Christine Rose Elle » Coaching and Portraiture for the Creative Enterpreneur


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In life coaching, self-esteem issues come up often. What if I told you that negative self-talk, and caring about what others think about you can be big obstacles in creating a business that you love.

Do thoughts of doubt, and fear of failure mean you have low self-esteem?

Here are the three essential habits for creating healthy self esteem in ourselves and our children.

1. Figure out what has meaning to you and what your values are.

2. Create an action plan (on paper!!) that is in alignment with what you value.

3. Take ACTION!

I know this sounds a little simplistic, but how many times have you been caught up in the story in your head, and it has prevented you from doing something that is important to you?

I still get caught up in my story sometimes, and forget that I can bring that negative voice along, but that she doesn’t get to stop me.


If you want to know more, I have a brand new episode of my podcast The Stylish Entrepreneur in which I dig and a talk about it with my special guest, my husband Morgan Blackledge. He is a psychotherapist at a clinic here in Los Angeles. He has helped people go from being homeless and addicted to drugs, to take steps in their lives to doing things such as  getting accepted to UCLA to getting their degree, or repair long severed relationships. All with the method we talk about.

If you want to check it:

If you want to know more about how to figure out your values, read my post, How to Live the Life You Want Instantly! One of my values is appreciation and creating beauty. I hope to share everything I know about creating a gorgeous website and  beautiful content in my next coaching workshop coming next month. Click here to get on the waiting list.

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  • August 5, 2014 - 2:06 pm

    Lidy Baars - Thank you so much for this exceptional podcast. Informative, inspiring, and filled with actionable steps for everyone. This has given me much to think about. I’m looking forward to more.ReplyCancel

    • August 5, 2014 - 2:15 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Lidy! You are my treasure! Thank you sooooo much for listening. I appreciate you!


  • August 5, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    Holly - Loved the podcast Christine! Really enjoyed hearing everything that Morgan explained and truly loved hearing your interaction. It was very real and fun… and super informative! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

Dolly Pop!

After months of research, talking to people, coaching and yes…there may have been a few spells of petulant crying, my brand overhaul is complete!

I want to apologize deeply to you for taking such a long break between emails and blog posts. I really felt that after six years of blogging I needed to step back, and take a minute to see what was successful.

I also want to thank you for being loyal to me over these past few months.

It has meant more than you could possibly know.

I have received many emails and Facebook messages from loving pals who wanted to know if I dropped off the planet.

I needed to take time to get focused, get things right, so that I can keep bringing you gorgeous content and things that help you grow your business.

So I have TONS of exciting news to share!

First, I have focused my content on helping you create beautiful content, visuals and classy brand building for your creative business.

Even if your creative business is in the daydream phase, I want to give you all the tools you will need to create gorgeous online environments that allow your products and services to shine while helping you connect and share with other people that love what you do.

How will I do this you ask?

Amazing video tutorials and trainings like this one:

And I am bursting with more exciting news…

I am now a certified life coach!

I am even more effective at helping you get past creative blocks so that you can share your creative work with others.

You can find out about my Coaching for the Creative: Styleprenuer Elite Package here.

I already have some really cool clients that are seeing results and going for their creative dream. It’s wonderful! I want to hear about your dream.

I have a waiting list for my upcoming online coaching workshop  The Style of Business: How to Create a Beautiful Website and Gorgeous Content for the Non Techie

You can hop on the list here!

And I really hope you do, because I’m going to show you how I create my content, plus how to step-by-step set up a gorgeous website like these:

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And lastly, but not leastly…I have a new PODCAST!

As a former designer, Betsey Johnson retail shop girl, and wardrobe stylist turned entrepreneur and life coach, I have TONS of  insights for love, life and stylish business for the modern day entrepreneur with an emphasis on visual beauty in marketing, branding and online presentation for the female Entrepreneur, Solo-Preneurs, or Small Business Owner. Each episode will bring you inspiration for creating more confidence and self-mastery and resources for your online business along with my product reviews of my favorite shopping splurges.

The perfect ensemble for flourishing wealth, life coaching with a little retail therapy.

You can find all the show notes and shopping resources along with some pretty awesome eye candy over on the website!

Click here to visit The Stylish Entrepreneur Website!

I have been working on it forever and it has finally all come together!


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Introducing my new podcast The Stylish Entrepreneur!

I’d be honored if you listened and gave me your feedback! Subscribe on iTunes and leave a rating and review for extra brownie points!

Listen to the podcast here:

Subscribe and leave me a rating and review here!

Thank you for being a part of my life and I hope I can give you the best, and most gorgeous content and workshops online!

