BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Lisa Courtney, CEO/Creative Director of The Brand Goddess/Lisa Courtney Designs/Good Gangsta/Lisa Courtney Fine Art

What is your name?

Lisa Courtney

What is your title?

CEO/Creative Director

What is your business name?

What is your website URL?

Lisacourtneydesigns.com, thebrandgoddess.com, goodgangsta.com, lisacourtneyfineart.com

What is your Instagram handle?

What is your LinkedIn URL?

How long have you been a Boston Business Women member?

Under a year

Where are you based? How did you end up there?

Rockport, MA. Lived on north shore since 1988

Tell us more about your company! What do you do and what pushed you to start?

I am a creative at heart. I am a creative director, graphic designer, painter, scarf designer, and t-shirt designer. I wanted the freedom to own my own time and determine my value and worth.

The last full time job I had, I said to myself, ``If they don't give me a raise, I'm leaving and going out on my own.`` They didn't give me what I felt I was worth, so I gave my notice. I quadrupled my income in 6 months.

What is your definition of success? How do you know when you’ve reached it?

I'm looking to make several million dollars a year and eventually get my scarves in Nordstrom, to have a store within a store. And to eventually be able to live bi-coastally, in a warmer climate during winter.

Tell us about your most transformational moment as an entrepreneur?

When I quadrupled my income in six months.

What was one of your biggest challenges in business?

Making the decision to go out on my own versus getting that weekly paycheck. And sales!

How do you handle the harder days? The struggles? Those moments when you feel like giving up?

I do a ritual of affirmations, positive scripting, gratitude ranting, meditation, and listening to high vibe boosters. I am also a member of an embodied millionaire group of women who meet three times a year and talk daily. We support one another's struggles and help each other through them.

How has being a Boston Business Women Inner Circle member positively influenced your life + business?

Being surrounded by like-minded women who have similar goals.

Tell us about your most proud moment in your career.

I've had magazine and newspaper articles written about me as an artist

Who is the woman behind your business? What does she like? How does she spend her free time? What does she value?

Me! That's it. I'm bold, colorful, outgoing, funny and entertaining. I love to travel and I love the finer things, staying in beautiful locations and hotels. I travel and create daily. I value my free time, my children, the ocean, my friendships, art, art and more art, in all its forms!

What makes you stand out from others in your field? What do you do differently?

There are very few women who own four businesses. Owning four businesses allows me to create in different ways, and get paid for what I love to do! I think that makes me different and stand out. One day I am concepting a social media campaign for a client, the next I am drawing and designing a new scarf. And because I am my own boss, I can make time to go to the beach or help out family and friends.

Where can we keep up with you? What social media platforms do you use the most?

www.facebook.com/LisaCourtneyDesigns, https://www.instagram.com/lisacourtney_designs/

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