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Learn and grow among friends

These sessions are free for members of my Help Yourself to Help Others email self-coaching program (which is also free, so sign up!). We'd love you to join us.

Happy Hour

March 14, 7-8 pm ET

This is your time to hang out and chat with other kind, compassionate, and interesting pet professionals. Meet new people, reconnect with old friends. Give yourself the gift of conversation.

Learning Lab

April 16, 7-8 pm ET

CC & Colby experimenting (cartoon by Colleen Pelar)

Want to know how to give yourself more grace? What would it be like if you could trust that you're always doing the best you can with what you have available? It's possible. Let's talk about it!

Show Up for Yourself

March 6, 11am-12:15 pm / April 3 / May 1 (First Wednesdays)

This is YOUR hour to focus on what matters to YOU (e.g., knitting, bookkeeping, meditating, anything that matters to you). Come practice the art of honoring the commitments you make to yourself and experience the ripple effects.

Q&A

May 16, 7-8 pm ET

CC surrounded by thought bubbles (cartoon by Colleen Pelar)

Bring a current issue and let's find your next step. We can talk about anything that's on your mind. We'll be using a special, interactive technique that will allow you to discover internal insights and learn from others as well.

FAQs

These sessions are free?

Yes, these sessions are free. For now.

That may change in the future, but for now these sessions are being offered free for anyone on my email list as a way of providing community, connection, and interaction because I believe we could all use more of that. đź’›

What are the general expectations for these groups?

I believe in the magic of groups and interactive learning, so when you come to one of these sessions, please come prepared to engage. 

This means your camera will be on, and you’ll be in a well-lit, minimally distracting environment where you can talk freely. (We know your pets will wander in and out of view; we love that.)

The topics we explore in the groups don’t have a specific, one-size-fits-all answer. Instead, each participant is being offered the opportunity to broaden their view and explore options to find what works best for them.

Our participants are respectful, kind, and curious, and we refrain from giving others advice.

You will be invited to share your thoughts, and I really hope you will. Just as you’ll learn from others’ insights, they will learn from your unique perspective. 

How many people will be there?

The group size varies depending on topic, date, and time. We typically have at least 4 people and rarely have more than 12. 

With larger groups, I will adjust the way I facilitate to be sure that each person has time to explore their thoughts with some group members.

Are these sessions recorded?

Currently only the Learning Labs are recorded.

These recordings are made available for viewing for about a week, so that people who were interested and unable to attend live (or perhaps more comfortable watching from the sidelines once or twice before joining in—does that describe you?) can share in the experience.

Are you going to try to sell me something during these sessions?

No. There's no sales pitch in these sessions. They are just a chance for us to gather and support one another in creating thriving, fulfilling lives. 

You already know I offer one-on-one and group coaching, and that I’d be delighted to work with you. 

What happens in a Learning Lab?

Learning labs are a place to practice new skills in a safe space with friendly people before you try them out in real-world contexts with clients, friends, and family members. 

Every learning lab has an organizing theme or question that we’ll explore as a group, often with a supplemental activity that provides an opportunity to practice a skill.

Each of us has our own experiences, beliefs, and perspectives, so what seems obvious to one person can be a revelation to another. Together, we support one another in learning and choosing what works best for each of us.

What happens in a Q&A?

Everyone has a current concern that’s taking some of their time, energy, and focus.

In these interactive sessions, each participant explores something that’s been on their mind. As the facilitator, I ping-pong around, taking a word or idea that one person shared and asking another participant how it applies to their situation. 

We all find group and individual insights. It’s hard to explain, but so interesting to experience. Come give it a try.

What happens in a Show Up for Yourself session?

This is your hour to practice prioritizing what matters to you and honoring commitments to yourself.

These drop-in events are super-casual. We start with a short welcome and you'll share in the chat what you'll be doing (e.g., knitting, bookkeeping, meditating, anything that matters to you!).

Then we dive in, each focused on our own activity.

Five minutes before the end of the hour, we regather and do a brief check-in where you can share whatever thoughts you'd like about your experience, and we'll have a quick closing to wrap things up.

We're officially done at the top of the hour. 

As a bonus for those who'd like to visit a bit, I keep the room open for an extra 15 minutes for a quick chat among the participants.

During the co-working session, cameras can be on or off. I'd love if you'd keep your camera on to help us create a greater sense of community.

We'll always be delighted to welcome you as you practice the art of showing up for yourself.

What happens in a Happy Hour?

Being a pet professional can feel lonely and isolating. 

Our happy hours are casual, getting-to-know one another events. I’ll ask general questions and we’ll see where the conversation goes.

I don't know exactly what will happen, but I guarantee you’ll talk with someone interesting.

Worried you'll get busy and forget?


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