Hitting ‘publish’ on this post brought me so much joy. Because this post marks an exciting new chapter and I am ridiculously happy to be able to share in this with you! Today, I am thrilled to announce the launch of Dérive Collective – the brand Aaron + I have worked together to build over the past couple of years.
Together + individually, we have worked with countless amazing entrepreneurs on many projects. After years of discovery, working with inspiring clients and months of designing + planning:
the Dérive Collective website is now LIVE!
Last time I updated my blog about my work, I shared What Exactly Do I Do? about a year ago, where I broke down what I do, how I work with clients and who I serve. Since that post, a lot has stayed the same and a lot has changed. Since then, I have continued to serve phenomenal clients in the same meaningful capacities and am still over the moon grateful to call this my career. Since then, Aaron + I began to work together full time (which has been amazing) and he has taken a much larger role in the business. Having my partner in life become my partner in business has had it’s hurdles and challenges but overall has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. We have been able to explore, create, challenge and refine the business together. Since having him work alongside me, I have found more clarity in what parts of my work inspire me most.
Refining our work as entrepreneurs takes reflection, patience and time.
At this point in my process + journey, the pieces of my work that I am pouring my heart into are:
Social Media + Online Marketing Strategy
These are the things that fulfill me in my work. In each of the facets, I have narrowed down and refined what parts have my heart and have weeded out the others. It’s been a messy, beautiful process. Making the choice to dive in head first to photography, consulting and blogging are the smartest things that I’ve done for myself as a business owner. With each additional facet of my business, I felt my creativity expanding and the love for my work soar.
Today, we announce a new chapter formed from the clarity found in this past year.
I am so thrilled to share DeriveCollective.com with you!
Since Aaron + I made our big move to Hawaii (#ourgreathawaiianadventure), there has been a shift from ‘I’ to ‘We’ with the business. As we embraced change in many forms—Aaron leaving his job of ten years, us moving to an island in the middle of the sea and taking on new, exciting projects—we’ve had the beautiful opportunity to bring our different talents together and form Dérive Collective.
Once we found our rhythm and started fully embracing this company together, we craved a name and a space that describes the work we carry out each day. With our website going live, it means that we finally do!
So what exactly is it? It’s a space for our consulting, photography, brand collaborations and education tools for our fellow entrepreneurs.
It’s a place we are honored to call our home on the web + share with you! When creating the name and brand identity for our collective work, we wanted something of significance. Something that represented us and our journey equally, the heart-centered work that we carry out AND the journey behind it all. To finally be celebrating this launch with you means the world!
The site gives more insight into who we are, what we do + how we serve! Also, it explains the meaning of our company name + why it means so much to us. The new derivecollective.com is something that speaks to our values, our hearts and our aesthetic. It’s our collective space. It’s something we’re really proud of and it’s something I want to whole-heartedly welcome you into.
With this, you will see a new tab up top of my website entitled ‘WORK WITH ME’ which will make it easy for you to visit our site, work with Aaron + I, read our philosophy and snag your own copy of our new ebook! Beyond that, Elanaloo will still function just as it has, this is simply an extension to serve you better. To allow for a space solely for my work, not just my blogging.
I cannot begin to thank you for the love, support and encouragement that you give. Your presence here means the world. So, from the bottom of my heart – THANK YOU!