about tracy matthews
Tracy Matthews is a Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Host of the top-rated Thrive By Design Podcast.
She’s made it her mission to help makers and designers turn their passion into a successful business.
Her jewelry has been featured in InStyle, Elle, Us Weekly, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Weddings, Entrepreneur, and on the Today Show. She’s been interviewed on countless podcasts and programs including, Yahoo Finance, American Fashion Podcast, EOFire, SoMoney and Creative Live.
As the Chief Visionary Officer of Flourish & Thrive Academy, she helps other jewelry brands launch, grow and scale profitable jewelry businesses.
And as the CVO of Creatives Rule the World, she helps creative visionaries of entrepreneurial companies spend more time in their creative zone of genius, inspire and lead their teams, and increase their profits.
She lives in NYC, loves to travel, and is the proud auntie to 19 nieces and nephews.
Let's face it, most jewelry designers will do just about anything to avoid the business side of their business. Tracy Mathews is that friend who will take you by the hand and walk you through the critical steps of branding, strategy and financial planning that are critical to achieving your goals. With inspiring case studies and simple exercises, Mathews coaxes her readers to embrace the structure and processes that will liberate them to focus on what they love most. Whether you need a complete overhaul or just a tune-up, this book will inspire you to take your business to the next level - and give you the tools to make good on that vision.
President, Nina Designs
Tracy Matthews packs in the knowledge with this essential strategy book for small businesses. She brings many years of direct experience as a jewelry designer and Flourish & Thrive Academy business coach to this new format. The book will guide you through exercises and education to put your small business on track. I highly recommend it.
Hilary Halstead Scott
Working with Flourish & Thrive Academy has been like working on a Masters program for my business, but with a support system that is essential for any studio artist that works in solitude.
Jennifer Dawes Designs
Before I found Tracy and Flourish and Thrive I was a jewelry designer with a lot of potential but no direction. I knew where I wanted to go but had no idea how to get there. With Tracy’s guidance and help from our amazing community, I’ve hit goals I never thought possible and have the confidence and tools to continue to build and grow my business. Tracy’s dream is to help designers like myself realize our dreams and without her help, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Acid Queen Jewelry
Tracy has completely changed the way I run my business and how I perceive myself as a business owner. She doesn't just talk the talk - she is passionate about helping other business owners succeed with her focus on specific activities that bring in sales. Her infectious enthusiasm and emphasis on mindset have motivated me to shift from working in my business to working on my business. She has been so much more than an inspiration to me – she has helped me to create a tangible vision for my company’s future, where I’m running my business full-time, instead of just dreaming about it.
Charlie Madison Originals
Flourish & Thrive Academy is such an incredible resource & community for designers. They have enlisted coaches with a variety of skills & expertise. If a designer has a question, they have numerous people that probably have the answer!! Tracy Matthews is such a role model in growing a business and is doing everything she can to help creatives to rule the world!!!
Co-Founder, The Style That Binds Us
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