Whether you’re an artisan who hand-crafts each piece, a seasoned designer who just can’t get to the next level, or a newly started hobbyist – we are here to teach you how set up and run a successful business that gives you the freedom to live your life as you want.
Our reason for creating Flourish & Thrive Academy is we’re passionate about using our combined 20+ years of experience as a designer (Tracy) and brand & sales Maven (Robin) to build a community of support for designers just like you.
From the time I met Robin over 5 years ago, she has been my go-to person when I need sales advice.
So when she started consulting, I knew we had to hire her. It’s been one of the best investments we’ve made for Viv&Ingrid.
Vivian Wang, Creative Director, Viv & Ingrid, Co.
I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to work with Tracy. Her knowledge and expertise have been invaluable to the growth of my business.
She has this ingenious ability to hone in on what your business needs even if you didn’t know it needed it. Learning from Tracy has enhanced my creativity and enabled me to see a vision for my business that I never thought was possible. She is generous, focused, insightful, wickedly smart and her energy is infectious. I can honestly say that my business wouldn’t be headed in the direction it is today without her guidance and expertise. If you are a designer and are looking for an answer to your problems, Tracy is it!
Amanda Lindsey, Nine Thirteen
I have had a retail store for fifteen years and a wholesale business for ten. I understand both sides of ‘the business’. If you are in the business and are looking for a consultant, look no further.
If you are a business that has worked with a consultant before, you now know by meeting Robin Kramer, you met the best. Working with Robin is by far one of the most satisfying experiences I have had in this business. Robin is Wise, Experienced, Inspiring and Motivating. Working with Robin is a privilege.
Whitney Schwartz, whitneyhowarddesigns.com
I was so excited to finally find information specific to the jewelry industry! There were so many things I loved about Laying the Foundation especially the mindset training, the done for you PR and Sales scripts and of course the private Facebook community.
I learned so much about the correlation between designing a cohesive collection and how that affects sales. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to refocus on my business and recharge my brand. The information is “top-notch” and presented in a manner that is easy to understand. It’s great that I can go back to revisit each module when I need a refresher. I would highly recommend taking this course to anyone who wants a successful jewelry business.
Jane Bartell, janebarteljewelry.com
Working with Tracy and Robin has been a profound experience. I had a vision of growth but really did not understand what that looked liked, as this was my first jewelry business.
Through being apart of Flourish & Thrives Laying the Foundation and Multiply Your Profits courses, I was able to understand the landscape of what a thriving and successful jewelry business was, and what that felt and looked like. The group calls were my favorite part. Each call always held that perfect gem of wisdom that inspired me to keep moving forward. Everyone who shared on the call was experiencing my same successes but also the same fears and challenges, which always made me feel like I was not alone. At the end of Laying the Foundation, I had successfully designed my first Summer collection and laid out an action-oriented plan to execute my first Ecommerce website which launched this past May. Over the past nine months my business has grown from a friends and family jewelry business to having an expansive yet focused clientele with a solid foundation through my branding, website and event exposure which doubled my sales this year.
Jeanne Verger, jeanneverger.com
Once you sign up for F&TA’s Laying the Foundation, it’s really a purchase that keeps on giving! The first time I took the course, I ended up doubling my gross income over the previous year.
I quit one of my part time jobs last August which I finally had the courage to do! My favorite parts of the course were the money and marketing focus. Even though I am great with numbers, I did feel like I had a better understanding of how my goals affect my desired income. My mindset has changed drastically and I no longer wait for my business to happen to me. It feels good to be driving my business forward.
Jill Davis, jillkdavisjewelry.com