Get in the Right Room For Your Jewelry Brand
+ Break Through to the Next Level

September 15-16, 2017


Now Available: Virtual Event Pass

The 2017 event Virtual Pass includes access to the Live Stream footage on September 15th & 16th, and the recordings after the event ends.

You’ll Discover How to Go From “Just OK”
to Really Killin It with Your Jewelry Brand


The 2017 event Virtual Pass includes access to the Live Stream footage on September 15th & 16th, and the recordings after the event ends.

What is Flourish and Thrive Live?

Flourish & Thrive LIVE is an event like no other in the jewelry industry. This 2 day business boosting workshop is one where we will walk you through the fun-packed action steps you can take to break through to the next level in 2017.

You’ve got the knowledge, you’ve studied the trends and grown your own (profitable!) brand. Now, what?

Are there industry leaders you want to meet and learn from? Questions that are keeping you up at night?

This event is designed to put you in the room with the best and brightest, giving you everything you could possibly need to create a vibrant and thriving jewelry brand. Together with artists of different styles and markets, you will learn how to leverage your expertise to take your brand to new heights.

Picture This…

You arrive in the hustle and bustle of fashionable NYC…

While walking the busy streets, you notice what she’s wearing. What he’s wearing. That window display. You can’t help but see inspiration everywhere.

Before you drift off to sleep in your hotel room, you’re scrolling through picture after picture cataloging your ideas for future pieces and stockpiling visuals for your IG.

The next morning, you’re that sweet combination of nervous and excited when you head to the event. You scan the crowd for familiar faces. As you settle into your seat, you feel all the possibilities bubbling over. You know you’re in exactly the right place to get the help you need to grow your brand.

By the time you have your first break, you’ve already filled a few pages of your notepad. Mostly with nuggets of wisdom and clarity from experts, but also with ideas and aha’s.

When it’s time for lunch, you’re not sure how you’ll decide between the breakout sessions.

Then you take a deep breath, knowing that by the end of this weekend you’ll have written your own PR pitch with the help of Sabina Hitchen. You’ll have written your Facebook Ad copy (and you’ll know how to run your ads!) thanks to a little help from Kathleen Cutler.

You can already feel the relief of crossing things off your to-do list, and you’re just on your first morning break.

Imagine the bliss of time with new girlfriends (and a few lucky men) who are passionate about the same things you are, combined with the satisfaction of having done work that will actually move your brand forward.


After Flourish & Thrive Live, You’ll Have…

  • Your own juicy PR pitch, complete with instructions for how to get it in front of the people who are the best possible ambassadors for your brand
  • Your most burning questions answered by your favorite industry experts
  • Created everything you need to set up your (successful) Facebook Ads
  • Content plan for blog and social media posts
  • A Marketing Checkup completed with trusted leaders
  • Everything you need to understand and leverage social influence
  • Checklists for managing the nuts and bolts of your business in an even more streamlined way than you already are (no matter where you are now)
  • Connections with people who “get you” and maybe even some lifelong business besties
  • A clear plan to move your business forward as quickly as you want to

This 2-day event was originally designed for our Mastermind Group, our highest level program.


However, we’ve opened up a limited number of seats for a few lucky designers who are ready to take fun-packed action and get results.

Are You Ready to Join



The event takes place September 15-16, 2017.

Reserve Your Seat Right Away


The 2017 event Virtual Pass includes access to the Live Stream footage on September 15th & 16th, and the recordings after the event ends.

This is NOT another boring seminar…

You won’t come all the way to NYC just to sit in a chair and be talked at.

Flourish & Thrive Live is an interactive experience!

We’ll spend 2 entire days laser-focused on doing all the things you've been meaning to get done that will turn your brand into a wildly successful money-making machine.

But there is more to business growth than learning business skills…

There’s also a secret superpower that you will ONLY find at this event…

You’ll have a unique “connection” opportunity…

Networking is a boring word… connection is what this event is all about..

There’s nothing like that “meeting people in the flesh” experience.

Forget connecting in a FB group or chatting via email or even live video over Skype… there’s just no comparison to in-person interaction.

Stop hiding behind your computer screen or jeweler’s bench…

It’s time to meet your peers, collaborate on ideas, and make some friends (and accountability partners) along the way.

And we obviously don’t even need to explain the value of connecting face-to-face with all those industry influencers we’ve been telling you about…

Um… we feel like that would be stating the obvious, right?

Get ready for...


Keynote Speakers

Learn cutting-edge jewelry biz strategies from some of the jewelry industry’s leading influencers. There is nothing more powerful than in-person instruction from the best-of-the-best.

