Clarity Workshop
A 1-Day Intensive

About One Mill School Intensives

Here at One Mill School, we are bringing you intensives that help you make progress in tangible ways, connect with peers + experts, and walk away with tools for even more growth in the following months. Read on for details about what's covered, when they take place, and reviews from participants. If you'd like to join in on an intensive and aren't yet a member, apply to One Mill School now!

About the Clarity Workshop Intensive

In this day-long intensive, you will move from overwhelm to clarity, gain new perspective on what’s working and not in your business, reconnect to your unique vision, and create a concrete plan and action steps to move forward. In just a few hours of step-by-step guided reflection, you’ll define success on your terms, reorient yourself in unfamiliar territory, build on the bright spots that already exist in your business, and re-establish momentum. 

What it is

 What's different about this Intensive:

  • You’ll leave with real changes in your business.
    Rather than teaching you things that you THEN need to go do yourself, we're going to actually DO the things together so that you leave with concrete, effective, important things implemented in your business.
  • We’ll do it together.
    Rather than a course that you do on your own, we're going to work through most elements of the Intensive together, in real time.
  • You’ll be both an expert and a learner.
    Rather than having all the content come from an expert, the series will help you access your own insights, offer crucial contributions to your peers, benefit from the expertise in the group, as well as gain specific knowledge and expertise from your guides. 

Two Special Notes:

Already done your planning for 2022?


That’s great! In that case, you can use this intensive to dig deeper, think more broadly, or get more specific. Or, you can use it to zoom in on one particular aspect of your business (e.g., your online marketing specifically.)


Already taken Clarity Workshop?

We still invite you to join us for this intensive and believe it will be a powerful experience for you. We’ve overhauled and restructured much of the content so there is much that’s new. Plus, the experience of moving through the exploration with peers will bring richness and insight you may not have been able to access on your own.

You'll leave the Intensive with:

  • Dozens of new ideas and opportunities for your business.
  • Crystallized vision for where you’re headed.
  • Concrete goals and projects to move forward decisively and effectively.

 What small business owners saying:

Cindy Liebel

Cindy Liebel

It's nice having others share insight or suggestions when you, as the artists, may not see something that you could include or implement.

Eli Morr


I'm extremely satisfied with the Intensive and would love to attend another one.

Becca Perea-Kane


Listening to others' ideas, I realized some ways I could adapt the ideas for my own business so that felt incredibly generative and inspiring.

This is the perfect fit if you are: 

  • Craving a powerful plan to move forward in ways that feel right to you.
  • Feeling unclear, stagnant, or confused in your business (or an aspect of it).
  • Ready to hold new ideas and chart a new course in 2022.

What you get

  • Dedicated and protected time to make progress on things that matter for your growth.
  • Community, inspiration, support, and connections with other inspiring business owners.
  • New skills and tools to build on and use over and over into the future.
  • A safe space to hear your own wisdom about your business and hear the wisdom of peers and mentors.

How to take part + your commitment: 

This intensive is open to One Mill School Members during Winter Quarter 2022. 

  • Not a One Mill School member yet? Complete your 7-minute application now! 
  • Already a member? You can sign up for the Clarity Workshop Intensive starting Mon, 1/3/22 when doors open for the winter quarter. The signup deadline is 1/7/22.

For this intensive, you have two options:

  • Live. Ideally, please do join us live on January 26th. We’ll meet for three sessions throughout the course of the day with work to do in between (full dates and times below.) There is so much magic in taking part live so if you can, please do. If you do join live, we ask that you reserve 12pm-5pm ET on 1/26 and that you participate actively in the sessions: speaking, sharing, and contributing as well as listening, learning, and processing.
  • Self-Paced. Or, if you’re not available on January 26th, you can do a self-paced version of the Intensive. We’ll share recordings of our day-long work with you and you can work through them (and the accompanying exercises) at your own pace.

Your Peers & Guides

You’ll be in great company in this course and will be well supported. Emily Kerr-Finell (One Mill School founder) will be the main guide for the course. We’ll also bring in guest speakers and experts. And of course, your peers will be a wealth of guidance and knowledge as they share their experiences growing high-level businesses.

More of what others are saying:

Laura Harrison

The Whimsical Woolies

It was so good to get the affirmation that I'm not the only one struggling with this, but it is doable! The whole experience felt thoughtfully put together.

Jamie Redmond

The Memorable Image

I really like the layout/style of the intensive. It forces you to work in a short period. I have trouble making time over several months for a class (and keeping up the momentum), but for a shorter burst, I can do it.

Sara Golden

Sara Golden

I found the whole thing very invigorating, and it was really good hearing from lots of voices what resonates and what doesn't.

Dates and Times

  • Intensives are currently available only to One Mill School members. You can submit your application to One Mill School to be considered for the upcoming quarter. Check that page for all of the upcoming quarterly dates (like when you'll hear back and when the new quarter begins).
  • You can sign up for the intensive between January 3rd, 2022 (when doors open for the quarter) and January 7th, 2022 (our deadline for this intensive.)
  • The live, day-long intensive will be on January 26th, 2022. Our live calls together will be at 12:00pm ET, 2:00pm ET, and 4:00pm ET for 40 minutes each. Plan to reserve the full time 12:00pm - 5:00pm ET since between each session, you will have exercises and reflection to complete. 
  • If you choose to take part in the self-paced intensive, you can take that anytime after January 27th, either on a single day or spread over several days.

Our Values

These values govern everything we do -- from how we respond to our customers to how we hire and what projects we take on:

  • Integrity comes first.

  • Overcommunication is good communication.

  • People over process, profit, or product.

  • Strength comes from responding, adapting, experimenting, and doing a lot with a little.

  • We’re professionals -- internally and externally.

  • We bring our true selves to the work.

A Bit of Background

One Mill School is a comprehensive training and community program for creative small business owners. We welcomed our first members in October, 2020. You can see our current offering at We have been honored and excited to have such a successful group of members and so many successes within this community. That said, we’re also in a process of reflecting on how to serve our folks even better. This program is a part of that exploration. 

With this program in particular, we’ve returned to our deepest sources of inspiration: the pedagogy of liberation of bell hooks and Paolo Friere; Montessori education; and heaps of conversations with the people we serve.

You can follow along on the process of reimagining and reshaping what we do at One Mill School on Instagram @onemillschool and on our email list.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at One Mill School

Our intention is that One Mill School be a vibrant, antiracist, equitable, diverse, inclusive place. The foundations of that vision are our intention, our inquiry within our own practices, and the education and training we prioritize. This is an open and ongoing exploration and right now, these are some of the active things we do to build towards this vision: 

  • Work with coaches (Project Deviate!) to guide our team's inquiry, conversation, and education around antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Donate to social justice organizations that resonate with the work we do and who we are.
  • Convene Mentors with diverse voices, backgrounds, and experiences, and ensure that their contributions are fairly compensated.
  • Advance economic accessibility to our programs with an open scholarship program for anyone who faces significant obstacles to their growth as a creative business owner. (More here.)
  • Prioritize diversity and underrepresented groups in outreach to and engagement of new Members. 
  • Be active in making One Mill School's spaces brave and safe for every person who is part of them (including how people are spoken about and to.)