Forge is a digital membership community for creative entrepreneurs who want a carefully-curated, proactive experience where you can learn, grow, and bond as business owners. It’s a singular hub for those of us who are out here trying things, not settling, and defining what fulfillment means to us today.
We’re the designers, writers, marketers, developers, freelancers, bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, coaches, consultants, craftspeople, artists, producers, list-builders, and more of the world—we come in SO many flavors, ha!
And yeah, sometimes we fear failure, but we leap in any way by using that fear to push us rather than block us.
Here's what's inside
A distraction-free one-stop-shop to learn, grow & bond
"Sometimes you just have to launch and continue to build the plane as it flies. I have no doubt this will be an incredible space for people, it already is. I'm excited to be part of its evolution, Darnell!
EMILY BISSEN | BUSINESS STRATEGIST
WHERE ARE MY MANNERS?
Hey, I'm Darnell.
I’m a Certified Growth Strategist & Educator who gives creative entrepreneurs the tools, clarity, and flexibility to do the work that moves them.
Combining courses, podcasting, and strategies, I share proven, empathetic insights from over 10 years of serving 200+ clients of all shapes and sizes.
5 crazy things about me...
If it’s spicy or dill-flavored, why would I share it?😜
I stuttered a ton as a kid, but it's now mostly under control.
It takes me about 5,204 twists before I'm certain the door is locked when I'm headed out.
Taco Tuesdays are the best day of the week.
I’m the clumsiest cat you’ll ever know, ha!
Anyway, helping businesses become more human and compelling is my purpose and privilege. I'd love to show you the way as well. And you can learn more about me here.
Ok, so you might be thinking...
Let me guess: you're intrigued about Forge, but it's not a must-have for you right now. Or maybe it sounds great, but you just don't have the bandwidth, so the timing's bad. Or perhaps you're already in too many communities as it is, none of which you're using as much as you'd like. Am I right?
Let me show you the inside
Whatever it is, you owe it to yourself to make an informed decision based on the facts available to you, right?
So, let me at least show you the inside of Forge via this short walk-through I put together for you. Who knows; it might answer some questions or calm some qualms.
Then you can decide about this 50%-off-founding-member-launch, without any reservations.
"I love the idea of growing, bonding & collaborating. Expert interviews, workshops & events will be so valuable as well. Plus, a place to hire experts & put our profile up? It's such an awesome way to grow our network."
DEEKSHA BEEHARRY | WEALTH & MONEY MINDSET COACH
Why I created Forge
Forge is the organic culmination of everything I’ve been through, learned, and believe in after 15+ years as a sought-after, multi-passionate creative entrepreneur.
Everything I want from a communal growth lab is being deliberately built into Forge. From the distraction-free, sleek feel of the platform I chose (it’s not an FB Group)… to how easy it is to access the resources you want… to finding the accountability to level up and challenge yourself.
I created Forge not just for you—it’s for me as well; it’s what I need to grow beyond my own limitations. I'm stronger around like-minded folks.
You ready to do this?
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opp to be part of something that you can influence and help build into something sacred and unique, as a founding member.
Forge is a charging station, growth lab, and ethical community for creative entrepreneurs who are tired of sitting on the sidelines with dope ideas and who are ready to take deliberate action so they can leave a greater impact.
The content library won't overwhelm you because we're still in the early days. And when you’re ready to scale and access content outside of your membership, you can add things on at any time, a la carte style.
Who doesn’t want quality people supporting you, rooting for you, and giving you that kick in the rear whenever you’re hung up on things that don’t matter? Ha!
If you’re Type A (like me), introverted, and/or hate needless complexity, how about no more hopping between an FB Group, Slack, Messenger, Voxer, and email to engage and converse with fellow members? C'mon now.
Forge houses posts, events, chats, and trainings in one central place. You can even DM one another and attach files, on-platform.
If you dig what I'm about, Forge is how you help me help you. I can serve better, deeper, and continually within an ecosystem for folks who are serious about powering up and connecting--like you.
If you're still on the fence, just give it one month and see if it's for you; no harm in that. No matter how busy you are, that's enough time to hop in, look around, learn a bit, and decide whether you want to stick around for longer. And if it's not for you, you can cancel your membership and "Bye, Felicia!" Forge with no probs.