You Can Learn New Skills: Adult Homeschooling

You Can Learn New Skills: Adult Homeschooling

Maybe you’ve seen posts from your friends who are working from home AND attempting to home school their kids. Heck, maybe this is you, working and homeschooling at the same time! (I hear you, me too!)

Because we’re in a pandemic meets quarantine meets shelter in place, this is a weirdly unique time in history. It’s hard to figure out what to do with ourselves when we can’t do all the things we normally do to fill our time. And if you’re like me and have finished cleaning everything, purging and organizing everything, and made it through your Netflix queue – maybe it’s time to take your time back into your own hands and do something crazy like learning new skills or homeschooling yourself! (wink, wink)

I know, I know – another Zoom meeting?!?! (it’s actually not, I promise) – but hear me out here.

You can learn new skills right now, from home!

You could learn cooking techniques, mixology, writing, music production, singing, or gardening from Masterclass right from your couch. Or maybe you want to improve some skills to take your work life up another level. You could learn new skills like digital advertising, graphic design, analytics, basic coding, data analysis, the secrets of Excel spreadsheets, and so much more from experts on Udemy. And if you’re a creative like myself, Creative Live can help you in every aspect of your creativity, from improving your photography and design skills, to dealing with those pesky “poor starving artist” money issues.

The best part is Masterclass, Udemy, and Creative Live have all been building robust learning platforms well before the masses worked from home so they have HUGE libraries of affordable courses many of which will deliver a recognized certification (or prepare you to get certified) in the most in demand skills on the market today. And unlike your son’s poor teacher, they haven’t had half a second to build out a robust learning platform. They’ve spent a lot of time and invested a lot of money into getting it right which means you have an even better online learning experience while you learn new skills.

So whether it’s for personal or professional development, you should not let this opportunity to improve at your own pace, from your own place, and at ridiculously affordable rates pass you by. What a way to make use of this curious resource you’ve been given – the gift of time.

Here are some of the stellar classes you can take to learn new skills today.

Creativity:

Anna Wintour, Creativity and Leadership

Judy Blume and Margaret Atwood, On Writing

Jodie Foster, Filmmaking

Shonda Rhimes, Screenwriting

Personal Development:

RuPaul, Self Expression & Authenticity

Fire Starter Sessions Video Workshop with Danielle LaPorte

How to be Bold, Resilient & Better Than Ever with Tabatha Coffey

How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence with Mel Robbins

Homemaking:

Alice Waters, Home Cooking

Gabriela Camara, Mexican Cooking

Lynette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana, Mixology

Upskilling:

Become Google Analytics Certified to Advance Your Career, Attract Clients & Improve Your Marketing with Daragh Walsh

Copywriting secrets – How to write copy that sells with Len Smith and Sean Kaye

Microsoft Excel for Project Management with Joseph Phillips

Building a Personal Brand with Gary Vaynerchuk

Driving Traffic to Your Online Business with Neil Patel

Robin Roberts, Effective and Authentic Communication

Changing Careers:

Social Media Marketing – Complete Certificate

Kelly Wearstler, Interior Design

Become a Design Thinking Facilitator with Lee-Sean Huang

If writing a book in quarantine is one of the things on your list, you can always check out this summit talk with publisher Alexa Bigwarfe Dalton or this Notable Woman Live with coach Chandra Brooks, where we talk about her book Black, Brown, and Political.

I’ve taken nearly all of these classes (I’m a class junkie) but right now I’m all in on the “Gangster Gardener’s” Masterclass, the one and only Ron Finley, so I can start growing my own food. Finley was cited and then had a warrant issued for his arrest for creating gardens on a curbside dirt strip. But he fought back, got the laws changed, and taught others to do the same.

I hope you find something in this list that lights you up and helps you create a new world the way you want to see it.

40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

40. COVID-19 ‘s Effect on An Increase on Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

What I would hate to learn is that someone felt that they could never reach out for help because they would be taking away from people who truly needed help in the situation, and victims always truly need help. So, we’re here to support them.

