Our digital nomad trainer for August is Belinda Boakye. After a successful career in music industry marketing, Belinda swapped the life of festivals and backstage passes in search of more purpose.
She now uses the digital growth hacking skills she used to sell out tour tickets and build artist fan bases to promote social enterprises impacting communities in Spain, UK and Brazil. She’ll be sharing her career transition journey and how she leveraged existing skills to hit the ground running in the world of startups and social entrepreneurship.
It’s uncomfortable. Leaving a career, security, a network and making the leap into the unknown. But, discomfort is good. This is where the growth happens.
So, how exactly do you start from scratch without the safety blanket of fancy former job title?
Belinda breaks down how the technical & people skills cultivated during her years in fixed employment turned out to be invaluable as an independent consultant.
In her presentation, she’ll walk through the 7 universal transferable skills and how to translate them into your new professional brand.
In the same way, individuals seeking more purposeful, fulfilling careers; startups are also seeking to be led by purpose and mission over financial profit. In the UK, the startup rate of social enterprises is 3x that of mainstream SMEs.
Having worked with inspiring social entrepreneurs tackling everything from food poverty, disability, ethical fashion, mental health to youth engagement, Belinda will lead a workshop on defining what exactly social enterprise is, it’s challenges and benefits and why it’s on the rise.
If you’re interested in launching a social business or just want to bring more impact into your work, she’ll leave you with 3 essential action points to get you started.
Belinda Boakye will visit Coworking in the Sun in August to share her experience with you in a presentation and workshop. Learn more about the events on Facebook and Meetup.