Learn How to Build That Business You Have Been Thinking About and Sitting on for Years.

Finally Make the Money and Impact You Truly Desire.

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A 6-month program for new BIPOC entrepreneurs

to finally build the business they’ve been dreaming about

while working 9-5.

It can be scary to walk away from your [false] security and cushy job to launch your own business – especially as a POC or 1st/ 2nd generation immigrant who doesn’t have a leg up or someone to model success and learn from, and who have been told all their lives to play it safe.

When folx try to start their own business, many get stuck for two reasons:

1

They have no idea what to do or where to even start

or

2

They see there are a million things to do, are completely overwhelmed, and focus on the wrong things that don’t actually make them money

We teach you what’s important so you can launch or relaunch your business in as little as three months.

Take away the struggle, confusion, and the uncertainty of what to do and how to do it by learning from mentors who look like you and have been where you are.

Have you either said or thought any of these things...

(either out loud or quietly to yourself?)

  • I work full-time so I can’t start a business because I don’t have time

  • I’m a multi-passionate and have a million ideas but I’m not sure where to start

  • I wish I could do more fulfilling work but I’m worried about what my family will say

  • I don’t have enough money to start my business yet

  • I don’t have a business degree, who am I to be running my own business?

  • What if my idea isn’t good enough and nobody buys?

  • I don’t want to be glued to social media

  • I don’t want to sound pushy and/or salesy?

Imagine if you had someone who could walk you through the process so you could…

Know what the essential steps to starting your business are so that you aren’t wasting time and money on things that don’t matter

Feel more confident in what you are offering and how to package, price, and sell it without sounding pushy or salesy

Start landing your first beta clients and making extra money to supplement your current income

Feel supported along the journey to starting your business

YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN

READY TO LAUNCH

NEW BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

IT'S TIME TO BUILD YOUR OWN TABLE

This 6-month program is for the BIPOC professional who is well-established in their career, is working their 9-5, but has been longing to start their own thing for years. And for many different reasons.

Maybe you want to impact the world in a different way. Or maybe you are looking to bring home an extra couple of thousand dollars a month to add more financial resources to your household.

You’ve spent time successfully climbing the ladder and claiming your seat at the table in your career, and now it’s time to build your own table.

Who is this for?

This is for mid to senior-level BIPOC leader who is ready and will do what it takes to monetize the expertise they’ve been developing for 5, 10, 15+ years and turn that into a lucrative coaching, consulting, or contracting freelance service-based business.

You know you’re good at what you do, you already have a solid business idea, and maybe you’re nervous about leaving your 6-figure salary and safety and security behind.

But you’re determined to make it happen, and just like you had a mentor and sponsor at work, you know you need some help from a coach to turn your idea into reality.

Whether you leave your 9-5 and go full-time or keep your business a side hustle, I want to see you bring your genius out into the world.

I get it. Entrepreneurship can feel like a lonely journey but it doesn’t have to be. I am going to walk alongside you the whole way.

And you will have the support of a BIPOC community who centers equity in their work to hold space and celebrate you.

Throughout this program, we will build out your package, work out your pricing, and learn to brand it, market it, and sell it. We will also start looking at building out your social media and your personal brand on LinkedIn. This container will be kept small (12 folx maximum) to ensure that everyone can receive spot coaching during the coaching calls and so you can get to know your fellow launchers.

Why BIPOC Only?

I have heard many times that there aren’t exclusive spaces just for us. As a DEI Professional and BIPOC Business Coach, my coaching containers are about equity, witnessing, and understanding the challenge that Black, Indigenous, Latine/x/a/o/, Asian and other people of color face.

There’s a certain baseline understanding and level of comfort that comes from being in spaces with other people who look like you, who’ve shared similar lived experiences, and who JUST GET IT.

Jenn was stuck in life thinking their business was just a dream…

"Before I started coaching with Carissa, I felt stuck with where I was in life. My coaching business was just a dream at that point. I had a strong lack of self-trust. But it was also about working with the RIGHT coach, someone who is BIPOC and truly understands my experience and can coach me across a number of areas, through a holistic, equity based lens. Carissa’s coaching really changed so many parts of my life. What I loved most about our coaching relationship is that it's results oriented. I was able to set up 4 sales calls and secure 2 clients; this all happened a few weeks ahead of my planned launch date! Carissa is BRILLIANT, badass, a boss, deeply ambitious, full of compassion and a powerful activist. She lives her truth and that's really important to me.”

