In the spirit of sharing what’s on in Ottawa–with the goal of breaking those feelings of isolation, cabin fever, creative urge and desire to connect with other humans you’re not related to–here are a few low to no cost events happening around the city over the coming weeks.
It’s all about relationships:
This is what parent-friendly professional development looks like. I will admit, I didn’t take many notes this time around because I was too busy meeting people, making coffees, ensuring everyone was having a good time and mixing together.
It is ok to change your plans. Change your mind. Change your life. Hell, I have moved countries four times it is DEFINITELY ok by me to change all of the above. Life is for living and experimenting, find what works for you and if it is elusive…keep trying new things!
It is based on the three-hour workshop I delivered for WordCamp Ottawa last weekend but will go into more detail, focusing primarily on idea validation, with the added benefits of weekly accountability, templates and resources, a bit of virtual community, a sprinkling of positive vibes (always) and gentle bum kicking (or motivation if you wish). I am really happy with the feedback on the content and my presenter style…5 out of 5 ***** from session attendees, lots of interaction throughout the live workshop and many staying on afterwards to have a chat with me and discuss their ideas.
Fuel up on fresh business inspiration, strong coffee and connect with other parents at the Babies, Business + Breakfast Summer 2019 Pop-Up Event focused on Marketing and Sales. People have families and they want to invest in themselves. It shouldn’t be an either/or situation and we are creating a community that welcomes primary caregivers AND their children to talk about business in a safe and welcoming space (coffee and croissants included!)
I have learned (sometimes the hard way, sometimes the easy way), when you don’t ask, you don’t get. As I’ve become clearer in my ‘asks’, I have also become more gracious in my acceptance of things (love, help, time, advice, money) and I also in turn give what I can, when I can.