LONDON EVENT Kill them with confidence panel
Oct
22
6:30 pm18:30

LONDON EVENT Kill them with confidence panel

Work it; how to kill ‘em with confidence’ 

The magic of confidence: how to find it, use it and embrace it in a society that keeps trying to stop you.

We’re thrilled to announce our next event in partnership with The Hoxton, as part of their FUTURE OF WORK month. 

Confidence is one of our most powerful tools yet we live in a society that teaches us that as women, we should be quiet, easy-going, that we need to chill out - the confident women are labelled as fiery, aggressive, whiny, mouthy, bossy, unladylike... they really do believe that the lady doth protest too much. 

Men (as a whole) never question their right to be there, their skills, the volume of their voice, or opinions. Confidence is easily found and utilised - and along with our special guests, we want to help you unlock yours. 

Join us on Tuesday 22nd October at The Hoxton, Shoreditch as we dive into the world of confidence, unpacking what it really means and how everyone can find it, regardless of how shy you may be, how unnatural it feels and how much society wants to quieten you

SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

We will be releasing tickets to this event on the 7th October, Coven members will be able to buy a ticket before they are released to the general public!

See you there witches,

Sapphire x

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ESSEX EVENT: co-working and coffee morning
Oct
28
9:00 am09:00

ESSEX EVENT: co-working and coffee morning

Based in Essex and a bit bored of working by yourself everyday? As you know, I founded The Coven primarily due to my own isolation and loneliness whilst running my flower business. I wanted to bring people together to make friends, business connections and gain support to reduce feeling like we are all in this alone.

With that in mind I’m excited to announce our first co-working and coffee morning at the gorgeous independently owned and female founded A-Canteen in Chelmsford.

Join us for a morning of chatting, working (there is free wifi of course) and coffee (or tea if that’s your thing). It’s super informal, no need to feel nervous, I’ll be there to welcome you and make any introductions.

It’s a BYOS (buy your own shit) affair, as in, we don’t provide breakfasts or drinks, just the wifi and the space - you can get yourself a breakfast or just stick to hot drink, choice is yours.

To attend, simply register for your free ticket here. You are welcome to bring a friend to this one, even if they aren’t a coven member.

See you there witches,

Sapphire

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ONLINE WORKSHOP Paid Search (PPC) aka google ad words
Oct
29
8:00 pm20:00

ONLINE WORKSHOP Paid Search (PPC) aka google ad words

Paid search is normally referred to as Google ads (but they run on Bing too). PPC is a great option to target people who are searching for a relevant service / topic to your community. The platform looks quite daunting sometimes but it's a great way to drive relevant users to your site. If I was to run the workshop I'd cover:

- How to set up a campaign (how to structure, what ad groups to set up)

- Keywords (keyword research, building out your keywords)

- Metrics (what they mean, making changes to your campaign based off your results)

Join us on 22nd October at 8pm GMT to learn all about the above. As usual the workshop will run on Zoom and you will receive an email with the link to watch the day before, you will need to predownload zoom and login. You will be able to watch the workshop back on the workshops page.

See you there witches,

Sapphire x

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LONDON EVENT Halloween themed meet up
Oct
31
6:30 pm18:30

LONDON EVENT Halloween themed meet up

Hey witches,

Obviously we’ve prepared a spooky evening for you this Halloween. Join us for an evening of informal networking and lots of drinks on the 31st October at Benk + Bo, Aldgate.

If you haven’t been to one of our meet ups before, don’t panic! We don’t do stuffy networking, we prefer to get a bunch of interesting women together, in a beautiful venue, provide some banging cocktails and let everyone mingle.

This event is member’s only and will give all of London member’s a chance to get to know each other and build some connections within The Coven. This is a chance to get know people IRL, so next time you hop into the Coven FB group you’ll know exactly who you’re chatting with.

I’m very excited to say, but sorry for those of you who hate the idea, the meet up is fancy dress, MUAHAHAHA. I’m going all out but feel free to get as dressed up or as not, as you like, a witches hat will do!

Book here! https://covenhalloweenparty.eventbrite.co.uk

See you there,

Sapphire x

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ONLINE WORKSHOP get to grips with Google Analytics
Nov
19
8:00 pm20:00

ONLINE WORKSHOP get to grips with Google Analytics

Google Analytics

I assume most businesses have Google Analytics and use this to measure their website performance? But it would be interesting to know they level of knowledge they have on the platform. I would run through the basics on Google Analytics:

- Run through of the platform

- Setting up conversion tracking

- Metrics (what they mean and how to recognise something alarming)

Join us on 19th November at 8pm GMT to learn all about the above. As usual the workshop will run on Zoom and you will receive an email with the link to watch the day before, you will need to predownload zoom and login. You will be able to watch the workshop back on the workshops page.