Theon struggled with their blocks and giving themself permission to follow their passion

“I was struggling with getting rid of my blocks and giving myself permission to do things I was passionate about before working with Carissa. Carissa allowed me to be confident about my dreams to become an event planner and encouraged me to take baby steps to move into a new career and see that it’s not just a hobby or interest. Our weekly sessions kept me feeling invigorated and I really liked her approach and the accountability she gave me. She showed me how to celebrate my wins and one of my biggest achievement was learning to be kinder to myself. She empowered me to do so. She not only helped me with a road map of how to start my own event planning company even while in a full-time job, she helped me move past my own mental blocks.”

“I was struggling with getting rid of my blocks and giving myself permission to do things I was passionate about before working with Carissa. Carissa allowed me to be confident about my dreams to become an event planner and encouraged me to take baby steps to move into a new career and see that it’s not just a hobby or interest. Our weekly sessions kept me feeling invigorated and I really liked her approach and the accountability she gave me. She showed me how to celebrate my wins and one of my biggest achievement was learning to be kinder to myself. She empowered me to do so. She not only helped me with a road map of how to start my own event planning company even while in a full-time job, she helped me move past my own mental blocks.”

Theon struggled with their blocks and giving themself permission to follow their passion

How it works

We take you through a 6-part framework that takes you from having zero idea of how to even start a business to confidently launching your first product and landing your first paying dream clients

THE ROADMAP

1

1

PURPOSE

What do you want to do?

Knowing why you do what you do is foundational and critical to the sustainability of your business. This is where you identify your values and priorities and the purpose your side hustle serves in your greater life design plan.

2

2

IDEAL

CLIENT

Client Avatar

Everything from developing your products/services, to pricing, to marketing, copy, and imagery is dependent on clarifying who you ultimately want to win and how you help them.

3

3

PRODUCT

Pricing & What's Included

This includes pricing, packaging, and developing your outline or methodology

4

4

OFFLINE

MARKETING

Networks

Sharing your product to your network and people who already know, like, and trust you is most often how you land your first paying clients.

5

5

SALES

Leads & Conversions

Getting comfortable on calls with potential clients and setting up systems and tools to take calls and payments

6

6

6

PLAN

Goals & Mindset

Establishing your goals, managing your time, and mindset shifts to keep moving forward.

By the end of our 6-months together you will:

  • Launch your first product and work towards landing your first paying clients

  • Identify your niche and target customer so you only work with values-aligned clients

  • Feel confident about the pricing and packages of your offers

  • Know your story and write up your bio so people get to know you WHO you are not just WHAT you do

  • Create your first marketing assets to share with potential clients

  • Learn how to conduct sales calls that feel good and purpose-driven rather than icky or pushy

We start on Thursday, January 19. Calls are weekly every Thursday from 8 - 9:30 pm EST / 5 - 6:30 pm PST.*

*All sessions will be recorded so you can review on your own time

Here is what you'll get when you join us today!

  • 3 90-minute Live tactical coaching calls per month to go through modules of the 6-step level 1 roadmap

  • 1 90-minute Hot seat coaching call per month to talk through any blocks - mindset or technical, you’re experiencing

  • 3 wellness community building calls with fellow members of your cohort. We are more than just our businesses and our jobs and what we do is not who we but part of who we are. You may meet you next business bestie in here and we want to give you time to get to know each other. Entrepreneurship is tough so we make sure to integrate self-care and community care.

  • Access to Carissa through Slack and WhatsApp in between calls

  • Tools and worksheets to expedite your learning

  • A dedicated Google Drive and Individual review of your work. You’ll have the opportunity to win some fun prizes too when you complete specific milestones. We’re serious about you birthing your business baby into world.

