August 26, 2010

The Colour of Music

Loving colour and working with colours is one of the things that I am very passionate about. I'd have to say that most of my time with those I work with is talking about colour:

  • The way it makes you feel?
  • What memories it invokes?
  • Does it speak to you?
  • Does it speak to you market?
  • Is it a true representation of you and your passion?

Whilst researching for a new project, I came across this article that was written about the Award winning musician Wouter Kellerman, who is considered to be South Africa's foremost flautist.

In the article Wouter Kellerman talks about music having colour... "The colour of music is more important to me than the notes" ....

"Music is the colour of different cultures and also the different colours one can produce on the flute"

Colour plays such a major role in our lives and is woven into the fabric of all that we do sometimes without us even knowing it.

  • What role does colour play in your life and business?
  • Does colour have an effect on the way you make a decision to purchase something?
  • Are you drawn to objects/things of a certain colour way?
  • Are you bold in your colour choices?

I also love this comment "He used to get nervous playing classical music, which has to be perfect: But now that I'm playing music from my heart I hardly get nervous. All I have to do is make beautiful music" ....

"I just follow my heart on stage"

Ah the colour of Music... beautiful when from the heart!

You can see the article on Wouter Kellerman here:

August 17, 2010

Do you LOVE what you do?

Do you love what you do? Not just a yeah / maybe, but a real love for what you do everyday of your life?

Do you wake up with a smile as you think about your day ahead?

Does your job, business, work make your heart sing?

Just some food to thought!

August 16, 2010

A little bit about how we work

We love working with people, we love seeing people reach for the stars and achieve their dreams, their goals and sore!

We take a holistic approach to our work with you and look at what it is that you are trying to achieve both personally and in your business.

We look at everything! Your passion, Your vision and your goals... what is it that you ultimately want to achieve? Who you are, what you stand for and how you want to bring that all together.

It all starts with your Passion ....

Your Brand Philosophe is based on that Passion. It is your set of principles and beliefs that determine how you want your Brand to be percieved in the market.

Then we start to put the puzzle together with you... finding all those pieces so that your strategy comes together. Assisting you with your focus, your purpose and your direction.

It's so wonderful seeing the puzzle become a clear picture that makes you smile!
Photograph: Zen Door, Japan Photographer: Dino De Luca

August 13, 2010

It's Launched!

We did it!!

The website is up and running and we have launched The Brand Success Strategies Workshop

In celebration of the Launch we have a great Early Bird Special that will save you $100 of the investment cost of The Brand Success Strategies Workshop

To find out more about the Early Bird Special and The Brand Success Strategies Workshop, please come and visit us at:

We are so grateful for all the kind words, support and feedback that we've received and look forward many more fabulous discussions!

Enjoy your weekend!

August 10, 2010

The website is almost ready!

Crys of Yippee ring out across the lands as our new website for Brand Philosophe is almost ready!

A tad excited you might say?! ... well yes we are!!

Actually we can hardly stop our happy dancing ...

So please join us where ever you might be in a little jig in honour of this great moment!

If nothing else we will all be smiling as we think about the happy dancing going on all over the world.

Enjoy & thanks!!

Image: Francesco Marino

August 6, 2010

A nice way to end the week

Thank you for a great week everyone!

We are very excited about the Workshop launch next week and appreciate all the feedback, support, testimonials and advice received.

Have a lovely weekend!

August 4, 2010

Brand Success Strategies - Workshop Outline

We are quite often asked "How can we maximise Social Media for our business?"

Some of the main uncertainties people have are:
  1. How do I get more of the right type of traffic to my website?
  2. I would like to know how to get more clients online?
  3. How do I get more sales online?
  4. I use Social Networks however, I am unsure how to start my business online?
  5. I have all the information on Social Media and Social Networks however, I don't know how to implement them?

There a many Social Media tools available, all of which are useful and worthwhile for your business. The key is to add value first to effectively promote your business and the income will then follow.

To grow your business, you need a strategy.

Together, we will be looking at the "How to" aspects of Social Media and Social Networks so you are able to use them effectively for your business.

The Brand Success Strategies Workshop is designed to show you "How to ask the right questions" and to fill in the gaps in your strategy.

This is not your regular classroom/seminar style course where you learn the theories, definitions and meanings about Branding...

This is a practical, hands-on 8 week workshop where we will take a detailed look at your business;

  • What are you selling?
  • Who are you selling to and How are you selling your product?
  • How are you communicating to your market?
  • What are you saying?
  • What are you currently doing to attract your ideal client?

The topics we will cover include:

  • Your Passion, Vision, Values
  • Your Brand Philosophy
  • Your Message - clear and concise
  • Attracting the right audience
  • Brand and Product differentiation
  • What does your market and clients want

The Brand Success Strategies Workshop will be an 8 week hands-on workshop that will include one-on-one coaching, group calls and discussions.

Registration for The Brand Success Strategies Workshop open on Wednesday, 11 August 2010

We are passionate about you living your dreams!

Photograph: Dawn - Photographer; Dan

August 3, 2010

How did we get here?

When we were working on the changes for our business and incorporating all the areas that are important to us that relate to life, balance, harmony, happiness and combining those with our business philosophy of passion, focus, achievement of goals and growing your business ... things just fell into place as they should.
A friend recently explained to me that when you have goosebumps then that is the spirits telling you that you are on the right path.. we just had to let things take their natural course and fall into place ... So Brand Philosophe was born!

Our logo is the Zen symbol for Enlightenment. One of the Zen meanings for Enlightenment is about "Seeing into your nature" which we feel really captures the essence of how we work and how we see each of those we work with.
We are privileged to "See" behind the facade of the business and get to know the extremely talented people who run their business, their passion, their energy for what they do and watch them sore to amazing heights of success - we see into their Nature!
We are so looking forward to continuing our journey with you all!