See you there witches,

Sapphire x

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LONDON EVENT panel talk at The Wing
Nov
27
6:30 pm18:30

LONDON EVENT panel talk at The Wing

We were very excited to announce our partnership with The Wing, as part of this we will bring you a whole series of ongoing events at their new London HQ.

Our first event will be on the 27th November.

I’ve got lots more info, including the topic and the guest speakers, coming to you soon.

Sit tight witches,

Sapphire

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ONLINE WORKSHOP The To-Do List Done Right
Oct
8
8:00 pm20:00

ONLINE WORKSHOP The To-Do List Done Right

Subject: To-Do List Techniques that will Skyrocket Productivity

Workshop Summary: I mean who doesn’t love a good to-do list? We’ve all probably had an instance where a to-do list saved us from overlooking a crucial task in our mountains of mundane ish to get done. It’s known that to-do lists are helping in that they help us organize our tasks and increase productivity, but what if you’re cutting yourself short? Join me to learn the components of curating the perfect To-Do List that will skyrocket your productivity. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the secret sauce of the To-Do List Done Right Workshop on 8th October at 8pm GMT.

As always this workshop will take place on Zoom, you will need to download Zoom in advance and be logged into your account. You will receive a link via email the day before the workshop so that you can access it. All workshops are available to watch back afterwards at anytime and can be found in the member’s area under ‘workshops’.

See you there witch

x

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ONLINE WORKSHOP how to build a powerful brand & get clear on your customer? DATE TBC
Sep
24
8:00 am08:00

ONLINE WORKSHOP how to build a powerful brand & get clear on your customer? DATE TBC

We have an exciting workshop coming up which will be led by Coven member Leah Hanrahan.

I will be adding a full summary and confirming the date by the end of the week but it will take place in September.

As always the workshop will take place on Zoom, you will need to download Zoom in advance and be logged in. You will receive a link via email the day before to access the workshop. All workshops are available to watch back at any time, forever and can be found in the member’s area under ‘workshops’.

See you there witch

x

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Crowdfunding workshop...with the Crowdfunder team
Sep
17
8:00 pm20:00

Crowdfunding workshop...with the Crowdfunder team

Very excited to welcome the coaches from Crowdfunder into our virtual doors to teach you guys how to run an effective crowdfunding campaign.

I’m so excited about this because I know crowdfunding, kickstarts and raising money on these types of platforms has been discussed many times in our community and I think this workshop is going to be really useful for all of us.

More details on exactly what this workshop will encompass coming Monday morning!

As always the workshop will take place on Zoom, you will be sent a link the day before via email (if you don’t receive my weekly email, drop us an email at communitymanager@thecovengirlgang.com) and you will be able to watch the workshop back at any time.

See you there witches,

Sapphire x

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Systemize Your Business (so you can work less and make more!)
Aug
27
8:00 pm20:00

Systemize Your Business (so you can work less and make more!)

Systemize Your Business (so you can work less and make more!)

Are you ready to scale your business while getting your life back?

If you want to grow your business by heaps & bounds you will need a strong foundation. Come and learn how systems & automation will allow you to step into your CEO shoes and focus on the growth of your business, without getting bogged down in the day to day operations.

In this workshop you'll learn how to:

  • Leverage systems to remove yourself from the day-to-day in your online business

  • Implement technology and create automated workflows to free up your time

  • Prepare your business to bring on new team members

About Bettina, our virtual host…

As a Certified Online Business Manager and founder of Her Secret Weapon, Bettina Herz is managing the businesses of coaches, consultants, and purpose-driven service providers who are buried in the day-to-day running of their business. She helps MAKE THINGS HAPPEN by putting the right systems, structures, and team-members in place that support sustainable growth.

The workshop will take place on Zoom as always and you will need to download this before hand on desktop or mobile. You will receive an email with the link on the day.

You can watch this workshop back at anytime (like normal) and can find it on the ‘workshops’ page.

All times are in GMT.

See you there witches,

Sapphire

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LONDON MEET UP
Aug
22
6:30 pm18:30

LONDON MEET UP

Join us for an evening of networking... but The Coven way.

We don't believe in stuffy networking events where everyone feels too awkward to start conversation, no one wants to really be there and there's usually someone anxiously hiding in the toilet (Sapphire our founder says that's been her on NUMEROUS occassions). 