Have you heard the news that COVID-19 is causing an increase in domestic violence and intimate partner violence instances? Maybe you have from journalism like this NY Times piece or this article from the Washington Post.

In China’s Hubei province, domestic violence calls nearly doubled. In Spain, their state run domestic violence website saw a 270% increase in traffic. Here in the United States, South Carolina saw a 35% increase in March from February, Houston a 20% increase, and North Carolina 18%. And most states didn’t start social distancing or lockdowns until mid March.

I have been reading the above articles so I went to my friend and guest from The Notable Woman Podcast, episode 20, Kelley Rainey, to find out what was going on and how we can help. Kelley is the Director of Domestic Violence Programs for Family and Children’s Services, and she readily agreed to be on the show and provide resources for all of us, whether we be experiencing this or be fearful that someone we know and love is.

In this third episode focused on COVID-19 episode, we talk about:

  • what domestic and intimate partner violence instances look like pre-COVID-19,
  • what’s driving what’s happening now,
  • what resources are available for people who need help,
  • what not to do that might bring harm to those that we love, and
  • what help we can give to our friends and family we’re worried about

Resources Kelley provided include:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
  • RAINN – 1-800-656-4673
  • Family & Children Services 24 hour line (Kelley’s organization) – 443-865-8031 (This is call or text)

Although Kelley’s organization serves Baltimore, Maryland and its surrounding counties, her counselors are trained specifically in COVID-19, and they can help create a safety plan that will work for you no matter where you live. You don’t need to provide your location or any identifying information.

You’re going to find this episode a short, information filled podcast with resources that can help you now or in the future.

The other episodes in this COVID-19 series are COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins and COVID-19 and Public Health Communication with Karen Hilyard.

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3 ways to feel apart of the bigger picture in the workplace with Donielle Roberts

3 ways to feel apart of the bigger picture in the workplace with Donielle Roberts

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH DONIELLE ROBERTS

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, career and professional development coach Donielle Roberts presents: 3 ways to feel apart of the bigger picture in the workplace.

WHO’S DONIELLE?
Donielle has been a career and personal development coach to hundred-plus of my team members while managing the multi-million dollar revenue for the departments of a large Hotel company. Successfully creating transformations for her employees was so rewarding she set out to be of service to as many people as she could.
 
Today, she is a Transformative Leadership Coach who specializes in helping leaders (You) who once had big goals and dreams but feel unchallenged, unfulfilled and stuck in life and/or career. Donielle instantly connects with her clients in a safe space by helping them gain clarity to identify their vision and their why. By guiding her clients to change behaviors and beliefs around their unlimited potential. She helps them love what they do or find what they love so that they can create a life and career of their dreams.
 
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Learn techniques anyone can do that will help clarify “what is in it for you” at any workplace.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Donielle’s free gift for you is her “Life with a Plan” workbook! Get it here.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Donielle’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

7 Steps to Face the Fear Together with Gwendolen Wilder

7 Steps to Face the Fear Together with Gwendolen Wilder

AUTHOR, CERTIFIED BUSINESS CONSULTANT, AND SPEAKER GWENDOLEN WILDER

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, author Gwendolen Wilder gives us her 7 Steps to Face the Fear Together.

WHO’S GWENDOLEN?

Gwendolen is an Author, Certified Business Strategist & Motivational Consulting Coach. She’s the published author of, “It’s OK To Tell My Story, Surviving Common Law Domestic Violence” which demonstrates the relationship between childhood abandonment, sexual assault, domestic violence and workplace violence. Gwendolen is a Kickass mom, honorably retired USAF veteran and a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence. She uses her experiences and expertise in social services, business management and psychology to inspire abuse survivors to gain self-confidence, assertiveness and independence by starting businesses. She helps entrepreneurs to start, grow and manage businesses. And, she forges solid management programs for large business entities to develop positive corporate behaviors. Gwendolen is here to help you kickstart your journey to Wilder Success.