Each keynote will be packed with high-value, actionable content. No other event in the world offers this quality of live, focused, jewelry biz coaching to help you increase your sales, get more exposure and develop the backend systems that will make running your business so much easier.

Get ready to upgrade your brand and dominate your jewelry niche.

Live Discussion Panels

Have you ever wished you knew exactly what your DREAM retails buyers or store owners are looking for? Are you curious about the secrets to landing and motivating the best sales reps in the biz? Ever wonder what those editors are really after?

Well, we’ve got that and so much more. Both days will end with LIVE panels where you can connect, ask questions and get answers from retail buyers, showroom owners, PR experts, and backend jewelry business mavens!

Get direct, invaluable access to the industry influencers who are giving away all their secrets (and build a successful brand with the snap of your fingers).

Hotseat Exercises and Breakout Sessions

Mastermind groups are SO powerful. Often times we get stuck in our own way because we can’t see what is obvious to others. That’s why we’ll be doing small group exercises, workshopping with our experts and role-playing to help you solve those pesky issues that keep you up at night.

Personalized… intense… life-changing… Those are the best ways to describe the type of feedback and insights you will receive while you sit in the hot seat.

You Have Big Goals and a Solid Vision for Your Jewelry Business, but You Aren’t Crystal Clear on How to Get From Where You Are Now to Where You Want to Be.

Even if our stories look different, I’ve been where you’re at.

When I first started running my independent jewelry brand, I felt unsupported and unseen.

It’s great to have ideas, but if you don’t have support to execute them, you’re not going to move them forward. And obviously you’re not going to make any money from them.

I knew I needed to connect with other women who were facing the same challenges I was, but how?

Eventually, I got myself to an event with entrepreneurs and started to connect with women at all different levels in their businesses. It was such a relief!

And as an added bonus, people who I met at events introduced me to buyers and influencers and helped my business to grow.

During that time, I met Robin at a trade show. She was the Director of Sales for Dogeared Jewels & Gifts. Robin helped Dogeared grow from a small company into a well-known jewelry brand. Sales grew over 800% in just a few short years.

The line went from being sold in specialty boutiques to include major department stores and chains like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus Direct, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Von Maur and South Moon Under. Robin and I became fast friends and I was all ears when she gave advice about how to grow my own brand.

Once I realized how much connecting with others helped me personally and helped my brand, I joined my first mastermind and in the first year my revenue nearly doubled.

Flourish & Thrive Live is designed to help you take action and create meaningful connections. It’s not at all a trade show, instead, this event is designed to give you an inside look at industry secrets that are usually not revealed when you’re building your jewelry brand.

Growing a successful jewelry brand is NOT rocket science…

But the truth is…

All the theory and training in the world is just that, if you don’t know which steps to take.

And if you aren’t taking action or identifying the “missing links” between where you are and where you want to be, you’ll always be struggling and missing your goals.

That’s where we come in…..

When I first started out I always said to myself, “I wish there was someone who would teach me everything I needed to know about about starting and running a jewelry design business so I could spend more time being creative and focusing on the things I love.”

When I look back at the last two decades of my career. I’m so grateful I got help when I did.

It changed my life!

I was no longer walking around in the dark without a flashlight trying to find my way. I built a business to nearly 4 million dollars in sales, and then in one year, the whole thing spiraled out. That’s when I got the clarity and vision to see exactly what needed to happen to create a business that grows year after year.

At the end of the day, I really didn't want anyone to have to go through what I went through.

That's why I created Flourish & Thrive Live. It's a place for you to discover new marketing strategies, practice your sales techniques, and be surrounded by incredible energy and determination.

Think about your brand and check in with yourself right now…

Are you feeling oversaturated with info and wondering what’s next? Have you been putting what you’re learning into action?

You’ve likely spent time carefully crafting and thinking about your brand, creating pieces, crunching costs...

But how much time have you spent brainstorming with other jewelry geniuses?

How much time have you spent implementing what you’ve learned?

Better yet, how much time have you spent not knowing what the best next step is for your business? Or feeling buried by the tasks you’re avoiding because you just don’t know where to start?


We’ve designed everything about this event to help you take real action to grow your business.

Here’s a Sneak Peek Into Your Flourish & Thrive LIVE Experience!

  • Prioritize Your PR

    Sabina Hitchen will help you get the perfect media placements for your brand so that you can start getting exposure from the top influencers and customers of the jewelry world.

  • Maximize Your Marketing

    Whether you're only missing piece is Facebook Ads, or you want a whole marketing checkup, we’ve got you covered. With the experts you need to give you feedback and step-by-step guidance.

  • Social Shine

    Discover exactly how social influence impacts your bottom line. Learn from bloggers and understand how to navigate the ever-changing world of getting your jewelry in front of the people who want it most.

