"Shante gave me the confidence, tools, certainty and support NEEDED to really get a good "grip" of posting as a newish small business owner who felt just overwhelmed by what to do. Prior to this intensive, I was just "analysis paralysis" and overthought content: What to say, what to do, how to do it etc. I now have a very clear plan and understanding of what direction I want to go in with my account and content. I cannot comprehend the amount of VALUE her expertise and time are worth. Coming out of the six week IG intensive, Shanté over delivered...and that's too "vanilla" of a phrase to use for what I got out of this experience. I feel so excited and ready to finally start using my business IG account the way I had always hoped but had no clue on how to actually "do". Seriously look no further, she's the real deal and I would do this all over again in an instant!"
"The Instagram Intensive was exactly what I needed to grow my business page. I learned so many intricate details of how to use IG for business, specifically the technical components. As a 49 year old woman beginning her "second act" professionally, Shanté gave me the tools and confidence to grow my business on Instagram, and become comfortable putting myself out there. The Intensive has truly been an invaluable tool and I would recommend it to anyone looking to up their IG for business game! "
"WOOOOO! I loved taking the Instagram Intensive with Shante! Not only was the course super helpful for learning all the cool features within Instagram, but it was FULL of awesome business and mindset tips along the way. I left the course feeling super inspired about creating content and showing up and serving my people through my platform. I have been getting more consistent engagement and direct messages and have connected on the phone with so many new people who are also also passionate about what they do just from some of the new content I put out there. Implementing the skills and concepts I learned in class has helped me open up my network, have my posts consistently shared, and grow my audience by over 200 followers in the last month. Metrics aside, I'm feeling really connected with my brand and the people I want to serve."
Great question. Here's the rundown:
Week 1: Building the Foundation – Identifying your target audience and what you do for them, and creating your bio.
Week 2: Stories and Socializing – How to dominate the most important parts of Instagram: Stories and DMs (yes, I said the MOST IMPORTANT)
Week 3: Posts – Graphics, Videos, Images, oh my. Creating posts that attract your ideal audience and actually get them to engage
Week 4: Content Creation and Captions – Connection marketing and crafting the ideal user experience
Week 5: Reels, Lives, and Growth – Understanding all the parts of IG and best practices for getting in front of MOAR eyes
Week 6: Marketing Strategies and Other Platforms – How to monetize Instagram and thrive in a world without social media
"First of all, the content of the IG Intensive was so much more than I had expected. Each week, we received the lesson outline in advance which helped prepare me for the learning that would be delivered. The actual lessons were interactive and I felt comfortable asking questions. And if I (or others) didn't understand the answer the first time, Shanté stuck with us until we did understand. The content provided by Shanté was so much more than "how to do IG." While I learned some great IG strategies and techniques, I also learned helpful information about running an online business, such as setting realistic goals and expectations for myself, how to help the people I most want to attract, and what people are looking for as they scroll through social media. Coming out of the IG Intensive, I have much more confidence in my posts and I'm willing to try new things. I post to help people because I know there are "lurkers" - people watching who may not comment or like, but are benefiting from the content that I share. And my content is much more impactful as a result of the IG Intensive. If there was a part 2, I would take it!"
A team is only as good as its members, so I'm looking for individuals who are eager to learn, willing to listen, and ready to implement. Rule #76: No excuses, play like a champion.
✔️You believe in yourself
✔️You genuinely want to connect with new people
✔️You enjoy Instagram (I ain't here to convince you about how dope it is)
✔️You want to show people how you can help them
✔️You are ready to market your services and stand out
✔️You are ready to get your brand out there so that you can have a bigger impact
✔️You want to be part of a group of dope humans who are ready to level up, change the game, and show the world what they’re about
I get that Instagram is a long-game, and the slow results, ever-changing landscape, and sea of instafakers can make you question if spending your time on this platform is worth it. But, the proof is in the pudding: Those who implement consistently, those who continuously provide value, those who seek to connect with humans, not just collect dollars, are the ones who REAP THE BENEFITS!JOIN THE WAITLIST!
"I am so happy that I found Shanté on the 'Gram and decided last minute to sign up for the IG Intensive. The insight she provided me as a fellow clinician was huge! I have taken many social media business and marketing classes from other professionals that I had learned a ton in, but Shanté's perspective as PT entrepreneur in the digital space was priceless. She instantly understood my vision and inspired me to take action. Within hours of implementing her tips and following her guidance I could see an immediate change in the engagement my posts were creating. During the 6 weeks I grew my followers on IG by 300 and had the most people sign up for my newsletter and free download since announcing the launch of them. I am inspired to share all I know and to fully step in to growing my business directly as a result of the support and guidance I received from Shanté. She is like my own personal coach and cheerleader!"
