Our CEO was recently included in an interview series of the benefits of online schools and what to expect when you enrol in one. OUr CEO, Lorna just loves the online community that has been fostered, and is developed with every student who joins us.
Great question, what is one of the favourite things about the school?
My favourite thing about my school. I think for me the favourite part about the school is it’s got to be the community that we’ve created when I move from offline training. Like, when I used to be, I have a training room of my home so I used to bring people together for EFT training and the life coach and stuff are all in together.
And it was in my home.
So that’s pretty much where I started.
I had this training space and people used to fly in from all over Australia and they meet in this room and they would they stay connected and they connect on social media and they know each other when they get to hang out.
They spend a day or two together. When were we moving to the online space when I decided that that was like three or 4 years ago that I didn’t want to do just offline. I didn’t want people to have to travel into state to see anyone of people to travel from the world to have to visit. I wanted people to be able to train in a space that suited them. When we moved to that, community was probably one of my biggest hesitations. It was probably one of my biggest concerns and I put a lot of focus and energy into making sure when we did go completely online, when people were no longer going to meet each other face to face that there was some element of being able to bring them together
So they did get to meet, and so they did get to hang out. And they did get to see who’s who in the zoo. There’s a couple of ways we do that. We obviously have our private Facebook group. Very, very, very active. When somebody new joins and you put in a post that goes, “Hey welcome Georgie Smith.”
Everybody gets in there and maybe not everyone, But lots and lot and lots of other people, just welcome Georgie in. I think people remember how great that felt to be welcomed into a community and feel part of something. So for the next people coming in behind them, they do the same. They welcome them in and it’s a real genuine, heartfelt welcome that people get and it’s not just current students it’s our alumni group that they’re in.
So all of our past students are in there as well.
All of their graduates are out rock in the world.
So there’s this real sense of community in there.
We also do beginner coaching calls I’m the primary trainer.
We do have some other trainers, but I primarily do the training at the moment. I make sure that I skate into class last. I come in Den on the time at start as we start at 730 Sydney time usually at this point in time for a lot of our live calls, I come in last. I open the class up. So that everyone joins when they come in and everyone’s off mute nothing’s recorded and everybody gets to say hi.
They introduce themselves. They say hello where you’re from. They are welcoming newbies.
Everyone gets together and they collaborate and they just connect. And I love they connect then we’ve got our live coaching calls same again. That’s people who are further to the beginners are just the beginners. The live coaching calls are everybody who’s still working through with us. We get 12 months worth of live calls, so it’s people on all sorts of stages of their journey, so they get to collaborate and meet up and connect with them as well. Again, I skate into class last and I’ve left it that way on purpose because I know when I get in the class they all go. Oh, Hi, Lorna. And the conversation stops where if I’m not there they just all kind of rabble in and talk to each other and get to know each other.
And for me that’s probably the favourite part of the school, because it was always something I was very conscious of very committed to maintaining and really committed to making sure that that was something that stayed with us.
Every step of the way.