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Empowering Self-Employed Women in Setting Market Rates

We specialize in coaching self-employed women to define market-competitive rates and compelling pitches. Our team of experts is led by the former leader of Executive Compensation at Lululemon. Our coaching ensures confidence in setting the rates you deserve.

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We are Passionate About Elevating Women-Owned Businesses.

Expert Advice

Unlock your potential with holistic support. From rate structuring, to billing cadence, to negotiation scripts, we empower you to own your value and thrive in self-employment.

Our Services

Rates that Work for Your Lifestyle

We meticulously analyze your consulting rates to empower you to set structures that enable you to work the number of hours you want to, while making the return you want to.  

Prep Session: Set Your Rate Know your worth with our 60-minute prep session where we meticulously assess and refine your rates. We cover hourly, retainer, or project-based pricing, billing frequency, geographic and client-specific considerations, your non-negotiables, and test & learn strategies. Empower your pricing strategy now. Book your session today and leave with the confidence to articulate your rates.

Fee Document: Market Your Rates Communicate your rates with confidence with our Fee Structure Document. We craft a client-facing fee structure document, presenting your rates in a persuasive format. Tailored to your branding, it's easily digestible and compelling. Share your branding details, and let us refine your language. Ready to impress clients? Book now to grow your revenue and streamline your fee communication.

Prep Session: Negotiation Script Elevate your negotiation game with our 30-minute prep session. We'll refine your unique "hook" and following the session, craft a custom negotiation script for seamless rate discussions, in-person or virtually. Maximize your value and confidence. Book now to unlock effective communication and hold to the rates you deserve.

Consulting Contract: Protect Yourself Protect your interests and time with our Consulting Agreement review. Whether it's refining your existing agreement or crafting a new one from scratch, we ensure comprehensive terms to set you up for success. Safeguard your compensation and time investment. Book now to secure a robust agreement and gain peace of mind as you build your business.


Support for Employed Women.

For compensation negotiation services for women working in organizations, check out our For Women page.

Are you in the Coaching or HR Consulting space? Check out our report here that outlines details of rates and fee structures of coaches and HR consultants across North America.

Workshops by The Thoughtful Co.™

Workshops for Self-Employed Women

Elevate your professional journey with our interactive 1-hour workshops. Set rates and articulate your worth with confidence, unlock the power of mentorship, master the art of authentic networking, and more. Tailored for your success – discover more on our workshop topics today!​​

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Why Work With The Thoughtful Co?

Benefits of Working with The Thoughtful Co.


  • Streamlining: Recognizing your busy schedule, we handle the complexities, ensuring a seamless experience. Your convenience is our commitment.

  • Confidential: Everything is confidential. Your privacy is our top priority which is why we start all our services with a confidentiality agreement. 

  • Highly Knowledgeable: We coach self-employed women in defining their rates in industries worldwide. Our team is led by the former leader of Executive Compensation at Lululemon. 

  • Global Reach: Offering advice to clients in Canada, the USA, and the UK.

  • Passionate: We are passionate about elevating women-owned businesses to help women make the money they deserve.


How We Advise Women in Setting Market Rates

We guide you seamlessly from recognizing the need to hone your rates, to crafting a personalized path to success.

Our process ensures you leave equipped with the strategic insights and confidence needed to negotiate effectively.

Know Your Worth.

We guide you in determining a rate that aligns with market standards, ensuring you're fairly compensated for your expertise and services.


Rates That Work for You.

We assist in defining your desired workload and income to meet your lifestyle goals, striking the perfect balance for professional fulfillment.

Pricing Recommendations Suited to Your Business.

From hourly rates to project-based or retainer models, we help you establish diverse pricing structures tailored to your services and client needs.

Articulate Your Value.

Our coaching empowers you to communicate your unique value proposition ("hook") confidently, ensuring you stick to your worth and effectively convey it to clients.


Support Employed Women.

For compensation negotiation services for women working in organizations, check out our For Women page.

Are You an Executive?

We advise executive and C-suite level women in compensation negotiations.

Real Results, Real Impact.

Discover how The Thoughtful Co. is helping women everywhere negotiate for the compensation they deserve.

They were with me every step of the way, responding to approaches to take as the negotiation progressed. I felt empowered throughout the process with their coaching, the outcome was a win-win arrangement.

- COO, Retail Industry

They patiently addressed all my concerns until I was in a confident place to sign the offer. Even after the fact, when I reached out to them with questions about benefits entitlement, they generously provided guidance.

- Director, Design

The Thoughtful Co is super approachable and made it much easier to understand my current equity and where I could ask for more. I wish I worked with them years ago, but I'm so glad I did now! I highly recommend working with them.

- ​Vice President, Healthtech

I really valued The Thoughtful Co's input on my compensation package, especially when it came to stock options, RSUs (restricted share units), and vesting periods. They were thorough, detailed, and provided me with very good strategic advice.

- VP, Technology Industry

I was so impressed with their responsiveness, candor, and advisory on the right way to tackle equity ownership in a senior role in a growing startup environment.

- ​Chief Operating Officer

The Thoughtful Co were amazing to work with, they gave me the tools and confidence to articulate my value, which is often such an uncomfortable process, they made it feel empowering!

- Director, People & Culture

Meet the Team

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Jillian Climie, Co-Founder (she/her)

Jillian Climie, Co-Founder of The Thoughtful Co, has spent her career advising and leading teams in executive compensation and corporate governance, both as a consultant, and in-house at two global retailers. Most recently at Lululemon, she led the global equity compensation and executive compensation programs. After taking a pause, she realized she wanted more of three things in her professional life: thoroughness, passion and freedom. She Co-Founded The Thoughtful Co so she can leverage her niche and technical experience, coupled with her passion for gender equity, to empower women to get paid what they deserve.


Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder (she/her)

Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder of the Thoughtful Co, specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups and advocacy groups. She uses her data analysis expertise from her engineering background to define targets and track growth and retention. In 2018, she Co-Founded Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), a non-profit organization with over 500 members and monthly events to support and empower women in engineering. She co-founded The Thoughtful Co so she could build more gender inclusive workplaces and build representation of women at senior levels in all industries.

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