It's cotton candy, not housing insulation... I swear.

Welcome to 52Freshies. My name is ilissa Goman, and I am here to be your goal cultivator and butt kicker. My purpose is to help women biz owners take control of their lives, find their passions, and make a plan. I don't ever want you to feel like you are stuck in a situation or that you can't support yourself.

YOU are talented and unique and you owe it to the world to share those talents. You have a purpose in this world. We are going to find it.

You need to know that your voice matters. It always matters. No matter how many times you've been told it doesn't, know that it does. 

Let's get this show on the road
 

It's cotton candy, not housing insulation... I swear.

Welcome to 52Freshies. My name is ilissa Goman, and I am here to be your goal cultivator and butt kicker. My purpose is to help women biz owners take control of their lives, find their passions, and make a plan. I don't ever want you to feel like you are stuck in a situation or that you can't support yourself.

YOU are talented and unique and you owe it to the world to share those talents. You have a purpose in this world. We are going to find it.

You need to know that your voice matters. It always matters. No matter how many times you've been told it doesn't, know that it does. 

Let's get this show on the road

Where I came from... aka: the crazy back story of how I have worked in or owned a business in like every category.

♥ This girl has been an entrepreneur from the start. Built up a babysitting empire at the age of 12 (mostly by word of mouth and, um, hello genius business card magnets). 

♥ Moved onto a 4yr gig working at a gas station + convenience store. Here is where I learned all about customer interaction... especially cranky pre-coffee customers. 

♥ Decided to build an empire for myself so that I never would have to work for someone who didn't appreciate my amazingness. Was also told by a coworker that I would "never make anything of myself" since I left college (this was definitely an I'll-show-you moment right there).

♥ Started my biz BINX as a baby planner (with literally $0, negative money really), but saved up $500 to have a custom designed logo (**it actually published in a prestigious design book & this was one of the best investments I have ever made). Received my car seat tech certification, and then earned my child sleep coach certification. Opened a retail store (while pregnant, bc why not), and then closed it a year later (bc errm a baby takes energy and that is crazy hard in a solo employee business). Continued on as a sleep coach because everyone needs sleep, duh. Have now helped 100's of families.

♥ Started a one day HUGE baby + parenting event with another woman biz owner (we were frenemies and now we are bff's, literally like we talk on the phone multiple times a day). Your talents work stronger together instead of competing. We wanted to create a sense of community, learning and non-judgement for moms in our area. Our first year was great, and now we are working on year 5 with a team.

♥ Created an amazing business and brand (not to mention a few really pretty websites) and started building websites and doing design work and virtual assistant work for friends. Shifted that to a side biz for friends of friends and other sleep coaches (enter The Sparkle Lab).

♥ Had a miscarriage and just felt completely lost and wasn't sure of my purpose in this life. This is when I started goal planning and making my life meaningful.

♥ Taken on by the FSI (the sleep school I graduated from) as their business + branding faculty member. Cue the confetti. Teaching this class is one of my favorite things to do.

♥ 2017... turned 30 and had a major life and emotional shift. I knew what my exact purpose was. I wanted to help people. I always have. And here we are today.

Let's Start Your Adventure

Things I Love... and other ways to bribe me.

♥ Stickers, washi-tape, notebooks and sticky notes

♥ Shrimp tacos

♥ Sand Hill Cove beach in Rhode Island... with chowder and clam cakes and stuffies

♥ Mailing love notes and encouragement to friends 

♥ Birthday parties 

♥ Soft serve ice-cream with sprinkles

♥ Flowers

♥ Anything s'mores related

♥ People following their dreams and making things happen in this world