Founder Federation Masterclass

Calling all CEOs, founders, and business owners!

Do you have a dream for your company you're dying to make happen?

Are you a creative who loves to make, but stumbles with running the show?

Is your work putting money in your pocket—or just people on your calendar?

It’s time to get the support you need to move your business forward

without wasting your time or spending a bundle on outside consultants.

Want the world to know about your business?

Founder Federation Masterclass

The Founder Federation Masterclass is a workshop for business owners like you who are ready to learn how to make their new or existing businesses take off FAST. 

Get ready to:

  • Attract better clients or customers
  • Meet smart, savvy peers ready to help you grow
  • Prioritize what's profitable
  • Learn marketing on a bootstrapped budget
  • Avoid expensive mistakes
  • Calm your overwhelmed mind
  • Stop your analysis paralysis and let your good ideas flow

One more chance to join us this year!

Friday, December 14, 2018


The Hub Los Angeles


“...extraordinary coaching on both the business strategies AND the personal development work you need to have a profitable business.”

—Michelle Lange, M Lange Media

What's Founder Federation Masterclass?

The Masterclass is a unique lunchtime event for business owners who are ready to launch their new ideas or scale and grow an existing business.


Each of our meetings is full of opportunity: to improve in one new arena of business management, to connect with other business owners, and to build a company that's profitable, mission-driven, and fun.


Guided by veteran Executive Business Coach Melissa McFarlane and marketing expert Jess Joswick, you’ll learn how to level up your business no matter how much experience you have running the show.

Our day includes:

Supported Networking

Engage effortlessly with others in the group with our (dare we say fun?) guided networking.

Energizing Training

You’re skilled in your craft, not running the show. Learn about one critical part of running your business, like effortless sales, packaging and pricing that make the 'yes' easy, or marketing funnels that convert and delight.

Hotseat Coaching

Our Founder Federation members get a chance to brainstorm with Melissa and Jess in an extended live coaching session.

Want actionable guidance that really works?

Looking for a community of people who have the same challenges in their businesses as you do?

Need a little bit of coaching without getting into a long-term contract?

We get it.

We designed this Masterclass just for owners like you.

Join us and get started on your next chapter!



Welcome and Networking

Get to know the group settle into your lunchtime session



We dig into some hard skills aimed at helping you grow your business based on the four areas of successful business-building


Hotseat Coaching

A live coaching and strategy session with Founder Federation members in the spotlight! Enjoy your lunch while members break through to exponential growth with new insights and ideas to ponder



Your chance to ask about any of the four areas of running a business



Identify your most important action steps, confirm follow-up opportunities, and ride home on a high (and with a bunch of new tools in your toolbox).


"I came to the Masterclass because I wanted to meet other entrepreneurs and gauge my business' progress over this year. At the Masterclass, I got more clarity about my core market and the steps I need to take to make my annual goals a reality!"

—Steven Lenchner, Lenchner Glass

"Watching Melissa and Jess take a problem from a fellow member in the Masterclass and think aloud how to solve it, and then create a solution all in a matter of minutes, is fascinating! It's really exciting to see how they think and watch them turn a problem into a positive for us."

—Kylie Hodges, Your Wingwoman

Join us!

About Founder Federation

The Founder Federation is a community for entrepreneurs, business owners, and doers in Los Angeles. Each Founder Federation Masterclass is FREE when you join the Founder Federation Rapid Results Program, a coaching membership that takes you from just thinking about change to making your goals happen.

Your Coaches

Melissa McFarlane

Melissa McFarlane, Veteran Coach

Melissa McFarlane is an internationally-recognized coach with over 28 years of experience in executive, business, and personal coaching. A sought-after speaker, Melissa also has designed and taught many training programs and workshops around the United States and abroad, and coached 1000's of executives, creatives and teams worldwide.

At Creative Successful Entrepreneurs, Melissa helps RIGHT-BRAIN creative visionaries and mavericks to get their big ideas into the world effectively. In her Catalyst Incubator, Melissa works with successful professionals who have accomplished much, guiding them to do more than they ever thought possible.

Working in private and elite small group environments, Melissa now helps her clients in both realms to create new personal and professional visions, define timelines and action plans, learn skills, assemble support, maintain accountability and ultimately make good on the promise of lives.

Jess Joswick

Jess Joswick, Marketing & Brand Expert

Jess Joswick is an entrepreneur, a creative director, and a doer. She works with entrepreneurs and startups to make a brave identity and structure for their ventures, all on a bootstrapped budget. As an entrepreneur herself, she always has an eye on what companies need right now that align with your budget and goals, not stuff that makes your business more complicated.

Jess has worked with companies and nonprofits in the U.S. and internationally. Her background in marketing, brand management, communications development, fundraising, and event management gives her a unique window into the startup hustle. In her free time, you can find her looking at art, hiking, and searching for the perfect matcha latte.