I'm delighted to have been invited by Larissa Russell of Creative U Business to speak at her summit about summits.
Join me at the 2021 Summit Spectacular - 13-15 th October
• A FREE Summit to learn about hosting Summits
• What does it take to host a summit? Find out at the 2021 Summit Spectacular
• How can a summit give your business a boost? Learn how at the 2021 Summit Spectacular
This past year and a half has been a struggle for a lot of people. Many businesses have switched to online and had to learn and recreate (even that dreaded word "pivot").
So, how do you grow your projects and business?
Have you ever thought about hosting a summit to boost your marketing, visibility and reach?
If you've wondered how the heck you do it, then this summit is a great starting point to answer your questions - a summit about summits!
I met Larissa Russell (Creative U Business) a couple of months ago in a Facebook group for coaches, speakers and authors.
She was looking for speakers who had run summits to talk at her summit about summits.
You either love them or hate them - I know.
Perhaps they sound a bit pretentious, yet online summits have been amazing (and addictive) for me as a life long learner and mid career artist realising my knowledge of marketing and business was elementary.
The first one I attended was probably ten years ago via Sam Bennett - the coach I keep mentioning that helped me figure the business bit of being an artist.
Then, one she recommended was for authors ran by a book coach called Dawn Montefusco. One of the speakers that she'd invited was Norma T Hollis who completely fascinated me with her take on authenticity (another word that can sound, let's face it "inauthentic" unless used by the right person!).
Roll on another couple of years to 2020 when I started my podcast Make Monday Mine and Norma T Hollis was one of my guests. After that, earlier this year I hired her to be my coach.
So what is this thing about Summits? - those online things with lots of smiley faces in circles or on this occasion diamonds.
Well, my take is that they are a great source of new insight from a wide variety of voices.
As a learner I like to get stimulated by different perspectives.
As a speaker it helps me build my audience, share my message, meet amazing colleagues.
As a summit leader - well I'm yet to take that curve but it is on the horizon and being in this summit has nudged me forward.
Larissa Russell is fascinating. She has taken the concept of Julia Cameron's Morning Pages and turned into a business where every morning her students gather online to do creative work and journaling together.
She is a creativity coach and educator with over 30 years of experience teaching art, crafts, and creativity. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada she founded Creative U, an online coaching and learning platform that helps women step into their authenticity with the help of creativity. She has authored various books on creativity, and is the founder of Queer Voicez, a not-for-profit organization that shares LGBT+ stories to help LGBT+ youth know that they are not alone,
The Summit Spectacular is all about hosting summits, what to know, what to watch out for, who to invite, and everything else that takes place to host your own summit.
Speakers include Norma T Hollis who has specialised over many years as a coach guiding people to find their unique embodied authenticity, ran the first Black Speakers bureau in the US and is invited to speak at many many summits; Galyn Fergerson - a marketing expert who ran her summit Black Woman Entrepreneur Tour responding to the over looked trillion dollar economic power that black women represent, and coaches for the team of Tony Robbins; Toccara Nicole who through her Identity and Life Coaching empowers women to be themselves in a bold and stylish way including getting the tools to write a book; Veronica Guzzardi who is an enterprising illustrator and product designer who amongst many projects offers Creative Project Management and Design Services; Joyce van der Lely Joyce a Dutch artist and educator with a studio on North Island, New Zealand from which she paints and runs workshops having rebuilt her life from scratch after the 2010 earthquakes - an experience which makes her particularly well placed to nurture new directions very often through summits; and myself, Deborah Claire Procter as a multimedia artist and communications skills coach who has spoken at many online summits whilst learning marketing the slow way through trial and error; and many more intriguing speakers.
Information here: https://bit.ly/2021-Summit-Spectacular
- it's free though if you want more options like more time to listen and extra gifts then it is $47.
Once you sign up check your spam to make sure the messages from Larissa have not gone astray.
There is a Facebook group so that the conversation can continue.