Unleash Your Awesome in 2015.

In the past two years of running the Propelle Mastermind, we have witnessed women become super focused, energized, and inspired in their businesses.

These women have become a community of doers, working to support and promote each other in all that they do. They are taking their businesses, products, and services to the next level. Making friends and having fun along the way.

We’ve witnessed tremendous growth for these women, both personally and professionally, and want to help YOU do the same.

Unleash your awesome.

It’s a proven fact that coming together with a group of creative, driven, and supportive women entrepreneurs is one of THE most powerful things you can do to elevate your business and your mindset.

Sometimes it takes the feedback from others to see our true selves … they are the proverbial mirror reflecting back our strengths and weaknesses.

When you surround yourself with a killer team that sees you as your best self, you will become unstoppable. There’s no doubt about it.

Hone in on your zone of genius.

Ease, flow, simplicity… All sound like dirty words for an entrepreneur when you’ve been told that it’s hard to run your own business or that it takes hard work to be successful.

The truth is, when you operate from your zone of genius and focus on what you’re best at, you may begin to question if what you’re doing is actually work.

The collective brain power of the Propelle Mastermind, combined with the support and insight of others in the group, will help you become laser focused on what you do best.

Take flight with the Propelle Mastermind.

2015 Mastermind Series:

What you get:

  • 8 (3-hour) group sessions run by Emily and Kate over the course of 2 sessions, complete with weekly check-in’s with an accountability partner
  • 6-week Virtual Summer Camp (online course) with weekly videos and challenges
  • Access to a private online space to start and grow conversations with other group members
  • Focused support, feedback, ideas, and strategies to help your business succeed
  • Clarity, inspiration, and laser-sharp vision for your business (and life)

Dates for the in-person group:

3rd THURSDAY of the month.

Session 1: January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, and April 16th.
Session 2: September 17th, October 15th, November 19th, and December 17th

Time: 9AM – 12PM
Location: Repair The World (6022 Broad St., 15206)

Check out Repair The World’s inspiring space!

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Dates for the Virtual Summer Camp: June 15th through July 20th

Investment (Rock It!):

Paid in Full: $2000
Monthly: $199/mo

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What our previous Mastermind-er’s are saying:

“Propelle Mastermind helped me realize the true value of what I bring to the table, and gave me the confidence to take my business to the next level. The friendships and support network I’ve built are priceless. Thumbs up, ladies!”

» Diane Walter, Marketing and Moxie
“As an entrepreneur, I think it’s essential to surround yourself with people who are positive and are always thinking big. The Propelle Mastermind group is a focused incubator of good ideas, kick-ass advice, and unbelievable support. I made several big decisions about my business and got clear about next steps to take with the help of this group.”

» Debbie Hardin, Hardin Acupuncture
Sam Laffey “If you had told me 6 months ago that having women sit around a table and call me on my bullshit was something I’d sign up for again, I’d have called you crazy. But when those women are some of the smartest, most kick-ass women in Pittsburgh, and you pair the “calling of the bullshit” with some serious encouragement, ideas, and excitement, I couldn’t say no. Propelle Mastermind this summer was completely pivotal for me and I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be this fall as I continue to work to take my life and business to the next level of awesome.”

» Sam Laffey, Porter Loves Photography
Deena Blumenfeld “The Mastermind group has given me an extraordinary brain trust of other women entrepreneurs. They’ve helped me develop new ideas for my business, that I never would have thought of on my own. The group also provided me with accountability, so that I actually have implemented these ideas. I have a group of ladies who follow up and who want me to succeed. Their support and expertise has been invaluable.”

» Deena Blumenfeld, Shining Light Prenatal Education
Britt Reints “The Propelle Mastermind Group gave me invaluable support at a crucial time in my business as I prepared for my first book launch. As a freelance writer, it’s easy to feel isolated, but the Mastermind Group gave me both people to connect with and a well of inspiration and sound advice to draw from. If you want guidance, accountability, and motivation to meet your goals, I highly recommend a Propelle Mastermind Group.”

» Britt Reints, In Pursuit of Happiness

The Power of The Personal Note

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In this technological day and age, it’s getting harder and harder to stand out.

Did you know that 144.8 billion emails are sent each and every day?

That’s a heck of a lot of emails—120 per day on average— to wade through and respond to on a daily basis.

Additionally, most people (about 82%) are reading those emails on a mobile device, meaning that a good majority end up getting buried, lost, or simply deleted without so much as an open.