"I found the instagram intensive to be extremely helpful. The Maestro did such a great job breaking down week by week, important topics on how to use and optimize instagram, without her help and guidance I woulda spent so much more time and money elsewhere. She also has great Q and A's if you are struggling with any aspect of instagram. Plenty of resources to access if you need additional help and she does a great job reviewing and giving constructive feedback to improve how to use instagram. I am far from a pro, but feel so much more comfortable using instagram and I have seen results getting more engagement and following since I started the program. I highly recommend if you are thinking of joining the Intensive, do it! You will not regret it! "
"Before the Maestro’s Instagram intensive, I spent massive amount of time over thinking my posts and struggled to find my voice. Now, I am authentically ME which resonates in my posts and enables me to post and move on without overthinking. This program also created an AMAZING community of humans that support and love on each other while also giving much needed feedback during the process. "
I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy by trade, but a little thing called Instagram allowed me to quit a job I hated, move to SoCal, get a Hypergreen Jeep (Peggy), and start building the life of my dreams. This platform changed my life, and it can do the same for you.
I’ve been on Instagram since late 2014, and in that time I’ve amassed a following of over 60,000 super dope, super engaged individuals. Their support has allowed me to travel the world, launch a successful podcast, and for those of you all about the numbers, have multiple 5-figure launches.
Instagram is my life. I know what works, I know what doesn’t. I know what’s worthwhile, I know what’s just spinning your wheels. I don’t get trolled, I get pictures of puppies and adorable babies slid into my DMs, and I can honestly say that I would hang out with every single person who I follow. I’ve used Instagram to create a life that needs #NoFilter, and I want to help you do the same.
There are no hacks, there are no shortcuts, there are no follow-unfollow schemes. Follow my advice, put in the work, and I promise you will get more out of this platform than you ever imagined.JOIN THE WAITLIST!
"I've paid cold hard cash for more courses on Instagram and digital content creation than I care to admit. From each expert's advice, I would glimpse a part of the process like it was a mathematical equation I didn't yet have all the inputs for. Maestro cut through all my excuses and concerns and freed me to just be MOAR myself. She made the process of posting feel less precious and scary. Finally, I can stop investing in LEARNING and keep CREATING. I'm already seeing increased engagement. People are sharing my work because I'm being authentic and bold. Thank you Shanté!"
Round 13 of the Intensive will start in early 2023.
All Zoom calls will occur on Tuesdays at 4:00PM PST.
Each call will last approximately 2-2.5 hours. My commitment is to you, and answering your questions. You are not required to stay on for the entire time, but I guarantee you that you're going to want to;-)
Absolutely! While I STRONGLY recommend that you only join this program if you can join the calls live, every call will be recorded and then uploaded to the Facebook group where they will remain for the duration of the Intensive. Following completion of the Intensive you will be emailed the links to the recordings for each call, and will be able to keep them forever and ever, amen. So, no need to freak out if you can't make one. I gotchu.
The only actual dedicated work time during the week are the live calls which last 2-2.5 hours. I stay on until the final question has been asked, and I strategically named this the Intensive: It’s intense. I know you’re busy, which is why there’s only one call per week and the entire program only lasts 6 weeks. My goal is to get you independent and implementing as quickly as possible (though I never force anyone to do anything they don’t want to be doing). Outside of these calls it’s up to your discretion how much time you spend implementing the strategies discussed during the call. During the Intensive we discuss time management and ways to improve productivity, but at the end of the day it’s always about finding the approach that works best for you.
This is not one-on-one coaching, but you will have direct access to me each week for our Zoom coaching calls and will be able to have your individual questions answered then. Each call lasts 2-2.5 hours and if do the math (6 total calls), this means you get more than 12 hours of coaching for for only $100 more than the price of a SINGLE one-on-one session with me! Additionally, you can post any and all questions in the private members-only Facebook group and I will do my best to post an answer within 24 hours. Additionally, this Intensive is group-based, which means not only do you have access to a team of like-minded individual to bounce ideas off of in the Facebook group, you get to learn from their questions (some that you probably didn't even realize you also had) as I answer them in real time. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. I have strategically structured this as group coaching to provide you with a support system that promotes longevity and continued growth, which is the only way to truly succeed in this long-play game known as Instagram.
