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.
23 September 2020 @ 10 AM GMT
Creating awesome relationships with wedding planners and venues
Natasha looks at the best ways of building mutually beneficial relationships with wedding venues and planners, and how getting it right can lead to great collaborations and an increase in bookings.
21 October 2020 @ 10 AM GMT
The voice you can trust: Speaking with clarity, confidence and charisma.
Voiceover Artist Lucy Brown will be sharing her top tips on the best ways to prepare and use your voice for your ceremonies. She'll look at key warm-up and delivery techniques and how to get the best out of your voice.
18 November 2020 @ 10 AM GMT
This will be a great interactive workshop for both 17Hats users and non users alike. Members who use 17Hats will be able to show how they use it and what they do and those that don’t yet use it can learn about the system and systems in general.
Using a software system really helps you clarify your client process from start to finish, so you’ll be able to get a better idea of your definitive client process whether you use the system or not. Hosted by Natasha.
3rd December 2020 @ 10 AM GMT
How to review 2020 so that you can kick butt in 2021
2020 has been an unprecedented year for so many reasons. In this webinar workshop, Claire Bradford is going to take you through a process of reviewing and unpacking your year and your business to help you get set up and ready for the new year.
6 January 2021 @ 10 AM UK TIME
2020 was a year that threw lots of curve balls at us. So now let's use this workshop to get ready and be as organised as possible for the year ahead. 2020 may have dashed lots of hopes and dreams, but there is still much to dream, hope and plan for. This interactive workshop will help you to establish your goals and new plans for 2021. With Natasha.
Wednesday 10th February 2021 @ 10 AM UK TIME
Using Trello as your professional system: a free organizer to create a tailor-made workflow for your celebrant business
Are you ready for crystal clear overview and insight in your daily tasks, as well as your ceremony planning? Join celebrant Daphne van den Boogaard as she takes you on a Trello-deep dive. Being an experienced user (and huge fan), Daphne will show you all kinds of tips & tricks on how to use Trello. From subscribing to creating a complete ceremony workflow you can use right away.
Wednesday 17 March 2021 @ 10 AM UK TIME
Let's talk about tokenism.
Putting a few photos of black and brown couples on your website and social media pages does not make you an ally.
This workshop WILL be uncomfortable and Michelle make no apologies for it.
Let's challenge your perceptions.
Let's debunk some of the myths and lets move forward in allyship.
Wednesday 21 April 2021 @ 10 AM UK TIME
Celebrating Community with River Jones
Celebrant led ceremonies are becoming ever more popular for hatchings, matchings and dispatchings – but what about other kinds of events that have traditionally been marked with ritual? From seasonal celebrations to neighbourhood initiatives and group rites of passage, there are many moments where a ceremony is just what’s needed to bring people together with a real sense of occasion. Coming from a background in community engagement and outreach, River will guide you through an exploration of the what, why and how of community celebrancy.
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.
20th January, 2021
January's theme will be on the topic of 'celebrancy in 2021 and what does 2021 mean for you? During our safe space of the coaching call, you will have the chance to discuss this in terms of your celebrant business.
How is your business mindset going into 2021?
What are your fears?
What are you positive about?
What are you in control of?
February 2021 tbc
March 2021 tbc
In October, we're going to talk about pricing. Your pricing worries and fears, your pricing weakness and failures. Your pricing pride and passion. Whatever pricing means to you.
How confident are you with your prices?
How good are you at sticking to your price?
Are you always asked to discount your price?
We'll discuss any issues you have with pricing during this call.
November's theme will be on the topic of 'boundaries.' During our safe space of the coaching call, you will have the chance to discuss what fear means to you in terms of your celebrant business.
How good are you with setting boundaries?
What boundaries do you need to have in place?
How do your boundaries protect you?
We'll discuss any issues you have with boundaries in this coaching call.
No group coaching call this month.
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!