What has changed in the world of Learn2Flourish?
When I decided to start my own business, I planned to use my experience in education (and life!) to help young people cope, thrive and flourish. I studied resilience with The Resilience Doughnut model and gained a qualification to deliver workshops to help young people to recognise and work with their strengths and tackle their anxieties. I believe strongly that if we can teach and develop resilience, there won’t be such a need for mental health first aid - prevention is better than cure!
With this young business, I could not rely on one thing (realistically bills need to be paid!) and I also use my training and education skills and experience to support children and adults with IT and Maths.
Six months after launching the business the pandemic arrived, and the idea of working with young people in or out of school was put on hold as we all focused on keeping safe and well. More diversification was needed! During the lockdowns I did some online training, created maths skills videos and secured some consultancy, drawing on my educational leadership.
I have learnt a lot about myself in the last couple of years, challenging myself to work out what my strengths are and reach out of my comfort zone as I learnt about marketing and business admin.
In my personal life I had returned to my teenage love of horse riding after a very long break, and was lucky to ride someone’s horses for them casually with just a small financial contribution. Little did I realise that I had begun a personal journey which has been both a rollercoaster and full of discovery!
I plan to use this blog to share my personal journey of developing resilience, different ways of communication, and confidence; and how this is shaping my professional life.
More to come in the next post…