“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin
Have you been dreaming of starting an herbal or cannabis business, but feel stuck?
Have you been journaling about the possibilities, even coming up with business names, but whenever you think of actually launching you get a little nauseous and think of a million reasons why you shouldn't?
Are you intimidated by the laws and regulations around working with herbs, and especially working with Cannabis?
Do you feel held back by your chronic anxiety, fatigue, or pain?
I feel you. Because that was me a few years ago, but not anymore.
Hi, I'm Stephanie.
Like you, I feel called to work with plant medicine. And I am absolutely in awe and gratitude every single day that I get to do this work for a living.
Not only do I get to work with herbs, including cannabis, doing the sacred work of helping people feel more vibrant by reconnecting with nature in this way, but I also get to set my own hours, spend more time with my family, be on the land more, and feel able to live my days in alignment with my values and my passions.
I say this not to brag, but to share my story in the hopes it will resonate with you. Because it wasn’t always this way.
As a young girl, I dreamed of having my own business. You see, I come from a long line of entrepreneurs -- my dad (and both of his parents) were antique dealers, and my aunt and uncle have had multiple businesses throughout their lives. We Bouchers don’t like to work for other people.
But somewhere along the line I decided that being self-employed just wasn’t possible for me. I had all sorts of reasons for this, but the end result was I resigned myself to working in a series of unfulfilling jobs for less money than I was worth, from the young age of 14 up until I was 34.
That's 20 years of living out of alignment with my true passions and abilities.
My entrepreneurial spirit persisted in the form of various side hustles, each one giving me the thrill of being able to earn a few dollars by doing something I loved. But I didn’t think it could ever pay the bills.
And in the meantime, I was running myself ragged. Working multiple jobs, becoming a mother, building a house, and trying to start my own business(es) on the side was literally killing me. I was neglecting my own health, and my family. I was tired and sick all the time, and still felt unfulfilled (turns out those things have a relationship with one another). And as an herbalist, I felt like an absolute fraud because of it. If I couldn’t take care of myself, how in the hell could I care for other people?
And then last year, something shifted inside of me. I decided to commit fully to my health and well-being. I began to work more intentionally with hemp and other herbs to bring myself back into balance. And even though I was scared out of my mind to quit my jobs, I knew I simply couldn’t keep on doing this any longer. I decided to take the leap to being a full time clinical herbalist and CBD product maker.
And as soon as I did, everything transformed. Opportunities presented themselves. My energy levels bounced sky high. I was happier, less anxious, and finally felt like I was in charge of my time and my health.
This is the power of our passion for plant medicine when we say 100% YES to it.
I think of it like this. When we make an herbal tincture or oil, we are taking something raw and transforming it into potent medicine that sustains us -- the alchemists say it’s the natural evolution of the plant. And when we take our craft seriously and commit ourselves to it, we can’t help but transform ourselves. We participate in our own natural evolution and our lives themselves become more potent and more healing.
I'm so excited to offer 1:1 in-depth holistic business coaching to help those of you who KNOW you are destined to have a botanical business of some kind -- whether as a cannabis product maker, clinical herbalist, aromatherapist, or herbal educator -- but who feel stuck and unable to move forward in the direction of your dreams.
Or maybe you’ve just started such a business and are feeling ALL the fears come up as you think about stepping into it more fully.
In either case, I want to help you make your dream a reality, no matter who unformed or crazy or impossible part of you thinks it is. I want to help you bring your unique magic to the world, because I believe in it. I know what's possible for you, and I know how much the world needs it right now.
This offering is for you if:
you have dreams of, or are just starting, an herbal or hemp/cannabis-based business.
you are ready to commit to yourself and your vision
you feel inspired by the plants and you want to work with them to help make the world a better place.
My coaching is not for everyone, however. This offering is probably not for you if:
you're just looking to get rich off the Cannabis or CBD craze.
you aren't ready to do both the inner and outer work necessary
you don't believe in the magic of plants
If you see yourself in that first category, don't put it off any longer. I want to make this super easy for you, so to start, all you need to do is book a complimentary Visioning Call. During this 60-minute conversation, we'll take a look at what your vision for your business is, as well explore where you're getting stuck or struggling. Because when we can see both those things clearly, the path forward also becomes more clear.
If I believe I can help you get closer to your vision, I'll describe how we can work together. But regardless of what you choose to do, many people find these initial phone calls to be incredibly valuable in and of themselves.
What are you waiting for? Click below to set up your free Visioning Call.