Coaching for the Freelance Curious

If you've considered freelancing, or going self-employed, either on furlough or after redundancy, then you're Freelance Curious.

Self employment appeals for many reasons - the autonomy, flexible working, freedom, and an improvement in mental health. Telling your boss that you're going it alone has a phenomenal power to it - I know, I've done it. I have 'gone freelance' three times in my life, so I know the push and pull of a 'real job' and the perceived security it brings. I also know the thrill of handing in your notice and the hurt of redundancy. That was me in April 2017 - redundancy from a newspaper knee-jerking me back to freelancing.

I have found a balance, as a 'blended freelancer' - I am a writer, a coach, a speaker, a podcaster... yes, one of those 'squiggly career' people. But for me, freelancing demands it. It would demand the same of anyone who is 'Freelance Curious', too.

So here's the checklist to see if you are fitting the freelance curious gang...

 

You know you're freelance curious when...

You start looking at Etsy with jealousy while browsing for a gift, and wondering how your account would look...

 

You've googled the web address of the company you'd set up

 

You have notepads filled with ideas - including squiggles and doodles of logos

 

You follow freelancers longingly on social media

 

Your Amazon basket is filled with home office products and you've been browsing fancy laptops and looking at office layouts on Pinterest

 

Dragon's Den and the Apprentice are no longer entertainment - they're research (You're also following all the dragons and their investments on social)

 

You're back in the office - and the best bit is using the printer for your research print-outs

 

You invite that self-employed mum from the school gates for a play date... to pick her brains..

 

So, what next? If you're feeling Freelance Curious, I can help. I work with freelancers and the self-employed, but I also offer coaching for those who are considering the leap to being self-employed.

 

Through coaching, you can find clarity on whether freelancing is for you, what format that might take, and how to crack on with going for it!

 

Coaching isn't about me telling you whether or not to make the freelance leap. It's about guiding you through the challenges you're facing so you can make your own informed decisions and own them.

 

To make the most of delving into the Freelance Curious feels, I recommend a set of three 'pure coaching' sessions, with a fourth session looking at your CV, LinkedIn and social media and how they fit in with your plans. The price for this set of four is £499 (incl VAT). It's best to have your coaching sessions weekly so we can really dig deep into the WHY of your freelance curiosity.

To enquire or book your sessions, email me at hello@freelancefeels.com with 'Freelance Curious' in the subject line and we can set up a call!