  • A community of BIPOC entrepreneurs who are doing what you’re doing

  • Introductions to members of Carissa’s BIPOC operations and marketing agency - Sourcing and hiring talent to support your business can be time-consuming especially if you don’t know where to look or what skills to look for or market rates to compare to. I’ve taken care of that for you. My own team of BIPOC contractors can support you with all your creative, tech, and operational needs and take care of anything you don’t know how or don’t have time to do (*cost of services are supplemental and are not included in the program. Rates vary based on what you need).

Full Price

$6997

HOLIDAY SPECIAL

$5997

($1000 OFF DISCOUNT) SIGN UP BY SATURDAY DEC 31

One-time payment of $5997

Or 6 monthly payments of $999/month for 6 months

*extended payment plans are available upon request

Rosa had no idea where to start and trying to do it alone wasn't working...

"After giving birth to my little one I knew it was now or never if I was going to start my business, but I had no idea where to start and trying to do it on my own want not working. I needed help! I am so grateful I found Carissa. I gravitate to her experience as a woman of color and her framework. Carissa pushed me and challenge me just as much as I needed. She provided guidance, advice and tools to figure out what I wanted to do with my business. Really developing my niche. She then worked with me on marketing my business. All the essentials as a new entrepreneur. I feel more confident in myself, in my offerings and the future of my business because of my work with her. She never sugar coated that it would be work, what she did do was believe in me and encourage me.”

“Before starting coaching, I felt like I was trying a lot of things but not sure if it was working or if I should pivot. I didn't have someone that I could trust to be a sounding board. My main pain point was trying to figure out my signature product. I knew I needed a coach but I wasn't sure if a coach would understand my business. It was important for me to find a person that I could trust. Working with Carissa, I was finally able to create a signature product - my group program, Radical Rest. We also worked on solidfying upon my money-worth and mindset as well as understanding the power of a consistent narrative. Upon launching, I signed up 15 people to my sampler workshop and signed up 3 people to my high-ticket group program. Working with Carissa felt fun and safe. She keeps you accountable and is good for people who are early on in their business. I felt like I could trust her and I could be vulnerable without being judged.”

Irene needed a business advisor they could trust...

Irene needed a business advisor they could trust...

“Before starting coaching, I felt like I was trying a lot of things but not sure if it was working or if I should pivot. I didn't have someone that I could trust to be a sounding board. My main pain point was trying to figure out my signature product. I knew I needed a coach but I wasn't sure if a coach would understand my business. It was important for me to find a person that I could trust. Working with Carissa, I was finally able to create a signature product - my group program, Radical Rest. We also worked on solidfying upon my money-worth and mindset as well as understanding the power of a consistent narrative. Upon launching, I signed up 15 people to my sampler workshop and signed up 3 people to my high-ticket group program. Working with Carissa felt fun and safe. She keeps you accountable and is good for people who are early on in their business. I felt like I could trust her and I could be vulnerable without being judged.”

MEET YOUR COACH

Hi, I'm Carissa

I’m on a mission to help BIPOC entrepreneurs achieve time, location, financial and occupational freedom.

I'm a 2nd-generation Filpina-American woman, daughter of immigrants, business coach and consultant for multi-passionate, ambitious BIPOC entrepreneurs. As a former strategic planner & analyst and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) director, I have over 15 years of cross-industry experience working on the operations and the human side of business, from the private sector, to startups, to non-profits.

My work has been featured in TIME, Girlboss, Mindbody Green, and I’ve had the opportunity to speak at Fortune 500s to startups and non-profits including Calendly, KPMG, Octagon Sports, Publicis Groupe, Kapor Capital, Pearson, and the YMCA.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS MY PATH TO LIBERATION

AND PAYING IT FORWARD IS MY ACTIVISM

I created CONSCIOUSXCHANGE because I couldn't find a BIPOC coach who shared similar lived experiences as a person of color navigating business and who prioritized DEI values.

I know what it's like to be the FIRST, the ONLY, the OTHER, and when you can’t find what you’re looking for, you create it yourself!

I want to help you launch your own coaching, consulting, or contracting online service-based business. I'll help you generate your business’ initial momentum, and make your first $200, $2,000, $20,000, and beyond so you can prove to yourself that it's possible to succeed on your own terms.

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