So, how do you stand out amongst the technological clutter?

With a hand-written note, of course!

Think about it. What kind of mail (if any) do you get on a daily basis? My mailbox tends to be full of bills (boring), local magazines (snooze), and catalogs (snore). When a sweet little note shows up in my mailbox, it stands out.

As in, I cherish it.

I don’t forget about it either. I am 1,000x more inclined to want to connect with whomever sent the card. Or want to do something kind in return.

If you think about it, that type of response is exactly what you want when building and nurturing your business.

You want to stand out in the marketplace.

You want people to remember you, think kindly of you, and connect with you.

You want to be top of mind.

So the next time you’re putting together a marketing plan, why not include a little snail mail outreach as part of your game plan?

*Statistics used in this post came from this article on Mashable.


Emily Levenson, Propelle Co-Pilot Emily Levenson has been inspiring others since the turn of the century. She has been referred to as a rainbowmaker, a magical mentor, and a game changer.Most days, you can find Emily tweeting up a storm, blogging about the delicious and healthy foods she creates, playing on Pinterest, and Facebooking with the best of them.

Emily has been lucky enough to have been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pittsburgh Business Times, NEXTPittsburgh, and on WTAE-TV.


Secrets. Stories. Stimulating Activities.

7 Secrets to Soaring: Helping You (And Your Business) Take Flight

Over the past three years we have worked and connected with over 1000 women entrepreneurs. During our conversations, we’ve found that several themes continued to arise time and time again.

Seven themes to be precise:

  1. Finding your voice.
  2. Jealousy.
  3. Believing in yourself.
  4. Confidence.
  5. Fear.
  6. Making mistakes.
  7. Taking risks.

We believe that these themes are the secrets that all successful entrepreneurs have implemented at one point or another. We wanted to share these secrets along with stories from women in the Propelle community who have put these ideas into practice.

We’ve compiled it all into one handy dandy eBook.

And because we believe that all women entrepreneurs should have access to this information, you get to decide the price.

That’s right, it’s a “pay what you want party” for the next seven days.

All you have to do is click the big Add to Cart button below, enter the dollar amount you want to pay, click checkout or use Paypal, and then enter the rest of your payment details. Once checkout is complete, you’ll be emailed a link to download the eBook.

And just like that, you’ll be on your way to soaring.

Some sexy stats from the last three years of Propelle!

Over 50 women joined us at our three year anniversary celebration this week at Pittsburgh Winery! (Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy!)

Over 50 women joined us at our three year anniversary celebration at Pittsburgh Winery!

This month we’re celebrating our third birthday!

As we look back on our first few years in business, we are delighted by what has taken place.

Here are some highlights!

We’ve organized and hosted:

  • 16 Networking Happy Hours
  • 5 In-person workshops
  • 4 In-person lecture events and two virtual free webinars.
  • 6 intimate events like dinner parties, coffee dates, and most recently to hear Elizabeth Gilbert speak for our Rock It! members.
  • A Style Summit complete with head shots/hair/and make-up services and featuring very talented speakers including Kiya Tomlin.
  • A day long retreat at beautiful Choderwood including acupuncture, meditation, green juice, and big picture brainstorming.
  • We’ve partnered with 10 different area nonprofit organizations that support women and we’ve raised over $2000 in support for them.
  • Over the last two years we’ve worked with 15 different women in the Propelle Mastermind and many others with our VIP and consulting services.

 We estimate we’ve served over 1000 women through these events and offerings and that makes our hearts so full.

So now … a virtual toast!

Here’s to women supporting other women.

Here’s to collaboration over competition.

Here’s to partnerships and friendships.

Here’s to big things happening just from three young women entrepreneurs having a conversation over lunch!

If you have an idea and you put energy towards it, there’s no doubt it will grow. Sometimes it becomes even better than you ever imagined so keep pursuing your dreams!


Emily and Kate

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How to shift your mindset when experiencing envy.

Feeling jealous?

A little green with envy?

You’re not alone. Even the most successful women experience envy. There’s really not much you can do to escape it.

The good news is you can definitely change your mindset when you’re experiencing it.

This video from OWN and Glennon Doyle Melton will help you see how experiencing envy can help you build your abundance mindset muscle.

It’s not about who gets the biggest piece of the pie … it’s about making a BIGGER pie!

Watch and you’ll be an abundance champion in no time …

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