Every month between (September and May), we have an expert-led webinar hosted by a professional expert within their industry. Each host presents their session with an opportunity for Q&A's during the webinar. Don't worry if you can't make any of these sessions in person, as they will be recorded and available afterwards in the Learning Lounge.
In addition to both Claire and Natasha presenting webinars, we try to bring onboard a range of industry experts from within the celebrant industry and also other industries, whose expertise can be invaluable for celebrant education.
22 September 2021 @ 2PM UK TIME
The amount of information a couple can gather about you and your services before submitting an inquiry can make all the difference in how “warm” that lead is—and the warmer the lead, the more likely they are to book you.
Whether couples are learning about you from your Storefronts, a referral from a past client or pro, social media or a feature in a publication, this first stage of the sales cycle is the top of your sales funnel, aka it’s important! WeddingPro Educator Bethel Nathan will provide actionable steps to better prepare your leads and get ready for a successful booking season.
- How warmer leads mean more efficiency in, and effectiveness of, your booking process
- 3 areas of focus on when building a business that produces more warmer leads each year
- 5 immediately applicable tips that will start warming leads fast
13 October 2021 @ 10AM UK TIME
By 2025, 1 million people will be living with dementia in the UK, and this number is growing. In our work as celebrants it is likely that we will engage with people who have dementia. It could be family members or friends attending a wedding or baby naming ceremony, or people with dementia who have lost a person dear to them.
By adapting our approach to include people with dementia we can make a positive difference to all involved.
In this webinar, Rosalie Kuyvenhoven, award-winning Celebrant and Dementia Friends Champion, offers advice and inspiration on how to be a dementia friendly celebrant.
In an interactive session she will highlight the key messages about dementia, followed by a presentation about how to support people with dementia in a ceremony setting. In an engaging session we will discuss good practice on how to include people with dementia in wedding and funeral ceremonies. You will also work in smaller groups on exercises to bring the insights to life.
- What dementia is and how it affects people
- How to approach dementia from a positive, life-affirming perspective
- How to create more dementia-friendly ceremonies
- Practical suggestions to use in ceremony settings
3 November 2021 @ 10AM UK TIME
We've been sharing stories for as long as we've been human. Stories have both the power to unite, entertain and educate, and to divide and spread hate.
Inside everyone is a storyteller longing to engage, empower and entertain, and a listener longing to be engaged, empowered and entertained.
In this very brief introduction, Lonan will talk through storytelling as an art form, share techniques and tips used in storytelling and look at how to apply these storytelling techniques to the role of being a celebrant.
Lonan is a Humanist Wedding Celebrant and co-runs The Embers Collective: a London based storytelling and music group, who have been sharing myths, folktales and live music to festivals and events around the world for 5 years.
Lonan is a storyteller, teacher, performer, writer and workshop facilitator.
Narratives, intimacy and human connection are always at the heart of what he does.
Lonan has a BSc Degree in Psychology and a MSc Degree in War and Psychiatry. Lonan uses both his qualifications, and his personal experiences of regular psychotherapy, to hold a safe, inclusive space for those sharing their stories, with a therapeutic tone throughout.
1 December 2021 @ 10AM UK TIME
Come and join our end of year party! Okay, it's not really a party as such but we will be celebrating and you can come with drinks of your choice. Every end of year, Claire hosts this fabulous workshop to give members a chance to review their year. To look at what went awesomely, what went ok and what was a bit meh! Reviewing your biz and practices in this way, helps you to move your celebrant business forward in the best ways possible. Claire's workshop is a fabulous standalone workshop, or great prep for Natasha's awesome January planning workshop. See you there!
Group Coaching Call Schedule
Every month Natasha and/or Claire host a group coaching call for members. Each month is themed on a certain topic to allow members to focus on different areas within celebrant business and practice.
We have a dedicated Zoom meeting space for our coaching calls, every month at 1000am GMT.
29th September, 2021 @ 10am UK time
Let's talk about BOOKINGS. Encouraging bookings, taking bookings, converting enquiries into bookings. Setting booking goals. What issues do you have with your own bookings? Or your booking process and system? This is what we'll be discussing for this month, so come and join us if you want to talk about you and your bookings.
20th October, 2021 @ 10am UK time
In this group coaching call we're going to talk about how we handle difficult, vulnerable/sensitive clients or family members. What experiences have you had? How have you dealt with it? What fears do you have about difficult situations? Not all ceremony creation is plain sailing, so this coaching call will aim to discuss these types of situations.
10th November, 2021 @ 10am UK time
In this group coaching call we're going to discuss ceremony performance. What would you like to change about how you lead your ceremonies? What fears do you have about your ceremony performance, especially if you've not lead a ceremony yet? What do you like about what you do? What don't you like? How happy are you with your ceremony performance on a scale of 1-10? We'll discuss all of this and more during this group coaching call.
Are you ready to join us?
I wouldn't have a celebrant business I believe if it wasn't for the Celebrants Collective. In the beginning, when you are starting out, it's a highly affordable way of access to priceless resources, reams of useful information and, thanks to the many wise and wonderful celebrants in the group, the benefit of very learned and experienced celebrants. All this combined with the never ending support, kindness and know-how. If you are a celebrant and you are not a part of the Collective, you are missing out BIG TIME!
The Celebrants Collective has given me the confidence to approach this job as a 'real' business, introducing me to marketing strategies and business planning in a way that feels organic and part of my work, as opposed to an uncomfortable extra. I also have a network of incredibly friendly folks who are so willing to offer advice, support and encouragement and access to a heap of professional development resources that are encouraging me to expand my own knowledge and up the value of the service I offer.
I joined the Celebrants Collective initially as a new starter celebrant looking for hints, tips and advice. Through the friendship, support and sound advice it has given me much more confidence, without feeling pressured to deliver. It's enabled me to take what I need and apply it to my celebrant business in my own way. The webinars are great, down to earth, honest and very well put together, with some brilliant guest speakers. I love it!