Posted by Hillary on Sep 30, 2011 in Welcome
We observe and act within our world through many senses: color, sight, taste, touch, intuition, gut-responses, fluctuations in bodily temperature, and serendipitous moments. There are many ways to learn, to grow, and to “know” what the next step might be throughout the journey of a life. Do you apply these senses to your money realm? Do you track patterns, wonder about your past thoughts and your future dreams, move into the weight of anxiety and stuckness with exploration, and reflect upon how you are presently dealing with and guiding money?
If you’d like to start exploring, questioning, and tracking the details of your life in the money realms my newest Excela Service may be just the nugget for you! The Skype Journey is a good jumping in point to hear yourself reflect verbally and in writing with me around your money details. We will “meet” via Skype for three one-hour sessions across three consecutive months to discuss your written reflections. I invite you to carve 180 minutes out of your life for intentionally thinking about your money journey (where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you are going). Throughout our three month journey you might want to track something specific, budget for something amazing, or spend on something incredible. We will start wherever you are stuck and go from there. Click on the “Book Now Button” to the right and begin your journey with energy & motion!
- There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha
- You just have to keep on doing what you do. It’s the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting. Meryl Streep
- Stuckness shouldn’t be avoided. It’s the physic predecessor of all real understanding. Robert M. Pirsig
Posted by Hillary on Jun 20, 2011 in Welcome
It’s what I’ve been offering for a long time and now I have words to speak about it.
ENERGY. Energy Mixed with Money. It’s the cocktail that consistently delivers in each of my coaching, consulting, and strategy sessions with clients.
A 1.5 hour brainstorm blitz is being added to my services. I liken it to a tequila popper or a deep ocean dive. To get the fizzing effect of the popper or the amazing 100 feet-under-water views, focused energy aiming toward the bottom of the glass or the ocean floor is a must. Sometimes money conversations need to occur across a longer period of time; which is why I will continue to offer Excela Three-Pack, but at other times life needs a quick infusion of brainstrorming, creativity, and strategy.
Book the Brainstorm Blitz: email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy 1.5 hours of pure infusiveness to help you think through money stuckness. Come away with a written – one page summary of action steps for forward momentum and increased consciousness.
What people are saying about Excela services.
My Excela experience was incredible. Hillary’s energy, probing questions and wise feedback led me to unpack both my stressors around finances and strategies for the future, Dr.Lynne Speaker, Pastor, and International Trainer
Excela has been worth every dime. I was struck most by Hillary’s ability to see, and name my peculiar approach to tracking numbers and details. I left my time with her equipped with numerous ways to approach keeping track of two businesses. I intend to consult with her in the future as each of these continue to grow. Deb Musician and Therapist
Working with Hillary was so refreshing! In a world where most people are trying to sell you something, Hillary’s only intent is to help you get to where you want to go financially. Not only does she have a firm grasp on financials but her insights on issues and opportunities are incredible. Andrea A Multitude of Things
Posted by Hillary on Mar 8, 2011 in Welcome
Details expose and highlight the larger threads, themes, patterns, and landscape of one’s life. Whether it’s a button on a coat that totally completes the outfit, a designer belt buckle that captures your unique personality, or a fancy drink beautifully appointed in a martini glass…the details matter.
…In outfits, drink presentation, and money-flow…a picture is created with the details.
But. It’s so hard to dig into money details, especially alone. To pause. To See. To rise above the fear and to think strategically about the larger picture that is created across time.
Attend Money and Mimosas for Women to explore the dynamics of money in your life. (Lunch is provided)
Where: 200 1st Ave West, #400, Seattle, WA 98119.Directions HERE
Posted by Hillary on Dec 13, 2010 in Welcome
Excela is on PAGE 325
Life Details Matter.
Numbers + Life Details = Money Matters.
PAY ATTENTION to Exclusive Offers: First 20 people to book an Excela three-pack in 2010 receive…
1) CRAVE Seattle 2) 50% off First-time Excela Three Pack. Click HERE for deets!
Why. Because. 20 is the first two digits of the year. 10 is the total of my page number = 10 (3+2+5).
2010 Matters. Crazy, Meaning-Making Calculation? Welcome to my process.
What Andrea says about Excela’s 2010 Services!
Working with Hillary was so refreshing! In a world where most people are trying to sell you something, Hillary’s only intent is to help you get to where you want to go financially. Not only does she have a firm grasp on financials but her insights on issues and opportunities are incredible.
Posted by Hillary on Nov 22, 2010 in Welcome
Let it Snow!
Today it’s snowing in Seattle.
A few weeks ago there were some fall colors remaining before the wind blew into town.
The seasons have shifted. The weather elements have changed. Rain has turned to snow. Water is now frozen crystals falling from the sky. I am craving different things – warm soup, fluffy blankets, fireside chats, and a slower pace.
Lately, I have wondered about ever shifting weather elements and seasons: wind, water, fire, moon cycles, and today, snow! We are people effected by these external changes.
