The BOBWDS Mentorship Program is unique in that it is a 'mentee-led' program focused on business development specific to birthworkers. I will provide simple, yet effective guidance that will assist others in determining what type of doula or birthworker they want to be and how they want to market and run their business. This rigourous 6 week program will consist of
▫️Weekly birthwork & business classes held on Zoom/Facebook Room
▫️Weekly homework assignments to develop each part of your business plan
▫️Researching your local community, health care system and ideal clientele
▫️A summary/overview of what you learned during the course, an outline of your business plan, a community referral list and a business resource list for networking
BOBWDS Mentorship Options:
▫️Business consultations are available to those interested in a career in birthwork (recent college graduates, newly trained doulas or doulas new to the area) who may be seeking general advice or guidance. One-time 30 minute consultations are $35. One-time 90 minute consultations are $75.
▫️The BOBWDS 6 week program will explore birthwork and business and help each program participant develop a unique business plan based on their interests, personalities and passions. Modules will include:
- Birthwork business concentration or pathway (type of doula, lactation consultant, midwife)
- Business development, branding and the factors to consider when starting a business
- Clientele/Target Market
- Legalities of business and birthwork
- Trainings and certification
- Reproductive justice/reproductive rights
- Diversity & cultural competency
- Networking and community partnerships
- Self care & burnout prevention
Cost for the 6 week program is $175.
▫️Ongoing mentorship is provided to mentees who have completed the 6 week program. You will receive monthly business development check ins via phone or Zoom and access to additional educational tools and business opportunities in my private Facebook group. Ongoing mentorship is $60/month.
How to apply:
▫️Fill out the application here.
▫️Application deadline for the Winter 2021 session is December 31, 2020.
▫️Applicants chosen for interviews will be notified in early January.
Each program participant will receive a syllabus & program guide as well as a certificate of completion once the program requirements are fulfilled.
Limited spaces are available for my 6 week Winter 2021 session. Interviews will take place in January. Classes begin in February. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Personal Note: I became a mentor to fill a need. I have learned that while fulfilling, birthwork isn't for the faint of heart and I want to guide those who have a true interest in supporting families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum and how to best serve each one. I will provide the foundation to build a sustainable business, your way, while supporting families with purpose & passion.