We believe in getting a bunch of incredibly, interesting women into a cool venue together with access to a fully stocked bar and lots of comfy seating to get chatting, laughing and connecting. 

We are taking things off of our computer screens and IRL so that we can try and combat the lonliness that is so prevalent when you're self-employed. 

So change out of your loungewear (commmme on, we all do it, those of us that work from home) and shove something equally comfy on and meet us at Benk & Bo for a right good laugh and some honest conversations about being a female founder. 

There's no strict timetable for this evening but The Coven team will be walking around, introducing people and insuring nobody is left awkward lingering at the side, nobody leaves a witch in the corner! 

We'll give you all a little pink name badge for you to write your instagram handle on so you can easily identify the babes you've been DM'ing recently for support, no awkward OMG IT'S YOU here. 

Please note this event is open to both Coven members and non-members. If you're a member of The Coven or Benk + Bo your ticket is free using this MEMBERS ONLY link and the password ‘COVEN2018

We can't wait to meet you!

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT BUT WE WILL BE HOLDING ANOTHER NEXT MONTH.

*We will be rolling these physical events out across the UK and the rest of the world early 2020, please bear with us are we create a blueprint for this to happen!

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Getting engagement for Facebook
Jul
30
8:00 pm20:00

Getting engagement for Facebook

We have the very lovely Rachel from Black Parrot Social joining us virtually this month to teach us all about creating organic content for Facebook and how to get engagement on your FB page etc.

We are just finalising the full summary and the date but it will take place in July.

INFO COMING SOON!

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How to start your own your podcast workshop
Jul
23
8:00 pm20:00

How to start your own your podcast workshop

Since The Coven is launching it’s very own podcast (The Witching Hour coming soon) and I’ve seen a lot of questions in the FB community about running a podcast I thought I would invite Coven members Alice Benham and Lucy Hitchcock to come onboard and run a workshop to teach you all about starting a workshop.

As two experienced podcast hosts we’ll be sharing:

  • Why podcasts are a valuable platform and how hosting one can serve your business

  • Our individual approaches to the technical side (equipment, editing, hosting, getting onto iTunes etc)

  • How to approach guests and host meaningful conversations

  • Our tips for successfully launching and getting people to listen

As with all of our workshops this will be hosted on Zoom and you will receive a link via email beforehand. You will need to predownload Zoom. The workshop will be available to watch afterwards in the member’s area. All times are in GMT.

See you there witches!

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How to Ace your Personal Branding and the Pitfalls to Avoid
Jun
25
8:00 pm20:00

How to Ace your Personal Branding and the Pitfalls to Avoid

Opportunities to succeed in business are bigger than ever before but with that comes a whole lotta copycats and cookie cutter entrepreneurs. The way to stand out from the rest is to put your personal branding first but that’s not as simple as it sounds when everyone is so ‘raw' and constantly visible. This workshop will tell you which personal branding mistakes to avoid at costs - hint, you’re probably doing at least one without even realising. It will also tell you how to sharpen up your personal branding for better brand consistency and uniqueness. You’ll be acing your personal branding before you know it. 


About Hayley:

Hayley is a Brand Strategist and Designer, having worked with a whole range of different businesses over the past 12 years. No stranger to business, she is a serial entrepreneur and has sold 2 previous businesses. Personal branding is a subject that she loves and she can often be found casually posing on a stranger’s doorstep or laughing into a latte for new photos. 

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Recognise and quiet your inner critic 
Jun
18
7:00 pm19:00

Recognise and quiet your inner critic 

Recognise and quiet your inner critic 

Is the voice in your mind sometimes meaner than your own worst enemy? You'll never make this work/why do you even bother/no one wants what you have to offer/you're not smart enough to pull this off.  Sound familiar? Join us to learn why that voice appears, how to recognise it and a powerful tool to quieten it down for good, so you can get on with getting sh*t done. 

I'm Anna, a certified life and workplace coach.  I love empowering people to take control of their inner critic because I know from personal experience how left unmanaged, it can slow you down nd hold you back.  I run Yes You Coaching, you can find me at www.yesyoucoaching.com or @yesyoucoaching on Instagram.

As always the workshop will take place on Zoom which you will need to download and log into beforehand. See you there witches!

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Copyright, IP and image licensing workshop
Jun
2
11:00 am11:00

Copyright, IP and image licensing workshop

Hey witches, are you ready for another workshop? I’m really looking forward to this one. It doesn’t sound like the sexiest title ever BUT image licensing is so important and with so many of us sharing images online left, right and centre it is good to know where you are at legally.

