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Strength in Community Workshops

Building Personal Leadership

Are you a self-identifying woman entrepreneur looking to build your business network, and get practical business-building tools to support your personal and entrepreneurial journey? Then the Strength in Community Workshop program is for you. 

Entrepreneurship can be a wild ride. Being well-resourced and having a community of peers can be the fuel you need to flourish. This is a network-focused program for self-identifying women, non-binary, and Two-Spirit individuals who are ready to grow their business and entrepreneurial mindset. This transformative opportunity will provide quality content and connections that will create a ripple effect in your life.

In this Program You Will:

  • Build confidence through personal discovery and by asking yourself tough questions
  • Discover your business strengths and build on these as you look at the challenges of day-to-day operations
  • Collaborate and network with peers, business advisors, and experts
  • Learn strategies that can help you develop and nurture a growth mindset supporting you in making confident, informed decisions for yourself and your business
  • Get feedback on your ideas from other entrepreneurs
  • Explore ways to prioritize the changes you want to make in your business

What previous participants say about the 

Strength in Community Workshops.

 “These sessions were path-changing for me. Over time as I develop the skills demonstrated in theworkshops, I know it will surely change my life and career as an entrepreneur. This opportunity is worth every penny!” – SCW Participant 2023

“The topics we covered will be carried into my personal life as well. I am so grateful for experiencing the beautiful community of women entrepreneurs in the workshop and on the Mighty Networks platform” – SCW Participant 2023

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About the SCW Program

As an entrepreneur, you will likely encounter a host of struggles and obstacles along your journey. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in entrepreneurship for many years, you may have moments where you second-guess your abilities and hesitate to take the bold steps necessary to grow your business. These moments could hold you back from seizing opportunities and realizing your full potential.

This foundational program focuses on helping you build your personal capacity to lead the most important person in your business – you. By strengthening your self-confidence and empowerment, you will develop the foundation for pursuing your entrepreneurial goals with determination and resilience. This program will help you grow your personal leadership capacity so that you can thrive within the challenges and changes of today’s business environment.

In this program, you will meet and connect with other self-identifying women entrepreneurs in a coach-facilitated, small-group virtual setting over five weeks. Each workshop is designed to be interactive, engaging, and conversational. This is your opportunity to work on you and your business, to help you gain clarity and confidence, discover possibility and courage, and build your internal capacity to make your business a success. 

SCW Workshops take place live and online and are not recorded to maintain optimum confidentiality for you and the group. 

An Overview of the Five Workshops:

Workshop 1 – Understanding Your Signature Strengths and Your Why 

In this workshop, you’ll explore the core of your being as you uncover your signature strengths, those unique qualities that set you apart and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. We’ll also explore the profound question of “Your Why” – the driving force behind your business endeavors. Through guided exercises and insightful discussions, you’ll align your personal strengths with your business goals.

Workshop 2 – Passion and Resilience 

In this workshop, you’ll explore the power of your passion as a driving force behind your entrepreneurial dreams, learning how to infuse it into every aspect of your business. You’ll also uncover the tools to cultivate resilience, enabling you to bounce back stronger from setbacks and navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship with grace and determination. This hands-on, interactive workshop will equip you to not only pursue your dreams with renewed vigor but also to thrive in the face of adversity as a resilient and passionate entrepreneur.

Workshop 3 – Goal Setting for Success 

In this workshop, you’ll discover how to turn your entrepreneurial vision into a roadmap for success, setting clear, actionable, and achievable goals that propel your business forward. You’ll gain the skills to break down your aspirations into manageable steps and stay motivated throughout your entrepreneurial journey to bring them to fruition, unlocking your full potential as a goal-driven business owner.

Workshop 4 – Cultivating Possibility 

In this workshop, explore ideas around self-doubt and learn effective strategies to overcome the feeling of not being “enough.” You’ll cultivate the belief in your capabilities and discover how embracing a growth mindset can fuel your entrepreneurial journey. This workshop will help you understand the imposter’s voice in your head and learn how to flip the script to nourish your growth mindset–the doorway to possibility. 

Workshop 5 – Growing and Leveraging Your Community 

In this workshop, you’ll explore the art of building authentic connections, fostering valuable relationships, and expanding your network of support. You will identify opportunities to harness the power of your community for mentorship, collaboration, and business opportunities. This workshop will help you take inventory of who is in your community and plot ways to cultivate and leverage your community to accelerate your business growth.

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What Is Included: 

  • A broader network and community of entrepreneurial peers in your province. 
  • A comprehensive workbook that includes personal and business-building templates, exercises, tools, and resources.
  • A journal to record your observations, reflections, and juicy ideas. 
  • Membership to the Strength in Community Workshops Mighty Networks platform. Mighty Networks is the central learning and connecting hub for your cohort. It is where you’ll find resources, Zoom links, peer networking, and more.
  • Access to Strength in Community Workshops’ alumni group and events. 
  • Certificate of completion.

What You’ll Need to Participate: 

  1. Computer access, a reliable Wi-Fi network, and a smartphone
  2. Zoom platform and the Mighty Networks platform downloaded to your desktop (access information will be provided
  3. Dedicated time to attend each weekly workshop (2-1/2 hours) 
  4. 60-90 minutes a week to complete the pre-work and post-work for each session
  5. Curiosity and openness to sharing and listening to others in the group

Program Information:

Dates: February 22, 29, March 7, 14, and 21, 2024 (Thursdays)

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (AT)

Fee: $149.00 + GST.* 

*If the program cost presents an obstacle, please call us TF: 1.800.203.2343 

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Want to Know More? Join us for a Free Information Session and Ask Us Anything!

If you have questions or you’re not yet sure if the Strength in Community program is for you, join SCW Facilitator and Integrative Coach, Geraldine De Braune and the SCW team, alongside workshop alumni as we talk about the program and answer your questions.

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM (AT)

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Winter 2024 Nova Scotia Intake

Session 1:  Understanding Your Signature Strengths and Your Why

Thursday February 22 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session 2:  Passion and Resilience

Thursday February 29 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session 3:  Goal Setting for Success

Thursday March 7 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session 4: Cultivating Possibility

Thursday March 14 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session 5:  Growing and Leveraging Your Community

Thursday March 21 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Deadline For Registration: Wednesday, February 21

Geraldine De Braune (SCW Facilitator)

Geraldine De Braune made the life-changing decision to become a coach as a direct result of the personal work she’d undertaken with coaches who facilitated her exploration of the questions and challenges of finding a deeper and more gratifying sense of purpose in her professional work, as well as in her life. An integrative coach since 2017, Geraldine’s clients are women from all aspects of work and life who crave to be more of who they already are. Geraldine is a collector of questions, a cultivator of curiosity, a fervent believer in possibility, and an ally of choice. Through her coaching practice, GDB Coaching, she offers 1-on-1 services, specialized small-group facilitation, and curated programs.

Croneology – The Science and Study of Wise Women, a collaboration with Janet Bertolus, is one of her curated offerings created for women over 50. Croneology is a round-table style, deep dive into all those out-of-bounds, age-appropriate, and cringe-worthy topics from the practical to the mystical that are not supposed to be discussed in polite company.

Her 25+ years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors as a business owner, a leader, and proactive team member in several high-profile organizations, (CBC Radio, The Women’s Television Network, The Forks Renewal Corporation) helps her empower individuals to embrace possibility. In addition to her own practice, she’s been an associate coach with Steph Jagger (Bainbridge, WA) and Padraig (Winnipeg). 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg; a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Mount Royal College, Calgary; and a Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University, Victoria. 

Geraldine is married, a bonus mom to three daughters, has two cats, and lives in Winnipeg.