I know, I know - it's been an age (again) since my last blog post, but I promise I've been very busy! What a time of year this is - clients are busy and needing extra help, my new Phoenix workshops have gone down really well, my coffee catchups have been rammed full, I've organised an Artisan Market and I've been planning 2019. It's meant that although I've been so 'on it' with everything, so much else has unfortunately gone by the wayside. Constant ups and downs, but that's how it goes isn't it? I'm sure you're all feeling it too.
So, as lots of you know, I love a natter! And despite being full to the brim of work, I've been finding loads of time to chat to you all in between. Talking at the Glorious Art House about what support you all need, carrying on the conversation after workshops about what else I can help people with, nattering away at the Artisan market and other Christmas fairs about where people want to head with their business during 2019. You've all been giving me loads of ideas to work on, and it's been making me think, a lot, about what services I've been offering and how I can make them better. So I've been planning behind the scenes the change I need to make.
I'd like to introduce you to my day retreats. I'm hosting a number of them next year - some one on ones, and some group sessions too.
What are they all about?
As I've said - you've been telling me what you need, and out of all those things you've told me, I've honed it down to two different offerings. You've told me you want full days of learning and support - going through anything from building your website to figuring out all of your social media, to planning your strategy or everything in between. My workshops, while comprehensive, don't cater for individuals as the abilities in the room are always so vastly different. My mentoring hasn't been as effective as it could have been because a lot of you want more hands on support working by my side. So these are newly designed sessions available at two different price points to cover everything you've told me. And I can't wait to hear what you think!
one on one Creative business day retreats
I've called them 'Creative Business Day Retreats' because I want you to feel truly energised and refreshed after an intense day with me, as well as focused and determined. You may call them a mentoring day, or a business support training day but I like the word 'retreat' as it conjures up the feeling of spending time away for yourself. And I think that's important when you're working on your business.
So what do they involve?
Well, the day is led by you - but I'll plan it all out beforehand as we'll chat lots more with you as to what you need and want to cover.
We could be working on...
A whole strategy or plan to grow your business in 2019
Gaining clarity and focus on where you want to head
Getting the hang of your social media activity
Learning about e-marketing or blogging and how best to use it
Your website and/or brand
Talking through all your ideas and getting constructive feedback
How to plan your time better
Whatever you need, we will work on it together.
Where are they happening?
I will be running my one on one days from my home in rural Devon. It is quiet, cosy and perfect for planning and chatter. During the day we'll get out in nature and walk in the woodland surrounding my home - I truly believe that so much clarity comes when you are surrounded by nothing but trees and birdsong. You may have seen some of my local landscape on my Instagram stories - well I can't wait to show it to you!
As part of your day with me, all delicious refreshments are included. You'll have a limitless pot of tea or coffee, freshly baked cakes and a gorgeous lunch provided by a local deli. I'll get all details of your dietary requirements when you book.
My one on one days run from 10am - 4pm and are £380. I'll just need a deposit of £150 to book your slot - I've got 6 available dates to start with so hopefully you'll find one to suit!
How does that sound??!
Group creative business day retreats
If you'd prefer a group environment then I'll be running small sessions - just four of you and me! A number of you have requested longer workshop days to cover more information, and this is what I've designed for you - we'll need a smaller group than my normal morning sessions to make sure I can deliver everything you need.
So you can come with three friends or meet new friends when you're here. This is a more affordable way of spending a day with me and getting an intense day of learning, and again, the day will be tailored to the four of you*.
I'll chat with you all in a group before we all meet, so you will all get to know each other beforehand and I can structure the day to suit all of your needs and cover as much as we can.
The group days will be held in my local village hall to give us a bit more space - we've got sofas and the endless tea & coffee (and food) as above plus we'll get out in the woods and clear our heads during the day too!
The group days are £120 each, and I've got 5 available dates for you to choose from.
I would totally love to know what you think - you can find out more and check available dates on the links above or buttons below. And if you've got any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I can't wait to work with you in 2019!
*all four slots on each day need to be filled otherwise the session will be cancelled
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