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Community Curious Workshop

Hi 👋🏻  I’m Deb Schell, creator of Find Calm Here LLC and a Community Strategist, Consultant, Podcaster, Community Leader, Business Coach, and have helped over 100 entrepreneurs get clear on how, when, why, and where to launch their paid online community!  If you are curious about if it’s the right time to launch a community, you are in the right place! 

Here’s a quick checklist for identifying if you’re ready to launch an intentional community of practice with an audience, customers, clients, or followers.

What is an intentional community of practice? 

It is an online community that is focused on taking something as simple as a skill you’ve found deeply impacted your life, business, career, or personal goals in a positive and inspiring direction and have the willingness to share this journey so that others can practice the steps you’ve taken together to create a massive change in their lives. 

You don’t need a certificate, degree, or another kind of validating piece of paper to have a skill. You’ve already done the work, and maybe you continue to practice and want others to practice with you. 

It can be as simple as a group that offers accountability so that you accomplish tasks you’ve put off and trading the time you spend distracting yourself social media to shift to intentionally being present for a virtual session that has the ability to radically change your thoughts, actions, and daily life in a positive and meaningful way.  

Ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Do I have a life experience that could help others? 
  • Am I willing to share this experience with others? 
  • Will I have time to identify how I’d virtually create an experience with others? 
  • Can I change my mindset about how this hasn’t worked in the past? 
  • What do you believe you can contribute at this time as a leader? 

 

Now think about 5 people you personally know who have asked you for your advice, wisdom, help, support, or who’ve leaned on you in times of need. 

Write their names down and plan to reach out to them, even if you haven’t talked to them in a long time, and see what is going on in their lives. Ask them if they’d like to hear your ideas. 

Not sure yet if a community is a right fit for you?

Join me during the Community Curious Workshop! 

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to use your existing network to identify the problem you solve and how a community could be the way to use your experience, expertise, and wisdom to bring together specific people who want to connect with you and others to solve their problem in a private space that allows them to feel seen, heard, and valued. 

RSVP by March 20th

Join Us on March 24th for theCommunity Curious Workshop

Are you considering a community for your business but have no idea how or where to start?

Join Deb Schell, creator of Find Calm Here LLC, on March 24th at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST for an interactive workshop to learn about the power of online communities.

During this workshop, you’ll learn how to use your existing network to identify the problem you solve and how a community could be the way to use your experience, expertise, and wisdom to bring together specific people who want to connect with you and others to solve their problem in a private space that allows them to feel seen, heard, and valued.

By discovering your “ideal member” with surveys, workshops, and interviews, you can validate your community offer before you go to market.

Once you’ve found your “ideal members” you can invite them into a space, be that an email, a zoom call, or an online community on a platform like Mighty Networks. Beyond identifying who your ideal members are, you’ll need to determine what they want to do together inside and the structure of your community strategy.

You’ll learn how to decide between a cohort-led, course-led, or a monthly subscription program thanks to your ideal members telling you how they would best be served.

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