December 21, 2023

Pollen Roundup: A holiday note to our members and wrapping up 2023 strong

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="nl-container" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;border-radius:5px;color:#000;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="image_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:20px;padding-left:10px;padding-right:20px;padding-top:20px;width:100%"><div align="left" class="alignment" style="line-height:10px"><div style="max-width:100px"><a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5ydW5wb2xsZW4uY29tP3V0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj0xMiUyRjIxK1dlZWtseStSb3VuZHVwKyUyOFdhaXRsaXN0JTI5XHUwMDI2dXRtX2NvbnRlbnQ9MTIlMkYyMStXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cFx1MDAyNnV0bV9tZWRpdW09ZW1haWxfYWN0aW9uXHUwMDI2dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1jdXN0b21lci5pbyIsInQiOjE3MTA0MzgwMDh9/8f3c26a221302e3bb7a2cd12940240798fe1ac41982fffe74e3fdf0cc31e4e6a" style="outline:none" tabindex="-1" target="_blank"><img alt="Image" src="https://userimg-bee.customeriomail.com/images/client-env-125681/Calque%202.png" style="display:block;height:auto;border:0;width:100%" title="Image" width="100"></a></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;font-size:24px;mso-line-height-alt:28.799999999999997px"> <span style="font-size:24px;"><strong><span style=""><span style="">Pollen Roundup: A holiday note to our members and wrapping up 2023 strong</span></span></strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:14px;mso-line-height-alt:21px"><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>👋 Welcome to this week's roundup, where we share </em><em>member wisdom, upcoming events, and expert insights. All happening inside Pollen.</em></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:14px;mso-line-height-alt:21px"> <span style="font-size:14px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:14px;mso-line-height-alt:21px"><span style="font-size:14px;">➡️ <a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL2FwcGxpY2F0aW9ucy5ydW5wb2xsZW4uY29tL2Zsb3cvYXBwbGljYXRpb25zL3ZhcmlhbnQvbWFpbj91dG1fY2FtcGFpZ249MTIlMkYyMStXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cCslMjhXYWl0bGlzdCUyOVx1MDAyNnV0bV9jb250ZW50PTEyJTJGMjErV2Vla2x5K1JvdW5kdXBcdTAwMjZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsX2FjdGlvblx1MDAyNnV0bV9zb3VyY2U9Y3VzdG9tZXIuaW8iLCJ0IjoxNzEwNDM4MDA4fQ/4795e355d91b170fea1f7f19479727dfd63b393ebffcb62b4be43012ac963c35" rel="noopener" style="text-decoration: underline; color: #343446;" target="_blank"><em>Apply to join Pollen</em></a><em> to unlock full membership benefits.</em></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="button_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"> <a href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL2FwcGxpY2F0aW9ucy5ydW5wb2xsZW4uY29tL2Zsb3cvYXBwbGljYXRpb25zL3ZhcmlhbnQvbWFpbj91dG1fY2FtcGFpZ249MTIlMkYyMStXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cCslMjhXYWl0bGlzdCUyOVx1MDAyNnV0bV9jb250ZW50PTEyJTJGMjErV2Vla2x5K1JvdW5kdXBcdTAwMjZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsX2FjdGlvblx1MDAyNnV0bV9zb3VyY2U9Y3VzdG9tZXIuaW8iLCJ0IjoxNzEwNDM4MDA4fQ/4795e355d91b170fea1f7f19479727dfd63b393ebffcb62b4be43012ac963c35" style="text-decoration:none;display:inline-block;color:#ffffff;background-color:#000000;border-radius:9px;width:auto;border-top:0px solid transparent;font-weight:400;border-right:0px solid transparent;border-bottom:0px solid transparent;border-left:0px solid transparent;padding-top:5px;padding-bottom:5px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;text-align:center;mso-border-alt:none;word-break:keep-all;" target="_blank"><span style="padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px;font-size:14px;display:inline-block;letter-spacing:1px;"><span style="word-break: break-word; line-height: 28px;">Apply</span></span></a> </div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-6" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>🎁 A holiday reflection from the Pollen team</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-7" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>This is our last newsletter of 2023! Here’s a note from Pollen Founder <a class="" href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20vaW4vaGlsbGFyeWJ1c2gvP3V0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj0xMiUyRjIxK1dlZWtseStSb3VuZHVwKyUyOFdhaXRsaXN0JTI5XHUwMDI2dXRtX2NvbnRlbnQ9MTIlMkYyMStXZWVrbHkrUm91bmR1cFx1MDAyNnV0bV9tZWRpdW09ZW1haWxfYWN0aW9uXHUwMDI2dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1jdXN0b21lci5pbyIsInQiOjE3MTA0MzgwMDh9/176b824b7be9d9a54b840ae5f6bd08915079c945292083d104944e452f807c3e" rel="noopener" style="text-decoration: underline; color: #343446;" target="_blank">Hillary Bush</a> to our members:</strong></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">“As we head into 2024, I hope you all get a chance to rest, relax, and celebrate the journeys you’ve traveled this year. <span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">I can guarantee that you didn’t sit still over the past 12 months. If you ever need reminding, you’re incredible.</span></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">We didn’t sit still either! Just a year ago we were building the foundations for this community and now we have this thriving ecosystem of incredible people like you.