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Together, we’re taking entrepreneurship to the next level to foster integrated lives,
healthy communities, and a world filled with being as well as doing.

Our Inspired Success Community masterminds insights and builds practices that
preserve human wholeness while we each reach for our dreams.

Let’s leave behind 90 hour work weeks, habitual life imbalance, unnecessary stress, and constant busy-ness
that produces anxiety, dis-ease, and an unnatural bias towards leadership that
perpetually values doing over being.

We’ll stand together for creativity, imagination, connectedness as well as achievement and getting things done.
Each of us fully embodying our integrated wholeness while building our businesses and living our dreams.

Expand your impact, increase your joy, delight your prospects and customers,
make a difference for your world—near and far, and achieve holistic prosperity.

The Inspired Success Community supports entrepreneurs like you
who have inspiration at the core of their ventures.

Take yourself off the ENTHUSIASM ROLLERCOASTER…

Stop chasing the next big formula, technique, or guru.

Lasting results come from taking action and making progress in building your business.

How many times have you said to yourself: “I know what to do — I’m just not sure why I don’t do it.”

Or, “I got off to a great start — but then, I kind of got bogged down when it didn’t work as well as I had hoped.”

Well, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We estimate that this is what happens to… about 85-90% of people!

So, what’s really going on here?

Watch this video to learn more about this and how
the Inspired Success Community solves the problem for you.

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We believe a healthy, well-functioning world starts with
businesses that help our neighborhoods, cities, regions, and states flourish.

Flourishing neighborhoods and regions combine:

  • Businesses that meet the needs of the population and are considerate about their impact;
  • People living their best lives and dreams; and
  • Nonprofits that fill gaps in art, literature, entertainment, and opportunities.
Healthy Communities

We focus on supporting businesses built on people doing work they love and living lives that nourish them, their families, their friends, neighbors, and world. Those businesses make a difference in regions large and small by cultivating and reinforcing a sense of accountability, responsibility, and care for the commonwealth.

We help people align with their dreams, skills, and talents so that their businesses reflect the best of who they are and deliver the value they’re uniquely suited for. We’re inspired by people discovering what activities put them into flow and also enable them to live life outside of work.

Our Inspired Success Factors and Seven Lenses for Wise Action

The mission of the Inspired Success Community is to keep you in purposeful action toward your goal. And to help you make that process enjoyable – fun even – smooth, and filled with encouragement and support from inspired entrepreneurs.

To help accomplish that, we culled from our experience the key success factors for ventures and the perspectives that create AHA moments for every step along the path. All of which accelerate your process in a balanced, healthy way.

We’ve centered the Inspired Success Community experience around helping you make the world a better place combined with what we have seen in both successful and stalled entrepreneurial ventures over the last 20+ years.

Our coaching, masterminds, discussions, workshops, and content embody our
Inspired Success Factors:

  • Peer support, encouragement, ideas, advice, insights
  • Relationship-building marketing and sales
  • Enthusiastic commitment to internal team culture
  • Success beyond profits
  • Commitment to community as key stakeholders
  • Clarity and focus on unique value delivered to customers
  • Healthy business model
Successful Inspired Entrepreneur Ventures
Successful Inspired Entrepreneur Ventures

You can learn more about each of these success factors and how they come together at
Inspired Success Factors.

The Seven Lenses for Wise Action is a set of business and personal transformation experiences designed to stimulate new perspectives in seven key areas on your entrepreneurship journey.

Successful ventures have incorporated these perspectives in one way or another. We’ve brought it all together for you in a seven part sequence to deliver AHA moments and tools that give you a boost in each area.

We offer these in a series of workshops to help you develop the Seven Lenses for Wise Action that we’ve seen contribute to balanced success in our 20+ years of experience with entrepreneurs.

The Seven Lenses for Wise Action:

  1. Your Story and Spark
  2. Holistic Vision of Success
  3. System View of Business
  4. Finding Fit
  5. Path to Customer Relationship
  6. Agile Plan of Action
  7. Share
Inspired Success Action Sequence

You can learn more about each of these lenses and their workshops at
Seven Lenses for Wise Action in Entrepreneurship.

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All the moments of our lives…

…matter.

