Why did I disappear from my website?
As I am writing this blog I have just realised that I haven’t actually posted a blog on my actual website for several months.
Over the years I have been rather consistent in writing blogs for my website and in maintaining some focus in terms of blogging or vlogging. Indeed writing is not an issue for me anymore since I published The Power of Outrageous Expression 5 years ago.
However, this year has been a year like we have never experienced before. For me it started relatively well with a long weekend to Budapest followed by a week skiing. By the time I got to my birthday on the 7th of March the C word had started to appear.
I was able on my actual birthday to gather my favourite people and family and I was counting my blessings to celebrate.
On the 23rd of March 2020 the world (in my adoptive country the UK) came to a standstill.
I was myself rather at a loss in knowing what to do next. Indeed my work is all about expressing yourself in front of others which means that most of the time you really need an audience and a group of people around you. Face-to-face work was a thing of the past though as we entered the episode of zoom, Microsoft teams and alike.
After freaking out and confiding myself to my good friend Rosemary Cunningham I realised I had options. The first thing I did was to calculate if we were financially viable, with my partner we added some figures and realised we could survive on our savings.
Then what next?
“Helene , you have helped people with their public speaking fears, You have helped people with their fears of speaking on a Facebook live or on videos, why don’t you use your magic in that direction instead of worrying about your face-to-face work”
And so the magic began…..
A few months earlier, I had started to work with a virtual assistant called Lisa Ferris. Lisa is an intuitive, focused and gentle individual, who helps scatty business owners like me to make sense of a social media presence. I value her down-to-earth approach and her beautiful graphics. She is a real gem.
When confronted with the lock down In March 2020 once more I turned to Lisa. She had lost all her clients apart from 2 and one being me. I started working with her much more intensively, put a better strategy in place and some clients turned up to my confidence on camera courses. With her support I felt I could embrace the world of Zoom and survive and I would even go as far to say thrive.
Lisa herself benefited from my training. She is a natural on camera but was lacking in confidence. She started creating video tutorials about social media platforms, how to use Facebook, Canva and so on.
By June we were talking about working together. And that is the reason why I haven’t posted for such a long time on my website but instead started being more present on Facebook, Linkedin, creating videos training content and many engagement, promo posts and also restarted networking much more.
In October 2020, we opened the Hearts in business, a training platform whereby as a business owner, a heart centred entrepreneur you can learn tools of the trade on social media at your own pace and feel supported fully by a Facebook community run by Lisa and I.
And Instead of focusing on creating content for my website we focused on creating a presence on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Now, as I am talking to you today we now need to pull all the threads of our hard work to have a consistent social media and website presence at the same time!
We are working with our coach this week for our long term vision! Exciting times!
Please like our page, check us out and come and join, there has never been a better time to create your magic!
Helene is a dreamer, a poet, a trainer, a coach, an author, a mother, a daughter. She is passionate about helping others overcome their fears of speaking, in meetings, in social situations, in public and to speak up. She will help you to shape a presentation and to practice so that you can be your authentic self and speak from the heart. She can help you overcome the blocks which prevent you from embracing life fully professionally and personally.
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“I really enjoyed the group work and Helene’s style. I like the idea of knowing I work well with a visual cue: anchor. Good to be reminded of the circle of assurance, I did use it after! The group is feeling like we’re all working for each other, great. Like the idea of standing when presenting, will work on this. All very supportive and helping me. I enjoyed connecting with the group, focusing on my ideal client and the breathing exercises. Good to be reminded of ‘making myself bigger’ it helps so much with the confidence. Gill Clark, Gill’s Health Hub – Homeopathy.
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