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Human beings need a new model for commerce that values empathy and wholeness. I teach you how to lead with that.

Actual humans who think I’m rad…

“The value of working with Illana is immeasurable.

The uniquely synchronistic blend of guidance and partnership keeps me honest and challenges me to create beyond what I perceive alone. Deciding to work with Your Life’s Workshop was absolutely essential in really getting my business off of the ground.”

Mattie Clark

“Illana is like whoa.

Let me explain: My pricing structure was a disaster. It was confusing for clients, confusing for me, and it often meant I was undercutting the worth of my services. In one 30-minute phone call she helped me come up with a solution. Now I have a system that makes sense, is easy for the client to follow and ensures I earn a fair rate. It was a tremendous improvement in my business and in my life. So glad I made that phone call. All the praise I have for her boils down to just two crucial words: Worth it.”


In the last year I’ve grown my business from a part-time side gig into a consultancy where I get to do the work I want to be known for and support my family financially at the same time.

Since my very first coaching session, Illana has challenged me to have a bigger vision. She took the time to deeply understand not only my business but also who I am as a leader. Along the way, I stopped thinking of her as a coach and recognized that she has become my part-time business partner–deeply invested in the success of my vision and willing to dig in with me to figure out how to make it happen.

Brandi Olson

“With Illana’s coaching, and The Incubator’s support, I stopped living in the land of figuring-it-out and moved to the land of get-that-shit-launched. 

I’d done the marketing workshops, tried the group coaching programs, worked one-on-one with a coach (build your funnel, grow your list, create your client avatar, blahblahblah …), but I was still struggling to bring my 15 year old live-and-in-person intimate workshops online. 

I didn’t need a huge list; the funnel is the same as it ever was, and avatar schmavatar. 
Illana’s kick ass, no-bullshit style does not suffer overthinkers like moi. She’s also generous and super-supportive. She helped me out of my head and into movement. My first program enrolled over goal, and now I can see a future for this business in a way I hadn’t before. 
She’s awesome. Hire her. Join The YLW Community. You’ll be glad you did.”
Deb Cooperman

“Illana is a perfect combo of understanding and whip-cracking.

She is good at knowing when my life is overwhelming and biz stuff needs some time and space. She’s also great at looking me square in the eye (or that’s what it feels like on the phone at least) and calling me on my bullshit and keeping me accountable to my smarter, stronger, wiser self.

Working with Illana and Your Life’s Workshop is exactly what my business needed to build a strong foundation and it’s exactly what I need to keep moving forward in this tricky and challenging world of entrepreneurship. “

Audrey Holst

“Not many people challenge my internal thinking anymore so THANK YOU!”

Jen Vertanen

“Just one hour with Illana was a game changer for my business.

During our first phone call together she reviewed my website and helped me see holes I was blind to. I implemented her changes, and the feedback I received has been tremendous. I also was very impressed by her followup and encouragement after our session; you can tell she is truly passionate about her work and cares about the people she works with.”

April Sullivan

“The biggest mistake I’ve made in 10 years of business was not hiring Illana sooner.

Illana and her team totally, absolutely believe in you and your business, and they have the know-how, strategic chops, and willingness to call you on your bullshit needed to make that business an incredible success.

Working with Illana has changed every single thing about my business — and myself as a businesswoman — for the better, and helped me create a business that was so far off my mental radar I didn’t even realize it was a possibility.

If you’re looking for the right people to help you figure out what your life’s work really is and make that into a thriving business that both reflects who you really are and serves your clients better than you can imagine, you need them. Hire them. Now.

Rachel Allen

“Do you want more for your business? Then you want Illana.

Illana tells me what to do, and I do it.

What happens next:
I get more done in an hour then in 3.
I get more clients.
I get more sales.
I have more confidence.
I go further.
Do you want more for your business? Then you want Illana.
But you can’t have her because she’s mine ALL MINE.”
Halley Razz Grey

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