So 3 ladies came along and joined Lucy and Farah in Marlow, here are the notes from the meeting.
Mel gave us an intro into coaching, which also included a mini exercise where we looked at – where we are now and where we see ourselves in 2 years. This was then discussed in the group. As a closure to the talk, Mel gave us a card with a question: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? The answer we wrote down, was private and personal to the individual. This definitely has given us something to think about.
We also talked about words and language we use within our own thoughts! Using negative language about ourselves can give a negative impact to our-lives. There was a common theme about how your up bringing can shape this in our brains and how we have used different tools and techniques to change the way we think about ourselves. It was refreshing to have such an open conversation and actually no matter the age, we all go through the same feelings and thoughts.
With Catherine starting her new make-up business, Beautiful by C.J (https://www.facebook.com/beautifulbycj/ ) we discussed ways we use social media. Sophie, who is a Personal Trainer (Insta: @Sophfitness_pt) showed the group the way she structures her content and gave advice on how often you should post as well as ideas for Catherine’s Instagram. It was great to get some hints and tips and I definitely have some thoughts on how to grow the social media footprint for A Woman’s Network!
Mel came up with a fantastic suggestion that A Woman’s Network hosts a Charity event for a local woman’s charity! This would be an exciting opportunity for us to give something back to our community as well as support a local charity. As the networking groups grow, it would be great for us to collaborate and come up with a project plan on how we could deliver and host this.
Time went by so quickly, we didn’t quite have an opportunity to discuss future events and how Lucy and Farah plan for these.
Lucy and Farah use Trello to manage content and ideas for the events and social platforms. We would like to share this with everyone who wants to be more involved! Farah is going to create a how to guide and golden rules for Trello. Please let us know if this is something you would be interested in!
Next Coffee Corner Events:
We have a long list of potential Coffee Corner Events. We would like to ask, that you confirm that the below are subjects you are interested in and take ownership on anything you have mentioned or fancy doing. You can do this by getting in touch with Lucy and/or Farah so we can drive the idea forward.
What we have come up with so far:
- Self defence class
- Mediation & Hypnosis
- Sales talk
- Finance fundamentals
- Tai chi – we will need to source somone!
- Time Management
- Project Management
- Relationship building
- Presentation and public speaking.
As a reminder, the next Coffee Corners will be:
Sunday 28th April – 11am The Five Horse Shoes, Maidens Grove – Link
Friday May 24th 6:30 PM – Wine Corner, The St George and Dragon, Wargrave – Link
Sunday 23rd June 1pm – Picnic Corner, Higginson Park, Marlow – Link
Look forward to seeing you soon!