I've been where you're at. I have got the proverbial t-shirt from doing every course I could find, trying out every hot-new-stuff technique, reading gazillions of 'this-fixes-everything' articles, listening to podcasts, watching countless videos, and spending a fortune on high-end programmes, trying to figure out ways to satisfy my deep-down hunger to make the difference I knew I was here to make.
But, despite the promises, the results were hit and miss. And, worse:
I thought it was my fault.
Nowadays, in the work I do, I see so many passionate world-changers - entrepreneurs and business managers - who have spent thousands on every programme and training they can find, so they can be the best they can be, and make the difference they dream of.
But it isn't working for them, either.
Over the years, I spent THOUSANDS, studying with the best of the best of small business mentors and personal development trainers, but I never seemed to get the results they got. And, if I'm totally honest, I felt like a failure and a fraud.
But nobody was talking about this.
Instead, my social media feed and email inbox were full of glossy images of super-successful people telling me that their strategy was the only one that could ever work for me. Newbie coaches were packaging themselves as experienced business mentors. People with great photography and fabulous graphic designers were telling me it was all down to how I was / wasn't using social media, or Facebook ads, or the right email sequences, or 'conversion tactics', or some other 'outside world' strategy. Or it was because I was 'broken' - I wasn't thinking the 'right' thoughts or doing the right 'manifesting' rituals, so it was all my fault.
The breakthroughs finally came when I got totally clear about my Big Vision and reconnected with my passion.
I got excited about clearing out those hidden blocks, beliefs, fears, excuses and habits that had been getting in the way. Otherwise there was no way I was going to be able take the inspired action that was needed for me to reach the audience that was desperate to hear my message.
I want it to work for you, too.
I want you to be able to stop having to work so hard. I dream of a day when you can easily step into your Soul-Shoes and show the world your authentic Inner Genius, without feeling fearful or worrying about what others might think.
I feel passionately about empowering you to make the difference you are longing to make, living your life’s purpose to the full and inspiring others to do the same.
And I have spent the past 14 years specialising in helping people just like you to do the ‘inside work’ that makes their ‘outside dreams’ fall into place.
My mentoring clients know my secret - that there are three steps to setting yourself free to make the difference you're here to make in the world:
GET TOTALLY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT
Get 110% connected with a Big Vision that excites and inspires you - and energises you.
So few of us really have this level of clarity. But when you're deeply connected with your Big Why and the difference you're uniquely here to make, it gives you fast-track access to the passion that will give you the courage to stretch old comfort zones and get your message out there, making the difference you're here to make.
CLEAR OUT YOUR HIDDEN BLOCKS
Discover how to spot - and easily release - the hidden blocks, fears, excuses and worries that have kept you playing small.
You can put an end to self-doubt, self-sabotage and feeling like a fraud. You can crank up your confidence, so that you no longer subconsciously use overwhelm and procrastination to protect yourself from your secret fear of being seen - and even being successful.
TAKE INSPIRED ACTION - DO THE STUFF THAT OUGHT TO SCARE YOU!
Take the actions that create breakthroughs, not overwhelm. Learn how to trust your intuition - and how to connect with your Dream Team.
You can find yourself feeling excited about your work again, feeling in flow, rather than feeling like you're having to try too hard, constantly pushing boulders uphill through treacle. And things fall into place more easily, taking less time and energy to get better results.
When you've been playing 'dodgems' with your inner blocks and nothing else has worked, then the Dare To Dream Bigger Academy brings you the tools you need, to feel confident, excited and fearless about your Big Vision.
As an NLP Trainer, Meditation and Yoga Teacher and a reformed Engineer, I love to demystify Ancient Wisdom, blending it with the 'user manual' for your brain, to make it surprisingly easy for you to ditch your hidden blocks, and even enjoy the process.
In your Dare To Dream Bigger Academy membership, I spill the beans on the gems I have discovered from 14 years of mentoring passionate World-Changers. It means you can take years (and $000s!) off your journey towards making the difference you're here to make in the world.
