Guided by SCORE North Cook and Lake County Mentors, Lindsey Frank Discovers Her "Butterfly Within"

Lindsey Frank photo Books and Butterfly

Lindsey Frank has loved butterflies since she was a child, "I marveled at these tiny miracles that surround us in our everyday life, how something so small can transform into something bigger."

As an adult, she envisions the butterfly as a symbol of possibilities, growth, and courage to discover our wings. The inspiring insect now serves at the core mission of her new business, The Butterfly Within, LLC.

In recent months, Lindsey has been focused on finding her own "butterfly within" through the support of SCORE North Cook and Lake County co-mentors, Alan Sipe of Arlington Heights, and Karen Spesard of Kildeer.

What do you do? 

Lindsey’s business, The Butterfly Within, LLC, empowers teachers and leaders to integrate wellness into their lives—and the lives of their students—through creative and sustainable approaches. She explains, “Since children reflect the nervous systems around them, teachers need to be well to teach well and bring their H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Environment, Affirmation, Response, Transform) into education.”

Lindsey is the author of the children’s book, “Big Change, Better You, Beautiful World” and her upcoming book, “The Superpower of Your HEART”.  In addition, the services Lindsey provides include well-being coaching, mindfulness, yoga, and self-care wellness workshops.  Examples of Lindsey’s clients are educational professionals and community residents such as families and children. 

She has taught and supported students ranging from early learning through junior high. Lindsey has experience as a climate & SEL coach, learning behavior specialist, interventionist, and teacher within diverse learning environments. Her master’s degree is in Educational Leadership & Supervision. She is also a certified yoga & mindfulness instructor for adults and children with a focus on trauma-informed approaches.

What inspired you to start your business? 

Lindsey Frank has loved butterflies since she was a child: “I marveled at these tiny miracles that surround us in our everyday life, how something so small can transform into something bigger.” As an adult, she envisions the butterfly as a symbol of possibilities, growth, and courage to discover our wings. The inspiring insect now serves at the core mission of her new business, The Butterfly Within, LLC.

What is your relationship with SCORE? 
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What influenced you to seek help from SCORE? 

I was just starting out and wanted to make sure that my business had a solid foundation. I love learning and the business world was new to me, so I wanted to grow my skills for success. As I continue learning, I have been able to layer on elements of a successful business to keep growing into new possibilities.

Additionally, I work full-time in a school district during the day, so I needed guidance for how to make the multiple worlds I am in work together in my life.

How SCORE helped. 

Each mentor has their own expertise which allows for dynamic conversations and brainstorming. We can create a wide view of an idea, then move inwards to get to the core across different avenues. Alan’s expertise of sales, marketing, and networking paired with Karen’s heart-based ideas for reaching clients and focus on clarity have made our mentoring experience balanced and the perfect recipe for success.

They meet me where I am at within my journey, and (lovingly) push me into my next challenge and phase. I am equipped with tools they share, but it is up to me to take the courageous action--just like the caterpillar becoming a butterfly.

What would you tell a fellow business owner about SCORE? 

SCORE is a wealth of expertise, experience, and excellence. Every mentor is passionate and dedicated to helping small business owners in any aspect of their journey, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned business owner.

There is always a new idea to explore, and they support you in making your business goals come to life.

You are in control of how you want your partnership to look like, and the amazing part is that this service is free, including their professional learning classes. Every business has the opportunity for growth and deserves a mentor. I am forever grateful for my SCORE mentors and to SCORE for making this service accessible for continual growth.