Summary

Photography usage, copyright and IP: what does this mean for your business?

This webinar will introduce you the basics around commissioning bespoke photography (legally!), clear up any grey areas around copyright and arm you with tips and tricks to help you protect your brand ID. 

Bio

The workshop is being run by Emma. Emma Alexander is the founder of Mother Bran, a photography production company which supports independent photographers to make exceptional creative.

She has been bringing creative ideas to life for over 15 years, commissioning and producing commercial imagery for a host of clients, including Diageo, Chivas Regal, GSK and Unilever. She has produced work across the globe, and shot most of the things people generally advise against, including animals, children and A-list celebrities. As an agent, she has licensed images on behalf of some of the world's leading photographers including Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts. A proud Coven member, Emma joined in October 2017.

As always the workshop will be held on Zoom and you will be sent a link beforehand to join, you will need to have downloaded Zoom beforehand. All times are in GMT.

See you there witches,

Sapphire

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Everything you need to know about Facebook Advertising
May
30
7:30 pm19:30

Everything you need to know about Facebook Advertising

I have called in the big guns for this workshop, Helen Bainbridge is the queen of Facebook advertising and the woman I entrusted to help me run The Coven’s facebook adverts. More details are coming soon from Helen herself but this workshop will cover everything you need to know about running your own facebook adverts.

Let me guess…? You’ve spent a few quid on Facebook ads in the past and they’ve never worked? I hear this A LOT! This is what business owners tell me a lot too:

“I’ve dabbled with boosting ads on Facebook and Instagram but I don’t really know what I’m doing.”
“I’ve no idea what the difference is between a custom and lookalike audience.”
“What’s the Facebook Pixel again and why do I need it?!”

I HEAR YA! I’ve been there….

This workshop is all about creating KILLER Facebook and Instagram ads that will stop people in their tracks while they’re scrolling. You'll leave with knowledge and confidence to run your own successful Facebook & Instagram ads in order to reach more of your target audience, drive traffic to your website and gain more customers. There is SO much that we could cover in a Facebook advertising session, but this workshop is about getting you thinking about how to make your ads as IMPACTFUL as possible.

We'll cover:

●      The anatomy of a high-performing Facebook & Instagram ad

●      Nailing the copy and creative 

●      Getting laser-focused with your audiences

●      ….and a few more tips and tricks!

I’ve spent the last 15 years working in marketing and advertising and now my team and I specialiseexclusively in social media advertising. I spend a large proportion of my days tinkering away in Facebook’s Ads Manager and love nothing more than crafting a well-written ad that I know will get my client’s target audience to take action.

At the end of the session we'll have short Q&A where you can fire any questions at me.

The workshop will take place on Zoom as per usual, which you will have needed to downloaded in advance. You will receive a link to the workshop before hand so make sure you keep an eye on your emails on the day. As always all workshops are available to watch back whenever you like just by visiting the workshops page.

See you there!

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Creating and publishing e-books with Jenny Lewis
May
14
8:00 pm20:00

Creating and publishing e-books with Jenny Lewis

You've written your book, it's good to go and you're ready to publish. What do you do next?


This workshop is all about the technical side of publishing your ebook, looking at what to do about your cover, formatting, ISBN, distributors and how this self-publishing thing works.


You'll be hitting publish in no time.

You will need this checklist .

The workshop will take place on Zoom as per usual, which you will have needed to downloaded in advance. You will receive a link to the workshop before hand so make sure you keep an eye on your emails on the day. As always all workshops are available to watch back whenever you like just by visiting the workshops page.

See you there!

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Imposter Syndrome, or why I think I’m not good enough
May
7
8:00 pm20:00

Imposter Syndrome, or why I think I’m not good enough

Imposter Syndrome, or why I think I’m not good enough with Laura Cloke

On the 7th May we will be sitting down virtually with Laura Cloke to discuss all things imposter syndrome. I think all of us experience it at some point in our careers and this workshop should hopefully alleviate some of that. Details below…

Imposter Syndrome is one of the biggest barriers to success in your career or business, particularly when you work for yourself. It can show up when you are doing your best work and stop you in your tracks, leaving you feeling dejected and your self esteem in pieces. 


In this workshop Laura will talk you through what Imposter Syndrome is, why we get it and her top tips for dealing with it when it shows up.


