Congratulations, Colibri, you did it!
I’ll say it again!
ANNACOLIBRI Celebrates One Year of Tech Savvy Coaching
It was a year ago, today, that I went down to San Francisco’s beautiful city hall and registered ANNACOLIBRI as an official business. Boy, was I a nervous wreck. Two days later, I published ANNACOLIBRI’s first blog post and within a month I had my first client, Denis Desvignes, coach-de-carrière.
They say the first year of a new business is the hardest, and I have experienced my fair share of challenges, fears, doubts and adrenaline.
I am, however, proud to say ANNACOLIBRI is still in business and we’re experiencing steady and manageable growth. Please take a look at our latest project for Cup of Tea Birth Doulas. I love their site and I am enthusiastic supporters of Caroline and Alison, two amazing women with whom it has been a true pleasure to work.
I am also proud to say that ANNACOLIBRI is allowing me to achieve for myself and my family what I aspire to help my clients achieve, including:
- Providing a service I believe in
- Financial independence
- Flexibility to spend time with my children
- Constant growth and learning
- New friendships and professional associations and, last but not least,
- Time for yoga, salsa, nature, travel and all of the things I love!
I won’t gloss over the fact that solopreneurship has its downsides. And, truly, no one goes it alone.
I have had amazing support along the way and I would like to thank, especially, my children, my family, Stephen Standridge, Wanda Anglin, Project Eve, Triberr’s Dino Dogan, Ellis Hsu-Mastromanaco, James Lloyd, Laura Johnson, my teachers at City College — especially Beth Cataldo, Erika Gentry and Ayana Baltrip — Céline Porcheron and Nathalie Grégoris, Denis Desvignes, Rachel Caplan, Devorah Sacks, the crew at Safe Start, Pota Perimenis, Hadley Northrop, Haru Komuro, Mélanie Hurey, Carmen Mendieta, Mr. Iyengar, his family and the yoga teachers they have trained, Eka Japaridze, Anne Landers, Amy Lodato, Virginia Smith-Russack, Jasmine Cabanaw, my darling ex-husband, Chloe Bregman, the crew at Pure E-commerce, all of the fun people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of dancing and the very gorgeous old people I walk by on my way to and from yoga class (you always bring me a smile!). If I forgot anyone who has helped me on this journey, shame on me!
Thank you, one and all.
Alright. Enough gratitude!
I am sharing my press release so you know, in case it hasn’t been clear, what I’ve been up to all these months!
ANNACOLIBRI Press Release
CONTACT: Anna Yaya Kelleher
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNACOLIBRI Celebrates One Year of Tech Savvy Coaching for Women and Tech Market
San Francisco, California (February 21, 2013) — Women seeking relevant skills for traditional jobs or self-employment have a resource in ANNACOLIBRI, a coaching and internet marketing company that teaches women the computer skills and tech savvy needed for professional success in today’s workforce. Services include:
- Technology coaching and training for personal and professional projects
- Website installations and social media hookups and
- Integrated marketing communications plans
Clients choose how tech savvy and independent they want to be. Coaching sessions are offered online, by telephone and in person and range from a do-it-yourself model to a full service, turnkey model. “Women set the pace for what they want to know and when. It’s all about empowerment,” said Anna Yaya Kelleher, founder of ANNACOLIBRI.
“A year in business has shown me that women, especially single moms, newly divorced women and women returning to the workforce after time off for children, want financially viable, autonomous and flexible lifestyles so they can care for themselves and their families. Tech skills really help deliver that type of lifestyle,” adds Kelleher.
Newly divorced women are finding that while new skill sets are in demand, average alimony payments have decreased and women are trailing in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions most likely to lead them to a quick post divorce financial recovery.
The most vibrant parts of the US economy require tech savvy skills, including photo editing, videography, content management systems like WordPress, HTML and programming languages, online marketing knowledge and skills such as search engine optimization (SEO) and analytics.
“Learning and implementing new skills can be daunting, especially during a major life transition like divorce. Tech savvy coaching addresses the mind-body-spirit aspects of learning tech and adapting to an economy marked by constant change,” adds Kelleher. “Women love finding out just how capable they are.”
A divorced, single mother of two boys and solopreneur, Kelleher speaks from experience. “This work is rewarding. I have done the heavy lifting of learning entrepreneurship, tech savvy and online marketing and now I get to share my expertise with brilliant and independent women who need information delivered in a language they can understand.”
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Anna Yaya Kelleher
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