Corporate Training, Coaching and Facilitation.
The pandemic has been tough, there are no 2 ways about that! At the same time it has been very, very empowering and liberating. Our main source of income is conducting training workshops and with the lockdown last year, it literally disappeared overnight. Bookings were cancelled on a daily basis and for 3 months we had no business at all. It was the worst case scenario come true.
The good thing is that it forced us out of the complacency that we didn't even know we were in. Here is why I say that:
Personally I've been running from the Sales & BD side of the business for years. The coaching with Beyond99 has empowered me to take baby steps towards accepting and even getting better with this very important side of the business.
I also enjoy the ideas sharing and thoughts that I am now being exposed to as I develop my network.
But the main one is feeling more empowered to sell my business and my own services.
LinkedIn ABCD - and seeing the results we got from that.
One of my posts went viral - and it was something that I really believed in. Didn't think too many other people would resonate but that was what happened. I loved the discussions that it created.
I got onto LinkedIn 7 years ago, we even hired a very expensive LinkedIn Coach. It didn't work for us. That was also on us – we didn’t have the clarity that we needed to have at that point. After that I have made attempts at LinkedIn throughout but inconsistently – there have been bouts of activity and then bouts of being off completely. It was like seeing a light but having it just out of reach. The turning point for me was the LinkedIn ABCD workshop, it broke it down sufficiently granularly so that I knew what to do. This has only been enhanced by the coaching. Totally convinced of the value now and I am sure the results will come in in the future.
So many! I think the biggest learning is that Connecting, Commenting and Posting work together. Earlier my focus was always only on posting.
Chilling with family, Relaxing, Going out for fun stuff.