I couldn’t find any training programmes that aligned to me fully. I was hesitant to sign up to the ones running in London or nearby- something was just holding me back and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I almost signed up to one course but then I pulled out at the last minute- something didn’t feel right and I decided to shelf the idea of a course for the time being.
I had already been working with clients both on a voluntary and paid basis as I felt confident to go without until something came along that grabbed my attention.
And then something did. In a BIG way and I am so glad that I have embarked on what I think is a life changing journey with Angela Gallo’s Dynamo Doula programme.
Angela’s advert popped up in my timeline on Facebook as a sponsored post- I’ll admit I browsed the words quickly but then didn’t proceed to sign up to the webinar. I followed Angela on Facebook & Instagram, stalked her website and YouTube videos to get a feel for who she was. The more I saw the more I liked her- who was this bold beautiful lady with shocking pink hair and tattoos? She was like a rock star or something!
The advert popped up again this time, urging me to click to join the webinar on zoom.
The call finally came; I stayed up til the middle of the night as she is on Australia time but it was worth losing out on sleep for one night. Her energy even through a computer screen is contagious and excitement for the programme she had created was bubbling over. I couldn’t wait to find out where to sign up but we had to hold tight til the end for full details. We had the details, we shared the excitement – I was so keen to press sign up here NOW. Then she told us the price-HOLY FUCK- are you serious woman?
That’s a lot of money- a big investment especially as I am doing something different from the norm where it comes to Doulas here in the UK and it doesn’t cost half that much. I gave it a bit of thought, viewed the list of content and juicy bonuses we were getting, realised we get certified as both birth and postpartum doulas and decided.. What the heck! I’m gonna invest in myself for once, bite the bullet and sign up via the payment plan to help spread the cost. After all, once we are established we can get that money back via charging our worth- something Ange is BIG on- with a couple of certifying clients.
I’m about 6 months in and couldn’t be more pleased with the content. It has now expanded hugely- 40 modules and close to 200 sub modules- whaaat? The content is seriously mind blowing- we are literally learning all there is to know from conception, to birth, right through to the first year. Business and branding skills, social media and much more. The idea is we leave this programme feeling fully prepared to enter doula work and not needing to fill voids with tonnes of extra courses and certifications and not owing our worth to a piece of paper or title. Or constantly searching for validation and answers online.
Angela is really teaching us how to step out confidently and BREAK THE RULES in the ‘Doula World’. She didn’t create this programme to certify a load of ‘debbie doulas’ (sorry if there’s an actual Debbie reading this-no offence to you babes!) No, we are DYNAMO Doulas- truly unique and dynamic in our personalities and our offerings as Doulas- our BEST work that is truly fullfilling for both Doula and client. It excites me just being allowed to dream BIG and put the cogs and realistic tools in motion to make our dreams a reality.
I’m seeing changes to my attitude and self-confidence already- I’m finding my voice and showing off the little sparks of fire I have within that calm persona and it’s really shining through. People are noticing and encouraging me, showing more interest in my words and enjoying the realness. More attention brings more criticism though- I could be scared and worry what people might think but I will push through that fear and keep shining.
So far I’m loving it and will continue working through the content, in this journey of becoming certified and also in self-development and discovery.
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