Happy Tuesday Tribe,
This blog post is almost two months overdue! My intention is to write a blog reflecting on every quarter of the year. For me it is important to reflect because how else do you know if you are still heading in the right direction, whether it be in your career, finances or relationships etc? We all need to reflect from time to time, it allows us to evaluate what is working and what isn’t.
“a life lived without reflection is not a life well-lived”.
The year started off to a good start, doing a lot of one-on-one coaching which I really enjoy, I get to meet the tribe face to face and help them become crystal clear about their money and goals. In hindsight, I think I did so many of these one-on-one coaching sessions because of the “January goals /New Year’s resolution” where most people want to focus on getting their finances in order…And this continued well into February.
I also had the pleasure of speaking at The Money Fam event alongside with Cikida Gcali (founder of The Money Fam) and Nicolette Mashile (aka FinancialFitnessBunny)
In March Woman & Finance hosted it’s Money Bootcamp, which was a huge success. All thanks to the brilliant speakers and sponsors, Allan Gray, Lindt and G.H. Mumm.
If you have ever attended any of the workshop or events, you will know that the atmosphere is very relaxed, non-judgemental and educational. Here are some images from the day
From March, I have noticed a shift from doing a lot of one-on-one coaching to group financial coaching and facilitating workshops in big corporates and SME’s. This has not been by accident, I have focused on reaching more people and the easiest way is via companies. This is a shift I have enjoyed and has stretched me by far at this point!
Herewith some images of facilitating workshops and group financial coaching:
Another exciting experience was winning my first award as a Personal Finance Educator in March, the awards were held at Emperor’s Palace attended by more than 350 people. The awards are held on an annual basis by Woman of Stature. I was nominated in the category of women in education, alongside women who are doing phenomenal work in their fields. The awards are adjudicated by Nedbank and Sage.
For some great exposure for the Woman & Finance brand, in April, we got some airtime on SA fm, eNCA and Afternoon Express on SABC 3.
I must say April was a big time for introspection in terms of which areas I want to focus on going forward. Running a business is no easy task, I have had to introduce proper accounting systems, get an accountant, re-evaluate my pricing model and face areas that I am not comfortable with head on. I guess as the cliché goes, you cannot grow in your comfort zone!
….Some really exciting collaborations you will be hearing about next week. Together with this exciting collaboration, I have also shot my first online course (finally!!!) and now I am working on the worksheets and the general look and feel of the course!
Tribe, how has the first quarter of the year been for you in terms of your own personal, financial or career goals?