Veranda Lane

Compassionate Goal Setting for Free-Spirits

After years of talking to business owners about their greatest struggles, I’ve noticed a few recurring themes:

Of all the things that need to be taken care of – home, business, family, friends, clients – business owners tend to put ourselves at the bottom of the list.

We force ourselves to do more, achieve higher, double results, and check ALL the things off our miles-long to do lists – so much so that “running the business” is a dreaded task.

When we notice that we aren’t achieving those lofty goals, we go searching for outside answers in books, programs, workshops, webinars and any other information we can get our hands on. Then we use that to set bigger, better, higher goals than the ones we already failed to achieve.

You deserve to treat yourself better than that.

It’s time to put YOU, first. Put yourself first with self care, so that you are mentally, physically and emotionally capable of doing great work. Think of yourself first, rather than comparing your goals to what you think others are doing. Seek answers from within first, instead of overwhelming yourself with more outside information that you don’t ever put into practice.


When you’re focused on action, goals, tasks, achievement at any cost it’s easy to fall into a Vortex of Doingness. You can spend tons of cash, work endless nights, do ALL the things and still feel lost. No transformation, no alignment, no sustained action. Just the feeling of judgement and shamed for not seeing the results others seem to have.

I set out to do something different in my work. I don’t force goals down a client’s throat. We talk about your true desires. I don’t prescribe the perfect steps to make your business a success. I encourage you to explore your own options and take the path that feels most aligned with you. In fact, I don’t talk too much to your about her business at all. We take a close look at who you are being when you do the business and how you would like it to feel different.

In this call, we’ll talk about one area in your life where you can begin to put you first in your personal life and in your business.We may address questions like:

What’s really important? What mission, desire and values determine my goals?

How can I let inspiration flow in my business while still getting things done?

Why haven’t I been able to achieve my goals?

I want to talk to women who are ready to rethink their idea of how goal setting should feel. Women who desire to achieve a greater quality of life and business, not by doing more “things”, but by finding the right things to do.

Word on the Lane...

Testimonials from successful launchers who have landed safely in the life of their dreams.

As soon as I completed the pre-Launch activity, I knew this was the program I needed to help me develop my short and long-term personal and professional goals. Raven was thorough, objective and had no issues with be a little stern when I needed it most. It’s easy to have your family and friends be a sounding board – even when they promise to give it to you straight, that’s not always the case. I know Raven is rooting for my success and she can (and will) ask those questions, make those requests and send me back to square one, if necessary.


Whether it’s starting a new business, returning to school or making a serious life change – if you’re ready to launch into greatness, you’ll want to use The Launch Sequence as part of your road map for success.”


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“Raven is a magical mixture of real strategy and smart coaching. She takes her time to understand where you want to go and then draws out a plan to help you get there. Not only does she let you see the possibility in your goodies but she gives you stress free steps to get there naturally. I used to be really overwhelmed.

Because of Raven, I have made a critical shift in how I approach my future and I’m excited for what’s next.”

Luz Donahue
Artist/ Social Media Coach

“Raven helped when I moved to a new town. She was like a friend in my back pocket, a listening ear and a support system when I thought all hope was lost. She boosted my level of self esteem when I wanted to be hard on myself and throw in the towel. Additionally, she’ s helped me to think for myself and know that everything is not always as bad as it seems.

In essence, she taught me how to believe in myself.

– Tara

“I got to talk about my business and bounce of the walls with all of my ideas. [She] had this way to tell me what I could do that will ELEVATE what I do for my customers and the services that I provide.

I just want to thank you so much for all of your time, all of your amazing energy and for giving me the confidence to do what I do best.”



View the video testimonial here.

“Before meeting [Raven], I had a very limited scope of what I could do with my company and where I wanted to go. She definitely helped me to strategize things and make a plan that made sense and was also actionable, that didn’t make me feel overwhelmed.

She really changed my mindset on how to think bigger and perceive what I bring to the table.”


– Kenetia

I really value Raven’s ability to hone in on the tone of my voice to further understand what I mean. The opportunity to discuss an array of topics is priceless – anywhere from career direction exploration, to a specific family relationship challenge. It has been a true joy…The time we’ve spent together is incredibly valuable, and I will carry it with me for a long time to come.

The most valuable part of the experience for was being given the opportunity to speak my thoughts with an unbiased judgement-free response. Just having the opportunity to talk out loud in a guided conversation is valuable.

  • Michelle Garrett-Johnson
  • Luz Donahue
  • Tara G.
  • Tesz Milan
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