During the uncertain times of ‘Lockdown One’ and with all our events and venues postponed indefinitely, we took a steep learning curve and embraced technology, moving completely online.
Being able to provide events and varied sessions on zoom, we were able to create a comfortable safe spaces for our community of business and professional women to continue networking.
As the worry of the new world we were living in became ever so apparent we asked how can we help more? Our network answered and we listened!
As part of our Building Back Better strategy we identified the need of an effective online remote support programme to address some solutions towards mental health and group support as local business women had diversified their businesses and others were looking for a new path into owning their own business.
With the help of Middlesbrough Council and a small ‘Impacts of Covid’ fund we were able to search for a solution that could be made available. As we followed our mission women support women it took shape as an eight week, free of charge online course. #AssistHER
Our resident creators and coaches Dianne Casey and Vicky Brown sprinkled their magic and shared an abundance of life experience and knowledge at each stage. Nurture with a little ‘out of comfort zone’ time surrounded by a tribe became the perfect ingredients for our AssistHER women to embark on their own personal development.
We used local life coaches to run each session, some ran a one off session as a ‘Takeover Coach’ as they added a different dimension to the topic of that day. We also invited a local business or professional women from the network to attend, these were our ‘Thought Leaders’, role models who told their story and inspired and motivated the group.