One-On-One Mentorship + training program for emerging + Expanding Women leaders

Are you Ready to enliven your leadership capabilities and step into
higher possibilities for your life + career?


victoria schmid rise by design leadership

Rise by Design addresses the core attributes of personal leadership across a variety of sectors - from public service to entrepreneurship. Regardless of your industry or type of work, understanding and improving the way in which we lead as women is vital to achieving better work environments, greater balance, and more happiness. Rise by Design is a phenomenal course that I would highly recommend to any professional woman!

Victoria Schmid, Executive Director, Vancouver Island Health Authority

You get anxious at the thought of negotiating or communicating to upper management.

You know you need to build a larger network, but struggle with how to even start.

You’re embarrassed to say what you do.

Your pay-checks do not accurately reflect your value and contributions.

You want a different job or to break into a new industry.

You've considered starting your own business.

You don’t know how to package and communicate your unique skills, talents and gifts.

You lack the support, encouragement and accountability you need to make the changes that are keeping you stuck.

You crave the support of other women who can deeply relate to your challenges and fears.

Now I design my life + career on purpose.

It takes courage + a plan. 

I'll teach you how to cultivate both.

In our nine weeks together, you will learn how to:

  • Have more influence and impact in every area of your life

  • Tap into your genuine strengths and learn to leverage them

  • Stop using both criticism and praise as performance measurements

  • Unhook from the need to have the approval of others

  • Express your ideas with confidence and conviction

  • Navigate difficult situations with ease and learn to negotiate like a pro

  • Stop thinking you need to be more than you already are

  • Increase your earning potential

  • Get more comfortable with self-promotion and earn valuable recognition for your work

  • Address the limiting beliefs that are serving as barriers to your success

  • Innovate your ideas with resourcefulness and creativity

  • Integrate new mindsets and behaviours to enhance your performance, productivity, happiness, and fulfillment

rohanna wheatley at rise by design

I've never felt more excited to begin a new chapter in my life! The course was so motivating, inspiring and empowering. I would recommend to women of all ages, from all walks of life. After each session, I left with an elevated sense of gratitude, greater confidence and feeling fully supported by a brilliant group of incredible women!

Rohanna Wheatley

I think every woman should take this course - EVERY. SINGLE. WOMAN. Jami was amazing, inspiring and so uplifting. She inspired me, and I hope many, many more women to come! We need to work together and be supportive of other women, while celebrating our successes and helping each other achieve those victories along the way.

Caralee Halmrast


Dr. Joanne Bourgault Rise By Design

I now feel much more confident that I can build the business of my dreams! I’ve been spinning my wheels for the last couple of years, unsure where to direct my efforts to take my dental practice to the next level. With the new tools and knowledge I gained, I have much more clarity and excitement around the specific areas I need to focus on to get there. I really wish I would’ve gone through the course BEFORE buying my own business!

Jami is absolutely lovely to work with. The passion she demonstrates for women in leadership is palpable, and she combines that with valuable, actionable knowledge in a way that is accessible and empowering. Everything we learned in Rise by Design is very useful in my day-to-day life. The topics we covered are important to being a leader and entrepreneur in a way that FEELS GOOD to me, rather than trying so hard to develop skills that aren’t aligned with my particular values and strengths.

Dr. Joanne Bourgault, CEO and Dentist //

julie howard rise by design

I was really inspired by everything we learned and I feel so much more confident knowing I have been given the tools to succeed. It was also inspiring to hear the stories behind the other women’s journeys to success. All of the sessions were beneficial and the group size was perfect; we had the chance to learn from each other, but still received individualized attention in a warm, honest atmosphere. Because this program helped me so much personally, I will definitely recommend it to other women.

Julie Howard, Nurse


krista martens beyond measure design rise by design

When I was asked to share the changes I’ve noticed in my life and business since joining Rise by Design, my answer was: “EVERYTHING!” The question really should’ve been, “what hasn’t changed?”

The skills that we learned in such a short time frame are life changing - if you’re willing to do the work, you will see immense results!  My passion for what I do has been reignited and I’m communicating my purpose and services to others in a more authentic and effective way.

This course is an amazing opportunity that I would highly recommend to any entrepreneur or self-driven person. Jami is one of the most honest facilitators I’ve had the pleasure of learning from. I never once felt uncomfortable sharing my point of view - she understands her participants, has empathy for their journey in life and is passionate about making them greater leaders in their communities.

Krista Martens, Owner and Principal Designer //

michelle donald rise by design

Rise by Design provided an important opportunity for self-exploration of my strengths and how to improve on those, rather than focusing on weaknesses. As I’ve been applying this mindset, things that once seemed impossible or hard are becoming more like second nature. I’m approaching self-promotion with more confidence and learned valuable networking strategies that will contribute to my ongoing personal growth and business success.

I’ve definitely noticed significant and positive changes in my communication style. I’m more definitive and decisive in life and business conversations, including those with my husband and business partner. My interactions with clients and colleagues have elevated and improved as a result of the strategies we learned. Jami’s guidance helped me to recognize how rewarding it can be to see from within, while simultaneously placing less emphasis and concern on how others see me from the outside. I truly enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it!

Michelle Donald, BSCPT, BSC (HONS), CAFCI, CGTTP  //

Robin’s Nest Café Rise By Design

The entire program was a great experience. I think all women should take a course like Rise by Design! Not only does it open your eyes to new ideas and different ways of thinking, but it was a powerful reminder that we all share many of the same insecurities and challenges. Jami was awesome and created a safe and encouraging environment. We were able to dig deep and answer difficult questions in positive ways that we’ll all continue to grow and learn from.

I really enjoyed every topic we covered, but especially loved the sessions on money and strengths development! It all has helped in so many ways in my everyday life. I’m definitely approaching my business, personal and leadership roles with greater confidence and conviction. My only complaint? The eight weeks went by far too quickly!

Robin Odnokon, Mayor of Vanscoy/Owner of Robin’s Nest Café