As wellness providers ourselves, we know first hand when a professional realizes the time to break-off on their own – and how incredibly difficulut it can be with out a sherpa who has been through the fire themselves. That is where hope to help.
More than a spa, we double as a “well-preneur” incubator for wellness providers: We are an idea curator, brand developer, media maker, sales sherpa, & foreverness mapping studio. We specialize in wellness entrepreneurship (from service, retail, product, tech, to IC, and everything in between), but welcome ideas from all industries who are looking to break-out on their own, but are not quite sure where to start. What is your dream?
We are hyper focused on the ideation-to-seed phase for small & medium business of all size, including individuals & independent contractors. We demand only working only with people whom can enter with an empty-cup mindset, have a great idea rooted in giving back, and a burn-the-boats work ethic.
Our integrated process is fun, and based on a discovery style. We bring clarity to idea curation, build founder mindset, uncover white space & unfair advantages against personas. We then deploy that clarity into a visual and brand system tied to foreverness, while activating it into a media tool kit that can scale with your business. From here, we enable sales readiness and practice pitching (we call it gunslinging), ending with a “Gunslinging Pitch Day”.
The end result is a jump-off point to win in the market and transverse the “valley of death” with ease.
Everything we build will be designed for the idea or seed phase. Meaning media tools, tactics, and strategy will be set-up for the DIY founder to manage when funding or support is acute.
In order to provide in-depth amazing quality – we can only engage with 5 builds at a time. Make sure to connect with us soon if interested!
We offer (3) levels of investment on a full payment, or retainer model:
Brent Kekoa Ramos
Brent, KH founder leads the shape and design side of Koa House, and is a lifelong entrepreneur and media pro. Working from Silicon Valley start-ups, ad tech firms, agencies, and supporting large-scale efforts at firms like Google, to advising global brands. This paved a way into thought leadership, authorship, and an industry sherpa voice on all things media.
Prior to success in media and ad tech, he started a small martial arts class in a San Francisco park. This group would grow into a professional brick-and-mortar school called 108, located in Chinatown, San Francisco from 2009-2017. The unhitched brand fused Kung Fu and Punk Rock together, resulting into a sold-out martial arts studio until its closure in 2017. From here, he expanded the vision into the worlds first “martial spa”, opening Koa House in Denver, 2020. Koa House exists as a spa brand alone, but also doubles as an incubator and design studio for all wellness entrepreneurs (well-preneurs) looking to refine their craft, and build a dream under the guidance of a sherpa.
“Many Hands, Make Light Work”
Our team expands to co-founder, Barbara, who is also our managing spa director on-site handling all operations for the KH Spa & Gym. On the design end Barbara will help wrangle the coordination of all the moving parts in your build making it a seamless delivery on the client end. We also will bring in strategic partnerships with consultancies like Project: Ad Ops for technical builds and consulting, and Metier Consultancy, a creative and brand agency to help bring your vision to life in the brand phase with all things logo, concepts, icons, typography, website, and ongoing media management.
Although we have space on-site here in Denver, we can engage on a digital cadence from wherever you may reside.
Brent Kekoa Ramos
Barbara M.J. Ramos
Metier Consultancy Partnership
Project: Ad Ops Partnership
-That dangerous territory between innovations emergence from the lab, and into the marketplace when support is at it’s most acute.
50% of wellness professionals (and entrepreneurs in general) leave the industry in year 1 post-graduation. 30% more will fail, or leave within the next 4 years.
This is a staggering statistic that we know all too well, and is something we aim to change. Although people are masters of their craft – they are usually dismal when it comes to turning that idea or craft into a tangible business that makes revenue or long lasting happiness. Current educational programs do not articulate anything in their curriculum that will prepare someone for activation in this phase, which is the leading cause of burn out and business failure.
We find that the initial phase of ideation-to-seed, is the most important marker of success. If these fundamentals are not in place, then you will be too in the flames down the line, to ever go back and address it.
5 Step Shape & Design Process
We aim to deliver value for immediate activation, and long term brand soul. Past immediate benefit, value will continue to live on as a blueprint for a brand, media, and sales bible as you scale with bringing on vendors or employees down the line, or as a heavy hitting asset to show and win investor confidence if you are seeking funding and expansion
Founder Training & Thought Leadership Blue Prints
Everything starts with crystal clear clarity on what you want personally, where you want to play, how you can get there, and what you will do to achieve it. These deliverables inform brand and media design – while also serving as blueprints to to build teams, culture, or influence investor confidence if you are seeking funding.
Brand Identity & Strategy
Whether you are creating brand totally new from the lab, or looking for a secondary concept and total refresh with a super charge – your brand soul is the ultimate crucial component that powers everything else. Tactical deliverables from this stage will look like:
We implement everything within media tools to make branding work for you by launching products that lead conversions along your digital path, and storytelling narrative to end in business lift. The full suite of tools are built for the acute support state, and designed for scale if passed to an agency or IC for management post-build.
Talk, the talk. Knowing how to sell, and pitch your business is crucial. We have battle-hardened, and proved qualitative method to take your gunslinging from zero-to-hero. We also provide an opportunity practice on a live-stage to open community with our version of “shark tank” — only way more casual, fun, and actually cool.