I spent last week (with my partner in crime Ann) attending our 5th conference! It’s hard to believe it’s been five years. I am always in awe of just how wonderful our group is. We spent two days together learning, sharing and inspiring each other to move our businesses forward. Although I may be “teacher” and “presenter” at this event, I come away with ideas and inspiration that re-energize me too. We never stop learning and I am grateful to all of the women who share this experience with us.
We began day one with two presentations from lifestyle entrepreneur, coach and speaker Jane Pollak. We learned How to Have a Million Dollar Presence on a Zero Dollar Budget, and then listened to stories about her journey from art teacher to professional public speaker and the inevitable hiccups along the way. Patti Morrow informed us about interior design legislation and how it can affect ALL of our businesses regardless of what it is we do. The group participated in marketing exercises that included both individual and group work that resulted in a written plan they can implement themselves. We fit in some creative time by learning about window treatments styles and trends too.
After a bit of a stretch, it was time for our ‘Designer’s Challenge’, where everyone got to get their hands dirty while flexing their creative muscles.