Everyday Avenger

The Launch of Vivid & Brave

Christine & Stephanie of Vivid & Brave

Vivid & Brave launched today, and I am SO EXCITED about it!

Stephanie & I first met thanks to a mutual friend. We went together to hear Me Ra Koh speak at WPPI, and I introduced her to Jeff Jochum, my Team-X business coach. Before long, Stephanie was working with Jeff as well. Over time, we both became mentors and then coaches for Team-X members. We room together at conferences. We talk all the time. We are BFFs. The type of friend that you can truly tell ANYTHING and she will almost always understand. Or tell me that I’m crazy. Either way – I’m so glad she is part of my life.

This year, while rooming together at either Imaging or WPPI, we realized that we both have similar missions, to help women grow their confidence and rediscover their voice.

Out of that passion, Vivid & Brave was born. We talked over the summer about what we wanted to build, how it would look, what we would build. We spent part of August & September putting it all together. (That was why I was in Calgary for so long, in addition to spending a week with Mike while he was there for work.) The name itself came from our own personal words from coaching, and they describe everything we aspire to do.

viv·id (vvd)
adj. viv·id·er, viv·id·est
1. Perceived as bright and distinct; brilliant: a vivid star.
2. a. Having intensely bright colors: a vivid tapestry; b. Having a very high degree of saturation: a vivid purple.
3. Presented in clear and striking manner: a vivid account of the incident.
4. Perceived or felt with the freshness of immediate experience: a vivid recollection of their childhood.
5. Active in forming lifelike images: a vivid imagination.

brave (brv)
adj. brav·er, brav·est
1. Possessing or displaying courage; valiant.
2. Making a fine display; impressive or showy: “a coat of brave red lipstick on a mouth so wrinkled that it didn’t even have a clear outline” (Anne Tyler).
3. Excellent; great: “The Romans were like brothers/In the brave days of old” (Thomas Macaulay).

We created this program for creative women who blog for their business and want to dig in to recover their authentic, vulnerable voice and bring that to their blogging.

Today, our first class started for Fall 2013. We’ll spend 12 weeks working on journaling (60 journal prompts), vision boards, personal declarations, and personal projects. Weekly calls to help along the way. A small, intimate group of 8 people, working together.

It was an exciting moment today knowing that our first journal prompts were going out! I am looking forward to our first call on Thursday as well. Great things ahead!

Want to know when our next class will be starting? Be sure to “Like” our Vivid & Brave Facebook Page, and join our email list.

We have two seats left in this Fall 2013 class at our introductory rates. Even though the journaling started today, we can take registrations up to Wednesday. Want to join us? You still can! We would love to have you!

* While Stephanie & I met thanks to our photography businesses, you do not have to be a photographer to join us in this!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.