Hi sister,

I can't believe this is the first time, I am sharing this framework.

I get so many questions about compensation and "getting paid what I am worth", that it was about time to share my 7-Step framework to help you earn more.

When is the last time you connected with your boss to share what was important to you?

Have you ever shared your VALUE (Value = strengths + personal values + ambitions)?


You might be wondering what this has to do with your compensation strategy?

First, your salary/compensation is not personal.

It is not a reflection of you as a person and please do not make the mistake of confusing your compensation with your worth. If you still feel that way right now, it’s ok, but it needs to change if you want to move beyond your current income level.

Once you realize that what you get paid has everything to do with your value to the organization and nothing to do with your personal worth, things will start to change for you.

Most importantly, when you can get clear and aligned with your boss about your VALUE, the compensation will follow!
Final reminder, there is no us v. them.

You are giving up your power and personal responsibility when you blame your company or boss because you are not getting what you think you deserve.

7 STEPS TO BUILD YOUR COMPENSATION STRATEGY:

  • Test the market (interview if not sure, don’t just use salary websites, talk to colleagues and people you can trust about what is the general pay for your position. Keep this range loose and don’t stay fixed it to it. Remember, an abundant mindset is not limited. If we remain open and not fixated, we are allowing that even more may come in (and not just from one place i.e. salary).

  • Make sure you understand the company’s strategy and what’s important to your organization’s success. Seek it out, don't wait for them to tell you. They need to know if their communication approach is clearly communicating the strategy. Then clearly document how your goals and projects align to the company’s goals. If you are not quite sure, it’s a great opportunity to get clear and collaborate with your boss.

  • Get clear your strengths and personal values. Do not make the mistake of simply thinking about what job title you want next.

    • For example, one of my strengths is executing on new challenges and one of my core values is freedom. I feel extremely fulfilled when I have the freedom to operate on new initiatives and projects. If you are not sure what yours are quite yet, it’s ok, this is where a career coach may be able to help you get clear.

  • Communicate your above expectations and plan, your VALUE, to your boss to get his or her take. Are they seeing things the same way as you? Do the other leaders in the organization value these projects as well? Once you have alignment with your boss then communicate even more. Let other department heads and your colleagues know your strengths + values and most importantly how you can help them when an opportunity presents itself. Set up a meeting and give your boss a heads up and share materials in advance.

  • Don’t limit yourself to the pay of your current role and be SUPER clear. The conversation with your boss should be about asking for the support you need to get where you want to go.

    • Here is a sample talk track you can use: I would like to do the following types of work (my VALUE) and feel this aligns with where the organization going AND ultimately, I would like to make X. Do you have any recommendations, or could you please assist me in creating a plan to get there? (Note: if the department or organization’s values or measure of success do not align with yours be prepared for that as well. It might be the signal you need to start looking elsewhere).

  • Patience and persistence are everything. Don’t get discouraged from one conversation. Instead, keep the lines of communication open.

  • Hard work alone + burnout will not get you results. Alignment is the new hustle. Keep showing up in high vibration, demonstrating your value, communicating patiently and opportunities will open. Don’t burn yourself out to show how valuable you are and then be better if things don’t happen on some arbitrary timeline. I certainly don’t value burnout and if that’s what it takes to get a promotion where you are currently working, then you may want to think twice about whether it is the best place for your well-being.

I know how hard it can be to get clarity and have these conversations, which is why I do the work I do to support women just like you, Jelena.

This framework is a great start and if it feels daunting to do alone, I offer a few 90 min Career Clarity sessions each month, where we cover anything from personal branding, career growth and compensation to helping you get clarity what to do next, especially if you are feeling burnout, overwhelm or are looking to make a career transition.

Please don’t hesitate to replay back to this email for more information or send me a message on Instagram @spiritsoulexec.

Sending love and peace,
Xoxo,
Jelena 

P.S. Career Clarity Sessions include the following:

  1. 90 min of 1:1 time with ME to map out your custom career plan.
  2. Access to 3 online courses, Money Mindset, Women's Business + Manifestation that will teach you how be in flow + receive v. always grinding and hustling.
  3. 7 days of email access to me for any follow-up work.

Send me a message if this feels like it could be helpful for you! Or book a call right here!


Hi sister,

I can’t believe we are going into week 6 of quarantine. Whoa.

It got me thinking about how far we have come.

