US Army Women Veteran Creates Spiritual Alignment and Leadership Coaching Firm

Business Launch Prep School (BLPS) – Case Study
August 2020

Summary

Client: LaTorcha Polati, CEO & Founder of Determined Steps, LLC, determinedsteps.org
Sponsor: Same as client
Primary NAICS: 611430 – Professional and Management Development Training

August 2019, LaTorcha Polati enrolled in Business Launch Prep School (BLPS), a live annual virtual small business startup course and coaching program, to learn how to start a business. She is a U.S. Army Veteran who had just been terminated from her full-time job and felt lost. She had a deep desire to start a business but was clueless about what her business would be and how she would start it. After completing the 12-month BLPS program, including online curriculum, group coaching sessions, one-on-one coaching sessions, and implementation days, Mrs. Polati is the proud owner of Determined Steps LLC, a company that provides spiritual coaching and support to trauma stricken women. You may find her weekly panel discussions at https://www.facebook.com/highly.favored.733.

Do not wait another day, because it will be one more day away from achieving your dream. With all that BLPS will give to you, along with your determination, success is inevitable.

LaTorcha Polati, US Army Veteran

Q&A with LaTorcha Polati

What were the Big problems that lead you to enroll in BLPS?

“I did not have clarity on what I needed to start my coaching business. I had the certification but I did not have the knowledge of what was needed to get it started.”

What were your problems costing you?

“Everything. I knew I was called to assist a specific group of women but I knew without a business I could not properly assist them.”

LaTorcha’s purpose and the gift were given to her by God. She felt a weight, as she wanted to do her God-given assignment, but did not know-how. As the program continued, she seemed lighter and more hopeful. There was a lot of growth in confidence in who and what she would serve.

What actions did you take during the program to obtain the results you have?

“I followed the instructions given by Rolande. She instructed with patience and never allowed me to feel inadequate about the things that I did not know. When I didn’t understand I never hesitated to ask her to explain because I knew that she would explain it in such a way that I would be able to comprehend it.”

LaTorcha took her assignments seriously. When asked empowering questions, she didn’t shy away or avoid the topic. She met her pain point head-on. When she needed help, she spoke up. Her success would not have been possible if she wasn’t serious about doing what it takes, professionally and personally, to grow and develop.

What mindset, emotional, and personal hurdles did you have to overcome to get you to the results you have?

“I had a very tough time with my money mindset. It was very difficult for me to put a price on assisting the people that I knew really needed my help. My money mindset was also tied to my emotional blockage of not feeling worthy enough to ask for a set fee.”

12 months can feel like a long time. What prevented you from quitting when the journey was hard?

“Rolande!! She never allowed me to give up on myself or on my dreams. She continued to walk alongside me encouraging, motivating, and directing me.”

What results have you earned from the program?

Today Latorcha earns $5,000 to $10,000 per month in revenue.

“I earned the strength to believe in myself and my dreams. I have earned understanding to know that no matter what comes, as long as I continue to believe in myself nothing is impossible. I have earned a wealth of knowledge about finances, business, processes, and most importantly about myself.”

What lessons have you learned?

“I learned that as long as I continued to believe in my dreams and in myself I will make it as long as I continued to take one step at a time.”

I can not say this enough. LaTorcha wanted to do the work to earn the results she has today. No matter how good a program is, if the client doesn’t put in the time and work, they will not receive the results.

What prescription or recommendations do you have for women who are undecided about enrollment?

“Do not wait another day, because it will be one more day away from achieving your dream. With all that BLPS will give to you, along with your determination, success is inevitable.”

In your opinion, what is the next best step for anyone interested in the program to take now?

“For anyone coming into the program, it is best to come in understanding what they want to achieve even if you do not know how to do it. It is best to have an idea of your end state to ensure you receive all you can from the program.”

BLPS can help clients clarify what they want as a end result and how to get there.

*Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC dba LASTCo claims no liability or responsibility for the success or lack of success of it’s clients. Clients are given support, resources, and knowledge to become successful, however, the decision and work is ultimately up to them.

