I lived in the U.S. for 18 months in the 1990’s. I was working as an artisan, making and selling hats in craft fairs. It was an adventure.
While living there, I signed up for a free, weekly micro-enterprise class. It was paid for by the state, to encourage entrepreneurs and develop the local economy. It was a great course, taught by great teachers. We learned everything from writing a business mission statement, to market research, developing a business plan, budgeting – the whole shebang.
One of our instructors was Deb Martin, a woman who I kept in touch with after leaving Michigan and who I’m still in contact with today. She’s a transition coach and runs a business called Portage Transition Coaching. She takes people out into the wilderness, and guides them through a series of exercises to help them get in touch with what they really want in life.
When I met Deb, she was just starting out as a coach, and asked if I would be a guinea pig for online coaching, so when I left the States, she coached me by email. Deb also wanted to be a writer and asked me to help her with that. I told her just to write. She did, and today she writes wonderful little stories about her life which you can read about on her website and newsletter.
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- My First Craft Fair (kensingtonbutton.com)