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An Insider’s Story – Yoga teacher

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Part of our growing Insider Stories, where professionals in all sorts of jobs, share their advice and experience

Hi. My name is Sarah and I teach Yoga.

I had been practicing yoga for a few years when one of my teachers suggested that I qualify to teach it. I undertook the intense training and have been teaching now for over 5 years.

Initially, a passion for yoga was the catalyst for the career move from fashion but since then, I have also been motivated by the other skills that are needed to run successful classes. I have learnt skills that I’d never had an interest or experience in before such as basic accounting, advertising (with the use of Google Adwords) and I have even build my own website. I have become self-employed which felt risky at first but I now love the freedom and self-worth that it gives me and has meant that I have had to push my limits and take on new challenges.

No day is the same and I especially enjoy the group classes that I teach – many of my students have been attending class for a few years and each class has its own dynamic and community.

www.yogawithsarah.co.uk

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April 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

An Insider’s Story – Hair and make-up artist

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Hair styling for make up artists

Hair styling for make up artists (Photo credit: London College of Fashion short courses)

I work as a freelance hair and make up artist for the film industry. It can seem like a daunting field to start out with but if it’s something you’re really passionate about, I really recommend plugging away at it.

There are hundreds of courses out there for budding make-up artists, but there is nothing like learning on the job, so when starting out as a trainee accept every job on offer, no matter how big or how small. You never know who you’ll meet along the way who will give you your big break.

Although the starts tend to be incredibly early and the hours incredibly long, there’s no other industry in the world quite like it.  I am constantly meeting people from every walk of life, learning new skills, and experiencing life in parts of the world that I would never have the opportunity to enjoy in any other way.

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January 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

Entrepreneur Stories – Tips for getting into Personal Training and setting up at Personal Training business.

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Personal Training Overlooking Melbourne Category:Fitness_training Category:Personal_training (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Part of our growing Entrepreneur Stories series, where professionals share their advice and experience

If you think you are interested in a career as a Personal Trainer, you can attend one of the many open days/evenings on offer from top training providers (YMCA/Premier etc) and get a taste of what the courses might be like, and what the job involves in reality.

You can train to be a Personal Trainer at weekends, and start to build your business slowly so you aren’t risking your day job.

  • Train in a specialism – I chose pre and post-natal women.  I’d advise that you pick something that will likely lead to you working with people you’ll get on well with.  The better your rapport with your clients, the more likely your business is to thrive.
  • Read everything you can!  Read books on how to set up a business, books on how to set up a Personal Training business, books on fitness, health.  Really know your subject matter.
  • Make sure you set up a website, and make it as professional as you can afford.  The more information you can provide regarding your expertise and qualifications, the more likely you’ll be to win business.
  • Take time to define your USP.  What makes you unique?  Why will people want to train with you?  This is vital if you are working for yourself, but also crucial if you are part of an array of trainers in a gym – why will people pick you over others?
  • Have fun – this is absolutely vital.  People come to a Personal Trainer to exercise and enjoy themselves.  Make sure that you have a positive attitude each and every session.
  • When I first started I was surprised at the level of trust I was able to build with my clients.  They share many of the ups and downs of their lives with you – it’s a real privilege and one of the aspects of being a Personal Trainer that I enjoy the most.  I also get a real buzz out of seeing clients reaching their goals and flying the nest!
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December 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

An Insider’s Story – Yoga teacher

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Part of our growing Insider Stories, where professionals in all sorts of jobs, share their advice and experience

Hi. My name is Sarah and I teach Yoga.

I had been practicing yoga for a few years when one of my teachers suggested that I qualify to teach it. I undertook the intense training and have been teaching now for over 5 years.

Initially, a passion for yoga was the catalyst for the career move from fashion but since then, I have also been motivated by the other skills that are needed to run successful classes. I have learnt skills that I’d never had an interest or experience in before such as basic accounting, advertising (with the use of Google Adwords) and I have even build my own website. I have become self-employed which felt risky at first but I now love the freedom and self-worth that it gives me and has meant that I have had to push my limits and take on new challenges.

No day is the same and I especially enjoy the group classes that I teach – many of my students have been attending class for a few years and each class has its own dynamic and community.

www.yogawithsarah.co.uk

 

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December 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

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