If you want to access the recordings and ask questions outside of the call times, then, yes. One of the biggest bonuses of the Instagram Intensive is access to the private members-only Facebook group where you can ask questions, connect with other Intensive members (past and present), and be the only ones to receive the inside scoop as I do posts about what's working for me, what's trending, and what IG decided to switch up just to annoy us. Of note, you will retain access to this Facebook group even once your round of the Intensive is over. IG changes frequently, and I want to to make sure that anyone who has taken the Intensive stays up to date.
Great question! My promise to you is that I will be the last IG coach you'll ever need. To make good on that promise I do two things: 1 - You are given lifetime access to the call recordings and all of the call outlines and worksheets, 2 - You are given lifetime access to the private members-only Facebook group where you are free to ask any questions you may have AND you're privy to al the updates posted by me, my awesome group moderator, and any of the other 400+ dope members in there.
If your goal is to gain clarity about the ways you can use Instagram to promote your future business/brand/product, then absolutely! It is my firm belief that it is actually better to create products and services AFTER you’ve built an engaged audience, not before. To loosely quote Simon Sinek, “Don’t find people for your product, find a product for your people.” The Intensive will help you lay the foundation for building an audience that trusts you and THEN you can create a product/service to support them, if you decide you want to build anything at all. The final call of the Intensive will also introduce you to platforms to help you host and deliver these products and services.
This largely depends on what your goal is. If your goal is to learn some new hacks and secrets that will break the algorithm and catapult you to Instagram fame, then no. If your goal is to refine your messaging, better connect with your audience, and learn how you can improve the way you monetize Instagram, then absolutely. As with anything and everything I teach, it is my hope that you take what serves you, and leave the rest. The calls are Live, and if you find some of the material to be redundant (which you likely will if you’re and advanced IG user), you’re welcome to ignore that stuff. Just make sure you perk up and chime in for the parts that are relevant to you.
Honestly, it depends on your goals. While I don't recommend using Instagram as your primary marketing strategy for acquiring in-person leads (you cannot geo-target your posts), it can be a helpful tool for developing relationships with local businesses that can refer you clients, fostering relationships with current clients, attracting remote clients for your virtual services, and establishing an online presence that potential clients can check out before decided to work with you in-person, all of which I will teach you how to do during the Intensive.
Awesome! Life is too short to be doing shit that you hate. I love the clarity gained by folks who go through the Intensive, including a clear understanding of when Instagram isn’t for them. I’ve absolutely had people go through the Intensive (namely brick and mortar business owners) and see the value of Instagram for their business, but learn that they personally don’t want to be using it, and then decide to outsource that aspect of their marketing. I ain’t mad about it. Of note, often times these biz owners then have the person who they outsourced to take the Intensive.
Yup!. I cap the Intensive at 50 spots so that I can give everyone the attention they need (ain't no one falling through. the cracks on my watch!) and ensure that everyone's questions get answered without the calls lasting eleventy billion hours.
Absolutely not! The concepts covered will be applicable to any discipline. Given my background as a physical therapist, the majority of my following is in the fitness/healthcare/movement world and thus the majority of Intensive enrollees come from this demographic. But connection marketing is universal and the strategies I teach in my Intensive are appropriate can be immediately implemented, irrespective of your niche, profession, or product(s) offered. The Intensive has helped parenting coaches, business attorneys, real estate agents, and history teachers. See below for the testimonial from a Certified Public Accountant. I look forward to bringing even more diversity to the group this next time through!
I don’t have exact dates yet, but Round 12 of the Instagram Intensive will likely begin in September. Calls will be on Tuesdays at 4pm PST.
"This comprehensive dive into all things Instagram was a great investment for my business. In addition to theories of when and what to post, so many HOWS were presented. Not to mention how to work with so many other software tools to create great posts. Highly recommend!"
ONE TIME PAYMENT
6 WEEKS OF GROUP COACHING
6 EXCLUSIVE GROUP COACHING CALLS EACH LASTING TWO+ HOURS
LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL RECORDINGS, CALL OUTLINES, AND WORKSHEETS
REAL TIME FEEDBACK
PRIVATE MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
STRUCTURED WEEKLY CONTENT TO HELP YOU ORGANIZE AND IMPLEMENT
ACCOUNTABILITY CHECK-INS SO THAT YOU ACTUALLY DO YOUR SHIT
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDANCE ON HOW TO CREATE ALL THE DOPE STUFF YOU SEE ON MY PAGE (CAPTIONS, SPLIT SCREEN, TITLES, YOU NAME IT)
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