It's a long road.

You don't have to walk it alone.

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One that’s not a constant struggle, that doesn’t drain you at the end of each & every day.


COMMUNITY

There’s no power like the power of community. If you’re like most other creatives, you’ve worked in solitude for most of your career. Enough. You need to feed your soul as surely as you need to feed your body, to bounce ideas and frustrations off others in your chosen field. We’ve built that community, and we’re still growing it. Come, join us. More… 

TECHNOLOGY

You’re comfortable with the tools of your craft. Perhaps though, like many creatives, not so much with the tools of technology. There’s so much to learn, to keep up with. Even with outsourcing, you still need to understand the language to understand what you’re hiring for. We have the answers, we can translate More…

EDUCATION

Growing a business requires much. So many different hats. So many changes in perspective, so many old assumptions thrown off,  so much baggage to be set down and discarded. Fears, old ways of thinking, new ways of doing. Things missed, things learned, things discovered. You can’t miss the key points if you want to compete. More… 


Stefanie Somers will rock your socks off!

Looking to grow your business? Can you handle brutal honesty, with a side of love? Then Stefanie Somers will rock your socks off! In 2016 alone with Stefanie’s guidance I’ve built my own website from scratch, worked diligently on effective pricing, created line sheets & approached wholesale accounts. This doesn’t even include the day to day questions that arise & are answered in the EmpowerFB groups. The courses and coaching from by EmpowerDesign are the best gift you’ll ever purchase for your business!

Jessica Wheelis Martin
Mystic Soul Studios
Laurens, SC

Other business courses left me thinking, ||what now? Where do I begin?||

In a time when there are business coaches and courses for creative entrepreneurs popping up at every turn, Stefanie Somers and the Empower Design community are the cream of the crop. Other business courses left me thinking, “what now? Where do I begin?” Each of the Empower Design courses is laid out to be easy to comprehend, with obvious action steps. All the while Stefanie provides support and encouragement; when necessary a gentle push – she’s an authentic teacher. I highly recommend joining this community. Your business, creative spirit and let’s not forget… bottom line, will thank you!

Carrie Whelan
Carrie Whelan Designs
North Haven, CT

My business would not have survived the past 8 months without Stefanie

There is no question in my mind that my business would not have survived the past 8 months without Stefanie Somers’ skilled leadership, guidance and encouragement. I was at a turning point, hit a very rocky patch and Stefanie was my lifeline to ride this storm. If you are looking for the perfect person to work with to narrow your focus, set goals and get your business on the road to profits beyond your imagination, choose Stefanie Somers.

Tammy Rae Wolter
Memorial Glass by Tammy Rae
Rainbow Bridge Memorial Glass
Glass by Tammy Rae
Neenah, WI

Stefanie inspires us to rise above and soar.

Empower Design is a safe haven for designers and artists who are subsequently entrepreneurs. The world is a scary place, but Stefanie’s experience makes it less so and inspires us to rise above and soar.

Hui Rorabaugh
Hui Hui Designs
Los Angeles, CA

Without Empower, my business would be stuck in idle!

I can honestly say, without Empower Design, my business would be stuck in idle, going nowhere. Stefanie is an inspirational business woman, teacher, and mentor. She has encouraged me to be a better version of myself and shown me how to let that shine in my business. Thanks to her direction, I now feel confident that I am on the right path and that my business will continue to expand for many years to come.

Sarah Markusich
Autumn & Parr
Chesapeake, VA

If you have a creative business, you *need* this.

EmpowerDesign is, quite literally, a game-changer. Everything you ever wanted or needed (and a whole lot of information you didn’t even know you needed), in one amazing package. If you have a creative business, you absolutely *need* this.

Anastasia Olson
Windsong Jewellery Design
Vancouver, BC

Stefanie offers realistic guidance through the challenging parts of creating & running a business.

I cannot express the gratitude for the help I’ve received from Stefanie Somers. She’s been a real champion, working & mentoring in such a way that is not only fun but offering realistic guidance through the challenging parts of creating & running a business.

Carolyn Wright Hatchell
CW Handcrafted
Winston-Salem, NC

This is a community of designers who truly care about each other.

Before I met Stefanie, about a year ago, I wasn’t even struggling to transition from an expensive hobby to an income generating business. I was at best standing still, at times going backwards and often feeling I was drowning. What I know now compared to back then would fill volumes. This is a community of designers who truly care about each other; a victory for one feels like a victory for all; have a problem or difficult situation – everyone is there with support and suggestions.

Because of this group I now have a set up website, have begun the journey to correct pricing and have the confidence to get my work in front of the correct people. I am no longer drowning thanks to Stefanie Somers and her F3 community. I am Empowered to be the best I can possibly be.

Gerrie Maffris
Gerrie Maffris Micro Macrame Jewelry
Bradford, MA

Knowing Stefanie and having her as a coach is one of the best things that could happen to my business.

Stefanie is not only an excellent coach, she’s our mom and friend. She’s not just a great leader with a thriving business, she truly cares about seeing us grow. She’s not just experienced, she’s intuitive. She’s smart, funny and authentic and doesn’t think twice when sharing all her knowledge with us. If you’re considering taking one of her classes, just do it. She has built each course in such a very simple and understandable way that you’ll start applying everything in the blink of an eye. Knowing Stefanie and having her as a coach is one of the best things that could happen not only to my business but to me as well.

Alida Nuñez 
Alida Joyas
Lima, Peru

You won't find anyone else in this industry that so freely shares their firsthand wisdom.

The coaching I’ve received from Stefanie has propelled my business forward with intentional direction. In less than 3 months, I’ve gained the focus and tools to set attainable goals for the next 5 years, streamlined my collection, created line sheets, secured my first large wholesale account, and most importantly, implemented a pricing structure that will allow me to build a sustainable business that is able to give back to my community. You won’t find anyone else in this industry that so freely shares their firsthand wisdom.

Courtney Johnson
Agapé Gems
Atlanta, GA

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