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Especially over the past few months, we’ve been making changes to the experience to focus on moving your business forward with things like <a class="" href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5saW5rZWRpbi5jb20vZmVlZC91cGRhdGUvdXJuOmxpOmFjdGl2aXR5OjcxNDI1MzIxMzI5MjQ0NTI4NjQ_dXRtX2NhbXBhaWduPTEyJTJGMjErV2Vla2x5K1JvdW5kdXArJTI4V2FpdGxpc3QlMjlcdTAwMjZ1dG1fY29udGVudD0xMiUyRjIxK1dlZWtseStSb3VuZHVwXHUwMDI2dXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbF9hY3Rpb25cdTAwMjZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWN1c3RvbWVyLmlvIiwidCI6MTcxMDQzODAwOH0/b7ee7eac3bab1ab2affb1a78101d285beec3cb9ce3875be472ada416a54fa3e6" rel="noopener" style="text-decoration: underline; color: #343446;" target="_blank">Assets, Benchmarks, our new directory, Experts in Residence, sprints and more</a>.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">Looking into 2024, expect a lot more improvements, sprints, experts and incredible new members. We’ve got some great things coming for all of you.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">From the Pollen team to you, we wish you a wonderful holiday season.”</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Read Hillary’s full note to members </strong><strong>here</strong><strong>.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>💡 Expert Insight: Take out your money head trash</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>“</strong><span style="background-color:#ffdf8f;">With my coaching clients I joke that we must 'take out our head trash daily.'</span></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">What head trash do you have related to money? For example, when it comes time to set a price for a new engagement and you’re tempted to go with a higher price, what thoughts do you bump into?</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">I recently doubled the price on my 1-Day Strategy Sprint just to see what would happen. Here are the thoughts I bumped into:</span></p><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:24px;font-size:16px"><li><span style="font-size:16px;">‘This is too much for a local business.’</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">‘They’re going to say no.’</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">‘Maybe I should play it safe and only do like a 20% increase.’</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">‘If they do say yes, then I’ll have to be really composed and professional the day of.’</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">‘If they say yes, then I’ll also be too expensive for them to ignore my recommendations. That would be in their best interest anyway.’"</span></li></ul><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;text-align:right;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">- Pollen Expert in Residence <a class="" href="http://email.runpollen.com/e/c/eyJlIjoxMjU2ODEsImVtYWlsX2lkIjoiZXhhbXBsZSIsImhyZWYiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy5hdXN0aW5sY2h1cmNoLmNvbS8_dXRtX2NhbXBhaWduPTEyJTJGMjErV2Vla2x5K1JvdW5kdXArJTI4V2FpdGxpc3QlMjlcdTAwMjZ1dG1fY29udGVudD0xMiUyRjIxK1dlZWtseStSb3VuZHVwXHUwMDI2dXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbF9hY3Rpb25cdTAwMjZ1dG1fc291cmNlPWN1c3RvbWVyLmlvIiwidCI6MTcxMDQzODAwOH0/c53d081d96520717722a97c0075f3d2282f3e1db45d5e2d9c82dc706ea700f06" rel="noopener" style="text-decoration: underline; color: #343446;" target="_blank">Austin Church</a></span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>What’s in your “money head trash” you’d like to leave behind in 2023? </strong><strong>Share in the discussion</strong><strong>.</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;"><strong>✨ Upcoming events</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="html_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;text-align:center"></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-2" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">It’s a wrap on 2023, but you can RSVP for these January events so they get added to your calendar now:</span></p><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:24px;font-size:16px"><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Community Coworking Session</strong>: Monday, January 8th from 1pm-5pm ET / 10am-2pm PT</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>How to Use Outbound Marketing to Get More Clients with Eric Nowoslawski</strong>: Tuesday, January 9th at 1pm ET / 10am PT</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Protect Yourself: Contracts, IP, Service Agreements, Payment Clauses &amp; More</strong>: Wednesday, January 10th at 12pm ET / 9am PT</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Pitch Day</strong>: Thursday, January 11th at 12pm ET / 9am PT</span></li></ul><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Catch this past event recording:&nbsp;</strong>Map Your Path to More Leads with Lex Roman</span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="image_block block-3" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment" style="line-height:10px"><div style="max-width:480px"><img src="https://userimg-assets.customeriomail.com/images/client-env-125681/editor_images/951e1457-388d-4026-899e-d6aace98255a-01HJ3WM87FV74F390D1RTQK04R.png" style="display:block;height:auto;border:0;width:100%" width="480"></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>Key Takeaways:</strong></span></p><ul style="line-height:1.5;mso-line-height-alt:24px;font-size:16px"><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">As economics change, the people who have money might shift.