We cover a core theme from the world of 'inner work' each month, with a deep-dive, live online Masterclass most months (you get the replay and the audio and video downloads), plus gift access to an interactive self-study course from my online training vault, to support that month's core theme. Members get to choose the monthly theme and topics include:
We have a monthly 'office hours' live Q&A session, where you can get answers to your questions and celebrate your successes.
You get a monthly guided visualisation meditation MP3, so you can clear out hidden blocks and line up with your World-Changing dreams, with near-zero effort.
You also get a downloadable version of each of my books, covering everything from meditation to gratitude to mindfulness and even daring to dream bigger.
And you get your Dare To Dream Bigger Academy tribe - more on that in a moment.
I know what it's like to be busy, so all the elements of your Dare To Dream Bigger Academy membership are broken down into bite-sized chunks. As a professional NLP Trainer, I have been trained in how to break my unique strategies down into easy-to-apply steps. I have spent over 15 years specialising in making it as easy as possible for you to learn, grow and create inner and outer change.
So all the techniques I share with you can be applied in less time than it takes a kettle to boil. And all of us can find that much time, can't we?
Most months I run live teaching sessions, where we deep-dive on key 'inside work' topics.
Monthly 'Office Hours'
Make the most of these live Q&As, to get answers to your questions and celebrate your successes.
Access My Online Course Vault
Every 2 months you get one of my online courses, as my gift, tied into our current core theme.
Monthly Meditation MP3
Linked to each month's core theme, you'll get a guided meditation MP3 (remember I'm a meditation teacher!), so you can clear hidden blocks with near-zero effort.
All Of My Books
You get downloadable versions of each of my books (currently 5), so they're there for you, whenever you need them. You also VIP access to the Readers' Clubs (usually paid).
Your Dare To Dream Bigger Tribe
You get to hang out with us in our private Facebook group, and also our Google-proof forum, where you can share your journey with like-minded Souls.
“Clare has a way of explaining things you already knew so you create breakthroughs. The support group made such a difference and we're still there for each other, months later.
"Clare's Academy is a safe space where you can grow, share, learn and become the person to need to be to have the business you dream of. Working with Clare has been the difference between being stuck and frustrated and on the path to creating my dream business and life."
“I have had so many ah-has with Clare’s courses and support. A big thing for me is that I now have clarity for how to pivot my business that is truly me - leverage my gifts.
"I have been stuck helping people with their problems outside my gifts which has slowed down my dream business. Clare also turned on the lightbulb for me so I have inner motivation to carry me all the way through.
"Lastly, working with Clare pushed me to get clearer on who I should focus on attracting - ideal target market, who I give the biggest transformation for.”
You might be running a business, you might be a freelancer, you might be self-employed, you might be working in or managing someone else's business. The 'inside work' we do in the Dare To Dream Bigger Academy will work for you, whatever it is you are doing with your days - and whatever it is that you want to achieve or create.
If you enjoy the way I work and want to make more of a commitment to yourself and your future, but aren't yet ready for a Mastermind or one-to-one mentoring, then the Dare To Dream Bigger Academy is the perfect way to take the next step. In it, I share with you the 'inside work' that makes the vital 'outside world' difference.
Each live Masterclass lasts about an hour, plus you might spend a few hours on that month's online course and any worksheet materials we cover.
Your meditation will be about 10 minutes, and you'll want to do that as regularly as you can.
But the time commitment is entirely up to you. It's all designed to be easy to fit in around your schedule, but you will need to mark out time in your diary, to get the most from your membership. I can't do that for you!
Your membership rate is guaranteed for as long as you're a member, even when the price goes up for new joiners.
"Working with Clare was the missing link for me. She speaks powerful truth about what works in the world, sharing incredible wisdom and savvy smarts in the most heartfelt way. Clare’s energy and enthusiasm helped me rekindle old dreams – especially the one that says I can have a lot of fun earning a living helping others in unlimited ways!
"Her process illuminated what I wanted in business and why and then actually laid out how to get there! At a crucial point in my life, I got to see and feel how vitally important inner work really is as the basis for professional success. Thankful I had Clare is an understatement. The biggest change is in me – learning to trust what I know. Talk about results!"
“Every now and then you get to spend time with someone whom you know will change the way you think about the world, from that point forward. Clare is one of those people.
