting, into my design business. I do get burned out from time to time because being an entrepreneur is hard work, but I’m learning daily how to be better at what I do and I’m working to become an even better mother and wife.
After leaving a corporate job to start my business, I had to become a salesman, bill collector, accountant, financial planner, and marketer, when I really just wanted to focus on my artwork and graphic design. As entrepreneurs, we want to do it all, but sometimes that isn’t possible. I’ve been very lucky to have a lot of positive and influential mentors, friends and family members. I’m very thankful, and I try to repay the support they’ve given me by creating a strong entrepreneurial community with my book series, TEW. Aside from coffee, I need a strong network and the support of my family, which I’ve been lucky to have.
Julie M. Holloway is an artist based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She is the founder of JMH Cre8ive Solutions, a boutique graphic design agency and is the curator of a book series titled The Entrepreneur Within You. She loves coffee, collaborating and hanging with family and friends. Learn more about her creative endeavors at www.tewyou.com,www.juliemholloway.com and www.jmhcre8ive.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (630) 855-3351.
A FAVORITE QUOTE:
“If the creative artist worries if he will still be free tomorrow, then he will not be free today.”
– Salman Rushdie