Story-Powered Business by Story Arts Studio

Story-Powered Business

A six-month hands-on story strategy and story-driven content marketing workshop for heart-based women creatives, coaches and entrepreneurs who hate marketing and self-promotion.

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“I’m in the strategist’s chair everyday in my own business, and what I really needed was someone who could give me what I give to my clients: wise, supportive strategy. Working with Cigdem has been one of the smartest investments I’ve made this year.”
JAC McNEIL, Co-Active Coach & Thought Partner,
"I would have never been able to do on my own all the deep digging that Cigdem guided me through. My business is now booming in all directions. Great new clients, speaking gigs, teaching, art. I also get a lot of good feedback about my website. I am so happy!”
CYNTHIA MORRIS, Author, Artist & Creativity Coach,
“Cigdem has the strengths and gifts of listening to what you say and then putting it into the most precise, non-redundant words that captures the essence and spirit in one go. She helps you understand both the inner and outer journey you need to go through in order to discover, develop, and share your story. She creates a sense of purposeful space to breathe whilst having a plan and deadlines to deliver. She also helps you understand your brand story vs others that are out there—guided by love but also with a ‘don’t bullshit yourself’ approach.”
ZIVANA ANDERSON, Marketing Consultant & Martha Beck Career Coach,
“Cigdem’s course came at a really great time for me. I was beginning to disconnect from my business and what I enjoy doing the most. Cigdem asks the right questions I didn’t know to ask myself. Through her gentle process, I began making lists of what works and doesn’t work. I noticed my energy more‚ and what energizes me and what depletes me. I connected to my business, prospects and clients in an entirely new way after going through the lessons. Self-reflection is a key cornerstone to this program, and I really like giving myself time and permission to do so.”
DEBRA MARRS, Editor & Coach for Writers,
"Cigdem's guidance helped me wake up to the truth of myself. To bravely enter the creative abyss. To know that it is safe to embrace my inner knowing. She has been the catalyst for me to step onto my true purpose. I cannot thank her enough for her gentle mentorship and patience as I worked through heavy perfectionist energy. Working with Cigdem will bless your life far beyond what I can convey on paper. I highly recommend her work.”
KADENA TATE, Business Strategist & Speaker,
“This class is a combination of being challenged and focussed as well as being opened and encouraged. I’ve been working my way through it all, quietly and thoroughly and in exactly my own way. This is the beauty of Cigdem’s approach to providing support and learning spaces for introverts. She gets us! As an artist and a social entrepreneur I needed a place to think and take stock of everything I am doing, especially online."
CATHERINE DREA, Photographer, Writer & Social Entrepreneur,
“Smart. Pointed. Insightful. Spurring… Cigdem has a way of helping you dig deeper to find and embrace a point of difference that’s meaningful for you and your market. Her wealth of knowledge is only matched by her warm and nourishing personality—making each mentoring session a delightful experience from start to finish.”
TRACEY SELINGO, Writer & Intuitive Consultant,
“Working with Cigdem has changed how I’ve viewed things. She has a gift of intuition, seeing thru all of the crap to the heart and truth of it all. I’ve found the guidance and advice she has shared with me to be invaluable. She’s been incredibly generous with her time. And she has such a gift for teaching. I’ve learned so much. I would describe working with her and her presence as indescribable.”
MARCIE SCUDDER, Photographer, Writer & Yoga Guide,
“Cigdem offers a unique blend of very powerful business discussions cloaked in an amazingly clear-eyed and kind global view. She is fully present, amazingly available, egalitarian, truthful, funny—with a depth of knowledge and resources that are astounding.”
LIZ CRAIN, Ceramic Artist & Designer,
"Cigdem always has thoughtful and extremely practical answers to my questions. I am amazed by her breadth and depth of knowledge and wisdom around running a meaningful business. I always come away with new information to implement or a new approach to consider."

TARA LEAVER, Author, Artist & Creativity Guide,
“I am seriously impressed by the quality and depth of this class. A strong introvert, I felt validated and understood when going through this course. This class gave me so much hope that I could create a sustainable business and a life that would honor who I am as an introvert and a person needing more calm and quiet to be healthy and happy.”
KRISTA O’REILLY DAVI-DIGU, Holistic Nutritional Consultant,
“My business is getting much more focused on the things I love most and I am getting my offerings in line with my passions and values. I enjoy so much stress-free productivity now!”
DONNA DRUCHUNAS, Knitwear Designer, Writer & Teacher,
“I am getting clearer on my perfect people… this has been really challenging and important for me. Besides, my website is much clearer, my blog got cleaned up, I am running online courses, which is my biggest win so far. I really appreciate Cigdem’s intelligence and kindness. And I most appreciate that I have never once felt a hint of condescension.”
CINDY LUSK, Yoga Teacher, Meditation Guide & Writer,
“Working with Cigdem has saved me time, energy and lots of stress. I feel more confident around the behind-the-scenes parts of my business. The peace of mind that provides allows me to focus more on my clients which is my strong point and the reason I went into business in the first place. My biggest win has been a sense of peacefulness.”
NANCY HARRIS, Psychotherapist & Transformational Life Coach,