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The Freelancer Bootcamp Session 2: Avoiding the slump, rut and freelance woes

Guardian Masterclasses

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)

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Are you a budding freelancer looking for motivation and practical insight? Have you been plugging away for a few years and need to get that spark and passion back? Then join our evening class with successful entrepreneurs and talent coaches.

Remember when you were an excited freelancer, dreaming about working from a beach on your downtime? A year on – maybe after your first dark January and February – working alone, with a deluge of deadlines and unpaid invoices, life seems a lot less rosy. But you’re not alone.

This session will help you rediscover your initial enthusiasm, while covering the big questions, such as: what am I doing this for? How do I cope with the current economic, social and political climate? Can I build a business in the future? Am I looking after my wellbeing?

This masterclass will be delivered the Freelancer Bootcamp series curator and award-winning businesswoman Natalie Campbell, consultant Samantha Clarke, podcaster and coach Mark Leruste and special guests, followed by a Q&A.

See here for the full programme of the Freelancer Bootcamp series.

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Natalie Campbell is an award-winning businesswoman, broadcaster and HarperCollins author. As one-third of the Badass Women's Hour team, she brings topical and challenging conversation to the talkRADIO airwaves. She also presents the Virgin podcast series Future Visions, which provides a forward look into the world in 2037. Natalie is co-founder of A Very Good Company, a global social innovation agency that works with brands like Virgin Media, Scope and Marks & Spencer to develop new products and services. She is a non-executive director with governance oversight of more than £1 billion in public funding. Natalie has been recognised in the Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 and City AM Power 100 Women lists.

Samantha Clarke's consultancy Samantha& liberates tired company cultures from unhappy work environments by delivering group coaching sessions and creating happiness and wellbeing strategies. Samantha helps people all over the world through the Growth & Happiness School. Her podcast series Conversations with Samantha& sees her geek out with philosophers, technologists, heads of people and talent, startup founders and communication experts on the impact of technology on our happiness in work, life and our cities.

Mark Leruste's journey towards his dream career started when his video CV A Dream Job Would Be Nice went viral and helped him land a position as country manager at the Movember Foundation. There, Mark raised €2.8 million for men’s health and inspired 110,000 fundraisers to sign up, winning multiple awards along the way. Four years into the job, Mark couldn’t ignore his entrepreneurial itch anymore and took the plunge to found The Unconventionalists, a weekly podcast and coaching and training business, helping organisations and individuals find their voice and scale their impact.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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