Category Archives: mentor POV

Meet our backers! Erica Prewett – A Big To Do Event

By | CSEP, ISES, kickstarter, mentor POV | One Comment

Today, we talk to one of our backers from the Kickstarter campaign – Erica Prewett, CSEP – CEO of A Big To Do Event and current 2015-16 chapter president for the International Special Events Society, Atlanta chapter.

By supporting our campaign, Erica is joining us on our mission to revolutionize intern training:

We want to STOP horrible internships, for mentors and interns alike!

She’s been in the business of creating live events since 1999.  Organizations such as IBM, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Mississippi as well as hundreds of brides and families have experienced stress-free weddings, social and corporate events because of this Checklist Queen.

We find out her best life hacks, insider tips for planning events and she will reveal the biggest reason she decided to back The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers!

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“I believe that the more of us support each other, the best ideas will come to fruition.” ~Erica Prewett, CSEP – A Big to Do Event, Atlanta, GA

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case study: Haute Weddings

By | an intern's POV, apprentice case study, mentor POV, working with interns | No Comments

Today we’re taking a look at how The Apprentice Program helped Lisa Morales take things at her firm Haute Weddings to the next level. Things went so well that Lisa decided to give Kelby a permanent position coordinating!

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Lisa Morales: wedding planner + owner at Haute Weddings

 

Lisa from Haute Weddings has been an event planner for over 5 years and plans around 50 weddings a year.

Prior to signing up to The Apprentice Program, she had been taking on Interns for 13-24 months. We interviewed her to find out what she REALLY thought of The Apprentice Program: Read More

Build your tribe of trusted people you can count on

By | eLearning, ISES, life hacks, mentor POV, mentoring | No Comments

You’re a #girlboss.

We know it. But it’s ok to admit that you don’t know it all, because you don’t have to do it alone.

We all need our very own personal board of advisors.

You probably already have a great one of these for your personal life:

  • the friend who can tell you where to find the hottest new spot for brunch
  • the colleague who knows all of the latest tricks for how to get your baby in a good sleep routine
  • the aunt who gives you amazing cake recipes

But what about your professional life?

Who do you go to advice for when you’ve got a problem with team communication while juggling several weddings? Who’s got the best advice on dealing with an unreliable vendor? What if you have no idea where to start when teaching your interns about creating budgets?

Here are some of the types of people you need in your tribe… Read More

{guest blogger} 5 tips on motivating unpaid interns

By | mentor POV, mentoring, Millennials, working with interns | No Comments

Today, we are featuring guest blogger Chris Atkinson, of UK-based Elysian Training. Chris is a renowned business speaker who combines his commercial and training focus with a wealth of psychological knowledge in order to inspire and motivate individuals and business internationally. Today, he’s sharing with us his secrets on how to motivate unpaid interns…

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