The New SBN Bright Sparks Meetup – How Did It Go?

March 30, 2015 in Business Networking, Masterminding, Small Business Advice, Small Business Networking by lizbygrave

by Liz BygraveSmall Business Network Bright Sparks Meetup

Our very first SBN Bright Sparks Meetup took place on Tuesday 24 March 2015.

I’m delighted to report that it was a fantastic success! This was largely down to business coach Rebecca Fishman’s skill and expertise in facilitating it.

Everyone who attended got a lot out of it, including me. The combination of networking, masterminding and coaching proved to be the perfect formula Rebecca and I were hoping all along it would be. It enabled us all to

~ form deeper connections with the other attendees
~ discover new ways in which we could help each other
~ get some great advice and solutions for our businesses
~ gain useful insight on how others see our businesses and the potential within them
~ discover our ‘sticking points’ and internal obstacles
~ get real about which steps we need to take to move forward

Rebecca was hugely insightful and helpful, both as she wandered around the room offering feedback during the masterminding, and then as she coached one person in front of the rest of us at the end.

And although you might think that the person being coached got all the benefits while the rest of us could only look on, we were all able to learn so much from just observing this process. And anyway, Rebecca made sure to include us and point out what we could all take from it at the end.

Check out the testimonials from attendees below, and be sure to put the next date – TUESDAY 5 MAY, 9.30-11.30am, at ZEBRA CAFE, in your diary. I think these meetings are quickly going to turn into unmissable events!

TESTIMONIALS
“My time was thoroughly well spent by coming to the Bright Sparks meeting on Tuesday. I left with fresh perspectives and ideas from the Mastermind coaching experience. It was great to receive genuine support from others and also build a network of connections. Rebecca is an expert facilitator. I would highly recommend the event.” Ella Owen, Nutritional Therapist and Kinesiologist

“Hi Rebecca, I just wanted to thank you for the Bright Sparks session you led on Monday at Zebra. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and found it enlightening to open up to new ways of thinking. You were very good at spotting the areas where we had “obstacles” in our way, and clarifying exactly what was stopping us from taking the next steps forward with our businesses. I had plenty of ideas to put into action after I left, and have been in follow-up contact with a few of the people I met on the day. So thank you once again.” Toni K

“I have been looking for a mastermind group for a while and was very pleased to find “Bright Sparks” literally at my door step. I thoroughly enjoyed this unique combination of networking, masterminding and coaching, facilitated in a professional yet light hearted way. I left motivated, inspired and with some new ideas in my bag. The peer support is great and very refreshing, especially for solopreneurs and small business owners. I can warmly recommend this group to anyone who is looking for business support and wants to make deeper networking connections.” Franziska Birke CPCC, Personal and Career Coach