Your time and energy are the two most valuable resources you have. For that reason, workshops with From The Nest go far beyond what you may have experienced in other business development courses. You’ll not only learn the theory and thinking behind best practices, you will actually USE them in real time, hands-on, with support, in a way that allows you to make changes right away.

Everything we do in workshops is hands-on, practical, and down-to-earth because I know what it's like to balance working IN your business while working ON your business (eh, hem... more hours in the day, please?!)

I also know that you’ve signed up for tons of other workshops, webinars, and seminars… I have, too, and I’ve learned that the key to making the most of that investment is ALWAYS what happens after the workshop. That's why I design and present workshops that set you up with concrete, manageable action steps and the confidence, ideas, and energy you need to continue the momentum when you get back to your desk.

It’s time to get brave, DISCOVER your social media STORIES ANd BUILD your network!


I am not offering in-person social media workshops at this time as I’m knee-deep in the process of developing a series of virtual workshops for your consumption… stay tuned to this page for more information being released soon! In the meantime, be sure to check out the Brave Moves Business Series (details below)!

Looking to develop a social media workshop for your business or organization?

Both pre-developed and customized workshops are available. Simply contact me and we’ll tackle it together!

The Brave Moves Business Series

for entrepreneurs on the rise

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new series of workshops designed specifically for entrepreneurs and small business owners, particularly those in the helping and healing professions.

The workshops within The Brave Moves Business Series have a touch of soul - each one begins with a breathing practice to encourage presence, for example - and our purpose is to bring together like-minded Maine business owners who want to find balance, get the necessary support, and make brave moves in order to build the visibility of their business.

It's time to figure it out - once and for all - so you can start using your time and energy doing more of the things that you love in your business.

After all, fortune favors the brave, and we want you to rise. Are you ready?

This series is sponsored by Essential Living Maine Magazine and hosted by Center for Balanced Living in collaboration with Women Taking the Lead and From The Nest.

Workshop #1: Facing Your Business Fears

(Took place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 8:30am - 11:30am at Center For Balanced Living in Falmouth, Maine)

Isn’t it time to get unstuck, de-stress, and stop feeling yucky about your business? As small business owners ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to get out of your own way when you’re doing it all yourself, so we’re here to offer you the support and guidance you need to make brave moves going forward. During this workshop, Business Coach, Jodi Flynn and Social Media Strategist, Abbie McGilvery will help you gain a better understanding of the things that might be standing in your way and discover how to move forward in a positive, powerful direction as you build your business.

You Will Walk Away With

  • Tips and tricks for keeping calm, even in stressful situations (like networking!)

  • Less fear and more excitement about the possibilities ahead in your business

  • New like-minded friends who are ready to help you move forward

  • A better understanding of how to move gracefully through the places where you are feeling stuck in your business

Workshop #2: Engaging Customers With Your Values, Voice and Story

Wednesday, August 9, 2017: 8:30am - 11:30am at Center For Balanced Living in Falmouth, Maine

To engage potential customers, there is nothing more powerful than sharing your story. Telling your story can be a vulnerable (sometimes scary!) adventure, but storytelling is a skill that business owners must be using in this fast-paced social media world in order to build authentic connections with customers and partners. When you understand your story, what’s unique about you, what your voice sounds like, and what people truly value about what you do, you will be poised and ready to create content that will inspire and entertain your target audiences.

You Will Walk Away With:

  • Tips and tricks for engaging people with your story more effectively on social media channels and in real-life scenarios

  • A better understanding of how people are finding you and what they’re really looking for

  • More confidence and clarity around your story and the power it has to move customers to “buy”

Workshop #3: Networking With Purpose

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

8:30am - 11:30am at Center For Balanced Living in Falmouth, Maine

With so many online networking tools available, it’s sometimes easy to forget the power of in-person networking. The connections you make face-to-face are incredibly valuable, and we want to help you more easily navigate your networking fears so you can be more successful in growing your circle. During this workshop, we will tell you everything we know about meeting, greeting, and following up so you can expand your network, find more qualified leads, and make better use of your networking time.

You Will Walk Away With:

  • A better understanding of which groups, organizations, and networks to get involved with in Greater Portland, Maine

  • Tips and tricks to find the right people to help you grow your business

  • Knowledge about which social media tools are most helpful for networking

  • Ideas about how to network while remaining authentic to who you are

 Workshop #4: Creating Your Ultimate Support Team

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8:30am - 11:30am at Center For Balanced Living in Falmouth, Maine

Here’s the truth - we can’t build our business ALONE. You need trusted, supportive people around you who can help you get through the tough time and tackle things that are outside of your realm of expertise. During this workshop, we will help you to identify who you already have in your "inner circle" and how they're helping you. We will talk about hiring a virtual assistant, discuss pricing for website designers/graphic designers and other contract work, determine which "support groups" might be helpful for you to join, and discuss how working with a business coach could help you grow.

You Will Walk Away With:

  • A better understanding of the costs associated with working with a business coach or a virtual assistant

  • A prioritized list of things you need help with

  • Your own personal network map identifying your inner circle and those who can help you as you grow

  • A feeling of empowerment as you take control of the things that have been holding you back

Early Bird price of $65 available through September 20!

 Workshop #5: Building Social Media Visibility

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

8:30am - 11:30am at Center For Balanced Living in Falmouth, Maine

Gaining visibility on social media is no easy task, but you can do it - if you have a plan in place! In this workshop, we will touch on 10 topics small business owners need to be aware of when they are planning their social media strategy and related campaigns. We will help you to gain a robust understanding of what a social media strategy looks like, how a social media campaign works, how to plan a campaign efficiently, and how to manage your social media schedule and content in an organized, simple way. Learn how to get your content seen by more people, where to focus your time and energy, and how to make your social media campaigns more successful and rewarding!

You Will Walk Away With:

  • A clear picture of where you currently are in creating your social media strategy

  • More knowledge about your target audience and what they want and need from you on social media channels

  • A simplified plan for getting your content in front of the right people

  • A map of your network partners and an understanding of how they can help you get more visibility on social media channels

  • A better understanding of what to prioritize and which steps to take next to build your social media visibility

Early Bird price of $65 available through October 18!

 Workshop #6: Creating Prosperity By Taking Your Time

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

8:30am - 11:30am at Center For Balanced Living in Falmouth, Maine

This workshop is designed to help you to value all of your time; not only the time that perceivably is directly related to bringing you the money. By now we are all at least familiar with the concept of The Law of Attraction; it is our energetic vibration that draws to us what we manifest in our lives. How many of us really pay attention to that on an everyday basis? We can conceptually use the Law of Attraction to bring in clients, money, and a self-satisfying career. If you believe that you are doing all the right things and it isn’t working then you either need to shift your beliefs, (subconsciously and consciously) or change your behavior. When we pour all of our energy into building our businesses, taking care of our families and relationships; we often forget that our primary relationship- the one we have with ourselves- is lacking. We want to live a life of abundance in our most important relationship, the one with ourselves.  

You Will Walk Away With:

  • A self-care plan with your personal non-negotiable, “must-do” list

  • A list of support people and/or mechanisms to help you create some new self-care habits

  • Specific tools to use to unwind, disconnect and reconnect

  • A different way of perceiving “slow periods” and “no shows”

  • An attitude of gratitude for the abundance in your life

Early Bird price of $65 available through November 8!

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