Lara Sheldrake

Found nurture flourish

This programme is designed to educate and empower women in business, who want to build a loyal and engaged community. I will teach you everything I know about building an engaged online community and nurturing them as an asset to your business.



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Sign up to my programme to learn how to harness the power of community as an asset & advantage to your business.


Hey👋 I’m Lara, founder of Found & Flourish. I’m a Brighton and London based entrepreneur on a mission to eliminate the feeling of loneliness for womxn in business, to take the ‘work’ out of networking and to provide resources that will empower womxn to build the business of their dreams.

I’ve experienced first-hand the loneliness of running a business, it’s a tough old gig especially when you’re navigating the start-up space on your own.

Before running F&F I ran my own social media consultancy and I found the whole experience incredibly isolating and lonely. I craved connection and community and at the time, really struggled to find anything that resonated with me. That’s why Found & Flourish exists.

20,000+ women in the community

300+ members and 800+ on our waitlist

300+ events since we launched

Educated over 2,500 women

Why listen to me?

In less than three years I have grown Found & Flourish from 0 to 20,000 women, I have hosted over 300 events and 2,500 women. We have 300+ members with 800+ on the waitlist and over 15,000 followers across social, a completely organically grown and nurtured community. 

I’m often asked in interviews about the power of community, how I built such an engaged community over the last three years and how others can do the same. I also run regular power hours for women who want to pick my brain when it comes to all things building a community centric business.

So I decided to create a programme, offering business owners the opportunity to learn my tips and tricks for not only building an engaged community but one which is also aligned with your values. You will learn how to build a community which compliments your business enabling you to focus on impact, profit and joy.


Want to know more?

Who is this for?

This is for anyone in a professional capacity looking to harness the power of community. We will be looking at various ways in which you can grow your online community organically and turn your audience into loyal paying customers or clients.

This is for you if you…

  • Feel stuck in terms of the direction you want to take their business
  • Know you want to create a strategy around building their community
  • Love working in a collaborative setting
  • Want to be held accountable to achieving their goals
  • Crave connection and support from an experienced expert

What will you learn?

At the end of this programme you will feel excited to nurture and grow your online comunity. You will have the confidence and clarity to sell your services in a way that feel authentic to you whilst focusing on the solutions you will be providing your community.

This is for anyone who wants to achieve the following:

  • Gain clarity on their business goals
  • Understand how to build an engaged community
  • Learn what is needed to convert their community into true fans
  • Explore the various platforms and solutions available to them
  • Be held accountable to making real progress

What will we cover?

  • Business goals for 2022
  • A deep dive into the topic of community building and visibility
  • How to monetise your community from events, digital products, subscription models and memberships
  • Strategy and implementation that works for you and your busines

Join us

How will it work?

We meet once a week for a 90 mins online session covering community topics/Business challenges/Q&A/goal setting.

There will be a closed community group to discuss challenges, wins, action points and to hold one another accountable as well as daily access to me via the platform

When will it run?

4 x weeks across the following dates:
  • Thurs 11th 10-11:30am
  • Tues 16th 1-2:30pm
  • Thurs 25th 10-11:30am
  • Tues 30th 1-2:30pm
All sessions will be recorded so if you can’t make these dates you can catch up and connect with me and the group within the close community.

How much will it cost?

£295 one off payment (This is a heavily discounted rate with the added bonus of early bird access to future programmes running next year)
End the year feeling clear, excited and ready to completely switch off knowing you have 2022 covered 🙂
To sign up please fill out the form here and if I have enough interest I will launch this programme next week.

Sign me up!

Why build an engaged commiunity?

Having an engaged community is the utopia of business.

Joe Pulizzi, the author of Content Inc. says “I believe the absolute best way to start a business today is not by launching a product, but by creating a system to attract and build an audience.” 

Whether you are at the idea phase or you’re looking to scale your business, by creating a system which allows you to build an engaged audience, you are creating a framework which enables you to develop your business offering around your community’s needs and wants. This means optimum impact, profit and joy along the way!

I will be covering all of this and more in this programme.

Sign up now to find out more.

Scroll down to see what others say about the Found & Flourish community and for testimonials of the work I do with people you can find more info here.

I’m in!

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Found & Flourish has been such a wonderful experience. Before joining I was really in need of a great community of women who were willing to offer support, I can happily say I found it here!
The women I’ve I had the pleasure of speaking with have been so supportive and always offer me praise. One of the things I love about Found and Flourish is the extensive amount of resource, I have really found it helpful when structuring my business. Thank you to the Found and Flourish family for welcoming and connecting me with such wonderful women. I can’t wait for you all to see what comes next!
Sarah Mensah

Founder & Entrepreneur

I joined Found & Flourish because I found business really lonely but I never thought I’d actually find clients within the community too. This has been an absolute game changer to my business!

Sophie Hebdidge

Founder & Entrepreneur

Found & Flourish has supported me in so many ways, from meeting fellow members to advice on how to grow my business, I couldn’t recommend it enough and I’m so pleased I joined this brilliant community. Whether you’re starting up a side-hustle or you’re running a full time business I couldn’t recommend this membership enough!

Melanie Schatynski

Entrepreneur & Developer

Found & Flourish is the business family you always wish you could have – and now you can! Often in business it can feel isolating or lonely with hoards of faceless business groups promising support. But Lara is a genuine caring leader of FF and the real deal. She doesn’t market herself as your best friend but the kindness, generosity and support  of the company she has built will feel like a business filtered version of that. FF has kept me going during my own personal tumultuous year. And connected me with some fabulous women.

Lucy Werner

Founder & Director

We are a lucky tribe, Lara is always going above and beyond to delight and lighten the load so that side-hustling solopreneurs like me can focus in our zones of genius with the time we have and feel fully supported in our goals. Lara is creative, genuine and an expert on all things community.

Jaz Broughton

Careers Coach & Entrepreneur

When I went to my first F&F brunch I had decided it was time to reach out and grow my network. I didn’t really know what to expect but connected with the most amazing amazing women. I’ve since learned about brand partnerships and PR which has been a total game changer for my business. I’m constantly finding inspiration in their network of awesome business women.

Rosey Davidson

Sleep expert & Influencer

Let’s face it, working for yourself can feel isolating and dark at times. Lara’s warm energy and intelligence infuses her events with friendships and great conversations when you need them most, she’s the ultimate host!

Ruth Hoskins

Marketing expert & Founder

Finally a community that feels like ME
The Found and Flourish community is everything you hoped “networking” would be with zero pretension and zero cringe. Just chock full of kind and supportive women who all want to help each other and have a ruddy good time doing it. The Masterclasses and workshops are informative yet relaxed, with expert panellists that bring so much useful information and energy to a range of topics from PR to investing and everything in between. Lara is one of the most generous and warm women I’ve ever met, and her attention to detail and kind nature ensures every single member of her community feels instantly at home. I’ve been to a lot of networking events but none have made me feel as welcome as the Found and Flourish crew do!
Sara Dalrymple

Sales expert & Director

You will be so full of oxytocin when you leave an F&F event you won’t know which way the station is.

Sam Jones

Freelance copywriter

LOVE your newsletter, it’s like a little present in my inbox each week


Your advice and tips are giving me chills to get outta my rut and go hustle in a way that soothes my soul.