Life is short...

We help people design careers that make it rewarding, too.


We Believe

Life is an adventure & life's work should be a reflection of what we love.


Our work should showcase talent, passion, life experience & professional training. 

It should seek to make a positive & intentional impact on the world.

It should challenge us to grow as human beings and strengthen our desire to serve others.

Above all, the result of our work should support a sustainable lifestyle that promotes wellness & joy.

Bonedale Academy delivers comprehensive training & expert support guaranteed to launch a lucrative business that makes a difference.

Because when we love our work,

life is better.


First things first...

I help people design and manifest dream jobs.

My focus is working with service-professionals.

My work includes:

Branding & Re-Branding

Launch Strategy

Website Development

Human Resources

Board Development

Curriculum Development

Program Development

New Business from Scratch

Resumes & Cover Letters

& More


There is a local community of business experts here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The goal is to unite them in support of local entrepreneurs.

If you're an expert, we'd like to help you offer your expertise through our programming.

Our for-profit programs keep you in control of your content and costs, based on local market demand.


These are micro-courses

taught by local business experts, focused on a specific area of expertise.


Including: legal, taxes, accounting, finance, SEO, branding, marketing, HR, graphic design, mental health self-care, & more.

All are welcome.

RSVP requested.

Postponed for CV-19

Until Further Notice


Round-table, peer-to-peer problem-solving sessions drawing on the collective wisdom and mastery of the professionals at the table. Confidential.

No sales. No bullshit.

No assholes.

All are welcome.

RSVP requested.

Postponed for CV-19

Until Further Notice

biz Retreats

Fun & adventure is the name of the game.

If you have a great idea to share your wisdom & expertise, Bonedale Business Academy wants to help YOU make collaborative learning more fun.

Postponed for CV-19

Until Further Notice


Make it Work for You

Bonedale Academy works with local service experts to develop professional practices, strategize tactics and launch real businesses.


Your instructors are local professionals with practical experience and proven success. We've learned what it takes to manifest successful businesses from scratch - and keep them going sustainably. Together, we're sharing that wisdom with you. Why? Because you're awesome & the world needs you.


Collectively, we offer business-development courses, mini-trainings, support-groups and private services designed to empower local entrepreneurs, build community and promote economic resilience where we live.


We're looking for like-minded professionals passionate about their expertise who want to help make Carbondale, Colorado one of the best places in America to be self-employed.



Robin Smith Camarote


Contributing Editor

Evan's program is practical and empowering. His approach just works and is made better with his consistent kindness and encouragement.


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Michael Lowe


Executive Director

I am passionate about combining new ventures with empowering educational opportunities. When I co-launched a new regional business incubator, Evan was my first choice to develop a full suite of engaging new programs that would inspire entrepreneurs throughout Western Colorado.

Andrea Palm Porter


Executive Director

Evan's process is extraordinary.

His ability to tune in is fast and remarkably effective. His comprehensive services have helped elevate our world-class programming to an entirely new level. Evan has been an unquestionably worthwhile investment for RFL. Highly recommended.


Tara Button

CEO & Founder

No question, Evan was the key to realizing my ideas and taking my growing business to the next level. Evan's talent for content creation, his experience working with clients and his ability to bring it all together absolutely changed the game. I can't recommend him more highly.



Anne White



Evan is one of the most remarkable and inspiring people I know and I have had the opportunity to work with. His brilliance and clarity bring new innovative solutions to the table. Working with Evan brings out-of-the-box fun and effective results to a wide range of entrepreneurial platforms. Highly recommended.

Avenue A, LLC

declaring yourself an entrepreneur is one thing -- but manifesting a viable professional practice, creating sustainable income and building a world-class brand is something entirely different.
Evan has earned an esteemed reputation among some of the world's most respected professionals in his field - and he's done it with style and humility.
If he's willing to share how he did it with people just getting started, that's gold. Any program of Evan's comes highly recommended. Bravo!
Emmy-Nominated TV Producer
A&E's Expert Organizer on Hoarders
NAPO Board of Directors
Featured in 
Wall Street Journal & Forbes Magazine

Brian Chapin

Senior Manager

Big 4 Consulting Firm

I've known Evan for 30 years. His commitment to the potency of self-empowerment through entrepreneurialism has proven an effective recipe for success. Matched only by his relentless work ethic, Evan is a force. Working with him is a whirlwind for anyone ready to commit to going all in on positive results.

Elinor Fish

Founder & CEO

Run Wild Retreats

Evan is awesome at turbo-charging the creative process that every entrepreneur needs to clarify vision and break through perceived barriers to progress. He asks the direct questions that get to the root of what's important and most impactful to making your business a success.

Regna Jones

Executive Director

5Point Film Festival

Evan's enthusiasm and expertise shows through in his unique approach to supporting and empowering entrepreneurs to realize their vision. He is thoughtful and, as an entrepreneur himself, knows what it takes to turn ideas into reality.

Sloan Shoemaker

Former Exec Director

Wilderness Workshop

I've known Evan for over a decade and am impressed with his focus, drive and creative intelligence. His no-nonsense approach to helping entrepreneurs thrive comes from his own success in the trenches. Work with Evan, you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended.

Erin Cuseo

Founder & CEO

Erin's Acres Farm

With his understanding of business and social etuiquette, Evan is a master when it comes to launching, branding, or jump-starting a business. By providing honest feedback and paying attention to detail, he is able to find a solution for any issue a business owner may face. 


In 2012, I started my first business as a professional organizer.

Without a single clue how to begin, I made a lot of mistakes — I failed a lot.


Now, with a bestselling book and a thriving professional practice, I'm sharing everything I've learned about how to leverage life experience, professional training, natural talent and a passion for service to our community. 


But this isn't the "Evan show."

Working in collaboration with many other reputable industry professionals, we're curating the most comprehensive, hands-on, fun, and community-oriented, do-with-you business training program in the Roaring Fork Valley.


Our Big Promise to you...

If you want to be self-employed, you will launch a lucrative business that makes a difference. We'll help get you there, walking beside you every step of the way.

You're going to love the results of this process. 

Yeah, I guarantee it. 

Evan Michael Zislis

Founder & CEO, Bonedale Business Academy

Founder & CEO, Intentional Solutions

Author of the Amazon Bestseller, ClutterFree Revolution



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Founder & CEO, Bonedale Business Academy

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