  • back to the struggle of the times where I had left my boss’ office frustrated because I didn’t get the promotion
  • times when I just couldn’t figure out how HE or SHE got the next project or promotion and I didn’t
  • when I was questioning my purpose and what I was still doing in this job
  • when I just didn’t know what step to take next
  • then, I remember thinking I got the career part down and I was compromising my health or time with my family.

Here’s what I know now.

Getting it right was no accident.

It took work and it was a different sort of playbook than I had ever been taught before.

  • I have manifested every beautiful thing we have today,
  • a home near the ocean with spectacular schools in a warm supportive community
  • I have the career I have always wanted…
  • one where I have been able to work from home and not skip a beat, where I could present with my family while also achieving my personal goals of supporting more 1,000 women across the country.
  • I have the joy of working with women just like you, to help share the lessons I have learned to help you achieve your dreams too. 

Mostly, though, I am grateful for the tools I have acquired that allow me to have the energy to show up in all the ways for ALL of the people that I serve.

If we got quarantined years ago, I would have struggled for sure…mostly because I didn’t have the tools.

I struggled to be present at work and at home and whenever I failed in one aspect (and it was inevitable that I did) I would shame myself for not giving more or coming more prepared.

The me from back then, living in the 2020 quarantine state, would have been a woman trying to make everyone around her happy but ending each day exhausted and unfulfilled.

You might be thinking, what does this have to do with my career strategy?

Stay with me, love 😊.

Growing your career or business is not just about the work itself. It’s about having the clarity, energy and influence to show up as a conscious feminine leader and ultimately attract exactly what you desire.

The PROMOTION.

The NEW JOB.

The NEW BUSINESS.

The IMPACT.

And don’t forget the INCOME.

It’s why I’ve created the masterclass, Career Strategy Power Hour, to share the lessons that I learned the hard way on how to take command of your career, impact and income!

I’ll be hosting this masterclass on Tuesday, April 28th at 5pm EST.

We’ll go over 5 key lessons to help you develop your Career Strategy.

  1. Feminine Leadership = Influence, Magnetism, Radiance & Amplification
  2. Get CLEAR on the outcome you want
  3. Bust the blocks that are holding you back
  4. Convert mentors into sponsors to catapult your career!
  5. Eliminate financial fears

As a BONUS, I will also be doing a LIVE Coaching / Q+A at the end to give you personal support.

These lessons are the basis of the training I provide for my 6-figure mastermind members - it has helped them achieve their business and life goals!

This is a special event that I am so excited to share with you! Here are the deets:

When: Tuesday, April 28th at 5pm ET

Where: Zoom conference when you register here!

Why: Because what you want matters….your goals and dreams matter!

There will be a replay available if you can’t join live, but make sure to register to get access to it.

Sending you love and blessings!

xoxo,

Jelena

The WILL - How to Manifest your Best Life


There is a lot going on that is not in our control.

It can feel uncertain and unpredictable but here is one thing I know with certainty. 

Nothing can take away our connection to our vision, connection to self and source. 

I have manifested everything I have in my life right now. And if you haven't read my story, here is a little snit bit. 

I was done with the corporate hustle, commute, long hours and unhealthy lifestyle.

I wanted more time with my family, my partner and do things that helped me feel whole. I wanted to contribute to the world in a way that was meaningful and impactful.

I wanted to feel JOY on the daily and had enough of the grind. 

Oh you too? Here's the guide.

Want to hear the rest of my story? Keep reading..

As a result, I started dreaming, meditating and journaling - I began painting the vision of what I wanted my life to look like. 

And here's what happened:

1. I followed my heart and began working for a company and leader that aligned with my values and allowed me creative expression to build

2. I retired my husband from his job so we that we didn't have strangers raising our child, we had more time together, fully present showing love. 

3. That led to moving to a place I never knew existed Portsmouth, New Hampshire (did someone say Ports MOUTH?) and getting pregnant with my daughter after trying for 2 years plus leading a team of over 1,200 women and running a $50m+ business.

4. I also manifested the amount of money that I wanted to make and with this road-test program / technology I doubled my salary in only a few years (which led to paying off all debt including student loans and mortage) which led to FINANCIAL FREEDOM 

5. As I continue to follow my heart and my vision, that led me to starting a new business last year and serving women who wanted to do exactly what I did

I realized that when I got super clear on what I wanted, the right opportunities started to present themselves and simply unfold.

