Empowering Solopreneurs to Achieve Financial Independence and Time Freedom
I help people simplify and accelerate the journey to an independent income doing the work they love (and are proud of) in service of the people they care about so that they can flourish in life and business without getting stuck on the treadmill of constant grind and hustle that gets you nowhere fast.
Hi, I'm Louise Beattie, a guide and coach dedicated to helping solopreneurs and small business owners create an independent income and time freedom. With my coaching programs, workshops, and courses, I provide straightforward and powerful frameworks, systems, and resources to support your journey towards the life you desire without feeling beholden to anyone.
Whether you're looking to build a solid business strategy, master marketing foundations, enhance personal growth and development, optimise for success, or improve mental fitness, I'm here to help you every step of the way.
Keep reading to discover how I can support you in achieving your goals...
What I Do
Simplify and accelerate the journey to create and grow an independent income.
What I've Done
15 years at sea in the oil industry, ensuring the smooth running of multi-million $ subsea construction projects.
Professional photographer: commissioned to photograph Prince Charles, photographed world championship motorcycle racer Scott Redding twice, and presented popular masterclasses on the business of photography at the SWPP Convention in London.
10 years helping clients create independent incomes and grow their businesses. 3,280+ happy clients served.
What I Want To Do Next
1. Apply my skills to accelerate the creation and growth of independent incomes for 1000 people doing the work they love and are proud of in service of people they care about. People who want meaning in their life, to make a contribution to their clients, their communities and ultimately the world.
2. Scale that number to 10,000 smart and capable people making a difference in the world.
A rising tide lifts all the boats, if I can help entrepreneurs, small business owners and solopreneurs make an impact in their own individual way, then through the ripple effect I will have made a contribution to making the world a better place.
About Forge & Flourish...
Welcome to Forge & Flourish, a guiding light for solopreneurs and small business owners seeking to create an independent income and time freedom. I am dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs, providing them with the roadmap and tailored strategies they need to achieve independence, financial stability, and the freedom to design their dream lives on their terms.
Forge & Flourish was founded by me, Louise Beattie, a passionate solopreneur who embarked on my journey to break free from the traditional 9-to-5 grind and create a life of independence and fulfilment.
Fueled by the desire to help others achieve the same level of success and freedom, I set out to become a guide and coach for individuals seeking to leave their jobs and start their own businesses.
Having experienced the challenges and triumphs of building a thriving business firsthand, I understand the unique struggles faced by solopreneurs and small business owners.
I recognised the need for a comprehensive support system that combines business strategy, marketing foundations, personal growth and development, Heroic Optimisation, and mental fitness.
This has led me to create various coaching programs, workshops, courses, and Notion Dashboards to provide the tools and knowledge necessary for sustainable success.
From the latin faber which means worker, the word forge is perfect when it comes to growing ourselves and our businesses.
It can be used as a noun or verb and has two distinct definitions.
To give form or shape to, especially by means of careful effort.
To advance gradually but steadily and to advance with an abrupt increase of speed.
Deriving from flōrēre which means to bloom, prosper, be at the peak of one's powers.And isn't that what we what we want in life and business?
Flourish can also be used as a noun or a verb with distinct definitions.
- To grow luxuriantly; to achieve success; to be in a state of activity or production; to reach a height of development or influence.
- A period of thriving; a sudden burst; a luxuriant growth or profusion.
At Forge & Flourish, my aim is to empower 10,000 solopreneurs to create an independent income and time freedom.
Every individual has the potential to build a successful business and live life on their terms.
By providing a roadmap and tailored strategies, I aim to equip solopreneurs, small business owners, and those seeking to leave their jobs with the confidence, resources, and support they need to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
My vision is to create a world where individuals have the confidence, resources, and support they need to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
I envision a society where people have the freedom to design their own lives, creating fulfilling and successful businesses that align with their passions and values. I strive to be the guiding light that illuminates the path to independence, enabling individuals to break free from the constraints of traditional employment and embrace the limitless possibilities of entrepreneurship.
The Forge & Flourish Values
I believe in empowering individuals to take control of their lives and businesses, providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.
I am committed to helping individuals achieve financial independence and time freedom, allowing them to live life on their terms.
I celebrate the spirit of independence and the courage it takes to build a business from scratch.
I understand that entrepreneurship is a journey filled with ups and downs, and I encourage my clients to develop resilience and perseverance.
I advocate embracing one's unique strengths and values fostering authenticity in business and life.
I believe in the power of collaboration and building a supportive community of like-minded individuals.
I am dedicated to personal and professional growth, continuously striving to improve and evolve to serve my clients better.
I uphold the highest ethical standards, operating with integrity and honesty in all aspects of our business.
I encourage curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, inspiring clients to explore new ideas and approaches.
I believe in simplifying complex concepts and strategies, making them accessible and actionable for our clients.
Join us on this transformative journey of creating an independent income and time freedom. Together, we can build a world where entrepreneurship is a pathway to personal fulfilment and success.
About Louise Beattie
Welcome to my world! I'm Louise Beattie, a guide and coach specialising in working with solopreneurs and small business owners.
With over 15 years of experience as a solopreneur myself, running various businesses, I understand the challenges and triumphs that come with building a successful venture.
Before diving into the world of entrepreneurship, I spent fifteen years at sea in the oil industry, where I honed my skills in logistics and operations coordination on subsea construction vessels worldwide. This experience taught me the importance of precision, adaptability, and strategic thinking – qualities that have been invaluable in my entrepreneurial journey.