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Become a Wilder, Successful & Non-Negotiable Entrepreneur. Be the female business woman that knows how to Kickass Past Fear using strategic business planning which allows you to tell your brand story with confidence, create offers unique to your passion and make money so you can finally live your best life.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Gwendolen’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

Give Yourself the Permission to Think Bigger and Bolder to Navigate Change with Sudiksha Joshi

Give Yourself the Permission to Think Bigger and Bolder to Navigate Change with Sudiksha Joshi

LEARNING ADVOCATE AND FOUNDER SUDIKSHA JOSHI, PH.D.

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, learning advocate and founder Sudiksha Joshi, Ph.D. presents her talk: Give Yourself the Permission to Think Bigger and Bolder to Navigate Change.

WHO’S SUDIKSHA?
Sudiksha Joshi, Ph.D., learning advocate, and founder of WeArealwaysLearning.com, is on a mission to help our youth and the young at heart empower themselves. Her clients learn to think bigger and bolder so that they can forge their way forward, break with traditional paradigms of success, and change the world.
 
She brings together her experiences in the not-for-profit, academic, corporate, and entrepreneurial environments to redefine what success means in her signature program, Forge Your Way Forward. Her program shows students, career professionals, parents, and teachers how to navigate life changes and get back to their productive, curious selves.
 
Sudiksha regularly interviews experts who have forged their way forward on her YouTube channel [Sudiksha Joshi] and has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, HouseMethod, Medium, Fupping, and LinkedIn.
 
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Our world as we know it changing and automation is changing how we work. In fact, there is one thing we know for certain, the future is unknown. In these times of change, we cannot afford to look away, rather it provides us an opportunity to think bigger and bolder. Granted we give ourselves the permission to do so. The road is not clear and that’s where the fun is. I’ll talk about a simple system on developing an entrepreneurial mindset and navigate through change one right question at a time.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Sudiksha’s free gift for you is her Getting Unstuck Worksheet! You can get it here. 

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Sudiksha’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

Conscious Dreaming Framework with Tanya Saunders

Conscious Dreaming Framework with Tanya Saunders

DREAM STRATEGIST TANYA SAUNDERS

The Notable Woman is proud to present the Super U Summit, 30 empowering women speakers over 10 days.

In this Super U Summit Talk, dream strategist Tanya Saunders presents Conscious Dreaming Framework.

WHO’S TANYA?
Tanya is dream chasers, dream strategist and the co-creator and co-host of The Dreamboard Social Club, a podcast about breaking free from living life on autopilot, chasing dreams and living a life without any “could haves,” “should haves,” or “what ifs”. Through the power of visualization, goal setting and an accountability community, she is sparking a “conscious dreaming” movement to provide inspiration and motivation for living a life that is intentional, purposeful and fulfilling.
 
Tanya fervently believes that you are never done dreaming and considers goal setting a vital part of her daily self care regimen. With her partners backgrounds in public relations, branding and social marketing, and her own traumatic experience that taught her the fragility of life, she is dedicated to continuing education for the betterment of their clientele. Her every day trials and tribulations as a mom, wife , and career woman teaches her how to enjoy the present while creating the life she is truly meant to live. Through compelling conversations, valuable insights and resources, Tanya provides a raw, real and relevant approach to showing The Dreamboard Social Club tribe how to consciously dream in order to truly create and live a dream life.
 
Together, Tanya with her partner they merge their strengths and passions into a superpower to lead a powerful movement of conscious dreaming through The Dreamboard Social Club.
 
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My podcast I co-host and cocreate is the Dreamboard Social Club. The DSC is a podcast about breaking free from living life on autopilot, chasing dreams and living a life without any could haves, should haves or what ifs. Through the power of dreaming from a placs of abundance, visualization, goal setting and an accountability community of dream chasers, we are sparking a “conscious dreaming” movement to provide inspiration and motivation for living a life that is intentional, purposeful and fulfilling.

FREE GIFT FOR YOU

Tanya’s gift for you is the “How to Dream From a Place of Abundance” guide, which you can get right here.

HOW TO WATCH

Please join us by clicking on the link below, which will take you to Tanya’s video in the Society for Notable Women Facebook group. (You must join the group to see the video.)

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