Northstar: grow your business on your terms

Northstar is our series of programs and retreats, created especially for for heart-led business owners who want to do life on their own terms. They’re designed to help you:

Keep coming back to what matters

The Northstar series is named after the North Star, ‘Polaris’.

Sailors have used this very special star for navigation for thousands of years, because in a world of constant change, it remains an ever-constant and reliable guide.

We’ve designed Northstar to be the same for you.


8-week intensive

For anyone yearning to do more of the work that they love, escape the 9-5 or create something new.

Northstar:Create is a transformative, eight-week journey of connection, creativity and inspiration.

Using the tools of concept design and brand strategy, you will tap into your heart’s desire, find your zone of genius and design a solid, marketable concept, embedded in your true passion and purpose. 

You will come away with a solid, marketable concept; the language to confidently speak about your work; a detailed plan of action for getting your concept live.


12-month group mastermind

Open to established businesses in growth phase.

With its mastermind structure, Northstar:Grow is for business owners who have laid their strategic foundations and are ready for a strategic, supportive framework to  bring their plans to life.

It’s a 12-month strategic program to purposefully transform the impact of your business. 

Designed for busy business owners, it consists of one laser-focused deep-dive session per month.

An uplifting, and purpose-driven framework, designed to lead you towards freedom and profit.

Do the work that lights you up

Everything in the Northstar series is designed to help purpose-driven people grow thriving businesses.

With its proven process and its blend of 1:1 and group coaching, Northstar supports you to think strategically, build strong brand foundations and focus on the growth strategies which really work.

For owners of established businesses, Northstar will help you get your freedom back by working smarter, not harder. 

For people who are ready to pivot or create something new, Northstar will help you create an irresistible offer that plays to your passions and your zone of genius.


Scale your business with integrity

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Our programs and retreats are for small business owners who are driven by making a difference.

People who want to:

– Do meaningful work

– Scale their business with integrity

– Earn a good income in alignment with their values.

People who are looking for the freedom to do the work they love: when, how, and from wherever they want.

Together we are unearthing our magic, saying goodbye to the hustle and growing our business on our own terms.

If that sounds like you, then welcome. You’re our kind of human.

Swim with a squad

There’s nothing quite like the momentum that comes from surrounding yourself with other good folk. 

Humans who ‘get’ you and are on the same journey as you, but who also bring their own unique experience and perspective to your business’ opportunities and challenges. 

The Northstar community is carefully selected so that you’re traveling with uplifting, values-driven people.

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This ain't no online course!

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We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve all signed up to that amazing online course, our faces glowing with enthusiasm and with every intention of sticking with it and nailing it, this time. 

But then life happens, we fall behind, and we find ourselves wondering how we ended up here, again. 

Well sailor – that’s not how we do things around here. 

Over the last 25 years I’ve helped clients grow more than 600 businesses: from the tiniest little start-up side hustle to some of Australia’s best-known brands. 

Northstar is based on everything I have learned about creating and launching winning businesses: and doing it in a way that is sustainable, heart-driven and purposeful. 

1:1 sessions with your own dedicated coach

Even when you’re swimming with the amazing support of a squad, you can’t beat the impact of having your very own personal coach.

That’s why Northstar gives you regular 1:1 coaching sessions with your very own dedicated strategic coach.

You won’t find many programs which include 1:1 coaching, but we insisted on it because we know it’s the difference between sinking and swimming.  

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Purpose-driven, strategic, practical, and supportive

With 25 years in the making, Northstar has been designed around the four success factors which we know (through experience) that all business owners need. 

It’s purpose-driven, strategic, practical and supportive: designed to give you everything you need to make your business soar. 

You won’t find anything quite like Northstar anywhere else in the world.

Squad goals

When you dive into Northstar you’ll end up swimming with – and learning from – a fabulous bunch of like-minded, like-hearted, purpose-driven humans. 

Just like you, they’ll be authentic as heck, 100% intentional, a tad quirky, and with a burning desire to do things their own way – and it won’t be long at all before you’re all freestyling together on your way to Thrivesville.

If this sounds like the ocean you’d love to be swimming in then grab your towel – we’d LOVE to have you!

Hear from our participants

Adrianna Pearce found the vision and momentum to write the book she’s been dreaming of for years.

Emma Holdsworth from Treehouse Family Counselling found the clarity to pivot and re-launch her business with a clear message to market.

Louise Flaherty from Little Big Bush Camps got clear on the real benefit her work delivers: and booked out her camps as a result.

Register your interest for Northstar:Create

An 8-week intensive, suitable for businesses which are looking to pivot or
redefine their work, as well as start-ups.

Register your interest for Northstar:Grow

A 12-month group mastermind, open to small business owners who are in growth phase and looking to significantly expand their impact.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

Join our waitlist for Northstar and be the first to know about the next opening!

Previous rounds have sold out within weeks: register your interest here so you don’t miss out!