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  • August 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    Karen Osburn - WOW! First of all, I LOVE Your website-beautiful!
    Love you shift in a new direction, and taking the time to figure out what you wanted to do in your business. And….already listened to and reviewed your podcast! Excited to see where your vision goes from here :) ReplyCancel

    • August 18, 2014 - 7:11 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Karen! Coming from the mega-mompreneur who juggles chain saws with a smile…I can’t thank ya enough! I am so delighted to you are in my corner!
      High five lady! Keep rocking it chic mom style!


  • August 18, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    Ed Osburn - Wow! You’re very inspiring! I’ll be listening.ReplyCancel

  • August 18, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    Dean Patino - Christine, thank you so much for sharing this elegant, classy, meaningful, and inspirational article with a video that is the icing on the cake. Looking forward to your 5 visual secrets. It’s clear that the most successful businesses leverage visual techniques to deliver their messages in all kinds of powerful ways to attract, engage, and grow. Fire Starters Company looks forward to your expertise!ReplyCancel

    • August 18, 2014 - 7:09 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Dean! I so appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback! I’m ready to ignite!


  • August 18, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    John - What a relaunch! You are going to change peoples lives with your passion. Everyone needs a stylepreneur!!ReplyCancel

    • August 18, 2014 - 7:08 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you John! Coming from you, so meaningful! Thanks for taking the time to check it out!


  • August 18, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    Alex Kuhn - I love the name of your new podcast! I really can’t wait to see the latest you have learned from your 6 years of blogging!ReplyCancel

    • August 18, 2014 - 8:43 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Alex! I am a blogging maniac! LOL!

      I really appreciate the visit and the comment!

      Rock on!

  • August 18, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    Wade - Your website is PHENOMENAL, I am pretty jealous. I am so visual so I love your blog with, pictures, video, and audio. thanks for the great article.ReplyCancel

    • August 18, 2014 - 9:02 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Wade!!! Thank you!! I thought the same about your website! I loved it! So coming from you your comment means so much! Thank you again!

  • August 19, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Frank Gustafson (@fgustafson) - Christine! Your site is stunning! Congrats! I love the name and direction of your podcast. Rock on!ReplyCancel

    • August 19, 2014 - 12:10 pm

      Christine Rose Elle - Thanks so much Frank! I soooo appreciate the visit and the comment!

      Fist bump back at ya!

  • August 19, 2014 - 10:23 am

    Jodi Flynn - Christine, Wow! This is the first time I’ve been on your site and I am blown away. You ARE your brand – well done!

    I’m excited to see what I can learn from you.ReplyCancel

  • August 19, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Christine Rose Elle - Thank you Jodi! I am so happy you stopped by for a visit! I am so glad we connected!


Create. Challenge. Coach.

Saturday night I went to an event here in Los Angeles called Empower Women Everyday put on by Life Coach Celia Ward Wallace.

The conference room at the Marina Del Rey Marriot  bursted at the seams with incredible women sharing, chatting, and yes…giggling. Once we settled in our seats with our peanut butter cups and sangria, we went around the room to introduce ourselves and share our stories.

I was disheartened, but not at all surprised to hear how common it is that women are not only undermining each other at work, but we are also inflicting drama related pain.

I have definitely been in the position working with other women in which they take very covert and subtle jabs at me or my work. These Drama Queens try to gain a higher social status by putting other women down, while gracelessly and desperately trying to hold on to the spotlight so that other women can’t shine.

Working with such a person can put you in what is called the drama triangle.

What is a modern woman to do with such a colleague?

Without getting too nerdette on you, here is a breakdown of the drama triangle.

There are three modes when in situations of conflict.




Victims feel like they have been wronged, put down or are helpless. Perpetrators are the ones who pressure or coerce the victim or maybe just flat out criticize, gossip or bad mouth.  Rescuers feel like they must swoop in and save the day and receive credit and attention for doing so.

Here’s the kicker. Usually in situations of conflict there is a part of each of the Victim, Perpetrator and Rescuer in all of us. Sucks right?

By taking responsibility for your part in conflict you can flip the switch on these negative roles.

According to creator David Emerald, the opposite of these three modes are:




The Victim becomes a Creator by taking responsibility for herself and asks, “What do I want from the situation, and now what needs to be done?”

The Perpetrator becomes a Challenger who is focused on learning and growth and asks, “What is a positive alternative to putting someone down?”

The Rescuer becomes the Coach. The Coach inspires others to take action with encouragement and support and asks, “How can I be supportive with out rushing in to solve?”

It’s looks like this:

Victim–> Creator. Now what needs to be done?

Persecutor–> Challenger. What is a positive alternative?

Rescuer–> Coach. How can I encourage and support?

It is not easy to do this for ourselves. We can begin by looking at some of the painful drama that we are experiencing now, or in the past, and examine where there is room for a shift of consciousness around how we see our role in the drama.

To learn more from David Emerald, the creator of The Empowerment Dynamic, click here.

