Four ways to boost your professional development as a Celebrant

By Natasha Johnson

March 20, 2018

celebrant business, celebrant training, ongoing celebrant development, professional celebrant development

I don’t know who said this quote, but I do know that I love it.

A true sign of success is the honest recognition that there is always room for improvement.

It’s great, isn’t it?

No matter how we arrived at being Celebrants – one thing is absolutely clear, the journey is a continual one where we learn, develop and improve ourselves along the way, in order to achieve the levels of success that we’re hoping for.

It isn’t enough to become a Celebrant by taking out all of the benefits that we get from it, without reinvesting and putting back in.

Professional career development, in its various forms, is what any passionate professional undertakes with the purpose of refreshing their skills, keeping up-to-date with their knowledge and maintaining high standards of care and attention within their field of expertise.

And as Celebrants, we aren’t exempt from this. Professional career development is something we should prioritize, to make sure we are also at the top of our game and doing all that we can to stay there.

Having just run a successful workshop ourselves, we saw first hand the desire, commitment and passion of Celebrants to want to learn more in order to be the best Celebrants that they can be. You can read about our workshop here.

It’s our duty to ourselves and our clients, our couples and families, that we do our best in order to be our best self, best Celebrant and best business owner.

In episode 3, of the Celebrant Survival Podcast, I talk about about this very topic of professional career development for Celebrants.

I look at the different ways that we can get onboard with ongoing career development, from informal routes to more formalised training and the benefits of them all. And also why it’s so important to undergo some level of professional career development, however you choose to do it.

Once you’ve had a listen do feel free to leave a comment below and to let us know your take on professional development. What do you do to make improvements?


The Celebrants Collective is a membership platform for Celebrants, from all over the world, who want to undertake ongoing career development on a monthly basis. From live Q&A sessions with industry experts, a Resources Room full of useful and regularly updated celebrant-related material, to celebrant-related articles and tutorials, the Collective is about empowering Celebrants to be the best they can be. Take a look at our full benefits here and membership plans here.

Ps. Have you joined the Celebrants Collective Facebook group. Made up of over 1000 Celebrants worldwide, it’s a great spot for support, advice and camaraderie. Come and join us now.


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About the author 

Natasha Johnson

Natasha is the founder and co-director of awesomeness at the Celebrants Collective, with her business wife, Claire Bradford. When she's not overseeing celebrant development and supporting the hell out of their members, she can be found drinking fabulous Spanish wine, dancing to Beyoncé and hanging out on her veg patch, sometimes all at the same time. She lives in Malaga, Spain with her two favourite humans, three dogs, eight chickens and two giant African snails. (Don't ask!)

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