So I have some news for everyone! This is a really exciting post for me!
After many years of running Taylored For You from my private training room at home, I have been struggling to cope with the demand for training and struggling even more with a work/life balance as most of my spare time is taken with answering messages, queries and making course bookings.
So as of Monday 3rd September 2018, Taylored For You will be opening its doors in our new premises in Talbot Green!
The new academy will give us a much larger scope for training courses and I am hoping to be able to offer both evening and weekend courses in the coming months.
I am very happy to say that I am no longer working alone. Many of you already know Michelle Collins who has established herself as a Beauty Trainer over the last few years. Michelle will be joining my team, on a full time basis, running courses with me on a day to day basis. She will be bringing with her, her expertise and knowledge of the beauty industry to further expand the courses that we will be offering to our already extensive catalogue of training.
My side kick/partner in crime, my daughter Liv is also going to be working full time in our office and will be there to assist you all with your course bookings, etc. We also have Dionne, who is currently training in Coleg y Cymodd in Production Make Up, who will be joining us a few days a week to help keep the academy running smoothly.
Alongside us, our team will also be extending to bring in other tutors who will be running additional training courses on a monthly basis. We have an amazing massage and complimentary therapies tutor who is going to be running accredited massage workshops in Deep Tissue, Hands Free, Pregnancy, Bamboo massage etc. Lisa, our expert nail trainer will be running advanced nail training courses in E-Filing, sculpting, nail art and I know, with the wonderful contacts I have, this list of tutors will be expanding more and more over the up and coming months.
For the future, we are planning to become a VTCT accredited training centre so that anyone wanting to train along that path, in a Fast Track capacity, will be able to do so but rest assured our quality accredited short courses will also be at the forefront of our focus.
The academy will allow us to now train in smaller groups. For the last 9 years, I have mainly done 1-2-1 training. At that time, I always felt that it was the best and easiest way for people to learn. Recently I have started taking more than one in a class and I realised that there were more benefits to this than being singular.
Less pressurised environment.
Other students may ask questions that you would not have thought of, or may be too shy to ask.
You get to meet people who have the same interests as you.
The difficulty of providing models is virtually eliminated
You get to receive the treatment yourself, which is a fundamental part of understanding your new treatment.
Group sizes will always be small (average of 2-6 course dependent) so each student receives one to one time.
Aftercare and advice is always available following your training session and on going as long as you require it.
Please be reassured you will learn the treatment equally as fast this way.
My ongoing support and mentoring will continue as it always has but you know have the addition of a great team behind me.