I attract what I am and what I desire.

Say that with me.

I attract what I am and what I desire. 

As a result, I developed a road-tested program that has helped so many women get clarity on their purpose and begin living as conscious feminine leaders in their businesses and in their homes. It is a combination of coaching, online courses and self-care practicum that will revolutionize your ability to create the life you desire. 

And I want to serve you too!

So, today I am sharing one of the free guides that I created to help you begin to articulate that vision.

It always starts with tuning in to what your own heart desires, then feeling into it and capturing it on paper or in your voice memos. 

Click here to get my free guide.

If you know it's time to grab that road-tested program, let's chat. I have several offerings that I know will be transformative for you at whatever stage you are in. 

The world needs your light. 

You can manifest of life that only you were born to live. 

You can do this.

I see you. I feel you. I love you.

xoxo,

Jelena 

The WILL - 4 Ways To Show Yourself Compassion

 

Sisters,

We are feeling all the range of emotions over here and it is changing on the daily. Without my tool box it would be even more volatile. So today, I am sharing 4 ways to show up yourself compassion so you can show up and serve everyone in your life. We always practice compassion, grace and ease in the WILL mastermind but now it's even more important. 

1. Give yourself some love

I woke up this morning and thought, "what would feel luxurious right now?".

That is not a question I used to ever ask myself.

I used to think about my to-do lists and production. How could I get the most done even if it was supposed to be relaxing. I wanted to check all the boxes. I won't lie it still feels good to throw away a checked off list but the difference is that I show compassion for myself if I don't get ALL THE THINGS DONE. 

The GAME CHANGER?

I prioritize WELL-BEING. 

Before I go to bed at night, I no longer think about all that I did or did not accomplish. 

I reflect on how compassionate I was with myself...did I nourish my body? Did I take 3 conscious breaths?

Did I prioritize my health, move, meditate and connect with people that I love?

Did kiss my husband and children enough? Was I present when they were speaking?

Was I nice to myself?

So this morning, after lying in bed (BED-itating :)), I decided I wanted to take a nice long shower and then give myself a a nourishing body massage with essential oils, shea butter and almond oil. I gave myself love this morning. I massaged my tender feet and moisturized by dry elbows. Most importantly, I took my time, really paying attention to how all the parts of my body were feeling. 

As a conscious feminine leader, not only am I showing up for myself but also I am role modeling for my daughter (show don't tell). It feels good all around sister!

2. Go for a walk, stretch or move your body

Physically moving our bodies is one of the best ways to chemically and hormonally change our mood and it's one of the ultimate forms of self-care.

Prioritizing time for you whether you have kiddos or not is super important.

When I don't make time to do move my body, I not only feel lethargic but energetically and emotional feel the difference.

This is especially important now that many of us are working from home.

Sister, I don't know how I was functioning in the office and not making time for walks through out the day! 

3. Join my free workshop 

This workshop is made for you. It's for conscious feminine leaders who need a break from "playing all the roles".

You get to put your guard down and be led through a super grounding an intuitive workshop that will help you get back to center, strip away the noise, and feel freedom and power in a renewed sense of self and purpose.

Grab a cup of tea, your favorite pen and journal, tuck yourself away in a tiny corner (or grab the headphones lol) and join us. 

Register here!

Elizabeth's Bio

Liz founded Mind The Core LLC to make space to live her life fully. She wanted to spend her working hours doing what she does best - facilitating strategy creation and advancement of talent, leaders and teams. A mom of two, wife, yoga, ski & wine enthusiast, and avid life-long learner, Liz makes it her mission to make the hard, simple; the impossible, the starting place; the unknown, a foolproof plan.

Across a range of sectors she's:

  • successfully advised leaders to navigate their teams through change and strategic planning inclusive of mergers/ acquisitions, geographical physical moves, and changes in leadership team personnel;
  • elevated performance;
  • expanded the conversation on the future of work and helped leaders to modify their strategy with this knowledge, and; 
  • enabled others to achieve exceptional and transformative business and personal growth.

As a Certified Coach and experienced Consultant, Liz has a track record of advising and partnering with Executives, Leadership Teams, Women on a Mission, and HR/OD/LD/Talent Professionals to streamline strategy- experiences- innovations- organizational structures- and talent around what matters most at the core.

