Creative fulfillment, cultural impact, an abundant salary. Right relationship with work. Business on your own terms.
It’s every creative’s dream.
When you’re the boss, you don’t have to deal with a toxic work environment, you can set your own hours, and reap the rewards of betting on yourself when your hard work pays off.
But this freedom comes with responsibility.
It can be hard work building something from scratch, wearing all the hats (until you’re established enough to hire a team), and navigating the uncertainty and variable income that can come with creative entrepreneurship.
But that hard work is all for your own vision. You’re building a livelihood and a legacy. It takes courage to go all in on your dreams, to create the vision you want for your world. To create the culture you want to see. And it’s my passion and purpose to shine a light and amplify the powerful and valuable contributions of creatives in this world.
It’s all part of a bigger vision.
We are living in a time between stories, a time where humanity needs our creativity and vision perhaps like never before.
I believe we each have a role to play — informed not by a sense of burden, but by the things that bring us most home to ourselves, that bring us a sense of deep joy and satisfaction tempered by the impact we want to make to our collective world.
There are a thousand ways to play small, to avoid showing up with all you have.
The kicker is that the world doesn’t get to receive you, be touched by you, changed by you. You matter more than you know.
It’s paradoxically by becoming more fully and audaciously ourselves that we collectively step into authoring these new stories.
True creative leadership is living the belief that being you is enough. And like a chiropractic adjustment, when you bring more you to your life’s work, everything shifts into greater alignment.
How might your business be a self-nourishing container to realize your vision for a more beautiful world?
Sovereignty has a signature,
what mark will you make?
MEET THE FOUNDER
My name is Alyssa Burtt. I am a brand storyteller and creative business strategist, and I’m here to support creative founders like you to create + grow sovereign, aligned, and lucrative businesses that become ripples of good in the world.
This is not business as usual.
In May 2019, I completed my MBA in Design Thinking at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. It was a business program at an art school, which basically sums up my life. My parents (now retired) were both accountants and ambitious professionals who foresaw a similar path for me, but at 17 I insisted on going to art school. I then pursued a graphic design diploma, and over the last 15 years built two brand strategy and design consultancies supporting over a hundred founders to develop strategic messaging, brands, and businesses that deeply resonate with their audiences.
It’s safe to say I carved a path all my own.
In August 2021, I completed Dr. Jenn McCabe’s 4-year World Maker’s Leadership Program where I have been developing myself and my vision, learning to skillfully relate to difference, and facilitate student-centered learning (a curiosity-igniting alternative to old school teaching models).
I am a fellow of Unschools Cape Town 2018 where I learned the disruptive design method, circular economies, and systems thinking. I believe in the power of relational, human-centred leadership + business design, and I believe that nature (our own and the natural world) holds immense intelligence if we’d only listen to it. I practice listening better everyday.
I live in Vancouver, Canada (on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations), I’ve sailed the west coast from the Sea of Cortez to Glacier Bay, Alaska, and in my spare time you can find me painting, moving to music, reading all the books, and playing in nature with friends.
If you’re a creative with a vision, and you’re ready to start or uplevel your own business, I’d love to support.