Self Employed Team Building Socials

Regular followers will know that I started on a whim, but hey that’s how all the best ideas form, self-employed team building socials. It started with an off the cuff comment about archery which turned into an archery session followed by a developing schedule of dates. Networking is all about building your support network/tribe/community what ever term you want to use.  Those in your first generation are usually the people who help you grow, develop and become your friends, they aren’t usually your ideal customer.  Having already built a strong networking community around me it’s not surprising the social worked so well. The socials are not only a chance to get out in the fresh air, exercise and do something different but providing craft based sessions enabled some key members to show off their skills and talents and for others too relax and get lost in creativity.

Archery networking lemur linkup

2018 started with the publishing of my #40before40 list and obviously I’m keen to tick it all off otherwise what’s the actual point. This drive has been a catalyst and motivator in other areas of my life too. The idea of trying out something new, learning new skills and just doing things before I over think it to death or talk myself out have been key turning points so far this year.  I am definitely more focused on doing this this year maybe my word of the year “ACTION” is having the desired effect.

Upcoming Events : 

Tomahawk Throwing : Monday April 30th 10-11am,
Butchers Coppice, BH11 9JW,

Craft Class – Clay Pottery : Wednesday 16th May 10am-12pm
Lemur Landings, BH12 4NY
£9.50 per person (4 spaces left)

Activate Trampoline Park : Tuesday 5th June 1pm-2pm
Ferndown Industrial Estate, 69-71 Haviland Rd, Wimborne BH21 7PY
£8 per person (15 spaces left)

If you would like to join me on any of these dates email me direct or via paypal to (please state which event you are paying for.)  Also if you’d be interested in running a session or have an idea (we are open to the option of learning to paddleboard in Corfu … if you can make that happen!) please do get in touch.

We are a super friendly bunch, if a little competitive it would seem.

Netwalking :

The health benefits of walking are well documented and so are the benefits of networking. So why not come join me to combine them both! #WellnessWalk #Netwalking
We will meet at Potterne Park, Verwood BH21 6RS by the skate park and walk to Moors Valley and back (via the coffee hut!). There is no charge, parking at Potterne is free. Children are welcome.
Please do shout if you are coming so we can wait but I will aim to leave 10:10 at the latest.

Wednesday 28th March 10am-12pm | Wednesday 18th April 10am-12pm

Wednesday 9th May 10am-12pm

I will also be talking about Blogging for Business at the following events :

Lemur Linkup : Monday 18th June 10am-12pm
Lemur Landings, BH21 4NY

Ringwood Ladies Who Latte : Tuesday 11th September 9:45am-11:45am
Moorhill House Hotel, Burley, BH24 4AG


  1. March 3, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Thank you for organising events for self employed Mum’s Joanne, it is the one thing I miss from being ‘employed’, socialising with others in a team building way.
    I really enjoyed the Archery and the Air Rifle Shooting and very excited for the upcoming Tomahawk Throwing.
    Great idea, thank you.

  2. March 3, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I’ve attended the archery and rifle shooting days so far and I’ve had a ball! I feel like it’s really cementing the relationships I’ve made through networking and it’s fantastic to try new things and boost my confidence too.
    I’m really appreciating a couple of hours out of the office to allow some fresh perspective on my business. Thank you for organising the team building events and I look forward to running the notebook making event this month.

  3. March 3, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    I took part in the archery session, it was a fab morning spent with other local business mums and a chance to try something I’ve never done before.
    We all had such fun and it was a wonderful to get out of my studio for a while and spent time with others, a great way to socialise and build friendships.
    Big thanks to Joanne for taking the time to organise these events.
    I can’t wait for the next one

  4. March 6, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Thank you so much for organising these fantastic events I had an absolute blast trying out archery for the first time ever and also have a go at rifle shooting again (I need practice in both for sure) It was lovely meeting new people at the same time! I am looking forward to the next event already! AK

  5. March 15, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I had great fun on the Notebook decorating session. Loved being able to take a break from my own business and socialise with others and do something fun for me! Thanks Joanne for organising the sessions. Looking forward to booking onto more Social sessions. Definitely made me more productive for the rest of the day!

  6. March 16, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Loving the sessions so far. Having a bit of ‘me’ time and getting out of the day to day business stuff has been great. Being self-employed can feel a bit lonely at times, but having some social events to attend has been great for my health & wellbeing. Thank you!

  7. March 16, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Being self employed I rarely get to speak to other real life humans! Even the school run is too manic for more than just a wave and a quick ‘hi’, so coming along to these sessions has truly been a wonderful experience, getting out of the house, putting on real life clothes and not just ‘working in my pyjamas’ all day, without wanting to sound cheesy in any way- it lifts the spirits! And everyone is friendly and welcoming. So thank you so very, very much for organising these. X

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