When Shonda Rhimes came to AZ - Glambition Radio

When Shonda Rhimes came to AZ

I’m about to head out for a personal retreat a few hours away in the Sonoran Desert… to dream ‘what’s next’. And it got me thinking about Shonda Rhimes.


Shonda achieved almost everything a TV producer could hope for during her long run at ABC. 

She evolved into not only one of the most prolific writer-producers in the business, but also a mogul, as the founder and head of her Shondaland production company.

ABC filled its entire Thursday night lineup with her shows — from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ — but she was… restless.

And a few years ago, it was time for something new. A 9-figure offer from Netflix including open creative reign was the perfect place to jump.

Her problem, however?

She shared she was now staring at a blank screen, expected to better her best. 

She admitted she felt nearly out of ideas. (Have you ever felt like that?) 

So — here’s the part I love! — she came to… Arizona.

It was HERE she chose to move to for awhile, to get grounded for a new creative boost. And it led to her next BIG project.

She knew she needed a new environment, a new kind of stimulation, to kickstart her superpowers once again.

And if you would like my assistance in doing just that (and more), I wanted you to know there’s a few opportunities to do so by working with me personally.

1. For most of you, I’d recommend a private VIP Strategy Day. You receive my personal coaching/consulting via a private – in person – 1:1 day with me here in Phoenix. We’ll set an agenda based on your needs during a private pre-call before we meet and it includes a post-call as well.

Clients have used these 1:1 days to map out how to best scale their current model (without implosion), position themselves for higher-end fees and clients, plan their next level of growth, drive a creative “sharp right turn”, or birth a whole new brand that matches where they’re really feeling called right now, among other objectives.

2. If you’d like support for the entire year ongoing, with multiple VIP Days included and the added support of a select group of incredible women entrepreneurs at your level, consider becoming a Premier Client of mine. This is highly recommended if you feel this is going to be a transformative year for you, and would benefit from ongoing advisory. I have room only for 1-2 more Premier Clients at this time, and please note the rate is going UP at the end of 2022.

3. And of course, for those over the $1M mark, you’d be remiss not to join The Trust: my private, premier global network for women entrepreneurs with businesses generating $1M+ annually. We are nearly at 50 members now and it’s an incredible group with solid meetings and connections! While this doesn’t include any coaching, it’s a powerful circle of support.

Have questions about which option is best for you and your situation? Book a call with Erika on my team via this link and she’ll walk you through the options and answer any questions that you may have.

Ok, I’m off. And here’s to your next BIG, bold move. 🙂


PS — ​​Please note I specialize in supporting leaders whose businesses are generating (or on track for) 7-8 figure revenues per year, however lower revenues can occasionally be a good fit if there is evidence of solid past experience, a strong platform, and clear growth potential. If you’re not sure, we’re happy to talk with you to see if it’s a fit. Just inquire here.

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