Make/Shift Freelance Course

The Make/Shift Course is a comprehensive fully engaging course that integrates somatic healing, business skills and creative artistry to support our community to live their most liberated, sustainable and freely chosen creative lives.  This is a 25+ hour/ four-month course. The course will kick-off with an in-person weekend retreat on September 7th & 8th, both days from 10AM-4PM in Seattle, WA. The remainder of the course will take place through live bi-monthly video conferencing calls, Wednesday nights 6PM-8PM.

You will receive over 25+ hours of content and instruction.  In addition to the retreat and bi-monthly video calls you will have 2-3 hours of homework and reflection pieces to keep you moving and motivated between sessions. You will have access to 1:1 coaching and support through the course and access to all slides, templates, and business resources forever.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, makers, movers and shakers looking to put their dreams to work!  We center BIPOC, womxn, and LGBTQI+ folks to build a vibrant, economically sustainable, liberated lives. All are welcome to apply.

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This course uses somatic healing practices + creative artistry to help you:

  • Amplify your power, build your vision, speak your purpose and embody your full offering

  • Heal fear, doubt, internalized oppression and procrastination with group momentum inside this creative incubator

  • Cultivate endurance and resilience to take action towards your vision

  • Develop systems to organize and automate your business with free & low-cost tools 

  • Build business savvy: create essential pieces of your business plan, marketing plan, basic bookkeeping system and how to plan for those terrifying taxes!)

  • Shape your own rituals for self-love and sustainability in your work life and beyond

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You’ll also have access to:

  • Templates for budgets, healing rituals, money practices, proposals, contracts, invoices, etc.

  • A vibrant incubator with other creatives to practice and build out your confidence

  • An inspiration hub; videos, gifs, articles, books and quotes to help keep you playful and inspired!


Schedule:

September 7th & 8th // 10:30 AM-4PM PST: Dream-making & Resilience - All-Day In-Person retreat, Seattle WA

The remainder of the sessions are video conferences every other Wednesday evening 6PM-8PM PST.

September 18th Business basics: licenses, taxes,  insurance, website content, etc.

October 2nd Marketing Magic: build your power and confidence to convey your vision

October 16th Healing Money: create a business budget for financial sustainability

October 30th Strategic Sustainability: learn how to set your rates, project income and plan for growth

November 13th Boundaries and Self Love

November 27th Efficacy & Endurance: create your business toolkit to build effective systems & operations

December 11th Reflection + Forward Planning

Investment

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We understand this is a significant investment in the launch of your business and freelance career. You will receive over 25+ hours of content and instruction.  In addition to the retreat and bi-monthly video calls you will have 2-3 hours of homework and reflection pieces to keep you moving and motivated between sessions. You will have access to 1:1 coaching and support through the course and access to all slides, templates and business resources forever.

Buddy Enrollment: $750 per person when you enroll with a friend ($187/month)

Early Individual Enrollment (before August 17th) $850 ($212/month)

Regular Enrollment (after Aug 17th) $1000 ($250/month)

*Space is limited

We have two 50% scholarships ($500) available for folks who do not have the financial resources to attend. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks will be prioritized for scholarships – please contact devondelena@gmail.com to apply. 

Payments may be paid through venmo, paypal and stripe (for credit cards). Your spot in the course is not confirmed until you have completed your payment.

The Trainer

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Hello, my name is devon de Leña, I’m an award-winning filmmaker, somatic healer and full-time freelancer.  Four years ago I quit the grind of the non-profit industrial complex to follow a tiny persistent voice echoing inside my heart that I wanted to be a filmmaker and live a wildly creative life.  I made the leap (what felt like off a cliff) -- and every day of that first year was filled with self-doubt, anxiety, messages of internalized oppression, scarcity mind-set and a constant question of my self-worthiness.  The closer I got to my vision the more joy and aliveness I discovered in my life. 

Cut to four years later, soooo many youtube videos, books and articles consumed to figure out ‘How do I run a business?’ and more lessons learned than I can count.  I feel more rested and alive, I have on-going business and return clients, I produce more money to resource myself and my community, and I get to practice and play with my creativity everyday. 

This course is a long-time dream come true.  It’s a chance to integrate creative artistry, eight years of somatic healing training and the tangible business skills I use everyday with others.