  • Boost Your Business

    When you are running a jewelry business, it can be easy to forget the pieces nobody sees. Like your profit and loss, tracking vendor information, and following up with your favorite customers. Last year’s Business Booster was such a hit we’re dedicating even more time to supporting the not-so-glamorous but oh-so-important piece of managing your business operations.

This could be you after attending Flourish & Thrive Live!


It was such a powerful experience.

There was so much momentum, collaboration and information shared. Being able to connect in person was by far the highlight of Flourish & Thrive Live and a big reason why I chose to go.

I was able to meet the buyer for one of my largest wholesale accounts during the panel event (she was a speaker) and it really helped strengthen our relationship. I continue to work closely with her to this day. —KARINA HARRIS, WAFFLESANDHONEY.COM

Attending the event gave me a renewed energy and focus…

Coming to the F&T Live Event was a great experience in so many ways! I loved meeting and getting to know Tracy & Robin in person — one of the highlights was singing karaoke with Tracy after our Mastermind dinner! It was also great to connect in person with the other designers. The panel of jewelry industry experts and insiders that F&T Live arranged for the designers was fantastic and I learned a great deal from their presentation. Attending the event gave me a renewed energy and focus going into the busy holiday season, and helped me define what my focus was going to be for the remainder of the year and going into next year. —LAURA TANNER SWINAND, LAURATANNERJEWELRY.COM


It has helped me to see the bigger picture and what I’m capable of.

I loved getting to meet Robin and Tracy in person, and also meeting the other designers who came to the event who I only knew through Facebook. I thought the speakers were inspirational and informative, I especially loved hearing from the retailers who gave specific tips on how they select jewelry for their stores. —STEPHANIE MASLOW, METALICIOUS.COM



If something comes up that makes it impossible for you to join us in person at Flourish & Thrive Live in September there are no refunds on tickets purchased for this event. Because space is limited.
However! We would be totally cool with you sending a friend to take your seat, or we can give you equivalent credit towards our online programs.



Tracy Matthews

Flourish & Thrive Academy


Inta Ievins

My Strategy Expert


Justin Krane

Krane Financial Solutions


Sabina Hitchen

PR Expert,


Kathleen Cutler


Liz Kantner


Robin Kramer

Flourish & Thrive Academy


Mariel Diaz

Accounting for Jewelers



Legal Coach & Attorney

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Listen, we all get a little FOMO (fear of missing out) from time to time. And, I don’t want FOMO to haunt you until next year!

We only run this live event once a year and every time I post pictures from these events, I see a ton of comments and messages in my social feed and inbox.

I hear people saying, “I wish I would have gone! I can’t believe I missed it! I’ll be there next year FOR SURE!”

If that’s you, please do what you can to join us and make sure you don’t miss it this time!

I can’t wait to give you a high five and cheer you on when you’re in the room with me.

Are You Ready to Join



The 2017 event Virtual Pass includes access to the Live Stream footage on September 15th & 16th, and the recordings after the event ends.

It’s time to shorten your learning curve and get AMAZING results
just like these other indie jewelry brands


An incredible event packed with power, energy, enthusiasm, and experience

This has been an incredibly powerful event. The quality of the speakers is absolutely amazing. I have really learned a lot.

The power, the energy, the enthusiasm, the experience and the tools that they’re giving us so that we can enhance our skills is really helpful and I know this is going to help me take my business to the next level.

F & T Live paid for itself in the first 30 minutes!

I’ve learned that I need to learn to reign in all the different things that I’ve been doing. F & T Live taught me to really turn my jewelry design into more of a business and get away from the hobbyist kind of work I’ve been doing. I’m making money, but it’s not organized. And I feel like I’ve really learned so much in these last two days and it paid for itself in the first 30 minutes. I’m really blessed to have been able to attend. There’s a wonderful feeling of camaraderie with like-minded people. I came feeling very intimidated, and I feel like I’m a part of this whole community now. —LINDA BERNAL, THE UPSTAIRS STUDIO


I came in alone, I am leaving deeply connected to makers like me

F & T Live is amazing! I’m sure I’ll be processing this information for weeks to come. It’s been wonderful to meet people because I work alone. I feel very isolated a lot, so it’s been great to connect with people who are makers like me and can relate to a lot of the same stuff that I’m going through. I really loved Sabina’s talk about PR and how she broke down how to write a PR pitch. That’s something I want to try immediately when I get home. The atmosphere is very raw and very vulnerable. People have felt very comfortable to talk about the things that are hard for them. —CLAIRE JACOBS, EMILYCLAIREDESIGNS.COM

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The 2017 event Virtual Pass includes access to the Live Stream footage on September 15th & 16th, and the recordings after the event ends.