Book Editor Opens Sex Doula Practice To Help Women With Intimacy Problems

Business Launch Prep School (BLPS) – Case Study August 2020

Summary

Client: Yeside Davis, CEO of The Literary Alchemist LLC dba Getcho Bliss
Sponsor: Same as client
Primary NAICS: 611430 – Professional and Management Development Training

August 2019, Yeside Davis enrolled in Business Launch Prep School (BLPS), a live annual virtual small business startup course and coaching program, to learn how to start a business. Yeside is a mother and community development program employee. She wanted to start a business but felt stuck in the person she thought everyone wanted her to be, instead of the person she really was. After completing the 12-month BLPS program, including online curriculum, group coaching sessions, one-on-one coaching sessions, and implementation days, Ms. Davis is the proud owner of The Literary Alchemist LLC dba Getcho Bliss, where Yeside is an Intimacy Doula, who loves all things sex, sexuality and intimacy. With her capacity to heal and provide sacred spaces for women, she’s able to guide them to improved sexual-spiritual health.

“Invest in yourself and the legacy you want to build. BLPS, helps you build the launching pad for your business. It sets you up for success. Sign Up”

Yeside Davis

Problem

Before enrollment Yeside was unclear about the foundational components of successfully launching a business. Among the ambiguity, was the person she hid away. Yeside, is a practicing Hoodoo follower with a talent for writing, editing award-winning books, tarot cards, and intimacy healing. Until joining the program, she had not freely shared this part of herself with many people as she was often treated as if she were “different”.

As a result of not being clear about developing a successful business foundation as well as not feeling free to be 100% herself, she lost opportunities to make money at something she loves. Most importantly, she felt inhibited and emotionally stifled.

Q&A with Yeside Davis

What factors influenced your decision to enroll in BLPS?

“The concept that BLPS would result in me being ready to launch at the end of the program.” – Yeside Davis

What actions did you take during the program to obtain the results you have?

“I got clarity on what my business would be by having sessions with Rolande. After becoming clear, she was then able to help me with how to get an initial offer together and how to engage my audience and prepare them to receive my offer.

What mindset, emotional, and personal hurdles did you have to overcome to get your results?

“I had to shift my mindset around pricing, marketing, automation, and all the technical aspects of a business.”

Yeside also developed personally. She started to open up and be more herself. As a result, she felt free to truly discover what she really wants to do. Initially, she wanted to edit books and help authors create authentic books that won awards. As she personally developed she discovered that she wanted to heal and provide sacred spaces for women. She wanted to provide a space for women to heal from trauma and the unfair stigmas placed on them by society.

12 months can feel like a long time. What prevented you from quitting when the journey was hard?

“Rolande was great at encouraging me, and helping work out issues surrounding why I wanted to quit and helped me refocus.”

What results have you earned from the program?

Today Yeside makes regular revenue every month.

“I have since gotten an LLC, better understand DBAs, trademarking. I have a signature program for Getcho Bliss and a customized launch plan I can follow for my future projects.”

Ms. Davis has also had a thriving 8-week program called Nectar, helping women to physically and mentally prepare the body, minds, and souls to experience a truly personal pleasure.

What lessons have you learned?

“Keep going, be flexible, stay focused.”

What prescription or recommendations do you have for women who are undecided about enrollment?

“Invest in yourself and the legacy you want to build. BLPS, helps you build the launching pad for your business. It sets you up for success.”

In your opinion, what is the next best step for anyone interested in the program to take now?

“Sign Up!!”

*Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC dba LASTCo claims no liability or responsibility for the success or lack of success of it’s clients. Clients are given support, resources, and knowledge to become successful, however, the decision and work is ultimately up to them.

Professional Communication During Stressful Times Training

I had to honor to train first year educators of a fine educational institution about communicating professionally during stressful times. The class focused on acknowledging, validating, and normaling parents concerns. Many subtopics were discuss, such as the effect of racial tension, COVID-19 pandemic, political atmosphere and other influencers that impact a parent’s point of view and reactions.