Kristen Kalp - Writer, poet, and business coach.

Ahoy there!

I help creative peeps and entrepreneurs connect to their truest selves through breathwork, books, and business coaching.

🛳 Steer Your Ship, my six-month coaching program, is now open for registration!

👉 Please start here so I can properly introduce myself!

🛳 Alicia Bruce talks steering her ship.

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Alicia Bruce is my personal photographer — meaning 99% of the shots of me that you see with pink hair involve her and a trip to Asbury Park — and I can’t freaking wait for you to meet her!

In this episode of That’s What She Said, we talk about:

⚡️her journey from being a person who had a panic attack every time she flew to a person who leads international travel trips for women
⚡️the development of a brand that used to be utterly out of alignment with her quirks to one that is so.spot.on.holy.crap.
⚡️going from a person who “hates to feel” as an empath to someone who has a full range of emotions and isn’t afraid to feel them
⚡️her experience with Steer Your Ship — both good and terrifying
⚡️business experiments that have led to new income streams (and more 🥐 than expected)
⚡️what her partner thinks of Steer Your Ship and her time spent coaching with me
⚡️and learning to be comfortable in her own skin.

If you need any headshots or product photography, please hire the crap out of The Alicia Bruce.

Should you have any interest in coaching with me through Steer Your Ship, click here to book a free call and chat with me about whether it’s a good fit for you.

P.S. Give what you needed to get.

Market Your Magic Part II ⚡️M-School Part 7

In this, the final episode of M-School — i.e. magic school for entrepreneurs — we break down *exactly* what you’ll be creating, promoting, moving, and/or shipping for the next six months.

We’ll walk through each part of making a marketing calendar, step by step, without freaking out or being overwhelmed by all the possibilities.

I know this is difficult.

Your brain will naturally tell you that you have no idea what you’re doing. It will say that what you’re coming up with won’t work, hasn’t worked in the past, or is just plain stupid. It will say that marketing can’t be this simple, or that your ideas are dumb, or that you’re too fat/lazy/stupid/tired/busy to do this right now.

That’s just your asshole brain coming in to sabotage you.

Remember your personal Voldemorts. Remember why you’re choosing to be in business in the first place.

Remember why you’re choosing to have a business and reach your ‘enough‘ place.

From there, keep going. Keep going. Keep going. You’ve got this.

For now, refuse to be overwhelmed. And get to listening. 😉

P.S.  This is episode seven of M-School, my magic school for entrepreneurs!  Here are episodes one, two, three, four, five, and six.   (The entire That’s What She Said podcast lives here.)

Market Your Magic ⚡️M-School #6

In the 6th installment of M-School, my magic school for entrepreneurs, we tie everything together with numbers and common sense and use calculators and projections to do practical work!  (Here are episodes one, two, three, four, and five in case you want to catch up.)

THERE IS NOTHING MAGIC ABOUT THIS PROCESS.

It’s simple, straightforward math. The magic comes in learning to let out your meows via marketing, in learning how and when to sell through the practice of moguling, and in learning to be paid for bringing your magic to light. But this? This is just math.

Odds are that you avoid this straightforward stuff like the plague, especially if you deem your numbers paltry or you’re just starting out and so you’re looking at seemingly endless rows of expenses and a big fat $0 in the income department.

Facing up to that big fat $0 is the first step. Instead of trying to knock it out of the park overnight, let’s break it down into a smaller step.

What would get you 20% closer to your enough goal?  (Hint: you made an ‘enough’ number in episode three, which lives here.)  If you want to make $5,000 a month and you’re currently at $0, what would make you $1,000 a month? That’s the next step to take.

This math-ing process is about making peace with your income streams. Maybe you’ve got a product in your business, maybe you’ve got a service. Maybe you’ve got two products. The more products and services you have, the more combinations you can make to get to that enough number.

It starts with one. One income stream, one step.

You have something to offer, so you offer it.   The rest of this episode will show you how.

P.S. Stay on it. (That’s what she said.)