Professional Development

Professional Development

How to Make the Switch Astrologers have different strengths and talents in our personal toolboxes. Some of us are researchers, others are expert coaches, counselors, and therapists, still others are philosophers and spiritualists, and some indeed are writers and published authors.  Not everyone has the ability and skill to write proficiently, but writing and blogging has become increasingly important as a marketing tool in a successful astrology business. Without formal training in journalism or publishing, we have to figure out who we are as writers often in the wild, wild, west of social media, which can be daunting. I was…
Students who complete the full Professional Diploma in Astrology must prepare a demonstration of their leaning. Below, Jillian Clemmons reflects on putting her learning to use as she started her own astrological practice. At Kepler Astrological College students are asked, “What led you to astrology?” For me, it’s that it works so well and confirms my intuition. Still, transitioning from astrology student to professional takes a leap of faith. At Kepler, I observed working astrologers, tested a variety of techniques, and attained certification from the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) with the equivalency program. Yet what I most appreciate…
I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my work life more efficient. Since I’ve recently started on a research project, I’ve wondered how I can make my note taking easier. This led me on a journey into the world of speech recognition software.While investigating my options, I discovered that Windows 7 and Windows 8 have speech recognition software built into the operating system.
Let’s face it, unless you are independently wealthy, if you want to sustain yourself as a holistic, astrological business owner, you have to earn money. Unfortunately, many holistic business owners shy away from financial discussions. In this article, we’re breaking the taboo.
As you build an astrology business (or an astrology group), there comes a point where just using Facebook or other social media isn't enough and neither is your personal email. Newsletters can help keep your clients informed and provide a way of reaching others. But before you follow down that path, you want to find a solution that is easy to use, provides good entry level options and offers a way to grow as you need it. Donna Woodwell gives a good argument for MailChimp.