Offline or online,

our connections…

…register with others and make an impression.
At Inspired Success we make sure every contact with our members

moves them forward toward success: authentic, real, meaningful, and offers value.

Every time…

…every session.

So that you’re living the dream of your business in a way that aligns with your values and builds a healthy, thriving life and community.

Some of our clients…

Read our client stories and testimonials

Who the Inspired Success Community is for…

First and foremost, you’re willing to dig in and learn some new ways of measuring your success, thinking about your larger impact, and building your business using a systems methodology. We’re here to help you learn to fish so that you’ll be able to take your business to new levels of growth consistently, steadily, and significantly on into the future, after our work together is done.

Passionate Small Business

Passionate Small Business Owners

  • You have a vision of the difference you want to make in the world.
  • You offer a product or a service that inspires you and delivers unique value to your customers.
  • You’re sick and tired of impersonal, formula-based marketing.
  • You’re not getting the results you really want from the blood, sweat, and tears you pour into this.
Visionary Medium-sized Business

Visionary Medium-sized Businesses

  • You’re ready to level up your business to focus on your most profitable and enjoyable type of customer.
  • You’re willing to invest in your people to get great results.
  • You understand you need to separate yourself from the pack to stand out in your market.
  • You realize the time has come to increase the growth rate of your business and do it in a way that is a win for everyone, including you.
Inspired Social Cause Business

Inspired Social Cause Businesses

  • You have a story to tell and a offer to sell that creates a positive impact on the world.
  • You are ready to accelerate your impact and align with the people who love what you’re up to.
  • You’re just not a fit for traditional marketing and neither are your customers.
  • Your business stands for something greater in the world and you’re ready to align with that in all you do.
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How to work with us…

We offer a variety of workshops, coaching opportunities, frameworks, tips, insights, hot seats, and more in our Inspired Success Community offering. A few of our workshops are also available to non-members, but we primarily focus on supporting entrepreneurs in an ecosystem that supports both growing a business and making an impact while balancing well-being and creating great customer experiences.

You’ll see an ROI. If Kathryn isn’t sure it’s going to pay off, she won’t recommend it. Her level of integrity is so far above the other people I’ve met who do internet marketing, as well as her willingness to do what it takes to get the job done. – Executive Coach and HR Consultant, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Able to uncover the gem of a client’s experience and get the business in alignment with how they’re perceived by their clients. This was a turning point for me in my business. – Business Owner, Santa Cruz, CA

We bring over four decades of entrepreneurship and startup experience, including all of strategies, tools, and tactics of digital marketing.

We’ve helped founders and business owners get their business off the ground and grow, while also delivering tactical solutions like business plans, marketing campaigns, websites, social media, advertising, and more.

If you’re ready to take a step forward and realign your business with your passion and your customers to radically increase your profitability, take a look around, sign up for our newsletter below, and give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to show you what we can do with a free consulting session.

Not for the person who wants to stay small. – Nonprofit Executive, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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Our latest blog posts…

  • Abundance and scarcity in pricing

Abundance and Scarcity in Pricing

“The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.” – Marianne Williamson, American Author “Many creative people are finding that creativity doesn't grow in abundance, it grows from scarcity - the more Lego

  • Focused imbalance

The Hidden Danger of Focused Imbalance

“There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric “The chains of habit are too weak to

Our story…

After years of helping people with their businesses as solo consultants, we decided to completely abandoned those mainstream frameworks when they began to seem pointless and spammy. We looked at what really works—for companies who want to create compelling, original, meaningful things that are loved and celebrated by enthusiastic fans. And we decided to build our business only around helping people do it that way. You can read more about that process in Why We Turned Our Consulting Practice Inside-Out. And learn more about all of us here.

Kathryn A Gorges CEO

Kathryn Gorges

Chris Burbridge

Chris Burbridge

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Sign up for our Connection Points Newsletter and every week we’ll deliver entrepreneurship inspiration to you. Yep – every week we’ll send you something to help you keep your passion alive and stay in the game your playing.

We’ll also share key insights and AHA moments from our Inspired Success Community activities and events. And let you know if we’ve written any essays, created podcasts, posted videos, or anything else you might find interesting.

You’ll get to know us, the focus and commitment we have to building relationships and community through business, and if we’re a fit for what you’re up to.

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