Laura is a business and career coach who supports people going through transitions and periods of change in their career or work. She love’s helping people to set big scary goals and support them to achieve them

As always the workshop will take place on Zoom which you will need to download before hand. All times are in GMT. See you there!

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Using live events to propel your business
Apr
2
8:00 pm20:00

Using live events to propel your business

Tuesday evening we will be sitting down virtually with Amy Johnson to learn all about how to put on a live event and how it can benefit your business. All the details can be found below.

Putting on events can be scary. The fear of no one turning up to your birthday party and leaving you on your own surrounded by party rings and lemonade never really leaves you. However, in a climate where digital detoxes and reducing screen time are becoming more fashionable, it's time to make events a priority for your business. Amy's workshop Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: How to Use Live Events to Bring Your Business Into the Real World will give you actionable advice on how to get your product or service in front of your ideal client, IRL. 

As per usual the workshop will take place on Zoom and you will be sent the link a few hours before and the workshop will be available to watch back afterwards on the workshops page.

See you there witches…

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How to plan a month of content
Mar
26
8:00 pm20:00

How to plan a month of content

On Tuesday 26th March we have a workshop teaching you how to plan a month of content. Details below.

"You know you’re supposed to be doing your social media posts and you hear about fellow entrepreneurs finding success on social media all of the time; but, you don’t know what to say and you don’t know how to say it. Or perhaps you feel as though you’re doing what you’re supposed to but not seeing any results and not connecting with any potential clients on social media.

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Harnessing Email Marketing
Mar
24
11:00 am11:00

Harnessing Email Marketing

Alice is back! Lots of you have been asking about email marketing and I thought this would be the perfect time to welcome Alice back to talk about it.

The how / why / what of establishing email marketing as a core function within your digital marketing - no funnels or sales pitches allowed!

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Tax and Accounting for Small Businesses Made Simple
Feb
24
11:00 am11:00

Tax and Accounting for Small Businesses Made Simple

For this workshop, we’ve got the amazing Julia Day in to run it. She’s an expert in her field and knows a whole lot about tax and accounting aka the scary stuff.

I’m really looking forward to this workshop. Whilst accounting isn’t the sexiest area of business, it is fundamental and can land you in hot water if you don’t get yourself in gear and file/pay your taxes on time.

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Gaining confidence workshop with Nathalie Kealy
Jan
22
7:30 pm19:30

Gaining confidence workshop with Nathalie Kealy

The lovely Nathalie Kealy from Value Your Mind will be running a workshop on the 22nd January all about confidence. Self confidence is something that you guys have asked me about quite a lot, how to battle the negative thoughts in your head and deal with imposter syndrome. How do we get the point where we can confidently tell the world what we do and chase after work and connections?

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BONUS WORKSHOP! A Mini Reboot Retreat: Activate Your Magic & Motivation For 2019
Jan
21
6:00 pm18:00

BONUS WORKSHOP! A Mini Reboot Retreat: Activate Your Magic & Motivation For 2019

OK so we aren’t jetting off anywhere (yet although an Ibiza retreat is coming in 2020) but I do have a special online retreat for you all. I’m very excited to announce that I have BONUS workshop for you all this month. Yep, that’s right. A whole extra workshop this month at no extra cost to any of you (you’re so welcome). It’s happening on blue Monday of all days because who the f*ck wants to feel sad on a Monday?

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Personal branding 101 with Alice Benham
Dec
4
8:00 pm20:00

Personal branding 101 with Alice Benham

This workshop will be covering what a personal brand is, why personal brands are effective / sell, pros & cons of personal VS business branding and how to create a healthy relationship with your personal brand through boundaries. We'll then use the worksheet to establish our own personal brands and explore how this impacts the way we share online.

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Glasgow Meet up CANCELLED!
Nov
24
to 25 Nov

Glasgow Meet up CANCELLED!

I’m excited to say we have our first ever Glasgow meet up planned! We are coming for ya! It can be really lonely running a business or working as a freelancer so let’s all take an evening off to get out the house, out of our pj’s and making some real life connections

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Bristol Meet Up
Nov
10
to 11 Nov

Bristol Meet Up

I’m excited to say we have our first ever Bristol meet up planned! We are coming for ya! It can be really lonely running a business or working as a freelancer so let’s all take an evening off to get out the house, out of our pj’s and making some real life connections

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Manchester Meet Up
Nov
3
to 4 Nov

Manchester Meet Up

I’m excited to say we have another Manchester meet up planned! It can be really lonely running a business or working as a freelancer so let’s all take an evening off to get out the house, out of our pj’s and making some real life connections

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