“Energy follows intention.”

You all know me but just in case :)

Jelena is a mother, wife, healthcare executive and women’s empowerment coach. She helps women change the world - starting with their own. Her leadership style focuses on building an environment of trust, compassion and empathy and she believes that we can achieve impactful results in our businesses when we empower our people.

In her coaching business, she helps women become conscious feminine leaders by helping them gain clarity and connection to purpose to help them find fulfillment and create the career/life they desire. And most importantly, as a mother and partner she creates a solid container at home and uses her gifts to be a present and loving role model to her family.

4. Give yourself permission to feel 

It's hard to know if what you are feeling is yours or if your feeling stuff from the collective.

It can be hard to untangle everything and not judge yourself for whatever is coming up for you.

I found myself excusing and minimizing my feelings because I knew that there are bigger problems going on in the world.

Here's the thing sister, there may always be someone worse off than you. What matters most is giving yourself the compassion to feel whatever is coming up (see point #1 ;)) no matter what is happening around you. The most important thing though is not to stay there too long. Allow the feelings to move through you without dwelling on them for too long.

Here is simple 5 min meditation that helps me get back to neutral ground when I am feeling a bit off balance and need to come back to center. 

The Neutral Mind lives for the touch of vastness. It lets all other thoughts be without disturbance to your constant inner light. The Neutral Mind opens the gate to that deep remembrance of the self and soul.

Posture: Sit in easy pose with the spine straight. Put both hands in the lap with the palms facing up. Rest the right hand in the left. The thumb tips may touch or not.

Eyes and Mental Focus: Remove all tension from every part of the body. Sit straight by achieving a balance. Close the eyes. Imagine seeing yourself sitting peacefully and full of radiance. Then gradually let your energy collect like a flow at the brow point.

Breath: Let the breath regulate itself into a meditative slow, almost suspended, manner.

Mantra: Concentrate without effort at that point and mentally vibrate in a simple monotone, as if chopping the sound, projecting each syllable distinctly:

Wha-hay gu-roo (Infinity identity from darkness to light)

Call on the higher self and keep going steadily through all barriers. Let go and let God.

Time: Practice this meditation for 5 to 31 minutes at a session.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

From The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets, available through KRI. -3HO

You got this sister. 

I see you.

I feel you.

I love you.

xoxo,

Jelena

Ready to work together? I cannot wait to SERVE you!

 

The WILL - How to Stay Grounded


First, I want to acknowledge you for staying strong, connected and present.

As a conscious feminine leader, you already know how important it is to be a grounding force during uncertainty and change.

I would love to share what I am doing and what you can do, to stay grounded and lead at home and at work. 

  1. Start with yourself and prioritize your practices, sleep, prayer, meditation, conscious breath
  2. Take a walk with your partner and kiddos
  3. Check-in with your friends and co-workers, send them a love note or a message that says I’m thinking about you
  4. It’s ok to feel uncertainty but we must trust in the divine timing of the universe/God’s plan
  5. How to trust? Surrender and when you feel like you have fully surrendered, surrender some more
  6. DANCE and move your body to release the fear-based stuff lodged in
  7. Keep fear-based media and news to a minimum (including social media that is really triggering worry)
  8. Trust - more numbers and more stories create more hype, as the CEO’s of our lives, we must lead the change with confidence and conviction and set boundaries for what we let in
  9. Use this as an opportunity to connect deeply with our families + have a loose schedule!
  10. Know deep in your heart that we all needed a pause button from the universe to revisit our DOING mentality, trust that we are learning the exact lessons we need to as a collective

Being a generator, I tend to go into action to help.

So, after my meditation practice this morning I was called to offer private one-on-one sessions for anyone in our community.

I am beyond excited to share this with you!

I would be honored to support and help you with whatever is weighing on you right now. As a leader in my business and a coach for so many women, having this daily practice and seeing how it has catapulted my career, family life and overall has been a game changer. I would love to help as many people as I can.

And, I would love to help you on your path if you are feeling called. 

Simply click here to schedule a call right now. 

My heart is bursting when I see how the women in the WILL mastermind have come together and also their perspective.

Here is a message a sister sent last night that I just had to share with you...

The WILL - Client Feedback


Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts. I would love to know what’s coming up for you and how I can serve you during this time.

Sending so much love,

Xoxo,

Jelena