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Incubator Intensive FEB 5, 12, 19, & 26

This event happened 808 days ago
Time 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location Downtown LA
849 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Join the Incubator Intensive four-week workshop as featured on Donny Deutsch's Big Idea, Business Week, WSJ, CBS, ABC, NBC, Reuters and Good Morning America.

  •     Safely take a dream, business or project and move it forward
  •     Get PR and marketing opportunities both locally and nationally
  •     Find connections, resources and answers in one place
  •     Get valuable referrals for your products and services
  •     Connect with a like-minded community of women just like you
  •     Gain clarity around your idea, resources, tools, inspiration, and support
  •     Find your voice

Start by launching something new or take your existing business, project, or idea to the next level. If you're feeling stuck, or you need help getting your ideas out of your head and into the world, you will find the Incubator process to be:

  •     Your own personal think tank, focus & accountability group
  •     Guaranteed FORWARD MOVEMENT toward your goals
  •     Expansion of your vision and zeroing in on what you really want
  •     A place to have fun, meet like-minded women and design your life the way you want it.

Sign up today and create the life you've been dreaming of.

About the Incubator Process: The Incubator 4-week intensive consists of 3 to 10 women, a trained facilitator and a series of patented exercises designed to get you moving in the right direction. The process includes homework, exercises and the community needed to make focused progress toward your goals.


Who is it for?

The Incubator is for women who:

-Someone who is looking for answers or ideas
-Have an exciting idea they want to launch
-Have an existing business who want to grow
-Have a book or creative project they want to develop
-Are freelancers and consultants looking to monetize their services, refine offerings and making valuable connections.

This is also a great place for women who are at a crossroads in their career and want to make a significant change, but need help clarifying a new direction.

Why Ladies Who Launch?

Ideas need support and encouragement in order to take root and grow. The beauty of the LWL community is the intimate environment that is incredibly supportive and rich in resources. Our events are designed to get your focus and your energy pointed in a clear direction, and make the process of launching a business, project or new life direction as easy, productive and enjoyable as possible. Our events are educational, purposeful and focused on fostering genuine connections. The atmosphere is always inclusive and inviting.

Here's What People Are Saying About the LWL Incubator:

Dear Jan,
I cannot express how grateful I am for your workshop.  Since Tuesday, I've
set two appointments with the contacts you gave me.
Last night I attended the networking event you suggested and met WM.  I love her!!  What a sweet and generous woman. I will follow up with her for a meeting this
month.  Because of you, I feel like I've graduated with a Masters degree
in one month!  Thank you for the soft pushes to get over myself and move
forward. The network of woman I've been exposed to in such a short time
has been life changing.  Thank you for being spectacular!
Love, LH

The Incubator Intensive caused me to take more action steps towards my business goal than I thought possible.  It is like being in an incubator because it is an optimal environment with perfect conditions to facilitate rapid growth in a short period of time.  Yes, it was fantastic!-- nurturing and safe.  Plus, the homework is so introspective that it is impossible for anyone to leave the class without clarity about what she really wants.

I have invented many businesses in the past, but they’ve never gotten any further than my notebook, my mind, or my computer screen.  Now I have a momentum and confidence behind my vision that are propelling me into its realization.  And to top it all off, Jan McCarthy ROCKS!  She is one of the most authentic, informative, allowing people that I know.  Her warm demeanor couple with her ability to detect when an individual is “playing it small,” makes her an ideal facilitator for women who may be doubtful and fearful of change.  --Tahirah Carter L.A.    

I signed up for the LWL incubator after seeing Jan  McCarthy speak at a fundraiser. Jan has a calm, nurturing  assuredness  that I was instantly comforted by. The incubator exceeded my expectations in so many ways... I have always been a firm believer that when a group of Women gather together around a common cause they elevate... and that was certainly what happened in our group of 9 dynamic Women. Magical is the way I would describe it... Although there was structure and curriculum, what I didn't expect was the immediate expression of  emotions wrapped up in launching a business. There were tears, laughter and serious communication... coaching and dreaming and support. Unexpected things began to happen all around us... magical encounters, relationships, jobs ... I felt the energy around each of us expand because of our individual commitment to the group. It was one of those experiences that you wished would never end and created alliances and friendships that will be long lasting.
Morgan Lawley-


Inspiring, Supportive and Nurturing are the words that come to mind when I think of Jan and my time spent with Ladies Who Launch. If you have a vision for your life, but you just don't know how to get there - Jan & LWL will guide you and put you on the path to greatness!!  It's amazing how many new people and experiences have come into my life by signing up for a simple workshop!  I am beyond grateful for Jan's time and attention to detail.  I hope Jan will be a mentor of mine for life!!
Cindee Rood