I would love to hear about some of the ways you handled the office drama? Let me know in the comments below.

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flourishing wealth

When you hear the word wealth, what comes to mind? Buckets of money, beautiful moments, time-shared with loving friends?

I admit, when I was younger, I though wealth was having plies of money. I also used to think it was something that other people had. Not me.

Now that I am older, my relationship to wealth has changed. I have a more holistic relationship with wealth. I now think of abundance as flourishing wealth.

Flourishing wealth is made up of three things.

1. Radiant wellness: Healthy body, mind and spirit.

2. Conscious relationships: Loving, reciprocal dynamic connections with friends, family and colleagues.

3. Abundant lifestyle: A life that is time rich, with financial freedom, and serenity.

If you want to know more about Flourishing Wealth, watch my tutorial video.

Visualization is an important part of creating the life you want. People rich in abundance, joy and flourishing wealth usually have a practice of identifying what they want through visualization. It is the soul equivalent of writing your goals down on paper.

5 ways to use visualization to change your relationship to wealth.

♥ Allow yourself to imagine yourself engaging in activities that access your highest potential.

♥ Imagine yourself engaging with people that excite, delight, and energize you.

♥ Work on vividly painting each detail in your mind’s eye. The more specific you go, the more likely the occurrence.

♥ Go big. You will be surprised how challenging it is to even allow yourself to dream about the possibilities.

♥ Before you go to bed, get detailed with your visualization scene to lay some sub conscious processing in your mind.

I am all about action. Great ideas are important, but it is the showing up and taking steps that creates results.

What is one thing you are ready to take action on today? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • June 25, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    Linda Lindley - Hi Christine,
    I found you through Pinterest just yesterday and can’t seem to get enough of your wisdom. I think what you are doing is so incredibly valuable to the women in my environment and have started sharing your posts on my event sites FB page.

    I created a fundraising event 5 years ago doing something I am passionate about, but have been so discouraged by so many of the women I deal with. Besides the drama, I have been heart-broken by so many because of disloyalties. Your posts are very encouraging and have helped me refocus as I head forward. I will brush off the dust of feeling inadequate and move forward, inspiring women to be their best. Thanks so much for your encouragement!!
    )Ooops, I just realized I commented on the wrong post ;) ReplyCancel

Solopreneur Base Camp Checklist

As a fledgling Solopreneur, I have already been through many different cycles of my business. There is a wonderful synchronistic momentum that happens when you find your mission and then keep moving toward it.

My “why” (see Simon Sinek) is to support and inspire people to awaken to their full potential so they can share it with others in a fulfilling way.

I find myself in an interesting limbo at the moment. I am about to take my business to the next level. I have hired people to help me realize and help with all my great plans so that I can bring you tons of value, while being charming and inspiring.

So I find it strange to be in a place for the next few weeks where I am kinda/sorta waiting for the “roll up your sleeves” part of my plan.

Last week I found myself asking myself, “Shouldn’t I be doing something more right now?” And I was actually feeling kind of bad about it.

Then I put it into a different context that really changed my perspective, and I realized that this ‘lull’ is actually a very important part of progress.

It’s called base camp.

Base camp, for solopreneurs is a lot like the base camp for mountain climbers.

You have a challenging, specific goal that is going to require all your resources and in order to utilize those resources effectively, efficiently and to survive the journey you need to support the whole thing by starting the next phase of your journey out properly.

It’s not about chilling, it’s about mental and physical preparation. However,doing some chilling is part of it.

It’s like putting some relaxation-bucks in your bank of reserves.

It is so tempting to blow off base camp and just get on your way. Most entrepreneurs want to be on their way to business awesomeness like, yesterday.

I feel, ya. Because I want that too.

I figure that these moments of quiet before the marathon gun goes off are essential for making it to the end.

So event though it is beyond tempting to sneak in a quick project before I launch the next phase of my business, I am going to take a page out of the Savvy Mountain Climbers Handbook, (no that doesn’t really exist, I just made it up) and keep things mellow here at base camp.

Soloprenuers are like athletes. We have tons of raw talent that needs to be guided and coached. We also have to lay low before we get in the ring.

Honestly, I can’t believe I have just used not one but thrice sport metaphors. But there it is.

I made a handy checklist for you fellow base campers in case you find yourself wondering what the heck you are supposed to be during before a big project gets underway.

Solopreneurs  Simple Base Camp Checklist 

♥ Clear out old files, Physical and digital. You will be amazed how much this helps with clarity.

♥ Declutter your workspace.

♥ Fine tune your mission. Dot your “I”s, Cross your “T”s.

♥ Determine where you need to ask for help.

♥ Assemble your best team mates.

♥ Rest.

And get ready for greatness.

I would love to know what you do before a big project. Leave me a comment below!

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