Take your online teaching business to an exciting new level with on-demand training from experienced mentors.
Brought to you by Kerstin Cable of Fluent Language and Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages.
We know how frustrating it feels to have a business question and find a million answers out there...but none of them seem to fit a passionate one-person business like yours.
You’d love to feel confident and motivated in your business every day, knowing you can teach what you are best at and thrive as a company of one.
You dream of delivering more than just a weekly 1-to-1 lesson.
You are a credible expert in your field and ready to build the project you’ve secretly been dreaming of, and now it’s time to tell the world!
...learn what you need to know and how to make it work in your business, exactly at the right time.
...focus on the tools that will help you become super productive because you’ll work on what matters most.
...create amazing new products that inspire your audience and help you break out of the time-for-money cage.
...get motivated by a buzzing online community of like-minded people who know the realities of your individual situation.
Between us we have written books and online courses, conquered the world of podcasts, worked from four different continents, and developed productive systems to help us make a good living every month.
We know how important it is to run your business your own way and speak to your students with an authentic voice.
In seven years of online teaching, we have had our fair share of disappointments, bombed launches, abandoned campaigns and mean comments on social media. We also know the amazing feeling of being able to write your own paycheque, set your own working hours and receive emails of gratitude from happy customers (who paid full price).
And the thing is...everything got a little bit easier once we found the people that get it and once we started talking to each other.
We learnt that sharing experiences and skills is the key to success, and nothing is as helpful as hearing from people who know exactly what your world looks like.
We regularly hear from online teachers who have questions about how to create a successful online teaching business.
How do I make more money without working even more hours (because I really don’t have them)?
In this unique series of online masterclasses, you’ll learn our tried-and-tested strategies for running a one-person business, building a marketing strategy that works, and creating high-value products that will create new income streams so you don’t have to trade your time for money. It’s hard to create new things when you’re busy working. We will help you focus on your productivity and clear any long to-do lists so you can focus on the work that matters.
Motivation is unreliable. Our flexible control centre gives you a voice so you can ask for custom training on exactly the question that is on your mind right now.
Your calendar is pretty full. You need a focused and well-organised answer to your questions instead of scouring the internet and sifting through generic advice.
Monthly Live Online Training
Join us live every month to learn something new focused on a key topic voted for by you and other Teach & Thrive members.
Each session lasts for around 90 minutes including time for your questions at the end.
Workbook for Each Training
To accompany each Live Training, you've got a workbook to help you put what you learn into action.
The workbooks are created as a Google Doc so they're super easy to use digitally or to print out if you prefer.
Trello Control Centre
Your HQ for all things Teach & Thrive!
This is where you get to vote for (& suggest) upcoming topics for the Live Trainings. It's also a place to ask your questions and connect with other members.
Contact with Kindred Spirits!
Not of the spooky kind.
But a place where you can chat and meet other online language teachers is much better than being visited by a ghost.
The best thing about this new series is that it is NOT a pre-recorded bank of instructions that may or may not help you in the moment.
Instead, you have got an active say in the topics that you want us to cover next.
Feeling stuck on website writing?
Always wondered how to podcast?
Getting frustrating because you're drowning in tasks?
This way, each workshop becomes your very own on-demand training and you can finally stop googling everyone else’s advice and take a power hour every month to implement the answer.
Request the topics that you need to hear about, and never waste another minute reading 100 answers that don’t quite fit.
+ How much time do I have to invest in this training every month? We know that you are too busy to find a whole extra day in your week to spend on Teach & Thrive, so this programme is not about dawdling...it’s about results! Prepare to learn A LOT in each live masterclass, which is designed to take no more than 90 minutes of your time. After the live session, you’re going to need more time to apply all the new knowledge and decide how you’re going to take action. So we’d recommend allowing 1-2 hours to focus on each Masterclass Workbook, take action in your business, and share your insights with the community.
+ I don’t want to be annoying or sleazy. Will this programme make me do uncomfortable stuff? Integrity and authenticity are our highest values, and we know it doesn’t work to push on when your gut knows something isn’t right. So the answer to this is a simple no. We aim to inspire and challenge you to go beyond what might be keeping you stuck, but that will never mean pressuring you to “hustle” or “beast mode” or simply blame yourself and your lack of belief. Teach & Thrive is built on respect and the knowledge that you are an amazing and credible teacher with a very intelligent sense of what is right in your business. So you can join in the knowledge that your success will be 100% sustainable.
+ When are the sessions going live? We’re keeping things simple and easy to plan here. Expect a Teach & Thrive Masterclass on every second Thursday of the month. So that’s one live session delivered once a month. We often reach out to members to confirm the best time for each session too. If you cannot make it to a live class at the scheduled time, we’ve got you covered with recordings of every single masterclass that you can revisit as many times as you like.
+ Will you answer my specific question in this programme? Yes, we will. Every live masterclass is your opportunity to bring questions and issues that you’ve come up against in your business and receive on-the-spot coaching from Lindsay or Kerstin. But even if your question is not fully formed yet, you can still ask it. How? Through our Trello Control Centre! We have built Teach & Thrive in a very special way that allows you to actively vote and request what the upcoming masterclasses will be about.
+ How long do I have access to Teach & Thrive? Forever...and possibly a day. As long as Teach & Thrive exists, you’ll have access to these lessons (and should the community close at any point in the future, we’ll make sure you’re covered with an easy download link).
+ How do I know that Teach & Thrive is the right programme for me? Teach & Thrive is for online teachers who want to take their dream projects to the next level and build a successful, meaningful online business. You want be creating outstanding courses, bestselling books that change your students’ lives for the better. You want to have a system that keeps you productive and motivated, without stress, so that you can focus on building the business you dream of. You want to earn more money in less time by going beyond the traditional lesson structures and building resources that practically sell themselves. And most importantly, you are done with doing everything on your own, and ready to join a buzzing community of like-minded people. That’s what Teach & Thrive is going to create for you.
+ Can I trust Lindsay & Kerstin to help me in my business? Absolutely. We have been walking the walk for years and each have supported hundreds of online teachers in our business through online courses and individual coaching programmes. We have built our businesses from the ground up and failed a hundred times, learning a little bit of wisdom along the way. Take a look at our testimonials on this page to see what we're talking about!
+ Could I use this program for something outside of teaching languages? For sure! Although our experence lies mainly wth working with people teaching languages online, we do have members currently in Teach & Thrive teaching other subjects too. You're more than welcome to join us! A lot of what we share isn't directly connected to languages.