Meet the Indie Business Network Head Coach Christine Laureano

Today, we are excited to introduce new Indie Business Network Head Coach, Christine Laureano, who will lead our exclusive IBN member monthly Access Q+A Coaching Calls. More about our coaching program later, but first, here's a bit about Christine. Her association with IBN began in 2004 with the launch of her first business, which she eventually closed so she could be more accessible to her family while her children were young. Christine returned to IBN in 2011 with her new company, Ba6 Botanicals, and has quickly (though not surprisingly) grown it into a popular and sustainable brand.


In 2013, IBN named Christine Local Director in the Long Island, New York region. She also coached alongside Donna Maria (our founder and CEO) at our member Connection Day in Atlanta earlier this year. Today, we are pleased to introduce Christine as Head Coach at Indie Business Network.

About Indie Business Network Head Coach Christine Laureano

Christine is a certified professional coach and the Founder and Chief Formulator at Ba6 Botanicals in Hampton Bays, New York, and the chief copywriter and content marketer at Ba6 Marketing. She is a contributing co-author to Embracing Your Authentic Self, an Amazon International Happiness Bestseller. Christine draws on successes and tragic disappointments, both personal and professional, to help women be successful in their lives and in their businesses.

Christine is active in her local community, including serving as a member of the Southampton Chamber of Commerce and as a past Vice President of the East End Women's Network. She has also served as a Retreat Coach for the Southampton Coalition of Women's Cancers.

As a wife and mother of two, and an entrepreneur for over a decade, Christine understands the importance of building business around life — and not the other way around. Christine is a professional certified coach, a highly skilled group leader, and an outspoken advocate for, and mentor to, Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs.

About Our Monthly Access Q+A Coaching Calls

Each month, IBN hosts “Access Q+A Coaching Calls,” where members gather to meet, ask questions, get answers, and grow together.

Members can submit questions in advance if they cannot attend live. If they are live, they can ask their question and get immediate support, guidance, and action steps to meet the challenge right away.

Access Q+A Coaching Calls are recorded so members can stream them from our members only area or download them to their own devices to listen to as many times as they would like. We highly encourage members to save the downloads to a personal Success Library using Dropbox, Evernote or another secure cloud-based tool.

Access Q+A Coaching Calls are designed to help our members gain clarity and articulate precise and measurable goals so they can take specific steps to move forward. We encourage members to define success on their own terms. What is a successful business for one Maker is not a successful business for another. We respect these differences as we encourage each other to use our businesses to design and implement our best individual lives.

At IBN, we don't just want you to make great products. We want you to develop personally and professionally so you can make a profit and lead your business into whatever future you would like for it to have.

Entrepreneurship can be fun and rewarding. It can also be lonely and frustrating. Our Access Q+A Coaching Calls give our members valuable support and ensure that not a single one of them ever goes it alone.

Our Access Q+A Coaching Calls also have an accountability component. We don't want you to waste precious time embracing philosophies or ideas, or getting answers to questions, unless you are also taking action based on what is learned. We roll up our sleeves with you. We help you set smart goals and get busy making things happen.

Next Access Q+A Coaching Call

Our next Access Q+A Coaching Call, the last one of 2014, will take place on Thursday, December 18 at 1:00pm ET. If you are a member, you can log into our Secret Facebook Group or into the exclusive member area at our site to get the call details. Click submit questions in advancehere to submit your question in advance.

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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.