This year – 2010, I have heard many money stories during Excel~a consulting sessions. Some stories speak to the hard realities of people doing their best to use an ever changing medium (money) to find some stability in the ebb and flow of life’s seasons. Other people enjoy a wavy money ride as they feel the shifting movement of money’s flow, capturing the energy for innovative ideas and wide-open thoughts.
I purposefully use the term, “money elements” because it beckons me into an expansive, wondering place. The term leans into anticipated seasonal shifts and welcomes inevitable change. From my experience, fear dissipates in expansive places.
The anticipated seasonal shifts arrive in various ways. Sometimes flooding occurs - when windfalls of money hit life shores from employment bonuses, booming business, and estate settlements. Guiding a flooding force produces different realities and challenges than living with unending financial desperation. And then there’s freezing. When the paralyzing reality of a foreclosed house or a frozen bank account temporarily ceases external ideals of success and hope. Other times, blue money skies are bright and paired with whirling, creative action, forging new marketplace opportunities.
All of these examples are attached to people in my mind’s eye. The peoples’ stories remind me that money’s varying elements and seasons need to be talked about, remembered, and noticed. Otherwise, myopic vision sets in and seasonal shifts are blurry and unexplored. Sometimes a frozen bank account is instilled with fluid activity. Sometimes a business closes its doors.
The winds of change are always blowing.
SO, as I watch the big snowflakes outside my office window, what feels important and true today is to realize that money is dynamic, it has seasons, and it does flow and shift across time. Similar to the change from vibrant color to white snow.
As 2010 closes out, I invite you to roll with the shifts, to pause, to wonder, and to reflect across time on your many money stories. What do they tell you? In the pause, I invite you to be counter cultural during this busy holiday time. Not to judge yourself harshly, but instead to realize you are human, malleable, and ever learning. May seasonal shifts – however subtle or drastic - invite you into an expansive quest to learn about the elements of money. What are you learning?
Posted by Hillary on Sep 1, 2010 in Welcome
10 Women, 10 Drinks with a Twist of Financial Savvy!
What: 10 Mimosas with 10 Women!
When: Oct. 2nd OR Oct. 9th ~ Join for one or both
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: First West Building, Lower Queen Anne, 200 1st Ave WEST #400, Seattle, WA, 98119 (Directions and Parking)
Who: Excela’s Money Guide and Financial Coach, Hillary Augustine, MA, MAC
What People are Saying:
“Money and Mimosas” was a blast! Where can woman get together to talk about the heart issues behind money, our fears, our concerns, our goals? Hillary provided a beautiful space that felt safe enough to speak about the topic of money. Not only was it fun with the ladies, sipping on Mimosas, but it was a great time to meet others and share in our similar experiences. I hope to be a part of the next “Money and Mimosas!” - Talitha, Mental Health Therapist
“Money & Mimosas” was wonderful! Hillary is a very personable speaker with an infectious personality…She’s fun to listen to and watch because one can tell that she is passionate about the subject of money. It would be great to meet again. The combination of education with the focus on how to create a healthy relationship with money is a great resource. – Racheal, Professional Bookkeeping Services
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Posted by Hillary on May 3, 2010 in Welcome
Be 1 of 10 women – Sign up TODAY!
Posted by Hillary on Apr 14, 2010 in Welcome
Welcome to My Website!
For bottom-line folks, Click “Who is Excel~a?” for credentials and “Excel~a Services” for services and deliverables offered to individuals and companies.
I hope you invest in your financial consciousness and reflect upon your entrepreneurial journey along the way!
I’m grateful you’re here to explore these pages. Within this web space you’ll undoubtedly experience a mix of many things: curiosity and inspiration, business and art, accounting and entrepreneurialism…
*Explore the pages * Explore my words * Explore the way I think about working with you* Let’s talk!
Posted by Hillary on Apr 1, 2010 in Welcome
Bring YOUR 2009 Box of "financial stuff!"
Excelerator Group, Monday, April 12th!
Time: 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: First West Building, 200 1st Ave West, #400, Seattle, WA 98119
Click HERE for registering & payment.
YOU bring the BOX. Excela brings the LUNCH!
This turbo-charged 2.5-hour luncheon workshop will occur with a maximum of (10) folks. The workshop is designed to help YOU as an individual, solo~preneur, or business owner push through organizational blocks while getting tax tips and various strategies. You bring your 2009 BOX of “financial stuff” for this time of blitz-organizing and education. The goal: to leave feeling “a burden lifted” while having practical tools for tax preparation.
Imagine the luncheon as an intense ”gym class” for your financial health. The group is a collaborative-private process. Meaning, group energy is shared while your financial info is kept private!
Posted by Hillary on Mar 19, 2010 in Welcome
~ Join me on 3.26.2010 for Sips & Snacks from 4:30 -6:30 p.m. Wine, apps, and a signature cocktail will be served in my inspirational meeting space http://www.imexcela.com/excelas-conferencing-space/ . Email me if you’d like to come email@example.com. I look forward to meeting you!
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