"She's influentially powerful and calmly assured, passionate about others' success and inspires those she engages with.
"I first came across Clare when the rules on VAT in Europe changed, for the worse, for the small businesses she works with. Quietly and without fuss, she's created change, spoken at the highest levels and influenced policy throughout the 28 countries of the EU. She is an inspirational change agent, who is practical, pragmatic and effective.”
As an NLP Trainer, Meditation & Yoga Teacher and a reformed Engineer, Clare Josa demystifies Ancient Wisdom, blending it with the best of practical psychology and an engineer's no-BS common sense. Her inspirational strategies are simple to apply and make it surprisingly easy for you to ditch your hidden blocks.
Clare has been a Mentor to passionate World-Changers since 2002 and is the author of five life-changing books, including her most recent: Dare To Dream Bigger - The 'Inside Work' Handbook For Entrepreneurs And Passionate World-Changers.
A member of the UK's Institute of Directors, she speaks internationally on the 'inside work' that makes the critical difference to your success.
Your chosen path can feel lonely, especially if your friends and loved-ones don't understand your journey.
But you don’t have to do it on your own. The support, motivation, inspiration and accountability you get with Dare To Dream Bigger Academy membership gives you back your Tribe, keeps you connected, and puts the fun back into your dreams.
The Dare To Dream Bigger Academy is for people who are ready to take responsibility for their results, who will put in the time and effort, and who are prepared to step beyond their old comfort zones, every now and then.
But don't worry, we'll be there to hold your hand and cheer you on!
Academy membership is for action-takers, on a mission to make a difference in the world, hungry to get their message out there, but sometimes secretly scared about stepping up to the next level.
It doesn't matter to us whether you're a yoga teacher, or a coach, or a financial adviser, or running a store, or a therapist, or a dentist, or an artist, or an author, or a designer, or a counsellor, or a real estate agent, or a personal trainer, or whatever else your heart is calling you to be.
What we care about is that you want to make a positive difference in the world, and that you're excited at the idea of getting to help others to do that, too.
Then the Dare To Dream Bigger Academy membership is right up your street. You’d be a great fit for our Tribe. Grab your place and get started now.
Sorry… You probably wouldn’t enjoy Academy membership – and that’s fine. Much better that we figure it out now. I hope you find what you’re looking for very soon. xx Clare
Here are some frequently asked questions. If yours isn't answered here, please contact my team for help.
No problem! The meaty discussions behind the live Masterclasses and training courses take place in my Google-proof forum.
And you'll find out about each month's events via email.
So you can still gain huge value from your Academy membership, even if you're not into Facebook.
No! As long as you're actively wanting to make a positive difference in the world, then the 'inside work' we'll be covering will help you.
Sometimes we'll cover business-specific stuff, but most of the time we'll be dealing with blocks that get in the way of all of our dreams, not just business dreams.
All you need is a half-decent internet connection. All Masterclasses are run via the internet and you'll get a unique link to click, to join us 'in the room'. You can ask questions in advance, by email or via our online community events page, or via the live chat, while we're on air.
You can also download the video and audio replays, so you can watch them offline, perhaps in your favourite cafe? ;-)
The monthly live Q&A calls include hot seat sessions for those who have submitted questions in advance (first come, first served). You can join in via the internet and ask questions live.
You'll get an email from Clare Josa, with full details. You'll also find the link to join the private Facebook group inside the members-only area. Click on that link, then click the 'join group' button and we'll get you 'in' as soon as possible.
For both the Masterclasses and the live Q&A calls, you can submit your questions in advance and I'll do my best to cover them.
As an Academy member, you also get access to the replays and you get both the video and audio of the call or Masterclass to download and watch offline.
You get a new course each month, but they overlap. So if you're part way through a course, you still have the following month to finish it.
You have access to the recordings of your masterclasses and live calls for as long as you're a member.
If you cancel your membership, you will lose access to the members' area and the resources.
P.S. Only you can decide if the Dare To Dream Bigger Academy is right for you.
But if you have any questions that are getting in the way of you saying 'yes!' to the future you have been dreaming of, then please do get in touch. I don't want you to risk missing out, just because something isn't clear or you're not sure how it might work for you. xx Clare