My friend suggested that I take a seminar on fashion and sent me the link to the Ladies Who Launch website.  Friends are great.  They are always willing to lend a hand and I really needed one.   
It was at a time in my life when I was facing divorce, possibly no spousal support and the imminent sale of our home of 10 years.  I was a stay at home mom and needed to go back through my skills and find what I could do to make a living.  I was scattered and overwhelmed.
I had already started restyling images for friends and their friends for very little and found it to incorporate all my skills as a clothing and costume designer along with my degree in psychology.  What I didn't know how to do was focus, sell myself with confidence and find outside resources to help me along.
The Incubator class caught my eye and I knew it was for me.  Jan had us working each time we met and we had to bring back our homework.  It was not easy work, but very constructive, thought provoking homework to focus us on our dreams.  Yes, limitless dreams.   
There was always a positive, safe and trusting environment, which was guided skillfully by Jan. She was warm, inviting and always reminding us there was no wrong all was right.  She cultivated and nurtured a group bond for us to lend emotional and resource support and we all felt that she was definitely one of us.
I can honestly say that I am grateful to have taken the class and moved closer to realizing my dream and most importantly moving forward in life.  I feel more confident that I am heading in the right direction for me and I would not hesitate to ask for help from my group.  They are all lovely, spiritual and generous women.
Thank you Jan!!!
Shirley  Designer&Image

I had just moved from NYC to Los Angeles and, knowing that I had no LA-based personal or professional connections, a fellow NY-based entrepreneur who had taken the 4 week LWL Incubator Intensive in NY suggested that I register for their LA course. Well, that turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made because, in just 4 short weeks, I became very close, and in strategic partnership with 10 other ambitious, creative, focused, committed, and dynamic women - all of us bringing various levels of business savvy and experience, and making ourselves available by supporting and assisting one another to better establish, market, and grow our businesses. It has been such a HUGE win-win, in so many ways, for everyone.  
And, much if it had to do with the absolutely fantastic leadership of LWL Facilitator Jan McCarthy - her expert guidance combined with her sincere desire to support us in the successful growth of our businesses was evident in everything she did. I would highly recommend this program to any woman who is interested in taking the launching of her business to the next level while also making great long-term friendships with a diverse group of like-minded women. I also just had a client of mine in Manhattan who has recently launched a successful business, join LWL to help her take it to the next level. Thank you, LWL, for your invaluable services!
~Dani Rukin, CPCC, PCC Shoot for the Stars Coaching  Certified Personal and Professional Life Coach web:
The LWL Incubator led by Jan McCarthy has truly been the best thing I have done for myself and my business.  Aside from meeting the most amazing, talented, inspiring women, I now have a new found direction and action plan for business. When I first came to LWL it was 2 months from the date the incubator started and I just had an idea to launch a jean brand, but had no idea where to start. Literally after joining the incubator group I am now in the beginning stages of production on my jeans!
I have a clear direction on where I want my business to go and more importantly I now know how to get there thanks to the resources and support I got from the incubator.  I have to say from the bottom of my heart the incubator is for any woman who wants to take her business, idea or dream to the next level. I promise, what you get here you will not get anywhere else.  It has changed my life!!
  Kitty Peterson Madam Norma Jean "Celebrate Yourself"
The Ladies Who Launch Incubator was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I came away with the clarity and direction I needed to re-position my business and almost instantly saw great returns!

I joined Ladies Who Launch just one week into being a full-time entrepreneur. It was a huge life change and I certainly had a lot of anxiety. I immediately felt like I had an instant family that understood the challenges I was facing and my rationale for leaving corporate America in search of freedom and fulfillment. My 4 weeks of incubating seemed like 4 months. I made close, lifelong friendships. I have a core group of women I feel comfortable reaching out to and asking advice from. Everyone is passionate about their idea and thats contagious! Their motivation fueled mine even more. I was able to get insights that I may have never had without the help of these amazing ladies!

Kimberly Weber

The Incubator program was not just a career-changing experience, but also a life-changing experience. The Incubator really helped me identify what I really want to achieve professionally and personally by not looking at my life through a 'corporate' lens. Our Incubator leader (Caren Magill), the Incubator methodology, and my co-incubatees, have inspired me to put my fears aside and go after my business ideas with confidence!"

Kathleen Lim
Manhattan Beach

I have been a LWL member in Los Angeles for about 2 years.  I originally incubated in the fall of 2007 and it was incredible.  I had no idea what to expect and after 4 weeks I catapulted my ideas into tangibles, had the support of 8 amazing women, and made a few lifelong friends.  It's like going to camp for adults--you bond and it's the most inspiring experience both professionally and personally.  I re-incubated a year later, in the winter of 2008, and once again had an incredible experience, got to be part of other women's dreams, and had so much forward movement (my favorite incubator phrase) on my own path.
Any woman at any place in her life will benefit from the LWL incubator process, whether you just know you want to make a change or are already head of your own company or anything in between.  It is the best thing you can do for yourself.  I truly believe that when you put a group of women in a room, amazing things always happen, and the incubator is a perfect example of that.  Sign up now and know you're on the way to something amazing.

Sharon Ronen

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