In 2008, I embarked on a new adventure and started my own photography business. Over the years, I achieved numerous milestones and enjoyed many successes. I was honoured to receive the Women Ahead Rising Star Business Award and had the opportunity to present well-attended business-focused masterclasses at Europe's largest convention for photographers.
My work even caught the attention of the Princes Regeneration Trust, who commissioned me to photograph Prince Charles himself. Additionally, I had the pleasure of photographing world championship motorcycle racer Scott Redding on two occasions, as well as capturing beautiful moments at international weddings.
But my journey didn't stop there. In 2013, I founded Working A Better Life, driven by a desire to accelerate the journey for ambitious and capable women, helping them avoid the mistakes I had made in business.
To further expand my knowledge and expertise, I studied with some of the world's top marketers and became a Strategic Growth Director. Through my coaching programs and courses, I have had the privilege of supporting over 3,217 business owners on their entrepreneurial paths.
In 2019, my dedication and contributions were recognised when I was invited to the Facebook Gather event in Dublin and became a Facebook Share to Connect Ambassador. This experience solidified my commitment to empowering women in the business world.
Fast forward to September 2023, when I became a Heroic Coach, and my business evolved into Forge & Flourish. This transformation allowed me to focus on my main areas of expertise, including business strategy, marketing foundations, personal growth and development, Heroic Optimization, and mental fitness. I am passionate about guiding you towards success, both professionally and personally.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy the simple pleasures of rural life with my husband and our two dogs. You'll often find me cultivating my wildflower patch, finding joy in the beauty of nature. When not immersed in my work or tending to my garden, I love geeking out on business strategies, personal optimisation, fitness, and well-being. I'm constantly seeking knowledge and satisfying my insatiable curiosity.
In my downtime, I indulge in my love for MotoGP Racing and binge-watching TV shows like The West Wing and The Newsroom, anything written by the brilliant Aaron Sorkin.
I hope this glimpse into my life, experience, and personality has given you a better understanding of who I am, both professionally and personally. I am here to support you on your journey, and together, we can forge a path to success and flourishing.
As a Guide and Coach for solopreneurs and small business owners, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to create an independent income and achieve time freedom. With 15 years of experience as a successful solopreneur running various Businesses of One, I bring a wealth of knowledge in business strategy, marketing foundations, personal growth and development, Heroic Optimisation, and mental fitness.
My approach is rooted in simplicity and effectiveness, utilising simple yet powerful frameworks, systems, and resources to help my clients build their businesses and create their desired lives. Through coaching and courses, I provide step-by-step guidance and support, ensuring my clients have the tools and strategies they need to thrive.
Whether you're just starting or looking to take your business to new heights, I offer strategies that align with your values and goals and tailored solutions to help you optimise your business for success.
But my role extends beyond just business strategy. As a Heroic Coach, I focus on personal growth and development, helping my clients tap into their inner strengths and unlock their full potential. Mental fitness is just as necessary as business acumen, and I provide the tools and techniques to cultivate a resilient and empowered mindset.
Working With Me...
Working with me means embarking on a transformative journey where you gain clarity, build confidence, and take bold actions towards your dreams. I am here to guide, support, and empower you every step of the way so you can create the life you desire without feeling beholden to anyone.
Together, let's unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and create a thriving business that brings you joy, freedom, and fulfilment.
Why Work With Louise?
With over 15 years of experience as a solopreneur, I have successfully run various businesses, each with the unique challenge of being a Business of One. This invaluable experience has equipped me with a deep understanding of the intricacies and nuances that arise when you are the sole driver of your enterprise.
Beyond my professional achievements, my passion for visual storytelling led me to pursue photography as a creative outlet. I have been featured in esteemed publications such as Scotland on Sunday, F2 Freelance Photographer, HuffPost, Marie Claire, Woman's Weekly, Woman's Health, and The Societies Professional Imagemakers. I have also had the honour of being invited as a speaker at the renowned SWPP Convention, where I shared my insights and expertise with fellow photography enthusiasts.
With this diverse range of experiences, qualifications, and media features, I bring a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge to my role as a guide and coach.
Whether you are looking to transform your business or unleash your potential, I am here to support and empower you every step of the way.
Join my new community of solopreneurs Small business owners and start creating the life you desire
What They Say About Louise
Louise’s fantastic coaching has been direct, concise and simple, which is just as I like things, but invaluable in motivating me to make some quick effective wins to boost my business.
Louise has made me feel organised and focused on the real things that matter to my business and I have already started on my 90 Day Plan.
I can’t think her enough for moving me to a different mindset where I feel focused and empowered to make some positive achievable changes.
Thank you so much for all your help over the years. I would not have this flourishing business if it wasn’t for you.
I know you say I’ve done the work, but you steer me the right way. Still some way to go, but sat here looking at my busy calendar, working full time and building for the future I’d say I’ve just about past that cusp I’ve been talking about.
Just so pleased I found you when I did. You're an angel sent to help. Someone who genuinely cares and I really believe that's rare these days.
Professional Wedding Photographer
Working with Louise has been a breath of fresh air in terms of learning the building blocks to create a business that will work FOR me and bring in clients.
I have so much more clarity over what I am trying to do, which will form the basis of everything I do in future.
There is so much value I can’t even single out the most useful things I’ve learned. It is ALL worthwhile.
If you want to progress your business and make a real difference to your life, you need this program. It will change your business and your life.
Sandie Powner, Owner Exclusive Holidays and Professional Dog Photographer
I really truly appreciate everything you've done and the heart you've poured into this relationship.
I can say with 100% confidence that I wouldn't be here in this place if I hadn't hired you so early on in my business journey.
I am so thankful to you for all the support and wisdom you've given.