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Polish up your creative business gleam, connect with kindred spirits and live closer to the beautiful purpose and meaning in your practice.


What are the Gleam Sessions?

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The Gleam Collective

Tapas Nights

Evening gatherings for you brave people out there working as established indie creatives, who wish to connect with others like you. Come and celebrate the joys, challenges and successes of our working lives over good food and drink. With so much hard-fought wisdom in the room expect to get your gleam seriously on. View Gallery.

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'Words To Live By'

Manifesto Workshops

Developed from ideas that Gleam founder Lizzie Everard shared in her TEDx talk, these workshops teach hand lettering practice combined with guided reflection to discover your own vital words, so as to create a mini-manifesto. Find and embed your guiding values and let this practice help you sink in to the truth of your WHY. View Gallery.

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Mentoring Programme

One to One sessions

If you want help diving into the heart of your creative business, purpose and vision, work out a beautiful visual marketing strategy, or plan and realise a dream project, then these sessions with Lizzie could be for you. Gain clarity, courage and strength for the journey.


{ who for? }

The Gleam Sessions are for established sole traders and those who have braved leaving corporate life to follow a dream. Design, writing, music, or specialist design craft, you have a love of visual arts, and take pride in growing a beautiful business around the creative practice you love. Connect with peers, swap notes on best business practice, and sharpen focus on your WHY. 

It’s about sharing the journey, and helping us all get our gleam on to live out our best creative lives. 

Meet the founder, Lizzie Everard.

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Lizzie Everard


Having been my own boss for nearly 20 years, I have lived through the extreme lows and highs of this creative adventure. It’s about time those of us working at a mature level in our independent work got together to share and swap notes, and find a few superpowers. Most of us choose this path because we value heartfelt expression, and believe in the good our work can bring to the world.

Following that path over years can be hard and lonely work, though.

Power is in perception.

I believe we independents need to get together and make space to celebrate our significant achievements, encourage each other when burnout or insecurities hit, and share our brilliant, hard-won insights.

It’s time to pull our heavyweight experience together, because with that, the whole collective stands to gain – to gleam well. The world needs more of that.

“ I am because you are. When you shine, we shine. ”

With these beliefs, I founded The Gleam Sessions.


When you shine,

we shine.