Licensing Program Case Study Stephanie Watanabe


Stephanie Watanabe

Lifestyle Blogger

Core Desired FeelingsConnection, Love, Wonder, Ease, Golden

“The Facilitator Program gives me the freedom to integrate my own content with The Desire Map content, so I can combine Danielle’s material with my own passions and area of expertise, which means I am still moving my own brand forward. It’s a win-win!”

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Q: How did you integrate your focus on the senses with The Desire Map curriculum?

When I looked over the workshop curriculum, I could clearly see the opportunities to weave my focus on senses into the content. This was major for me — knowing that I could incorporate my own passions and interests into this material made me feel even more authentic as a leader.

Even though I was teaching from a book I hadn’t written, there was so much space for me to just be me.

Q: How has being a facilitator impacted your business?

Being a Facilitator definitely jumpstarted my business. It showed me what’s possible and that I am capable of running the business I’ve been dreaming of. That boost of business confidence is priceless.

This experience has felt similar to the way I felt when I started teaching yoga: it’s so exciting to take something that has been transformational in your life and share it with others.

Q: How did it feel to be a Desire Map Facilitator?

This may sound cheesy, but I felt like I was one of the wise kings bringing gifts to Jesus. Like I had this really precious gift to give people. I felt very connected to all of my Core Desired Feelings too, which is how I really know something is a good fit.

I felt like a grownup for one of the first times in life. Being a Facilitator helped me fully step into my role as a business owner, and as a provider for my own needs – financially and otherwise.

Q: How did you find your workshop space?

I found my venue on Instagram, actually. Just casually browsing around, I saw a downtown LA venue with lots of natural light and immediately, I knew it was the one. I didn’t look at anything else.

Q: What kind of support did you have? How did you choose that person?

I am really bad at asking for help, so during most of my workshop prep, I was convinced that I could do this on my own.

But about 4 weeks out, I realized that I’d be screwed if I didn’t get some help during the workshop. So I put the desire for support out to the universe.

And lo and behold, two people emailed me asking if I offered scholarships or discounts for students, so I decreased their attendance fee, in exchange for their help. Assistants = found!

Q: Did you incorporate anyone else’s work?

I brought in a special guest meditation teacher to lead a senses-focused meditation on the afternoon of the second day.

This helped re-energize and ground the group before the final stretch of the workshop, and was also restorative for me, too.

Testimonials from workshop attendees

“The clarity I have now (after the workshop) is amazing. I know how to do things differently from now on, to get to what I want to feel everyday.”

Palomi Sheth, Desire Map Workshop Participant

“I desire mapped on my own before, but the group experience was radically different. It became a space for us to share, cry, laugh, and most importantly, to expand. And because I was so in it, I’m now bursting with ideas about how my own workshops will look, feel, smell, taste and sound. I’m honored to have been part of such a life-altering experience.”

Marcy Cruice, Desire Map Workshop Participant

“Attending the Desire Map Workshop changed everything. I was so filled up when I left… So much gratitude. I can’t say enough about the experience. It was heaven.”

Shawn Marie Turi, Desire Map Workshop Participant

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