essential strategies to elevate your life and work
Everesse supports fellow thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs in the quest for freedom, fulfillment and fortune.
Our discerning audience is made up of avid learners who seek thoughtful, aspirational and practical advice on how to live and work well. We support you in three ways:
Personal Growth — we help you identify your purpose, put a process in place so you can pursue that purpose, and eliminate self-limiting beliefs, habits and behavior so you are always making progress.
Creative Growth — we support your desire to influence the world with your talent and ideas by nurturing your creative energy and potential, finding more meaning in your work, overcoming blocks and expressing your value.
Business Growth — we assist you in building a thriving business by helping you get your idea off the ground, uncovering new ways to reach your growth and revenue goals, and helping you balance your personal life and interests in the process.
Letter from our editor-in-chief
I’m Aja Edmond, the Editor-in-Chief of Everesse, and I run this platform with my co-founder and a small team of writers and content creators.
This website was originally a destination for me to grow my coaching practice but it grew faster than I imagined thanks to a few unexpected viral articles.
So I quickly shifted gears, brought in a business partner, commissioned a lean staff and launched Everesse to quench the clear thirst for elevated personal development information and inspiration.
The most significant change was that I made this platform about you, not about me.
I can relate to your challenges. Not too long ago I lived a successful but unfulfilling life. I had a stellar academic and professional background yet still felt mediocre. Something was missing.
I launched my career in finance then became a business strategist and marketing executive in the lifestyle, luxury, and fashion space. Those jobs were satisfying in a sense but weren't in sync with the vision I had for my life.
To help sort out my personal, creative and professional vision, I attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business. There I immersed myself in a customized curriculum that served as the foundation of what I'm doing now.
I build competencies from multidisciplinary courses like Interpersonal Dynamics, Design Thinking, Creative Writing, Power and Influence, Self and Leadership Coaching, Formation of New Ventures, Strategic Communication, Moral and Spiritual Inquiry through Literature, and Lives of Consequence (my favorite).
These diverse fields of study pulled from psychology, sociology, philosophy, strategy, and more. They ultimately inspired me to determine a purpose (what I'm doing now) that would allow me the freedom and flexibility to do more meaningful work.
Fast forward and I have the best purpose ever: helping you define and pursue yours.
Social Impact Program
Social enterprises are driven by altruism, service and commitment to a cause, and always consider and monitor the impact of their decisions.
As a social enterprise, education is part of our ethos and we believe personal and professional growth should be accessible to all not just a privileged few.
How to explore
Learn more about the wealth of personal, creative and business resources we’ve designed in order to help you thrive.
Get 1:1 Coaching
A transformative program that uses 1:1 support, guidance and accountability to catapult you to new levels in your personal, creative or business pursuits.
Take a Course
Online trainings that teach our Design Your Life and Abundant Business Blueprint™ frameworks for achieving freedom, fulfillment and financial success.
Access Our Resources
Membership programs that give you access to a robust collection of tools that will help you develop a growth mindset and improve your life and work.
Read the Books
A series of lightweight guides that teach you how to design your life, pursue creative potential and build a thriving business.
Buy a Business
A portfolio of premium starter websites and revenue-generating businesses for aspiring and serial entrepreneurs.
Press & Partners
Aja’s work has been featured in a number of publications and media outlets such as Fast Company, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Squarespace, GQ, Pop Sugar, Thrive Global and more. She’s also worked with iconic brands such as Disney, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Skagen, Kate Spade, Procter & Gamble, Gilt, eBay and Pernod Ricard.
We’re devoted to individual development and advise or collaborate with a limited number of brands who whose mission, aesthetic and offerings align with our ethos. Contact us for press, partner or contributor inquiries or learn about our sponsorship program.
What are your values?
Simplicity — Get more out of life by simplifying decision-making with a laser focus on what matters most and elimination of the inconsequential.
Beauty — Pursue good design in everywhere we go, everything we do and everything we own. Good Design that is heart-centered is one of the most powerful ways to influence. Also seek the beautiful in all things.
Creativity — Have an open-minded and progressive spirit. Just like nature is always experimenting and evolving so should we. Be open to fun and laughter and new ways of thinking and being.
Strategy — Be thoughtful and rationale about how we navigate life. Seek wisdom from principles and philosophies (such as Stoicism) that help us minimize hardship while maximizing life's pleasures (within moderation). Do what we want to do so long as we do no harm.
We also draw inspiration and direction from the following philosophies:
- Epicureanism — pursuit of simple pleasures
- Minimalism — use of simple strategies to streamline life and be intentional
- Stoicism — rational thoughts and control of destructive emotions
- Aestheticism — the study and appreciation of beauty and design
- Progressivism — imagination and development of ideas that improve society
- Relativism — truth is contextual and subjective not absolute
What is your purpose?
Our purpose is to use the aforementioned values and philosophies to help like-minded individuals thrive by designing their life and living on their own terms.
There are many ways we can pursue our purpose. As of right now we're focused on inspiring, empowering and supporting thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs who have ideas, skills, and talents to contribute to the world.
We also embody our purpose via our social mission. Education is part of our ethos and we believe personal and professional growth should be attainable to all, not just a priviledged few.
What do you mean by freedom, fulfillment and fortune?
A "balanced" life contains all three. It gives you the ability to design your life and live on your own terms.
It gives you a sense of purpose and a feeling that you and your work matters (i.e. that you are living a life of consequence).
But it also helps you build wealth because a person who struggles financially for too long will not feel free or fulfilled.
Of course there will always be ups and downs and moments when things are out of balance. My goal is to provide support when that inevitably happens.
Which program is right for me?
The easiest way to decide which program is right for you is to set up a complimentary coaching session with Aja. She will discuss your personal, creative and business goals and challenges and determine whether we can help. If we can, we'll figure out what offering is best suited for your situation.
How can I collaborate with you?
Please contact us to discuss ways in which we can potentially partner or collaborate.
How can I support you?
By donating or investing in one of our offerings you help us keep our editorials free and enable us to offer our products for no or low cost to students, youth, disabled and disadvantaged individuals.