</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Who is ready to buy what you’re selling—are they problem aware and are they solution shopping with their wallet out? These people are who we want to target over those in research mode.</span></li><li><span style="font-size:16px;">Social media is more catered to the browsers, not to the buyers.</span></li><li> <span style="font-size:16px;">Remember not all marketing channels are created equal. Make sure to check out Lex's slide on “Where are your buyers looking for you?”</span></li></ul></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="divider_block block-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="divider_inner" style="font-size:1px;line-height:1px;border-top:1px solid #bbb"><span> </span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-6" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div style="font-family:sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:14px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px;color:#000;line-height:1.2"><p style="margin:0;mso-line-height-alt:16.8px"><span style="font-size:22px;">👋 <strong>Member Spotlight: Christine May</strong></span></p></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-4" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;border-radius:0;color:#000;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:10px;padding-right:10px;padding-top:10px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="33.333333333333336%"><table border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" class="image_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad"><div align="center" class="alignment" style="line-height:10px"><div style="max-width:126.66666666666666px"><img src="https://userimg-assets.customeriomail.com/images/client-env-125681/1703084262694_Christine%20May_01HJ3VQ1E249YDF797Q6XABCWS.png" style="display:block;height:auto;border:0;width:100%" width="126.66666666666666"></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td><td class="column column-2" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;padding-top:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="66.66666666666667%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="paragraph_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px;padding-top:20px"><div style="color:#000;direction:ltr;font-family:Arial,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0;line-height:150%;text-align:left;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><p style="margin:0">📈 Christine is a behavioral scientist who partners with tech startups to strategically design engaging product experiences that drive powerful user outcomes, product stickiness, and business results.</p></div></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row row-5" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#f6f2ee" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="row-content stack" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;background-color:#fff;color:#343446;width:500px;margin:0 auto" width="500"><tbody><tr><td class="column column-1" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;font-weight:400;text-align:left;padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;border-top:0;border-right:0;border-bottom:0;border-left:0" width="100%"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="text_block block-1" role="presentation" style="mso-table-lspace:0;mso-table-rspace:0;word-break:break-word" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="pad" style="padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:20px;padding-right:20px"><div style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><div class="" style="font-size:12px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;mso-line-height-alt:18px;color:#000;line-height:1.5"><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">🏫 She was previously a college psychology professor who made the transition to tech 3+ years ago, most recently as the Head of Behavioral Science at Noom. This fall, she recently launched her consulting firm, Evolve Consulting.</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;">💡 "Pollen has taken so much of the mystery out of working as a consultant. The playbooks and assets provide real-world examples that you can adapt to fit your needs. No more going down a Google rabbit hole! The community is incredibly supportive with the right mix of encouragement and constructive feedback to make you a better and more confident solopreneur.” - Christine</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"><span style="font-size:16px;">🎤 And just for fun… Christine auditioned for American Idol back in the day</span></p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:18px">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0;font-size:16px;mso-line-height-alt:24px"> <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong>🖥 Check out </strong><a 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